15 June 2014


I am not sure what has happened, - well I do actually - February was an insanely busy month for me, moving house twice, and when we finally got settled, we didn't have an internet connection for over a month - and this all meant that my blogging got a little out of whack. But I honestly thought that I'd posted this already, but a look through some of my many drafts that I always have at hand for a rainy day when my days with a little baby just doesn't allow me to blog, revealed that I had in fact not published this one. UPS.

So here you go, very late, but as they say, better late than never, hey – so here are my thoughts on the *Wantable February 2014 box;

What They Say:
"We create unique customer profiles by asking customers a series of product and personality questions. We then use this data to introduce customers to assortments of products perfectly suited to their personal taste. You get 4 to 5 full-size premium makeup products, hand-picked to perfectly match your preferences, valued at over US$80"

RRP: US$36 per box if you subscribe, or US$40 for a one-time purchase – Available from Wantable
What I Say:
If you are new to the Wantable beauty box, check out my previous reviews of the October box  and the November box.  

The Wantable box is based on the US, and they have three monthly box options available including  a makeup box, an accessory box and an intimates box, as well as they also from time to time have limited edition boxes. The Wantable boxes are a little more expensive than other beauty subscription boxes available in Australia, but it also claims to have products included at a higher total value.

As per previous boxes that I’ve received, service from Wantable is impressive, as you throughout the ordering and shipping process get emails so you know when to expect your box.

Another thing that is rally impressive about the Wantable boxes is the extensive customisation process where you for each box you order, you go through the extensive customisation process, where you in the various categories select what you LOVE, LIKE and DISLIKE, and consequently Wantable promises to that you don’t end up with products you ‘DISLIKE’, but rather a box full of products you either ‘LIKE’ or ‘LOVE’.

Anyway, here’s what was in the February Beauty Box:

Color Club Nail Polish in Pret-A-Pink – Full Size, 15ml – RRP: US$8.00

This brand is new to me, so I really don’t know what to expect, but the barely pink shade is so lovely, and it is perfect for French manicure, which I always love to wear, so this one won’t go to waste. Having said that, the colour is similar to several others in my collection (proves that I do love that colour), but there is really nothing exciting about it, so deep down, I would have preferred a different colour.

Glam Natural Cream Blush in Ashley Ashley – Full Size, 15ml - RRP: US$32


Another brand that is new to me! And I love cream blushes, and this pink shade is just so gorgeous. And speak of the packaging. It comes in a beige and black box, which is nothing too exciting, but inside you find a velvet pouch which houses the beautiful gold pump bottle. Just divine!

29 Cosmetics Dew Lip Gloss in Sparkling Champagne – Full Size, 5ml - RRP: US$24

Yet another new brand!! This is not just a lipgloss. It also promises to ease the signs of ageing containing antioxidants and grape seed extracts to nourish and protect the lips. In the tube, the lipgloss colour is a gold colour with shimmery particles, but once on the lips, it doesn’t leave much colour – only the shine and shimmer. And lots of it. Sadly probably a little too much for my personal liking, but I will see if I can somehow tone it down a little, so I will get some use from it.

Michael Marcus Prime Foundation Brush - Full Size – RRP: US$20

I was introduced to the Michael Marcus brand in one of the previous Wantable boxes and as I have so far liked the products that I’ve received, I am certainly not complaining about the inclusion of the makeup brush in this box. It is a full sized foundation brush made from superfine taklon. It is a little smaller than my other foundation brushes, so it will be very interesting to see how it compares.

Sorme Under Foundation Makeup Enhancer – Sample Size, 2ml

And yet another new brand! This is a foundation primer which not only promises to even out the skintone, but also fill in lines and wrinkles. It also contains a blotting ingredient that holds up to 10 times its weight in oils, so it promises to keep your skin shine free for longer. Sounds pretty good to me, and absolutely perfect for use during summer on my combination skin, so I cannot wait to try it out.

So there you have it, those were the items in my February Wantable box. All up I am quite happy about the contents in this months box – although only one item, the Glam Natural Blush managed to wow me. The lipgloss is the least of my favourites, but that is only due to the amount of glitter in it, and the nail polish and the foundation brush are both great good quality ‘staple’ items that certainly won’t go astray, although I would again have preferred something a little more exciting. However, having said that, it is still important to note that NONE of these items are on my my DISLIKE list, as I have listed that I LOVE lip colour, nail polish and blush, and that I LIKE tools, so really I cannot complain. And in the end of the day, the box contains 4 full-sized makeup products and one sachet sample – all with a combined value of US$84 for just the US $40 that a once off box cost, which makes this extremely good value! Still pretty good if you ask me.

So as I said after my last Wantable Box review, I am getting more and more tempted to sign to a monthly box, as this is such a fantastic way of getting introduced to some international brands that you would otherwise never have heard off, let alone had access to.

What about you?? Tempted to sign up?

If you do sign up, feel free to use my link, which will earn me a couple of points/dollars towards future boxes. 
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of this beauty box from Wantable? Tempted to sign up? Have you tried any of these products or brands before? Or maybe you are subscribed to other beauty boxes? And as always, if you’d like reviews of any of the products, do let me know in the comments below.


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