Friday, June 18, 2010

Babushka's Beauty Secrets Review & Giveaway




I was so thrilled when I received this book to review. Just last week I wrote a post naming some great natural Beauty Tips from Mom where I listed great little natural things my mom has taught me over the years. This book falls perfectly along the same lines, it's a natural beauty goldmine! 

The pages are filled with great at home recipes to keep you looking fabulous. What I like best is the fact that there are options for everyone in this book; face masks for oily skin, for dry skin, hair masques for dry hair, limp hair, dandruff and so much more! 

The book has a great list of 'things you'll need', most of which you can find in your kitchen and quick recipes that are easy to follow. All the pages are filled with great little tips, tricks and anecdotes.

I cannot wait to try everything in this book, but so far I have tried the Incredible Egg Conditioner and loved it! Using these recipes make pampering yourself easy, affordable and fun! I know you ladies will have a blast with this book. Invite your mom friends and make it an all natural spa night! (There are great ideas for that in this book too!)




Here's some more info from the publishers:

DON'T SPEND A FORTUNE TO LOOK FLAWLESS 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!). At last, by popular demand, Raisa Ruder opens up her babushka's secret pantry and shares her most amazing and effective beauty advice. 




Want to WIN it?
I'll be picking 2 winners!

here's how to:

1. Comment below! Tell me your favorite easy beauty tip! (Mandatory) [1 entry]

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:

- Follow my blog publicly on Google friend connect [1 entry]

- Follow me on Twitter CLICK HERE (you don't have to tweet anything) [1 entry]

- Subscribe to my YouTube channel CLICK HERE [2 entries]

- Grab my Button and leave a link so that I can view it. [3 entries]

This Giveaway will end at midnight on July 4, 2010.









Please leave a separate comment for each entry & don't forget to leave your email or profile info so I can notify you if you win. Good luck!

The winners will be selected via random.org and announced here as well as on Twitter & contacted via email. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be selected.








*I was sent this book to review for my blog and keep so as to read, try the recipes and share my views with you. This in no way affected my opinions. For more information on PR policies click here.

61 comments:

Marcela said...

Would love to win this! Natural beauty products! Sounds great to me!

Marcela said...

Oh, no! My beauty tip!!!!

Don't wash your hair everyday!! The natural oils will make your hair soft and shiny!

Meg said...

Your blog is very cute. I went back and read a bunch of your old posts and they are quite informative--one that I found especially interesting and had never thought of is the find a good tailor and you can buy a fab find a bit big. Kudos to you for spinning my mind on that one.

Beauty tip...beauty tip, I got one. I almost always shave my legs with conditioner instead of shaving cream, this way when I get out of the shower after a shave my legs are already moisturized.

~Meg @ "Through the Roses"

Sharon Rosen said...

I love learning about natural beauty tips! My favorite is... to use olive oil as a moisturizer during the winter time. I know it sounds crazy, but it's very gentle for sensitive skin and makes your skin feel silky smooth!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! ;-)

~ Sharon@TheGiveawayGal.net

Sharon Rosen said...

I'm now following you on Twitter as @TheGiveawayGal :-)

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Lesa Antone said...

Hi there! Following you from MBC and love it! I'll be a regular for sure--I love blogs on beauty tips.

My newest "secret weapon" is Emu Oil. I am addicted to the stuff!! I personally buy mine from GNC.com, but it is available all over the internet. I use it for everything!! I use it at night on my face (not oily and really does diminish scarring and keeps face clear and moisturized.) If my hair is really dry, I'll throw some on clean, damp hair at night and rinse out in the morning. I also use it mixed in my body lotion for extra moisture.

LOVE IT!!

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TIGHTWAD said...

Vaseline for lip gloss and makeup remover. No. one thing for sure. Just droppin' by from LBS.

Brigitte said...

Would love to win this book! Great blog by the way! My easy beauty tip? : When you have a zit, covering it up only makes it worse, because you clog up the pores, you don't want it to be a red mountain? now do you? :)

Thanks! (+1)

-Brigitte

Brigitte said...

I know follow your blog as Brigitte (FashionGirlz)
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-Brigitte

Brigitte said...

I now follow you on twitter as @FashionGalz
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Linda Kish said...

Rub a cut lemon over the back of your hands to delay development of brown age spots.

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Shonda said...

My beauty tip- wash your face in the morning and at night NO MATTER WHAT!! shondaet@gmail.com

Shonda said...

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A Musing Mother said...

Sleep.

I wish I could get more. That's why I'm so ugly.

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Marci J said...

I'd love to read this!
Always, always, always wash off makeup and mascara before bedtime - that's my tip.
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Diana D said...

Be natural is one my husband always says. Would like to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

Diana D said...

Google Friend Connect follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

Yona Williams said...

My favorite beauty tip....I'm pretty low maintenance. I guess circular facial massages in the morning to get the blood pumping and reduce overnight puffiness of the face quicker. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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Bri said...

I would love to win this :) My favorite beauty tip is beer - use it once a week as a hair rinse to remove buildup and any brassiness in your hair - Just wet hair w/ beer (b/4 shampooing), let sit for 5 mins, rinse, then wash as usual :)

Bri said...

New follower via GFC

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Books and Bane said...

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Beauty tip... Sleep on your back!! This way you avoid premature wrinkles caused by crinkling your face/skin when you sleep on your side or stomach.

Robyn said...

Tip: Put on makeup (such as foundation) from the bottom up. Don't pull skin down as it causes wrinkles sooner.

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Robyn said...

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carma said...

my favorite tip - vaseline on lips every night for nice soft lips

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Marjorie said...

Our mom has always used vaseline for dry hands and it works. My sister Marj and I would have
a ball reading this book because we are
Ukranian.

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Joi and Marj.

Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.

Joi and Marj.

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Cams said...

Sunscreen everyday that's easy and good for your skin

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Lynda Del. said...

Tip: Coconut oil as a bath oil and a hair treatment oil is my all time favorite beauty item I use.

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stroker881 said...

Wash your face Everyday!
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I follow via GFC!
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Alexia said...

Would love to win this-- thought I already entered, looks like I didn't!

Alexia said...

Easy beauty tip-- pinch your cheeks to flush your face naturally. It works!

Ginny said...

I never leave home without at least mascara on, it just makes such a difference! Only takes a minute to apply & really brightens your face. I love the blackest black :)

Ginny said...

Follow on google connect

etirv said...

Use sunscreen everyday!

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etirv said...

GFC follower!

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Lillian-Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I'm a fan of the old toothpaste on a zip tip!
Thanks for hosting! I love books like these!

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Lillian-Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I follow on GFC

Lillian-Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I follow on twitter.
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Rebekah said...

My favorite beauty tip is just one word - SMILE! :)

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spynaert said...

ease up on the use of makeup
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Diana D said...

Favorite beauty tip is protect your skin from sun. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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Diana D said...

I am a Google Friend Connect follower. Thanks.

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