Saturday, September 24, 2016

FabFitFun Fall 2016 Review

FabFitFun is a lifestyle box. It promises $175+ worth of full-size premium items. It has the season’s hottest beauty, fitness, fashion, and wellness items. It's one of our favorite boxes. For annual subscribers, there are now options where you can customize some of your items, which is great because then you are sure to get the colors you really want.
Cost: $49/quarter.
How Often: Quarterly
Ships To: United States via USPS
This months box was designed to be interactive and you can actually color it. I hear that coloring is a great stress reducer. I don't have time to sit around and reduce my stress, but I think it's a great idea.
There is an info card that gives some coupon codes for some of the brands included, and an info booklet that goes into detail about the items and the companies featured. It also some tips on featured products such as styling/uses. Subscribers had an option to pick out their preferred version of several of the products involved, but I did not receive all of my choices. This is the first time that has happened to me.
ModCloth Loch and Key Blanket Scarf – $34.99. I had requested the green/navy version, which is a really difficult combo to find this year. I received this one but I was able to swap over on MSA with someone who really wanted this color. These are "blanket" scarfs, which means they are a lot more material than your average scarf and can also be worn as a wrap. I like the tip included for travelers that this would be great on a plane to use as a blanket.
Toesox Toeless Fitness Socks – $17. I really love toeless socks. Especially ones with grippers on the bottom. They are just so great for yoga when you want to wear something. I hear there were color variations included, I am very happy with the black pair.
The BrowGal Brow Gel – $20. This is clear and water resistant. Basically, it can keep your brows shaped where you placed them, but more importantly, it can seal in your brow color from your brow pencil or gel. I prefer tinting my brows, but for those times in between this could come in handy.
The Created Co. To-Go Coffee Mug – $19. There were two different versions included, the other choice was "Joy Comes in the Morning". I really don't know why but that would have annoyed me. Yep, I definitely a coffee first joy later type.
Skin Laundry Restoring Night Serum – $50. I don't know why, but I had figured we were getting a skin serum this season. It's great for the changing weather. I'm not in need of it, but it does contain those powerful antioxidants.
Mullein & Sparrow French Lavender Body Oil – $18. I really love body oils. Really love them. But unfortunately this has Lavender in it and I am so not a fan of that.
Secret Outlast Xtend Clear Gel Completely Clean Deodorant – .5 oz. $.77 - I have always been a fan of this brand. I am really shocked at this size though. It's like half of a sample size. I know it's a bonus item, but I would have been more impressed if they had included a full size version. It's a company that makes plenty of profit so I don't think that's too much to ask.
Spongelle Bulgarian Rose Body Wash Infused Buffer – $16. I didn't see this in the info book, so I'm wondering if it was a last minute sponsored item? I do love getting sponges, but I am not a fan of rose at all.
Cottonelle Fresh Care Wipes –$1.66. This is another sponsored item. I like getting sponsored items because they feel like little bonuses. These are going into my guest bath. I've used these before, I think these are the best brand. One thing to know is they are flushable.
Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection – $50. This was the primary spoiler item. The collection is really pretty and I like the neutral colors. There are a lot of uses for this, so don't feel limited to only using it for eyeshadow. I've seen people create entire makeup looks out of just one palette, and the range on this one is endless.
FabFitFun Coloring Book & Pencils – $14. These were created for this box so the link I've included is for Pencils of Promise, which is an organization that is focused on increasing access of quality education for children in developing countries. There were choices on the coloring book, the other variation was "Nature". I did not specify a preference. Coloring is supposed to help reduce anxiety and stress. Hhhmmm, I may know a college student that can use this....
I have calculated an approximate retail value of $225.42. This was just a really fun box this month, excellent curation, and I hope to see more like this in the future. This is one of our top recommended boxes to those who are new to the subscription box phenomenon.