Once again, a shift in season means a shift in skincare to help combat the effects of climate change on the skin. Winter brings all sorts of issues where suddenly you feel your skin looks dull, dehydrated and irritated having been exposed to the harsher elements, so we need to shield it as best we can and give it as much TLC as possible. 

Now I am someone who moisturises from head to toe every day, yet as soon as the cold weather hits, my skin feels insanely dry and itchy all over my body as I know it is screaming out for more moisture and nourishment. As soon as this happens, I know it's Winter.  Central heating, air conditioning and flying all play a part in this for me, so serious skincare players are needed to keep my skin looking and feeling good.

I rave about Mintd Box month after month simply because the fact is, they are unbeatable when it comes to sourcing high end skincare and always bringing the best of the best. They know exactly how to curate a box of beauty goodies that shall deal with all skincare needs, every month. So if the above sounds like you, you will love and benefit greatly from all that is coming up. Regardless of being Winter, all of these products shall help your skin all year round and boy are there some gems. Be warned, the following WILL entice you .... 

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare
Like with all of my monthly Mintd Box reviews I shall once again just reiterate in case you are not yet a regular reader to my blog, what Mintd Box is. In brief, when you subscribe to Mintd Box, every month or every other month, you only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized luxury beauty products that are themed for the month and shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just a beauty must have. You can in fact head on over to a previous post which explains it all here or simply search 'Mintd' where you can see all the previous months boxes and their contents. 

November's Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare themed box contains 4 FULL SIZED + 1 SUPER DELUXE SIZED products of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter. 

This months box focuses on keeping your skin radiant when you are battling climate changes with a winter skincare regime that let's you layer your skincare to tailor make it to you own needs.

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare
The Luxury Contents:-
1. RODIAL Dragon's Blood Velvet Cream (Full Size £75)
2. AFRICAN BOTANICS Hand Cream (Full Size £46)
3. TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask (Full Size £43)
4. ILA SPA Super Body Balm (Deluxe Size £13)
5. POTION LONDON Hyaluronic Supplements (Full Size £30)

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £207/€231 for which you only pay £65/€72 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £142/€159 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. A very nice beauty saving.

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare
November's Box holds the perfect mix of rich, hydrating, repairing Creams, Supplements, Masks and Body care all with highly active ingredients that shall make an instant change as well as a long term one to help give a brighter, more hydrated skin. So, let me tell you about all the stunning products inside that have been put through some rigorous testing i.e. my parched skin ...

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare, Rodial Dragons Blood Velvet Cream
Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare, Rodial Dragons Blood Velvet Cream
1. RODIAL Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic, Full Size 50ml £75 [buy here!]
A luxurious moisturiser that is rich in texture yet non-greasy and can used day and night for treating dehydrated, sensitive and red skin. With ingredients such as Dragons Blood  (comforts and restores) Hyaluronic Acid (Boosts moisture) Carob Seed and Hydromanil all held in a clever delivery system which allows it to drip feed your skin with moisture throughout the whole day, keeping your skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated. This skincare line does not actually contain any blood from any dragons in case you were wondering, but it is in fact an ingredient found by Rodial's founder Maria whilst travelling in Asia that has been used for centuries as a healing extract and works to form a second skin like film around the face to protect it against the environment.

When I saw this was included, I got excited. Rodial have been one of my favourite brands for many years and have always loved their skincare line as I have personally seen great results from using it in the past and this range is one that I have not yet tried before. When this states 'Velvet cream' it is exactly just that. It feels lovely and buttery and is actually very bouncy in the pot being a set cream, kind of like memory foam in skincare form! Even though it's a rich formulation it does not feel heavy on the skin at all. The sweet scent is gorgeous and I can't put my finger on what it reminds me of, but it's totally delicious. I have fallen in love with this one as my dehydrated skin adores it. I can see why this is so good for when your skin has gone through a climate change as my skin feels soft, plump and relieved each time I use it. You get a lot of product for your money here so I can see this one lasting a good amount of time making it well worth the price tag which makes this months Mintd Box even more of an amazing deal seeing as you only pay £65 and get 4 more products?! Now that is what you call an opportunity too good to pass up ... need I say more! If you are looking for a really good hydrating day/night moisturiser that won't feel heavy yet shall really hydrate without feeling heavy or sticky, then this is one you should surely invest in.

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare, African Botanics Hand cream
2. AFRICAN BOTANICS Botanical Hand Cream, Full Size 60ml  £46 [buy here!]
Formulated to regenerate, repair, hydrate, soothe, even skin tone, brighten, restore, comfort and protect with Swiss Garden Cress, Alpine Rose, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Not just your average Joe then! This is jam packed with a bespoke blend of wild harvested African Oils, exotic butters and botanicals that soothe, soften and deeply hydrate to combat dryness and the appearance of age spots. The ingredients list is like a spa menu. Heavenly. 

I already love this hand cream because it featured in January's Rejuvenate Box and I am so glad to see it back because having the luxury price tag that is does, there is now no guilt! This hand cream is like a mini spa for your hands as the Alpine Rose scent shall have you inhaling your hands all day long. It's serious luxury hand care at it's best. Non greasy (my ultimate pet hate) smells incredible and is a great addition to this months Box and another reason why this box should be 'added to cart' so you can get your hands on it, quite literally!

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare, TULA Exfoliating Mask
3. TULA Exfoliating Mask Treatment, Full Size 50ml £43 [buy here!]
A detoxifying Clay mask that exfoliates and purifies without stripping the skin and suitable for all ages and all skins. Tula is free from all nasties and cruelty free too! Lactic acid and Bentonite Clay gently peel away impurities and dirt whilst the plant based bio-degradable beads (no nasty microbeads here) release hydrating nutrients such as Jojoba and Vitamin E to help calm and soothe as well as antioxidants and Retinol (Vitamin A) to give powerful anti-aging benefits. Tula's signature probiotics are deigned to leave your skin feeling nourished.

Tula is by far a new favourite brand of mine thanks to Mintd Box and the more I try, the more I love it. I dived right into this one as I love to try new face masks and this sounded right up my street. You simply apply a thin layer all over a clean face and leave for 5/10 minutes whilst looking like a smurf, massage with a little water then rinse off. I love how blue this mask is as blue always seems to make skincare more fun, don't you think? Or is it just me! The clay does dry but not in the way that you can't move your face so it is very comfortable to wear yet may tingle a little as it did for me, but this is the acids getting to work but the other ingredients are designed to soothe as it works too. I was a little pink in some areas of my face after removal but this disappeared by time I had finished applying the rest of my skincare. It showed  to me how fast acting this mask is within as little as 5 minutes. It really does work wonders as instantly my skin felt noticeably smoother and less dry. This is a superb mask for anyone wanting to even out their skin tone and texture and ultimately make it look clearer. If you haven't yet tried Tula, they are a brand I can highly recommend looking into as the Hydrating Day and Night Cream here is fantastic and seeing that I am almost out, I will need to replace as it's become a good staple.
Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare, ILA SPA Body Balm
4. ILA SPA Body Balm, Super Deluxe Size £13 / Full Size £51 [buy here!]
A unisex Body Balm that has a rich waxy, set butter texture and contains some luxuriously rich ingredients that make this a 'magic balm'. It Contains Omega 3,6 & 9 which are very anti-imflammatory, Rose Geranium to balance your mind and body, Essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants to restore suppleness and all round have a positive effect on your senses as well as conditioning hormone imbalances. 

Out of all the products in this box, this is one the that I knew the least about not having heard of the brand before and I kind of left it until last to try. Having now used it, hand on my heart, this is my favourite product from the whole box. This balm is a superstar and to say that I am obsessed is an understatement. I am hooked, in love, stocking up .... simply sold on this product. Why? Because it has worked absolute wonders for my skin on my body even after one use. I am a huge body product fan as you may already know and I much prefer body butters as opposed to lotions yet there are not many balms that I have tried which I have loved and have done the job like this one. First up the Rose Geranium scent, it's delicious and lasts on the body all day. Think Emma Hardie/Elemis Cleansing Balms but for your body, heaven on your skin.  The balm is hard in the pot but as soon as you warm it up in your palms, it transforms in seconds into a soothing balm that makes your skin feel instantly nourished, comforted and relieved with no more itchy dry feeling. With more intense skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, scar tissue and severe dryness, I can see this working miracles! I really feel that I have found my winter soulmate and shall have to look to invest in the full size although this is a great size to get to know the product seeing as it is not exactly cheap, but now know it's 100% worth it. This product and brand was a total surprise to me and yet again, it's thanks to Mintd Box for bringing new brands to my, well our attention that may have been overlooked before. Have you ordered the box yet? 

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare, Potion London Hyaluronic Complex Supplements 
 5. POTION LONDON Hyaluronic Supplements, Full Size £30 [buy here!]
Potion London are a health and wellness brand dedicated to making our life healthier. The Hyaluronic Complex is a powerful daily supplement that supports your collagen formation giving you many anti-aging benefits. Hyaluronic Acid, as we all know is a very powerful anti-aging ingredient being a molecule found in the body that can hold 1000 times it's weight in water. As we get older our levels fall to 50% so supplementing the loss can benefit your whole body such as skin, joints eyes and gums. 

You may remember the Potion London Beauty Formula Supplements from The Up Keep Mintd Box (here) where I first got the chance to try Potion London and got on so well with those ones as they did in fact make a real difference to the health of my skin and nails that was very noticeable to me. I even wrote in that review that I had my eye on the Hyaluronic Complex next so the Mintd Box fairy has worked her magic again! I am a supplement queen as my poor health relies on them to keep me going the best I can so I am very excited to get to trying these ones. I will indeed keep you posted on how these work for me but I do know that supplementing what our body shall naturally lose can only have a positive effect so I have high hopes! Especially from Potion London, as they are definitely a top brand to choose being very ahead of the game when it comes to supplements.   

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare
Safe to say that this is a winter skincare winner and you would be mad to miss out especially when you save a whopping £142/€159!! I cannot fault one single product here and whether you want to try them as an individual or collectively, then you won't go far wrong. The star of the show for me is the ILA SPA Body Balm, such a fantastic product that totally impressed me more than I ever thought it would. I am actually running out of ways to say how good Mintd Box is as a company because I say the same month after month and don't want to sound boring and repetitive but anyone can see just how well they bring the latest and newest brands and products to us that soon become must haves to many skincare regimes. If you are reading this post and are still considering whether to sign up or even just shop the box then you know my answer - just do so before you miss out.

“Feed the mind good wisdom, 
the body good nutrition, 
the soul good vibes, 
the heart good love,
and your skin a good Mintd Box". - Kellilash 

Mintd Box, The Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare
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Good News! Mintd Box have also launched a Christmas Store here full of amazing gift ideas for friends, family and loved ones or simply one of those 'To me, From me' gifts, the best kind hey!

Any products caught your attention?

Lancôme is a brand that I have grown up with as it always features somewhere in my daily makeup routine but I realised that I haven't really featured much here on the blog which doesn't mean that I love it any less over other brands, it's just always there which makes it an obvious to me but maybe not to you. I have recently discovered a few new Lancôme loves which I thought would be great to share as I think you could love them or want to know a little more about them also. 

I am a huge Lancôme lip product and mascara fan. I still think their mascaras are unbeatable and as much as I cheat on them with other brands, I alway come back to them at some point and then I wonder why I ever left. We all know that feeling of finding a really good mascara - you simply want to stock up for life because if your lashes are looking good and happy, then so are you in my book.

One thing I have struggled with however is Lancôme foundations. They are one thing that I have never really found myself gravitating to until last year when I tried the highly coveted Teint Idole Cushion Foundation and although I adored the finish and texture, it was a no no as my skin broke out no end so I have stuck with Lancôme for lips and eyes. That was until I recently tried the latest Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation and I have now found my Lancôme foundation fit as well as a new mascara, Monsiuer BIG, so let me share and tell you some more ... 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Monsieur BIG Mascara, £21 (buy here!)
This is a Volumising Mascara that promises 12 x more volume and thicker looking lashes with a smudge resistant formula. Big promises! 

Being the mascara addict that I am, out of the two items kindly sent over from one of my favourite Beauty StoresHouse of Fraser Beauty to try out so I instantly broke open the Monsieur BIG Mascara as I needed to see just how good this was; good because this is a Lancôme mascara after all. 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Firstly, let's discuss the brush. I feel we all have a type when it comes to a mascara wand. I personally prefer a rubber wand or a medium sized bristle wand that is tapered to get to all the smaller lashes. Monsiuer BIG is a really good sized 'big yet not too big' soft brush that gives your lashes great separation and lift whilst coating them in a soft feel formula hence your lashes stay feeling natural and not hard or packed full of mascara. This is what I love. I wear contact lenses and having sensitive eyes it doesn't aggravate or interfere at all which I think comes down to the fact that it really doesn't flake or move. It didn't clump even after applying a second/third coat and my lashes looked very volumised yet still very much defined. I love how black this mascara is because it adds more intensity to your lashes so is definitely one for those who love lashes and not really for those who are wanting a natural look. 

It actually reminds me a little of the new L'Oreal Paradise Exactic (here!) which I love and not usually being a drugstore mascara fan I was surprised by how good this one is - so if the Monsieur BIG is a little to pricey for you then give that one a go. It will dry up a little quicker than this one but both are worth the buy. 

I do recommend trying Monsieur BIG if you are wanting super volumised lashes that still feel like yours. I do love this new one but my favourite still has to be Lancôme Grandiose (here!) because the unique swan neck gets every single lash and just makes mine look much longer, thicker and so defined which is how I like them. Either way you can't go too wrong with either one. 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24 Hour Foundation SPF15 30ml, £31 (buy here!
This is Lancôme's best selling foundation designed to give you your perfect shade match as it is now available in 40 shades! A liquid foundation that is very long lasting with a high coverage that doesn't feel caked on, just comfortable and skin like. The smudge proof formula has been designed to last all day and night so no touch ups are needed and there is now worry of transfer onto clothing. Plus it has SPF15 so a great daily protection. 

Let's start by saying that visually, this is beautiful. The bottle, the luxe feel - high quality is all there. Like I mentioned before, not having found a Lancôme base that suited me I went into testing this one out with no expectations and you know what, I really, really like it. I always opt for a liquid texture as opposed to a cream or stick as they suit my skin better and this formula glided over my skin effortlessly. The texture felt very much like my holy grail Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation (here!) which has been my no1 for many years now so this really excited me. I could feel it starting to dry very quickly and turn matte so I had to move fast but it blended so easily that it literally took seconds to do.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Verdict ...
It actually smells incredible, if scents are your thing, you shall adore the comforting fresh scent this foundation has to it. Being a velvet-matte finish it did start to feel drying on my skin as it wore so I found to help combat this issue, using a really hydrating/radiance primer underneath or mixed in (Burberry Nude Glow & Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow work a treat!) made the foundation sit a lot more comfortably on my normal/combination skin. So if you have skin like me or are dry then I would highly recommend doing this prep step to combat any dry feeling but more oilier skins shall adore the finish regardless. 

In my opinion, this is definitely more of a medium than full coverage which pleased me as I am not a full coverage fan these days, yet it felt like I was wearing a really light base, another big tick in the box. It gives a lovely velvety matte finish which looks flawless on the skin without sitting in pores or lines making this in my opinion a great one for all ages and all skin types. It covers brilliantly well so you may find you won't need to conceal very much because the coverage is that good. I did also notice how beautifully this photographed as I was editing some make-up looks and was so impressed at how flawwwww-less my skin looked close up. It wears amazingly well on the skin as I didn't need to touch up all day and it still looked the same come the evening. 

The only fault, which was entirely my own doing, was that I (blind) chose the wrong colour. Shade 02 is a little too pink on my skin as you can see below from the swatches (next to my usual foundation shades) but I am making it work with a little mixing because I love it that much. Having 39 other shades to choose from in the range, I am sure to get my perfect match. 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Round Up ... 
I can see why people have named this a miracle foundation because it really does work and give great lasting coverage. Teint Idole Ultra Wear applies like a dream to give a medium coverage with a beautiful velvet matte finish that really shall last all day/night without the need for touch ups. Most importantly it leaves your skin looking flawless yet still feeling and looking natural and doesn't sit in pores or oily/dry patches. A beautiful foundation for all skins and all ages so I highly recommend trying as this will be the one foundation to convert you to Lancôme. It is also available in a new cream stick version too should you prefer but either way, add this to your wish list. 

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Spf15 / Monsieur Big Mascara
Buy at House of Fraser Beauty .... 
If you want to purchase or see more then do go and over and visit House of Fraser Beauty Department (here!) as they carry such an amazing collection of beauty brands, maybe more than you would realise (like Tom Ford!) plus they often have some great online offers and promotions and even a points scheme and we all know what they make .... more makeup, obviously! I frequently find myself on their website 'saving to basket' and they deliver internationally ... lethal I know. Happy Shopping! 

Have you tried the these Lancôme products? 
What is your favourite House of Fraser Beauty brand? 

Finding good quality make-up brushes at an affordable price has improved of late and I am always happy to try and help scope out more. Make-up brushes today have had a dramatic face lift and are no longer just an accessory but a professional tool that has taken on new heights and goals for us all. The newer 'oval' shape has stemmed from the luxury brand Artis, who realised that makeup brushes evolved from watercolour painting so therefore no longer met the challenge of modern makeup and skincare application as I am pretty sure that contouring was not a thing in the history books. This style of brush is a work of art in itself and gone are the days when a free sponge applicator would suffice! Being the make-up obsessive that I am, I get excited to see how products evolve then soon become ones that we can't live without. 

Artis brushes are indeed very expensive, although totally worth it, so the high street/drugstores have taken on this trend to make them available to everyone at an affordable price yet still with a luxurious feel. There are some really dodgy copies out there I wont lie as I have been sent them, hence why you have never seen them or heard about them on my channels as they were that bad, honestly.

Boots is a well known beauty stop in the UK for most (I spend hours in there when I am back!) and they always take on brands that will appeal to many of us and offer affordable price points. They kindly sent me a 'highly hyped about' brush set for review - so I was happy to give my feedback to see if it lived up to my expectations or if these brushes were just another gimmick?

Luxe Studio K2 Set - 3-Piece Oval Brush Kit  
The brush set in question is the highly acclaimed US brand, Luxe Studio K2 Set - 3 Piece Oval Brush Kit, priced £22.99 (BUY HERE!) as this has been well spoken about in the beauty world over the past few months so I was keen to see what all the fuss was about. Being rose gold, a part of me was sold already. I know, make it in rose gold and I will buy it. We all know that's the truth. 

The Everything Brush Set contains 3 brushes that can be used for both make-up and skincare including serums. They claim to work on all dry and liquid formulations including loose and pressed powder, cream, lotion and mineral makeup. The synthetic fibres mimic natural hairs for a great pick and release of product. Sounds a bit too good.

Luxe Studio K2 Set - 3-Piece Oval Brush Kit  
Face Brush 6X (as below) link!
Designed for applying foundation, powder, blusher, moisturiser and blending and highlighting. 

This is such a handy brush as you can use this for basically anything. It is small so I would in fact prefer the next larger size up (sold separately here) for my foundation but this is great for concealing around the eyes, contouring, highlighting and for setting powder under the eyes too.
Luxe Studio K2 Set - 3-Piece Oval Brush Kit  
Eye Brush 5X (below) link!
This thin brush is designed for applying concealer and fine eyeliner.

This is my favourite out of the three as it is a great brush for contouring as you can get a really precise contour and even more so for contouring your nose. It's also great to smoke out eyeshadow or liner on the lash line as it does it so effortlessly. But for contouring, this really applies and blends out a contour really really well which is what I use this one for the most. 
Luxe Studio K2 Set - 3-Piece Oval Brush Kit  
Face/Lip Brush 3X (below) link!
This round brush has been designed for applying lipstick, contour, spot treatments and to add coverage where needed.

This was my least favourite brush but still very cute as being so tiny it is useful for applying highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes, cupids bow and down the nose as it fits perfectly. Also great for pin point concealing too as it is small but you can use this for whatever you like, I just don't find myself reaching for this one as much as the others. 
Luxe Studio K2 Set - 3-Piece Oval Brush Kit  
You can use all of these brushes for whatever and however suits you, that is the beauty of a make-up brush nowadays, no 'name label' means - do what you like! TAKE NOTE: I will say these are the kind of brushes that you have to persevere with because at first they will feel alien to you if you are used to a 'normal' brush but the more you use them the more you get to grips with them and gradually find your own best use for each one. 

These brushes do actually work well with many textures and formulations which is pretty much a dream for us all. The thing I love the most is how super soft they are and really good quality. The densely packed fibres blend make-up perfectly with no dragging or flaking of the product used like some other brushes can. They are indeed good for skincare should you prefer to use a brush although I shall stick to just makeup as I like to apply all my skincare manually but a great set to try out should you prefer to use a brush. 

The design of these brushes is very pretty with the shiny rose gold finish and a nice solid feel to the handle, as they are not heavy but not at all flimsy like other 'cheaper' versions. They do look and feel more expensive than what they are. The shape of the handle makes them very easy to work with as you have full control over your blending and make-up application at all times. They wash up perfectly with no shedding whatsoever.

Luxe Studio K2 Set - 3-Piece Oval Brush Kit  
In all honestly I was not expecting to like these as much as I did but I now see why they have been such a hit. They are a great price point if you are looking to try this brush style  for less money (at around £8 per brush link!) before jumping into a more expensive brand making this a great starter set for anyone. I adore Real Techniques brushes that are too sold in Boots as they are now a daily staple in my makeup routine (the Buffing Brush especially here!) as you cannot go wrong by them, so it's nice to see that stores are stocking more brands to coincide on that level and not just cheaper options that feel cheap but a more affordable version of a 'higher end' line.

P.S. I would not blame you if you invested in these solely for looks as they will make any make-up bag or vanity look divine! (+ so Instagram worthy).

Have you tried them?
Any other brush recommendations, then please share away! 

Beauty Sleep, which according to google means "sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful" ... so just how long is that I wonder?! Let us discuss this Beauty Sleep. It is indeed a real thing, we all need it and we all try and get as much as we can but life does not make it easy for us all to get, so sometimes we need a little helping hand. We all know that lack of sleep affects us majorly and beauty wise, we use all the make-up we can lay our hands on to help us fake that '8-hour sleep' look which is why make-up sells as well as it does. I myself find 'getting to sleep' a real issue, hence I use all the lotions and potions possible to help me nod off and I have to say they really do help and have a great affect. So much so that every night involves a ritual of sprays and potions, which is a good excuse to try more beauty products of course. 

At night as your body shuts down, skin can go in to overdrive working around the clock to regenerate and repair itself as a result of everyday environmental aggressors but whilst asleep, your skin is more open to products getting to work. With all this in mind, the beauty gods aka Mintd Box have offered up some A-List help with this months 'The Beauty Sleep Edit' themed box. It contains a mix of products that shall help you to initially fall into a good nights sleep with skincare that shall get to work as you do sleep. Resulting in a better feeling and more productive you. 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit
Like with all of my monthly Mintd Box reviews I shall reiterate, regular readers to my blog shall know all about what Mintd Box is 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. In brief, when you subscribe to Mintd Box, each month or every other month, you only ever receive FULL size or DELUXE sized luxury beauty products and save a small fortune. No Samples. Enough said, it's a must have. 

The Beauty Sleep Edit box contains 3 FULL SIZED + 2 SUPER DELUXE SIZED products of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter. 

It includes products that have been selected for their active ingredients, natural oils and aromatics that shall maximise the process of getting your beauty sleep; allowing you to wake up feeling healthier, more radiant and fresh faced but also helping you to relax into a good nights sleep. This is a box not to miss out on.

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit
Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit
Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit
The Luxury Contents:-
1. NEOM Organics Travel Size Tranquility Candle (Full Size £16) 
2. Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil (Full Size £45) 
3.  Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask (Super Deluxe Size £27) 
4. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil (Super Deluxe £45) 
5. Supermood Beauty Sleep Pillow Scent (Full Size £33) 

For any new subscribers who purchase a 6 or 12 month plan, you shall receive a Su-Man Velvet Skin Moisturising Cream worth £85 (amazing!).

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £166/€187 for which you only pay £65/€71 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £101/€114 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. That is insane and what you call a beauty saving.

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit
If you read my Mintd Box reviews every month, you are maybe waiting for that 'dud' month that possibly hasn't impressed me as much as the rest (so you don't end up spending) well this does not seem to be happening and have come to realise that Mintd Box just do not disappoint, like ever. Hence I apologise in advance for what lies ahead as you will want all, hence signing up is definitely a wise idea! 

I have started this all off in an order that you may start your Beauty Sleep Process so this first product sets the scene.

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, NEOM candle
1. NEOM Organics Travel Size Tranquility Candle (Full Size £16) [buy here!]
A hand poured 100% natural vegetable wax luxury candle that has been blended to help you totally relax and prepare for a good nights sleep with English Lavender, Sweet Basil & Jasmine plus 16 more essential oils. Each candle contains 6-8ml of pure essential oils to help you fully relax and sleep. Light it before bed as you have a soak in the bath as part of Phase one. 

NEOM have been my No1 favourite aromatherapy candle brand for many years hence I was so happy to see them appear in this months box. The NEOM Happiness large candle was actually my candle of choice on my wedding day at the top table as I knew it was designed to help balance emotions and knowing I would very emotional on that day, it worked a treat and to this day the scent always holds a special place in my heart. I am a true fan. In fact I bought a travel candle that contained ginger for my friend who was pregnant at the time having really bad sickness and to this day she tells me how much it helped the sickness passed! Goes to show the power of these candles. NEOM do make some amazing home and body products so please can I suggest that you try them as you shall be amazed at how stunning the products all are and how much of a positive affect they have on you! 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Oil

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Oil
2. Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil (Full Size £45) [buy here!]
Phase 2. A Bath Oil like no other containing Lavender, Ylang Yang and Petitgrain combined to help you unwind after a busy day of which you can indulge in a bath or shower.

These are in my opinion the best aromatherapy bath oils you can buy. Both myself and my husband have been a big AA fan for years and years now as these oils WORK. I swear by the Destress-Muscle bath oil as that is my favourite but the Light Relax is perfect for helping towards a peaceful nights sleep or chill out. They literally scent your whole house as you run a bath which is my favourite part and I don't even like baths usually but these force me to enjoy one! These oils have a massive affect on your mood and transform your mood to take you to another state. I do believe AA use the highest grade of oils hence the results that you get from using them. I am overjoyed to see them back in another Minted Box as a true pamper session is not complete with these oils. FYI if you haven't noticed, it retails for £45 making this months box most definitely one you should be sign up to for your chance to indulge in some full on relaxation. 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Omorovicza Radiance Mask
3.  Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask (Super Deluxe Size £27) [buy here!]
Phase three, Masking. This cooling, light weight gel mask is formulated with active ingredients such as Sand Lily and Salicylic acid which melt into your skin to gently exfoliate, whilst promoting cell renewal and fighting hyperpigmentation leaving you with a more even, more hydrated, balanced, brighter skin. 

My second product from Omorovicza and having been wowed by the last one in last months Mintd Box (here!) I am impressed further more. This mask is amazing. First of all I love the gel texture as it feels so refreshing and comforting on your skin and it is so easy to use. You simply apply a thin layer after you have cleansed/toned then sleep, that is it. When I woke up my skin did look brighter, smoother and really plumped and hydrated. I was not expecting to see so much result from one use! Considering this mask contains Salicylic acid, it is so lovely and gentle making it perfect for so many skin types that maybe thinking they are too sensitive. This really is a beautiful mask which I know retails full size at £90, a massive splurge but having tried this deluxe size I am now convinced that it is worth the expense. Another great reason why I love these collaborations with Mintd Box because I would never have invested so highly into a product that was unknown to me had I not had the chance to try it. If you love your skincare and look for the next best thing when it comes to masks then definitely take note of this one. Omorovicza are a stunning brand to invest in from what I have tried so far and I would love to try more. 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night oil 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night oil 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night oil 
4. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil (Deluxe 15ml £45) [buy here!]
Phase Four. The very famous potent Luna Oil is a retinol rich night time treatment formulated to help reduce lines and wrinkles whilst correcting signs of damage. Containing Retinol and Blue Tansy a powerful skin soothing anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and calms stressed skin. It also tackles eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and acne makes this ideal for any skin type. This is basically skin rehab. 

I have been dying to try this oil loved by many a beauty editor, blogger, A-lister etc as this has been a very well coveted skincare product as is Sunday Riley as a brand. I was so excited when I found out this product was going to be featured this month and the size is incredible and seeing as you can buy this 15ml size (or 30ml £85) it is perfect and shall definitely last a good while. After falling in love with a Blue Tansy face mask (here) some time ago, I knew the power of Blue Tansy and all it's skin benefits. After just one use of Luna oil, I was in love, massively. I am not that keen on the scent but that I can get over and as you massage the oil into your skin the blue colour turns clear so you don't go to bed looking like a Smurf. Be sure not to use too much of it as it does have quite a rich feel. It feels so incredibly nourishing on the skin and not greasy or sticky but you know you have oil on if that makes sense? I love to use face oils at night so for me I am used to the feel of them. When I woke up the oil had completely absorbed into my skin leaving it feeling super soft and smooth. It looked really good. Hydrated, plumped, radiant and just really 'well'. Having only used it a few times, I am certain that the more I use this the better the results and that excites me. Luna has definitely lived up to the hype in my eyes and if like me you have been dying to try this then there really is no more affordable way to do it. 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Supermood Beauty Sleep
Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit, Supermood Beauty Sleep
5. Supermood Beauty Sleep Pillow Scent (Full Size £33) [buy here!]
Final Phase. Beauty Sleep Spray is a calming and therapeutic blend of florals and herbs to spray onto your pillow or bedding pre-bed time. The ingredients all help to rock you to sleep to help heal your mind so you drift off to sleep. 

A good pillow spray is not cheap, this I have learnt. Mainly because high quality essential oils are not cheap so this impacts on the final product but this means the ingredients are more potent thus having a more positive result i.e. you sleep well. I always use a pillow spray before bed as like I said before, I need all the help I can get and even my husband now can't do without his This Works Sleep Spray. Once you start to use a Pillow spray they slowly just become part of your night time routine. They are strongly scented as they need to be highly infused to work and this one is very portent. Hence it may look small but it is very mighty. The glass bottle adds to the luxury feel of this one also. I have to say, having used this the last few nights, I have slept really well so it must have done it's work! If you have never tried a sleep spray then I highly recommend investing in a good one as they are such a comfort and a help if you do have issues drifting off.

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit
Well I don't know about you but I am off to bed ... just kidding, you have to admit, this is a recipe for a great night in right here. 

Mintd Box have done it again. I am lost for words to keep singing their praises and telling you all how amazing these carefully curated boxes are. Even if you like the look of one singular product then I am glad that I got to share and tell you about it thanks to Mintd Box. This month could not be any more ideal and has enabled me to share some really beautiful brands with you that I hope you try and see the amazing results for yourself. 

Mintd Box October, The Beauty Sleep Edit

Just  to remind you! 
You can sign up to Mintd Box here and get free delivery in the UK and free delivery Worldwide on your first box using code WELCOME17 plus the bonus
any new subscribers who purchase a 6 or 12 month plan will receive a Su-Man Velvet Skin Moisturising Cream worth £85! Available Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia.

What product/s have do you need for your zzzzzzz?!
Isn't this month amazing!

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