Book Review Tuesdays: Positively Beautiful by Carmindy and another Giveaway!

Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous might be one of my favorite beauty books. Not because it's full of great tips, which is really is, but because it's written in such a female-positive manner. Instead of focusing on correcting flaws, Carmindy encourages you to focus on the great features you already have. This means instead of worrying about your uneven skin tone, you use some super-cool techniques to play up your amazing eyes. Worried about your uneven eyes? Focus on your dewy, youthful skin, and so on.

While at times it can be a touch cheesy, overall, it's a refreshing change from standard beauty books which do tend to focus on the imperfect. Carmindy's "mirror mantras" are somewhat exasperating, but it's easy to overlook when she truly wants women to embrace their own beauty instead of comparing it to the "standard," whatever that may be at the moment.

I'm so excited to share that I have five copies of this book to give away! Simply leave me a comment and you will be automatically entered to win. I'm certain that you will enjoy the tips (and positive self-talk) in this book as much as I do. You have until Saturday, 10/18 to enter, so spread the word! Good luck!


quitecontrary1977 said...

I have been wanting this book so badly. I think I need positivity bordering on cheesy right now! Yeah, I'm that frumpy!

October 7, 2008 at 10:16 AM
swalker85 said...

I want this please!!!

October 7, 2008 at 10:45 AM
Yan said...

I would love to be entered!


October 7, 2008 at 4:21 PM
Anonymous said...

I loved Carmindy's beauty/self-help book, too. Not your average beauty book!

(Just commenting. Not entering.)

:) Beckie

October 7, 2008 at 4:24 PM
NurseExec said...

I'd love to have this book, thanks for the contest!

nurseexec dot lb at gmail dot com

October 7, 2008 at 5:14 PM
Chelsea said...

I would LOVE to win one of these books! I watch Carmindy on What Not To Wear all the time and would love to see more about the products and techniques she recommends!

October 8, 2008 at 5:21 PM
Lydia said...

I want this book lol! I love her 5 minute face, I look so good when I do it. I love her new Sally Hansen makeup too!

October 8, 2008 at 10:41 PM
Mary said...

Carmindy is great. I love her, and it would be awesome to have her book!

October 10, 2008 at 3:07 PM
Boutique Flair said...

Oooo I love Carmindy. She's so beautiful & I love her spirit on What Not To Wear. I'd love to read her tips & tricks. The focus on the positive sounds awesome!

October 14, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Alana said...

I would love to win this book!!

October 14, 2008 at 12:38 PM
Linda S said...

Absolutely love her! Consider me entered!

October 14, 2008 at 1:24 PM
Christina said...

This sounds like fun!

October 15, 2008 at 3:13 PM
Gigi said...

I really enjoy Carmindy on What Not To Wear.
She is always so professional and knows so many little make-up tricks.
I would love to win a copy of her book.

October 24, 2008 at 6:34 PM
herblady said...

I could use some advice in the beauty department so please count me in! Thank you very much!

May 10, 2009 at 7:10 PM

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