So, do you all want to know how hard I work for the sake of the reviews that I write here? Well, earlier this week my husband came home from work and while our kids were screaming and running around like lunatics, I told him that I had to drag myself away from the insanity and go take a bubble bath. In the name of research for the blog, since I was writing a review of Babushka's Beauty Secrets. He bought it!
I was so excited to get a chance to review this book through my work with the Product Review Place. According to the information I received about the book:
Esthetician to the stars Raisa Ruder learned her time-tested beauty techniques from her Ukrainian grandmother (or babushka, as they say in the old country). Now everyone can discover the all-natural, better-than-botox secrets the Hollywood stars use to shine on the red carpet! Ruder reveals her sought-after beauty recipes that can fight wrinkles, plump lips, and eliminate crow's feet and acne, using inexpensive, everyday grocery items like eggs, honey, vegetable oil and strawberries (and a splash of vodka for freshness!).
10 years ago I was actually living in Ukraine, and I can tell you from firsthand experience- the women there are gorgeous! And, at the time, they were much closer to nature and natural products than we are in this part of the world, and very conscious about using every bit of everything that they had.
I thought that Babushka's Beauty Secrets was a wonderful, fast read, full of SO many great, simple beauty recipes. I loved the comparisons of prices for the name-brand products that so many women use, versus the natural, home-made products that can produce similar results. The recipes were easy to follow- I made several of them this week with ingredients I already had in the house, one was the bubble bath that I mentioned at the beginning of this post and one was a lovely lip product to help with my chapped lips. I was so impressed by how easy both recipes were and by how well they worked! Raisa mentions in her book that some of the products need to be used for some time to work, so I look forward to using these products for some time to come and seeing how much better the results get over time!
The book is easy to follow and is organized by body part, with recipes for whatever area of the body you want to work on. There are even some great recipes that only require one simple ingredient from your kitchen! I love it!
Good news for you all- I'm giving away three copies of this fabulous book. Open to US/Canadian mailing addresses.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.