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Pretty Random - Lifestyle Beauty: Lauren Conrad Beauty Book Review

Pretty Random - Lifestyle Beauty Post 
We all know beauty is more than makeup.  Our Pretty Random posts focus on lifestyle topics that are still related to beauty and make for a lovely (and informative!) read.
Book Review - Beauty by Lauren Conrad

Let’s start with a confession - a guilty pleasure of mine is to watch reality tv shows, and yes, that includes everything from The Hills to Real Housewives of Whatever to the bestest singing/dancing competition to Bridezillas (or anything wedding related truly, if it’s got a wedding dress and cameras, I’m watching) -  I could go on forever about why I watch these shows (and why I shouldn’t watch these shows).  But we’re here to talk beauty - enter the lovely Lauren Conrad and her book.  Yes, I may have felt a bit guilty saying “I want to read LC’s book” because after all, she’s a reality tv person.  Once I actually received the book as a birthday gift (shout out here to my sis!), I knew I truly enjoyed the content and Lauren Conrad’s advice.

Beauty by Lauren Conrad includes general tips on a range of topics - the book discusses harmful chemicals in daily products, exercising and staying healthy, how to apply foundation and concealer  nail art tips, hair style tutorials, and creating different looks for various occasions.   Rather than focusing solely on beauty products, Conrad includes advice on a variety of issues and includes funny anecdotes about her life and experiences.

The book provides basics information which is best suited for beginners but is also a great refresher for those with more knowledge. I found it odd that Conrad did not specifically identify brands, but by the final chapters, the advice felt more personable and able to be adapted for different needs. Overall, the pictures are wonderful and feature several models of various backgrounds.  My favorite portions were the last chapters where Conrad created era-inspired beauty looks.

Her effortless style and tutorials translate into sophisticated looks suited for everyone and for every day.  I absolutely adore Beauty by Lauren Conrad (still feel strange saying that out loud hehe) and highly recommend the book for a fun, relaxing read, full of pretty pictures.

Tips on how to achieve the Lauren Conrad eyeliner shape and makeup tutorial
Beauty by Lauren Conrad - also include hair tutorials, my favorite is the effortless top knot
Tutorial on creating a 60s inspired minimalist look  - 60s makeup and 60s hair style
Nail art tutorials include basic designs - polka dot nail art, rose nail art, and heart nail art

Stay Pretty, Miranda M.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09690774010151519249 Kamila

    great review, really enjoyed reading this, well done 😀

    boldinballerinass.co.uk

    Kamila xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17911751791504233911 Martha Woods

    Nice! I love that Sixties hairdo and makeup page. This book looks like it would be such a good guilty pleasure purchase for myself or a friend.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13408560203711717807 Fiona Barber

    This book looks so good!! i LOVE LC!

    theprettybeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11759651668576843978 BreezeyBee

    i like the look of this book, and i love lauren conrad!
    i also started lifestyle posts with a book review!

    BreezeyBee Blog
    xoXo

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      I love beauty related lifestyle posts, a breath of fresh air and still on topic hehe

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15411965461282059124 Miranda Lamb

    ohhh you had me at reality tv! haha I am such a reality tv junkie…its kind of pathetic 😛 I love Lauren conrad. I have yet to read this book but I really want it!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      ahh good ol’ reality tv, we should just have a blogger reality tv meetup, it’d be awesome haha definitely recommend it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18209346033302440118 Gemma Bullock

    want to pick this book up so bad! i love lauren conrad, the hills is my guilty pressure too! lovely review hun :) xxx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      thank you :) I adore her style, sometimes we just need something simplistic in our lives haha

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04958329145338124293 Chantel

    I have heard a lot of great things about this book!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      yup, it’s a good one, glad it lived up to all the reviews!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03660922452908143441 LovelyMichelle-y

    I love Lauren Conrad and have been wanting to purchase this book for a while now!
    I also want to get her style book :)

    - Michelle x x
    http://lovelymichelle-y.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      you definitely should, it’s not too expensive either - it’s my go to reading to relax