Holiday Gift Guide for Her Christmas is less than two weeks away and you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your girlfriend, wife, sister or co-worker, am I right? Not to worry, as I’ve put together a mix of … Continue reading
BoxyCharm is a full-size and occasionally deluxe-sample sized makeup and beauty subscription box… oh, and one of my favorites right now! For only $21 per month, they send you 4-6 quality makeup, skincare, haircare and beauty products with brands ranging from … Continue reading
I’ve received a Wantable Makeup Box in the past (see review here), and even subbed to the Wantable Intimates Box for a while too (see reviews here) but with the influx of beauty products coming in from Ipsy, Birchbox, Glossybox, Boxycharm, Blush Mystery Box and more, I became a bit overwhelmed with makeup, skincare and other products and needed to take a break. However, this month I racked up enough referrals and credits and decided to go for it and get one!
I was very picky and specific when filling out my personal beauty survey, where they let you rate how you feel about products, colors, consistency, formula etc. Like for me, I’m not a lipliner girl, nor so I rock sparkly eyeshadow or blush, and I steer far away from nail polish as I think I own 5873458743 bottles, however, I was really looking for.
Here’s the first look!
Okay, so the first item (and one of my new favorites!) in my Wantable Box is Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer (value $32) The only reason I recognized this name/brand was because I just received the Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner and Hyperlight, two eye products that came in a recent BoxyCharm. This product is a dual-use: it works to prime your skin for foundation and makeup, plus it has a dewy ‘pearl’ glow to it, to make you l0ok refreshed and glowing. The only thing I don’t like is the smell, because it’s a bit chemical-smelling, but all in all so happy for this full-sized primer!
I was actually just running out of my usual Sephora Liquid Eyeliner, when this baby arrived! This Mica Beauty Felt Tip Eyeliner ($30 value) offers long-lasting, precise lines of color, while going on smoothly and easily with the pen-like applicator. It lasts through an entire day of getting ready in the morning, commuting on the train and subway, working an 8-hour day and then commuting back home!
Next we have another familiar brand and product, Mirabella Pretty & Provocative Lip Color in Fever ($22 value). I recently received this same lip product in the color Tantrum, a hot pink, also from Boxycharm, and loved it! So, I was excited to see this bold red shade in my Wantable box. I kinda wanted a crazy, bold color like the purple-ish shade that the model/designer was wearing on my information card, but you can never have too many reds!
I really wanted to love these Vincent Longo La Dolce Vita Eyelash Tips ($15 value), however they didn’t quite fit/work as I expected. Sometimes false eyelashes can be too long, thick or basically, fake looking, and so I thought these would be a nice natural way to extend the outer part of my lashes. Unfortunately, they were a bit too short and then clumped up when I tried to apply mascara to blend it all together.
Finally, we have an Ofra Cosmetics Pressed Blush ($15 value) in a very simple peachy-pink-nude shade. I was happy to see it wasn’t a super bright pink or dark bronzer, but it’s subtle and seems like it would work well on many skin tones.
Here’s the entire set of items! I was really happy to see that they focused on the type of items I wanted and like and will actually use. I’ve even been using the Tarina Tarantino Pearl Primer and the Mica Cosmetics Felt Tip Eyeliner daily! The only let down for me were the fake eyelashes, as they didn’t blend and work as well as expected, but all in all, I was very happy with this box!
For quite a while, I’ve been wanting to do some personal styling and photo shoots, and I finally got the opportunity to! With the help of my friend Jamie who took all these amazing pictures (visit her blog at jailavie.com), … Continue reading
GlossyBox shipped exceptionally late this month.. not sure the reason, but people were getting their boxes delivered up until this weekend mid-May! Here’s the first look at my April 2014 GlossyBox! I had revealed a few spoilers earlier in April (see … Continue reading
I have enjoyed my last few Co-Ed Supply Big Orange Boxes (see past reviews here), as they always have a great variety of snacks, skincare items and college/dorm decor, and so I was very excited to see this on my … Continue reading
Hey all! Not sure if you’ve heard, but Birchbox is revealing 3 seconds-worth of each spoiler for this month! They revealed this blurry image below too (so I can decipher a few items!). I know I have my fingers crossed … Continue reading