Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wantable Makeup Box Review

I decided to try something different this time around with the Wantable makeup box. I've never been really big on makeup since I was raised by my dad and not my mom.  Every once in a while I like to try out new things, hoping to feel a little girly.

When you register for Wantable you answer a survey/quiz for the type of box you're wanting to buy - makeup, accessories, or intimates.  You're rating the things that you like or don't like so their stylists can handpick items matching your tastes.  Since I never paint my own nails (I do such a crappy job) I selected dislike on the nail polish; everything else was a like.  The ship notice came the next day after submitting my order; the whole process took less than a week!

Here is what I received (comments in italics from the manufacturers):
  1. Lipstick "Saucy" from Manna Kadar.  RETAIL $21.00.  This high pigment lipstick is not for the timid; layer it on for an attention getting look!
  2. Peepers Eyeshadow "Rolled Oats" from Darla Makeup.  RETAIL $18.00.  The ultimate staple for any makeup bag.  This light taupe with golden undertones is almost good enough to eat.  A great color to wear alone or pair up with other colors to create a great day to night look.
  3. Angled Foundation Brush from JAPONESQUE.  RETAIL $24.50.  Conveniently sized for portability, the Travel Angled Foundation Brush is an essential tool for creating a truly flawless foundation finish.  Synthetic bristles easily wash clean while maintaining their shape.
  4. FAKE IT - Alpha Blonde Lashes from Liberty Republic.  RETAIL $8.00.  Blondes totally have more fun!  The lighter color of these lashes may make them look oh-so-natural on even the fairest of women, but they also intensify the look of bright colored mascaras applied on top.  100% sterilized natural human hair.  Invisible band.  Hand knotted and flared.  Included a trial of lash adhesive.
  5. Dramatic Impact Mascara Blue from Cailyn Cosmetics.  RETAIL $15.00.  Dramatic Impact Mascara gives you long, lush lashes with full volume thickness, and deep rich pigment.
  6. Lise Watier Ombre Souffl√© Supr√™me Sample.  An exceptionally light creamy mousse texture, combined with the antioxidant, anti-aging properties of our exclusive Labrador Tea extract.  Easily applied with the fingertips, its long-lasting formula gives the eyelids an iridescent look.
So the total retail value of this makeup box was $86.50.  With Wantable's service you could have something like this for $40 with a one time purchase or $36 for a monthly subscription.  This is a great value!  The makeup was in the shades I've used before, except I've never had colored mascara, so it wasn't a stray from my comfort zone.  It's so amazing that a total stranger can do that having never even seen me!

I wore the lipstick with my Halloween costume; it was the only makeup I had on since I had the mask.  I've been carrying around the mascara in my purse, intending to put it on at work but I keep chickening out LOL.

Register today and snag yourself a great package with new makeup to wear to your holiday parties!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ozeri BP5K Talking Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Review

Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Voice-Guided Operation & Intelligent Hypertension Indicator is quite a mouthful to say or type!  I applied for this campaign thinking that Benny could use a better blood pressure monitor.

Benny was the first to try the BP5K.  He had two different readings, the first time high and the second time normal.  The female voice talked him into the right position in which to place his arm.  The voice was loud so it kind of startles you when you first use the BP5K.  I think that's what accounts for the higher reading the first time. (I too had a high then a normal reading.)  Along with the voice there's a little arrow in the upper right hand corner indicating whether you need to raise or lower your arm into position.

  • Easy to use
  • Large display and font for nearly anyone to be able to read.
  • Memory for two users
  • Voice and visual guidance
  • Tells you if your reading is too high or optimal; no need to look it up
  • Voice is too loud
  • Positioning for proper reading is too tight, making the voice guidance annoying from the stammering
The voice reminds me of the Orbit Gum girl.  I tried to find a clip to go along with this post but discovered there's been more than one girl.  So now I don't know who's voice it is!

I received the product mentioned above for free using  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Voice-Guided Operation & Intelligent Hypertension Indicator isn't currently in stock but you can add it to your Amazon wish list to snag one later.