Semi-permanent eyebrows have become a very popular trend as we are now a beauty nation obsessed by eyebrows, with me being one of those people. Eyebrow Tattooing, Microblading, Semi-Permanent Brows etc ... have been around for a while but techniques have most definitely improved where once having semi-permanent eyebrows translated into 'painted on brows' but now thanks to new methods, brows can still look like your own. There is also a big difference in the technique used to achieve this as I found out through my own experience that I am sharing with you here, having recently had my own brows made semi-permanent

I have wanted this done for years because being so fair my brows take a lot of work, so the thought of having them there all the time was my absolute dream. Having worked in the beauty industry for a long time myself, I know how important it is to do your research and a procedure like this isn't cheap and sometimes finding cheap is the worst thing you could do. I have seen some scary looking brows in my time so the fear of having those stopped me from doing it; that was until I found the best of the best .... brow queen, Lauren Keegan. 

I stumbled across Lauren's Instagram about 2 years ago now and was blown away by her portfolio of work to the point where I thought 'this is too good to be true'. Her work was the best I had seen so I instantly got in touch only to find that her wait list was long, plus she was based in Liverpool so getting over there wasn't going to be easy so I kind of lost hope. However, I still stalked Lauren's amazing work on IG and watched her grow until I found out she was doing dates in London creating more availability so obviously I got in touch again,. We then made a date and I think it was the best date I ever made. My years of brow stalking finally paid off and I couldn't be any happier than I am right now!

Since mentioning that I had my brows done on social media, I received so many questions about them so I shall explain all in detail as this was not microblading. In Lauren's opinion (and now mine) this technique is much better as you can see below! FYI there is nothing on my brows below, zero product, just all Lauren's spectacular work!

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
ABOUT LAUREN.
Lauren Keegan is one of the UK's most elite semi-permanent Eyebrow Technicians. She carries out all of her treatments at her home based clinic in Liverpool and travels to London regularly where she works in Marylebone, which is where I went for my treatment. Lauren's natural flair for brows is what led to her being in such demand and boy she is surely that! She even now offers training sessions for anyone looking to get into the business themselves and I couldn't think of a better person to be trained by. Below you can see a little of what magic she works as well as the different styles of brow that she offers too like natural Hairstrokes, Hairstrokes and Shading to add more impact and an Ombre Powder effect for those who like a very strong brow look. 

OK, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS METHOD AND MICRO-BLADING - 
PLEASE READ!
In Lauren's own words .... 'I do not microblade, not one of my brows are done using a microblade or the microblading method. Yes I'm trained in it, but I'm also trained in machine method which I prefer hands down. The reason being is due to the healed results of my brows and the trauma that microblading causes to the skin. There's some amazing microbladers around the world, but it's extremely rare. Microblading is done using a hand-tool, similar looking to a pen/pencil. At the end of the tool is a blade consisting of a number of minute needles in a row. The blade is dipped in the pigment an then "scratched" "etched" into this skin with the blade. Machine method is very similar to that of a body tattoo in terms of the actual method using a machine, only we do not go as deep in the skin as a body tattoo, we use pigment and not ink. The difference between ink and pigment is that the molecules in pigment are larger and less tight than that of ink molecules, and so pigment breaks down in the skin quicker than ink. Helped by the fact pigment is not implanted as deep in the skin as ink. 

For me, microblading causes too much trauma to the skin compared to machine method, which in turn can create scar tissue at a quicker rate. One of the supposed benefits of microblading over machine is that the finished results are more natural looking. This may seem the case, however all pigment in the skin disperses at different rates during the healing process. Precision using the needles I use with my machine produces extremely natural results anyway, which is why so many people assume it is microblading. There's also a huge myth and I've even seen celebrities saying that microblading isn't a "tattoo" or isn't as "permanent" etc when in fact, it's EXACTLY that, a tattoo, permanent to an extent depending on technique. You’ll also notice how many more microbladers there are now training is much cheaper than machine training so the market is becoming even more saturated. Do your research".

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
This is just a tiny example of Lauren's amazing work and the different looks she can create using the same method. She most recently launched her very own line of brow products (as below) to coincide with what she knows best of course, brows! I have to say having newly tried the concealer and brow pomade for when I want to really define my brows even more, these products and brushes are superb and rival many a luxury brand (watch out Anastasia Beverly Hills!). There is good reason why this lady is in such demand! 

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
On meeting the lovely Lauren, I could see she was 100% focused so basically just got on with it, as all good professionals do. There was some paperwork to fill out beforehand and then we had a little chat about the look that I wanted but I just let Lauren work her magic and do what she does best. She mapped out my brow shape and then got to work. We settled on a medium brown shade with hairstrokes and shading style to give my brows shape and fullness. 

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
THE TREATMENT.
This process is called Semi-permanet eyebrow tattooing, a 3D brow treatment which involves depositing a high grade pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with a needle, giving the illusion of real hair by drawing on tiny hair-like strokes. Any form of tattooing is permanent but by drawing only tiny hair strokes means the ink shall fade faster than a body tattoo, which is why it is semi-permanent and not permanent. A lot of the result depends on how you look after them in the long term too. 

Did it hurt, I hear you ask?
Actually no! It does depend on your pain threshold but if you are used to being plucked and waxed, your good. Lauren applied numbing cream to both of my eyebrows beforehand but  started work straight away so by the time she got to the second brow, the cream kicked in. The only way I can describe the feeling is a stinging tickle. Honestly it's like plucking your eyebrows so just be prepared for your eyes to water but after about 10/15 minutes the numbing cream helps a lot and I felt hardly anything so it was not painful at all, just a little uncomfortable to start with. It definitely wasn't as bad as I thought let's say and after only about  40mins, we were done! Overall it took about an hour which really surprised me just how quick the whole process was. Surprisingly I wasn't red at all afterwards just a little white from the numbing cream and upon seeing my new brows for the first time, I was instantly in LOVE. I mean I was like couldn't stop looking in the mirror type of obsessed.

Be prepared for dark brows! So after your treatment your brows look a lot darker than your final result because the pigment needs to settle and will fade over the healing period. Personally I loved the dark look and was hoping they didn't fade too much! Lauren explained how my brows at this point looked a 'reddish' brown (as you can see) which is actually blood coming to the surface because you have just had a needle in your skin, but this warm look literally disappeared 1-2 days later. Straight after my treatment I did in fact  jump on a plane back home to Monaco and even standing in the bright duty free shopping lights, my brows didn't look odd at all as I was so conscious I would get funny looks! 
My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
AFTERCARE. 
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN HEALING!
After my treatment, instead of explaining everything just for me to walk out and forget, Lauren gave me an aftercare pack that she puts together for every client with full instructions of the do's and dont's for the next few weeks along with an after care brow lotion. I found this so helpful as I kept referring back to her notes every time I had a question! I will say that aftercare is vital to your end result having gone through the steps myself, it really is the most important part.

You shall be healing for 4 weeks after your treatment as effectively you have a wound that needs to heal so in short, leave your brows alone. The first two weeks are the most crucial where you need to stay out of the sun and use an Spf50 at all times as this shall protect the pigment from fading. You must also avoid sweating meaning no working out, saunas, facials, exfoliation, no picking, scratching, touching and most importantly ... NO getting your brows wet. This means hygiene is key.

My First 2 Weeks ...
I had to clean my brows with boiled water that had cooled, onto cotton pads twice a day for 14 days as this helps prevent heavy scabbing which leads to a better healed result. I also had to apply the brow ointment 3/4 times a day to keep the area clean and moisturised. I wont lie, this part was a faff. Simple things like showering, cleansing, putting on makeup was a chore; I put the shower cap over my brows, avoided the brows when cleansing my face and wore minimal make-up ... all for the greater good and worth it for the end result! 

In this time, prepare for your brows to itch. My god, my brows were driving me crazy being so itchy but I found that the ointment really helped to calm the feeling. My brows didn't scab at all, instead dry skin just shed away gradually (sorry dry skin alert - below!). I have seen people who did micro-blading get heavy scabbing which has then pulled all the pigment away with it so they are left patchy which is why this technique is better I feel. 

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan

My 4-6 Week Healed Results ... 
Over the 4 week period, your brows will fade before they get darker. This is because new layers of skin shall form over the healed skin so the hair strokes need time to come back to the surface. I really noticed this to the point where I panicked as the inner corners in particular had really faded even though I had been so good with my aftercare, but Lauren was of course right when she said give it 4 weeks because in that time they did indeed come back through darker. I was very relieved! I did notice they were a little dry and that dry skin was making them look faded so I simply used a little coconut oil on a cotton bud to help hydrate the skin and it worked a treat yet didn't effect the pigment. 

After 6 weeks, I was in awe of my final result and I love how my brows still look like my brows, just better. I find myself inspecting all the tiny hair strokes as it truly amazes me how clever this is. I love the shape, the thickness, the darkness, the fullness it has added .... everything is spot on. Before now my brows always needed filling in on a daily basis as even though I tint them, I would still need to define them which took a good 10 minutes every day, but now I wake up and do absolutely nothing .....it's a dream!

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
As I mentioned the only thing I do now is tint my brows but having had the tattooing underneath means that even when my hair fades, they still look amazing. In fact I don't have to tint them half as much as I used to but when I do (around 4-6 weeks) they look brand new all over again. I even get ready a whole lot faster than before which has thrown the husband into turmoil.  These brows have seriously changed my life, all thanks to Lauren.

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
One of the pro's that sold this treatment to me even more was the fact that top up treatments are only needed roughly once every 12 months to simply keep the colour depth and shape. Lauren does offer a follow up 4-6 months after your initial treatment (£30) to simply make any adjustments you may wish to such as thickness as it is possible to go thicker once you have had your initial treatment done or to fill in any gaps etc but this is totally your choice.

Without a doubt, one of the best beauty procedures I have ever done. The reality of not having to do brows or spend ages getting them to look vaguely the same is life changing! No one even suspects that I have had them done because of how natural they look. 

My Semi-permanent Brows, by Lauren Keegan
So, my advice to you if you are thinking about doing this is DO it .... oh and let Lauren be the one to do so. Even if you are sensitive to usual tints and products, or have no eyebrows at all or you have maybe been through an illness .... anyone can have this done. Apart from ultimately being low maintenance, this really builds confidence and can make a huge difference to how you feel in yourself. Brows have a lot to answer for. 

COSTS/BOOKING!
As I mentioned, it isn't cheap but if you want the best then be prepared to pay for it because cheaper is not always the best option. Lauren has two price lists; one for Liverpool and one for London as she has to cover travel costs, all of which she shall send you should you be interested but for London you can expect to pay between £495 - £545 depending on what look you choose, then only £50 for a once a year touch up. On the grand scale of things, it is worth every penny if this is something you have been wanting to do for a while. 


If you are interested in this treatment, contact Lauren here and you can check out more of her work on InstagramDisclaimerThis is not sponsored; I paid for the treatment myself with some discount as I agreed to share my full experience on the blog; after having stalked her for so long!



I am scheduled in for a follow up appointment next month so stay tuned - 
What do you think? Your feedback is welcome! 











Facial massagers have become a popular beauty buy of late and even though they have been around for years and used in many a facial treatment, they have become very popular for every day use at home. Rose Quartz and Jade Rollers have both been an increasing skincare trend (review here) because they really do have a positive effect on the skin, but what about massagers designed especially for the eye areaWelcome in the Eyecicle

The beautiful British Skincare Brand, 001 London have created an anti-ageing beauty device that is seriously impressive. So far it is loved by many a celebrity make-up artist and facialist and was even used by Nichola Joss on Meghan, 'the newly' Duchess of Sussex before the Royal Wedding as part of her big day skincare prep! This clever tool is designed to tighten, brighten and smooth the entire eye area and it's very unique indeed. 

I am always attracted to British beauty brands because being British myself it's only natural to want to support them and the brits do do skincare well! I had not tried the brand before so I researched a little into it's background prior to trialling.

The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
001 London; created by aromatherapist and beauty therapist Ada Ooi, her idea was to return skin to a state of natural equilibrium, so her line fuses bio-chemistry and traditional apothecary principles from Asia and beyond. She created a line of skincare that combined western technology with Eastern principles mixed with a dose of London Luxury. Ada is in fact famed for her healing facials! 

I was kindly invited to try the Eyecicle beauty device for review as coming from a skincare/facialist background myself, I was super excited to try this out because facial massage is something I love to do on others and on myself as I know first hand the amazing results it can deliver. I was instantly blown away when this insanely luxurious box showed up, housing the stunning device .... as below. 

The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
THE EYECICLE, £181 (link here!) *see end of post for a special offer*
A Temperature Conditioning beauty device designed to be chilled and used around the eyes to improve ageing and damage. It is extremely delicate being made from artisan glass techniques so that the entire contact surface is round and smooth with no seam so that it cannot scratch or irritate the skin. When it is used at a low temperature, blood circulation is enhanced to drain toxins and boost the oxygen levels and nutrients to the eye area. This results in the a skin cell regrowth to reveal a tighter, brighter, smoother appearance. We all know the eyes are the first place to show age so this is a tool that we would all benefit from using. 

How you use it; Chill in the fridge (never the freezer!) for at least 30 minutes before you want to use it. Massage around the eyes as per the guide using all parts of the device. 


The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
After thinking how amazingly luxurious this was I was then thinking, 'my god don't drop it'. This is very delicate, I mean very delicate so be sure to take good care when handling it because this is ultimately a thin glass filled with liquid. The liquid is what cools the device to give you results. 

It is actually quite big and fits into your palm (as below) which is nice as it gives you a lot of control. It does come with a massage guide so if you are new to facial/eye massage, then it shall be of great help. I still do eye techniques that I used to perform on clients but you can't really go wrong to be honest, just use it however you feel best suits you; there are plenty of examples online. Lisa Eldridge is a big fan of this device also and posted a great video here of how she likes to use it. 

It is important you use both ends of the massager so you can get into the inner areas of the eye with the long end and use the round end to massage around the forehand and under the eyes. Obviously it's best to do makeup free as part of your skincare routine (as per my pics below!)

The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
" I'm loving the Eyecicle tool. I can definitely see the benefits of using it around the eye area, I’ve also been using it to push creamy radiance masks into skin and that’s working nicely. This is great for when eyes feel puffy first thing in morning.”  Nichola Joss, celebrity facialist & skin expert

The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
I absolutely love the Eyecicle. The glass feels so cooling and soothing on the eye and the motion really relaxes you. It's a god send on a hot day when you want to cool down and the bonus is that it will cool and anti-age you all at the same time. This is not a gimic, it worksMy eyes always feel amazing and look a lot more brighter and smoother when I have used it and even makeup sits better around my eyes. You have to be meticulous with it and make sure that you stick to a regime in order to get the best long term results but in the short term this shall definitely help to depuff and lessen the look of dark circles as using this stimulates the blood flow hence your eye area shall instantly look better. I love Nichola's tip about using the Eyecicle to push in creamy masks as it really makes such a difference! 

If you are looking for instant eye revival as well as long term anti-aging eye benefits then this is a device you need. Perfect to use as a pre-party skin prep step or before a special day such as 'your wedding' (like Meghan) and once you start to use this and see results, you'll become addicted. 

Like all good skincare it isn't cheap, but unlike products this device shall last forever and never run out and it's cheaper and easier than surgery let's face it! (Read on for a sale promo!)

The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
I was really excited to read that 001 London have partnered with London's finest, Fortnum and Mason to offer bespoke facials that I can only imagine are amazing. The special F&M price ranges from £65 for 55 minutes and £85 for 85 minutes - which I think is amazing! They also offer different Facials in their other locations in Mayfair and Bond Street at a regular rate; see more details here 

The Eyecicle, Eye Massager, 001 London Skincare
Like I said, at £181 this isn't cheap BUT the amazing team at 001 London are offering a discount for simply being a reader of mine so you can get your hands on it for half priceAs you know, I wouldn't recommend anything that I would not buy myself hence why you are reading this review post. 

HALF PRICE! - If you want to try the EYECICLE for yourself at £90.50 instead of £181, use the code Kelli50 at checkout here, expires 15th July 2018. (FYI do not get any commissions or sponsorship from this, purely a code for being a reader). 


Let me know what you think and if you try it out for yourself!





Explore; to travel through an unfamiliar area in order to learn and experience more about it. So by combining beauty with travel, let's us all explore something amazing thanks to this month's Mintd Box reveal!

I love a travel size, not only because they are essential for any trip but when I see any beauty favourite in miniature, the cuteness excites me. If you are anything like me, then you shall want to take all your beauty faves away with you on holiday so choosing products that are multi-tasking and smaller (to save space in the case) is definitely necessary.

This month, the amazing team at Mintd Box have given us the Explore Box and what's even better about it is that all the contents are Hand Luggage Friendly and take up only a small space in any cosmetic bag, woohoo! Mintd Box have taken into consideration that where ever in the world you may be off to explore, you still need a nourishing and replenishing tool kit for the journey. That is why this month holds products to cleanse, refresh, exfoliate, firm and contour hence you can indulge you and your skin whether you are sitting on a beach locally, trekking in the Far East or mediating at a retreat. 

Explore Mintd Box, June
As every Mintd Box review, I like to repeat this for those that may be new to these posts! 

"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 June 'EXPLORE' themed box contains 6 products; 2 TRAVEL & 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.

Explore Mintd Box, June
Explore Mintd Box, June
Explore Mintd Box, June
The 'EXPLORE' Luxury Contents:-
1. Oskia Skincare City Life i-Zone Lip & Eye Balm (Full Size £55)
2. OM Skincare Mindful Traveller  (Full Size £48)
3. Skin Laundry Purifying Cleansing Cloths (Full Size £14)
4. Malin & Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant (Travel Size £12)
5. Omorovicza Instant Plumping Mask (Travel Size £33)
6. Stephie Ann Dawn Silk Eye Mask (Full Size £252

BONUS! 
Get a free Omorovicza Oxygen Booster when you sign up to a 6 or 12 month plan! 

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £187/€212 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £117/€133 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. That is incredible value which is exactly why Mintd Box is the best when it comes to beauty boxes and the most ideal way to try new high end beauty brands.

Explore Mintd Box, June
So let us 'explore' this month's beauty offerings together .... 

Explore Mintd Box, June, Oskia City Life I-Zone Balm
1. Oskia City Life i-Zone Lip & Eye Balm (Full Size £55(buy here!)
A highly protective balm that has been designed to deflect pollution in fragile facial areas such as the eyes and lip. It offers antioxidant protection as well as age defying firming effects including ingredients such as Vitamin A, Collagen Boosters and Avocado oil. 

You may or may not know that the skin around the eyes and lips is a lot finer than the rest of our face and cannot hydrate itself so you need to add moisture to these areas and take good care because neglect only results in lack lustre looking skin with visible signs of ageing. This was the first item that I dipped into as this is right up my street seeing as I am obsessed with anything to do with eyes and lips, plus I love OSKIA as a brand as their Renaissance Cleansing Gel and Mask are real favourites of mine. I was a tad concerned about it being 'too balmy' because I hate balms around my eyes and prefer a gel or cream consistency but the texture of this one is beautiful. It is light enough that once warmed and applied it really loosens and absorbs easily around the eyes and on the lips so you don't feel sticky or tacky at all. It also has a lovely citrus taste/smell to it which is really nice. I love that this is in a tube because it makes it so easy and hygienic to use. We live in a world where our skin and body is under attack daily so it really is important to use an eye and lip cream/balm so having one that is designed for both areas is perfect for on the go or for those who like to use as fewer products as possible. Hats off to Oskia as this is a fantastic product that I think a lot of us would benefit from using. 

Explore Mintd Box, June, OM Mindful Traveller
2. OM Skincare, Mindful Traveller  (Full Size £48(buy here!)
A highly convenient 'on the go' skincare product taking travel a whole new level! This very clever concept allows you to take your daily essentials with you anywhere. The sleek design offers fuss free cleansing and moisturising, both crucial to good skin! It houses their award winning Pure Glow Cleanser that doubles up as a makeup remover and deep cleansing treatment aswell as their Daily Radiance Moisturiser which is a lightweight cream packed with anti-ageing ingredients. The best part is, it's refillable! 

I love a gadget and this made me very happy indeed. What a totally genius invention and so tastefully done too as you can't get much more fancy than this. It's slim, lightweight and easily fits into any make up bag. I absolutely love it! I am going to save this for when I do actually travel as I feel using it now would defeat the purpose so I will keep you posted if you would like updates on the product inside as OM Skincare is a totally new brand on me and I always hear great reports about them. They actually contacted me direct a while back to see if I would like to try some of their skincare which I jumped at obviously, having heard these great reports but sadly never heard back from them, which makes me thankful for this collaboration with Mintd Box so I can try them out. 

Explore Mintd Box, June, Skin Laundry Purifying Cleansing Cloths
3. Skin Laundry Purifying Cleansing Cloths (Full Size £14(buy here!)
Skin Laundry bring us easy to use makeup removing cloths that provide natural cleansers and nourishing actives for an easy way to remove your make-up. These are not wipes, but a new breed of makeup removing cloths designed to nourish skin, not strip it. Charged with cleansing and purifying actives like Witch Hazel, Cucumber, Camomile and Salicylic Acid they really are designed to remove all traces of dirt, oil and make-up whilst keeping your skin in good health. 

Now I am not a wipe lover, never have been and never will be as it's just not a way I like to remove my makeup (having worked as a skincare consultant and Facialist for so many years) but Skin Laundry is a brand that I have really become to love of late so if any one can can change my opinion, they can. I fell in love with their Advanced Protection Moisturiser from last month's Summer Beauty Essentials Box (here) and the more I try from them, the more I love. These cloths are ideal for convenience as a low maintenance yet high performance product if you need to take off your makeup on the go, then you can throw them in your bag with ease. I found them to remove my light face of makeup really well but you may need 2 cloths if wearing heavier makeup. They left my skin feeling fresh and cool and they smell lovely too! I then of course used my cleansing balm of choice to do a proper cleanse of my skin, as I would always reccommend as these cloths are not a cleanser. If you love the ease of wipes then please switch to these cloths for on the go makeup removal as they are much better than any others in my opinion. I personally always use Bioderma H20 on a cotton pad to remove my eye makeup before a cleanse but these are ideal for planes, festivals, hot days ... anywhere you need to refresh your skin without access to a sink. I shall certainly keep these for my travel bag!

Explore Mintd Box, June, Malin and Goetz Deodorant 
 4. Malin & Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant (Travel Size £12(buy here!)
A natural deodorant that uses eucalyptus extract and odour neutralising citronellyl for 24hr effectiveness for all skin types, especially sensitive. It is formulated without aluminium and alcohol which allows a more natural function. When switching to a natural deodorant, you will need to acclimatise to it meaning you may find that you sweat more than usual at first which is your body's way of releasing a build up of toxins, but after a time your body shall get used to it and you'll sweat less. Leaves no residue, won't irritate or clog your pores or sting after shaving. 

When it comes  to deodorant, I am a Dove spray fan. I have always found natural sticks difficult to use as a lot of them are so hard and dry so nothing comes off of them. This one is a total surprise gem! Firstly, it smells so good (like Vicks cold balm) and has a real comforting feel about it. This stick is so balmy and warms to a really light oil that simply glides on to your skin. My husband is actually a huge fan of a more natural deodorant as he has super sensitive skin that reacts badly to normal brands and now he loves this one purely because it is so fluid and easy to apply. The mini travel size is perfect for carrying around on a daily basis in summer because there is nothing worse than being conscious about sweating!

Explore Mintd Box, June, Omorovicza Plumping Mask
5. Omorovicza Instant Plumping Mask (Travel Size £33) (buy here!)
An overnight mask that plumps up the skin to reduce the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The cream contains hyaluronic spheres that fill and swell in lines so that skin is smoother and left hydrated and glowing. 

I loved this simply from the words 'plump' and 'mask' alone; I mean what is there not to like?! Omorovizca is again another brand I have found myself falling for more and more thanks to Mintd Box as I have loved everything that I have tried so far, especially the Elemental Emulsion (here) as that is such a beautiful multi-use hydrating lotion. This mask is an absolute star product as my god it works well! The mask itself is a rich cream with a herbal scent, which you shall either love or hate but for the results you will get, try and bear with it. You basically use this like you would your night cream, so in place of. I applied it a few hours before I went to bed letting it really absorb into my skin before I went to sleep and when I woke up my skin felt like silk and I have to say, it really did look plumper! Not many masks have such an instant effect as this one does! The whole next day my skin felt much more hydrated, looked a lot more glowing to the point where I was only prepared to use tinted moisturiser as not to hide it and basically super healthy. This is one intense hydrating mask so dry/dehydrated skins shall adore this one which is also why it's a great option for flights, especially being a portable size too. For the full size, it isn't cheap and even this mini is valued at £33, but having tried this for myself, I know for me it is 100% worth the luxe price tag, which is why once again Mintd Box is a great way of trying these high end brands. A perfect skincare product to have in any exploration bag! 

Explore Mintd Box, June, Stephie Ann Dawn Silk Eye Mask
6. Stephie Ann Dawn Silk Eye Mask (Full Size £25) (buy here!)
A sleep mask designed to boost sleep; this luxurious 95% silk eye mask is the ultimate sleep aid and travel accessory made for relaxation. Scented with Lavender, the mask is lined with black silk and fitted with an elastic strap at the back.

We saw this amazing sleep mask in a previous box last year and it's so lovely to see it again because they make a great gift should you have one already and it doesn't get anymore swish than this. Sleeping on a flight or away from home can be difficult for some (like me) so whatever we can do to aid sleep is essential for a relaxing holiday. The bright purple, floral design of this sleep mask is so pretty and the relaxing lavender scent shall have you falling in love with this one instantly. It's so comfortable to wear and just helps you to zone out. I love the ethos and care behind this British brand as it really feels nice and personal, so if you need a sleeping mask, go luxe and get behind this beautiful brand. 

Explore Mintd Box, June
Another finely put together mix of products that introduce you to new brands and exciting innovations. I have to say I truly love absolutely everything in this box, especially the amazing Omorovicza Plumping Mask as all products are such great skincare items that you can literally take anywhere with you and will be a huge benefit to your skin. Everything here is light, portable and useful, hence this really is travel beauty at it's best!

Explore Mintd Box, June
Ok so just to recap; the contents of this box have a combined value of over £187/€212 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £117/€133 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. Plus you get a free Omorovicza Oxygen Booster when you sign up to a 6 or 12 month plan! 

Sign up to Mintd Box here and get free delivery in the UK and free delivery worldwide at the Gift Store - Ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia.


Where are you exploring this year?
What product here would you want to take the most?! 







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