Review: Wantable Makeup Box for September 2013
Today you can hardly go online without hearing about another new beauty subscription service… and today I’m just adding to the pot. I’ve known of Wantable for a while now but I’ve been seeing a lot of reviews of it recently, mostly on YouTube. There seems to be a lot of misinformation and confusion about this service which I think is silly, so I wanted to clear that up for all of you and give you my honest opinion of Wantable!
Fall is the perfect time of year to start experimenting with new colors… you can still get away with wearing summery shades, but it’s also appropriate to edge into the vampier side of lip color! Here’s a few of my top picks for this season:
Starting from the left column, going down, to the right column, going down (lightest to darkest ;])
- Covergirl Lip Perfection “Sultry” - $6 - Mauve/brown/nude, creamy, opaque
- Covergirl Lip Perfection Gloss Stick “Mauve Twist” - $8 - Sheer pinky nude gloss finish
- L’Oreal Colour Riche “Saucy Mauve” - $7 - Medium, neutral pink, opaque cream finish
- Milani Color Statement “Fruit Punch” - $6 - Bright medium pink, very opaque, slightly creamy
- Revlon Matte “Strawberry Suede”- $5 - Soft coral, matte, opaque finish
- Wet n Wild MegaLast “Coral-ine” - $2 - Bright orange toned red, very opaque, satin matte finish
- NYX Round Lipstick “Eros” - $4 - Bold neutral red, creamy opaque finish
- Rimmel Lasting Finish “#107” - $4 - Vampy, deep red, matte & opaque
- Maybelline Vivids “Hot Plum” - $5 - Bright magenta, very creamy and opaque
- Maybelline Color Sensational “Blissful Berry” - $5 - Purpleish red, creamy
- Wet n Wild MegaLast “Sugar Plum Fairy” - $2 - Dark violet shade with pink undertones (MAC Rebel dupe), very opaque and matte
- Revlon Superlustrous “Black Cherry” - $5 - Vampy oxblood color, creamy
Hope that helps you! I think I covered all the bases ;)
UD Vice Palette
(pssst… did you hear that they’re coming out with a Vice 2?!?!)
Sure thing! I have one damn-near-exact dupe, actually, and a couple others that will still give you that airbrushed look.
Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer - $30
This foundation primer does a lot of things all at once… it not only blurs the look of pores & fine lines by kind of “filling them in” to help makeup glide flawlessly over top, but it contains special ingredients, like Retinol, that help promote healthy skin. It’s designed to be worn alone or under makeup. There is also a “Pure” version, which is oil-free and has a gel texture, in addition to the powder version.
L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur - $25
I know that this probably doesn’t sound like much of a dupe when it’s still a whopping $25, but this stuff works. AND, because it’s a drugstore product, you will ALWAYS be able to get it on some type of sale (there are also slightly smaller bottles that cost only $20). This also has anti-aging ingredients, but has SPF as well (which could be a good or bad thing depending on the occasion). This is a bit thicker in consistency compared to Too Faced (think Benefit PoreFessional) but does an amazing job at filling in wrinkles, creases, and pores (better than the TF in my opinion!) It also has a slight tint that blends away as you apply it, like the Too Faced one does.
NYX Pore Filler - $13
This is another good flawless-finish primer. It is very thick, to the point where it’s kind of stiff when you first squeeze it out of the tube, but it melts onto the skin easily once you warm it up by rubbing it between your fingers. I find that you need to rub this in a little bit more to get the totally poreless look, but it does a good job, and is less than half the cost of Too Faced or Benefit!
Monistat Soothing Care Anti-Chafe Gel - $5
Although the texture of this is much different from Too Faced Primed & Poreless (this is a gel, so it’s much more similar to the TFPP Pure), this product fills in pores and won’t break the bank. No, it’s not a makeup product, but it works really well and gives you a truly flawless makeup look!
FIX YOUR FLIP-FLOP FEET
Hello Beauties! Today I’ve got a quick DIY recipe that’s going to totally pamper and pretty-up your feet! It’s the end of the summer season here, and after three months of running around with nearly-bare feet, let’s just say that they became a little less than modelesque. I found this on Pinterest, so don’t think that I cooked this up by myself, I really can’t take the credit for it, but I HAVE used it and I can say that it DOES WORK! The best part? The ingredients only cost $3 total, or you might already have them floating around your house!
You will need:
- A foot bath or bowl to put your feet in
- Hot or warm water (2/4 parts)
- Mouthwash - preferrably blue (1/4 parts)
- Apple Cider Vinegar (1/4 parts)
- Epsom salts
- Pumice stone or some kind of exfoliater
You can get all of these things at any dollar store if you don’t already have them, there is no need to buy name brand. You can also make as much as you want… if you use 10 cups of water, use 5 cups of mouthwash and 5 cups of vinegar… if you use 5 cups of water, use 2.5 cups of mouthwash and 2.5 cups of vinegar. See what I mean?
Get yourself enough hot water to submerge your feet in (for me it was 4 cups). You can use a foot bath if you have one and like bubbles, but I just used a big mixing bowl. I sprinkled in about a palm full of epsom salts and then 2 cups of Listerine and 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Soak your feet in there for as long as you want… until the water gets cold! Then use a towel to pat them dry and go to work… exfoliating with your pumice stone, etc. The dead skin should just be falling right off at this point… almost like butter. It’s amazing if you’re like me and get really stubborn calluses that seem unfixable! Once you’ve scrubbed away all that old, dead skin, slap on some intensive lotion and enjoy your brand new feet!