FabFitFun Winter 2018 Subscription Box Review + $10 Coupon
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. As always, I love the artwork this season. So cozy!
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
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 items that all subscribers will receive.
And the magazine features content besides the items in the box, too. For example, this season they included a checklist for 50 ways to show gratitude, and there is a horoscope section:
Now, time for the items!
I’m going to start with the items that all subscribers will receive:
Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw – Retail Value $49
All subscribers receive this item. Annual subscribers get to pick their color. Either this beige shade or a grey shade.)
If you aren’t familiar with Mark & Graham, it’s a Williams-Sonoma brand that specializes in gifts and monograms!
This blanket measures 50”w x 60”h. Here I am holding it up to give you a better sense of scale:
The material is 100% acrylic and super soft! I’ve had it wrapped around my shoulders as I wrote this entire review. Kind of like this picture:
But without Buckles in my arms the whole time. 🙂
It’s a lovely accent throw, too. I love the fringe and the neutral colors, and I’m trying to add more warm and cozy accents to our grey living room, so this is perfect.
AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask – Retail Value $33
(All subscribers will receive this item.)
I love a quick mask, and this one works in 3 minutes! (Alternatively, you can use it as an overnight sleeping mask, so no worries if you accidentally leave it on for more than 3 minutes.)
For a true test of this mask, I applied it to only half of my face post-shower (when my skin is at its driest). The results? I only have good things to say about this mask. I could tell an immediate difference in hydration and softness in my skin after I removed the mask, and it stayed that ways hours later! (It’s a light hydration, too. No greasy finish.) I also was happy to note that this face mask formula is lightly scented compared to Ahava’s hand creams.
Blaq Eye Mask (5 masks) – Retail Value $29
(All subscribers will receive this item.)
These eye masks are formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Activated Charcoal. They’re designed to help de-puff eyes. I’ve tried a lot of eye gels in my subscription box review days, and some of the gel ones don’t stay put, but these remained in place for the full 15 minutes. Personally, I don’t have under-eye puffiness (just super dark undereye circles), so I couldn’t notice a difference after using them, but I’m guessing they could be a gamechanger if you wake up with puffy eyes!
Thrive Causemetics Eye Brightener Highlighting Stick – Retail Value $24
(All subscribers will receive this item.)
I’ve sampled this line before, and I’m so impressed with their formulas. This creamy eye crayon is vegan + cruelty-free; paraben, sulfate, + latex + petrochemical-free.
And good to know, the bottom part is a built-in sharpener:
Here it is swatched:
It’s a subtle highlighter on my skin tone, which is great for me because I can use it for every day, less-makeup looks. The formula has almost a powdery finish, but it’s still really easy to blend.
You can use this as an upper or lower eyeliner, applied to the brow bone, lids and even the inner corners of your eyes to make them appear larger.
Next up, here are three products I selected for my box. All subscribers get to make the selections of their choice!
Bearpaw Headband and Pop-Top Glove Duo – Retail Value $45
(All subscribers can pick this set or the Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask.)
I have a few pairs of super cozy Bearpaw slippers, so when I saw the brand would be featured in the Winter FabFitFun box, it was a super easy decision to pick this set!
And that faux sherpa lining on the headband is just as cozy and warm as it looks!
The fingerless gloves have button backed mitten covers for when it gets extra chilly, too:
Here is the headband on:
(For reference, my head is too big for some hats, but I still got this to fit. It’s a snug fit – but it fits!) And here are the gloves on:
Richer Poorer Over The Knee Socks – Retail Value $24
(All subscribers can pick these socks or Sherrie Matthews Jade Roller OR PUR Eyeshadow Palette.)
Can you tell I was cold when I made my box selections? I made this box as cozy as I could!
These grey socks are made from recycled yarn (55% polyester, 40% cotton, and 5% spandex.)
They’re soft, stretchy, and stayed up all day long without feeling too tight on my calves. I love these for wearing around the house with pjs or cuffed over boots.
(I think the over the boot cuff look is great too if the socks otherwise might be a bit too tight on your legs.)
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – Retail Value $44
(All subscribers can pick this or H Halston Jewelry Portfolio OR Lele Sadoughi Necklace.)
I was SO excited to see full-size Oribe in this box! It alone covers almost the entire cost of the box! (And full-size Oribe in the subscription box world is rare!) Oribe is such a luxe haircare treat – when my husband Eric got his first Oribe sample in a subscription box recently, I half-joked with him that he now got to experience rich person hair! 🙂
Anyway – let’s talk formula. This dry shampoo is an ultra fine mist that goes on clear. (No worries about a white finish that you need to brush in.) It absorbs oil and freshens hair without adding any texture. (This is pretty rare in the dry shampoo world – usually most formulas add a little grit.) And of course, there’s the Oribe scent – it’s amazing! If you want to freshen up your hair without adding texture – this is perfect.
Next up, here are two products I selected as an annual subscriber. If you are a quarterly subscriber, FabFitFun will make the selection for you:
Chic & Tonic Coasters – Retail Value $18
(All subscribers will get these or Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lips OR Brooke Burke Body Sliders. Annual subscribers get to pick their item.)
When selecting my items for this box, I was going for a cozy theme, and I think these urban rustic coasters are a perfect addition – especially when you add a warm cup of tea!
They are raw cut and lightly sanded:
One thing to note – you may want to add adhesive felt/plastic/cork dots to the undersides of these coasters depending on what surfaces you plan to use them on.
Anthropologie Mer Sea Beauty Coconut Sugar Sea Whip Body Cream – Retail Value $24
(All subscribers will get this or Way of Will Essential Oils. Annual subscribers get to pick their item.)
Confession – I picked this at first just because of the packaging! It’s holographic and feels so perfect for winter! And fortunately, the lotion inside is just as good as the packaging. It’s a lightweight formula that absorbs almost instantly (no greasy feel whatsoever), and the coconut sugar scent it fragrant and sweet. (If you aren’t a big fan of fragrances though, I would avoid this selection as the scent lingers.)
Verdict: This box has a value of $290! I think that’s amazing for $49.99! (And this is actually the lowest-value option of the box. Depending on your selections, the value could be as high as $335.) At $49.99 for this box, that works out to $5.55 an item – so impressive!
Now that FabFitFun is offering more customization in items than ever before, I think it’s kind of on the subscriber to make the box feel curated. I went with a cozy curation theme, and I’m very happy with the results!
FYI – since there were SO many box customization options this season, I’ll be doing a second post reviewing the other options. Look for that soon!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of today, 11/14, yes! (You’ll be able to make your product selections after you sign up. The wooden coasters may be sold out.)
Coupon –Use coupon code MSA10 to get this box for only $39.99!
What do you think of Winter FabFitFun box? Which items did you pick?