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FabFitFun Summer 2016 Subscription Box Review + $10 Coupon

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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: Limited Time Only! Use code FRESHAIR to sign up for a FabFitFun Seasonal Subscription and get 20% 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 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.

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Now, time for the items!

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Trina Turk Tote – Value $55

This was the first spoiler item in the summer box! It’s a design that’s exclusive for FabFitFun subscribers, and there are three options subscribers may receive:

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It’s a really roomy bag (22 inches across), and the canvas is a thick material – it should hold up well to summer wear-and-tear!

And if you are thinking of gifting or swapping this – it comes with a Trina Turk tag on it! (Just Trina Turk too – no FabFitFun mention.)

And here it is “in action” with the next item in the box:

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Summer & Rose Yoga Towel – Value $36

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This is a FabFitFun exclusive item, and it is another quality piece!

It’s a microfiber fabric, 80% poly, 20% nylon, machine wash cold, and tumble dry low.

This was the other item that had variation. (If you are an annual FabFitFun Select member, you get to pick your variations each quarter.) Here are the options for this box:

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This is a big towel – it measures 24 X 68 inches. And if you’re having a hard time visualizing those measurements, don’t worry! I have a puppy to show scale!

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We’re going to practice good vibes and less barking!

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OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream – Value $48

I’ve been sampling a lot of OSEA thanks to subscription boxes lately – but I am NOT complaining – I love this brand!

This moisture cream is super lightweight, absorbs easily, and I just love the barely-there scent. Plus it is made with all natural and organic ingredients, and the frosted glass bottle just makes it that much better!

(FYI – the first two pumps out of the bottle were almost a clear liquid, so I recommend shaking this before using.)

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Stemulation Daily Micro Derm Scrub – Value $34

This is a big tube! (8 oz!) I think this might end up being my favorite discovery in the box. You can use it as a face or body scrub, but since it is a cleanser too, I felt it made more sense for my face only!

The scrub is a super-fine exfoliant, and it foams as you rub it into your skin. And it has a fantastic (natural) citrus scent! It left my skin super smooth, but not oily/moisturized like some body scrubs would, so you’ll want to apply moisturizer after using.

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FabFitFun Every Day Beach Waves Spray – Value $18

This sea salt spray is on the lighter end of the spectrum in terms of sea salt/beach waves sprays I’ve tried. (And I’ve tried a lot thanks to subscription boxes!) By the lighter side, I mean no crunchy/stiffness in my hair after applying. The wave action is more subtle too, but my favorite part of this spray is actually the scent! It’s described as a light sea scent, and I this it is perfect for summer.

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Passport to Beauty Gypsetter Luminous Lips in Flower Child– Value $18

This lipgloss is HIGH shine, medium shimmer, and it has practically no stickiness. Here it is swatched:

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The pigment isn’t that apparent when I put it on, so really this is a product this is all about moisturizing your lips and making them super shiny!

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Betches Ice Pop Molds – Value $19

This is another exclusive collaboration item between FabFitFun and Betches. This ice pop mold is BPA-Free and handwash only. Here is the mold out of the box:

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I have to admit, when I first saw these out of the box, I couldn’t figure out what the shape of the popsicle was supposed to be – I just knew it looked weird!

Fortunately, the booklet had all the info – these ice pops are designed to look like champagne bottles!

2nd attempt at photographing them now that I know better:

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Much better!

And there are a few Betchsicles Recipes in the info booklet, too. I was wondering how to make these popsicles boozy and still getting them to freeze, and, of course, they’ve solved for that with… Boozy Gummy Bear Ice Pops!

To make that recipe, you soak gummy bears in vodka (any liquor should work) for 12 hours, then add them to the pops and pour in the rest of your preferred liquid mix!

I’ve been curious about Drunken Gummy Bears for a while now, maybe this is a sign to try them!

And this box came with bonus sample items as well:

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Burt’s Bees BB Cream Samples

I’ve sampled this BB Cream before and I really like it. The formula smells great, has medium coverage (I like my BB Creams to provide medium-complete coverage), and it stayed in place all day! And the sample had surprisingly more than enough BB Cream for a full-use!

Compeed Blister Cushion Sample

Not a super exciting sample, but probably useful for summer sandal season!

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This box also included a $35 coupon code for Hello Fresh. (If you are interested in this meal kit subscription, check out our Hello Fresh reviews, and save $40 off your first box with coupon code CFAHSK.)

Verdict: I am always so impressed with FabFitFun! This box has a retail value of about $228. I think this is a great value for a $50 box. This box definitely has that summer vibe I was expecting and hoping for, too.

I was surprised to see no gift cards in this box, though! (That’s usually a standard item in FabFitFun boxes, so hopefully they return in the fall!)

What do you think of the FabFitFun Summer 2016 Box? What are you going to buy with your gift cards?

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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 Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: fabfitfun | 113 comments

Comments (113)

  1. I see some negative and positive comments here. I really like my first box which was the summer one. I gave it to my husband to give to me at my birthday party and I hadn’t opened it. It really was the hit of the party. I had all the ladies attention! I have had a lot of nicec omments about my blue “Seas The Day” beach bag. I really love it! My plan is to order a winter one for my husband to give to me for Christmas since I was so happy with the summer box. I’d like to get the fall one but I haven’t found justification for it yet. Give me time lol!

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