Monday, April 28, 2014

April Wantables & Nailette Review

Hi Ladies,
I got my April Nailette and Wantables box, and more importantly...I'm blogging about them in the same month! Firstly, let's talk about Nailette. For $9.99 a month, you get two shades selected for you based on your interests and skin tone. (If you are interested in signing up, use the code meredith50 and you will receive 20% off your first box.)
Orly Gumdrop/ Essie Style Hunter
April Nailette Review | Nailpolish subscription service

I tried Style Hunter on my toes and it's a great fruit punch color. I also gave myself a manicure with it, see below, and it reminded me of why I HATE painting my own nails. This particular polish is kind of thick, making it hard to spread and therefore it got on my cuticles. Sometimes, I couldn't get close to the cuticle, which created an awkward line. Then, of course I couldn't sit still and wait for them to dry, so I wound up smudging 3 out of 10 fingers. Now, after less than 24 hours, I just noticed that the thumb has chipped! :( Ugh...therefore, I will always be a Natural-Fingernail-Gal! (Except when I'm taking pictures and want to come across as naturally sophisticated and together.)
April Wantables review
Now, for a professional looking manicure, let's checkout Gumdrop. It's is a pale aqua and you can see from The Polish Aholic's pics that it's beautiful! I bought a similar color from Essie last year, but this one is a little more blue. (Also, checkout her cute puppy and kitty inspired polishes here.)
orly Gumdrop polish

Now, on to Wantables. (What is it? For $36 a month each I receive a hand-selected makeup and jewelry box. Their customer service is excellent and they will help you tweak your profile so that your tastes are reflected accurately. Also, if you don't like what you get, returns are free! If you are interested in signing up, click here.)
April Wantables Review | Makeup subscription service

As for my makeup box, first let me say that even thought I received stellar and useful products this month, they are very similar to last month's and the one before that...While I can always use more mascara, I now have 4 blushes that are all about the same color. I'll have to send them an email and see what I need to change in my profile. Here's what I received:

wantables jewelry box
My Jewelry box was very interesting this month. You know that I'm into bold colors, and this month was mostly pastels. I have to say that I wouldn't have picked any of these items myself, but I like that they are pushing me into new territory. I also like that they include styling suggestions. For instance, they suggested that I pair the silver watch with bright fuchsia nail polish, which I tried above.

Here's how I wore a few of the items:

Thank you for reading!

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  1. OK. 1) For your nails, have you tried a quick dry top coat? I like Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. Anyway, it's a game changer for painting your own nails! 2) Style hunter looks so good on you! 3) I want to buy the lip pencil BOSSY BOOTS just for the name. haha! Love these reviews!
    On the Daily Express

    1. It's funny...I just bought that top coat based on another bloggers review...I'm testing it out now...will let you know! Thanks for the tips!

  2. These are two boxes I've never heard of before! I really love the earrings and ring from Wantables!

  3. The jewelry is only getting better and better. Such a shame I can't order here in the UK ;)

    Lu ❤

  4. You sound like me when it comes to painting fingernails. I don't have the patience for it which is why I always keep my fingernails natural too. I do love Essie polish. I wonder if I love it because the bottle is so sweet, though? They certainly do a great job at presenting their product! That fruit punch color is pretty. It goes beautifully with your makeup and jewelry.

  5. Oh that pale aqua shade is so pretty! I actually enjoy doing my own nails but the polish you use makes a huge difference!

    The Tiny Heart
    Betsey Johnson Giveaway!

    1. oooh...I wish I was you...I love how painted nails look, but hate doing them!

  6. UM $9.99 a month for good nail polish? I probably spend more than that on crappy polish. Defnitely checking this out!

    1. LOL...yeah if I could add up all the crappy polish I've bought in my life I could buy a year's worth of nailette. :) I would def try them if you get a chance...they've sent me a lot of cute colors. :)

  7. Nice items! I've tried Wantable before too! :)

    xo T.

    1. What did you think? It didn't work out for you?

  8. Oh that ring is just gorgeous!
    And I'm so with you! I love painted nails, but it drives me crazy when they are anything but perfect!
    Carylee |

  9. What am I waiting for, got to get cracking on Wantables. I really like the items you've received!

    1. I know...jump on it! :) I believe they are offering an extra 10% off right now...I just saw the email yday, but not sure how long it last for.

  10. I've never heard of the Nailette box before but it sounds like a great deal! I love collecting new nail polishes, and both of those colors are gorgeous. I'm still not sure what I think of Wantable... I'm always seeing mixed reviews. Thanks for sharing your boxes with us! :)

    xo Always, Abby
    Philosophy Skincare Giveaway


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