Unboxing My Spring FabFitFun
Hello, spring! Daylight Saving Time is upon us. It’s been six months since my last FabFitFun [referral link] box! I actually elected to skip the Winter box, because I truly didn’t need more stuff. So FabFitFun applied my Winter box payment to my Spring shipment, which arrived yesterday in this absolutely adorable springy box:
This time around, I actually filmed an unboxing video! I haven’t made any YouTube videos in forever, and I’ve never filmed a FabFitFun unboxing before. You can view the unboxing video and my pandemic hair here:
Weird video glitch just before the 8 minute mark! No idea what caused that, so…let’s just go with aliens.
In case you didn’t have 15 minutes to spare to watch the unboxing video, or, ya know, you just didn’t want to, here’s a look at the eight full-sized items in my Spring box:
An Unrelated but Exciting Bit of Personal News
Totally unrelated to FFF (I mentioned this in my video): I made a COVID-19 vaccine appointment! I became eligible for the vaccine here in DC this month, and the city launched its new vaccine pre-registration system this past week. I got REALLY lucky and ended up in the first round of emails that DC sent out inviting folks to make vaccine appointments. My appointment is early this week. I’m a little nervous, but I’m also SUPER excited at the thought of slowly making my way back to some kind of normal life.
Back to FabFitFun
Before we dive into my Spring FFF items, I want to note 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 at the bottom of this post.
My Spring box included eight full sized items with a total value of $307. Considering the box costs $49.99, that’s a pretty good value. I also bought three add-ons, which cost $58.30. The grand total was $111.29 for 11 products, so an average of $10.22 apiece if I’ve done the math correctly…which I very well might not have. 😛
I did choose three items during box customization. I’m always glad to have the ability to select some items—especially this time around, as they offered a bunch of products I wasn’t interested in.
The Skin Care
You know I’m always the most excited about skin care! I can’t remember the last time I used a lip sheet mask, so I was happy that FFF sent a 4-pack of SFGlow Sun’s Out Pouts Out Gold Foil Lip Masks ($16 value).
I used a lip mask this morning, and it was simultaneously cute and creepy:
The lip mask smelled great and had a ton of serum, which I let absorb into my skin before applying the rest of my routine. My lips weren’t particularly dry when I used the mask, so it’s hard to say how well it hydrates parched lips. But I’m still looking forward to using the rest of these.
If you watched my video, you know I initially wasn’t keen on the Human + Kind Elderflower and Raspberry Hand Scrub ($15 value). My sensitive hand skin is really aggravated right now, so I just can’t use something like this on my hands. However, the back of the tube mentions using the scrub on feet, so I tried that in the shower this morning. The scent is nice; it reminds me of something I used when I was younger…I’m thinking maybe a 1980s/90s Crabtree and Evelyn bath cube or soap? BTW, that brand is still around! I need to make a note to try current C&E products sometime. Anyway, I’ll certainly get use out of this as a foot scrub.
One of the items I picked during customization is the Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Rejuvenating Moisturizer ($98 value). I’m pretty sure I’ve never tried this luxury skin care brand before, but this moisturizer (with a mouthful of a name that I botched in my video) sounds interesting. Acyl-Glutathione is apparently a potent antioxidant that can help reduce the look of wrinkles and replenish skin. And a vitamin F blend helps hydrate and improve the skin’s moisture barrier. Sounds great to me! I’m working on a couple moisturizers from previous FFF boxes, but once I’ve finished one of those I’ll crack this jar open.
The second product I chose during customization is the Verso Super Eye Serum with Retinol 8 ($65 value). I’ve heard of this brand but have yet to try it. Retinol in eye cream is not something I’ve used before, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Those fine lines around my eyes are coming for me!
The Lifestyle & Beauty Tools
The item I’m least excited about is the Lark & Ives Hair Scarf Set ($30 value). The scarves are cute, but I just don’t do much of anything with my hair. It’s too fine to really style…at least, it is when you’re a total hair amateur like me. I do think the pink scarf is very cute, and I’ll attempt to use these sometime. For me, the scarves may end up just being little accessories that I tie on a bag.
I was happy to see a three-pack of Saie Reusable Beauty Rounds ($15 value) in my box. I already have other reusable face wipes (Face Halo, Makeup Eraser), but it can’t hurt to have more. If I’m being totally honest, I often forget to use these and reach for my cotton rounds or cotton balls. But I do want to make a more concerted effort to use reusable wipes, because single-use items are hurting the planet. These rounds are machine washable, so it’s easy enough to throw them in with a load of laundry!
The Summer & Rose Tweezer with Pouch ($20) is super cute. Look…I’m married to my classic Tweezerman tweezers. I’ve sent them away for the free sharpening more than once. They’re so, so good. I tried these tweezers out this morning, and the tip isn’t as fine as I like. But it definitely doesn’t hurt to have another pair of tweezers around. I just don’t know how much I’ll use these on my brows.
The third item I chose during customization is the Splendid Faux Fur Slipper in Crystal Pink ($48 value). Do these totally fit my personal style? Not at all, but they are cute, very soft, and squishy-comfy. I usually wear socks around the house, and I discovered immediately that socks don’t really work with these slippers—my feet slide around in them too much. So I’m not sure how much wear I’ll get out of these. We’ll see if I can handle walking around sockless with them—maybe once the weather warms up more.
I’m actually really pumped to try all three add-ons that I bought with my Spring box. Every season, FabFitFun opens up add-ons, which you can get at a significantly discounted price (we’re talking at least 50% off most items!).
- Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser ($34 retail // $16 discounted)
- Dr. Loretta Concentrated Firming Serum ($80 retail // $24 discounted)
- Earth Harbor Glow Juice Refining Enzyme Mask ($40 retail // $15 discounted)
I once tried a packet of the IL cleanser and really liked it, so I was thrilled to see this product as an add-on. I’ve been wanting to try Dr. Loretta products for awhile, so when I saw this serum in the add-on shop, it was an immediate Add to Cart. Earth Harbor is a new-to-me brand, but this mask looked gorgeous and sounded promising, so I decided to get it. Seriously, look at this mask’s purple color:
I’m going to be good and finish up another enzyme mask before I dip into this one. But it’s going to be a struggle waiting to open this mask, lol.
All in all, I’d say I’m satisfied with my Spring FabFitFun box. The skin care products sound promising, though the lifestyle products are fairly “meh” for me. “Meh” in terms of, I definitely didn’t need any of them and may not use most of them very much. Honestly, I’m most looking forward to trying my add-ons. I’m starting to get to the point of deciding whether I should keep this subscription or move on to a different one. I do indeed enjoy receiving a box full of (mostly) surprise products!
What do you think: should I switch subscriptions or keep this one?
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].