September 14, 2010

I Am...Eco-Beautiful

Although Julie Gabriel's The Green Beauty Guide is still very much my "bible" for everything beauty-related, I'm constantly looking for new sources on the subject. A while ago, I fell upon Lina Hanson's book, Eco-Beautiful: The Natural Guide to Beauty and Wellness and while it was the beautiful picture that attracted me to it in the first place, its table of contents proved that beautiful photography is not all that it has to offer.

Apart from being written on the same subject as Julie Gabriel's work, there aren't many similarities between the two books. That isn't to say however, that I didn't enjoy this latest find. In fact, it has made its way in my favourites list, and for a number of reasons. Most importantly, I like that the author emphasizes on the idea that beauty comes from within and that what we put in our bodies is just as important as - if not more so than - what we put on our bodies. In addition to that, the makeup looks that she demonstrates are easy enough for even a rookie like me to master. Last but not least, she doesn't forget the boys, dedicating an entire chapter to their grooming needs. And yes, the photography inside the covers is just as beautiful.


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