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

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?! 

The moment I posted a peak of this stunning palette on my IG, it instantly caused a stir and an influx of comments asking 'what is this?!'. To kindly put you all out of your misery, here it is in all it's glory. Introducing the DIOR Fashion Colour Palette which is actually a Travel Exclusive so the only way to get your hands on this is to go through World Duty Free, which means another excuse for a holiday surely?

DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
I travel back and forth through airports a lot which means I shop at them a lot; they do hold some real hidden gems that are very different from just your average 'value pack of three mascaras'. They hold many a saving and uniqueness. I was kindly sent over this travel exclusive to share with you all from World Duty Free UK and I am in love. 

This DIOR Fashion Colour Palette (around £65/€74) was inspired by the Dior runway shows to create two makeup looks suited to each destination; one being a fresh every day look and the other an uber glamorous look. The casing alone is a work of art in itself, so let me show you ..... 

DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
The glittery tweed fabric on the casing reminds me of a Dior boucle jacket and is simply stunning. It is wrapped in a velvet pouch which holds a mini foundation sponge and multi use brush that you can open up flat to use as an all over brush then fold it over for more precision. Dior sure know how to design a palette well. Even though the casing is plastic, it still feels super luxurious which is what the aim of the game is here, to make it portable.

DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
Inside the DIOR Fashion Colour Palette there are two sections; one is a daytime/natural collective and the other an evening/glamour collective holding eye, lip and cheek shades that have all been featured on the runway. In the middle of the palette there is a DiorSkin Forever Compact Powder in Light Beige which is more suited to lighter skin tones like myself.

DAY LOOK (left) - 3 x eyeshadows with a matte/sparkly nude and pink/mauve shimmers, a Pink toned Dior Blush in Happy Cherry, a Dior Addict Gloss in Princess and a Lip colour in Rose Baiser. 

NIGHT LOOK (right) - 3 x eyeshadows with a champagne shimmer, a deep matte brown and a gold glitter, a golden coral blusher in Rose Cherie, a Dior Addict Gloss in Spring Ball and Balme in Diorette.

There was a little kick back from a couple of the eyeshadows and you need to build the lighter shades up to really intensify them but if you are a Dior makeup fan you shall know just how soft and blendable their eyeshadows are. It is also nice to see a real mix of matte, shimmer and glitter too in such a small range. The lips are all very sheer in colour but have a lovely balmy, hydrating feel.

I am not a big fan of Dior foundations as I am yet to find one that suits my skin as the popular Forever foundation was definitely not for me, but Dior eyeshadows and lip products always steal my heart as you shall see from my previous posts and IG feed. I am always inclined to buy into a limited edition palette as they are some one the best out there! I have however got my eyes firmly on the NEW BACKSTAGE collection; it looks absolutely incredible! (here).

DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free, Swatches 
DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free, Swatches 
Here is another close up of the night shadows under light bright light as it's so hard to capture just how beautiful and shimmery they are in real life and how much of a golden peach the blush is .... I mean, simply gorgeous! 

DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free, Swatches 
DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
I think you will agree that this palette is beautiful inside and out and a well put together travel palette that shall appeal to many of us. I love the GLAM side as the eye shades are all my kind of go-to shadows but I love the blush and lip shades on both sides too.

The palette is so light weight and sturdy as I have so many palettes that I would love to take away with me but they are just not portable being either too heavy or too delicate where you feel the slightest jolt would ruin it, but the Dior ticks all those boxes plus it has a decent sized mirror that is great for makeup touch up's on the go, so definitely a great handbag friendly item to travel with. 
DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
A worthwhile palette to look out for next time you travel through WDF as well as many other travel exclusives that you shall never find out side of the airport. I like the fact that it's exclusive as it makes it even more precious to own. 

DIOR Fashion Colour Palette, World Duty Free
Another airport bonus was this cute Jetsetter Travel Brush Set from Nars (£40/€45) which contains a Blush brush, Eyeshadow brush and wide contour Eyeshadow brush in travel size.

Nars JetSetter Travel Brush Set, World Duty Free
Nars makeup brushes are gorgeous and not cheap so this is a great buy as you get three for the price of one regular sized blush brush! The smaller sizes fit nicely into your makeup bag so you can use them on the go and the quality is superb. Another one to keep your eyes out for as it's a mini must have!

Nars JetSetter Travel Brush Set, World Duty Free
I for one love to shop for beauty at the airport because as well as saving money, you really get some great exclusives if you have the time to really look around all the counters.

If you didn't know, World Duty Free UK run a 'Reserve and Collect Service' where you can reserve products in advance so they are ready waiting for you in store before your flight. You only pay on collection and you can even nominate someone else to collect your order for you (see more here); Genius.

Nars JetSetter Travel Brush Set, World Duty Free
One thing I think we all stock up on at airports is fragrance, mascara and foundation! I highly recommend trying any of the above mascaras from Benefit, ByTerry and Lancome (as all featured here on the blog and my Instagram). 

I love airport shopping (as you can tell) and am very grateful to WDF for gifting me these beautiful Limited Edition's because I speak genuinely as ever (never sponsored!) and think Duty Free has such a great selection of beauty today which is why I shop with them and spend my own money .... plus who doesn't love a saving. 

Do you love a travel exclusive?

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