Audiobook Review: Editor in Chic

Editor in Chic: How to Style and Be Your Most Empowered Self
by Mikki Taylor
Narrated by Mikki Taylor
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
Published February 26th 2019 by Simon Schuster Audio

I received this book from Simon Schuster Audio for review purposes. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own. 


“First Lady of Beauty” and trusted lifestyle expert Mikki Taylor shares uplifting advice for women who want to cultivate their beauty both inside and out.

My Thoughts

Mikki Taylor is a woman who has it all, and she worked hard to get there. As Essence's beauty editor she knows what it takes to be beautiful, both inside and out. Mikki Taylor narrates this book, which is perfect because it's like having a wise girlfriend sitting next to you, spilling her beauty secrets. I love both Mikki's writing style and voice, but I don't recommend this as an audiobook.

The beginning of the book deals with your inner beauty. Taking care of yourself mentally and physically. Eating right, exercising, socializing, taking some introvert time to center yourself. Mikki is also a woman of faith and doesn't shy away from telling you how faith has impacted her life. She encourages others not to neglect that side of themselves.  Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. As women, sometimes we feel selfish when we put ourselves first, but Mikki makes some great points on why we should not do that.

The second half of the book deals with everything from your skin and makeup to your nails and feet. She makes some great product recommendations too. My only complaint is that some of her recommendations are more on the expensive side. However, in many categories she also listed products that you could pick up at your local drugstore. I even bought the calf stretcher that she recommended, and let me tell you, it's a game changer.

Mikki draws inspiration from the women around her. You'll find several quotes and stories from these powerful women. This book is intended more for women of color, but has something in it for women of all colors, shapes, and sizes. I'm grateful for the opportunity to read and review this book. It was a great reminder that I don't need to put myself on the back burner.