The FabFitFun Fall Box
Oh, hello, fall. It’s SO nice to see you again. I know…it’s not technically fall yet, but we’ve had a couple really nice days here in DC so fall feels very close. And it’s such a relief. Summer can go to hell (it sure feels like that’s where it comes from). But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to show you all of the goodies I received in my latest FabFitFun box!
FYI, this is not a sponsored post. However, it does contain referral links and if you use them to sign up for your own FabFitFun subscription, you’ll get $10 off your first box. And I’ll receive a $15 credit to spend with FabFitFun! Read more about how the subscription works at the bottom of this post.
My fall box cost $49.99 and included eight full sized products plus a mini makeup set, for a total value of $302! It’s not nearly as insane of a value as my summer 2019 box, but the value is still incredible.
Typically I pick at least a couple of my items when FFF emails members about box customization. However, I don’t recall getting the email this time around. After seeing what they sent me versus some of the other options, I’m very happy with what I received. It’s a fairly skin care-heavy box, which I’m not mad about one bit! Check it out:
The one makeup item in my box is the trèStique Mini Eye Essentials ($48 value). The Luxe Neutral set contains an eyebrow pencil, two shadow crayons, and one eye pencil.
Here you can see the tip of each pencil:
And swatches of each:
As you can see, the brow pencil didn’t swatch well; it was dry and crumbly. Sometimes pencils have a hard exterior that softens with use—I’m hoping that’s the case with this one. The other pencils swatched quite smoothly and I’m looking forward to using them to create an easy neutral look. These will be awesome for travel, obviously.
The Hair Care
My fall box included one hair care product: Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair ($30 value). Despite my blah feeling about most hair care, I’m actually happy I received this product. I love Aveda, but I’ve never tried this particular product. Historically I haven’t been much of a heat styler, but I did recently get a styling wand that I’ve been using occasionally. So this leave-in treatment will hopefully help to protect my super fine hair from the wand’s heat. I tend to love the scent of Aveda products—no small feat because I’m super picky about hair care fragrance—and this one is no exception!
The Body Care
First up in body care is the human+kind Body Soufflé ($18 value). I’m not super excited about this product simply because my body skin is sensitive. I usually stick with fragrance free body wash and lotion, and this product is scented. At least the scent is pleasant, kind of fruity but light. I’ll certainly give this stuff a shot. Who knows…maybe it actually won’t irritate my skin.
A fun body product in my fall FabFitFun box is the Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes in Juice Cleanse ($16 value). I’ve had good luck with a couple different body scrubs lately (meaning they don’t irritate my skin), so I was excited to see this unique take in my box. These look just like sugar-coated marshmallows, and TBH it was tempting to shove them in my mouth. But they’re definitely not edible! To me, they smell like sour raspberries, but they apparently have notes of pineapple, kiwi, and green apple. You take one cube into the shower with you, break it up in your hand, mix it with water, and scrub away. I tried one in the shower yesterday and in my opinion, one cube is a little much for my entire body (minus my face). So I cut them in half and will get twice the use out of this jar. No skin irritation as of yet, so that’s promising!
A closer look at these fun exfoliating cubes (keep these away from kids if you have them!!):
The final body product in my box is the Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt ($20 value). I’ve never tried an exfoliating mitt before, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this one works. You’re supposed to go into the bath or shower for 5 to 10 minutes without soaping up, just to soften your skin. Then you wet the mitt, squeeze out excess moisture, and use it to scrub up and down on wet skin until you see dead skin cells rolling away. Sounds yucky but also satisfying. We’ll see how it goes!
The Face Care
Yay for skin care! One of the facial care products in my fall FabFitFun box is a jar of NassifMD Dermaceuticals Detox Pads ($45 value). These complexion perfecting pads contain alpha and beta hydroxy acids and they’re meant to do All the Things: exfoliate, brighten, smooth, firm, lighten dark spots, reduce inflammation, reduce pores, deep clean, and even protect skin from blue light and free radicals. I’m always skeptical about products that claim so many benefits, but I’m looking forward to trying these nonetheless.
Another product I’m pumped to try is Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Self Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum ($42 value). I don’t need another serum at the moment, but this one sounds good to me. This serum contains glycolic acid, L-ascorbic acid, and salicylic acid, so it’s a chemical exfoliant with brightening ingredients. It’s meant to be used at nighttime and is supposed to help brighten and even skin tone as well as reduce wrinkles. I applied a spot test to my neck and as long as I don’t have a reaction I’ll start using this at night soon.
Last but not least in terms of skin care is Cosmedix Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals ($54 value). Yet another exciting product! I’m already using a couple vitamin C products to help brighten my skin, but this one is different because you mix it in with other skin care products to give them a C boost. I won’t mix it with the Dermelect serum because that already contains vitamin C, but I’ll try mixing it with my Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream. It’ll also be great for travel since it’s not a liquid.
I’m all about that bright skin life, and FabFitFun is really trying to help me out with that this time around!
The one lifestyle-ish product in the fall FabFitFun box is the Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Roller Ball ($29 value). Anything that I can keep in my purse for an on-the-go relaxation moment is a-okay with me! I have a couple Aveda roller balls from years back and I enjoy using them before bed. I’ll definitely try using this one on my pulse points before bed too, or any time I feel like I need to chill the hell out (which happens a lot). This smells earthy, with sandalwood being the scent that pops out at me the most. A little hippie-ish, but not bad.
As a skin care fan, I’m quite pleased with my fall FabFitFun 2019 box. I’m even looking forward to using the hair care product, which is not often the case. I feel like I got an excellent value for $50 and I think I’ll get plenty of use out of most of these products. Of course I’m most excited to try the facial care products!
Did you get anything you’re super psyched about in your fall FabFitFun box?
More About FabFitFun
FabFitFun is a seasonal lifestyle subscription box. Each quarterly shipment contains a mix of beauty, fitness, fashion, home, and wellness products. The boxes contain approximately eight FULL SIZED products valued at $200+, with the option to add discounted items to your shipment. Members have the option of customizing at least two or three of the items in each box.
Each seasonal box costs $49.99 including shipping in the continental US. Shipping costs $8 for subscribers in Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. If you use my referral link, you’ll get $10 off your first box (**Disclosure alert! I’ll get a $15 credit to FabFitFun if you sign up using my link**). If you’re ready to go all in, you can shave $5 off the price of each box by pre-paying a full year’s subscription for $179.99. Annual members receive Select status, which offers early shipping and extra box customization, among other perks. If you stick with the regular seasonal membership, FFF will bill you $49.99 quarterly when your box is about to ship.
NOTE: FabFitFun seasonal subscriptions auto-renew, so if you decide you’re done, you must cancel before your next billing date or you’ll get charged for the upcoming box.
There’s a lot of information about how FabFitFun works on their Membership FAQ page. In between seasonal boxes, they offer Editor’s Boxes and special one-off boxes. The website also has a ton of giveaways and exclusive offers for members, plus FabFitFun TV with videos on fitness, cooking, and more. If you’re ready to sign up, click here.