From Publishers Weekly
From the PBS show of the same name comes a guide to help women of all ages create natural-looking beauty with natural products. DuPriest, who's been involved in one way or another with the beauty business for three decades (as model, producer, salon-owner), wants to "bring knowledge to the vulnerable hearts of women" who've found themselves spending too much time and money on the latest potions or procedures. She relates her own experiences with both attractiveness and frumpiness, urges the power of positive thinking and takes a swipe at salon "snake oil" gimmicks such as microdermabrasion. (Anyone can scrub her own face raw, DuPriest notes.) It takes a while to get to the nitty-gritty beauty secrets and recipes, and sometimes one wishes that DuPriest were just a little less chatty. But her obvious knowledge about everything from waxing to massaging to not being taken in at the cosmetics counter, as well as her inventive concoctions (a guacamole-esque conditioning hair mask, homemade hair spray, Aromatherapy Bath Fizzies-all made with easy ingredients) make this a solid beauty resource.
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From the Inside Flap
Salon Secrets at a Fraction of the Cost
Now it is easy to look and feel beautiful, without spending a fortune. Did you know that a mix of equal parts vegetable oil and sugar is not only the cheapest way to exfoliate your face, but it's also the best?
Or that by combining specific amounts of sugar, water, and lemon juice, you can create a homemade "wax" and comfortably eliminate unwanted hair for over six?
Beauty expert and aesthetician Laura DuPriest offers countless ideas and recipes that will help you create the natural and attractive look you desire while providing motivational tips to enhance your inner beauty. Inside, you'll find simple recipes and step-by-step directions for:
·Strawberry Citrus Mask
·Egyptian-Style Milk Bath
·Basic Cleanser for All Skin Types
·Homemade Moisturizing Shampoo
·Aromatherapy Bath Salts
·Baby Massage Oil
·Salon-Style Hand Treatment
·And much more!
Pamper yourself, easily and affordably: You'll look better, feel better, and discover that natural beauty is a way of life you love.