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Beautylicious!: The Black Girl's Guide to the Fabulous Life

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  73 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Plenty of successful guides have been published for hip girls in general, but now the trendsetting black reader has a book of her own. Dedicated to chic sisters everywhere, Beautylicious! shimmers with wit and soul—an irresistible new recipe for loving, playing, and beautifying with verve. Chapters include:

• Soul Power: Sizzle with radiance from the inside out
• Queen Me: T
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Broadway Books
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Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
If I could accurately grade it. It was a 2.5 out of 4. I found the tone of writing very ignorant at time and only meant to be read by the "Urban Girls" as the author puts it. I'm African American but I found it hard to continue thought this book. Hopefully other books that are geared to the African American community will not sound as ignorant as this one. Good points but the tone of the book is put offish

However I do like the book list and will be looking into reading them in the near future.
Douglas Lord
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Raines, formerly an associate beauty editor at Essence magazine, waxes ecstatic on various topics (e.g., hair, feelings, and dating) in this manifesto for African American women. Some readers may find the book overly hedonistic at first, but that sentiment should wane in the face of Raines's enthusiasm: she recommends reveling in all the beauty and sensuousness that life has to offer, be it great music, fine literature, or a "beautylicious" hairdo, and there's nothing wrong with that. Though sli ...more
Alona Perlin
Not completely relevant!

The main problem of this book is that it is geared towards people of means. I understand the advice but at some point, the author advises women to find room on their credit card and charge things they can't afford. I follow the faith principle too. But you can get yourself in trouble with that kind of thinking. All and all. It was an enjoyable book and I learned some things but it seems like the true message here is that in order to have a fabulous life. You need to spend
Khai Pinkston
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great book! Anything you may need advice about beauty, style, self confidence, I mean anything, it's there. I noticed that this book gave answers that teenage girls, like myself might have about life. I think if there is any young teenager,like me, that is questioning anything about life socially, emotionally, or physically, this is the book to read. I realized that this book elaborated on a lot of subjects that can be sensitive to young women but it was needed because it gave a g ...more
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
Interesting and fun read about the perception of beauty from a black woman's experience, but I could have done without the 'make sure your brotherman isn't on the DL so you don't get AIDS. This book was published in 2004, there is no excuse for that kind of ignorant speech. I think the author should have suggested women practice safe sex rather than list stereotypes on how to spot if a person is gay.

Just makes the fact that I borrowed it from a gay man and found a condom wrapper as a bookmark t
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun and easy to read. This book is a good guide with interesting advices though quite predictable, so read it as a reminder. The author's way of writing is easy to follow and very funny, you'll definitely find yourself laughing out loud when reading it. I would recommend it when looking for motivation and "big sister's advice".
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was really cute. I liked it better than The Bap Handbook. The book kind of advocated giving away your treats and drinking, but overall it was a cute, fun, quick read.
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