21 December 2018

All that Glitters ... is gold! • with Mintd Box


The saying goes that 'all that glitters is not gold' meaning that not everything that looks precious turns out to be so, but in this very case ... it is true. Mintd Box are giving us all the gift of good skin this month and I for one am very happy.

The phrase sure is appropriate in the beauty world as we all know that we can be persuaded into buying a product because of the pretty packaging, I for one am very guilty of that, yet only for the contents to let you down. This is why as a blogger, I feel big responsibly to make sure that I offer real opinions and advice to make sure this isn't the case for you. One brand that always 'shines' is Mintd Box as they always take the time and effort to seek out those hidden skincare gems. 

This months "All that Glitters" themed box is a showstopper that sees December spoiling our skin rotten. We are after all in a month that oozes glitter, sparkle and festive cheer so bring on the glitz as Mintd Box bring the razzle dazzle so our skin can be invigorated and ready to partaaaaay!

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters
In case you are new to Mintd Box, then as always here is a quick recap about what the Mintd Team do and create behind the scenes ... 

"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 December 'All That Glitters' themed box contains 4 FULL SIZED products all exclusive to Mintd Box Subscribers and stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters
Mintd Box December, All that Glitters
Mintd Box December, All that Glitters
The 'ALL THAT GLITTERS' Luxury Contents:-
1. OSKIA Eye Wonder Eye Serum (Full Size £50)
2. Argentum Apothecary La Potion Twin Enhancing Face Oil (Full Size £82)
3. Odacite Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum (Full Size £44)
4. Neom Hand Balm (Full Size £15)

BONUS! 
Receive a FREE Omorovicza Lifting Rose Serum when you sign up to 3, 6 or 12 month plans - (review here!).

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £191/€212 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £121/€134 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. Exactly why Mintd Box is the top when it comes to discovering high end beauty brands in the most cost effective way. 

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters

The box design is just stunning and unwrapping it feels very specialbeing some what of a Wizard of Oz super fan, it just screamed 'ruby slippers' to me. It would make the perfect gift for any skincare lover ... as well as yourself of course!

The theme and curation if it's contents are all designed reinvigorate your skin and senses.  "A combination of Mint, Capsicum and Vitamin E will prepare your lips for some mistletoe kissing, a lightweight serum will brighten up your eyes, rich Cocoa Butter will make your hands silky soft  and a mighty potion of antioxidants and vitamins shall lift your complexion so that it radiates a glow". Wow, a Merry Christmas indeed! 

Having tested the contents out myself over the last two weeks, I bring to you good news of your skin being in very good hands; so let's start with the eyes .... 

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters, Oskia Eye Wonder Serum
1. OSKIA Eye Wonder Eye Serum, 10ml (Full Size £50) (here!)
A youth boosting eye serum designed to help tired, restless eyes by brightening and hydrating the entire eye area whilst helping to lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It holds a soothing rose water base to instantly refresh your eyes with a combination of plant bio-actives to brighten and boost collagen production whilst Vitamin B3, Milk Peptides and Hyalrunic Acid lift and smooth. (Suitable for all skin types).

One thing I absolutely love most about this eye serum is the gorgeous gel texture. For me, this is exactly how I want an eye cream to be; lightweight, cooling, soothing, hydrating and easy to apply in application. This ticks every single box. The design of packaging makes this a dream to transport and apply as I really dislike pots of eye cream as I just find them too fiddly. I like a contained pump to keep the ingredients all nice and active yet still control how much you dispense. Talking of which, you don't need to use much of this gel as a little goes a very long way. The gel-serum feels lovely and cool and instantly soothes your eye area which is a god send for me after a long day of staring at a computer screen with my contact lenses in. I can literally feel it getting to work the moment it hits my skin which is why it has become one of my favourites skincare steps to do of late. The formula is hands down perfection being not too watery, or oily and absorbs like a dream so you can apply make-up under your eyes straight away. If you suffer from severe dryness around the eyes you can use this one under an eye cream to reap all the benefits this has to offer. I love trying out new eye treatments as I find I am always looking for better and I would without a doubt purchase this one again which is why I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a really active, hydrating eye serum yet not break the bank. 

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters, Argentum Apothecary Face Oil 
Mintd Box December, All that Glitters, Argentum Apothecary Face Oil 
Mintd Box December, All that Glitters, Argentum Apothecary Face Oil 
2. ARGENTUM APOTHECARY La Potion Twin Enhancing Face Oil, 30ml (Full Size £82)   (here!)
A daily facial oil that uses a blend of 100% natural dry oils including Argan Oil to moisturise, and boosted with Vitamin E to deliver complete anti-oxidant protection from toxins and pollutions which all in all, results in a healthier looking complexion. It is suitable for all skin types, both sexes and all ages and can be used on both the face and neck. It is stated that regular use of this oil will help with reducing the appearance of scarring, redness, eczema and Psoriasis. 

Argentum Apothecary is a brand I fell in love with last month thanks to Mintd Box and once again I find myself loving them all over again. The La Potion Infinie day/night cream has now fast become a firm skincare favoutire of mine as this is a brand that had me all excited with their science and ingredients. Safe to say, I knew they were special because this Face Oil now has me hooked like the cream. It is just wonderful! If you are scared of facial oils being to 'oily or heavy' then this one is none of those things; it is possibly the lightest oil I have ever tried which is why it absorbs beautifully into the skin to leave more of a dry touch effect as opposed to an oily film. Unlike their moisturiser which has a fragrant scent to it which I know some people weren't so keen on, this has zero scent so it will definitely appeal to those who dislike scents in skincare. Once again the luxurious violet glass bottle lets in no direct sunlight so that the ingredients all stay potent and lasts you a good time. This oil is lightweight, hydrating and simply leaves your skin looking healthy and bright. It has made a noticeable difference to my skin over the last few weeks by giving my skin the extra hydration and comfort that it needed from the colder weather. For me there is nothing not to like about this which is why Argentum Apothecary has become a brand that excites me. The only hindrance for some is that yes, their products are a luxury spend but this is why a Mintd Box partnership is so great because this is how you can discover brands you would not have spent out on before. The cost of this entire months box is less then the total cost of this one oil; it's honestly a no brainer!

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters, Odecite Kiss Lip Serum
3. ODACITE Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum, 2ml (Full Size £44(here!)
A 100% natural Lip Serum designed to soothe and soften lips with a triple action serum enriched with Vitamin C, botanical oils, Mint, Capsicum, Vitamin E and Q10 for extreme nourishment and hydration. It also has the ability to help give you a plumper pout, tackle lines and wrinkles and perfect dryness. 

I had heard great reports about this brand and as soon as I read 'lip serum' I was ripping open the box with curiosity because I have tried many lip balms, creams, sticks and glosses but never a serum. I liked the medicinal looking bottle with it's extra luxurious aventurine crystal roller ball applicator. I mean, it doesn't get much more fancier than that! The crystal applicator is there to impart energy and luck as well as to dispense the serum. I am actually someone who loves and believes in the powers of crystal healing so this is a touch I really do like. Once I applied it to my lips, right away I could taste mint (nice) and feel tingling of which I am not a great fan of but for the results I stuck with it. The serum feels very unique; like a lotion meets a balm yet certainly packs a punch as you do feel this getting to work. I love the fact that you can use this serum on its own, over lipstick or as a lip primer as I always like something hydrating for my lips in my 'on the go' make-bag. If you suffer with very dry lips then I think you would benefit massively from using this on a daily basis. This is basically the newest form of anti-ageing treatment for your lips so I really am happy to have this in my stocks. 

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters, NEOM Hand Balm
Mintd Box December, All that Glitters, NEOM Hand Balm
4. NEOM Nourish, Breathe & Calm Hand Balm, 50ml (Full Size £15(here!)
This NEOM de-stressing range is all formulated with natural fragrances designed to make a deep impact on your mind and body to help banish stress. This luxurious hand balm is made from rich Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and uses a blend of Lavender, Jasmine and Brazilian Rosewood plus 21 other essential oils all designed to de-stress and calm your mind. 

This is simply an experience in a tube. I have spoken time and time again of my love for NEOM. Their products have been by my side through some major life events so I was excited to see them feature once again in this months box. This is not your average hand cream so to get the full benefits from this beautiful scented balm, cup your hands and inhale the scent prior to rubbing it into your palms as this will form part of it's calming result. Even though it contains all those lovely rich butters, the texture is perfect being not too heavy nor thick and absorbs into skin well. NEOM really is one of life's luxuries and I just adore them as a brand. This balm would make a perfect little gift because who isn't stressed these days? For that, NEOM is always a brand I think of. 

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters
The glittery stars of this box for me are (drumroll) ... all of the above as it has been impossible to say anything negative about any of them, but I will say both the Oskia Eye Serum and Argentum Apothecary Face Oil are definitely two skincare stars that I would most certainly re-purchase myself as they are being well used in my bathroom as we speak. 

I think we all need to massively thank the Mintd Box Team and all of the amazing brands involved who are responsible for ending the year with a bang! I mean high end skincare, amazing savings, glitter ... what more could you ask for. It is once again my pleasure to see out a second year with the team as they just shine more and more in my eyes are are a joy to be a part of. I say it every month but Mintd Box really are the best at beauty subscriptions and the only one worth signing up to in my eyes because they really do bring the A-listers and save you serious money! 

Mintd Box December, All that Glitters
Just to be clear, this box is worth over £191/€212!! -  for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you a massive £121/€134 saving!! PLUS you then get a FREE Omorovicza Lifting Rose Serum if you sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month plan.

🌎Sign up to Mintd Box here and get free delivery in the UK! Free delivery worldwide is available at the Gift Store - MB Ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia. Free Delivery For The UK for 3, 6 or 12 month plans.



✨ End the year in the best way possible - and gift a subscription maybe?!
Either way with Mintd Box, you chose well! ✨







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