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Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll- Actually-Use Guide to Looking Your Best Paperback – October 30, 2007
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About the Author
Nadine Haobsh is a former beauty editor and author of the popular beauty blog "Jolie Nadine." She works as a marketing consultant, has written for Lucky, Cosmopolitan, the Huffington Post, and the New York Daily News and regularly appears on television as a beauty expert. Haobsh currently lives in Los Angeles and is working on her next book.
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Widely considered the first professional beauty blogger, Nadine was a former beauty editor at Lucky, Ladies' Home Journal, and FHM before creating her trailblazing site "Jolie in NYC" in 2005, now located at NadineJolieCourtney.com.
Stints as a Creative Consultant for Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Business Manager to 10-goal polo player Carlos Gracida led to a career chronicling royalty, travel, and pop culture--in addition to beauty--for sites and magazines like VanityFair.com, Fox News, the Huffington Post, Jane, Cosmo, Angeleno, and MTV. She's appeared on the Today show, CNN American Morning, MSNBC, Tyra Banks, and several commercials as a beauty expert.
Nadine lives in LA with her husband Erik, where she is working on her next book, a YA novel set in the world of royalty.
She has a passion for polo, stiff drinks, and learning to say "Where is the nearest Sephora?" in new languages.
Top Customer Reviews
Lastly, she gave me names of products that there is No Way On this Green Earth that I would have looked for or tried. So, I'm here on Amazon to buy a copy for my sisters' birthday. They will love it! Thanks!
However, even as a moderately beauty conscious woman, I had heard virtually all this before. Go on youtube and you'll hear countless 'Gurus' talking about YSL Touche Eclat, Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Frederic Fekkai, Diorshow mascara etc. All this information is conveniently available in the public domain, for free. There are no breakthroughs here whatsoever. Also, 50% of this 'catalogue' (because it's hardly a 'book'), is about the vacuous pleasures of being a beauty editor, i.e. dousing yourself in perfume, getting massages etc -- useless and irritating to the common reader.
This book promotes mediocrity and product-hoarding, much like a beauty magazine. For example, it touts ideas like "it is accepted in the beauty industry that EVERYONE looks better with fake tan. There are, however, exceptions." These "exceptions" aren't explored at all, so a girl like myself with English Rose skin is meant to just go with the party line and get her orange on, I suppose.
The positives about this book: I did benefit from reading the study on the twins -- one wore sunscreen assiduously, the other lead a beach bunny lifestyle. At 20, there was no perceptible difference, but at 50, there could have been a 15 year age difference between the two women.Read more ›
Did you know you should not dry your hair by rubbing the towel all over your head--it disturbs your hair and you get major frizzies. I cannot wait to just throw my hair into a towel and get the water out without rubbing.
Did you know, you don't have to buy expensive moisturizer, that one of the best is sold at a drug store.
The author suggests products from all spectrums from drug store to sephora and gives her suggestions about which are best.
You will not regret reading this book. It is chock full of great information, even for non-fashionista women! ENJOY......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is for my wife and she said that she loves it! There are so many answers to beauty questions that she has. It is informative and so well-written - a must for anyone!Published on November 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Great recommendations! I purchased many of the items recommended and have not been disappointed at all. I didn't read every word. Kind of corny.Published on March 26, 2013 by jomo
This book was totally worth every penny I spent on it. I really enjoyed the sections regarding hair; both because I learned so much and because it was relatively easy to put it... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Jana
My copy of this book is covered with highlights, underlines, and folded down pages. I return to it periodically when I'm wondering if I'm exfoliating often enough, if I should... Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Aurora Grace
The product was described as used-acceptable. It is falling apart, I am embarrassed to give it to my G/F as a gift. The product SucksPublished on January 7, 2012 by Jay
I thoroughly enjoyed this book!!! There was useful information as well as being funny and whitty read.
A must read for anyone into beauty!
I read the first chapter and a few pages of the second, it's been a month and I have no interest in continue to read it. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by Carmen Orrego
I really liked her book. My mom gave me to me (after reading it cover to cover). I've already tried a couple of products Nadine recommends and regularly visit her blog. Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Blueflower77