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FabFitFun Fall 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanSep 23, 2015 | 143 comments


3.6 overall rating
1082 Ratings | 223 Reviews

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription from Each season they send you a box of $100+ worth items in categories like beauty, fashion and fitness. FYI – if you are interested in this box – it is still available for purchase!


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


The Box: FabFitFun Box

The Cost: $49.99 a box sent every quarter

COUPON: Use code MSA to $10 off your first box.

The Products: The hottest seasonal items (worth at least $100) 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 switched from an info sheet to a mini mag with this box and I love it!


The magazine includes background info on the brands included in the box, and some tips too!


I love that illustration too!


Tappan Collective Umbrella – Value $32

This umbrella is an exclusive collaboration made with Tappan Collective artist Ashkahn Shahparnia. Subscribers will get one of a variety of colors:

FabFitFun Umbrella options

(If you pay for a year upfront of FabFitFun, you get to pick out the variation you receive on certain items every box).

I like this color and the print, and I can always use an extra quality umbrella. Plus I love getting exclusive designs in subscription boxes. (I’m still waiting for that day when I see some stranger in public with an item I know is from a subscription box. Then I’ll approach them like a weirdo! “Do you love subscription boxes too?!”)


HISY Battery Pack – Value $24.99

Subscribers will receive one of three colors for this charger – the pale green shown, pink or blue:

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 6.09.04 PM

I don’t think I would have cared which color I received, but I think this one is my favorite out of the options.

Here it is next to an iPhone 6+ to give a better sense of scale:


It’s not too heavy, so it will be good purse item.


Glass Crystal Bead Bracelet by Tribe Alive -$49 Retail Value

The beads in this bracelet are made with hand-cut glass crystals. The info magazine doesn’t list the chain material, but it looks like the bracelets are very similar to these necklaces, which are made with 14k gold filled chain.

This bracelet comes in four different varieties for subscribers:

FabFitFun Bracelet Options

I’m going to try to swap for all of the other colors – I think they would look beautiful together and these bracelets are delicate enough to stack without adding much bulk on your arm at all.

Here is the bracelet on:


It closes with a clasp, so you can adjust it to get the fit you want, and I hope it will fit most subscribers.

Also, Tribe Alive is an awesome company, and I’m happy to see them in the box:

Tribe Alive utilizes a passion for fashion and responsible commerce as a platform to help alleviate poverty among women. We work with artisan partners all over the world to employ impoverished women at fair trade wages and give them access to a safe job, sustainable income and a chance to determine their own future. We strive to create positive change in the lives of women by providing market place access through the fair production and sale of our beautiful and unique pieces. We believe that every purchase should be made with a purpose, and that there is nothing more stylish than giving back. Hope is our message. Fashion is our medium.


Manna Kadar Lip Locked Lucky Lip Stain – Value $24

(Good to know for swaps – both ends of package are sealed with clear sticker)

This lip product is designed to be a primer, stain, and gloss in one. The shade is somewhat close to my lip color, so I’m having a hard time determining just how much stain/pigment it adds. The shine is perfect though – not too glossy, and not sticky at all.

Here it is swatched below:


One minor thing to add – the packaging of this LipLocked is different than the one on the Manna Kadar site – (4 ml vs 5 ml). Not sure if this lip stain packaging was created just for this FabFitFun box?


Doctor D Schwab Flawless Skin Fluid – Value $39

(Good to know for swaps – foil seal under cap).

This skin fluid is basically a lightweight moisturizer with a luminous finish – I love it! And it’s all natural. I think this may be my favorite discovery in the box. I just tried it out, so we’ll see how long the luminous part lasts, but I think I’ll be buying more of this in the future. (Plus I love that this is a great item whether or not you wear makeup!)


Gold Radiance Luxury Facial Mask – 2 Pack Value $65

(Good to know for swaps – both ends of package are sealed with clear sticker)

I’ve wanted to try this mask ever since I saw Kim’s instagram picture! (I have a slight obsession with all things gold, so we’ll see if these live up to the hype in my head!).


Merrithew Strength Tubing Ankle & Tone Body Tone + DVD – Value $33

I’m so excited to try this DVD! I just tried the video clip on the Merrithew site and I have a feeling it is going to be tough! (I definitely can’t push my leg out as much as they do!) The DVD includes:

  • 24 exercises in main program
  • 9 exercises in Bonus program
  • Workout time = 33 minutes (main program)
  • Workout time = 12 minutes (Bonus program)
  • DVD Length = 84 minutes

Here is the ankle tube out of the packaging:


The black bands are made with velcro and go around your ankles.


Purple Purse Foundation Tassel Charm – Value $10

FabFitFun partnered with The Purple Purse Allstate Foundation for the Fall box. I love this addition. Here is more on the foundation and ways you can support:

In 2014, over 140 community partners came together in support of Purple Purse through ongoing fundraising challenges from CrowdRise. This Purple Purse Challenge raised over $2,500,000 to help give survivors of domestic violence the financial knowledge, skills and resources they need to break free from abuse.

Proudly clip a Purple Purse charm to your bag and help domestic violence survivors break free from abuse. All proceeds from charm sales will support more than 160 Purple Purse Challenge nonprofits and the domestic violence survivors they serve. See a complete list of the organizations here.

Share a photo of the charm on your bag with #PurplePurse.


Picture it On Canvas $75 Gift Card (with free shipping; expires 12/1/15)

Jeweler’s Wife $15 Gift Card (with free shipping; expires 12/31/15)

(FYI – both of these offers say one gift card per order, so I don’t believe you would be able to stack them if you had multiples).

Awesome news about the Picture it On Canvas coupon code – you do not have to enter billing info to use it! (If your order is $75 or under). I’m still browsing the site for which item to pick, but I’m leaning toward the 12″ by 12″ Woodgrain Print ($75 exactly).

Also good to know about Jeweler’s Wife – you don’t need to enter credit card info for this one either if your order total is under $15! I was just testing out the checkout to see if I needed to enter my credit card info, and I managed to accidently place an order, so I recommend making sure you have what you want in your cart before you click “apply” on the gift card section!

Normally gift cards included in subscription boxes are “gift codes” that require a purchase of some amount – I’m so impressed that both of these are true gift cards!


Crest 3D White Brilliance 2-Step System Sample

And this box also included this 3D White sample as a bonus sponsored item. Not too exciting for me, but no complaints considering everything else that is in the box!

Verdict: I think this is my favorite FabFitFun box of all time. For one thing – I LOVE that the gift cards can be used as actual gift cards! What an awesome surprise! (And because of that I think it is fair to count the value of those gift cards toward the overall value of the box).

This box has a retail value of about $367 – I really don’t know how they do it with a $50 box, but I’m impressed! And I will use every single item, so the personal value is there for me too.

What do you think of the FabFitFun Fall 2015 Box? What are you going to buy with your gift cards?

"FabFitFun is a seasonal lifestyle subscription that sends subscribers 6-8 items every season, worth up to $300 in value. Boxes include amazing products that are trend-savvy ranging from full-size skincare and beauty products, to wellness products, to accessories, to decor and more every season. Whi... read more.
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!

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!
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Just tried to use my Jewelers Wife gift card and the site told me “Coupon Code Not Found”…I have checked the number 3 times and I am putting it in correctly. I sent an email to Reed’s customer service…anything else I should do? Did anyone else have this problem with their code?


It’s actually a gift card, not a coupon, so you would enter the code near the end of checkout under giftcard options. Hope that helps!!


Just received my box (I had them hold it as I was in the process of moving). I’m curious on how long the masks will stay usable? I’ve never used them before, so I don’t know if they expire. I was thinking of using them as a Christmas gift, will they hold up that long?


I was able to stack 2 of the jeweler’s wife gift cards. I bought a $62 necklace that dropped to $32 with free shipping after applying both codes as gift cards! Very excited.


I have been waiting since September 16th for my box with no luck. I contacted customer service and they said that my box had been lost!?!?!?
Then they said they would send ANOTHER box on October 12th. Then, I receive notice on October 16th saying that my box had been shipped and the tracking number. Now it says that the USPS has received the PRE-SHIPPING information like the last time, but nothing else. *sigh* I had just signed up for a VIP membership. By the time I get my box we’ll have snow on the ground, IF I get my box.


Got my box finally yesterday (10/15) so I might be the latest one! It was however my bday so it was a nice surprise! While I agree that this is one of my favorite boxes in terms of the items inside (haven’t tried the gift cards yet so can’t speak to those though…) I will say that I signed up as an annual subscriber in order to choose some items and have to say that sadly only 1/3 items was the color I selected. I’m actually pretty disappointed in this as I was online when the email came in and made my selections ASAP! I will be contacting customer service as in addition to not getting the items I selected but I definitely don’t feel like there was an “priority” shipping there. One thing I will note is that I missed them not having a snack in this box as they usually do!

Kira Krusky

Overall, I really like this box however as usual the shipping rates make the giftcodes/cards virtually useless. In order to ship anything to me in Canada its $35.00! It seems to not matter what I select as an ornament is shipped for the same price as a blanket etc.

Meg D

I was able to get a print shipped to me for $15 so I was ok with that. The Jeweler’s Wife, however, uses a third party shipping company that wanted $44 to ship a $40 bracelet! Yeah, that $15 gift card’s not getting used 🙁


I did it! I sub’d to the FFF box because of your review (and discount code MSA10). OMG! You’ve created a BB monster in me (hahahaha….JK…you just helped to release it; it was always there hiding). Thanks!


I received my FFF box yesterday, love everything but the chrger I received is for a universal phone port not an Iphone, I own an Iphone, my profile says this as well. The picture in the book shows Iphone, did anyone else have this problem? With all the customer service complaints, Im worried that I’m stuck with a charger I cant use. Crossing fingers they will exchange it or send an iphone charger.


Thank you everyone, using the iphone cord works!!! Wish the shorter cord provided was for an iphone, but at least I can use the charger now!!! MSA has a great community, thank you everyone!!!


Also, their customer service is great. Every time I’ve had a problem with an item or a problem with my box, they were extremely quick about fixing the problem and replacing the items.


Yeah, they didn’t send phone specific chargers. The cord that came with your charger is to CHARGE the charger itself, otherwise how would it work right? You have to use your own iPhone cable in order for it to work. They only reason it works for Android’s is because they just so happen to use the same charger type. Nbd.


Hi Wendy ! The charger is for an iPhone too .. You use the plug they gave you to charge the portable charger and then you use the cord you would use to charge your iPhone to connect to the portable charger. Hope this helps!


I just got done trying to use the “Picture It…” gift card to do some Christmas shopping. And every item I click on gives me a message that says, “Not available at this time.” I’ve emailed the company to find out what’s going on. But the bottom line is, if I can’t get what I want from the site, this gift card won’t be worth the paper it was printed on. I am unimpressed :\


Does anyone know if we all got the same code or if everyone’s is different? I don’t want to swap for one if I am just going to get the same code.


We all got the same code. It was an issue for me because I bought 2 FFF boxes, but felt unethical redeeming the same code twice :/


Just today I used the Picture It… coupon to order a Christmas gift for my newly-married son and his wife. I ordered a set of 4 acrylic drinks coasters using 4 different landscape images from their honeymoon to Scotland, then added a stand-up photo on slate of the two of them in Scotland. If I hadn’t also selected a mahogany coaster rack, the entire order would have been free (I ended up paying $4.79). I am very impressed with this coupon being included in the box and am looking forward to seeing the quality of the items!


Yup, same thing happened to me. When the spoilers came out I picked what I wanted on the site, but now that I have the coupon, several of the items I was interested in are unavailable.

I also checked out pictureitoncanvas reviews (Yelp) to see which items people were happy with, and there are many bad reviews. I know there are fake ones as well as people unhappy with groupon issues, but a common thread seems to be poor image quality, high shipping, damaged items during shipping, and bad service.

I might wait and see if the tote or something that’s hard to mess up comes back in stock.


Hmmm. I just came on here to gush about my Pictureit purchase. I got a 12×12 slate and an upgrade to the display tripod, and it came out to 74.99 and with free shipping, so it was completely free. I used a picture of a butterfly on a flower that I took, and it came out great. The colors are more muted than the original, but it is really beautiful. I also got a 60% off coupon in the box, and am planning on getting another one as a Christmas present.


Received my box. So happy with everything. If anyone is having problems with shipping etc. just email them and customer service will take care of it for you. Their customer service is excellent. I’ve experienced excellent respond times and they always took care of my needs. Don’t give up. They do get busy as so many orders get shipped out. Please be patient, or email with your concern. I’m in love with my box. Thank you Fabfitfun and Liz


Yes, customer service via email is excellent (thank you Alex). Calling them…well, that’s another story. But, like I said they responded to my email/s very quickly and resolved my issue promptly. My hubby ordered another Fall box for me. I love everything and I’m excited to see what color umbrella they’ll send this time (I got black the last time and I would be happy with anything but the orange/peach). It’s been raining alot this weekend, so made use of my current one. This is by far my favorite subscription!!!!


I had a rather lengthly talk with a customer service manager yesterday. She explained that Federal Express lost over 600 VIP boxes that had been set to go out on September 21. FedEx kept saying they weren’t lost and would be sending them out; hence the delay. FFF finally said that if they weren’t out by yesterday (10/6) that they would be sent by priority (2-3) day mail today (10/7).


Umm, yeah. But they didn’t tell people about it or resend until they asked. So you have to hound them for the box you already paid for. And, by the way that’s a different story than I was told. They told me it was the warehouse! Hmmm. And replacement shipment? Three day priority mail sent on the 10th? Yeah that’s also lost or delayed or something. Tracking info still reads “pre shipment information received.”

I’m disgusted with customer service too. They’re sweet enough, but if I want to wait a few days to watch for follow-up (read, actual shipment) before rating the help, I’m told I can’t give feedback because the issue is resolved. Ummmm nah.

Oh yeah. And now of course I’m getting multiple “last chance” emails about ordering additional boxes. Really?


It’s a bummer that FedEx had such a mess up. My original package label was created 9/17 but never moved. Doesn’t even say it was picked up by FedEx so who knows. They did ship my new box overnight yesterday as promised and it arrived today. So glad it finally came. I sure hope they fix this issue with FedEx or get another carrier. I have never had a good experience with FedEx. I prefer UPS anyways.


Tried to buy something from Jewelers wife website a few days ago, got a call today that its all sold out and my order is cancelled. really? hmmm?
The item was 21 or 23.00 I think and free shipping so it would have been a bracelet for cheap, no dice. not sure I will give it another try. Not impressed with first impression.


I got a pair of Swarovski earrings for $7.50 after the discount. They arrived today, were shipped incredibly fast, packaged well for shipping and in a beautiful box with a bow. I’m trying to swap for more gift cards because wow.


I got a pair of Mickey mouse silver earrings for $6 after the gift card and they arrived yesterday 🙂 there is hope for anyone still wanting to use theirs!


I must have gotten in under the wire there. I bought something that cost me a little over a dollar after the discount. I think that is the flaw with these gift cards. The company gets such a run on products that they can’t keep up, especially if they sell one of a kind pieces.


When does the gift card expire? I haven’t even gotten my box yet!


I am so frustrated that I have not received my box! Has anyone else had success solving this issue? I am a select member and annual subsriber. On 10/1 I contacted FFF to inquire where my box was as I had not even received tracking info. Two days later they replied with a tracking number that showed a label was created on 9/17 but no movement … I’ve contacted them again yesterday and have had no response. I’ve always loved this box but if they don’t send it to me I’ll have to cancel.


I’m in the same boat. I email them over a week ago and their response was it would be shipping soon. Then they sent me a rate your experience email. I answered truthfully that they answered nothing! I got a new email the next day saying they finally looked into the shipping and a label was created on 9/21. If I don’t get it by tomorrow then I need to contact them so they can send me another box. I’m definitely calling them. I just hope I get all the same colors I originally selected as a VIP.


Call them. I had a similar issue. I’m also an annual subscriber and select member. I hadn’t received mine, so I e-mailed them. I received an e-mail stating that it would go out the following week (this would have been last week). By Friday, I still hadn’t received a tracking number, so I called them. I was on hold for quite awhile, but when I finally talked to someone, she was very nice. She looked at my account, realized that although they had put it out for delivery it hadn’t actually left their facility, and said she was shipping out another box by priority mail. She also refunded me for the extra product I had ordered. I did get the e-mail with the refund by the time I got off the phone with her, although I expect the refund itself will take 2-3 days (which is customary). So I highly, highly recommend a phone call instead of relying on e-mail.


Thanks! I called this morning and was told they would overnight me a package. I haven’t received any shipping info yet (although they did tell me that FedEx may have already done the daily pick up for today). I was promised the box by Wednesday, 10/7. We’ll see. I’ve been a subscriber for over 2-years and an annual/select member since March. I’ve never had this issue but I’m sad to see how rampant the issue appears to be for this fall box. They should work hard to straighten out whatever is going on in their warehouse or they’ll be loosing a ton of subscribers, including myself.


I think I’m the only person not super excited about this box. I was bummed the lip gloss had mineral oil in it. I thought the summer box was much better!


I was much more upset that it has PARABENS in it when the website shows advertises that it is paraben-free! Who does that!?


Should i be worried that I haven’t gotten s shipping notice yet?


Give them a call. I hadn’t received a shipping notice either. I e-mailed them last week and was told it would be mailed this week. As of today, I still hadn’t received a notice so I called them. Turns out FedEX either never picked it up or lost it, so they’re mailing me another one via priority mail and refunding me the cost of the add-on I had picked (I’m a yearly subscriber). I did have to wait on hold for a while, but I think it was worth it, and the person I talked to was quite polite and understanding.


Ya know, I had a really bad first impression with them during the summer, seeing as I had damaged and missing items, but they were really quick to correct the problem(they sent me a whole new box in fact) but I was upset with the wait and the whole experience that I thought I would just cancel. Well I forgot to, and saw little spoilers here and there of this box and wanted it almost immediately. I signed back into my account and found out I forgot to cancel it! Haha! Both of the boxes I’ve recieved from them have been amazing, I got the pink charger, white bracelet, and yellow umbrella, ALL of which were colors I wanted, but didn’t request, and it arrived rather quickly. I cannot wait to see what the holiday boxes will have!! 😀

Laura L.

That is good to hear about their responsible CS to replacing items. Mine arrived yesterday and the Tribe Alive bracelet is missing and the Lather AHA cream I added on had a loose top and leaked! The bracelet was one of the spoiler items that caused me to sub in the first place so not to see it in there was disheartening. I am worried due to all of the reviews about their CS and billing and cancellation problems, but I’ve called and emailed, so we will see.


Am I the only one who is still waiting on their box? I don’t even have an email with shipping information yet!


I am a VIP and still haven’t gotten a shipping notice either. I was VIP before the sumber box. I reached out to customer service but haven’t heard anything.


I’m also a VIP and have not received my box. I e-mailed them last Thursday or Friday and was told they were mailing boxes this week. I agree that those of us who are VIPs, or even regular subscribers who subscribed earlier, should receive our boxes before newcomers (not that I begrudge newcomers their boxes at all, just that it should be first come-first served). Although I really like this subscription, and am definitely looking forward to this box in particular, as has been pointed out before, their customer service leaves something to be desired.


I am still waiting as well. Have been a long time subscriber and switched to annual in early September. I sent FFF a PM on Facebook and received tracking info (still waiting for the email confirmation), but my box has not shipped yet. I also raised concern about why the wait especially since they claim to ship VIPs first yet new subs are starting to receive their boxes. They did not address that concern, just provided tracking info which indicates a shipping label was created on Sep 21.


I just received my shipping info this morning in an email. I ordered my box last week – Thursday or Friday I think.
Hoping you get your box or info soon.


I ordered 2 boxes a month ago and haven’t received tracking. They keep telling me it will ship by the end of the month at the latest, but here we are (9/30) with no shipping notification. Frustrating! Especially when I hear someone who ordered last week received tracking already! Although happy for you that your box is on its way 🙂


What is the website to swap items?! 🙂


Just having my little pity party over here TRYING to be patient on this darn box. Over a week now since it has shipped and they keep pushing back my delivery date. So maybe I will have it 10/1! 🙁
I am really excited about everything! I don’t even care too much about what colors I receive, I just want to PLAY WITH ALL THE THINGS!
Rant over.


Can anyone describe the true color of the lip product? Liz’s swatch looks a little brownish on my computer screen but it looks like a rose color on their website. Is it a true rose or mauve color? Or does it have some brown or orange/coral undertones? I would not wear it if it was brown or orange/coral so trying not to open it if I can get away without doing so.



On second thought, after applying again today…. It is quite light, it may be a bit pasty on darker skin…. Not a bad thing but worth noting.


Thank you Monica. I don’t think this will be a color for me. I need a vibrant pink/mauve.


I was apprehensive too, but I caved and opened it. It is so neutral, I think this color will look nice on all skin types.


Just in case anyone didn’t know you can use the $15 jewelry giftcard for anything at not just the jewelers portion of the site. had more variety $15 and under 🙂


Where did you see anything even close to $15?


I found a lot of earrings around $15, I just sorted them by price.

I literally ran to get my box today! My first one, and will be able to use everything in there or give as Xmas gifts~ little disappointed with the black umbrella and mint charger though; I would really have likes something brighter… haven’t been approved for the swap page yet, anyone wants to swap?


Just got my box in and I love it ! I got the orange umbrella, dark blue bracelet, and rose charger ! Such a great deal for $40


I have two boxes coming, one with an add on and yet no shipping or tracking notice 🙁 Anyone get their box without tracking? REALLY want this box but I want it now lol

Sandy Tang

just got mine today with no tracking, so worried before!


Got my box today…thrilled! Got the mint charger, turquoise umbrella and aquamarine bracelet. Will gift the bracelet. Will get a bracelet I like with the gift card. Was going to cancel FFF after this. But since I’ve cancelled most my beauty boxes, will prob keep. Like the variety.

Keri S.


(And yes, I totally meant to shout that out for everyone to hear! ? )

I wanted to begin by saying that I have had no problems with FFF’s customer service. In fact, I was quite impressed by it. I had a box ordered for $40 and then found out about the AWESOME code mentioned above. I emailed customer service at midnight to cancel, thinking they would get to my request within a day or so. However, thirty minutes later, I received an email stating my subscription had been canceled. I ordered an hour later with the new code with no difficulty. I was never charged for the first box that I canceled. So, I only have good things to say about their customer service.

I LOVE the new format with the mini mag. It really elevates FFF to a new level. The curation is magnificent and the variety is perfect!!!

I agree with Liz that this is my favorite FFF box in a looooooooong time. Well, at least as long as I can remember, which isn’t saying much these days.

This will also make a perfect Christmas present for my friends and family.

I highly recommend the box to anyone!

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