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Return to Beauty: Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin

Return to Beauty: Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin  by Narine Nikogosian is a beauty book that takes us to the kitchen. It’s filled with recipes for face masks, hair treatments, and much more.  The author, Narine Nikogosian, comes from a long line of Armenian women who have been harnessing the powers of nature to create everlasting beauty. This book offers regimens made from fresh ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen. With recipes for winter, spring, summer, and fall, you can create treatments to look beautiful throughout the year. Narine Nikogosian’s natural and inexpensive products can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. Have a jar of honey in your pantry? Mix it with a few crushed walnuts to create a sensual, aromatic scrub for oily skin. Use dabs of cottage cheese to lighten undereye circles, or almond oil to rehydrate cracked lips. Narine also provides recipes based on astrological signs, such as for Scorpio, a Gracious Grapefruit Mask made of grapefruit, egg yolk, and soothing honey to rejuvenate your skin even …

One Woman’s Shopping Addiction

Check out SPENT by Avis Cardella, a book about a woman with a shopping addiction. Spent by Avis Cardella is a timely, deeply personal, and shockingly dramatic exploration of our cultural need to spend, and of what happens when someone is consumed by the desire to consume. As someone fascinated with fashion and shopping, this was an incredibly personal story. The story is about Avis Cardella -who as a young girl devoured the glamorous images in her mother’s fashion magazines. She grew up to be one of the people in them, living a life that seemed to be filled with labels and luxury. But shopping had become a dangerous addiction. She chose Prada over food. Credit card debt blossomed like the ever-increasing pile of unworn shoes and clothing in the back of her closet. She defined herself by the things she owned and also lost herself in the mad hunt for the perfect pair of pants or purse that might make her feel whole.