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!