Sep 28, 2009 11:13 AM
We love to tell you all about the latest and greatest beauty products, but you know and we know that there are some things that no amount of makeup can fix. Better Than Beauty: A Guide to Charm ($10) was first published in 1938, but the advice and tips found in this gem still hold true today. Better Than Beauty serves as a handbook for navigating life and sticky social situations with grace, delicately guiding us through avoiding the gossip mill, deflecting unwanted advances from married men, and even how much to tip. Polish up on your charm and you may even feel confident enough to skip mascara (a.k.a. our beauty safety blanket).