FabFitFun Winter 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!). You can use code “AndisAttic” to save $5 off a new subscription. I believe they still have some winter boxes available!

I love that these boxes always come well packaged and in tact!

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Zumba 60 minute DVD “Max” and $25 gift card ($55)–This is a one hour long Zumba workout DVD. I’ve been wanting to try Zumba for some time so I was really happy to see this item. The Zumba gift card could be used on www.zumba.com and also earned you free shipping. The big issue here? Zumba only shipped within the States, which means any Canadian without a US box wouldn’t be able to make use of it. That wouldn’t be such a big deal if it was an extra, but it’s part of the overall value. Thankfully they were able to work out a deal with Zumba Canada. They emailed their Canadian subscribers new gift certificate codes and free shipping codes. I am very happy that they were able to do this.

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Zumba Cookbook–Using the Zumba gift card, I purchased myself this cookbook. I took a look through it already and there are tons of great looking recipes in it. All the recipes were submitted by fans and includes some information about their fitness journey and any health specifications.

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Salted 3 months of Free Membership ($29.97)–Salted is like the Netflix for cooking. The site has videos with step by step tutorials from chefs all over the country. I’m excited to check this out. I looked around a bit, though I haven’t signed up yet. This will be a great way for me to learn some tricks and hopefully dig deeper into cooking.

$30 Fashion Project Gift Card–Fashion Project is a website featuring pre-loved designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. A portion of each purchase goes directly to a charity. A second company that doesn’t ship to Canada. FFF decided that we would be able to send the item to them and then they would forward it on to us at an $8 cost. I’m glad that they worked out a solution for this, but I don’t know if I will use the card. I haven’t found anything yet that would be worth the $8 shipping cost. I have until February to decide so I will keep my eye out in case an item pops up.

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Passport To Beauty Tibetan Goji Berry Intense Anti-Aging Eye Serum with Retinol ($88.00)–Women in Tibet think of the Goji Berry as “beauty food.” This rejuvenating and advanced age-defying formula diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, stimulates collagen and elastin, while restoring your eye area. Every time I see an anti-aging product I’m already ready to just pass it on. I’m in my mid 20’s, what do I care? I know I need to change that thinking though, using products like this now will help keep me looking younger over the years. I definitely plan on making use of this. I put just a tiny bit on my finger but even that seemed to be too much for one side. It took a bit to absorb, but that could be because it was too much. It left the skin smooth and not at all greasy so that’s really good.

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Daniel Stone COCO Candle ($42.00)–This candle is made with natural coconut wax. This offers the cleanest burn with no toxins released into the air. It’s also the first sustainable wax resource to hit the market. This is a really nice smelling candle and I plan on using it, eventually. It’s been a long time since we have burned any candles, but perhaps I just need to plan on having a bit of time to soak in the tub with some candles soon! I have a couple that I’m wanting to start burning.

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youMinerals Assorted Eye Shadow Duo ($44.00)–These shadows are long-lasting, easy to apply, and mixable for an unlimited palette. I love that this includes a light and dark shadow and I think these will mix beautifully. They have some great shine and glitter to them.

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Lather AHA Hand Creme with Evening Primrose ($30.00)–This rich formula contains alpha hydroxy acids to encourage cell renewal and helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Infused and combined with chamomile, evening primrose and lemongrass it makes your hands soft and healthy looking all winter long. I’ve mentioned this a few times but it is SO dry here right now and I’m really noticing that on my hands. I’m sure that dealing with paper and typing all day doesn’t help with that at all. This is a very thick cream and doesn’t have a strong scent. You can definitely pick out the lemongrass scent, and it also has the lotion scent. It absorbed very quickly and didn’t leave my hands feeling sticky, just incredibly soft and smooth. This is getting bumped to the front of all my lotions and I’m going to immediately start using it. This is definitely going to help with my dry hands! This is also going to last a long time because I didn’t need to use much, and there is a lot in there!

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Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive ($39.00)–This certified organic formula exfoliates and refines to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and lightens hyperpigmentation. I really like that they included the product for sensitive skin since I’ve been told that peels can be very harsh on your skin. This will be the best way to ensure that most people will be able to use it. It has a very pudding like texture as you can see in the second picture. You just apply a thick layer to your face, neck and decolletage, wait 10 minutes, and rinse off. They warn that you may have a bit of a burning/tingly feel, but that’s normal. It wasn’t until I rinsed the product off that my face burned a little bit, but that went away fast. I can’t say that I have noticed much of a different but I might as well use it up!

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Half United fighting Hunger Necklace ($34.00)–For each necklace purchased Half United gives half of the profits to feed children in need. Each necklace is made using three recycled bullet casings. It’s a symbol of your bold stance against a problem that 925 million people face every day. There was a gold and silver option and I’m very relieved that I received the silver one. I feel like I’m on a lucky streak with boxes lately and really hope that lasts. I’m still unclear what bullets have to do with hunger, but I love what this company does and represents. And I love the necklace itself.

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Organic Valley Organic Balance Milk Protein Shake
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
Special K Snack Bar

These three were all sponsored items. The protein shake is filled with 16 grams of protein, no GMO’s, lactose and gluten free, and 50% of your calcium intake. If this was chocolate I would probably try it, but I really don’t like vanilla flavored items. I’ll be letting my husband try it as I’m sure he will drink it. I’ve had various Special K bars and have never been disappointed. I hadn’t tried this one before but I did enjoy it. I like chocolate and pretzels so I was expecting to be happy with it. I’ll probably be letting my husband have the almond butter as well as I don’t usually eat that stuff. It’s a good sized sample and more than enough to give you an idea as to whether or not you like it.

Overall I’m happy with the box. I wish they would have thought about the gift cards before sending the box out, and make sure that everything would be useful to Americans and Canadians. They have only been shipping to Canada since the summer box so I’m sure this was a bit of a learning curve for them. I do really like the idea of gift cards though. It even allows someone to get items that are more personalized to what they want or need, including clothing items. I think I would have preferred a few more lifestyle or fitness items, but that’s just a personal preference right now based on my focus. It was a well put together box and I enjoyed looking at the items and testing them out.