September 19, 2013 | 6 comments so far - join the discussion!
I was recently approached by Wantable, and at first… I’m gona say, I thought it was another one of those “beauty boxes” so I didn’t have much interest. I’ve been a subscriber or have been gifted quite a few of those, and I no longer have space for any more make up at home!! ;o
However!!!! To my surprise, when I clicked onto Wantable, I noticed something in the corner of my eye!! It’s… what?? Accessories (jewellery/sunglasses/hair accessories) box?? Intimate (lingerie) box???
Yeap, you didn’t read wrong. Accessories and Intimate box!!
I mean, seriously, this has just brought “beauty in a box” to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. I’ve always… ALWAYS wanted to order from stylemint and jewelmint (US based websites) but have never had the chance due to the “No international shipping policy” so I quickly checked for shipping details on Wantable!!
SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA AND CANADA????
I contemplated about which to order at first, but quickly realised that alike most women, I probably have too many pieces of lingerie for my one set of goodies. However, if I get the accessories box… I do have two long arms, ten fingers (or some may not call thumbs fingers but lets just leave it at that for the purpose of this context) and five piercings!!! Soooo… I got the accessories. :D
To use the website, you actually fill in an extremely long and detailed survey about your likes and dislikes. With this quiz, they can more accurately judge your style. Examples of the questions are:
“What types of earrings would you wear?”
▪ Dangly earrings
▪ Hoop earrings
It costs $40 USD for a “one off” box or $36 USD for a monthly subscriber. Monthly subscribers get a slight discount and it’s not a “commitment thing” either, you can cancel at any time!! Shipping is $5 USD for Canadians and $9 USD for Australians! More details here.
Alright, enough about the website, let’s show you what I received in my first box!!!
I received a total of four items so I think for the cost of the box, it was well worth it!
Okay, first thing I noticed.. is this ring. (Please look at second finger. Not third)
It’s really unique and I LOVE IT because I’ve never seen anything like it before!!! I also posted it on my instagram immediately after I received it!!!
I’m a massive fan of simple, yet strangely shaped rings. This one is just perfect! I’m pretty sure during the survey, you’re required to give them your ring size too!! This ring pretty much fit my second and fourth fingers perfectly. I also like that you can also use it as a knuckle ring on your second and third ring if you like!!! (You should find out your ring size prior to filling in the survey. I’m pretty sure I choose a size 6)
Second thing I noticed (I’m saying “noticed” because it’s just a big box of surprises) are these studded earrings. Those who have been reading my blog for a while or following my youtube, or even know me in real life, will know I am.. ZE BIGGEST, MOST MASSIVE, MOST INSANE STUD LOVER. STUD STUD STUD EVERYTHING. WOOT WOOT!!
Similar to the above ring, it’s simplistic but I LOVE IT! I only ever wear studs, and rarely do I wear dangles or hoops, so this is perfect for me :)
Okay, now, there was a little black pouch with drawstrings within the box and I immediately knew they were sunglasses. You can call me a bit of a snob, but I’ve only ever worn designer sunglasses? I feel it’s one of those things.. like designer bags, where you just spend a lot of money on one of them, and use it for a long time! I don’t have many sunglasses.. I probably purchase.. one.. every… 3-4 years?
I mean, I’ve definitely purchased cheap sunnies in my life, but they tend to break within the first 2 weeks! Shrug, never had a great experience with $20 sunnies!
So you could imagine my reaction when I first saw that little black pouch. But, oh well. I opened it up. It really is only $40 for the whole box.
To my surprise, they looked like that! Kinda reminds me of Raybans? I don’t own a pair of Raybans either, so I don’t mind it at all!!
The quality looked pretty similar to the ones you can get from the markets but they weren’t HORRIBLE. I’m also a massive fan of leopard prints!!! I don’t know if I actually put that in the survey or not? Anyway, it’s not too bad. I reckon I’ll still wear them here and there! Maybe to Stereosonic, which is coming up in November!!! Who else is going??
Last item is a necklace!
This one kind of reminds me of House of Harlow, but… with empty triangles?? Haha!! I know loads of companies have been trying to duplicate the infamous House of Harlow necklace for years now, so it doesn’t bother me.
I wouldn’t say I LOVE THIS necklace, but I think it’s a-okay! Somewhat geometrical like the ring I showed initially so they can be kinda matchy matchy!
If you looked closely, each triangle actually has a different tone to it, meaning it’s super easy to match anything! You don’t need to stick to the silver accessories with silver accessories, gold to gold, rose gold to rose gold rule!! Yaaayyyyy!!
So.. my final say on Wantable?
I think it’s worth it!!! I will definitely get another box, maybe I’ll try an Intimates box! OH, and there’s even a new Halloween box that’s limited edition!!!
I most likely wouldn’t get Make Up box only because I have too much make up for my own good, and there are too many competitors in the market for this kind of thing. You could probably find a cheaper alternative like Bellabox or Lusthaveit, on the Australian market and not have to pay for the extra shipping cost.
I think the other thing I would have to say about Wantable is that their packaging is not as good as some of the beauty boxes I’ve received. I know Bellabox always had an amazing solid box which I always reuse for storing my rings and other bits and bobs.
Wantable sent their products in an average filmsy cardrobe box with sponge another the accessories to protect it.. which is FINE for the purpose of mailing, but not so much for the purpose of presentation.
Anyhow, Wantable is still.. a beautiful new thing. Definitely blog-worthy.
Catch you girls next time!