Carmine's January Beauty Box


Carmine's January box contains five little treats to see you through the days after the previous month of partying! As ever, everything was beautifully presented in a black box, black tissue and scarlet red paper.

 Korres 'Wild Rose' 24 Hour Moisturiser - Korres are a brand I've watched with interest with quite some time, but never actually purchased from, so I was excited to see this in my box! However, I do believe that this is aimed at older skin since it 'repairs fine lines and discoloration'. I also thought the SPF 6 was a bit ridiculous.

Eyeko 'Fat Eye Stick' - As much as it pains me to say it - I kinda like Eyeko's new branding (so shoot me). I still think the packaging looks a bit cheap, but better than the old stuff. The 'Fat Eye Stick' really impressed me - usually these kind of products crease within 10 seconds on me, but this didn't budge! 

Westlab Himalayan Bath Salts - Apparently these have the same detoxifying effect as a 3 day fast, what that means though, I haven't a clue! I think the only thing I'd be feeling after a 3 day fast would be a hunger for cheeseburger and chips. Anyway, with my new found love for all things bath time, I can't wait to try these out.

Eldora False Eyelashes - I love falsies as much as the next girl, so these were a welcome surprise! Eldora lashes are handmade, which (from experience) often means higher quality than mass produced lashes. I was impressed to see that prices start from just £2.50 - awesome!

Balance Me 'Radiance Face Oil' - Another product for older skin, as this combines highly moisturizing ingredients with oils to 'smooth away the visible signs of ageing'. My Mum will love this, along with the Korres cream, but they have no use for me.

All in all, I think this box is a decent all rounder and Carmine seem to achieve a decent mix of products each month. However, maybe a little something for us oily faced young'uns wouldn't go amiss - then again, I can't see many ladies past 25 going mad for 'Fat Sticks' and falsies...I can't help but feel sorry for beauty box companies, it must be hard trying to please everyone!

Carmine list suppliers and info for full size products on their site, I still think this should be included within the box itself, too.

Carmine boxes cost £12.75 (inc postage) per box from the Carmine site.

Product provided for review purposes. All opinions 100% my own and 100% honest, as always.


  1. I have never tried any of the beauty boxes, but since there are so many out there, I might as well give it a go :D

  2. Much better than my glossy box this month I must say. Although I did get the Korres in my boudoir prive box a few months ago but I did like it!

  3. ohhh i like the look of the eyelashes!

  4. I love KORRES, that moisturizer is a total score!

  5. I was really pleased with the Carmine box, although I'm in my mid-20s, I've tried the face oil and it's good to use before going to bed :) x


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