Book Review: Get Positively Beautiful

September 9, 2015


Get Positively Beautiful
224 Pages
Hard copy edition

From the Publisher:
According to a recent study, only 2% of women describe themselves as ‘beautiful.’ (Dove Global Study ‘The Real Truth About Beauty: A Global Report’, 2004) The media instructs women how to ‘look ten years younger,’ ‘cover up wrinkles,’ or ‘get fuller, plumper lips.’ And even makeup products play off womens’ insecurities, promising to conceal perceived flaws, define cheekbones, or make eyelashes fuller and longer. The underlying message? That there’s something inherently wrong with the way women look and that they have to spend time, money, and energy keeping up with all the ways they should ‘fix’ themselves. 

In GET POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL, makeup artist Carmindy from TLC’s hit program What Not to Wear shows you how to change your mindset from negative fault-finding to a positive beauty philosphy. You learn how to find and focus on your best features and how to combat negative thoughts about your appearance. Carmindy demonstrates easy makeup techniques for eyes, brows, lashes, lips, cheeks, and skin, and how to adapt looks to different weather conditions and ‘beauty moods.’

A friend recommended this book to me – she actually let me borrow her copy too!

I really enjoyed this book and thought it was really encouraging and upbeat.  Carmindy talks a lot about playing up your best features…and finding out what your best features are!  I really loved reading through the questions and answers that were sporadically through out the book.  And there were lots of sidebars and pulled quotations with encouraging mantras too.

Since I borrowed the book, I couldn’t write it in or highlight passages like I do on my kindle –  but I did love this part – (I cut off the page a little)….How we think affects how we look.  
This Is SO true!
And this page – this page really is all I needed out of the entire book –  I need to be better at this  ”Today I prefer to treasure what I have instead of wasting time and energy on playing comparison games.”

Overall I did love this book.  It was positiveencouraging and upbeat.  After reading this I would love to see if the library has a copy of her other book “5 Minute Face” because while I did enjoy this book, I would love to see more fast and easy make up tips and tricks.

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