Wantable Review – February 2013

by Must Have Boxes on February 27, 2013

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Company: Wantable

Category: Beauty, Jewelry

Cost: USD $36/month, free shipping (membership) or USD $40/month, free shipping (gift)

About: “We send you hand-selected boxes filled with items that perfectly match your style.”

The Scoop: You can choose either a makeup or jewelry box each month, which features 4-6 full-size items that value a total of $80 or more! The boxes are completely customized to your style and product preferences, and monthly subscriptions can be skipped or cancelled at anytime. If you’re not satisfied with your items there are free returns.

The Box:

The Wantable February box helps you prepare for spring with new beauty brands and fresh colors. The products this month are hand-picked by Wantable.co’s in-house beauty expert Teresa “T” Sammarco. The box also includes a cheat sheet with some of T’s hot beauty tips. She shares her secrets on how to make your eyes pop using bright eyeshadow and the best way to wear a sun-kissed nude look. So helpful!

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Cailyn Gel Eyeliner (Chocolate Mousse)
Full size, value: USD $21.00

I haven’t experimented much with gel eyeliner so I was definitely excited to test this item. The Cailyn gel eyeliner has a built-in flexible brush for smooth, easy application. The brush tip creates both thin and thick lines, allowing you to switch it up based on your mood :). I applied the eyeliner yesterday and I was happy to discover that the formula is long-lasting and totally smudge proof! This product also comes in bold colors like green and blue if you crave a statement look.

Beauty For Real Goldrush/Afterglow Bronze Cheek Tint and Luminizer
8.0 g full-size, value: USD $29.00

No beauty routine would be complete without a little blush and highlighter. The Beauty For Real Goldrush/Afterglow Bronze Cheek Tint and Luminizer set comes in a cute mirrored compact. The cheek tint provides the right amount of warm color and the luminizer highlights my cheek bones perfectly. The Bronze compact compliments my tan/olive skin, but there is also a Pink compact available for my fairer skinned readers. I plan to carry this in my purse for on-the-go touch-ups.

Be a Bombshell Bombshell Eyeshadow (Money Money)
Full-size, value: USD $14.00

I love glamorous smokey eyes! Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow in Money Money is a unique pigment blend of dark metallic black with shimmery gold undertones. The gold specks provide a nice twist on the classic smokey eye and it would be absolutely stunning paired with a gold-colored top or dress. Talk about looking seductive for a night out on the town! The quality of this eyeshadow is comparable to MAC Cosmetics and it will become a permanent fixture in my makeup collection.

Color Club Fiesta Collection (Wild Cactus)
15 ml full-size, value: USD $8.00

If you’ve read any of my previous beauty product reviews, you know that I’m a huge fan of Color Club nail polish. Wild Cactus is part of the new Fiesta Collection, which features bold hues inspired from the 1960s. This rich shade is a deep emerald green and absolutely perfect for spring! I applied a base coat first, followed by two coats of Wild Cactus then a protective top coat. My mani turned out fabulous and I’ve already received a few compliments on my unconventional nail color choice.

Cargo Lip Gloss (Fresno)
Full-size, value: USD $14.00

Ladies, don’t walk out the door before applying the perfect high-shine lip gloss. Cargo Lip Gloss’ deep moisturizing formula has true staying power (clinically proven to last up to six hours!). Fresno is a lovely sheer peach color and it can be worn by itself for a subtle nude look, or applied over your favorite lipstick. The lip gloss has a silky finish and doesn’t feel heavy or sticky at all. There’s no prettier way to protect your pout :).

BONUS: Milu Beauty Amber Sugar Scrub 
Unknown sample-size, value: $0.00

Milu Beauty Amber Sugar Scrub gently exfoliates the skin and nourishes it with plenty of essential oils and a splash of bourbon (yum!). This sample arrived in an adorable pink drawstring bag, which was a nice little touch. The texture of the scrub is thick and it felt great on my skin, leaving it smooth and refreshed. This luxurious sugar scrub is paraben and fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types. Treat yourself!

verdict

Total box value: USD $86.00

  • Cailyn Gel Eyeliner (Chocolate Mousse) – USD $21.00
  • Beauty For Real Goldrush/Afterglow Bronze Cheek Tint and Luminizer – USD $29.00
  • Be a Bombshell Bombshell Eyeshadow (Money Money) – USD $14.00
  • Color Club Fiesta Collection (Wild Cactus) – USD $8.00
  • Cargo Lip Gloss (Fresno) – USD $14.00
  • Milu Beauty Amber Sugar Scrub Sample – USD $0.00

 

Alright, it’s official: I’m completely HOOKED on Wantable. Although the cost of this beauty subscription box is higher than other brands, Wantable.co offers premium, full-size products. This month, I received five incredible items that retail for nearly USD $90.00 and are expertly tailored for me. My favorites from the box are the Beauty For Real Cheek Tint and Luminizer compact and the Be a Bombshell eyeshadow. It’s great that you can purchase monthly Wantable.co makeup boxes to send as gifts (because seriously, who wouldn’t love to receive that?!).

What’s your take on the February beauty products from Wantable? Are you planning to subscribe?

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67 thoughts on “Wantable Review – February 2013

  1. Britney says:

    This box looks awesome! Can you switch between jewelry and beauty products monthly, or do you have to determine which you want at the beginning of your subscription? PS. I just love this blog. ;)

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Thanks, Britney! Yes, you can select from either the Wantable.co makeup box or jewelry box each month. I love that there’s a lot of variety and you’re not forced into one option. I also want to add that you can specify what types of beauty products you never want to receive (mascara, brow tools, etc.) and those won’t be included in your box. Woohoo!

      – KW

  2. Mary says:

    Those are great products; I am definitely intrigued with Wantable. Thanks for sharing :) I so look forward to your reviews!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Mary, I told you that have I have some good beauty boxes in store for you guys :). I was so incredibly happy to receive the February Wantable box! The monthly subscription is a little pricey, but for such high-end full-size beauty products, it’s totally worth it.

      – KW

  3. cvgreene says:

    ohhhh I want one!!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      I’m also really curious about what Wantable.co’s jewelry boxes are like. I’ve checked out a few reviews and it looks really promising!

      – KW

  4. Wow! I need to go sign up.

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Please do, and let me know what beauty products you receive :). I’m so curious to see what other people get in their Wantable.co boxes. I’m definitely looking forward to my March Wantable.co box!

      – KW

  5. Wow I really want to try this now! Between Glossybox and Julep Maven my beauty budget is stretched a little thin at the moment but your review has me considering dropping one of my current subs for this one…

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      I love the concept behind Julep Maven, but I’m not sure if I’d want to shell out $20 per month for a few bottles of nail polish (I already have SO many colors!). Do you like being a Maven? If you’re into nail polish subscription boxes, I’m going to review Square Hue and Nail Art Society boxes in March :).

      I love that Wantable.co offers a range of high-end beauty products. It’s quickly becoming my favorite beauty subscription box brand.

      – KW

      • I like it – the two polishes plus the beauty/nail care product they throw in makes it worth it for me. I like Julep a lot and being a Maven also gets you discounted prices on their products if you buy extra things from them. Plus while I like the element of surprise you get with services like Glossybox, sometimes it’s nice to know what you’re getting (or skipping).

        • Must Have Boxes says:

          Thanks for sharing. I know a ton of people who love Julep Maven. I just think in general I have too much nail polish, lol. I’ve checked out Julep’s hand/nair care products though and they’re pretty great. I’ll be interested to see what I receive in my Square Hue and Hail Art Society subscription boxes (their price points are similar to Julep). Stay tuned!

          – KW

  6. Hey love!

    Okay, I think I’m hooked on these boxes just after reading this post! I can’t wait to order one. Thanks for sharing!! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment. I really appreciate it! x

    Carly

    http://www.stylesnapshot.com

  7. makeupbyhilary says:

    Fabulous review! All of those products look amazing, and this month’s box is on point! Wantable has really stepped up their game. Thank you by stopping by my blog!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Thanks, Hilary! I was really impressed with the February box from Wantable.co. The quality of the products is amazing and, best of all, they fit my beauty profile perfectly.

      – KW

  8. sellyanastri says:

    They look so gorgeous!

  9. Tessa says:

    I am concerned about chemicals in nail polish. It the Color Club toluene-free? Personally, even though the Wantable box has full size products, I can’t see getting them every month – a once a quarter option would be great.

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      I’m not sure if Color Club nail polish is toluene-free. I’ll have to check. Wantable.co lets you skip your monthly box so you do have the option to receive the box quarterly.

      – KW

  10. Katie P. says:

    Wantable looks like an incredible company. Thanks for this review. I’m totally signing up!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Katie, that’s great to hear. I’m glad you discovered Wantable.co through my blog. I know you’ll love it as much as I do :).

      – KW

  11. Ooooo this looks fab. Thanks for sharing!!

    Kat xx
    The Weekly Edit – http://www.theweeklyedit.com

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Thanks for the comment, Kat. Wantable is pretty amazing and I’m definitely curious about the company’s monthly jewelry subscription box too.

      – KW

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      I know, right?! I’m not even sure that my pictures do the box justice either. All of the beauty products are gorgeous FULL-SIZE items. I plan to send Wantable.co makeup boxes to my friends as gifts. I know they’ll love them :).

      – KW

  12. marisaporter says:

    CRAZY how these box things are giving away product! That’s amazing value.

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      I know, right?! The $36 Wantable.co box was filled with $86 worth of beauty products. And the best part is, all of the products were completely customized for me. A lot of other beauty subscription box brands will send items that you won’t ever use.

      – KW

  13. Lauren says:

    How’s would the highlight look on an medium, Asian toned olive skin? In the photos it looks like it would be too light?

  14. krazygurl22 says:

    Hi There! Do you have a favourite box subscription? Or a recommendation for the best bang for your subscription buck?
    Thanks! :)

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      It totally depends on what types of beauty products you’re interested in, and how much you’re comfortable spending on a monthly subscription. On the lower cost end, I’d recommend Beauty Army. It’s $12 per month and you get to choose the samples you receive. For premium, full-size products, Wantable.co is hands down the best company at $36 per month. I hope that helps!

      – KW

  15. essentjewels says:

    Love gel eyeliner, that in itself is worth it!

  16. akaleistar says:

    What a great nail color!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      The emerald green is such a perfect shade for spring. Color Club is a great nail polish brand too.

      – KW

  17. haypooly says:

    curious but i am not a person that can deal with surprises that well so still hesitate to try out…but they look amazing!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Thanks for the comment. I think part of it has to do with an individual’s comfort with the cost. Some people are comfortable with playing $10 per month for a mystery box of beauty samples, others are willing to pay $30 per month or more.

      – KW

  18. Jenny says:

    I need to try that gel eyeliner…it sounds perfect! Thanks for the info

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Jenny, the Cailyn eyeliner works really well and I love that it comes in a variety of colors too.

      – KW

  19. maurabugara says:

    I love your blog so, I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out: http://wp.me/p38oVL-cb

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Thanks, Maura. I’m a huge fan of your blog too. It feels great to be nominated for a Liebster Award and I love sharing my beauty subscription box reviews with you all.

      – KW

  20. I need to try some gel eyeliner now!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Gel eyeliner is so fun and easy to use! It takes a little while to get used to the brush applicator but it provides long-lasting wear.

      – KW

  21. nikikiu says:

    Definitely wantable! I never heard of this one. Thanks for the post!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      This company is so awesome :). I’m glad I was able to introduce you to Wantable. I’ve heard great things about their monthly jewelry boxes too!

      – KW

  22. kelseylange says:

    Thanks for the like! I’m so excited to subscribe to this blog. I love trying new beauty products but I’ve heard mixed reviews about some of the boxes. Can’t wait to check out your research!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Kelsey, thanks for the comment. I’m glad you discovered my blog :). I have so many great beauty products to share with you all. I’ll post a new beauty subscription box review tomorrow, so stay tuned!

      – KW

  23. Love your blog!! Do you know if Wantable ships to Canada? I am trying to find Canadian subscription boxes to try and have only found a few so far – http://ayearofboxes.wordpress.com/

  24. museconfuse says:

    This is amazing!! Have to check it out for sure.

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Wantable.co is my favorite beauty subscription box, hands down! The value of the full-size beauty products is just incredible. I really hope you sign up.

      – KW

  25. suminayeoh says:

    Great blog you have! Must be so thrilled to receive all these beauty box; it’s like expecting the unexpected!
    Beauty boxes subscriptions are now a hit in Malaysia as well!
    May as well get myself one soon! :P

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Yes, I love receiving my beauty boxes each month! Beauty subscription boxes are popping up everywhere. It’s exciting to see :).

      – KW

  26. Vivienne says:

    WOW! I wish the price point wasn’t so high though… Granted, I’m sure it is worth it! :)

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      The Wantable.co price point is higher that other beauty subscription boxes but you receive full size products each month that value a total of $80 or more. Totally worth it. I’m excited to share my March Wantable.co makeup box review with you soon.

      – KW

  27. LvdByU says:

    I LOVE the Cherry Blossom flavor!! Love!!!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Me too! I have every Bath & Body Works product in that scent. It’s so sad, lol.

      – KW

      • LvdByU says:

        There is this other one…I forgot the complete name but it starts with “moonlight…something” it’s color purple. OMG the smell is crazy. People are always like….what’s that smell, and I’m like, “It’s the smell of me washing my hands.” Now I know when people do and don’t wash there hands at my place LOL

        http://www.minimomlifecapacity.wordpress.com

        • Must Have Boxes says:

          I’ll have to check out that fragrance next time I’m there. There are so many good Bath & Body Works products to choose from. I love the mini hand sanitizers too! I carry one in my purse, my car, AND my gym bag, lol.

          – KW

  28. blondemint says:

    This looks amazing!

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Wantable.co is one of my favorite beauty subscription box brands. I’ll be reviewing the March Wantable.co box soon and (spoiler), I received $90 worth of beauty products!

      – KW

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