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Babushka's Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips for a Glamorous New You

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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 fig ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 24th 2010 by Grand Central Life & Style
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Monique
Jun 15, 2010 Monique rated it it was amazing
Love it! We're all about natural in this house. And I like the style this book is written in. The authors are speaking directly to you. Like you're sitting right there at the kitchen table having a conversation with a couple of your girlfriends. And they give you 10 goods reasons why you should stock vodka in your house! Hilarious! There's a shaving oil recipe on page 111 that I've got to try. As soon as I get back from vacation, since I just used the last of my cooking oil on brownies this morn ...more
Wendy Hines
Jun 24, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
In this day and age, everyone wants to look their best and they not only want to feel young, they want to look young. Laser surgery, lipo, botox, etc - it's everywhere! But why spend so many $$ when you can get the same results for only a fraction of the cost?

Babushka's Beauty Secrets is chock-full of home remedies using the items in your kitchen! Raisa Ruder is a esthetician to the stars and she uses the techniques and recipes that her Ukrainian grandmother (babushka) taught her.

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Haley Mathiot
Jun 18, 2010 Haley Mathiot rated it really liked it


Rating: 4.5

Ruder's grandmother—Babushka, in Russian—seemed to have an answer for every ailment, and it was always organic and made from things in your kitchen. After years of using her Babushka's beauty secrets on herself and her grandmother's clients, Ruder moved to America and started using the treatments on the women in her salon. Now, studies have proven that the treatments that her grandmother used for decades are just as good or better than the ones in the stores, because they're more conc
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Laura
Aug 02, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-read-list
I really liked this book. It was a quick read and gave insight into how to take care of your skin and hair without spending a fortune. Ruder covers everything from acne, fine lines, adding body to your hair, to whipping up your own self tanner. It was refreshing to read about homemade remedies that came from her grandmother and the "old country" as there were ingredients I would have never thought of using on my skin or hair. The book not only contains recipes but old wisdom passed down from her ...more
Chrissy
Jun 17, 2010 Chrissy rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was wonderful.... I really enjoyed all the recipes and tips on how to do all kinds of beauty secrets the old fashioned way. These quick and easy tips can be used by anyone and in a cost effective way. On some of these tips and recipes I already had the ingredients in my own home just handy and ready to use, I liked that.

Did you know you could lighten the dark circles under your eyes by using peroxide, mayo and a little of lemon juice.... or maybe get a cucumber and soak the s
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DKAY
Jul 12, 2010 DKAY rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I will say that I was thrilled to get the chance to review this book. First off I was really just thinking it would be fun to read and check out what things were in the book but I really never dreamed that it had so many things that I would actually be able to make and use so easily and for once I have almost all the ingredients that are used throughout the entire book and didn't need to buy anything.
First of all to begin with it is a very interesting read and it is full of Babushka's Beauty t
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Linda
Jul 08, 2010 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: informative
I glanced through this, and went to several chapters. Nothing earth shattering on beauty. Most of it seems like "old faithful" recipes used by our grandmother's before the chemical high tech industry took over beauty care.

Some of the ideas are like getting advice from grandma like... "slather petroleum jelly on my feet and then slip on a pair of socks. Your feet will be so soft and smooth the next morning."

For those old time recipe's Babushka includes the "tried and true" as well as formulation
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Mary (BookHounds)
This easy to use guide is perfect for everyone! It is filled with easy to use recipes to make your skin glow. I tried several of the simple one ingredient ideas such as an using the juice from an orange to get that all important Vitamin C as a rub. I left it on for 5 minutes and then rinsed with some milk on a cotton ball. I did find that milk with fat works much better than fat free. There are several other easy ideas as well. The most important thing I found in this book is a helper for dry sk ...more
Cat
Jul 01, 2010 Cat rated it it was amazing
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This is a great book for the DIY lady in need of some pampering. Whether you want to create your own beauty products to stay away from the chemicals in mass produced products or to save money I think you will be satisfied with this book.

There are recipes for face masks, spot treatments, moisturizers, hair masks and many more. The recipes use easy to obtain ingredients that you may already have in your pantry or fridge. She also gives tips and hints throughout the book to help you look and feel
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Dec 12, 2015 Anuc marked it as to-read
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Sprout117
Jan 10, 2014 Sprout117 rated it really liked it
Suprisingly, the suggestions in this book are quite cost effective and really do what they claim to do. Many of the ingredients can be found on hand.
Janie
Jul 03, 2010 Janie rated it liked it
I haven't had time to really sit down and read this book but I have looked through it and I am excited to try some of the beauty secrets as they look like they would actually work! It is well written and funny as well as informative. Some of the secrets I already know - like using my green tea bag from my morning tea to give myself a facial. Can't wait to try lots of these!
Richelle
Apr 19, 2011 Richelle rated it really liked it
I read this and tried out a few of the suggestions. I did get laughed at by my husband for having various food products on my face or hair, but at least I wasn't out the big bucks I usually spend on a tube or jar of who-knows-what kind of chemicals. All the babushka's beauty secrets are all natural and made from ingredients I already have in my fridge or cupboard.
Marsha
Jun 29, 2010 Marsha rated it really liked it
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I thoroughly enjoyed this First Reads and have already recommended this book to my friends. Filled with great tips, funny anecdotes, this was an easy and engaging read. Fun, informative, lots of good ideas, tips for home spa parties, and best of all, money-saving beauty treatments that really work. What more could a girl ask for?
C Heaton Hansen
Sep 22, 2010 C Heaton Hansen rated it it was amazing
Borrowed from a friend. It has GREAT make at home recipes for beauty. I remember my abuelita using some of the same ingredients in Mexico for her beauty routines. I love when you can get back to basics and make your own products.... too bad I can't reproduce botox with my blender ;(
Annette Mendez
Jun 25, 2010 Annette Mendez rated it it was amazing
Love,love,love this book! Great beauty tips! Recipes that I can not only use but afford! I found a new weapon against poverty and time. Entertaining and well written! Thank you
Chris
Sep 26, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
This was a very fun book to read. I've mixed up many of the home potions featured in the book and I now swear by the tomato facial!
Sarah
Jan 21, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
This book contains tons of DIY beauty recipes. I'm not one for mixing up stuff but if you are you will love this book.
Polly
Oct 04, 2012 Polly rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, adult
I got tired of the endless repitition of what Babushka did, but I may try some of the recipes!
Karineh
Jul 25, 2010 Karineh is currently reading it
hahhaha. this is awsome. i cant wait to try some of these at home.
Laura
Jul 24, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
I think I might try out some of the skin care recipes!
Vickie
Apr 13, 2011 Vickie rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
So far a fun and enjoyable read.
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Jun 03, 2010 Alicia marked it as to-read
Won from first reads!
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