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Brazilian women can be intimidatingly beautiful. With a yard of glossy dark hair, lush eye brows and smooth taut skin, they seem to stride effortlessly thru life. How could I resist a beauty guide by the inventor of the Brazilian Wax. Janea Padilha is a Brazilian born esthetician whose townhouse salon in NYC is famous for their waxing and skin care. But Brazilian Sexy is more than a book about skin care. Its also about attitude, food and relationships that is original and intriguing.
In this era of kale and quinoa, it is so nice to read about the beauty and health benefits of meat. Brazil is famous for their beef and Janea shows how she serves generous streaks surrounded with lightly cooked fresh vegetables and salads and ends a meal with fresh cut up fruits and bowls of nuts. This menu is bursting with antioxidants and protein and packed with first rate nutrition.
In this small book Janea packs in a wide range of mind and body advice. She also has several chapters on sex tips that are practical and romantic. I found her chapters on relationships especially insightful. It is honest, direct and genuinely helpful for both single and married women. She made so much sense that I found it disconcerting that at the end of the book she confided that her own personal relationships have not been all that successful. Divorced after a short youthful marriage, she has spent decades waiting/looking for Mr Right. Its a little discouraging that a beautiful, successful, confident women can’t seem to find a fulfilling relationship. Its kind of like the Millionaire Matchmaker on TV who is still single in her 50’s. I think its a matter of “do as I say, not do as I do”.