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


Shelf Help: The Nature of Beauty, an encyclopaedic guide to modern natural beauty

December 1st 2016 / Judy Johnson

Imelda Burke’s new book is an honest, fresh look at natural and organic beauty - but anyone interested in good skin will benefit >>>


Shelf help: Say Ja To Hygge!, a brilliant parody of this year's biggest wellbeing trend

November 24th 2016 / Victoria Woodhall

‘Dr Magnus Olsensen’ writes for anyone who loves a woolly blanket, a scented candle – and a laugh, says Victoria Woodhall. Read on for his take on a hygge Christmas >>>


Donna Hay: “If a treat comes my way, I’ll definitely enjoy it”

November 22nd 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The best-selling cookbook author and leading food personality talks to us about what a Life in Balance means to her >>>


Shelf Help: this week's book review - The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry

November 11th 2016 / Alecka Micklewright

In his latest book, the award-winning British artist explores modern masculinity and asks whether we need to rethink what it means to be a man >>>


Shelf help: Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes

October 21st 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Stuck in a rut? We review this intimate and honest call to action from one of Hollywood's most powerful women to see if it can provide the most useful of helping hands >>>


Pretty Iconic, Sali Hughes: a must-read mixtape of beauty’s biggest hits

October 20th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Which beauty products and brands are really worth the hype? Sali Hughes’ new book looks set to provide a hit list of the ones you really can’t do without >>>


Shelf Help: Jo Malone, My Story

October 14th 2016 / Anna Hunter

We review a must-read autobiography for fragrance lovers, budding entrepreneurs and anyone who’s ever felt that the odds are against them >>>


Book Review: Eat Smart, by Niomi Smart

September 8th 2016 / Anna Hunter

We’re getting familiar with the health, beauty and lifestyle blogger cookbook genre, but this latest launch is anything but a token tome. Find out what we made of Eat Smart… >>>


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

August 31st 2016 / 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 >>>


What makes Tanya Burr tick?

July 4th 2016 / Anna Hunter

We chat baking, beauty and wellbeing with the superstar vlogger and blogger >>>


5 beauty and wellness steals for this week and beyond…

May 1st 2016 / Anna Hunter

Deals, apps, cheats and dupes to max out your health and beauty routine, not your credit card >>>

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Not Fair: 7 brilliant beauty blogs & vlogs for darker skin tones

April 19th 2016 / 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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Want to read a foundation guide like no other? Right this way...

March 11th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru introduces the new GTG e-guide written to help those with olive, brown and black skin tones find their perfect foundation match. Here’s why this industry first needs to be your next must-read >>>


The breast cancer cookbook: regaining control by getting in the kitchen

October 26th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Behavioural risk factors associated with diet and lifestyle are thought to influence up to 30% of cancers. A new book proposes cooking as a means of coping and prevention, and it certainly provided us with some food for thought… >>>


The Makeup Maniac: Facepaint- why we can't put it down...

October 16th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Lisa Eldridge’s much anticipated first book was published this week. Here’s the inside scoop from the launch, and why we predict it to be a budding beauty bible for makeup lovers everywhere... >>>


The Gloss Report: Health books

January 1st 2015 / Katie Robertson

Struggling to get into the swing of the New Year's new you? The Gloss team read up on some of the best-selling health books to see which ones will help set you on the healthy straight and narrow >>>


Beauty Crush: Green Kitchen Travels

October 27th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

The new vegetarian cookbook from blogging power couple Green Kitchen Stories will convert even the most meat loving of carnivores >>>


Why every beauty fan needs to read Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes

September 25th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Every girl needs a straight-talking beauty companion and we’ve just found ours... >>>


Book review: Stop Overeating

June 18th 2014 / Emma Bartley

Emma Bartley tries to address her mortal fear of missing out on the last biscuit with a new self-help book by Dr Jane McCartney >>>


Book Review: 5:2 Your Life by Emma Cook

March 11th 2014 / Judy Johnson

Can the 5:2 concept be applied to all parts of life? We review the book that claims this popular ratio could change everything >>>


Book review: Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley and Peta Bee

January 14th 2014 / Anna Hunter

Fast Exercise is Dr Michael Mosley's follow-up to his 5:2 diet bestseller. Together, he and co-author Peta Bee are a dream team >>>


Glossy reads: The Summer House

April 26th 2013 / Judy Johnson / Santa Montefiore

GTG’s Queen of Creams columnist Santa Montefiore has released her latest book in paperback. We find out the story behind the novel >>>


Book Review: Gwyneth Paltrow: It's All Good

April 11th 2013 / Charlotte Sinclair

The arrival of Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook has stirred up plenty of buzz about the star's lifestyle. Charlotte Sinclair finds out if the recipes are as perfect as the woman behind them >>>


Sarah Vine: Olivier Echaudemaison

March 15th 2013 / Sarah Vine

Sarah Vine meets the charming Creative Director of Guerlain, a man who sees beauty in every woman >>>


Book review: Honestly Healthy

January 28th 2013 / Kiran Branch

Kiran Branch digs in to Honestly Healthy by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson and learns a whole new lifestyle >>>


Book review: The Fast Diet

January 25th 2013 / Hilly Janes

Is Dr Michael Mosley's new book on the 5:2 fast diet worth a read? Hilly Janes finds out >>>

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