The author reveals hundreds of indsider tips on how to look and feel fabulous inside and out, for practically pennies. A former model and confidante to the stars,irons demystifies the hype surrounding the costly products and fads of today's beauty industry. Engergize your own great style and beauty with these amazing secrets.
Written in 1997, it's somewhat dated. For example, the chapter on bargains lists their addresses only. This book was written pre-internet craze because in the chapter on the internet it lists fees as "around $7 to $15 for two to five hours of cumulative service." I found Diane to contradict her words often. To save money, she states that you should buy vitamins A, C, E capsules, pin prick it, empty the contents, and put that on your face instead of buying a lot of cremes and potions. But later, in the chapter entitled supplements, she says taking supplements internally is the way to go! I got some suggestions and tips but nothing Earth-shattering.
This is another book from my younger, more "earth mother" phase, as evidenced by this list I wrote which I found in the back of the book. "At night, cleanse & exfoliate & moisturize. Exfoliate - Sugar and olive oil. Then instant oatmeal paste. Mask: Kitty litter 100% natural clay, mayonnaise, and for firming - banana and honey." I'm now beyond using food on my face and am not into feeding my face. Overall, though, a great read.
Diane Irons puts together beauty and fashion secrets from around the world. There are chapters on skin, hair, make up, fashion and style, travel, etc.