I’ve been checking out a book that I’ve decided is a must buy for the parent of any girl. Bonding Over Beauty was written by Erika Katz, a former model with experience working at Seventeen. The book is great for everyone, from the most girly of moms trying to connect with their daughters, to single dads trying to deal with a growing girl. The book is divided into different sections such as unwanted hair, hair…

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I feel horrible because I’ve had this book sitting on my coffee table for over a month, just waiting to write about it. In the meantime it’s been checked out by my mom and mother in law, both agreed it was helpful. Linda Mason is a very well known makeup artist, working for magazines like Vogue, Glamour and designers like Gaultier, Galliano and Armani. She’s worked with nearly every “major” model and her career has…

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The Beauty Brains is one of my favorite beauty sites. They’re amazing for learning how different products work, why you should (or should not) believe what a company claims and especially for finding great product tips. The site is written by a group of cosmetic scientists (who often don’t write under their real names to remain anonymous), and I love hearing their point of view on product ingredients. I consider The Beauty Brains site a…

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At first glance this book from Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur does appear to be a bit dense. There are pages and pages of text, not many images or breaks. Not exactly what you usually see when looking for a book on beauty. But, once you start reading it, you’ll notice that the book isn’t actually all that different from my blog (though, she’s likely better edited and she’s definitely more formal than I am). Dr.…

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I’m really into new skin care and beauty books lately, and this is a pretty amazing one. Dr. Friedman is a cosmetic dermatologist, and I love his easy, straight forward way of explaining things. He talks about everything in cosmetic dermatology, from acne to stretch marks, a brief explanation about why things happen, and then he briefly describes the things that can be done to help. He tells you what types of lasers will help,…

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