FabFitFun Review + Coupon Code – Fall 2013

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Fall fabfitfun Box
Fall fabfitfun Box

Guess what’s here??  My Fall  fabfitfun box!!!!  The folks over at fabfitfun asked if I’d want to review a box and of course I said yes!  The box I ordered is still making it’s way to me and should be here soon as well 😉 (*).

Fall fabfitfun Box
The Box

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. fabfitfun is $49.99/quarter and this box is their third one.

Fall fabfitfun Box
First Look

From the sounds of it (on Facebook), those spoilers we got earlier in the week from OK Magazine shouldn’t have been leaked by them.  I guess fabfitfun said something got mixed up with dates or something and it got released before it should have been?  They also mentioned the shipping delays were caused by a vendor who didn’t meet their deadline.  That’s what I got out of the posts.  No one likes late shipping for any reason, so hopefully they can work this out!  But the best part is that all the spoilers weren’t exactly spot on, so there were still some surprises.

Fall fabfitfun Box
The Information Card

fabfitfun does a different type of information card with each box it seems.  This one is my favorite because it’s big and easy to read.  And includes lots of information.  Here’s what the Fall fabfitfun box contained:

~Gorjana Canary Scarf ($57): This scarf is darker than I was expecting, but that’s not a bad thing I suppose.  It’s perfect for fall (and winter and spring) and is just as soft (but maybe a little thinner) I was hoping for.  I am totally packing this for Chicago!!!  Also, the box included a $25 off coupon code for your next purchase at G+G.  Does anyone know if these can be stacked???

Fall fabfitfun Box
Gorjana Scarf

~Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam ($28): This was missing from my box (BOO), but I contacted FFF and it’s on it’s way.  I received a lot of facial scrubs and lotions, but for some reason, not a lot of cleansers.  I don’t know why?  I LOVE the Bliss line, but sadly haven’t bought anything from them in ages.  I was super excited to see this as a box spoiler a while back.  Between the scarf and this (well when it comes), my box was made.  The rest is just the icing on the cake.

~Barre3 Standing Slim Workout DVD (& online program) ($19.95): I am usually not a fan of workout DVD’s, but I am oddly attracted to this.  I’ve heard so much about Barre, but I would be scared to just walk into a class all clueless.

Fall fabfitfun Box
Barre3 Standing Slim DVD and online programs

~Starlooks 5 Shade Shadow Palette (Ibiza) ($41): First of all I had no clue Starlooks was so expensive! Wow! I am going to put this in my gift pile because I just got the Stila Palette in my Fall PopSugar Box. The palette looks great and I do love the colors, but I can only use SO much shadow up myself. I would have loved to see something different.  Not sure what though?  Just something else.

Starlooks 5 Shade Shadow Palettes
Starlooks 5 Shade Shadow Palettes

~Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Naturals Popcorn (~$2): I’m not overly excited about PopCorn, but it’ll get eaten.  B and I are always watching movies on the weekend and next time I’ll make him a big bowl of this popcorn and try to charge him $10 for it and it’ll be just like at the movies.

Fall fabfitfun Box
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn

~Mini Game Packs (~$1): These are a mini little set of cards from the games “Loaded Questions” and “Awkward Family Photos” and are fun if you have a few minutes, but not a ton of time to play a game.  Maybe throw them in your bag next time you go to dinner and bring them out while you wait for your food instead of playing on your phone? That’s what B and I should do anyway!

Fall fabfitfun Box
Mini Game Packs

~Surface Trinity Protein Cream ($24): I have never heard of this before, which as you all know is why I love subscription boxes so much!  It’s suppose to “smooth and repair the cuticle while stenthening hairs”.  I am using up some other hair products right now so I won’t fully test this for a while, but I sprayed it real quick and it tamed my (dry) frizzy hair quite well. It didn’t leave it all crusty and still either (you know what I mean) and it smells good.

Fall fabfitfun Box
Surface Trinity Protein Cream

~SpaRitual Lacquer (Illume) ($12): Love this color and SpaRitual is a great brand that I don’t have a ton of.   I don’t know how many different shades they sent out (the information card described the polishes as “rich” and “beautiful” which makes me think they will be deep colors, but I like this purple I got.

Fall fabfitfun Box
SpaRitual Lacquer

~Heath Warrior Chia Bar (Acia Berry) ($1.56): Totally a B item.  I find these bars kind of scary and like to see what B thinks before I try it. I’ll throw it in our bag for the weekend and it will make a good road trip snack!

Fall fabfitfun Box
Health Warrior Chia Bar

~Drinkwel Capsules ($2.95): B has tried these before and I’m not totally sure if we ever reached a verdict on their usefulness?  I don’t drink a ton, but I’ll give them to B next time he heads out on the town.

Fall fabfitfun Box

~Bright Pink’s Brighten UP Card and Alert Sticker: This is obviously a cause close to Guiliana’s heart, so she’s included a tri-fold card with “5 ways to be bright pink” and “5 questions every young woman should ask her doctor”.  Wouldn’t hurt to leave this in your bag and pull it out at your next appointment!

Bright Pink's Brighten UP Card and Alert Sticker
Bright Pink’s Brighten UP Card and Alert Sticker

All totaled I came up with a value of $189.46 for the Fall fabfitfun Box!  The box itself is $49.99/quarter and I think it’s getting better every quarter.  They still have some kinks (billing & shipping) to work out for sure, but fingers crossed it’s all set by winter!  I LOVE that everyone is getting the same boxes now, unlike the Spring boxes when some people got fabulous ones and some people didn’t.  I also have a thing for quarterly boxes.  Sometimes monthly is too much.  But quarterly is isn’t!

Did you order the Fall fabfitfun box?  What’d you think?  If you want to grab this box, you still can (and you can use the code “FALLFIVE” I believe to save $5)! I don’t believe it will ship until the beginning of November though (assuming you order now), which actually isn’t too far away?

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.  This post does contain referral links.
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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 42 Comments

  1. Alison

    I LOVE the Gorjana Canary Scarf! and that color purple for the nail polish is great!

    1. Jennifer

      The purple is fabulous!!!

  2. Katy Quick

    Since you received this for review, I assume the billing error/extra item wouldn’t be in this box? Did you have the billing error/issue with the double charge on the box you bought?

    1. Jennifer

      Everything I received, well except for the Bliss which was missing, was listed on the card, so it’s safe to say I didn’t get any extras. I was double billed by FFF for my other box though so I am anxious to see what the extra gift will be!

  3. TracyN

    Glad you got a box early so I could check it out! Mine is coming soon. I do like the extra surprises that wasn’t in the OK Mag photo. As a bday gift to myself, I’m happier than I was after the sneak peek leaked. Is the mail here yet? 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      Is yours supposed to come today? Are you getting the extra gift for the billing error? I am so curious as to what that is going to be.

      1. TracyN

        My ship date is showing Tuesday. Since this was my first box, I didn’t get that double billing error/gift.

        1. Jennifer

          I wonder what the gift is? I haven’t seen anyone get in yet.

  4. Jill

    I’ve been wantin to try Drinkwel for a while now so I’m glad this was included.

    1. Jennifer

      Let me know what you think!!!

  5. Nice box, I really like like it and wish I could buy for the nail polish, hair cream and face wash. I would also like to know if the Gorjana codes can be stacked. I hope somebody answers.

    1. Jennifer

      I hope so too. I *might* still have my PopSugar one I can test it out on. It’s around here. Somewhere….

  6. Judy

    I don’t think you can stack gorjana codes! I tried, so unless I’m doing something wrong….Others should try anyway and let us know!

  7. Bre

    I’m excited to get this box. My first one. I saw the problems some people had with billing and such. I guess I was fortunate to not have it happen. I signed up in August, so I should get the Purlisse. I called yesterday because I was worried that there was no information on my account about my box, and I spoke to the nicest person. I’m going to give it another quarter. I think there are growing pains to work out. When I compare the $50/quarter for what I’m getting and the $35 (soon to be $40/ monthly) for October’s Popsugar that I will probably give most of to my 11 year old, I think this was worth it. (That’s not to knock Popsugar, it’s just my Sept & Oct boxes have been underwhelming).

    1. Jennifer

      I read somewhere that monthly boxes are able to work out their kinks quicker because they do it more often and get it down. It’s got to be more difficult for quarterly ones!

  8. Rachel S.

    Glad to see that there will be variation with the nail polish, I’m hoping I don’t get the pink 😛

    I do like the box more now seeing it in full vs the spoiler magazine shot, anxiously awaiting my shipping confirmation!

    1. Jennifer

      Me too! Are you subscribed to UPS My Choice? I got a delivery alert from them on my second box before I got the e-mail form FFF.

      1. Rachel S.

        Ohhh no, I’ll sign up now!! I did get an email back from CS finally (only took them 4 days :P) to expect it early November as I signed up a bit late.

        1. Jennifer

          That’s not too far from now.

  9. Michaela

    Ooh, I hope i get the starlooks in Ibiza! The spoiler pics looked like St. Tropez which is the one I already have, but I don’t have this one! 🙂 At any rate, the quality of their shadows is good!

    I love the polish you got!

    1. Jennifer

      What was the other palette on MUT? That one looked good too!

  10. Olivia Coleman

    Holy cow. This particular box is generally impressive with cost of the box versus the worth inside, but man was this quarter impressive! I know you got a few food items, but meh, it was still crazy. And really? That scarf? To die for.

    1. Jennifer

      Agreed! They seem to have a great value and the scarf really is fabulous!

  11. Sophia

    If the Gorjana card can be used on sale items, you should jump on that now! all their sale stuff is at an additional 50%off with the code: blowout

    1. Jennifer

      How long does it last??

  12. Melissa G

    I just caved and signed up (through you) after seeing your box and I used the $5 coupon you posted. I was a little depressed about not buying the Popsugar Neiman Marcus box because of the price tag but this made me feel better! 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      This should ease the pain!!! I went on a hunt today to check out that throw in person, but Neiman’s didn’t have it. BOO!

  13. Carla

    My box came today and it included a full size bottle (5.6oz) of pur-lisse gentle soy milk cleanser and makeup remover ($37). It wasn’t on the info card so I thought it was replacing the bliss product but I received my shipping notice for it earlier this afternoon. No complaints from me! Woot woot!!

    1. Jennifer

      I believe that was for purchasing the box in August? It was the bonus gift! I got an orly nail polish in mine because of the billing error.

  14. Karen

    I’m pretty sure the Gorjana cards don’t stack, and I don’t think they can be used on sale items. Or at least that’s how it worked for the ones from Popsugar.

    1. Jennifer

      It’s the same kind of gift card, so I would assume they work the same ;(.

  15. Jackie

    Wow, I was missing a lot of what you got. Do you think everyone gets the same box? I didn’t get the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam, the Starlooks 5 Shade Shadow Palette, the SpaRitual Lacquer or the Heath Warrior Chia Bar! Seems like a big oops! I just emailed them, curious to see what they say!

    1. Jennifer

      Like I said, I was missing the Bliss too, but they e-mailed us that it would be arriving separately. But you should totally have received everything else!!!!!

  16. Isabella B

    I guess they’re all out of the fall boxes as I just tried typing in the fall five and it says it’s invalid oh well, thanks anyway.

    FYI, I received an email from fff and if you type in winter10 you get $10.00 off the winter box.

    Happy savings and enjoy the products.

    Please let me know if I can buy the fall box another way, if possible.

    1. Jennifer

      I think they sold out of fall boxes a few weeks ago? It’s been a while. I don’t know of any other ways to buy one. I think they may be giving some away on Instagram. Check there!

      1. Isabella B

        Thank you!

  17. Tonjatoi

    Thanks for your review. I ordered a box 23 Nov and was double billed but the credit came through before I noticed the double billing. I also have not been advised they were sold out of the fall box. I hope I get this box and don’t have to wait for the next one.

    1. Jennifer

      The next one (the winter one) is supposed to be shipping soon. Like next week I believe!

  18. jen

    Did you get a shipping email or anything to know when it was going to be on route?

    1. Jennifer

      You do! Sometimes mine hits my spam. I haven’t gotten anything on this winter box yet though!

      1. jen

        Awesome! I hope it come soon!!!:-)

  19. Dawn

    I had to rejoin as my password wasn’t working and then my CC wasn’t able to charge. I applied and they said I should get the Fall Box soon. Is it just me, or is this happening to others. I have getting these since they first advertised. Love the items. I hope no more issues with CC or emails.

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