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The Compassionate Chick’s Guide To DIY Beauty
The Compassionate Chick’s Guide To DIY Beauty has 125 recipes for vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free makeup, skin and hair care products. Part DIY vegan beauty how-to, part cookbook, and part self-improvement manifesto, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to Beauty showcases non-toxic, rejuvenating and restorative skin care and beauty products that you can whip up in your kitchen with simple ingredients for pennies per treatment.
Why spend $40 on a facial mask or $8 on a package of organic facial wipes when you can make these products yourself for just a dollar or two.
With Sunny’s witty, whimsical, edgy and inspirational style, easy-to-follow instructions plus step-by-step photos that detail how to make and use the products, this book is a delight to read. The recipes are easy, inexpensive and provide real beauty results.
Everything you need to know about making your own vegan cosmetics is here — from the benefits of going vegan and why it’s important to only use products that haven’t been animal tested to a complete list of what you’ll need to get started from the ingredients to the equipment.
And then of course, there are over 115 recipes that will make you feel fantastic from head to toe. You’ll discover how to take care of your skin the right way. Included are recipes for normal, oily, combo, dry and mature skin as well as daytime/ night-time beauty regimens. Recipes from the bath and body section offer a spa experience in the comfort of your home and the hair care section addresses everything from conditioning to dandruff. And then there’s the cosmetic/make up section where you’ll learn how to make everything from mascara to liquid foundation and lipstick with natural, non-toxic ingredients.
This head to toe natural beauty guide will become your go-to guide when it comes to vegan beauty. It’s fun and informative and even features a gift section, an alphabetical ingredient list and their beneficial properties as well as a listing for vegan resources.
This well-written, hip and extensive guidebook enables the reader to do more than simply complain about the cosmetic and beauty industry’s use of animal testing. Written in a breezy, conversational style, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty offers 125 make it yourself recipes for makeup, skin and hair products guaranteed to be cruelty-free. Instructions range from creating Miracle Antiaging Night Cream and Kick-Ass Wake-Up Coffee Serum to a Natural Tooth Whitener made from fresh strawberries and even lipsticks and mascaras that didn’t make some poor bunny go blind in the testing process! The authors make a convincing case for going DIY when it comes to stocking your beauty counter, and the resources section at the back of the book offers places to find quality essential oils and other ingredients if you don’t live in a major metropolitan area with a choice of healthfood stores. Making the compassionate decision to forego branded beauty products in favor of cruelty-free DIY concoctions already puts the reader in a class of individuals who are not only beautiful but also very smart!
Sunny Subramanian was the first vegan beauty blogger to hit the scene back in 2007. She runs the website, Vegan Beauty Review, where she writes about the latest and greatest cruelty-free products, fashion, food and everything vegan in between. She has worked for PETA and Vegan Beauty Review has been featured in the LA Times, Women’s World Magazine, Allure and numerous other publications.
Chrystle Fiedler has written several books and her articles featuring natural remedies have appeared in dozens of magazine articles and national publications.
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