Beauty books I’ve read recently and what I thought of them:
- The French Beauty Solution, by Mathilde Thomas– I loved this book, and am considering buying it (I had checked it out from the library). This book is packed with great beauty advice. 5/5 stars.
- Beauty at Home, by Aerin Lauder– I enjoyed this book a lot, and the photos are wonderful. I thought there was a little too much product placement, but I did enjoy seeing photos of her homes, and how she lives. I want a dollhouse for my little girl, and pretty silver frames for all of my best photos. I loved her stories of her grandmother Estee and hearing about how she preserved Estee’s house and her things. She really seems to be investing herself in preserving her heritage, something I think too few people do these days. After reading this I became very curious about Estee and found that she had written an autobiography, which I bought and plan to read soon. 4/5 stars.
- Organic Body Care Recipes, by Stephanie Tourles– This one wasn’t a favorite of mine. I felt that many of the recipes had too many ingredients, and they were too unusual. I wished that there were more lotion recipes, and it seemed like many of the lotion recipes included lanolin, which I am allergic to. I’ve found many great lotion recipes with simple oils and butters online, so I’ll stick with those for now. This does seem like it would be a great book for the more advanced mixologist, possibly someone who plans to sell their products. But for simple soaps and lotions online resources seem best for me for now. 2/5 stars.