FabFitFun Winter 2017 Box

Monday, December 18, 2017

Last year for my 30th birthday I put together a list of 30 things to do in my 30th year. One of those items was to treat myself, so I bought an annual FabFitFun box subscription. A few weeks ago I got my third box and today I’m going to show you all this season’s items. I signed up for a full year, so I’m considered a select member and am able to choose between colors/styles on a few of the items. The rest of the items are a surprise (although you can find spoilers if you want to know what’s in the box ahead of time). I love being able to pick my colors, but it’s also fun to have a few surprises.

 
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The big-ticket item in this season’s box was a BB Dakota poncho ($70 value). There were a couple other items with a similar value, which I’ll share later, but this was obviously supposed to be the star. I’m definitely starting to sense a theme with these boxes. The fall box included a large scarf/wrap and there was a lightweight scarf/cover-up in the summer box. I don’t love how these look on me, so I’m hoping they mix it up next season. The poncho was available in three colors and I picked the black. I don’t think I’ll ever wear it out, so I ended up taking it to work for when I get cold. I included a picture of the model wearing the poncho so you can see what it looks like on...of course it looks nothing like that on me...



OK, so I started off a little negative, but I love the next three products. First let’s talk about the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate treatment ($75 value). It burns like crazy, but my skin feels so good afterwards. I’ve used it twice so far and I can definitely see myself using up this bottle. I like using it in the shower to take advantage of the steam and for a quick rinse off. The next product is something I wasn’t super excited about, but ended up loving – the DOUCCE Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette ($70 value) in Nude. The last thing I needed was more eye shadow, but I love this palette. The colors look so good on and are so shimmery fun. I picked this lighter palette, but my friend Michelle picked the Smokey eye palette and she loves that one too, so I feel like either option was a winner. Lastly, this AHAVA hand cream ($33 value) is exactly what I needed. My hands are always dry, but they get really bad in the winter. I took this bottle to work with me and use it at least 3 times during the work day. My hands always feels so much better afterwards.



The box also included an 8 pack of these Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle + Energizing Eye Masks ($16 value). I’ve tried them a couple times so far and it doesn’t seem like they’ve made much of a difference yet. I’m definitely going to use the whole box though and give the product a fair chance. We also got a pair of Pointe Studio Aloe Infused socks ($19 value). I love wearing fuzzy socks around the house in the winter, so I loved getting these. The color was a surprise, but I was happy to get the blue pair (they also had pink). Another fun item was this This Works Deep Sleep pillow spray ($29 value). I tried it once on both of our pillows, but I decided to put it in my aunt’s #treatyoself gift basket for Christmas.



The last two items in the box were this Homemade by Ayesha Curry mug ($18 value) and 8 OTHER REASONS Nine Lives choker ($58 value). The mug came in three different designs, but the design you got was a surprise. I was definitely happy to see the ‘I’d Rather Be in Bed’ one because that’s pretty much how I always feel! The choker was available in this silver finish and a rose gold finish. I picked the silver one obviously. So for these two items, I like the mug, but I really don’t need any more mugs. I haven’t worn the choker yet, but I like the style of it.



So that’s everything that was included in my box. Now I want to talk add-ons…This was my first box with add-ons and I can definitely see myself buying them going forward. They’re pretty much what they sound like - a bunch of different products available at a discounted price that you can add to your box. Because this was my first time I didn’t realize that items went quickly and were so competitive. Luckily I was able to get what I wanted for the most part. I forgot to take pictures, but I got this AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel and this bamboo toothbrush for Adam’s stocking.


New this season were free add-ons. They were available to add for free once you had $15 worth of add-ons in your cart. I was able to get all of them, but I read in the forums that they went fast (especially the tote). Speaking of the Singapore Tourism tote, I seriously can’t believe that was free! It included a candle, a box of tea, coaster set, and book (all Singaporean products). I’ve already read Crazy Rich Asians and I loved it, but I’m excited that so many other people out there are getting a chance to read it. The other free add-ons were a Philips light bulb, Digestive Advantage chocolate probiotics, and a product from Organic Doctor. They had a bunch of different products and what they sent in each box was a surprise. I got that tea tree oil roller and my friend Michelle got an eye cream.



Overall I think this was my favorite box so far. Like I’ve said before, I wouldn’t have picked most of these products on my own, but that’s pretty much the point of the box. My favorite items are the ExfoliKate treatment, fuzzy socks, and Singapore tote free add-on. My variance of the box included $388 worth of products for only $45 (not including the free add-ons). I don’t think a lot of these items are actually worth the full price, but everything is definitely worth the $45.


If you want to try FabFitFun, you can use this link to save $10 off your first box. If you don’t want to commit to a full year, you can sign up for just one box using the code and get everything above for $40 and then cancel.


Do you subscribe to FabFitFun or some other subscription box? I kinda want to sign up for CauseBox, but I don’t know if I want to spend the extra money. The boxes look SO good though…



18 comments:

  1. I love that subscription boxes introduce you to new products and brands but I worry about ending up with a lot of stuff I won't end up using. This looks like a great box though! That choker is very pretty and totally fits my personal style.

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    1. That's definitely a valid concern and the main reason I cancelled my BirchBox subscription years ago. I feel like these might be something you can only subscribe to for a couple years before you end up with too much stuff. Although, they do have subscription box Facebook groups where you can trade/sell stuff from your box. That might be a good way to avoid clutter and make back some of the money spent on the box.

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  2. You had me at fuzzy socks! I could live in them year round!

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  3. That box looks awesome! I love the coffee cup and the choker, especially. I also love that you can do add ons, and the free ones sounded amazing. What a great value! I've never tried a subscription box before, but this looks like a great one to try.

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    1. You should try one! You can sign up for just one box to see how you like it/if it's worth the money.

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  4. That coffee mug is just so cute! I love the color! I think that poncho could be super versatile, and I think it would be lovely to lounge in!

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    1. I love the color of the mug too! I ended up taking the poncho to work and it's so cozy!

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  5. Subscription boxes sound like such a great way to add surprise to your life. I find as a mama, I'm planning surprises for everyone in the family and while my husband is good and many things, surprises isn't one of them. May have to consider this option. ;-)

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    1. Haha that's so true! It sounds like you should treat yourself to a surprise!

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  6. This subscription box always looks like fun!!

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    1. It's so fun! I get way too excited every time it arrives!

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  7. A friend sent me the fall box as a birthday present and it was so fun! There were a few items I didn’t really care for, but the beauty products are always fun!

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    1. What a fun birthday present! I wasn't a huge fan of the scarf or belt in the fall box, but I loved the beauty products too!

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  8. I have always wanted to get this box, but I am always a bit apprehensive! I love seeing what is inside them though, sometimes there are super cute things!

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    1. You should try at least one! With the $10 off code it's only $40. I'm sure you'll like at least a few items and get your moneys worth.

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  9. So many goodies! The 'rather be in bed' mug is too cute.

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    1. So cute and how I feel like 90% of the mornings!

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