After a few delays, I finally have my FabFitFun Summer box in hand! The spoilers came out ages ago and I’ve been dying to get my box to see what variations I received! This is my second FabFitFun box and I’m so glad I decided to sign up last season.
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 sometimes exceed that by quite a bit. If you’re looking for a box that delivers an amazingly great value each time, this is the one!
If you like what you see, the Summer box is still currently available for purchase. Get $10 off (bringing the price down to only $39.99) by using this link. For $39.99, that’s a total steal! That makes it the same price as POPSUGAR Must Have, and with the lackluster couple of PSMH boxes lately this box shines especially bright.
I really love the box designs! Such adorable illustrations. I’m a sucker for cute packaging!
Each box comes with a little booklet about the items and interesting articles. This box they featured an interview with Trina Turk that I enjoyed reading.
Upon first glance I was really happy with my variation colors!
Trina Turk Tote | $55.00
The yellow tote is the one I wanted, because I love the cheerful color and the phrasing. It’s the perfect summer beach bag! I already used it a bunch of times, and have already gotten compliments on it! Subscribers either received this yellow tote, or an orange one that says “Vitamin Sea” or a navy blue one that says “Seas the Day”.
Thick rope handles give a really fun nautical feel. I also like that it’s really comfortable on the shoulder. My current beach bag has thin straps that dig into my skin, and once I switched to this bag I’ve converted for good! The yellow canvas is also really thick and sturdy, and best of all–it can go through the wash. I put it through a gentle cycle recently and it came out good as new!
And heads up, it’s also huge. The width is around 22 inches. It fits so much stuff, I can carry several beach towels and still have room for flip flops and sunscreen.
Summer & Rose Yoga Towel | $36.00
This is another variation item. The other two options were blue and orange, with the phrases “more happy, less worry” and “dream big” respectively. I wonder if the towels matched the totes, so if you got an orange tote you got an orange towel? I was hoping for the blue towel but the pink would have been my second choice, so I’m pretty happy.
Cute, right? The hand lettering look is beautiful and really trendy right now. The towel is a microfiber blend and absorbs moisture very well. It’s also machine washable, which is pretty much the most important thing to me. It’s meant to be a yoga towel, but can definitely be used for a variety of purposes.
Stemulation Daily Micro Derm Scrub | $34.00
Since this is such a huge bottle, I was expecting it to be a really course scrub for the body. It’s actually quite fine and gentle enough for the face. The scrub also works as a cleanser, and it foams up as you massage it in circles. This thing should last me a very long time, and I can’t wait to see the long term results! My skin feels really soft and smooth after using it and I’d love to see if these results are sustainable.
FabFitFun Every Day Beach Waves Spray | $18.00
This is the only item in the box that I dislike. I’m up to my ears in sea salt/beach hairspray and really don’t need a big full sized one like this. I tried it once pretty half-heartedly because I don’t have much luck with these sprays, and this one didn’t work for me either. It did absolutely nothing except make my hair smell a little nicer…
Passport to Beauty Gypsetter Luminous Lips in Bohemian Glow | $18.00
I gifted this to a friend because I have so many lippies and she was in search of a new gloss. Subscribers received one out of three color variations, but my friend said the pigment didn’t transfer that well. It’s more a sheer tint of color with a really high gloss factor. She loves how shiny the glossy is, but wishes the color payoff were better.
Betches Ice Pop Molds | $19.00
This is an exclusive collaboration with FabFitFun. I like the idea of getting ice pop molds, but not sure this is one that I will use. For one thing, they’re pretty small. The plastic sticks also don’t stand up in the liquid on their own, so they come out crooked most of the time. I’ve actually been using this mold as an ice tray.
The molds are in the shape of champagne bottles. The plastic quality doesn’t seem very high, so I think the $19 value is pretty ridiculous. I bought the most adorable ice trays at IKEA the other day for like $5 that had better silicone. Target also has lovely ice pop molds for under $10.
OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream | $48.00
Okay, I love this stuff. I didn’t think I would, but I totally do. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly, and gives your skin a matte finish. It works really well as a primer and it’s perfect for the hot humid summer days of Houston. I’ve been using it every day since I got my box and love how it feels on my face. The glass bottle is also super chic.
The box also included some samples for Burt’s Bees BB Cream and Compeed Blister Cushion Packs. I found it kind of weird that this box didn’t include any gift cards, because in the past few boxes they’ve always had at least one gift card. But nonetheless, I did use these samples and actually found the blister cushions pretty useful when I was breaking in a new pair of leather sandals!
Overall it was a good box for me. I love the tote, the towel, the scrub, and the moisturizer. Seeing as how those are the big ticket items from the box, I would call that a win! The moisturizer is actually a potential holy grail item, and it basically covers the cost of the box! The overall value is $228, which is amazing for a $50 box.
Since this is only my second box, I can’t really attest to the pattern behavior of this subscription. But I do know that both boxes that I’ve received so far are great! I think the team at FFF does a really thoughtful curation of seasonal items. This definitely felt like a summer box to me! Many of the items have already become part of my routine now and I look forward to seeing what amazing goodies they’ll include in the fall box (my favorite season!).