Pretty Iconic

Pretty Iconic : A Personal Look at the Beauty Products That Changed the World

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`Sali Hughes has created a universe filled with galaxies of beauty secrets' Charlotte Tilbury

Packed full of wisdom from Britain's most trusted beauty journalist, Pretty Iconic considers which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz and who they are best suited for.


In Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty - from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today. Sali takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson's baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 155 x 215 x 34mm | 900g
  • FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008194556
  • 9780008194550
  • 305,934

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`Sali's new book is a wonderful mix of beauty nerdery, know-how, nostalgia and memoir' Lauren Laverne


`Beauty writing of the highest order' India Knight


`Funny, witty and wonderfully engaging, it's more than an edit - it's an encyclopaedia of beauty knowledge from one of the most trusted voices in the industry that should take pride of place on any beauty fan's bookshelf' Get the Gloss


`Hughes corners the market in lively, practical advice, remaining as in touch with high-street as high-end brands' Guardian Guide


`Compulsive reading' Alexandra Shulman


`This book gives me serious nostalgia! Inside this beautiful book you'll find 200 of the most iconic products to ever grace the world of beauty. It's full of beautiful photos of some of my most loved lotions and potions, all of which Sali describes and discusses in her signature witty tone of voice. I love this book and I have no doubt that you will too' Estee Lalonde


`An anthology of the industry's bestselling items, it's educational for even the most learned of beauty insiders. Swot up now' Vogue
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About SALI HUGHES

Sali Hughes is a journalist, broadcaster, Guardian Weekend, The Pool and Empire columnist. A former magazine editor, she has written for many publications including Grazia, The Observer, Elle, The Telegraph, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Stylist, Woman & Home, Good Housekeeping and Red, where she is Contributing Editor. She appears frequently on BBC Radio 4 and on Soho Radio, where she hosts her own show, and is co-founder of Beauty Banks, a non-profit providing essential toiletries to people living in serious poverty. She lives with her two sons and husband, comedy writer Daniel Maier, in Brighton.
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534 ratings
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