Be Beautiful Every Girl’s Guide to Hair, Skin & Make-Up Book Review

You know what happened when I started to read: Be Beautiful Every Girl’s Guide to Hair, Skin & Make-Up? One of my children (now a teenager!) noticed that I was reading the hot pink-covered book, and asked if it was a, “good” book. I told her that it was, and asked if she would like to read it; she could then help me to write a review.

Therefore, it’s very appropriate that what follows is a co-authored review with my daughter, because Be Beautiful is a book that Mom, Alice Hart-Davis, co-authored with her daughter, Molly Hindhaugh, then 14.

Be Beautiful

Be Beautiful Every Girl’s Guide to Hair, Skin & Make-Up a great book for sensible advice to teens regarding skin care, hair care, make-up, hair removal, pedicures and manicures.There is also a section called, Get ethical,” where Alice and Molly write about purchasing products that are cruelty free! There are great pictures throughout to demonstrate exactly what the terms mean. For example, photos showing different types of acne, and how to “get the look,” show various styles of makeup, i.e. “How to do a natural-but-better-face.” There is series of photos on how to pluck your eyebrows, and even examples of make-up housekeeping.”

One of our favorite sections was Make-Up, specifically, the pictures showing nine eyeliner looks to try. Here are two ways as demonstrated on Molly’s eyes:

Natural and The Sixties Flick

Molly's eye

My daughter and I thought that Molly and Alice’s book was very thorough!

A. reading book

Alice Hart-Davis is an award-winning beauty journalist; she wrote the book because she knows, “Beauty is more than skin deep and hopes that this book will help teenagers feel good about themselves.”

Information and Ways to Connect:

Be Beautiful: Every Girl’s Guide to Hair, Skin and Make-Up, by Alice Hart-Davis and Molly Hindhaugh, published by Walker Books, 2009.

Facebook Page for Be Beautiful

Stay Tuned! Tomorrow’s post is an interview with the authors: Alice Hart-Davis and her daughter, Molly Hindhaugh!


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  1. When Hayden gets a little older, I’m sure she’d love this book. I like that it still focuses on beauty being more than skin deep; very good message. Your daughter is too cute behind that big book 🙂

  2. Cool book. Every teen needs a common-sense resource for learning about make-up. Jen says she wishes she had one when she was younger.
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