Reviewing the FabFitFun Summer Box & a $10 Code!

21 Jul

Do you guys remember how much I loved subscription boxes? I tried so many of them over the years – Citrus Lane, Brit Kit, Darby Smart, Birchbox, Fair Ivy, Graze, Fabletics, Blue Apron, MissionCute, and more. And, of course, I’m still going strong with Stitch Fix, Wantable and Hello Fresh. So, when I received a deal to try the FabFitFun box for $25 off, it was a no brainer!

What is the FabFitFun box?
Each box contains fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness, hand-picked by the FabFitFun team. It is a quarterly box, delivered once per season. Each box costs $49.99 and will contain $200+ in retail value.

I signed up just in time for the Summer box, so let’s see what I got:

FabFitFun Summer 2015 - Pocketful of Joules

The Everyday Wireless Speaker – $29.99
I received the wireless speaker in pink and it has a few different uses. It can play music from your phone, play FM radio or even work as a hands-free speaker phone. It has a carabiner-style clip on the top so that you can clip it on to stuff, which is pretty cool. I’m not actually sure when I’d use this, since I typically listen to music either on my laptop while working or on my iHome while cooking.

Inkling Scents Sultry Roll-On Oil Perfume – $25
A 1/3 ounce bottle of Sultry, a blend of creamy sandalwood, white amber, lotus flower, orchid, Bulgarian rose, and silky vanilla was included in the box. Fortunately, I like the scent of it… because it kind of leaked over a few things in my box. I like that the roll-on perfume is a small size, which makes it great for travel. I also like that they included a 15% discount code in case I’d like to order more when it runs out.

Gorge “I’ll Make You Look Amazing” Daily Spray – $24.95
This leave-in conditioner spray is supposed to be perfect for summer because it is formulated to repair hair damage and restore moisture to dry, over-processed and frizzy hair. In fact, on the spray it claims to be “a magical leave-in conditioner that will turn your hair into the sexiest hair ever.” I can’t say whether I now have the sexiest hair ever, but I can tell you that it smells AMAZING and it makes me want to constantly sniff myself.

Wren 14kt Gold & Black Sapphire Necklace – $100
Each Summer FabFitFun box came with either a horseshoe, heart or moon pendant necklace from Wren that is 14 karat gold dipped and features a black sapphire. I ended up with the heart necklace and I love it!

FabFitFun Summer - necklace - Pocketful of Joules

It is really simple, but gorgeous and looks pretty alone or stacked with other necklaces. I clicked through to Wren Studios to see if the value was actually $100 for the necklaces, and sure enough that is what they have them listed for.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss – $19
This lip gloss is infused with vitamin E, jojoba seed oil and flower extract, and is supposed to ‘drench’ your lips in moisture and mega-watt, non-sticky shine. I got a color called “tipsy” so I really wish I liked it more than I did. The lip gloss is kind of sticky and the color is pretty much the natural color of my lips.
Looks like another one for the ‘donate to friends’ pile.

FatFitFun x CosmoBody Jump Rope – $14
So, here is where the ‘fit’ comes in to the box, a jump rope. They also have a link to some special jump rope workout videos to try it out with at fabfitfun.com/jumprope. I like the concept – I really do – but I’m pretty sure that you need to be more coordinated then me to jump rope WHILE bent over your laptop watching a jump rope video. I think I’m going to keep it outside so that I can get a few jumps in while Jack is playing. After putting on an exercise bra first, of course. I’m not insane.

Scratch Nail Wraps – $12
I recently tried Jamberry Wraps, so I’m totally open minded ot the world of nail wraps. However, I’m just not into this design. I think these will be added to my giveaway pile.

Headspace 3-Month Subscription – $38.85
Included in the Summer box was a special code to get three months free of the Headspace app. You can use it online or on your phone to learn how to mediate and train your mind for improved focus, better sleep and less stress in just 10 minutes a day. Consider me intrigued!

Hello Konjac Cleansing Sponge – $12
This little sponge from Korea is made from konjac vegetable fibers and is supposed to gently exfoliate and thoroughly cleanse pores. It’s super hard when you receive it, but you are supposed to soak it for a minute or two until it’s completely soft and has grown in size. Then, you massage your face and neck using circular motions (with or without cleanser).

Vaselline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer – $7.99
This is considered a “sponsored” item, so apparently it is a bonus that doesn’t count towards the cost of the box. I wasn’t really sure about the whole spraying on lotion thing… I mean, how lazy do you have to be that rubbing lotion on your body is too much work? But then I tried it and I’m sold! It’s the perfect light lotion for summertime (I’ll need my heavier cream for the winter) and the light scent is really nice.

The total value of everything in the Summer FabFitFun box is: $275.79 (not including the sponsored item). I paid $25 for the entire box, so I’m going to say that it was SUPER worth getting. Even if I had paid the full price of $49.99… it was still a pretty great deal. I love the necklace so much that even if that was the only thing I liked, it would have been worth it. I was initially thinking that I’d cancel this subscription after I tried my first (cheap) box, but I liked it so much that I’m going to keep it to check out next season’s goodies too!

Do you want to try out the FabFitFun box? I have a special code that will give you $10 off your first box, just use this link.

Also, if you like/want the nail wraps leave me a comment below and I’ll randomly pick someone to send them to!

7/24 Update: The randomly picked winner of the Scratch Nail Wraps is Jenny. Congrats!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and FabFitFun did not pay for me to review their products on my blog. If you decide that you would like to sign up for your own subscription and use my link, I will receive referral credits on my account and you will receive $10 off your first box.

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6 Responses to “Reviewing the FabFitFun Summer Box & a $10 Code!”

  1. Kimberly July 21, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    The nail wraps are cute and I’ve never tried them. I’m curious if they would hold up to my job. Regular nail polish only seems to last about 3 days without chipping.
    Looks like you got some neat stuff. I especially like the necklace.
    I’ve had an Ipsy subscription for the past year. It is fun to get stuff in the mail every month to try out. It is my little treat to myself.

    • Joules July 22, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      When I tried the Jamberry wraps, I was super impressed with how long they lasted. I LOVE getting a surprise box in the mail too!

  2. Jenny July 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    Headspace is awesome!! The guy’s voice is very calm, smooth and an accent to die for!

    And it helps jump start a meditation practice. =)

    Also curious if nail wraps would last in my line of work as well.

    • Joules July 22, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      Really, I’ll have to check it out!

  3. Jessy July 23, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    I love your subscription box reviews. This one is neat, but I thought it would be more actually fitness-related because of the name. The necklace is my favorite thing in this box.

    • Joules July 23, 2015 at 9:54 am #

      I know, I was really hoping for more fitness stuff too. Hopefully the next box has some fun fitness treats!

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