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Monday, December 2, 2013

@WantableCo Custom Makeup, Accesories, And More Gifts To Fit Your Style


Momma Told Me: Make your mark.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I love to receive mail, and I especially love surprises each month. Unfortunately, as we all know, surprises and mail aren't always a hit- you take in bills, catalogs, advertisements, jury notices- but there's nothing worse than paying for a surprise that doesn't suit you. I subscribe to 4 monthly subscription services, after years of weeding through trial offers and quirky start-ups. Anyone can run an 'of the month' program, but not every company understands that monthly subscription services don't have to be cookie cutter. That's exactly where Wantable comes in. Wantable has an affordable business model that enables free movement within the month's selections to help fit the subscriber's personal tastes. Much like other beauty minded subscription services, they have a comprehensive style profile, but their metrics system is much more advanced.
For over a year I have subscribed to a nail lacquer subscription service that offers 4 monthly bundles based on unique style profiles. Subscribers are encouraged to choose between the 4, each month, to what they like best. But the personalization stops there, as well as the element of surprise. Wantable has 3 different monthly box programs including makeup, accessories, and intimates; with an endless combination of items to be received each month. When you sign up you will be asked to take a fun and visually interactive profile- I took the Makeup profile and it was very in depth. Not only did it make me stop to better consider the choices I tend to gravitate towards, but it offered me the unique option to omit a product style, shade, or finish from my subscription all together. That's right, any item you specify that you 'dislike,' you will NEVER receive. That guarantees you will still get a surprising mix of beauty treats each month, to explore, without paying for something you'd never even consider to try.
Naturally, some beauty addicts like to change their preferences with the season or trends, so you can always change your sliding scale of product and hue likes as you desire. Likewise, you can aim for a comprehensive look by limiting your preferences to all sheers, pastels, minerals, etc. It's a little overwhelming at first, but I was on the edge of my, erm, couch, waiting to see what would be hand-picked for me. Just think how much fun it would be for your girlfriend to receive a Wantable gift voucher for the holidays, or as a bridal gift, to pamper themselves! Shipping through Wantable is always free, and your goodies will come gingerly packed between egg crate foam packers with a product breakdown and return/reorder guide.
Face stockholm Concealer
After filling our my subscription choices I received a prompt shipping notice within 24 hours. Within days there was an inviting white box in my hands with the logo. All civilization went out with the peek of that folding box flap- I couldn't wait to explore the beauty products inside. As the box opened a smile spread across my face, there were several pretty and shiny products inside, all from brands I was familiar with and loved. There was an even mix of face, lip, and eye products, for a total of 4 full size products and a single use sampler of premium Skiin Intense Tightener and Lightening Cream. But what I really wanted to try first was the Face Stockholm Medium Concealer Stick, bundled in a pretty silver lipstick style applicator with a creamy texture that easily blended beneath my foundation. This is a brand I often have trouble hunting down locally, and a truly premium treat.
Also included in my November Wantable Beatuy Box was a full size Starlook Mineral Shimmer Shadow compact in Conquest, a beautiful grey hue with gold tones. This paired beautifully with the Copper Girlactik eye glaze, which I'd never experienced before. I'd been afraid the sponge brush application would go on clumpy, but the result was a slightly iridescent golden accent that went even along my lashes and within the crease of my lids to help add definition and depth to my final look. The included MANNA Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion was a big hit, with an ultra light wear that added just enough sheen for a natural glow that didn't tint my overall complexion/finish, in the slightest. In all, I had a chance to try some new makeup mediums and application techniques, and was delighted that I could use the products throughout the season, thanks to their full size presence.
I loved my Wantable experience, and have already been back to tinker with my preferences, and provide feedback on my own product experiences. The only minor complaint I have is that I can't seem to locate the items I received through my account. There is an option to return damaged items, or unwanted boxes, through my order portal, but no way to view the inventory as individual items. Adding such a streamlined option would help me keep track of my favorite finds, and potentially re-order them in the future. The Wantable web portal also has other useful resources for beauty addicts, including the Wantable Blog, which features simple tutorials and hot fashion trend tips to help you get the most out of your subscription. I found several of the products I received featured in user's YouTube makeup tutorials, which really helped enrich the value of my subscription. I look forward to experiencing the holiday and accessories subscriptions next!

What Daughter Says: When you don't have time to hunt down the latest beauty brands and color trends, trust the personal stylings of Wantable.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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