Thursday, 20 March 2014

Marvellous Mint


I've previously declared my love for honey (here) and now I'm declaring my love for mint. I love the colour for Spring/Summer (today is officially the first day of Spring!) and I love the scent in beauty products. It isn't so bad to taste when it's in chocolate or a cocktail either!! So today I thought I'd share with you some marvellously minty products from my beauty and fashion stash that I'm loving at the moment.

Primark Long Sleeved Jumper
I only bought this jumper just over a month or so ago, so it should still be in store hopefully. It has some little antique brass buttons on each shoulder and cost just £5.00! It's quite thin so combined with the pastel mint colour, it's a perfect transitional item of clothing to go from Winter to Spring and it's still a bit chilly.

Accessorize Star Necklace in Silver
I was given this necklace for Christmas from a friend, so unfortunately I'm not sure if it's still available to buy in store and I couldn't see it online. It's a silver chain with a mint coloured star and a little silver star that sits next to it. It's simple yet so cute and looks great with pretty much anything!

Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture
But it's called "Power Berry" you say, not "Power Mint"! The reason I've included this is because one of the ingredients is Garden Mint Herb Oil and it smells just like mint sauce! Yum. Aside from the delicious smell, this is a fantastic moisturiser and I really should do it the justice of a full review. It's hydrating yet light, not greasy and gives the skin a subtle glow, thanks to a mixture of natural ingredients.

Organic Surge Citrus Mint Shower Gel*
Want a shower gel with a zingy, zesty scent to wake you up in the morning? Then I highly recommend giving this one by Organic Surge a try. It's more mint than citrus, but the combination just works. It's also SLS free, but actually lathers up really, really well.

Seascape Island Apothecary Peppermint Oil Lip Balm*
Containing only natural ingredients, this little pot of lip balm is a saviour for dry lips. As well as Peppermint Oil, which gives it a subtle minty scent and taste, you've also got Honey, Jojoba Seed Oil and Shea Butter in there too (amongst others). This doesn't tingle upon application like some minty lip products do either.

Nail Varnish - Models Own in Apple Pie, Rimmel Salon Pro in Peppermint and Sinful Colors in Mint Apple
These three nail varnishes really cover the mint shade spectrum. Apple Pie from Models Own is a very light, pastel mint, which screams Spring/Summer. Peppermint from the Rimmel Salon Pro range is a medium coloured mint; still bright but with a bit of depth to it. Finally, Mint Apple from Sinful Colors leans towards true green and has a light shimmer running through it. All absolutely gorgeous colours!

So those are my mint picks! What are your favourite minty items, whether fashion, beauty or otherwise?

Beauty Bird xx




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  1. Eeep, I'm also obsessed with mint! That Models Own polish is the perfect shade.

    Tara x

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    1. It's a beaut isn't it! Love pastels xx

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  2. Love the nail polishes! Particularly the Model's Own shade :)

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely, they're gorgeous aren't they! xx

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  3. Love the mint green jumper!

    Sophie
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  4. Love these in particular the polishes. I have that Sinful Colours shade and it's so pretty :)
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    1. I need to get some more Sinful Colours shades! So cheap! xx

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  5. I love the Sinful Colours polish and the lip balm looks very inviting! I have the Power Berry moisturiser (from the magazine freebie) and yes it does just smell like mint! Unfortunately I didn't notice the 'youthful skin' bit and only saw 'boost, radiance and protect' - silly me! xx

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    1. To be honest I haven't really noted the "youthful skin" bit either! If it works, it works though :-) xx

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  6. Loved the nail polishes :)
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    1. Thank you, they're fab colours aren't they! xx

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