One of the most anticipated beauty books to hit the scene recently is Fleur De Force's book, The Glam Guide. After a recent flurry of blogger/YouTuber books hitting the shevles in bookstores, Fleur's is the latest.
I can't compare the book to Tanya's or anyone elses as this is the only one I've bought, in all honesty, it's the only one that appealed to me. I don't generally watch Tanya's videos, I don't even think I'm subscribed, but I'm a long time subscriber and watcher of Fleur's videos. In fact, in a round about way, it was through her video's that I got in to blogging - I was watching one of her colab video's with Sprinkle of Glitter - from that I watched Louise's videos and saw she had a blog - that was it, I was sold on blogging and set mine up within a couple of days. Three years later, I'm still here and still watching Fleur's videos. She's done so well for herself, and unlike some YouTuber's I don't feel that she's lost her integrity.
Anyway, enough of that, on with the review!
The Glam Guide is a paper back book, 224 pages long. The font on the cover is embellished in her signature rose gold, and throughout the book you'll see the pages are adorned with watercolours and illustrations of makeup, models and looks etc, a really lovely touch.
The book covers beauty, hair, fashion, travel, health & fitness, YouTube and blogging, and a section on relationships. She kicks off the book with the basics, the colour wheel, makeup brushes and tips on how to choose the right foundation, and even a guide on how to achieve a good smokey eye. At the end of each section she sums it up with '10 Quick tips', a nice touch, especially if you don't want to sit and read it cover to cover. She also has a couple of pages on what's in her handbag, I always love videos & blog posts like this, perhaps it's because it's something we all have in common?
Throughout the book, she also includes recipes, like for face treatments, hair masks, even smoothies for health & fitness, I think this is a really nice touch. She also talks about body confidence, something which is often a hot topic and something I think we can all relate to.
One of my favourite sections is the one about YouTube and blogging - I guess because I'm a YouTuber and blogger :) She shares what her essentials are, what her equipment is and tips on how to grow your audience.
I really enjoyed this book, it was really well put together, beautifully illustrated. A book you can read cover to cover, or cherry-pick the pieces which are relevant to you - well done Fleur!