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Sneak peek: February 2015 Handbag Heroes GlowwBox

How annoying is it when you’re out and about and you reach into your bag for a touch up… but you’ve left your products at home?…Very!

That’s why in this month’s GlowwBox, we’re excited to present our February Handbag Heroes Edition! Packed with 6 beauty essentials that are key staples to any woman with a darker skin tone’s handbag.

Take a sneak peek at what we have in store for you in this month’s edition below… 

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Vintage Cosmetics Company Small Makeup bag, £6.00

One of the most exciting products to feature in this month’s edition has to be the small makeup bag from the Vintage Cosmetics Company! Of course we couldn’t leave this out as it’s a true ‘handbag hero’! It’s perfect to fit your make-up essentials in, as well as deceptively roomy. It’s truly an essential for girls on the go.

To receive this beauty must-have plus 5 more handbag heroes, sign up here! We know you’ll love it. 

Talk soon

Vicky xx

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February ‘Handbag Heroes’ 2015 Edition: See what’s inside

GlowwBox February 2015 Handbag Heroes Edition

Our Handbag Heroes Edition is now available! Packed full of six beauty essentials we know you’ll love, we’re so excited to finally reveal what to expect this month. *Yay*!

See what we’ve got for you in this month’s edition below… 

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Vintage Cosmetics Company Small Makeup bag, £6.00

One of the most exciting products to feature in this month’s edition has to be the small makeup bag from the Vintage Cosmetics Company. Of course we couldn’t leave this out as it’s a true ‘handbag hero’! It’s perfect to fit your make-up essentials in, as well as deceptively roomy. It’s truly an essential for girls on the go.

Now we couldn’t leave you with just the makeup bag! Of course you’ll need a few items to place inside, right?

Now we know that one of the most commonly reached for items in a woman’s handbag has to be lip products. So we’ve included the original Lavera Basis Sensitive Organic Lip Balm. It uses organic jojoba and organic shea butter to moisturise your lips. It’s a fantastic lip balm especially during the winter months when your lips are more likely to become dry and cracked.

We’ve also got for you these Lavera Natural Lipsticks in either Brown Sugar or Berry Violet. With all natural ingredients such as Jojoba oil and Coconut oil, these lipsticks will keep your lips healthy and conditioned leaving lips perfectly cared for. Wear on top of the Lavera Basis Sensitive Organic Lip Balm for that extra protection this winter!

Have you ever gone out with your nails looking amazing when you left the house and then all of a sudden there it is… the chip! Where did it even come from? Well we thought you’d appreciate having this Beauty UK Nail varnish in the colour Red Royale in your handbag. These quick dry, easy to apply, high gloss formulas deliver intense colour that will last for days. Perfect!

It’s not just our nails we like to touch up! That’s why we’ve included these Benecos Natural Eyeshadow Monos in either Mokka (a beautiful brown / gold) or Happy Hour (a stunning deep purple). These are perfect for when you’re out and about and you want to create a quick pop of colour or a smokey eye look!

Finally, we couldn’t complete this Handbag Heroes edition without including a hand cream! That’s why we’ve included this Primavera Energising Hand and Nail Cream (Ginger & Lime). It glides on easily and absorbs quickly to protect skin and strengthen nails.

If you’re as excited as we are about this month’s edition, then make sure you sign up here! We know you’ll love it. 

Talk soon

Vicky xx

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Get your Valentine’s Day pout ready!

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So it’s the time of the year, where romance is in full bloom! With the cold weather refusing to go away and wreaking havoc on our skin, the last thing we want are dry, dull lips this Valentine’s day.

I know how annoying this can be, so, whatever you have planned, I’ve set about trying to find the perfect lippies to help make sure your lips are looking voluptuous on the ‘day of love’!

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How can I reduce my hyperpigmentation?

One of the things we love to do here at GlowwBox is find answers to your most pressing beauty questions.

In our new in-box magazine ‘Gloww’ featured in our January ‘Best of British’ Edition, we shared some solutions to an important question on how to deal with hyperpigmentation.

So read below for an excerpt of some of the advice we shared on how you could improve hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation is caused by our body producing too much of the brown pigment called melanin. By doing so it produces a darkened area of skin which is what we refer to as hyper pigmentation.

Now, one of the most frequented myths told by people with darker skin tones, is that they do not need to use sunscreen. Wrong! One of the triggers of hyperpigmentation is exposure to sunlight especially for those who are more predisposed to this skin condition. Sun protection is a must for ALL skin types and in ALL seasons. Choose a high SPF (30 or above) and make sure you use it daily.

Be gentle with your skin and seek professional advice if you are unsure!

To learn more about how to deal with hyperpigmentation, sign up to our January ‘Best of British’ Edition here

Talk soon

Vicky xx

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New to the Boutique this month!

Have you checked out our boutique lately? If so, you would’ve seen that we’ve been adding a lot of new and exciting products for you to choose from! In fact there are so many to choose from it was hard deciding which one to talk about today! In the end I decided to bring to you something to brighten up your winter days and nights!

As is always the case, our winter months can appear to be quite dull and gloomy. We too can sometimes succumb to this and dress accordingly! That’s why I’m so excited that we can now bring to you these amazing Zoya Nail Varnishes in all the colours of the rainbow (truly!).

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ZOYA – Nail Varnish – Carmen (£9.70)

These nail varnishes are named ‘the longest wearing natural nail polish’ by an independent panel in Women’s Health Magazine. Their assortment of vibrant colours, in a range of finishes is perfect for all year round! They are incredibly opaque and have superb long lasting power. They are also easy to apply and will always maintain a full coverage!

They are the perfect accessory to brighten up your winter days and nights!

Here are just some of the 50 different colours we offer… 

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ZOYA – Nail Varnish – Beatrix

ZOYA - Nail Varnish - Giovanna (£9.70)

ZOYA – Nail Varnish – Giovanna (£9.70)

ZOYA - Nail Varnish - Mason (£9.70)

ZOYA – Nail Varnish – Mason (£9.70)

I know you’ll love these as much as we do!

Why not have a look around here for the colours that suit you best and enjoy free UK standard shipping on all orders over £40! 

Anna xx

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January 2015 ‘Best of British’ Edition: See what’s inside

GlowwBox January Edition

January is in full swing now and we hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are!

One reason we’re excited about January is because we’re celebrating all things British, with our ‘Best of British’ Edition! Where we’ve brought you 6 British products, 3 of which are full size (*Yay!*), which we know you’ll love. From hair care, to skin care to makeup tools… we’ve got it all!

Take a look at what’s inside here…  Continue reading

A peek inside GLOWW: When we met Beauty Passionista!

beauty passionistaJanuary sees the launch of our first ever issue of GLOWW! Our new in-box magazine packed full of useful advice, products and reveals, exclusively for our members! We’re so excited!

Seeing as this month we share the ‘Best of British’, it only seemed right to ask award winning British blogger Ambarina of the fab blog Beauty Passionista to share some of her top tips and secrets for the new year in GLOWW!

Read below for a sneak peek of what happened as we talked beauty, health and plans for 2015 with Ambarina… Continue reading