Gifts for book lovers and avid readers
By Carla Snuggs
A perfectly selected book is one of my favorite types of gifts to give or receive for the holidays. It shows such care and thoughtfulness. I love coffee table books and beauty books and now I am loving adult coloring books as well. Here are some books that Posh Beauty Blog is currently enjoying - Holiday Gifts for book lovers.
Pretty Hands and Sweet Feet
Featuring colorful, step-by-step nail art designs for both fingers and toes, Pretty Hands & Sweet Feet is the quintessential DIY resource for fashion-forward style mavens of all ages. From patterns, textures, and stamps to stickers, tape, and studs, young fashionistas will spend hours recreating stylish designs by their favorite online nail artists. Aspiring nail artists will learn about the many tools and materials used to create nail art, as well as how to use basic techniques to create desired patterns and styles. The remaining sections feature easy-to-follow, step-by-step nail art tutorials that are youthful, trendy, and approachable for beginning nail artists to achieve. Bonus design templates are included for new ideas and extra practice.
Don’t Quit Your Day Dream
Don’t Quit Your Day Dream: Release your creativity as you color these unfinished cards. Then, tear out your new whimsical work of art to share with friends or hang on your walls.
The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood By Kathryn Aalto
When you read passages from Winnie-the-Pooh, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic. You might remember your parents reading you the stories, or you might remember reading them to your kids. But did you know that the Hundred Acre Wood—the place where Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet lived and played—is based on a real place? Did you know that you could actually visit Poohsticks Bridge? That The Floody Place is real? The setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures was inspired by the Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. In The Natural World of Winne-the-Pooh, garden historian Kathryn Aalto explores how this magical place moved both A. A. Milne and E. H Shepherd to create the cherished tales that remain not only relevant, but wildly popular. Aalto takes readers through an exploration of the real landscapes, shares iconic moments from the books and situates them in the places that exist today, and celebrates the interplay of landscape and literature.
Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s Edited by Sarah Weinman
Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today’s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. From the 1940s here are Vera Caspary’s famous career girl mystery Laura, Hele Eustis’s intricate academic thriller The Horizontal Man, Dorothy B. Hughes’s In a Lonely Place, the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer, and Elizabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall, in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened. The 1950s volume includes Charlotte Armstrong’s Mischief, the nightmarish drama of a child entrusted to a psychotic babysitter, Patricia Highsmith’s The Blunderer, brilliantly tracking the perverse parallel lives of two men driven toward murder, Margaret Millar’s Beast in View, a relentless study in madness, and Dolores Hitchen’s Fool’s Gold, a hard-edged tale of robbery and redemption. These books were prominent in their day with wide readerships. Purchase: Women Crime Writers
Simply Glamorous: Makeup Transformations to Make You Look and Feel Fabulous by Gary Cockerill
Have you ever wondered how Hollywood’s A-list stars get glam? Look no further: celebrity make-up artist Gary Cockerill brings the ultimate beauty bible with SIMPLY GLAMOROUS: Make-up Transformations to Make You Look and Feel Fabulous. Leading makeup artist Gary Cockerill is best known for his glamorous and sexy makeup style and has worked with top celebrities like Eva Longoria and David Beckham. In Simply Glamorous, Gary debunks the rules and myths of beauty, proving that with a little knowledge and practice, anyone can use make-up to enhance and transform. With his down-to-earth approach, he reveals the best products and techniques to make anyone red-carpet ready. He then takes us on a step-by-step series of breathtaking makeovers on a range of real women, demonstrating how to create a look to suit any face shape, feature, color, or age.
CurioZities Curious Book of Coloring for Adults
Adult coloring books have become a hot lifestyle item recently, with many people turning to coloring to disconnect and reduce the stress in their lives. CurioZities' Curious Book of Coloring for Adults, can offer you or your gift recipient hours of stress-free coloring fun. Here a few free sample pages you can down and color right now: CurioZitiesColoring.com.
What Pretty Girls are Made Of by Lindsay Jill Roth
TV producer and author, Lindsay Jill Roth, just inked her first book, What Pretty Girls Are Made Of (published by Simon & Schuster). It's a Devil Wears Prada - Sex & The City hybrid, set in the world of cosmetics. The book currently has TV traction and celebs and such have been caught reading it (Meghan Markle, Glam Squad's Alexandra Wilson, etc). Lindsay spent years working in the makeup industry at a well-known multi-million dollar company. What Pretty Girls Are Made Of breaks the lipstick seal of silence in this thinly veiled tell-all about what it’s like working in the cosmetics trenches. It's a super fun beach read of which, at its core, is about the meaning of "pretty," and it being a truly subjective term.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF SKIN CARE: Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin by Charlotte Cho
The Art of Mingling
Did you know that ninety percent of the world suffers from minglephobia: a terror of medium to large sized parties? This is a disease that is becoming more widespread as our dependency on technology increases and we become even less adept at communicating face-to-face. To the rescue: THE ART OF MINGLING, a charming, down-to-earth guide to help people feel at ease in any social situation—whether it’s a business affair, a friend’s cocktail party or just Friday night at your local bar. The book provides fun and easy mingling techniques while entertaining the reader at the same time. Illustrated with many humorous examples and personal anecdotes, it offers simple tricks, tips, maneuvers and lines that can enable minglephobes to have a good time and be successful at every party they attend.
The Diva Rules
Michelle Visage wants to help you "Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top.” In her new book, The Diva Rules the RuPaul's Drag Race judge and finalist on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother uses examples from her colorful life and memorable quotes to inspire, motivate, entertain and enlighten readers---encouraging them to reveal the powerful, self-aware and self-realized Diva within. Using her 25 Diva Rules fans can guide their lives in a positive and fulfilling direction. Part memoir, part advice book, it's like having a chat with your closest, wisest girlfriend. Diva Rules includes a foreword by Michelle's long-time friend and international superstar RuPaul.
Emoticat Stickers: Say it with kitties. Features 200 peel-and-stick feline photos that can communicate all of your emotions to friends and loved ones.
Cover Art: 20 Hangable Prints for Book Nerds
Cover Art: Showcase your love of literature. Features beautiful, hand-illustrated posters to tear out, frame and hang. Pre-sized prints fit 8”x10” frames and mattes with 5”x7” openings. Includes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," "Moby Dick," "Pride & Prejudice," "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and more.
Crayola Color Escapes Adult Coloring Kit
Crayola's Color Escapes Premium Adult Coloring Kits features over-sized coloring pages printed on large 11"x17" high-quality paper and includes an assortment of coloring tools ranging from 50-Count Colored Pencils, 12-Count, Fine line markers or even 12-Count Watercolor pencils. The kits are available in four unique themes: Geometric; Kaleidoscope, Nature and Garden. They’re designed by Pen & Ink artist and & art educator Claudia Nice.
Who Screwed Up and Made You Single? By M. A. Borders
Online dating expert, M.A. Borders, recently released "Who Screwed Up And Made You Single?®". This little black book of titillating pick-up lines makes the perfect holiday gift this season and is a light-hearted glimpse into the world of online dating. Borders perfectly captures the humor that often accompanies what she fondly refers to as "keyboard come-ons". Flip through the 128 pages and you'll find yourself giggling (and occasionally drooling) over the hunky men that are also pictured throughout.
Apuglogies: Don’t say sorry. Apuglogize. Features 20 adorable apology cards (and photos of pugs!) to tear out, give and make amends.
What kind of books do you like to give or receive? Leave your comments below!