FabFitFun Fall 2015

 

FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that brings together fashion finds,beauty secrets, and fitness gear put together by the FabFitFun team.  It is $49.99 a quarter but there are always deals to be had so the price of the box can be lower or you can get extra free products depending on when you sign up. They guarantee a value of at least $100 in every box, but I’ve yet to see anything that low.   There are always a few spoilers out on this box each time so if you want a complete surprise this might not be the best option unless you have supreme willpower to avoid peeking at them. I was really surprised to get this box.  I had cancelled my subscription because while the value was always super high, I found that I didn’t use some of the stuff or just wasn’t thrilled about it.  After I cancelled I found that they had resubscribed me anyways and so I contacted them and they reversed the charges right away.  That is why I didn’t expect this to show up at all.

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The box is very purple this time.  I’d have thought raindrops were more of a Spring thing but I guess it works for fall too.

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This season instead of the foldout info card there is a little booklet.  It still has all of the items listed but it also has info about the artist who designed the box, tips on using the products, expanded information about the different companies associated with the items, and quotes to motivate you.

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Once I got inside the box was full!  I could see some big items.  Since I didn’t think I was getting this box I never paid attention to spoilers or emails asking me to select personal choices of some items.  I was going in blind for once.

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Passport To Beauty Gold Radiance Luxury Facial Mask with Collagen and Rose Oil-2pk $65.00

These are so much heavier then the paper ones I normally get in boxes.  These have Colloidal Gold and Collagen in them to get your skin glowing.  There is also rose essential oil.  They work the same as the paper ones, smooth it onto your face, hang out for 20 minutes, then pat any remaining product into your skin.  I have found that if I put one on as the kids get into the tub, I can get through the whole time without moving around a bunch and while it may not be super relaxing with the yelling and the splashing I can hear, Hubs does a great job of wrangling them for that time.

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FabFitFun x Tappan Collective Umbrella-$32.00

I think this is great.  I do have an umbrella but it’s just plain black and boring. This one  has the same pattern that is on the cover all over it and from a distance looks like chevrons.  It’s only once someone gets close to you that they will see the words.  Too bad we’re moving into snow season and not rain season here.

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Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lucky Lip Stain-$24.00

This lip gloss is actually a 3-in-1.  You are getting a primer, stain, and gloss and it moisturizes.  It’s not my favorite colour.  It is a bit of a peach/tan that looks light on my lips.  It is not sticky though and feels good on.  Maybe I’ll grow into it.

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Crest 3D White Brilliance 2-Step System

This is the sponsored item this time.  I think it’s fine for them to do this as it gets more products in the box.  There are tiny samples of the two steps inside.  This version of whitening is toothpaste style so you brush with 1 then with 2, rinse and smile.  They also included a $2.00 off coupon so you can get more and make people blind with your sparkling white teeth.

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Doctor D. Schwab Flawless Skin Fluid-$39.00

This is a facial moisturizer.  It is made with natural ingredients and is supposed to help balance and brighten your skin while making it youthful looking.  I’ve just tried it and I like the way it feels on my face and it doesn’t make it greasy or shiny at all.  That’s kinda all I hope for and any other benefits are just a bonus.

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Purple Purse Charm by Allstate Foundation Purple Purse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and this purse charm is a way of showing your support for women and children to escape it.  I think it’s a great cause and will be putting this on mine right away.

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HISY Battery Pack-$24.99

This is a portable charger for your phone or other electronic device.  It comes with all the cables you need and is handy to keep in your bag for those times when you can’t get home to recharge.  I’ve been wanting one and an so glad this showed up.

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Strength Tubing Ankle & Total Body Tone w/Tubing:Lower Body & Core DVD by Marrithew-$33.00

I have never used resistance tubing…..mostly because I rarely exercise……but this is still cool.  I’m glad that they sent a instructional video as well because I would be lost on my own.  This particular one is for toning your thighs, glutes, and calves.

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Glass Crystal Bead Bracelet by Tribe Alive-$49.00

This is so pretty and delicate and I’m probably going to break it the first time I wear it.  Tribe Alive works with impoverished women, giving them jobs and incomes.  That makes this even better.

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$15.00 Gift card for Jeweler’s Wife & $75.00 Gift Card for Picture It On Canvas

Both of these have free US shipping but I haven’t checked out what it would cost me to get anything shipped here.  I’m also thinking that the $15.00 won’t be much use based on the brands listed on the card they sell.  The other one seems like it might be fun.  You can make coasters, posters, prints, phone cases or other things too and maybe for the smaller things shipping won’t be outrageous.

The value of this season’s box is $357.  Now since I may not use the gift cards that value to me is high but for anyone who will use everything it’s great.  I am totally unsure if I will get another box from them since this one was a surprise but I am glad right now that I cancelled.  This was a less exciting box for me then last season and I might not have been all that happy.  If you search around a bit there are lots of $’s off promos to get this box on the interweb so you can snag it for a good deal if you see things you want in it.

 

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