The Lightbox: What we’re talking about at YOU this week

Welcome to The Lightbox, your weekly roundup of what we’re talking about at YOU by our very own Editorial Assistant, Charlotte Vossen. This week, watching My Unorthodox Life, reading Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and indulging in Häagen-Dazs’ latest launch.

Read: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Another bestseller from the author of Daisy Jones and The Six, Malibu Rising is the ultimate beach read. It’s set in the 80s and follows the rich and famous Riva family as they throw an end-of-summer bash at their Malibu mansion that eventually spirals out of control. The dual storyline unfolds over the 24 hours leading up to the fateful party, while simultaneously telling the story of the siblings’ adolescence and the parents’ turbulent relationship through flashbacks. £14.99, Waterstones

Splurge: Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty, known for its bold lip products, has finally landed in the UK. The Canadian beauty brand is loved across the pond for its clean formulas and playful packaging, and we can see why – all the products are vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free. Prices range between £19 for the Line & Define Lip Primer and £38 for the Supercharged Micellar Foundation, a lightweight foundation with light to medium coverage that comes in 32 inclusive shades. From £19, Boots

Watch: My Unorthodox Life on Netflix


Our latest guilty pleasure, My Unorthodox Life centres around Julia Haart, an ultra-Orthodox Jew turned fashion designer and CEO of a world-renowned modelling agency in New York. The reality series offers a glimpse into the lives of Julia and her children – a TikToker, an app designer, a lawyer and a high schooler – as they find the balance between their newfound freedom and staying true to their Jewish identity. Now streaming on Netflix

Download: Contact Lenses Tracker

Contact Lenses Tracker

A must for contact lens wearers, this app will remind you to change your contacts on time – and let’s be honest, we all occasionally forget. You can personalise the settings by selecting either the weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly type, or set a custom time frame. The app also supports the separate right and left lenses, in case that’s helpful, and you can choose the time the app notifies you – I have mine set for 8 in the morning. Available on the App Store

Indulge: Häagen-Dazs DUO Ice Cream Collection


With temperatures soaring, there’s nothing better than a scoop (or two) of ice cream, and thanks to Häagen-Dazs’ newest DUO range, you no longer have to stick to just one flavour. Bringing together some of their most popular flavours in one tub with crunchy chocolate pieces and smooth swirls of chocolate or caramel sauce, there’s Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Crunch, Belgian Chocolate & Vanilla Crunch and Belgian Chocolate & Strawberry to indulge in. Available at all major retailers