Monday, 27 February 2012

Carmine Beauty box February 2012 - Review

Hello girls,

My Carmine finally arrived! I was really excited to see great selection of products (again!) for nails, face, body, and also some very generous full-sized products. Let's have a look what February Carmine box contains:

My box includes:
  •  Andrea Fulerton Nail Varnish
  •  Steamcream - Steam-infused skincare
  •  Diego Dalla Palma lipstick sample
  •  White Glo - Professional Choice whitening toothpaste
  • Balance Me Rose Otto Body Wash
  • Yardley London - Peony fragrance 

Andrea Fulerton Nail Varnish - Nail polishes were developed by celebrity nail technician Andrea Fulerton.

I've never tried this brand before although I saw it in Superdrug. In my box I got shade Naomi, darker red jelly-ish shade, exactly my kind of colour! I'm very happy I didn't get brown or beige shade :) The formula was kinda good for drugstore brand; there are 2 coats in the picture. I could easily do with three for better coverage. But it's a jelly finish, those are not usually opaque. The polish is full size (5.5ml) and retails around £5.

Steamcream - Steam-infused skincare - a lightweight, all-in-one moisturiser featuring nourishing oils - that can be used literally from head to toe.

I LOVE THE TIN!!! It's gorgeous light metal tin with leopard print on it. I saw somewhere another print - planet Earth from space and on the website there are so many different tins. Absolutely gorgeous! I haven't heard of steamcream before despite it being the big thing now (I don't really care much about skincare). The cream is very light, it has strong lavender smell which is not really my kind of smell but I'll give it a chance. It soaks fast to the skin and it leaves on my skin like a creamy film. I will be using it for a while to makeup my mind. It is a full size (75g) which retails for £10.50 - That is very reasonable price for 75g cream, especially if you'll use it only on your face.

20% off using carmine20 at ( exp 30th April 2012)

Diego Dalla Palma lipstick sample - From one of Italy's top brands, this sophisticated, intense pigment lipstick provides the perfect touch of long lasting colour.

This is the first time I've heard of this brand and unfortunately the shade of the lipstick is not 'my colour' so I won't be even trying it.

White Glo - Professional Choice whitening toothpaste - From Australian brand that makes formulas for coffee and tea drinkers, just a drop of this whitening toothpaste will leave your pearly whites in absolute mint condition!

I'm so excited to try some good whitening toothpaste! I drink black tea everyday over the autumn and winter and I'm starting to see it on my teeth. I'll be testing it from today :) The toothpaste sample has 24g. 100g toothpaste with toothbrush included retail for £4.07 in Boots.

Balance Me Rose Otto Body Wash - Exquisitely fragranced in the name of spring, these natural body washes will leave your skin velvety smooth and smelling like heaven.

This is another full-sized product in the box. The body wash has 125ml and has rose smell, just like Turkish delights. I'm currently in love and fully stocked up with rituals Foaming shower gels so I will probably swap this product for something else (I like the nail polishes and the toothpaste everybody ;) The value of this body wash is £5.88

For 10% off Rose Otto or Super Moisturising Body Washes visit and use code CARMINEWASHES2012 (exp 30th April 2012)

In addition, I got Yardley London - Peony fragrance sample as an extra. I'm actually really pleased that fragrance sample is a bonus and not counted as an item because I always felt a bit cheated. I don't really like most fragrances so it was always one product less for me.


  1. Can't wait to get this box! Just hope I get different colours as I really don't need another red wine nail varnish x

    1. There's 6 shades available so with a bit of luck you won't get the dar red :)

  2. Loved my carmine this month too! xoxo

    1. It's awesome! I'm staying subscribed, Carmine and Amarya are currently my fav boxes!

  3. Una cajita muy completa. Me gusta todo.

  4. Now I've got rid of Joliebox I might just have to start Carmine, it looks really good this month!

    1. Alice, thank you for visiting my blog :) I definitely recommend Carmine. If you'll look at the previous boxes, they were always great and it's becoming #1 on the market (GlossyBox might have more subscribers but is not bet product-wise). If you'll decide to subscribe, please use my referral link, I would get some points towards free box. After subscribing you'll be able to collect points too x

  5. Can't wait for my box it looks a good one x

  6. Oh i'm excited for mine to arrive now!!

    Katie xx

  7. Really disappointed with mine. Instead of the body wash and the moisturiser I got a white eye shadow and a blusher. My first box too, thinking of cancelling after the next one if it doesn't get better. x


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