Tuesday, August 7, 2012

beauty. do as i say, not as i do.

I am not known for my beauty queen status. I rarely wear makeup, especially in the summer time when I can get away with tan, naked skin pretty easily. I was busy all of last week preparing for a wedding which I was in on Friday. I went to school one day with leftover mascara on and my students were like, "WAIT. Miss Hagen, are you wearing MAKEUP?" All baffled with their little hoodrat lives. I assured them it was leftover from the night before, and now they think I don't bathe regularly. Whatever.

I am now going to review the most amazing beauty book ever. No, I may not know a whole lot about beauty, but I have friends that do, and when they found out that I received the Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty, they were pretty pumped about the whole thing. And yes, we are aware that we are not seventeen anymore, but neither are most of the celebrities in this book. So mind your business.

This beauty guide includes EVERYTHING. From eyes and lips - you know, tips on how to be edgy or have a boho look about you. To sleek ponytails and waves/curls - you know, how to achieve fabulous hair; what to straighten, what to braid, what to tease, etc. I personally love the up-do section, Ann Shoket and the editors of Seventeen magazine give us step-by-step instructions on how to beautify all things female. How to define your cheeks, get rid of acne, rock red lips, boost body, and most importantly...how to apply fake eyelashes all by yourself without looking like a spider is crawling out of your eyeball.

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