As I mentioned in my last post, I am new to the world of subscription boxes, so I’ve been super anxious to start receiving my boxes in the mail. My FabFitFun box came today! It is a quarterly box, so the next one won’t come until winter and I’m not sure I can wait that long! I was just so impressed with this box! It’s $49.99 USD a box (every 3 months) or you can become a “VIP member” with the annual subscription for $179.99 USD for the year. I chose to get the annual subscription because, in the end, it was cheaper, but best of all, you get to choose the colours of items you get in the box. Unfortunately, I did not get to choose for this box because I discovered it after it had already started shipping in September.
Just a little warning to Canadians – the exchange rate is going to kick you in the ass, and you do have to pay $8 in shipping per box. It comes down to about $68.75 CAD per box. Keep in mind that the value of these boxes is always $200++ so it is still worth it. It just might come as a shock when you’re first starting your order so I thought I would mention it.
I just absolutely loved how this was packaged. The box was just too cute. It really makes you excited to open the box and I still feel happy thinking about it. It comes with a very professional pamphlet explaining all the products and it tells you the worth of them, also. This box was worth $357! Let’s look inside.
I was able to use a promo code FALLJAMS to receive a hot pink wireless speaker for free in addition to my fall box. This speaker is from the most recent summer box and I really wanted it! It comes in teal and pink. I loved both the colours so I was happy with either one of them. I’m a little happy I got the pink though, so my boyfriend is less enticed to steal it! 😉
You get two gold face masks inside the box. I’ve seen pictures on Instagram of girls with their masks on and I can’t wait to try it so I, too, can look like The Man in the Iron Mask! 😛 The description says it will help stimulate circulation, increase enzyme activity, and soothe skin.
I adore this umbrella. However, this is one of the cases where you are able to choose what colour you receive if you have an annual subscription. Out of the 5 colours, yellow was my last choice! I just thought the other colours were much prettier and the words “rain, rain, go away” really stood out. Oh well. It’s a great quality umbrella that I plan on keeping in the car for those days that rain just seems to come out of nowhere!
This is a beautiful bracelet with hand-cut glass crystals! I got the grey jade bracelet and while I do love it, again, it would have been my last choice in colour. I clearly got all the leftovers! However, I am happy it is a piece of jewellery that I will actually wear.
I like this colour a lot and I like that it is a primer, lip gloss, and lip stain all-in-one. I’m not a big makeup person but it’s actually my goal to start wearing it a little bit more. I will wear this colour for sure.
I can’t be angry with skin products! While I do have to be careful with what I put on my skin, this moisturizer is all natural so that is a plus. It’s supposed to visually correct uneven skin tone and brighten the skin, so here’s to hoping!
This would fall under the “fit” part of FabFitFun! I’m not that into exercising anymore. I haven’t used my gym membership in way longer than I care to admit. Maybe receiving fitness items in these boxes will inspire me to start working out again.
I love that we got this portable charger. Who doesn’t need one of these? It’s super handy to just throw in your purse! The light green was my last choice in colour again and it’s what I got. Oh, what a tough life. I can’t wait until the next box when I can choose my colours! But anyway, it only comes with a USB cable compatible with an Android phone. iPhone users will have to use their own cables, unfortunately.
It is Domestic Violence Awareness month and this was included to help spread awareness, by attaching this tassle to your purse. I’m not a fan of tassles so I will put this on my purse for the rest of October, but I might end up taking it off.
Also included in this box was a sample of Crest 3D White fluoride toothpaste and whitening gel, plus coupons to go with it. I’ll probably try this product out. Why not? You also get a $15 gift card for The Jeweler’s Wife. It will be interesting to see what the prices are like and what shipping will cost to Canada. It might not be worth it! And the last gift card is for Picture It On Canvas for $75. I will definitely be using this, but again, we will see what shipping costs will be!!
UPDATE: I tried out the Picture It On Canvas gift card, which is actually a coupon code, my mistake. Canadians, it’s not worth it at all. It’s $30 for the shipping alone for the cheapest canvas (the cost goes up the larger the canvas) and the coupon code does not cover the shipping. The Jeweler’s Wife gift card is also not worth it. Shipping to Canada is $30! I have no idea why it has to be so expensive when on the Alex and Ani website, it’s $10. So much for these gift cards/coupons. *sigh*
Overall, I am really happy with the products I received in this box. I found out about this subscription on Instagram. I follow some girls from The Bachelor and a couple of them were posting pictures so I was intrigued and then I researched it. I’m really looking forward to being able to choose my colours for select items for the winter box. The giddy feeling while opening the box is worth it, alone, but I’m so happy that 90% is stuff I will actually use.
Come on winter (box)! Because winter itself can stay away.