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Glossybox vs Carmine: November Beauty Box

Yes I am aware I am slightly late but it's always exciting to put two Beauty Boxes opposite each other so you guys have a better idea regarding products and so on.

We have two of my favourite boxes here namely the Glossybox vs Carmine.

The Glossybox came with three travel sized items, maybe one full size, I really cannot tell to be honest and two samples. We have a Phillip Kingsley hair mask, a facial scrub, a foot cream, some Nail Rock nail wraps and an Illamasqua Freak fragrance sample. 

I like the fact that I had a chance to try out the infamous Illamasqua Freak and frankly speaking, it smells like something my dad would wear. It's nice to have as a little sample when I'm feeling slightly 'different' but surely not something I would purchase in full size. 

I actually have the foot cream in full size and am glad I got another one as I absolutely love this cream for keeping feet super soft. The nail wraps are also nice to have in my collection but am too clumsy to put them on really! Sometime soon for sure. 

I feel, at least one item of make-up should have been included to maintain excitement. Besides that, I have no complaints. 

The Carmine box is something I was very pleased with again. This is my second one and I have to say I am very impressed!

It comes with three full sized products and two travel sized products or samples, whatever you'd want to call it.

You guys probably know by now that I absolutely adore Neom as an organic skin care brand and its body lotion is amazing! I am going to save this one for for travel.

Lulu's Timebomb Flashback Night Cream is something my mum stole away from me just after reading the name and is just as obsessed with it till date. She is in her late 40's and says it helps her expression lines disappear in the morning, after application at night.

Not so fond of the New Kid i-pout light-up lipstick besides the fact that it lights up and comes with a mirror which is quite handy. The Dainty Doll Eye Liner Pencil is not very well pigmented. It's a shame really as the turquoise colour itself looks gorgeous.

The star of the box however is the A La Carte Brow Ink, which is a semi permanent brow dye. It comes in a felt time like applicator and actually allows me to draw brow hairs in the sparse areas without looking fake at all. The finish of this is slightly glossy but it also adds some texture which avoids it from looking fake. Must have!

Swatches of the New Kid Lipstick, Dainty Doll Eye Liner & A La Carte Brow Ink

I feel Carmine wins this time as well due to very cleverly putting together a great mix of products that would excite almost any women.

Having said that, the Glossybox is good value for money as well but if I had to choose between one then it would be Carmine as it's introduced me to new brands and products that actually get me excited and interested. 

Dragon Mommy said...

Looking at this post it seems Carmine is the better box for november, purely because it included makeup. I have glossybox and was considering cancelling and signing up to a different beauty box. The only thing that stopped me was their promise of a christmas suprise.

Holli x

Unknown said...

Eeeee I signed up for the Carmine Box this evening they seem like a much nicer company - I had an extremely bad expereince with Glossybox so I am so excited to get the Carmine one :-)

Unknown said...

you got some lovely things in the carmine box!




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