Don't Blame the Mirror A Book of Beauty Author:Virginia Graham and Jean Libman Block This is a beauty book with a four-word message. The message is: Don't blame the mirror. The mirror hanging on the wall is innocent. If anyone is guilty, you are. Your guilt may lie in indifference, in carelessness, in lack of self-concern, in misplaced emphasis. You may say you are too busy for beauty, too tired, too old, too late, or too p... more »lain.
I can't accept those excuses -- not today when you live, techniques are simple and sure, products are close to foolproof, and the range of beauty is unlimited. Perhaps you could not have made the highly specialized grade as a Gibons Girl. Maybe you never had it in you to be a successful flapper; you had no choice but to sit out the Jean Harlow or Marilyn Monroe eras.
But today there are no boundaries to beauty. From Barbara Streisand to Elizabeth Taylor, from Julie Christie to Joan Crawford, from Jacqueline Kennedy to Princess Margaret -- there is no one type, no single size, no special age, no particular arrangement of features , no stereotype of coloring that is labeled in capital letters: BEAUTY.
Beauty is potentially in all of us. You can start anywhere, with any apparently unpromising collection of features, and achieve beauty. how do you start? Well, you've already made a beginning if you've gotten this far.« less