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The Beauty Bible Hardcover – 25 Sep 1996

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie; First Edition edition (25 Sept. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856262251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856262255
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 25.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,587,931 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 ( 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Oct. 2002
Format: Rag Book
this book has revolutionised my way of thinking about beauty. it contains much more than what colours suit what skin. it makes you feel good about yourself by teaching you how to make the most of what you have. with sections on hair, make-up, perfume, mind and body it helps in so many areas of a womens life. this book will help you with everything from stress and relaxation to what shape your eyebrows should be to suit your face type. the easy-to-read text allows easy access to every reader. very good and extremely useful read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Sept. 1999
Format: Paperback
This book covers all aspects of beauty. It also has product recommendations and cheap alternatives than can be done at home. I found it informative and very useful
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Strelitzia's No.1, 1984 Pop Plant!! on 23 May 2013
Format: Hardcover
Because of this great and informative book, i found out about CACI non surgical face lift, that was back in 1998 when i first read this book, this bible is still relevant for the most part. I had caci and it was wonderful!
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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful
Kind of Out There 7 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Rag Book
If "sleeping with the head facing magnetic north" sounds like helpful beauty advice to you, then this book is for you. One of the problems is this book tries to be everything. About 100 pages focus on beauty, 25 on hair and the rest of the book is about stuff that I would consider marginally related to beauty. If I wanted to learn about diets, exercise plans or meditating, I'd be buying whole books on those topics, not a beauty bible. Also, when authors start talking about colonic irrigation and bust enhancing creams, they start to lose a little credibility.
Another problem is the date of the book, 1996. How many of the products reviewed are still around 4 years later? How many have the same formulations? Due to the book being written/published in the UK, some products reviewed aren't readily available here, and conversely, some US products aren't available there and were excluded.
I give it 3 stars for the first 100 pages or so, which really do have nice pictures and illustrations, and very well-written instructions. I just wish the whole book had been like the first 100 pages. I also bought Stephanie Seymour's book and found that to be much more practical and meaty. If you like more of a scientific approach to things, you probably won't be thrilled with this book.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
The ultimate beauty book 31 Aug. 1999
By Angel Lee - Published on
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This is the ultimate beauty book. It includes absolutely everything you need to know about selecting & applying make-up; caring for your hair, skin, teeth, eyes, feet, nails & even proper exercise & nutrition.
There are step-by-step instructions for applying make-up, including simple recipes for beauty treatment. Spiritual health, aromatherapy & fragrance suggestions are also considered.
Other topics include both surgical & non-surgical cosmetic procedures and how to turn your home into a health spa. Contact information & descriptions of many spas throughout the world are provided as well.
I love the tips & tricks and found the tried & tested recommendations on over 1,500 products very helpful. Cosmetic stores, hair & nail salons and sources for everything from alternative medicine to image consultants are also listed.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful but not really a beauty bible 20 Nov. 2002
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a very beautiful book. If you like to look at beautiful pictures, you will definitely like it. The paper quality is very high, so the book is quite heavy, although it is only 256 pages long. However, when browsing through the book, the extra quality of the paper really matters. It is glossy just as a glossy magazine, but the content is much better ...
As for content, I think that the quality varies. The first chapters about make-up and skincare are very good. These chapters make up almost half the book. They cover the basics and more, such as bridal make-up and make-up for interviews, and the photographs and step-by-step instructions are both inspirational and very useful. There are actually many things I have read there that I have not read elsewhere, and I have read many beauty books:)
However, the remaining chapters are not as good, in my opinion. This does not mean that this is not a good beauty book. I highly recommend it. But, some areas are not covered at all, some areas are almost glossed over and some areas I wish they would have left out altogether. There is one chapter about hair, which is rather good considering the information that is in it. I do think there are bits and pieces missing, though, such as information about different styling products, different combs&brushes and other tools, how to use them etc., and about how to actually style your hair. The next chapter is about plastic surgery, which I admit I do have a problem with, and I do not think that it really belongs in a book about beauty. Anyway, if you do consider plastic surgery, you will need much more information than is covered in this book on 11 pages.
Another chapter covers the body, and includes some thoughts about the body and mind, which I like, but since it is in there, I would like to have seen more of it. This chapter also includes some very helpful remarks about exercise (what you need, and how you get it). There is a morning stretch routine that I have tried and really like. There is one chapter about fragrance, which is nice, but too short.
Fashion and style is not covered at all, and I do think there should have been at least one chapter about fashion since the books is called "The beauty bible".
The book has a good index, which I find very important, since it makes it easier for you to find the exact information you are looking for.
The product recommendations I see as problematic. Whether or not they are still available, many more products have been developed and old ones have been upgraded. If you are looking for the best products, this information is likely to be somewhat old, although I have no reason to doubt that the recommended products are very good.
All in all, this is a book that I do not regret that I have bought, I do refer to it occasionally, I like many parts of it, but it is not flawless, and I do not think that this is the only beauty book a girl needs:)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An exceptional book which appeals to a wide range of people. 13 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Rag Book
Not only is this book well detailed and cleverly written it was obviously constructed with great care and thought. It is easy to read and very informative. There hasn't been a beauty query yet that I havn't found an answer to in the book. It really is a 'Bible'.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
My Impression of the beauty Bible 18 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
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I am a teenage girl and got the beauty bible about 2 years ago. I found it helped me endlessly especially the make-up sections. However some artists, which they quoted, contradicted each other in minor areas such as, whether to apply foundation or concealer first etc. This is a little confusing but apart from that I love it! I read it every night. However some of the items are unavailable! like christoian dior lip gloss bon bon, which is supposed to be divine! I adore the book though it has helped me through thick and thin!
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