Sali Hughes Pretty Honest Beauty Book

Beauty books are a bit of a compulsion for me – even a cursive glance at just a few of my stash will attest to that. Who doesn’t love the glossy, hardback coffee table book, full of bright young things looking impossibly, perfectly glamourous? As inspiration, there’s not much that comes close. But when all’s said and done, how many of them are actually useful? As in, you refer to them on a daily or weekly basis, your go-to for information and advice?

Sali Hughes Pretty Honest Book

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Sali Hughes Beauty Book Pretty Honest

Sali Hughes Pretty Honest Beauty Book pages

That’s why I’m loving Sali Hughes’ new book, Pretty Honest: Your Straight-Talking Beauty Companion. Firm but friendly, to-the-point, no-nonsense advice from a beauty addict who’s put her 20-something years experience in the industry into this book. Advice that’s real and actionable, problem solving yet compassionate, this is real beauty, not some glossy idealised (and quite frankly, unattainable) version of it.

Published yesterday, I couldn’t stop myself reading it through from cover to cover – Sali’s frank yet funny approach to beauty is refreshing and heartwarming.  This is not a book that advocates you spend half your day beautifying yourself. This is a proper “how to” – how to fit in beauty around your life and whatever else is going on, whether you’re in the throes of motherhood, your teenage years or looking for a very real approach to anti ageing.

I can’t think of a better present for any woman you know, be it your grandma, your mother, your aunt or your daughter (hint hint, Christmas is just around the corner!)

And because I think it would make such a great gift, I’ve managed to get a copy for one of you lucky readers! Make sure you follow the blog on Bloglovin’ (here) and then use the Rafflecopter entry below (to make it fair on everyone and easy to enter whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter or just following the blog). Make sure to leave me a comment below to let me know how you’ve entered and how to get hold of you if you win, and we’ll pick one lucky reader to receive a copy of the hardback book worth £22. Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 5th October (British Summer Time).

Whether you choose to gift it to someone else or keep it for yourself, we won’t judge…!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What to tweet (copy & paste):

RT and follow Hasan to win a copy of Pretty Honest by @SaliHughes

Good luck!


ps and if you don’t win, you could always buy yourself a copy from Amazon, here



  1. 26 September 2014 / 5:24 pm

    i follow on bloglovin and entered above. Email:

  2. Victoria N
    26 September 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I follow with Bloglovin – Victoria Cosmetic Cravings
    Facebook – Victoria N


  3. 26 September 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Woot woot! Thanks for the opportunity. I follow pretty much with all of ’em :). FB, Twitter, Bloglovin.

  4. katie skeoch
    26 September 2014 / 7:48 pm

    fab!! have entered on facebook & @Top_cat81 xxx

  5. Melup
    26 September 2014 / 8:32 pm

    I would love to have the book. @melpagliaro on twitter and Mel Pagliaro on bloglovin

  6. 26 September 2014 / 8:37 pm

    Fantastic prize. Everything I’ve read suggests this book is going to be ace.
    Have followed on bloglovin. Am on twitter @helloitsgemma

  7. Emily OMara
    27 September 2014 / 8:50 am

    following on twitter and RTed giveaway @Emily_4444

  8. Helen G
    27 September 2014 / 4:04 pm

    RT’d 🙂 @HellsBells_80

  9. Susan
    27 September 2014 / 5:11 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about this book!

  10. Cindy Aiton
    27 September 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I follow via Bloglovin and entered above.


  11. Tracey Peach
    28 September 2014 / 1:28 pm

    I follow on:

    Bloglovin ~ Tracey Peach
    Pinterest ~ Tracey Peach
    Twitter ~ @DwarfHammyMum
    Instragrame ~ traceypeach1
    Facebook ~ Tracey Peach

  12. 28 September 2014 / 3:22 pm

    I am following via both facebook and twitter.

    You cab find me on Twitter as @SerenityYou

  13. Farah Khan
    28 September 2014 / 3:30 pm

    RT’d & followed & very interested in the book!

  14. 30 September 2014 / 6:11 am

    Hi Amberina, the reviews for this book have been amazing. I’m following you on Twitter and Bloglovin. My email address is Finger crossed!!

  15. Elizabeth Gurney
    1 October 2014 / 9:38 am

    I follow on bloglovin ( and have tweeting on Twitter!
    Twitter handle is @BGcat14 and is probably best place to contact me 🙂
    The book looks great x

  16. kim neville
    3 October 2014 / 7:14 am

    I follow on bloglovin, twitter- @kimneville2 and facebook- kim neville thanks

  17. Kerry Locke
    3 October 2014 / 9:52 am

    Entered via Twitter / retweet and Facebook … Looks like an inspiring read ….

  18. Natalie Crossan
    4 October 2014 / 9:59 pm

    I follow via bloglovin – natalie crossan xx

  19. 9 October 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Announcing my winner, chosen at random by Rafflecopter:

    @HelloItsGemma – Congratulations – you’re my winner!

    Please email me your address so we can get your book out to you!


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