Santa paid attention to my Christmas wishlist, and rather nicely left Lauren Conrad: Beauty under my tree back in December '12.
This book covers everything beauty - from basics like how to cleanse properly, to hairstyling advice (there is a section on how to create Lauren's notorious goddess braid *inserts heavenly chorus audio*), diet tips and even a few nail art tutorials.
Credit: Fame Pictures
From years of appearing on our screens in both Laguna Beach and The Hills, Lauren Conrad has clearly learnt a thing or two about what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to hair and makeup - she's reflected on her own beauty mishaps in the book, too, which makes for some rather amusing reading!
I'm a massive fan of Lauren's (and have reaffirmed this by getting through seasons 3 and 4 of The Hills in the space of one weekend... no, I am not ashamed) - I spent the best part of my late teens wanting to be her... and, let's be honest here, I still want to be her!
Girl crush-induced rant aside, I can't recommend Beauty enough - whether you're just starting out and need a few handy hints, or you've got a little more knowledge under your beauty belt, this book is full of so many useful tips and tricks for getting you looking your absolute best. Plus there's loadsa pictures of Lauren looking all pretty.
I think I have a bit of an obsession here...
Lauren Conrad: Beauty (£8.99) is available from Amazon.