FabFitFun VIP Winter 2014 Subscription Box Review & Coupon
The FabFitFun VIP Box is a quarterly subscription from FabFitFun.com. Each season they send you a box of $100+ worth items in categories like beauty, fashion and fitness. FYI – if you are interested in the winter box – it is still available for purchase!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: FabFitFun VIP 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
Ships to: US and Canada
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing all the items included.
Lather AHA Hand Creme with Evening Primrose – Value $18
Both of these items are not heavily scented – which is something I like in my skincare items. This hand creme absorbs quickly and is very moisturizing – AKA exactly what I look for in a hand creme. I also think this is a great item to include in a winter box.
The eye serum is a lightweight gel with almost no scent at all. So far I’ve only used it once, and had no issues. It does have retinol in it though, so something to keep in mind if you have very sensitive skin, or plan on being outside in direct sunlight.
(FYI – I’m not sure on the proper value for this candle. It is sold on etsy for $36, and on the Daniel Stone site for $42. The candles pictured on both sites also include a wooden wick, and candle cover, so I would say the value for this is about $30).
I really like that this candle is made with coconut wax, but the scent just isn’t for me. I think scents will vary box-to-box with this item, so I may try to swap for a different one.
Half United Fighting Hunger Necklace – Value $34
For every purchase of a necklace, Half United gives half the profits to feed children in need. This is the second time FabFitFun has included a jewelry piece with a cause behind it (the other one was the Giving Keys necklace), and I really like that they focus on this. I think I prefer the Giving Keys necklace over this one, but they are both really well made.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive – Value $39
yourMinerals Eye Shadows in Swedish Winter and Lavender Dream – Value $42 total
These items were both early box spoilers, and I can’t wait to try both of them! I love the Juice Beauty brand, so I’m trying this mask out later tonight! You’re supposed to use it twice a week. Apply it to your face and neck, let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse off – easy enough for me! Plus I love that it is for sensitive skin!
The loose powder eye shadows are made with natural ingredients! Every subscriber will receive the Swedish Winter shade, which is a very shimmery white highlighter (a little goes a long way with this one), and the other shade will vary.
Salted 3 Month Subscription – Value $30
Fashion Project Gift Card with Free Shipping – Value $30 (Expires 5/20/2015)
Salted is a cooking class video subscription service that costs $9.99. I’m not sure it is something I would use, but I’m going to give it a try. (FYI – you have to enter a coupon code to get the 3 free month subscription, so I’m guessing you will have to enter credit card info).
Fashion Project sells donated new and used clothing to support various charities. (Donators also get a tax receipt). (Check out their How it Works page to learn more the program). They have quite a few new-with-tag accessory items under $30, so I may end up using my card to get a new belt for free!
Zumba 60 Min Max DVD – Value $30
Zumba Gift Card with Free Shipping – Value $25 (Expires 6/30/15)
I am so excited about both of these items since sometimes I feel like the “Fit” part of this subscription can be a little underserved. I love fitness DVDs since I don’t like doing workouts from my laptop, and Amazon Prime seems to have cut a lot of their free digital fitness videos recently. I also have done the Zumba XBOX games before, so I know it’s a good workout! I may use this gift card to buy another DVD too. If you have any Zumba shop recommendations let me know!
(FYI – the gift card code does not come with a pin, so it doesn’t actually get entered in the gift card code section of checkout, but instead the coupon code section. If you are planning to swap for more gift cards, I’m guessing the fact that they are applied as coupons means they are NOT stackable. Also shipping is free, but there is a separate $2 handling fee).
Organic Valley Organic Balance Milk Protein Shake – Value $2.99
Special K Snack Bar in Salted Pretzel Chocolate – Value $.50
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter – Value $.60
I couldn’t try the milk shake or Special K bar because I have to avoid dairy and gluten, but I’m always happy to see Justin’s Almond Butter in subscription boxes. (Of course I prefer the chocolate variety, but I can’t complain!)
FYI – these are the three items labeled Sponsored on the info card. I’m guessing that means these companies pay to get in the box, and that helps FabFitFun get a larger budget for the other items they acquire for this box.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $370! (That is counting all the gift card codes/coupons though). So if you don’t want to, or can’t use the codes, that brings the value down to $285 – still amazing for a $50 box! I’m most excited about the Juice Beauty peel and my Zumba DVD and gift card, but I think I’ll use just about every item.
What do you think of the FabFitFun VIP Winter Box?