I think I was even a bit more excited than normal about the FabFitFun Summer 2018 subscription box. Not only because I wasn’t as impressed with the Spring box as I normally am but also the first spoiler released was awesome. Then I received the email to customize my box and make my choices. Once I saw the choices I knew I was going to love the Summer 2018 box.
Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish
This ring dish by Pier 1 (website) is not only pretty, it’s the perfect size to keep beside your kitchen sink, on your bedside table, or on your desk. Anywhere you find you have a habit of taking off your rings. No one wants to lose jewellery and this dish keeps your rings safe for you. I don’t wear a lot of jewellery so I appreciate the FabFitFun Summer 2018 subscription box containing something to hold the few things I do have instead of sending me more I won’t wear.
FOREO LUNA fofo
This was the first spoiler released for the FabFitFun Summer 2018 box and it was a doozie. FabFitFun and Foreo Luna (website) collaborated to exclusively offer this to members. They also released an app to work with it. The app and the device work together to analyzing your skin by giving you instructions to follow. All the information gives you a skin age. You also use both to kick up your cleansing routine a notch.
Recently I’ve been feeling very self-conscience about my skin so I was really looking forward to the analyzing part of this device. Now I’m living in denial-land, crying myself to sleep, and wondering where it all went wrong. Apparently, my skin age is older than my actual age. And instead of understanding this is a problem that will take time to fix, I analyze my skin every couple of days to see if it’s changed. It hasn’t. I am saddened and disturbed by this knowledge; I also find it helpful to work towards a solution. Hopefully. Maybe ignorance is bliss.
COOLA Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer
I haven’t tried this COOLA Face Sport (website) lotion but I do like the fact it is antioxidant rich, certified organic, as well as sweat & water proof. My face hates moisturizers mixed with SPF plus it is highly sensitive to SPF in general so I rarely put sunblock on it. Like the FabFitFun Summer 2017 subscription box, I will share this with someone who can test it for me though. I just have to find someone. We haven’t had the best weather here yet.
CUSTOMIZATION FOR EACH FABFITFUN SUBSCRIPTION BOX
There were two choices of different items for each member to make. Of course, for each choice you can pick the ‘Surprise Me’ option instead and have the FabFitFun team choose for you, but I enjoy having a say in a few items.
The first choice was between two different patterns for a Summer & Rose beach towel (palm print or pineapple print) or two different patterns for a Yumi Kim Makeup Train Case (floral print or navy).
Summer & Rose Palm Print Beach Towel
I’m guessing this Summer & Rose (website) beach towel started as a white microfibre towel that was painted with a cute, bright, summer style palm pattern. I say this because only the tops of each of the fibres has colour on it. As soon as you brush your hand around, you can see the white under the colours. I don’t have a beach towel so I am happy to finally have one and being microfiber means it will be absorbent without having to carry around a heavy, bulky towel. Plus, apparently sand won’t stick to it so I’m looking forward to testing out that claim.
The second choice was between three things. An Erth Tu Y Yo Ring (adjustable), Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar, or Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel.
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel
This Aromatherapy Associates (website) muscle gel isn’t filled with chemicals or even peppermint so it doesn’t feel like it is burning for a long period of time. It’s more subtle. It contains several essential oils that provide a mild cooling sensation for a short period of time. Just enough to let you know you rubbed some kind of sport-like muscle gel on your body. But without the medicinal scent.
I was having a neck cramp with muscle spasms one day and applying heat wasn’t working. Then I remembered this gel. I applied some to my neck and within a short time the spams stopped. The neck was still cramped but it wasn’t quite as bad. I’m not saying this is a miracle solution for aches, but for me, it helped loosen things enough that I wasn’t struggling with the pain as much.
I also paid an additional $10 to add the following to my box:
Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar
This Jaboneria Marianella (website) body scrub feels great. I’m a bit biased though because I really enjoy body scrubs. The one downside is you need to stir this body caviar every time you use it to mix the ingredients together because the oils separate so quickly. It left my skin feeling soft and moisturized though. *A bit of warning, the oils in this product can cause slippery feet even if you aren’t using it on your feet. Slipping during, and leaving, the shower are possible. *
CUSTOMIZATION FOR SELECT MEMBERS ONLY
These were the additional choices if you are a select member. For non-select members, the choice was made for us by the wonderful FabFitFun employees.
tarte tarteist PRO to go palette and sex kitten liquid liner or what I received,
tarte tarteist PRO glow highlight & contour palette
This tarte (website) palette looks great. I love the fact it contains several highlighter and contour colour choices and two large mirrors. The problem for me is that I don’t need any more. So, while I really like this palette, I’ll probably end up sharing it with someone else instead.
ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel or what I received,
ORLANDO PITA PLAY Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray
In the last week, I’ve had three people pick apart my hair. “You need to make changes to your hair, it looks awful and it isn’t helping you.” “The colour isn’t a good one, it drains you.” “Your hair is too long, it drags you down.” “Your hair is frizzy; can’t you do something about that?” Sadly, these were comments made by family and friends trying to be helpful, so you get an idea of how bad my hair looks. Then, I opened my FabFitFun Summer 2018 box to find this Orlando Pita Play (website) treatment spray. I was super excited to see what it could do with the frizz from colouring my hair.
Sadly, this treatment spray does not control my frizz. It does do a bang-up job coating the hair though, leaving it feeling silky and soft. I don’t use heat on my hair because I don’t want to damage it more than it already is but I really like how this spray can also be applied to protect against UV rays from the sun. It will take a bit more use to decide if it really helps but I still love the way it makes my hair feel so I’ll be continuing to use it no matter.
Minor History Post Script Wallet, Maji Sports Loop Resistance Band, or what I received,
Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
Well, I would have preferred the resistance band instead of another exfoliating cleanser but I am still excited by this Vasanti (website) product. I’ve used it a few times. The first time my face broke out quite a bit. It might have been coincidence though because I have used it several times since without any problems. I have very sensitive skin and other than the first breakout, my face wasn’t bothered by the abrasiveness or the ingredients.
Because this is a cleanser and exfoliate, it’s a rather convenient way to add exfoliating to my skin care routine. Which I normally forget to do on a regular basis. I also really enjoy the fact that it is natural. I can’t say for sure if my face looks any different but between the convenience and my face not reacting poorly, I’m happy with it and will continue to use it on a regular basis.
I’m not exactly sure how items are chosen for each season or how the choices are made for each member but the FabFitFun team do a great job. Again, I personally would have preferred the resistance band in my FabFitFun Summer 2018 subscription box but I do have hopes for future boxes. Maybe more exercise options, make-up brushes instead of make-up, maybe one of those cloth make-up removing towels. Because I don’t wear a lot of make-up and jewellery, I’m kind of getting overwhelmed. Although, I am only one person and obviously enough people enjoy everything in these boxes seeing as they always sell out.
The FabFitFun Summer 2018 subscription box sold out before I had even received mine. The Editor’s box is still available though and you can also sign-up for the Fall box. There is a link and a discount code for you to use on our Yup….We Like These page.