How is the Christmas present shopping going? If you are stuck for some stocking filler ideas, one of my resident beauty experts Carey Hawkins Hair and Make up has shared with us what she is hoping Santa will bring for her this year.
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Carey: “Well it is nearly the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ again and I am busy looking for inspiration for presents. What do you get the woman who has everything for Christmas….or just a tricky sister, Mother in Law or hubbie?
Here are some great ideas for books split into categories to help you find the ideal one for them….or even maybe you! Off to add some of them (if not all) to my letter to Santa.
Fashionistas – young and old
Alexa Chung – It A 2013 best seller. Her favourite style icons and how to be one. Just charming!
Tamara Mellon – In My Shoes The founder of the Jimmy Choo footwear empire. For fans of Sex and the City and also great for the business savvy gal.
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life Justine Picardie. The fascinating and elegant story of this amazing woman’s life.
How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life. Melissa Hellstern. Not only full of inspirational quotes but also advice on how to be the ultimate lady.
Bride to Be
The Everything Destination Wedding Book: A Complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Away from Home (Everything®) Shelly Hagen. Perfect for followers of Monique’s blog and French Wedding Style fans. Everything you need to know about marrying in a foreign country.
Groom’s Guide: Everything the Man Needs to Know for a Perfect Wedding James Love. Aptly named author and a great stocking filler for the groom to be.
The Little Book Of Calm. Small enough for your handbag. Written by the world’s leading expert on relaxation techniques. Great to keep you calm for the big day.
Makeup Your Mind Francois Nars. Founder of the Nars cosmetics brand. Beautifully illustrated and easy to follow techniques for all styles of make up.
The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible: Everything You Need To Look and Feel Gorgeous Forever Sarah Stacey and Josephine Fairley. Always by my bed and one of my favourites. With beauty products tested by over 2000 women, you cannot go wrong.
Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful The beauty ‘moguls’ latest offering. Even as a professional you are constantly updating methods and techniques and this is great for both. An empowering look at hpw make up shapes a woman.
Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty Same author – another great book. Great for young girls starting out with make up.
The Hair Bible: A Complete Guide to Health and CareHarley Street celebrity trichologist helps you get your hair in tip top condition.
And lastly a great stocking filler for all… 50 ways to cure a hangover – Raje Airey. An ideal help for the morning after!
Happy Christmas et Joyeaux Noel to all and here’s to an exciting (and beautiful) 2014.