Friday Treat: Life Styling By Mikhila McDaid
[sample] So, as well as my sample disclaimer I will also tell you that I have known Mikhila for what feels like ever – we’ve been blogging pals from afar for a long, long time now, although we have met several times in real life. We chat on Twitter and send each other silly gifs that make us laugh. So, OF COURSE I’m going to feature her brand new book on BBB. You might know Mikhila as Miss Budget Beauty on YouTube (HERE) and if you do, you’ll know she is one of the most down to earth, funny and warm people you could find.
Life Styling is narrated by Mikhila in such a relatable way – you can easily see yourself having the same conversations with your friends – it’s all about life and how to muddle through with a modicum of style and savvy addressing issues such as the best sunglasses shape, packing tips, seasonal style, beauty and relationships. Identifying your body shape (essential for what comes next), building the foundations of a stylish wardrobe and how to find the right jeans are all covered off in an easy manner – suddenly finding your style doesn’t seem so hard.
This is a book for those – mainly aimed at younger women than me though – who have slightly lost their way and confidence with how they look. Easily done when you’re busy with a career or young children – I mean, where is the time to style yourself? Each chapter builds you up further and further to a place where fashion, style and prioritising will seem second nature – or at least in the realms of possibility. I’d have loved this book as a new-ish mum instead of the hectoring, lecturing style books of old – although I might say that it’s taken me til age 54 to find my dream jeans and no amount of reading could rectify that.
There is, of course, lots of beauty covered off – it’s one of Mikhila’s passions and she knows SO much! From micro-blading to waxing, extensions to primers and everything in between. Really, though, it’s a hand-hold through the parts of life that can be baffling, challenging and inexplicably not as straightforward as they should be. Life Styling is positive reinforcement written so practically and fluidly, in easily digestible portions, with such grace and humour that I’d challenge you NOT to enjoy it. It’s £11.99 HERE.
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