This book is a quick, easy, and informative read. It is written by a group of chemists,who develop and test beauty products and run the [...] blog. They debunk beauty myths and answer common questions that most women have about hair, skin, and cosmetics. Basic questions are thoroughly answered in a friendly and easy-to-understand manner. The book is divided into four sections hair, skin, makeup, and the beauty industry. This is helpful, because you can read the book straight through, or just read the sections that are of interest to you. The table of contents lists the questions that are answered within each section, so you don't waste too much time finding the information you need.
This introductory book delivers exactly what it promises- good information that will help you make smarter buying decisions, and may even prompt you to change some of your beauty habits. This book would make a great gift for teenage girls.
Of all the products we use on a daily basis, the ones with the most chemicals tend to be the ones we place on our bodies. Companies have marketed all sorts of products to help us not to sweat, hide or lose wrinkles, clean our teeth, and improve our view of our appearance. Many Americans never spend a moment wondering about how those products may affect their health. However, most potential customers will have at least contemplated whether those products will actually deliver what they say and whether the more costly products are worth the extra expense.
Perry Romanowski's new book, Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm? strives to answer some of those questions. A quick and easy read, the book successfully manages to take a critical look as to whether or not products deliver what they claim: a yes and no answer. They deliver what they claim. However, their careful words don't claim to do what most consumers believe.
Initially intrigued by the title of the book, I was disappointed that the book had very little science in it. Concerns about what chemicals we place on our body were pushed to the side, with a wave of the hand and a claim that obviously all of these products have been tested and are therefore safe.
I recommend the book for those curious about whether or not to purchase name brand or store brand products. However, if you are looking for a more informed consumer knowledge base of what you place on your body, this isn't the book.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of the book was provided by Harlequin
Been a follower of the beautybrains.com blog for almost two years now and this book sums up the best of the best from the website. It offers a little science and a little advice when buying beauty products. It has some quirkiness which I feel keeps me intrigued. For the price you have to give it a try!
My friends will all vouch for me when I say that I'm not all that much of a fashionista or into makeup. That's why I usually am not interested in some of the must have tomes such as Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me. I do, however, have an interest in lip balm & that's what ultimately made me curious about this book. (Much like Napoleon Dynamite, my lips chap "real bad" & I'm always on the lookout for awesome lip balm.)
The book covers a wide variety of subjects (one of which is the titular lip balm question), which runs from hair care to makeup to pore strips. While I'll admit that some of the information such as the listing of ingredients occasionally went over my head (some of them I'd never heard of before & had no idea what they were), the questions & answers in the book were always interesting to read. Even better, there's always a 'Bottom Line' at the end of each question that gives a brief synopsis & say-so for the ones that aren't as savvy on all of the lingo unleashed in the answer.
Is this a must buy? Well... maybe not for everyone. People who are intrigued by what goes on in your personal care items will want it, as will those who are interested in going into the beauty industry. Those who are just getting into makeup & such will find it helpful. Everyone else might not be swayed by it, but I've no doubt that they'll find it interesting enough for at least one read. This was just a really easy book to read, so there's no fear of getting lost in professional jargon.