Life With a Sprinkle of Glitter is a gorgeous book, written by Louise Pentland.
Imagine you are in one of those glorious vintage shops where every surface is laden with little treasures. Old cameras, pendants, books and trinket boxes. 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 wander the shop methodically and look at each item in order, or you can dance around with wild abandon, opening and closing whatever you like, whenever you like.
Divided into four sections: Glitz, Create, Need to Knows and All About Love, this book contains all of Louise’s little tops and tricks, stories and advice. In this book, Louise will show you how to find joy and enrichment in your life – just by adding a Sprinkle of Glitter.
Life With a Sprinkle of Glitter is a gorgeous book. I mean, just look at that cover! I can assure you that the inside of this book is just a lovely. To be honest, I’m not sure what everyone expects from a review about a non-fiction book. I reviewed Connor Franta’s A Work in Progress, and so this is the second non-fiction book I will have reviewed on here. It’s probably the second non-fiction book I’ve ever read, if I’m being completely honest! Although I think I can safely say that I really enjoy reading non-fiction books, especially ones like this one.
Let me start off by saying just how lovely all the pages in this book are to look at. I enjoyed seeing what pictures were used on each page and I loved how each text-box was perfectly placed with intriguing sub-headings and interesting content. But I’ll move onto content later. For now, I was to discuss how pretty this book is. There are doodles and cut-out pictures and perfectly-themed background pictures. Honestly, this book is stunning to look at. This book is very aesthetically pleasing.
The one thing that I would have liked to have seen in this book is more pictures taken by Louise. I was surprised to flick to the end of the book and find that quite a lot of the pictures were provided by or taken by Louise. I think what I would have liked to have seen, though, was more pictures of her doing some of the things she was mentioning. For example, in the shopping section of this book, I would have loved seeing a picture of Louise at a shopping centre with all of her purchases in bags. Or for the cooking section, I would have liked to have seen a picture of her baking something. Just simple things like that. They didn’t have to be staged photos or anything, I just feel like it would have made this book a bit more Louise-like. However, this book is gorgeous nonetheless, so I shouldn’t complain.
One of my favourite things with this book was all the inspirational and positive messages it contained. This is quite an uplifting book and it made me feel really positive about myself. There are quotes about being who you are and trying your best and how everyone is beautiful in their own unique ways. These little quotes at the end of each little section basically wrapped up her thoughts on the topic being discussed in pretty quote form.
Even though some of the chapters in this book discussed things that I haven’t done yet, such as buying a house or having kids, I still found the information very useful and I soaked it all up. I think that one of the best things about this book is that you can pick it up from any chapter and read it without an order. I read this book from start to finish by chronological page number because I didn’t want to miss anything, but I could have easily jumped from place to place and enjoyed it just as much. My favourite part of this book was by far her dating stories. They’re hilarious! I found myself laughing out loud at each of the weird things that happened and the cringe-worthy moments in the stories and I loved them so much because they were just so Louise.
It’s definitely clear that Louise wrote this book with a lot of love and passion and that so much thought went into this book. I treasured every word and took in everything that Louise wrote because she has a lot of wisdom wrapped in the anecdotes and quotes in this book. I also really liked how the writing sounded exactly like Louise would talk, if you know what I mean. It was like having Louise to my very self at that moment and I could hear her voice in my mind. I really enjoyed that.
So do you have to watch Louise’s SprinkleofGlitter to really like this book? Absolutely not, though I recommend checking her videos out! While I’ve seen a few of Louise’s videos, you don’t have to know her or anything about her in order to get anything from this book. Just by reading this book, you’ll learn lots of things about her life and her bubbly attitude. One of the things I love about her is that she’s so happy and positive, and that definitely shows in the words she wrote. She explained at the beginning of the book that her life hasn’t always been easy and like everyone, she’s had problems in her life, but she chose happiness and she urges everyone to do the same. Her messages are truly inspirational. So whether you already love Louise, you would like to read a positive book, or even if you just want to laugh at her cringe-worthy date stories, I definitely recommend picking up Life With a Sprinkle of Glitter!
Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!