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FabFitFun Fall 2016 Subscription Box Review + $10 Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanSep 10, 2016 | 203 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. And good news – if you are interested in this box – it is still available for purchase!

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Each season, FabFitFun features a different design for their box. I love that this one is interactive!

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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 Subscription 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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This box comes with an Exclusive Offers card – each brand included in the box shared a coupon to save on other purchases:

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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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For the Fall box, 6 of the items are from companies founded by women! I love this! I also formerly worked at ModCloth, so I was extra excited to see ModCloth founder Susan Koger in this mini mag!

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Now, time for the items!

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ModCloth Loch and Key Blanket Scarf – Value $34.99

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FabFitFun Select Members (annual subscribers) were able to select which of 4 variations they wanted to receive. I really liked all the colors, but this blue and green combination was calling my name!

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The scarf measures 55 by 55 inches, is made from 100% acrylic, and is very soft – not itchy at all.

This scarf is BIG!

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The “blanket” description of this scarf is very accurate! The material is lightweight, though, so it keeps this scarf from being too bulky.

There are tons of ways to style this, and for the first look I went with my tried and true method I apply to any large scarf – turn it into a circle scarf:

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I love the circle scarf style because I never have to worry about the scarf unwrapping throughout the day – it will always stay perfectly in place! To do this look, just tie two opposite ends of the square together, then circle it around your neck twice like this:

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Shrugging at the end is completely optional! 😉 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

FabFitFun sent me some of the other scarf options to try as well (subscribers will receive one scarf in their box).

Here is the multi-color plaid scarf styled with the simple over-the-shoulder approach:

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And the black and white scarf as a wrap:

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I think this scarf is a really versatile piece, super cozy, and the patterns are classic, too! (Plus this comes folded in the ModCloth wrapper, so it’s also ready to gift if you prefer!)

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The Created Co. To-Go Coffee Mug – Value $19

This plastic mug holds 16 oz . Subscribers will receive this version or the “Joy Comes In The Morning” mug. (Select members were able to pick which mug they wanted).

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I love the gloss black with gold text detail. The only downside for me with this mug is that it is handwash only!

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Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection – Value $50

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This palette is free of parabens, sulfates, fragrance, and triclosans. Plus it is cruelty-free!

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The case was a little tough to open at first – but now I have the hang of it!

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This palette is a mix of matte and shimmer shadows. (Very similar to this one.)

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The colors are gorgeous, the blending brush works well, too:

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Most importantly, I’m happy to report that the pigment is great! 

Here are all the shades swatched:

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And again, this is one of those items that would make a fantastic gift if you don’t want to keep it for yourself!

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Spongelle Bulgarian Rose Body Wash Infused Buffer – Value $16

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I love these Spongelle sponges! They are infused with body wash, and the sponge is firmer than your typical bath pouf, so you get exfoliation added in, as well!

This scent is described as a blend of  sweet mandarin, rose and soft musk. I’m not always a fan of rose scents, but I like this one!
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Mullein & Sparrow French Lavender Body Oil – Value $18

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I LOVE this brand! This body oil is light, smells lovely, and it’s made with organic ingredients, too.

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Plus the packaging design is elegant – always a bonus in my book!

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Skin Laundry Restoring Night Serum – Value $50

This serum is designed to “help improve the overall appearance of skin brightness, smoothness, tone, texture and elasticity.”

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This is a gel formula that absorbs almost instantly and has no detectable scent. It left my skin feeling moisturized, too.

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The BrowGal Brow Gel – Value $20

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I’ve sampled this before and it works well! My brows stayed in place the entire day, and the formula is paraben-free – I’m happy!

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Toesox Toeless Fitness Socks – Value $17

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These socks are great for any fitness activity that works with bare feet – yoga, pilates, dance, barre, etc.

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My first thought when I saw these was that there is no way having individual spaces for toes would be comfortable – but I was wrong!

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The design lets you spread your feet out more, and I got over the toe separator weird feeling pretty quickly!

Here they are on to better show the socks:

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And the sole of the sock is coated in grippy dots so these are super non-slip!

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FabFitFun Coloring Book + Pencils – Value $16

FabFitFun Select subscribers could pick between “Things” or “Nature” for their coloring book.

No surprise, the illustrations in this book are really cute!

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If you haven’t tried coloring in a while, it’s great for reducing anxiety (and just taking a break from screens!)

This coloring book also came with a set of colored pencils:

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FabFitFun has partnered with Pencils of Promise for this collaboration. You can learn more about Pencils of Promise here.

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And we have two bonus sponsored items in the box!

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Cottonelle Fresh Care Wipes – (42 Count)

This is officially the best design I’ve ever seen for wipes! Good job FabFitFun and Cottonelle!

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This kit also includes a pull-out card with two Cottonelle coupons.

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These are faintly scented, and they are flushable, too. I recommend storing a pack in your glove compartment. (Great for cleaning up the car or your hands after pumping gas).

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Secret Outlast Xtend Clear Gel Completely Clean Deodorant – .5 oz

Secret is usually my deodorant of choice, but I’ve stuck to the powder version for years. (The last time I tried a gel it seemed to take forever to dry.) The gel formula has definitely changed since I last tried though – this one dried instantly!

Verdict: This box has a value of $241! (And that’s not even counting the bonus sponsored items!) This is one of those boxes that always has me asking “How do they do it?” This value is incredible, and I think the product and brand selection is great, too. I love and will use everything – and I’m not longer a toe-sock skeptic!

What do you think of the FabFitFun Fall 2016 Box? What is your favorite item?

UPDATE – this box has sold out! You can still get a Welcome Box, though! Use coupon code MSA10 to save $10 off your first box!

"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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203 comments

KS

Wow, looking back – not only are all of the items from previous boxes in the last year, but half of them are repeats from LAST years editors box (Marrakesh, coloring book, ORG spray are all from last years editors box, and were all in boxes in 2016 and 2017).

What a joke.

Cornflake

No it’s not, Elaine! 🙂 I signed up for a year so I could get to choose the items that have color/style variations. Even though I have three boxes left, I did go online to cancel (easy to do – it’s online and you don’t have to talk to anyone), but I did have a question and decided to chat with someone. They ended up offering me a $10 credit that I can use towards another box or towards an add-on next season. So they’re friendly and easy to cancel, both! 🙂

ALSO one of my add-ons this month was crushed (useable but the packaging was destroyed so I couldn’t gift it as planned). I chatted with one of their agents, and they sent me a replacement at no charge. 🙂 They’re very customer-friendly, and I would be happy to keep them after my year is up if a good deal comes along.

Elaine

thinking about joining is it hard to get out if you decide you don’t want to do it anymore.
Alittle leery about things

Jillian Tate

Please don’t say those wipes are flushable! They are responsible for huge amounts of damage and clogging in both standalone homes and especially harmful in apartment buildings!

Renee

anyone else get the kitty mugs add-ons? I got 2 black and 2 white. The 2 black ones are from another company. shows made in china. So strange as the white ones look like they are better in quality. FFF won’t let me return :-/ that’s ok, I will probably drop them if they can’t make up for 2 crappy mugs they dumped on me.

Jenn

Liz – fyi I’ve washed my travel mug in the dishwasher several times, and it seems fine. I didn’t even realize it was hand wash only until I saw your review….lol. I don’t use heat dry; maybe that helps.

Amanda

No I missed it, I was waiting for it to go half price even though 40 was still a great deal 🙁

Krissie

Just received my box, and I was wondering..

Would anyone like to trade?
I got the black and tan scarf and would love to trade for possibly a different color? Or a different item?

I tried going to the swap site, but I’m waitlisted. :/

jennifer

I saw on instagram that the box is back in stock, but when I go to order it says they are now shipping the “Welcome Box” … is that different than the fall box? agh.

Cindy

Yes, the welcome box has stuff from past boxes.

Steph

I did love my box and the items in it, the only thing is I’m not really sure if it’s worth the 49.99. I really loved the scarf and was going to order a new one. 34.00 for the scarf. Well I found the exact ones all of them same size exact for 7.99 each. Not sure if I’m really getting my money’s worth

Michele

I just got my box today. Love all of it. I will use all of the items. I got the “Good morning gorgeous” mug, which is the one I was wanting. I got the scarf in red, would have preferred the navy/green, but it’s soft and huge, and I can still use it. This box was a hit for me and a much better curation than BeautyCon. I def got my money’s worth from FFF ?

Liz Cadman

Yay! So glad to hear you love all of it! I think it is the perfect fall box! 🙂

Ashley Odabashian

i am so disappointed! my package was delivered on the 17th, but I never actually received it. I contacted fff and they said to file a claim with USPS and then get back to them with the claim number and they would send me a new one except I tried to do that but they (USPS) said I can’t file the claim because no insurance was provided for the package. So upsetting!! 🙁

Cindy

I would thing the sender of the package would be the ones filing a claim… Not you. But if you have the tracker info maybe you can still contact the post office to see what happened to it. Maybe they delivered to the wrong address or… Someone stole your mail, which is a felony.

Ashley Odabashian

i can’t get a hold of USPS! i’ve been on hold two different times today for over an hour. i don’t have time for this lol (i have three kids under 4) i emailed fff again to see if they could contact them or just give me a refund? and i’ll order again i don’t know i just really want the box grrrrrr 🙁

Brittany L Punches

Oh, I love this! It’s awesome that this box is still available!

nicolle

Love this box!!! I’m a coloring book addict and the blanket scarf is perfect to keep at work where i’m blasted with the air conditioner all day long!

Brie

Sooo… I’ve thought about FFF off and on for awhile now but never actually tried it. Until this box. I got the exact same things as in this review and I L-O-V-E every single one! I can’t believe I didn’t try them sooner. I love it when I can use every single item in a box. I’m thrilled with this box and can’t wait to see what future boxes have in store. I’m a fan!

M.

The cotonelle is in a big box and when my husband saw it he was like ‘why did you get a box of checks in your funbox?’.

Khaleesi

Rofl, they’re all fun boxes! Love your hubby-reminds me of mine! ?

Jessica

I’m going to call every sub box a ‘funbox’ from now on, lol! Your hubby sounds like a keeper ?

M.

I like that! I’ll tell him he coined a phrase. Next step: the dictionary!

Melody

I got my box today! Yay! My coloring book wasn’t included but they said they will send one right out:)
I saw someone in passing today that had the blue/green scarf on. I had to ask if it was Modcloth. She said it was… So then, of course, I had to ask if it was from FFF. It was! My first time encountering anyone who subscribes!

Ashley

I got the red multi colored scarf.. I would really like the green one.. would anyone like to trade?? id really like any other color than the one I got! so any offers are appreciated!

Krissie

I’d love to trade!!! I got the Black, white and tan one. Would you like to trade?!

Steph

They sell the exact same ones at Target for 7.99

julie

Hey if you go on the fabfitfun community board you should have better luck finding a quicker swap. They have a whole forum of swappers there! =)

Krissie

How do you do that?! I tried going to the swap site, but I’ve been waitlisted. Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance 🙂

CMB

Hi there – I just want to follow up to let you know that I didn’t get the green one in my box that came today… good luck swapping for the color you want!

CMB

If I get the green one, I would swap for the multicolor red one! My box isn’t arriving until next Monday, so if I get a color you want and you haven’t swapped by then, let me know! I’ll post back here 🙂

Charlotte

I got the black and white scarf, but I’m looking for someone to swap for the brown scarf!!! Anyone have the brown scarf and want to trade? let me know please!!! I haven’t opened the black&white one!

Krissie

Charlotte,

I got the brown scarf, and I’d love to trade!!

CMB

Do you mean the brown/black? If I get that brown one, I would swap for the black/white! My box isn’t arriving until next Monday, so if I get a color you want and you haven’t swapped by then, let me know! I responded to another member above, but the only colors I was interested in were red/beige/multi and black/white, so if I get either of those I’m open to swapping 🙂

Charlotte

yes I’m looking for the brown/black one! Let me know!

Maggie

More fashion inspiration from Liz, yay! I would never have figured out how to wear a “blanket” scarf

Debbie

Thanks for sharing! I love everything in this box. I can’t wait to get mine.
I love your site and always ruin my surprise by peeking.

Janet

This was my first FitFabFun box. It’s really impressive how much stuff they manage to get into a $50 box! I’d been tempted by them for a while but have “stuff overload” – the blanket scarf and Liz’s modeling pushed me over the edge. Now I have to think about if I want to upgrade to the yearly subscription… I lucked out and got one of the scarves I wanted but there have certainly been boxes where I didn’t like multiple options.

erica

i caved. cancelled Ipsy for this. the fall box looks amazingggg. this is actually the first box I’ve ever seen where i’ll use everything. might opt in for yearly if i happen to like the winter box.

Cindy

Received my box today (earlier than their shipping estimate, to boot). I didn’t expect there to be so many things in it. Love the box and everything in it! I think this is the only sub that has worked out for me. 🙂

CMB

Okay, I caved and went with this box for the first time… I used the “fruit10” to get the fruit infuser bottle, plus $10 off the first box, since I’m new 🙂 Under $40 for this box and the bottle seems like a great deal to me!
I was going through the FAQs at FFF, but wondered, will there be enough time for spoilers on the winter box to come out before I have to cancel? I may cancel before the winter box if spoilers aren’t available, since I hate being locked into “surprises” (what am I doing here, you may ask? lol).

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