Life with a Sprinkle of Glitterby Louise Pentland Published 02 Jul 2015
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THIS IS MY FIRST EVER OFFICIAL BOOK! Aloha Sprinklerinos! Imagine you are in one of those glorious vintage shops where every surface is laden with treasure. Cut glass, pill boxes, old cameras, pendants, chests of drawers and stacks and stacks of books. This book is like that. Each chapter is one of those gem encrusted tins that you can open, peep inside and enjoy. You can either methodically wander the entire shop, looking at each individual item in order, or, you can dance around with wild abandon, opening and closing whatever you like, whenever you like. You can take in tiny bits of it at a time or you can devour it all in one go. I don't mind. I don't mind how you go about it; all that matters to me is that you take something from it. Divided into four sections: Glitz, Create, Need to Knows and All About Love, you'll find all my little tips and tricks, stories and insights and nuggets of advice. I want you to walk away from this book feeling uplifted. I want you to feel as though you are equipped to deal with something in your life and deal with it in the best possible, positive way. I want to show you how I find so much joy and enrichment in my life and how you can do it too, with just a Sprinkle of Glitter...Toodlepip! Xxx
"Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter" Reviews
Please, if you're thinking about buying this book DON'T. It's a glorified magazine and you would probably get more enjoyment from an issue of Cosmo than you would from this. (Sorry if that's too harsh but its my opinion). Check out my full review over on my blog --> http://lebookchronicles.weebly.com
This is not the kind of book I would usually read, nor is it the sort of thing I would ever imagine enjoying, but I found I really did. Given my general lack of interest in most things beauty-related it is not something I would usually recommend, but for anyone who is already familiar with Louise and her blog/YT channel it is a delightful jaunt through all of the lovely things we have all come to expect from her. Her chipper personality and (at times self-deprecating but nonetheless charming) sense of humour shines through everything she has written and it is clear that she cares deeply about the messages she conveys: accepting and loving yourself, spreading kindness and positivity everywhere and to everyone, and ultimately choosing to live a happy and fulfilled life regardless of circumstance. I think of her youtube channel as comfort watching, something to indulge in when I just want to be able to focus on the little things that make life happy, and this book is a great extension of that. There were of course sections I disagreed with or found less relevant to my life - it's obvious that it's aimed at her core demographic, most of whom are much younger than I am - but I think if every 13 year old were given a copy of this to read I like to think they would be a little better equipped to deal with the monstrosity that can be adolescence. Kindness is a criminally underrated quality and it is evident from her book (and the rest of her work) that Louise really does live all of the affirmative statements that we too often pass off as banal platitudes.
With regard to flying:
On arrival, to achieve that stylish celebrity-at-airport look, throw everything into your giant bag (don't have things hanging out or clutched in your hands, think chic), don your oversized sunglasses or drape your scarf round your shoulders and walk tall. You are a seasoned jet-setter after all!
Yeah... I'm not sure I could read this book with any kind of seriousness...
Source: I own this book.
Cost: £6.49 from Amazon
I can't give a synopsis for this book really other than it is a book filled with loveliness.
I have been so excited to get my hands on this book ever since Louise (Sprinkleofglitter on Youtube) announced it. It's been on preorder for far too long in my honest opinion! But when I got to hold my physical copy in my hands I knew straight away how beautifully it would sit on my shelves. (Also that it would be a very good book too)
Firstly, the cover is so pretty. Like aesthetically, this is a very pleasing book inside and out. Each page is decorated with colour and a few picture scattered throughout but not enough to make it a picture book and take away from what the words are trying to convey to the reader. It's a very nicely designed book, I like that a lot.
Despite some of the chapters in this book talking about a few experiences I'm yet to go through like buying a house and going to university (soon, this is happening soon) and having a baby, I still absorbed everything! It's so clear that Louise wrote this book with love and passion, that every word is something that she wants to tell her viewers and readers no matter what stage they're at in their journey.
Throughout this book, there are little quote pages that part of me wants to cut out and stick on school binders and all over my walls and I might every tattoo a couple on my forehead...Jokes of course, but the advice is really decent! It's odd to try and explain what I mean here, but when I finished reading it, I almost felt at ease. Like for the first time, in a long time, I didn't panic about the future. I'm back to panic mode now, but this book gave me some sound advice for certain aspects of my time and my life.
Please write another one to help me with the rest, thanks!
I've watched sprinkleofglitter videos for a while, coming on almost five years now starting to watch her videos close to the beginning of her channel. But to 13 year old me, she was simply just another youtuber I used to pass the time. Now at 18, her channel is almost like a beacon of happiness. I'm the kind of person that will mother a person when they're sad until they feel okay again and when I'm sad I just watch her videos (along with some other youtubers) and that's what makes me feel better. I don't feel as upset about everything for the 5-15 minutes I watch a video on youtube.
Hopefully one day, when I've got my own house and my own family I can keep this book as a sort of reminder that no matter how sad you are 18, things have such a chance of getting better. I'm really holding that mantra over my life!
SORRY I'M ALL CHEESY TONIGHT. I'LL BE BACK TO CASUAL CONNIE SOON.
This book was originally reviewed on my blog A Blonde Librarian
I've always been a fan of Louise's Youtube channel - I've been watching her videos for a few years now, so when I heard that she was bringing out a book, I knew that I was going to buy it. Life With a Sprinkle of Glitter by Louise Pentland is a non-fiction, lifestyle, personal, how-to, advice etc book that isn't too far away in genre from most of the other 'Youtuber' books that came out this year - but I liked this one better.
Louise covers a really broad range of topics in the book - something that keeps it interesting and refreshing. Each 'big' chapter is split down into smaller sections that can be read a bit at a time or all at once. I found them to be the perfect bitesize pieces to read a bit of each night. From makeup, safety and confidence, to dating, home décor and parenting - there is something for literally each person who reads it.
The writing style is very 'Louise' - you can almost hear her speaking the words. The book is very easy to read - it's as if you are having a conversation of sorts, rather than just reading some words on a page. The text flows nicely, isn't too heavy, and forms a lovely light read.
The content of the book is definitely an extension of Louise's channel, with lots of topics to suit everyone - and I really enjoyed that.
I also really enjoyed the design of the book. Every single page was different. There were lots of bright, vibrant images. The text is displayed in various ways - and I found the entire thing to be very appealing and clever. You aren't just reading page after page of text - it's split up and arranged in so many different ways that your eyes never get bored. One thing I loved was the abundance of inspiring quotes and advice littered throughout the book. Little positive mantras that we could all do well to remember in our everyday life.
Louise is someone who cheers me up when I watch her videos. Her personality is very bubbly, light and positive and she cherishes all things pretty, sweet and happy. But at the same time, Louise is very real. She is a mother, a friend, a businesswoman, a house-keeper (and was actually going through a split in her marriage when she wrote this) - she lets us know that it's ok not to be ok sometimes. That we can't be perfect all the time, and that we are only human. All of these things are reasons why I love Louise's channel and all of these things come across in his book.
My favourite parts of the book had to be any of Louise's personal stories or anecdotes (seriously - the chapter on her dating disasters almost made me spit out my cup of tea in a fit of giggles...read it!). Reading about things that she has personally gone through made her even more relatable.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have to say that on some very tiny occasions throughout - it did come across as a little too precious - a little too twee - and there were one-too-many self indulgent nods....mainly to promote the book....that chances are you had probably bought if you were reading it, which made the promotions a little pointless???
All in all though, this was a great little read, and one that I will recommend - definitely to fans of Louise, but even if you aren't. You can definitely hear Louise's voice throughout - it's HER book and you can really feel that. The fact that this felt more unique in both design and content, and more personal with the stories etc - made this to be one of the better Youtuber books that has come out recently IMO.
It was such a great read and I was really glad that it wasn't exclusively aimed at the pre-teen/early teens demographic. With myself being nineteen and finding that Zoe's book was aimed a bit more towards young teens I was really glad and really enjoyed the book and I think my mum would also enjoy it especially the `Bonding With Baby´ chapter as it will bring all her mummy feels back to the surface :)