Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Seeds of Beauty: Defining Your Beauty and Style from the inside Out by Lakeysha-Marie Green (Book Tour and $100 Macy's Gift Card Giveaway)

The Seeds of Beauty: Defining Your Beauty and Style from the inside Out by Lakeysha-Marie Green, Drawings by Alyse DeCavallas
ISBN: 978-1484115930
Published: May 30, 2013
Trade Paperback, 216 pages

About the book:

What’s the real secret to radiant beauty? It may come as no surprise that how we look on the outside is directly connected to the beauty deep inside us. What’s more, when we are burdened with the weight of low self-esteem, it’s all-too-visible in our physical appearance. That’s why a truly successful makeover begins by reconnecting with who we are at our very core—long before the swipe of the credit card or snip of the shears.

Now, fashion stylist Lakeysha-Marie Green has written a groundbreaking new guide to developing show-stopping beauty from the inside out. Inspirational and easy to use, The Seeds of Beauty seamlessly joins the key elements of inner beauty with savvy, expert style advice on making the most of your own physical attributes. Addressing both of these all-important parts of true beauty, this gorgeous resource comes together in one illuminating journey that looks as fabulous as it feels.

In Part One, “Beauty Within,” you’ll learn to build a foundation of self-love, exploring subjects such as acknowledging your value, developing resilience and finding the courage to move forward. Part Two, “Beauty Reflected,” offers you practical advice on wardrobe fundamentals to bring out your beauty and create a winning style, such as working with your body type, selecting your best colors, choosing a swimsuit, and even building a shoe wardrobe.

Unlike other fashion and beauty makeover books on the market, The Seeds of Beauty challenges you to discover just why you are uniquely beautiful on the inside. Once you have embraced your own brand of beauty, you’ll be truly motivated to master the building blocks to accentuate your appearance—and glow with your own exquisite beauty from the inside out.

My review: 

This is a self-help book to help a girl or woman appreciate her own inner and outer beauty. The author uses short chapters, easy to read language, and good illustrations, such as comparing negative thoughts to a burning ship. The risk would be to jump into the waters below which is both life-saving and threatening. At the end of each chapter are questions for self-analysis. This is the first half of the book.

The second half of the book is all about beauty tips, from closet staples to finding the right clothes that complement your body type. If you've been regularly reading fashion magazines, then you probably won't find anything new in these pages since the info is basic. I still learned a few things, such as how to make better use of belts. When it comes to fashion, I am very visual. The drawings in the book were cute but only somewhat helpful and there weren't many.

I think the information in this book would be useful for teens, especially those who lack self-esteem or are going through tough times. I offered it to my 12-year old daughter who is a fashionista, but after looking through it she just handed it back to me. Again, I think that if the format would have been different with more drawings, it would have been more appealing. However, the author's voice is kind and pleasant throughout. Her idea of finding inner beauty first is the best fashion advice because when a girl feels good about herself, she can wear just about anything well.

Note: This book is rated C = clean read.
Buy the book at Amazon.

Reviewed by Laura

Join Lakeysha-Marie Green, author of the fashion/self-help book, The Seeds of Beauty: Defining Your Beauty From the Inside Out, as she tours the blogosphere June 17 - September 13, 2013 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About the author:
Author Lakeysha-Marie Green is no stranger to tackling style dilemmas. A fashion stylist and former women's fit technologist, her extensive experience in the fashion industry taught her the importance of fit, fashion, and effortless style. Her penchant for creativity led to her work in editorial magazines, international film premieres, and advertising. Passionate about helping women to look their best, Lakeysha-Marie has contributed her style expertise on television and in print publications. Inspired by her own roller coaster ride to self-discovery, Lakeysha-Marie began writing to illustrate the potential for transformation that lies within us all. She holds a degree in fashion design & merchandising, with continued coursework in styling & photography from the London College of Fashion.
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The Seeds of Beauty Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, June 17 - Book featured at Mary's Cup of Tea
Tuesday, June 18 - 1st Chapter Reveal at 4 the Love of Books
Wednesday, June 19 - 1st Chapter Reveal at Parenting 2.0
Friday, June 21 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Monday, June 24 - Book featured at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, June 25 - Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Thursday, June 27 - Book reviewed at My Life. One Story at a Time
Friday, June 28 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, July 3 - Book reviewed at Library of Clean Reads
Friday, July 5 -Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Monday, July 7 - Guest blogging at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, July 10 - Book featured at 4 the Love of Books
Thursday, July 11 - 1st chapter reveal at As the Pages Turn
Tuesday, July 16 - Book reviewed at I'm Shelf-ish
Wednesday, July 17 - Guest blogging at Between the Covers
Thursday, July 18 - Interviewed at Broowaha
Friday, July 19 - Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Monday, July 22 - Book featured at Confessions of a Reader
Tuesday, July 23 - Book featured at Parenting 2.0
Wednesday, July 24 - Interviewed at Beyond the Books
Thursday, July 25 - Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, July 26 - Interviewed at Examiner
Friday, July 26 - Guest blogging at Allvoices
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Disclosure: Thanks to the author and Pump Up Your Book Promotions  for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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