Since I have zero inspiration on writing a blog post... and I'm too lazy to fish out the pictures from my trip to the states (and also, I didn't take many pictures to begin with), I thought I'd start off the new year with a blog post about my Wantable December box, which is my favourite beauty subscription box.
In case you have no idea what Wantable is, it's a monthly subscription box that is only currently available to residents in USA, Canada and Australia. They have three main types of boxes - makeup, intimates and accessories. I'm currently subscribed only to the makeup one, so I can only vouch for this particular type of box. It costs USD$36 a month or $40 for a one-time purchase. I'm not too sure why you'd pick the one time purchase, when you can unsubscribe at anytime when you subscribe for $36 a month. Shipping is free to the states, $5 to Canada and $9 to Australia. What sets Wantable apart from other subscription box is that they handpick 4-6 products to your preference, which they get from a rather detailed survey you fill it prior to subscribing. Also, all products are full-sized!
Without further ado (and also I'm not one to ramble on about crap), here is what I received in my December box...
I received four full sized products and one bonus sample - Skiin Instant Skin Tightener and Line Filler.
1. Starlooks Lengthening Mascara - RRP: USD$16.00
I should probably read the information sheet beforehand. I've tried this mascara a handful of times, and the only problem I've had with this is that it did nothing for my lashes in the volumizing department. Although, I only used a coat of it before using a mascara that actually claims to volume (i.e. has the word "volume" in the name/description). It's a great lengthening mascara, as it has little fibres in it.
2. DEX New York Revita-C Lip Treatment - RRP: USD$25.00
An interesting lip product, with the dual layer thingy. I've only used this once or twice, as I found my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments far more moisturizing. It does have some moisturizing properties, but I probably would not repurchase, as it's not as good as other lip treatments on the market. It also has the very slightest tint, which I don't really mind at all (swatch below).
3. MiA BelleZZa Mineral Pressed Blush in Natural - RRP: USD$16.50
Love this blush, although it is a bit on the sheer side. But that means that it'll be harder for me to look like a clown, what with my occasional heavy-handed application. It's also a gorgeous mauvey-pink colour that lasts all day on my cheeks (swatch below).
4. Eveline Eyeliner Marker - RRP: USD$10.99
I didn't think much of this eyeliner. It isn't as pigmented as I wish it was, and I had difficulty creating thin lines. See picture below.
|L-R: Swatch of DEX New York Revita-C Lip Treatment, MiA BelleZZa Mineral Pressed Blush in Natural, Eveline Eyeliner, my best attempt at creating the thinnest line with Eveline Eyeliner|
Overall, I thought this Wantable box was pretty average. However, I still think Wantable is an amazing box to be subscribed to if you had to only pick one because I'd definitely use all these products (with the exception of the sample, but that was a bonus product). So it wasn't a waste of money despite the seemingly hefty price tag (compared to other Australian beauty boxes). If you'd like to subscribe, click here (this is a personal invite link - I get rewarded in Wantable credits if you subscribe).