Tuesday, March 18, 2014

February Wantable Box - First impressions

I've always been super jealous of people who were subscribed to an assortment of beauty boxes. The excitement of receiving random beauty goodies in the mail each month just seems crazy to me, however being a poor high school student (who doesn't have a job) spending $30 or so on products I wasn't guaranteed to love just wasn't a viable option for me. I was so darn excited when I won Abigail's giveaway over at Shrinking Wallet whereby I'd receive the February Wantable Box! 

I loved the sign up process whereby you went through an extensive survey and were able to identify the kinds of beauty products you liked and disliked and the shades for each that you liked most. I'm not sure how much of this is actually taken into consideration, but it is nice to think that you will never receive something that you hate.

It took about two and a half weeks from when I first signed up to it actually arriving in Australia, which I think is pretty good considering it comes from America. I was so excited when it arrived because I'd read some other bloggers' reviews on the February box and liked some of the products that seemed to be included often.

 It comes in a compact little cardboard box with a list of all the products included. These are the products I received:

Face Stockholm Nail Polish in Want-a-blue
I've written a NOTD on this polish and despite it being quite an unusual polish shade for my personal taste, I actually really enjoyed the change. My only problem was that it chipped on the same day of application which I think is pretty poor.

Golden Rose Perfect Lashes Multivitamin Transparent Mascara
Of all the products I had seen in reviews, this was the one I was desperate to get and I was absolutely thrilled when it arrived! My lashes used to be ridiculously long, but since I've been wearing a lot more makeup (particularly that of the waterproof kind) I've noticed they are not nearly as healthy and lovely looking as they once were. I'm hoping this treatment will help them out a bit.

Mistura Retractable Beauty Brush
It's always nice to add another brush to the collection, particularly if it is of a good quality. This is so very lovely and soft! I've not used it all that much but I have a good feeling about it...

Michael Marcus Lipstick in Stephanie
I passed this on to my Mum immediately because it was a little too dark and plum toned for my taste, and I am sick to death of hearing her rave about how amazing it is! I feel like maybe I should steal it back, she just keeps telling me about how much she loves it!

Girlactik Beauty Face Glimmer in Pink Diamond
If I'm totally honest, this product kind of looks a little iffy. The packaging is not terribly appealing to me, however I have learnt not to judge a book by its cover too quickly. I have a feeling this will be too glittery and pink toned but we shall see.

I also received a small sample of an anti aging cream too which I've not bothered too much about.

Overall I am actually really thrilled with what I received, and it has been an exciting little giveaway prize! It is a pretty great opportunity to try out some brands I've not come across before. I will be reviewing some of these products once I've trialed them a little more, I have high hopes for them!

Let me know what you think of these if you also received them in your Wantable box!


  1. I really need to start my subscription!! I love that it's so personal and everything is full sized! Love the brush that you got and it's a bummer that the nail polish chipped because it's a stunning color!


    1. Me too, it's so wonderful that they consider the products that you like in particular! x

  2. Seems like a decent box! Congrats on winning Abby's giveaway! How exciting, I'm jealous of you haha xx

  3. Looks pretty good, I don't sub to this box... would love to have won one!! Congrats!

    1. I'm certainly enjoying playing around with everything! x

  4. Love how you got a variety of different things to try. And from new brands too.

    1. It is actually so great to be able to try new brands out. x

  5. Congrats! It's quite an exciting box!


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