Well hello to you my reader chums! Today I have a very special book review for you all. As many of you may know the lovely Louise Pentland aka Sprinkle of Glitter has recently released her first novel. Shortly after her very successful LouiseLive tour (which was absolutely amazing), Louise's book came out. I've read Louise's blog and watched her videos for quite sometime now and as you can imagine I was very excited when she broadcasted the news. Louise's blog I love to read especially because she has such an inviting and fun way with her words. Her writing style is one that really entices me in and having a whole book of it was such a great thought. I'm happy to say the novel didn't let me down and I thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover.
Design - Wow. Let's all take a minute to appreciate the beauty of this book. Every single page is styled like some luxury, glossy magazine with a shed load of love poured into it. I absolutely adore it! Depending on the chapter's topic, the backdrop design links in well, enhanced by even more cuteness with little touches throughout.
Chapters- The book is split into four main chapters which include many sub sections, covering a vast range of topics. From serious subjects like body confidence, bullying to more light hearted, funny stories about dating and a selection of glitzy girly themes such as shopping, the book has a mix of humour and advice all in one. I like how everything she spoke about is from her own perspective and she offers thoughts/tips on the different matters.
The opening line was such a happy way to start the book! :)
Through reading the book you can tell every single word that was written is put together with love and like Louise has literally poured her heart out, sharing all her best tips and stories. To me even though it's not a autobiography, you still get a personal touch and it's like an extended, exciting blog post. I laughed and was touched whilst reading but ultimately I finished it feeling uplifted and so empowered in myself with the messages she conveyed.
One of my favourite things about the book was the full page quotes that occurred in pretty much every chapter. Basically a line or paragraph said in the chapter was taken and displayed either in a frame style background or many other beautiful choices. I loved this idea because it really highlighted the positive and overall point of the chapter! Also if you were just having a flick through, you can easily come across those pages and it'll put an instant smile on your face/
The more serious matters such as body confidence and comfort zones we're some of my favourite parts because reading them made me feel a lot more happier about who I am and really put certain thoughts into perspective. I love how as she had such a big following, all these motivating messages will be put out there for young girls and boys as body confidence is such an arising issue.
Describing and giving tips on bullying will also be beneficial to many of Louise's readers as again it is something which is still happening and therefore it'll give those people advice on what to do and know they're not alone.
With all serious thoughts aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the many other parts of the book. The creative section in particular was literally written Pinterest in a book, who wouldn't love that?! Everything I read from that section has really given me some thoughts on crafty bits and bobs I now want to do either for my room or for future projects - which I am so happy about. The parts on beauty/shopping was another win for me because she discussed all her top tips on things I truly love reading about. The shopping section incorporated not only her best advice on what to expect but how to feel good about yourself, which I thought was fab. Let's not forget however all the hilarious stories in between. I love how she shared actual stories that either occurred in dating or day to day life because even though I sympathised with her I did have a little giggle! Oh it was such a joyful read!
Overall as you can probably tell I truly loved the book. I'm not just saying this because of Louise's well known status, I genuinely mean it. Even if I had no clue who she was I'd definitely pick this off the shelf and have a good old read. I just want to say a big congratulations to Louise! After following her for several years now it's crazy to think for one I've seen her live at her show but also that she's released a best seller- an incredible one too!
It's simply a divine read filled with gorgeous decor, fab advise for a wide range of ages and stories that will truly make you giggle. I now can say I feel so happy after reading such an inspiring book. If you'd like a book to genuinely make you beam with pride, this one is the perfect option!
Have any of you read it? Thank you for reading <3