Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fabulous Florida Mommy *Book Club*...Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de la Fressange

Happy Thursday Everyone! It's time once again for Fabulous Florida Mommy *Book Club* and this week we continue our read of Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de la Fressange. :)

Today we are moving on to the second part of the book: Belle of the Ball....

1. Beauty Tips

"The Parisian loves talking about beauty, but hates spending hours in front of her bathroom mirror. She is not a devotee of multiple masks and day creams, preferring a healthy application of natural good sense...and, of course, these top ten tips."

Here are a handful of the tips...

*The Parisian is happy to retouch her makeup during the day with a dab of powder from her compact (always on hand). But she might just as easily forget. And when a tired face rings alarm bells during the evening, there is just one solution — it's time to get some sleep.

*The most important beauty routine of all? Makeup removal! And deep cleaning, even without makeup. Makeup in bed is strictly forbidden.

*Never use soap on your face, or too much water. Use a cleansing lotion or milk instead. Your skin will dehydrate far less over the years, as every Parisian knows.

* The 20-something Parisian scrutinizes her complexion daily in a magnifying mirror; the 50-something Parisian, never. Past a certain age, your overall appeal is far more important. And always be sure your look still rocks!

*Don't go bankrupt buying expensive face creams — the best beauty parlor is your local dentist. An attractive smile and great teeth are the best way to forgive and forget the rest!

*Wear makeup every day, even on weekends. Your family wants to see you at your best, too!

 (All the information above is from the book.)

What are your thoughts on Inès de la Fressange's *Beauty Tips*? Do you agree with what she has to say? Will you consider following her advice? Please do share! :)

Have a lovely day! 



  1. I remember my grandmother telling me when I was little, "you owe it to others to be easy on the eye". She would start her day by fixing her hair and putting on a bit of makeup, although she was a SAHM and housewife her entire life. I think you feel better when you look better so I'm down with Ines' advice on this matter!

  2. It's pretty basic advice, but sometimes people need the motivation of hearing it from someone they admire.

  3. I a book junkie- esp. if it's about beauty andn style. Love to read your excerpts- fun way to instill a little daily dose of style into my life . Thanks for posting!

  4. Desert Flower: I completely agree with your grandmother! As someone who spends most of her days at home, I truly believe it is extra important to fix yourself up everyday. It not only makes you feel better, but then you are also ready in case you have to run out somewhere and be *seen* in public. Plus I think my own family deserves to see me looking *decent* on a daily basis, too. :)

  5. Mother of Style: Agreed...basic advice that's been said by many, but always nice to hear it repeated. :)

  6. Slastena: Thank you, and thanks for stopping by! :)