WHAT AM I EVEN TALKING ABOUT...WANTABLE?! WHAT IS IT?
I wondered this too- so I went to check them out! As I have said in the past, I really do NOT care for many of the beauty box subscriptions, BUT this is probably my 3rd and LAST exception to that rule. I am also subscribed to Julep-which I absolutely LOVE and Blissmo which is an excellent organic and healthy beauty box subscription service! I've reviewed both of these services before, but I did realize that I'd never reviewed from Wantable!
It was not difficult to find Wantable among all the other beauty box subscription services when doing some online searching, but I did not go with them right away. I actually wish I would have picked them up sooner now, but I admit I'm pretty hesitant when it comes to committing to a subscription that I will automatically be billed for every month! I like the option of buying it if I want and a lot of the services either don't offer that option, or if they do there are a lot of ridiculous hoops to jump through in order to skip the month, cancel the service, or stop your card from being charged/pre-billed!
WHO EXACTLY IS WANTABLE?
The company's approach to a monthly subscription service is something that definitely stuck in my mind. They pride themselves in being lovers of beauty, style, and fashion and it is their motto to "Make people happy!". They want to help you discover new and awesome products that you will feel that you can't live without :) That in itself, I find to quite impressive if it can be pulled off- and Wantable DOES pull that concept off VERY well!
how does the service work?
They have several options to choose from: Makeup, Intimates, Accessories, and Fitness Edit! Each item is hand-picked by their in-house stylist-based on YOUR likes, dislikes, and loves :) When you sign up, Wantable has a unquie quiz that does not take over 10 mins. and allows to choose products and items that are then liked/disliked/loved by you! This means that the products chosen each month, are based your personal preferences :)
If you don't like an item picked for you that month, simply return it FREE and easily! By signing into your account and using your order history, you can return any of the items for any reason and a full refund will be issues. Some orders will even qualify for partial returns as well! You can even do with products on orders up to 6 months old!
The service DOES ship internationally to: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and the United States. This is pretty rare for many of the services that I have been able to find, as most will only deliver to the US or US and Canada only so this makes this service a particularly nice option for many ladies who are outside of the US :)
Once you go through the short 32 quiz questions, your box will be sent to you based on these preferences :) There are TWO options for HOW you can order too: a one-time box which is $40 OR you can sign up for the month-to-month option that will automatically bill your card every month- this IS slightly cheaper at $36 a month. *every collection subscription order comes with a $4 store credit that is automatically applied to your next order- you CAN take a break or try another category, but your credits are only good for the next year! You CAN cancel OR SKIP at anytime which is another great plus with this beauty subscription service!
MY FEBRUARY WANTABLE BEAUTY BOX:
- HINT OF TINT BLONDE-BILLION DOLLAR BROWS $18
- AU NATURALE EXACTING EYELINER BRUSH- AU NATURALS $18
- FRANKIE ROSE LIPSTICK PINK MELON-FRANKIE ROSE COSMETICS $16
- LORD & BERRY LOOSE EYESHADOW PIGMENT DARK VIOLET-LORD & BERRY $15*
*I did NOT receive this color- I actually got the color Light Bronze...BUT it WAS a happy accident as the original color that was supposed to have been in my box I do think would have been WAY too dark for me and the bronze color that WAS actually in my box was fantastic and beautiful AND a color that I'd really wear.
HINT OF TINT BLONDE-BILLION DOLLAR BROWS $18
This was my top item in the entire box for me as it's a super easy application and great for on-the-go touch-ups! I have actually tried gels and currently use one from Tarte, but it's applied with a brush that is dipped into a jar, so it's a completely different type of application all together! I liked this product because only after just a couple of attempts, I was easily able to get down the right technique for application. Using small, upward and light strokes,gently comb through your brow hairs; then go back through your brows lightly placing underneath, along shape of the brow and hold for about a second or two to "set" your brows in place. Then, your're all set! Be careful though, I found it easier to apply this product almost too heavily depending on the movements I used with the brush, which will end up making your brows almost too thick and leaving noticeable excess gel behind.
AU NATURALE EXACTING EYELINER BRUSH- AU NATURALS $18
The last brush on the far right is the awesome brush that came in my box-I could have provided one of my own pics but the brush is VERY slim and doesn't show up very well in pics, but you CAN see it in the above picture of my entire box :)
I really liked the brush and was impressed with the great quality and the fact that the Au Naturale is also a cruelty free and vegan alternative to a lot of the other beauty brushes and tool options currently out on the market! They use an animal hair alternative, but you would NOT know the difference! The brush is very well constructed as well and has an excellently crafted sturdy, wooden handle. The metal cap that contains the hairs and it attached to the wooden handle is not something that feels like it is going to come off easily- I've noticed that sometimes this tends to happen with the smaller ones, but I could tell right away that it's NOT going to happen with this one! The metal end is staying put and you can really feel and see that with the quality and craftsmanship in this tool :)
FRANKIE ROSE LIPSTICK PINK MELON-FRANKIE ROSE COSMETICS $16
I would normally have NEVER picked out this color for myself- it is a little on the bright side and I am usually not much of a fan of super bright colors! This one I admit IS something I would wear though...I am not sure how- but despite the fact that it's bright melon it seems to do a really great job of complimenting my very fair skin :) I was super shocked by this as that is no where near the norm for me when it comes to lipstick and lip gloss colors that I choose to wear. It is NOT one of those colors that you could wear everyday OR with just any makeup, BUT it's a very cute and fun alternative! I put a nice Sheer Coral Conditioning Lip Treatment from Julep on top and it just looked fabulous!
LORD & BERRY LOOSE EYESHADOW PIGMENT LIGHT BRONZE-LORD & BERRY $15
The lowdown on the shadow- I DID get this in my box as I was SUPPOSED to ....BUT NOT the color that was described. This WAS a REALLY happy and awesome mistake though on Wantable's part as I would NOT have wanted the deep Dark Violet color that was described to have been in my box! This color is MUCH more suited for me and something that I would actually wear! It has great pigmentation and does not take much- a little goes a very long way with this product. I recommend using a great eye shadow brush for application and it will go on with ease. The shadow has fantastic light reflecting properties too so if you are looking for something more on the muted side or matte side- do NOT go for this shadow! The product definitely has the look and feel of sparkle and shine all-around! Its very blendable so the product also allows for layering and you can really achieve the exact shade you want!
LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA FOR MY FOLLOWERS THIS MONTH:
For those of you who LOVED my review of Alleda's serum- they've give us an awesome deal, BUT it's just for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! I do NOT get anything for sharing this with you all in regards to perks or compensation, BUT I do get the joy of knowing I was able to share an awesome product with my followers AND they got a GREAT DEAL TOO!!!! YEAH!!!
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