Sunday, 29 March 2015

Fleur de Force - The Glam Guide Book Review

A few years ago before blogging and youtubing became as popular as it is now, I was on youtube and there was a video which was 'recommended' for me to watch. And that was one by Fleur, also known as Fleur De Force. Since watching that first video about 4/5 years ago I've been watching Fleur's video's ever since which then led to me watching other Youtuber's and reading blogs and getting more and more into beauty and fashion which eventually made me want to create my own blog.

So, with Fleur's book The Glam Guide coming out (available here) and with a book tour I really wanted to pop along to one of the tour destinations but as I was working on that day I missed out on meeting Fleur, however I did pop along later to purchase the book anyway - and even managed to pick up a signed copy!

There's so much more to this book than just beauty and fashion which is something I love about it. There's also tips on travel, health and fitness and general lifestyle as well of course blogging and youtube. Not only has Fleur written about these sections she has also included tutorials and recipes and little tricks that she has picked up over the years.

In the beauty section she talks about some of her favourite products and tips on how to create the perfect outcome. Something I've personally learnt from the beauty section is an easier way to apply liquid eye-liner, as well as a few other tips on lipstick and concealer too.

Something I've never thought about doing until now, is making my own face masks. There's so many different ingredients you can use depending out what skin type you have and what you want to improve and Fleur has included a few different ones of these. Although I'm yet to try out any of these recipes so far, I'll be sure to write a post on how it goes.

The hair tutorials in this book are also really good, especially the plaits. There's one of them which I've actually managed to do myself which is quite unbelievable because things like that never seem to really work with my hair for some reason. There's also a whole section on fashion which has some great tips on things like how to find the right pair of jeans and some classic pieces which everyone should have in their wardrobe. At the end of the different sections in the book there's also a double page on '10 Quick Tips'. I think these are really handy, as you can see above they're just little things which you wouldn't have thought of which would really help a lot - the coat button nail polish trick is something I'll be doing if one falls off.

Food and fitness are also something I love that Fleur has included in her book. If you're a regular visitor to my blog then you may have seen the amount of baking I've been doing recently (and there's more to come). I absolutely love making smoothies, especially in the summer and I'll definitely be trying some of Fleur's recipes. The fitness section is also so motivating, the calorie converter definitely makes me think more about how much exercise you have to do to burn off a pizza or ice cream!

I really enjoyed reading Fleur's book and completely recommend it (especially if you've read this far into the post) whether you're a regular visitor to her channel and blog or not. My favourite sections have to be be the beauty, hair and food sections, I can't wait to try out some of the recipes. I also love the design of her book, the watercolour paint like marks on the pages and the little illustrations throughout the book just complete it.

Abigail x

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