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Ok. Buckle up and grab a brew, this is going to be a long one. At the start of June, Mr Peach asked me if I wanted a present, and said he’d been looking at lifestyle boxes for me to try. I’d seen adverts for Fab Fit Fun (who hasn’t?!), but it was him who found it and suggested it as a lil mid-lockdown gift. Ain’t he a cutie?
For those who don’t know, Fab Fit Fun is a lifestyle box from California. There are two tiers of subscription, so I’ll talk you through how it works for each.
This is $49.99 (about £39 at time of writing), and is billed each quarter. When the season switches over, you can choose one product from categories 1-3. Fab Fit Fun will then select one product each for category 4 and 5, and three products from category 6. Categories 1-5 are higher ticket items, and category 6 is less pricey. In addition to your choices, you can pay an uplift (around $10) if you want to select an extra product, but this is subject to availability.
This is $179.99 (about £141 at time of writing), and is billed annually. This is for 4 boxes, one every three months. The basic concept is the same, however you also get to chose your product from categories 4 and 5.
My Fab Fit Fun Box
I signed up for the Seasonal subscription, as I didn’t want to drop over £!00 without being sure that I’d love it. The process itself was simple enough, there was a little quiz where you could add your preferences, but me, being a very indecisive person, took a long time to choose the products I wanted. But, I got there in the end, and after I pressed Complete Purchase, I was waiting at the window like a kid waiting for Santa. Now, I believe that as I signed up late in the season, my box is the “editors” box, and is slightly different as to what I might have gotten if I was already subscribed. I have a referral link – if you click here, you get $10 off your first box, and I get $15 credit to spend with Fab Fit Fun.
The shipping took a month. I understand the process was always going to be slower given the worldwide lockdown, but I didn’t expect it to be that long. I would imagine that other seasons will arrive quicker, and it was just bad timing on my part.
When the box eventually did arrive, I was blown away by how beautiful the box was. It’s a good sturdy box with a fun pattern, easily recyclable, and showed no signed of wear, given its long journey! And finally, I got to open my goodies!
O by Oscar De La Renta – Lana Sunglasses – $58/£45
The first category was more geared towards fashion, and you could choose a cardigan, sunglasses, travel bags and so on. I have been in dire need of a new pair of sunglasses, and was recently thinking about treating myself to a designer pair, so for these to be a choice just seemed like a sign from the universe. These beautiful aviator shaped glasses have stunning gold hardware, and a mauve lens that just screams luxury. Definitely a win in my book!
Grown Alchemist Detox Facial Night Cream – $125/£98
I won’t lie, I chose this because it was the most expensive product in the category. The category was mostly skincare, and I have been missing a heavy duty night cream, so it seemed like a logical choice after some more thought. It comes in a bougie metal tube and I’m excited to give it a good go.
XO Sienna Letter Board – $35/£27
I’m on a bit of a home decor kick at the minute, and so when I saw this was an option in Category 3, I jumped on it. Of course, people use these for lovely messages, sweet nothings to their partner. Not me. Sucks to suck, nerd.
Cuccio Somatology Calm + Calm and Clean Hand and Body Wash – $39.95/£31
Yep you read that. $40 for a hand soap. I mean, it smells beautiful, and the lavender oil makes me super sleepy, but I would never have bought this. And that’s why I’m kinda chuffed it was chosen for me by Fab Fit Fun. I’m scared to use this because I love it so much but will never be able to justify repurchasing. So thank you for changing my life with this Fab Fit Fun, but thank you for financial destitution too!
Moroccan Gold Series Leave-In Hair Mask – $39/£30.50
This was the category 5 product chosen for me by Fab Fit Fun, and it’s probably one of my favourite things in the box. I’m on a journey of hair salvation, and Moroccan oil is a must for my thick unruly hair. I’m so excited to give this a try, and it looks so fancy.
Human + Kind Body Soufflé – $18/£14
This was part of cateory 6, which are lower ticket items. This was chosen for me, and although it smells lke a dream, it does feel a bit like a filler. But I’m not complaining, I’ll definitely use it and it has really good reviews.
Original Makeup Eraser – $20/£15.50
I bought one of these from eBay a while back, thinking it was the full size and Id grabbed a bargain, but it was actually about the size of a fiver, and definitely a knock-off! So I’m pleased that this was chosen from the final category, I love finding environmentally friendly swaps to makeup wipes.
Winky Lux Rainbow Lip Balm – $18/£14
Last, but by no means least, is the Winky Lux Lip Balm. This is a cute little colour changing balm, and comes out a beautiful muted cherry colour. It’s perfect for low or no makeup days, and seeing as it’s so small, perfect to through in to your bag.
So there you have it. In total I paid $59.99, and the box value was a huge $352.95. Every product is either a big win for me, or will get plenty of use as a staple. I’m definitely going to be carrying on this subscription throughout the year, as it hits differently from your standard beauty box subscriptions. I was so excited for this to arrive, and I was not disappointed at all.
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