FabFitFun Spring 2015

FabFitFun(referral link) is a quarterly subscription box. Every three months you receive a seasonal gift box filled with items that fall under the “Fab” “Fit” and “Fun” categories. The cost is $49.99 a quarter with $8 shipping to Canada (which is a really good price!).

I had seen a full reveal of this box, so the contents weren’t any big surprise to me. I was still excited to dig through everything and see what I all received though! I love that it comes all nicely packaged, it’s really like opening a gift!

The Goods

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Jules Smith Scarf ($42)–There were two color/pattern options for this scarf and I received Modern Art. I think I would have preferred the other, which was Watercolor, but I still like the colors on this one. It’s a very lightweight scarf, though a lot smaller than any of my other scarves.I heard a lot of people talking about how small it was, but once I had it in my hands I was still surprised by the size, it’s tiny! As much as I like the colors, and their vibrancy, I think I’m going to struggle with styling the scarf as I can’t wear it how I normally like to.

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ORLY Nail BB Creme ($15)–I remember a day when BB Creme was just for your face! Now I use it on my face, it’s in my shampoo, and now my nails too? This is just too much. The BB creme helps to smooth, moisturize and brighten natural nails with a sheer peach tint. I feel very conflicted about this. On one hand, I like the idea of the benefits it would give my nails, on the other hand I really don’t like the color. If/when I paint my nails I like to have a bold stand out color, though apparently nude shades are all the rage right now! It’s also important to note that this is a stand alone polish, you’re not supposed to put any other colors on top.

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ORLY Nail Polish “Cake Pop” ($8.50)–They say that the subtle pink creme color looks gorge on everyone and will soon become your go-to hue. First, I really hate the shortening of words like gorge. Just add the few extra letters on and complete your word. Pet peeve right there. Second, again it’s a really like color which I’m just not a huge fan of. I can’t see myself ever using this polish.

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Palmetto Derma Collagen Booster and Restoration Serum ($48)–This free radical fighting super serum keeps your skin safe from the daily elements like sun, smoke and smog. It increases collagen growth, rapidly slows down the aging process, fills fine lines and minimizes wrinkles. The one thing I don’t like about products like this is that I find them hard to test out. There’s never a result that’s obvious after only a couple uses.

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Yasi Metallic Flash Tattoo ($36)–These metallic designs are perfect for music festivals, beach “vay-ks” (seriously, just say vacation), and anytime you want to sparkle. Metallic tattoo’s seemed to make their entrance last year, and I’m still seeing them around. I’m not surprised to see these in a spring box, given that Coachella just happened. I know a lot of people weren’t happy with these, but I’ll never say no to tattoo’s. I have no doubt that I will wear these throughout the summer. I agree with everyone that has said that this price is inflated though, and they have been found much cheaper elsewhere. I also wish that I had received more of the long band type tattoos rather than the shapes.

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Merrithew 3 DVD Set “Intense Body Blast” & $25 Gift Card ($61)–This three part DVD set gives you a full body workout. It takes basic HIIT principles and combines them with simple Pilates moves. I’ve never done Pilates, but I have been becoming more familiar with HIIT workouts. I attempted to do disc one of this DVD and I just don’t think it’s for me. I’m slowly realizing that I don’t like to relax when I’m working out. I don’t want to be focused on my breathing, making just slight movements. I lasted maybe 5-10 minutes before I switched to my Richard Simmons video. I may give it another shot some other time, but I definitely prefer aerobic type videos.

As far as the gift card goes, I have to pay shipping above the cost that I spend. I took a look and there really wasn’t anything that interested me at all so I don’t think I will be putting this card to use.

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Rifle Paper Co. Cities Coasters Set ($16)–These coasters feature illustrations from the world’s most loved cities, New York, London, Tokyo and Paris, and there were two of each in the decorative box. These are really cute, but I’m on coaster overload. We only have one place that we need them and have some glass ones that we use. I now have four other sets of coasters that just don’t get used. Part of me thinks I will gift these, but the other part of me loves them! I wish that they weren’t cardboard because I don’t see these lasting long, maybe I will even use them more for decorative purposes.

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Sprout it App Card & Miracle Grow Gro-able Seed Pod ($1.49)–This is an all in one seed pod that has everything you need to grow your own veggies and herbs. All you do is remove the lid and place it in the soil. The app sends you reminders and tips from planting to harvest. I might keep this app on my radar for when I plan on having a garden in the future, but I’m not going to get too into that just for this. I received cilantro and really don’t know what to do with it. I’m not much of a herb person, and have never used cilantro in anything. I do kind of like the idea of having a living green plant in our place though! Even though I tend to kill thing that are left under my care..and not always accidentally. I like that they included it in the box. It’s something different that doesn’t get sent in most boxes.

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OFRA Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush Duo ($45.90)–Brush #11 is perfect for eyeshadow application and brush #20 is designed to help apply concealer/corrector or any liquid or silk peptide foundation. They also included a 40% off discount code for OFRA for your first purchase made between now and August 1. I feel as though I’m being overrun by brushes. I bought a set a couple years ago, which hasn’t been used much, and keep getting random ones from boxes. Unfortunately, I don’t usually use the brushes at all. Maybe I just need to start, it seems to be what everyone is using!

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Cosmos Creations Premium Puffed Corn (sponsored)–Puffed corn that is made with all-natural ingredients, with non-GMO corn, no hulls or kernels, and it’s gluten-free. I haven’t seen this in stores here yet so I was excited to try it, and oh my goodness. This was so good! I love popcorn, and let’s face it, hulls and kernels get in the way. This was light, fluffy and so flavorful. I already contacted the company and found out about a few Canadian retailers that carry this product, so I will be going to a couple of them next week in hopes of tracking down some more flavors.

There were also two more gift cards included as sponsored items, but neither of them shipped to Canada. Because of this FFF decided to not include them in the box. On one had I’m glad about that because I couldn’t have used them anyway, on the other hand I feel a bit ripped off. I wish they would have included a substitute sponsored item in place of those cards.

Final Thoughts

This definitely wasn’t my favorite FFF box. The value was definitely there, but there weren’t any items that made me particularly excited (aside from the popcorn). On the plus side, it does give me lots of items to gift throughout the year! Even though I’m not the biggest fan of a lot of the items, I will say that they stayed true to their title. Fitness, fashion, skincare, a snack, it’s a pretty standard box for them. I’m hoping there are some items that are a bit more fun in the next box!