It’s very rare for me to get excited about a book as admittedly I don’t read anywhere near as much as I should. However beauty journalist Sali Hughes new book, Pretty Honest had me calling up my local Waterstones and reserving one for the launch day. Having bought it for myself I have now mentally bought it as a Christmas present for almost everyone I know and would recommend you do the self. 
It’s obvious that beauty is my obsession and I always gravitate towards beauty books hoping I’ll learn something new and that they will be different to what I already have but they never are. Sali Hughes book is perfect for anyone from a total beauty novice to a beauty expert as she manages to make everything sound so exciting and friendly whilst being truthful and frank. 
Sali covers everything from beauty icons and bridal makeup to tipping in hair salons and how to get a bikini wax. I spent a whole day curled up reading the whole book and I’m sure I will be doing the same again soon throughout the colder months. 
Would highly recommend to anyone that is even mildly interested in beauty, it will answer all your beauty questions and I am sure every girl/woman would love this on their bed side table or bookshelf. 
Pretty Honest by Sali Hughed is available from Amazon and all good book stores. 
What is your favourite beauty book?

It almost feels like spring has been and gone, skipped right through summer and now it’s autumn. Seriously, how did it get so cold? I’m trying to stay positive that we still have many more spring and summer days to come and therefore lusting over a few spring items.

Joseph isn’t somewhere I always look for dresses but they have really caught my eye with their very clean shapes and block colours. This dress is my favourite as it can be dressed up and dressed down but there are a handful of other ones I’d also love to have in my wardrobe.

I’ve been eyeing up a pair of rather expensive Prada sunglasses but after leaving my most recent pair of designer sunglasses in the pharmacy this week, less than a week after getting them I don’t think I will be buying them. Instead I am going to put in a sneaky order for these ASOS cat eyed glasses, I love that they’re a little more chunky and only £12.

I changed over to my Kate Spade phone case and was reminded of how amazing they are. Sleek and really protective whilst still remaining a little fun with their colours and prints.

I’ve been getting lots of wear out of both my white and black pair of Converse and would love another pair. I want a wearable pair such as these navy ones which would look great in both summer and winter.

For lent I gave away bread which was actually a challenge I really enjoyed it although I wouldn’t say I have an overly sweet tooth it would be quite interesting to give up sugar for a while at least and this book seems like the right way to do it.

I’ve somehow fallen in love with orange lipstick and had some many Twitter recommendations about MAC Morange- what’s your favourite orange lipstick?

Summer in a bag, what’s not to like? Zara have done it once again- can’t wait to get my hands on this!

What’s on your spring wishlist

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Boris Entrup’s new 10-Minute Make-up Book is filled with 50 step-by-step makeup looks which can all be created in just 10-minutes. It is filled with beautiful photos of makeup looks ranging from Natural to more full-on night time looks.

They are all accompanied by before and after photos most of the looks are quite wearable although I would say some are more inspirational looks over looks you would actually copy. My personal favourite thing about this books is the face shape techniques which I think are really well explained. I always think beauty books are great for getting started in makeup or for inspiration if you work in the beauty industry but I often find them all to be very similar.

I would say this is equally as nice as my other beauty books although I do think this stands out as it isn’t written from the perspective of one brand.

I will also be giving away two copies of Boris Entrup’s 10-Minute Makeup book to enter all you have to do is myself (@Sabrinalovesyou) and @DKBooks letting us know the one beauty product you couldn’t live without and why using the hashtag #10minmakeup so your tweet would look something like….

The product I couldn’t live without is …. because … @sabrinalovesyou @DKBooks #10minmakeup

(don’t feel you have to use these words)
Winner will be picked at random next Monday and must have a UK address.
I will also be retweeting the more creative entries.
You must be following me on Twitter

Boris Entrup’s 10-Minute Make-up is currently available to purchase on Amazon  but be quick as they are selling out!
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As much as I love beauty products I am very excited to be giving away something a little different. The lovely people over at Penguin are offering my readers the chance to win 5 great books from their Best Reads from Penguin Ireland 2013. There are five must-read books:

COCO’S SECRET by Niamh Greene
I WISHED FOR YOU by Amy Huberman
THE HERBALIST by Niamh Boyce

To be in with a chance to win follow the instructions within the Rafflecopter below. UK Only.
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 Nails, Nails, Nails is a new book by Madeline Poole which I immediately needed as I love nail art inspiration. I spend countless hours pinning nail inspiration but really like the idea of having a book instead.

 The book has 25 DIY nail art projects as well as a few useful tips beforehand. The nail art projects vary from basic to more challenging as well as from classics we’ve seen 100’s of times before to more original ones. 25 Nail art ideas may not seem like many but once you have the basic techniques mastered you can change the colours and mix the ideas from various different projects.

 I think that some are a little too hard for me but I’m sure with a little practice I could get there especially as the steps are all very clear. The images are also very pretty making the whole experience of the book even more inspiring.

Overall I think this is a really nice book although maybe not a must have, if you read blogs and spend time on Pinterest this are similar to designs you may have already seen. However if you love nail art or are simply looking for a pretty book this is a great one and I think it would make an especially good gift.

This book is available from Amazon for under £10

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