Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion
A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster.
“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together” Elizabeth Taylor
Beauty books. Exquisite coffee-table affairs featuring improbably beautiful models with wholly-unachievable-to-most women looks, product review-heav...more
Sali Hughes’ Pretty Honest is a different kind of beauty book. Pleasingly chunky and compact, and printed on discreetly sleek mat ...more
This is not the average Beauty Book that just looks pretty and is nice to have. It promises to be witty, wise and truthful. And it delivers on this. It's actually useful, not only about Make Up, skincare and appearance but also about experiences and real advice, gives an overview and tons of information.
I never came across a Beauty Book so well written and it looks pretty and is great to have around, just like a little encyclopedia ...more
Sali tried very hard to sound offbeat, modern, easy going, but it all just ends up being tacky. It felt like beauty advice you by the women in ...more
The only thing I did feel was a little strange was that information or anecdotes were sometimes repeated multiple ti ...more
i should also say: i did enjoy this book! it has some tips on skincare and basic makeup that i am definitely going to try, ...more
I knew that I would adore Hughes' beauty companion when I saw some of my favourite beauty bloggers recommend it.
It's funny and witty, without coming across as patronising, and it's packed with helpful hints and tips to help each woman feel beautiful.
The book is full of hints for all ...more
I loved her advice on make-up in illness, teenage beauty, and how to receive compliments (among other chapters). Her no-nonsense tone with British colloquialisms make for a fun read.
20 February 2019
Pretty Honest is a great reference book! Admittedly, an audiobook is not the best format for a beauty reference book, but this is Sali Hughes reading her own book! It was like an eight-hour gabfest with a very informed friend. All that was missing was some wine and Hughes sitting in my bathroom. (Those who follow her YouTube and website will understand.)
There are some redundancies across chapters (e.g. Hughes giving m ...more
Pretty Honest is not the large coffee table type of guide with glossy, colour printed pages like Bobbi Brown’s Make Up Manual (a must-have book for any make up fan). The cover is a delicate, light shade of pink contrasted with black – which looks beautiful but it lacks a dust jacket which seems a li ...more
So lets start with the lady the in question shall we? Sali Hughes is a renowned journalist with a keen interest…okay obsession with beauty and that of owning one too many lipstick ...more
This book has been sitting on my shelf for about three years, I think (or there abouts at a guess) and I have skimmed bits and pieces over those years but never read it in its entirety.
This December I picked it up and have been reading it gradually over the past couple of days since ...more
Each chapter is a concise guide with step by steps and dos and don’ts. The beautiful aesthetics are ...more
Recommended for anyone into beauty. The tips are very beginner-friendly, but even someone who thinks she already knows the basics could benefit from reading this. There's always a ...more
If you were new to the idea of make up, skin care or just plain taking care of ...more