giving into subscription boxes…

AHHHH…so I gave into Celeb peer pressure and ordered myself a FabFitFun box! I’ve been seeing ads and posts about them all over Instagram and my curiosity ultimately got the better of me (I just had to know what all the hype was about). I received my first box back in June, but am just now getting a chance to write about it.  My first thought about the box when I opened it was that there were a lot of good things about it, but there were also a few things that I wasn’t too ecstatic about.

I’m going to tell you about my box and my thoughts on it.
Let me just start by saying how much I love the fact that every item you get is full sized! To me, this really makes it feel like your getting your money’s worth.  The box is sent out quarterly and you get billed $49.99 each time unless you do a yearly subscription which is $179.99 (saves you 20 bucks!).

One thing that I didn’t like was the fact that I also ordered my mom a box as well and hers was identical to mine; same exact color of everything that I got, so that was kind of a bummer.

Here is a list of what came in my Summer 2016 box:

1. FabFitFun Everyday Beach Waves Spray – Retails $18

The issue that I had with this spray is that it definitely doesn’t work well in my hair.  I have very fine, straight, thin hair and after following the instructions on the bottle, my hair dried and looked like I had forgotten to wash it that day. So for me, this item was a definite bust.

2. Betches Ice Pop Molds – Retails $19

I honestly haven’t even taken these out of the box yet! I’m not sure if I have a need for them or not.  I may just give these away to somebody that will get more use out of them than I will.

3. Summer & Rose Yoga Towel – Retails $36

To be honest, I haven’t taken this out of the package yet. I got the pink towel (perfect because that is my favorite color). I think that I could definitely take this to the gym with me, but not if it’s too big.  I could also use it as a bath towel for my puppy!

4. Stemulations Daily Micro Derm Scrub – Retails $34

This might be my favorite item from the box! It’s a pretty big tube (8oz) so I feel that you are really getting your money from the box. I have used this a couple of times already and I ABSOLUTELY love it. I have to hide it though so that no one else in the house will use it!

The scrub is a super-fine exfoliant, and it foams as you rub it into your skin. It makes my face feel so clean and soft.  I really feel like it is taking away all the dirt from my day. It says that you can use it on your face and body, but since it’s $34 a bottle I’ll stick to using it on my face.  The book also included a discount code that is good until October 2016, so I think that I will be taking a look at the site and possibly ordering another bottle to have on hand!

5. Passport to Beauty Gypsetter Luminous Lips – Retails $18

I’m not a huge lipgloss gal, so this was a little bit of a bummer for me in this box. I won’t be using it so hopefully someone I know wants a new lipgloss!

6. OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream – Retails $48

With this product alone, you’re pretty much covering the price of the box so you know you’re getting a lot out of your $50!

When I first used this product, I wasn’t sure about the scent/feel of the lotion on my face. It was very lightweight (which I liked) and it absorbed really easily into my skin. It is made with all natural and organic ingredients, plus the frosted bottle gave it a cool look.

I have only used it once, so I can’t 100% say if I love the product or not or if it is something that I would give my mom. With a price of $48, I know that I wouldn’t buy the product again because that is just too much for me to spend on moisturizer.

7. Tina Turk Canvas Tote – Retails $55

This was one of the spoiler items for the Summer box! It’s designed exclusively for FabFitFun subscribers, so you know that you are getting a unique tote that not many people will have access to!  There were 3 color options that you could have received: orange (Vitamin Sea), yellow (Sunshine and Saltwater), and blue (Seas the Day). I received the blue one and am very pleased with it!

It’s a pretty big bag (22 inches across) and the canvas is a nice, thick material! I will most definitely use this bag, I just wish that I was going on a cruise or something this summer to take advantage of the cute slogan “Seas the Day” on my bag!

8. BONUS ITEMS Burt’s Bees BB Cream Sample & Compeed Blister Cushion Sample

These were also kind of a bust in my opinion, but they were an added bonus so I can’t complain too much.

The total value for this box is over $200 and I think that is a great deal! I am going to upgrade my subscription to the annual subscription since you are permitted to choose certain types of products and I’m excited to see what that may entail!


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