FabFitFun Spring 2017 Subscription Review plus $10 Off!

Whew, finally I get to review my Spring FabFitFun box! Since I’m not an annual subscriber and didn’t purchase any add-ons, I’m at the very end of the shipping schedule. I think annual subscribers got their boxes several weeks ago! But it was absolutely worth the wait. This might be my favorite box from FFF yet!

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!

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, except the value here is somehow almost double your average POPSUGAR box!

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Look at how beautiful the box design is! I have been really impressed with the last few box designs. I also love that they have a little blurb about the featured box artist every season! This box was created by Cat Coquillette, an independent illustrator.

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Look at all the pretty goodies! Since I got my box so late I already knew what the box would contain. I just can’t help myself when it comes to spoilers!

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I always like to mention how much I enjoy the little insert that comes with each box. It’s always thoughtfully written and interesting to read. It has lots of little tips and tricks for how to use the items, along with interesting interviews and articles. Oh and you know what is super awesome about this box? It focuses on female founded brands! 7 of the 8 items are from brands founded by women, which I think is fantastic.

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Gypsy 05 Roundie | $50.00
This was an item that came with variations, and if you were an annual subscriber you were able to choose your pattern beforehand. Since I subscribe quarterly, I received a random pattern. But since I thought all 3 options were really cute (it was between this blue tie die one, a pastel colored geometric one, and a yellow paisley), I didn’t mind at all. I’m very pleased with the tie die pattern! Initially I was planning to keep this for myself, but one of my best friends just moved into a new apartment and I thought this was be a really cute gift for her!

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Since I gifted mine, I wasn’t able to get a picture of the roundie in all its splendor. I’m adding this lovely photo from My Subscription Addiction below. Cute, right? So perfect for spring and summer!

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Emerald Duv Joshua Tree Cage Bracelet | $80.00
I’m really happy that this was a choice given to all subscribers! You could either choose this bracelet or earrings from LUV AJ. I haven’t been very impressed with LUV AJ in the past so I went with the bracelet and I’m so glad I did. It’s beautiful and fits me perfectly.

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The simple design is exactly my style and the construction is solid. It looks striking on my vanity and I have already received compliments on it! I wish I had bought another spring box just so I could have another one of these cuffs.

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I have been finding excuses to wear this! It’s a piece that is easy to dress up or down, and goes with pretty much everything I own. I can also layer it with bangles for a bold look. I love how versatile it is and I just know it’s going to be a staple for me.

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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator | $79.00
FabFitFun has really upped their game with the beauty brands! Dr. Brandt is such a wonderful brand with great products, and this is one of their bestselling items! It’s a cult favorite that I’ve bought from Sephora before. It’s a really fine grain exfoliator that leaves your face feeling smooth and polished. I am so excited to have a full sized version of this! A little goes a long way so this large size will last a while.

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Karuna Hydrating+ Face Masks | $28.00
Another amazing beauty item! This is yet another product that I’ve purchased before from Sephora and love. The scent is really subtle and my face feels amazing after I use it. It really packs a punch for skin hydration! I usually keep the mask on for about 25 minutes to give the serum a good long time to sink in.

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The pack comes with 4 individual masks. I really want to buy another pack and host a girls spa night! Or maybe I’ll just hoard all these masks for myself…

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Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray | $20.00
I have been seeing Briogeo products everywhere lately! I have so many hair products that I have been trying to avoid opening any more, but I am really excited to try this one. It has so many glowing reviews! And I know the brand is very gentle on hair and lots of people swear by it. Very pleased to have this on hand so I can try it!

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RealHer Lip Kit in Deep Red | $48.00
This is another item that annual subscribers were allowed to choose (between the options of Deep Red, Deep Nude, and Neutral Pink), but quarterly subscribers were given one at random. I wish I had gotten the nude, since I usually can’t pull off such a dark red. I’ll be passing this one along to a friend.

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The package is sealed with plastic and I didn’t want to open it, but again I’m borrowing a photo from Liz over at My Subscription Addiction. The kit comes with a liquid lipstick, plumping lip gloss, and a lip liner.

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Milly Zip Pouch | $45.00
Surprisingly this is one of my favorite items in this box! It’s a swimsuit bag that is really great quality and has a cute saying on the front. There were 4 variations of this item, but nobody was allowed to choose and everyone was given one at random. The options were: Resting Beach Face (green), Slay All Day (white), Beach Please (blue), and Haute Mess (pink). I was so happy to get my preferred variation!

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The bag is very generously sized, and can also work as a cute clutch for going to the beach. The interior is lined with a waterproof material, so if you put a wet swimsuit inside it will contain that moisture. Super useful so you don’t get all your other stuff wet!

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Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set | $19.00
Yet another variation item! They really had lots of variations for this box! Subscribers either received this mini set with Shape Of My Heart (pink) and Like A Virgin (white) or a set with Blue Orchid (blue) and Like A Virgin (white). I’m happy to get the pink. Deborah Lippmann products are usually a splurge for me, so it’s a treat to get their products from a subscription box. As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds from this set supports MORE THAN ME Foundation, an organization that empowers girls in Liberia.

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The box also included a sponsored extra, which in this case is a mini bottle of Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies. I usually buy these in the large bottles from Costco, and take them daily. I think it’s great that I get a travel sized version now! Personally I think the flavor is yummy — they taste just like strawberry fruit snacks.

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Wow, what a box! It’s my absolute favorite from FabFitFun so far! The value is ridiculously good, as usual. This box comes to a whopping $369.00, which isn’t even counting the bonus vitamins. All the items are exactly what I envision for spring and make me excited for the warm weather.

If you’re interested in getting FabFitFun boxes, get $10 off (bringing the price down to only $39.99) by using this link. For $39.99, that’s a total steal! I promise you that you will not regret it. I am consistently amazed that they are able to pull a box with such high value together and charge such a low rate. I’m so sad that I have to wait until June for my next box!

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FabFitFun Winter 2016 Box Spoiler and $10 Off Coupon!

I can’t believe how quickly the FabFitFun Fall box sold out! I regret not purchasing more of them, since they would have made amazing gifts and stocking stuffers for the holidays. Luckily we now have a spoiler for their Winter box, and you bet I’m going to stock up!

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FabFitFun Winter 2016 Box Spoiler and $10 Off Coupon!

Each box includes a D.L. & Co Candle in Bergamot Woods or Blackberry Nectar ($45 Value). If you want to be able to choose which fragrance you receive, upgrade to an annual subscription! What do you think? I’m super excited, since I love candles and the container looks absolutely gorgeous! It looks perfect for the holidays and I can’t wait to get my box.

The FabFitFun box is usually $49.99 a box, but you can 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, except the value here is somehow almost double your average POPSUGAR box!

 

Modcloth Annual Friends & Family Sale! Free Shipping and 25% Off Coupon!

Yay, it’s Modcloth’s Annual Friends and Family Sale again! I haven’t posted about a sale in such a long time, but in light of the recent FabFitFun box I thought this would be appropriate. Those Modcloth scarves from that box were amazing! And since the Fall box sold out already (boo, I wanted to get a 2nd one!), Modcloth is going to be your best bet to snag one of those oh-so-comfy scarves.

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This Willamette for the Weekend Scarf is very similar to the one from the FabFitFun box, and I’ve already purchased several for Christmas presents! I actually like this color better than the one I got in my box, so it’s really a win/win.

This week only, you and your crew can snag a sweet sitewide deal on unique dresses, decor, and much more. Use code F13m64G for FREE domestic shipping, plus 25% off all orders of $100+. Shop now — this event won’t last long!

FabFitFun Fall 2016 Subscription Review plus $10 Off!

It feels like it’s been forever since my last FabFitFun VIP box! Or maybe it just feels like that because summer in Houston goes on forever and ever. So ready for sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything!

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 Fall 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, except the value here is somehow almost double your average POPSUGAR box!

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Completely adore the fun box design they shipped out! It’s covered in fall-themed illustrations ready to be colored in. I wish more subscription companies sent interactive boxes like this!

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Every time I get a FFF box I look forward to the little booklet that comes with it. I always read it all the way through and find little bits of interesting information. Like this time I learned about a bunch of great companies (with products featured in this box!) that were founded by women. Love it! It included a cute little interview with each founder which was informative and fun to read.

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Modcloth Loch and Key Scarf | $34.99
Subscribers received one out of four color options: green/blue, red/tan, black/white, and black/tan. The green and blue option was my second choice (after red and tan) so I’m pretty pleased. If you are an annual subscriber, you were allowed to choose your color. Anyways, I love that we got a Modcloth item in the box! I am a huge fan of Modcloth and have been shopping there for years. They have the cutest stuff!

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It’s hard to depict in a photograph how soft this scarf is, but I hope this picture of the texture helps a little. It is seriously so incredibly soft! And it’s also a huge scarf. It could absolutely work as a small throw. I can’t wait to wear this on my next flight. I always get cold on planes and in airports so a big soft scarf is my absolute must have.

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The Created Co. To-Go Coffee Mug | $19.00
Digging the hand lettering on this travel mug! Subscribers either received this design or one that says “Joy Comes In The Morning”. I preferred this one, so very glad I received it. I’ve had such great luck with getting my preferred options with FabFitFun boxes so far. This travel mug is a good size–a full 16 ounces. My little KeepCup that I use daily for coffee is only 12 ounces, so this is a better option for drinks that I drink more of, like teas and lattes.

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The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel | $20.00
My current holy grail for eyebrows is Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, but I’ve been running low and am interested in trying something new. It looks like this gets good reviews, so I have high hopes. I have only tried it on once since I got my box on Monday so I can’t really testify about how effective or long lasting it is. What I can say is that it was easy to work with and dried quickly, and I didn’t notice any flaking (though I only had it on for about 5 hours). No noticeable smell either, which is always a must for products in the eye area for me.

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Skin Laundry Restoring Night Serum | $50.00
I was so excited to see this in my box! I’ve seen this brand at Anthropologie and have considered buying it on numerous occasions, but didn’t want to bite the bullet without reading reviews. I haven’t found that many reliable reviews for this particular serum, but I’m hoping it will be good for travel. They recommend using this on flights to arrive feeling refreshed and hydrated. I’ll be trying it on my next flight! In the meantime, I’ll add it to my night time routine. I’m a little disappointed that this appears to be inferior packaging just for this box, because the printing is already rubbing off. I wish they had just sent the actual product in the regular packaging.

 

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Toesox Toeless Fitness Socks | $15.00
Woohoo, a fitness item that I know I will definitely use! Lots of women in my yoga/pilates class wear grippy socks and I tried my first pair last year. Since then, I’ve been meaning to buy a few more pairs and wanted to try the toeless option as well. My favorite thing about subscription boxes is getting to try items that I was going to buy already, but at a fraction of the cost! These socks came in a variety of colors, but I’m completely ambivalent about fitness socks so I am happy with any color.

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Very grippy soles of the socks! These are machine washable, but you do have to turn them inside out. Fits size 5-10. I am a size 7 and they were perfect for me. The little FabFitFun magazine suggests wearing these during pedicures in the cold weather to keep your feet warm. Love that idea! It’s definitely not cold enough here to warrant socks yet, but maybe in the winter I’ll try it.

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Mullein & Sparrow Mini French Lavender Body Oil | $18.00
If you love lavender, you need this body oil. The fragrance is so strong I could smell it as soon as I opened my box! A little goes a long way, so even though this is the mini bottle I anticipate it lasting a long time. I dislike my body oils to be this heavily perfumed, but I love the idea of using this for aromatherapy. The magazine recommends adding a few drops to your bath. The simple ingredients list really appeals to me: it’s just organic sunflower oil, organic lavender essential oil, and tocopherol (vitamin e).

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FabFitFun Coloring Book & Colored Pencils | $14.00
There were two different coloring book options for this fall box: nature and things. I am overjoyed that I received the nature book! It’s filled with plenty of illustrations of flowers and foliage that I can’t wait to fill in. Unfortunately the colored pencils are horrible, but I already have a set that I like to use.

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Such pretty illustrations!

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Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette | $50.00
When I first saw the spoilers for this palette I wasn’t that excited, since I already own all 3 of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. But now that October is right around the corner, I’m thinking it’s time to start hoarding for Christmas gifts! My boyfriend’s cousin is just starting to experiment with makeup and I’m sure she would love this. The packaging is lovely and is perfect for gifting.

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What I dislike about this palette is how overpriced I think it is. This is almost an exact duplicate of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, which is only $4 more. (And completely amazing, by the way. I would highly recommend it!) If I hadn’t received this palette in a box, I would never purchase it. The original Urban Decay one is a much better deal because you know you’re getting phenomenal quality!

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Spongelle Bulgarian Rose Body Wash Infused Buffer | $16.00
This is my third Spongelle and I love them! They are the perfect solution for travel. The sponge/buffer is infused with body wash and can be used at least 14 times. If you hate traveling with little bottles of body wash that leak and spill, consider trying these. I am happy to see they made this scent an exclusive for FabFitFun subscribers, but also wish they would sell it in their regular lineup–I love the scent! I love all rose scents and this one is sweet and romantic without being cloying.

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Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths | $2.99
This is a sponsored item, meaning it doesn’t count towards the value of the box. It seems that FabFitFun has stopped doing gift cards and are leaning more towards these sponsored items. Even though Cottonelle wipes aren’t terribly exciting, they’re useful and good to have around the house.

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Secret Outlast Xtend Clear Gel | $2.99
Another sponsored item, though it’s just a sample. I remember using Secret deodorant in middle school, so this totally takes me back. I used to pick based on how pretty the label was and how appealing the scents sounded, haha. But after a year or so I switched brands because I disliked how sticky the gel formula felt. Good news: they’ve changed! Big time! This dries very quickly and stays dry. No more sticky damp feeling and holding your arms up waiting for the gel to dry!

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Wow, what a box! The total value is $239.99! Every time I get one of these boxes I ask myself “how do they do it??”. The value is so amazing and the curation is superb. This truly felt like a fall box, and it makes me excited for the upcoming cool weather. (Though to be honest, I was already so excited with or without a box.) I got lots of items that I am already using, and also was able to get a lot of gifts out of this box. I’m considering buying a second box for more gifts!

Again, if you want the Fall box it’s still available! Get $10 off (bringing the price down to only $39.99) by using this link. Seriously, only $39.99 for all these goodies! Treat yo’self!

FabFitFun Summer 2016 Subscription Review plus $10 Off!

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.

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I really love the box designs! Such adorable illustrations. I’m a sucker for cute packaging!

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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.

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Upon first glance I was really happy with my variation colors!

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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”.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!).