What I’m Reading & Listening To in 2017

The banner of beauty is a infinite one. While sometimes it’s easy to focus on makeup and skincare, it only takes a few naughty days of eating to see the results displaying on the skin and face. My goal in 2017 has been to slowly incorporate healthier beauty options, focus on a more nutritious diet and increase my fitness by more walking – and possibly returning to RPM classes! Instead of just thinking about it, I have been immersing myself in all the books I can, and listening to newly founded podcasts – which is my most recent obsession.

While some of these podcasts are mainly beauty related, it’s a whole new feeling listening to beauty as opposed to reading or seeing it, and it’s so cool to hear other people talk about the same things we do – in a completely new format. I thought I’d share the books I am currently working my way through, as well as some podcasts I’ve been enjoying within the beauty realm – and if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

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Books

‘Welcome to the world of DIY beauty, where organic ingredients come together in refreshing, effective treatments that pamper on the inside too.’

In French Complexion, Christine reveals the secrets of glowing skin – based on her 20-plus years of studying and practising skincare. Christine also share what she’s learnt from French culture and her upbringing about looking after your skin and self.

‘Eat Beautiful contains beauty tips and over 70 easy and delicious recipes specifically designed to feed your skin with the nutrients it needs to glow. Foreword by Sienna Miller.’ 

‘The definitive guide to a new generation of natural beauty, skincare and makeup. ‘Emma Watson’s Natural Beauty Guru’. {Racked.com}’ 

‘The Forensic Nutritionist takes an investigative approach to health and well-being and is the first book of its kind on personalised nutrition.’

‘The ultimate beauty guide from the experts at GOOP – the trusted resource for healthy, mindful living, curated by Gwyneth Paltrow.’

‘Sali Hughes draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup’s physically and emotionally transformative powers.’

‘Leanne wrote this book in the hope that you discover that you too can be, do and have whatever you desire…if you choose!’

‘Delving into the products that are simply the best at what they do, the inventions that changed our perception of beauty and the launches that completely broke the mould.’

Breaking Beauty Co-Founders Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins

Podcasts

  • Fat Mascara

A beauty podcast hosted by Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein.

  • Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror is a weekly podcast about the beauty routines and philosophies of remarkable women from all walks of life.

  • At Home With

Your home says so much about you – where you’ve travelled, who you’ve met, and the kind of person you are. Hosted by content creators Lily Pebbles & Anna Newton, with previous guests including Alexis Inge, Liz Earle and Zoe Sugg!

  • Breaking Beauty

The podcast all about the bestselling beauty products and the damn good stories behind them, co-created by Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins.

  • Glowing Up

Glowing Up is a podcast about beauty, health, and all things girly and glowy. Hosted by Esther Povitsky and Caroline Goldfarb.

  • The Chasing Joy Podcast

The Chasing Joy Podcast shares meaningful conversations about wellness that will bring energy and joy into your life.

  • The Beauty Brains

Real cosmetic chemists answer your beauty product questions. Also available in written form on their blog!

  • Natch Beaut

Jackie Johnson spills the tea on trendy products, baddie makeup, ride-or-die skin care, and seeks inspo from the holy grail of the cosmetic golden age: teen mags from the late 90s to early 2000s.

There you have it! Have I missed anything new and exciting, let me know in the comments!

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