I love chatting books when I’m with my friends; which books we're reading at the moment, books we’ve just finished and our must have reads. Reading novels for me is a great way to unwind and relax, so really I tend to steer more towards light chic lit for an escape from the heavy going Uni books that aren’t so much of a 'zen'-ful experience! In this post I thought I’d share with you my ‘Current Reads’ J
The Carrie Diaries by Candice Bushnell
I am unbelievably excited about the prequel of Sex and the City! I cant wait! The TV show is apparently inspired by two books both written by "Sex and the City" creator Candice Bushnell, "The Carrie Diaries" and "Summer in the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel". I’ve read ‘The Carrie Diaries’ and am hoping to read the other soon too. With the anticipation of the new series I’m re-reading ‘The Carrie Diaries’, its ‘the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of Sex and The City, Carrie Bradshaw. Before Sex and the City, Carrie was a small town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school.’ This book is everything you think of when you hear the term ‘chic lit’ it's got romance, gossip, high school banter and a feisty female heroine. I’m a huge fan of Candice Bushnell, another book I’ve loved of hers is ‘Lipstick Jungle’.
I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
I originally picked this book up whilst browsing a second hand bookshop because of my absolute obsession with New York. I’ve been to New York once before and I’ve never felt so happy and at home away from home. I can’t wait to go back and have been saving ever since! The deal breaker for me was that this book is actually written by a fellow beauty blogger!
If you want to check out Lindsey’s Beauty blog then click here. I Heart New York is the first in the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk. I cant wait to get my teeth sunk into this book!
Makeup The Ultimate Guide by Rae Morris
Rae Morris has been a makeup artist for 15 years and has won the Australian makeup Artist of the year Award four times! With her amazing skills and top class creativity she has had a long list of celebrity clients including Cate Blanchett, Naomi Campbell and Pink. Starting out as a hairdresser, her career as a makeup artist has flourished and now she’s become an expert in the makeup scene. I’ve been reading this book on and off since I first brought it a few months ago and its definitely one to add to your collection. It's a great book full of gorgeous, glossy, full page photographs by the talented Steven Chee. Its packed with inspirational ideas for any makeup lover whether you’re a beginner or professional. It's a great book for hints, tricks and step-by-step instructions. I’m thoroughly happy with my decision to buy this and would recommend it to anyone!
This book is very similar in structure to the previous book; it also contains lots of tips and step-by-step instructions. However, I think I like this book a bit more, its more informative and I’ve learnt a lot from Jemma Kidds’ book. It covers everything you need to know, helping you to use your make up to compliment your natural beauty as well as inspirational makeup tutorials. It has great tips on techniques and is very easy to follow. What I really like about this book is that it covers every skin type, season and age, so its great for everyone.