Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January Goodies

Hey beauts! So I get the feeling that a lot of people are becoming quite bored with these monthly beauty boxes now. The initial "hype" and interest surrounding them has worn off and I'm seeing much less chatter about these boxes now compared to a few months ago. As mentioned in my last post here I dropped my subscription to Glossy Box and kept it for Carmine and Jolie Box. This month there wasn't a box from Jolie Box (those will start up again in February) but I did receive my box for January from Carmine!

I'll keep this brief as I don't want to bore anyone. In this box I received:

  • Korres Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream - I love Korres products and was happy to receive this sample size as I haven't tried this particular cream yet.
  • Eldora False Eyeylashes - Generally I am not a big wearer of false eyelashes and on the couple of occasions that I have worn them, they've been as natural looking as possible. These lashes come with a small tube of lash glue and I would probably try them out for a big occasion.
  • Balance Me Radiance Face Oil - Carmine gave a product from Balance Me in their first ever box which I loved, so I look forward to using this.
  • Westlab Himalayan Pink Salt - I shower more than I bathe but I think having something exciting to add to your bath definitely makes taking baths more attractive!
  • Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in the shade "Old Gold" - I am a big fan of Eyeko cosmetics and although I don't really tend to wear a lot of colour around my eyes, this is a lovely muted neutral shade which would be suitable for daytime or evening wear.

Once again, I am really pleased with my box from Carmine. I am constantly singing their praises to people on Twitter and I feel like I can continue to do so, without feeling like a fraud! I will use every product from this box (yes, including the lashes!) and that to me, is what makes a beauty box a true success.

What are your thoughts on this month's box? Did any of you receive the January Glossy Box, how did you find it?

Numera x


  1. I only subscribed to Carmine this month because I had a discount code that made the box less than £5 (bargain!) and I was REALLY pleased with this box! I've also been subscribed to Joliebox since they first started and was feeling a little left out because of the lack of box this month! I'm really pleased with Carmine and will be staying subbed to them as long as my finances can stand it!

    1. I LOVE Carmine boxes, they're the only ones I get full use out of with the products they give! You're right though, the boxes take a big chunk out of your bank balance every month! xx

  2. i love your eyelashes i got a natural pair that takes natural to more naked natural =(

    I also got the old gold colour. Reminds me of urband decay naked colours right?


    1. I saw yours and you're right, they're quite bare! :/ xx