Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Buy This Book (Giveaway!)

Quick question: Who taught you about makeup, how to do your hair, or how to take care of your skin? Maybe your mother or sister taught you everything you know....maybe a friend passed on her knowledge...maybe you visit blogs like mine for insight. Almost all my beauty knowledge was gathered on my own. I don't have some great beauty guru I go to for advice.

My point? There are so many places to learn about the beauty world. And one new resource for you comes from the editors at Cosmopolitan, Cosmo's Sexiest Beauty Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Gorgeous. This book is packed from cover to cover with useful beauty secrets, all presented easily and with lots of photos. It comes out November 4th and costs $19.95.

This would be the perfect gift for a friend (the holidays are creeping up on us!), if you have a daughter who is reaching her teens and wants to learn about makeup, or for yourself. Honestly, I know plenty about beauty and there are still things I picked up from this book.

Here are three of my favorite hints from Cosmo's Sexiest Beauty Secrets:
  • For a treat for your lips, make your own lip mask with three teaspoons of Vaseline, one teaspoon of honey, and a dash of cinnamon. Store it in a small container and smooth on a bit at night. Leave on for 30 minutes then wipe off. Your lips will feel "velvety smooth" after use!
  • Shrink a zit by dabbing it with toner then placing an ice cube wrapped in tissue on the blemish for a minute. Follow by using a spot-treatment before applying concealer.
  • For an easy at-home treat for your feet, soak them in a bowl of warm orange juice for about 10 minutes. The acid in the OJ acts as an exfoliant. Follow by rubbing your heels and rough spots with a foot scrub and rinse. Wrap feet in warm towels for 5 minutes and then apply a thick cream. Sounds perfect for the coming cold weather months!
You'll learn so many great tips from this book--go get your own copy! Actually, I like this book so much, I want to share it with you all. I'll give away one copy of Cosmo's Sexiest Beauty Secrets to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment on this entry and I'll pick a winner at random on November 5th. Best of luck!

15 comments:

becca said...

ooh! pick me! I'll email you my contact info.

Posey said...

Cosmo is my bible! LOL.

I love anything beauty related and would love this book for myself, then to pass onto friends!

ill email you with my email address also!!!!

Laney said...

This book looks incredibly cool! I want to try the tips you already posted : )

savethemasses@hotmail.com

Blurbs from an Insane Girl said...

ahhhh that would beee sooooo nice XD
i would like to try new things!!!

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REGINA said...

What a fantastic Christmas gift this would make (for myself!!)

Brittany K said...

I love Cosmo. I read it every single month. I'm sure I'd enjoy this book too :)

Crystal Adkins said...

I need to have this book, lol I'm a self taught makeup wearer. My mom didn't wear it so I pretty much had to teach myself. This would really help me figure out the right way to get those looks I desire :)
crystal adkins
crystal72206@yahoo.com

marta said...

I could learn so much from this book! It looks incredibly cool !!!

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Hazel said...

ooh i've never heard of this before! thanks for the great giveaway!

bitjazz[at]gmail.com

Mets GirLL said...

I really like the sound of this book. There was actually some tips from it in last month's cosmo, and they sounded fantastic. If it's full of those tips, this is a must get.

Jezebel VonTizzle said...

like you i learned all my beauty secrets on my own...well and some from you as well :) i am now starting to teach my daughter and having such a great tool to do so would make for some super fun mother daughter moments :)

Lydia said...

i LOVE cOSMO! I didn't even know they had a book out! :) I would love to get this!

Julie said...

I'd love this book! DIY solutions are the best, especially in these hard economic times!

Jenni said...

looks like a great book! i love to read anything beauty related. :)