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Book Reviews

Get the Gloss reviews the latest health and beauty books, recipe books and more to let you know which ones we can't put down

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Pinch of Nom: the diet cookbook that’s rivalling Joe Wicks for sales

March 21st 2019 / Anna Hunter

And it was only published today. Here’s why Pinch of Nom is the UK’s most visited food blog and what the new book brings to the table >>>

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The Readers' Edit: your favourite health, beauty and fashion buys

March 16th 2019 / Becci Vallis

Forget frivolous makeup, March is all about active ingredients for you savvy skincare shoppers. Vitamin C, PHAs and hyaluronic acid all made their way into your bathroom cabinets. You also stocked up on supplements and leg-lengthening trousers >>>

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These are your top 10 health and beauty buys to kick off 2019

January 29th 2019 / Anna Hunter

From super skin supplements to a Charlotte Tilbury makeup set sellout and a new Olaplex innovation, here’s what made it into your ‘most popular’ list for January >>>

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11 health resolutions your GP wants you to keep

January 6th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

Tackling stress is one of the most important things we can do for our health and yet most of us are too blasé about the damage it's doing, says Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Use his simple interventions to reduce your daily stress dose and feel happier, leaner and more productive >>>

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The 5 diet changes that could make you less anxious

January 2nd 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

There’s a strong link between anxiety and the food we eat, says Registered Dietitian Ali Miller author of the Anti-Anxiety Diet. If you want to balance your mood, start by avoiding these inflammatory foods >>>

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The new health and nutrition books to have on your bookshelf

December 26th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru / Victoria Woodhall

From The Fast 800 by Dr Michael Mosley to The Angry Chef’s latest launch and Joe Wicks’ new veggie book, here’s what you’ll be reading in 2019 >>>

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What we can all learn from 'The Truth Pixie'

December 20th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Matt Haig’s best-selling book written to guide children through troubled times has gone viral among adults too. If Christmas is a time of conflicting emotions, you’ll want this in your stocking >>>

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Lily Pebbles: “I don’t put rainbows on things- I’m a realist friend”

March 5th 2018 / Anna Hunter

On the week of the release of her first book, all about the importance of female friendship, we speak to one of the UK’s biggest bloggers about making new friends as an adult, cherishing old pals and what to do when a friendship situation gets awkward… >>>

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The Wonder Down Under: the vagina book that the world needs

February 13th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From shattering ‘the hymen myth’ to learning the truth about the clitoris (it’s FAR larger than you probably realise) and underlining how great discharge can really be, here’s why girls, women and humans everywhere should add this to their reading list… >>>

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7 brilliant beauty blogs & vlogs for darker skin tones

January 17th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From makeup tutorials to hair how-tos, these British-born beauty bloggers, vloggers and digital powerhouses are changing up the beauty game >>>

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Shelf-care: the new self-help books to have on your bookshelf

January 8th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From mastering the art of letting go to silencing your inner critic and leading a more judgement-free life, this year’s roster of self-help books are brimming with useful advice. Here’s our pick of the books set for big things >>>

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Kakebo: how budgeting the Japanese way makes you mindful (and richer)

January 3rd 2018 / Anna Hunter

Minimise that spreadsheet- ‘kakebo’ is about to make keeping track of your finances far more inspiring. Here’s your cheat sheet to the Japanese art of saving money… >>>

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11 new health and wellbeing books worth reading this year

December 26th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Looking for a New Year’s read? Here’s our round-up of the best books hitting the market (and our bookshelves) >>>

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6 healthy baking recipes you’ll return to again and again

August 29th 2017 / Anna Hunter

In celebration of the return of The Great British Bake Off, and also just cake, two queens of sweet treats bring you their ultimate ‘makeover’ bakes >>>

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The Dopamine Diet: a diet plan that makes you happy as well as slim?

July 25th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Also known as the ‘Tom Kerridge’ diet, owing to the chef’s frankly astounding 70 kg weight loss, the dopamine diet is hailed as the healthy eating plan with a side-order of ‘happy’. How does that work? We did some delving… >>>

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Is this the only diet book you'll ever need?

June 29th 2017 / Victoria Woodhall

In the Italian town of Pioppi, people live ten years longer than anywhere else. A new Mediterranean diet plan, based on their secrets, claims simple science-backed sense >>>

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Review: The Low-FODMAP Recipe Book

June 1st 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you suffer from IBS or other digestive problems, this book could help you on your way to a healthier, happier gut. We spoke to the dietitian behind it to bring you the lowdown on this new low-FODMAP diet plan >>>

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Madeleine Shaw: "This book isn't about food fads"

April 19th 2017 / Anna Hunter

The health food blogger is back with her third book and it’s jam packed with seasonal eating ideas, plus refreshingly light on the courgetti et cetera. Here’s what we made of it… >>>

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Daisy Buchanan: "Self confidence doesn’t grow in a linear way"

April 10th 2017 / Judy Johnson

As her debut book, How To Be A Grown Up hits the shelves, Daisy Buchanan talks to Judy Johnson about her hour-long hair ritual, feeling overwhelmed and what's coming next in adulthood >>>

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Good Mood Food: How do your meals make you feel?

February 10th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Cooking and eating well aren’t always top of the agenda if you’re feeling fragile, but a new book demonstrates the powerful link between mood and food. For soulful recipes and advice, look no further… >>>

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Extreme budget beauty - or how I survived for a year on £22.23

February 3rd 2017 / Michelle McGagh

Personal finance journalist Michelle McGagh's 'no-spend' year involved waving goodbye to 95% of her beauty spend... and an unfortunate incident with a banana >>>

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Deliciously Ella With Friends Cookbook Review

January 27th 2017 / Susannah Taylor

Deliciously Ella’s latest cookbook for healthier entertaining will first and foremost inspire your daily cooking regime says Susannah Taylor >>>

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Shelf Help: Wake Up! Escaping a Life on Autopilot

January 15th 2017 / Judy Johnson

Ever feel like you’re just going through the motions but not really living? Then this new book is for you >>>

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Shelf Help: Leap In - a woman, some waves and the will to swim

January 12th 2017 / Victoria Woodhall

Alexandra Heminsley challenged herself to overcome her fear of the sea - but first, she had to learn front crawl. Can her memoir inspire our pool-phobic reviewer to get her goggles on? >>>

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The health and lifestyle books to buy today

December 29th 2016 / Anna Hunter

From Kayla Itsines to Clean Eating Alice and Paul McKenna, some of the year’s most anticipated health and wellbeing books are published today. Here’s what you need to know… >>>

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Shelf Help: Leap Year by Helen Russell

December 14th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Are you the indecisive type? The decision to pick up this book could change all of that. For self-help with a sense of humour, it’s a no-brainer… >>>

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