25 May 2018

Mintd Box Summer Beauty Essentials + Giveaway!


It looks like summer is finally creeping in for some of us around the globe which means we need to get ready on the beauty front as summer brings great responsibility for us all. The sun demands respect and if you do, it shall do the same in return. It is time to up the ante on SPF, hydration and glow levels. 

Last year, the summer boxes from Mintd Box were some of my most read articles here on the blog which shows me that people really are looking for ideas and feedback on what works and what doesn't when it comes to summer beauty. I have to say, with Mintd, summer is the month I enjoy most because they never fail too deliver exactly what we all need.

I thing I love the most about summer beauty is the simplicity of less makeup but more skin and body care. It's a case of SPF being your best friend which should be the case all year round but it's essential when summer comes around or you travel to a warmer climate. Some of you may know about my skin cancer history hence I always push the message of just how important it is where ever I go, but maybe one day I shall elaborate some more on my story.

The May Mintd Box brings us the best in luxury Summer Beauty Essentials that shall have you prepping for a wardrobe change! Oh and stay tuned to the end as I have a GIVEAWAY where you can win this whole box! 
May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials 
As always, I repeat what I say on each and every one of my Mintd Box reviews 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 May 'Summer Beauty Essentials' themed box contains 5 FULL SIZED products all of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

The combination of products featured shall have your feet ready for those new sandals, your nails in good health, your skin from top to toe looking healthy, moisturised and protected and all with a golden shimmer! Sound good? Then read on! 

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials 
May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials 
May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials 
The 'SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS' Luxury Contents:-
1. Tom Daxon Vachetta Shower Gel (Full Size £30)
2. Patchology PoshPeel Pedicure  (Full Size £18)
3. Show Beauty Body Shimmer Oil (Full Size £35)
4. Lauren B Nail Growth Serum (Full Size £52)
5. Skin Laundry Advanced Protection Moisturiser (Full Size £24)

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 £159/€181 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £89/€102 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. A very nice beauty saving 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.
May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials 
So as always, I have been trying these products out behind the scenes for a short time to give you a first impression of what these beauty gems are really like. I don't know about you, but whenever a box has a luxury shower gel inside I instantly want to shower and try it so this is what grabbed me first off on opening up these summer essentials .... 

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials, Tom Daxon Vachetta Shower Gel
1. Tom Daxon Vachetta Shower Gel, 250ml (Full Size £30(link here!)
A luxurious shower wash containing the same notes as the matching fragrance; Cardamon, Coriander, Nutmeg, Jamsine, Lapsang Souchong, Gaiac wood, Leather and Warm Musks. The formula is free from all nasties like Methylisothiazolinone, Parabens, SLES, ALES, PEG, DEA, TEA, silicones, mineral oil, synthetic colours and phthalates, so very clean ... pun intended!

My first impression was, wow this looks fancy, then, I want to shower. This is so me as I love a brand that is new and less well known yet super luxurious and this shower gel is so that, especially when it smells as good as this one. It is a real mix of smoky, dark, spicy, floral and freshness all rolled into one! It reminds me a little of Aqua Di Parma as it has that real Italian, Portafino, lemon picking in the summer kind of feel about it and also very unisex as my husband loves it too. The formula is very mild yet does foam gently and ultimately leaves my skin feeling and smelling great plus it makes any bathroom look better. A big hit for me and I would love to try the fragrances next.

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials, Patchology PoshPeel Pedicure 
May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials, Patchology PoshPeel Pedicure 
2. Patchology PoshPeel Pedicure  (Full Size £18(link here!)
The PoshPeel is a two step treatment containing an activating essence and socks. The essence contains a potent blend of AHA's & BHA's; Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic acids. Poured into the socks they are then worn for 60-90 minutes, all working together to deeply exfoliate and soften the skin by encouraging the skin to peel off. 

We have seen this previously from Mintd last year and its one of those products you never mind getting again because our feet always need work. It's the time of year where pedicure bookings are on the up so treating our feet is essential for summer sandal wearing. I loved this product before as I love Patchology and I love anything to do with feet. They are such a weird looking part of our bodies so making them as pretty as possible is always an aim in any beauty prep! These really do work and make all the dead skin on your feet peel off. Just be sure to do this well ahead of any event where your feet shall be out as the peeling shall continue for a few days and you won't want your feet on show, but after that you shall really appreciate the result. Trust me, these guarantee your feet shall be smooth, soft and ready for those sandals. 

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials, Show Beauty Body Shimmer Oil
May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials, Show Beauty Body Shimmer Oil
3. Show Beauty Body Shimmer Oil, 60ml (Full Size £35) (link here!)
Show Beauty is a luxury hair care line that brings the glamour. Founded by Tamara Ecclestone, Show Beauty is very indulgent and is all things timeless, elegant and sophisticated. They have many blow dry bars in the UK which I would love to visit. The Body Shimmer Oil is a nourishing dry oil infused with a blend of Argan and Jojoba oils with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to leave skin looking smooth and radiant. 

The glass, vintage looking bottle is so 'old holywood glamour' which makes me love it instantly. I love that it comes in dropper form because you can then easily mix a few drops into your everyday body lotion or sunscreen to add a little glow. The gold shimmer/sparkle is insanely pretty and not too over the top which is a huge positive. It really emphasises a tan making your skin look 'extra special'. I think you need a little colour to your skin to make this work or it may look a little too warm on very fair skins. It has a Patchouli, White Musk and Madagascan Vanilla scent which is Show Beauty's signature scent and it is just beautiful. The lightweight feel, beautiful scent and delicate glow of this oil make it a summer hit in my book. I am so happy to see Show Beauty feature in this months box and hope we see them again as I would love to try more.

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials, Lauren B Nail Growth Serum
4. Lauren B Nail Growth Serum (Full Size £52(link here!)
Lauren B believes that nails are the best accessory so the more we can do to make them perfect, the better. This beautiful Nail Growth Serum is a sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E & C, Peptides and biotin that all sink in to boost the natural nail strength and growth. 

I luckily discovered this nail serum last year from another Mintd Box and I absolutely loved it. It sat on my desk as I made sure I applied it daily as my nails need all the help they can get as having a poor immune system and low Vitamin D issues means my nails are weak so they are always short and fragile. The Serum smells amazing and is so easy to paint on to your nails to let it do its work and I really did feel it helped to nourish my nails as they started to look healthier and grow a little more than they did before. Most of us like to all get our nails done before a holiday so making sure they are in tip top condition is a great idea as no one wants a bad mani/pedi on the beach. Definitely a nail serum to try out if you have failed on other brands, you may just love this one too. 

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials, Skin Laundry Protection Moisturiser 
5. Skin Laundry Advanced Protection Moisturiser, 74ml (Full Size £25) (link here!)
A lighweight antioxidant cream that helps to boost hydration with hyaluronic acid and essential skin proteins for intense moisture and strength. Containing Japanese Apricot Extract, French Polynesian Kopara to help restore your skins barrier to keep it looking radiant, soft and healthy. 

Designed for all skin types, this is an ideal daily SPF for everyone. I have only ever tried the eye cream from Skin Laundry which was nice but having used it long term, sadly didn't really do too much for me but having used this Facial Moisturiser for a few days now, I absolutely love it. This is a daily moisturiser in itself but I personally tend to apply it over my moisturiser using it as a sunscreen as opposed to a moisturiser so I get as many added skin benefits as possible and the fact that this gives a lovely glow to your skin yet dries down matte, is the main reason why I love it a much as I do. When you first apply the cream, it does have a feint white cast and sunscreen scent about it but once it's on the skin that totally disappears and your left with soft, glowing skin that is highly protected. I tend to go between this and my Spf50 dry touch spray from La Roche Posay depending on the occasion and having had my brows recently tattooed, I have to protect them from fading so this is a great addition to my summer skincare regime. I highly recommend this one if you hate the feeling of product on your skin, especially combination and oiler skins, you will  surely love this one!

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials
Mintd Box really do well to source fresh new brands then pick products out that would be useful to so many of us beauty lovers. I owe many of my current favourites to Mintd and one thing is for sure, summer time is one of the best times to be on board!

The stars of this month's box for me have to be Tom Daxon Shower Gel, Show Beauty Shimmer Body Oil and Skin Laundry Daily Protection Moisturiser as they are all new products on me that I would happily see myself repeat purchasing. 

If you are tempted by any of what you see, please know that with Mintd boxes, you only ever receive premium beauty that saves you money. I wouldn't put as much effort into reviewing them each month if I wasn't 100% convinced and committed. 

May Mintd Box, Summer Beauty Essentials
Once again just to recap; the contents of this box have a combined value of over £159/€181 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £89/€102 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. 

GIVEAWAY ALERT!  
So, if you fancy winning all of what you see here then enter my #GIVEAWAY below! Open Internationally except for Malalysia, India, South America, UAE as postage is not possible sadly. Head on over to my Instagram post too if you want to triple your chances here!


Good Luck ✨
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