Prior to trying out Wantable I had heard about them through users on instagram. One in particular would always complain about her Wantable box and I was very nervous to try them. I already had an impression of them and I was excited to form my own opinion by working with them. The company has a range of different boxes including makeup and intimates. I already own plenty of intimates and am pretty stuck to my products and don't try a lot of indie brands so I went with the jewelry box.
When I first received my box (which I did complimentary) I immediately appreciated the aesthetic of the box and it's packaging. I am really into minimalist appeal and I kinda enjoyed the simple white box with the W on it. It was also packaged very well. The inside had black paper which held the contents of all the items I had received.
My first immediate impression upon opening my box was disappointment. I looked down at the items I got and thought "They totally missed the mark none of this is me." I got a very simple chevron ring, a leopard scarf (made out of a very silky type material) and a mixed material necklace with gold, tortoise and emerald embellishments. When I looked a the paper insert and saw the retail prices of these items I was honestly in disbelief. 18 for the ring, 32 for the scarf and 38 for the necklace? You're joking right? In terms of the retail value and the price of the box, when considering those two factors, it is pretty sensible. I'm paying 40 and getting items worth double that.
Well I still decided to give these items a try. I didn't want to discard the idea of them before I really got to try them. I started with the ring. It really did grow on me and I like the small design of it. It's a very simple and elegant piece that I wear all throughout my day. It doesn't have much to it aside form the arrow like design but it doesn't need much more because it adds something to my finger without overly drawing attention. After wearing it for 3 days however I noticed the metal becoming tarnished and now it is more of a rose gold color. This was kinda of disappointing because something that costs this much shouldn't be made out of the crappy metal it is. But still I wear it.
It is getting pretty chilly in Tallahassee so I decided to try the scarf next. I loved how soft it was. The design to me wasn't something I was crazy over but I liked that it wasn't a traditional brown leopard/animal print. I liked it's grey component and the small rhinestone looking pieces it had on the end. It didn't really keep me warm but was a very cute piece that also grew on me. I can see myself using this as a wrap more than a scarf or bringing this baby out in the spring time. But nonetheless as the scarf grew on me I could see it's versatility a bit better and appreciated it more.
The last piece that I had trouble bringing myself to was the necklace. In the packaging it just looked cheap and not like a 38 dollar piece. Once I finally overcame my impression of it I decided to take it out and actually noticed it was made of pretty good material. I also began really liking the pop of the emerald color with tortoise and it also was the final piece that grew on me. I could not only see it's versatility more and a lot better but actually liked wearing it out and got a lot of compliments on it's uniqueness.
2. Look out for subscription services. They are a great way to get a range of great products (or not so great ones) for one rate and is a great way to gift yourself.
Have you ever tried Wantable? What other services have YOU tried?