Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Carmine: the January box

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carmine january box

Carmine's January beauty box*

1. Westlab Himalayan Pink Salt: A natural, mineral-rich treasure straight from the Himalayan mountain range that will transform your bath to a heavenly soak, helping you to relax and detox. 

2. Balance Me Radiance Face Oil: This 100% natural face oil is set to dramatically renew your skin, leaving it glowing and moisturised. Simply massage it onto your face and neck to give your skin back the radiance it deserves.

3. Korres Wild Rose 24 hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream: A lovely treat from sunny Greece. This organic face cream will not only brighten and repair your complexion, but it will also pump up the hydration for a full 24 hours.

4. Eyeko Fat Eye Stick: A chubby stick of soft creamy colour works as a liner and as a shadow to create the perfect smoky-eye. Available in six different colours.

5. Eldora handmade lashes: With over 200 different types of lashes, Eldora offer an extension range of hand created lashes fit for every occasion; from diamante encrusted to glow in the dark.

This month's beauty box from Carmine could definitely be described as a bit of a mixed bag. I certainly didn't get a pang of excitement as I lifted the lid and revealed the contents like I have in previous months. I saw bath salts and my heart dropped. Bath salts really don't float my boat! But on closer inspection, I would have been foolish to dismiss this month's box quite so quickly. The eyelashes look fabulous - I am a big fan of falsies and I know I will find the perfect occasion to flaunt these. Eyeko's fat eyestick is a chunky eye kohl ideal for lining the eyes as well as giving your lids a glossy slick of colour. It is soft and creamy and will suffice as a new eyeliner when my current one runs out. I don't go crazy for Eyeko products; I feel much love was lost when they stop doing their dinky nail varnishes, but for an eyeliner, this is actually alright. The Korres Wild Rose Moisturising Cream should be a nice product to try based on my pleasant experiences with a few other Korres products, plus it does smell lovely. And as for the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil with its rollerball applicator...the jury are still out on this one!

So all in all, I felt it was a bit hit and miss this month. The false lashes and Eyeko fat eyestick were good finds in the box and it is nice they can be used in conjunction with each other to create a dramatic, evening eye look. The Korres Moisturising Cream will be a nice addition to my skincare selection, but the other products didn't really bowl me over.

What are your thoughts on this month's box?

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26 comments:

Sandra said...

I am a subscriber of Glossybox but I also ordered Boudoir Prive, I cant wait to get my first box :)

I dont think i can afford another subscription ;)

There is just too many beauty boxes out there.

Style in motion said...

beauty boxes seem to be obsessed with bath salts. dont think this looks as good as previous carmine boxes. I dont subscribe to any box at the mo as I tend to find them just too hit and miss xx

Annie.n said...

I really hope I get some nice lashes in mine! think yours are the nicest I have seen so far! xoxo

La Coquette de la Mode said...

Those lashes look fabulous!

XX Kathryn

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Katie said...

The bath salts look gorgeous! X

TheCosmeticCrave said...

I havnt recieved my box yet but already I am disapointed to see the bath salts, as I recived some in my glossy box a few months ago and I didnt see the point in them. I will give them a go though they might change my mind. The eyelashes that you recived look AMAZING, I hope I get this style too becasue I've seen some different ones that dont look as natural.

Joselin
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xxx

Beauty Fiend said...

I love the look of the lashes
x

Kellie said...

I really was interested in purchasing the a mans version of a box, which ever company it is from. The birch Box looks fantastic shame its not accessible in the UK. Think that them kinda boxes would make great stocking fillers from next christmas..
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Danielle said...

this looks lovely, I still havent chosen a beauty box to subscribe to yet, this post is swaying me to carmine though x

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Victoria'sProcrastinationProject said...

Hmm this looks like quite a good box - I'd be pleased with the eyeko stick. I think if I like one or two products out of a box then it's been a success!

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Sarah said...

I'm considering changing from Feel Unique to Carmine as you seem to get more make up samples which is what I'm interested in more than face creams and the like! x

Good Wear Day said...

Eyelashes look beaut!

-Good Wear Day-

Lois xx

madhatter said...

Oh i'm thinking about subscribing... love the lashes!

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Kerry said...

i still havent received my january carmine box yet but i did screw my face up when i saw this post.. not that excited to get it now! :( x

Jenny said...

Great post! I'd been considering Carmine. However, although I'd love the Eyeko fat stick, if i'd got this box i'd have been pretty disappointed. I think glossybox and feelunique have a better range of products every month xx

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Beth said...

I've not subscribed to any beauty boxes but I'm quite glad because all they seem to contain is bath salts!

Zoe said...

Oooh, there's some nice things in there! I am subscribed to Joliebox atm but may cancel!

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xx

Lily said...

Great post :) I do wish that beauty boxes would stop sending out bath salts.. For me, it's just not a 'luxary' sample, and will just sit in a box 'till I have the heart to throw it out - such a waste :/

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Lily said...

Great post :) I do wish that beauty boxes would stop sending out bath salts.. For me, it's just not a 'luxary' sample, and will just sit in a box 'till I have the heart to throw it out - such a waste :/

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Temporary:Secretary said...

Bath salts and perfume samples always deflate my excitement but i love the look of the eyeko product, that has caught my attention! x

Essjay23x said...

The Korres sounds right up my street, I hope you find it as fantastic as it sounds!

Allylae said...

I think I should sign up for this box... the stuff always looks great on your blog. I like, I like. :)

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Afterglow Cosmetics said...

Nice ensemble... the Himalayan bath salts would be interesting to experiment with and trying new products always brings a lot of thrill to me.mineral lipstick

Claire said...

The Korres product looks good! I'd like to know how you get on with it :) xx

ShimmerDreamz said...

This is my first beauty box and I thought I'd be disappointed, but the Eyeko stick's actually rather nice...


Also, I'm having a HUGE blog sale at the mo with brands like Bobbi Brown, Stila and Lush. Prices start from £1.

Would love if if you could check it out :D

http://shimmerdreamz.blogspot.com/2012/01/huge-makeup-blog-sale-ft-bobbi-brown.html

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