Much as I love books I haven’t reviewed many on my blog as they’re rarely a fit for the topic. Still when I got my hands on Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe I instantly recognised that the subject matter was a perfect match for me and the blog. Eating and beauty is what I’m all about!
I won this copy as a giveaway prize and it’s signed by the author Wendy Rowe. Wendy has more than 20 years experience working with A list models and celebrities. (The foreword is by Sienna Miller – yes she’s that well connected!) She’s an international make-up artist and beauty expert and is Burberry’s artistic consultant for beauty.
I’m pretty sure that most of us inherently know the “we are what we eat” concept and that eating well and healthily has a direct effect on how good we feel and look. In this beautifully presented hard back book Wendy has brought together recipes, beauty routines and tips that are based on nutrient boosting ingredients.
With sections on beauty & food, seasonal chapters, beauty tips, healing herbs and spices, supplements and superfoods and a guide to nutrients the content and photography is a feast for the senses.
It’s laid out in a clean and crisp style that’s in easily digestible chunks that you want to read rather than acres of dense text that read like a sermon.
I have to confess that I can’t make up my mind whether to add this to my coffee table beauty book collection to dip in and out of – I’m particularly intrigued to try some of the DIY beauty treatments – or to keep it in the kitchen for inspiration for healthy meals (or the odd treat – there’s a gorgeous flourless orange and almond cake I want to try). I think that what I’m trying to say is that this is a book that I’ll turn to time and again for inspiration and information wherever it resides in my home.
With praise from the likes of Victoria Beckham, Cara Delavingne and Christopher Bailey it’s not just me that thinks that Wendy’s knowledge and experience is really something to value. If you’d like to get a hold of a copy for yourself then here’s where to look.