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21st Century Beauty Bible [Paperback]

Sarah Stacey , Josephine Fairley
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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28 Sep 2006
It is organized into chapters on face, eyes, skin, hair and body. This volume aims to bring together everything a woman needs to know to look her best from head to toe. Covering make up and massage, skin care and stress management, hair care and weight control, health supplements and all forms of pampering, beating cellulite and eating for energy and beauty. It is organized into chapters on the face, eyes, skin, hair and body. It looks at the natural beauty market, and caters for all lifestyles, from the hectic to the relaxed, low-budget to lavish.
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie; 10th Anniversary ed edition (28 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856267016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856267014
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 23 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Stacey is an award-winning beauty and health journalist, and currently Health Editor of the Mail on Sunday's YOU Magazine. She has written for many leading newspapers and magazines in the UK and abroad. In 1994, she was elected the first Honorary Chair of the Guild of Health Writeres UK and in 1996 was co-founder of the food labelling campaign, FLAG. She is married and lives partly in London with a lot of driving up and down the A303 to west Dorset to see her much-loved and rather large horses. She is the co-author (with Josephine Fairley) of the Beauty Bible series (www.beautybible.com): The 21st Century Beauty Bible, The Handbag Beauty Bible, The Green Beauty Bible, Beauty Bible Beauty Steals and The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible.

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reliable and honest product information and treatment reviews. -- Vogue February 2007

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The indispensable guide to looking good for every woman. The most comprehensive tried and tested survey of beauty products makes this the guide to follow when buying face creams, mascara, foundation and many more products. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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With everything women have to juggle, most of us have about five minutes-tops-to apply make-up in the morning, or to get our faces ready to go from desk to dinner. Read the first page
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106 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a gem of a book 14 Aug 2003
By poshviv
Format:Hardcover
When I first got my beauty bible I read it from cover to cover. The real joy of this book is being able to dip in and out of it whenever I like. It is honest, and dosn't encourage you to buy a particular product, it just tells you the facts!
I bought the highest rated self tan product, and the results were what I expected them to be - if not better.
EVERY woman should own this book, I am in my mid forties, have tried just about every beauty product on the planet (feels like it!!!) and wish I had had this book years ago.
It is beautifully written and illustrated, and is a pleasure to read, and a joy to own.
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144 of 147 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A heavenly bible 21 Jan 2003
By Alijazz
Format:Hardcover
This year for Christmas my husband bought me this exceptional book, and almost every single product which rated number one in their particular category. Wow. It was an inspired gesture. Without wanting to sound vain, boy does my skin look great, boy, do I smell great, but most importantly, boy oh boy do I feel great!
In the dark days, before I was converted by this bible, I used to raid cosmetics counters optimistically but randomly and throw half the stuff in the bin after the first use or first skin reaction. No matter how I tried, nor how much I spent, I couldn't seem to find anything that suited me. I always looked orange, became smudged, and smelled of chemicals.
I always, always wanted to know what other people used, people who weren't wearing neat white coats and too much lip liner behind the sales counter. But when you live in a house full of men and boys, and work alone all day? Well, what to do?
Reading this book was one of the best girly experiences I have had in my life. All the makeup was tested by hundreds of intelligent women (I loved some of the comments!), and when winning products emerged, they emerged emphatically. I have been lucky enough to try most of those winners. With the exception of one rather alarming face toning product, which turned me instantly into my death mask, I have loved EVERY single other thing I was bought.
I now own great moisturiser, superb foundation, elegant blusher, luscious mascara, enlivening cleanser, and some bath stuff that is totally addictive and practically an aphrodisiac. Need I go on? I look about ten years younger thanks to the astonishing miracle cream they discovered, which also turned out to be the cheapest of all. (Worth buying the book for that tip alone.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 7 Nov 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This new book is wonderful and not just a rehash of the previous one, which happens so often. Its tone is optimistic, refreshing and honest. It is also a beautiful book to look at. The authors are enthusiastic about natural beauty ranges but admit to compromising when the natural product is not as effective as the more scientific. All in all, a lovely book.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A whole new outlook on beauty 4 Aug 2003
By Jes
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was bought the book as a present, being interested in cosmetics and skincare i knew i would enjoy it, the book provided me with a new selection of cosmetics and skincare that i had never tried before, after reading all the reviews that were given about each product i now have a selection of new products that really work. The book was set out so that each time it is picked up you can find something new to read about and try. This book has shown that the products work as they have been tried before so i knew i could buy them with confidence. Excellent reviews and knowledge of many different products for all budgets.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, but suitable for older women? 24 Jan 2005
Format:Paperback
I loved this book. It is true to all girly books. Gorgeous layout and presentation, user friendly lingo, packed with ratings by 'real' women who have used the products themselves, with the writer's own opinions on whats hot and whats not.
Both writers seem to know alot about beauty and have added in great tips on homemade beauty recipes, a wide range of brand names and product types.
However, I bought this book when i was about 19, and totally into the whole beauty thing. I did find that most of the content was aimed at women who wanted age reducing products, age reducing foundations and looks. Lots of fun and fresh products on the market that I thought could have been included were ommitted. The hair removal section wasn't particularly good, as I felt that the selection of products was poor and the advice very general. That is why I have rated this book 4 stars instead of 5.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars new edition 28 Sep 2006
Format:Paperback
The beauty bible is extremely informative. It contains specific information about products with marks out of 10 and comments from women who have tried them, along with more general information on make up, skin care, hair care, stress management and healthy living.

I was so looking forward to my new, updated version of this old favourite. The new edition is extremely disappointing. It looks exactly the same as the old edition. All the general information (even the foreword by the authors) is exactly the same. I searched hard and found a very few differences in the tried and tested products pages, however not enough for me not to feel cheated.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable beauty guide 17 Jan 2007
By DD
Format:Paperback
I honestly don't know how I managed without this book as it truly is the bible to consult every time you make a beauty buy. Even a casual shopping visit to the Selfridges beauty department, or any Space NK can be incredibly pricey, especially if you get distracted by the latest kitsch/minimalist packaging or ambushed by a fast-talking sales assistant. This book is therefore a great investment and will, in the long run, save you a LOT of money, as it gives you all the up-to-date info on each product and enables you to compare and contrast it with similar brands. You can find out what ingredients the product contains, and how natural it is, and how it has fared with a whole range of testers so you quickly get a pretty good idea whether it's worth trying it out. All the products I have tried at the authors' recommendations have become indispensable to me, and I am eternally grateful to them for introducing me to the Liz Earle range, which is fantastic...so this book is, in a nutshell, highly recommended!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
This is a really good book and has everything I wanted to know, its perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about health and beauty
Published 1 month ago by christina
4.0 out of 5 stars Beauty Bible
Some good tips and reviews of products. Would be better if some things were in a bit more detail but still useful and easy to read.
Published 6 months ago by M R
5.0 out of 5 stars present
i bought this for a present for my sister and she was very happy with this book and has used it often
Published 16 months ago by gillian harpur
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
Fantastic book, read back to back, informative and straight to the point most highly rated products in the book are things I already considered HG. Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2011 by LL
4.0 out of 5 stars beauty tips
Bought this book on the spur of the moment as looking to update my make up bag. found it informative and useful reviewing all the more expensive products as well as some of the... Read more
Published on 29 Mar 2010 by Mrs. H. King
4.0 out of 5 stars Beauty Bible - Great Buy!!
I was looking to buy a book to give great advice on all beauty, I found this book to be worth every penny, giving details on all beauty products to buy.
Published on 16 Jan 2010 by Susie
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont waste your money
I wish i had not wasted my money on this book it was highly disappointing. After reading all the reviews i thought it would be a great book to buy and even bought one as a present. Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2009 by Deborah Marie Friswell
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
Really, this is just very general book about beauty which is completely not worth the money. I haven't learned anything, if you are 20 something you know all that already.
Published on 7 May 2009 by S. Tomankova
4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy
This book covers almost everything from applying make-up to safe tanning and getting rid of stress. Product reviews by independent panels of women who have actually used the... Read more
Published on 19 July 2008 by L. Susanna
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
I found this book quite disappointing for several reasons, but I'll be brief. 1) Encompassing make-up, skin, body, hair, fragrance and well-being in a scant 250 pages whereas... Read more
Published on 2 Oct 2007 by A. Stephenson
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