Tag: beauty book review

Book Review. Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Turin and Sanchez

Surprisingly, during the lockdown I’ve actually finally did some things I’ve wanted to do for ages but never even started. One of them was the fact that I’ve finally finished Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Turin and Sanchez.

I have been meaning to learn more about perfumery for a long time, and this book was a great  help.

You may say that perfumes are very subjective, and you are correct. But there are still some basic facts and knowledge which can be very helpful.

So in the last several years, I have been attending masterclasses held by the perfumers, reading about the history of the scent and, most importantly,  going to the perfume counters, smelling the actual thing.  And it’s been an incredible journey so far.

While I am not

Book Review: Make-Up Secrets by Jemma Kidd

Remember my post about Jemma Kidd’s makeup book? I was actually given a copy to show you, so here it is.

Here is Make-Up Secrets in all it’s glory.  It it actually quite a big book with a high quality photos, very helpful tips and well written articles.

It was published by  Jacqui Small and retails for £25.

Here is how the content looks like. And, let me tell you, this book has pretty much everything you can think of!

I love the fact that it is not only about makeup but also about about skincare and nutrition. We all know that beauty comes from within and Jemma asked industry’s experts  – Sarah Chapman and Petronella Ravenshear for their opinion. I have actually started reading with that part and loved that is is written in a simple yet very helpful and informative way.

As for the makeup part, Jemma covers  so many topics.

I like how well structured and detailed this book is. She talks about face, cheeks, lips and eyes. Different textures, shades and techniques.  This book would be a fantastic present for women who are new to the makeup world, as it would be a great guide.

But it also would be a great present for Make-Up Artists as it gives so many useful tips!

I loved the section about the makeup application for different eye shapes a lot.

Jemma discusses every day makeup, classic