This book (and my reading of it) is/was an exercise in subjectivity. I do my best to look decent with minimum effort, but I wanted to update my facial care routine post-baby (I would like to age with grace, and this requires some groundwork), and found this book.
This is all the title promises to be: an extended beauty column, by nature ephemeral, filled with references to now-fashionable beauty products and now-recognised celebrities. Still, I found some of the recommendations worth trying and not requiring much effort.
As far as the subjectivity/ideas of beauty are concerned - this book is the mainstream of the mainstream. Not only is the book directed nearly exclusively to Caucasian females; there are hardly any tips for women with short hair. The only haircut recommended for short hair is long bob, which is *really* long compared to my shortish crowning glory. From my European perspective, the author overrates strong anti-aging substances and underrates toners; knows very little about perfumes (the entire section on scents is laughable) and the value of a good shirt (which is an item to *never* save your money on. If you don't get it, you clearly haven't worn one in your life.)