Thursday, 1 April 2010

Book Review: The Goddess Experience by Giséle Scanlon.

Product Details:
Publisher: HarperCollins
Paperback, 336 pages.
Release date: February 4th 2010.
Rating: 3½ out of 5.

Product Description:

More than 1000 valuable tips that anyone can afford, to bring a little Goddess magic into your life. 'A divine guide to all the good things in life!.with delicious recipes, fashion advice, top travel destinations and inspirational ideas, any goddess would be mad not to keep a copy by her bed.' Express Following on from the amazing success of style bible The Goddess Guide, The Goddess Experience reveals hundreds of experiences, large and small, for all budgets, to enable all of us to unleash our inner goddess. From dressing tables to dim-sum, trainers to tea, pod hotels to pop-up stores, Gisele brings us the people, places and things to make you smile! / Dicsover how to create luxury in your own home / Explore Gisele's secret address book for all the top places in some of the world's hottest cities / Create scrumptious dishes at home from simple and delicious recipes / Go shopping for the perfect wardrobe basics and pick up Gisele's top tips on how to care for bags and shoes / Read exclusive interviews with Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Lauren Laverne / Join Gisele on the hunt for the perfect cake and cuppa Whatever kind of Goddess you are, you're sure to find inspiration on every page of this beautifully packaged, sumptuously designed book, guaranteed to bring Goddess magic into every life.

The Goddess Experience is an indulgent treat, and the perfect girlie book, filled with beauty and fashion insider tips.  This is a change from the usual reviews I'll be doing, but so many of you were into my 'Carrie Diaries' post, that I reckon maybe there are a few girlie girls reading this! Yes, I love my horror and my paranormal romance, but I also love all things pink!
This book opens with Giséle asking you to post a 'happy list'.  I'm going to share mine with you in a while.  The happy list focuses on the simple pleasures in life, while  Giséle also spills the beans on her favourite indulgent treats.  Warning: If you read this, you will want to take a trip to Paris simply to sample Macaroons from Ladurée.  I've never had one, but I've been swooning over pictures of them for weeks now! Yum!

 Besides fashion, beauty and food, the book also contains a travel section, and an invaluable guide to packing the perfect flight kit which gets a special mention from me, as it's something I always get wrong!  I loved the  'city guides' section of the book, as I love exploring cities and finding out the best places to eat when I go on a trip.  Here you can find out where to stay, eat , shop and play in Berlin, Dublin, London, Paris, NYC and Sydney.

This book is a great go-to book if you are in need of beauty tips, or have a wardrobe dilemma, and  is the perfect gift for any girlie girl. It is also probably the prettiest book I have ever seen, and is beautifully illustrated throughout.


  1. Wow! This one does look pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following :)

  2. You're very welcome, Carrie. This is one pretty book for sure! :)

  3. Very cool! Can't we all use a little goddess magic!

    Came over from the blog hop and love your blog!

  4. This book looks amazing! Need to buy it ASAP,thank you :) Loren X


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