Receiving a quarterly subscription box is like having Christmas, or your birthday, four extra times a year. What initially appealed to me about the FabFitFun Subscription Box (order yours here) was the assortment of the contents. I felt getting beauty, fitness, wellness, fashion and home products, in full-size, was worth checking out for the price. I wasn’t disappointed. If you are in Canada, you have to decide if the dollar difference and the shipping will work for you but I have really enjoyed all of the items in my Fall FabFitFun subscription box. Not only did I love the products inside but I loved that there was also a booklet accompanying the box explaining the different products and showing various different ways to wear the scarf. Plus the Fall FabFitFun box had the added bonus of the box itself being something to colour. How cool is that?!
UPDATE (contains an affiliate link):
FabFitFun is now actually one of my favourite subscription boxes. I feel it has great value. Yes the prices are in US dollars and you have to pay shipping to Canada, but I found the value of products in the box was definitely worth it for me.
Click here to order your own box. There are two plans to choose from. A seasonal plan (1 box) or an annual plan (4 quarterly boxes). Also if you use the code “SUNSHINE” you get $10.00 off your purchase.
FabFitFun Fall Box Products
Mullein & Sparrow French Lavender Body Oil – 30ml
I like this oil. I like how it feels once applied and it’s not really greasy. Even though it didn’t fully absorb right away, I didn’t notice it leaving any oily residue or scent on my clothes. It also doesn’t have the traditional powerful lavender scent I am used to, it is just ever so slightly different and it is lightly scented so it doesn’t overpower. The one downside is the bottle has a normal bottle opening but I feel if it had some sort of dispensing cap on it, it would be better. Easier to pour out and not worry about spilling it everywhere.
Modcloth Loch and Key Scarf
I have mixed feelings about this blanket scarf. It is a nice size, it’s warm and I like the colours, but I don’t like that it sheds. I was finding fuzz balls and stray fuzz on my clothes and all over my furniture for days after I wore it. Even in my washer & dryer after I did the laundry, which was only the clothes I had worn, not even the scarf. I’m hoping over time it will get better because if it wasn’t for the shedding I would really love this blanket scarf.
Pure Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette
I love this eyeshadow palette. There was nothing I disliked about it. The eyeshadows are softly pigmented so they are colourful but not bold. They allow for a more natural look. The double-sided brush that comes with it is awesome. You can apply and contour with it. I have to admit, it is the first time I have used a brush for my eyeshadow and I now believe it is the only way to apply eyeshadow.
Skin Laundry Night Serum – 30ml
I was a little nervous to try this serum on my face after all of the problems I have recently had with trying new products, but I am so glad I did. It provides that extra bit of moisture my face needs to help replenish itself during the night, especially now that the weather is getting colder. It is fragrance free and even if I can’t tell you it for sure makes me look younger, I can tell you my face isn’t as dry as it was before I started using it.
Spongelle Beyond Cleansing Buffer – 85g
I LOVE this buffer! It lasted approx. 13 washes and it probably would have lasted a bit longer but it was shaped like a flower and the pedals of it started getting ripped off. I’m not sure if that is because of the design of it or maybe because I am aggressive when I shower. The scent was unbelievably overwhelming though. The sponge buffer was cello wrapped, then it was in a box plus a plastic resealable bag but it was still all I could smell when I first opened up the FabFitFun box. It was so powerful that when I came home one day, I opened my front door and my entire apartment was rose scented. I started using it the next morning and the scent no longer took over my home. Unfortunately, the buffer isn’t moisturizing, my skin actually got a little dry but I really loved the convenience of this sponge. I loved it so much I placed an order for two more plus three of the travel sized ones that are supposed to last for five washes. You can read about that experience here.
The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel – 5ml
I have a crazy long, bushy, unibrow so I didn’t actually use this as an eyebrow gel, it would have just been over kill. Now that I’ve given you that beautiful picture to toss around in your head, don’t worry, I get my brows threaded or plucked and I’ve even had electrolysis done on them. I can say them because I now have two. What I’ve never really had to worry about though is applying any sort of product to control them. Instead I used this as a clear mascara. Seeing as I always end up getting racoon eyes, I like using clear mascara as a first coat and a quick, wee, swipe of black mascara for the colour. This eyebrow gel wasn’t clumpy at all, it went on very smooth and made a great clear mascara. It also came at the perfect time because I was in need of a new one.
Last time I attended yoga, as I was sliding all over the place, I thought, this is ridiculous, I’m going to have to buy some non-slip socks. Then I received the Toesox. I admit I was wondering how comfortable it was going to be wearing socks with toes but I absolutely love these socks. They are both comfortable and non-slip. Perfect for yoga or any other exercising where you can’t where shoes.
Joy Comes in the Morning Coffee Cup
Ok, I’m not a morning person so this Joy Comes in the Morning saying is a whole lot of hog wash for me, but once I get past that, I like this mug. It doesn’t have a sealed drinking spout so if you are one of those people who carry your coffee mug with you everywhere and there is a high chance you will spill all over yourself or it will get cold before you finish drinking it, this might not be the best option for you. I have recently started drinking hot chocolate again at Starbucks and I like that I can use this reusable mug instead of getting a new paper one every time I visit.
Nature Colouring Book & Pencils of Promise Pencil Crayons
What a wonderful surprise. A colouring book and pencil crayons. This book has some lovely designs of nature, created by different illustrators, to colour and 6 different pencil crayons to colour them with. I am one of those people who finds colouring rather relaxing. You sit down to do it and next thing you know it’s an hour later and you have just let the world and it’s problems melt away to be creative. Something we all need to do more often. Pencils of Promise is a for-purpose organization that is working to increase access to quality education for children in the developing world. I like that by helping me, FabFitFun is helping them. That gets bonus points from me.
Secret Clear Gel Travel Deodorant
I like that a travel size deodorant was included in this box and I do like the Secret brand, but it’s just that I have never liked gel deodorants.
These wipes are a great idea but I have not tried them yet. Honestly I know they said flushable but until I went to the web-site I didn’t realize Cottonelle made sure their flushable wipes would breakdown once flushed. I like knowing that this company is trying to better their product for all types of systems and hopefully they will also be biodegradable one day.