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Fast Beauty: 1,000 Quick Fixes Paperback – July 18, 2005

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Rona Berg is the former beauty editor for the New York Times Magazine. She was Editorial Director of Elle magazine and writes for numerous national publications, including Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Mirabella, Self, and Mademoiselle. Ms. Berg lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (July 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761134727
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761134725
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.8 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jenni Kmiotek on July 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought that "Confessions of a Beauty Editor" book by the editor of Allure magazine, expecting it to be full of beauty secrets and tips. After a glimpse through the pages, I sent it right the hell back to Amazon. What a WASTE of money. Apparently the author feels "putting on moisturizer before your foundation to help it slide on more evenly" is a great tip. Yeah. Maybe if you're 15 and have never worn makeup before in your life... ? No, even then it's still common sense. Ahem. THIS book contains the beauty tips and secrets I was looking for! Thank you, Rona Berg. I've subscribed to beauty magazines for years and I own nearly every Makeup Tips book ever published, so I know the basics. While there are a few "duh" moments in this one, the good advice far outweighs the re-runs, and I came across page after page of tips that I'd never heard before. Well worth the money, unlike SOME other books...
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This book is a find. There are so many useful tips on each page that it is worthy of a spot on your bookshelf. Have you ever read a beauty tip in a magazine and it made a significant difference for you? This book is 1000 of those tips in between a front and back cover. You will learn little things that make a difference like what the word "natural" means in the cosmetic world, and what to do if the tip of your wax pencils keep breaking off when you sharpen them. There is an idea on how to apply perfume and even recipes to mix up some of your own beauty products in your own kitchen. It is also an excellent gift for your gal pals, if you ever need to come up with a useful gift for someone special. This book is outstanding and worth the price in what you will gain in beauty tips.
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Do you need a little help looking better? Do you have bags under your eyes? Is your back stressed? Do you fall asleep at your desk at work? Do your lips chap when you are outside? Go no further. "Fast Beauty: 1,000 Quick Fixes" will answer those questions as well as hundreds more to help you look your best quickly.

The book is arranged logically: Beauty RX, Hormonal Hangups, the Outside World, On the go, and Smart Products. If you are like me, you flip through a book like this, picking out the areas that most apply to you. Allow me to share information to reveal this book's big appeal.

On page 170 is a Japanese term that applies to a huge number of Americans: "Karoshi"--"death from overwork," aha! To alleviate, take a quick walk, do ten minutes of jumping jacks, anything quickly active to get the blood flowing.
On page 53 is a hint to ward off dry, flaky skin before a big date or just for yourself: use a body scrub to exfoliate. If none is available, use corn meal, oatmeal, or baking soda on a washcloth and scrub as usual. Apply moisturizer.

On page 27 are seven steps to revitalizing your makeup in two minutes if you go from work to a date.
On page 268 you will learn the beauty secret for skin that Italian women have used for centuries. Mix olive oil with blood orange or lemon juice to use as a one-step cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing agent.

I alway look for lavender in these books. On page 264 it is used in making bath salts, a product invented by the Romans for their spas and the means to soothe tired muscles.

I cannot end this review without looking at the cover. The kiwi is for decreasing eye puffiness, the spiral mascara brush is to remove mascara clumps, the opalescent lipstick is to make the bottom lip look larger.
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Rona Berg does it again. I read her other book and found it filled with tips that I have never heard about. Now this book is even better. I have used several of her tips and I recommend this book to anyone that likes beauty books. I can't wait until she publishes her next book. Get this book now!!!!
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An excellent all-around makeup book, good for the beginner, and for those wanting to dive a little deeper into their pantry for beauty and skincare benefits. Ms. Berg focuses on natural cosmetic ingredients and how they can be used for skincare. She also shows how to do your face makeup in 30 seconds, 2 minutes or 5 minutes, which for me was worth the price of the book alone. She's a big fan of concealer. She has product recommendations and she has a list of natural ingredients you can use to make your own products at home, and also what products on the market carry natural ingredients. There are special sections on beauty for 'tweens and teens, the family, including men, women who are expecting and more mature women. Overall I found it to be a very helpful, informative book.
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By Mindy on November 3, 2013
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I ran into this book at my local Barnes and Noble a few years ago and I wanted it but didn't end up buying it so when I found it on here I snatched it as soon as I could. My showed it to a few friends and my sisters who all borrowed it so much the pages started to fall out. I will be buying everybody copies for Xmas. The wonderful thing about this book is it is for women of all ages going through all this different phases of life and even includes things that can be helpful during pregnancy, after pregnancy, for the kids and the men in our lives. This is a book that should be sitting on every woman's nightstand.
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