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My highly anticipated fabfitfun box arrived today and like with most of the boxes I receive, I tore right into it. In case you don’t know, fabfitfun is a quarterly monthly subscription box that includes hand-selected items (the “hottest of the season”) in beauty, fashion, fitness, and wellness from Giuliana and the fabfitfun team. Also, they promise to send “super-fab bonus gifts” to randomly selected subscribers in between boxes. I heard we’re talking like designer shoes and iPads, but I have no idea how many they send, when they send them, etc. fabfitfun is $49.99/quarter, however, they had some codes when they launched so I only paid $39.99.
I have mentioned a few times on here, but I wasn’t overly excited about (what I thought were) the contents. Let me explain. When I (and tons of other people) ordered this box, we had seen a few blog reviews (like this one) and were under the impression that all of our boxes would include the same items. As it turned out when people started receiving their boxes, that was NOT the case. Some items were considered “bonus” items and not everyone got everything in the so-called “blogger boxes”.
The box was just a long flat plain brown box. I kinda expected it to be bigger and more PopSugar like? But as we all know, what’s on the outside does not mean as much as what’s on the inside.
Inside the brown box was a cute smaller fabfitfun box (along with some packing paper since it was about half the size of the brown box). Things were already looking up!
I was THRILLED when I saw the GoSmile in my box! It was the one item in the box that I was most looking forward too and it turns out it was one of the *bonus* items. I have no idea how I was so lucky to get it. And don’t say it’s because I have a blog because the fabfitfun people have zero clue who I am. Not that they should, but you know what I mean.
The fabfitfun information cards includes details on what everyone received in their boxes, which I will start with. The card says that everyone got at least one bonus gift (different than the “super-fab” ones I discussed previously) and some people got more.
~Moroccanoil Treatment ($43): I cannot wait to give this a try. I have heard it makes your hair AMAZING and I am so excited about trying this tomorrow. Other argan oils don’t do much for me, so I am very interested to see how this stacks up.
~Zoya Nail Polish (fabfitfun fushia – signature color) ($8): Love this color! How can you go wrong with a shimmery pink polish for summer? You really. Also, if you didn’t know, Zoya is a “5-free” polish, which I know a lot of people look for these days!
~thinkThin Protein Bar ($1.99): I love thinkThin bars. I got some in a PopSugar box a while back and this is my favorite flavor. This will for sure get eaten!
~Jouer Lip Gloss (glisten) ($9.57): I thought this sample was kind of small, but it turns out it’s about half the size of a full size Jouer gloss, so it’s actually a pretty decent size. I love the color and I may even end up buying a full size.
~JewelMint Jewels ($29.99/each or $59.98 total): It pains me to even value these at $29.99/each, because it’d be a cold day before I paid anything near that (or anything at all) for either of these pieces. And I can assure you, these weren’t even the close to the worse pieces of JewelMint from these fabfitfun boxes that I have seen. Something tells me that JewelMint had some overstock from many seasons ago and fabfitfun snatched them up for a steal. Here’s where the trouble starts with the fabfitfun box, I was lucky enough to only get two pieces of JewelMint, however some people got three and only one *bonus* item. The super lucky people only got one and got all three *bonus* items! If these are this seasons “hottest items” I am moving. To the 80’s. Also, if you are going to send out rings and earrings wouldn’t it be important to 1) find out people’s ring sizes and 2) find out if people even have pierced ears?
~butter London Nail Polish(Yummy Mummy) ($14): I have never tried anything from butter London, although I have heard good things. This isn’t a color I’d buy for myself, but I will certainly use it. And you know, with a little glitter on top, it might be perfect.
~GoSmile On The Go Teeth Whitening Pen($22): I am so excited to try this I can’t stand it! It works anytime, anywhere and is suppose to take the time, hassle and expense out of the whitening process. I think I am going to feature this in my I’m Totally Trying It – April Edition. Minus the before and after pictures of my teeth of course. Because teeth kinda freak me out.
All totaled (and including the JewelMint), my box had a value of $148.97. Minus the JewelMint it was $88.99, which is well over the $39.99 I paid, so I am pleased! I got two of the three *bonus* items (the third big bonus item was a Josie Maran Lip & Cheeck Stain valued at $19) and am VERY happy. However, people like my Sister In-Law got three JewelMint pieces and her *bonus* item was a sample sized dried out Perfekt Per-fect Brow Gel. Here’s a picture of her box:
It appears that fabfitfun understands everyone’s frustrations and is trying to make up for it. I have heard of many people who will be receiving the Summer box free since they weren’t happy with their Spring boxes. Others are getting a $25 credit towards the next month. And yet others, like my SIL, will be receiving a *gift* – I will let you know what that is for sure. I totally applaud them for trying to make it right. I think if NO “preview” boxes or even a variety of preview boxes were sent out, none of this would have happened. Also, one piece of JewelMint is enough. There is no way these are the hottest seasonal items. NO WAY. I was happy with my box, so I will not be contacting fabfitfun, but if you aren’t happy, I would totally encourage you to get in touch with them! They will make it right!
Did you receive a Spring fabfitfun box? What’d you get? Where you pleased? And if you didn’t get one and want to subscribe to the summer box or learn more, click here. You know I’ll be getting the summer one!