I’ve gotten into subscription boxes lately and have been sharing my thoughts here with you. It’s fun to get mail, especially when I know I’m getting a great deal. I’ve paid for these boxes out of my own pocket (aaaaaaaah, stop reading right now, Husband!), though I do sometimes share a referral code and let you know when I do(there is one in this post that will get you 20% off your first box).
One subscription box I saw around a lot is the FabFitFun box. And I hesitated for a long time because it’s a little pricier than I’m used to ($49.99 instead of the $10-20 I tend to go for) though since this box is quarterly instead of monthly, it’s actually the same price or even less expensive to get this one when you look at overall yearly cost.
I just received my FabFitFun winter box and thought I’d share what I got and how I feel about the value of it.
FabFitFun claims to send you over $200 worth of products in each box, while charging you $49.99. They are sending full sized products, not samples. Here’s what was in my winter box:
Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara: I get frustrated with most mascaras because they don’t really seem to do a whole lot for me. I just want eyelashes like my sons have, is that too much to ask? (Totally unfair they have those eyelashes, btw) But this one is one of the best I’ve ever tried. I’d actually buy this again. Retail cost: $20
Gorjana Necklace: Some boxes got a gold one and some got a silver one. The silver would have been more to my taste, but I did wear my gold one yesterday and thought it added a little something to my simple outfit. There’s a code in the box to save you $20 off any Gorjana order you’d make after trying their necklaces. Though I’ll admit that at $75 for this simple necklace, it’s out of the price range of what I’d usually spend on accessories. (You can see it a little better in yesterday’s outfit instagram)
O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Face Peel: I’m trying all the skincare products lately, it seems. (Hello, 39) After using this one a few times, I do like it, though I need to use it some more to determine if it’s something that I’d continue using. At $44, I’m glad I get to try it first, though I can say that you only use a little bit each time (it’s in a spray bottle so it’s easy to actually only use that little bit needed) and only a few times a week, so this would last a long time.
D.L. & Co Candle: I got a Blackberry Nectar candle while other boxes may have received Bergamot Woods- I’m glad I got the one I did. It smells heavenly, though at $45 for a smallish candle, this would not be something I’d go buy once mine is gone.
Anderson Lilley Beach Butter Body Cream: Perfect for the winter weather. Rich, smells wonderful (I got Sicilian Tangerine, though other boxes got Winter in Manhattan Beach) $24
Marie Mae Company Thank You Card Set: I can always use thank you cards- it’s nice to have some on hand for when I need them and this is a pretty set. $24
Moleskin 2017 Weekly Planner: I have a planner for 2017 that is the same as the one I used in 2016 and I’m used to the system I have, but this is still a nice one and I may be re-gifting this one. $20.95.
Total value of products: $252.95
For what the FabFitFun box costs, I do think it’s worth it. For me, it’s getting to try products that might otherwise be out of my price range. Which means that I won’t be buying most of these products again on my own, so it’s nice to get to have a little bit of luxury sent in this box- I think that’s the appeal of this box: you’re getting some higher end brands, full sizes, at a fraction of the cost. And if there’s anything that doesn’t appeal to you, they’re all things that could make a good gift for someone else.
There are also add-ons you can get with your FabFitFun box and while I haven’t added on any yet (I don’t think it was an option with my first- or at least, not that I noticed. And then it was Christmas shopping time when I was browsing the add-ons for this one- and I didn’t want to spend any more on myself), there were products that I’d have liked to have added on that are available at a discount from what you’d pay retail.
If you want to try the FabFitFun box, please use my referral link and you’ll get 20% off your first box (I do get a discount applied to my next box if you sign up this way- and once you’re signed up, you’ll have a referral code to share with your friends, too). As far as cancelling, there is a “cancel your subscription” link right on your account info page should you decide it’s not for you- though this is one that I will be keeping!
Other subscription boxes I’ve reviewed: