Paige Padgett is a makeup artist in Hollywood and has done the makeup of celebrities. Over time, she began usiThis was an amazingly eye opening book.
Paige Padgett is a makeup artist in Hollywood and has done the makeup of celebrities. Over time, she began using all natural, cruelty free products on her clients, and in her personal life. She also did a tremendous amount of research on ingredients, which she shares in this book. I had so many pages bookmarked (I read the ebook), that I realized that I should take out pen and paper and start writing some of the things she shares down. I had a couple pages filled by the the time I finished this book.
This book is broken down into sections and chapters that delve into different aspects of green, clean beauty that include some personal reflections, the science, the ingredients to watch out for, developing your own green beauty kit, beauty secrets, and a section I particularly enjoyed at the end that included multiple makeup looks and how to achieve them (she is a makeup artist). By the last page, I was thinking about what was lurking in my own makeup and toiletries. Fortunately she does not suggest throwing everything out, but does talk about transitioning over to clean, green, but that it's okay to keep some of your absolute favorites. This book has encouraged me to look a little more closely at what I'm buying and using, making some small changes, and eventually transitioning to green beauty as items I own run out. This is a life-changing book....more
I almost stopped reading this book half a dozen times. It was such a total downer, but I kept hoping for a reprieve, but didn't get one. Still I keptI almost stopped reading this book half a dozen times. It was such a total downer, but I kept hoping for a reprieve, but didn't get one. Still I kept reading, and hoping...
Elanor is a misfit and an outcast. Always dancing on the edge of a depression that wants to swallow her up. On the car ride to a new home her parents were moving her to, there is a bone crushing accident that threatens to swallow up both Elanor and her parents. Still, Elanor moves to the new home after a long coma and dance along the edge of a near death experience, she encounters a spirit in the new home. The spirit of a girl who threatens to swallow Elanor alive.
To tell more would give away too much of the story. This is well written and the author has crafted a well written story. But it dwells so much in the depths of depression that I could barely finish it. There were too few subplots to keep the story interesting beyond the soul crushing depression of the main character. I had such mixed feelings about this book. Bottom line is that I could have lived without this one....more
This book is the fourth and final installment in the Nikki and Michael series. Keri Arthur never missed a beat or made a misstep with these charactersThis book is the fourth and final installment in the Nikki and Michael series. Keri Arthur never missed a beat or made a misstep with these characters (easy to do when you're such a prolific author). In this final installment of this series, Nikki and Michael end up in a town in an old historic town, sealed in and unable to use any of their skills. They need to outsmart an evil that holds all the cards. Arthur manages to keep the tension high. Given that this was the final book anything could happen. I don't want to say more, as I don't want to spoil this book for anyone. Totally fabulous book, now I'm off to read the circle books. Can't get enough Keri Arthur....more