FabFitFun Spring 2016 Subscription Box Review + $10 Coupon
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!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to 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
FabFitFun sends out a mini mag in each box. It details the items included and also provides background on some of the featured makers and designers.
Now, on to the items!
Makers Kit Kitchen Herb Garden DIY Kit – Value $35
I LOVE this inclusion in the box! And I’m not a gardener/green thumb at all, but this just makes me want to try! And it looks easy enough…
Here is the side of the wooden box:
Inside you have 3 plastic containers, soil mix, and seeds:
This kit includes basil, mint, and thyme.
And it comes with instructions:
These instructions are a little intimidating for someone who managed to kill a plant that had a self-watering container, but we’ll see what happens! I love the idea of having fresh herbs in the kitchen for meals!
Jook and Nana Gold Plated Tag Necklace – Value $65
This is the item that FabFitFun Select (annual) subscribers were able to pick their preference on. I didn’t know what I’d be getting, but I like the “Happy” vibe!
It’s 18K plated gold, and a very delicate piece. Here it is on to give a better sense of scale:
I wasn’t sure if this necklace was for me when I saw the spoilers, but in person I really like it!
Jus D’Amour Bath Bomb Trinity – Value $28
- Love Potion (Jasmine, Rose & Sandalwood Essential Oil Blend)
- Wake Up (Eucalyptus, Peppermint & Lime Essential Oil Blend)
- Deep Breath (Lavender, Chamomile & Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Blend)
I love everything about this set! The packaging is fabulous, and the scents are all great too. (I think my favorite is the Wake Up blend.)
And they are made with organic and natural ingredients:
ISH Beauty Contour Kit in Light/Medium – Value $32
(Subscribers will receive either Light/Medium or Medium/Dark based on their preferences.)
The pigments on these shades are very good. I would recommend using a setting spray to keep them in place throughout the day. Here are the shades swatched:
The highlighter shade is the only one with shimmer, and the other shades are matte. The color is buildable, so those swatches are pretty heavy handed just to show the colors as best as I could.
I’m used to contouring with different shades of liquid foundation and a beauty blender, so I had to retrain myself to try it out with pressed powders again! If you are in the same boat, or just need guidance in general, I recommend checking out these video tutorials.
Of course this palette works for non-contouring purposes, too! The blush, bronzers and highlighter work on their own, and Joey Maalouf also shows how to use these shades for eyeshadow looks, in addition to contouring.
Bodypure Glove and Socks – Value $10
Good news – these are individually wrapped inside, so you don’t have to use both the gloves and sock masks at once!
Here is what the glove looks like in action:
Not the most appealing picture… but my cuticles look amazing now!
To use these gloves/socks, you leave them on for 20 minutes, then massage in the excess cream. The formula is paraben-free and smells like haircare products (it reminds me of Beauty Protector), so I’m a fan!
Marrakesh Hair Oil in Original Scent – Value $23
This is officially my favorite scent in the box – it smells amazing! I also love that it is an oil for dry or wet hair. I just tried it out on dry hair, and it made my hair shinier and softer without and greasiness or weighing it down. I think this hair oil will now be a part of my daily beauty routine!
HelloLegs – 3 oz Value $20?
The HelloLegs website hasn’t launched yet, so I’m using the price listed in the FabFitFun booklet. I’m not sure if the price is for the full-size version, though. And I don’t know what the full-size version would be, but I’m assuming it isn’t 3 oz!
When I first saw this in the spoilers, I thought it was a lotion, so of course I tried it out… then read the directions. Nope! This is for shaving! It’s actually a combo of lotion, shaving cream and “blade butter” designed to make your legs feel shiny, smooth and soft after shaving. (Turns out, it works as just a lotion, too. But I will try it the right way in my next shower!)
Merrithew Mat Strap Plus – Value $15
You can use this strap for resistance excercises, and it also works as a yoga mat strap!
Here it is in action:
I like that FabFitFun often includes excercise items that are good for travel. This one is pretty cute, too!
Thirty One Bits Gift Card Code – $25 Value (No expiration listed)
These gift cards are both awesome! The Thirty One Bits gift card doesn’t include free shipping, but the gift card can be applied to the shipping cost, so if you’re looking to not spend anything – you should be good with a bracelet!
More about Thirty One Bits:
Our model is to empower people through the fashion industry. We work with our beneficiaries in Uganda to create fashionable, quality products. They earn an income enabling them to provide for their families. We care for them holistically through counseling, health education, finance training, and business mentorships. After five years in our program, our beneficiaries are ready to graduate. A graduated beneficiary has her own business and is educated, healthy, and confident. She is empowered.
And guess what? Everything we do is funded through product sales. That means every time you make a 31 bits purchase, you have a direct impact on women’s lives in Uganda.
Sterling Forever Gift Card Code – $30 Value + Free Shipping (Expires 4/1/17)
The Sterling Forever gift card comes with free shipping, and there are lots of sale items under $30, so this is another free mini-shopping spree card:
Isn’t this just the best thing to see in checkout?
One important thing to call out with these gift card codes – they are entered as discount codes, so you only use them once. (For example, if you buy a $25 item from Sterling Forever, there isn’t a remaining $5 to use later.)
This box also included a card from I Am That Girl, with info on what they do, and how you can sponsor a girl:
A girl’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being is rooted in her self-worth, and we are living in an epidemic of self-doubt.
I AM THAT GIRL is helping girls to transform self-doubt in to self-love by providing a safe space to connect and have honest conversations about things that matter. Every day, girls are bombarded with messages that attack what she is NOT and we work every day to help her love who SHE IS; to see that in herself and inspire that in others.
We are shifting girl culture.
Raising the standards for how girls treat themselves, each other, and the world. By building a community for girls to be seen, be heard, and belong, we are giving them something bigger than themselves to stand for and creating a healthier, more powerful world.
I really like that FabFitFun partners with various causes in their boxes – it’s a really positive addition to an already great box!
Verdict: I am always so impressed with FabFitFun! This box has a retail value of about $283 – incredible for a $50 box, (and even more amazing for a $40 box if you sign up with the MSA10 coupon). I don’t know how they do it!
I think the mix of products is great for Spring, and I’m already wondering what they will put in the Summer box!
And I LOVE that the gift cards can be used as actual gift cards! It takes the fun of unboxing and extends it to more (free) online orders!
What do you think of the FabFitFun Spring 2016 Box? What are you going to buy with your gift cards?