Friday, 28 February 2014

*Wantable February Makeup Box 2014 Review ♥


So today's post is about the lovely Wantable  who kindly sent me this lovely February box for review, this is a sponsored post but all views are my own and are 100% honest. A big thank you to Wantable! Also firstly I would like to say that the customer service is amazing! I'm so impressed with the company! They're so polite and are just so good, they're the best company customer service I've ever had. I will also be doing individual reviews of all the products I received once I've given them a thorough test drive. I received my box within 8 days so I was so impressed as I live in the UK and they estimate delivery 10-14 days. I was so excited when I got a knock on my door and I had to sign for it and then my Wantable box was all mine and trust me I was so excited, I even had a happy dance. 

I firstly love the packaging of this box, it is so nice! Very simple but I love it.

Wantable is a subscription service that offers hand selected makeup, accessories and intimates that match your style preference which I think is a wonderful idea as most beauty box subscription services just put in products and let's be honest you might not like half of them. They match your style preference by you answering their very detailed questionnaire. If you fill in the questionnaire and say that you don't like a particular type of product then they will never put it in your box. On the other hand if you claim to love or like a product then it can appear in your box.Wantable offer a one-off purchase of a box for $40 which is around £24 or a $36 per month subscription which is around £21.62
On my bloglovin' feed I have seen lots of February boxes therefore I had high hopes for mine. Wantable give 4 to 5 full-sized premium makeup products in each box.

So what did I have in mine?

This month's box is inspired to bring us all into the latest spring makeup trends.

When I opened my box I was greeted with 'Hello, Knockout!' which I thought was very cute! Also beneath it is a letter telling you about everything you put in the questionnaire and the list of the products you have received along with  the retail prices.

On the back of the slip with 'Hello,Knockout!' on it, it said "Enjoy your box lovely! Nobody reads these, so a gold star and some wisdom for you" and then it gives the quote "One is never over or underdressed with a little black dress" - Karl Lagerfeld.

So once I removed the top sponge material that was in my box to protect the contents I was greeted by 4 lovely items and I was very intrigued. 

I first picked up this Sorme mineral botanicals Blush/Bronzer Duo in Sunshine which I was very excited about this product as I have never actually owned a 2 in 1 product so I was excited to see what was inside. I was a tad worried about the colour of the bronzer as I didn't know if it would be too dark for my pale complexion. "This luxurious, 70% natural duo gives you fresh, summery radiance with healthy, natural minerals, vitamin C and E, plus antioxidant pomegranate and  rooibos extracts help treat your skin and defend against aging free radicals. The sheer matte formula melds with your skin perfectly." Hopefully this product will be one of my favourites. It retails for $28 which is £16.81 GBP.

The compact is quite plain and boring but as it is bio- natural I thought it emphasized that.

When I opened the compact I was happy with the colour of the blush but I was still a tad worried about the bronzer, it also has a nice mirror. (Please ignore how the blush and bronzer looks but it was kinda sunny and it reflected the curtains onto the shiny cover.)

I swatched both colours:
Left - Blush
Right - Bronzer
The blush is very pale and natural however I prefer a light blush so this is perfect, the bronzer is quite dark but I'm hoping if I only use a tad each time and blend it out well it will look natural.

Next I picked up this from Girlactik beauty which is the heaven's dust in the shade Angel Gold , I didn't actually know what it was, all I knew was that it was titled 'heaven's dust' and so I decided to open the packaging up and find out. The packaging was quite vintage and I thought it was nice. 

I then got the little pot out and as you can see the lid is a mirror so you can see me taking a photo of it sorry hehe.

I opened the lid and was greeted with this and once I read the letter I knew that it was a kind of glitter dust. "Heaven's dust is like having crystals on your skin. It's very glam in a sophisticated way" I'm not quite sure if I will use this as I don't really like too much glitter on my face but I may use it on my shoulders. I'll keep you updated in my full review what I use it for. This retails for $19 which is £11.41.

Next I picked up this Face Stockholm Nail Varnish in the shade Want-A-Blue which is a really nice colour! I'm really into blue/grey nail varnishes and it will look super cute! "This exclusive grey-blue shade is perfect for cool fall daus. FACE Stockholm's iconic polishes are coveted all over the world, and even sold in JCREW!" This retails at $12 which is £7.20 but overall I am looking forward to using this product.

The last thing I picked up was the La Bella Donna mineral light lip in the shade Shell and I love the packaging as it is shiny and is so different to anything I've ever seen. As soon as I took the lid off and smelt it, it smelt of chocolate and I was in love. "Rich, creamy with a satiny texture and lush shine describes this La Bella Donna makeup artist's favourite. Ceramide 2 nourishes and conditions the lips providing the perfect protection for lips long after the appearance of colour disappears. La Bella Donna's mineral pigments are long-lasting and create lips that are very luminous when viewed from different angles of light." This retails for $24.50 which is £14.71. 

I didn't really know what to think of the colour when I first opened the lid however it wasn't a dark colour but it wasn't too bright.
I swatched it on my hand and it looks a red-orange toned brown and it looks quite natural. 

Please ignore this horrible quality but this is the lipstick on my lips. It looks so natural and it is a nice shine finish. 

Overall in my box I got 4 items and they were all brands I have never heard of which has introduced me to those brands and the total value of my box is $83.50 which is £50.13 and so overall I was very happy. Again thank you Wantable and I'd recommend you all to sign up and subscribe or even just buy one box and you can do it with this link.

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for the single reviews!


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