Nothing makes me happier and completes me more than lashes do. Sadly mother nature was far from generous when she was giving me my 'au naturals' and KELLiLASH without lashes is just well, Kelly (how boring). Kellilash was indeed the name of my eyelash/beauty business that I had some time ago if you didn't know and has stuck ever since as I have always been a lash lover and today, thank god we are lucky enough  to have plenty of options to 'fake it'. But nothing come close to having the real thing, does it? Which is why the sales of lash growth serums have gone through the roof as this is exactly what they promise us. BUT, not all of them work, yet some work wonders.

I am always on the look out for new lash serums as I have tried and recommended a few over the years and even though I have had some good results from them, they were nothing mind blowing ..... until now.

I was offered the chance to try REALASH by the brand Orphica, a lash growth boosting serum to see how it faired for review. To be frank, I wasn't expecting too much seeing as I had not heard of it before but was keen to try one that I hadn't. It's always very hit and miss with the amount of products that I get sent to try but this one surprised me the most. Let me tell you .... Realash is a product you need to know about as it abso-freakin-lutely, WORKS! 

I recently posted a few pictures to my Instagram Stories and the amount of messages I received asking about my lashes was incredible as I had hinted that I was using something magical so this is the BIG REVEAL!! My pathetic, very short, very fine, natural eyelashes are ready to go to the ball yet won't disappear at midnight, they are in fact all mine! Have a peek below .... 

Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
"I woke up like this" ... well with longer lashes that were not glued on that is! So, let me tell you a bit more about this magic serum. 

ORPHICA REALASH Eyelash Enhancer 3ml - £65 / €70 / $80 (link here!)
The active ingredients in this serum help to accelerate lash growth and strengthen your own lashes from the roots and helps to prevent them from falling out. The serum is enriched with active nano peptides and amino acid molecules as well as plant extracts that help to safe guard against inflammation and maintain hydration. If you have naturally weak, short or damaged lashes from extensions and falsies and really want them longer, fuller and stronger, then this is a product for you. Realash state that you should see results after 30 days however you should see a difference at 14 days and after 21 days you shall notice them even more.

You simply apply this serum to your lash line at night before you go to sleep to get the best results possible. The 3ml size is enough for 3 months and there is no benefit to using this more than once a day as it is designed to only be used once, so best not to waste it. 

Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
Please Note! Orphica state that Realash is completely safe and suitable for people with sensitive eyes, permanent makeup, contact lenses wearers and false lash users. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, actively undergoing chemotherapy, or under the age of 18, they do not recommend using the enhancer. It does not cause irritations, allergies or change eye colour. These might be common side effects when using many other lash enhancers available on the market but REALASH meets all safety requirements set by dermatologists.

Safety. This is what I get asked the most, are lash serums really safe? I had no bad side effects with REALASH, so I trust it 100%. Just be mindful when buying products like this that you are buying from a trusted seller and that all is in date. The internet makes it easier for us all to be suckered in to 'cheaper' options which generally means there are reasons why they are cheaper. My advice is always buy wisely and gage opinion before you do.

The ingredients: 
Aqua, Propanediol, Panthenol, Glycerin, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide.

Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum

My REALASH parcel arrived so beautifully in super fancy packaging with a little bag of scented beads that was a really nice touch.

Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
My Results!
As I said before, I tried it not really expecting anything dramatic and for the first few weeks of use I didn't really notice much change. It was only after the 3-4 week mark that I noticed whilst applying my mascara that my lashes seemed longer, in fact a LOT longer. At first I thought it was the mascara but even without makeup after having tinted my lashes, my god they looked good! It was like someone flipped a switch overnight to ...  'Pow' you have lashes! It literally happened just like that. Now after 3 months of use, it has got to the point where the results speak for themselves and you can see how good my own lashes look and they did not look like this before which sadly I did not capture as I hated them that much, there was not much to see. I also wear glasses and contacts so my eyes are very sensitive and this did not irritate them in any way. No redness, no soreness nothing. 

I am usually someone that never goes out without a 'little enhancement' so for me this is big news. I feel complete when my lashes are looking good and now I can't stop looking at them knowing that they aren't false. It really does do wonders for your self confidence let me tell you! The result makes you look like you have natural lash extensions on but you don't (woohoo!) and they do appear wispy looking which I personally really like. This would be great for those who have worn lash extensions for some time as it shall help to re-build your confidence enough to not have them and let your eyes rest and for anyone having a LVL lash lift, then use this before hand to make a real impact on your final result.

Hands down this is a WINNING LASH SERUM that has done exactly what it said it would do and I am impressed to the max and 100%  hooked. Rest assured, I stake my name on it that this one really does work.

Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum

Maintaining my Results - I am at that stage where I don't want to lose my newly found lashes and even as I sit here writing this, my lashes look got even better! Realash recommend that you carry on using the serum until you have the result you love then just use it 2/3 times a week in order to maintain that result, so guess I need to buy the next one! You may need two bottles if you don't feel your lashes are quite there yet after one.

There are indeed many other lash serums on the market, some good, some bad and the most talked about one is Lilash. I personally haven't tried Lilash but I have friends that do and get the same amazing results from that one as I have with this. The added benefit to Realash is that it is more affordable being £65 for 3ml as opposed to £61 for 2ml, so this will last you longer for less money.

A few more images from my IG stories that got people questioning this product below show the lead up of my final results (shown as above) where you can see they have grown longer then thickened as time has gone on, in case you need more reassurance that this is magical stuff. 
Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
Orphica Realash Eyelash Enhancer, Lash Growth serum
In Short, you don't have to wonder anymore as by my experience, REALASH WORKS and is 100% worth the buy.

Because REALASH is so potent, the brand has to control where they sell it but the good news is that it's available online with FREE delivery and they ship internationally as well as offer a 90 day money return policy. They also offer a whole bunch of other products like makeup and skincare PLUS as Brow Version should you want thicker brows here

★ - 15% Discount Code ★
Use code 'Kellilash' at checkout for 15% off all products from Orphica here (offer ends 27.12.2017). Not sponsored, simply a good will gesture from the brand seeing as I got on so well with it myself, plus I need to order too!

Impressive hey? 
Have you or do you use a lash serum?

Eyebrow Tinting, a vital beauty step for most of us and for me being fair, I like my brow game strong .... and darker. Whilst browsing through my Instagram, the product in question popped up on my feed and instantly had my attention as soon as I read the word 'brow' because let's face it, we are a nation obsessed with eyebrows. I'm always keen to look for and try out the next best thing when it comes to brows and this brand intrigued me so much so that it was in fact me who reached out to them and a few conversations later, we joined forces so I can tell you more because this could really be your new bff.

As a trained beauty therapist, I do my own brow and lash tinting with my professional kit but regardless, the process of doing it is still messy, time consuming and one of those jobs I tend to put off until absolutely necessary. So what if I told you the product in question is a pre-mixed brow tint formula that you simply just brush on i.e. "an instant brow tint' ..... amazing right? Hence BAEBROW held my attention.

Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
Baebrow Instant Brow Tint!
This is the world's first no-mix eyebrow tint and BAEBROW are very new to the scene as I have not heard anyone talk about them which is criminal because having tried the product for myself, they are genius. Reading up about them, the founder of  BAEBROW, Victoria, was never satisfied with the messy process that tinting her own brows was at home and salons were also too expensive so she saw an opening in the market to provide a hassle-free, safe, affordable way of doing this as it really is a vital part to any beauty regimen. "Brows are Everything" - BAEBROW (and KELLiLASH!)

BAEBROW spent time getting this tint formula just right so that it is 'instant' yet gentle enough to use at home with no mistakes. Brow makeup obviously wipes off at the end of the day but BAEBROW tints them so that your brows are darker for longer yet still look natural. Better still you only need to do this process every 2-3 weeks and one tube is estimated at around 20 applications which shall save you money, salon trips and mess at home. Plus all products are Cruelty free and Vegan! 
Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
BAEBROW comes in three shades, RRP £19 / €22 / $25 link here! (currently 20% off, at end of post!):-

Black - for dark hair or those who want a strong dark brow.
Brown - for light brown tones and lighter blondes and hair shades. 
Graphite - a universal shade that darkens to a natural tint for dark hair and blondes.

I was kindly sent the shades Brown and Graphite and the Trio Brush Set (below)The applicator on this is just fantastic as the pointed oval shaped wand makes marking out your brow shape and application super easy and takes seconds to do. The small hole in the middle makes sure you don't collect too much tint on the brush and waste it. 

The formula is very gentle and contains no PPD or Hydrogen Peroxide which can sometimes cause allergies hence why a patch test is always needed at a salon prior to tinting. If you are very sensitive then I would suggest dotting a small amount of tint inside your elbow, leave for a minute then wipe off and if no allergy develops in the next 24 hours you should be fine to use. 

Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
The Trio Brow Brush Set contains a Double Sided Spoolie/Angled Brush (for applying further brow products and brow grooming) Straight Edge Brush (for concealer and highlighter) and Concealer Brush

These are really high quality brushes with firm yet soft synthetic bristles and I am very impressed with them; I love the double ended brush as it really does the job well! 

Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
Using BAEBROW is easy. All you need to do is cleanse your skin, make sure your brows are dry and free from any products then apply a lotion or vaseline to the skin around your brows so it doesn't stain.  Then brush on your colour, leave for a few minutes then wipe off with a damp cotton wool pad and your done! 

You can then have a groom/shape/brow tidy afterwards as the tint will have shown up the unwanted hairs making them easier to remove. 

If you do get any staining on your skin then it's really easy to remove as the tint is that gentle and I find that using some cleansing oil, baby oil or face scrub on a cotton bud, removes it straight away. 

Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
Left: The results immediately after using Graphite; Right: filled in with a brow powder.

I love a strong brow so I actually like when the tint stains my skin a little as it helps give an ombre effect but even without vaseline, BAEBROW still didn't stain my skin yet gave me a look that I loved.

I do prefer Graphite over Brown as Graphite seemed to take better on my brow hair as Brown was a little too natural for my liking but if you are not used to a strong brow then Brown would be perfect. I like to go darker because then I use a more ashy toned brown brow pencil to fill in my brows afterwards and the colours work in perfect sync together to give me my ideal brow look ... as the image below.

Of course you don't have to fill in your brows after you have tinted them as you shall have a more defined look anyhow, it's just all down to personal preference. 

Baebrow Instant Brow Tint!
Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
BAE; a lover, a crush or anyone / anything  considered to be the most important person in another person's life .... BAEBROW, you're just that. 

This has been a god send for me ever since I got my hands on it especially over the summer months as the sun always bleaches my brows so this was great to pop on once a week to keep them looking good and hassle free. I cannot get over how easy this is to use; It really does take all the time and hassle out of brow tinting and you actually start to look forward to doing it. There are indeed many other 'home' tinting kits out there like Eylure but in my opinion they are still as fussy and don't ever feel professional. 

BAEBROW do state that the tint should last up to 4 weeks and 2 weeks on average. Ok, so compared to a salon tint or my salon grade tints I use at home that do involve Hydrogen Peroxide (the bleaching agent) BAEBROW isn't as strong as those so the final results are not as intense or as long lasting from my own trials. I would say I would need to use BAEBROW every 1-2 weeks where as professionally it would be more like 3 weeks so bear that in mind. Regardless, I don't mind at all that I have to use this more often as it is still effortless and far less messy! I shall take that option any day. 

Whether you are a tinting addict or you have never tinted your brows before because you have been too scared, this is definitely a product for all brows. This makes it 100% possible to have amazing looking brows in minutes - that is what I call a beauty game changer. 

Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
I have a whole brow team in the form of products that I adore and trust to keep my brows looking how I like them and looks like I have just added a new member. I have many other posts on the blog all about other team players in my brow game! 

Other Brow Team Posts: Bardou Brow Boost (here!) Lilibeth Brow Shaper (here!Anastasia Brow Wiz (here!) and another to follow soon that is similar to my Benefit Gimme Brow.
Baebrow, Instant Brow Tint
Ok, on to more good news .... 

BAEBROW are made in Europe and they Ship Internationally (woohoo!) plus I noticed whilst on their website they currently have 20% off and (for a limited time) code WEGIVEASHIP for free shipping! (FYI I get nothing from this I have to add, just a site promotion). What actually could be better? 

Head over to the BAEBROW website here!!! 

Do you tint? 

If you are totally thrown by what advent calendars to buy into this year, if advent calendars are indeed your kind of thing at all, I don't blame you. The Beauty Calendar market has once again exploded along with many other brands because you can basically get one for anything nowadays - Nail Polish, Lipsticks, Candles, Cheese, Gin and so on .... but not all worth the splurge as it is so easy to get wrapped up in the whole gimmick of it all. There are a few amazing beauty ones that I would have loved to have featured here but to be honest, there is so much information out there already. So I thought, why not bring you something a little more sophisticated that is totally worth the buy and one you may not have heard of before yet ultimately want? 

What if I told you there was a more traditional advent calendar, that was guilt free and proven to improve your skin health? i.e. Anti-Ageing Chocolate. Yep, you heard it, this actually exists.

Gone are the days of feeling guilty enjoying what is actually a festive tradition. A revolutionary youth boosting 'smart chocolate' called Estechoc, have launched a Limited Edition Beauty Calendar that is clinically proven to improve skin healthI shall repeat ... 'clinically proven anti-ageing chocolate' ..... chocolate that makes your skin better?? Praise the lord, amen, there is a god. 

Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
After 10 years of research, Esthechoc was developed by Scientists at Cambridge, UK, Chocolate Technologies as the worlds first chocolate to protect against oxidative damage. WOW!!!!!  (Any jobs going?!)

Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
How we all ask? This 'magic' chocolate as I shall call it, 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. 

Ingredients: Chocolate 99.94% (cocoa mass, sugar, fat-reduced cocoa powder, cocoa butter, emulsifier - lecithins (from soybeans), natural vanilla flavouring, Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis algae, stabiliser- tocopherol-rich extract. Cocoa mass minimum: 72%. May contain traces of nuts, milk and soy.

One small 7.5g bar (38cal) has been proven apparently to reduce oxidative damage to the skin by 72%, a very high statistic!

Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
I was kindly sent over The Beauty Advent Calendar from Estechoc which offers a 24 day supply of mini-chocolate bars that provide the full benefits of the nutraceutical youth boosting chocolate. It is vegan and 100% natural.

The Beauty Advent retails for £60 from Harrods [here] so it isn't cheap by far, but health supplements never are as this is like investing in a luxury skincare product, not a Mars bar. You can however buy the chocolate bars in a normal box also (see end of post for links!). 

With 24 days to open, come Christmas day the aim is that of having glowing skin ready for all those selfies and family pictures plus all guilt free ... ready to indulge over the Christmas period! Now that sounds like a great plan to me. 

Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
The chocolate bars taste so good, in fact just like normal dark chocolate so if you love dark then you shall love Esthechoc but all you milk lovers out there that really dislike dark chocolate may not be fan as we all know that it is an acquired taste but a lot more popular today seeing as it is the better health option, hence the dark chocolate market has taken off massively! The only difference is that these bars look lot redder in colour which I guess is all those lovely skin ingredients, but taste just the same as plain dark chocolate. 

Susan Harrow, author and leading media coach apparently quoted Esthechoc as being her no1 tip to prepare her skin before a tv appearance because it's anti-aging with zero effort as you get the glow from inside out plus it makes a good snack! What more could we ask for really?

Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
This is so unique as I have never heard of or seen anything quite like this before and in a world going crazy over advent calendars, it's nice to see something different and if it works as well as they say, could be a game changer for the whole beauty world! 

Esthechoc, Anti-ageing chocolate, Beauty Advent Calendar
Eat chocolate - get good skin. Now we just need the 'eat cake and drink wine - get skinny' version .... and life would be complete!

This is a grown up, high end, worth the investment advent buy as there is nothing not to like here and I am 100% sold on the brand as you can't argue science now can you? What a great way to try this for yourself in a festive gift, with high tech science, skin health and pure indulgence all rolled into one! 

I shall keep you updated to how I get on after eating all my bars as I have been away a lot recently, so I wanted to make sure that I did the daily dose properly so I will stick to the advent days - minus a few for review taste test purposes of course, or why not join me and try it too! After reading all the impressive reviews on the Esthechoc website, I have high hopes as the results people have achieved after 3 weeks are incredible .... go read them [here!].

You can buy the normal boxes of the bars online from Esthechoc (here) free delivery worldwide, so just search your country, plus UK Selfridges (here)The Beauty Advent is available from Harrods (here)!

Have you tried Esthechoc?

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.
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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? 

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 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!

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