I’m happy to announce that I’m finally a FabFitFun subscriber now! I have been closely following the box for over a year now but never pulled the trigger because it seems very similar to POPSUGAR Must Have, and there have always been a few items in each box that I was not interested in at all. But this time I saw the spoilers and wanted literally everything in the box! Naturally, I had to give in.
FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that sends out beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness products for $49.99 a box. If you choose to purchase a whole year (4 boxes), the price goes down to $44.99 a box. They promise at least a $200 value in each box, though they always exceed that. If you’re looking for a box that delivers an amazingly great value each time, this is the one!
Good news: if you like the Spring box that I’ll be reviewing today, you can still purchase it! Get $10 off (bringing the price down to only $39.99) by using this link. Or you can use promo code MSA10 for $10 off (thanks, My Subscription Addiction!). Unfortunately you can’t combine the two offers for $20 off, but $39.99 is the same cost as a POPSUGAR box! And the retail value is over $100 more than the March POPSUGAR box. Just saying.
Love the bright colors of this box. They include a little mini magazine that lists the items in the box and also has some information about the featured brands. It reminds me a lot of the Rachel Zoe Box of Style booklets since it has a good mix of articles, interviews, and how-to types of tips and tricks.
I read through the entire zine and found it pretty interesting and informative. I was intrigued by the ISH brand, since it’s a cosmetics brand launched by FabFitFun itself. I think the contour kit that came in this box is one of their first products, and I’m wondering if we’ll be seeing more ISH items in future FabFitFun boxes from now on.
ISH Contour Kit | $32.00
Speaking of ISH, it’s the first product I opened from the box. When you first sign up, you fill out a little profile questionnaire that includes what shade your skin tone is. Based on that answer, subscribers received either the Light/Medium kit or the Medium/Dark kit. I got the Light/Medium and all the colors work well for me. I appreciate the inclusion of a Medium/Dark option, since I notice most subscription boxes will default to a fair skin option only. My best friend is Indian and it’s so frustrating for her when she gets a BB cream that she’s been dying to try but it’s in the wrong shade for her skin.
The colors are very muted and provide a light wash of color, so it’s not too intimidating. It feels very similar to the Pixi Book of Beauty from the POPSUGAR Must Have March box that I just received. It’s about the same thickness (very slim and perfect for travel), similar pigmentation, and are both meant for a natural sort of look. If you’re torn between the two options like I was, I would say to go with Pixi if you have warm undertones and go with ISH if you have cool undertones.
HelloLegs Shaving Emulation Lotion | $19.95
With all the warm weather we’re getting, I have been buying spring dresses left and right so getting a shaving lotion makes a lot of sense. I go through shaving products like crazy this time of year! This lotion is very moisturizing and I was able to get a very close shave with it. My legs felt so smooth and silky afterwards! The only downside is that this is a pretty luxurious and pricey product to me. The full sized bottle is only 3 oz for almost $20. But I love getting items like this in boxes, because I know I would never splurge on the full price for myself! Based on the fact that the website for this brand isn’t up yet, I’m guessing this is a new product. Good to know: when the website does launch, you can use code EXTRA to get a free second bottle if you purchase one at full price on HelloLegs.com. Maybe I’ll grab another 2 when I can; at $10 each it fits nicely in my price range.
Marrakesh Argan & Hemp Oil Therapy | $22.99
I’m up to my ears with hair products right now, since I go through it so slowly. But it is nice to get a full sized one that has great reviews. Besides, I can never say no to more Argan Oil–it does absolute wonders for my hair. It adds shine, keeps frizz in control (and I’m telling you, the humidity in Houston is no joke!), and helps protect my hair from heat damage. A little goes a long way, so I’m sure this bottle will last me for a very long time.
Jook & Nona Tag Necklace | $65.00
This was a variable item for the boxes, and the four different options were “Dream”, “Love”, “Happy”, and “Inspire”. Annual subscribers were able to choose which word they received. I’m pleased that I got “Dream”, since it’s the word I would have chosen for myself! The necklace is plated in 18k gold and the tag is about 1.25″ wide. As a lover of all things dainty, this was perfect for me!
It’s funny how much I like this necklace, because when I initially saw the full box spoilers this was the one item I was on the fence about. I tend to stay away from word jewelry so I wasn’t sure if this would be something I would actually wear. But once I saw it in person and tried it on, I really like it! It is well made, simple, and looks gorgeous layered with other necklaces. The letters are stamped in a very thin font, making it quite subtle. From a distance it looks like just a regular minimal tag necklace, which I love.
Merrithew Yoga Mat Strap | $14.99
Perfect timing for me, because I have been looking to buy a resistance cord! This one is a pretty cool design, because it doubles as a yoga mat carrier as well. You just put the rolled up mat through the two loops at the ends, and the cord serves as a handle that can be slung over your shoulder or worn across the body.
Keratin Gloves and Socks | $9.98
For those of you who have been following my reviews, you know that I am currently obsessed with sheet masks. These are sort of like sheet masks for your hands and feet! It is a glove and sock set, each filled with Keratin, vitamins, and oils. It softens cuticles, strengthens nails, and moisturizes the skin. Julep makes a similar glove product that I’ve used before, but I really like having the socks as well. My feet need some serious TLC to get ready for sandal season, and I need all the help I can get.
Jus D’Amour Bath Bomb Trinity | $28.00
I seem to be getting a lot of bath bombs recently! No complaints though, I adore bath bombs and don’t buy them for myself often since they’re usually rather pricey. The three scents in this trio are: Love Potion (jasmine, rose, and sandalwood), Wake Up (eucalyptus, peppermint, and lime), and Deep Breath (lavender, chamomile, and ylang ylang). They all smell fabulous and aren’t overpowering. It adds a very subtle and light fragrance to the bath water, and each is infused with essential oils to help moisturize the skin. The packaging is also perfect for gifting!
MakersKit Herb Garden | $35.00
My absolute favorite item from this box! The wooden trough is heavy duty and feels very sturdy and well made. It will look beautiful on my counter, and is neutral/classic enough to fit in lots of different households. The included herb seeds are mint, thyme, and basil. I use all three herbs frequently in my kitchen, so I would love to have fresh homegrown herbs on hand! I love getting DIY kits, and FabFitFun gets bonus points for sending one that is practical and screams spring to me.
Each plastic compartment comes with a little bag of soil and seeds. If you’re unsure about your gardening abilities, have no fear. Mint and basil are both super easy to grow. I consider myself to have a black thumb and I’ve successfully grown both herbs before, so that probably means anyone can do it.
$25 Gift Card to 31 Bits | $25.00
I’m not going to count this gift card towards the value of the box, since you can’t actually purchase anything on their website for less than $25. There are some child sized jewelry pieces for $25, but since this card doesn’t give you free shipping, you still have to spend some amount of money. Right now I’m not seeing anything I want, but I do like their mission and story. All the beads are made of paper, and the company works to empower women in Uganda by providing them with education and mentorship.
Sterling Forever $30 Gift Card | $30.00
Another gift card! FabFitFun tends to send out several gift card/coupon codes in each box. This one I actually will count towards the value of the box, since there are plenty of options under $30 and the card comes with free shipping. Card expires 4/1/2017, so there’s plenty of time to choose something. I got a cute pair of earrings for no extra cost!
What a box, right? The overall value comes to $257.91, which is incredible for the cost! I’m so happy with the curation, and plan to use (or have already used) all of them. It really did live up to the name of “FabFitFun” for me, since I got lots of fabulous luxe products (bath bombs, shaving lotion, jewelry), a fitness item (yoga resistance strap), and I had so much fun going through my box and trying everything! The curation was thoughtful and everything seemed appropriate for spring.
Like what you see? Get $10 off (bringing the price down to only $39.99) by using this link. The Spring Box is still available, but it will probably sell out within the next week or so. I’m so excited to have joined the FabFitFun subscriber list. I’m honestly surprised I was able to hold out for so long. Can’t wait to see what is in store for us in the Summer box!