K.I.S.S. Guide to Beauty

Designed to show you exactly how to be beautiful, KISS Guide to Beauty (DK Publishing) challenges the conventional belief that good looks are something you are born with.

Written from an insider’s point of view, this friendly guide helps you look better than you ever thought possible. Just what makes me qualified to write about beauty? Let me say right off that I am not a supermodel, top makeup artist, hairstylist or personal trainer. What I am is a beauty and health journalist who has spent the last 15 years researching and writing about ways to look and feel your best. Like many of you, I have a husband, children, pets, a nine-to-five job, volunteer work, friends and a shortage of time to do all the things I’d like to. Also like many of you, I do not have flawless skin, well-behaved hair, perfectly symmetrical features, fat-free thighs, or a makeup artist and hairstylist on call for when I go out, nor do I have thousands or even hundreds of dollars to spend on my looks. I am an everyday woman who enjoys her looks, and who wants you to enjoy yours as well.

Just how do I plan on helping you reach your beauty potential? The same way I was helped: by being shown that beauty is about life, fun, energy, pleasure, sensuality, intelligence, and individuality. Being beautiful has more to do with attitude and self-care than the rigid definitions of beauty we find at the movies, on television, and in magazines. When you begin exploring what beauty is, you’ll find that it is an intensely personal quality. No matter what your features, hair type, or body, there are individuals who will find them beautiful, and I want one of those individuals to be you.

Words about K.I.S.S. Guide to Beauty:

From Victoria Moran, author of Getting Younger Every Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

” A true resource, the K.I.S.S. Guide to Beauty is a pleasure to read from start to finish, and refer back to again and again. You’ll be invited to return to these pages by the warm writing style, the brilliant illustrations, and information so abundant you can feast on it now and nibble more later. As a welcome change of pace in the world of beauty guides, this one comes from the vantage point of compassion whether the topic is cruelty-free cosmetics or “the beautify of self-esteem.” You will feel better about yourself just by reading K.I.S.S. Guide to Beauty. And by putting even some of its wisdom into practice, you will find that the person who looks back at you from the mirror is getting more attractive all the time.”