Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes launches in paperback today!
When Sali Hughes Pretty Honest book (hardback version) launched in Sept 2014, the beauty world went crazy for it. Anyone who was remotely interested in beauty products or liked buying/wearing beauty products had to get their hands on it. I, not wanting to conform to the pressures of society, figured I’ll add it to my Christmas list. I mean what am I really going to learn from this book that I haven’t read a 100 times over? Advice such as, “make sure you remove your makeup” or “make sure you cleanse tone and moisturise!” (Sali doesn’t recommend that you need to cleanse, tone and moisturise, but more on that later.) Having followed Sali for a while now watching her infamous “What’s In Your Bathroom” interview videos and reading her beauty articles in the weekend Guardian, I liked her no nonsense straight talking attitude. But more importantly, I trust her advice!
So when I was asked to read and review the paperback version of Pretty Honest, (that is available to buy TODAY by the way) it was one of the easiest ‘Yes’s’ I have to make this year!
Now a bit of background on Sali Hughes for those of you not in the know: Sali is one talented woman having journalist, broadcaster, and editor under her belt. She is currently the beauty editor for the Guardian and continues to run her site, salihughesbeauty.com. How she found time to write this book while juggling her personal life as well is beyond me.
Now back to the book in question. Ever wondered what your skin type actually is and what the ingredients in your skincare mean and what you should actually be using? Well Sali decodes this in the simplest of fashions that even someone like me who, I would like to say, is slightly more in the know was able to benefit from her advice.
Take a glimpse at some of the useful information she shares…
– how to manage counter staff;
– salon etiquette (especially when you’re getting a wax);
– what brows mean and how to maintain and take care of them;
– what your basic kit skincare/makeup should consist of and what is totally unnecessary;
…and the whole people applying makeup on the train debate and more!
Mrs J’s Verdict – All hail Sali! Her book is more than your coffee table book, not one that just sits on your bookshelf. I, for one, have used it to reference to a few times already and I’ve just read it. If you are generally interested in skincare, beauty and taking care of yourself then this is the book for you. There is nothing complicated in it and quite frankly, it’s up to you what you do with the advice given. Even if you don’t change or buy anything, Sali’s wit and honest reviews on brands/products will get you really thinking that you’ll be more particular the next time you step into a drugstore or a beauty area of a department store. The perfect gift for anyone of any age, it’s definitely got me revisiting my sincere routine!
To Buy the Sali Hughes Pretty Honest book, click here.
Mrs J xx