Mintd Box Luxury Subscription Beauty Box | May Box Review - The Holiday Beauty Prep

'The Holiday Beauty Prep' is the newest Mintd Beauty Box for May 2017. It features 4 full sized products and 1 deluxe-sized sample. The box retails for £65 and has a value is £183 saving you a huge total of £118 off of the retail value. I must say that i get excited each month to receive a Mintd beauty box, and as i have received 3 consecutive boxes in a row i received the extra bonus treat of the Argentum Apothecary Le Savon Lune which is a facial cleansing bar that retails for a whopping £104! This particular box might not be one that will intrigue everyone like the previous 2 boxes (reviews here and here) especially if you are most interested in facial skincare products; However i personally have really enjoyed all of the products i have actually tested from this months box, and i will definitely be repurchasing a few of them. I received this months box a little later than usual and i always like to try every product out before sharing my opinion. Then i have also suffered with bad health over the past couple of weeks and i have really had to push myself through the pain just to eat and sleep, never mind blogging. Thankfully i thoroughly enjoy writing up these Mintd box posts, so it was worth pushing through, even if it did take me a little longer. My apologies. Anyway, lets take a look at what wonderful goodies that were inside this months box shall we......

"At Mintd box we aim to inspire & encourage women from all walks of life to own their presence, reveal their inner beauty through experimentation and discovery of new luxury beauty brands. We believe that every women deserves to feel confident and in control of her day"


Miller Harris Lumiere Doree Body Wash | Full Size 250ml - Retail Value of £24

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Parfum (fragrance), Citric Acid, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-9, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Pathenol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate.

The aim of Mays beauty box is about getting your body summer ready, leaving your skin renewed, refreshed and glowing from head to toe ready for the upcoming season. So what better way to start the process than with a body wash. Miller Harris was a small niche London-based perfumery brand, until Michelle Obama helped the 10 year old brand get more exposure worldwide after she was generously gifted some of their miniature pure-wax candles by Samantha Cameron. Suddenly with the business boom and retailers like Feel Unique, Net-a-Porter and Selfridges shipping worldwide Miller Harris became accessible for all who wanted to dabble in a little of their luxury products worldwide. Though Miller Harris is a brand mostly known for their beautiful candles, they actually create an array of beautiful perfume-based products; from perfumes and body lotions, to body washes and body scrubs - with fragrance being the foundations of the brand, and the heart and soul of everything they create. Every small detail comes from one very passionate and driven woman Lyn Harris and the name 'Miller Harris' actually comes from the combination of her father's middle name (Miller) and her own Surname (Harris). Lyn a true connoisseur for aromas loves the simplicity of raw materials and has been known to wait ages for a new crop to become available. In a commercial world where the packaging is often designed before the scent is even created, all of Lyn's products are created first from the heart, and with her own personal raw emotion. She will get a memory, or a specific picture in her head and want to recreate it. She knows that luxury perfume is an elite business (a bespoke perfume from her will set you back a shocking £8,000) but she wanted to create everyday luxuries with a price point that can be affordable for all, rather than just that once a year special occasion treat.

For me, it was love at first sniff with the Lumiere Doree Body Wash. Similar to my experience with the Elemental Herbology Detox oil which has been a multiple repurchase ever since. Despite this body wash containg SLS i experience no irritation and my skin is left nourished, invigorated and cleansed after every wash. I have thoroughly enjoyed combining this with my Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner in the mornings for the past couple of weeks and can safely say that i have found my summer staple shower combination. The texture of the cleansing gel is lightweight yet rich enough to completely cover the skin like a hydrating blanket of silk. The scent i can only describe as almost identical to the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Only a touch sweeter and definitely much more delicate and refined. Those who like the EH balm scent but may find it a little overpowering, might surprisingly enjoy this. The scent and texture together help to make this the perfect luxurious uplifting and refreshing morning wake-me-up shower companion. I am now lusting after this in the Perfume and the Body Lotion also. Hopefully one day they will have a matching candle too, as we all know how much i love candles (i'm currently enjoying this brand). I really am fond of how much love and passion goes into each and every Miller Harris creation and i will continue to support this lovely brand for many years to come. The delightful and unique scents along with the chic packaging make the products wonderful gifts, also i would happily display a hand and body soap from this brand in my bathroom.

Official Website: - Link
Repurchase? Most Definitely
Cruelty Free? I'm Unsure
Can also be purchased atJohn Lewis - Fabled & Trouva


Soveral Mandarin Kiss Lip Restore Balm | Full Size - Retail Value of £17

Ingredients: Vitis vinefera (Grapeseed) oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Cera alba (beeswax), Mangifera indica (Mango) seed butter, Citrus reticulata (mandarin) peel oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Linalool*. *Natural constituent of essential oil listed.

Mintd Box have been on a roll with their lip balm products recently. Soveral is a brand i have spotted a little on Instagram and in beauty magazines, but have seen very little about. I think this is what intrigued me about the brand, even though they are known for their exquisite and award winning face oils. I must say that the Forever Young Rejuvenating Oil really sounds intriguing, as well as their masks. Starting out with the brands lip balm has gone really well for me, because if i brand can master a fantastic lip balm then I'm much more trusting to splurge out on a pricier product in their range. This lip balm is everything i wanted the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm to be. Though that balm has worked miracles for everyone i know, sadly that has not been the case for me. The texture is almost identical, only the Soveral mandarin kiss lip balm has a very delicate sweet mandarin-like natural scent to it and cleaner ingredients. Unlike the Nuxe it doesn't have a taste either which i like, and i must say that i do find that this helps to restore my dry and extremely-sensitive chapped lips. Packed full of nourishing mango and cocoa butter, this has really helped to repair and restore my dry lips. I have used it everyday since receiving it and will definitely be repurchasing. If their lip balm is anything to go by, then i am super excited to try more by this brand. A little insight in to the brand... Soveral is a British luxury skincare brand who are known for their clean and organic products, creating a beautiful harmony of the earths natural ingredients combined with cutting-edge science, to bring us only the purest and finest products. The brand was founded back in 2005 by facialist and aromatherapist Alexandra Soveral who is the perfumier and cosmetic formulator side of the brand. Then there is her partner Jorj Aleem who is the one who creates concepts and defines of how the products will be presented. Sounds like the perfect duo to me. After years of being in industry Alexandra became aware of how irresponsible science is being used within the skincare industry. So she decided to combine her knowledge of science with her passion for natural skincare and set up her own little research lab researching into natural raw ingredients, and their benefits on the human health. After 4 years of research she made her dream of an Organic skincare line a reality. Alexandra personally picks all of the ingredients used within her products, and hand blends each and every item in her line - delivering the true language of nature. Watching each ingredient transform from it original raw state to the finished products we see on the shelves today. Unlike many of today's brands that concentrate too much on false claims to market their products to sell, Soveral don't make any fancy marketing claims to try and trick the consumer into purchasing. Instead choosing to base their marketing on what they truly believe their products and treatments can achieve.

Official Website: -  Link
Repurchase? Definitely
Cruelty Free? Yes
Can also be purchased atNet-a-Porter for UK & USA - and The Natural Curator in the USA


Kahina Giving Beauty Essaouira Body Serum | 30ml Deluxe Mini retails for $32/£32 - Full size Value is £85/$98

Ingredients: argania spinosa (argan) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ocos nucifera (coconut) nut oil*, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf/flower oil*, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, santalum spicatum (sandalwood) wood oil, tanacetum annuum flower oil*, citrus aurantium (petitgrain bigarade) leaf/bud oil, bisabolol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract* *Ingredient from Organic Farming

Another product in this months box that i fell deeply in love with! Housed within Kahina Givings' signature miron glass packaging, you would be fooled into thinking this body oil is like every other out there, wrong! With Kahina giving products you can expect beautiful top-quality, natural and organic ingredients. All of the ingredients are 100% natural and 97% if the ingredients are Organic. As i mentioned in this post, the use of the fantastic miron glass is not only aesthetically pleasing and chic, but its purpose is to help protect the ingredients inside. Therefor providing a purely organic product without the use of alcohol or parabens as preservatives to extend their shelf life. Another great quality is the pump feature as this makes for great convenience and less mess. The formula is rich in vitamin E which helps to replenish and restore dry skin. Consisting of a high concentration of pure Argan oil to help to improve the skins elasticity and texture, while also soothing any redness. Watermelon Seed oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil and Coconut oil help to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin; While the blend of pure steam distilled essential oils like Lavender, Rose and Sandalwood provide the aromatherapy benefits of the oil, leaving your skin smelling beautifully fresh combining sophisticated floral notes with a hint of exotic woody notes. Kahina Giving Beauty claim that this oil compliments the spring and summer months perfectly, though i personally feel that i could use this all year round. I enjoy applying this to both wet and dry skin. In the mornings i will apply to damp skin after my shower if i have not used this beforehand, but most of the time i prefer to use this at night on dry skin after i have applied the Aerin Rose de Grasse Body Cream all over my body from my neck down. I like that it absorbs really easily into the skin without leaving any greasiness or tacky residue behind. I have extremely dry legs and sensitive skin and i have found that it has helped with the dryness and reduced the itchiness. My skin is also glowing after applying this, so i cannot wait to apply this over a summers tan. Though the full size of this is £85 i would be happy enough to splurge on this as a yearly birthday treat. I will go into more detail about the founder Katharine in a future blogpost once i have purchased and reviewed a couple more of her products like this and this.

Official Website: - Link
Repurchase? Most definitly Yes, it will be worth the splurge
Cruelty Free? Yes
Can also be purchased atContent Beauty - Net-a-Porter - Naturisimo - The Detox Market


Patchology Posh Peel Pedicure (2 Treatments) | Full Size - Retail Value of £32/$35 or $20 for a single treatment

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum)

I am probably the worse at caring for my feet, which is such a shame since i take such good care of my upper body and face. I have really dry feet, but worse i have a condition that makes me break out in red blisters all over my feet when i get stressed, or my inflammatory bowel disease flares up. I actually find myself becoming quite self conscious about getting my feet out as i actually find it gets worse when they are exposed. I have been a fan of foot peel sock treatments for a while and use at the beginning and end of winter every year. They really do work and it can be a little scary seeing all the dead skin coming off on your feet, but the scare is worth it for the clean, fresh baby-like feet that will surface, you will want to show them off to the world. I have not been able to use these yet as my Dr recommended that i wait until my feet are more healed before using, so i am following her orders. However, the moment my feet are better i will definitely be testing these out to see if i prefer it over my trusty Korean Foot Peeling treatments. The Patchology Posh Peel Pedicure treatments consist of 2 pairs of socks and 4 tubes of solution. The solution contains a mixture of AHA's & BHAs in the form of Glycolic, Lactic, Salicylic and Fruit acids to help exfoliate. Simply pour 1 treatment into each socks, sit back relaxing watching some tv or blogging away for a good 30 minutes (though you can walk around in them too) then simply rinse away the solution in the shower to neutralise the peel, and watch all the dead skin come away. Keep in mind not all will come away straight away, the skin will usually come away gradually over a few day period, revealing healthier looking feet. I must admit i always find these feet masks fun to use and I'm optimistic i will enjoy this as i have enjoyed the other products from Patchology i have tried. I am a huge fan of their SmartMud No Mess Mud masks and use one every few weeks.

Official Website: - Link
Repurchase? Unsure at present, will update once i have used
Cruelty Free? Unsure, cannot find any details and have not had response when asked
Can also be purchased at: UltaLovely SkinAmazon & Dermstore


Lauren B. Beauty Botanical Nail Treatment | Full Size - Retail Value of £78/$100

I have a bad habit of biting the dry skin around my nails, it's an anxiety symptom that i have done my entire life. I mentioned here that i started using oil's to help soften the skin so that it would encourage me to bite less, which it has. The Lauren B Beauty Botanical Nail Treatment comes with 2 wand applicators. One being a nail growth serum and the other is a nail and cuticle balm. The growth serum has what looked like an eyeliner brush tip and is applied from the cuticle to the tip of the nail and helps to repair damaged brittle nails. I am pretty lucky that my nails are strong, but they can be a little brittle towards the ends sometimes, so i have really enjoyed rubbing this into the ends of my nails in the evenings and i have found it to help strengthen, whilst also giving my nails a lovely shine. The nail and cuticle balm helps to hydrate and restore dry, parched cuticles. Despite being a lightweight oil it is non-greasy, and the pen click applicator makes it travel friendly and perfect for using throughout the day when out and about for touch ups. I have only used the treatment once so far and i intend to continue using it as my weekly Sunday treatment. Lauren has always been passionate about nail polish and after years of practising on her grandmother as a child she decided to set up a salon from her garage at the tender age of 15. With her passion Lauren ended up working in the beauty industry and decided to turn her addiction into her dream job. After multiple experiences in the field of luxury beauty, Lauren finally started her own line of nail polish Lauren B. Beauty. Paying particular attention to create easy to apply, long-lasting nail polishes. Apparently her nail polishes are so refined that they are being named 'nail couture', and you can expect your manicure to last for a good two weeks! I mean wow! Also all of her products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

Official Website: - Link
Repurchase? Unsure, will update after more use
Cruelty Free? Yes
Can also be purchased at: Net-a-Porter - Dermstore


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Argentum Apothecary Le Savon Lune | Full Size 150g - Retail Value of £104/$120

Ingredients: Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triticum Vulgare Starch, Colloidal Silver, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Coco Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Bentonite, Sodium DNA, Parfum (Fragrance) Quartz, Limonene, Linalool, Eugenol ~ 98% from natural origins.

When i first saw this i thought it was a body soap and my first thought was how incredibly over priced it was for a soap, but then when i realised it was a face cleansing bar i realised why. Just looking at the cleansing bar and its exquisite packaging and details, it reminds me luxury toiltries you would expect to find in an upmarket 5 star hotel. The packaging is truly luxurious and chic, and just screams elegance yet simplicity. However i don't really judge a skincare product by its packaging, that usually only sways around 2% of my opinion - mostly for practicality. Argentum Apothecary are a small company that believe in creating quality products instead of just churning out product after product to stay relevant. In fact they're only 4 products in their entire range! I personally find bars of soap a hassle, mainly because they are awkward to dry and I'm quite paranoid about mould and mildew growth. However silver is an ingredient that is antibacterial and anti microbial (find out more about silver here) so i am a little less worried about this, however i will feel more at ease once i buy something to store it in that helps keep it dry - especially as this is going on my face! Despite this looking like a bar of soap it is not! The cleansing bar has been formulated as skin care in it's own right, rather than just a plain old bar of soap.  Argentum Apothecary created a soap-free cleanser using Silver (their patented formula of Silver Hydrosol & DNA HP) and Bentonite, which is a colloidal clay made from aged volcanic ash that will help to gently cleanse and restore the natural balance of your skin. In combination with Silver Hydrosol, Bentonite increases the purifying action, without dehydrating or irritating your skin - making this great for all skin types and especially those who want to target blemishes. I find that the fragrance leans somewhat masculine (making this a perfect unisex product) and it can be a little overpowering if your sensitive to scents. It actually reminds of walking in a distinguished gentlemans barber shop, kind of like the ones my father would drag me into as a child when he was getting all dressed up in a suit. I tested this cleanser the way i do with all cleansers, both at night and in the morning. I also tested with light makeup on to see how it was at makeup removal. Though i prefer to opt for an oil cleanser to remove my makeup as my first cleanse, i was very surprised to see that it did a pretty good job at removing my makeup (though i was not wearing mascara that day). Every time i have used this my skin has felt clean and hydrated, whilst looking visibly healthier and clear. No dryness or irritation at all. I have also found this wonderful for using over my legs post shaving. I sometime get ingrown hairs whn i use cheap razors and i have found this helps prevent that, and leaves my legs feeling incredibly soft and silky smooth. Unfortunately a wet soap is not the prettiest product to share in Instagram photos and it just cannot justify the price to purchase a second just for picture purposes. However i incredibly thankful to have experienced this luxurious product. I am intrigued to try the other 3 products in their line now, I would most definitely splurge on the L'Etoile Infinie Face Oil.

Official Website: - Link
Repurchase? Unfortunately it is way out of my price range, so it is unlikely plus i can get the benefits of Silver from my favourite Amly face mist which stays on the face and isn't washed down the drain. 
Cruelty Free? Unsure
Can also be purchased at: Content Beauty - Net-a-Porter (USA) - The Hut

As always the The Holiday Beauty Prep' is great value for money, with the box containing products with a value of £183 for just £65. Every month Mintd offer a new subscription box which contains 4-5 luxury/highend brand products that are stocked on a variety of premium sites like Space NK, Selfridges, and Beauty Expert to name a few. What a lot of beauty box companies don't tell us is that the products within them are actually old stock, where as with Mintd everything is globally on trend NOW. I personally hold the 'quality over quantity' rule when it comes to the beauty products i use, especially so with skincare. So Mintd really speaks to me on a personal level and is the only beauty box service i currently use. Mintd Beauty Box has multiple subscription plans to suit your lifestyle or budget, and their customer service team go above and beyond to help you with any queries. Their subscription plans go from monthly or bi-monthly at £65, 3 months for £190.50, 6 months for £381 and yearly/12 months for £762. They can also be cancelled if you just contact their customer service and can easily be reactivated by yourself manually on your 'subscription' plan under your account. Mintd Box has Worldwide Delivery (UK Free, Europe, North America & Australia). For those out of the UK you can receive Free delivery on your first box when you sign up using the promo code WELCOME17. Sign up here or at Or alternatively you can invest in this months box here.

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