My January Carmine box arrived this morning so I thought I would show you what was inside! I think this month is pretty cool. Carmine always has some sort of makeup in, usually two items, so if you like that in a box that is a good guarantee. Personally I need more makeup like a hole in the head, but thankfully all the makeup that has arrived in my Carmine boxes thus far has been useful to me, especially the Fratboy blush that was in the first box – lovely shade!
The same goes for the makeup items in this box, which is nice, and it is lovely to see a Korres item in there, I love Korres! Anyhow, here’s what I got:
Korres Wild Rose Moisturising & Brightening Cream
I have been meaning to try this for a while, so this was nice to see. Korres is a brand I love, especially the lip butters. This will be handy for my trip to London on Monday as I’m trying to pack light. It also comes with a £5 off voucher for House of Fraser when you spend £25 on Korres.
Eldora False Lashes
It’s always nice to stock up on lashes and I have heard good things about this brand. Looking forward to trying these.
Balance Me Face Oil
Although face oils seem scary to a lot of people, I really like them at night after a NEOM bath to give me a spa feeling at home. This brand has been in the box before with a hand cream that I really enjoyed so I’m excited to try this radiance boosting oil.
Westlab Himalayan Pink Salt
I know some people don’t like bath salts in boxes, but I actually quite like them, I think its that whole spa at home thing striking again. This one is a detox salt that is apparently equivalent to a 3-day fast. We shall see!
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick
It is pretty interesting to see Eyeko appear in Beauty Boxes. I was a big fan of the brand but like many others was a little turned off when they re-branded with a huge price increase. They had a lot of support from bloggers and I don’t think I was alone in feeling a little disappointed that they rebranded to a sleek high end design and seemingly forgot their roots. I do, however, always stand by the fact that they had some amazing products in their lineup, so I was happy to see this product in here and especially in such a wearable shade!
I think this is a great solid box to start the New Year with! Have you received a Carmine box this month? What did you think?
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