May’s Mintd Box has arrived so you know that I’m going to be in a happy mood. I’m a bit slow getting this review up this month as Mick and I have just had a week off together and it’s been lovely. Thankfully the weather has been beautiful, which makes this month’s Mintd Box all the more appropriate as it’s all about those Summer Beauty Essentials.
Welcome to the beginning of our summer edits! After what has felt like an eternity the sun has finally made its way back to us, but with this resurgence comes great responsibility. In the lead up to its advent we prepped and preened for sunshine. Now we equip you with the tools to go out there and bask in its glory.
Whilst we begin to spend more time outdoors and subject to the sun’s rays we need to remember that our relationship with the summer is about reciprocity: if we respect it, it will respect us. So spring forth and take advantage of all summer has to offer with nourished and protected skin.
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum – Full Size – £52.00
My nails are rubbish. When they do decide to grow, they snap easily and are so weak, so I’m looking forward to seeing how well this Nail Growth Serum works. It promises to be the salvation for nails like mine that are brittle and fragile so I’m optimistic that by the time summer properly lands, I’ll have talons to be proud of.
It’s a sheer serum that contains amino acids, antioxidants, peptides, biotin and Vitamins C and E. The ingredients sink instantly into the nail to help boost the natural growth and strength of the nail. You can either apply this before you add polish or add to bare nails once or twice a day.
Patchology Posh Peel Pedicure Treatment – Full Size – £18.00
If ever there was a product I was more in need of at the moment then it’s this. I always forget that my feet deserve a pamper too and seeing as I spend the hotter months in flip flops, it’s about time I showed them a bit of love with this very fancy sounding Pedicure Treatment.
They’re essentially foot socks that you pour some Activating Essence into before popping your feet in for 60 – 90 minutes. The concentrating ingredients, including an advanced AHA as well as a BHA Botanical Blend, help to dissolve the dead skin and give your feet a nice little exfoliation. You’re left with smoother and brighter looking feet thanks to botanical extracts. I think I’m going to put a DVD on and relax with these on my feet and hopefully I won’t be ashamed to wear those flip flops (before you judge, flip flops are so comfy and I’m not even sorry).
Tom Daxon Vachetta Shower Gel – Full Size – £30.00
Call me a snob if you like but I always prefer my showers when I’ve got posh products to use. There’s something so enjoyable about starting the day off with a little bit of luxury. I’ve been using this Shower Gel since it arrived and I’m hooked.
I hadn’t heard of the brand before, but they sure know how to make a bloody nice product. The scent of this is gorgeous with the nicest combination of smoky, spicy and also floral notes all blended together to perfection. With a Lapsang Souchong accord and Jasmine, you’ll smell amazing after using this. It’s nice and mild on the skin but foams up well and the addition of plant keratins and laminaria extract will leave your skin feeling healthy and moisturised.
Show Beauty Body Shimmer Oil – Full Size – £35.00
I’ve never tried Show Beauty before but have heard good things. I personally don’t get on with fake tan but I do still want some colour to my skin, so this Body Shimmer Oil sounds perfect. I’ve used other ones and like the effect that they give, so I knew that I’d like this, plus the bottle is quite big so it should last a while.
It’s a nourishing oil that softens the skin whilst adding a luminous sheen and golden glow. It is infused with a band of argan and jojoba oils along with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera so you know that your skin will look healthy and smooth, and any natural tan that you have will be enhanced. The oil also smells good with patchouli, white musk and Madagascan vanilla. I’ve been trying this out since it arrived and I can see it getting a lot of use this summer.
Skin Laundry Advanced Protection Daily Moisturiser SPF35 – Full Size – £24.00
The final item in this month’s Mintd Box is from a brand I love. Skin Laundry always do nice products and a moisturiser with a good SPF is perfect for this time of year. I’m useless at remembering to always put an SPF on so it’s always good for me when it’s included in my skincare products.
This is lightweight and non-greasy and provides the ideal balance between providing the daily moisture the skin needs as well as environmental protection. You’re left with a sheer, matte finish and a complexion that looks hydrated, bright and supple. It’s suitable for all skin types and feels so nice on the skin.
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