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Am I the only one that brakes for beauty books? In my previous Beauty Bookshelf post, I shared with you guys the origin of my beauty book love affair, so in today's post I thought I would jump straight into the good stuff. When I'm browsing the internet or out and about in discount stores, I always keep an eye out for a beauty book that can provide some sort of value. Because I'm a girly-girl and I love all things beauty products, routines, rituals, hacks, and skin care secrets, my eyes immediately scan for them. And along the way, I've found quite a few great ones. This week I have a few more from my personal favorites that I would love to share with you.

Crazy Busy Beautiful by Carmindy | I first learned of Makeup Artist Carmindy from binge-watching TLC's What Not to Wear years ago. I'd get so excited when the ladies sat in Carmindy's chair to get makeovers. I was always in awe of how she convinced women of different races, lifestyles, and walks of life to take a chance at a fresh new look by her hand. So while perusing Book Outlet years ago and learning she had a book, I knew I had to check it out. Crazy Busy Beautiful covers all types of helpful tidbits from getting rid of blackheads in a hurry to removing makeup with items you already have in your cabinets. What makes her tips so great is she gives them in doses of money-saving and time-saving tips anyone could benefit from.

Make Up Your Life: Guide to Beauty, Style and Success (Online and Off) by Michelle Phan | If you've been on YouTube watching beauty reviews for a while or have ever heard of Ipsy, I'm sure you are already familiar with Michelle Phan. As a content creator, I thought it would be cool to add a book from another content creator to the bookshelf. In Make Up Your LifeMichelle Phan shares personal stories about her come-up from humble beginnings to making waves in the beauty industry. She also shares several tips about beauty, style, and pursuing a career in these industries. While I did enjoy reading this book, I believe it may be better suited for younger readers (in the places she delivers life lessons and advice) and makeup or beauty newbies alike.

Lauren Conrad Beauty by Lauren Conrad | This is one of the first beauty books I added to my beauty bookshelf.  Back in the day, I watched LC on MTV's The Hills faithfully, and followed her blog as well. In Lauren Conrad Beauty, Lauren Conrad covers so many topics, including skin care, hair care, makeup, and nails. Not only does she cover the basics in these areas, she also discusses healthy living- sharing helpful tidbits about fitness, food, and how triggers like stress affect our bodies and overall health. This book is another one on the list that I believe is ideal for beauty newbies.

Love, Lashes, and Lipstick by Mally Roncal | This baby is my favorite of the bunch. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw me gush over Makeup Artist Mally Roncal and how beautifully her spirit radiated through this book. Unlike the other books, Love, Lashes, and Lipstick tells Mally's story with tips, tutorials, and beauty secrets peppered throughout. I really enjoyed this book and admired how strong and resilient she was. She was so persistent in the pursuit of her dreams and did not let anybody's "no" stop her from meeting her life goals. Not only is this a great read for the beauty lovers, I recommend this book to any woman pursuing her dreams. Mally Roncal is such an inspiring woman, and reading her story will make you feel like you can take on the world, too!

Get Positively Beautiful by Carmindy | This book is a great companion to Carmindy's Crazy Busy Beautiful shared above. Everything in this book is broken down into easy-to-read chapters, focusing on one feature at the time. Want to play up your eyes? Focus on finding the perfect lipstick for you? Looking to enhance your eyes with makeup, giving them a more youthful appearance? You can find all of that good stuff in this book in detail. In Get Positively Beautiful, Carmindy also puts you up on makeup bag essentials, talks about dressing for your mood, and the season. I use it as a reference book from time to time and have learned quite a few tips and tricks from reading it.

What are some of your favorite beauty books?
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