Carmindy's new paperback, Crazy Busy Beautiful: Beauty Secrets for Getting Gorgeous Fast (HarperStudio, $12.99) is filled with zippy tips to help streamline your pretty-up routine. From requisite smoky-eye tricks to tempering the look of bikini-line bumps, the "What Not to Wear" star says they're technniques she's used for years. "They really, really are tried and true," she said during our chat.
An example: "For a simple-but-defined eye, choose a mid-tone shade [of shadow] and sweep it only from the lashline to the crease. This creates enough depth to skip the eyeliner."
Fans have weighed in too, with useful quick suggestions and some that are just -- weird: "My grandmother taught me that snail slime helps eliminate acne. Sometimes I secretly wipe a bit on my blemishes. I swear it works!"
If you're a BeautyGeeks subscriber (become one here) who lives in Canada, enter to win one of five copies of Crazy Busy Beautiful right here. Just post a wee comment below that highlights a detail from either of the two interview posts, part one or part two, maybe something you didn't know about Carmindy before (confession: I liked the bit about celebrity makeup). Please remember to include your city/town and province, and get in there by end of day on Friday May 21st. Five winners will be chosen randomly after that and alerted via e.mail.
Looking forward to reading your entries; they're always so entertaining! (I loved the Mother's Day entries, thank you.)
UPDATE: Click here to previewCrazy Busy Beautiful.