I received my January Carmine box this weekend, and first thoughts? Well, I didn't really know what to think, to be honest.
Let me explain ....
www.westlabshop.com. Use code 4321 to claim this.
Next, an item that I have never received in a beauty box before, Eldora False lashes. I love the shape of these, and as a hugeee false lash fan, I will definitely be trying these bad boys out. I know Carmine mixed up the boxes a bit by using different style lashes, so I'd be interested to know how you got on with yours. I thought these may have been a more luxurious branded lash, but after checking the website, they sell for cheaper than the ones I usually purchase, around £3.90.
Use code eldoracarmine2012 for 50% off the full Eldora range when you spend £15 or more. Available from www.eldorashop.co.uk . Exp Feb 29th
Sooooo, the Balance me face oil (5ml). An item I feel other beauty boxes would have chucked in as a freebie, instead of counting it as one of our 5 'luxurious' items. But anyhow, The 100% natural face oil claims to dramatically improve your skin and make you literally glow. Massage onto skin before using moisturiser.
I am a bit gutted that I can't use this item, thanks to my skin producing too much natural oil of it's own! It is a rollerball type applicator which I think is a pretty nifty idea. And despite only vaguely being able to get a whiff of the sent because of it's applicator, the sent I smell, I like! It has a Bio-oil type smell to it.
Use code CARMINE 2012 for 10% off the full size face oil at www.balanceme.co.uk. Exp March 1st.
Now here is an item I have seen before. In the Boudoir prive box I believe? The Korres wild rose moisturising and brightening face cream. I do really rate this product, and if you fancy getting your hands on one, enter my first ever giveaway (see below), where this product is among others I will be giving away.
This organic face cream will not only brighten and repair your complexion, it will also pump up the hydration for a full 24hours, apparently! Because I only use this item on dry skin days, I'm not sure of the effects it will have on your skin with continued use.
We also received a £5.00 off voucher code with every purchase over £25 with Korres. Type WILDROSE6 at the checkout www.houseoffraser.co.uk
valid until 31/03/2012
Lastly, an item I have fallen in loveee with, the Eyeko Fat Eye Stick, in Old Gold. This creamy stick, glides on very smoothly, without any tugging what so ever, and leaves a lovely intense colour. After fiddling about for a while, I realised, nooo I won't have to dig out my super sized pencil sharpener, you just twist the bottom, and up it pops! A bit like a lipstick, I guess? The colour I received is Old Gold, which I don't think would have been my first choice if purchasing this item, but after having a little play around with, I really like. I think that aswell as an all over shadow, it will look good as an eyeliner, too. It is really easy to blend the colour, I had a go with the Smudger brush from our Jolie Box, and it worked great!
So overall, I had mixed feeling about this box. the 2 items I liked (the lashes and eyestick), I REALLY liked, but the over 3 items I felt were a bit tight. But hey that's just my personal opinion.
What do ya'l think of this box??