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Girl in a Fix: Quick Beauty Solutions (and Why They Work)

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Surprise zits, stinky feet, and renegade tresses don?t come with fix-it manuals. But, good news?you can conquer them all with things found right in your kitchen, bathroom, or high school cafeteria! Want to know how to heal your hickey faster? How to reverse a bad dye job? Using household items like tomatoes, cooking spray, and coffee grounds, the beauty solutions in Girl In a Fix can bail you out of the worst cosmetic disasters. You?ll also learn the scientific reasons why these solutions work. Think you?ll need ...

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Overview

Surprise zits, stinky feet, and renegade tresses don’t come with fix-it manuals. But, good news—you can conquer them all with things found right in your kitchen, bathroom, or high school cafeteria! Want to know how to heal your hickey faster? How to reverse a bad dye job? Using household items like tomatoes, cooking spray, and coffee grounds, the beauty solutions in Girl In a Fix can bail you out of the worst cosmetic disasters. You’ll also learn the scientific reasons why these solutions work. Think you’ll need a lot of money to be beautiful? Think again. All you really need is a little bit of smarts.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Laura Panter
Everyone has had a bad-hair day or an emergency beauty crisis. According to Flaherty and Kollmer, the key to rising above these disastrous situations is to be resourceful and use some smarts. Solutions to those beauty woes can be found using everyday items from the kitchen, bathroom, and even the school cafeteria. Not enough money to take a trip to the salon this week to trim those split ends for the weekend dance? Do not despair because with a few extra-large pitted and skinned avocados mashed up into a paste, those split ends will be temporarily masked through several more washes. Trying to hide those sleepy eyes from the all-night chemistry cramming session? Just revitalize your eyes with chamomile-tea bags, that is. Chamomile is said to have ingredients that fight inflammation thus wiping those tired puffy eyes from existence. Dye job gone wrong? There is no need to panic because there is a way to fix those horrible spots of uneven color without hiring a professional hairdresser. The beauty tips contained in this book are designed for students who cannot afford the costly products advertised in fashion magazines. Using a few everyday items, along with the scientific reasons why they work, girls will be armed with an arsenal of beauty secrets that will have friends envious of their ingenuity. Every girl will be flocking to read this book once word is out how simple it is to be beautiful. It is a recommended purchase for all libraries with beauty-conscious teens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977266029
  • Publisher: Zest Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Somer Flaherty lives in San Francisco, California. She is an editor at Marin Magazine, a freelance writer, and a former editor for the national teen newsmagazine Loud. When not writing, she likes to people-watch and test wacky beauty tips on her friends.

Jen Kollmer is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, a filmmaker, and a former engineer. Her dramatic works have been published in Fourteen Hills journal and staged at the Kennedy Center and in the Marin Headlands.

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