Y'all want to hear something really exciting? I signed up for the website Tomoson.com where you can apply to get free things to review/ giveaway on your blog. Being new to the blogging world, and lacking all the good credentials, I didn't think I'd be approved for anything so imagine my surprise when Wantable offered to send me a free box to review! I may or may not have screamed a little and called Nate at work (he was significantly less excited.) Now I may have gotten this for free, but all opinions are the god honest truth (according to me.)
Wantable is a subscription company that allows you to create a custom beauty profile, and then unlike many other beauty subscription companies, they actually send you items based on that profile! They only send out full size and delux sample size products, and best of all? They have a free return policy! If you don't like something they sent you, you can just ship it back for somehting else! How cool is that?
Subscriptions are $36 a month, and can be skipped or cancelled at any time. You can also buy a single box for $40 without any future commitment. Wantable offers makeup, accessories, intimates, and are also currently offering a limited edition holiday makeup box!
From left to right: Darla Makeup Peepers Eyeshadow in Brenna ($18)*, Color Club nail polish in Feverish ($8), Manna Kadar Lash Primer ($19), Girlactik Beauty Eye Glaze in Chic ($18), and Skiin Instant Skin Tightener & Line Filler Sample.
*Retail prices were listed on the Wantable information sheet. That makes the total value $63, not including the skin tighter sample!
My profile listed my loves as: brows, highlighter, nail polish, lash product, eye shadow, tools, and complexion products. My dislikes were: eyeliner, blush, lip color, and bronzer (all things I have way too much of.) Wantable sent me only the things on my love list!
On the top is the Girlactik Beauty Eye Glaze in Chick and on the bottom is the Darla Makeup Peepers Eyeshadow in Brenna. The Girlactik glaze applied like a lip gloss, but didn't feel like lip gloss thank goodness! It went on very smoothly and the color was somewhat sheer but very beautiful. I love experimenting with eyeshadows that aren't powders because powder fallout is my number one makeup pet peeve (I'm looking at you Urban Decay!)
The Darla shadow was a gorgeous matte brown that will look great either as shadow or as liner. I have lots of brown eyeshadows, but none in that shade that are also matte. The coolest thing about the Darla shadows is that it's talc, paraben, carcinogen, gluten, and cruelty free! They're also vegan, made in the USA, and include ingredients like shea butter, almond oil, jojoba, and natural fruit pigments to nourish your skin! It doesn't get much better than that.
I use a Lancome lash primer every day, so this poor primer had a lot to live up to. Unfortunately it didn't work as well as my other primer, and I believe it's due to the fact that the brush was too big and stuff. It was very difficult to get enough primer onto the brush, and then onto my lashes. I'll keep this around as a backup, but it won't be replacing my Lancone primer any time soon.
I'm not usually a fan of red nail polishes, but I knew I had to give this unique burgundy shade a try. It matches my Avalanche jersey after all! The color looks very, very dark (and almost brown) in the bottle so I was suprised when it came out to be a more candy apple red. Well, a dark candy apple red, but with two coats it was still light enough that I wouldn't call it an Oxblood shade. My thumb has three coats on it, and you can see that the color got a bit darker. I have a few other Color Club nail polishes from Birchbox, and I really like the company and formula. I'm not sure I'd say it's my favorite, but it's one of the best.
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