I am very well aware that a book on beauty may not be everyones cup of tea but when my favourite beauty journalist released her own book on the subject, I knew I had to share it with you all.
Pretty Honest is written by the incredible beauty writer Sali Hughes
. Sali is the beauty editor for The Guardian and I am a huge fan of her approach of beauty (as well as her take on life in general) it is practical, knowledgable, no nonsense and fun all rolled in to one and her book Pretty Honest
is no different.
Hughes tells you all the frank stuff you need to know about from getting a skincare routine to what you need and don't need in your make up bag. With some few quirks and laughs along the way.
What I like about this book is that you can really see Hughes loves beauty. She doesn't write about it simply because it is her job, she writes about it because she has a absolute love for beauty products. That is what makes her a successful journalist and why this book is going to do well.
Sali writes like your best friend is talking to you telling you the things that people are scared to share and everything else in between. I spent all my spare time reading it from the moment I purchased it from Waterstones and did not want to put it down. (Sadly life got in the way and I had too from time to time)
She also addresses why women love beauty and why we are fascinated by it. The introduction is something I know most people skip and you're one of them this is one you want to take time to read. It made me nod and say hell yes and grips you in to reading the rest of the book.
It is one of those timeless books that you will pass down to your sister, your daughter, your grandaughter and it will remain relevant.
I could go on and on but I am going to a bit more of a review on my second YouTube channel so keep an eye out for that.
Regardless of if you are a make up novice or a fellow make up enthusiast you need this book in your life. You can find it at Waterstones