And now for something completely different!
I have been trying out a few beauty boxes lately and was offered a chance to review a relatively new company called Wantable. Their approach is unique since they give you a few different types of boxes to get. Currently the choices are Makeup, Accessories, Intimates, and a LE Halloween. It was such a hard decision to pick just ONE. But thought I would give the accessories box a shot for something different.
Chana Earrings, Valencia Necklace, Alpha Earrings and Mariana Necklace. Combined stated value = $82.
Largely I liked the items in my October Wantable Accessories box. I will take issue with the stated value. While the items were stylish, the quality was varied.
Chana Earrings – 3 stars
Super cute gold hoops, and I WILL be wearing them, but the finish of the earring was not the best. The gold tone itself was nice, but the metal underneath was very warped looking from the mold used to create the earring. To me, these were a step below fashion jewelry that you find in a department store. I don’t expect them to hold up well and they seemed to lack a secure back that wouldn’t fly off the minute I do something silly like take off a scarf. I would pay maybe $5 max for these earrings. Stated value is $20.00.
Valencia Necklace – 2 stars
I’m having difficulty envisioning myself wearing this necklace. I think it looks cool in theory, but once on the little bent tubes can get upside down and the chains twisty. The tubes themselves have a questionable quality much like the Chana Earrings. The tubes are almost a stainless steel look and the chain is very shiny silver. I actually think I would like this necklace more if it were on a longer chain and wear it as a statement necklace. The shorter chain doesn’t do it for me. I would pay maybe $7 for the necklace. Stated value is $24.00.
Alpha Earrings – 4 stars
I don’t have a lot of stud earrings, but I do need them! I thought the cylindrical backs on these were really nice. They have sort of a rubber inside that feels like it does a good job of holding your earring on. The shape of them are also unique to where you can’t tell they are triangles at some angles. The finish on the triangle part isn’t perfect. But its well hidden, so I gave it a higher marks than the Chana earrings. I will probably end up using the backs from these on those too. I think they are worth $10 but I’m a deal hunter :) , stated value is $18.00.
Mariana Necklace – 4 stars
This was the best of the bunch. I’m digging the two toned and the double strand chains. TWO CHAINZ!!!! Sorry. The finish was a little rough on the hexagon (thank you, 8th grade geometry) no complaints on the triangle. The chains are two different gauges with an adjustable clasp. The length is decent. I wish they were a little closer together in length and it would be perfect. I can see myself wearing this a lot because it dresses up a tshirt without looking too overboard. I think the value for this would be as its stated $20.00
For $36/month you can get a Wantable Accessories box. Even using the values that I would personally pay for the items, its still a deal. Not to mention the fun and anticipation there is in getting a surprise in the mail. You can also buy a one time box from their site for $40. I especially like the idea that you can try the other 3 types of boxes. I definitely see myself wearing most of these pieces, so I feel they got a good handle on what I like and my style.
Without further ado… my October Wantable Accessories box pictures!
Disclosure: I received these items free in exchange for a review. All opinions stated are my own.