Getting practical with the March Wantable Intimates Collection

*this post contains affiliate links*  Every month my Wantable Intimates Collection is so different from the month before…it is always a big surprise. Sometimes it’s all about sexy stuff, and sometimes it is far more on the practical side. This month’s collection is all about the practical stuff with cozy pajamas and some multi-tasking shapewear.

Wantable 2015 March Intimates PJ set1 and 2.  Spring Fling Pajama Set in Aruba Blue (retail value $32)  This comfy PJ set is from Real Underwear. The top is girly and pretty with great detail – the sleeves have a keyhole design with a bow. The v-shaped neckline is beautiful, with delicate lace trim and a bow.

Wantable 2015 March Intimates PJ top detail The matching capri-length pants are striped cotton with a string tie at the waist. The detailing at the bottom of the legs is gorgeous – just look at the lace trim. This is an extremely comfortable set that I love wearing and it’s perfect for spring temperatures.

Wantable 2015 March Intimates PJ bottom details

3.  Know Me Shapewear The Shape Charmer (retail value $38) This is a multi-tasking black shapewear piece. You can use it three ways:  as a tube top, a waist cincher, or as a half slip. It does everything – slims, cinches, and smooths. I am not going to be using it as a tube top any time soon…I don’t think even shapewear can save that particular area for me! – but I can totally use the waist cinching and half slip.

Wantable 2015 March Intimates Body Slimmer

This month’s Wantable Intimates Collection isn’t going to generate much heat in the boudoir, but it is a wonderfully practical one with great items that are going to get tons of use. My collection has a retail value of $70, making it a completely justifiable monthly treat.  – Lisa

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Want, want, want…Wantable March Accessories Collection

 

Wantable 2015 Accessories Collection

WOW, the Wantable Accessories Collection for March is definitely bold and beautiful! The focus is on cheeky colors and accessories that can be layered and paired with other pieces. My collection is definitely a winner with a glamorous ring, metal bracelet, sparkly headband and statement necklace.

Desiree Ring in Silver

Desiree Ring in Silver

Desiree Ring in Silver (retail value $16): Is this fun or what?? I love it. I have absolutely nothing else like this double finger ring with bold rhinestones. It’s playful and goes with everything.

Joyce Bracelet in Silver

Joyce Bracelet in Silver

Joyce Bracelet in Silver (retail value $17):  This is a stunning silver metal bracelet with a toggle closure and a metal tassel. Gorgeous on its own and perfect for layering with other bracelets or a watch.

Delaney Headband in Silver

Delaney Headband in Silver

Delany Headband in Silver (retail value $18) I adore this headband. It looks expensive and it is fantastic with darker hair. The headband has sparkly rhinestones and a stretchy band so it’s comfortable on. It is beautiful with loose, flowing hair or with a ponytail.

Abigail Necklace in Gold

Abigail Necklace in Gold

Abigail Necklace in Gold (retail value $24)  This is the only gold piece in my collection, with a long adjustable chain which is a pretty cool feature. The pairing of gold with shiny navy drop beads is more beautiful than the photo shows. The only problem I find with it is the beaded part can twist around if I am walking quickly, but it doesn’t tangle so the twisting is easily fixed.

Wantable March 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable March 2015 Accessories Collection

I think that Wantable is a great way to expand any accessories wardrobe at just $36 a month. My March collection has a retail value of $75 and I have already worn everything except the ring which will be fun when I actually go out some night!

Wantable is very customizable. It’s great how you can be specific about your preferences, yet every collection is still a wonderful surprise. I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for next month!  – Lisa

* Sent for editorial consideration, opinions all mine.  The Wantable links are affiliate links.  Click here for a $5 Coupon!

Refreshing my wardrobe with the Wantable February Intimates Collection

Wantable 2015 February Intimates Collection

Wantable 2015 February Intimates Collection

Nothing like a surprise box of ‘unmentionables’ waiting for you on the porch after a long day at work! I love surprises and the Wantable Intimates Collection I am sent for review is always the best…sometimes more for me, sometimes more for the hubby. This month was all about me. If you are thinking about ordering a Wantable subscription, click here for Valentine’s 2015 30% Off!

Firm Control Shaping Pants

Firm Control Shaping Pants

 1.  Firm Control Shaping Shorts in Black – Waist Watcher (retail value $21):  This is some pretty perfect shapewear. I like that it smooths out hips and tummy, and it also grabs thighs so it makes it comfortable to wear under dresses or under jeans. It also rides a little high so it minimizes the waist and eliminates the dreaded muffin top!

Pajama Drama Cami with lace

Pajama Drama Cami with lace

2.  Pajama Drama Cami with Lace in Navy (retail value $21):  This is a very soft and oh-so-comfy cami. The lace detail puts it on the sexy side, but the loose fit makes it wonderfully comfortable and easy to wear. The straps are also adjustable, guaranteeing an awesome fit.

MukLuk Slipper Socks...just the best!!

MukLuk Slipper Socks…just the best!!

3.  MukLuks Slipper Socks (retail value $24):  Where have these been all my life????  I am not a big fan of slippers in the winter. They keep my feet warm but then my calves are still freezing. I usually resort to socks but they don’t give the insulation from the floor that I need. MukLuks Slipper Socks are the answer. These cute thick socks have the sole (and the soul!) of a slipper. This means cozy calves, warm feet, and a happy dance.

My Wantable February Intimates Collection has a retail value of $66, although I would say that my most favorite item, the MukLuk Slipper Socks, have actually been invaluable. Some collections are more on the sexy side, but this one is more on the practical side and so appreciated.

Click this link for a $5 Coupon off a Wantable collection or if you order before February 28th use this link for a Valentine’s 2015 30% Off!.  – Lisa

*Sent for editorial consideration, opinions all mine.  The Wantable links are affiliate links.

Lots of fun in the Wantable February Accessories Collection!

Looking outside my window right now, it is snowing and blowing and the temperature is below zero.  I can’t be alone in wanting warm spring weather and fun, bright colors to match a shining sun!  My February Accessories Collection that I was sent from Wantable for review brought me a fabulous teaser for warm weather with four pieces that are going to get lots of play.

Wantable February 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable February 2015 Accessories Collection

Like last month, my collection includes a ring, a necklace, a pair of sunglasses, and a scarf.  I am thrilled with the variety of items, and they all go together with silver tones and fun-loving vibe.

Courtney Ring

Courtney Ring

The Courtney Ring (retail value $11) is a silver stretch ring that looks like an arrow.  This is a bigger, statement ring that looks especially good with a white t-shirt, jeans, black boots, and pastel nail polish.

Macy Sunglasses

Macy Sunglasses

The Macy Sunglasses (retail value $14) have extremely large frames and the most gorgeous silver detailing on the sides.  These are going to be fantastic for maximum protection at the beach!  This is a pair of sunglasses that Jackie-O would absolutely love.

Sheila Necklace

Sheila Necklace

I am totally digging the Sheila Necklace (retail value $16).  This is a double layer necklace with fun silver disc details.  It looks like it would be very heavy but it is feather light.  The Sheila Necklace is just beautiful and I am so glad I can specify my necklace length preferences as this is exactly the length I like.

Suri Scarf

Suri Scarf

My final item is the Suri Scarf (retail value $24).  This is a lightweight oblong scarf in fun, springy mint, cream, and grey.  Pictures don’t really do this justice.  The Suri Scarf is one that works with any outfit, from casual jeans to a sundress.

Wantable is always a great value at $36 a month.  My collection this month had a retail value of $65, and I will definitely wear every item.  I think the best part about Wantable is how very specific you can be regarding preferences, yet every collection is still a wonderful surprise.

Click this link for a $5 Coupon off a Wantable collection, or if you order before February 28th use this link for a Valentine’s 2015 30% Off!.  – Lisa

*Sent for editorial consideration, opinions all mine.  The Wantable links are affiliate links.

Getting in a new year groove with the January Glossybox

Glossybox 2015 January 3Better late than never!  The Glossybox for January 2015 is a great collection of full size and travel size skin care and cosmetics. It actually isn’t too late, you can still order the January box, thank goodness. A three-month subscription is $60, and the January Glossybox alone has over $70 worth of products. Here is what was in the box they sent to us:

Glossybox 2015 January

There are two sample items. The Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser is a deluxe size, 1 oz.  This was actually voted the best cleanser in Allure’s Best of Beauty, so I am anxious to try it out.  No question this is going in my travel bag, stat!  There is also a small sample size of Skin & Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum.  The sample is 0.17 oz, which is a wonderful way to try out this $80 serum.  I tried it last night and this morning, hoping I wouldn’t like it because I have so many serums right now…but it felt pretty awesome. Rats.

Glossybox 2015 January 4

The Kueshi Pure & Clean Revitalizing Face Toner is full size and this is a new line for me. Kueshi is a Spanish line, and this toner gets great reviews. The toner has aloe in it, so it is very gentle and healing.

Glossybox 2015 January 2

Another new line for me is Lollipops. The Eye Pencil in Goodbye Moon is just darling, love the packaging! This is a retractable eyeliner that goes on smooth and has great lasting power. Goodbye Moon is a black with a slight metallic finish. Definitely a keeper!

Glossybox 2015 January 5

The star of the January 2015 Glossybox is the Teez Trendy Cosmetics Beautiful Flat Stiff Brush. This is a wonderful eyeshadow brush! I love it for packing on color, and it also blends and smudges beautifully. Just check out that super cute handle.  Yes, it’s trendy, but it’s also just a great brush that I am happy to have in my collection.

I love Glossybox because it really is a tremendous value, plus I love the introduction to new and niche lines.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, the January Glossybox is a great way to begin.

Use the coupon code AIMODSTER15 for a Ardency Inn Modster Eyeliner Travel Size Duo with a monthly subscription to GlossyBox.  – Lisa

Glossybox code

*sample for editorial consideration

Thank you Ipsy for saving the day

Fresh Start - Ipsy January 2015

Fresh Start – Ipsy January 2015

The January theme for IPSY’s subscription is Fresh Start. I’ve been writing about my subscription for IPSY for at least 2 years. Occasionally I’m a little disappointed but for the most part I am very happy with IPSY.

Ipsy costs $10 per month and that includes shipping. If you read my Beauty Army review for January then you’ll see what I like about this price. There are are 5 products in each cosmetic bag and almost all are full size. (Again read that Beauty Army review!!) This month’s bag is vinyl that’s blue on one side, white on the other and lined in red. Very patriotic.

IPSY January 2015 bag

IPSY January 2015 bag

I received two packages on the same day – this Ipsy and the previously mentioned Beauty Army. I opened Ipsy first since I didn’t know what would be in it and was very happy to see what was inside. 5 full size items can’t be beat especially for $10.

BellaPierre mineral eyeshadow and Pacifica eyeshadow

BellaPierre mineral eyeshadow and Pacifica eyeshadow

Two eyeshadows (my favorite product) were in the bag. Bella Pierre Mineral eyeshadow pigment in Whesek, a gunmetal gray ($4) and Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure, a golden brown (approx $10). The reason you aren’t seeing swatches today is that Lisa and I are saving up for our upcoming 5th Blogaversy giveaways and these will be in one of the prize boxes. I like these and I’m happy they came but one of you will too.

Probelle nail polish in Into the Blue

Probelle nail polish in Into the Blue

This nail lacquer from Probelle is a beautiful summery shade. Into the Blue is a dark sky blue with a touch of teal. It’s available on Probelle’s site for $6.

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush

This Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush ($10) is my favorite item in this month’s subscription. I’m a brush hoarder and this pretty pink brush is right up my alley. It’s on the firm side with densely packed bristles so it’s great for blending shadows as well as placement.

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

(Malin + Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm ($12) is the last in my cosmetic bag and a wonderful addition. This is not the first time I’ve received this in a subscription so I know it’s great. “Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, our lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish.  Our hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips.  Color and paraben free.”

IPSY for January is filled with $32 worth of items. But that’s not all ladies and gentlemen (said in my infomercial voice). You earn points on IPSY for reviewing products and when people sign up with your referral link. This month I cashed in 500 points for >>>>

Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream Eyeshadow

Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream Eyeshadow

bare Minerals Elegant Taupe 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow

bare Minerals Elegant Taupe 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow

bare Minerals Elegant Taupe 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow

bare Minerals Elegant Taupe 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow

Previously I had gotten a sample size of this bareMinerals Cream Eyeshadow in Vintage Wine and liked it. When this was in their shop I decided this was perfect for me. The color is Elegant Taupe and it makes a great base. It’s not an exciting color but it works well with other shadows, makes an easy to use base or all over color when I’m in a hurry. And it sells for $18 but my points helped me get this for free.

All of my January Ipsy items

All of my January Ipsy items

I’m happy as a clam with this month’s bag. I have items I’ll use, some goodies for the upcoming giveaways and I’m earning points for extra items. Did you get this same Ipsy bag for January? If you don’t subscribe, are you considering it? Here’s my referral link for extra points so if you are inclined, I hope you’ll use it? — Marcia

Bye Bye Beauty Army – I’m done with you

Beauty Army mailer

Beauty Army mailer

Beauty Army is a monthly subscription service that I’ve been buying on and off for a few years. What I like about it is that you can skip a month without a problem. But that’s about the extent of what I like. Let me show you my latest box to see if you agree with me.

Beauty Army box inside

Beauty Army box inside

Number 1 reason to quit: The price of Beauty Army has been raised to $12.99 and they now charge shipping. It used to cost $12 a month with free shipping but not now.

Number 2 reason to quit: Beauty Army used to put the items in the cutest small cigar style box that you could use to store items. Now it’s just the outer mailer. That wouldn’t be bad if the items had improved, but have they?

The storage box it USED to come in.

The storage box it USED to come in.

Number 1 reason to stay with Beauty Box: You get to pick your samples. You fill out a questionnaire, which you can change at any time, and they generate 9 samples for you. You can pick up to 6 (I always picked 6).

Number 3 reason to quit: Beauty Army has samples and rarely anything more. This month I did get a full size item as a choice and that’s why I decided to try it. That was before I knew they raised the price.

Number 4 reason to quit: You have a window of 5 days to pick your samples. If you don’t pick within those 5 days, they’ll pick for you and not necessarily from your questionnaire. I missed the email one month about making my selection and they sent me a package with nothing I could use.

Number 5 reason to quit: Unlike most services there’s no perks like earning points towards more products, no discount on full size items if you bought them and not even a referral credit.

Here’s what I received in my January 2015 Beauty Army. What do you think of it?

Beauty Army for January 2015

Beauty Army for January 2015

Cosmetics included beauty army cosmetics

– a mini nail polish from Pretty Woman in a bright summery pink cream. Nice shade at least but it really is small.

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands. Now this is the reason that I decided to order. I’ve been wanting to try Burt’s Bees lip crayons and the color is right up my alley.

Burt's Bees Sedona Sands lip crayon

Burt’s Bees Sedona Sands lip crayon

Burt's Bees Sedona Sands lip crayon swatch

Burt’s Bees Sedona Sands lip crayon swatch

The rest is skincare since there were no other cosmetic choices.

Skincare samples

Skincare samples

– deluxe sample size of L’Oreal Revitalif Anti Wrinkle & Firming Eye

– sample pump of AminoCare moisturizing cream

– sample tube of Skin + Co Truffle Therapy Serum

Michael Todd samples

Michael Todd samples

– 4 packets of Michael Todd True Organics products (Cleanse & Tone, Hydration Boost Facial Serum, Wild Rose Petal Creamy Body Wash, and Citrus Cream Moisturizer)

Would you pay almost $15 for this? I am using the Burt’s Bees lip crayon but everything else is going in the contest pile as extras for BIZ giveaways. The skincare samples feel like ones that Sephora lets you pick as freebies when you order. What’s your take on this? — Marcia

*nothing to disclose – check my Ipsy January package later today to see the difference