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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. fabfitfun is $49.99/quarter and got off to a bit of a rough start with their Spring box (you can read about that here), but I stuck around and gave it another chance.
I got a shipping notification for this box last Friday and it finally appeared today. It ships via UPS Sure Post, which is the same speeds as FedEx Smart Post. That speed would be comparable to that of a snail.
I had to wait to open my box which drove me insane. I couldn’t wait to dig into it and see what variations I received! Also, when going through my box I thought I was missing items, but it turns out they were just buried under the packing material (there was a lot of packing material and I plan to repurpose it).
fabfitfun doesn’t have quarterly themes, but they do promise to deliver amazeballs goodies. I am not sure how I feel about the use of the word amazeballs, but I am going with it. I should also mention that for the Spring boxes, some people got “better” boxes than others. Some people got a bunch of “bonus items” in their boxes, while others got nothing. However, save for a few variations in colors / flavors, everyone is getting the same Summer box, which I think is way better!
~ivory + mason sunglasses (Morris Sunwear Gold Tortoise) ($135): I had heard some people were getting crazy sunglasses so I was anxious to see what I’d get. Of the options I saw, I think I did pretty well! I certainly could have done worse. There is an option to exchange the sunglasses you got (I believe there is a $9.95 processing fee) for a different pair, but I am not going to. While these aren’t something I would buy on my own (I like big face covering sunglasses) I can totally handle these.
~Catalina Su Lip Gloss ($14): I tried to see if there was a color on this, however, there is not. It’s a universal color and is quite nice. Not too much shine and not sticky at all. The card says this is a staple in Giuliana’s make-up bag.
~Purlisse Pur Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser ($36): Ohh, I have never tried anything from Purlisse, but I am very excited to. This was recently named as one of Vogue’s favorite products and is soap-free and non-foaming. I probably wouldn’t buy a $36 cleanser without at least trying a sample first, so that’s why I love these boxes!
~Evian Facial Spray ($12): Yes, this a spray can of water. It’s supposed to “set” your make-up and refresh your face so I am going to give this a test run one day when we are out and about for hours. This is something I have always wanted to try, but I just couldn’t bring myself to purchase is.
~Infinity Sun Glow on the Go ($24): I have never used an aerosol sunless tanner, but why not? I need devote some time to making sure I do this properly so I don’t look like an Oompa Loompa (I am fairly heavy handed with self-tanner and it’s worse when I am in a hurry), so I haven’t tried it yet. I certainly will though.
~It Haircare Surf Spray ($6.99): Love this! I tested it out right away and it smells great! All these fun hair products I’ve been getting are totally up my ally. My hair is stick straight and I rarely even blow dry it, so anything that helps me give it a little body with out really doing anything is amazing. I wish I was actually at the beach, but this will do until that happens.
~Kind Bar (Dark Chocolate Chili Almond) ($1.99): I have mixed feelings on Kind Bars. I don’t buy them on my own, but I’d eat them if there was nothing left in the house. B likes them more than I do though so I will totally pass this on to him.
~Orly Nail Laquer (Choreographed Chaos) ($8.50): I was super excited to see what color polish I’d get (because we all know I need MORE nail polish) and this certainly is pink! Oh my! Of course I love it though. It’s like a shimmery pepto bismol and will look good alone. Or with glitter over it.
~Yes to Cucumbers Wipes ($2.99): Love these! These are one of my staple items and I totally love them. Sometimes, at the end of the time washing my face is just way too much work. These are perfect. If you have never tried them, you should!
All totaled I came up with a value of $241.47 for the Summer fabfitfun VIP Box! I wouldn’t have paid $241 for this box, but I am beyond thrilled with the $49.99 I did pay (*). I am glad I stuck with this subscription after the Spring box and will totally stick around for the fall to see what it brings!