Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wantable Accessories April 2015 Review and Unboxing

 So we're all aware that I love Wantable Accessories. But did you know I love it so much that I actually bought TWO boxes this month? Yep. My love is that real. I had a coupon that was mailed to me to get my first Accessories box for $20 instead of $40, so I couldn't resist opening a second account and grabbing one. I've had really good luck with the Wantable Accessories box and it's by far the best one in my opinion. I knew that if I didn't like anything I could always return it and get my $20 back, so as usual, there was no risk, which I totally love! This review includes both of the boxes I received this month- so get ready for lots of jewelry/accessories goodness!
The Details
(feel free to skip this section if you're already familiar with Wantable!)
Wantable offers a variety of different subscriptions, each one of them costing $40 per month. There is a way to make the price lower, which I will explain later.
The boxes that Wantable currently offers are Accessories, Makeup, Intimates and Fitness. You are able to subscribe to one or all the boxes on one account if you so choose!
Wantable is much different from other subscriptions in that it's completely customizable and risk-free. You take a profile quiz to tell the stylists exactly what you want or don't want based on a "Love, Like, Don't Want" scale. They will never send you something you have marked as "don't want." If you hate necklaces, you'll never get them. If you are tired of getting red lipsticks in subscription boxes, you can simply tell wantable you never want them. Problem solved! You can take the profile quiz as many times as you want- so if one month you want to get socks and bras, but don't want any the following month, simply change your preferences! It really is that simple!

Returns
Here's what makes this a really interesting experience: You can return your entire box if you're not happy with it. Even better? You can return or keep as many or as few items as you want! Not only do you get to tell them exactly what you like and don't like, but you can return anything you're not really into- or even return the whole box for a full refund!
  You can start the return process on their website and be done in just minutes. You're able to see how much credit you will receive for the item you're returning, and then you can print out a return label free of charge. Then simply stick the item(s) in the box everything came in, tape the label to the box and leave it outside for the mailman!

$4 Credit for Keeping Everything
If you decide to keep everything in your box, Wantable will reward you with a $4 credit, which you can put toward your next box, making it only $36. This way, you're rewarded for keeping your products, however you also get credits or a refund for anything you return. You really can't go wrong!

Canceling/Skipping
There is nothing I hate more than a subscription box that doesn't have a way to cancel easily and quickly! As if Wantable couldn't get any better...they allow you to cancel your subscription with one click on their website. If you don't want to cancel, but would rather skip a month or two, they also have a "skip" button available. Awesome!
Here's a peek at how I rated things on their survey. As I mentioned, Wantable will never send you anything you've listed under "dislike" and they will try to send you more things from your Love category if they possibly can.

Let' take a look at the boxes!

BOX #1
 The Dolly Necklace was the first item in my $20 box. My usual box only has "boho" listed for a style, but this one I decided to do boho and "mix and match" just to see what I would get. This necklace definitely leans on the boho side with the natural stones and gold/brass metal. I love the mint color of the stones, they look like jade, which makes me love it even more. This necklace is also adjustable so you can wear it closer to your neck or a bit longer to rest mid-chest. I absolutely love this because you can definitely dress it up or down.
VERDICT: KEEP
 Next up is the first ring I've ever gotten from Wantable. The Farrah Ring has a gold brushed metal branch detailing, and I'm obsessed with it! I loved it when I first saw it, although I was worried it wouldn't fit or it would be uncomfortable.
 Luckily it fits perfectly and it's comfortable! I will say that the back of it can start to be a bit irritating after wearing it for hours, so this isn't something I'd put on if I was using my hands a lot (writing or typing for example) but it's the perfect statement ring for a night out without being gaudy or obvious. 
VERDICT: KEEP
 I have necklaces listed as a "Love" because they're my favorite type of jewelry to wear. This Witney Necklace features a gold adjustable chain with a large frosty white stone that almost glows in the light. It's absolutely beautiful. The chain is adjustable enough where you can wear this along with a smaller, shorter necklace, so it's great for layering. I think that this is definite a boho piece, but it's again not overly so. I love natural-looking stones in my jewelry, so this is a big win for me.
VERDICT: KEEP

The last item in my first box is the Erika Scarf. I left scarf on my list of things I'm interested in getting, because I don't have many Spring scarves. This one features a coral and white tribal pattern and is made of a super soft cotton. It's not thick or heavy at all, and it looks so good with a plain v-neck t-shirt and jeans. It's just the right piece to bump up the chic level of an otherwise simple outfit. Definitely the exact type of scarf I was hoping for!
VERDICT: KEEP
 So my first box ended up being the very first box that I kept every piece! I'm super happy with the quality and design of everything in this box. Having such good luck with this one, I was hoping for another home run when my second box arrived! 

BOX #2
 I got a note in my box that they ran out of the black velvet pouches, so all my jewelry was in plastic baggies. That was fine and all, but they put this necklace and another in the same bag and they were SUPER tangled. Wasn't pleased with that, but I luckily was able to get them untangled. I hope that doesn't become a regular thing. Regardless, this is the Isa Necklace and it's super pretty! While it's only one necklace, it gives the allusion of 3. One has peach and mint beads with brass finishings, the second has purple and grey beads, and the shortest has pale brown beads. This necklace is awesome for those days where I want to layer necklaces but don't want to spend the time coordinating them. Yea...I spend 20-30 minutes thinking about which necklaces I'm going to wear each day, no joke! This is a great piece for those work days where i want a pretty piece to wear that is fast and easy to throw on.
VERDICT: KEEP
 The Lou Necklace is the one that was all tangled up with the previous one. Once I was able to free it, I had mixed feelings. I love the gold and the natural, unpolished stones but that's where my love ends. This is a long necklace, but I think the design of this fits better if it rested on my chest. The way that this is shaped makes it impossible to sit the way it's supposed to. You can see how it's supposed to look in the photo, however with just the slightest movement, it gets all tangled and hangs in a weird way. The style fits with my profile, but I just wasn't a fan of how it looked.
VERDICT: RETURN
 These are the Liv Earrings and they feature gold brushed metal loops and cute frost-white beads dangling from them. I was a little unsure about these at first. They are definitely cute, but I feel like they fall more into the "classic" category of jewelry than the boho one that I asked for. They're a bit bigger than the earrings I normally wear as well. I tried them on anyway and was surprised how nice they looked! Since the metal and color of the stones is very neutral, I feel like I could wear these with a simple necklace and let them be the star of the outfit. 
VERDICT: KEEP
 Finally, one of my favorite things to have dozens of: Sunglasses! These are the Olivia Sunglasses and they are a gold aviator style with a teal tribal print on the arms. Visually, I'm obsessed with these. I love the pattern on the sides and aviator-style sunglasses always look super cool. Unfortunately, they don't work with my face shape at all. For some reason, aviators make me look like an old man or something. I just cannot pull them off no matter how badly I want to. I was so sad about having to return these, but hopefully I'll get a nice pair next month!
VERDICT: RETURN
 My second box was a bit less exciting than my first, and in the end I kept 2 out of the 4 items. Only returning 2 out of 8 pieces is a big success for me overall, though! I still think that Wantable Accessories is one of my favorite subscription boxes right now. I think there's eventually going to be a time where I just have too many pieces of jewelry, but the great thing about Wantable is that you can skip months rather than cancel. That way if I need a break, I can just skip a few months and start up again when I get the itch for new pieces. I don't think I've reached the point where I've had enough yet, although I will admit I have too many necklaces already- I just cannot put them in the "dislike" pile because Wantable really has some beautiful ones!
If you'd like to learn more about Wantable or sign up for one of their boxes, you can do so HERE.
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