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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sephora: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Skin, and Hair from the Beauty Authority

I don’t know what got into me. I begged the publicist to send me this book. It was like I was possessed by the spirit of some makeup obsessed teenager. Sephora!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Many emoticons of joy!!!!!! LOL!!!!

I don’t even wear makeup, really, and here I was doing backflips over this book like Santa Claus was going to bring me a giant box full of Sephora Products.

And then I finally got it, and I was all, Huh? What am I supposed to do with this?

It’s a giant ad for items sold by Sephora, with “tips from the pros” inserted between lovingly photographed bottles of tanning bronzer (a section to which the book devotes quite a bit of time.)

I’ve been taking it back and forth to work with me, staring at it and trying to come up with something to say about it that has any sort of meaning whatsoever, and I just can’t do it. However, the 25-year-old who sits in the cubicle next to me has been panting hot breath down the back of my neck for two weeks now, because she knows I bring duplicate copies of books I’ve been sent, or unsolicited books I’ve received that I know I won’t review, and I give them away.

I have the book sitting on my desk right now, with a Post-It with her name on it stuck to the cover. I’m going to put it on her desk before I leave and put us both out of our respective miseries. At least now the book can be with someone who will be all “Sephora!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Many emoticons of joy!!!!!! LOL!!!!” and really mean it.

Sephora: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Skin, and Hair from the Beauty Authority
By Melissa Schweiger
April, 2008 by Collins Living
Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN: 978-0-06-146640-3

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