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FabFitFun Winter 2015 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanDec 7, 2015 | 126 comments

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FabFitFun
3.6 overall rating
1082 Ratings | 223 Reviews

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 this box – it is still available for purchase!

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

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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!

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FabFitFun switched from an info sheet to a mini mag with the fall box, and I love the change.

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It’s full of tips for the season, background on some of the featured makers, and lots of other super important info:

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😉 Now onto the items!

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Whitney Eve X FabFitFun fingerless gloves – Value $26

These are available in black or grey. (FabFitFun Annual Select subscribers were able to select the color they wanted).

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These are cozy, great for texting, and I like the faux leather button detail.

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EJH Brand Diffuser in Pomegranate – Value $37

(Other scent variations: Cinnamon, Sugar Cookie or Lavender. This is another FabFitFun Annual Subscriber Select choice item).

Here is the diffuser out of the box:

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That plastic cap sealing the fragrance oil is really in there, so it’s a bit of hassle to remove it, but I’m hoping that means no leaking packages in shipment!

Here it is all put together:

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I like the simple design, and the pomegranate scent works for me. (Of course, now I really want to smell the Sugar Cookie scent!)

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JUARA Candlenut Body Creme – Value $38

(Good to know for swaps – inner foil seal)

I think this is such a perfect beauty item for a winter box! I’ve sampled it before thanks to Birchbox, and it is such a decadent body cream! And considering how thick the cream is, I’m impressed with how quickly it absorbs. (This isn’t one of those body butters that leaves your skin feeling a little greasy).

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Wine Stopper and Charm Set by FabFitFun – Value $15

This set is pretty cute. Here are all the pieces:

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And here are the wine stopper and wine charm in action:

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And I was happy to see that these silicone pieces are all BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

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Zoya Nail Polish in Vanessa -Value $9

Subscribers will receive one of four “berry-toned hues.”

I love the Zoya polish formula, and this looks like a perfect cranberry red for the holidays, so I’m happy!

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Dermalogica Skincare Set -Value $45

This set includes:

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Special Cleansing Gel, Skin Smoothing Cream, and Multi-Active Toner

(Good to know for swaps – Skin Smoothing Cream has inner foil seal).

These tie-in well with the back page of the mini-mag titled “5 Tips for Traveling Light.” I like that these are all free of artificial fragrances. I think my favorite is the Skin Smoothing Cream – it absorbs very quickly and is great for dry skin.

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FRENDS The Donna Earbuds (Value $80)

Here are the variants for the earbuds:

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This is another FabFitFun Annual Subscriber Select choice item.

Here are the earbuds up close:

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I know the FRENDS brand makes pricey earbuds and headphones, so I wasn’t too surprised by the listed retail value on these. (For example, these Earbuds from 2014 were originally $100).

That being said, I would have loved if they came in their own box – I think it would have made them a more giftable item.

As far as quality goes, I was very impressed with the sound quality. (The button on the cord serves as a play/pause button). I even had my husband Eric try them since he’s much more obsessed with sound quality than I am and he was surprised by how good they sounded.

From Eric, “They produced a good bass and the sound wasn’t tinny like most earbuds I’ve used.”

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Shoptiques $25 Gift Card

Well, while I didn’t get a box for the earbuds, FabFitFun went above and beyond with this gift card box!

It is just ready to be gifted!

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And extra good news: no credit card required to use this if your order is under $25. (And! There’s no mention of FabFitFun on the gift card itself – so if you wanted to gift it, it doesn’t look like it came from a subscription box).

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Sweet and Spark $40 Gift Card

More good news – no need to enter credit card info if you order is less than $40! (And shipping is free). I found a few items for $38, and the gift card doesn’t expire, so hopefully if they don’t have something you are looking for now, you can find it when they add new stock!

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Hello Fresh 3 Free Meals Coupon

This coupon is good through 6/30/2016. Check out our Hello Fresh reviews to learn more about this subscription.

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And FabFitFun teamed up with the ASPCA:

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Post a picture of your pet or favorite animal with the hashtags #FFFAnimallove #FabFitFun #ASPCA and tag @FabFitFun and @ASPCA and for every photo FabFitFun will donate $1 to the ASPCA (Up to $90,000).

Verdict: I have been so impressed with FabFitFun boxes lately! For one thing – I LOVE that the gift cards can be used as actual gift cards! (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 $315 – incredible for a $50 box, (and even more amazing for a $40 box if you sign up with the MSA10 coupon).

I’m also in holiday-gifting mode, so I like that so many of the items in this box would make great gifts, or this entire box would be an amazing gift.

What do you think of the FabFitFun Winter 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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126 comments

Paige

I know I am late to this thread, but I was so impressed with my first FFF box. My 19 year old immediately wanted the body cream and polish (right there almost the full box price). I gifted the gloves and the stopper and wine charms as Christmas gifts. I had no trouble using the Shoptiques card. I used the diffuser (sugar cookie for me) and will use the Dermalogica set as soon as I run out of the product I am currently using. I have yet to use the Sweet Spark card or earbuds, but I will. So pleased!

Liz Cadman

Yay! Sounds like a perfect box for you! 🙂

Cecilia

Does anybody want the sweet and spark gift card or the hello fresh?? I could trade it for anything.

Rebecca

The winter box was my first experience with a subscription box and I LOVE it! The only issue is the shoptiques gift card- I tried to use it the other day and it said ” invalid code”. I emailed them and haven’t heard back – was just wondering if anyone else has had this issue too?

Susan

I’m trying to find out when the Massi throw came out in fff. But I can’t find anything on it. Does anyone know?

Allison

Do you know what is in the FabFitFun Welcome box right now?

Jill

Hi Allison,

The Welcome box includes $340.95 worth of some of our favorite past items. The box is similar to past seasonal boxes covering all the essentials, health, beauty, fitness, fashion, and lifestyle items. All items have been featured in past FabFitFun boxes, but the exact content is a surprise.

The box will ship out within 10 business days of the purchase date! You can also contact us at [email protected] regarding any other questions. We look forward to assisting you soon!

Laura

Can anyone get their Hello Fresh card to work for the 3 free meals? I select the 3 meals box for 2 people , and it is trying to charge me $34.95.

Desiree

Has anyone actually received their Shoptique order???? Mine has been in transit since 12/26.

And no…I can’t smell my diffuser at all.

Chrissy

I cannot smell my diffuser at all either. ?

Brooke

I got my shoptique item – which I love and which is way nicer than what I was expecting – in like 3 days…..

Brooke

Oh and ditto re NO smell to the diffuser…

laura

I received my shoptique order. I ordered it just before the new year and it came the other day.

Also, I have the lavender diffuser and it smells wonderful! I did have to flip the sticks over a few times to get it that way.

Khaleesi142

Just got my box yesterday 🙂 You can’t beat $4/item that I either love or will at least definitely use ? Even my husband loves this subscription (he kept the head phones lol) !!!

Liz Cadman

Yay – glad your husband likes the box too! 🙂 FabFitFun is such a good deal!

Lily

I was just wondering, is anybody else noticing that you can hardly smell the diffuser scent, or is it just mine? I got lavender.

Meg D

I got cinnamon and I can smell it. . . when I’m standing next to it.

Ashley

I received sugar cookie & feel the same way..

Angeline

Is anyone else getting charged 34.50 when using their hello fresh card for the first time?

Khaleesi142

I have a $15 coupon code to Jewelers Wife from the previous box if anyone wants it gratis. Expires tomorrow 12/31. Email me at Bruinkitty at Yahoo 🙂

Jackie

Beware of Shoptique. Did not complete the research as I should have before purchase and found the item elsewhere on line for just under $24. Though I paid just under $60.! Called the immediately ( within half an hour of purchase) to cancel and explained why. I received a generic response apologizing that it could not be cancelled if already shipped that they would have to check on that and have not heard back. I was also told that it could always be returned if there was a size issue. Horrible customer service, no offer to price match. Shady!

Kendall

Does anyone not want their Sweet and Spark card? I will use it.

Suz

I know I’m probably a little too late for this, but wanted to see if anyone wanted to swap sugar cookie diffuser for lavender or pomegranate?

Ashley

Has anyone who got the gift with purchase earrings received them yet or even gotten tracking?

sher_w

Does anybody NOT want their Hello Fresh card? I was gong to gift it to a friend for her to try out but it was missing from my box and their response to my query is that it was not included in all boxes and now they are all out of them. I would be willing to trade one of the other gift cards is you want. Thank you ……………… (and Merry Xmas).

Chrissy

I have mine too… you can have it… do you still have the shoptiques one?? I hope it’s not too late, still you can have it.

Cecilia

I don’t want mine! Would you like to swap?

Kendall

I would but I did not get the Hello Frsh card in my box. Thanks anyway!

Kendall

You can have my code when I get the winter box. I emailed customer service b/c I did not get a tracking #. FFF replied that my box was shipped Dec. 18th. I am not sure why it is taking so long but maybe because I am in Canada. Can anyone tell me this normal?

Meg D

Probably not normal but I’m also in Canada – received shipping notice on Dec. 1, emailed them 3 weeks later and they basically said “weird, there are no shipping updates.” It arrived on Christmas Eve, pretty banged up, with “mis-shipped to Pakistan” written in Sharpie on it and no earbuds!! Still waiting on them to ship out replacement earbuds.

DL

Hi there,
I was just going to toss mine. I’m sure all you need is the Voucher code so here you go: BD61D6j5u6
Hope it works for you! Happy Holidays!

Brooke

Help? I think I may be stupid… but my sweet & spark card says $40 but there is no code listed in the bar. Am I missing something obvious? Thanks!

Brooke

I sent an email to S&S with a photo of my card that had no code in the bar, and they responded within minutes, apologizing and giving me a code. Good service.

cindycb

Loving the gloves! I found a gorgeous blouse on the Shoptiques site but had trouble redeeming my gift card, I called them and they were awesome. I received my blouse a few days later. The diffuser is lovely, I chose cinnamon as my scent but I really can’t notice it. Looking forward to trying the Dermalogica products when I finish up what I am currently using. Haven’t had a chance to look into Hello Fresh yet. Always love new nail polish and trying new creams, especially luxe ones like Zoya and JUARA I can’t wear ear buds so my black and gold ones are on the swap site, as are the Sweet and Spark gc and the wine set. All in all I am happy with this box.

samantha

Can someone share the link to the swap site? I’m not finding it in google.. I’d like to swap my sparkle gift card… 🙂
Thank you ladies

chris

https://swap.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/

Once you sign up, you will be added to the waitlist which usually opens up every couple of weeks. 🙂

Brandy

You need to be approved to join.

Laurie

Mine has been in transit to the US Postal Service for over a week now….

Desiree

Same here!! Shoptique is a joke! Glad I didn’t need credit card info and came in under $25.

Desiree

Beware with the shoptique gift card…no matter what you find under $25 they still charge you $6.80 for shipping. I tried it twice with two different items under $20 and was still charged 6.80 for shipping AND they wanted my credit card info. ??

Marie

Don’t worry because it showed the same to me until I pressed on the checkout button.. For me it is $8.75 shipping, but I bought a $16 candle, and at the checkout I paid $0! No CC needed

Desiree

Received mine yesterday! I love everything but the wine cork set. I don’t drink wine! I’d swap for gold color nail polish or face primer sample.

Debbie s.

Now that I have it I think this is one of my favorite boxes ever. I’m not an annual subscriber but I would’ve chosen exactly what I got (pomegranate/gray/black & gold. I’ve never used dermologica or Juara before and I’m loving them. The value on this box is pretty amazing. I’m considering getting a second one.

Anna

I am obsessed with the juara and the diffuser! that alone makes the box worth it. Sadly, my gloves are defective, they don’t match and I’m too lazy to send them back. Still love this box 🙂

Leah

I actually loved the Winter box! I thought it was even better than Fall. The Juara cream was a hit and I actually needed a new pair of workout headphones. I got the Sugar Cookie diffuser so I’ll probably swap it, I was hoping for Cinnamon.

I also want to say I feel like the customer service team gets a lot of negative comments on MSA but when I called they answered right away. I was expecting a long hold since I know it’s holiday time but they answered quickly and were very sweet and patient with my kids kicking around in the background.

On the gift card note I would much prefer an actual item than a gift card but the value was still there for me this season.

Cecilia

I love my box! I will use everything but the sweet and spark gift card. I want to swap it and also maybe swap the gloves for another color, I got grey.

Marie

Hi Cecilia! I got the black gloves and they are very nice, but I wanted the grey ones.. Too many black gloves already.. I put them up for swap and I’m Marie.. :))

Cecilia

Great!

LovelyT

They shipped my box on the 5th, and according to tracking, it should be here tomorrow!
I’m excited for this box! I’m going to keep the gloves, skin care items, and gift cards for myself, and give the rest away for Christmas presents!
I even did the Juice Body Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer (Which retails for almost $50!) add on, at not extra cost! Yay! 🙂

Steph

I really want another shoptiques gift card.. so many cute things… I want them all… I’m on the wait list for the swap.. so I’m crossing my fingers… =)

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