The cost of the box varies slightly each month due to fluctuations in the exchange rate so this month the box was $36 / £21.43 plus $15 / £8.93 taxes and shipping. In total the box was $51 / £30.36.
What I received:
MiA BelleZZa Luxury Trio Eyeshadow "Browny" RRP $24.50 (£14.59)
I got one of these eyeshadows in the April box in the shade "Mauvy" which I loved and have used it several times a week since. I was glad to receive this version because I use a lot of brown eyeshadows for daytime looks. The only drawback is that you get the smallest amount of the colour I will use most and copious amounts of the colour I will use least. The formula is very creamy and it blends well on my lids.
Liberty Republic SPELLBOUND Nail Lacquer "Hex" RRP $14.00 (£8.34)
I received this polish in the March box in the shade "Spellbound" and I wasn't impressed with the formula - it was streaky and it took four coats before it wasn't transparent. The "Hex" shade is described as a "cobalt polish" with "micro-fine flecks of teal and turquoise". It is definitely a gorgeous colour although possibly more suited to winter. It took two coats to manage full coverage and it did take a little longer than I like to dry. However, the colour is so beautiful that I didn't mind. I topped it off with a long wearing top coat but within 24 hours there was chipping on the ends of several nails. I was disappointed I have to admit. Perhaps it's because I do a lot of typing at work that it chipped so easily but even cheaper brands like Rimmel last longer than a day. As gorgeous as the colour is I am not sure I would go out of my way to buy this brand as there are better formulae out there. Sorry Wantable and Jordan Liberty!
'Tini Beauty Swizzle Stick Eyeliner "Dirty Martini" RRP $18.00 (£10.72)
Again, this is a brand that I received in last month's box but it was a pretty raspberry colour lipstick. When I saw the eyeliner my little heart sank. It sank even further when I saw the colour swatch on the end of the box because it looked black. I took it out of the box straight away and was pleased to see it was an olive green. I love coloured eyeliners so this is right up my alley. I've used it a couple of times and it's got a nice formula. It is very difficult to remove with eye makeup remover too so it's definitely long lasting!
Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Eye Colour Palette "Girls on Film" RRP $14.99 (£8.92)
I'd seen this brand mentioned on the Wantable Facebook page and was immediately attracted by the unusual name (I'm easily swayed at times) so I was very pleased to see something from their range in my box. I was a little apprehensive when I saw the shades in the palette. They're a little out of my comfort zone if I'm honest but then I read the information that came with the box and it said "take a chance and try something new" and I thought "yes, it's about time!" The colours themselves are highly pigmented and they go on a dream. I've managed to use "snap shot" and "screen test" to create a nice daytime smokey eye and I can't wait to experiment with the other colours too. If you've any suggestions or tips on how to use this palette please let me know in the comments!
Cost of box: $36.00 / £21.43
(The exchange rate worked in my favour this month as last month's was £22.50!)
Value of contents: $71.49 / £42.56
(Last month it was $68.50 / £40.90)
Cost with shipping & taxes: $51.00 / £30.36
Saving in sterling excluding shipping & taxes: £35.49
(saving including shipping & taxes: £20.49)
I got five items in my first and second box but the last two have only had four items (and no more free samples either!) and the value has fallen from £50 to £42 since February. Of course, the value is really only based on what you will use and I will use everything in this box (although the nail polish will be kept for non-working days to avoid chipping!) I'm going to spice things up and completely change my profile again to say that I am willing to receive things that "scare me" a little like blusher and brow products.
Overall I really liked this month's box. Did you get Wantable this month? If so please leave your link in the comments section!
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