There are countless different subscription boxes to choose from these days, and after cancelling my other two subscription services earlier this year I was hesitant to jump back on the bandwagon. However, after being bombarded by ads on every social media site I was worn down, eventually caved and subscribed to FabFitFun. FabFitFun is a lifestyle subscription service filled with full sized products that ships seasonally for $49.99 USD per box (always with a $200+ value). They also have an annual option where you pay for the year’s four boxes all at once but save $20 as well as getting the option to choose certain products in each box (such as colour/ scent variations). I signed up for the annual (“select”) subscription but since I subscribed late in the subscription period, I didn’t get to pick and received a box at random. Both a regular and select subscriptions are available to customers in the United States and Canada, with $8 extra for shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Since it was a problem with my previous subscriptions I am paying in US funds instead of Canadian to avoid the unpredictable exchange and extraneous conversion fees. Just a heads up that with the annual subscription you also pay for the shipping all at once as well.
So here’s a look at my first ever FabFitFun box! I was really happy with all the things I got and definitely recommend subscribing if you’re looking for a seasonal way to #treatyoself!
I was actually really surprised at how fast the box came after I ordered it! I was also really happy that the actual FFF box came in a plain brown box for shipping as well, so everything was in good condition and survived the boarder unscathed. When I signed up, I had found a coupon code for the free water infuser which I have been loving and using for school. The tumbler is available in the FFF members shop so you can still pick it up! It’s the perfect size for my school bag and I love that it’s just like drinking from a cup instead of a water bottle or with a straw. Apparently I’m a high maintenance water drinker.
The packaging is A+… it’s just so cute! The box itself is meant to be coloured in… which is a really unique idea and makes the box more interactive and not just fodder for the recycling bin.
The first thing I noticed in the box was the Modcloth Loch and Key blanket scarf. I’m not gonna lie but this was the thing that pushed me off the fence and made me subscribe. I’m a big advocate of the blanket scarf trend and all the available colours were beautiful… you couldn’t lose. I was SUPER happy to get my number one choice (there was also black/white, green/navy, and beige/black) which is a really pretty multicoloured one with greens, reds, and beiges and therefore goes with SO many outfits. I’ve been seeing similar scarves online for a couple years and have been lusting over one. The scarf is super soft and I wore it downtown to a football game in the wind/ rainstorm we had a couple weeks ago and I was amazed at how warm it is without being thick and bulky.
As soon as I opened the box I could instantly smell this. The Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer is a stiff flower shaped sponge that is infused with a delicate rose fragrance. It is pretty heavy on the scent. I am not personally sensitive to fragrance, but I know it’s something that does bother other people. I kept getting a whiff of it when I was wearing the scarf which was really nice. I haven’t used this product yet (I’m trying to get through my Franks Body Scrub and some more shower gel before I open it up!) so I can’t speak too much about it.
The four more traditional “beauty” products that came in the box were all very exciting. The first is an eyeshadow palette, Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection. It is a nearly identical dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked2 Palette with more natural ingredients as well as cruelty free. I haven’t used it yet but love that I can find inspiration/ tutorials from Naked2 looks and just recreate them. Next is Brow Gel by The Browgal. I can’t speak much to this because I’m still using up my Anastasia Brow Gel but am really impressed with the size and I’m sure it will last forever! The French Lavender Body Oil by Mullein & Sparrow has a really nice natural lavender scent. As someone who suffers from migraine headaches, lavender is one of the scents that really helps. I’ve been using it in place of a lotion after I get out of the shower and it’s lovely and moisturizing without being too thick and greasy. Skin Laundry Night Restoring Serum is the product I have used the most from this box so far. I use it every night in between cleansing and moisturizing and although it probably isn’t great for sensitive skin (thanks Accutane), I like the “burn” I feel after putting it on and it hasn’t broken me out. I haven’t seen any crazy results yet but I feel my skin looks more even and I will continue using it to see further results!
Next is a colouring book and pencil crayons made for/by FabFitFun. Adult colouring books have been a huge craze over the past couple years because of the therapeutic and relaxing effects they can have. Personally I do a lot of colouring anyway, so I gave this to my mom and she was thrilled. There was also a “Things” version and select members could choose between the two (I would have chosen Nature anyway).
FabFitFun partnered with Pencils of Promise for this box. PoP is a charity that works towards bringing education to children around the world, so it is an amazing feeling to know that by treating myself to this box, I am (even if just a tiny bit,) helping a really fantastic cause.
Toe Sox were the “Fit” contribution to the Fall FabFitFun box. These toeless socks have those grippy dots on the bottom and are made for pilates and yoga. They can also be used for pedicures to keep those feet warm white the polish dries! The Toe Sox came in a variety of colours, but weren’t a select item. I really like the purple I got though!
The Created Co. To Go Coffee Mug was the final select item. The other option said “Joy Comes In The Morning” and although that was my first choice (it’s from a Bible verse I really like), this one is lovely as well. I haven’t used it yet (mostly because I am a loyal devotee to my stainless steel Starbucks tumbler but also because I’m not confident enough in it’s non-spillingness to put it in my schoolbag) but I think it will be good for when I just want a large amount of tea and don’t want to leave my room to make more. Also, I have an Instagram picture planned for it. Priorities, you know.
Two sponsored products were also included which means they’re essentially freebies that aren’t included into the overall price of the box. The first was a 42 pack of Cottonelle Wipes which is always something I wish I have with me so that was appreciated. The second was a mini Secret Outlast Clear Gel deodorant. This was awesome because I just ran out of the other mini I keep in my purse AND it’s the exact same one I use normally. It’s the little things, man.
I hope you enjoyed this peek at the FabFitFun Fall Box! The contents of this box add up to a $241 USD value (not including the sponsored items) which is incredible for $49.99. I think this service provides an insane product for price value and is the best subscription services I have seen available to Canadians. Unfortunately due to the unforeseeable popularity of this box, the Fall 2016 box is sold out, as well as the Winter 2016 and the between-season “Welcome Box”. As of October 19th, new subscribers will receive the “Editors Box” (shipping in late December/ early January) and then the Spring box as their first seasonal delivery. The Editors Box will have some of the “favourite” products FFF has previously offered and the website says it “may” include products from Modcloth and The Created Co. so it is likely that people receiving the Editors Box will get the mug and scarf from this Fall 2016 box! If you would like to subscribe, or just would like more information on FabFitFun and their services, you can do so HERE! 🙂
Thanks so much for checking out this post! What are your thoughts on FabFitFun? If you’re a subscriber, what was your favourite thing from the Fall box? I’d love to hear from you!