Awhile ago I was strolling through the library looking for children’s books & this clever book caught my eye: “Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat.”  I tossed it onto my pile & checked it out with the books for my kids.  I enjoyed the book so much at home that when it was time to return it I was a little heart-broken.  So I hopped online, found “Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat” & bought it.


The advice Elycia & Rita give in this book is really invaluable, especially to someone like me who has still never really learned how to properly apply make-up (went through a tom-boy phase when all the other girls were learning in junior highschool – regretting that now).  I used to be completely baffled at how to pull together an easy, every-day make-up look.  After reading “Frumpy to Foxy” I now know the basics & how to do it quickly.

The basis of “Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat” is that it should only take 15 minutes to take yourself from frumpy to FOXY.  They share tips about how you should only have to spend 5 minutes fixing your hair, 5 minutes on make-up & 5 minutes on selecting an outfit & putting it on.  For special events or days when you have more time, you certainly can take more time, but this book is perfect for the everyday run-around.

The book is divided into sections on being foxy at work, in love, during free time, for festivities, on the go & with family.  The family section is where I’ve spent the most time because it discusses how to be foxy during pregnancy and/or as a mom (how I’ve spent most of my time over the past 4 years).  In each section they have an example of frumpy & then what would be foxy for that occasion.  They define a frumpy mom as sporting: stained, old t-shirt, baggy shorts (I’d substitute sweat pants since that’s what I’m always wearing on frumpy days), & dark roots.  The foxy mama, however, wears comfortable, but not too worn jeans; fun, colorful sneakers; & short “wash & go” haircut, among other things.

Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat” always kicks me out of my frumpy phases & I highly recommend it if you’re feeling even the slightest bit frumpy.  Such a fun, creative book!


After researching a bit I just found that Tyra featured “Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat” on her show, too.  It MUST be good, right?! 😉