Thursday, 16 February 2012

Carmine Beauty Box January 2012

Hello honeys!

Im here with another monthly beauty box post and this time around it is the turn of the Carmine Beauty Box*. I last reviewed the November Carmine box which you can read here if you would like. 
If you didnt know much about Carmine, then they are a monthly beauty box where you will receive 5 deluxe beauty samples for £10 a month plus shipping costs. 

As per previous months, the samples arrived in a large black sturdy box with the carmine logo on top and a luminous green lining again with the Carmine logo. It has black tissue with deep red ribbon and tissuey bits along with a leaflet detailing the products you will receive and a bit about them. 
♥ Korres Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturising and Brightening Cream ♥
Ive dabbled a little in Korres before but never with one of their moisturisers. This is a dinky 10ml size so perfect for popping into your handbag or night aways. The cream itself smells amazing, absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves skin feeling silky smooth. This sample size retails for £5 on the Look Fantastic website. 
♥ Eldora False Eyelashes ♥
Eldora are definitely a brand i have heard of before but never had the chance to try them so i am much looking forward to trying these as i absolutely love wearing eyelashes on a night out.  These are the B162s and look like a great lash for giving volume. You can also use the code eldoracarmine2012 to get 50% ff the full Eldora range of eyelashes when you spend £15 or more and they have free delivery! Definitely a good offer! Lashes retail for £3.90 a pair. 
The Balance Me Radiance Face Oil is a oil that is to be massaged on the face and neck before you apply your moisturiser to renew your skin and make it glow. The sample size in the box is a 5ml sample and a 10ml size retails for £15.00 so this is worth around £7.50. 
Bath salts seem to be a big hit with beauty boxes of late so i cant say i was too thrilled to clap eyes on these. However they will get used and are sometimes nice to just throw in the bath. They claim to detoxify and maintain soft, healthy skin so will give them a go! They are by westlab who i havent actually heard of before and the sample is a generous 100g size. 500g retails for £2.85 so in effect this sample is worth around 55p!
As you may be able to tell from the picture my Eyeko fat stick arrived a little bit squished so i havent really had a chance to give it a try and test it to its full potential. I received the colour in black, they are extremely soft and creamy and can be used as a eyeliner or as a eyeshadow base to create a smokey eye. This is a full sized product and the fat eyesticks retail for £10.00 on Asos so have pretty much replaced the price of what you have paid for the box! 
All in all an average box this month that focuses mainly on samples, which of course are what these beauty boxes are about, with one full size product being the Eyeko Fat Eye Stick. 

I know that there is currently a ad on Facebook where you can sign up to your first box for £5 which may be worth a go! 

Have you subscribed to Carmine?


  1. Ive never subbed to carmine but i think their boxes have been really great recently!

  2. i really want to start getting ever a carmine box or glossy box not sure which? any suggesstions?

  3. i signed up to carmine last month so this was my first month ^^^
    i really like it so far :) the wild rose moisuriser and the balance me oil are my fave 2 pieces as i saw a different with my skin!!!

    cant wait for this months!!

  4. do you know if any of those boxes ship to other places in europe? (review on the eyeko fat eye stick, please!) xo

  5. This is a really good box! I love Korres!

  6. This looks like a great box X

  7. Is it just me but are all the beauty boxes getting similar products now? It's somewhat disappointing.

    1. try a food box


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