Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring 2018 FabFitFun Subscription Box Review


I've subscribed to FabFitFun again.

Took a break, but decided to go all in and got a year subscription which is $180.  So yes, a major splurge.  A regular box is $50, coming four times a year, each box representing a Season.  With the year subscription each box comes out to $45, and you get to select which items you want.  For instance, if there's mug options, you choose which mug you want and so forth.

Paying upfront and getting this option makes it all worth it.

Plus, being a member (which you can also be if you're getting box to box) you have access to exclusive exercise videos, cooking videos, meditation, and other cool stuff.  Also, with each box there are add-ons you can get at a discount in addition with the box, and they all ship together, items such as makeup, skincare, spongelles, jewelry, face masks, bags, etc.  Add-ons are addicting and awesome, and one of the reasons I got back into fabfitfun was because I can get Spongelles at a discount.

 Rachel Pally Reversible Clutch in Bloom, Zahara, or Paradise

As an annual member I got to choose which clutch I got, which was nice.  Granted I'm not a clutch using person.  I like body purses, allowing me freedom to use my hands and not accidentally leave a clutch somewhere if I set it down.

I've seen on forums some people wanting to use the clutch as an insert in a beach bag or a large purse.  I'm thinking of using it as a makeup bag, as the bag I've using is quite small, so that will be nice.  I wasn't terribly excited to see this item in the box, and I think this was suppose to be "hero" item of the box, which was a mistake on FabFitFun's part.  But it is a cute bag, and there are ways I can use it beyond what it was originally intended.

Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask

I love sleep masks, and I love the fact that this one comes with a cooling insert.  The information paper that came with the box recommends using the cooling insert to help deep puff the eyes.  Great idea.  Also nice would be using the cooling insert to help with headaches, specifically migraines.  (I had a migraine last week. They're awful.  Any help is nice.)  There is a chance of three colors: Peach, mint, and cream.  As a select annual member I wasn't able to choose the color, no one could, but I was very happy to receive peach.

 Physique 57 Massage Roller

Another item that came in a variety of colors that could not be pre-selected: Lavender, orange, blue, and gray.  So happy I got lavender, which is what I wanted.  I have a foam message roller, but I'm very happy to have this as I love the pokey bumps.  This is small enough to travel with.

 Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion

I've never heard of Murad before, but on the forums a lot of people seem to like this brand.  Apparently this moisturizer is apart of their acne line, but anyone can use it.  This helps "minimize the appearance of pores, refines texture, and soothes redness and irritation." Yes to all the above.  I have a moisturizer I love, but I'm happy to try this out and see how it works.

Anderson Lilley Sunset Collection Candle
in Manhattan Beach, Fresh Linen, or Super Bloom 

Select annual members got to select which candle scent they wanted; for everyone else the candle received is random.  I choose Super Bloom as it seems particularly Springy.  The scent is light and fresh, but not very strong.  I was surprised that the candle is only filled 2/3rds full.  In the picture the wax goes to the top of the copper colored cup.  I do like the copper cup, and it's nice that the wax is coconut with a cotton, lead-free wick.

 Korres Guava Body Butter

This is an either or beauty choice.  I choose the body butter, but the other option was the KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask.  That sounds nice, but I didn't like the reviews I read on the product (big, slips off, messy), so I went with Korres.  I have a ton of hand creams, but not a good body butter.  The scent is very summery.  love it.

 Maya Brenner Designs LOVE Bracelet

There was four choices for the jewelry item: 2 tassel earrings by Ettika in peach and black, and 2 Maya LOVE bracelets in white and rose.  I choose the rose LOVE bracelet.  The tassel earring/jewelry trend is one I'll never understand nor get into.  I was worried the bracelet would be too small, but I'm surprised by how nicely it fits and how comfortable it is.  I didn't think I would like it, but this bracelet is quickly becoming my favorite item in the box.  It's dainty.

ISH Lip Statement Palette

This item has been getting mixed reactions, but I'm honestly excited to play with it.  I'm very unadventurous when it comes to makeup colors, and these 11 shades are really beautiful with the ability to mix for new shades.  The colors are very pigmented, enriched with rose extract, shea butter, jojoba oil, and aloe vera.  ISH is apparently FabFitFun's personal makeup brand, and I'm impressed with the quality.  This will be fun.  There's a color for everyone.

 Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Concealing Ridge Filler

I'm a little meh about this item, but it could be nice.  I don't need a ridge filler, but it seems like a simple, basic shade.

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish

Sponsored item

A small sample size.  Wish it was larger, but it's enough to try.

It seems this box is getting very mixed reactions, but I'm really liking it.  There's a good variety of items between beauty, fitness, home, makeup, jewelry, and relaxation.  Apart of the reason why I might really like it is the fact that I got to choose so much of the box before hand.  In the past I liked the surprise that these boxes would bring, but I've gotten to the point where I like controlling what I'm getting in the box, and I'm glad Fabfitfun allows the option to choose if you wish.

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