I have an exciting post to share today, and that's a new subscription box, Wantable, that I came across while reading forums on Beautyheaven! Another subscription box, you say? What's unique about it? Well, Wantable is unique for three reasons; it's solely makeup-specific (although there is also a jewellery-specific box option for those of you fashionably inclined), it's based in the US (so you get access to foreign brands), and it's a premium box (they are all full sized products)!
When you sign up, you get to fill out a tailored, comprehensive profile with loves, likes and dislikes for just about every product you can think of (think eyeshadow, lipstick, lipgloss, pencils, mascara, polish, brushes, etc). You can even choose between textures (glitter/shimmer/matte), and Wantable guarantee that you will never receive products you dislike. Each box contains 4 - 6 full sized, hand-picked items to suit your chosen preferences. The June box was designed with input from Lara Eurdolian, the editor of Pretty Connected.
Now, I know many of you have said that you wish there was a makeup specific box, so when this came across my radar, I knew I had an obligation to all of you to sign up and review it (see what I did there, this is for all of you, not me)!
I received a dispatch email on the 8th, and my box was delivered today, the 17th of June. Not too shabby when you think it's coming all the way from the US! What was a bit odd about it was the box wasn't sealed! Usually the boxes are sealed with sticky tape but this wasn't, so it's a wonder that the items inside didn't fall out or get stolen in transit.
On to the box itself...
I opened it to find a slip with my listed preferences, a 'thank you' card from Wantable and a returns paid slip (only applies to parcels mailed within the US). If by some chance you're not happy with your box, you're welcome to send it back to them for a refund, no questions asked, but it's probably a bit silly for us Australians to ship it all the way back to them.
|Thank You card and returns paid label.|
|Thank You card.|
You can see a list of my preferences; pink for loved products, blue for liked products and black for disliked products.
|My list of preferences.|
There was also a list of the individual products in the box, together with pricing details. I was quite impressed by the little tips provided on how to use each product.
|Product information, pricing and application tips!|
The items were packaged in bubble wrap, which was then wrapped up in tissue paper and buried in paper shavings to prevent damage.
|June 2013 Wantable Box|
|This was buried in paper shavings to prevent damage.|
Here's what I received! Everything is full sized unless otherwise indicated.
Face Stockholm Luxe Lash black mascara
Face Stockholm Fantasy cream lipstick (pink)
Cala travel retractable lip brush
Rainbow Honey Pinkie Promise custom blended nail lacquer (pink glitter)
Manna Kadar pressed eyeshadow in Ravish (purple shimmer)
Apothederm serum (sample)
|Items in my June 2013 Wantable box.|
|L-R: Face Stockholm cream lipstick, Face Stockholm mascara|
and Manna Kadar pressed eyeshadow.
|L-R: Apothederm serum sample and Cala lip brush.|
Overall, I'm well pleased with everything I received! There are some great brands that I've heard of but never tried (like Face Stockholm) and brands I've never heard of at all (like Cala and Manna Kadar). I was also quite impressed with the way my preferences were well met, and I only received items I'd have been willing to try.
The Wantable box retails for $36 a month on a subscription (which you can cancel anytime), or $40 for a once-off box. An additional shipping and handling fee of $9 applies to boxes shipped to Australia, while boxes shipped to Canada attract a fee of $5. I believe that Wantable boxes are currently only available in the US, Australia and Canada. You can find out more and sign up by visiting their website.
I paid $45 for my box, and a quick Google search has indicated that the pricing listed on the product information slip is quite accurate, so this month's box was worth a whopping $90! I admit that $45 is a little steep to be shelling out every month, but it is quite a lovely thing to treat yourself to, given that you receive so many full-sized products, and as they are tailored to your preferences, you are likely to enjoy using all of them.
Sarah from More Than Adored also received a June Wantable Box, but her box was completely different to mine! Do check out her post to see what she got.
What do you think of the Wantable box, lovelies? Does it strike your fancy? Are you tempted to sign up?
PS- If you're planning on signing up, or even creating an account just to have a look at the personalised preferences, I'd love if you could use my referral link! That gives me a few dollars towards a new Wantable box which I will then review for you! So it's a win-win situation, really. :) Thanks in advance! https://www.wantable.com/invite/5655LJre380