Reviewed by Abby A.

Babushka’s Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips for a Glamorous New You by Raisa Ruder and Susan Campos was a great read, in every single way, and I haven’t even gone into the details yet.

Raisa Ruder provides us with all the secrets her Ukranian grandmother shared with her at a young age. These secrets brought me down a road of nostalgia very quickly and back to a time when I would watch my grandmother improvise curls by tying up my cousins’ hair with paper towels. That was the only way she had learned and figured it worked ten times better than the curling irons and manufactured rollers of today. If you’re looking for a natural way to stay beautiful, this book is perfect for you.

Saving money is a given as it provides recipes for everything from cures for under eye circles to self tanners. Save a bunch by just throwing together things you would toss away (who knew coffee grounds could provide a sun-kissed glow?) or even have stored in your cupboard for ages (honey makes a frequent appearance in the book).

After reading through the book I was eager to try out a recipe and got my hands on the “10-Minute Manicure” and to be honest, my hands are as smooth as ever. I’m excited to start using the more detailed recipes, such as the “Close Up Souffle”, used to minimize pores in one week. Babushka’s Beauty Secrets should be a definite staple in every girl’s, young and old, household. We are all pinching pennies in today’s economy; this book is a lifesaver and keeps your wallet from shrinking while enhancing your beauty on a pocket change budget!

Abby lives in coastal New Jersey and spends her free time writing anything from short articles to multi-chapter novels. She loves to read and her favorite book genres are Young Adult, Chick-Lit, and How-To/Guides.

I have 3 copies of Babushka’s Beauty Secrets to give away!

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