Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WANTABLE: July 2014 [Accessories Box]

it's the day before i head to Florida and what i should be doing is packing but i will feel more complete if i was able to get all my July boxes out of the way. 

here's the last box for the month of July! it featured Danna Ann who is an 'expert' (of what, i am not sure) but i do like the majority of her jewelry selections.
i am not sure if this has been happening for a while now (since i skipped reviewing a few months worth of Wantable boxes) but there's a personal touch with the sticker on the box and the jewelry comes in these velvet pouches now.
 the July box contained four jewelry pieces:

1) Francesca Necklace
retail value: $18

this is not something i would normally choose myself but i can see myself wearing it. i like the detailing on the tree as well as the contrast with the coin.
2) Jodie Bracelet
retail value: $14

this is a unique piece... i've never seen a bracelet that is half leather and half gold like this. the white stone is very nice but the main problem i have with this is that it is not very secure. the leather does not wrap tightly around the stone so if it is hanging loosely on your wrist, it may just unhook and fall off.
3) Brittney Earrings
retail value: $24

cute earrings! i never say no to bows.
4) London Ring
retail value: $14

eeeeeeeeeh. not a fan of adjustable rings. plus, the smallest size it can be is just small enough to fit on my middle finger. 

3 out of the 4 pieces fit my preferences, although the bracelet is too loose for my liking. still, the box is quite pricey and i will be skipping months in the future. i only got up to July as a birthday treat.
is anyone still subscribed to Wantable? they seem to have a variety of other types of boxes now.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

FANCY BOX: July 2014 [Coco Rocha]

i always look forward to opening my Fancy boxes since you never know what to expect. 
sadly, i was not a big fan this month:
1) Passport Luggage Tag
Passport luggage tag-a luggage tag that's ready to take on the world!
retail value: $10

soo uhm, this is sort of flimsy... and pretty much asking for trouble.
2) Wallpaper City Guide: NYC
Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities.
retail value: $14

this could have been useful when i was actually in NY in May... neat idea but not that interesting to me.
3) Privé Zipper Pouch by Izola
Izola's zipper pouches are 100% cotton and lined with PEVA to keep the contents dry and tidy. Use in the bathroom, for travel, or for your desk to keep all those pencils and pens organized.
retail value: $28

i have plenty of bags i use for traveling but i guess i did not have one that was plastic-y inside so that you can throw a wet swimsuit in there (Google tells me Privé means private). but $28 retail value?! 
4) Universal Travel Adapter by Kikkerland Design
Worldwide compatibility, more than 150 countries. Ultra compact for travel, folds flatter than any other adapter on the market.
retail value: $15

not something i need right now but maybe down the road when i travel to Australia again. or perhaps... Europe!
5) Well Kept Screen Towelettes
Each pack contains 15 pre-moistened towelettes, useful for cleaning a variety of electronics and lenses.
retail value: $13

i've never once been like, ya know what i could really use right now? a screen towelette! 

this month was my last Coco Rocha box. i thought i'd stick around until my birthday month and then decide... unfortunately, this was probably the most disappointing Coco Rocha box i've opened thus far. the items all revolved around a fun theme - traveling - but they were very lackluster.
Fancy boxes are all about sending you goods worth over $80. well this box just made it. the total of the retail value is $80 but that's nowhere near what i think it is worth. i'm thinking more like the $30 range.

i'm going to try my hand with Kelly Rowland next month. but just the one time! and it might be time to finally wash my hands of this.

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