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1.0 out of 5 stars I want my money back!, November 13, 2006
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This review is from: Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor (Hardcover)
If I could give this book NO stars, I would. I feel so gypped -- this has NO new information unless you are an absolute beginner. Even my 14 year old daughter couldn't believe how remedial this book is. There are NO secrets or inside information here about the beauty industry, or a collection of beauty editors' favorite products and little known miracle workers, which was what I thought I was getting. Instead I get stupid stuff like: exfoliation is good for the skin!, dilute heavy foundation with a little bit of moisturizer! Deep conditioning your hair once a week really helps! Don't pop your pimples! Tip your stylist 15%!

I'm serious, this is about as detailed as this book gets -- they don't mention ANY product names or lines, so please don't waste your money and get this book. I agree with an earlier poster who said this is a complete waste of time, and I have to wonder at reviewers who gave this a good review. I don't get it.
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Initial post: Apr 14, 2008 5:43:39 PM PDT
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU..I WEARY OF GETTING RIPPED OFF! THANKS AGAIN. GREAT SERVICE TO US WHO SPEND OUR MONEY TRYING TO LOOK AND FEEL GOOD WITHOUT GETTING JIPPED!

Posted on Sep 16, 2008 5:44:08 AM PDT
Thanks. I was thinking of buying the book, you made me reconsider. I'll spend my precious money in something much-much more valuable and infinitely gratifying, as an opera.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2009 2:37:51 PM PDT
A reader says:
Thanks for the helpful comment. Because I've been very disappointed in beauty / fashion books from supposed "experts", I now read a lot of online reviews before buying. I especially appreciate detailed online reviews as I live in a small town where there are no bookstores.

Posted on Jan 17, 2010 11:53:42 PM PST
Ahh! says:
I wonder how many of the positive comments were written by "Allure" employees, etc?

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 4:36:19 PM PDT
Paula White says:
Thank you! I would have died if I had purchased a book that common sense had already told me.
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