blog I've been able to learn more about her, and her fashion lines! I'm so excited to be starting this book club back up again, I fell off the bandwagon like a year ago! So for this book club pick, I had to talk more about her book "Beauty." It's an easy read, and has a magazine layout style, which I love.
5 THINGS THAT I LOVED
1. I adore the dedication page to her mom. "To my mother who taught me that being a beautiful person goes beyond hair and makeup but never failed to remind me to get my roots done." // In the intro chapter she describes her challenges of finding her path to beauty and style, and owes it all to her mom. I think that is just the sweetest. Here she is a celebrity with her own beauty team, and fashion designers, yet believes her mom is the most beautiful.
2. "Give yourself a compliment everyday." (Chp 1, page 9). I love this tip she addresses in the chapter all about beauty in general. It's such a powerful thing we as humans can all do, to focus on the features we work so hard for, or the touches we were born with that we should be so thankful for. Constantly picking out the wrinkles, blemishes, discoloring, or non-existing thigh gap, is only going to bring you down, so look in mirror, and tell yourself you are beautiful.
3. Her insight to hair styles was something I never knew, and learned exactly why I prefer myself with longer hair. Here is what she said "Round Face Shape: Your cheeks are full and wider than your jaw and forehead. Because your face already has width, you will want to wear your hair long as possible to narrow it out." (Chp 3, page 46). Makes total sense!
4. "The best life is a balanced life. So enjoy the good-for-you and the bad-for-you all in moderation." (Chp 5, page 68). Of course this is something I have heard my whole life, but it was comforting to know that even a celebrity like Lauren tends to splurge too, but in moderation. All throughout her fitness and health chapter, she was real, and admitted to popping out a chocolate bar once in a while.
5. Something that I loved, which I didn't expect, was an entire chapter based on the past decades. She describes and shows the fashion and beauty of the 20's, 30's, 50's, and 70's. I think a lot of our class in today's trends have disappeared, as fast (thanks to the 00's a.k.a. Brittany Spears). I adore Audrey Hepburn because she had grace, and simplicity in everything she wore. Lauren Conrad states it perfectly "The past decade was filled with trailblazing women who, instead of following the trends, set their own." (Chp 12, page 251).