'Beautylicious:' charm school with a little color

The Swell sensibility is getting a dose of color.

In "Beautylicious: The Black Girl's Guide to the Fabulous Life," former Essence associate beauty editor Jenyne Raines has organized what seems like a lifetime of maternal guidance (or at least a few semesters of charm school) into a primer on putting "the 'bomb' in bombshell."

Whether you're a posh princess or Bohemian ma, Raines offers how-tos on everything from picking champagne to wowing would-be suitors with flirting tips she calls the "Fab Artillery." Other chapters cover dealing with stress, getting the most out of a doctor's visit and, for ladies without a man, that important tenet: how to appreciate living single.


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