I am so excited to have a returning guest…
Jane Liu is back to visit with us and today, we are talking about the *hot* item subscription box – FAB FIT FUN. Now, I have seen all kinds of things online about the Fab Fit Fun Subscription box, and am SO happy to have someone share their experience with us. Like many, I’m eager to know!
Worth It? – Fab Fit Fun Subscription: Winter Box Unboxing and Review
Recently, I joined the subscription culture and really fell in love with subscription boxes for beauty and lifestyle products. Companies like Birchbox or Sephora Play are perfect for me because they are affordable (usually $10 per month) and I get to try a ton of new and expensive brands that I usually don’t venture to try or simply can’t afford. This past fall, I found out about Fab Fit Fun and although I was eager to try it out, I was hesitant because of the price. Fab Fit Fun is a much bigger investment and not an immediate return like monthly subscriptions are. So when I finally got my box at the end of the year, I wanted to share my experience and thoughts on whether a Fab Fit Fun subscription is really worth the price.
For those who don’t know what Fab Fit Fun is, it is a seasonal / quarterly subscription service that sends you beauty and fashion, lifestyle, and wellness products. The box is curated, and each season is guaranteed to have $120+ worth of full sized product. Personally, I subscribed just in time for the winter 2017 edition that was sent to me in November which was $39.99.
The process for signing up was very simple and similar to many other subscription boxes – you can complete a preference survey when creating the account to indicate what products is more valuable to you. After completing your profile, you just wait. To be honest, I dreaded the wait… it felt like forever because this subscription box is more expansive than what I’m used to. Although Fab Fit Fun sends emails to let the customers peek and see what is coming, I chose to make it a complete surprise, which made the actual arrival date that much sweeter.
When I got the box, I could not wait to open it. The first thing on the top of the box was a pamphlet that shows what exactly is in this box, how much they’re worth and the story behind some of them. I always appreciate info cards or cheat sheets like this because not only does it share important information about what I’m getting, but also make me feel like my $39.99 was worth it because I got $375 – $400 worth of products back.
What you see on the cover of the pamphlet is Ayesha Curry – an artist who is featured in this month’s box. Her mug was included in this box and I love it so so much! I’m a huge mug collector especially ones that are cute and witty. So this was perfect for my collection. This mug comes in 3 versions, each says “coming in hot”, “love you a latte” and I got: “I’d rather be in bed”. Personally, I like what I got more because the simple design and mint color is beautiful – makes it a perfect mug for reading on rainy days. This is one of their cheaper products in the box, normally priced at $18.00.
Speaking of rainy days, the weather in the Midwest and East Coast has been awful lately and this second item came in handy already. It is the Point Studio Aloe Infused Cozy Sock (colors may vary). Living in Chicago, I started investing in good fuzzy socks not because I loved them but because I had to so my little toes don’t freeze. This year, I finally found a few ways to make fuzzy socks work with my shoes and outfits so this Fab Fit Fun sock came at the perfect time. This is one of their cheaper products as well, priced at $19.00.
Being an LA girl, moving to Chicago was a big fashion shock. I never knew how to layer up and stay warm without losing my style. The BB Dakota Poncho from this year’s Winter box is going to be a great addition to my new wardrobe. I see myself not only wearing it as a cute winter layer or a fall poncho but this is also very useful at work. I don’t know about you, but my office is always negative a million degrees and wearing a cardigan is too cold but putting on my puffy jacket is too hot and out of place. So leaving a cute but thick poncho at work can really come in handy. Glad I don’t have to go on hot tea runs every 5 mins at work anymore! This product is more expansive than others, normally priced at $70.
This next item is going to be an experiment for me. The 8 OTHER REASONS Nine Lives Choker (silver or rose gold), normally priced at $58.00, is a new style for me. I don’t usually use a ton of heavy makeup which means I tend to wear bigger and bolder jewelries that are more statement pieces… But I’ll warmly welcome this new style into my life and learn to embrace some new looks!
A more familiar product was the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. Honestly, it was comforting to see a brand / product I know and have enjoyed previously. For some reason, for me at least, being introduced to a ton of new brands can be daunting. Sometimes, seeing the makeup boxes, I don’t even know if I’ll end up using everything. But in this case, I’ve always enjoyed Kate Somerville brand, and have used this product before, so I know it won’t go to waste. This product is normally $75 and even if I only use this one product out of everything in this box, I know it’s already worth my $39 initial investment on the entire box.
In this winter box, I also got the Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle + Energizing Eye Mask (8 pack). I’ve never really used eye masks before but the women in my life keep telling me that I need to start using skin care products before I start seeing wrinkles or before I realize I need them. So I’ve been contemplating getting a pack of eye masks just to try it out and do some preventative care. And here it is, arrived at the right time. This product is normally priced at $16.
This next product is exciting for me because people who know me know that multiple drawers in my restroom is packed with hand cream and body butters. So when I saw the AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream with Dead Sea Water, I was stoked. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I was eager to try. I immediately opened the hand cream and it smells great! This is a great size to bring along in my hand bag but can last me much longer than the travel size hand creams I currently use. This product is normally priced at $33 which is out of my average price range so I am very happy that I get to be spoiled a little and try some expensive hand creams for once.
Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t really use heavy make up and generally prefer natural colors such as nude, beige, to brown shades. So this DOUCCE Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette is not only going to fulfill what I need but also bring me out of my comfort zone a little. This palette, normally priced at $70 is definitely a more high end palettes that I’ve owned. Colored varied in different boxes, but I got mine with the nude options plus purple and pink. Personally I’ve never used purple or pink eyeshadow colors before so this will be fun to try out! Even if I never use the pink or purple, I can still use the more neutral colors!
The last one I opened was something I’m still unsure if I’ll use often or not. It is the FFTV Fitness Ball ($16) with Jillian Michaels workout videos. I’m big into spinning and cardio workouts, but never used a fitness ball for anything other than for sitting when I’m tired at the gym. I’ve always imagined that fitness balls are only used in those 80s workout videos… but who knew!
Overall, I am so satisfied with this 2017 Fab Fit Fun Winter Box. I am getting the opportunity to try a ton of new products that I either don’t know about or can’t afford. I am normally a very loyal user of things that work, so when new products or brands are out, I rarely trust it enough to try. I paid $39.99 and got over $375 of products back! A great deal if you ask me! The great thing about Fab Fit Fun is that it is seasonal and you only pay 4 times a year for 4 boxes. And since I had such a great experience with this box, I kept my subscription and can’t wait for the spring edition to be released! If you want to sign up for your own, feel free to use this link: http://xo.fff.me/hiX1O! If you already subscribe to Fab Fit Fun, let me know what products you liked from the winter box and if you don’t have it yet, feel free to drop in the comments any questions, I’d love to help answer 🙂
And, if you’d like to see my unboxing and first impression video, check it out here: