Posts Tagged ‘Pretty Honest’

  • Sali Hughes introduces ‘Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion’

    Pretty Honest jacket

    ‘Pretty is something you’re born with. But beautiful, that’s an equal opportunity adjective’

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


    There are two mantras I live by. The first is my grandmother’s. One day, as a very little girl, I sat on her bed watching her spritz on Yardley English Lavender perfume, powder her face from a gilt Stratton compact and slick on her  fuchsia  No7  lipstick.  Transfixed, I asked her why she wore make-up. Clicking the lipstick shut she said, matter-of-factly, ‘Because when I’ve got my make-up on, I’m always ready. Imagine if I was out and got some lovely invitation that I couldn’t accept because I wasn’t looking and feeling my best? With make-up, I’m always able to go on the adventure.’  I never forgot it and I apply the same theory to most days. The other is one that I remind my friends of whenever they’re feeling ill or blue, and I invariably send them a huge care parcel of beauty products and make-up. I believe that the only thing worse than feeling like crap, is looking like crap too. Often we can’t do anything  about  the  former, but I feel passionately that addressing the latter can only help.

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