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FabFitFun Summer 2018 Subscription Box Review + $10 Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 16, 2018 | 236 comments

FabFitFun
3.6 overall rating
1066 Ratings | 207 Reviews

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription from FabFitFun.com. Each season they send you a box of $200+ worth items in categories like beauty, fashion, and fitness.

Each season, FabFitFun features a different design for their box. So pretty!

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

The Subscription Box: FabFitFun Box

The Cost: $49.99 a box sent every quarter

COUPON – Save $10 Off Your First Box with coupon code MSA10

The Products: The hottest seasonal items (worth at least $200) 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 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.

This page shows all the different items that are available for customization, and the page on the right shows the items that all subscribers will receive.

Now, time for the items!

(There are a lot of pictures in this review because there are SO many items! And I’m going to show you all variants at the end of the review, too!)

I’m going to start with the items that all subscribers will receive:

Foreo Luna Fofo – Retail Value $89

(All subscribers will receive this item. Colors will vary.)

This is a brand new product from Foreo – it isn’t even available to purchase yet! (It’s officially launching first in the Summer FabFitFun box!)

FYI – if you’ve seen the mini Foreo Play in subscription boxes before, this is larger (about 2.5 inches across), and it has a replaceable AAA battery! (The battery should last for up to 400 uses before needing to be replaced.)

Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:

If you aren’t familiar with the Foreo, it’s a pulsating device that allows you to get a much deeper clean when cleansing your face. (Similar to a Clarisonic.)

I’d been a Clarisonic user for years, but last year I switched to Foreo thanks to the first time I sampled this device!

Both Clarisonic and Foreo do a great job of cleaning my skin thoroughly. The big difference for me is the silicone brush surface area. It’s nonporous and will resist any bacteria build up. With Clarisonic, you have to always buy replacement brush heads. (At $22 a new brush head, switched out every 2-3 months, the costs add up!) Plus, this design is way cuter! 🙂

And see those two metal skin sensors on the back? This new Foreo is extra high-tech! You download their app (not available yet, but should be before this box ships), then use the sensors to analyze your skin, and get a custom cleansing plan that syncs with the device. (I’ll update this review once the app is available and I can try it!)

COOLA Face Sport SPF White Tea Moisturizer – Retail Value $32

(All subscribers will receive this item.)

Coola is probably my favorite sunscreen brand. Their formulas are ingredient-conscious, work well, and their scents are divine, too. Usually, I only see Coola in subscription boxes in the form of tiny samples, so I was thrilled to see a full-size product in this box!

This formula is certified organic, vegan, and gluten free. Plus it is a moisturizer + SPF 50 in one!

The cream formula blends in easily to give you a clear finish, the white tea scent is light and lovely, and no greasy finish!

Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish – Retail Value $14.99

(All subscribers will receive this item.)

This is a glazed ceramic trinket dish with a marble design.

The edges have a metallic gold accent. Here is a closer look:

I always love when a subscription box includes a home item, and I think this is a perfect fit for that category. It’s simple, classy, and can work as a jewelry tray, a soap dish, or in my case, a place to wrangle all my lip balms.

Here it is with a few items to give you a better sense of scale:

(It measures about 4 inches across.)

 

Next up, we have the Choice items. If you aren’t familiar, every season, FabFitFun allows subscribers to pick their choice between different items to customize their box!

Summer & Rose Beach Towel – Retail Value $55

All subscribers will be able to pick between this towel (in one of two prints) or a Yumi Kim train case. (I’ll show you all the other options at the end of the review.) You have until May 18th at 11:59 PM PST to make your selection.

This is a microfiber towel, so sand won’t stick to it! It’s also super soft and oversized!

Here I am holding it up in my tallest of heels:

It measures 39 X 72 inches.

I love this tropical print so much! So bright and cheery!

(100% Polyester, Machine Wash Warm, Air Dry)

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel – Retail Value $39

All subscribers will be able to pick between this gel, a ring, or a body scrub. (I’ll show you all the other options at the end of the review.) You have until May 18th at 11:59 PM PST to make your selection.

If you are a fan of lavender essential oil, I highly recommend picking this item! It’s an ingredient-conscious gel formula that is so light and soothing! Do you ever get a beauty product that has such a great scent that you can’t stop smelling it? That’s what is happening with me with this muscle gel – I keep smelling my arm where I applied it!

Next up, we have the Select items. If you aren’t familiar, every season, FabFitFun allows annual subscribers to pick their choice between different items to customize their box. If you aren’t a Select member (annual subscriber), FabFitFun will pick the item for you. Annual subscribers have until May 18th at 11:59 PM PST to make their selection.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette – Retail Value $45

Annual subscribers will be able to pick between this palette, or a tarte Pro to-go palette and eyeliner set. (I’ll show you all the other options at the end of the review.) You have until May 18th at 11:59 PM PST to make your selection.

How stunning is this palette? It’s a black matte case, with gold accents, magnetic flap closures, and mirrors on either side when you open it:

The top four shades are super shimmery highlights, and the bottom two colors are creams for sculpting and shading. (And this palette smells like chocolate!)

Here they are swatched:

The pigment is excellent throughout, and they were easy to blend, too. (A must for a contour palette!)

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – Retail Value $29

Annual subscribers will be able to pick between this face scrub, a resistance band, or a wallet. (I’ll show you all the other options at the end of the review.) You have until May 18th at 11:59 PM PST to make your selection.

I’ve sampled this before, and I love the formula, so this was an easy pick for me! It’s a super-fine exfoliant, gentle enough to use 3-5 times a week, and it makes my skin feel incredibly smooth and clean.

Elemis Enzyme Papaya Peel – Retail Value $45

Annual subscribers will be able to pick between this peel, or a hair protectant spray. (I’ll show you all the other options at the end of the review.) You have until May 18th at 11:59 PM PST to make your selection.

Elemis is a great skincare brand, so I decided to pick this as my final selection. It’s designed to exfoliate and purify skin with non-abrasive fruit enzymes. Just apply for 10 minutes, then remove with water. Super easy to use, super gentle on my skin, and it left my skin feeling soft and moisturized. (You can use this for up to two times a week.)


Verdict: This box has a retail value of $348.99! As always, I’m so impressed with how many items FabFitFun delivers for $49.99. I don’t know how they do it – this box is full of name brands I love so much I pay full price for, and I love how much customization they are now offering to subscribers. I don’t think there are any bad options in this box either – I love the towel + train case equally – if you are thinking of adding the other one to your box for an additional $10, I recommend it!

In my opinion – this is the best box FabFitFun has ever done!

Want to see any of these items in action? I’ve been adding videos to our Instagram stories answering reader questions about the box. Check them out here (click our logo/profile picture) and feel free to send me any questions you’d like me to answer in a video!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of today, 5/16, yes!

CouponUse coupon code MSA10 to get this box for only $39.99!

Value Breakdown: At $49.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Foreo: $12.75
  • Coola: $4.58
  • Pier 1: $2.15
  • Towel: $7.88
  • Tarte: $6.45
  • Elemis: $6.45
  • Vasanti: $4.15
  • Aromatherapy: $5.59

What do you think of the Summer 2018 FabFitFun box? Which items are you picking?

Ready to see the other options? Here are the other options that are available to subscribers:

Yumi Kim Makeup Train Case – Retail Value $58

These makeup train cases are such nice quality! The materials (shell is PVC, lining is polyester) make it easy to wipe up any makeup spills, too.

The top section of the case includes a section for makeup brushes and a zippered compartment.

And there’s a second zippered section on the bottom for more storage:

This case measures about 10 inches long, 6 inches across, and about 5 inches deep. It fit all my makeup with room to spare!

And here is the other pattern option:

 

ERTH Tu Y Yo Ring – Retail Value $55

This ring is 14K gold plated, with a brass base, and Certified Natural Cultured Freshwater Pearls.

I love the unique and minimalist design! Here it is on:

FYI – it’s adjustable, but I found it easier to make larger, than to make much smaller than a size 7.

Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar – Retail Value $48

First, love this packaging! So luxe! And the formula is ingredient-conscious!

It’s a decadent salt-based scrub that is infused with coconut oil to give you lots of moisture. It’s excellent for serious exfoliation, but if you have very sensitive skin, I’d recommend sticking with a milder, sugar scrub.

Tarte Tartiest Pro To Go Palette – Retail Value $23

This is a mix of 3 mattes and 3 shimmer eyeshadows. And just like the other tarte palette, the pigments are great and the formulas are easy to blend!

Tarte Sex Kitten Liquid Liner – Retail Value $20

How cute is this eyeliner pen cap?  The eyeliner goes on smoothly and is super inky and pigmented – exactly what you would expect from a great liquid eyeliner. And it doesn’t budge once it sets!

 

Minor History Post Script Wallet – Retail Value $20

This wallet has a wrist strap (seems perfect for travel and keeping track of your room key + cash), and gold accents.

The material is vegan leather, and it measures 2.5″ H x 4.5″ W.

It should be able to hold a few cards and cash.

Maji Sports Loop Resistance Band – Retail Value $15

This resistance band is another great travel item! And FabFitFun TV (a free channel for all subscribers) will feature workouts for this band!

Orlando Pita Play Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray – Retail Value $34

This spray is a 10-in-1 thermal heat protection spray that provides an invisible weightless barrier to help combat damage caused by heat, UV rays, humidity, pollution and free radicals. I love that you can use it on both dry or damp hair, too. And it smells fab!

Ok, that’s it! Thanks if you stuck with me the whole way through! Let me know what you think of all the options!

And new subscribers, use coupon code MSA10 to get this box for only $39.99!

FabFitFun is a seasonal lifestyle subscription that sends subscribers 8-10 items every season worth over $200. 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. While some ite... 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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236 comments

Chris

Is the coupon code still valid?

Regards,

Chris

Christina

Great review! Will try them out

Meghan McAughey

Please help ! What is the little pink thing that came with the Foreo ?

Kate N.

If you scratch off the silver area, it is your code so that you can register the Foreo online. (For warranty) and product manual download.

Jay

If anyone one would like to swap their tarte eyeshadow palette for my tarte contour palette let me know.

Lauren

Anyone want my towel for their train case?

missann

I’ve been reading reviews for this sub for some time now and I just don’t get the hype. You can find similar items at your local Ross, tjmaxx etc, especially all these beachy items. This foreo thing is no better than other similar things available at any ulta or sephora store or i could put together more useful items myself for the same cost, which I often do. I think many people are just addicted and i would bet many sub items find a place somewhere never to be thought of again. Lol Ahhh how companies have learned how to manipulate consumers… My subs are mostly under $30 and more useful. Each to their own I guess.

jennyjenny

“Similar items” aren’t the same as THESE items however. The cheapest Foreo you can get from Sephora is $39, and the Tarte pro glow palette is $45. Sub boxes aside, I would pay more to purchase from a good brand such as Tarte versus buying a “similar” and lower quality item, especially when it comes to what I put on my face. I do agree that the train case and towel are overpriced based on what their suggested MSRP are. But for me, the Foreo and Tarte Palette make it worth it.

Lauren

Anyone want to trade their train case for my towel?

Diana

Is it okay to ask if anyone is interested in swapping the Tarte eyeshadow kit and liner for the Pro Glow bronzing pallete? I’ll never figure out how to use it properly 🙂

Sam

I’d love to swap with you!

Diana

Yay! How can we make this happen?

Diana

Yay! I’m new to posting on the forum and am not sure how this works. Is there a way to private message you?

Faith

I’m so happy, my box is on it’s way and I got the eye kit which was the variation I really wanted!!!!

Mandy

For some reason, I ended up with 2 of the caviar scrubs. I checked my order carefully, and I didn’t order 2.

Did anyone else find that they had 2 in their box? My order was so large and likely complicated that it was a packing error. In any case, FFF didn’t want it back.
I guess I’ll put it on eBay as I am NOT a body scrub person in the first place. I have very sensitive skin which thrives with moisture in my arid climate.

Anna

I didn’t get 2 body caviars, but I did also receive a product I didn’t order. It was an African Botanicals muscle gel. I checked my original order and it wasn’t on there but it was on my packing slip and the shipping email as a “GWP”. I thought that was weird.

Mandy

I have that gel. I think it was in a FFF Editor’s Box earlier this year, or late last year.

The MSRP for that caviar scrub is really high. I wish someone who loves body scrubbing had gotten two of them rather than me. I’d have loved bath or body oil… dry sensitive skin.

Jennyjenny

Anyone’s Fofo guess their actual age? Ugh I thought I did an ok job taking care of my skin :/

Beccah

It doesn’t even give you a skin age like I thought it would. It just uses the age you put on your profile. I’m disappointed. I thought it told you what your skin age is and not your actual age!

Jean

Mine did…
It was 2 years older than my actual age. Possibly your skin age matches your chronological age.

Jennyjenny

Weird I thought this was the case but I couldn’t find anywhere in the app that I had set my age. Makes sense now though. I wonder if they’re still working through the kinks.

Jennyjenny

Lol never mind I tried it on my 5 year old who has amazing skin. Also said her “skin age” is 37. Hmm…

May

Yay my box came! Did anyone get the ring? Mine does NOT look like the one in the picture at all. That one is smooth and perfect. Mine has a ton of grooves and one pearl is even crooked. I was really stoked on this piece because I have literally zero jewelry but this looks really cheap.

Nicole

For the future just know that fff is notorious for sending cheap quality jewelry with insanely inflated values. Other than that love plated necklace a few years ago they have all ended up tarnishing or breaking quickly.

Mandy

I got the ring and my pearls are straight. I’ve never owned freshwater pearls before, always having South Sea Tahitian pearls.

What I thought, and still think about the grooves is that there’s some sort of nylon cord or the like holding the pearls onto the ring base. It may be that the company made the grooves for the cord to be stable ( although yours doesn’t sound like it is).

With all pearls, makeup, hand lotion, perfume and all hair spray products ( applies more to pearl necklaces) will discolor and damage the layers of nacre on fine pearls.
In 20 years, I’ve worn my best pearl necklace and bracelet maybe 3 times. FIne Tahitian pearls are so fragile for the cost that I keep them in our safe with climate control. Sudden temperature changes can also cause fractures. I’d expect this to be doubly true with the thinner and cheaper freshwater pearl surfaces.

jennyjenny

ah i can’t find my comment so i’ll comment again. My box was “delivered” today but our terrible USPS person…guess what? They didn’t deliver it to my address, they delivered it somewhere else and its likely i will never see it again. I am always so sad when i see packages initiate with fedex then transfer to usps because it’s likely i will never see it. I am so upset because i got all of my choices and add ons too. So someone else is likely enjoying my box right about now!
And just last week they delivered someone elses FFF box to my address, but I’m not a jerk and found it’s rightful owner!
Does anyone know if FFF will replace if it’s lost in shipping? And will they replace one for one exactly what was in my box…or will i just get the leftovers no one else wanted? Thanks

Anna

It’s not unheard of for a package to show as delivered in the Fedex tracking but not if you search with tracking # USPS assigns it. Sometimes it will show as delivered in the USPS system and show up in a day or two. There is a geolocation tag that shows where a package is when it’s scanned as delivered too.

FFF has replaced items that are lost before but that’s not a guaranteed outcome and it seems to matter who you speak to.

I hope you get your box and add-ons this weekend.

Jen

I am SO sad. Usps in my neighborhood is awful and they delivered my box to someone else! I have no idea where it is! I looked at my sneak peak online and was getting excited everything I had hoped for plus add ons! I’m seriously so upset. Does anyone know if FFF typically replaces the same contents? Then at least aLL is not lost. Super weird, last week they delivered someone else’s FFF box up my address and because I’m not a jerk, I found her and told her I had her package!

Aimee

So I just got my box yesterday. I got both the Elemis and Vasanti Enzymatic cleansers. My friend also received the same and contacted CS and they are sending her a new item, since they are practically the same. I just contacted them and they told me they only replace if defective or damaged and that they are not the same product. One is an enzymatic cream exfoliator and the other is a enzymatic exfoliating cleanser. In what world do those not function the same? Yes, one you leave on for 10 minutes and the other is a wash, but I do not need two of a product that function with the same purpose. I was told they are randomly assigned in the warehouse, so I gave the feedback that when there are two similar products, the box should be checked to make sure that the items are different for the subscriber. I’m passing them along to friends, but I’m just disappointed that I didn’t receive something else that I could have used with more thoughtful curation.

Adele

This is my first box and I don’t have it yet (SmartPost is taking the extra long route wit this one) but looked at my reveal and I’m getting both of those and thought the exact same thing. Both have the word exfoliator on the bottle so how are they not similar? I would have preferred the wallet or resistance band.

Jenny

Mine has the same too. At first I was excited to get 2 skin products now I’m not so sure…

Allison

I have a dumb question- I just opened my foreo and it came with a separate pink rubber disc but I can’t figure out what it’s for… I don’t see a way to attach it to the device and unless I’m overlooking it, I can’t find anything in the tiny manual that came with the device. Anyone know what this is for?

summersam

this has a scratch off pin for registering your device

Allison

I did see that, but do you know what the disc itself is for? Or is it just decorative packaging for the registration code?

Kaelyn Johnson

yearly subscriber here and not happy..I got NONE of my selections..everyone was something other than I wanted..and one I recieved has lavendar in it and I am allergic..I ordered within 10 minutes of the selections opening..but got the towel instead of the makeup bag..you get the picture..why have personalization and not follow it? I sent a complaint letter and have gotten 3 “we have alot of complaint letters so let us know if you have resolved your problem without us” form letters back..Piss poor service

Nicole

Got mine today and am thrilled! I’m seasonal but I ended up getting all the items I would have picked anyway. Cleanser, contour palette and peel!

Jenny

I got the same as you and that’s exactly what I was hoping for. Woohoo! Now I wonder if you can use the cleanser and the peel on the same day, wondering if it’ll be too intense?!

Liz Cadman

Yay! What a great box! 🙂

Patricia

BEWARE: I canceled my subscription on 3/29 which should have been plenty of time to insure not getting another box. They sent the summer box anyway. And charged me $49.95 for it. There was nothing in it that I want. They said that I could pay almost $15 to mail it back to get my $49.95 back. Their mistake at my cost!

Jen

I was hoping for shadow/liner and leave in hair product but I got the pro glow palette and the face peel!! If anyone wants to trade please please let me know🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

Stefanie

Would love to trade you the Oliver Pita Play Hair spray for the peel!

Gwynn Guiliano

My first box is on the way. I didn’t know about the $10 off code nor the free bundle offer so I paid full price. I’m 62 years old and they chose the contour palette for me along with some enzyme cream of some sort and a face peel? The face cleaning gadget I knew I was going to get and not use but was hoping they would at least choose the eye shadow considering my age. The ring can’t be worn with hand lotion?? I saw that on a you tubers unboxing. That would have been helpful to know in advance although I’m not sure what I would have done with the other two choices. I’ve seen so many nice pieces of jewelry in other seasons boxes, oh well. I just cancelled. I so wanted to like this box since I have been watching the videos and debating on ordering for over a year. I just don’t think the makeup case is worth the $50.

Diana

Got my box yesterday. My HUSBAND of all people saw my skin after I used the Foreo, and got a little bit mopey that he didn’t have one of his own. Instead of rolling his eyes at my subscription box, he asked me to order another one. I did. Hoping I get a different variation from the first one so I can try different things.

Nicole

That is a win win situation sister! Hope you get some new items!

Lauren

Everything looks great! What is the circular flat piece of (rubber?) that comes with the Foreo item – the item with the code on it?

Robyn

Happy dance here! I’m an annual subscriber and got another box so my daughter can have her own Foreo. I didn’t get a single duplicated variant and got all my second choices in her box! I feel so lucky, thanks FFF! 😊

Sz

Is it too late to get the summer box? I want to try FFF! Thanks

Pearl

No, not late at all. You can subscribe either using MSA10 code to get $10 off or SURPRISE code to get 3 item free mystery bundle 😉

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