FabFitFun Summer Box Soirée Review
A few weeks ago, FabFitFun threw a Summer Soirée to celebrate the launch of the Summer 2016 edition of their subscription box. They invited My Subscription Addiction and I was lucky enough to get to attend!
When this shows up in your inbox, you don’t ask questions. You just RSVP.
The Summer Soirée was at the Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge on Robertson Blvd in Beverly Hills.
The Summer Soirée was actually the second time I met several members of the FabFitFun family. The first time I met some of them was when MSA co-hosted the FabFitFun Facebook Live event which was a first look at the add-ons for the summer box. They were great! So welcoming from the start. They call themselves a family and the name is definitely fitting. FFF fun fact: the Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of FabFitFun, Michael and Daniel, are brothers!
The invitation was not kidding about beauty treatments, cocktails, food, and more.
There was food everywhere to try.
Laughing Glass Margaritas. (I couldn’t even tell they were low calorie.)
H2rose. I had never tried this before, but it was also very good.
Popchips of all kinds. I personally like the sour cream & onion flavor the best. Popchips is based in LA and is a local favorite.
My first FabFitFun subscription box was the Winter 2014 edition. After that I was hooked, but en route to the Facebook Live event I realized that as much as I love their box and look forward to it every season, I actually didn’t know that much about FabFitFun itself. Now that I have been around them more and have started to get to know them, I can tell you that to know them is to love them. I am totally impressed with everyone I have met so far. They are always thinking about how to put together the best possible box. Michael also told me they are really proud of their customer care and it is extremely important to them that any possible issue that arises is taken care of quickly. They really want their subscribers to be happy.
A sign mentioning the companies in the summer subscription box.
Another fun fact: FabFitFun reads MSA. (Side note to all subscription box companies, read MSA! Seriously. All the best subscription boxes do.) So if you have thoughts about what is in the summer box, a favorite item from the past you love, what you hope to see in a future edition of their subscription box, or anything, feel free to put these in the comments! FFF will read it.
There was a bar set up serving both of these drinks for the night. Midori Sour is one of my all-time favorite drinks so I was happy to see these.
You know what goes with a drink like that?
Komodo has Mexican-Asian fusion restaurants and a food truck in LA. It is another local favorite, but surprisingly enough, I have never had their food. The tacos had a different twist that was fun to try so that was pretty cool.
You know what comes after tacos?
Wow. These were almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Let’s look around some more and check out a beauty treatment or two!
I met Katie Rosen Kitchens, FabFitFun’s Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, for the first time at the Summer Soirée. She was fabulous! I can tell you she is definitely passionate about curating this box. One of the first things she asked me when I met her was what are we missing, what do you hope to see next, etc.
Also, I found out that Liz is not the only person who wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about subscription boxes. Katie is also in that club! Katie curated the FFF box by herself for quite a while, but FabFitFun is growing quickly and she has a small team that helps her now. Another FFF fun fact: Katie and Lisa Sugar of POPSUGAR were…wait for it…sorority sisters in college! That is right, you heard it here first, folks! Maybe something was in the water….
Katie and I talked about some of our favorite items in past boxes. She mentioned one thing that they are working on that I know Liz has been hoping to see in a subscription box for a while now. I cannot tell you what it is, but I can tell you it sounds awesome and I am super excited to see it!
This was one of the polish racks.
I opted for a deep red. My nail technician was very bubbly and fun.
She did a great job on my nails while chatting with me and dancing to the party music. I don’t know how she did it.
Love that color.
Time to check out the brow bar!
Very popular place. I decided to look around some more and try back later.
More drinks! I decided to grab one while I looked around.
Super cute dog who was totally calm even though it was pretty crazy in there! Also, a quintessential LA picture. Love it.
Back to the brow bar. Still busy. I decided to enjoy the music and people watching while I waited.
There were tons of people at the party and everyone seemed to really be enjoying themselves. I know I was having fun! I recognized a Real Housewife and I know there was a Bachelorette or two in the mix. Several other people looked very familiar even if I couldn’t quite place them.
I want to do a quick shout out to my new friend, Kirsten Collins.
We met waiting in line for the brow bar. She is a powerhouse singer and has an amazing voice. You know how when you meet someone and they have something magnetic about them? I have since come to find out she is a beautiful girl inside and out. If you don’t know who she is, you should. The last time I remember thinking this about a singer was when I saw Sara Bareilles in 2004 at a piano bar in LA. Sometimes you just know.
Kirsten wasn’t scheduled to sing at the party, but she did by request. So fun!
After that, I decided to grab one of those gift bags I started to see everyone carrying everywhere.
Too late–they were gone! Major party fail on my part! I should have known better that those would not last!
The good news is that FabFitFun posted the contents of the bags on their Instagram account:
And on their Snapchat account:
so at least we can all see what was in there.
PSA: If you are not following FabFitFun on Instagram or Snapchat, you should. They are prolific posters and are constantly putting up contests, awesome giveaways, behind-the-scenes peeks, etc. All kinds of good stuff. Do not miss out like I did on the gift bag!
Also, if you are interested in the summer box, right now we are in the middle of an awesome 50% off deal for 3 days only for new subscribers!
Thank you so much to FFF for having us! It was a blast.
What do you think of the FabFitFun summer box? Do you have a favorite item from a past box you love? What do you hope to see in the future?