A few weeks ago I received an email from the folks at Wantable asking if I would be interested in reviewing their service. I said yes because I love subscription services and I didn't know much about the company. I was given a code to purchase my box* and had to make an account as I would if I was purchasing the box myself. This meant that I also got to fill out the customization survey that all new members fill out. I have filled out a lot of these surveys in the past and was thoroughly impressed with the Wantable survey. It was by far the most in depth survey I have seen from a service like this. It asked all kinds of questions from the types of products I like to specific colours I prefer. It also went so far as to ask me wether I preferred loose or pressed powders. I was kind of curious to see how much this survey impacted my box and lets just say I was very impressed.
My box arrived less than a week after I placed the order and I eagerly ripped it open to see what was inside. I received a full size blush from a natural brand called Cailyn. It is a mineral pressed blush (they listened when I said I didn't like loose powder blushes) in a very pretty peachy pink (it is in fact called Peach Pink) colour that blends beautifully into the skin. I also received a 29 Cosmetics Reserves Grape Seed Age Protecting Moisturizing Lipstick with SPF 20 in the colour Expressive Rose. Once again they listened when I said that I preferred more moisturizing lipstick formulas and this one is super creamy but still very pigmented. I was excited to see a Japonesque Angled foundation brush in the box as I have heard a lot about the brand but never seen it here in Canada. I haven't used it yet but the bristles are soft and I have high hopes for it. The final product in my box was a beautiful red nail polish in the colour Greedy Guts from Laqa&Co. I have already tested this out and it was very easy to apply and only needed two coats for an opaque colour.
Overall I was really happy with my box. The big question is would I spend $36 of my hard earned dollars to get this box every month? The answer to that is probably not. The only brand that I had heard of was Japonesque and while all the products were full size making it excellent value for money (the retail value of my box was $91) I think I would prefer spending that money on things I actually know I want. With that being said, if you have money in your budget for the expense and enjoy being surprised each month then this service may just be for you!
*PR Sample (Please see disclaimer page for more info)