I received my first Carmine Beauty Box last week, and I was really excited to see what was inside!

My initial thoughts are really positive. I was very happy to receive three makeup items, and really pleased to see brand names I recognize... I do like trying new things in these beauty boxes, but I definitely think a well known brand or two make it feel more special, especially when it's something you're interested in trying anyway.

In this box, I received:
A La Carte Cosmetics brow ink - I'm all for big, perfect brows. I use wax and powder at the moment, but can't wait to give this a good go. I love eyeliners with felt tip pen tips, and this is exactly the same, I'm expecting it to be really easy to use.

Dainty Doll eyeliner pencil - I've always been a little intrigued by this brand, I was a big Girls Aloud fan, and watched Nicola begin to create her makeup range on one of their tv shows. I am quite pale myself (although not as pale as Nicola) and often wondered if these products would work for me. I'll definitely be experimenting with this!

New CID Cosmetics lipstick - This is a brand I've liked the look of for a long time. All of the products I read about get highly praised, and look lovely. I received a lovely pink coloured lipstick, very useful... It even comes with a built in light and mirror - amazing! You'll be seeing this on my blog very soon.

Lulu's Timebomb night cream - I don't use night cream, but I don't see any harm in starting now. I've just had another birthday, so I'm not exactly getting any younger! Another celebrity endorsed product in the same box, but I've heard good things about this brand too.

Neom organic body wash/lotion - I've never heard of this brand before, but I like to try new bath products, it sounds really special, and the sample size I received is really generous.

I haven't used enough of any of the products to share my views yet, but make sure you let me know if you want to see reviews of anything.

All in all, this is probably my favourite beauty box I have subscribed to so far... I'm really looking forward to seeing what's inside the next box.

If you would like to sign up to receive Carmine boxes each month, you can sign up on the Carmine website for only £10 per month + p&p.