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Wantable August Makeup Box | Review

Posted on August 24, 2014

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Hi Guys!

It’s time again for another Wantable box! This month’s box looks great with four items including a rather awesome looking eyeshadow, under eye brightener, eyeliner and mascara. If you’re new to Wantable, you can check out all the deets and info in my very first post here.

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First up is the Elizabeth Mott – It’s so Big! Mascara ($19.99)

It’s So Big! Volumizing Mascara is a unique formula that lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging. Maintains mega volume for the whole day with easy removal.The secret weapon is the hourglass brush shape, wit its long and short bristle pattern to deliver just the right amount of mascara to each lash (like magic!) Watch your lashes grow bigger with each layer.

Good points – Erm, none.

Not so good points – Sorry to start with a downer but unfortunately this is probably the worst mascara I’ve ever tried. The formula felt kind of tarry and stringy, it took many strokes just to get one layer of mascara, it didn’t lengthen at all, only slightly thickened and it just really wasn’t anything special at all.

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Next is the Vincent Longo – PearlX Eyeshadow in Etherea ($25.00)

This unique, out-of-this-world formula opens new vistas in eye makeup. Pearl X eyeshadows spread cool to warm tones throughout a sophisticated multi-textured product, to create shades of matte and shine that effortlessly blend and shift as you apply. The galactic multi-textures of matte and pearl encourage a personalized, creative application style.

Good points – Well firstly just look at it! This eyeshadow it stunning! It reminds me of another eyeshadow that I can’t just put my finger on, possibly MAC?? I love the different nuances of colour, and I really had no idea what to expect from the swatch! The shadow itself is soft and feels luxurious, and it comes out as a lovely warm golden bronze – I love it!

Not so good points – None!

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Tarina Tarantino – Eye Dream Hyperlight Eye Brightener ($22.00)

This universal shade brightener instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles and diminishes discolourations around the eye area to create a radiant youthful glow in one swift swipe! This blendable, crease-free formulation was designed to be applied under or over your concealer and foundation making it the quick fix for weary mornings or long days to keep you looking bright eyed and refreshed at all times!

Good points – The packaging is gorgeous, as with all Tarina Tarantino products. This handy little product conveniently hides dark circles whilst illuminating and making your complexion suddenly brighter. I found this wasn’t the best as a concealer, but on top of my normal concealer this worked wonderfully to make my complexion brighter.

Not so good points – Apart from the fact that I need a stronger concealer, this is a fab product.

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Glam Natural – Eyeliner Pencil in Black Opal

Use GlamNatural Mineral Eye Pencils to line, define, and dramatize. These BodySafe pencils will safely add dimension and definition to the eyes without compromising your health. Classic blackest black.

Good points – Hmm ok well this is a pretty bog standard black eyeliner pencil, it’s not the blackest black, nor the softest formula, but I have seen worse. This is average at best.

Not so good points – See above.

So overall this box has been a bit of a mixed one, I’ve got a couple of great products and a couple of not so great ones here. I updated my settings last month to include mascaras and makeup tools, which were previously excluded from my options. I’m kind of regretting adding mascaras now! Fingers crossed next month’s box will be better! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the Wantable site and take a look at their other subscription boxes! xxx

Wantable May Makeup Box Review

Posted on May 13, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I have another awesome Wantable box to show you today! I get so excited when these arrive because I’ve loved every one so far! The fact that they only send out full sized products every month too is definitely a selling point to me, as many of the UK boxes give you mostly sample sized products.

So this month’s Wantable makeup box include four items – a blush, eyeshadow trio, bronzer and lip gloss, with a value totalling $83.99.

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Three Custom Colour – Simply Beautiful Creme to Powder Blush $24.50

We blended pink and peach (cool and warm shades that both brighten the face) then added equal parts silver and gold for a gorgeous light-catching shimmer. For a little ‘oomph’ we made it slightly darker than the natural flush of the cheek, and voila – simply beautiful!

The good points – This is a fabulous cream to powder blush, I was a bit sceptical but as soon as I rubbed it in it left a soft and finish that was easily blendable. The colour initially put me off as it looks so dark, but it’s no where near as pigmented when you blend in.

The not so good points – None!

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MiA BelleZZA – Luxury Trio Eyeshadow in Mauvy $24.50

This eyeshadow trio is a luxurious combination of pink, mauve and plum. Use all three shades individually for a flawless eyeshadow look.

The good points – These are really pretty, wearable colours. Definitely colours I would pick myself given the choice. The pigmentation is great and the shadows blend well too.

The not so good points – The only downside to this personally is the shape of the packaging. I would have preferred the three colours to be in separate pans, and a bit larger, just so it’s easier to use.

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Eddie Funkhouser – Ultra Definition Bronze and Sculpt Powder. $12.99

A multi-tasking bronzer, blusher and highlighter and contour powder all in one convenient compact. Five custom shades combine matte and shimmer tones for a pearlescent multi-dimensional finish.

The good points – I really like the colour of this bronzer, and because the shades are separated, you can customise how much or little colour you want.

The not so good points – None!

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(PI_) Beauty – Glam Lip Gloss in Pink. $22.00

Glam lip gloss is a lightweight, long wear formula that can be worn alone or with other lip products. Loaded with antioxidants that repair and restore dry and damaged skin, improving hydration and plump lips to their natural healthy state.

The good points – This is a great little every day gloss, it’s a sheer pink which looks clear on application. It’s not sticky and very comfortable to wear.

The not so good points – None!

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Here’s a quick look I did with the bronzer and lip gloss. I’m really happy with them!

Overall, as per usual, I’m love everything in my box! I really can’t recommend Wantable enough, for only $36 you get such a good deal! You can check out Wantable and sign up here.

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Wantable April Makeup Box Review

Posted on April 10, 2014

Hi Guys!

Well I can’t believe I’ve received my April Wantable box already! I now get so excited to receive these each month as my February and March boxes have been fantastic! If you haven’t heard of Wantable, they are a subscription box service offering monthly beauty, accessories and intimates boxes from the US. The best thing about these boxes is you only receive FULL SIZED products!

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My box this month was a slightly smaller box in height than before, it contained an eyeliner pencil, bronzer, lipstick and blush.

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sorme bronzer

First up is the Sorme Believable Bronzer in Goddess. This slightly glistening formula adds gorgeous luminosity while it warms your skin tone. True soft bronze tone stay true to colour and looks like a natural sun kissed tan. $30.00

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Good Points – Great product formula, easily blendable and buildable.

Not so good points – Slightly on the orange side for my liking. If I was a tanned goddess I’m sure this shade would be perfect, but as it is I’m ‘pale and peculiar’ – so my other half calls me!

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Next we have the DEX New York Lipstick in Brighton Beach. Rich, creamy colour conditioning lipstick with micro-bubbles that continuously release conditioners to keep lips soft and colour fresh for hours. $22.00

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Good points – I absolutely love this lipstick! It has a fantastic creamy, moisturising formula, that is long lasting and doesn’t dry out the lips. The colour is perfect too!

Not so good points – None!

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La Bella Donna Compressed Mineral Blush in Dylan. Get cheeky with La Bella Donna’s Compressed Mineral Blush. It’s lightweight formula gives cheeks a healthy, all-natural glow. $27.00 

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Good points – Again a great formula, it has a slight shimmer which I wouldn’t usually go for but it does give a great glowy finish.

Not so good points – There’s nothing wrong with the product as such, this is just probably not a colour I’d wear every day.

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Cailyn Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Black. This eyeliner pencil glides on smoothly, effortlessly providing rich, vibrant colour. The richly pigmented formula blends easily and is long lasting. It’s all the intensity of a liquid liner, with the ease of a pencil. $7.00 

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Good points – The pencil point looked a bit grey before I started using it, but when I swatched on my hand it produced a lovely intense black. It didn’t drag the skin and was comfortable to wear on my eyes.

Not so good points – None!

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Here is the look I put together with these products – I did use a bit more bronzer than I usually would just so you can see the colour 🙂

Overall I’m really happy with this box! Wantable have come up with some fab products yet again! I think I’ll get more use out of the bronzer and blusher in the summer when I’m tanned (or fake tanned) The value of this box was $86.00 (£51.21) – so this box is a great bargain for the price of $36.00 ( (£21.44)

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Wantable Accessories Subscription Box Review

Posted on February 6, 2014

Hi Guys!

Have you heard? Wantable.com is coming to the UK! If you haven’t heard of Wantable, they are a monthly subscription box service offering makeup, accessories and intimates boxes based in the US.

How does it work? With Wantable you firstly choose your category (makeup, accessories or intimates) then answer some questions so they know what styles you like, and what you don’t like. You can then subscribe for $36 (£22.08) a month or $40 (£34.53) for a one off box – it’s also handy to know you can skip a box or cancel your subscription at any time. So here is my first accessory box!

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Firstly I’d like to point out, the box only took about a week and a half from the date of order to arrive, I thought this was fantastic as it came from the US! When I opened the box there was a big banner across the foam insert saying ‘Hello, Beautiful’. This made me smile and I thought it was a lovely touch.

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Inside there was an invoice showing the items that were picked for me and their values, and a list of the categories I said I loved and liked (I hadn’t disliked any)

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So first up, I received a black pair of sunglasses in a pouch, they’re a good style to suit most face shapes, I’m definitely happy with these 🙂 These sunglasses feature a subtle cat eye shape for a classic meets modern look (Barb Sunglasses, $15)

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Next up are two pretty awesome statement rings!

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The Gertie Ring features a unique geometric design in distressed gunmetal (Gertie Ring $16)

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The Donatella Ring features a unique, spiked design in a brushed gold tone finish for a look of a multi-finger ring without the discomfort (Donatella Ring $20)

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And finally a lovely necklace – When you want to add a little something extra to your ensemble, the Vieira Necklace is the perfect choice! This silvery necklace features faceted chevron elements in a chic smokey grey (Vieira Necklace $28)

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Overall I’m really happy with my box, these are all pieces I will wear! The total value came to $79 (£48.08) The cost of the box was $36 (£22.08), so I think I’ve got a pretty good deal!! 🙂 I think it’s also worth mentioning that shipping to the UK is $7 and tax is 20% making the total cost of a monthly subscription box $50.20 (£30.79) Before you’re put off by this, firstly $7 shipping from the US is really cheap, and the 20% tax is because you’re purchasing outside the EU, this upfront fee is to save you paying on receipt of your box. I hope that all makes sense!

You can sign up with Wantable here! xxx