Friday, May 14, 2010

Book Giveaway: Babushka's Beauty Secrets by Raya Ruder and Susan Campos

Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously sponsoring this giveaway of 3 copies of Babushka's Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips for a Glamorous New You by Raya Ruder and Susan Campos.

Babushka's Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips for a Glamorous New YouThe blurb:
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!). At last, by popular demand, Raisa Ruder opens up her babushka's secret pantry and shares her most amazing and effective beauty advice:

  • Skin-saving Souffl├ęs - whipped up wonders that shrink pores, brighten skin, and diminish lines
  • Chocolate weight-loss wrap- a moment on the hips, tightens, tucks, and nips!
  • Hot hair- a cayenne pepper blend that leaves locks silky, soft, and full
  • PediPure- a soothing, smoothing foot scrub made with milk and mint
  • Lustrous Lashes - a simple castor oil serum that thickens and lengthens
  • Perfect Pucker- a mix of salt, green tea, and fruit that plumps up lips naturally
  • And much more...
About the Author:
Raisa Ruder was a registered nurse in her native Ukraine when she decided to move to the United States fifteen years ago. For seven years she worked at the famed Anastasia salon doing eyebrows and facials until opening her own West Hollywood salon in 2005. She noticed the large amount of preservatives in American products and decided to introduce her Babushka's old world beauty recipes in her salon. She quickly became LA's go-to-girl. Her clients include: Madonna,Tyra Banks, Molly Simms, Ali Larter, Nicolette Sheridan and others. ...


To enter please share one of your own beauty secrets!

1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 15, 2010.

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring the giveaway!


  1. I use olive oil or coconut oil to combat dry arms.


  2. Just use good old vaseline for those nasty wrinkles, I find it helps alot.
    I would really like to win and read this
    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  3. I love using organic coconut oil in my hair. Not only it helps out with hair growth and moisturization, but it also prevents hair breakage. It is also good for the skin!

  4. I combine aspirin, honey and a small amount of water and apply to my face as a mask. I can see and feel improvement in my skin tone almost instantly. Thanks for the great contest :)

  5. Like my mother did, I use Vaseline to keep my skin looking young(ish)!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. I would love to discover some beauty secrets!
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  7. Aloe vera on cuts to reduce scarring. Keeps your face and body with minimal scarring.
    johnnystruckwash at gmail dot com

  8. Oops. I forgot to answer the question in my previous post. Just disregard the previous post and use this one as my one entry. Hmm. A beauty secret. Use lotion as a make-up remover if you run out of make-up remover solution. This works wonders for eyeliner especially.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  9. the only beauty secret I know is that putting cucumbers on your eyes when they are puffy helps reduce the puffiness.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  10. Sunscreen is the one beauty trick that I think is the most essential in my experience, but maybe that's just because I'm so pale. ;)

  11. The only beauty secret that I know is to use emu oil on your feet at night and cover them with cotton socks to keep from getting it on the sheets. It will make the skin on your feet as soft as a baby's bottom.

    I am a follower.

    Thank you,


  12. Grind up one aspirin (un-coated is easiest) with a dollop of honey - rub over any blemishes and rinse. Clears up spots in a day or two at most!


  13. Follower via GFC
    Best beauty secret is drinking water.


  14. Emu Oil Soap!!

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  15. I like to use Noxema and leave on overnight. My skin feels so fresh the next morning.

  16. One of my beauty secrets is an oil cleanser. Great for acne prone skin!Im a follower!

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

  17. I follow through google friend.I use Vaseline on my lip before bed to keep them soft.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  18. I make my own body scrubs following recipes I find online.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  19. I'm a follower.
    I always use neutrogena soap to help keep away acne.

  20. i drink plenty of water everyday :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  21. I don't really have any beauty secrets. I just drink lots of water and always use moisturizer under my make up. Clearly, I've got a lot to learn. LOL.

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  22. I am originally from Russia and I already knew some of the recipes for masks and creams, they definitely work and actually cost much less than brand name cosmetics! This book is awesome!!
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