Item description for Beauty by God: Inside-Out Secrets for Every Woman by Shelly Ballestero...
Overview Beauty coach Ballestero helps women navigate pressure from the world to meet unrealistic standards of outer perfection and inspires them to discover the true beauty God designed in them, inside and out.
Publishers Description Some Christian women believe they must downplay their appearance in order to be godly, but looking your best doesn't have to mean maintaining a supermodel image. Women can be creative with their appearance and enhance God's gift of beauty without feeling guilty. Women face the world each day under pressure to look their best. How can they balance the desire to uncover and maintain God-given outer beauty with inner beauty arising from their faith? Beauty coach Shelly Ballestero helps women navigate pressure from the world to meet unrealistic standards of outer perfection and inspires them to discover the true beauty God designed in them, inside and out Beauty by God offers the reader both spiritual principles to develop inner beauty and practical tips for caring for her God-given body. ""Shelley helps women acknowledge the struggle that we all deal with inside outsides and she helps us see that true beauty is a combination of mind, body and spirit."" Kim Alexis. Supermodel
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2009
Publisher Regal Books
ISBN 0830746846 ISBN13 9780830746842
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More About Shelly Ballestero
Shelly Ballestero is an inspirational beauty coach, an esthetician/makeup artist, and a beauty editor for "Lifestyle" magazine. She is a graduate of the prestigious International Academy and has taught students and teachers the art of makeup. Shelly also holds certifications as a nutritional consultant and a personal trainer, and is a graduate of one of the top makeup schools in the industry. Formerly an actress on "One Life to Live," she also serves as a makeup expert for Jane Iredale cosmetics. She is married to Dove Award-winning musician, Angelo Ballestero, and is the mother of two sons.
Reviews - What do customers think about Beauty By God?
Fantastic Tips, Secrets and Short Cuts! May 27, 2009
Shelly Ballestero, former beauty editor for Lifestyle magazine and beauty expert for CBN.com, offers fresh insight and encouragement to women of all ages who want to look their best. While showing us how to focus first and foremost on our inner beauty and see ourselves the way God sees us, Shelly also offers savvy secrets and tips on how to make the most of our outer appearance.
By exposing the lies and motives of the media, Shelly motivates women to believe in themselves and appreciate their unique, God-created beauty. In Chapter Eleven, Alleviate Stinkin' Thinkin', Shelly teaches her readers to change their thoughts and attitudes towards themselves and change their thinking to reflect God's thoughts about beauty.
Encouraging scriptures referencing beauty are sprinkled throughout the book along with tips on healthy hair, how to live luxuriously for less, expert eyebrow techniques, and steps to a flawless face. Shelly also details for us the differences in foundations, the history of lipstick, tips on looking younger and knowing your body shape. One of my favorite chapters was The Pampered Pantry which offers beauty treatments with natural ingredients. Most interesting was the "pick me up" facial using coffee grounds, which I promptly tried myself!
For those who are looking to go "green", there is plenty of information on organic and all natural foods, supplements and makeup in this book as well. Shelly also tells us the ingredients in cosmetics that are making us sick, and gives us a Top Ten list of things to stay away from.
Included in this book are several quotes and interviews by Nicole C. Mullen, Kim Alexis, Lisa Bevere, Tammy Trent, Anita Renfroe and more.
In Chapter Eight, Clothing Essentials for Potential, readers are encouraged to do their homework and know their body type in order to choose clothes that flatter their shape. According to the author, you don't have to lose your style; you just have to make it work for you. In this chapter readers will also find tips on knowing which colors work for them and how to shop for clothes that fit properly.
Shelly addresses the hot topic of modesty and quotes Danielle Kimmey, former member of Out of Eden who says "our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, and they need to be protected...........when the sexy comes into your wardrobe, you've gone too far.........we have a responsibility to ourselves." Shelly includes some guidelines which readers can use to see if various articles of clothing pass the modesty "test".
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in fashion and health, and for those who want biblical balance as well as natural beauty.
Awesome book!!! Jan 31, 2009
This book has everything a girl could want... beauty tips, fashion, nutrition, makeup, skincare... all of it! All while glorifying the name of God and celebrating the fact that each and everyone is unique as God made you. I wish it had 10 more chapters! This book is well written and chock full of knowlege for any girl looking or a few tips on how to look her best!
Everything you need to know about beauty in one Book Jan 6, 2009
Beauty by God (BBG) by Shelly Ballestero is sugar and spice and everything nice a girl likes! BBG is an absolute must have for EVERY FEMALE! The budget and time saving tips alone in this book will easily cover the cost of BBG not to mention the coupon in the back of the book for a FREE DVD teaching how to create a supermodel eyebrows, tips to do your makeup in under 5 minutes, 10 steps to a non-toxic home, 2 cool exercises by fitness guru Terresa Tapp, top interviews and more.
And you'll love Shelly's humorous conversational style. She presents valuable information in an easy to read and creatively fun format. Beauty by God includes dozens of interviews with top experts in both the secular and Christian beauty industry. It's obvious that Shelly has put an incredible amount of research into this book. Before being introduced to Shelly's Devil's Top 10 ingredient list, I never realized that I had been putting dangerous ingredients commonly found in many cosmetics on my face everyday. You'll find great secrets for wardrobe and closet organization. Read her creative Pampered Chef and Passion party ideas. BBG is loaded with secrets to make beauty fun, affordable and easier.
And Shelly really gets it that beauty is more than just external looks. I like what she says, "joy is the best makeup of all". She weaves in character and spiritual issues without being preachy, threatening, or offensive. I wouldn't hesitate to give this book to some of my girlfriends who aren't Spiritual like I am. And she even included a bonus chapter so we can make our man "look grand" too. Get one for yourself and several copies for your best friends. Shelly knows about beauty and making others look beautiful and she's not affiliated with any beauty companies and offers a true non-biased opinion. A truly enjoyable read to look and feel better inside and out. And this book has big name endorsements.
FABULOUS RECIPES FOR HOMEMADE SKIN CARE Jan 4, 2009
This book has so many great beauty tips. My favorite chapter is the "Pampered Pantry" which offers several facial masks that you can make out of natural,easy to find ingredients, like honey, lemon juice and oatmeal. But what I love most is that the book covers areas that most beauty books do not - like how our inner thoughts affect our outer beauty. Beauty By God taps into our spiritual self and helps us discover who we were really meant to be in God's perfect plan for our lives. This is a great gift for any woman going through a personal struggle.
Must Have Jan 2, 2009
This book is a must have for women who want to be excellent embassadors of the Lord. The world is influenced by outer appearances while women of faith are focused on the influence from within our hearts. Shelly teaches us how to have balance in both inner and outer beauty so that we can have a positive impact on our world, and in our own lives. Her friend to friend conversational style makes difficult concepts easy to understand and apply. Her tips for homemade beauty products are very timely due to their cost effectiveness and organic/natural basis. Thank you Shelly for a book that modern Christian women have been waiting for!