Grandma always know’s best…how many times have we been told by our Grandmothers old World “wives tales” or “our own little beauty secrets” and as simple as these secrets were they actually worked. Well, esthetician and salon owner Raisa Ruder thankfully listened to her Babushka ‘s(Ukrainian for Grandmother) beauty secrets. Alongside, Susan Campos (she blogs too) who specializes in Green beauty, fell in love with Ruder’s babushka’s beauty secrets and the two decided to emerge their ideas and write a beauty book, Babushka’s Beauty Secrets: Old World tips for a Glamorous New You. The best part is is that all the ingredients are in your kitchen so with a little time you too can whip up your own beauty recipes and have great skin. The beauty recipes are easy to follow and easy to make, a few ingredients I’ve had to go out and purchase but for the most part it was just a matter of using left-over items. Which in fact was Ruder’s babushka’s motto, never let anything go to waste. Babushka actually created her own little beauty salon in her house back in the Ukraine, she was the Julia Child of creating natural skincare recipes, and was a skincare “rock star” in her village. One of my favourite tips is to use milk as a toner (actually works & skin looks great)…how inexpensive is that?!
Babushka’s Top 5 Ingredients:
- vodka-also good as a girls night spa event drink:)
- olive oil
Without giving away anymore beauty secrets you’ll have to get your own copy…and guess what 3 lucky readers will! To enter simply follow these rules:
1-Only residents of Canada & the U.S are eligible
2-No P.O Boxes, sorry
3-if your not already please “follow my blog” (for an extra entry & let me know)
4-deadline: August 1st
For more info on where to purchase Babushka’s Beauty Secrets visit online
Share your own family’s beauty secrets, would love to read about it!
My boyfriend’s aunt’s beauty tip:
1-wash hands with lemon juice & sugar for soft hands
2-use the oil from the tuna can on your face as a moisturizer (umm I haven’t tried that one yet)
(2) Ella Pretty
CONGRATS & email me your address:-)