Every Spring sees us wanting to make change. Not only to our home or to our wardrobes but also to our skin. Going through any climate change whether it's Winter to Spring or Summer to Winter for instance, has us wanting to dusk off that bathroom shelf to make sure we are doing the very best that we can for our skin. You don't ever stop spring cleaning your home, do you? So don't stop with your skin. 

I have received so many messages of late asking for help and advice on skincare routines and thanks to companies like Mintd Box, I get to test run the latest brands to determine whether or not I would recommend them and who it would be more suited to. In my job as a beauty blogger I graciously get a lot of skincare sent over to try seeing as it has been a huge part of my career and I always give brands a fair run which is then beneficial to us all. 

With a teasing that Spring is 'around the corner' (err, still very questionable), Mintd Box are bringing the essential beauty tools for this necessary, spring cleaning step. It is time to get your Spring face on, comprising of some botanical bliss, a miracle moisturising gel cream, a powerful wrinkle eradicating mask and a facial polish that shall make your skin feel reborn. Sound good? 

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean
As always I shall repeat what I say on each and every one of my Mintd Box reviews for those that may be new to them:-

When you subscribe to Mintd Box, either every month or every other month, you will only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for that month which shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest must haves in beauty. You can in fact click Mintd Boxes in the Categories section in the header bar (top of page!) where you can see all the previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end and full size'. It isn't cheap but the products are premium and the savings are huge

The March 'Spring Clean' themed box contains 4 FULL SIZED products all of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

All products featured in this box shall provide your skin with the necessary ingredients to prepare it for change. So it's out with the old and in with the new to shake off the signs of winter and get ready to bloom!

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean
March Mintd Box, Spring Clean
The 'SPRING CLEAN' Luxury Contents:-
1. Su-Man Refining Facial Polish (Full Size £38)
2. Amly Botanical Face Mist (Full Size £42)
3. Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion (Full Size £90)
4. Magic Stripes Intensive Hyaluronic Masks (Full Size £31)

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £201/€228 for which you only pay £70/€79 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £131/€148 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. A HUGE saving which is exactly why Mintd Box is the best and an ideal way to try new high end beauty brands. With that kind of saving, you really can't argue.

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean
I actually couldn't believe the value and the brands featured in this box because if you are into skincare and follow all the latest trends you will know how sought after all of them are. So let's get into them .... 

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean, Su-Man Facial Polish
1. Su-Man Refining Facial Polish (Full Size £38(link here!)
A gentle gel-like facial exfoliator for all skin types containing watermelon, papaya and ginkgo biloba leaf extracts to gently revive and renew dull looking skin without being a harsh physical exfoliant. The beautiful blend of ingredients help to fight free radicals, work as an anti-imflammatory and promote cell regeneration. So not just your average exfoliator it is safe to say.

I have tried two products previously from Su-Man through Mintd Box (here) and I have to say they both left me wanting more, so I was over the moon to see the brand back in this months box. The Su-Man Velvet Brightening Serum has to one of my all time favourite serums I have used to date and it also made me cry when I finished the last drop some few months ago (it isn't cheap!) but it's truly amazing. I adore the soft scent of this exfoliator and when you massage it into your skin the gel instantly turns into tiny particles that gently buff away all the dead skin cells making your skin look brighter in an instant. My skin felt so soft and just glowed after the first time of using it. A truly stunning skincare line from a very knowledgable, leading celebrity facialist that really knows skin. I follow Su-Man on Instagram and am always in awe of her whole philosophy and work ethic. I feel she has put her all into these products as they seriously do work. I like that she states "Skincare should be a ritual, not a chore. Life changes your skin, now change your skin for life". Never a truer word! Su-man Skincare is definitely a high end line so once again Mintd Box make it the ideal way to try out these beautiful products more cost effectively and I highly recommend trying this one for yourself if your finding your skin to look dry, dull and lack lustre. This shall change that!

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean, AMLY Face Mist
2. AMLY Botanical Face Mist (Full Size £42(link here!)
A radiance boosting face mist that revives tired, stressed skin. This very unique facial water from the Amly Springs, a wild flower meadow in East Sussex, UK has been designed to intensely revitalise and illuminate your skin. The silver rich spring water is known for its clarifying and healing properties infused with organic flowers, hedgerow fruit, native herbs and essential oils such as Jasmine, Rose, Chamomile, Linden Blossom and Frankincense. The mist is highly concentrated with moisture boosting Hyaluronic Acid, Copper Peptides and plant probiotics. That sure is a fabulous ingredients list right there. 

Now I have seen this product spoken about many a time on Instagram within the beauty community so I really was excited to be able to experience it for myself. Visually, it is beautiful. The weighty dark glass bottle which has been specially designed to keep light out, definitely adds to the special factor and thank god it has a good nozzle. I hate when brands use a spray nozzle that shoots out instead of giving you a fine mist and safe to say, this one does and gives you a perfect fine misting that gently settles on your skin. I am a face mist addict and I own quite a few amazing ones so I did have very high expectations. I haven't used it long enough to say how this has worked on my skin long term as it promises to tackle skin issues like exposure from computers such as dryness, sensitivity, allergies etc but in the short term my skin does feel very comfortable, hydrated and calm each time I have used this. My only issue is the scent. I hate to say this as I lived in the UK countryside for many years so the 'uplifting, walk through the country' scent that it is supposed to give off just isn't for me. Scent is such a personal thing but I do want all those amazing ingredients on my face, so I am powering through seeing as the scent does not linger and the skin is I can reap the rewards. I shall keep you posted on the long term effects but everyone seems to love this one so it is doing a lot right!

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean, Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion
March Mintd Box, Spring Clean, Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion
3. Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion (Full Size £90(link here!)
Suitable for all skin types, this moisturising lotion is free from oils to help control surface shine and is packed full of marine extracts. Hyaluronic Acid helps to give the skin a plumper appearance and improves elasticity. This a multi-use product that can be used as moisturiser, a moisture boost on a dry skin day or as a serum before another cream. 

I was super excited for this one as I love all that I have tried from Omorovicza and my oh my, this is a beautiful lotion that is so lightweight yet instantly makes your skin feel hydrated and nourished. I love the fact that it is so multi-use and perfect for all skin types as there aren't too many moisturisers that work like this. Dry skins will love using it as a serum where as oily skins will benefit from how light and hydrating it is as a daily moisturiser. Such a perfect skincare product for all year round but a great one for transitioning into the Spring/Summer. The fact that this retails alone for £90 makes this months Mintd Box a no brainer - it really is worth buying the box for this product alone as you save a small fortune and gain more products?! This is definitely a new favourite of mine and a product that I without a doubt 100% recommend trying out. It is pricey, yet fantastic and does the job in hand well! 

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean, Magic Stripes Hyaluronic Mask Treatment
4. Magic Stripes Intensive Hyaluronic Masks (Full Size £31(link here!)
A box of 3 Hydrogel Masks packed full of highly concentrated doses of Hyaluronic Acid. The 100% cotton biodegradable masks moisturise and relax the skin to improve elasticity. The active ingredients respond to your skins temperature and use it's heat to penetrate deeply.

I love sheet masks and I love the MagicStripes brand as their Collagen eye masks are fabulous so when I read 'hyaluronic acid' I was already sold. This is one of the best ingredients we can give our skin which I am sure you already know, so I was tearing one open as soon as my box arrived. The cotton makes them sit comfortably on your skin and they stay put really well unlike others that don't actually fit your face. These Hyaluronic masks are so cooling which would be great to use post holidays when you have been in the sun or on a flight but anytime you feel dehydrated or dry then this is your guy. They really do make your skin look good and mine felt really plumped and hydrated and just lovely. These are a must for any masking session! 

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean
Just to recap, for £70/€79 you save £131/€148 making this month's March Mintd Box one of the biggest values we have seen saving you a massive £201/€228!

The stars of this box for me have to be the Su-Man Facial Polish and the Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion purely because they are both amazing products that are perfect for all of us and the fact that the Emulsion is more expensive buying it alone (crazy>!) makes this month's Mintd Box a beauty deal that is too good to turn down. But whatever way, both are products that I highly recommend.

March Mintd Box, Spring Clean
This 'Spring Clean' has definitely left me and my skin feeling energised, hydrated and pampered. Just what I needed and I hope you do the same! Now to get my hair done, brows done (watch this space) and I will feel like a new woman!

If you want only the best in beauty, then definitely sign up to Mintd Box here with free delivery in the UK and free delivery worldwide on your first box using code MB2018! Available online Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia. They also have a great gift store (here!) plus 15% off all gifts with code GS15.

What do think of this month's picks?

A right royal trio landed on my desk recently and they couldn't be any more regal. Any new launch from the amazing queen of make-up, Charlotte Tilbury gets the whole beauty world in a tis because her products are some of the best out there. Super fan, right here.

Charlotte Tilbury do love to launch online exclusives that have us all hitting the 'buy now' button and this new lip launch is one of them. Your Lip Service features 3 legendary lipsticks in her award winning formula to ultimately make us all feel like a Princess, Queen, Duchess ... what ever royal you wanna be. 

I was ecstatic to be sent possibly one of the best PR packages I have ever had the pleasure of receiving. Not because it was all lip based (being the lipstick addict that I am) but because the bag of  lip treats arrived in a gigantic box containing the cutest balloons I have seen. I mean, I wish they would stay inflated for LIFE. I was truly bowled over and thank the team massively for the chance to bring you this amazing launch first hand to show you the NEW Royal Lip Service .... 

Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service
Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service
Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service
Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service
'YOUR LIP SERVICE' includes .... 
• The Legendary Queen, Matte Revolution Lipstick - 
a soft neutral wine shade that shall suit any age & any skin tone. 
Pair with Walk of Shame Lip Cheat.

The Duchess, K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick - 
a stunning tea-rose pink that shall compliment any look. The moisturising formula leaves your lips soft and makes the perfect every day pink.
Pair with Pillow Talk Lip Cheat.

The Queen, Matte Revolution Lipstick - 
the best selling iconic rosy, jewel pink that instantly lifts your complexion to give a timeless, all season lip look. 
Pair with Pink Venus Lip Cheat.

As well as the lip trio I was also sent over the stunning Black Opium Noir Matte Revolution Lipstick that we saw last year as a limited edition and is back again for a limited time which you can see and read all about here. If you want it, then my advice is to act fast.
Charlotte Tilbury, Opium Noir Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service Swatches
Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service Swatches L to R: The Queen, The Duchess, The Legendary Queen. 
I genuinely have to say that all shades are absolutely stunning and know I shall enjoy wearing them as they have every look covered. I love the royal theme as I am often referred to as, ahem, 'Princess Kelly' or the 'Duchess' by friends so I think they are all in good hands, don't you think? (*wink wink*). The Queen is a shade that I do already own and love as it really does perk up your complexion as you can see on my skin tone above, without self tan I may add so I am super pale right now. I adore the Matte Revolution formula because for a matte lipstick, they don't ever feel matte or drying on the lip and really are long wearing. Most definitely one of my favourite matte formulas out there which is why I buy many of them. 

The shade that I was most excited for was The Duchess (obviously) and it did not disappoint in the slightest. It really is the perfect every day shade that isn't too pink, not too brown, not too blue, but just a gorgeous pink that I know many of you will love too. The super moisturising formula feels even more moisturising this time round and leaves a lovely sheen effect on the lips without being sticky or slippy and eliminates the need for a gloss or balm. I think this one shall appeal to everyone the most.

The shade that really surprised me was The Legendary Queen. In the bullet I thought, not my kind of shade, but boy was I wrong. It is such a unique shade that in fact looks lighter when on the lip. It feels like your favourite red lip has been dipped into a glass of red wine to give it a beautiful deeper red tone that sits between a bright and a dark. Do check it out because it is now a new favourite of mine.

These new shades are indeed all royalty because you feel special wearing them which I think is testament of a good quality lipstick. The amount of looks I get whenever I pull a CT lipstick out of my handbag is priceless. I have women staring as I apply them because they really are that striking in the rose gold casing. Another reason why Charlotte Tilbury are one of my favourite lipstick brands of all time.

Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service Swatches
As well as all these gorgeous lipsticks, I was sent over two of the NEW Lip Cheat shades, Love Trap & Hot Gossip that fit perfectly into the current shade range. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheats are my favourite lip liners and I repurchase them each and every time that one runs out. My no.1 shades are Pink Venus and Pillow Talk. These two just seem to work with all my lipsticks and I love the way I can really cheat my lips to make them look bigger as my lips are tiny and I am still not convinced on lip injections so this works for me. The waterproof formula is like no other as it keeps your lipstick in place all day with no feathering or transfer. If you have never tried them, then may I please suggest that you do. 

Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service, NEW Lip Cheat Shades
Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service, NEW Lip Cheat Shades
Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service
Yes Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are a luxury buy at £24 each but are well and truly worth that investment as I would not be sat here telling you so regardless of what PR parcels are sent. The 'Your Lip Service' set does save you money and is a great deal if these are all shades that you will wear, but you can also buy the shades individually should you not want them all.

Charlotte Tilbury, Your Lip Service
I do hope these new shades will eventually be incorporated into the permanent line but for now you can purchase them online; YOUR LIP SERVICE TRIO (£60)  here and all shades INDIVIDUALLY (£24) here

What is your favourite 'Royal'?

How often do you get the chance to spoil yourself? Not as much as you deserve I am sure. So, as well as going out of your way to show love to others, make sure you give yourself just as much. Self love is so important even if we can be our own worst critic at times, but do take time to empower your inner and outer beauty, not just this month, but all year round. Taking time out 'for you' is one thing we all need to make time for. 

This is made even more possible with this months "Love Letter to You' themed Mintd Box as it could not be any more perfect in making you feel very special. The packaging of this month's box is absolutely stunning and wowed me from the moment I set eyes on it. 

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You
Once again I will just reiterate who Mintd Box are as I review them each and every month here on the blog in case you are not familiar with them yet. In brief, when you subscribe to Mintd Box, every month or every other month, you only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for the month and shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest in beauty. You can in fact click Mintd Boxes in the Categories section in the header bar (top of page!) where you can see all previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end and full size'. 

The February Love Letter to You box contains 4 FULL SIZED + 1 SUPER DELUXE SIZED products all of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

All products featured in this box bring formulas and ingredients that shall uplift, hydrate, nourish, calm, equalise and de-stress both your mind and body. 

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You
Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You
'A LOVE LETTER TO YOU' Luxury Contents:-
1. SLIP Silk Pillowcase, Gold (Full Size £79)
2. Therapie Equilibrium Bath & Shower Essence (Full Size £42)
3. Cocolux Lily & Bergamot Candle (Full Size £20)
4. Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm (Full Size £32)
5. Esthechoc Beauty Chocolate (Super Deluxe Size £4)

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £177/€201 for which you only pay £70/€79 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £107/€121 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. A brilliant saving as always and is exactly why Mintd Box is the ideal way to try new brands.

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You
One product in particular that I have wanted for ever but never quite made the splurge is featured in this month's box so I was ecstatic to say the least. So let me start by telling you about that one first ..... 

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You, SLIP SILK PILLOWCASE
Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You, SLIP SILK PILLOWCASE
Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You, SLIP SILK PILLOWCASE
1. SLIP Silk Pillowcase (Queen) Gold (Full Size £79(link here!)
Not your average pillowcase and a beauty product all in itself. SLIP is an anti-aging, anti-crease, anti-bed head silk pillowcase. We apparently spend a third of our life asleep - by the time we are 60 we would have slept for an average of 20 years. Isn't that crazy! 20 years of bed head?! SLIP silk pillowcases are made with Slipsilk that has been developed and refined for over ten years to give the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. They use the highest grade (6A) long fibre Mulberry Silk that has been proven to significantly reduce friction and absorb less face creams compared to cotton pillowcases. Slipsilk is a natural fibre where as synthetic satin is rougher, thinner and 'sweats'.

As we sleep, cotton can grab and twist your hair and throughout the night this causes damage and morning bed head. High grade Silk pillowcases such as these is a lot more gentle on hair allowing a fresh blow dry to last over night. If that hasn't sold you I don't know what will! There is nothing more annoying then going to sleep with nice hair then waking up looking like you have been out in a wind storm. These pillowcases really do work! I am over the moon with it as once you have one, you won't want to swap back. In fact I need another! I have a few mulberry silk scarfs and I love the way they feel when I wear them and this feels like I am going to sleep on them and doesn't really get any more luxe than this. The fact that they are recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and hairdressers says it all. If you can afford to splurge then do OR just purchase this Mintd Box because the cost of the entire box and it's contents is LESS than buying the pillowcase alone! Now that is what I call a beauty deal. 

If you read my 5 Beauty Resolutions for 2018 blog post here, then you shall know that this was Resolution No 4; Invest in Silk SLIP Pillowcases - so thanks to Mintd, I can cross this off that list!
Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You, THERAPIE BATH AND SHOWER ESSENCE
2. Therapie Equilibrium Bath & Shower Essence (Full Size £42(link here!)
Feeling stressed? Tired? Washed out? Nodding along to all of these? .. keep reading. World renowned Aromatherapist Michelle Roques O'Neil developed 'Therapie' to act as a self-healing programme to restore energy, alleviate stress and recover your own well being. This bath and shower oil is a blend Persian Rose, New Zealand Lavender, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Wild Sweet Orange and Fragonia, a powerful oil with anti-anxiety properties. Add a few drops into a bath or massage into your skin pre-shower as this promsies to help wash away your anxiety. Have you clicked buy yet?

I have indeed used this before, as I was introduced to it by Mintd Box last year, so I am very happy to have it back in my bathroom. It smells seriously incredible. I am not a bath person but it is products like this that make me run one. It all comes back to the power of aromatherapy, one of the greatest things in relieving daily stress and anxiety. The weighted glass bottle makes this feel super luxurious and one of those special pamper items that you save for when is ultimately necessary, like the fact that it's a Monday perhaps 😏. Again, this months box is amazing value as the oil alone retails at £42 so a great time to try it for yourself. 

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You,  COCOLUX AUSTRALIA
3. Cocolux Lily Moss & Bergamot Candle (Full Size £20) (link here!)
Cocolux Candles are hand poured in Australia and are made from natural Coconut wax. They are 'earth friendly' meaning they are clean burning with a pure cotton wick, free from Paraffin wax, Palm oil wax, oils and Soy wax. They are then infused with the most delicious fragrance combinations and this Lily Moss and Bergamot version smells beautiful. 

Candle lovers; you need to try these candles because I already own the Tonka Bean and Lime Zest version, thanks to MB once again and to have another one to add to my collection is giving me all the candle feels right now. This scent is very fresh and floral and gives the feeling of having spring cleaned your home then put fresh flowers into a vase. I love the weighty jar packaging of these candles and the fact that they have a screw top lid means you can transport them anywhere with you. 

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You, OSKIA LIP BALM
4. Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm (Full Size £32(link here!)
A highly luxurious lip balm combining Shea Butter, Eucalyptus oil and Hyaluronic Spheres that gently tingles to revive and make your lips look fuller as well as nourish dry lips. Ideal as a base for lipstick or over the top to add some sheen and hydration to matte lipsticks. 

In my book, you can never have enough lip balms as I have tons yet use them all. I have three sat on my desk as we speak! Being the lipstick lover and wearer that I am, dry lips are never a good thing so to have a balm that shall keep that at bay is essential. I adore the texture of this one. It is really thick and creamy and not one of those that you have to warm your finger over a good few times to get the product out. It's a really rich balm (like ByTerry Balme de Rose) that instantly makes your lips feel like silk. It does tingle a little but in a nice way and just makes your lips looks really smooth. Again not the cheapest, but all adds the fact that Mintd Box is saving you a small fortune here. This one is definitely a handbag essential! 
Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You, ESTHECHOC BEAUTY CHOCOLATE
5. Esthechoc Beauty Chocolate (Super Deluxe Size £4(link here!)
Esthechoc is a revolutionary youth boosting 'smart chocolateclinically proven to improve skin healthAfter 10 years of research, Esthechoc was developed by Scientists at Cambridge, UK, Chocolate Technologies as the worlds first chocolate to protect against oxidative damageThis 'magic' chocolate contains highly concentrated natural ingredients such as Antioxidants, Polyphenols and Astaxanthin. These all provide protection, reduce inflammation, boost microcirculation and maintain healthy oxygen levels to the skin, which all results in healthy skin. One small 7.5g bar (38cal) has been proven apparently to reduce oxidative damage to the skin by 72%, a very high statistic! 

Now I was over the moon to see Esthechoc be a part of this month's Mintd Box because I am already a big fan as I reviewed them on the blog a few months back and it really does help! Myself and my lovely mother-in-law Christine are both big fans of the brand as she in fact has seen noticeable changes to her skin since eating the chocs! What ever magic this is, I dont' care because it's a dream. Read my full review here

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You
So, a ready made pamper session awaits you! I cannot get over how much value is in this box; I mean you can't even buy the pillowcase for this amount alone?! The stars of the show  this month for me have been the SLIP Pillowcase and the Cocolux Candle as they are both a recipe for making you feel good, but again I cannot fault anything I have tried here seeing as this month has seen repeats of brands that I currently use or have used so I have nothing but big love once again for these products.

Mintd Box, February, Love Letter to You
If you are interested in the Love Letter box don't forget you are saving a whopping £107/€121 by choosing Mintd Box. Sign up here with free delivery in the UK and free delivery worldwide on your first box using code MB2018! Available online Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia.

If you want this box after February 28th then it shall be available to buy in the Gift Store (link here!) with 15% off all Limited Edition Boxes and Sunday Riley Set using code GS15.

Pamper time is calling you .... 
Anything caught your eye?

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