BOOK REVIEW: BOOSTING TEEN ESTEEM
There seems to be no escape. Everywhere we go weâ€™re bombarded with celebrity photos that scream subliminal and obvious messages: Look like this woman! Have thighs like her! This barrage of unrealistic body ideals cause many parents to worry about how these images negatively affect the self-image of their teenage daughters. Enter Alice Hart-Davis and her teen daughter Beth Hindhaugh, who have taken up the challenge to combat the trend with a new book called 100 Ways for Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic (Walker Books, Â£9.99).
â€œItâ€™s an awful fact of life that teen girls have to get their head aroundâ€”that while their parents and teachers are telling them
MAKEUP YOUR MIND WITH FRANCOIS NARS
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When it comes to applying makeup, I have to admit, Iâ€™m no expert. I love changing up colors and textures but inevitably always end up using the same techniques. Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself, a new book by FranÃ§ois Nars, founder of NARS Cosmetics, has changed all that with its plethora of tips that can help even a neophyte makeup artist like me.
This beautiful coffee-table size book begins with great tips from FranÃ§ois Nars about skincare, proper makeup tools, and working with color (he says: â€œHave some fun! Itâ€™s only makeup!â€). His skincare tips are particularly useful, as he explains the importance of clean skin as a canvas for makeup.