I am a little bothered with this book especially the part where people comparing/praising it being similar to The Da Vinci Code. The truth is there it was nothing compared to Dan Brown’s masterpiece.
While I am not here to diss the book; I was rather disappointed with the storyline. It was very lengthy, draggy and some what boring. Many unnecessary bits that could have improved with more dynamic in the context either of the protagonist’s life/experience/past, or with the book they kept raving about in the story.
The ending was rather expected and unsatisfying too. I expected a little more from a book like this.
After all with the beauty technology blossoming each day; we should really be able to benefit from products that should dedicate to our most concerned problem. Her book works with some basic introduction, how it works, a brilliant questionnaire to not only subject the possibility to oily, dry or combination skin. It also includes pigmentation, tightness, wrinkles, sensitivity for skin.
These are the important factors we should consider in our skincare because we can have oily skin yet sensitive. And we all know oily skincare products can often be harsh and does more damage to sensitive skin than just combating the oily factor. Great product recommendations, steps and what extra steps/options we can take/consider when we visit the dermatologist if products fails.
Dr Leslie emphasizes on quality products which often can be relatively inexpensive. Her background and career lineup is amazing too.
Thoroughly enjoyable read. Although it is more of a mumsy revengeful tales rather than young wives’ tales because honestly being married for 5-6 years and in your mid 30s isn’t exactly young innit. Regardless, that did not stop this book from being awesome.
Love the different characters that were shown, love the changes in the story, love the ripped sore wound of love, love the 7 organic vegetable soup, love the kids’ thinking and definitely love the sacrifice everyone have to go through adulthood and love.
A very real, very acceptable book. Its been a long time since I have last read a book much like this.
If you are like me who frequent the bookstore, you will have probably seen this book. Displayed, marketing, advertised for anyone and everyone who walks pass the bookstore. Even le garçon heard about it on the radio. Amazing what a little advertising campaign can put into your mind.
Not so much a bible but a fun book to refer to if you buy heaps of products and want to know which is worth what. Paula does not believe in SKII, La Mer products. In fact, she mostly praise her products and similar cheap ones.
However, she was spot on when she mentioned Clinique’s Take the Day Off as the best makeup remover, some mascara which I really love, MD Formulation’s Hydra Pure oil free moisturizer and a couple more other products which I agreed with her and I liked.
Only one thing I wasn’t very happy about is that the book was a little far too technical with the words and a little difficult to comprehend at times. However, I would recommend this book for some good pure fun. Don’t take her word too seriously when you are choosing your products; by the end of the day it is what suits you the best.
P/S: In her book, she included a postcard to send in return for some samples and catalogue of Paula’s Choice range. I received about 4 samples of skincare products and have yet to sample them. When I do get around to it, I might update a mention here.
I just finished this book a couple days ago. Amazingly it has been sitting on my book shelve for 4 whole years.
Here are a few tips I have learnt from this book and that I can remember in the back of my head as of now:
- Brazilian wax can do wonders for you. Try it at least once in your life time. (But make sure you locate a good waxer of course.)
- Oil, file & Buff to prevent peeling/easily chipped nails. All you need to do is rub in moisturizing oil on the nails on a daily basis and file the edges of your nails weekly and don’t forget to buff after filing. Simple as that.
- Know the products & ingredients that you have been piling on your face. Avoid using certain product for sensitive skin.
- Concealer after foundation/tint. (I have mention this before here.)
- That it is safe to inject botox even if you are pregnant.
- How to downsize your makeup bag.
- Plenty of hair/makeup/skincare myth revealed and busted.
- Less is more.
Obviously there are more tips but you will have to read it from the book.
This is a pretty genuine beginner’s guide how-to to everything from injectable fillers, plastic surgery, basic makeup tools/terminology/style, hair style under 10 minutes, hand/foot/nail care.
No exorbitant terms, no product pushing; just plain old simple English and simple ideas.
P/S: Kathleen is a beauty editor in the UK. If anyone’s word you are listen, you should be listening to dermatologist and beauty editors. They know what they are talking about.
Judas Kisses is a story about a woman from Australia and was burnt alive by her ex-lover back in the early 90s in front of her two kids. (Pictures included) This book is definitely not for the fainthearted.
Donna suffered some major burn all over the front of her body included her face and the pain was something even the reader can feel through those agonizing words. This book also depicts her struggling to get back on her own feet and to fight the system. (Which apparently is kind of a trend that I have been reading lately – fighting the system)
Unlike other biographies that writes down every single court detail, Donna skips all that and keep the count of event relatively simple and thus not boring to read. The flow of the story was beautifully written and obviously there are still plenty questions unanswered but overall it was a good and pleasant read. (If you minus the gory parts)
Throughout the story, I felt for Donna and it was really a very moving story. Also, I burnt my leg recently (which is nothing compared to Donna) but I can totally understand what she meant by those pain and those long and painful healing process.