December was made for super shiny everything: fairy lights, tinsel, fireworks. It’s like being in one of those glittery snow globes IRL, and we LOVE it.

This month’s bettybox – the shimmer edit – will have you shining bright like a diamond, so you can channel your inner Rihanna, even when you’re on your period.

Frankly, we cannot wait for it to land on your doormat. Go on, have a sneak peek inside Santa’s stocking 2.0…

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder

First off, you’ve gotta resist the desire to rub your hands all over the stuff as it’s SO. DARN. SMOOTH. Once you’ve got over how silky the powder is, dust the golden highlight over your skin for the ultimate glow. The lightweight formula won’t clog your pores so you don’t have to worry about any face-baubles this season. What’s more you’ll light up every room/meal/party this side of Christmas.

Montezuma’s 54% Cocoa: Milk Chocolate Butterscotch

Find some time in your snacking schedule between the pigs in blankets and your advent calendar for this tasty choccy from Montezuma’s. The creamy butterscotch makes this bar so moreish, plus it’s made from 54% cocoa which basically makes it healthy – the higher the cocoa content, the better the choc, right? I mean we’re practically eating an extra veg portion…

Essence Brushed Metals Nail Polish

Chrome nails were big in 2017, and the whole metal look is definitely here to stay. This silver matte polish from Essence is bang on trend and will have you glittering no matter how many gifts you’re wrapping (or ripping). Paint on two coats for a hard as nails look, or get your nail art on and try an accent talon or glitter tips (kinda like a French manicure, but so much better).

It’s time you started celebrating your period, guys. Sign up to bettybox RN and get all your tampons and pads, beauty products, sweet treats and loads more cool stuff delivered to your door, every single month. We know. It’s totally awesome.

Festival season has well and truly arrived, and you couldn’t be more excited to spend your weekends listening to great music in muddy fields – when you actually manage to get tickets, that is.

But sometimes the festival Gods just aren’t on your side; the passes sell out too fast, your cash flow is lower than low, or your mum has put her foot down because it’s the sixth time this summer you’re dodging your Saturday job to spend two days doing nothing but watching your favourite bands.

We’ve all been there, but what makes matters worse is that you know ALL your mates will be going, and you’ll need to listen to them going on about what a great time they had for weeks after. Yep, festival FOMO is real, and these are its emotional stages…

1. Denial

That awkward moment when all your mates managed to bag tickets and you didn’t – but you’re totally FINE with it. FIIIIIIIINE.

2. Resentment

“How on Earth could Becky afford to go when she just went to Glastonbury and she doesn’t even have a weekend job?! Bet her parents bought her tickets, spoiled brat.”

3. Fear

What if your non-appearance taints your social status? What if your buds have loads of new in-jokes and ‘you had to be there’ moments afterwards? WHAT IF SOMEONE SNOGS THE GUY YOU REALLY FANCY AND YOU’RE NOT THERE TO STOP IT?! So many possible, terrible, ridiculous scenarios are running through your mind right now.

4. Sadness

It would have been such a great weekend with your friends. You’ve always wanted to see that headliner. Tiny tears are escaping from your eyes and you don’t know how to stop them.

5. Acceptance

It’s cool. You don’t actually like The 1975 anyway, so a real fan should benefit from being able to get tickets, rather than you standing miming the words to Somebody Else when you don’t really know them.

6. Relief

It’s chucking it down with rain on festival weekend and all your pals have had to buy emergency wellies and waterproofs. Meanwhile, you’ll be at home, sipping tea and binge-watching Glow on Netflix. Phew.

7. Boredom

Literally everyone is at the festival. You have nobody to hang with all weekend. You’re actually considering doing the food shop with your mum, even though you’re still mad at her for not letting you go. What is life?

8. Envy


9. Annoyance

If you have to see one more message on the group chat about someone being lost and trying to make a meeting point you’ll scream. Ditto all the photos they’re sharing with each other – just make another group, guys.

10. Smugness

It’s all over Twitter that Bieber cancelled his set. That’s the main reason your girls were going. LOL.

11. Overwhelming happiness

Your friends are back! They still like you! Nobody snogged your non-boyfriend! Now when’s the next event you need to try and buy tickets for? You’re NOT missing out again.

It’s time you started celebrating your period, guys. Sign up to bettybox RN and get all your tampons and pads, beauty products, sweet treats and loads more cool stuff delivered to your door, every single month. We know. It’s totally awesome. 

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