11 August 2016

MINTD Box • Explore | Luxury Beauty

MINTD Box, August 2016
Time to talk beauty subscription boxes, but not as we know it. The beauty box game has a new contender that in my opinion shall blow a lot of other competitors out of the water. We all know that the subscription box craze has slowly died down after 'luxury' samples became more like 'samples', but what if you could receive a beauty box that actually had more than 1 full size product inside? How about 4 or 5  for instance? ...  

Mintd Box is a monthly or bi-monthly (the choice is yours) luxury beauty subscription that sources exceptional high end, luxury brands so that every month or two, you receive a selection of 4/5 full sized beauty products. Their team of London Beauty Experts ensure that the products are in tune with global trends and your personal preference. Mintd Box aim to inspire and encourage women to reveal their inner beauty through discovering new brands. A philosophy that I really agree with. 

I was kindly gifted this by Minted Box and on first impression even the box itself made me very happy. A beautiful white, sturdy box that opens upwards to reveal its luxurious contents all wrapped in tissue paper with a white ribbon. This really does feel like you are unwrapping a luxury present. I already know these boxes shall make great storage for my beauty collection. 

MINTD Box, August 2016
MINTD Box, August 2016
MINTD Box, August 2016
MINTD Box, August 2016
MINTD Box, August 2016
MINTD Box, August 2016
Each month there is a box theme and this month that theme is Explore. Mintd Box have teamed up with some incredible beauty brands to bring to your very own home the ultimate full body pamper session. Included in this box are 5 full sized beauty products for the UK and 4 full/ 2 travel sized beauty products for the rest of the world from brands stocked in prestigious stores such as Harrods, Space NK, Selfridges, Anne Semonin and Alyaka

This box has a combined value of over £110 for which you only pay £65 giving you an enormous £45 saving as opposed to buying all products individually; Very impressive I say and any beauty lovers dream.

MINTD Box, August 2016


MINTD Box, August 201
MINTD Box, August 2016
The Luxury Contents :-
1. Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Body Polish (Full size £19.50)
2. Kahina Body Serum Fez (Full size £32)
3. Smith & Cult Lip Laquer in Flesh Riot (Full size £21)
4. Anne Semonin Cleansing Milk & Toner (Travel Sizes £14, full sizes £70)
5. Anne Semonin The Daily Musts Face Mask Collection (Full size £24)

MINTD Box, August 2016, Ameliorate Body Polish
MINTD Box, August 2016, Ameliorate Body Polish
MINTD Box, August 2016, Ameliorate Body Polish
1. Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Body Polish (Full size £19.50) Space NK here!
This body polish combines gentle exfoliating lactic acid (hurrah) with polishing micro-dermarbraison granules and a unique multi active moisturising complex. I suddenly became familiar with this brand after hearing the amazing Nadine Baggot, Health & Beauty Editor from Hello! magazine, rave about the body lotion from Ameliorate as she swears that it 100% gets rid of that awful 'chicken skin' aka Keratosis Pilaris to be exact, which are those tiny red bumps that most of us suffer with on our legs and arms and that was enough to make me 'add to basket'. So if you suffer with the same issue then imagine what this body polish and lotion would do, errrrm power couple alert! The granules are indeed super fine and this works like no other body polish to smooth the look and texture of your body. It is so important to get rid of those dead skin cells as we do on our faces to help your skin look and work at its best. So if your body needs some serous TLC and you want that chicken skin go, this is what you need on your bathroom shelf.

MINTD Box, August 2016, Kahina Body Serum
MINTD Box, August 2016, Kahina Body Serum
MINTD Box, August 2016, Kahina Body Serum
2. Kahina Body Serum Fez (Full size £32) Alyaka here!
A sensual blend of steam distilled essential oils that evoke the sacred city of Fez, Morocco, are all in this moisturising body oil, rich in Vitamin E to help replenish dry skin. You can apply to both body and hands and is best used after exfoliating for optimum results. I can't tell you how heavenly this is unless you try it! To me it is so spa like and does indeed transport you to a spice market. Rose, orange blossom, patchouli, vetiver, yang slang, cumin and clove deliver the ultimate in an aromatherapy experience. This oil serum feels divine on your skin, not at all heavy or slippery, just the perfect consistency to make your body feel super hydrated, silky smooth and totally pampered. I guarantee you will not be able to stop smelling your hands and arms after applying this. Total heaven and maybe my favourite item in the whole box.

MINTD Box, August 2016, Smith & Cult Lip Laquer
MINTD Box, August 2016, Smith & Cult Lip Laquer
MINTD Box, August 2016, Smith & Cult Lip Laquer
MINTD Box, August 2016, Smith & Cult Lip Laquer
3. Smith & Cult Lip Laquer in Flesh Riot (Full size £21) Space NK here!
You probably know the brand Smith & Cult from their line of stunning nail polishes and now they have launched lip laquers which are infused with natural Coconut essence and Portulaca Pilosa to smoothe and moisturise your lips whilst adding volume all with a pretty glossy finish. These are vegan, gluten and paraben free. This shade is a perfect peachy, gold which is non sticky, hydrating and not too pigmented so it would work well over the top of a lipstick. I love the applicator wand as it is very sturdy and shaped perfectly to sweep over the lips. The packaging of this gloss is stunning, makes this one of those 'going to dinner glosses' that make an entrance as you pull it out from your bag. Absolute luxury and definitely not your average lipgloss!

MINTD Box, August 2016, Anne Semonin Botanical Milk and Toner
MINTD Box, August 2016, Anne Semonin Botanical Milk and Toner

4. Anne Semonin Cleansing Milk & Toner (Travel Size £14 full size £70) Harrods here!
A travel size duo that make the perfect cleansing and toning companions. The cleansing milk removes makeup and dirt whilst softening, hydrating and protecting the skin. The toner uses witch hazel to help tone, soothe and rebalance skin. I am yet to use these as I want to save them for when I travel as they are the ideal sizes, not too small, not too large, just right. I am very new to this French brand but it is one that I have seen pop up on my Instagram feed a lot of late so I am very excited to delve in. 


MINTD Box, August 2016, Anne Semonin The Daily Musts, Face Masks
MINTD Box, August 2016, Anne Semonin The Daily Musts, Face Masks
MINTD Box, August 2016, Anne Semonin The Daily Musts, Face Mask
MINTD Box, August 2016, Anne Semonin The Daily Musts, Face Masks
MINTD Box, August 2016, Anne Semonin The Daily Musts, Face Masks
5. Anne Semonin The Daily Musts (Full size £24) Annesemonin.com here!
A collection of four face masks each designed to work on different skin issues. Mineral, Cream, Exfoliating, Gel ... some of which can be mixed together and blended with essential oils for a more personalised treatment. I for one am all set to book in my pamper evening with these skincare delights.

MINTD Box, August 2016
So there we have it, pretty special hey? I must add that all products in the box were delivered to me very securely packaged and even the travel sizes were bubble wrapped which to me shows that a lot of detail, care and attention has been put into each and every one of these boxes. You may argue that for the price, this is what you would expect, but not many 'big branded companies' go to that much effort when you place a large order so I think Mintd Box really have proven that they care about offering a very high end service. Having previously worked and been a manager for Space NK, had these boxes been sold in stores as a set, they would have flown off the shelves, that I can say for sure. £65 and a total value of £110 for some of the latest high end beauty brands? Enough said. 

This won't be for everybody I know that as it is indeed a monthly investment, but I think this takes first place over any other 'sample' boxes (lets face it) and if you want to try more high end beauty in full size then this is the most affordable way of doing so. A definite must have for keen beauty lovers that read the beauty columns in the Sunday Times or in Fashion magazines and want exclusive brands. I for one am very excited to see what comes next month because for me, this couldn't be any more perfect. Mintd Box have really got it right. 

MINTD Box, August 2016
If you want to purchase the Explore Box it shall only be available until 21st August 2016, then the next theme shall take over. Ships to UK, W. Europe and North America. If you are interested in signing up to monthly or bi-monthly subscriptions or maybe you want to gift a box to a friend then simply sign up HERE

To entice you a little more, Mintd Box have given me the code 10OFF1SKL to share with you all to get 10% off your first box! (I dont get anything out of this, just sharing a code!).


Let me know your thoughts!





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14 comments

  1. Kelly, what a great review! I love Mintd for all the reasons you mention in your post! It is the crème de la crème of the subscription box world. I don’t like to compromise when it comes to beauty in general as I do believe that often times, more so when it comes to skincare (makeup not so much), you get what you pay for. I was equally as impressed with the products included in the Mintd box as with the attention and care that was put into the presentation of this box. I love your review of it and the photos are stunning! Great job and so glad you're enjoying this as much as I have!

    ~ Cat L.
    www.CatsDailyLiving.com

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    1. Oh thank you so so much Cat! Well, you did set the bench mark with a stunning review yourself! I am just so glad that you enjoyed reading my views on it also and as we both knew, we think exactly the same of course! Such a luxurious level of service and one that I truly enjoyed reviewing. Thanks as always for your amazing feedback. xxx

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  2. This looks fab!!!!! That lipgloss!!! :)

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    1. I know right! It really is a luxurious beauty service that is every bit affordable if you are into high end beauty or you want to discover new trends in beauty. Ticks all those boxes. The gloss is divine!! Thank for reading and taking the time! xx

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  3. This looks like a nice box. I've cut myself off from subscribing to anymore right now but great review of the box and the products!


    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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    1. Thank you so kindly! I can totally understand cutting yourself off as it did go crazy but when you want to get back into them at any point, make this one top of your list as it is worth it! Even if just for one box, its incredible. Thank for reading and taking the time. K xx

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    1. It really is like no other! Thank for stopping by and taking the time to read. xx

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  5. Wow! Everything on this box looks amazing especially the serum and the new Smith and Cult gloss! I shall take a peek with the link you provided. Great review Kelly! Enjoy your holiday!
    Xo
    Dom
    www.calibeaute.com

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    1. Thanks Dom, thats great! I knew you would love the products and they really are some of my faves from this box ... well actually, its hard to pick as they are all lovely lol. But very impressed. Thanks for your kind words that are always a joy to read back! xxx

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  6. Absolutely loving the look and sound of this box! Love this detailed review Kelly, thanks for being so thorough!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Thank you my lovely for you very kind words. Comments like yours really make my day, truly!! So glad you enjoyed this review and this box is 100% worth it. <3 xxx

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  7. This sounds like one luxurious box! I agree that some of them seem distinctly underwhelming, but this one seems to offer a lot more. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Thanks Kate! Exactly right. This has changed the beauty box game entirely as we want products not samples and when its this luxurious, how can you resist. Highly recommend of course! Thanks for taking the time to read and leave your thoughts, always appreciated! K xx

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