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FabFitFun Fall 2017 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription from FabFitFun.com. Each season they send you a box of $200+ worth items in categories like beauty, fashion, and fitness.

SPOILER FYI – this box just started shipping – so if you want to be surprised, don’t read any further! This review will show the full box contents!

As of today (9/6), this box is still available if you sign up now! Use coupon code MSA10 to save $10 off your first box!

Each season, FabFitFun features a different design for their box. So pretty!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Subscription Box: FabFitFun Box

The Cost: $49.99 a box sent every quarter

COUPON: $10 Off Your First Box! with coupon code MSA10

The Products: The hottest seasonal items (worth at least $200) selected by the FabFitFun team

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out all of my FabFitFun VIP Box reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

FabFitFun sends out a mini mag in each box. It details the items included and also provides background on some of the featured makers and designers.

Every quarter, FabFitFun partners with a different charity, and for this box, the charity is Unicef:

Now, time for the items!

Mer Sea Cozy Wrap – Retail Value $98

(Subscribers will receive one of three colors. Annual subscribers were able to pick the color of their choice.)

This cozy wrap is 100% polyester knit (SUPER soft) and measures about 93″ by 21″ (counting fringe).

Word of caution – this scarf sheds when you first unwrap it. But I have really good news! Even though it says hand wash, I put this through the laundry (sanitary cycle, then regular dry), and it came out perfect! Just as soft and cozy as before with no shrinkage and zero shedding!

And here is the wrap on:

It’s the coziest thing ever! I’ve just been wearing it around the house all the time as a wrap (because I’m always cold), and I love it!

Aside from using it as scarf/wrap, FabFitFun also recommends using this as a bed runner:

Cozy all the things!

Private Party Gym Bag – Retail Value $59

You’ll get one of three phrases on the bag. Select members (annual subscribers) will be able to pick the bag of their choice!

It’s denim with cotton straps, an outer zip pocket, and measures about 20 inches long.

And I discovered that this denim is the perfect fabric if you want a fun place to display your enamel pin collection!

Here is the bag on to give you a better sense of scale:

(Ignore my lack of gym clothes!) And the flip side is blank:

 

trèStiQue Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon – Retail Value $28

(Subscribers will either receive Tuscan Wine shade or this Florence Fig shade. Annual subscribers were able to pick the color of their choice.)

This cap is deceptive! Underneath is the actual lip crayon! It glides on so smoothly and provides great pigment.

And on the flipside you have a balm for extra moisture. (This is tinted but really doesn’t provide any color.)

Here is the lip crayon swatched:

The JetSet Diaries Beanie in Pink – Value $49

(All subscribers could pick between a belt or a beanie for their fashion item for this box. You’ll either receive the pink or black beanie.)

This is a soft 100% acrylic knit beanie with a looser fit – perfect for my oversized head! 🙂 (I’m wearing this in the scarf picture earlier in the review.)

Imm Living Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder – Retail Value $33

This jewelry organizer is ceramic with a rose gold metal insert that stands like this:

It measures 5 inches in diameter and it’s about 5 inches tall, too.

So cute! I love the minimal design – I think this should work for most decor styles!

 

DP Hue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse – Value $35

(All subscribers were able to pick between this item and the MOLR Dental Club Organic Carbon + Coconut Teeth Whitening Powder and Toothbrush)

This is great! It lathers similar to a regular shampoo, and you use it instead of shampoo and conditioner to help clean your hair and remove product build up. (It’s color safe, too!) Normally when I try a non-shampoo + conditioner treatment, my hair looks a little off the next day, but not with this!

My TagAlongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack – Value $15

What a practical fitness item! (And I think this is the cutest heat pack I’ve ever seen!)

It’s freezable and microwavable, so it works for both heat and cold therapy.

And it’s small and slim enough to be easy to pack in a gym bag!

Whish Renewing Mud Mask  – Value $48

Whish is an ingredient-conscious brand that makes fruity-scented bath and body products, but this is the first time I’ve tried their skincare1

If you like quick beauty treatments, this mask is for you. You only need to leave it on for 2 minutes! I found that it made my skin softer and super clean – a perfect quick mask for the shower!

Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil – Value $12.50

This cuticle oil instantly moisturized my cuticles, but more importantly, it smells SO GOOD!

Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths – Sample

(This is an extra in the box that doesn’t count toward the total value of the box for subscribers.)

Props to FabFitFun + Cottonelle for making this packaging cuter than I thought possible for flushable wipes! (Also, good alternative use for these – keep them in your glove compartment for cleaning up the car, wiping your hands after pumping gas, etc.)

Verdict: This box has a retail value of $377! (And this box is the lowest value variation you could receive!) Amazing! While I wouldn’t necessarily pay full retail price for some of these items, would I pay $50 for everything in this box? All day, every day!

And I am obsessed with this scarf! Between it and the heat pack, I’m going to have a much cozier/warmer fall!

What do you think of the Fall 2017 FabFitFun box? How do you feel about the mystery choice options this season?

Use coupon code MSA10 to get this box for only $40!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

215 Comments

  1. Just in case you haven’t seen my response, I reached out to MerSea about the shedding issue and this was their response!

    “Thanks for asking 🙂 . Yes, it is quite a fuzzy scarf! The best thing to do is to pop it in the dryer on medium heat. This will suck up most of the loose ends. A quick hand wash in the sink before you pop it in the dryer gets even more of the loose fibers off. We hope this solves the fuzz factor, it has worked with us over here!”

    Hope this helps!

  2. What is the latest I can see go up? I have quite a few subs but would really like to sign up for this one as well. Thanks!

    • I just saw my first post. Didn’t realize that spell check changed what I was trying to type. But my question was, am I too late to sign up for the fall box?

  3. I got the “Meet Me at the Barre” bag and would love to swap for “Will Workout for Cupcakes”. Anyone interested?

  4. I just got my first box. I think for the money, there are some cool things. I love the lipstick, although not my color. Does anyone want to switch? I have the fig.

    thanks

    Andrea

  5. I am looking to swap “Meet Me at the Barre” for either of the other options.

  6. Has anyone gotten an update on any of the backordered items yet?

  7. Hi All, I ordered my first box. I am pretty bummed that I got the tan belt instead of the blush beanie. If anyone wanna swap, please reach out to me. Thanks!!

  8. Question for LIZ- Does your washing machine have an agitator? I tried washing my scarf on a gentle cycle with cold water and it completely ruined the scarf. 🙁 I have a top loader with agitator.

  9. I became an annual subscriber so I could customize. I picked the teal scarf and was disappointed when I got it. It is more green than I thought. The cuticle oil is my surprise favorite, it works well, is easy to apply and smells good!

  10. Does anyone have the pink beanie and want to swap for the black? I have dark hair and the black beanie camouflages into my hair lol, I really wish they would have let us have color choice for that 🙁

  11. Just opened my box (1703-DO-1I) and got the blush scarf, tan belt, meet me at the barre and lighter lip crayon. I’m not an annual subscriber but somehow they seem to send me variations that I may not have picked but end up liking. Still on the fence with the scarf color. The jewelry holder is very cheapy and the cuticle oil is a lot smaller than I thought but the smell is great. I have to say that I actually really like the gym bag (of course I would never pay $59 for it)! The beauty items are worth the box for me so this is a great value.

  12. Does anyone know when seasonal subscribers’ boxes will ship? Mine still says “awaiting shipment.”

  13. I ordered a Le Bloc necklace and it had a faulty clasp. First day of wearing it, it fell off and I lost the blocks. Customer service was great and they told me they’ll ship me a replacement, but having read another comment about a faulty clasp I’m worried that it’s a manufacturing issue and that I’ll receive another broken one. Anyone else have any issues with the necklace? I’m just hoping that it’s not like the Popsugar limited edition box with the Caeden headphones.

  14. I love my box! I’m pretty picky, this was a great box. I have the grey scarf and pink beanie. May have chosen the black one. The bag is meet me at the barre. I don’t have pierced ears so not sure about the jewelry holder. the apple cider hair rinse is wonderful. yesterday my hair was so dry and frizzy. i used this once and my hair is so soft, this is a miracle for your hair.

    • Do you want to trade your pink beanie for black??

  15. I have the red lipstick and would like to swap for the fig if anyone is interested.

  16. Anyone still waiting for add ons?Rener

    • I’m still waiting for my mama bear bundle

      • Yes, I got an email saying they are still waiting for some things to arrive to their warehouse….I will show patience…I don’t mind waiting, I just don’t want those to cancel.

        • Crazy, still waiting on add ons fff you should be updating us.

          • You realize this isn’t FFF’s site or page right? If you want to contact them you need to do so directly.

  17. Loved the fall box! The downside was with the add on’s, was short a Modi scarf. Also shipping to Canada with add on’s takes a while. Did email them about the scarf hopefully they will get back to me shortly.

  18. Hey–
    I got the “Gym and Juice” bag and my teenage daughter would love the “meet me at the barre” for a dance bag if any one would like to swap!

  19. Does washing the wrap on the sanitary cycle stop the shedding?

    • I think any cycle should stop the shedding. I just did it on the sanitary cycle to test it at the highest temperature to make sure it didn’t damage the scarf. Hope that makes sense! 🙂

      • Thanks Liz!

  20. I just ordered my very first FFF box thanks to you ladies, and this website. I loved reading all of the comments, good and bad, and the collaboration here really tells me that even if you get a box that you’re not happy with, there would be almost certainly someone else that would be willing to swap or even exchange with you. Decision Made – I was in!!!!!!

    I’m sooooo looking forward to receiving my first box, even though I’ve already seen all the pictures of what’s included. I have my preferences in mind, and hope when I receive it (hopefully soon) that someone will still be willing to swap with me.

    I am hoping for: Pink Beanie; Gym & Juice Bag; Lighter Lipstick

  21. I always enjoy my FFF! Even if I don’t love an item, I can always gift it!

    I got my box today along with two add-ons, a spongelle and the Sol de Janeiro lip balm! I’m in love with my grey scarf, lippie, cuticle oil, and hair rinse! The belt I received is fine- I will wear it! And who doesn’t love a cute jewelry holder?

    The gym bag was not my favorite as I was hoping for the cupcakes one, but I will use it as a carry on or for an overnight bag or something! 🙂

    I am actually considering becoming an annual subscriber just for the opportunity to choose colors and styles – plus early access to add-ons and shipping!

    This is one subscription box that consistently wows me. Thinking of trying out the Rachel Zoe as well for more fashion items over lifestyle items!

    • Getting your first choice of variations certainly adds value to the boxes. I think it’s worth while if you would buy at least 3 boxes a year. I would have skipped fall, but I’ll use a couple of small items. Love the add-ons!

  22. Just wanted to let everyone know… there is a card for 30% off any purchase at Nectar Sunglasses in the FFF Box. The good news is, it works on sale/clearance items! I just got a pair of $50 sunglasses that had been marked down to $29.99, and with my discount, got them for $21… and no shipping! So make sure you look for and use that little pink coupon card in your box! They have fabulous items!

    • I didn’t get any discount cards in my box this time

      • I think it might have only been sent if you added-on Nectar glasses. My coupon card was in the box that the glasses came in.

        • Ah! Okay, that makes sense! Thanks.

        • Ahhhh, you are probably right!! Sorry about that!

  23. My box just shipped! And for those who received the email on 8/22 & redeemed the freebie:

    ‘We’re able to do what we do at FabFitFun because of your support. So to thank you for being such a loyal member, we’d like to give you a FREE mystery gift valued at $50+. It’s 100% free and it’ll ship with your Fall Box. To redeem your mystery gift, just click below.’

    It looks like it’s Dr. Brandt Poredermabrasion (https://www.sephora.com/product/poredermabrasion-pore-perfecting-exfoliator-P397310).

  24. I like this box a lot. The scarf is so soft and huge and I love the makeup items. Really wish I chose the ACV hair rinse instead of charcoal whitening. The hat is really cute (pink) but it is so large on me.

  25. I got my box today and I’m surprised at how much I love the wrap. It will be perfect to wrap around my shoulders while working. It’s not itchy at all. It’s soft with a great weight to it. I also love the lip crayon. I feel like lip crayons are in every box so I was reluctant to even open it. But I’m so glad I did, it has amazing pigment and staying power. My lips get dried out with most crayons but I’ve had this on for over 3 hours and it’s still staying soft and strong. I’ve got a new favorite!

  26. Received my box last night. I was hoping for the black beanie but got the pink, which is not my color at all! Would anyone like to trade their black one for my pink one?

    • Is it actually pink? I chose pink and I got some ugly tan color. I’m really sad. Tan wasn’t even a choice.

      • What do you mean, you “chose” pink? We got to choose between a hat or a belt, but we didn’t get to choose color.

        • Sorry, I have pregnancy brain. I thought I chose it…but I guess I chose beanie and was hoping for the pink one. Which is supposedly got, but it is really not pink. Its tan. Thats why I’m asking…for the people who got pink, is it actually pink? Or does it appear to be tan to them as well.

          • I got the pink one and it looks more lavendar or lilac to me…. not pink, but definitely not tan, and still pretty!

          • It’s “blush” so I can see how it could read as tan. You got pink!

    • Hey do you still want to trade?? I have the black and wanted the pink 🙂

  27. Liz. Can you explain what the ‘sanitary cycle’ is when you washed the scarf??? I have an old washer from 1998 that is still alive and kicking LOL. Would it be the same as delicate/handwash option? That would make sense to me. Also you dried on regular? Really? No shrinkimg at all??
    Thanks!!!

    • Oh, I mentioned the sanitary cycle since it’s the most intense setting (super high temperature) on our washer – I wanted to give this the ultimate test! So, I think because it came out fine on the Sanitary cycle that it should work on any cycle, and you should be more than fine on the delicate/handwash option.

      And yep – regular dry with the rest of my clothes! I went all in on this test! 🙂

      • Awesome!!!! I clearly misinterpreted the sanitary cycle. What you say makes a lot more sense that what I thought!!!! I guess I went towards gentle cycle thinking we had to me careful hence the handwash tag. I’ll wash tomorrow. 😊😊

      • Hi Liz- I put both scarfs I got in the washer on “wool” and then on “delicate” dry and they are still shedding like crazy. Might have to try the Liz method of boiling the things 🙂

  28. Definitely cancelling after this box. There isn’t a single item I am even remotely interested in, and at $50 that is absurd. The spring box was AMAZING, but this is now two boxes in a row that are absolutely disappointing. I wish I saw this sooner – I JUST got charged and wish I could have caught it to cancel sooner.

    • Did you get your box yet? I liked mine way better in person and would love to get a blue wrap and black beanie. I’d be willing to buy the whole box off you depending on the options you got.

      • Just realized you said you just got charged. Let me know when you find out what you got!

  29. Anyone looking to swap out the lip crayon? I would have preferred the darker color as neutrals tend to wash me out given my complexion.

  30. I almost cancelled my subscription. So glad I didn’t. Everything is so useful – unlike my Birchbox tiny samples drying out and collecting dust. I can try full size products with FFF and eventually find some HG items. Gymbag is definitely not my taste, but can give to my sister who loves kitschy stuff. Everything is always so giftable if you don’t like it!
    The add-on section was freakin’ KILLER… I definitely spent too much, but loved all of the Living Proof/Herbivore/Klorane items and being able to purchase things at a significant discount. Going to try out the bluelight frames and hope it’ll cut down on my migraines. ICU RN constantly staring at screens and numbers all day and can never fall asleep at night!
    On another note, I personally love being able to choose items. I feel like my box is more valuable because they are things that I know I’ll like vs. a gamble. I too like the element of surprise and would LOVE to find out what is in these suprise bundles. Will someone post what they got? My wallet is thankful I missed that! 🙂

  31. I assume that this was an error on my part, and that I removed it by mistake… but the add-on that I was most excited about was missing from my order. Did anyone else order the heated/straightening brush?

    • Trish, I ordered the straightening brush & it was on my shipping invoice.

      • Thanks, Anna! I must have accidentally removed it without realizing it.

        • I did that with one of the fitness bundles 😕 it’s frustrating! Hopefully they’ll have it again in their next warehouse sale & it will be even cheaper! Haha

  32. Hi,
    I’d love to swap for the gray ombre Mer Sea Cozy Wrap. Please let me know if you see anything on my swap list that you’d be interested in! Thanks!

  33. Liz or one of you fortunate people who have received their box, is the cuticle oil lavender scented? I need to know because of allergies. The website isn’t specific about the fragrance ingredients for the lavender colored variation. Thanks!

    • Mine was lavender scented.

    • Yes it’s scented

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