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The Complete Guide To the GLOSSYBOX ‘Empowerment’ Edit

The Complete Guide To the GLOSSYBOX ‘Empowerment’ Edit

If you want to know which products are featured in the GLOSSYBOX ‘Empowerment’ edit, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s all the insider information you need…

From small businesses that have grown into global influencers, to innovative and go-getting entrepreneurs and brands that support local communities through fair trade, we’ve filled our ‘Empowerment’ edit with 5 incredible makeup, skincare and haircare products created by empowering beauty brands. Let their stories inspire you…

For extra tips and tricks on how to make the most of these products, click ‘Read More’ and the product name. You’ll have received five of them.

*All prices refer to the RRP of the full-size product available to purchase as advised by the brand.

Please note, we have now sold out of our March ‘Empowerment’ edit. You can still be part of the Glossy Family though! Subscribe now to pre-order your April ‘Fruity or Floral’ edition. Featuring two special design boxes bursting with fruity fragrances and flowery formulas, it’s not to be missed!

Brought to you by BYBI, a 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand, this plumping balm restores and protects dry lips. Its thick and creamy formula will leave you with a soft, smooth and healthy-looking pout. Better yet, it contains hints of peppermint and capsicum that plump your lips and enhance their natural shape.

These full coverage, high impact liquid lipsticks will make you feel like a goddess. Their creamy formulas glide on effortlessly and dry instantly for a gorgeous matte finish. Best of all, the colour payoff lasts for hours without needing a touchup.

Get ready for the best glow of your life! Created by Chloe Severigny, a traveller with a dream who single-handedly founded her own beauty brand, this ultra-concentrated, lightweight gel highlighter boasts iridescent pearls and mica pigments that will give you a natural lit-from-within look. Simply apply to your cupid’s bow, cheekbones and brow bone.

If you didn't receive the Kaleido highlighter, you were probably treated to this Laritzy one! Vegan and cruelty-free, its smooth and blendable formula boasts ultrafine shimmer that provides a dewy radiance. Apply to your cheekbones, brow bone and cupid’s bow for a dewy glow.

Boasting fine light-reflecting particles, this illuminating setting spray not only stops your makeup from smudging but it will give you a glowing complexion in seconds. Spray it 30cm from your face for a confidence-boosting shimmer that lasts all day!

Lightweight, oil-free and non-sticky, this setting spray is a makeup bag essential! Use it as a primer to create a non-shiny matt base, or to keep your foundation in place. Spray it 15cm from your face for a smooth, matte, confidence-boosting finish.

Infused with coconut water and provitamin b5, this primer spray is the perfect base for your makeup! Hydrating, energising and refreshing, it reduces the appearance of pores and evens your skin tone. Spray it 15cm from your face for a smooth, confidence-boosting finish.

Feel empowered to hit the gym with this sweat-resistant fixing spray. It instantly creates a matt effect that fixes and protects your makeup during even the most rigorous workouts. Shake well before use, then spray it 15cm from your face.

If you want to wear makeup at the gym, this primer is a great alternative to its sister product You Better Work! Gym-Proof Fixing Spray. Its lightweight formula balances redness and blurs imperfections. Use it on its own, or apply it under your makeup to fix and protect it during even the most rigorous workouts.

This super-rich and creamy Body Butter melts straight in, softening, nourishing and hydrating skin for up to 48 hours. Flaunting a fresh and exotic coconut scent, it is enriched with some of nature’s best moisturisers. Don't forget to check out the Beauty Unboxed blog to read all about The Body Shop's efforts to empower women in Ghana.

Some of you will have received this super-rich and creamy Argan Oil Body Butter. Enriched with some of nature’s best moisturisers, it melts straight in, softening, nourishing and hydrating skin for up to 48 hours. Don't forget to check out the Beauty Unboxed blog to read all about The Body Shop's efforts to empower women in Ghana.

Filled with nourishing Shea Butter, this super-rich and creamy Body Butter softens, nourishes and hydrates skin for up to 48 hours. Better yet, it melts straight in! Don't forget to check out the Beauty Unboxed blog to read all about The Body Shop's efforts to empower women in Ghana.

You’re going to love this all-natural, organic moisturiser! It blends nourishing shea butter and almond to protect, soften and smooth skin. Better yet, it’s multi-purpose and suitable for all skin types, so you can apply it to your face and body. It’s particularly effective on dry heels, elbows and knees. Find out why this All-Round Cream is a spring beauty routine by visiting our Beauty Unboxed blog!

Your hair is the crown you wear every day, so keep it looking and smelling fabulous with this iconic hair perfume. Its unique blend of zesty and citrus florals adds long-lasting fragrance and shine to your locks. This is another spring beauty routine must! Check out our Beauty Unboxed blog for my expert tips!

If you're going out in the sunshine this spring, give your hair an extra boost with this glittery hair perfume. It'll make your locks look and smell amazing. Find out how to make the most of this product on our Beauty Unboxed Blog.

This anti-ageing mask is made from 100% Hydrogel smoothing formula that minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Enriched with Adenosine, it delivers the smoothing-effect of a 30ml bottle of concentrated anti-ageing serum in just 15 minutes! Plus, it perfectly fits to your face, allowing your skin to better absorb the active ingredients.

Get Your GLOSSYBOX Empowerment Jumpers

We’re selling Glossy-exclusive jumpers and mugs this month! You can either get the lovely black ‘YOU CAN’ sweatshirt, or the white ‘DON’T QUIT’ sweatshirt, while the mug has an adorable Glossy pink font. Click here to buy yours now!

Jumpers cost just £19.99 while mugs are just £6.39 for subscribers with free delivery when you spend over £15 (for non-subscribers, jumpers cost £24.99 and mugs are £7.99).

Elle’s Good Vibes: Body Positivity

In the Story Behind Our ‘Empowerment’ Box blog, I asked you to #stayGLOSSY by coming up with the five things you like about your body and sharing your list with @glossyboxuk using #Glossiesarebeautiful.

I’m so glad so many of you took on the challenge! It’s so easy to think of things we don’t like about ourselves than celebrate those we do. Trust me though, whatever shape you are, you look amazing!

As promised, I took on this small challenge with you guys. I’ve struggled with body dysmorphic disorder since I was a teen (I basically spend a lot of time obsessing and worrying about my physical ‘flaws’), and it’s taken me a long time to be happy with the way I look. I still have my bad days, but I’m proud to say, after longer than I care to admit, I’ve come up with a list of the 5 things that I like about my body:

  1. My flat stomach – from years of sprinting and sports training, I’m pretty proud of how toned it is.
  2. My eyes – catch them in the sunlight and they look almost golden.
  3. My curly hair – while most women with straight locks wish for curly hair, and curly haired women spend ages straightening their tresses, I’m happy with my mane of ringlets.
  4. My lower back dimples – also called Venus dimples, these are often considered an attractive feature, and I definitely agree!
  5. My strength – I put my body through pretty vigorous sport sessions, and I love that my body powers through them and rarely lets me down.

Interviews With Inspiring Women

I’ve been speaking to an array of inspiring women this month. I chatted to Scarlett Curtis, curator of the book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, and Georgie Coleridge Cole [link], founder of SheerLuxe.

Still to come, an interview with BYBI founders Elsie and Dominika and another with MyBaba creator Leonora Bamford. Stay tuned!

Prize Draws This Month

Facebook Live Giveaway

This March, we’ll once again be hosting a Facebook Live giveaway and giving you the chance to win an incredible bundle of products from the brands featured in our ‘Empowerment’ edit. All you need to do is comment and like the Facebook Live.

We’ll also be giving away five copies of the Feminists Don’t Wear Pink And Other Lies book during the show. Don’t forget to join the team at 7pm on Monday, 18th of February!

Editor’s Picks

To celebrate Mother’s Day, my mum and I have chosen our favourite skincare products to curate a Mother’s Day special edition Editor’s Picks. I’ll be revealing our must-have products on Friday, 22nd of March and giving you the chance to win them all. Stay tuned!

New Exclusive Offers On The GLOSSY Lounge

We’ve just added a range of unmissable offers to the GLOSSY Lounge! Log into your account to enjoy the VIP experience and make the most of exclusive deals from Slip, Red Letter Days, MyProtein and more.

Our Facebook Live

Over 160 thousand beauty lovers tuned into our Facebook Live last month. Join us again for our ‘Empowerment’ edition on the 18th of March at 7pm. As always, our beauty team will be providing insider tips and tricks about your products. Don’t miss out!

Join The Glossy Family

We’ve now sold out of our March box, but you can still be part of the Glossy Family! Subscribe now to pre-order your April ‘Fruity or Floral’ edition. Featuring two special design boxes bursting with fruity fragrances and flowery formulas, it’s not to be missed!



Eleanore Nash

Eleanore Nash

Goldielocks

An avid sportswoman, I'm always on the prowl for the latest trending hair and skincare products that will keep my curls bouncy and my skin glowing despite intense exercise. I believe that when you look good, you feel good and it gives you the confidence to always perform at your best.


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