Self-improvement books are not necessarily my first choice. When it comes to spending my free time with a book I would rather go for fiction or something that would make me laugh. Nevertheless I decided to go a bit out of my comfort zone and purchase two well-reviewed titles.
Reentry well known beauty journalist Sally Huges released her new book. Pretty Honest, A straight-talking beauty companion looks tall, bold and pink. I actually really enjoyed this book because of the personal stories at every chapter’s beginning. The book is very knowledgeable and relatable too. There are chapters on pretty much every big topic regarding skin and makeup. The author goes in great length about explaining the differences between skin types and what ingredients might work specifically for you. Some of the more cheeky chapters are Salon etiquette, Managing counter stuff, Public display of grooming, How to pay and receive compliments. I think this is a great book and gift for women at any age. The tone is easy going but still to the point. The advice I found useful and not just obvious.
Second title that caught my attention is #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amorusso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal. I was a bit skeptical at first that this is just going to be another happy end success story. To my surprise it was more “real” than expected. There are stories about stealing, cheating and working at self-degrading establishments. In the book Sophia is definitely owning it and have the right attitude. There are a few tips about success here and there but í feel like this book is more about her journey than anything else. The book is engaging and probably a great inflight/ bus/ train/ tram entertainment.