Well, I bit the bullet and finally bought the yearly membership. It meant that for the FabFitFun Winter 2018 Subscription Box I was able to have more customization options. So far I’m really glad I did too because I’m pretty sure I would have ended up with another lipstick if I didn’t. Lipstick and exfolients seem to be the items I can almost guarantee to receive in my boxes. But for the Winter 2018 box, I won’t have either. Plus, I save $20 when I purchase a yearly membership as opposed to buying each box individually four times a year. Yayyyy!!
These first three items I received in my box were a complete surprise as they were not part of the customization. Every box contained them. I like that while some things can be customized, there are still others that are a surprise.
Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener
This eye highlighter is in a stick form and I was able to apply it to use as an eyeshadow. I liked the colour and it worked well as a subtle eye shadow.
Blaq Hydrogel Eye Masks with Hyaluronic Acid
I haven’t had the chance to try these eye masks yet but I’m really looking forward to them. It’s the first time I’ve received eye masks in one of my FabFitFun boxes.
AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask
I chose to share this face mask instead of useing it. My face is way to sensitive to apply an unknown hydration mask. I know other people love it though.
CUSTOMIZATION FOR EACH FABFITFUN SUBSCRIPTION BOX
For every Customization Option there is also a Choose For Me! Option. This allows the FabFitFun crew to pick for you if you would rather be surprised.
The first three customization options are for everyone and there are two-three options for each customization.
Bearpaw Combo Set: Headband and Pop-Top Glove Duo
Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask
I almost picked the Bearpaw combo set but I would never wear a headband so I figured I would try this Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask (website) instead. My hair is so damaged, dry, and frizzy I figure one of these times I will try something that helps.
To start, this is so thick. It’s a pot of heavy, thick, cream. I also wasn’t overly fond of the fragrance but that said, I’ve also had worse.
I worked the cream into my freshly washed hair while I was in the shower and let it sit for probably at least 10 minutes. The instructions state to apply generously to washed hair, massaging into hair and scalp, then leave for 5 minutes before you rinse well. I just wore it until my shower was complete though and I tend to take longer showers.
While I was rinsing it out I immediately knew my hair was in better shape than after using my normal conditioner. It didn’t feel as dry and it wasn’t a matted mess. After I towel dried my hair, I started brushing it. Normally I apply a leave-in conditioner after I towel dry my hair and even then, it’s still a knotted cluster at the back of my head. But after using this Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask I only had a few knots to brush out.
I’ve used this mask a few more times to see how it continued to leave my hair and after several uses I am still loving it.
Note: As you rinse this mask out of your hair in the shower, the bottom of the tub becomes slippery so please watch your footing.
H Halston Jewellery Portfolio
Lele Sadoughi Silver Cicle Necklace
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
Honestly I didn’t feel I needed either of these options so I got the one that I felt I could possibly use. The Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo (website). I never use dry shampoo but I have so far been unimpressed with everything jewellery related from FabFitFun. Now I just need to learn to use the dry shampoo and start fancy styling my hair. At least occasionally anyway.
PUR Be Your Selfie Palette
Richer Poorer Reina Over The Knee Textured Sock
I love socks. I love decorative socks, warm socks, short socks, I just really love socks. I don’t know why, don’t judge. My entire life I have had large calves though so I wasn’t actually sure if these would be a good choice. I picked these Richer Poorer Reina Over The Knee Textures Socks (website) anyway.
The knit is loose so the socks stretched and fit my calves though. But because the knit is a bit bigger and looser than most socks I prefer to wear these as sort of slipper socks for me when I am trying to warm up my feet.
Plus, they are made with recycled yarn.
Sherrie Matthews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller
I’ve seen these acupuncture rollers before so I took advantage of the convenience of it being offered in the FabFitFun Winter 2018 box and bought it. They are facial massage tools that are supposed to have healing properties that relax the nervous system and help remove toxins. It apparently has other benefits like relieving puffiness, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, improving lymphatic drainage, and even restoring facial skin tone.
The Sherrie Matthews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller (website)
CUSTOMIZATION FOR SELECT MEMBERS ONLY
The next three customization options were only available for the select members, those that have purchased the yearly membership. After continuously getting lipsticks and exfolients chosen for me I decided I wanted to make my own choices. Well that and I had seen a spoiler for the FabFitFun Winter 2018 subscription box and I really wanted to make sure I got the colour I wanted for it.
Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw in Gray/Ivory or Natural/Ivory
Everyone was getting this Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw (website) but I didn’t want to receive the natural/ivory blanket so I was hoping by becoming a select member I would get to choose my colour. I was able to so I chose the Gray/Ivory colour.
The blanket is very soft and is made with a large spaced knit. It’s a bit delicate but it is pretty, comfy, and warm too.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Meringue
Chic & Tonic I’ll Toast To That! 4-Piece Coaster Set
Brooke Burke Body Sliders
Well after customization had only been open for like 2-3 hours, the coasters were already sold out. And if I had to choose a lipstick the Bite brand is one of my favourite, but I didn’t want lipstick. So, I chose the Brooke Burke (website) Body Sliders.
Body sliders kick your exercise workout up a notch. They add that extra layer of workout for core muscles and others. Unfortunately I won’t be able to use these right now, especially without supervision because I have some injuries I’m trying to heal from but I will use them at some point. I think when used correctly they could really help work the small muscles I’ve been working on that almost everyone forgets about.
Way Of Will Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange Oil & Eucalyptus Oil
Anthropologie x Mer-Sea & Co. Sea Whip Body Cream in Coconut Sugar
This was another tough decision because I wanted both of them for my FabFitFun Winter 2018 box. In the end though I decided I had more than enough eucalyptus oil so I didn’t need to choose the essential oil set. Besides I really love body lotions and coconut sugar sounded like a scent I would enjoy.
Apparently the Anthropologie x Mer-Sea & Co Sea Whip Body Cream is made for dry skin as it’s aloe-rich and is supposed to help heal & nourish the skin. It also contains sea whip extract and sea salt.
Honestly the scent of this body cream was not at all what I was expecting. It has hints of coconut and it does have a slightly sweet undertone to it but the most obvious scent is something I can’t define. I didn’t really like it actually. I want to say it almost smells floral, probably because I don’t like floral scents, but that isn’t what it smelt like. I can only assume it is the Sea Whip Extract because I don’t think I have ever smelt it before.
The lotion absorbs really well though and there is no greasy film left behind. My skin felt soft and the tightness of my dry skin (thanks winter) was relieved. I have completely used this lotion up and it impressed me quite a bit, just maybe not the scent so much.
If you would like to treat yourself, or someone else, to this awesome subscription box, you can use the link and coupon code provided on our Yup….We Like These page to purchase a FabFutFun membership. The spoilers and the customization for the FabFitFun Spring 2019 subscription box look great.
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