Helloooo!! I have something new and a little different to share with you all today. I started nail blogging with no clue (in fact, I never even read blogs until I started my own) and no goal other than to be first in a google search (seriously... try not to judge) and I named it as a spinoff of my food blog, which has since gone the way of the dodo. The cool thing is how all-encompassing the name ended up being and how much it allows for growth. So I hope, as I find my footing in writing about it, that accessories, and possibly more fashion related things, will become regularly interspersed amongst my nail and makeup posts and I really hope you all stick around! ♥
I was very recently approached by a new subscription company called Wantable. You've maybe heard of them, as they've been featured on Yahoo and more recently around the blogosphere. Wantable offers customized boxes in four different categories-- makeup, accessories, intimates, and limited edition (this month's LE box is Halloween themed). I chose the accessories box, as I adore finding an awesome new ways to jazz up my wardrobe.
The first thing you do, upon signing up on the website, is choose your box. Then, you're directed through a series of questions customizing it to your most specific preferences. For the accessories box, I was instructed to "love", "like", or "dislike" styles, specific pieces, finishes, sizes, materials, even themes. You're told you're most likely to receive products you love and will never receive products you dislike. You'll get to change your preferences each time you order or accept a box. Your invoice will reflect your chosen details. Here's mine-- enlarge for a closer look, if you please.
I chose, amongst my "loves", classic, earrings, scarves, sunglasses, and silver tone. Amongst my "likes" are boho, rings, and wood. "Dislikes" include urban, acrylic, skulls, and inspirational text (you can get pretty specific on here!). Here's what I received, each individually wrapped and packaged in a sturdy and spare cardboard box.
Everything I received is spot-on to my style and to what I "loved". That's a fringed leopard print shawl (I looooove me some scarves/shawls/pashminas/whatever the kids are calling them nowadays and I adore leopard print), a nice, sturdy pair of on trend for fall black cat eye sunglasses, and a big ol' pair of silver tone filigree-type earrings. Here's a closer shot of those.
I was particularly impressed by the earrings. Jewelry preferences are particularly customizable. You get to choose the length to the inch you like to wear, even the clasp, if I remember correctly. These are not something I'd ever look at and choose for myself, but with someone else shopping for me and choosing things they think I'd like, it's a fun risk and these ended up being perfect.
That's one of the coolest things about this subscription. They have shoppers scattered throughout the country choosing items for you so you don't just get stuff within one region. Basically, you have a country-wide team of personal shoppers at your service. Here are all three of my choices in action (don't mind the nekkid middle nail; I forgot I'd asked C to take some pictures and there you have it...).
Now the specs. Each box is worth $80 to $100, and includes three to four pieces. My box value totaled $94 altogether. The sunglasses retail at $20, the earrings $24, and the scarf $50. If you sign up for the monthly subscription, your cost per box is $36. You also have the option to buy a box without subscribing, which I think is an awesomely noncommittal option, for $40. Either way, it's a killer deal. Per the Wantable website, "subscriptions are shipped automatically each month and can be skipped or canceled anytime". In addition, if you're not totally happy with your box, you can send it back for a full refund.
So I totally love this service-- good quality pieces for a f-f-f-fraction of the retail price, lol, and I'm so impressed at how accurate they were in regards to my style.
If you're interested in giving any of the four Wantable boxes a go, you're welcome to use my personal invite link. It's not an affiliate link but I do get credit for each person who signs up and orders a box. Wantable is US-based but also ships to Canada and Australia.
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!! ♥♥