August 14, 2016

Book Review: The Green Beauty Rules by Paige Padgett - 5 out of 5 stars - will change the way you look at beauty

The Green Beauty RulesThe Green Beauty Rules by Paige Padgett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an amazingly eye opening book.

Paige Padgett is a makeup artist in Hollywood and has done the makeup of celebrities. Over time, she began using all natural, cruelty free products on her clients, and in her personal life. She also did a tremendous amount of research on ingredients, which she shares in this book. I had so many pages bookmarked (I read the ebook), that I realized that I should take out pen and paper and start writing some of the things she shares down. I had a couple pages filled by the the time I finished this book.

This book is broken down into sections and chapters that delve into different aspects of green, clean beauty that include some personal reflections, the science, the ingredients to watch out for, developing your own green beauty kit, beauty secrets, and a section I particularly enjoyed at the end that included multiple makeup looks and how to achieve them (she is a makeup artist). By the last page, I was thinking about what was lurking in my own makeup and toiletries. Fortunately she does not suggest throwing everything out, but does talk about transitioning over to clean, green, but that it's okay to keep some of your absolute favorites. This book has encouraged me to look a little more closely at what I'm buying and using, making some small changes, and eventually transitioning to green beauty as items I own run out. This is a life-changing book.

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