Holiday Prep. This can be time consuming, expensive and stressful. We have all been there and spending xxxxx amount on toiletries is a yearly holiday occurrence for most of us. I feel I won't be alone in saying that makeup and toiletries take up majority of my suitcase on any travel adventure and I would rather pack less clothes than sacrifice a cosmetic. Do you feel me? Thought so. 

Well once again (drumroll) Mintd Box have come to the rescue for us all this month with a luxury box of goodies that tick a lot of 'what we all need cosmetic wise' boxes. All luxurious of course, this is Mintd Box we are talking about and products and brands that I think you shall love just as much as I do. Mintd Box bring new products and brands into play every month to which I am always excited for because even individually, there could be one product that really stands out to you. 

You will all know about Mintd Box if you read my blog, but just in case you are new then head over to a previous post which explains it all here or search Mintd where you can see  all the previous boxes. The reason I review these boxes every month is for one, I adore Mintd Box as a company so I am so happy to support them and am very grateful that they provide me with a box to show you all and being that it is an investment, I would rather let you know every detail month after month so you are 100% sure that is for you or not. Plus I have discovered some amazing individual products through Mintd Box and brands that I personally have gone out and re-purchased myself.

Mintd Box June, Travel Beauty Essentials 
Mintd Box June, Travel Beauty Essentials 
The June, Travel Beauty Essentials, themed box contains 5 FULL SIZES plus 2 DELUXE SIZES ... yes you read that correctly, 5 full sizes!! All the brands are stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net a Porter. 

Mintd Box June, Travel Beauty Essentials 
Mintd Box June, Travel Beauty Essentials 
Mintd Box June, Travel Beauty Essentials 
The Luxury Contents:-
1. Bliss Triple Oxygen UV Protection Moisturiser (Full Size £35) link! 
2. Aurelia Miracle Cleanser with Cloth (Super Deluxe Size £15) link!
3. Rosalena Goodness and Tonic Facial Mist (Full Size £22) link!
4. Lauren Napier 5 Facial Wipes (Super Deluxe at £8) link!
5. Miller Harris Lumiere Doree Hand Cream (Full Size £18) link!
6. Smith & Cult B-Line Waterproof Eyeliner (Full Size £21) link!
7. Stephie Ann Silk Eye Mask (Full Size £23) link!

For any new subscribers who purchase a 3 or 6 month plan, you shall receive the amazing newly launched Argentum Illuminating Bar worth a whopping £104 (from Net a Porter)! See last month's blog post for a full review of this product here

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £142/€162 for which you only pay £65/€77 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £77/€88 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. 

So after having opened up this box a few weeks ago and trialling all inside, let me share my thoughts in full and tell you whether they made the KELLiLASH cut .... 

Bliss Triple Oxygen UV Protection Moisturiser
1. Bliss Triple Oxygen UV Protection Moisturiser (Full Size £35) here!
A NEW daily moisturiser with UV defence, CPR technology (Vitamin C, Cruciferous Extract, EUK-134, Fluid 02, and Soy Protein) and ingredients that our skins love to give the ultimate protection whilst repairing damage that may have already happened caused by the environment, resulting in a more radiant, healthier looking skin. Other ingredients include Green Tea to help protect skin from damage, Grapeseed Extract for help against collagen and elastin breakdown, Mulberry Root Extract to help soothe and protect against free radical and White Lily Extract to soother and hydrate. 

Sunscreen, an essential all year round. You may recognise this beauty as it is not the first time you have seen it on my blog as I did in fact post a full review about it as it launched as for me it's an essential (read here). I LOVE this product hence I am so happy that you can share my love for it too. It is a peachy looking cream that smells exactly like freshly squeezed oranges, it's divine! The texture is nice and light yet rich enough to make your skin feel nourished and hydrated, leaving no dreaded white film on the skin. I cannot recommend this one enough for everyone as a daily moisturiser with it's good level of SPF33. Everyone shall love this one, especially as it does so much for the skin.

Aurelia Miracle Cleanser with Muslin Cloth
2. Aurelia Miracle Cleanser with Muslin Cloth (Super Deluxe Size £15) here!
Aurelia is a British, Cruelty free brand made without any nasties. This creamy aromatic, cleanser is designed to glide over skin to remove all makeup and impurities. It combines probiotic and pepide technologies with BioOrganic plant and flower essences to hydrate and soothe dull, dehydrated skins to give you a dewy glow whilst helping to fight premature ageing. It comes with a soft anti-bacterial bamboo muslin cloth that buffs away dead skin helping it's renewal process. 

This hands down wins on the presentation front because I don't think I have ever seen a cleanser come so prettily packaged, I mean is that not the cutest? The inside matches the outside as this smells divine. It has a powerful scent of Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Rosemary and Bergamot. You really smell the Eucalyptus which would be perfect if you had a cold as the scent combined with a mini pamper session would make you feel so much better. It is beautiful and takes me back to my facialist days being very pampering and spa like. The creamy consistency feels like butter and is so nourishing as my skin really did feel super soft and clean after having used it. The muslin cloths are fantastic and I highly recommend using them together to get the maximum benefits. I would say this is better designed for drier skins as sensitive or oily skins may find it to be a little to much. This is my first time trying Aurelia and I am impressed as this really is a beautiful cleanser and a lovely clean, kind brand. Also a very portable travel cleanser for any trip! 
Rosalena Goodness and Tonic Facial Mist 
3. Rosalena Goodness and Tonic Facial Mist (Full Size £22) here!
An uplifting Toning Mist to refresh and revive your skin and mind. Containing Melissa and Orange Blossom as well as Rosalena's natural Plant Preserve combined with Organic Bergamot, Sweet Organge and Grapefruit essential oils. Rosalena are all natural and non-toxic using no parabens, sulphates, synthetic colours, fragrances etc. 

Face mists are your own personal summer air-conditioning, hence essential. I was glad to see another familiar face in this box as Rosalena is one of my favourite skincare brands to date. I use this as a toner to brighten and refresh my skin, a post make-up setting spray or during the day when I need a pick me up. Trust me, this is what you need when flying long haul as it shall be a skin saviour! Just think Gin and Tonic for your skin, it hits the spot! Being in a metal bottle means it always mists cold but you could always store it in the fridge for an extra shot of coolness in the heat; isn't that the best feeling?! Love, love, love this and you need to try Rosalena if you haven't as they make the most amazing facial oils that shall have you smitten from the moment you apply them to your skin here

Lauren Napier 5 Facial Wipes
4. Lauren Napier 5 Facial Wipes (Super Deluxe at £8) here!
This pack contains 5 individually wrapped facial cleansing wipes that are very compact to fit into your bag, clutch, gym bag or desk drawer! They are designed to remove make-up, pollution and impurities containing Aloe, Water, Camomilla and Cucumber extracts to hydrate and smooth the skins appearance to reduce reduce and inflammation. 

I am not usually a fan of any facial wipe and would only ever consider them to remove make-up and not to cleanse. These are purely designed to be a convenience to refresh your skin and I love the fact they are so luxurious being individually wrapped as they definitely don't feel like a baby wipe. These are perfect for on the go to have in your makeup bag as you may want to refresh your skin at the beach, gym or on a long haul flight for instance. Very convenient and actually a very good idea especially for males as my husband always uses hot towels on his face and hands so this, he would love. I mean I love a pre-wrapped hand wipe so why not have one that is specially designed for your skin. These are in my travel bags ready and waiting

Miller Harris Lumiere Doree Hand Cream
5. Miller Harris Lumiere Doree Hand Cream (Full Size £18) here!
A very luxurious hand cream containing a blend of intense hydrating Shea butter and Argan Oil along with Aloe Vera to help the most sensitive of skins. 

We all need to keep our hands nice and hydrated as they dry out during travel and the climate changes. I was so happy to discover this one in the box as last month's box contained the Miller Harris shower wash in the same scent and I even mentioned I would love more products in the same fragrance. Well my prayers were answered (thank you Mintd Box!) as this is absolutely beautiful and may just be my favourite hand cream of all timeThe luxurious cream sinks into your skin beautifully and is by means greasy or tacky. The scent, Lumiere Dorée for me smells just like freshly washed laundry which is so comforting with that real home-like feel. I applied this before doing my make-up and the whole time my hand was at my face I could smell it! If you aren't a fan of fragranced hand creams then you may not like  it but Miller Harris are a fragrance house and for me they really have brought this to their whole line. Mintd Box were in fact responsible for introducing me to two other favourites, Haeckels (here) and African Botanics hand creams (here) both of which again I fell massively in love. This scent and texture combined, is my total dream and I get excited to use it each and every time. 
Smith & Cult Waterproof Eyeliner in Still Riot, Classic Black
6. Smith & Cult Waterproof B-Line Eye Pen (Still Riot Classic Black) (Full Size £21) here!
A very rich black liquid liner with a felt nib to give transfer resistant pigment making a feline flick easy. Quick drying and waterproof, Smith and Cult state that this wont smudge or flake.

One thing we do need for the holidays is makeup that is hassle free meaning waterproof, smudge proof, life proof etc etc. You cannot go wrong with a staple such as a waterproof liquid eyeliner which makes this product a great addition to the box. I wasn't a fan of the last Smith & Cult product that was in a previous box, the mascara but this liner, I really like. I love a felt nib on a liquid liner to make doing a 'flick' so much easier as it gives you full control and this one really does that very well, as well as staying put and is very nice and opaque. I am yet to test it 'on holiday' so I can keep you posted should you want to know but for me, you can never have enough good eyeliners!

Stephie Ann Silk Eye Mask
Stephie Ann Silk Eye Mask
7. Stephie Ann Silk Eye Mask (Full Size £23) here!
Designed to boost sleep, this luxurious 95% silk eye mask is the ultimate sleep aid and travel accessory made for relaxation. Scented with Lavender, the mask is lined with black silk and fitted with an elastic strap at the back.

Sleeping when on a flight and when you are away from home can be difficult for some (like me) so whatever we can do to aid sleep is essential for a relaxing holiday. The bright purple, floral design of this sleep mask is so pretty and the relaxing lavender scent had me falling in love with this instantly. This is the kind of thing I always mean to buy, but never get round to splurging on a 'good one' which makes this a brilliant addition to Mintd Box. It's so comfortable to wear and just helps you to zone out. Most definitely one of the most luxurious sleep masks you shall come across. I love the ethos and care behind this British brand as it really feels nice and personal. 
Mintd Box June, Travel Beauty Essentials 
Lots of boxes ticked I think you will agree when it comes to the essentials that you shall be needing for your holiday. For me the stars of this show are most definitely the BLISS UV Moisturiser, Rosalena Goodness & Tonic Facial Mist and Miller Harris Hand Cream. All products I would definitely encourage you all to try if you haven't already. Mintd Box really have done well once again to bring us products and give us all ideas for products that are extremely useful when it comes to summer and travel. 

You can sign up to Mintd Box here with free delivery in the UK and free delivery on your first box using code WELCOME17. Available Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia! Don't forget, any new subscribers who purchase a 3 or 6 month plan shall receive the amazing newly launched Argentum Illuminating Bar worth a whopping £104 (from Net a Porter)!

What do you think to this month's product selection?

Let's talk Trouble Shooters. We all have those beauty products that we lean on in times of need or we go looking for one when we have an allergic reaction, a breakout or a dry patch for instance. I recently realised that I have used the same emergency  'line up' for some time now and the reason why this has not changed is because they all work. So I thought it was about time I let you all into my skincare secret weapons that get me out of trouble because I believe they all belong in a 'Skincare Hall of Fame', because seriously, they are all that good. 

I love to trouble shoot and help out where I can in any beauty emergency so these few products I am about to tell you about are great to have in stock for the whole family and shall ultimately help you out when you need it most. I could not live without these and you shall always find these in my stocks. 

Skincare helpers
First up .... 

CLOUD 9, Clarity Skin Clearing Spot Gel
.... Breakouts? Acne? No problem, this is a miracle worker! 

CLOUD 9 Clarity Skin Clearing Spot Gel 50ml, £32 (buy here!
To say I could not live without this product in my stocks in an understatement. Ever since discovering this award-winning spot treatment, I haven't needed anything else and has been my secret weapon for a good few months now. The lightweight clear gel helps reduce inflammation and redness to any breakout or acne prone skin. The difference between this and other spot treatments is that it is mild yet effective and does not cause your skin to peel as we know this usually is this case when using a spot cream. It promotes skin cell renewal with Allantoin, whilst moisturising the area at the same time with Chamomile extract, Vitamin D5, Vitamin E and Niacinamide to reduce the redness. Hypollargenic, and free from parabens, formaldehyde, sulphites, phthalates, artificial dye, SLS, SLES or DEAS. 

I love that this is invisible so you can apply is straight under or over make-up and dries within a minute. There is a spot god after all. I had the greatest pleasure in chatting with the Founder of Cloud9 Skincare, Armen, who got me into his brand and told me how he created this product to help cure his own acne issues and my god, did he do well. I personably get the usual hormonal breakouts and this just saves my skin every time and makes what could have been a bad skin day, another good skin day. The thing I love the most is the fact it does not strip the skin and make the area all dry and flaky as it always stands out more when you then apply makeup but this does not do that at all. I cannot recommend this product enough because it works. I have never come across a product that works as well as this one in the whole of my career. It genuinely is that good and recommend that everyone has this in their stocks, guys and gals! 

Ameliorate Body Lotion
... Chicken Skin? aka those red bumps on arms and legs that just wont go? This is your cure.

AMELIORATE Body Lotion, 200ml £22.50 (buy here!
I have spoken about this a few times on my blog now as I was introduced to this through Mintd Box here. This has a huge cult following because again, it works. Very few products work to tackle the common condition that is Keratosis Pilarus, well, very few work should I say. This Body Lotion uses Lactic Acid  and Alpha Hydroxy Acid therapy to exfoliate with a unique skin hydration complex designed for those with very dry, dehydrated, bumpy, rough skin, Keratosis Pilaris and ingrown hairs ... this shall work to give you softer, smoother, bump free skin. 

I love it's baby lotion scent and the fact it is so light weight, lovely to apply and makes my skin feel super soft. The more I use it, the better my skin gets as I do suffer with those annoying red bumps on my upper arms and legs and even after a few uses I noticed a dramatically different improvement to which I really was shocked at how good this really is. It may seem a tad pricey for an everyday body lotion but you shall definitely be hooked once you see the great work that it does. The perfect summer body product! 

ELEMIS S.O.S. Emergency Cream
... Breakouts? Hormonal? Allergic Reactions? Sensitivity? This is your ambulance! 

ELEMIS S.O.S. Emergency Cream, 50ml, £52.50 (buy here!)
Ever since I tried this, I vowed never to be without it and I am not. ELEMIS describe this as 'an ambulance in a bottle' and they could not be more right. This intensive daily moisturiser helps to restore skins hydration level, repair whilst de-sensitising blemish prone, dry, sensitive skin ..... literally within minutes. Yep, that fast! Containing skin saving  ingredients such as Lavender Absolute, Willow, Centella Asiatica and Myrrh. 

This has a very rich balm feel that smells of fresh Lavender which instantly helps to relax and calm you and your skin. It's divine. I was very apprehensive when I was told to use this when my skin went into a hormonal mess as I thought how can this rich balm help with spots? But to my amazement, it worked an absolute treat. Again, when I had a serious bad skin reaction and was burnt by a clay mask, this was my saviour and since then, I always recommend this one to anyone who has skin issues and would not be without this myself.  I save this for when my skin is a tad reactive or sensitive as opposed to a daily moisturiser. When you see the magic this product works, you shall wonder how you ever coped without it. I know that ELEMIS rave about this being a great one for cabin crew and for long haul flights as it repairs the skin rapidly. You can use it as a daily moisturiser, as a mask or just dabbed onto blemishes before bed. There really are no rules as it is your help when you need it. This is by far on my list of all time favourite products ever. 

Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream
Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream
... Eczema? Psoriasis? Burns? Bites? The only rescue cream you need!

YU-BE Moisturising Skin Cream, 33g, £13.50 (buy here!)
A fast absorbing cream that hydrates all types of dry skin anywhere. Invented by a Japanese Pharmacist in 1957 it has been Japan's best seller for over 50 years. It has a mix of concentrated plant based Glycerin and Vitamins B2 & E that are super effective on even the most driest of skins including eczema, psoriasis, calluses, face, lips, hands, feet, literally the whole body. It is so gentle yet so effective it can even be used on babies. 

A little does go a long way as Yu-Be is one of those multi-use balms but one like no other. It has a unique feel and smells of Camphor but Yu-Be has been one of my secret saviours for about 9 years now and I have gone though many a tube in that time. No lie, both me and my husband have one in our skincare basket all the time and then in back stock too as I could not, not own this. It's one of those items like toothpaste or shower gel, it is just a staple that you would never not buy. I was introduced to this back in my Space NK days and I have lost count how many people I have recommended this to now. The best use I have come to love Yu-Be for is Hair tool burns. We have all been there and touched that hot plate on a GHD and the stinging feeling is pure hell but a little of this takes that burn away almost immediately I kid you not! I would own it for this reason alone now. If you haven't tried this yet, please do and thank me later. 

LUSH Lemon Flutter
LUSH Lemon Flutter
... Cracked dry heels? Dry Cuticles? This butter cures all!

LUSH Lemony Flutter, 50g, £6.95 (buy here!)
Ok, TMI but I suffer terribly with dry cracked heels and I have tried many a product but nothing that has had a lasting effect. By chance, I picked up this Lemon Cuticle Balm when I was in store to see if it would work on feet and since then I have been a new LUSH fan for life. This rich butter softens hard bits basically such as knees, elbows, heels, nails and cuticles. It contains Fresh Organic Lemon, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Avocado oil, Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, Lavender to name a few!

It smells incredible, like fresh lemon curd and good enough to eat. It is very rich in texture, which is what you want, but feels so soothing on dry skin. After a few uses of this on my heels, the pain that comes with the dryness disappeared and the skin actually looked repaired. I can't tell you the relief I felt! Since then I have used nothing else and just use it a couple times a week to keep my heels happy. So if you have the same issue, go grab this. 

Skincare Helpers
I think that has all areas of the body covered that are skin related! I cannot rate all of these products highly enough and you shall find them all in my bathroom at all times I assure you. I hope that this is of some help as maybe one of these products could be your cure that becomes a long life beauty love. I love to help should you ever have any beauty emergency and will hopefully continue to discover more hidden gems as I test out new brands/products. 

Spot any you love or want to try? 
Any recommendations of your own, let me know!

We are fast approaching the summer holidays where the only stress of our day should be deciding what cocktail to order. Hot sunshine, white sands, crystal clear sea waters and scenery to admire for days is what we all need to let our hair down but as we know, prepping for the occasion can be a mission and a half, unless your very low maintenance, but I for one am not. Living in a place where modern beauty treatments are not widely available, I end up doing them all myself (plus I am trained so I just get on with it!) but it is nice to have products by my side that make it all easy and stress free. Time consuming routines are not what we want are they? Simple yet effective approaches are indeed the kind of thing I know I want. 

So the wonderful Mintd Box who cleverly month after month keep with the trends, this month introduce us all to hassle free beauty prep, with products that shall deliver glowing, healthy skin with hands and feet ready to tread those white sands and hold our cocktails with impeccable style. Take me there now! 

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep
I am sure you are familar with my favourite Beauty Subscription Box by now as I review them here for you every  month, but just in case you are new to my blog then do check out a past unboxing here or it you want to see what last month had to offer then check here or search Mintd Box to view them all! 

This months Holiday Prep Box comes complete with 4 FULL and 1 DELUXE sized products all available in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nichols and Net a Porter.

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep
Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep
The Luxury Contents:-
1. Miller Harris Lumiere Doree Body Wash (Full Size £24) link  
2. Kahina Body Serum Essaouira (Super Deluxe Size £32) link
3. Lauren B Botanical Nail Treatment (Full Size £78) link
4. Soveral Mandarin Lip Balm (Full Size at £17) link
5. Patchology Posh Peel Pedi (Full Size £32) link

For any new subscribers who purchase a 3 or 6 month plan, you shall receive the amazing newly launched Argentum Illuminating Bar worth a whopping £104 (from Net a Porter)!

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £183/€212 for which you only pay £65/€77 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £118/€137 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. I think we need to look at that saving again ... because that is a GREAT deal! 

So as always, I like to go through and review each product individually as there may just be one item that stands out to you as opposed to the whole box but the great thing about Mintd Box is that every month you discover new brands you would have never have tried before. I know for me this is indeed very true and now some of those bands have become regular beauty staples to my daily routine. Hence this is why I love to review Mintd Box each month as they house some real beauty stars that need sharing right here on the blog .... 

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Miller Harris Body Wash
1. Miller Harris Lumiere Doree Body Wash (Full Size £24) here!
A soap free body wash with a fresh and uplifting scent, Lumiere Doree. The plastic bottle makes this very portable to take away should you not want to use anything else as trust me, it is addictive! 

I have been a life long fan of the luxury fragrance brand that is Miller Harris having loved the Tuberose fragrance for years but now I really want this Lumiere Doree scent in a fragrance as it's divine. Neroli, Bergamot, Jasmine, Orange Flower, Amber and Musk make this my ideal. It smells so clean and fresh and makes your whole bathroom smell like fresh laundry - I am fully addicted and shall be repurchasing. If you haven't tried anything from the brand, then I recommend trying this body wash as you shall soon be wanting to try more. It's the perfect first step for getting your mind and body in the summer spirit!

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Kahina Body Serum
2. Kahina Body Serum Essaouira (Super Deluxe Size £32) here!
A highly moisturising body oil rich in Vitamin E that helps combat dryness on the body. Containing Rose, Orange Blossoms, Citrus, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Ylang-Ylang all make this a very special body oil indeed. With a high concentration of Argan oil, this helps skin elasticity and texture whilst soothing any redness. Watermelon, Sunflower, Olive and Coconut Oils deeply moisturise yet absorb easily into the skin. 

I mean, the description alone has you wanting to jump into a vat of it! I have actually tried this oil before as I was introduced to it back in August 2016 through Mintd Box and it's an old friend that I welcome back whole-heartedly. Oils are so nourishing for the skin and they give you that body glow that glistens in the sun that creams just dont give you. If ever there was a body oil to get you holiday ready then it really is this one. I am so fussy with oils as I had a phobia of them for years (true story) but having found the 'right' ones, has changed me and my body for life. This is not heavy, sticky or greasy but just the perfect velvety smooth texture, but be sure to know that a little goes a long way. Anything involving aromatherapy has me sold and this one has me sold completely. It also has stress relieving properties to calm your nerves, relax your being and stimulate your circulation hence it is on the pricey side but anything involving 'good' essential oils usually is as the quality is something you can't compromise on. This sure is one way to prep your body in the most luxurious of ways but all so very worth it. 

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Lauren B Nail Treatment
3. Lauren B Botanical Nail Treatment (Full Size £78) here!
Lauren B believes that nails are the best accessory so the more we can do to make them perfect, the better. So she brings us a beautiful duo pack containing a Nail & Cuticle Balm and Nail Growth Serum to help remedy all nail issues. The Balm is very hydrating to restore parched cuticles as well as amino acids and biotin to promote healing. Almond Oil, Mango, Shea Butter and Vitamin E help to moisturise and beeswax creates a waterproof barrier. The Serum is a sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E & C, Peptides and biotin that all sink in to boost the natural nail strength and growth. 

Being completely new to this brand, I turned over the box and read the first line "Salvation for fragile, brittle nails that refuse to grow" .... yes, that is me!! I have terrible nails. They are short, brittle and don't grow. I take every supplement under the sun but due to health issues that I have they just don't seem to improve so this may be my salvation indeed! I can't really comment yet as to whether these do indeed work but I am a good case to really put them to the test so I shall keep you posted via my Instagram page & blog! I can say that first impressions are very good. The Serum smells so gooooood and is so easy to paint onto your nails and the Cuticle Balm is amazing being in a pen as you can literally apply in seconds and all mess free. Retailing at £78, makes this month's box really great value for money! Let's face it, we all get our nails done before a holiday so making sure they are in tip top condition is necessary. No one wants a bad mani/pedi on the beach!

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Soveral Lip Balm
4. Soveral Mandarin Lip Balm (Full Size at £17) here!
This is a 100% organic, hand blended lip balm from the brand, Soveral. Enriched with Mango and Cocoa Butter the velvet formula is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins to help retain moisture and protect your lips. 

This smells divine. It has a lovely Citrus scent which comes from Mandarin Peel and helps to heal your lips. I did find this to be a very hard in the pot so you do need to warm it with your finger as to get enough product on to your lips. It really does feel luxurious I have to say and just leaves a nice velvet finish. I have so many lip balms because I cant get enough of them as moisturising your lips should be daily beauty prep step not just a holiday prep as this is very important to do. A great product for all especially those who want only organic skincare.

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Patchology Posh Peel Pedi
Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Patchology Posh Peel Pedi
5. Patchology Posh Peel Pedi (Full Size £32) here!
The Posh Peel is a two step treatment containing an activating essence and socks. The essence contains a potent blend of AHA's & BHA's; Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic acids. Poured into the socks they are then worn for 60-90 minutes, all working together to deeply exfoliate and soften the skin by encouraging the skin to peel off. 

I love Patchology as a brand and I love anything to do with feet so this got me very excited and being named 'Posh Peel', made me love it even more. As well as prepping our nails to look nice, we need to make sure our feet themselves are presentable as they are going to showcased in pretty sandals so we need those cracked heels, calluses and dry patches gone. Feet are such a weird looking part of our bodies so making them as pretty as possible is our aim in any beauty prep. I am a reflexology addict and a foot massage is so the way to my heart, it is my favourite thing ever. Now I was chomping at the bit to get these acid filled socks onto my feet having seen rave reviews about them but then read your feet peel for a good 3-7 days after and seeing as I have a busy week where my feet shall indeed be on show means I can't have them peeling, so with a little touch up to make them as presentable as they can be in the interim, these are a project for next week so I shall indeed let you know how I get on! I am very excited to see the results as I have a feeling they are going to be amazing (fingers crossed!).

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Argentum Le Savon Lune
Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep, Argentum Le Savon Lune
BONUS GIFT! Argentum Apothecary Illuminating Bar, £104 here!
Argentum believe that the key to a luminous complexion is hydration. That I agree with. Le Savon Lune is infused with a patented formula of antioxidants and anti-bacterial Silver Hydrosol that promotes cell renewal as well as a natural moisturising agent DNA HP. Bentonite helps to heal and restore the skin's natural balance targeting blemishes and soothing sensitivity.  

I was very intrigued by this product and brand as I have never used a cleansing bar on my face because I have just never been drawn to them. Noticing the £104 price tag, I was desperate to know more. At first I thought this was going to be a soap with some golden highlighter in it give you a 'glow' which would have been very odd but having read up on the premise and ingredients, it makes perfects sense. When our skin is hydrated, we glow, simple as. It may look like a bar of soap but it is far from it. It is a really nice cleanser that does indeed make your skin feel very clean and hydrated. The more you use it, the more you get used to it and feel the skin benefits. I did not use it to remove my make-up but just as a cleanser as I feel this is more deigned to clean than remove makeup etc. It has a very old fashioned feel about it and a very unisex scent so this would actually be great for guys to use that like 'simple'. It looks impressive in it's elegant packaging but it is not exactly Instagram worthy once you have used it a few times and keeping it dry and contained is very important seeing as this is not cheap! I don't think I would personally pay this much for a bar cleanser which is why Mintd Box is the best deal. It is nice to be taken out your comfort zone and try products you would not usually gravitate to as that's how we discover beauty gems. I really think this would be a great cleanser for those who are low maintenance but want effective skincare and have money to spend. Or sign up to this box and get it free!  

Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep
Mintd Box, The Holiday Beauty Prep
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes .... yep, think we have them all covered and is what I call some serious beauty prep! For me Miller Harris Body Wash, Kahina Body Oil and Lauren B Nail treatments are all 100% worth the buy and I am very keen to report back on the Posh Peel. 

If you want to see for yourself then don't miss out on this months great value box worth £183/€212 for which you only pay £65/€77 per month or bi-monthly (£118/€137 saving!!) 

Sign up to Mintd Box here with free delivery in the UK and free delivery on your first box using code WELCOME17. Available Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia! 

What's your 'must do holiday prep treatment'?
Anything here that has caught your eye?

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