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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

no-spend-year.jpgBudget Beauty

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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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? >>>


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… >>>


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… >>>


Christmas gifts for her: the working woman’s wishlist

December 6th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From de-stressing essentials to desk, arm and eye candy, these are the gift ideas certain to be at the top of any working woman’s wishlist this Christmas >>>


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… >>>


Tanya Burr: "Never, ever take no for an answer!"

July 4th 2016 / Anna Hunter

We chat baking, beauty, careers 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 >>>

foundation-guide.jpgNot Fair

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 >>>

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