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Rowe, Wendy. Eat Beautiful: Food And Recipes To Nourish Your Skin From The Inside Out. USA: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Broken into the four seasons with explanations of certain foods helpful during each specific season, the ingredients are then incorporated into recipes. Interspersed with health and beauty tips for skin and body, Eat Beautiful offers care for the entire person, inside and out with a focus on skin. With years as an international make-up artist to models and celebrities, author Wendy Rowe is known for her holistic approach to skincare.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
With lots of information on the effectiveness and necessity of eating healthy for your skin and health, Eat Beautiful starts with the inside which causes the outside to shine. Full of wonderfully healthy recipes with ingredients which nourish the skin (quinoa, salmon, almond milk, radish, garlic, pumpkin, pine nuts), each recipe also includes a brief personal note, calories per portion, skin benefits and well organized directions. With photographs scattered throughout, the only thing missing was pictures of “ordinary” people, too. The areas including the helpful ingredients were full of information relating to skin nutrients from which I learned quite a bit. Overall, a useful book to help you feel and look your best.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Eat Beautiful from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

MANMADE

Salgardo, Chris. MANMADE: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference For Every Man. US: Pam Krauss Books. 2015.

SUMMARY:
manmadeIn today’s world, it is okay for modern men to care about grooming, skincare, and health. With tips, techniques, ideas and personal style demystified, Manmade takes the guess work out of appearance. Containing answers from modern, real men (actors, businessmen, artists and tradesmen), no matter the style and type of men, grooming care is of utmost importance. From basics (shampoo, soap and clean nails) to more detailed (eyebrows, moisturizers, haircuts), life hacks (oily skin, toothbrushes, travel tips) complete the picture. Looking well groomed promotes confidence to the world which allows the inner self to be the best too…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Definitely written with the more modern man in mind, there were some very good tips for men of all ages. Shaving, eating, skin essentials, all of which are important to the whole person. From professional to rugged, the necessary care and result is the same…clean, healthy and confident. Though not everyone will connect with the style of this book, taking the mystery and attitude out of men’s personal care will definitely help some take more pride and responsibility in their appearance through their grooming. Perfect as a gift in middle school, college, or career-oriented, Chris Salgardo, president of Kiehl’s skincare line, does a nice job of making grooming a common occurrence for men.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Manmade from Blogging For Books for my honest review*