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Spring is in the air which means our skincare shall be needing a few seasonal changes. If your current skincare products don't excite you then it's time for a change to ones that do. It's the same with clothes, make-up and food for instance, if they don't bring you happiness and make you feel good each time you use them, then what is the point? We change with the seasons, so just as we spring clean our wardrobes and diet, we need to do the same with our skincare. 

I have been really excited to write this post as this month, courtesy of the wonderful Mintd Box, our skin is in for a huge treat. If you are a regular reader to my blog then you shall know all about Mintd Box but it you not familiar with the concept then please do check my other posts here and here to find out all the details. 


Mintd Box March, Spring Clean
Here lies your day and night luxury skincare routine in a box, all ready to go to make your skin look the best it ever has. So it is time to cleanse, treat, detox and hydrate your skin in the most luxurious of ways with the products I am about to tell you about.

This months Spring Clean themed Mintd Box comes with 4 full sized products which are all stocked in premium stores such as Space NK, Style.com and Beauty Expert (my new favourite website!). 

Mintd Box March, Spring Clean
Mintd Box March, Spring Clean
Mintd Box March, Spring Clean
Mintd Box March, Spring Clean
Mintd Box March, Spring Clean
The Luxury Contents:-
1. Oilixia Gummy Facial Cleanser (Full Size £24) link
2. Su-Man Velvet Brightening Serum (Full Size £98link
3. Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream (Full Size £40link
4. Patchology Smart Mud Mask (Full Size at £24link

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £186/€213 for which you only pay £65/€76 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £121/€139 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. 

Now, hold on a minute, did you read that saving?? £121/€139 .... that is pretty much insane! The Su-Man Serum is £98 alone so this is probably the biggest skincare must have this month and I say that with total truth and honesty. Wait until I tell you more about each product individually because let's just say, I would get yours while you can.

Mintd Box March, Spring Clean, Oilixia Gummy Facial Cleanser
1. Oilixia Gummy Facial Cleanser (Full Size £24) buy here!
Inspired by the laid back beauty of Australia, this highly unique gummy textured cleanser glides over skin, turning tacky, to help lift off make-up and remove dirt deep down. By adding a little water, the gum turns into a milk so that it can be easily removed. Containing Kakadu Plum extract (don't you just love that name, so aussie!) is one of the best natural sources of Vitamin C as well as Phenolic Acid which gently exfoliates your skin for a smoother and brighter looking texture. Macadamia oil and Eucalyptus provide nourishing and antibacterial actions. 

Out of all the cleansers that I have ever tried, this is by far the most unique one I have ever come across. I found myself uttering words of 'what an earth ...' as I squeezed this out of the tube thinking it reminded me exactly of my Vicks Vapour Rub (having just had a cold!). This really is so innovative and most importantly, works really well to clean the skin. Even though it looks like some weird sticky, gummy, type gel, it glides over your face so smoothly before turning tacky once in direct contact with your skin. They tell you to use a 'press and lift' action which causes this intense suction that actually makes your cheeks wobble; that is how much suction is created! My skin was left feeling so soft and looked much brighter after what was a really enjoyable cleansing routine. I did not expect to like this as much as I do on first glance, but I cant sing its praises enough, I actually LOVE it. 
Mintd Box March, Spring Clean, Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum 
Su-man Velvet Brightening serum
Su-man Velvet Brightening serum
2. Su-Man Velvet Brightening Serum (Full Size £98) All Skin Types.  Buy here!
Think 'liquid rose petals' for the skin and there you have this next product. A velvet skin serum that aims to deliver a boost of radiance, comfort and softness with Su-man's signature blend of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, omegas, ceramides and dragons blood extract that invigorates, diminishes the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. A very high tech anti ageing elixir for firmer, brighter looking skin that feels like new. 

Nothing not to like there I think you will agree?! Now Su-man has been a brand on my radar for some time so when I discovered I was getting the chance to try this through Mintd Box I was one very excited gal. One of my fellow blogger friends Jamey (jameylynnloves.com) always raved about Su-man to me which put in on my radar and I now follow Su-man on Instagram and she is one very passionate lady when it comes to skincare hence the reason I fell in love with the brand before even trying it as her methods and skincare talks sent me into a trance. To say I love this product is an understatement. This has to be one of the most luxurious serums I have ever used (and there have been many believe me) as this really does feel like liquid velvet on the skin and even after only a few uses, I can see and feel all of it's benefits. There is no stickiness, no heaviness, just a silky texture that absorbs fast and smells very softly of rose. You have to shake the serum before use in order to activate all of its ingredients which looks like a little magic potion gathering all its trickery! But it's real results are instant and speak for themselves to which I can honestly say any serum fan or non serum fan for that fact, will love this one as there is nothing not to like, well maybe the price as it is on the expensive side I know which is what makes Mintd Box such an amazing deal. I would 100% invest in this serum knowing how amazing it is which has now enticed me into trying more from Su-man as this really is one very special skincare product that I am so happy to be using. 
Tula Hydrating Day and Night Cream
3. Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream (Full Size £40) All skin types, all ages. Buy here!
A daily moisturiser that acts as a daily vitamin for your skin and can used both day and night. Using their signature probiotic technology, the cream is designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the skins suppleness. It is light enough for the day yet hydrating enough for the night to deeply nourish. This is perfect for those needing hydration and anti-ageing benefits. Contains no phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum, propylene glycol, sulphates or gluten and is cruelty free. 

Having never tried anything before from Tula, I was again very excited to try seeing as the brand features highly on my Instagram feed. This so reminds me of being young and watching my mum do her skincare as the scent reminds me of what creams smelt like as child which brings back such memories! It feels so cooling and refreshing on the skin and is the perfect texture to definitely suit day and night time wear as your skin feels so airy and fresh. Perfect for all year round but great for the summer as the cooling effect shall be so beneficial as an after sun. Very impressed wth this one which intrigues me to know more about Tula and try more from them. 

Mintd Box March, Spring Clean, Pathology SmartMud Masque
Mintd Box March, Spring Clean, Pathology SmartMud Masque
4. Pathology Smart Mud Mask x 4 Sheets (Full Size at £24Normal, Combination & Oily Skins. Buy here!
"Holy Sheet. Mud without the Mess!" - Pathology. At last .....!!!!!!
A revolutionary detox mud sheet mask that purifies the skin to eliminate toxins, dirt and dullness using 'SmartMud' without any pore clogging or trail of devastation. Rich in Volcanic Ash, Koalin clay, Charcoal, Glycerin, Collagen combined with the "FlexMasque" technology, this sheet mask gets the mud right where you want it and not where you don't i.e. all over the bathroom. 

I fell in love with Patchology a few months back after having used a few of their other sheet masks [here] and this one has not disappointed. I love clay masks but I do hate the removal process as they do take some elbow grease to remove and clean up after so this format is genius. There seriously is NO MESS. The last Clay Sheet mask I used [here] was very messy, although very good in result, the mess was a tad off putting so this is where this one takes the lead. Once applied and left on for about 10 minutes, it dries like paper maché for you to simply feel off. All that was left was a slight outline clay residue that took no time to remove. The mask had a really nice scent to it and felt very cooling and refreshing as it worked its magic to detox. My skin did feel a little tight as it got towards the end but 10 minutes to sit and wait is nothing. I still can't believe it made no mess and for this reason alone it gets a huge thumbs up! I have to say my skin looked so clear and has felt super soft and smooth for days after having used it. Definitely the best combined Mud/Sheet mask that I have tried to date and Normal/Combination & Oily skins shall  welcome this one. 

Mintd Box March, Spring Clean
Most definitely one of my favourite boxes ever from Mintd Box. This I know because the contents have all sat in my bathroom and each is being used every day, apart from the masks of course. This shows to me just how much of a fan I am to all these new brands. I can't stress enough just how fantastic the deal is if you are looking for high class skincare with a huge saving. Even if you just get this box alone, it shall be one of the best purchases you shall make.

Just in case you need a little more convincing, you get free delivery in the UK, free delivery on your first box when you sign up using the code WELCOME17 worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America & Australia [here]

I am in no way sponsored as you should know by now, simply giving my honest opinion is what I am here for. Seriously, why waste time trying to decide what products to use this Spring when the hard work has all been done for you. Hats off to Cheryl from Mintd Box for creating a skincare dream this month as I for one give this a strong 10/10, 100/100, A-Star, Gold medal .... you get the idea, it's fantastic.  

What do you think?
Have you tried any of these brands before? 











Question: Would you rather pay £20 for a high end lipstick or £2.24? I think I know your answer so in that case keep reading! This blog post has been a long time coming as a few months ago I was let into a very exciting secret and was given the opportunity to try a very new concept that has shaken up the beauty world as we know it. If you haven't already heard about them, let me tell you all about Beauty Pie.

Beauty Pie is a monthly membership (NOT a subscription!) that brings it's members the Best Beauty Products at FACTORY COSTYes, you read that correctly. No Mumbo-jumbo, no middleman, no markups, simply a Private Buyers Club for Beauty Addicts (i.e. you). You get to choose what you want, when you want, unlike a subscription. 

Beauty Pie
Bought to us by the founder of Soap & Glory and BLISS SPA, a team of beauty obsessives who have been in the industry for a good while discussed how expensive it is today buying luxury makeup. So they created a buyers club for beauty addicts. Their mission is to go and source the best in beauty from around the world using global suppliers and to provide them at a factory cost. Beauty Pie have no middlemen to pay and don't have to skimp on ingredients so it is within 'budget' as we all know we do get ripped off a lot in todays beauty world.

For only £10 a month you can choose luxury cosmetics with no hidden costs so that all you are paying for is the product alone plus a shipping cost around £2.99, delivering to UK and mainland USA with more countries being added as we speak when demand hits! Here is how it all works in more detail ... 

What's the catch? I asked myself the same question but in truth, there isn't one. 
Beauty Pie are pulling together the collective buying of thousands of beauty junkies (i.e. us) giving us a pass to laying our hands on luxury goods. You can shop when you want, ship when you want.

A monthly allowance? Every membership comes with a monthly allowance of £100 which limits how much regular price value you can buy at factory cost every month. Any unused allowance rolls over and adds up so you don't lose it. Theses allowances are in place so that every member gets the opportunity to buy. Your allowance is calculated at the 'regular cost' but you then purchase at the 'factory cost'. 

Buying even though you are not a member? If you are not sure about signing up then you can still purchase items but at the 'regular price' which is calculated at the competitive price in the current market place for a product of this standard. But why would you want to when you can cancel your membership at any time should you not be satisfied? Win win!

Beauty Pie
I was kindly sent a mix of products that made my day to receive as well as a three month membership so I can order more items and report back further on the new launches as they come in over the next few months. I can obviously report now my first impressions on what you can expect from the Beauty Pie make-up line .... 

Beauty Pie
Beauty Pie
Beauty Pie
Beauty Pie
Beauty Pie
Beauty Pie
First things first, I was very impressed with the sleek, stylish black packaging and it arrived boxed up beautifully. Top marks for image and for feeling very luxe. On first feel, each item feels very light weight. This is because Beauty Pie have not added weights to their products like other high brands do to make it feel 'expensive'. No fancy caps or packaging making it simple and more friendly to the environment. This I like.

I received a fabulous booklet that explained everything in perfect detail. The costs of the product are broken down (as above) so you can see exactly where each penny goes ... this concept, I really like! 

Beauty Pie
Beauty Pie

Beauty Pie, Great skin foundation, Fair 200
Beauty Pie, Great skin foundation, Fair 200
• Great Skin Foundation 30ml, Shade 200 Fair (Members £5.06/Non-Members £30.00) 
Designed to give flawless looking skin. A lightweight fluid infused with high-tech micro pearls for a melt away feel, delivering a soft focus. No caking, not too pigmented so very blendable with an even coverage.

I instantly thought Bobbi Brown when I first saw this as it not only has the same kind of look but it does indeed feel more high end then high street. I was so surprised by how much I loved this as I am so very fussy when it comes to foundation as we all have our holy grail favourites. The shade matches my skin tone perfectly which again made me very happy as there is nothing worse than trying a new base that does not match your skin properly as it's hard to 'like' but this was spot on. It applied so smoothly and blended very easily to gave a flawless, medium coverage. I have to say it looks amazing on the skin and having heard that the ingredients are similar to that of Armani Luminous Silk I can see why I love it so much as it does have the same feel. This is perfect for anyone looking for a luxurious everyday foundation that doesn't want to pay the 'Armani' price tag. I would 100% purchase this one myself as it is beautiful and I highly recommend you try this one. I mean for £5.06 this really is a makeup lovers dream!

Beauty Pie, One Powder Wonder
Beauty Pie, One Powder Wonder
Beauty Pie, One Powder Wonder
One Powder Wonder (Members £3.68/Non-Members £26.00)
A universal powder which claims to be NOT just another translucent and is micro fine, light, practically invisible, naked in finish, absorbs shine, blurs and promotes radiance. It blends makeup, disguises fine lines, hides large pores, protects against dehydration and never cakes. Bold claims hey?

I was very dubious at first when I felt this but I do have agree, it does indeed live up to it's description as this is probably the finest powder I have ever felt, to the point that I didn't feel like I was picking any up at all. I had to keep swirling my brush over and over as I felt it was not coming off! That is indeed how fine the texture is (see above!). It's definitely more of a blotting powder as opposed to a finishing powder in my opinion and a fantastic dupe to MAC's Prep & Prime translucent powder compact so if you need blotting then try this one. A great powder to keep your skin shine free without the cakey-ness and great for blending out any makeup mistakes so this is perfect for us all. 

Beauty Pie, Uber Volume mascara
Beauty Pie, Uber Volume mascara
• Uber Volume Boost Mascara (Members £1.93/Non-Members £20.00)
A volumising, lengthening and thickening collagen infused big lash mascara. With a collagen tri-peptide formula this is designed to give you flexible, stronger, glossy looking lashes. 

Trying a new mascara is always an exciting yet anxious task as we all know that feeling of 'will this be the one' and we all have different favourites whether it be high end or low end. I instantly noticed how glossy this was which I really liked as it generally means it won't dry out too quickly. The wand coats and circles the lashes nicely and I do love a mascara that does all in one. Very voluminous so be careful not to go crazy as it could then look clumpy, gave nice definition and is certainly is a really good everyday mascara. It wasn't 'the one' but for the price (£1.93!!!!!) this is totally worth trying! 


Beauty Pie, Cowboy Nude Lipstick and Sugar Bun Lipgloss
Beauty Pie, Cowboy Nude Lipstick and Sugar Bun Lipgloss
Beauty Pie, Cowboy Nude Lipstick and Sugar Bun Lipgloss
Futurelipstick Matte in Cowboy Nude (Members £2.24/Non-Members £20.00)
A lightweight, hydrating matte lipstick with instant colour and a moisturising, smoothing formula rich in antioxidants. Now this I love. As you may know I am a huge lipstick addict so I was not expecting too much seeing as high end lipsticks are very much my thing but this fits along side them just fine! Again I have heard on the grapevine that the ingredients are very similar to Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution, hence again why I love them. The Beauty Pie embossment into the bullet makes this feel very high end and the texture is superb. It glides on with great pigmentation and even though matte, its very hydrating and non drying. A beautiful nude shade that will suit so many and I already feel an order for more lipsticks coming on so definitely worth the membership for these alone in my opinion!

• Superglazy Lip Gloss in Sugar Bun (Members £2.16/Non-Members £19.00)
A one part balm and three parts luminosity formulated with a hybrid gel-oil cushion matrix and an infusion of lotus flower and antioxidants. Again, totally lives up to the description as these gloss are gorgeous. They smell like vanilla, are non sticky and have a superb slanted lip shaped applicator that applies perfectly to your lips. They certainly feel very high end and remind me of my holy grail Clarins Lip Perfector's. It pairs so well with so many nude, brown  or pink lip shades. Both of these lip products have seriously impressed me. 

Beauty Pie, Cowboy Nude Lipstick and Sugar Bun Lipgloss
Below is whole look kept very simple to show off the products themselves so you can see them on the skin .... 

Beauty Pie, Cowboy Nude Lipstick and Sugar Bun Lipgloss
Beauty Pie
Remember Beauty Pie will only send you products when you place an order with them. If you don’t order anything, your monthly allowances just roll over and accrue until you feel like shopping. You will only lose your Shopping Allowance when you cancel your membership. Beauty Pie have a great F&Q's page so if you still have questions then do head on over as it shall tell you all that you need to know. 
Beauty Pie
So, is Beauty Pie worth signing up to?? 100% YES.

The branding is spot on and feels very high end, holding it's own alongside other high end brands. The concept is genius and this really does make a nice change from a subscription service as you can't grumble that you dislike something because you ordered it! A great way for people to build up a make-up collection or professionals that need to build a kit as the savings are huge and the products are superb. For me, the products that really stood out from this mix were the Great Skin Foundation and the LipStick and Lipgloss as they really did wow me. I mean these are basically the same as high end brands that we all love but without the hefty price tag, so this is the perfect solution and I cant wait to get ordering more!

Stay tuned to my Instagram and Blog as I shall share my new Beauty Pie additions with my gifted three month Membership - what a great gift to give and to receive, no?! Beauty Pie ships to the UK and Mainland USA with more countries being added as demand hits, so go have a look at Beauty Pie right here ...

Have you tried Beauty Pie? 




Hourglass has to be one of my favourite luxury make-up brands having fallen in love with their blushers and powders and as any Hourglass fan shall know, their palettes are always amazing which is why they sell out fast because they are 100% worth the hype. When I heard news on the grapevine that they were launching a new lip line, the lipstick addict in me got very excited. I was even more excited when three of the shades showed up at my door for me to review. Best day ever are the words I think I quoted?

"There is no better product than a lipstick to remind us to use our voices, fuel our passions, drive a purpose and make a change" - Hourglass

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo is a new, permanent line comprising of twist up, jumbo sized lip crayons available in 20 shades, 10 neutrals and 10 bolds. All the shade names are a reminder that we are all a catalyst for good. I really love this highly motivational campaign as we all know the power of a lipstick and how wearing a shade can totally change how you feel. 

Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Lip Stylo gives you the intensity of a lipstick all with the feel of a balm to give the look of softer, fuller lips. The silky, lightweight formula is hydrating with a lustrous finish and contains a blend of Shea Butter, Jojoba, Mimosa and Sunflower to nourish dry lips and leave a balmy finish whilst being free from Parabens, Sulphates and Phthalates. The shaped tip allows for precise application with no sharpening needed. 

I have the shades Creator, Influencer and Leader ... 

Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Influencer • A soft, medium Brown with subtle rosy undertones. (link!)
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo, Influencer
Creator • A muted pink with neutral warm undertones. (link!)
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo, Creator
Leader • A bright, medium dark Fuchsia pink with subtle cool undertones. (link!)
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo, Leader
Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo
So what do I think? ...
First things first, the packaging. You have to agree that they look absolutely stunning! The weighted, luxurious casing beats all other crayon lipsticks in my opinion like the Clinique Chubby sticks and even the new Chanel Le Rouge Crayons and being the huge Chanel lover I am, that takes a lot for me to say. In fact I passed on the Chanel crayons as the packaging was a tad cheap by Chanel standards and the Hourglass Stylo's give you a lot more product and for less money too.

One thing to note about the Houglass packaging is that they do have clickable caps which means that you must make sure you have wound the product right down before you click the cap back on or you shall dent the top of the lipstick which shall ruin the tip and we all know how annoying that can be! 

I was so surprised at how pigmented they were seeing as they feel so creamy and balm like but still manage to cover the lip fully. They are very buildable which enables you to customise your desired lip look to day or night. They don't really have a scent or taste to them which shall appeal to those who get put off by sweet scented lip products. The neutral shades obviously needed building up more than the bright shades to intensify the colour but all shades left no heavy stain on my lips when they were removed as I personally hate when products do that. As for wear time, I found that on me they lasted a good 3/4 hours before a touch up was needed which I think is really good going for crayon lipstick. They did make my lips more plumped I have to say (always a big fan of that) and they felt very hydrated.

The colour range is fabulous and out of the three I have, Leader is by far my favourite, although I have been wearing Creator a lot as it is such an everyday 'grab and go' shade! I already have a few other shades on my shopping list, especially Lover, a bright orange red that is so my kind of summer shade. I think the whole line will really work with many skin tones and definitely 100% worth investing in.

The matte lip trend has been huge over the past few months, of which I am a very big fan of as they tend to last longer on the lips, but it is very refreshing to have a new line that offers that same high coverage that we all look for but in a more natural, every day way. 

Hourglass, GIRL Lip Stylo
In short, I am massive fan. A lip product that delivers full colour, high coverage, all with the feel of a luxurious lip balm. So ideal for all year round and with such a modern colour range, I think these shall appeal to us all, especially as they carry such a positive, fun attitude to all of us GIRL'S! Hourglass have even asked us all to upload a selfie to their website wearing your chosen shade using #GIRLFORGOOD, Recognition, Not Competition. Share away [here] as I have done with the Leader i.e. my go to shade! 


Available online here priced at £26/$32 each.
Have you tried them? 















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