Saturday, June 12, 2010

Book Review - Babushka's Beauty Secrets

My mother always said that the old ways work. Many of the old ways have been forgotten as we struggle to be everywhere at once and are bombarded with advertising telling us that these miracle products will helps us look picture perfect all at the expensive of our pocket book which costs us more of our precious time. Before all of this chaos, people turned to their kitchens for beauty aids.

The author Raisa Ruder is an Esthetician to the stars and she learned her time-tested beauty techniques from her Ukrainian grandmother or babushka as she so lovingly calls her.

Since our skin is so absorbent, I believe that what we use on our body should not be any different that what we put inside our bodies. The recipes in this book are all made from everyday grocery items like eggs, honey, vegetable oil, strawberries, carrots and much more. This is a very practical book to own and I am very excited to try out some of the soufflĂ© masks and temporary hair color boosters found inside this wonderful book! There is even a mustard wrap that is supposed to smooth the thighs and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Recipes aside, there is a lot of practical tips in this book from soaking sweat stained clothing in powdered aspirin and warm water. Yes, I said aspirin. I was quite surprised as well.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Babushka's Beauty Secrets to review in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you to Hachette Book Group for giving me this opportunity. I am an Amazon Associate so I might earn a small amount if you make a purchase. 

24 comments:

  1. For dry hands I just use good old vaseline and it seems to do the
    job.
    I would love to win this book.
    I am Ukranian and when we were kids my mom always said put on
    your babuska so your hair doesn't
    get messy.

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  3. I use a simple sugar scrub to soften my feet its 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup olive oil, it makes my feet and legs so soft and smooth!

    Thanks for the chance into this giveaway this book sounds awesome I love making my own recipes, that way I know exactly whats in the product.

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  4. when i was a teen, my grandma told me that grinding dried up orange peels and making a paste out of it to ue as a face mask would help battle acne. it worked wonders and i have great skin now as an adult! :)

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  5. Instead of all the acne products out there, I use tea tree oil for acne. Also I use the tried and true cucumber slices for puffy eyes

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  6. Wash you face every night and every morning, a clean face produces less wrinkles....wear less make-up as well.

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  11. add lemon and sugar together in a little water. use a q tip to spread the mixed materials on top of oily zits!

    this actually works for me!

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  13. My grandma was a big believer in using cucumbers slices on her eyes to reduce swelling.
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  14. It's not an old world tip but it's def. a good one sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen!!!

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  15. Moisturize daily and always. Never discount the importance of moisturizing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. A trick my aunt taught me when I was a child was to take advantage of all surroundings. When we were at the beach she showed me how to smoosh my feet in the sand to naturally exfoliate them and keep them smooth.

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  21. My Granny always said to use cool wet teabags on puffy eyes for 10 minutes and the puffiness would go down.

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  22. When I was growing up there was a limited amount of beauty products. I was taught to use (Pond's)cold cream to clean my face. That is a habit I have used for years and I still have beautiful skin. Also, we used to rinse our hair with lemon juice in the water to lighten our hair.
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  23. Always use sunscreen!

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