FabFitFun is Fall Right
My Fall 2020 FabFitFun [referral link] box arrived last weekend! I usually post a photo of the cute box design, but this time my shipping labels covered the front, which doesn’t make for a good photo. 😛 So this time you get to see my goodies from the get-go (that’s what she said?):
Before we delve into my fall FFF treats I want to say that this is not a sponsored post. However, this post does contain referral links. If you use the links to sign up [referral link] 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 down below.
My fall box included eight full sized items plus one $14 add-on, for a total cost of $67.83. The total value of my box items is $411.49! Three of the items’ values, on their own, are worth more than what I spent on the box itself. So I’d call that a pretty amazing deal. If we break down the average value per item based on the total (add-on included), it comes to $45.72 apiece—almost the price of the box ($49.99).
I chose two or three items during box customization. I love that FFF offers customization; it’s nice to have some choice but surprises are fun too. And if a box full of surprises if your thing, you can forgo customization entirely.
First up is one of the items I chose: Botkier New York Trigger Backpack ($100 value). I’m not going out and about much these days, so I don’t especially need a new bag. But I don’t have anything like this and thought it was cute. I expected the backpack to be larger, but it doesn’t seem too small to be functional. There are two exterior zipper pockets and one smaller interior zipper pocket. The more pockets, the better, IMO! There’s also a snap closure on one side of the top opening, for expansion. A nice detail.
I also appreciate that the flip top snaps closed. I wouldn’t wear this backpack while standing on a crowded subway (not that I’ll be doing that anytime soon), because it’s somewhat of an easy pickpocket target even with the snap closure. But the bag will be good for running errands or going out for date night or drinks with friends (other things I won’t be doing anytime soon).
Next up is another item I chose, the Jenny Bird Austin Cuff ($135 value). Again, I don’t particularly need accessories these days but I thought this mixed metal cuff was cute.
I usually prefer delicate jewelry, but I thought it would be nice to add a statement piece to my jewelry collection. This cuff feels like an all-in-one arm party (I kinda hate that I just used that term, haha):
The cuff is adjustable, so it should work on a variety of wrist sizes!
The Skin Care
I’m pretty sure I also chose this next item, Volition Celery Green Cream ($55 value). I’ve been curious about this brand, so I was excited that FabFitFun offered one of their products for fall. This oil-free moisturizer claims to target wrinkles, fine lines, and pores. In addition to celery seed extract for minimizing the appearance of pores, the cream contains hyaluronic acid for replenishing and retaining moisture as well as peptides for hydration and plumping. I want to empty another cream before I crack this one open, but I’m really looking forward to trying it!
I guess this next product qualifies more as makeup than skin care: The Beauty Crop Glow Milk in Blind Date ($19.50 value). Birchbox sent me a sample or two from this brand back in 2015, but I haven’t tried anything from them in years. Honestly, I’m not super excited about this sample because the shade looks like it might be a little dark for my skin tone. But I do like liquid and cream products, so I’m willing to give it a shot. This might work well mixed in with a tinted moisturizer. The brand is cruelty-free and vegan, so that’s a plus!
The third skin care product in this box is Spongellé Boxed Flower in Sweet Cedarwood ($16 value). I wasn’t super pumped about this item either, seeing as how it’s a scented body care product. Basically, this is a sponge with built-in body wash that’s supposed to last “up to 14+ uses,” according to the brand’s website. You wet the sponge in the shower or bath and use it to scrub your body. It looks like these buffers usually come threaded with a ribbon to hang them to dry in the shower. However, this one did not come with a ribbon for hanging.
My body skin is so sensitive that I’m always afraid to use scented shower products. I tried this out on one arm in the shower and it seemed okay, in terms of not irritating my skin, but the scent is way too strong for me. It’s too perfumey, so this is not my jam, unfortunately. For those who do like the scent, I think these buffers might be good for travel. This brand is also vegan and cruelty-free.
Was I thrilled to find the Daniel Stone Perfume Pumpkin Spice Room Spray ($36 value) in my box? You bet your ass I was! Every fall, I can’t stop seeking out all things pumpkin, so this product is clearly right up my alley. I even had a pumpkin from a market in West Virginia to use as a photo prop. This spray has a lovely pumpkin spice scent. I’m pretty sure John will hate it, though, so I won’t go around spraying this all around the house. I’ll just give it a spritz here and there in my home office.
The next product is Masontops Glass Water Bottle with Neoprene ($35 value). I drink a lot of water and love reusable bottles so I don’t have to buy bottled water on those now-rare occasions when I actually leave the house. I use my Sip water bottle from my Spring 2019 box all the time because it’s insulated and I prefer cold water. The Masontops bottle comes with a neoprene sleeve, but it doesn’t keep water cold as long as an insulated metal bottle does. So this won’t be my preferred drinking vessel, but it’s nice to have an extra bottle around. And I love the color!
The box contained a second sustainable product: the HIP Cutlery Set ($14.99 value). I actually already have a couple cutlery sets that we never use; I simply don’t find myself eating meals on the go very often. But when travel is possible again I do want to remember to bring the cutlery sets for airport meals and whatnot. I appreciate that FFF has sustainability in mind!
I don’t often get add-ons, but this time I ordered May Coop Raw Sheet Masks (FFF price was $14 for a box of six; retail price is $6 per mask). I know that May Coop Raw Sauce, an essence, is very popular but I haven’t tried this Korean skin care brand before. These sheet masks are soaked in maple water for hydration, and they contain licorice and ginger for soothing irritation and evening skin tone. Can’t wait to try these!
Overall, my first impressions of my fall FabFitFun box are pretty positive. The body buffer is a dud for me, unfortunately, due to the scent. And I may or may not get much use out of the Glow Milk. I’m obviously excited about the Volition cream, and the pumpkin spice room spray was right on the money for me.
If you’re a subscriber, what did you think about your fall box items?
More About FabFitFun
FabFitFun [referral link] 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 a couple items in each box, depending on their subscription level.
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 [referral link] 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 [referral link].