Wantable September 2014

Hi there!!

I know it's October already, but I still wanted to share my September Wantable box with you.  I have some good customer service that I want to share so I wanted to make sure this got posted.

If you aren't familiar with Wantable, it is a subscription service that costs $36 a month.  You can choose to buy one box for $40 if a subscription isn't your thing.   They don't just offer make up boxes either, they offer am accessories box, an intimates box, and most recently they added a fitness box.  The fitness box does not work the same way, you can read up on that here: Fitness Box.

Anyway, with Wantable you take a detailed survey about things you do and don't like.  You are guaranteed not to get anything off your dislike list.  As an added bonus, if you hate the entire box, just send it back and get your money back.

So lets see what I got in September....

Here we have three items, there was a fourth but I will talk about that in a minute.  I was sent an Ofra eyeshadow, a Gerri G lipgloss, and a mascara from Grande Naturals. 


The eyeshadow is a nice medium brown in the shade Bohemian.  It has a nice shimmer to it, which is just my style.  I don't particularly care for matte shadows. Nice packaging from Ofra, there is a mirror under that shadow pot. Retail cost is listed $15.



Apparently I didn't take a picture of the inside of the gloss.  But it's a standard doe foot applicator.  The shade is a nice creamy nude called Bambe.  There is a tilde over that last e, but that wasn't an option on my keyboard.  It has a sweetish play doh type scent. Retail cost is listed as $18

Here are the swatches of the eyeshadow and the lipgloss.  Both are perfect for me!!



Apparently I also neglected to take a picture of the mascara wand. (Mostly because I didn't want to open another mascara when I had a few open).  It is in the color black and the retail price is $24.95.


Now onto the fourth product I mentioned.  It is this.... the Vincent Longo La Riviera Sun Bronzer and the price is listed as $32.00.  First things first (I'm the realest), it arrived broken.  Not only that, I have bronzers on the list of things I don't want.  So this shouldn't have been included in my box to begin with.....



Now this is where I was impressed.  I emailed the company and told them that it was broken and a product I disliked.  They promptly emailed me back.  Their explanation was that the bronzer was listed as a highlighter, so that's why it got selected.  They also needed pictures so they could show the manufacturer.  They also mailed me a replacement item....

Look at the cute little paper the included!

They replaced my bronzer with a Marsk mineral eyeshadow in Mudcake.  This is a very unique shade, it's brown and it has a shimmer to it.  Price is $22 for this product.  




So that's my box for September!  I am really happy with it.  I got this post up just in time for my October box to arrive! It should be here on Saturday!

New York Color Fashion Queen Review

Press Sample



Hey hey hey!!!!  How was the week for everyone??  Mine was good. Worked out last night, it was a lot of weight lifting.  Feeling stronger every day.  I am so happy I made the decision to start working out.  I feel accomplished once I am done.  What's your favorite activity?

Anyway, today I have three of the new Crystal Couture polishes and one creme polish from the Fashion Queen line by New York Color.  These things are amazing.  I loved the glitters so much I went out and bought additional ones.  This limited edition set is available in certain mass market stores.  Check out the store locator here: NYC Store Locator (it's on the right side bar).   These retail for $1.99 each, and my display had coupons attached to make them even cheaper!!!!

There are nine polishes in all.  There are three creme polishes and six glitters.


Queen's Jewels is first up.  This is an emerald green glitter in a green jelly polish.  I used two coats and I topped it with Glossy Glam from Ricarda.  I was honestly surprised with the coverage with these. Was expecting to have to use at least three to achieve opacity.  So sparkly!





This is Royal Chic.  I was so confused about this color.  In the bottle it looked brown, really brown.  With one coat it looked purply, but then with two coats I couldn't tell what it was.  It's not brown, but it's not purple or burgundy either.  Any way you look at it, it's pretty and unique.  I have the two coats here topped with Glossy Glam.





The red glitter jelly is named Ruby Queen.  A fitting name for a gorgeous ruby colored polish.  This polish is packed with iridescent and red glitters in a red jelly base.  This one also has good opacity to it.  I was expecting less coverage than it provided.  You can still see some nail line, but it's not that bad.  Two coats here topped with Glossy Glam.





Saved my favorite one for last...this stunner is Blue Majesty.  It is SO SPARKLY!!!!  Complete opacity with two coats, topped with Glossy Glam.  Blue glitter in a blue jelly base.  I said this looks like an amped up Absolutely Alice.  It's amazing in person.





I was sent these four to review but I did run out and grab the purple one.  I hope to have that one up sometime soon.  I have some other stuff I have to get reviewed first! I also bought extras of the three glitter polishes to possibly do a giveaway.   Would anyone be interested in a giveaway?

Have you found these? Which ones did you get?

****Polished were provided for review, all opinions are 100% my own****