#SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed

The power of true beauty, grace and purpose from skin to soul

Non-Fiction - Motivational
96 Pages
Reviewed on 01/24/2017
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Author Biography

Born and bred in Kenya, and now living between Nairobi and Sydney, Australia, Neva K Read is an entrepreneur, storyteller and journalist who has written for several publications and news outlets including the Kenya Television Network, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian UK. She also founded the organic and natural skincare brand Afya Organics, distributed across the UK, Europe and Australia.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

#SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed is a non-fiction motivational self-help book written by Neva K. Read. What is beauty? Read differentiates between the superficial beauty found on the pages of social media and glossy fashion magazines and that deeper beauty which comes from within in this guide that shows you how to get in touch with your soul and let your true beauty shine through. She introduces her subject with anecdotes from her own life. As a young, successful professional, she found herself obsessing over unrealistic and shallow beauty standards and realized that she had needlessly wasted money that could have been saved towards a house and her future on makeup, the latest fashions and trendy shoes. She took stock of her life when she became a thirty-something and decided to do something about the fact that she was on her own and lacking satisfying friendships and love interests. As she assessed her situation, she began to examine the choices she had been making and started looking for new directions based on her early life and familial mentors. She discusses beauty myths and then sets out twelve steps to unleashing your own skin to soul beauty. Read also includes her personal beauty routine and an invitation to join her Beauty Tribe, a free online support system designed along the principles of this text.

Neva K. Read's non-fiction motivational self-help book, #SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed, is intended for a female audience; however, I found much within it that is well worth considering no matter what your gender. Read's concerns reach across the gender divide, and most of her solutions are relevant to everyone. From her beauty myths to her twelve steps to discovering your true beauty, Read's discussions and exercises will help anyone willing to honestly sit down and assess their lives, hopes, dreams and aspirations. She guides the reader through an examination of their past and family background that is perceptive and thought-provoking, and her material on the healing powers of forgiveness is persuasive and well-founded. I especially liked the meditation work she presents, as well as the whole health and fitness routine that concludes her book. Read sprinkles inspirational quotes throughout her work, and I found myself looking forward to reading each one. She also includes links to online resources and a list of references and supplemental readings that is quite useful. #SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed is most highly recommended.

Divine Zape

#SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed by Neva K Read is a motivational, self-help book designed to help readers find themselves in a culture that lies to them and that focuses more on appearances than the real worth of the person. In this groundbreaking work, the author returns to the basics and reminds readers of the beauty — the immense beauty of the infinite possibilities they carry within them — and how they can translate their values into a reality that allows them to develop more confidence, experience greater inner peace, and face life with more courage.

Neva K Read offers a whole new approach to beauty, one that not only helps to boost confidence in readers, but that equally allows them to push the stress of today's competitive culture to the curb and find their place — their unique place — in this beautiful world. The porn industry, pop culture, designer magazines, and showbiz offer icons of beauty that are misleading. But there is far more to beauty than that.

The author of this book offers a poignant and clear answer to the perennial question that millions of people are asking: "How do I go from being tired, drained, unmotivated, unfit, unloved, overweight, depressed, anxious, alone or afraid to becoming the most gawjeus, successful, contented, generous, loved, loving and purposeful me I could ever be?" In a clear and powerful voice and combining the art of storytelling with compelling social commentaries, Neva K Read redefines beauty and leads readers gently to the startling realization that beauty is purpose and freedom. #SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed is a must-read for anyone who wants to make a difference.

Arya Fomonyuy

If there is one book anyone should read this year about beauty, that book is #SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed by Neva K Read, an eye-opening book that will help any reader boost their confidence, find their voice in a world that is reeling with noise, and discover the peace that comes from intimately connecting with one's self. Yes, it's not in the beauty magazines, the porn industry, or pop culture that you'll find the best tips to becoming beautiful. The world — the media, contemporary literature, and the beauty industry — make us believe that beauty is something defined by others for us, but this book offers a unique perspective, one that will powerfully resonate with the truth of who we are: each of us can determine their standards of beauty.

#SkintoSoulBeauty Unleashed is written in a down-to-earth, accessible, and easy style. The English flows with a lot of grace and the author's voice comes across as confident and informed. Neva K Read has said things that many people will love to hear, offering tips that will help readers, especially women, identify their core strengths, embrace them with unreserved courage, and stand out by being who they were meant to be. When one finishes reading this well-written and compelling book, one immediately feels different. The anecdotes from the author's own life and the critique of contemporary culture are both entertaining and informative. Everyone will have something to enrich their lives and handle the stress of today's competitive culture. It's the kind of book one needs to read, re-read, and then pass on.