Wantable “Accessories” Subscription Box – July 2014

Wantable is a hyper-personalized monthly subscription box. They have three options: Makeup, Accessories and Intimates. Each box is $36/mo. and you take a in-depth profile quiz to let Wantable know your loves, likes and dislikes. Essentially, this helps from getting samples/products/etc. that you’d never be interested in.

A couple days ago, I received my July Accessories Box. I also have reviews for the July Intimates Box and the July Makeup Box in recent blog posts – check ‘em all out. I am really happy with the items I got in my Wantable Accessories Box! They were all super unique and fun additions to my growing collection!

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There were 4 items in my Wantable July Accessories Box. From Wantable: Fashionistas rejoice! Your July Accessories Collection is here with the perfect summer accessories for your warm weather wardrobe. A few of the many trends we are highlighting this month include magnificent metals, lovely layering pieces and plenty of Aztec inspiration. Featured expert, Danna Ann couldn’t be more thrilled about these trends this month. She says, “Want to dress up a plain, breezy maxi? Throw on a gold, Aztec-inspired statement necklace! Don’t forget to dress up those wrists with some gold and turquoise arm candy, definitely one of my favorite color combos!”

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  1. Jonni Earrings
  2. Alanda Necklace
  3. Rosie Earrings
  4. Andrea Watch

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From Wantable: The Jonni Earrings are a great statement classic staple! STYLE TIP: Wear your hair up and a hot red lip! (RV: $16)

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From Wantable: The Alana Necklace is a strand of beautiful stones in the stunning shades of the sea. (RV: $34)

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From Wantable: The Rosie Earrings feature distressed gold tones surrounding spikes of pale, bubblegum pink. STYLE TIP: Pair with a breezy white blouse and a bubblegum pink lip. (RV: $17)

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From Wantable: The Andrea Watch is a classic multi watch that’s perfect for every day! (RV: $27)

THE VERDICT: I am really happy with this Wantable box! I’ve gifted the watch, I’m obsessed with the earrings AND I think I have the perfect outfit to pair with the necklace. The retail value of this box was $94… And yet I got these four pieces for only $36! Can’t wait to see what next month brings!!!

Previous ‘Accessories’ Reviews:

Wantable “Makeup” Subscription Box – July 2014

Wantable is a hyper-personalized monthly subscription box. They have three options: Makeup, Accessories and Intimates. Each box is $36/mo. and you take a in-depth profile quiz to let Wantable know your loves, likes and dislikes. Essentially, this helps from getting samples/products/etc. that you’d never be interested in.

A couple days ago, I received my July Makeup Box. I also have reviews for the July Intimates Box and the July Accessories Box in recent blog posts – check ‘em all out. I am really happy with the items I got in my Wantable Makeup Box! They were bold, intense and fun additions to my growing collection!

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There were 4 items in my Wantable July Makeup Box. From Wantable: When the lazy days of summer set in, we like to streamline and simplify our morning beauty routines and get back to basics. One way to speed up your morning routine is to pick one or two parts of your face to focus on. A statement lip is a gorgeous way to look pulled together with just a few swipes of lipstick. This month, we have amazing lip products from Mirabella and Vincent Longo to help you achieve a flawless pout. If you are more about a great smokey eye, eyeshadow quads from Tarina Tarantino have you covered! Brows and lashes are another way to quickly frame your face and add definition. We have an amazing brow gel from Mica Beauty Cosmetics that will keep yours in tiptop shape. To fill them in, Mirabella’s brow kit takes all the guesswork out of finding your perfect shade and allows you to experiment with the right look for you. Tarina Tarantino’s mascara will thicken and lengthen your lashes to perfection, for that doe-eyed look makeup mavens crave. Cream products are another way to simplify things. We have a cream blush from Ofra and cream bronzer and highlighter from Three Custom Color to give you a dewy glow. With these beauties you can cut out brushes to apply and blend with your fingers for a travel-friendly routine. A quick and easy makeup routine is no sweat with your amazing July Makeup Collection.

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  1. Tarina Tarantino Blush Brush
  2. Ofra Pressed Blush (Pink)
  3. Mics Beauty Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow (Green)
  4. Mirabella Lip Colour (Berry)

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From Wantable: This beautiful essential gives you the power to pick up powder generously and apply smoothly over skin for a flawless finish. (RV: $42)

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From Wantable: Ofra’s fabulous pressed powder with strong pigment for long lasting effect. (RV: $15)

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From Wantable: Mica Beauty Mineral Eye Shadows’ glamorous shimmers will give you the look you always wanted. It’s extremely gentle and free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils and other fillers. With this unique formula, your shadow will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area. BEAUTY TIP: Apply over an eye primer for true-to-pan color and the best staying power. Apply dry for a sheer wash of shimmery color. (RV: $15)

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From Wantable: Rich, high-pigment fashion shades go on smoothly and stay put with no bleeding. BEAUTY TIP: For the ultimate staying power, layer over a coordinating lip liner. Top with a gloss for a beautiful sheen and a look all your own. (RV: $22)

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THE WHOLE LOOK:

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THE VERDICT:

I couldn’t be happier with this Wantable box! I’ll definitely use all the products included. They are bold and strong and will round out my collection. The retail value of this box was $92… Definitely a steal getting all this for only $36! Can’t wait to see what next month brings.

Previous Wantable Makeup Box Reviews:

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge – Day 7 Recap

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Yesterday was Day 7 on the challenge. I’m a little over blogging daily about it – but I like the accountability it offers so I just need to get over myself. Yesterday was pretty in eventful except I did have some tacos for lunch that were delicious – but had flour tortillas which are a no-no on the Cleanse. I figured eating those were the lesser of two evils relative to starving, though.

Today I had:
MORNING
–Catalyst (3)
–Probiotic (2)
–Jamba Juice Apple & Green’s smoothie
MIDDAY
–Catalyst (3)
–Steak Tacos
EVENING
–OmegaPlex (2)
–Veggie Chips + Guacamole
–Pink Lemonade Spark
–Spinach & Kale Chips + Chicken Salad
–Herbal Cleanse (3) + Catalyst (3)

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The cleanse is over Friday and I’m dying to see (and share!) my 10-day results!

July 2014 Stitch Fix Review – Stitch Fix #5

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The other day I got my fifth Stitch Fix in the mail! I kept one item from my last Fix (a dress ), and I’ve been dying to get this latest Stitch Fix in my hands!

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A few days ago I peeked in my account to try and figure out what was coming, but it only lists the names of the items and doesn’t include pictures. So…I had an idea of what was headed my way, but didn’t have any clue as to the colors or patterns of things.

My note from my stylist:

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Stitch Fix comes with an information card which includes a listing of everything in the box, prices, and then a total of how much everything would be if you kept everything in the box (it deducts your $20 styling fee and the 25% discount for keeping all of your items):

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Here is what I received:

Towne & Reese: Brook Fanned Drop Earrings ($28): This was the first item I saw in my box. I love earrings and these are seriously beautiful. I was much happier with the price relative to last month, and have no qualms about keeping them. VERDICT: Kept!

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Margaret M: Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser ($98): I loved the color of these pants – and was pleasantly surprised that they fit and were pretty flattering. Ultimately, though, for the price and the fact that the pants look a lot like leggings – we weren’t meant to be. VERDICT: Returned!

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Collective Concepts: Wintor Leopard Print Cross-Front Blouse ($64): I wanted this top to work so badly. I loved the print. I loved the style. It was flirty and still professional. BUT – I was just too short and didn’t hit at a flattering point between my waist and hips. Had it been made for a longer torso, I’d never take it off! VERDICT: Returned!

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Pomelo: Carissa Striped Fit & Flare Dress ($64): I was super on the fence about this dress. I loved the stripes and the style. It was super fun for summer, yet still appropriate enough for work. My two issues with the dress were the pleats (which added bulk) and the fact that it didn’t seem special enough (I have a very similar dress from Old Navy). VERDICT: Returned!

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Collective Concepts: Mckinley Tie-Neck Short Sleeve Blouse ($68): This top was the worst Boring color, matronly style, super wrinkled – didn’t even really try it on. Immediate NO! VERDICT: Returned!

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I really like the styling cards included in my Stitch Fix box. They help provide inspiration on how you might pair this new find with something already in your closet.

For my fifth box – I was happy that I think my stylist is back on track. Even though I didn’t keep much, the styles represented me well for the most part. I still love the concept, though, and as long as I love even one piece so I don’t lose my styling fee, I’m a happy Stitch Fix girl! Excited to see what’s in my next box, set to arrive on 8/1.

PREVIOUS STITCH FIX REVIEWS:

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If you don’t know the greatness that is Stitch Fix, let me break it down for you… Basically, Stitch Fix is a personal shopping/styling service for women. You sign up (HERE) and fill out an in-depth style profile about all your fashion likes and dislikes, sizes and even budget preferences. Are you more preppy or more rock n’ roll? Do you wear T-shirts and jeans – or are you never caught without a dress? You can even link to a Pinterest board to really show your stylist what your personal style is all about…

Once you’re all signed up, you’ll receive a box once a month with outfits and accessories HAND-PICKED for you by your personal Stitch Fix stylist. There is a $20 styling fee each month. IF you choose to keep even one item, that $20 is applied to your purchase price. Even better, if you decide to keep all 5 items – you get an additional 25% off your total order. Essentially – you keep what you love and you send back anything that doesn’t work. You only pay for the items to decide to hang on to, and you are charged when you ‘check out’ each month on your Stitch Fix page. You have a few days to try everything on and the box comes with a bag and a prepaid return label so you can easily ship back the pieces you aren’t interested in.

 

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge – Day 6 Recap

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Today was Day 6 on the challenge. I (hopefully) feel like I’m turning a corner. I wasn’t AS hungry today and I also didn’t feel as weak. Mondays are tough – but it’s rare that I stay so focused on this eating journey that has proven to be really hard for me, so I’ll celebrate that on this particular Monday. There’s only 4 days left on the Cleanse phase – which works out nicely since I’ll be meeting with a potential wedding cake baker on Saturday! A couple bites won’t kill me or derail my GREAT progress…

Today I had:
MORNING
–Strawberry Mango Spark + Catalyst (3)
–Probiotic (2)
–Strawberry Meal Replacement Shake
–Banana
MIDDAY
–Catalyst (3)
–Chicken Salad
–Hummus
–Spinach & Kale Chips
EVENING
–OmegaPlex (2)
–Bruschetta Turkey Burger patty (from Central Market)
–Herbal Cleanse (3) + Catalyst (3)

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I also had a great Barre class this morning where I got to rock a cute new top I purchased a couple weeks ago and have been dying to show off:

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I’m really excited for Day 7 tomorrow and the mark of one solid week of making positive progress in my nutrition to lose weight and get healthier.

Good night y’all!

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge – Day 5 Recap

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Yesterday was Day 5 on the challenge. I usually get to sleep in a little on Sundays, and while that is wonderful it also throws my schedule way off whack. Yesterday was no exception… I got up I’m enough time to take my pills before church, but I didn’t have a moment to eat. I wanted a doughnut at church SO SO SO BAD but I resisted. After a week of excellent consistency and willpower, YJ treated me to a dinner out at Outback where we got to indulge just a little bit!

Today I had:
MORNING
–Cherry Spark + Catalyst (3)
–Probiotic (2)
MIDDAY
–Catalyst (3)
–Veggie Chips + Guacamole
EVENING
–OmegaPlex (2)
–Filet Mignon
–Shrimp
–Baked Potato
–Seasonal Veggies
–Herbal Cleanse (3) + Catalyst (3)

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Halfway through the CLEANSE and feeling great!