StudioWedBox review – April 2015

This is my sixth StudioWedBox and I am very much enjoying the assistance it’s been giving me with my wedding planning. Each month is a different topic and it gets my brain on task with my wedding planning. This month’s theme was about organising the gift registry.

First look

The products

PaddyWax Jane Austen Tin Candle
Sample size 2.5 oz
Sample value $8 US

Illume Chanterelle Moss Envelope Matches
Sample size – pack of 50
Sample value $5 US

StudioWedBox says – ‘This PaddyWax candle is for you to enjoy and relax with and light with some cute matches from Illume’.

The PaddyWax Jane Austen Tin Candle is super cute and smells of gardenia’s and jasmine. It’s definitely a relaxing scent.

I usually light my candles with one of those gas charged turbo lighters from Dusk. But it will be a nice change to go old-school and use a match. These matches are nice and long, so I won’t be worried about burning my fingers.

Naiad whipped soap in Lemon Poppy Seed
Sample size 52 grams
Sample value $5.50 US

StudioWedBox says – ‘Need to relax some more? Naiad whipped soap is luxuries, creamy, and delicate.’

This soap smells delicious and has a bit of a sugar scrub element to it. I love to treat myself with these kinds of products. I can see myself ordering a sample set of this at Christmas time!

Mini cutting board and recipe cards
Sample value $11.99

This is a cute mini cutting board and recipe cards set that would make for a nice gift. I’m not quite sure I would use it though.

BONUS – Handmade Custom Lip Balm by Botanical Bars in Herbal Peppermint
Sample size
Sample value $2.49 US

This cute bonus product is a sample of the Mint to Be Lip Balm Party Favours. These come with a custom label with your name and wedding date. The minimum order is $29.99 for 25 lip balms, making them cost $1.19 each. The lip balm is made from soybean oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, hemp oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin e and aloe vera.

The balm goes on nice and smooth, and has a cooling peppermint feeling. You could also use these for a small gift at your bridal shower.

How much does it cost?

StudioWedBox has a 12 month ($29.99US), six month ($34.99US) and monthly ($39.99US) option for the US and Canada. International shipping of $10US per month is available on the $39.99 option, making it $49.99 a month. The international shipping option takes approximately 15 plus days.

I’m in Australia so I am using the international shipping option. Using today’s US dollar it would cost $64.22 AUD.

Was it worth it?

This is not my favourite StudioWedBox but I still enjoyed it.

There was over $30US worth of goodies in this month’s box. So if you purchase a 12 month subscription in the US, you have come out just in front value wise. So for me with the extra costs in relation to international shipping it wasn’t great value.

However it did get me thinking and researching what kind of gift registry I would like to have. Personally I love the idea of an online gift registry because I think that makes it easier for people. The two that I have found that I like in Australia are From the Owl and  Wedding List Co. In the US the lovely team at StudioWedBox recommends NewlyWish.

I’d love to hear your recommendations for a gift registry.

Read my previous StudioWedbox reviews.

Wantable Intimates review – March 2015

There are three different Wantable boxes that you can subscribe to – Accessories, Make-up or Intimates.

Wantable use a style quiz to determine what items to send you each month. This month I changed mine to include bras in the love category. My preferences for this box were set to:

Love – loungewear, leggings and bras
Like – lingerie, panties and socks
Dislike – tights/hoisery and shapewear

I also put in a special request for some MUK LUK Slipper Socks. My stylist Madeline was super nice and replied to my special request with the following:

‘Hi Prue! Thanks for the note. Unfortunately we don’t have any MukLuks left in stock, but I have included some other great pieces that I hope you love! Enjoy :)’

So what did I get?

First look

The products

Real Underwear Fusion Bralette in Lipgloss
Sample value $26US

Wantable says – ‘From Real Underwear: The fusion bralette has a thin strip of micro elastic between layers of fabric, creating an ultra-comfortable seamless bra!’

This matches the singlet I received in my Wantable Intimates box last month. It feels nice on but isn’t really my style.

Black and Pink Work It Out Sports Bra by Rene Rofe
Sample value $9.95US (I found it on sale the RRP is $28)

Wantable says – ‘This bra features a racerback detail. it is soft and perfect for lounging in or working out in!’

Yay! I love comfy sports bras. It’s a fun colour too!

Bedhead Tie Dy Cami by Honeydew Intimates
Sample value $9 (on sale similar item in plain colour RRP is $20)

Wantable says – ‘From Honeydew: Our classic thin-strap tie dye top is so easy to wear alone or under anything for that layered look. Toss in some frosty-fresh tie-dye prints and you’ve got a must-have look!’

At first look I didn’t think this was really me but then I put it on and I love it. It’s so comfy and the colour brings out my tan and my eyes. Love it!

Third Love Mesh Plunge Bra
Sample value $39US

Wantable says – ‘This Mesh Plunge acts like a basic but walks on the wild side. Angled cups give a stunning natural lift, and the sexy lace details is a perfect touch.’

This one feels a little flimsy to me but I think that is how it’s supposed to feel. Light weight! It’s a nice basic bra with a fun pop of hot pink.

How much does it cost?

The first box costs $40 and then if you keep all the items in the box you get a $4 credit for next time. Making it $36.

I kept all my items from last month so I was billed  $36 for a monthly subscription and $10 for shipping to Australia.

TOTAL COST $46 US (on today’s dollar that makes it $62.88 Aussie dollars)

How long did it take to get to Australia?

My Wantable boxes always seem to take about two weeks to get here from the US.

Was it worth it?

Three out of four is pretty good. I’ll get good use out of the cami and two black bras. The purple bralette isn’t my style but I will give it a whirl and see how we go. Value wise I received over $80US worth of goods for a spend of $46US. So that’s pretty good. I do enjoy my Wantable Intimates boxes as it saves me time and money. My April box is probably already on it’s way but for May I think I’ll swap to the Accessories box. I love Spring accessories 🙂

If you’d like to get your own Wantable Intimates Box visit Wantable to get your own subscription box filled with goodies!