How did we get to September already? Can the year just slow done please, don't you think? This Summer has been incredible and I for one have enjoyed every single month, especially when it came to my Mintd Box as they have been a regular highlight with each box being consistently amazing with most of the contents still in use in my bathroom as we speak. I literally did a hop, skip and a jump when I saw the contents of September's box as it is full of some of my favourite brands of all time. Prepare for high excitement. 

If you are leaving the summer behind and entering cooler months then your skin may be left feeling slightly more dry and dehydrated than usual and you need some radiance back. Welcome in the September 'Refine and Restore' themed Mintd Box that has been curated to provide the ultimate in skin quenching hydration to restore your skin. All products selected have been chosen for their abilities to firm, revitalise, simulate, improve circulation, renew and give a healthy appearance during the cooler months, or even warmer months as this collection works for all seasons. Oh and heads up, this box contains some serious IT brands

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September
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. 

I personally have already been incorporating products into my routine that are designed to hydrate and brighten my skin so this Mintd Box selection is a dream. Every brand (bar one that is new to me) has been a favourite of mine for some time so let me tell you more about them as I shall stake my reputation on the the fact that these really are some top skincare products that you really need to consider trying out for yourself. 

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September
The Refine and Restore box contains 3 FULL SIZE + 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.

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September
Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September
Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September
The Luxury Contents:-
1. OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel 40ml (Super Deluxe Size £16) 
2. Omorovicza Hydrating Mist 30ml (Super Deluxe Size £17) 
3. TULA Multi Eye Renewal Spectrum Serum (Full Size £50) 
4. Aromatherapy Associates Dry Body Brush (Full Size at £21) 
5. Patchology's Hydrating FlashMasque x 4 (Full Size £21) NEW in Space NK!

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 £131/€144 for which you only pay £65/€71 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £66/€73 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. That's a worthwhile beauty saving right there.
Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September, Oskia Renaissance Cleansing gel
Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September, Oskia Renaissance Cleansing gel
1. OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel, 40ml (Super Deluxe Size £16) [buy here!]
First up a product that I have regularly purchased myself and a brand that I absolutely adore, Oskia. This cult classic Cleansing Gel is very unique being a gel-balm hybrid containing a potent  blend of Vitamins A, C B2 and E, Pumpkin Eyzyme, Starflower Oil, Magnesium to name a few all designed to strengthen, brighten and revitalise your skin whilst getting rid of dirt and grime. Also an amazing anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps to protect and repair delicate skins and suitable for all skin types. 

I gave in to the hype about this cleanser a few months back and have been addicted ever since. The first thing you shall appreciate and fall in love when trying this is the amazing texture of this pink coloured gel-balm alongside it's Rose and Chamomile scent which reminds me of turkish delight, trust me, it is heavenly! It's so lightweight and the gel melts into an oil before becoming a milk once water is added. It makes your skin feel instantly hydrated and it glowsThis Cleanser lives up to every good word ever spoken or written about it. Another plus is the travel friendly packaging which makes it a great cleanser to use all of the time so you don't have to be without it when your away from home. The Cleansing Gel is actually the partner to Oskia's award winning Renaissance mask which is a product that made me fall in love with Oskia in the first place, another you also need to try if you haven't. Both the Renaissance Cleanser and Renaissance Mask are two of my all time favourite products and are ones that I fully urge you to try hence I am so happy to have this in my stocks once again seeing as I needed a new one! 

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September,  Omorovicza hydrating mist
2. Omorovicza Hydrating Mist 30ml (Super Deluxe Size £17) [buy here!]
A revitalising facial mist using Queen of Hungary Water, the worlds finest recorded perfume, originally created for Queen Elizabeth in the 14th century. Now that's luxe. It uses the power of Hungarian thermal water to provide long lasting hydration and restore suppleness to your skin for a radiant result. 

This is the first ever product that I have tried from the brand Omorovicza and one that has been on my wish list for some time as many other fellow bloggers have raved about this one. I now see why. Firstly that scent, absolutely incredible. I cannot tell you how beautiful this is, you just really need to try it for yourself, trust me. It really does smell like a high end perfume but in skincare form. The mist itself is super fine and feels nice and cooling as you spray it over your face. It really does revive my skin and makes it feel hydrated and just lovely. I have been tending to use this more as a refresher as opposed to a Toner but feel it shall be used daily at this rate seeing as I love it so much. For me, this size is absolutely perfect being in a glass bottle meaning I can carry it around with me wherever I go and it's travel friendly being under 100ml. You know me, I love a good facial mist and this one has just gone on to my favourites list as it truly is gorgeous and I would most definitely purchase again. 

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September, TULA Eye renewal serum 
Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September, TULA Eye renewal serum 
3. TULA Multi Eye Renewal Spectrum Serum (Full Size £50) All skin types [buy here!]
A lightweight Eye Renewal Serum that features a unique cooling metal tip applicator and an anti-aging formula using their signature Probiotic Technology to help reduce the appearance of crows feet, fine lines and dark circles to give a brighter, firmer more lifted eye area. Tula is free from Sulphates, Fragrance, DEA and TEA making them a brand to suit many. 

I was so happy to see TULA appear for a second time with Mintd as it was indeed Mintd Box that first introduced me to the brand (here) and I have been a fan of them ever since. The Hydrating Day and Night Cream has been a summer staple of mine as I absolutely adore that product. Hence I was very excited to try more from them, especially an eye product as that is what I am lacking in stocks of the most and I love to try new ones. The metal tip applicator is actually anti-ageing believe it or not as it is designed to stay cool to wake up tired eyes making them look a lot more youthful plus it keeps all of the ingredients air tight so that the actives stay potent. The pump dispenses the right amount of serum to cover both eyes so very easy and mess free to use. A big plus! It also ensures that you are applying the right amount of pressure to your eyes and not being too heavy handed being as the eye ares is so delicate and a reason why it's always recommend to use your ring finger when tapping eye products in so that you can't be too harsh. I love how cooling this feels  on my eyes and I did get some slight tingling after I had applied it but in a good way as this is basically the actives all getting to  work! My eyes definitely did look more awake and smoothed but I have only been using this for just over a week but so far I am really enjoying it. I will keep you updated if you want to know more about the results. I would highly recommend this to those who feel they have tired looking eyes and need an anti-ageing eye treatment as I think you shall benefit from this one a lot. Plus this eye serum retails for £50 making this months box a great deal should you have it on your wish list!

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September,  Aromatherapy Associates Dry Body Brush
Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September,  Aromatherapy Associates Dry Body Brush
4. Aromatherapy Associates Dry Body Brush (Full Size at £21) [buy here!]
A polishing Body Brush designed to promote healthy circulation, remove dead skin and tone. This one is made from natural Cactus sisal bristles to help leave your skin looking bright, smooth a more even looking. The way you use this brush is before you bath/shower on dry skin. You simply brush all the way up to the body towards the heart using short or long strokes, whatever works for you. You can even apply your favourite Aromatherapy Associates oil to the bristles before hand for a more spa like feel. 

Body Brushing. I wont lie, I hate it. BUT I do know it really can work wonders if you do it often and correctly. So I am hoping that having this luxurious version made my one of my all time favourite aromatherapy brands shall entice me to do it as I have certainly have a lot for it to work on! I can say, the quality of this brush is beautiful so if you are looking to start dry brushing then invest in a good one such as this. It fits against my hand perfectly which makes the job a lot easier so wish me luck and I shall indeed report back should you be curious to find out more about my wobbly bits. A great product to see in Mintd Box as dry brushes are one of those products that we mean to buy but we don't seeing them as a 'non-essential' but this gives us all a good reason to start.

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September, Patchology FlashMasque
5. Patchology's Hydrating FlashMasque x 4 (Full Size £21) NEW in Space NK! [buy here!]
Hydrate FlashMasque is a 5 minute sheet mask that helps dehydration and skin tiredness to look more youthful and dewy instead of, well, dry and old! If you are feeling a tad parched with a lost glow then these could be your answer. 

I am a big fan of Patchology as brand as I have had a few products from them through Mintd Box and I have loved every single one. Patchology make skincare fun and exciting and give you that little bit of 'you' time, if even just for 5 minutes. In today's climate, who doesn't need hydration lets face it so these are a great way to inject some into your skin. Traditional sheet masks take about 20 minutes so these are great for us all as Patchology have used an advanced material that speeds up the delivery of it's ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 to improve elasticity, smooth and hydrate. I have to say these are utterly fantastic. The material is so soft and thin making the mask really easy to mould to your whole face unlike some that just don't fit so you don't get the full benefit. They are drenched in moisture and are very wet and cold when you take them out the packet. I even left mine on for 30 mins as it felt too good to take off! My skin felt super hydrated and soft after using just one of these; definitely plumped, hydrated and just looked seriously good. These would be so handy to use as a pre-party prep step, or on a flight or after a heavy week ... just basically any time you may feel parched and need a boost! Whatever the season these are an all year round skincare must and another reason to get this month's box whilst you can. I shall definitely be needing more! 

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September
Yes I know, I always say it and I shall again ... Mintd Box are simply the bomb. How they manage to out do the last box time and time again baffles me. It just proves that they really do have their finger to the pulse with the latest skincare trends and listen to what life calls for. 

I know in the whole time I have been reviewing these boxes that I have had some that have been more favourite than others, even though I have loved them all and this may be another one of those top favourites again as there is not one product I honestly do not like and for me this box is my perfect. I will even start body brushing and I hate body brushing. Says a lot! I can't even name a few stars here as I truly love every product and brand within this months selection as am so happy that they have got on board with Mintd as they all make a great fit. 

If you haven't yet subscribed or you have been deliberating about joining then now is the time to do it and get this box! It shall introduce you to some many of the latest hot skincare brands and save you money in the process. 

You may have noticed that out of all the beauty boxes and brands that I review in general  Mintd Box is the only one that repeatably gets a post here every month. I invest a lot of my time and effort into these posts by showcasing and reviewing each brand all truly because I know that Mintd Box have something really special and unique which is why I whole heartedly support them. 

Mintd Box, Refine and Restore your skin, September

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. Available Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia! 

What products have caught your eye?

Make-up and Chocolate, a good combination right? Your eyes are not deceiving you as the image above is not the Too Faced Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette but in fact a REAL chocolate palette, or to be clearer, a luxurious box of real handmade chocolates from a high end chocolatier. A bit of a different post, but I asked myself, why not?! When someones asks you, "can we send you some chocolate?' the only answer is, hell yes please! What could be better than combining two things that I am am sure we all love because I feel I need to tell you all about the Company in question. Basically they are the equivalent of a high end makeup brand, just in chocolate form.

It was just a normal day, just sat at my desk writing up blog posts when my email pinged and when I saw a subject heading of "We love your blog, can we send you some chocolate?!" ... well, I have never read an email so fast in all my life. As a blogger I get many emails from various brands (mainly beauty of course) asking if I would like to try products of which I am very thankful for and every now and again, someone just wants to do something nice for you as a fan of your blog to which I am totally open to of course. We are all human after all. You learn in this job to judge the good from the bad, so when I say this next company is good, I mean they go above and beyond anything that I ever expected. Also living in the South of France, this is very French to have such luxury when it comes to a sweet treat. 

If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury when it comes to giving a sweet treat as a gift, then look no further .... 

Planète Chocolat is one of the few artisan chocolatiers to be found in the heart of Brussels offering the best quality Belgium chocolate possible. All products are made from 100% Cocoa butter without conservatives or GM foods. Their team of talented and passionate chocolatiers constantly invent new ideas to blend flavours and moulds so we treat the eyes as well as our palate. They more importantly deliver all over the globe, no matter where you are in order to share their creations across the entire world. 

Planète Chocolat also offer Chocolate Demonstrations, Workshops, Tours and will even travel to your event! A Chocolate Workshop and Tour is my kind of day. With over 55,000 visitors a year, Planète Chocolat really a brand to know.

Prior to receiving my parcel, the lovely Zoe from Planète Chocolate was in constant email contact with me to make sure my chocolate would be delivered for when I returned from holiday and I even had live updates as to when they would be at my door. Now that is what I call service. 

My box as scheduled, arrived on time and I was gobsmacked at the attention to detail ... 

Planète Chocolat even have a isothermal packaging service which means your chocolate shall never melt! The iso packs are all environmentally friendly and reusable too. This means that delivery is available WORLDWIDE and I do mean WORLDWIDE, even in summer months!

I opened the large silver outer box to see a velvet pouch, card and extra bar of chocolate all inside surrounded by two of the cool packs; Now that is serious attention to detail.

There are many boxed 'themed' options and I was sent 'A Journey Through The World Of Flavours' Box (€44.90) a combination of flavours from the four corners of the world. It has a mix of white, plain and milk chocolates and plenty of them too! Safe to safe, they are DIVINE! I am working my though as we speak! Such a hard life. 

    I feel truly very spoilt and happy to have received such a great gift and the most luxurious box of Chocolates I have ever received hence I had to let you know about them here because chocolate really is one of those gifts that suits any occasion and when it's as special as this, it's so rewarding to send as it is to receive. For times when make-up or cosmetics won't do as as gift, then try Planète Chocolat, or send both!

    Planète Chocolat (website here!) deliver all across the globe and home deliveries only take 24hours to arrive. Now that's fast! They offer Free Express 24hr delivery within Belgium, France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark, Monaco and more destinations here.

    Thank you Planète Chocolat for this wonderful treat!
    Impressive don't you think?

    P.s. You now want chocolate, don't you?

    Beauty boxes and Beauty Subscriptions are very popular as we all know, but the novelty can soon wear off which is why if I ever focus a Beauty Box here on the blog, then you know it is one worth knowing about. Trust me. I am very picky these days when it comes to accepting 'beauty boxes' as my blog would be overloaded with them if I did, hence I only ever showcase those that really excite me and those that I would happily pay for myself, like Mintd Box for instance, review here. This brings me to another concept that I thought was really unique and worth discussing here on the blog. 

    Let me introduce you to Latest in Beauty and The Perfume Society. If you love scents, then here lies a brand whose website features everything you ever wanted to know about fragrance including the art of perfumery, the chance to meet the creators, being the first to know about new launches, the chance to purchase discovery boxes and join a perfume community where you can get together with other perfume lovers. They really are more than just a domain name. They even feature a subscription that invites you to events such as 'meet the noses', attend courses and download their magazine, The Scented Letter (don't you just love that name). 

    The Perfume Society got in touch to see if I would like to try their Scented Skincare Collection, this being a perfect collaboration between the two of us. I was instantly intrigued to what contents it contained and after a read up about the company itself, it really excited me.
    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    The Scented Skincare Collection is actually a first ever Collaboration with Latest in Beauty, a company who specialise in sharing and working with the latest beauty brands. The difference with them compared to other beauty boxes and subscription services is that you can build your own beauty boxes so you shall never be disappointed with the contents!  You can simply buy one off boxes or subscribe monthly, the choice is yours. I think they are fantastic personally as they stock some of my all time favourite beauty brands and the choice of products are endless! Both companies have come together to join skincare with fragrance in the form of 10 new amazing skincare products that shall leave your skin not only looking great but scented too - including one full sized item, all valued at over £75 ALL for just £20! I know right? That is exactly why I got excited. 

    We all know that when we love the scent of our skincare, we use it a lot and by using it, we see results. The fragrance of a moisturiser, body lotion or balm etc really does determine how we use it, hence why The Perfume Society have recognised this and bought us an answer.

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    The Scented Skincare Collection Contents .... 
    As well as the generously sized canvas make-up bag that it arrives on with the quirky "not just a pretty face" slogan on the front (love it!), you also get a mini magazine filled with tips and tricks of how to make the most of your new skincare. Inside you receive ... 

    1) Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque, 100ml, FULL size (worth £11.49)
    2) Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Body Cream, 40ml (normally £38 for 200ml)
    3) MOA Fortifying Green Bath Potion 10ml (normally £27.50 for 100ml)
    4) Amie New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish 25ml (normally £5.95 for 100ml )
    5) Weleda Pomegranate Body Lotion 20ml (normally £22.95 for 200ml)
    6) Ultrasun Face 25ml (normally from £20 for 50ml)
    7) Balance Me Restore and Replenish Face Cream 15ml (normally £40 for 50ml)\
    8) Rosalena Rock & Rose Face Oil 5ml (normally £42 for 15ml)
    9) This Works Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter 10ml (normally £35 for 120ml)
    10) Aurelia Aromatic Repair and Brighten Hand Cream 7ml (normally £28 for 75ml)

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque, 100ml, FULL size (worth £11.49)
    A 'paraben and full on nasties free' super greens detox clay mask containing Kale, Spirulina and Parsley to give a clean, healthy glow (just like a green smoothie!). I have seen this brand many a time but have never used it so I was super excited to try and being my first ever Sukin product, I really was impressed. It smells like fresh Marzipan and being the massive almond/marzipan fan that I am, makes this my dream. This does really show (as SUKIN state) that good skincare doesn't have to cost the earth as this does definitely does just as it states. 

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Body Cream, 40ml 
    Aromatherapy Associates are one of my all time favourite brands and in my opinion one of the best Aromatherapy brands there are. The intense rose scent calms you from the minute to inhale and every product they make smells incredible but also works to do the job in hand to which is meant to. A great one to keep in your travel bag! 

    MOA Fortifying Green Bath Potion, 10ml 
    A brand that is completely new to me but the words 'green bath potion' had me ready to start running one right away and I am not even a bath person. It smells of Fresh Peppermint! I am saving this one for when I have a cold as I have the feeling it shall work miracles. 

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    Amie New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish, 25ml 
    A brand that delivers skin friendly ingredients and this is a great handy sized facial exfoliator that is designed to help clear pores an soften skin and smells just like Tropical juice, it is divine. The grains are very gentle and leaves your skin feeling super smooth. Again as great travel item, as exfoliating is key to keeping your skin clear.

    Weleda Pomegranate Body Lotion, 20ml 
    A lovely lightweight everyday body lotion that has a subtle fruity, Pomegranate scent. It really is a great way to keep your body nourished and I have been a fan of the brand for some time as they are very popular here in the South of France. A brand to surely try. 

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    Ultrasun Face SPF 30, 25ml 
    A well known suncare brand and a great sized product to carry in your handbag or travel bag as you can easily re-apply when needed being a good daily SPF 30 for face. This is ideal for all skin types giving anti-aging protection for even the most sensitive of skins. 

    Balance Me Restore and Replenish Face Cream, 15ml
    Again, a clean brand being 99% natural and a great daily moisturiser that helps to boost collagen and replenish moisture for all skin types. 

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    Rosalena Rock & Rose Face Oil, 5ml
    As soon as I saw this product was included in the collection, I knew there was good reason why I was so drawn to the whole collaboration. As you may know, I am a massive fan of Rosalena as my skincare collection would not be complete without their oils in it. Rock and Rose is the most amazing rose scented facial oil you shall ever try. Both me and my husband use Roselena daily as trust me, they work miracles for your skin. The fact that I now have this dinky size pleases me greatly, it is so damn cute. I have a full in-depth review all about Rosalena Facial oils which I urge you to go and read because they really are something very special [here]. The fact that Rosalena have contributed to this collection makes it even more worth while in my book. 

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    This Works Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter, 10ml 
    It was as if this collection was made for me as this again is another product that I cannot be without! This Works Sleep Spray is a night time must in my house as it really does work. The fresh Lavender scented spray, helps you to fall asleep and the PLUS version helps you to stay asleep also. In all my years of trying products have I come across one that works as well as this one.

    Aurelia Aromatic Repair and Brighten Hand Cream, 7ml 
    I just very recently reviewed my first ever Aureila skincare product, the Miracle Cleanser and I loved it [here]. This hand cream is no exception as the beautiful scent of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Vetiver make this a very luxury miniature.

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 
    I really am astounded at how good this collection really is. Both companies really have their fingers on the pulse point of what the latest trends are. The brands featured here really are some of my all time favourite luxury brands that collectively make this a faultless buy

    I love the concept, the brands, the products and more importantly, the price! If you are going on holiday then all the skincare work has been done for you with this travel friendly set that shall leave you smelling amazing. The Perfume Society also have Travel Fragrance Sets that make the art of travel and the possibility to sample new smells, possible! A great opportunity to introduce us all to brilliant products at a great price. 

    The Perfume Society, Latest in Beauty, Scented Skincare 

    If you like what you see you can buy this now for just £20 online here from Latest in Beauty. 

    The Perfume Society have some great luxury fragrance sets at great prices here and Latest in Beauty are a company you need to check out as they have some really great collections especially the latest Harpers Bazaar Collaboration Box ... I mean, I want it and you shall too!!! (Check it out here). 

    What do you think to this Scented Skincare Collection? 

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