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You think you’re beauty smart? We’re testing your knowledge – Beauty Article

We’ve joined forces with Stella to bring you Smart Beauty – The Archive edit, worth over £177 and based on Beauty Director Sonia Haria’s notable weekly column. But, how beauty smart are YOU? We’re testing your knowledge with these popular skincare questions you may have found yourself googling once before. Is there such a thing as smudge proof liner? Yes, but get yourself a formula that’s waterproof. With its intense colour and 12-hour budge-proof wear, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner delivers a super-malleable formula…

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THE BEAUTY THREAD: BLACK LIVES MATTER RESOURCES – Beauty Article

Over the last couple of weeks, as a team, we’ve been discussing, donating, educating others, signing petitions, watching and learning about how we can support the Black Lives Matter movement. For this month’s The Beauty Thread, we’re recognising the importance of understanding white privilege and diverting the conversation from our usual beauty routines to share many of the resources and inspiring posts we’ve found particularly useful on our (ongoing) journey to do better. Black lives matter now and always, and…

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ZOOM-WORTHY HAIR WITH THE CEW SUPER EDIT – Beauty Article

Who said your hair needed to look drab on video calls? Get your hair in Zoom-worthy condition by discovering the hair heroes inside our LIMITED EDITION CEW Super Edit. These award-nominated products are all you need to bring the salon to your own home. No salon, no problem. THE ONES THAT WILL LAST During this time, you’re going to want to ensure your essentials last good time. Earthkind‘s Bergamot & Sage Shampoo Bar delivers a gentle formula that enhances the…

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HELLO! A-LIST EDIT: WHY THEY MADE THE CUT – Beauty Article

Our first ever celeb-inspired box with HELLO! Mag is selling FAST. Each product has been selected for its A-list status and all the beauty secrets can now be yours. It’s over to you to join the A-list and welcome 11 must-have products into your stash. Want to know why they made the cut? Let us divulge… BROWS OF THE STARS In the kit of all the VIP makeup artists, DIPBROW Gel is a must-have for eyebrows that wow. Known for…

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A DOPE LINEUP FOR LiB’s CBD WEEK – Beauty Article

This week, we’re feeling DOPE. Self-isolation hasn’t got a thing on us because we’ve got a themed takeover for LiB Box. Let’s talk all things CBD, the hero ingredient that can be used for pretty much everything. Yes, really. A DOPE INGREDIENT CBD is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Unlike THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes you to get ‘high’, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD oil is…

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TEAM BALANCE’S TOP CHANGEMAKERS – Latest In Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

BALANCE believes in championing beauty products that not only work, but take a mindful approach to their packaging, ingredients and ethos. The Changemakers in Beauty box is filled with their favourite ‘hero‘ products, each with its own unique selling point. From hand creams that support NHS nurses to revolutionary eye patches to B-corp certified haircare, this box contains 16 goodies that will delight. We asked three members of the BALANCE team to share their thoughts on their favourite products that…

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TEAM LIB PICK FROM THE STYLE BEAUTY AWARDS EDIT – Beauty Article

WOW, what a drop! The first part of our Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards Edit is now live. It was exciting, and you went crazy but there are still some very STYLE-ISH products available if you’ve yet to create your edit. We collaborate with The Sunday Times Style to do what we do best: bring you the latest and greatest products. The Style beauty team handpicked this year’s shortlisted products, and we hope you love them as much as we both…

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THE BEAUTY THREAD: GET THE GLOW WITH JEM: SKINCARE VS MAKEUP – Beauty Article

For this month’s The Beauty Thread, we asked our Editor & Social Media Manager, Jem, to talk us through her routine for getting the glow. Get ready for the battle of skincare vs makeup! For me, achieving the coveted glow is always skin deep. Yes, you can ‘add the glow’ later on in your routine, but for me, this is always an added bonus as opposed to a holy grail step. It’s pivotal to stick to an effective and efficient…

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TEAM LIB MAKES A CHANGE WITH BALANCE – Beauty Article

For our latest collaboration with BALANCE, we’ve joined forces to celebrate the people, products and brands that are contributing to making the world a better place through the power of beauty. The industry showcases a diverse range of beauty brands that are starting to think differently when it comes to formulation, innovation, sustainability and packaging. The Changemakers in Beauty edit puts the spotlight on our favourite products that stand for something a little different to the norm. They all have…

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How ANTI ANTI-AGING ARE YOU? – Beauty Article

28 Feb The Secret to Cheating Death Revealed: How ANTI ANTI-AGING ARE YOU? Vanity aside, a lot of us believe that there are many perks to being a 20-something. The naturally youthful skin is certainly enviable, and enjoying an eager metabolism means that you’re probably in the best shape of your life, but most middle-aged people miss the vitality associated with being young. What if that has nothing to do with the years you’ve accumulated on the planet? I often…

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Faithful To Nature | The Secret to Cheating Death Revealed: How ANTI ANTI-AGING ARE YOU? – Beauty Article

28 Feb The Secret to Cheating Death Revealed: How ANTI ANTI-AGING ARE YOU? Vanity aside, a lot of us believe that there are many perks to being a 20-something. The naturally youthful skin is certainly enviable, and enjoying an eager metabolism means that you’re probably in the best shape of your life, but most middle-aged people miss the vitality associated with being young. What if that has nothing to do with the years you’ve accumulated on the planet? I often…

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THE BEAUTY THREAD: FEEL GOOD BEAUTY ROUTINE – Beauty Article

For this month’s The Beauty Thread, we asked our Partnerships Manager, Doné, to talk us through the beauty routine that makes her feel good, utilising some of the products she’s crushing on from this month’s Beauty Crush Edit. Whether I am planning a date-night out, or just a night out with friends, I love to spend time nourishing and pampering my skin before putting on my makeup. It makes my makeup look much more flawless, and also helps my skin’s…

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HOW TO USE YOUR LGFB ANGLED BLENDING BRUSH – Beauty Article

This month’s member reward is brought to you by our 2020 charity partner, Look Good Feel Better. Not only is this charity a joy for us to support, Look Good Feel Better offers professional quality makeup brushes that are honoree staples in our beauty kits. All members who have created their Beauty Crush Edit this month would have received the Angled Blending Brush, and now we’re letting you in on the insider beauty secrets of how best to use this…

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MAC’S CHILI LIPSTICK THREE WAYS – Beauty Article

MAC is at the forefront of fashion TRENDSETTING. Collaborating with leading talents and used backstage at globally renowned catwalk shows, on the faces of celebrities, and in the makeup bags of beauty lovers everywhere, it was only right that MAC entered the Haul of Fame. We’ve teamed up with the talented MAC artists to create three looks centred around Chili’s confidence-boosting hue. So, if you’re after an effortless everyday look or a bold evening creation, we’re providing the tools to…

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Sexual Health + Sexual Happiness – Beauty Article

It is always fascinating to me how much time and money gets spent on all kinds of aesthetic self-care, but so little on our not-quite-so-visible sexual self-care.    We take out expensive gym contracts, spend a small fortune on hair and body products and are very happy to spend a couple of hours at the spa or hairdresser being waxed or styled according to our own personal aesthetic. All of which, don’t get me wrong, is great! Moving our bodies is…

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Sexual Health + Sexual Happiness – Beauty Article

05 Feb Holistic Sexual Self-Care: Sexual Health + Sexual Happiness It is always fascinating to me how much time and money gets spent on all kinds of aesthetic self-care, but so little on our not-quite-so-visible sexual self-care.    We take out expensive gym contracts, spend a small fortune on hair and body products and are very happy to spend a couple of hours at the spa or hairdresser being waxed or styled according to our own personal aesthetic. All of which,…

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WHY GO VEGAN? – Latest In Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

There is more to veganism than adopting a plant-based diet; it’s the clothing you wear and the beauty/lifestyle products you use. With our latest beauty box collaboration with Holland & Barrett, we’re celebrating Veganuary by putting the spotlight on the wonders to come out of the vegan beauty category with our first-ever dedicated vegan edit. Despite Veganuary continuing to divide the nation (some of us can’t live without REAL cheese, ok?) the popularity of a vegan-based lifestyle is accelerating rapidly.…

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A party ready blow dry with SHOW Beauty – Beauty Article

’Tis the season for a blow dry. As someone who spends 11 months of the year air drying her hair, December is officially the month to step it up a notch. Come winter and the lack of sufficient central heating, the time it takes to air dry my hair increases considerably. Leaving the house with sopping wet hair while temperatures plummet isn’t something I find particularly enjoyable, which means the time has come to dust off the hairdryer. With Christmas…

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GET READY WITH A BEAUTY DIRECTOR – Beauty Article

To celebrate the launch of the Grazia Party Prep Edit, which features a 20 product-strong collection of party-worthy favourites to boost your glam-over arsenal, we caught up with the magazine’s Beauty Director, Joely Walker, who is sharing her top 5 products from the edit that will help you get party ready. CODE 8 5 SECS EXPRESS LIP & CHEEK COLOR “A total no brainer, Code 8 5 Secs Express Lip & Cheek Color delivers a healthy shot of colour to…

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GET PARTY READY WITH OUR TIME TO SHINE EDIT! – Beauty Article

The festive season is imminent. The Christmas party invites are rolling in and I’m starting to plan what beauty and fashion looks I want to go for. With beauty at my fingertips, I’m sharing how I like to use every product in our super sparkly Time to Shine Party Edit. Need some inspiration? I’ve got you covered with the 16 products you didn’t know you needed until now. Worth £120, this festive edit is packed full of everything needed to…

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DESK MAKEOVER WITH COCONUT LANE – Beauty Article

We’ve hit refresh this month with a range of chic accessories and stationery from this month’s member reward partner, Coconut Lane. With your New-Season Beauty edit this month you’ll also receive a 30% OFF voucher to use at Coconut Lane! Not sure what to add to your bag? We’re bringing all the inspiration with our (very) pink and girly desk makeover. For all the girl bosses and marble lovers out there, Coconut Lane delivers the ultimate in chic fashion accessories,…

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Get the party started with the Grazia Advent Calendar – Beauty Article

There’s no doubt that the 2019 Grazia Advent Calendar will luxe up your December, providing the ultimate Christmas countdown with 24 of the industry’s top products. Worth OVER £326, this covetable edit of both cult classics and new-found heroes is yours for only £85! We caught up with Grazia Beauty & Health Director Joely Walker to discover her top 5, while we show you our favourites and how to incorporate them into a party ready look! JOELY’S TOP 5 Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser“Slicker than your…

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Get the most out of 24 Days of LiBmas – Beauty Article

Opening a door to reveal a beauty gift every day in December is a sure-fire way to relish the Christmas countdown, bringing with it much excitement and – of course – beauty discovery. Saying that, there’s more to this year’s 24 Days of LiBmas Advent Calendar than first meets the eye. Yes, we’ve delivered on the beauty treats, but we’ve also been strategic in our offering to ensure the festive season is all about YOU. There’s not one product in…

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QUIZ CLOTHING £100 FASHION SWAP CHALLENGE – Beauty Article

In celebration of fashion month and our fabulous September member reward from QUIZ (20% off when you build your monthly edit) Harri and I tasked each other to a bit of online shopping – not unheard of for either of us let’s be honest. Motivated by the Polyvore days of the internet (weren’t they the best?) we decided to style an outfit that we thought the other would wear from the QUIZ closet. Amusingly – and by complete coincidence –…

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THE BEAUTY THREAD: DAY TO NIGHT FASHION + MAKEUP – Beauty Article

For this month’s The Beauty Thread, we’re bringing all the fashion vibes with our Junior Sales Executive, Isabella. She shows you how she takes her entire look from day to night, centred around this month’s Haul of Fame lipstick from NARS… Lipstick is hands down my favourite makeup item and you’ll rarely see me without it. I’m sure my love of lipstick came from my mum, who is also a lipstick fanatic. With this in mind you can IMAGINE my…

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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T SHY AWAY FROM LIQUID LINER – Beauty Article

Marmite of the beauty world, liquid eyeliner tends to be the product you embrace or avoid in its entirety. In a bid to lure you away from the latter, we’re celebrating this month’s Haul of Fame Most Wanted from Eyeko and granting you access to three eye-conic liner looks that even the most hesitant can master. Whether you think liquid eyeliner isn’t for you, doesn’t suit your eye shape or is just too much of a faff (we’ve all been…

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Red Letter Days Experiences – Editor’s Picks – Beauty Article

This month’s exclusive member reward partner is Red Letter Days, a brand pioneering the concept of giving unforgettable experiences as gifts. With all LiB members receiving 20% off an experience of their choice with their July boxes, and my goal of making memories over accruing materialistic ‘stuff’ I don’t really need, I’ve hand-picked my top five Red Letter Days Experiences that I know you’ll love. With over 4,000 to choose from, Red Letter Days give their customers an unrivalled choice…

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5 Body Positive South African Instagrammers You Should Follow – Beauty Article

05 Jun 5 Body Positive South African Instagrammers You Should Follow So, you’ve probably seen or heard the phrase “body positivity” floating around a lot lately. But what does it mean, and are you excluded if you aren’t ‘plus-size’?  Body positivity is unlearning the idea that only certain bodies and physical appearances are worth acceptance and praise, and instead recognizing that all bodies are equally valuable. It’s about looking within and deciding what feels good and healthy for yourself. It’s…

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5 Body Positive South African Instagrammers You Should Follow – Beauty Article

So, you’ve probably seen or heard the phrase “body positivity” floating around a lot lately. But what does it mean, and are you excluded if you aren’t ‘plus-size’?  Body positivity is unlearning the idea that only certain bodies and physical appearances are worth acceptance and praise, and instead recognizing that all bodies are equally valuable. It’s about looking within and deciding what feels good and healthy for yourself. It’s about allowing others to do the same and understand that you…

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The Fabulous Products You Need This Season – Beauty Article

You guys have been LOVING our brand new Fabulous Beauty Awards box, and we’re not surprised – it’s amazing value and houses an incredible line-up of products worth over £100 (for only £25!). Want to be let in on a secret? We simply can’t get enough of these six fabulous beauty heroes… Loved by our Editor & Social Media Manager Jem, Anastasia Beverly Hills has coined the perfect brow pairing. Blend a small amount of this waterproof pomade (a cult classic from…

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