Sometimes I read books that are a little light and easy to read.  Other times I go for something more meaty and though provoking.  Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty & Style falls somewhere in the middle.  I have been referencing this book for the past month on my bedside table, enjoying it before hitting the sack.  It’s written by Kim Barnouin, who is well known for her Skinny Bitch series of books. There are also tons of random stories by other authors, beauty product manufacturers and more to keep the book from feeling too one sided.

Kim is pretty in your face when it comes to talking about the junk that is in our beauty products, rugs, cleaning products and the list goes on. (The title says it all, doesn’t it?) Throughout the book, Kim offers real scientific evidence of the chemicals in certain products and the effects on our bodies.  Did you know there are animal parts in nail polish?!  I certainly didn’t. I found the products she recommends really helpful as I really want to “green” my beauty products this year.  I always buy the most eco-friendly brand for my kids, but I still end up buying Pantene conditioner and Secret deodorant for myself.

What I love most about the book is that while sharing a ton of information about a serious subject, she keep it light with headlines like “Toxins in your Hoo-Has”. The variety of stories has been entertaining, and I still haven’t read them all.  I knew it was a good book when my husband’s cousin checked in with me to ask if I had any recommendations for them in choosing an eco-friendly flooring.  I referenced the book first and learned what to look for in a rug, or when it’s better to skip a rug entirely.

One lucky reader has the chance to win a copy of Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty & Style. This would make a great holiday gift for someone, or hold on to it and read as inspiration for some New Year’s resolutions.

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11 replies
  1. Anonymous says:

    I would love a chance to read this book and learn about better products for my husband and I. I also buy my daughter the most natural products but when it comes to choices for myself I know I could do better. Hearing about the nail polish alone has me intrigued!
    Happy holidays!


  2. EcoGrrl says:

    No thanks on the book just a comment on the author of the book (nothing intended towards you) – to me it's offensive that someone uses the word "Bitch" in the title. It's like an African-American using the "N" word – it doesn't take away the nastiness of the word, it doesn't empower, instead it continues to degrade. While much of the information she is imparting can be helpful, I'm unimpressed by anyone who uses a derogatory term as their nickname. She's not being clever, she's not being feminist, she's just looking attention-hungry and without creativity to think of a name that doesn't involve profanity. Why would I want a book by someone who calls herself a bitch, doesn't make sense.

  3. Karly says:

    Would LOVE to read is book. Looking for a simple book to reference when buying products for my family. I'm on information overload and it doesn't help that I have mommy brain with three little ones! 🙂 thanks for the help with the flooring 😉

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