As a beauty blogger it’s not often that I get the opportunity to review books. I love reading and love the look and feel of books so it’s a type of review that I’ve wanted to do for a while. Now the Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible has landed on my desk and the opportunity to write a book review on my beauty blog is a reality.
The authors are Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey. Both have many years of experience in beauty writing. Josephine is a contributing editor to You Magazine writing on beauty and organic living. She contributes to a whole range of publications, blogs about fragrance and co-founded The Perfume Society. Sarah Stacey is an award-winning beauty and health journalist and is the health editor for You magazine. She was the first honorary chair of the Guild of Health Writers UK and was the co-founder of the food labelling campaign FLAG.
The aim of this book, a part of the Beauty Bible Series, is to provide a resource for the 35+ woman. Whilst the “Anti-Ageing” part of its title may irk those of us in the older age bracket that feel it shouldn’t be about trying to stay young but about looking and feeling the best you can whatever your age may find the title a little patronising. But truth be told I struggled myself to think of an alternative title that would shine a light on this well written, thought-provoking and enlightening treasury of information.
I see this as a reference book, something that you’ll return to again and again rather than something to read from cover to cover. It covers the whole spectrum of health, beauty and cosmetic products, hints and tips in bite size chunks with handy indexing and a directory to guide you through. It’s beautifully illustrated and peppered with inspirational and motivating quotes from iconic women.
There are sections relating to award-winning products within a variety of genres – for example hair care, foundations or lipsticks. Products have been tested, scored and commented on by the Beauty Bible’s team of testers and you get the feeling that each of the comments and articles is written by people who are really passionate about helping the likes of you and me.
With this being the time of year when you’re looking for gift ideas you might well think of this for your Mum, sister or friend. I think if you put it together with a product or two from those recommended in the book it would be delightful and very well received. It retails at £16.99 here.
So that’s my first book review done? What do you think? Does this make you want to find out a bit more? Ask me any questions or give me feedback I’d love to hear from you.
This product was gifted to me for review but the opinions are my own and aren’t prescribed.