• Esanth Moyo

Spring Essentials by MINTD

It's that time of the year where we put away all our winter clothes and bring out those slip on shoes, we begin to wear a little less make up and a little less clothes, maybe not everyone does but I know I do, only because I am spending most of my time in the sun and I will not apologise for it, since I live in the north of England the sun is a rare commodity we make the most of it while we can.

What's in this months MINTD BOX

1. Tom Daxon Vachetta Shower Gel 200mls (full-size) £30

2. Show Beauty Body Shimmer Oil (full-size) 60mls £35

3. Patchology Posh Peel Pedicure (full-size) 1 pair £18

4.Lauren B Nail Growth Serum (full-size) 2.2g £52

5. Skin Laundry Daily Moisturiser spf 35 (full-size) 50ml £24

As you can see the products are full size products with a combined retail price of £159, yet you pay £70 for a monthly subscription of your choice plus you can enjoy 10% off the gift store if you share your MintdBox experience by uploading a picture with hashtag #MintdBox and tag a friend on Instagram.

Show Beauty Body Shimmer Oil

This is a dry body oil with shimmer particles it is perfect for highlighting your legs, arms or collar bone, I would say apply this on top of your normal moisturiser for maximum impact, especially for those who have dry skin. It's very lightly scented and won't fight with your preferred fragrance it also has a list of skincare sort after ingredients to include argan oil, aloe vera and vitamin E. The shimmer oil softens skin whilst creating a luminous sheen for a beautifully delicate golden glow it also enhances your natural tan.

Skin Laundry Daily Moisturiser spf 35

If you are blessed with a darker skin tone you know how hard it is to find a face cream that doesn't leave you with a white cast on your face, worry not my friends MINTD have brought us one. I managed to try this cream for a week it didn't break me out, it was a wonderful makeup base, and great everyday morning moisturiser. It now comes highly recommended by yours truly plus it's very affordable incase you are hooked and want to repurchase.

Lauren B Nail Growth Serum

Hands up if these two words excite you; nail growth, my hand is up already I know that strong healthy nails are always on trend, so this is a welcome treat from MINTD. This Lauren B beauty is the most expensive of all the products in the box yet the smallest amount of product contained, but this is exactly where this beauty box comes into its own. I know I would think twice before spending £52 on a 2.2g product so having a high performance nail growth serum be so accessible is truly appreciated. This is a Gel textured serum which can be applied underneath nail varnish or on bare nails. Containing a sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E and C, peptides and biotin which sinks in instantly to boost natural nail growth and strength, it smells pleasant and can be applied twice a day. I tend to apply it to my cuticles when I am wearing nail varnish. Its still early days to say if it works but I will update you via my instagram soon.

Tom Daxon Vachetta Shower Gel

You can never go wrong with a shower gel, better still a luxury one that is scented like a luxury spa. Turn your bathroom into an oasis of calm and tranquility and indulge your senses with this Verchetta shower gel. All the notes of leather; amplified. A Lapsang Souchong accord; smoky, dark and delicately spiced combines with a bright heart of jasmine for floral lightness. Its a mild body wash yet foams richly, it contains plant keratins and laminaria extract, it leaves skin healthy and moisturised. All the while being free from the any unnecessary ingredients including Methylisothiazolinone, parabens, SLES, ALES, PEG, DEA, TEA, silicones, mineral oil, synthetic colours and phthalates.

I will miss this shower gel when finished I have my eye on their perfume.

Patchology Posh Peel Pedicure

Sheet masks are a staple in my skincare routine can you imagine my excitement at receiving a sheet mask for my feet, well this is not any ordinary mask mind you, it's a dry skin peel for your feet. With a very befitting name PoshPeel. It contains an activating essence which is a mix of advanced AHA + BHA botanical blends that help to dissolve dead skin and exfoliate rough patches on the feet, while botanical extracts brighten the skin.


One Step at a Time

Step 1: Pour the desired amount of Activating Essence into one of the Foot Masque Socks and evenly distribute along the inside of the cotton lining.

Step 2: Place your foot inside the sock and seal with attached closure. Repeat for the other foot.

Step 3: Wear for 60 minutes (or up to 90 minutes if greater exfoliation is desired).

Step 4: Remove socks. Thoroughly rinse and dry feet.

Progressive peeling action will take place over 3-7 days.

I have to say even though my feet have not started peeling as yet they are definetly much smoother than before and I am looking forward to the peeling phase to reveal my baby smooth skin.

I will be honest with you my friends, besides the face cream with SPF35, I would have never thought of all these summer essentials at all, so why not forget the hustle of curating your own stash and leave it to the professionals its a small price to pay for a peace of mind and a well groomed self.

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