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I think we are all fan of Estee Lalonde and if you aren't you've probably not seen her Youtube channel I fully fell in love with Estee Youtube channel probably two years ago, I have to say hers and Natasha's is the only channel I properly keep tabs on. So when I heard Estee was writing a book well lets just say I was a little excited to get my hands on it.
I was way to poorly to go to the signing last week which I was gutted about but the chest infection kept me snuggled under three duvets trying to stay warm. After running around the W H Smiths in Waterloo this weekend and a failed Amazon order ( stupid card not working, p.s. I promise I have money) I ventured into my local Waterstones and Hello! I just had to grab myself a copy. I didn't really know what the book would fully be about but I was so pleasantly surprised, obviously I knew the photography would be wonderful but the use of colour and print in the book itself is beautiful, as an artist I am a sucker for good aesthetics. I won't give too much away as I really think everyone should grab a copy.
I have only had the book a mere few hours but the tone and writing style is as if you're watching one of Estee videos, it has a really strong voice and the lady in Waterstones wasn't wrong when she said it's a pretty feel good book as Estee really opens up and you feel like honesty from such a big Youtuber is refreshing, it's not like other books I have looked at by other bloggers or youtubers, to be honest this and Emma Gannon's is the only I have actually purchased as I look up to both of these women, they empower and bring something I find really positive to myself, it's amazing how we can be inspired by things.
Some of my favorite sections of the book are when Estee talks about empowering women and how she developed her style.
"Through pushing myself out of my comfort zone, doing new and interesting things, and meeting and interacting with new people, I finally started to feel like I was just as worthy as I deemed other people to be."
The above quote really hit a cord with me, the last few months I have felt a little out of sorts and completely not worth the emails and jobs I have been receiving so it's nice to know people you look up to and think are fab being in that position you have makes you realise you're on the right path.
I am so nosy and I find peoples stories and lives so inspiring. I have always been a fan of her style and the effortless look she seems to be able to create so I am always curious as to how people develop their person style, what makes up a person and peoples struggles, it's nice to relate to people, it's nice not to feel to alone, when we are all kinda dealing with things its good to know you aren't going crazy. Especially when the internet only shows the good sides of peoples lives.
At times in the book i felt like I related to Estee, I haven't managed to read all the book, its great because you can pop into different chapters of the book if you're after make up tips, fashion and travel so it's not like you have to sit down and read it all in one go (work got in the way today!) Bloom is a wonderful mish mash and is a must read for any girl navigating the struggles of life, also I have to confess I broke my spending ban to buy this book, naughty me but definitely worth it!