Beauty Confidential and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $13.99
  • Save: $2.40 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Beauty Confidential: The ... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book has already been loved by someone else. It MIGHT have some wear and tear on the edges, have some markings in it, or be an ex-library book. Over-all it's still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll- Actually-Use Guide to Looking Your Best Paperback – October 30, 2007


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.59
$0.01 $0.01
Best%20Books%20of%202014
$11.59 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll- Actually-Use Guide to Looking Your Best + Confessions of a Beauty Addict
Price for both: $17.19

Buy the selected items together
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 66%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061128635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061128639
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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.


More About the Author

Nadine Jolie Courtney is author of the beauty guide Beauty Confidential (Avon, 2007) and novel Confessions of a Beauty Addict (Avon, 2009), both published under her maiden name Nadine Haobsh.

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.

Customer Reviews

I can't wait to buy her second book!!!!!!
Natasha Yuan
She covers everything- from salon etiquette, to what products to splurge on, and best of all, what items to save money on and buy at the drugstore.
Jenn A.
What's really great about this book is she gives you the tips to do it right.
Karin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Karin on January 2, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I picked this up on a whim from the library, and had a blast reading through it. I am a mom of 4 kids between 4 months and 7 years old. I DO NOT get a chance to take time to make myself presentable more than a couple of times a month. What's really great about this book is she gives you the tips to do it right. Some of these things I learned the hard way after many years of trial and error, so it's nice to see it in print (and sometimes with diagrams!). The other thing that I enjoyed about this book is the tone. My best friend sounds like this when she's giving me a verbal slap upside the head as needed. :D
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Nadia555 on September 30, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The only virtues about this book are that it's a quick read and that it's cheap. For women who have even the most rudimentary understanding of beauty in the western world (i.e. knowing what a cleanser/toner/moisturiser is), however, this book offers almost nothing. Nadine Haobsh's premise is that, as a beauty editor, she's done the work for you; on her countless trips to Sephora she's sorted the gems from the cobblestones, and she's here to tell you what the picks of the bunch are, thus saving you time and money.

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 ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Janice Willis on January 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
I love this book! Beauty Confidential has become my go to resource when I want to know what to do with my hair, or what kind of makeup will work best for me, or how to wash my dry clean sweaters. My husband has commented that my hair looks better than it has for years. I am using some of the products that the author recommends, but I am not spending a fortune on them, unless they are really worth it. The author has done all of the testing, so I don't have to. It is like having a girl friend who tells you all of her secrets for looking great. I save money on the items that I can, then spend money on things that really matter, like getting really good haircuts. This book was well worth the money!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Alexis Barad on November 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
Being a fan of beauty products since the wee age of five, I've always thought myself a beauty afficionado. That was until, I met my match--Ms. Nadine Haobsh. I've turned to her blog for advice on self tanners without the orange face effect, face moisturizers that don't make you break out, and foundations that are worth spending a quarter of that paycheck on. Now, with "Beauty Confidential", I can take her advice with me wherever I go. I love Ms. Haobsh's fun, witty and honest writing style and her unflinching devotion to her favorite products (ahem, Bare Escentuals.) I especially appreciate the way she breaks down each chapter by affordable products. If "Cosmo" is a girl's Fashion Bible, then "Confidential" is the new Beauty Bible.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jan M. Goshorn on October 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
I got this book from the library. I thought it was about clothing style. When I started reading it, I realized I'd chosen a "BEAUTY" book, just like the title suggests. The book is totally interesting to read. The author has a great sense of humor and is down-to-earth in her evaluations and writing style. Within the first couple of chapters I thought, oh no, this is for 20 and 30-somethings and not for a 50+ stay at home woman who Tim Gunn would rip apart my wardrobe. I decided to keep reading. Boy, I am sooooo glad I did.
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......
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?