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FabFitFun Box Review – March 2013 – Women’s Subscription Boxes

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FabFitFun Box Review - March 2013 - Women's Subscription Boxes

So, from what I can tell, there were multiple variations of FabFitFun VIP boxes this quarter, and some were much better than others. I think I lucked out on my box – it didn’t have the Butter Nail Polish or the Josie Maran Lip Stain (that I really wanted to try) but all the other beauty products were there. UPDATE: From what I can tell FabFitFun went above and beyond to make it right with customers who weren’t happy with their boxes. I never reached out them because I was very happy with the value of the box.

FabFitFun Box Review - March 2013 - Women's Subscription Boxes

(I’m not sure how it was determined who received which box variation, but if it helps, I purchased this box on March 7th, and the invoice says it is VIP Kit 2).

FabFitFun Box Review - March 2013 - Women's Subscription Boxes

The Box: FabFitFun VIP Gift Box

The Cost: $49.99 a box sent every quarter

The Products: The hottest seasonal items (worth at least $100) selected by Giuliana Rancic and the FabFitFun team (they are promising a Full-size MoroccanOil hair treatment in the first box!)

FabFitFun Box Review - March 2013 - Women's Subscription Boxes

Jouer Lip Gloss (Mini) in Nude Glisten – Value $5

Zoya Nail Polish in FabFitFun! FULL SIZE! Value $8

I like that they have an exclusive Zoya shade made just for this box! And I love this little lipgloss mini.


GOSmile On The Go Teeth Whitening Pen – FULL SIZE! Value $22

I’m so happy this was in my FabFitFun box – it’s been on my list to try.


Moroccan Oil Treatment – FULL SIZE! Value $43

This is the one product they promised would be in every box  – and it’s awesome. It’s also worth more than what I paid for the entire box (I used a $10 off coupon when I signed up).

FabFitFun Box Review - March 2013 - Women's Subscription Boxes

Jewelmint Earrings – Value $29.99

I really do like Jewelmint jewelry – but I think I only like Jewelmint jewelry when I pick it out for myself (see my review here). Unfortunately, these earrings aren’t my style.


thinkThin Creamy Peanut Butter Bar – Value $2


Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara –  .13 oz Value $4

I like a really big mascara brush, so I’m not sure this mascara is going to work for me. The weird thing is, on the Too Faced site, the full size version of this mascara shows a big brush.


Verdict: The value of this FabFitFun box is about $114 – Amazing! The only things I won’t use are the earrings and probably the mascara, so this is definitely a great value for me. If I had never seen the other box options that were sent out this month, I would be thrilled with this box. Since I’m still a little jealous of the Josie Maran Lip Stain and the Button London Polish (both full sized) I’m happy with this box, and I hope that they get a little more consistent with box value in the next installment.

I remember quite a few people weren’t happy with the first Pop Sugar Must Have box, and then the next box was a lot better – I’m thinking that may be the same thing that happens here.

Also, from what I can tell, they are being very responsive on their Facebook page and letting everyone who was upset with their box know that they want them to be happy and they will make it right.  I think that’s really impressive and I am definitely sticking around for the next box!

Which box variation did you get from FabFitFun? Were you happy with this box?


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.


  1. You sure did luck out! I hated my box and had planned to cancel. They didn’t show spoilers for any of these items, did they? I totally don’t understand how this happened? Was this one sent later in the month?

  2. My box came yesterday. It was wonderful!!!! I gave the cute glasses to my husband and he loves them!!!The nail polish and the lip gloss are great colors!! I’m anxious to try all of the great beauty products!!

  3. Ladies, it is worth providing feedback. They gave me $25 off my next box. I got the skinny version with no extra goodies. No Go Smile, no Butter polish and no brow gel. My box came with two pairs of earrings for pierced ears and my ears are natural. So boo. I love the hair oil so am not complaining enough to drop the subscription. But I think it is really good customer service to do what they did by offering a discount.

  4. Wow! I finally got my box in and I am so pleased! I got the butter London nail polish & Josie Maran lip stain. My JewelMint pieces were pretty good too! I got a flower necklace that can be used as a brooch as well and some dangle earrings that are perfect for spring. I got kit #12. I can’t wait for the summer box!

  5. I purchased the box as well after seeing it on your blog. It was ok. I’m happy with it. it could be better of course. not sure which box # I received. I did get the lip stain and just about missed it because it fell out of the box when I opened it. I received a nice bracelet from Jewelmint as well as earrings. The earrings are ok, they are yellow and looks like costume jewelry , I like your earrings better. I hope the next box is much better. But just being able to get the full size Moroccan oil. I guess I made out better than most after all.

  6. My box was ordered on the 3/14. It has yet to arrive. Since i didnt ever get a shipping notice i called them. After the run around all last week, this week it took me 6 phone calls to get the answer of it was backordered and I would have to wait for next one. That didn’t fly as they charged my cc on the 14th but even no with a email for the Vp of fabfitfun promising shipment today or tomorrow I’m skeptical.

  7. I got my FFF box yesterday and received kit 3. I guess my “bonus” items were the GOSmile pen and Butter London polish. The Jewelmint earrings I got were the (ugly) ones you got. I also got a ring that didn’t match the earrings and the stones were total opposites of eachother (brown/orange and purple).

    In the note they sent with the box, they said they’d hope to personalize future boxes. Since it’s just a seasonal box, I think I’ll stick with it to see the summer box.

  8. Sadly, I received box 8. It had none of the three bonus items, Butter London, whitening pen and lip stain. It had 2 pairs of hideous earrings and a child sized ring that looked like it came out of a gum ball machine 5 years ago. I paid full price and ordered on 3/14. I called to cancel and they looked up the box number “8” and immediately offered me the next box free. I will try again – at least they seemed to acknowledge some boxes were disappointing — but please no jewel mint. lol

  9. My box didn’t come yet 🙁 Originally said tomorrow and now it finally updated and says Saturday… I am on the East Coast and it took 5 days for it to update from CA to NY. Doesn’t look like anything as exciting as I was hoping for though.

    • Finally got my box in my regular mail. What a disappointment. I did not get the smile pen. My “bonus” was an extra bag of the “jewelry.” I got two pairs of ugly dangling earrings and a giant heavy ugly cameo type ring. I think I’ll cancel future orders. They can’t get much better. What a ripoff!

  10. I received the same box as you except a different color gloss (a hot pink color) I was really happy with this box and looking forward to the next quarter’s. I actually loved the earrings, now if only NY could get the spring weather to match the cute spring earrings! P.S. My invoice said VIP 2

  11. FedEx lost my box! They told me FFF needs to file a claim with them. My box was 2.1 lbs so I was excited to see what was inside because I hadn’t seen anyone post that weight variation yet. I contacted FFF to see if they can send me a new box, but they haven’t responded yet…

  12. I like your earrings much better than the ones I got. They’re yellow, which I never wear, but they aren’t actually ugly, so maybe I’ll try them this summer. I got the Josie Maren lip stain, which I love, and a charm bracelet from Jewel Mint (cute, but not my style – luckily I have younger ones I can pass it along to). I got a little eyebrow gel sample too, but it was totally dried up/empty 🙁 I still like the box though and I may cancel my PopSugar Must Have box in favor of this one. Love your blog, it’s now on my “check every day” list!

  13. CHECK YOUR BAG FOR A RING!! Your earrings are identical to mine and I almost didn’t see the cutest little ring at the bottom of my bag! I also got the Butter London nail polish, but no mascara or Lip Stain (I REALLY wanted the lip stain) but I LOVE LOVE this box and am definitely keeping this subscription.

  14. I was too late to order this box, so I was soooo curious to see it’s contents. It seems great, but nothing that takes my breath away. I am so on the fence about ordering the next box! :/ P.S. My subscription addiction is my new addiction.

  15. OK – I’m jealous of yours! Your earrings are way cuter than the ones I got, and I would have LOVED to get Go Smile! Instead, I got a JewelMint charm bracelet (in addition to the earrings) and the Josie Maran lip stain. No mascara for me either.

    Regardless, I was really happy with this box. I thought it was tons of fun and loved everything in it. I wish it were monthly, but it’s probably better on my credit card balance that it’s quarterly. 😉

    I love this blog – I’ve got your tweets on mobile phone alert so I can catch your posts. Thanks for all the work you do! 🙂

    • Aw thank you! And I’m happy to hear you’re happy with your FabFitFun box!


    • Em, sounds like you got the same box I did. Did you get the awful yellow earrings? I haven’t done my review yet but I’ll definitely include a picture of those when I do. I guess one of the big complaints was that all the preview blogger boxes had ALL the big items and only one JewelMint item. Also it seems like the Jewelry items are ones that have been “around” for awhile. I also questioned why they would send a dark brow gel after asking about skin tone and hair color. Why not send the clear one if they had to send the same to everyone. After some back and forth they are sending me the summer box so we’ll see.


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