How it is August already I will never know, but for many of us Summer has been in full swing meaning that our skin has been exposed to a different climate which can really take its toll on all of our skins. Long summer days, later nights, cocktails, food, sun exposure, sea, sand and so on ..... all call for treating your body to a time out too.

I always do my best to take good care of my skin and body whatever the climate as I live for body products! I have been busy discovering lots of amazing new suncare products this summer (see my IG and previous blog posts) so I was over the moon when I found out that this month's Mintd Box was all about Reviving, Renewing and Nourishing the whole body to help aid renewal with a host of magical ingredients because after all, "you skin is an investment not an expense" (yes Mintd!). 

This month's Skin Renewal Edit includes 3 Full Sized and 2 Super Deluxe Sized products worth *£166/€180 for just a monthly subscription cost.  

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
A quick recap into who Mintd Box are in case you are new ..... 

"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' (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".

So let's delve in .... and Unbox by my pool! 

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
I love this theme because taking time out to just give your whole body some TLC is essential to feeling good and keeping those stress levels low. This box has it all covered from head toe (literally!) containing products for your hair, face and body.

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
The 'SKIN RENEWAL' Luxury Contents:-
1. Farmacy Bright On Mask (Full Size £36)
2. Oribe Nourishing Hair Oil (Super Deluxe Size £36)
3. Omorvicza Instant Plumping Mask (Super Deluxe Size £36)
4. Aromatherapy Associates Revive Hydrating Body Gel (Full Size £37)
5. LXMI Nilotica Lip Melt (Full Size £21) 

This month's edit is available via monthly, bimonthly, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription plans!
*Free Gift With Purchase Omorovicza Oxygen Booster*

*Due to limited stock of the Argentum La Potion Infinie you may receive the Omorovicza Instant Plumping Mask as an alternative. Please note this is based on a first come first serve basis.*

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
The contents of this box have a combined value of over *£166/€180 for which you only pay £70/€78 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £96/€104 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. This is exactly why Mintd Box are unbeatable!! The very best in high end beauty straight to your door in the most cost effective way.

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
So, here I was at the pool, reading and trying all the goodness that this box had to offer! “RELAX, SOAK, UNWIND” and this was the first product that caught my interest as its been on my wishlist for some time ...

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August- Farmacy Bright On Mask
Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August- Farmacy Bright On Mask
1. FARMACY Bright On Mask (Full Size £36)
Farmacy have a 'farm to face' philosophy where they explore local farms in pursuit of unique ingredients that deliver freshness and potency. The Bright-On Vitamin C Mask is a 2-in-1 brightening and detoxing colour-changing mask that is infused with potent antioxidants and AHA's to remove build up and impurities from the skin to give it glow and improved texture. 

This mask gets rave reviews and has been on my wishlist ever since it launched and did the rounds on many of my American friends Insta feeds! I love anything that is 'fun' to use so combining a mask with a formula that changes colour instantly had my vote. Skincare should be exciting and rewarding and little aspects like this make you want to use it. The mask actually changes from lavender to green as you massage it into your skin as the Vitamin C capsules burst and release instant brightening results. Let me say, if you love Lavender scents, you will absolutely adore this as I do. The scent is just a dream, the texture is smooth, rich and creamy, it applies so beautifully with none of that clay mess, it dries quickly yet you are able to still move your face and is possibly one of the nicest clay masks I have used to date and love that the mineral rich kaolin and bentonite clay is food grade meaning you can't get any more pure than this. Most definitely one of my new favourite products! Instantly my skin looked ten times brighter and felt super smooth, plus rinsing it off was a doddle.  It didn't strip, or break my skin out yet gently resurfaced without irritation. In fact it feels cooling after you have rinsed it away which is a real plus to this mask. Definitely a great mask for all skins that want a little multi-tasking helper to make their skin become great. I have seriously fallen in love with this skincare gem

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August- Oribe Hair Oil
Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August- Oribe Hair Oil
2. ORIBE Nourishing Hair Oil 30ml (Super Deluxe £36) (Full size retails at £48)
A highly luxurious serum/oil that is light (like liquid gold) to help smooth strands and give them shine. The oil is infused with a rich blend of Jasmine, Edelwiess flowerr, Lychee, Sandalwood, Cassis, Bergamot and Argan extracts to condition deeply, strengthen and smooth. A great solution to split ends and dry, damaged hair! 

I am cursing Mintd Box as we speak for this addition as I am well and truly hooked .. which means I will now have to go on repurchasing this, and it isn't the cheapest, yet worth every single penny which is what makes this months box even more worth it. Coincidentally, I was in fact looking for a new hair serum as mine had just ran out so once again MB read my mind and gave me Oribe. I used Oribe many years ago when they first launched in Space NK yet although I loved them, never really found that hero product for me that got me repurchasing again and again ... until now. This is a dream hair oil because it has a gorgeous serum like texture that is nice and rich in essential oils yet very light in texture as I have fine hair so avoid any heavy oils that make me look like an oil slick and this one is perfect. A little goes a long way (thankfully!) and the signature Oribe scent is grown up and classy. Having blonde, highlighted hair, it can be hard to keep it looking shiny so this really helps to add that shine and health that it may lack at times. I mainly use it to tame and smooth my hair once I have styled it and it just smoothes down the crazy hairs instantly yet doesn't feel like it's even on my hair being so light. Plus its in a plastic bottle so this shall be coming with me wherever I go! This is the ultimate in hair luxury yet 100% worth the spend should be debating the buy! 

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August- Omorovizca Plumping Mask
3. OMORVICZA Instant Plumping Mask 15ml (Deluxe Size £36) (Full size retails at £110)
This handy luxury jar is 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 do in fact know and use this product from a previous box and save it for my travels as I love to take masks away with me, especially when this one doubles up as a night cream too. I love to apply this one in the evening after cleansing & toning as it is a very rich cream so not much else is needed, then let it work its magic as this really does plump your skin up! I don't know what trickery this uses but whatever it does it can carry on doing it! It is just wonderful, although it doesn't smell too great I will say but put that element aside and just use it when your skin needs a boost of hydration and plumpness then see the instant results. Not many masks have such an instant effect as this one does. Don't be fooled by the size as this mini really does last a good while and its not a product you will need to use that often so its a great trial or travel item to have. 

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August- Aromatherapy Associates Body Gel
4. AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES Revive Hydrating Body Gel (Full Size £37)
A highly luxurious body gel that is designed to Revive, Refresh and Smooth your skin in a cooling gel texture. It uses a range of A-List ingredients such as Juniper berry, Grapefruit, Rosemary and helps to even skins texture and boost energy levels.

Once again, I am already a big fan of anything that Aromatherapy Associates produce because they are simply the best at aromatherapy for the body in my opinion. These are never just ordinary body gels, they are in fact a whole ritual and body experience! You know the strength is incredible as you can even smell the pure essential oils through the packaging and wherever you use this, that room will be filled with the gorgeous scent. The gel is lightweight, hydrating, non-sticky and super cooling like you have sat in the fridge, but not tingly. If you are on your feet all day and have aching legs then this will be your best friend. Think of this as your mini leg massage as the pains just literally ease and the energy comes back to you. Literally, magic - in - a - tube.

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August- LXMI Lip Balm
5. LXMI Nilotica Lip Melt (Full Size £21)
This is a buildable balm ideal for both lips and cuticles designed to hydrate, plump lips with it's clean formulation. Formulated with Nilotica Reserve™ and peppermint oil, this non-sticky balm locks in moisture and boosts circulation all in a cute, portable jar for on-the-go hydration.

This is a new brand on me yet instantly loved the packaging at first glance so was keen try as I have lip balms everywhere as I use them constantly yet have ones I like to use in the day and ones that I keep for night. This is great for handbags because its super stylish and doubles up as a cuticle balm which really is handy for on the go. It is a nice light balm and tastes of peppermint which does tingle a little but not too much as I am not a fan of a minty tingle. It really is a nice all round lip salve with a clean formula which I know a lot of people will like.  Is it the best lip balm I have ever tried? Not really no, but lip balm is most definitely a beauty essential for everyone, male and female

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
Safe to say this entire box was a joy to delve into and use all of what was inside. The stars of this box that really surprised me the most were the Farmacy Bright On Mask and Oribe Hair Oil, both of which I will re-purchase. Both products were entirely new to me yet performed and delivered all that I would expect from a luxury product. Aromatherapy Associates never disappoints so they are always an added bonus in any box. 

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
Mintd Box really have everything covered for this month and once again did a great job to keep things new and exciting. There isn't much you couldn't not get excited about here! 

Mintd Box, Skin Renewal Edit, August
Don't forget you will save £96/€104 in this months box as opposed to buying all products individually. 

Click here to see all the Mintd Box subscription plans and stand alone purchases that are on offer, should you want to sign up and try out (and I recommend you do). 

What has caught your eye the most?

.... my assistant, overseeing the works!