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Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

By Kellilash @Kellilash
Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box
If you are fed up of being surrounded by what has best become the "Hallmark Holiday" then forget the gimmicks and show yourself some love instead. 

Those wonderful lovelies at Mintd Box make us feel loved month after month with their curations and who doesn't love a good pamper session to make them feel good? Love Struck is the theme to this February Edition Mintd Box and they have gone the extra mile to put together what could be 'the ultimate romantic night in' whether that is you alone, with a loved one or with your besties ... which ever way, you are bound to love it.

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

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 monthorevery 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 February 'Love Struck' themed box contains 5Full/Deluxe 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.

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

Can we just take a moment to look at the outer packaging this month ..... I mean, if this doesn't make you feel like you have a secret admirer, I don't know what will! It is all in those little details. 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

The 'LOVE STRUCK' Luxury Contents:-1. African Botanics Rose Treatment Essence (Super Deluxe Size £45)2. Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Hydrating Body Gel (Full Size £37)3. NEOM Organics Complete Bliss Candle (Super Deluxe Size £16)4. Magicstripes Lifting Collagen Masks(Full Size £39)5. ILA SPA Body Balm (Super Deluxe Size £16)
BONUS! Receive a FREE Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion worth £85 when you sign up to 3, 6 or 12 month plans - (review here!).

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £153/€174 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthlygiving you an enormous £83/€95 savingas opposed to buying all products individually. This is exactly why Mintd Box are unbeatable. They bring you the very best in high end beauty straight to your door month after month in the most cost effective way. 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

With the theme being all about Self-Love and Care which I think is ideal as I believe that we all need to think more about ourselves in today's busy world, this box is basically your romantic night in for one with a rose inspired theme. The contents shall all work to lift tensions, plump and hydrate your skin from head to toe and just help to make you feel special; because you are. So here are my full reviews of what awaits you ... 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, African Botanics

1. AFRICAN BOTANICS Rose Treatment Essence, 15ml (Super Deluxe Size £45) (buy here!)This is a stunning Rose Treatment Essence Gel that melts upon application to the skin and changes into a toner liquid consistency. The lightweight Gel is infused with pure Rose Flower Water, a CO2 extract of Rosa Centefolia to help your skin retain moisture as well as being brightening and helping to even out any redness or inflammation. It will also work to detoxify, tighten pores and hydrate the skin; doing the work of a toner .... and more. I knew I would love this product by the name alone as I love toners and essences such as this as they go that extra mile for your skin. I never not tone my skin and have a few favourites that I swear by yet essences are a little more rare. The gorgeous light gel texture transforms into this cooling water which just makes your skin instantly feel hydrated, soothed and very refreshed. The soft rose scent is the icing on the cake as all those things combined, make this one stunning and highly luxurious skincare step that shall only do good for your skin. I am imagining using this in the summer month's when the coolness and hydration of the gel will feel even more amazing. I love this product, which is just typical seeing as the full size retails for a very costly £140, but I would be tempted to invest having now tried it so I shall make the most of this incredible deluxe size which should last a good amount of time seeing as one pump is all that is needed. Toning the skin is such an important step to a skincare routine and this makes the task in hand so easy and fuss free as no cotton pads are needed! The best way to get your hands on this gem without breaking the bank too much is in this months box for sure as I feel this size is a rarity. 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Aromatherapy Associates Rose Body Gel

2. AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES Rose Hydrating Body Gel, 200ml (Full Size £37) (buy here!)A highly luxurious body gel that is designed to offer hydration and comfort with its luxurious cooling gel texture. Using an array of A-List ingredients such as Rose, Geranium, Evening Promise and Jojoba essential oils this shall surely spoil your skin like nothing else. This is also safe for pregnant and breast feeding women.

So my orders are ... light your NEOM Candle, run an Aromatherapy Associates Oil Bath (with a glass of fizz/vino) and once you are out, apply this Body Gel and you have yourself the perfect 'switch off from the world' evening. Let me be clear; this is no ordinary body gel, this is a ritual in a tube. You will in fact be able to smell it through the packaging because the essential oils used are so pure which is why Aromatherapy Associates are my favourite aromatherapy brand ever. I have spoken about my love for them many a time here so I won't bore you further but just know that they really are the best of the best when it comes to aromatherapy body products. This lightweight, hydrating gel leaves your skin not only feeling smooth, hydrated and looking amazing but the scent shall last on your skin too. In fact your whole bathroom shall smell of it like mine does! This is that type of product that you only tend to buy as a gift for a friend and never just for yourself, so it's the perfect addition in this Self Love array of goodies from Mintd. 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, NEOM Organics Candle

3. NEOM ORGANICS Complete Bliss Candle (Super Deluxe Size £16) (buy here!)A highly luxurious, hand poured, 100% natural vegetable wax 'Scent to Relax and Calm' candle has been specially formulated with natural fragrance which not only smells incredible but has a proven effect to calm your mind and body. It uses a blend of 17 pure essential oils including Moroccan Blush Rose, Lime and Black Pepper which are notes you can smell straight out the box. In fact this candle won the Harpers Bazaar 'Best Candle for Relaxation' award 2018. If you read my reviews and blog often then you may already know that I am a huge fan of NEOM and bought their candles long before receiving them via Mintd Box. I had the Happiness candles burning at my wedding so this a brand that I shall always have a soft spot for. All I can say without gushing my heart our here is that if you have never tried them, please do or even better still, just grab this months Mintd Box! This one really does 100% relax your mind and body and who doesn't needs that? 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Magic Stripes Lifting Collagen Masks

4. MAGICSTRIPES Lifting Collagen Masks, x5 Masks (Full Size £39) (buy here!)These are Lifting Collagen Masks that claim to work like a face liftwithout surgery. Each sheet mask is soaked with a cocktail of Collagen, Caffeine, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Macadamia nut Oil and Water to visibly lift, firm and tighten the skin on the lower faceHow it Works  ... in the words of MagicStripesWeakening elasticity of the skin causes wrinkles and tired-looking facial features and the lower half of the face is a particular problem area. The mask strengthens the skin in the lower half of the face and helps to lift and tighten this area, visibly defining and beautifying the facial contours. In addition to this effective blend of ingredients, the tensile force of the mask acts as a massage for the face and stimulates blood circulation. Similar to the effect of a facial massage, which with regular use also leads to lifting and tightening of the face.

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Magic Stripes Lifting Collagen Masks

Huge claims don't you think? Well that is what I thought and being honest I thought to myself "this is surely a gimmick" even though I love the brand but to compare a mask to a face lift is major. So like everything I review, on it went! You basically attach the mask from ear to ear and it sits across your chin area ... as in the pictures above. Then wait for 40-60 minutes, so not  a mask to do in a hurry.

I even posted to my IG stories as I put the mask to the test to which I received a huge amount of DM's (albeit many friends laughing lol) but all intrigued to know the outcome. I sat for 1 hour with the mask on and it was not the most comfortable of mask to wear I have to say as it was very tight; so much it pulled on my ears but after a while you kind of get used to it; it did stick to my skin really well and never felt like it was coming away which is what you need to feel. It felt very cold and tingly and almost itchy which you would imagine would be the case considering all the work it is doing so I wasn't too alarmed. It felt cold the whole time it was on which was actually quite nice. 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, Magic Stripes Lifting Collagen Masks

The VerdictCan you believe it actually ..... WORKED.I always find that with products that promise to deliver 'magic', have you questioning what you can see in the final result. This is why I asked my husband as he always gives an honest reply (annoyingly) because when I removed it I really did think my chin looked more of a V-Shape and very defined ... but I wasn't sure. Was I just lured into the sell?? It was only when my hubby said "OMG it's worked" that I knew. My jaw was very defined, almost like those jaw filler images all across IG and I was shocked. I'm not sure if it was the pressure of the mask or the ingredients within it but without a doubt, it worked and the changes were very visible Now I don't know how 'long term' this result is because the instructions state that you use these masks 3/4 times per week and at £39 for 5, that is pretty expensive to keep up should the results need permanent application - but for a special occasion per say, these really made a visible change to my face that was visible the next day too. Obviously being in my late 30s this may not be the case for all, but for my face, they really did work and I am really did not expect them to make a visible difference as they did.  I am still a tad shocked that they did, so I can't wait to use the rest of the box now! (Sorry I have no pics but next time I use it I shall post some up). Let me know if you have used them ever as I would love to compare thoughts.

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck, ILA Spa

5. ILA SPA Body Balm For Feeding Skin & Senses (Super Deluxe Size £16) (buy here!)This unique beauty gem is a unisex Body Balm with a rich, waxy, set butter like texture and contains highly luxuriously ingredients that make this a 'magic' balm. It contains Omega 3,6 & 9 which acts as an anti-inflammatory, Rose Geranium which helps to balance your mind and body (once again) and essential Fatty Acids and Anti-oxidants to restore skin suppleness. All in all this should have a positive effect on your senses as well as conditioning your body. what more could you want in a body balm really?
Thanks to Mintd Box I have used this before and I am hooked. This body balm is absolutely beautiful and I am so thankful to have another jar back in my life! You shall fall in love with this as soon as you smell it let me tell you as the Rose Geranium is so enticing and once you apply it to your body you shall smell and feel amazing all day long .. that is when you become in it for the long haul, trust me here. The balm seems hard in the pot just like set butter but as soon as you warm it up in your palms it transforms into a soothing balm, making dry skin feel instantly nourished, comforted and relieved. With more intense skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, scar tissue and severe dryness this shall work wonders. Sadly it isn't cheap but do know that it is 100% worth the buy. You can alternate between this and the Aromatherapy Associates Gel depending on your skin needs. 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

All products have been stars for me this month but I have to give my main star to the MagicStripes Lifting Collagen Masks as I really wasn't expecting the results that occurred. It is so exciting to find products that shock which is why I love doing what I do and bringing you all my honest feedback. They do say that 'Love is all you Need' and this Mintd Box is a box you definitely need in your life! 💕 

Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

February Mintd Box, Love Struck

Just to recap, this box is worth over  £153/€174  for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthlygiving you a massive £83/€95 saving!! (+ you get a FREE Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion if you sign up to a 3, 6 or 12 month plan!).🌎Sign up to Mintd Boxhereand getfree delivery in the UK but don't forget! - Mintd ships to UK, US, W Europe, North America and AustraliaFree Delivery For The UK for 3, 6 or 12 month plans.What product has you a bit heart-eyed? 💕Happy Valentines Day all - lots of love 
Self Love & Care • with Mintd Box

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