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What a Wantable Gift Idea

Wantable Gift Idea

Wantable

I’ve tried to come up with unique gift ideas for my friends, but you wanna know a secret about me?  I’m really terrible at picking out gifts that people will like.  In year’s past, I’ve resorted to sending gift certificates, but that lacks personal touch, or so I hear.  I think I found something more personal, that would make a great gift for my girlfriends – or even me!  This one is really Wantable!  No – I mean it.  It’s Wantable.com.

Wantable is different from other subscription-based services that I have tried.  Other services offer one box.  They send their monthly boxes without regard to buyers’ preferences.  If you don’t like your box, then better luck next time.

Wantable offers three different monthly boxes.  They have a make-up box, an accessories box and an intimates box on a regular basis.  Currently, Wantable is offering a holiday box for Christmas, as well.  Each box comes personalized based on your own preferences. Additionally, you can get a box as a one-time service (which makes it ideal for gift giving) or you can get a monthly subscription to keep the boxes coming.

When you register on Wantable, select the kind of box you want and then, take the personalized style quiz.  I got the make-up box, so I told them all the things I loved – like nail polish, eye cosmetics, browns, etc.  I also rated the things that I considered so-so, like nude colors and bronzers.  I also rated items I really dislike such as sheer nail colors and coral lipsticks.  Based on my personal style, Wantable sent me a box containing:

  • Michael Marcus Shadow Primer (ARV: $24.00)
  • Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Highlighter (ARV: $29.00)
  • Color Club Nail Polish in Sugar Rays (ARV: $8.00)
  • Girlactik Beauty Eye Shadow in Timeless (ARV: $19.00)
  • Skiin Instant Skin Tightener and Line Filler sample

My Thoughts on the Box

Color Club Sugar RaysWell, I have never heard of any of these brands, except Color Club.  I used to use their products when I was a nail tech.  While I am not a HUGE fan of the color, it does make a great base for nail art and my daughter will love it as a stocking stuffer.  She likes the gold-tan color and it works great with her skin tone.

However, I’m in love with the shadow primer and the Girlactik shadow!  These were definitely worthwhile surprises.  They worked well together and the color lasts for hours.  A little of the color goes a long way.  You can even dip your applicator into a little water and apply it wet for a more dramatic statement – perfect for the holidays.

I mixed a little of the highlighter with a bit of moisturizer and wore it alone.  The Manna Kadar Sheer Glo highlighter gave my skin a slight shimmer, making it seem more youthful.

These are definitely high-end cosmetics and they performed as I would expect high-end cosmetics to perform.  My skin glowed and I didn’t break out after wearing them.  They lasted a long time without needing reapplication – and I got to try a few new brands.

Had I not been happy with my box, all I need do is call the customer service and they would take care of it with a full refund.  Why would I do that, though?  I liked my box!

I love that it’s personalized!  Your box would probably contain different things because we are different people with different likes.  That’s why I think it would make a great gift.  Your friend will get a personalized style box just for her.  It only costs you $40 and even the shipping is free.  You can also buy yourself a box to try it out.  If you love it, you can subscribe and keep getting a new box personalized for you every month.  Also, unlike some of other subscription programs, you can skip boxes or put your account on hold.

Be sure to keep in touch by following them on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter as well.


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

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Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree and Pillsbury Coupons

Pillsbury Coupons

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree Pillsbury Coupons

Our family usually goes all-out for Halloween.  For Thanksgiving, we invite all of our friends and put up a few decorations.  But when December rolled around, I realized that most of my friends jubilantly updated their Facebook statuses announcing they had decorated their home for the holidays.  Darling Christmas decorations stared at me from one status to the next.  Gorgeous trees and even Menorahs seemed to mock my lack of holiday cheer.

So… my daughter and I decided to decorate a tree on December 1st – just in time for breakfast.  I can guarantee you that it went up faster than anyone else’s tree – and probably went down (with a cup of coffee or milk) a lot faster, too!

This photo didn’t turn out very well, but when I came back with my good camera, the kids had already dug in and there was nothing left to photograph!  LOL.  I found the Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree recipe on Pillsbury’s site, but it was my daughter’s idea to add the cherries.  In fact, they have MANY very cute recipes.  My kids would love the Silly Snails, but I want to try the Java Glazed cinnamon rolls.  Be sure to stop by their coupon page and print the latest coupons needed for your recipes.  They actually had one to save .50 cents off 2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls when I wrote this post, but their Pillsbury coupons offering changes up often.

Sure, it’s not a real tree, but it did help my holiday doldrums enough that I boxed up the Happy Harvest decorations – and it doesn’t drop needles all over the floor, so it’s really better than a real tree – at least for now.

Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
So easy to make and so cute on the table, my daughter and I had a blast making this cinnamon roll Christmas tree. The kids had a blast eating it!
Ingredients:
  • 1 cans Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
  • Maraschino Cherries‎
  • Christmas Sprinkles
Instructions:
Wrap cookie sheet with foil. Assemble cinnamon rolls as shown in image and bake according to package directions. Spread with frosting (included with cinnamon rolls) Decorate with cherries and sprinkles.

Thanks to Pillsbury for the VIP coupon for a free can of Pillsbury® Cinnamon Rolls OR Grands!® Cinnamon Rolls.  We sure had fun putting this together… and even more fun eating them.  While Pillsbury’s generosity was an inspiration to post, my thoughts are genuinely my own.  I’m sure I will be coming back to print some more Pillsbury coupons so we can do this again – or try a different fun recipe.

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