February 15, 2016


One of our favorite bloggers and fellow San Diegan, Lauryn Everts, talked recently on The Skinny Confidential about her struggle to fall asleep at a decent hour, and claims that she owes part of her success by her new self-imposed rule of reading in bed. "A hardcover or paperback- no electronics," she explains. " It’s nice to get into bed & shut off. A real book IS AMAZING. I’m in love with the smell of books anyways."


Recent studies have also found that those who sleep soundly have hair and nails that grow faster and stronger. Which got us thinking... when's the last time we found a really great book that we loved? Heck...if it works for Lauryn, we're down to try it!


Here are our top must-have books for every BLNDN babe.


Leave Your Mark: Aliza Licht

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Global fashion communications exec and fashion's favorite 'PR girl' Aliza Licht shares her story in Leave Your Mark, complete with The Devil Wears Prada-like moments and insider secrets.


Pretty Honest: Sali Hughes

Sali Hughes' "straight-talking beauty companion" is a witty, wise, made-for-women handbook.Sali Hughes draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup’s physically and emotionally transformative powers. Covering everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, botox to bridal make-up, sickness to good health, it's a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup – in a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.


I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman:Nora Ephron

If you've seen any romantic comedy ever, then trust us... she wrote it. In this hilarious tale, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. 


Girl Boss: Sophia Amoruso

She's the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. But she wasn't always a girl boss; author Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By 22, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance... all before the fateful decision to begin selling her vintage clothes on eBay. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool.  Then let’s do this."


The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now: Meg Jay

Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. The Defining Decade is the wise word of making the most of our most vulnerable, exciting, and important years.

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