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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 20th Nov 04, 9:55 PM
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    Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 20th Nov 04, 9:55 PM
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    Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet 20th Nov 04 at 9:55 PM
    Why a book Review

    I don't often write book reviews. !However I decided to do one having picked up a rather interesting book while at a friends house and popping to use her loo.

    What's the Book?

    The book is called 'Beauty Scoops' and it's by Julia Carling and Kate Shapland. !It's a review book of most different types of cosmetic treatments and prejoratively recommends the best and the worst.

    Why am I writing about it?

    So why am i bothering to write a post about it. !It's simple really, i often browse at review works, especially consumer reviews by other journalists and see subjective opiniated tripes, offering no real guidance.

    Yet this book, even though it is about beauty, used some strong methodology getting lots of women to systematically test a huge range of products. !It didnt' fall for the 'retail hypnosis' which says expensive products and brand names are best.

    I scanned through it and the truth is I don't know that many of the products, but I do know good, well-researched !methodology, and i wanted to applaud it and recommend it.

    So for those interested in it, it's a good buy. It's also not a bad present (especially if it encourages value driven cosmetic purchases ! )

    Martin


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    PS. !Just in case any one is wondering, no I've never met either of the authors and don't know them. !It was purely a happen stance find in a toilet!
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 20th Nov 04, 11:28 PM
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    • 20th Nov 04, 11:28 PM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 20th Nov 04, 11:28 PM
    Why thank you, kind sir, I was sitting here trying to find something else to give my sisters for Christmas - problem solved. (And one of them lives close enough so that I can borrow it ;D )

    Fab site - keep up the good work

    TM
  • shiraz
    • #3
    • 20th Nov 04, 11:34 PM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 20th Nov 04, 11:34 PM
    Julia Carling...Kate Shapland...real heavyweights ???...don't think I'll bother
  • loafer
    • #4
    • 21st Nov 04, 12:02 AM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 21st Nov 04, 12:02 AM
    Face for Radio getting a new job in TV ?? ;D
  • Jay-Jay
    • #5
    • 21st Nov 04, 1:13 AM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 21st Nov 04, 1:13 AM
    Martin Lewis sitting on the bog reading about make up !;D !;D !;D

    I've heard it all now ! ! !;D ! !:-*



    Edited to add 'Thanks, will have a look at this cos I'm a make up junkie '

  • elfmay
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    • 21st Nov 04, 2:04 AM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 21st Nov 04, 2:04 AM
    Martin Lewis sitting on the bog reading about make up !;D !;D !;D

    I've heard it all now ! ! !;D ! !:-*


    LOL ;D oh eck martin is this you!!!!? :-/ :-[
    • sparky61
    • By sparky61 21st Nov 04, 3:37 AM
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    • 21st Nov 04, 3:37 AM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 21st Nov 04, 3:37 AM
    Thanks, another pressie idea
  • Pat_
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    • 21st Nov 04, 7:56 AM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 21st Nov 04, 7:56 AM

    I have to be bold here and ask is this a very friendly friend, and I only thought it was men that took books to the loo not us women.

    When you go to the loo its get the job done and out, not sit there wallowing in it and read, to much time wasting in the privvy, did she have room for a computer this I could see the advantage of for some, a bit of piece and quiet, but don't switch the web cam on ;D

    Note to self get book shelf in loo in case Martin visit's ;D
  • Pat_
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    • 21st Nov 04, 7:57 AM
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
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    • 21st Nov 04, 7:57 AM
    Oh sorry forgot like the book too. ;D
  • joeo2000
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
    to shiraz:
    never judge a book by its cover.or author in this case.

    some of my favourite books are books I thought I would not like that were recomended by friends.
    • lyniced
    • By lyniced 21st Nov 04, 7:54 PM
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    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
    The cheapest place I found it was at Play.com for 7.99 and free p&p.
  • queensway_boy
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet

    Cheers M 8)
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 22nd Nov 04, 7:47 PM
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    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
    Don't worry - i didnt judge by the authors - purely by the content. It's a book I wouldn't pick up ordinarily, but as I say, the methodology was solid.

    Martin
    • peechy
    • By peechy 25th Nov 04, 4:50 AM
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    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
    lol ty martin. I have to confess to be a lady toilet reader!! ;D
    book looks quite good too
  • geniusmum
    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
    Thanks for this Martin.
    This is just what I need for my 17 year old daughter who seems to think that MY Christian Dior makeup should live in HER bedroom. Maybe then she'll be persuaded to buy her own more suitable & perhaps cheaper beauty products.
    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 26th Nov 04, 8:16 PM
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    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
    The cheapest place I found it was at Play.com for 7.99 and free p&p.
    It's now showing as 7.49 & free P&P

    See [link=http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=BOOK&title=209990 &p=91&g=148]HERE[/link] for details.

    HTH
    • mad_cash_cow
    • By mad_cash_cow 27th Nov 04, 1:08 AM
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    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet

    Hi Peechy!
    I too am an avid lady toilet reader....Where else can you go for a bit of peace & quiet, away from the kids?? We've got a whole bookcase in there- lots of Readers Digest mags plus an eclectic mix of paperbacks.

    Suggetion for a new thread "Books to read on the toilet"??

    P.S. Anyone else reading "The De Vinci Code" by Dan Brown at the moment? It's fantastic!
    • peechy
    • By peechy 28th Nov 04, 2:28 AM
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    Re: Martin, The Beauty Book & The Toilet
    lol, MCC!!
    I don't even get any peace in there i'm afraid. Kids are not yet trained in toilete etiquette.... never is husband ROFL ;D :P
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