FabFitFun Review + Coupon Code – Winter 2013

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Winter fabfitfun
Winter fabfitfun

fabfitfun, who kindly sent me this box to review, 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 fourth ever box.

Winter fabfitfun
The Box

fabfitfun ships via UPS Sure Post.  My box was a review box so it shipped differently, but I also have a box I purchased coming and I believe it will have taken about a week total (shipping via SurePost) once it does arrive.  fabfitfun had some kinks with their first few boxes – shipping delays, missing items, etc., but this box went off without a hitch!

Winter fabfitfun
First Look

I had peeked at some spoilers on-line and I’m not going to lie.  I wasn’t super duper excited about it.  But I tried to refrain from getting any super strong opinions on it until it actually arrived.

The Information Card

I think the Winter box had an information card which was even larger than the one in the Fall box which I loved.  The big font was a welcome relief to some of the little information cards I see where I can barely read the words.  The Winter fabfitfun box doesn’t have a theme, but it includes the following fabulous picks for this winter:

~The Giving Keys Never Ending Necklace ($55): I love the idea behind this necklace (you wear and embrace the message on it until you find someone else you needs it more and then you pass it along to someone who needs it more than you), but I wasn’t sure if it were something I’d wear.  However, I have the perfect person to give this to so I am now more excited about this than ever!  I think she’s going to love it!

Winter fabfitfun
The Giving Keys Never Ending Necklace

~Beauty for Real Lip Gloss ($22): Not only does this have a mirror on it, but it has a light on it too.  I am a sucker for a fun package and this totally fits the bill.  And it’s a plumping lip gloss, which I always like to try.

Winter fabfitfun
Beauty for Real Lip Gloss

~Lorna Jane Bracelet ($29.99): I am not familiar with these brand or movement, but card says that the bracelet is a symbol of sisterhood and a daily reminder to “Move, Nourish, and Believe”. It’s really bright, but I don’t wear dressy clothes or anything that this would look crazy with, so I am game.

Winter fabfitfun
Lorna Jane Bracelet

~Bioxodea Miracle 24 ($9.83):  I have never heard of Bioxidea, but it’s supposed to reduce signs of premature aging.  And I could use all the help I get in that department!

Winter fabfitfun
Bioxodea Miracle 24

~TruEnergy Inspired Earbuds ($39.99): Considering that I have zero idea where any of my earbuds are, these are great!  Where do those things go anyway?  Earbuds, socks and hair ties all probably hang out together in some super secret place in my house.

Winter fabfitfun
TruEnergy Inspired Earbuds

~Physique 57 Classes ($25): I can’t really get into online workout classes, but if it’s your thing, this is probably pretty cool.  This card is good for five classes and if I could get B to make this work on the tv and not on the computer, I might be more into it.  Maybe.

Winter fabfitfun
Physique 57 Classes

~Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream ($45):  Ohhh, I love this.  It helps reduce wrinkles, dark skin and puffiness which are three things I hate. I have only used it twice so far, but it certainly felt nice going on.

Winter fabfitfun
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

~MeUndies Gift Card ($20): I love MeUndies!  They have awesome stuff and I am using this later this afternoon to score some new undies and maybe even a hoodie.  If you’ve never tried them, you totally should.  They have great stuff and even have a subscription service.

Winter fabfitfun
MeUndies Gift Card

~Simple Foaming Facial Cleanser ($7.49): I am way too excited about this.  I t’s like the least expensive thing in the box and I know it’s what will get used up first.

Winter fabfitfun
Simple Foaming Facial Cleanser

~NYX Eye Shadow Palette ($8): I love the colors on this, but I don’t need another shadow palette, so this will end up in the gift or trade pile.  I did get some fabulous colors though, which are totally what I would have picked for myself.

Winter fabfitfun
NYX Eye Shadow Palette

All totaled I came up with a value of $257.30 for the Winter fabfitfun Box!  The box itself is $49.99/quarter, so obviously it’s an incredible value! I liked this box way more than I expected I would and I love that they have all the kinks worked out on this now!  When they said they were shipped before Christmas, I almost didn’t believe it.  But here it is!!

Did you order the Winter fabfitfun box?  What’d you think?  Which key did you get?? If you are interested in ordering or just want to learn more, click here!  I *think* they are sold out of this box (I can’t quite tell from the site), but you can use the code “EARLY5” to save $5 on a Spring box, which would be shipping mid-March.

Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post does however, contain affiliate links.  And what will I be doing with my 2nd fabfitfun box you ask?  I’m going to give it away in a Christmas Day giveaway for newsletter subscribers only, so check your e-mails.  If you don’t subscribe and want a chance to win, click here to get signed up.
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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 63 Comments

    1. Jennifer

      Can you stack these?

      1. Lorraine

        I really love my FFF box- but there are some items I would trade. Can you send me an invite?

  1. Caroline

    I was so impressed with the Winter FFF box! This was my first time receiving FFF. I received the same box as you, except my lip gloss was a mauvey color and my eye shadow was a grey color palate. My boyfriend was so excited about the headphones because he makes music through a computer program so now we can both listen without sharing headphones because you can hook a pair into the truenergy buds. I didn’t care much for the bracelet but I loved the box so much that the bracelet wasn’t a deal breaker for me 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      That’s great!!!! I think they are sending all the same things in these boxes now. Not like the first box at all!

  2. Bethany

    I have been wondering whether this might be another great box to try, and I’m now a bit more convinced. I love that bracelet the most! Seems like a lot of good stuff for what you pay. I’m with you on lost earbuds, socks, and hairties! In my case, I think it’s our cats who steal everything and hide it.

    1. Jennifer

      Where does it all go??

  3. Gina Marie

    I hope you enjoy your box. I got my first and probably my last box, the winter box and I’m sorry but I couldn’t be more disappointed. The eyeshadow, I actually bought the same one, same company, but a smaller size at the dollar store and the other items could fall into the dollar store category as well. I’m sorry but for $49.99 my expectations were not met and yes, I appreciate the ” value” of the items but it’s just not for me. More power to you, if it works for you.

    1. Jennifer

      You should try and trade some of your things! I know people are looking for the keys and stuff!

  4. Gina Marie

    Thanks Jennifer. Good idea. I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be Debbie downer. Appreciate your help.

    1. Jennifer

      Oh gosh never! Everyone likes different things! Let me know if you want an invite to the trade group I am in!

  5. Jen

    I was gonna order this box and I kept forgetting! Darn I really want the Physique 57 card and the nyx palette I love those 2 items. I’m in love with Physique 57 lol

    1. Jennifer

      I’ll e-mail you my code!!!!

  6. Gina Marie

    Thanks. Yes, I would like an invite to that trade group. You’re awesome. I wasn’t expecting this.

    1. Jennifer

      No problem! I sent you an invite. It will come from Facebook. If you can trade it for something you love why not right??

  7. Angie Nelson

    I love MeUndies, too! I would definitely use the gift card to pick up that hoodie or the terry pants. What a great box.

    1. Jennifer

      Ohh I forgot about those pants. Big decisions!

  8. Catherine

    I love the Lorna Jane bracelet. I adore the fact that it’s loud and bright!

    1. Jennifer

      I kind of do too.

  9. Gina Marie

    Thanks. That’s very kind of you

  10. Allison

    This box looks great. The eye cream, earbuds, and meundies credit really make this box for me. I hope I get the same color earbuds and eyeshadow you got! Mine should be here tomorrow. Yay!

    1. Jennifer

      Yay!! Let me know what variations you ended up with!

  11. Crystal

    This was my first FFF box and out of all the subscriptions I have (Ipsy & Birchbox) I have to say I love this one!!! Its kinda like going through your stocking…lots of little neat gifts. I like receiving full size products…and non-makeup items…and this box was full of it all. I got the same Giving Key as you but I think mine is gold tone. So far FFF is my favorite subscription. I love it all!!

    1. Jennifer

      Cute! I really liked the key I got!

  12. Dara

    Would you mind sending me an invite to the Facebook swap group? I got a gold key necklace, which is pretty, but I never wear gold. Thanks!

    1. Jennifer


  13. Celeste

    I would love to trade my bracelet and the classes! 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      I just sent you an invite.

  14. Lana

    This was my first FFF box too, I signed up with my holiday bonus – and I am SO glad I did. The only thing I think I won’t really use is the Physique 57 classes – but with everything else, that didn’t even phase me! I didn’t think I liked the Lorna Jane bracelet – but then I wore it for a couple days and it’s really growing on me, haha. I love the bright pink!

    Like you, I was way more excited about the Simple face wash than I should have been…I needed new face wash, and it’s a great one.

    1. Jennifer

      I get excited about the oddest things in boxes!

  15. Elizabeth

    My first box too! I am completely obsessed. The giving keys necklace caught my attention and I had to sign up. My key says INSPIRE which is totally perfect for me! It’s got such a vintage look and it’s silver. My earbuds are pink and purple. I love them! The quality is excellent. And the splitter is genius. I have the same NyX eye palette color scheme as you. I mean this quarter’s was amazing. I am very happy that I signed up!

    1. Jennifer

      I look forward to seeing what they do next quarter!

  16. Elizabeth Medina

    Hi, I just found your website and noticed you were talking about trades from the Fab Fit Fun box, is there a group page where these trades are done? I would love to do some trading!

    1. Jennifer

      Sent you an invite!

  17. Jaimie Moore

    I’m so interested in this trade group you speak of. Maybe I can so something w/ the stuff I don’t love in my Birchbox. What a great idea.

    1. Jennifer

      It’s a facebook group. I will send you an invite!

  18. Nesha

    Can I have the link to the trade website too?

    1. Jennifer

      It’s a Facebook group. I will send you an invite.

  19. Jennifer Bentley

    Could you please send me link to the FB page as well? Thanks for great review!

    1. Jennifer

      It’s a secret group so I can’t link you (I mean I can, but the link will take you no where), but I sent you an e-mail invite.

  20. Jessica

    Great review, I’m on the fence about this box. I already subscribe to sooo many. But I like the idea of a quarterly larger box. Could you invite me to your super awesome trade group?? 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      It’s not my trade group just one I am
      In, but I’ll send you an invite!

  21. Emily

    I would love a FB trading group invite as we’ll! Just tried that mask and I loved it! Definitely noticed a difference right away. My face just looked brighter and happier:) I was feeling ugly lol so it definitely changed that!

    1. Jennifer


  22. Allison

    Could you please send me a link to the FB trade group? Thanks!

    1. Jennifer


  23. Jennifer

    I just discovered this subscription and an really looking forward the Spring box. I’m sad I missed out on the Winter FFF box, I’m obsessed with the Giving Keys necklace. Could you please send me an invite to the FB trade group? Maybe I’ll get lucky and find one to trade for! Thanks for the excellent review.

  24. Jess

    Love the idea of a trade group! So smart. Could you please send me an invite as well? Thanks!

    1. Jennifer


  25. Cara


    I saw this post while researching FFF and am thinking about joining. I belong to other box subscriptions (Birchbox, graze.com, & Naturebox) and this looks like a good fit. Any chance I could get an invite to the trade group on FBook? It sounds perfect as I normally end up stuck with an item or two. Thanks!

    1. Jennifer

      Yep! Sending now!

  26. Debbie

    Would love an invite to the trade group as well. I also am a FFF box subscriber. I would love to trade a few items. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

    1. Jennifer

      I will send you an invite!

  27. Robyn

    I would love an invite as well. I subscribe to citrus lane, graze
    and naturebox!

    1. Jennifer


  28. Krista

    Hello again, i have alot of things i get in subscription boxes, particularly jewelry and things, i don’t really wear.. ( teaching and dangly thing can be distracting in certain age groups) i would love an invite to your trade group if still available…


    1. Jennifer

      I just sent! It’s not my trade group, just one I am in so an admin will have to approve you. They are usually pretty quick though!

  29. JoEtta Crawford

    Would u mind adding me to the swap group as well. Im signed up for a few boxes and it would be nice to swap a few things. Thanx!

    1. Jennifer

      Invite sent!

  30. Nicole

    Would you please add me to the group to trade our FFF box items we know we won’t use? Such a phenomenal idea and I’ll feel SO much better knowing the items I won’t use are getting used as opposed to sitting in the box, aging out!! Thank You in advance!!!

    1. Jennifer

      It’s not my group , but I will send you an invite! An admin will have to approve!

  31. Donna

    I would like to be in the FFF swap on FB. Can you send me additional info? I’d love that key necklace! Thanks!!

  32. Kathy

    Can you send me the info for th FB trade group please?

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