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Babushka's Beauty Secrets

A little while ago, Jeanne asked me if I wanted to review a book about home beauty remedies,  Babushka's Beauty Secrets.  She included the book description:

DON'T SPEND A FORTUNE TO LOOK FLAWLESS. Esthetician to the stars Raisa Ruder learned her time-tested beauty techniques from her Ukrainian grandmother (or babushka, as they say in the old country). Now everyone can discover the all-natural, better-than-botox secrets the Hollywood stars use to shine on the red carpet! Ruder reveals her sought-after beauty recipes that can fight wrinkles, plump lips, and eliminate crow's feet and acne, using inexpensive, everyday grocery items like eggs, honey, vegetable oil and strawberries (and a splash of vodka for freshness!).

I told Jeanne that I am thirty-five and hate my "laugh lines", so SIGN ME UP. It's a quick read - I spent all of an afternoon reading through the tips and recipes. It all seems so simple and easy and...inexpensive. As someone who has spent her fair share of money and lotions and potions, it was hard to believe that these tips might work. I figured it couldn't hurt to try a few recipes and I don't know if it's all in my head or wishful thinking, but my face does seem a little brighter and my lips a little fuller. I tend to pick myself apart, as women often do, so if I see an improvement it can only stand to reason that maybe there is something to this book and its tips.

I happen to have not one, but TWO copies of the book to give away. You know you want one; you can enter in the comments below.

If you would like to win a copy of Babushka's Beauty Secrets, simply leave a comment on this post. We will randomly select two winners.

General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U. S. or Canadian resident, and at least 18 years of age and you must leave a comment or question on today’s post. No purchase necessary. The winner(s) will be randomly selected and will receive the title above. Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of Daily Grommet, Inc. are not eligible to enter. You are not eligible to win if you have received a prize or giveaway from Daily Grommet in the last six months. Void where prohibited. Contest will run from 9:00 am PST September 9, 2010 to 10 pm PST September 10, 2010.


  • Geri D. Says:

    I would love to read this. It looks both informative and fun. I'm at that age where I am dealing with both wrinkles and acne at the same time. Does it have any remedies for that?

  • Leanne Winn Says:

    Dealing with the same thing, Geri D. Would love some old fashioned NATURAL secrets.

  • Shauna C. Says:

    I love any kind of all natural health and beauty tips. It's amazing to discover that the things you have in your kitchen cabinets can do so much! Sometimes people wonder how we ever survived without all the technology and advantages we have now....Well, books like this let us on the secret!

  • Lee Guz Says:

    This ol Ukrainian turns 53 in a few wks. I sure could use some tips from the old country :)
    I know how to make schlivitz but don't now how to make beautiful face!

  • Tia Ritter Says:

    This looks like it could make for a fun girls night at my house.

  • cynthia selby Says:

    I am very interested in this book

  • pamela Says:

    i am very curious about the book... i would love to read it! sounds like a good book to pass onto friends as well:)

  • Gail Freudenberger Says:

    I wouldn't mind a copy of that. If you look at older people from Europe n Russia,their skin,etc always seems so much better than ours does. I'm sure having more pollution than they doesn't help us any,but those little "secrets" have to have a lot to do with it. I'd love the copy.

  • joan Says:

    I'd love to win.

  • Melissa Says:

    I love all the easy natural kitchen brewed beauty coctails - esbecially home made body scrubs, hair contitioners, & bath soaks. I need a copy of this must have publication.

  • Christie Liew Says:

    I would love to read this book. I just moved to a new climate and I need some natural remedies for my overly sensitive skin:(

  • Jill Says:

    Looks like a fun read!

  • Lisa Withrow Says:

    I would love to read this book!! It looks like it has a lot of great information in it for us "older mommas" who want to look and feel younger :) Today is my big "50" birthday and I haven't asked for anything else so this would be the PERFECT gift!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Lisa

  • Dani Schwartz Says:

    Great daily grommet for today! I love the old fashioned homemade treatments :-)

  • Deborah Swan Says:

    I love home remedies and I'm always looking for those that are new to me. I hope I win a book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Lisa Imerman Says:

    I would love this book, it sounds great!!


  • Kate Says:

    Who couldn't use some beauty secrets? I found out about DG via Zkano. Can't wait to browse through the blog to see what I've been missing!!

  • Amy Sharp Says:

    I just came in from mowing...I could sure use some beauty secrets!

  • Laura/Readerwoman Says:

    Better late than never! Send a copy my way! :)

  • Bettysue Says:

    Yes! Please!! I need this book badly!!!!

  • Sharon Gelfand Says:

    Home remedies that come from natural sources are the best!

  • Cathy Bulman Says:

    At my age, I need all the beauty assistance I can get....and then some!

  • Sydney Says:

    I need to read this book! I wish I had paid more attention to grandmother's routines!

  • Elizabeth Wade Says:

    Sounds like a very interesting read!! I'd love a copy:)

  • ShawnM Says:

    Sounds like a cool book. I'm all for beauty recipes that can be made from simple, all-natural ingredients.

  • susan Says:

    Thanks for a chance! I definitely could use some advice...

  • Joni Handley Says:

    Looks like a fun book to leaf through. Who knows, maybe one of the "recipes" will deal with something I can use, too.

  • Jen G Says:

    I will give it to my sister who turns 40 this month (and is an avid Grommet supporter!)

  • karen Says:

    This would be a great book for me to read and share with friends.

  • Diane Says:

    Sounds interesting, sure would love to win it!

  • AustinMochi Says:

    Pick me, pick me! Thanks.

  • debbie Says:

    pick me pick me :) i want to read it

  • Rooney riggs Says:

    I could use all the help I can get. I have seriously considered that needle plumping up the winkles thing. But afraid it could end up badly.

  • Charlotte Besaw Says:

    I love to make my own beauty products, and have done so for a couple of years now. It does save money, and the products are as good or better! I'm always on the lookout for new recipes and techniques.


    im 50 and going downhill fast. i live in south carolina and the humidity gets me. i have always loved old remedies. our families of the south pass them on till we forget them. i would cherish this book.

  • Heather Says:

    Love the fact that these recipes are natural....trying to get away from store-bought chemical-laden products! :O)

  • Ann Says:

    I love my Daily Grommet - and I'd love a free book of remedies, too. Like most folks here, I'm getting older (and not thrilled about it!) - anything that would help me take better care of me would be great!

  • Marla Says:

    If there is a way to find out about the secrets to beauty without spending an inordinate amount of money and see real value, count me in! Thank you!

  • Charlotte Healy Says:

    Mother of 5 teenagers really could use some HELP here!!

  • anita Says:

    I heard about this book from my sister, I want to read ASAp:)

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