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The Good Earth: Bath, Beauty and Health Book
The Good Earth
Bath, Beauty and Health Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0873419545
Body Feng Shui: The Ancient Chinese Science of Body Reading
Body Feng Shui
The Ancient Chinese Science of Body Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817690
• The first book in English on the ancient Chinese tradition of reading personality traits in physical appearance. • Includes over 100 illustrations that explain the meanings of physical characteristics. • Explains how individuals can influence their destiny and use negatively perceived physical aspects as tools for healthy relationships and positive self-transformation. Min Xiang Shue--also known as body feng shui--is an ancient Taoist tradition that uses the techniques from the more familiar art of placement (feng shui) to reveal the connection between inner character and external appearance. According to this ancient art, it is possible to recognize the personality of an individual from his or her facial features, hand shape, movements, and posture. Generously illustrated with more than 100 drawings that explain the meaning of distinctive physical characteristics, Body Feng Shui teaches you how to explore your own and others' destinies by reading the truths of the soul as they appear on the human body. Introduced for the first time in the Western world, the art of body feng shui can show how a negative or positive physical aspect can be partially responsible for happiness or misfortune, health or illness, wealth or poverty. Moreover, though we are given certain attributes at birth, these are not unchangeable. Body Feng Shui provides valuable lessons for redesigning our fate based on the observations of our physical appearance and offers many examples of positive changes you can make to transform an inauspicious physical feature into a blessing--none of which require plastic surgery.Â
No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products--and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics
No More Dirty Looks
The Truth About Your Beauty Products--and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics
Paperback      ISBN: 0738213969
It started with a harmless quest for perfect wash-and-go hair. Every girl wants it, and Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt finally found it in a fancy salon treatment. They were thrilled—until they discovered that the magic ingredient was formaldehyde. Shocked, O’Connor and Spunt left no bottle unturned. If it went on their body (and thus, was absorbed into their skin and bloodstream), they researched it. As it turns out, many of those unpronounceable ingredients in your self-tanner and leave-in conditioner are not regulated and the “natural” on your face wash doesn’t mean what you think it does. Now, with the help of top scientists, dermatologists, and makeup artists, the authors share their compelling findings and the easy way to detoxify your beauty regimen. No More Dirty Looks also reveals the safest, most effective products on the market and time-tested home recipes. Finally, you don’t need to sacrifice health for beauty—because coming clean is the best look yet.
One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of the Mo
One Thousand Mustaches
A Cultural History of the Mo
Paperback      ISBN: 1551524740
A fun romp through the cultural history of the mustache, including the ‘stache’s role in art, movies, war, and politics.
Face Forward
Face Forward
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316286443
Offers step-by-step directions on how to achieve a wide range of effects, for both everyday and special occasions, through the use of makeup.
Makeup Makeovers: Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations
Makeup Makeovers
Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations
Paperback      ISBN: 1592331823
Forget extreme makeovers! Robert Jones, makeup artist extraordinaire, outlines step-by-step how even the ugliest duckling can become a swan-with makeup alone! In hundreds of awe-inspiring before-and-after photos, Robert makes it easy for any woman to achieve true beauty. Unlike most makeup books that focus on celebrities or the already-glamorous, Makeup Makeovers shows every woman how to be her most beautiful. No matter what your age, skin tone, or profile, Robert can show you simple techniques that camouflage flaws and highlight each woman's unique beauty. Best of all, it's EASY! Even if you've never worn makeup before, you can learn how to bring out your best in just a few minutes.
How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better
How Not to Look Old
Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0446699977
How Not to Look Old the 15-week New York Times bestseller is now in paperback updated with over 150 new Brilliant Buys! Charla Krupp knows that aging sucks! So she's here to help. It's every woman's dream: looking hip, sexy, fresh, and pretty--whether you're in your 30's, 40's, 50's, or 60's. Now it's every woman's necessity: looking younger will help you hold onto your job and your partner--particularly when everyone around you seems half your age. It's about making the ultimate "to-do" list of LITTLE beauty and fashion changes that pay off BIG TIME. Charla Krupp, beauty editor and expert, known for her real woman's approach to looking fabulous, offers brutally frank and foolproof advice on how not to look old.
Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me
Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me
Paperback      ISBN: 1877988340
Paula Begoun has been reporting on the beauty industry for more than 25 years. Loved by readers and feared by corporations, she has earned the name of "Cosmetics Cop" for her thorough, authoritative investigations of beauty products and her fierce consumer advocacy. From drugstores and home shopping to department stores and catalogs, Begoun reviews all of the major cosmetic and skin care lines product by product ? more than 30,000 in all. Regardless of the price tags, there are good and bad products in almost every line, and with the turn of a page, readers receive concise reviews and fast answers in this comprehensive, totally revised edition. Begoun covers product websites, efficacy, and whether claims such as youth extension are accurate. Individual chapters are devoted to best products, a cosmetic ingredients dictionary, and animal testing. A user-friendly rating system makes finding items worth trying a snap.
Beauty Pure and Simple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin
Beauty Pure and Simple
The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1590309200
"Beauty Pure and Simple provides an all-natural, holistic view of skincare and beauty drawn from both the latest in skincare science and from Ayurveda, a system of wellness that has been practiced for thousands of years on the Indian subcontinent. In this practical guide, Kristen Ma, who is both a popular esthetician and an Ayurvedic practitioner, provides a skincare and beauty regimen that is easy to use, safe, and effective. Ma gives a clear and readable explanation of skin biology and the basics of Ayurveda as it applies to skin health, helps readers determine their true skin type according to their specific dosha (physical constitution according to Ayurvedic principles), and then recommends individualized regimens with easy-to-obtain products. She also covers such topics as the influence of diet on skin, dealing with skin changes that come with aging, protecting skin from the sun and pollutants, the effect of stress on skin and how to cope with it, and how to treat common problems such as dark circles under the eyes, breakouts, acne, eczema, rosacea, puffy eyes, hyperpigmentation, and many others. Ma is a persuasive advocate for chemical-free products and biodegradable or recyclable packaging, and she alerts readers to the harmful ingredients that are ubiquitous in most products and treatments on the market and recommends alternatives. "--
Curly Girl: More Than Just Hair...It's an Attitude: A Celebration of Curls: How to Cut Them, Care for Them, Love Them, and Set Them Free
Curly Girl
More Than Just Hair...It's an Attitude: A Celebration of Curls: How to Cut Them, Care for Them, Love Them, and Set Them Free
Paperback      ISBN: 0761123008
This volume is an illustrated how-to manual for women with curly hair, as well as a support group and tongue-in-cheek manifesto for the curly haired. There are self-help tests, confessions from curly girls and advice to take to your stylist.