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FabFitFun Spring 2019 Review + $10 Coupon

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 26, 2019 | 383 comments

FabFitFun
3.6 overall rating
1080 Ratings | 221 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. I love the pop of purple and pink when you open it!

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 items that all subscribers will receive. The pink box on the bottom right page shows the 3 items all subscribers get – everything else will vary!

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:

Manna Kadar Champagne Charcoal Scrub – Retail Value $24

I have to admit, Manna Kadar cosmetics products have felt a little over-played in subscription boxes a few years, so I’m always a little hesitant when I see this brand in a box. However, I’m happy to report that this scrub was a lovely surprise for me! It has a subtle sweet + fruity scent, the scrub isn’t too abrasive, and the formula doesn’t leave your skin overly oily.

Also, full-size body scrubs are pretty rare in subscription boxes (they are heavy!) so this is an extra win in my book!

OUAI Leave In Conditioner – $26

I think whether or not you love this product will likely come down to if you love the scent. Ouai products are strongly scented, and they do linger, so I recommend getting a quick whiff before spritzing + committing! I really like the scent (it’s kind of like hair perfume), and the formula itself is lovely, too. It’s a great detangler, and it doesn’t weigh down my hair.

dr. brandt skincare needles no more NO MORE BAGGAGE  eye de-puffing gel – $42

I try SO many de-puffing, under-eye eye treatments, and this is one of the few that I could actually feel and see working! After I applied the gel, it immediately gave my skin a cooling feeling. Then, over the next few minutes, I could actually feel a subtle tightening of my skin. (The tightening goes away when you wash this off.)

It has an orange tint, which I think helps conceal the blue tones of undereye circles, but it didn’t make enough of a difference there for me to go without undereye concealer. And it gives your skin a smooth, powdery finish. (And just FYI, this isn’t an aloe-vera-type gel, it takes some effort to squeeze it out of the tube!)

Looking at the reviews on Sephora, it seems like people either love or hate this. I’m a fan, but I’m guessing it doesn’t work as well for all skin types.

Now, the items that are choices.

All subscribers can pick a Show Me Your Mumu robe, Deux Lux Backpack, or Diffuser:

Show Me Your Mumu Robe – Retail Value $84

This is one of my favorite items in the box – I love the brand, and this floral print is exactly what I need to look forward to Spring!

It’s 100% polyester, fits up to a size 16, and hand wash cold.

This robe features a tie belt and a high-low hem.

The fabric is soft and lightweight, but not too sheer. I think it is the perfect weight for a warmer weather robe.

Here it is on:

(For reference, I’m 5’7″, and somewhere between a size Medium + Large at Forever 21.)

Next Choice: All subscribers are able to pick Quay sunglasses (2 different styles), SunnyLife Picnic Set, or a Korres Sleep Mask:

QUAY AUSTRALIA Vivienne Sunglasses in Black/Smoke – Retail Value $60

If you aren’t familiar with Quay, they are a great sunglasses brand from Australia. (I love that for the cost of the box, $49.99 (or $39.99 with coupon MSA10), you can get a pair of Quay Sunglasses for less than retail, and essentially get 7 other full-size items for free!)

Here are the measurements:

  • Width: 148MM
  • Height: 60MM
  • Nose Gap: 14MM

I picked these frames because I love aviator sunglasses – and the black metal frames are so classic.

Here they are on:

Next choice! All subscribers are able to pick Giadzy Copper Plated Measuring Spoons, Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion in Mandarin, Orange & Bergamot, or Mystery Item.

Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion – Retail Value $19

I picked this lotion because it is ingredient-conscious, and I was going for a bit of a spa theme with my curation of this box!

The formula is moisturizing but not greasy, and it has a scent blend of Mandarin, Orange & Bergamot. It’s a little more fragrant than I was expecting, but I like the scent, so that’s OK with me!

Next up, annual subscribers are able to pick TULA Purifying Face Cleanser, Daily Concepts Daily Detox Brush, or EleVen by Venus Jump Rope. If you aren’t an annual subscriber, FabFitFun will pick for you:

Daily Concepts Daily Detox Massaging Brush – Retail Value $18

Continuing the spa theme, I picked this dry brush! If you aren’t familiar, dry brushing can help make your skin softer with gentle exfoliation. (There’s also potential benefits of lymphatic massage.)

This brush includes massaging nodules in addition to the dry brush bristles, too:

FYI – I recommend applying light pressure (in circular motions) when first using this – that’s all I needed for soft skin! (And any more pressure would have been too rough.)

Lastly, annual subscribers are able to pick The2Bandits™ Athens Necklace, Ciaté London Extraordinary Translucent Setting Powder, or S’ip by S’well (colors will be randomly selected). If you aren’t an annual subscriber, FabFitFun will pick for you:

S’ip by S’well – Value $19.99

S’ip by S’well is just like the original S’well brand – but with more playful prints and colors.

The bottle is 15 oz, double walled, and keeps hot drinks hot, or cold drinks cold all day.

And how cute is this whale design?

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

(FYI colors and patterns will vary! Both patterns and solid colors are possible.)


Verdict: This box has a value of $292.99! 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 $6.25 an item!

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 spa-day curation theme, and I’m very happy with the results!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of today, 2/26, yes! (You’ll be able to make your product selections after you sign up.)

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

What do you think of Spring FabFitFun box? Which items did you pick?

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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383 comments

June

I got the Quay Vivienne sunglasses since the My Girl was out but it really doesn’t work with my face. Anyone want to swap? Tried to get on the swap but it’s by invite only.

Jodi

Why does FABFITFUN bother creating a profile where they ask if I like Necklaces – NO or Wellness, NO, ask if I Workout – NO again, I’m Disabled! They even asked my age. I recieved a gumball machine Necklace for a kid, and a Jump Rope instead of the other age – lifestyle appropriate items offered. I also answered that NO, I don’t have children, so I can’t even give these to anyone. Very disappointed! I greatly appreciate the opportunity to vent my opinions here : ) and hope FFF reads and acts on them. Glad I didn’t sign up for a full year.

Victoria

It would actually be better if you signed up for a year, because you would’ve been able to choose other items than the ones FFF randomly selected for you. I upgraded to annual a while ago, so I was able to dodge the jump rope and necklace, cause I knew I would never use them. That being said, I’ve heard of seasonal subscribers who are disabled chatting with CS that were able to avoid getting an exercise item. It may be worth a shot next time.

Dani

Liz’s box is not the lowest value option. Mine is $259.95. I got a diffuser which doesn’t work, the jump rope, and the necklace. Of course.

socaldeb

Those of you who don’t like your water bottle: check your local Target. If they carry the same model/size, they’ll probably exchange it for you. They can still sell the other pattern.

Elise

Got my box yesterday. Sunglasses were missing. Chatted with CS and they said they will send them in 2 weeks.The robe fits beautifully, better than I expected. I thought it would be way too short based on comments but I love the fit. Tried the korres cream – I thought this was the same one that I tried in an allure box and loved but I guess it’s a different cream from the same line. Does not have as strong of a rose scent as I remembered (I liked that as I find the rose scent relaxing and it was nice before bed) and it was thicker than the cream I thought it was but it felt very nice and high quality, so I like it. I tried the eye cream too and I really liked it – It felt very nice putting it on and I THOUGHT I saw a difference this morning but that could be just placebo, I dunno! That’s all I’ve tried so far but I’m happy with what I’ve tried 🙂

Airian

I am so frustrated with FFF right now. I finally received my box, the glasses are missing, the mystery item is missing and they did not sent my add ons or my Valentine Mystery pack. Just the normal box and even the box was missing two items. I already talked to costumer service and they are going to look into it but it seems like a lot to just forget all my add ons, valentine mystery pack, and two items from my box. Definitely not happy with FFF right now. I really hope they can fix it.

Elise

My box was supposed to be delivered yesterday…checked again this morning and now it says scheduled delivery friday. Ugh I HATE fedex smartpost!!!

Cyndi

My box finally came today but….no water bottle no add ins that I did get charged for. I wrote cs guess I’ll wait and see what happens.

Amy S

My box was a birthday gift from my daughter (who also subscribes) and I just love everything in it. I got a hot pink S’well bottle and my daughter is one of the apparently many disgruntled subscribers who got a black one, so I’m swapping with her; I have a couple of colorful BKR bottles so don’t mind a black S’well. (If the whole point of the “Sip” line is the cute patterns, why are so few people getting bottles with cute patterns?!)

Renee'

My box still hasn’t shipped, getting concerned. I had additional picks and addons, so should have shipped with grp 1.5. Contacted CS and was told they had no estimated time on it shipping.

Fanny

They made so many of that kind of mistake a for me that I just cancelled. A couple of years ago it was totally worth it but now the curation is a joke and the value went downhill. Causebox is just so much better. Bummer cuz it use to be so great…

Nina

I just got my email that mine shipped. It’s expected on the 28th.. why it’s going to take ten days to get to me is beyond me.. so far not impressed with FFF

Coco

My box arrived yesterday. I’m a seasonal subscriber, and was so happy to get the S’well bottle (in a muted purple color) and the Tula facial cleanser – yay!!- and not the necklace or jump rope. I don’t understand why some of the options are so awful. Glad that my order was all correct, including the add ons. I haven’t tried the diffuser yet, but I’m not expecting much based on all the negative comments. Overall I’m pretty pleased with the box. Not thrilled, but at least satisfied.

Nancy

Wow. I got my box today and what a mess. First of all, I got two wrong items from my customization. I wear prescription sunglasses at the cost of almost $500, but got a pair despite having picked something else. Also, I got the spoons, but my niece sells pampered chef, so I did not order them.

My jar that the scrub came in was split and all over the box. I emailed them, and I’m waiting to hear back.

This is my first box, and I am definitely not a happy camper.

June

Hi there! Not sure if you got everything resolved by now, but which sunglasses did you get? I’m looking for the My Girl so wanted to see if you’d like to trade for anything.

Victoria

I’d use the online chat if I were you, email has never been quick or effective for me with FFF.

Joni

Dissapointed, hoped I would get the sip cup. Some of us can’t afford to pay the whole amount for the year at once, feel penalized to get what’s left after the annual payers get all that they want.

Julie

You aren’t being penalized but yes there are perks to being an annual. There should be perks because we are pledging a year of loyalty to a company vs seasonal subscribers that come and go when they please as well as get discounts every time they sign up again as many people do. There are perks to both sides. If you’ve been with them for years and haven’t used a discount for more than only your first box maybe you can email them and go on a “payment plan” where you don’t cancel but they charge you seasonally and you get the same choice as annuals.

In the end if you can save up $3 a day you can upgrade to annual in one season’s time. (About 90 days between boxes and I counted it as $200 because not sure of taxes and such)

stfne

Well said Julie, I agree. Annual subscribers can’t skip boxes. We blindly purchase four boxes worth of products and are obligated to accept whatever they send, even if we do get first option to make choices for some items. We give them $200 up front to build their capital instead of say, investing it ourselves or holding it in an interest-bearing savings account. No reason to do that without the incentive of first option on choices. The S’ip bottles are $20 or less at Target, if it really means that much to you.

stfne

Some people can’t afford FFF at all. Or any subscription box for that matter.

Kelly

I was so excited about the cat eye sunglasses, but I received the aviators instead. I contacted customer service and they said they’re out of the cat eye. I’m so bummed.

Mellissa

I ordered 9 boxes. 3 accounts plus add-on boxes. All accounts are annual, all had add-ons of just the additional boxes.

Every box has shipped separately this quarter which is new as every other quarter they would put all the add-on boxes in a larger box. A few boxes were here by the end of February.

Here it is almost mid-March and I have 8 boxes. I’m waiting for one box to do my unboxing and start planning who is getting what for Easter and Mother’s Day.

I chatted with FFF today and they said that last box doesn’t yet have a shipping number but it should be here by late March.

I share this to be an encoragement. I’ve been with FFF since almost the beginning. They’ve grown to over a million boxes. If you haven’t heard about your box and you are an annual subscriber, try using live chat.

Judy

….. and yet, iffy box and all….this is the post that just won’t disappear……. annoying to say the least!!!!!!!

RAR

Liz,

That scrub is made of carbon black, NOT charcoal. This was an extremely lazily curated box. Most of us got the cheap necklace, not the water bottle.

“The current International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluation is that, “Carbon black is possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B)”.[4] Short-term exposure to high concentrations of carbon black dust may produce discomfort to the upper respiratory tract, through mechanical irritation. “

Kelly

I just looked up the ingredients, and you are correct. Carbon black is nasty stuff. They do use it in mascara quite a lot, but why put it in body scrub?

Julie

From what I understand they also don’t use dead sea salt like they claim but regular salt. This seems to be a lot of false advertising to try to get in on the fads without any actual benefits of either.

And to answer your question of why put in carbon, it’s purely for the color and they hope most people won’t look at the ingredient list. A few more of these claims in the packaging and pretty sure they’ll be getting sued.

socaldeb

I’m a seasonal and was on the fence about getting this one. I had a bit of an accounting glitch and customer service responded by letting me customize this box as if I were annual. With everything customized I got a box I was delighted with. If a few items had been different, not so much. So next time they run a special…to annual or not to annual…

kthope

OMG ! This Spring Box was just awful and cheap looking stuff, I got the necklace it’s flimsy and cheap looking, most of the products are not useful and inexpensive looking for FFF box 🙁 was expecting a lot more from FFF, loved the winter box 2018 too bad this fell so short – cancelled my sub, can’t fathom spending almost $40.00 for this box, I’ll take my money elsewhere there’s plenty of great beauty boxes I sub already, this is one less I will not miss 🙂

Susan

I feel the same way and cancelled too. It’s a shame as this was one of my favorite subs to get. The price mark they are putting on items is so far out there. The backpack I received had pulls and stains all over it and the $75 value they placed was ridiculous. I paid an extra $10 to get the humidifier and it’s not worth $5 let alone $55.. I guess hitting a 1,000,000 customers was more important than keeping the current customers happy.
Oh, you wrote,”Can’t fathom spending almost $40 for this box”… I was an annual subscriber until this quarter but never paid less than $40. What deal are you on?? I’d actually pay almost $40 for it. Thanks
I doubt this will post but it’s worth trying….

Barbara

I’m still waiting for my box to ship ! Nothing yet and I upgraded this month from seasonal to annual in order to pick my items and it’s been the longest I’ve ever waited for my box. Very disappointed. I just sent an email to customer service.

Nina

And still waiting…… lol

Nina

Ya I’m still waiting too 🙁

Mee

My robe survived it’s first trip through the washer/dryer. I threw it in a lingerie bag before dumping it into the warm/cold normal cycle of my 20+yo top loader. Then it went on a trip in the lingerie bag through the drier on low heat. Except for a few wrinkles, it seems no worse for wear.

socaldeb

I washed mine in the hand wash cycle of my washer and let it hang dry – it didn’t take long. No issues.

Victoria

Thanks for sharing! Super helpful.

Victoria

I got mine the other day and I was pleasantly surprised that the robe fit me pretty well. I am nearly 5’9″ and weigh between 225 and 230 right now. So I was expecting it to be super tight, especially in my arms. But instead, it fit pretty well. It is on the tight side when tied, but not overly so. The arms were perfect. The only “off” thing was the length. It is skimpy for long-legged people, but I think it still works as a quick coverup.

I also got that mineral veil stuff–can’t think of the brand name but everyone raved about it the last time I got it in a box. I’m going to see if I can do anything fun with it.

Susan

Wow, you made out!!!! I am with you on this being the worst box in years as well. The $75 backpack is subpar at best, I added the $55 humidifier and it doesn’t work as good as the $10 I got off Amazon… My mystery item was a metallic blue, color is halo, shadow that only a teenager could use… Glad to see it worked out for you though. My annual sub is up and I don’t think I’ll be doing the quarterly, at least not for a little while. This box has gone downhill like so many others. The prices they put on items are so overly inflated it’s ridiculous. My bag value was around $285 according to the prices they stated but it’s not even close to true.
Also, if you chose the mystery item last quarter you would have received something valued at over a $100. I got the survey and all items listed were amazing… I guess when you hit 1,000,000 subscribers you can make products less than before. JUST MY OPINION THOUGH..

Catherine Gillis

I have received my second shipment, and I feel like I was shopping at the Family Dollar Store (no insult intended to the FDS). The backpack is one of the ugliest cheapest looking things I have ever seen, $7? value…pfftt. The sunglasses, same. The charcoal wash is going into the trash after reading about its carcinogenic tendencies. Lastly, I’m dropping my subscription as soon as I finish writing this.

Pamela L.

Is anyone interested in trading the Sunnylife Picnic Set for the Dr. Brandt No More Baggage or, maybe something else, I have a ton!🙄 Please let me know if you’re interested. Thanks so much,

Terri

Got mine today and so pleased with it. Even my mystery bag was great! I was on the fence as to whether I’d cancel sub, but even the things I won’t use will make great gifts so I’m hanging in there for the next box. I adjusted my profile and didn’t end up with the necklace, jump rope, or makeup I won’t use. My mystery item was a R&Co vinegar hair rinse. My box even arrived earlier than originally indicated. I’m one happy girl 🙂

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