As this is my last post before Christmas I’ve decided to give you the chance to win yourself a little treat. However, before we plough into the giveaway, let me tell you a few things about this brilliant new book, Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Beauty. Not only is it a great read but, as we all make plans every New Year to better ourselves, I thought this would make a great gift for someone who vows to improve their vintage beauty regimes next year.
This fun and insightful book was written by Laura Slater who previously wrote Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Diet and Fitness. It’s packed full of helpful hints and tips on different beauty techniques used by Hollywood’s Silver Screen goddesses. Every vintage gal’s favourite icon is included from Clara Bow to Bette Davis and from Veronica Lake to Sophia Loren.
However, it also every now and again refers to some of those beautiful women who grace our screens today, such as Carey Mulligan and Emma Stone, who clearly take inspiration from the past in the way they style themselves. This allows the book to appeal to both the authentic vintage aficionados, as well as the modern reproduction gals.
It includes advice on perfecting your base, lips and eyes as well as focusing on hands, nails and the whole body. It doesn’t forget about your crowning glory either, with guidance on how to style your hair to suit the shape of your face and putting your essential hair styling kit together.
The 112 page book is put together in a way that makes it easy to pick up and put down whenever you have a few minutes to spare, so keeping it handy on your coffee table is a must. I personally love the little quotes from the goddesses themselves, such as “Even when I’m at home alone, I wear my lipstick. I feel naked without it.” – Bette Davis. Okay, ‘fess up, who does that too?
I already do a few of the things suggested in the book, such as going one day a week without make up to let my skin breathe just as Hedy Lamarr did (usually the day no one sees me!). I also drink at least twelve glasses of water a day (yes, true story, I’m obsessed with the stuff!) but I can’t say my complexion is blemish-free like Greta Garbo’s.
I can’t wait to find out what else I can add to my routine to help give me that extra bit of Hollywood beauty. I know there’s still plenty more in the book for me to learn about and improve on. And you never know, I may even do a blog post or two as I perfect my techniques.
Hollywood Beauty Book Giveaway Details
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this fab little book all you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what your favourite beauty tip is. One winner will be chosen at random and will receive the book in January, just in time for those New Year’s resolutions!
The giveaway will run from today (Monday 19th December 2016) until midnight on Monday 26th of December, so if you don’t get it from Father Christmas you’ll still be in with a chance of receiving it as a gift afterwards. Please be sure to include your email address in the field provided (don’t worry, it won’t be published) when posting your entry otherwise I won’t be able to contact you about your prize if you win. Good luck!
And before I go, I just want to thank you all for your amazing support this year and I truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas. See you all in the New Year!