8 December 2011

Glossybox Vs Carmine November Box 2011

First of all, I know it is December and here I am typing away about November boxes. Instead of giving you a sneak peek of what's in the box (obviously its too late!) I will be reviewing the brand as a whole. What products did I get? Does it weigh out the subscription fee? Is it worth it? How do these compare to one another? If you want my piece of mind then read on...

First up is the November Carmine box and for £10 a month, this is what you get. A mixture of 5 sample/full sized products. Featuring a eyeliner pencil from Dainty Doll, a Lipstick from i-pout, body lotion from Neom, Brow Ink from a la carte (LOVE) and a night cream from time bomb. At first glimpse, pretty impressive.
The first item I gravitated towards was the brow ink, something I have been meaning to try but haven't quite got round to yet.

Now moving onto Glossybox which this month included Nail Rock designer nail wraps, Dead Sea Spa bath salts, Monu Skin Perfector, Illamasqua Freak sample and FC5 Hand Creme. To be honest? I wasn't impressed with this box. I didn't like any of the products, this is the 3rd packet of sea salts I have received and I already have a larger version of the Illamasqua Freak. Having seeing other people's reviews I also noticed that some people received other products which I would of preferred. I am normally impressed and a fan of the Glossybox but not this month.


Packaging - Regarding packaging, Glossybox is coming up trumps. The sleek pink and black box with tissue paper wrap is a winner whilst on the other hand Carmine is not as pretty and attractive.

Product - I would say Carmine is more makeup skincare related whereas Glossybox is more of a mixture of product types.

Price - Both boxes are £10 a month plus p+p. Carmine is definitely worth this months £10 as one of the products alone outweigh the cost. Glossybox on the other hand is a little different, although it too outweighs the price it feels a little less value. Especially the perfume sample which you could probably just pick up browsing through your local beauty store.

Overall, this month I am far more impressed with Carmine thus it being this months winner! I love how 4 out of 5 of the products are something I would actually use. However, this is just my opinion, yours may differ and vary =)

(I was sent both boxes for review consideration, however none of my thoughts are swayed by this. Every review I give is honest and truthfully)

Have you subscribed to any of these boxes? What's your thoughts?


  1. Awww love the "nail rock" designer nail wraps!! It's so cute! And it would give you a really edgy look :)
    -A, xoxo

  2. I would love to try a sample of Illamasqua Freak, unfortunately it is not sniffable/available over here in NL :'(

  3. Those nail stckers look like so much fun!


  4. excellent review, it has helped me choose which subscription to go for. thnx :)

  5. I've been really excited about Glossybox, but this month's bath salts and yet another perfume sample have annoyed me quite a bit, so I'll be looking to cancel my subsription and maybe try FeelUnique if the December box doesn't blow me away.


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  7. The nail stickers look cool!


  8. Love that there are less known products in those boxes, unlove? I can't get it here in Australia. Although I am looking for an alternative to it. Great review.


  9. i preferred the carmine over the glossyboc in november too, lots of people complained and unsubscribed to glossybox


  10. i got both boxes and definitely preferred Carmine! I was so disappointed with Glossybox that I sent it back for a refund and unsubscribed.



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