Thursday, 1 March 2012

Carmine Feb 2012 (Yet another beauty box blog)

Yes, i know, i know.... Beauty boxes get done to death in the blog world and you're probably all sick to death of reading about them. But I'm not :) i love seeing what other people got in theirs (as they can all be quite different) and i also enjoy seeing other people reviews (as we all know one persons trash can be another persons treasure).
So here is my two cents worth on this months Carmine beauty box:

On first impressions when looking at the little card thingy i was really quite impressed, nail varnish, lipstick and something leopard print - eeeeeeeeeeeek 3 of my fave things in the world :)


Andrea Fulerton nail varnish in 'Matthew' - This one is a full size product which retails at £4.99. This shade is a nice pale frosty creamy pink with a slight shimmer. I am yet to try it but have only heard good things about this range!

Balance Me body wash in Super moisturising - This is another full size product at 125ml. I was happy to receive this as last month in my Carmine box i recieved  a Balance Me face oil which i really liked. It smells quite strong - due to the patchouli... the idea of this wash is that due to the fatty acid and the shea butter there is no need to moisturise after using it. Two birds, One stone. On the balance me website 260ml retails at £12.25

Steamcream in Jane - I was so excited about this, i mean eeeeeeeeeeek, just look at the pretty packaging!!! This is the third and final full size product in this months box. It is a all-in-one moisturiser filled with nourishing oils that can be used head-to-toe. Judging from other peoples posts there was numerous different designs sent out in the boxes this month but i am so glad i received this one :) The cream itself smells nice, its not perfumed but still manages to smell lovely and it is also nice and thin and not gloopy at all. This tin retails at £12.95!!!!

White Glo toothpaste - I am a big fan of whitening tooth pastes so im up for giving this one a go. 100ml of this retails at £4.07 - this is only a 24g tester tube, but perfect for putting in your bag if your heading a way for the night or something :)

Diego Dalla Palma lipstick - apparently one of Italys 'top brands'. This is just a tester and by tester i mean TINY haha... but it is just to give you a sample i suppose :) i had hoped this would be a lovely nude or pink shade, or even a nice bright red but sadly i received a more dark red/copper/bronze shade that doesn't suit my paler than pale complexion at all, So i gave this one to my mummy (kind  i know). I have browsed online and you can buy this range from Tesco direct (strange i know for Italy's 'top' brand) the full size lipsticks retail for £14. Although i don't like the colour the lipstick did seem good quality, nice and creamy and the pigmentation was good.

Yardley London 'Peony' fragrance - This a fruity floral fragrance, not really my sorta fragrance but its perfect to pop in your bag if you need a quick spritz. Its a eau de toilette and a full size 125ml bottle retails at £12.95

Normally beauty boxes only contain 5 products (mixture of full size and sample sizes) but Carmine give us 6 this month, classing the Yardley fragrance as a bonus ^^. I was also very impressed that there was 3 full size products this month, they spoilt us :)
Sign up to Carmine here :      @carmine_uk

I am impressed this month, where you? 
What were you're favorite bits you received? 

ALSO!!!! have you seen the spoilers for next months Harrods Glossybox?!?!
See here  @GlossyBoxUK

I'm so excited. & if you're not already subscribed its not too late. 



  1. Such a great box, makes me annoyed I went with Joliebox as this one looks much better darn it! Newest follower here, would love if you can check out my blog too xx

    1. awh they are so hit and miss though, i bet one month you get an amazing jolliebox and the carmine one may be a disappointing one.

      Thanks so much for following, ill check yours out now xxx

  2. so many lovely products :) the nail varnish and the lipstick seems to be great. they're looking so nice :))
    great post, dear!


  3. thank you :) yeah i was very impressed with this box!!! x x x

  4. Oooh I love your nail varnish colour! & I thought that shower gel was amazing! x