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Six Legally Blonde Inspired Beauty Buys That We’re Still Loving 20 Years Later!

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Did you know today marks 20 years since we were first introduced to Legally Blonde herself, Elle Woods?!

We’d say GLOSSYBOX and Elle Woods have a few things in common. We both love skincare, all things beauty and of course, pink! So, on its 20th birthday, we’ve looked back at Elle’s beauty tips, fave products and the lessons she taught us… If, like us, you’re counting down the days until 19th July, our legal Queen has got you covered…

Hair

The opening scenes of Legally Blonde sees Elle in her element, getting ready for a ‘Perfect Day’. We see her caressing her beautiful blonde locks with a brush that had bristles and pins – and a brush like this is perfect for all hair types! Want a similar one for yourself? Try the Head Jog 112 Oval Cushion Hair Brush. Its boar bristles and nylon pins brush out any knots and help with achieving the shiny hair you deserve. Perfect for a hair down day or a ponytail with your ‘lucky scrunchie’.

Nails

“What’s the one thing that always makes us feel better no matter what? A mani, pedi!” Elle’s not wrong! With us being locked in our houses last year, we learnt that a DIY mani is just as fabulous! In the film’s opening scenes, we see Elle use a clear polish by OPI. Infused with vitamins and bamboo extract, OPI Gel Break Protective Top Coat Clear will nourish, strengthen and condition your nails. Glossies, I know can’t be the only one who gets frustrated spending time painting my nails for them to chip hours later, which is why I love this treatment. Apply a layer over freshly painted nails to lock in your new polish and to give your mani a high-gloss effect! Snaps for your OPI!

Base

In the words of Elle, “I’m skilled at commanding the attention of a room”. And I want to catch people’s attention with a flawless smooth base. But how am I going to achieve this? By using Elle’s fave brand Clinique! You can’t miss the iconic C on her foundation bottle sitting on her dresser…

We’re sure Clinique Superbalanced Makeup would be Delta Nu approved, all thanks to its ability to absorb oil and minimise the appearance of fine lines. I know Glossies love good coverage in their foundations so, excuse the pun, but this Clinique base has got you covered! You can ‘bend and snap’ all day with this on too, as this foundation product is long-lasting!

Eyes

I’m a girl who loves a nude eye. However, after rewatching Legally Blonde for the 100th time, I fell in love with all the colourful eyeshadow looks the girls were rocking – especially Elle’s go-to blue look. Extenuating the eyes and adding a pop of colour, blue is my new nude.

So Glossies, imagine my excitement when I came across the Barry M Cosmetics Wildfire Eyeshadow Palette – Rhino. A nine pan palette (with a mirror, which I know you’ll appreciate) with seven nude shades in a mix of mattes and shimmers AND two gorgeous, mermaid blue shadows.  With a cute baby blue and a stunning turquoise, you can create a multitude of fabulous blue looks. The earthy neutrals and shimmery coppers complete this palette though – perfect if, like me, you want to give bold and bright a go in between soft and subtle.

Lips

Just like a signature scent, every woman should have a signature colour. For me, GLOSSYBOX and Elle – its pink! And with my makeup I love incorporating my fave colour into my lip look. Whether that’s a lip liner, a gloss or a lipstick, my all time fave is a cute pink shade.

Elle’s lips are always – you guessed it – glossy! And she’s inspired so many people with these iconic looks. In 2018, Queen of pop Ariana Grande released her infamous music video ‘thank u next’, where she recreated iconic moments from her favourite movies – including Legally Blonde. Just like Elle, Ari’s lips and outfit were a pretty pink!

Want to recreate this yourself? There are so many lippies you can use! My current fave has to be NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss priced under £7! Glossies, I know you’ll love this bargain! The silky liquid colour comes in various shades, but the three pinkiest shade (yes, pinkiest is now an adjective!) you’ll want to look out for though are Merengue, Éclair and (my fave) Creme Brulee. Also, I must mention,  even though it’s a gloss, it’s non sticky! High-shine, soft and the perfect amount of pigment, Ari and Elle would definitely approve!

Skincare

If Elle were around today, I know she would have been a Glossy subscriber! The two are a match made in heaven! Back in the early 2000s Elle brought Brooke Taylor Windham the Clinique skincare range as a gift. Today though, we know Elle would have brought the GLOSSYBOX Skincare The Starter Set!

A nourishing 3-in-1 moisturiser, a rich night serum and an effective micellar gel cleanser all in our iconic matte pink packaging – what’s not to love? The GLOSSYBOX Skincare cleanser leaves your skin perfectly refreshed, our Night Serum leaves your skin brighter and radiant and the 3-in-1 Moisturiser provides instant hydration. This trio is what every woman needs!

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Sophie Page

Sophie Page

Beauty & Lifestyle Writer

You know how people say putting on your favourite clothes can instantly boost or change your mood? Well that's how I feel when I put on my favourite makeup. Makeup isn't to cover up, it's to show off our personality - and I love how everyone does their makeup in their own unique way! I never leave the house without a tinted lip balm in hand, and just like everyone right now, I love a good dupe!


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