Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Carmine: the December box

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Apparently 'tis the season to be jolly and all, but I am feeling anything but as I am snuggled up at home nursing the dreaded lurgy. One benefit however of being bed-bound, with only some balsam tissues for company, is that I was actually able to receive my post today as it arrived rather than impatiently waiting until I get home from work. In between drinking gallons of orange juice and blowing my ridiculously red nose, I managed to muster up some strength to open up Carmine's December box and share with you its Christmas offerings. This month we have been treated to not five, but six, products. This will just be a quick overview in case you wanted a sneak peak inside the Christmas box; obviously I haven't had a chance to try any of the products so can't comment too much on how great (or not) they are.

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Weleda Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash
 I have been using Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil recently which I absolutely love, so I was very happy to see a (full sized) Weleda product in this box. This body wash smells heavenly, a fruity and herbal combination, and is packed full of nutrients and organic pomegranate oil.

KMS California Freeshape Quick Blow Dry
A small sample of KMS California's Quick blow dry spray. It apparently can reduce your blowdrying time by up to 50% and leaves your hair soft and smooth. Blowdrying my mane is a mammoth task so anything that might help make the task a little less arduous is a winner with me.

Institut Esthederm Time Technology Cream
This is described as a miracle, light reflecting cream for all ages. It gives your face an instant glow whilst providing deep moisturisation to your skin. It is nice to receive a cream that is suitable for all ages, rather than an anti-aging product like last month which would not have suited everybody.

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MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone (Silver Screen)
This Grazia awarding winning pot of colour will definitely add some bling to your eyes during this festive time. I received Silver Screen, a fierce metallic shimmer with a pretty pewter finish, but there are two other colours in the boxes. I really like this shadow, just perfect for creating a sparkly eye look. These retail at £9.99 so I think this was a fabulous addition to the box and will definitely appease those who like to make sure they get their money's worth.

Japonesque Smudger Brush
I recently reviewed some Japonesque brushes and was highly impressed with them, so it was great to see one of their brushes in this month's box. The smudger brush gives you control for creating a variety of looks and blending eyeliner or shadows. I think it is a nice touch that they have included two products that can be used together, ie: the blingtone and the brush. 

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Benito Brow Bar Eyebrow Threading voucher
This card entitles you to a free brow threading at any Benito Brow Bar, as well as offering you 20% off a wow lash treatment. There are quite a few Benito Brow Bars nationwide, a full list is available here, and I had a great experience there last week when I went and had some eyelash extensions done. I have wanted to get my brows threaded for a while now so I am looking forward to using this.

So there we have it. What are your thoughts on this month's Carmine box?

17 comments:

Zoe said...

Ohh i think this is the best Carmine box so far!

http://zozeze.blogspot.com/xo

Holly said...

Wow what a fab box!!!!

Rachel said...

Fabulous box!! Jealous of the Japonesque brush! xx

Kelly said...

Ah I am so jealous of the browbar voucher. I desperately need to get my brows sorted.
The Carmine box has to be one of the best I've seen, well thought out and good quality.
xx

Abby said...

The free eyebrow threading was a complete suprise, such a nice touch! :)

Est.1987 said...

wow - Great box! and browbar voucher too! perfect

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Suzyxo said...

Ahhh I am SO looking forward to getting my box now! :-)))
xoxo

My Stylish Teacher said...

oh nice box! i really like the idea of the voucher too, fab!

Dawniepants said...

Looks like a great box!

Chrissy said...

Being ill in time for the holidays really sucks, I hope you get better soon!
I really like the look of this box; the brow treatment voucher and the Japonesque brush are particularly impressive.

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Stacey said...

I've not received mine yet but am I the only one who's not looking forward to it? I was just thinking the other day about how I use and love every product which was in the first box (I even purchased one in full size). Last month's box didn't impress me aside from the brow ink. I used the body lotion but it was just okay. I don't think I'll use anything in this upcoming box aside from the shower gel and that's just because I always need shower gel, not because I'm dying to try it.

Argh.

(sorry to bring down the mood - I was excited about getting it but now I'm not)

xx

Glitter Detector said...

I really need to try the Japonesque brushes I only own mac and sephora ones, and this one looks great! The Weleda Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash looks amazing too, I hope you review some of these products :) xx

Perdi said...

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x

Sd said...

wow u got such nice products!



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The Beauty Box said...

Omg I can't wait to get mine! And hopefully with Japonesque brush because I wanted to try it for a long time.

Anna

www.nothingbutbeauty7.blogspot.com

RavingBeautyx said...

cant wait to sign up to this box xx

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RavingBeautyx

becky. said...

this looks like the best carmine box so far! x

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