FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Box

The FabFitFun 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 spring 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).

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Items

The 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 $100) selected by Giuliana Rancic and 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 Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon INFO

Each box comes with a fold out card detailing all the items included.

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Scarf

Jules Smith Watercolor Scarf – Value $42

This scarf fabric is very lightweight, and the measurements are thinner than I expected. (It measures 12 inches wide). Since I get a lot of scarves in subscription boxes, I guess it is a good thing to have one that is a bit of a different style.

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Brushes

Ofra Cosmetics Brush Duo Set (Value $45)

I am always happy to get quality brushes in subscription boxes. They aren’t necessarily an exciting item for me, but they are super useful. Besides beauty blenders, I don’t think I’ve bought any beauty tools in years thanks to subscription boxes!

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Serum

Palmetto Derma Collagen Booster & Restoration Serum (Value $48)

This serum is a very lightweight liquid and it absorbs quickly. (It isn’t the oil type formula some serums have). I received this in the October Boxycharm box as well, and I really need to start using it! (UPDATE – use coupon code FABFITFUN25 to save 25% off anything in the Palmetto Derma shop).

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon DVD

Merrithew $25 Gift Code

Intense Body Blast Workout DVD Set (3 DVDS) – Value $36

This gift code is a generic coupon code (all subscribers receive the same code). I just put a $25.95 DVD set in my cart and the discount worked correctly, but it doesn’t cover shipping – which is pretty pricey. (Shipping on the Pilates-infused Yoga DVD Two-Pack came to $10.71). Still a good deal for a DVD set, but I wish their shipping prices were more reasonable.

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon DVD Set

I am SO excited about the DVD set though! I love that this 3-DVD set includes 3 different levels of intensity to work up to. (It’s a mix of pilates, and intense interval training). I’m also a big fan of workout DVDs in general. (I’ve found that often the physical DVD is cheaper than buying it on Amazon Instant Video).

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Coasters

Rifle Paper Co. Coasters – $16 Value

I get excited about anything from Rifle Paper Co., so I was happy to see these included in the box. (I did my first Birchbox Plus Add On this month to get their adorable tote too!).

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon ORLY

ORLY Nail Polish in Cake Pop (Value $8.50)

ORLY Nail BB Cream (Value $15)

I love the super pale pink Cake Pop nail polish shade, and the BB Cream will be good for when I want the bare nails look. Both of these are wins for me.

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Tattoos

Metallic Tattoos – Value $4?

Where do I start with these? First, they are listed as Yasi Metallic Flash Tattoos with a retail price of $36 on the info card. There is no way that price can be correct for one sheet of metallic tattoos. Second, I didn’t actually get the Yasi brand tattoos. (Not that I really care about the brand of my metallic tattoos, but the “Bling Tattoos” sheet I received has no brand, and the packaging looks like something that wouldn’t cost more than a dollar or two).

I almost feel like they would have been better off not including this item in the box, it just feels so out of place with the inflated retail value and the cheap looking no-brand packaging.

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Pod

Sprout it App Card + Miracle Grow Gro-able Seed Pod in Basil – Value $1.49

I love when subscription boxes include unique items I’ve never seen in a box before. I think this is a fun and healthy addition to the box, and who knows, maybe I’ll be able to actually grow basil! (I do not have a green thumb, but love the idea of gardening – in theory!).

FabFitFun Spring 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon COSMOS

Cosmos Salted Caramel Popcorn – Value $1.49

My husband loved these! We may have to buy more. I’m always OK with FabFitFun included delicious sponsored items.

Not pictured: $125 coupon to Vow to be Chic (purchase or rent one dress, receive one free rental dress).

(This item was buried in the packing paper, so I didn’t even notice it when I was taking pictures).

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $214, just counting the physical items in the box (and not counting the tattoos since I’m not sure how to price them). Of course, if you plan on using the coupon gift codes, that will add more to the value. I think over $200 for a $50 box is a great deal, and I’ll use almost everything so I’m good with that value.

What do you think of the Spring FabFitFun 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!

Posted in Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, FabFitFun Box Reviews, FabFitFun VIP Gift Bag, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 103 comments


  1. This is my first FFF box and I really like it a lot! I have a large somewhat plain gold tote that I’m going to tie the scarf around one of it’s handles as a colorful accent. The basil is going into my window garden and I’m happy that the Ofra brushes are cruelty-free! I think my fave item is the Orly BB nail – it makes my nails look so healthy and it dries quickly.

    • P.S. Meant to offer the Vow To Be Chic gift card as a RAOK to anyone who can use it? I’ll gladly email the code to first responder. Loceana at yahoo dot com.

  2. I did find a small “deal” for the Merrithew promo – this two pack is $17.99 on Amazon (Prime for free shipping), and I paid $11.66. So I guess I could think of it as a $6 Amazon coupon lol!

    DV81210 1 EA Pilates-infused Yoga DVD Two-Pack $25.95 (US) $25.95 (US)
    WPROMO 0 FabFitFun – $25 off your order $0.00 (US) $(25.00) (US)
    Subtotal: $0.95 (US)
    Shipping and Handling: $10.71 (US)
    TAX: $0.00 (US)
    Total: $11.66 (US)

  3. Loved the spring box, I’m still trying to use the Zumba gift card from the last box (winter) and it still will not work. It states that it is good until 6/30/15. any advice?

    • you have to enter it as a promo code

  4. Is it me or am I the only one waiting on their box? On the site it stated they would have shipped all spring 15 boxes by the 3rd of April. Whelp, looks like it will be more of a mothers day arrival than an Easter arrival. For this to be my first sub box and have had no communication on shipping, I am very disappointed ( not to mention the items in the box are really not that interesting). I ordered several other boxes last week and they are already starting to arrive. I purchased this box 3/20 and still nothing.

    • You are not alone. I am getting so frustrated. This is my first box with them and so far they are not making a good impression. No communication and the website down for over a week. I chuckled today when I got an email to buy one for Mother’s Day and when you click the link it goes to page not found. How about you actually ship me my box before you try to sell me another. Particularly when the confirmation said boxes would start shipping March 26th.

    • I ‘Finally’ received a response from FFF regarding my missing box. This after a number of messages:

      Thank you for reaching out!
      Our warehouse is working diligently to ship all the Spring boxes as quickly as possible. We will continue shipping Spring boxes in batches of thousands for the next few weeks. You will automatically receive an e-mail with your tracking information as soon as your Spring box ships out from our warehouse.
      Feel free to e-mail us back if you have any other inquiries, we are always more than happy to assist you.
      Warm regards,

    • Still haven’t received anything about mine either. Glad I’m not alone! This was my first and will probably be my last. I just emailed them but I’m not holding my breath for a response.

    • I am waiting too. I sent them a message via Facebook and told me that the warehouse was waiting on something from on of the vendors. Regardless, there should be a discount and there was no communication!

      • That’s funny they told me it was due to an issue with fedex not taking their shipments? I did receive my tracking number finally.

        • well thats actually hilarious as they told me that their WHOLE office went on vacation….
          did anyone else ever get their scarf straightened out.
          I signed up for annual JUST so I could pick out a particular scarf. FINALLY got my box after 3 weeks when everyone else was getting theirs and the scarf was wrong. cannot find a phone number to call… so all I have been doing is emailing and I am soooo beyond frustrated.

  5. I actually like this box- I swapped my popsugar that’s on its way for it. Both have basil, but I like this serum better, am looking forward to using the DVDs and polishes, and can gift the coasters without guilt. I’ll use the make-up brushes and scarf. Agree that the “coupons” and tattoos are mostly worthless.

  6. About the scarf — I love it and love that it’s smaller. Like others, I have several larger scarves, so this one being different is great. I also live in Texas, where it’s about 100 degrees for 3 months… too hot for a large scarf, so this one will be nice.

    It’s also REALLY cute as a headband or turban or even a ponytail tie. A lot of ways that you could style this, so very happy.

  7. Any one else still waiting for shipping info? I signed up and paid back on 3/17 and have still heard nothing! I’m not mad, just want to see if others are also still waiting before I contact them!

    • I signed up and received a confirmation email on the 21st of March. So far I haven’t received a shipping or tracking notice.
      I messaged them Friday evening and am waiting for a response.

    • Yeah, I haven’t received any shipping info either, I have an annual subscription…. I am in Canada though, so I thought that was why there was a delay?

    • Comment

    • I did contact them, and heard back. They said they would email you (me) a tracking number when shipped. It seems I have been waiting forever As well xo

        • I ordered mine on March 20 and received a shipping confirmation on March 30. However, when I try to track the package, there are no updates. It just shows it shipped on March 30 – 11 days ago!

      • It took me a good month to get my box after ordering but believe me…it is worth the wait (Fall 2016 box). My popsugar box is the same way, i still havent received that one but i know it will be here when its ready. Just have to be a little patient sometimes.

  8. I’m appalled by the shipping gouging with the Merrithew “gift card.” For a 5 ounce item (single strength training tubing), which is very small in dimension when packed, they charge $17.95! Are you freaking kidding me? Talk about a ripoff. And a worthless card as a result. No matter what you’re paying for what you order. The card is pointless.

  9. Well I love everything in this box! I like the scarf is small. I only have a million huge ones. I got the other pattern which I was hoping I would get. I love it.

  10. Has anyone noticed that their popcorn is expired? Mine expired in February.

    • Yep, mine was expired also!

  11. Hi Liz, (or anyone else that might know the answer for sure) I am wondering if we are allowed to list items on the swap site that we had purchased with a gift card we received in a subscription box? I have something that I purchased with a gift card from this box that didn’t work out and I would like to swap if possible. Thanks !

  12. I finally got my box today! I am loving it overall. The scarf is perfect for spring. I haven’t had orly nail polish before, so excited to try it. The serum and brush set are vegan! The dvd and coupon code are great, I love trying new fitness things. The website has lots of exciting choices. The coasters and tattoos are both cute, I got the necklace design. I am so glad to finally have it!

  13. I have to say I’m very relieved I decided against FABFITFUN this time!! The dec. box I completely loved and bought lots of them! This box was so blah! I was interested in the scarf when I saw the spoiler but knowing know that everyone is saying it’s too small well that confirmed that I didn’t miss much!

    • I totally agree! There is not one item in this box that interests me. Not one! Love sub boxes but they can be so hit or miss for me. Loved Pop Sugar when I first joined but had to cancel after 2 super useless (for me) collections. Of course the next 2 months I saw reviewed here were awesome.
      I love being able to preview many sub boxes on here before buying but I wish some of the best higher priced subs didn’t sell out before Liz & crew gets to review them.

  14. I liked the serum, nail polish and DVDs. I so want a rifle paper company notebook(s) or journal. I will happily trade anyone the coaster set. They are very classy looking, but I just won’t use them. You can email me at boohradley using Gmail.

  15. If anyone wants the tattoos I am happy to mail them for free
    [email protected].

    The watercolour scarf is so pretty BUT too small. Way too small. I really loved but I can’t figure how to wear it.

    • Kim, I’d love your blingy tattoos. I’d like to swap for them though, give something in return.
      I do believe we’ve swapped before on Liz’s swap site!

      • Helen,no need to send anything
        And I think you were my first swap 🙂
        Email me—mskimmers(at)yahoo.com

      • Hi, I have some on the swap site I’d let go as a freebie with any swap. 🙂

    • You could tie it around your ponytail, use it as a headband, tie it on your purse etc..enjoy!!!

  16. i just went nuts starting up subs last month: had a lot of difficulty deciding between popsugar or fabfitfun. after seeing this; gotta say i’m WAY relieved i went with popsugar. *closecall*

  17. I don’t know if anyone else has already mentioned this (I haven’t seen it yet), but I wrote in to FFF and asked about the tattoos not being the Yasi brand. Here was my response:

    “Hi Bekki,

    The Bling Tattoos are by Yasi. Yasi sent us about 400 different tattoo variations all valued at $36 some are called Sparkle, Bling, Shine and many many other variations. The tattoos were not packed in any specific order but just as a mix, some customers may even be the only person to receive the unique variation they get. Unfortunately because there are so many variations we are not able to have customers specify the specific type they want feathers, dream catchers, arrows, mixed, etc.

    They are all one sheet of high quality metallic and adhesive which is why the Yasi brand is valued so high.”

    • I haven’t received my box yet, but I will be really upset if I receive the Bling Tattoos. I think their response to you was upsetting. I found the Bling Tattoos website and you can purchase a set of four sheets for $22. The Yasi tattoos could only be found on Amazon and I think they were around $13. Shame on them for lying about the value.

    • Nobody would pay $36 for that! I bought a pack very similar to these at Walmart for like $3….this box was a disappointment. The merrithew gift card is also crap. I wanted to get a simple yoga mat for $28ish and the shipping was $16. Ha.

  18. Scarf: was SUPER excited about this, i even tossed a similar scarf that I was planning to sew up, figured i didn’t need it anymore since I was getting this one. Boy was that a mistake. Why the heck is is so small!!??

    Tats: Took one look at these, laughed and gave them to the 20 year old intern that is going to Coachella. I get that not every item can be tailored to 35 year old me, but… eh.

    Popcorn: That popcorn was seriously delicious.

    I don’t expect a whole lot out of these boxes and I am usually generally pleased to just try a few new things. This one underwhelmed me, mostly because of that tiny scarf.

    • I was so disappointed by the scarf as well! It’s tiny, feels stiff, and looks stained. Really I only liked the DVDs, popcorn [which I noticed Grocery Outlet sells!], and the tattoos [which cannot possibly worth any more than $10].

    • I tried giving the tattoos to my 22 year old niece. They were rejected.

  19. I was super excited for this box, and it was my first from FFF. It was a flop for me. The only thing I liked was the coaster set and serum. I won’t get much use of anything else. I’m in Florida and I’m not a scarf person but it’s pretty.

  20. I wish I were excited for this box. Still feeling like a sucker for resubscribing.

    Before anyone uses that Merrithew coupon, check Amazon — a lot of the Merrithew DVDs sell for 5-8 dollars new there with free Amazon shipping. The Merrithew shipping really kills any deal factor on this “gift card”.

  21. This is my 2nd off box and will be my last. I have received everything in this box with the exception of the DVD from other,cheaper boxes. And honestly, found this box boring. Very disappointed.

  22. I’m very interested in the Vow to be Chic coupon, if anyone has one they won’t need, please email me at [email protected].

    • Hi, I have one up on the swap site. I would let it go for free as an add on to any swap. 🙂

  23. Sadly, not a fan of the box. The only items I care for are the coasters, and the nail products. Kind of a miss. Glad others liked it though!

    • Have not got mine yet the only thing I will like us the coasters also . Can these boxes be returned to get the money back? I will for sure cancel this box subscription

  24. Metallic tattoos are about $1-$2 a sheet on Ali Express.

  25. I have an annual subscription to FFF yet i haven’t received any tracking info yet. It might be because i am in Canada? I am really excited for the bb nail polish and the serum. I am disappointed to hear that the scarf is thin and short, and what the hell is up with the tattoos,lol, honestly if you can’t at least send the brand you promised, just don’t send them!!!!

  26. I loved this box! I’m 21 and wear the tattoos to the beach or pool, they also look hot with a lbd. I love nice brushes and serum. I don’t use fitness CDs though so that’s always a loss. But everything else was nice!

  27. I haven’t even received a shipping notice yet. Is anyone else still waiting?
    Oh, and those of you who aren’t into blingy tattoos, I’ll take all you have. My swap list is up on the site, send ’em all my way!

  28. Only care for the coasters. Everything else is meh. So tired of scarves!!!

  29. These boxes used to be fun but now they seem really bland and boring. It could just be me but although the value is there everything that is included doesn’t catch my interest whatsoever. I guess my biggest issue with this box is that nothing goes together. This is supposed to be a Spring box and the only thing that says Spring to me is the scarf.

    • You must have gotten the pretty scarf. Mine is orange and dark green; ugly and more fitting for fall.

  30. I was so excited for the yasi tattoos because I actually wear them 🙁 I’m 21 and in San Diego where it is always summer and find them super easy for “jewelry” to wear to the beach or swimming. I got the bling set and feel very lied to. If anyone doesn’t want their tattoos I am always open for more! But I totally agree that advertising designer tatts and giving cheap knockoffs is absolutely messed up.

    • Hi Whitney, I will sell/swap you my scarf if you’d like. I have too many from sub boxes this year! What do you have to swap? My email is [email protected] if you want to email me or you can comment here too 🙂

    • I’ll sell/swap my scarf. I haven’t gotten my box yet, but I don’t wear scarves that thin. So if you’d like, email me at bekkileigh (at) google’s email service, and I’ll let you know which one I get to see if you want it.

    • YES! Waiting for my box, so I don’t know which scarf I’m getting yet….

    • I am. I would like to swap that scarf

  31. In general the box isn’t “bad” however the “gift card” for the fitness items has a minimum limit. I wanted to order the stabilizing disk ($20) and it wouldn’t work. I guess I HAVE to spend the $25. Which means for me spending over because let’s be honest, nothing I want is exactly $25. So while I appreciate it, why did they have to put a minimum and then not mention it anywhere… and i wont go into the $20 shipping cost for that one $20 item. end of the vent about that. If anyone wants it let me know. I’ll go to Target 🙂
    I LOVE the nail bb cream! It makes my nails look amazing and I can see myself buying this over and over. I always plant basil so that was great (who can’t grow and use basil?) The serum feels amazing I can’t wait to see how it works over time!

    • A “gift card” with a minimum is not a gift card, it’s a coupon. If it’s calling itself a gift card, it probably violates state law, it would be violating California law, for one.

  32. I decided to pass on this when I saw the spoilers and I’m so glad I did. I don’t like any of the big ticket items, but I ended up loving the other items included. I was able to swap for the nail polish, coasters and DVD, which were the only things I liked. I love those 4 items, but the scarf, serum and brushes do nothing for me. And those metallic tattoos are a joke.

  33. Thanks to hellosubscription.com I will be using my tattoos on my Easter eggs this year.

  34. I loved the makeup brushes, bb nail polish and the rifle coasters. That more than covers the cost of the box for me so everything else is a bonus. The premium puffed corn was insanely good! I was begging my husband to take the bag from me before I inhaled it all.

  35. so disappointed in this box in comparison to the winter box which I LOVED. hoping that this was a one-off bad box, and their summer box will come back with better value. I like the scarf and the nail polish, but the coupons are not as valuable as Winter, and I have no use for the seed pod or the tattoos. 🙁

    • oh and there is another coupon that Liz didn’t mention – 40% off Ofracosmetics.com. the coupon code is in the FFF box description letter.

  36. I’m glad I decided to cancel this sub after the winter box; It just isn’t as exciting to me as some of the others. Actually it’s not exciting at all. Nothing in this box makes me want to run out and grab one. Pass.

  37. What do you ladies think the trend will be for next year? Last year was the purlisse, this year its the tattoos

  38. In my box I also got a 40$ coupon for HelloFresh.com!!!!!!! Make sure to check the packaging thoroughly!!

  39. Well, I was lucky enough to get the “real” Yasi metallic tattoos. HA! There was a definite audible groan (my own) when I saw these, followed by “SERIOUSLY?”. But, if this is my only meh product, then FFF did great in my opinion. However, I would have loved another pod to try instead. Fresh herbs from home are the best!
    ***Liz, I will gladly send you my “Yasi” tatts. I know how much you really enjoy temporary tattoos even though you pretend not too!

    • Haha I’d send mine too! I still have the one’s from Boxycharm too, you can’t give those things away.

      • LOL Sara! SO true!!! And didn’t PopSugar give their “Empire” version too? I’m hoping this will be the last we see of the gold/silver temporary tattoo trend (if it was ever one in the first place)! 😉

    • I just got through reading these comments. And what, then, did I find in my GMail but an offer for a set of free metallic jewelry tattoos to review on Amazon. Probably bcc’d to every active reviewer with an e-mail address showing…

      No thanks. I actually accepted some once, tried them out (they did last a long time), and have about 7/8 of them left because I’m 37 and work in a law office.

  40. This was a super disappointing box for me, I kept the Orly BB creme nail polish, the makeup brushes and dvd and swapped everything else. I got the other brand of temp tattoos, but I just don’t get them. I think they’re far too young for me, I’m 29, who wears them??? I have yet to see one person ever wear them. I wasn’t a fan of the print on the scarf, and almost never use scarves in general. I don’t like the gift card thing they’re doing either, at least offer free shipping with it. I tried to order something and the shipping was $15. Definitely not renewing when my year is up, but hoping I can cancel with no problems.

  41. Still waiting for my box, paid for in Feb, to ship. The moving target shipping date has really soured me on FFF, and I’m a longtime subscriber. I’ve been lied to, given 4 different ship dates, and in general ignored each time I made contact. And I have 2 subs!

    • EC, sorry to hear that. For me, the box just randomly arrived on my doorstep Monday afternoon. No email or tracking number was ever sent. I would be fuming if I were you. Hope you get your boxes soon!

  42. Felt this was a terrible box! The price of shipping anything kills the Merrithew gift card {not worth using it}. Anyone want to trade for the rental on the bridesmaid dress rental, let me know {could be a great deal for someone getting married…I’ll give it up easily}. The scarf was a major disappointment…the only thing I found useful were the basil pod & DVD set. The winter FFF box spoiled me…

  43. Was anyone else disappointed with the dvd’s? I work out at home 5 days a week and was excited to have some new workouts to throw in the mix, however these barely get my heart rate up.

    • Agree! I love workout dvds, I tried the level 2 dvd and my heart rate barely increased, if at all, until the last 5 min of the workout. And it was boring. So disappointed.

    • Me too. I am used to my Jillian Michaels dvds, but I was hoping that theses would provide a fun break from those…. But no. I only tried the first one but I’m not eager to try the others. That’s a bummer.

  44. Love this box! Psmh is never a miss for me…granted, I don’t always feel everything that’s in it, but overall I’m consistently really happy. Glad I got a yrly sub for sure. 2 things: first, the tattoos, agreed, they should not have even bothered – also, it insults the intelligence when they inflate something like this. I mean, please. 2nd, I’m already OBSESSED with the BB nail stuff. I like to rock a shiny natural set of nails between manis and this stuff is everything!!! It’s perfect, like where have you been all my life perfect. My nails look so amazing right now – natural, fresh, pretty, shiny and healthy : ) amazing.

  45. I was excited about the tattoos because I’ve been wanting to try them …but yes I agree there’s no way these retail 36$ for one sheet…and mine are also bling. I’m glad I got them though but I feel a little lied to

  46. Mine is still on the way. Although they claimed to ship the box on Mar 23, they actually send it out on Mar 30.

  47. So glad I passed and went for the Zoe box!

  48. I liked the box but I was confused and upset about the tattoos as well. Mine also is bling and not yasi brand, also mine is only feathers

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