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Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty: The Best Hair, Skin, Nails & Makeup Ideas For You [Kindle Edition]

Ann Shoket , Editors of Seventeen Magazine
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When it comes to teen beauty advice, no brand is more trusted than Seventeen, the #1 best-selling monthly teen magazine. Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty is a girl's handbook to celebrating her natural beauty. It’s packed with clear, customized service that helps make the most of her skin tone, her face shape, her hair texture, and her style! Each chapter is filled with detailed how-tos, amazing inspiration, and awesome advice from Seventeen’s editors and the Beauty Smarties, our real-girl beauty experts, to help the reader have fun with her look!.
Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty is broken down into three main sections: makeup, hair, and a resource guide. Makeup is organized by five beauty vibes—Girly, Boho, Classic, Glam, and Edgy—and shows you how to look great for any occasion (school, weekend, party, date). Each vibe offers exclusive makeup looks from Seventeen’s Beauty Smarties, insider secrets from celeb experts, and an inspiration board filled with runway, red carpet, and real girl ideas. Hair is organized by styles: braids and twists, waves and curls, updos and buns, sleek and straight, and ponytails. Each chapter includes easy-to-do styles for every occasion, a Smarties spotlight, celeb tricks, and an inspiration board. The book ends with comprehensive resource guides to getting clear skin and great nails—and gives detailed info on getting ready for a big event, like prom or sweet sixteen.

Editorial Reviews

Whether you’re a teenager or just still feel like one, this guide is super fun!”

Blog Critics
"Seventeen will be enjoyed by all adolescent girls who love to look pretty while maintaining their own unique sense of style. This can build self-confidence and self-esteem in teen girls. This is a very engaging and colourful book that is filled with different shades and colours to inspire an adolescent girl to look her best."


"If you have beauty questions, this is one excellent and amazing resource! I couldn’t put it down! Beauty should be fun and having this book at your fingertips make it just that."

"Be sure and add this book to your Back to School must-haves. What good is a great wardrobe if you don’t have the skin, hair, makeup and nails to match? You can walk down the halls feeling confident with your look and with you on the inside and out. That’s a recipe for a great school year!"

School Library Journal
“The detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions will have readers practicing braids, up-dos, and smoky eye makeup for hours.”

About the Author

Ann Shoket was named editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine in January 2007. Under her helm, the fashion and beauty icon publication for teen girls continues to represent an important rite of passage, helping more than 13 million readers grow up to be confident, self-assured young women. The magazine is the largest teen magazine and number one on newsstands, and its website is the number one teen magazine site. Shoket has grown the brand beyond the pages of the magazine so that teen girls can be a part of the Seventeen universe wherever they are: on the web, in print, on partner sites, social networking platforms, and even on their iPhones with the Seventeen Ultimate Fashion Finder Flipbook app.

Product Details

  • File Size: 245078 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (July 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080K3CM0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,101 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty Guidebook for teenagers July 11, 2012
Ann Shoket and the editors of seventeen magazine published this guidebook for teen age girls to help them get their makeup, hair and even their nails done in a polished and appropriate manner by filling it with tips, techniques, big colorful photos and how-to steps.

The five "makeup vibes" introduced in the book make perfect sense for girls to learn about the different ways to do hair and makeup including Girly, Glam, Classic, Edgy and Boho. There is a section highlighting several hairstyles such as waves and curls, braids and twists, sleek, ponytails, and updos. The last section of the book covers taking care of skin and nails.

The book is filled with great photos, lots of easy to understand tips and it is written in a style that works for teenagers. While there are many recommendations for colors and shades, there are no product endorsements or recommendations. Parents can be comfortable with the way the book takes a conservative view for applying makeup and the hairstyles are also moderate versus purple spiked styles. The book would make a nice gift to any teenager starting to show an interest in makeup, skin care, nails and hairstyling.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for everything. December 6, 2012
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this book has makeup and hair ideas for everything type of event and everyday of the week, no matter what your style is. this is perfect for any girl you has an interest in nails, makeup, or hair.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book That Should Be In Every Girls Bookshelf! July 10, 2012
I absolutely loved this book. Not only do you receive hair, skin, makeup and nail ideas for you to try at home, you get to see what they really look like on celebrities. This book is perfect for any teen girl or young adult who are looking for new ideas to try out. One thing I loved about the book was that in the back of the book they give you all the page numbers for each different section, like, where you can find all their hair tutorials or nails. The book is filled with A-List celebrities and Seventeen's Beauty Smarties. The book also has the most beautiful elaborate pictures to capture the beauty and ideas for you. This is definitely something I'll be using and my teen niece will be borrowing from me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seventeen ultimate guide to beauty October 4, 2012
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This really is the ultimate guide to beauty. It has great ideas for every makeup style and very easy hair styles. Plus it tells you the best kinds of products for your skin type and great mani pedi tips. It also provides a customizable guide for the best colors for your skin tone and best products for your hair type. The only thing that would make it better would be if it had given the best brands of hair and makeup products.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! March 5, 2014
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My 11 year old daughter asked for this book for her birthday. She's just learning to experiment with make-up and loves fashion and this book is perfect. The title of the book is exactly what it ultimate guide to beauty. This was a great purchase and we were not disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas and inspiration! July 12, 2012
This book lives up to its name: Ultimate! The beauty guide is packed with tips for different makeup, hair, skin and nails. Each look features pictures, step-by-step instruction, tools needed and ideas. Each page is simple to read and follow along if you are trying for a particular look. This guide is a great place to start if you are unsure of what type of look you want. There are so many ideas and combinations to try.

I enjoyed the step-by-step guide on where to start, what tools you need and what colors to use. The pictures of looks, products and colors illustrate the look as well.

The natural look is my favorite look. I love makeup! I like my makeup to give me a natural look rather than look like I have a ton of makeup on.

The beauty guide is perfect for women of all ages, especially young women interested in makeup, hair, skin and nails. The ideas presented can be easily followed. There are so many looks and pictures to follow that you can easily design your own look from this guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty July 17, 2012
While I may not be seventeen anymore, that's no excuse for me not to brush up on beauty lessons. I was excited when I was asked to review Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty, and it is a fabulous tool. Filled with colorful photos, step-by-step how to guides, easy to understand instructions, and overall clear and concise advise, this was a great book to read. I actually have modeled a few of the hair styles, tried a few of the makeup techniques, and caught myself more than once reciting lines from this book with tips and tricks. If you love style and beauty, this is a great guide to have laying around the house. A bit on the young side, but of course, it is from Seventeen Magazine and the recommended reading age starts at twelve. I think my thirteen year-old niece would just love having this around, so I'm thinking a nice present is about to come her way!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars present for step sister, she loved it May 28, 2013
By Renee
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Bought this book as a present for my step sister, along with her first makeup sets and stuff - she used the book immediately and was able to put on some makeup without looking like it was the first time she was using makeup (which it was). Good purchase for a young girl learning about beauty and subtlety.
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