FabFitFun VIP Review - Summer 2015 - Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? FabFitFun VIP
How Much? $49.99 per quarter, plus $8 shipping to Canada
What’s in it? Full-size premium beauty, fashion, fitness, and wellness finds, valued at least $100

FabFitFun VIP is a US based lifestyle subscription box for women. They started shipping to Canada in the Summer and the shipping cost is a very reasonable $8! FabFitFun is a beauty and lifestyle e-zine that is associated to E! News and Giuliana Rancic. Every 3 months, the editors of FabFitFun send out a mystery VIP box filled with their favourite products as well as must have products of the season.
The summer box was supposed to ship in late June, but FabFitFun ran into some issues with shipping the Canadian boxes. I received the following e-mail July 2nd:
We just wanted to reach out with an update about your Summer Box. Unfortunately we've met some unexpected roadblocks in regards to Canadian shipping. One of the very cool items in the box could not be flown across the border, so we've had to make other arrangements with a new shipping provider, who will get your package to you by ground.
Your Summer 2015 Box will be shipped out next week, you can expect to have tracking for your package no later than Wednesday 7/8. We are extremely sorry for this delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
In order to make this up to you we will be including something special in your Fall 2015 Box and hope it can bring a smile to your face.

I'm not exactly sure when the box finally shipped, but it arrived in Canada on July 14th, and to my door July 17th. In the end, it was only 3 weeks overdue, so not too bad. I just hope FFF remembers to include "something special" in my Fall box! 

First look

"The Big Reveal" wasn't much of a reveal. I already knew what to expect from reading spoilers... Most people received their boxes in late June, so I had a lot of time to search out reviews.

Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer (full size, $7.99)
This is the sponsored item for the season. I also suspect this is the item that caused shipping issues. Thankfully, I love it. I'm so bad about moisturizing  my arms and legs every day. This makes it much easier so I'm more likely to remember. Spray it on, rub it in a little. Good to go. I don't love the aloe scent but it's not terrible.

Gorge I'll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray (4oz full size, $24.95)
This is a leave-in conditioner spray that leaves no residue. It's supposed to restore moisture and repair damage. Gorge offers a subscription program where they auto-mail you a new bottle every month for $24.95, or you can buy it one-time for $29.95. Seems very overpriced to me!

Hello Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($12)
Konjac sponges are popular in Korea and have slowly been making a name for themselves in North America. I first received one from Julep last year. It's made from natural konjac vegetable fibers that help exfoliate and cleanse pores.

FabFitFun x CosmoBody Jump Rope ($14)
It's not a FabFitFun box without some sort of fitness element. I probably won't use this, only because I live in a condo and I don't think my lower neighbours would appreciate me jumping, and I'm not too keen on doing it outside where everyone can watch! They also included some work out videos, which can be found here.

Wren x FFF Rose Gold Horseshoe Charm Necklace ($100)
This was one of the variation items. The necklace was available in rose gold or yellow gold, and the charm options were half moon, heart, or horseshoe. I'm happy with the one I received, although I read that an upside down horseshoe is back luck because it lets all your good fortune run out. This one was a controversial item for some because it was initially advertised as being 24Kt gold, then 14Kt gold, when really it is 14Kt gold dipped. The charm has a 1pt black sapphire stone accent. The chain is 18" with a 2" extender. I like the necklace, but seeing that it's a collaboration piece (Wren x FFF) makes me even more convinced that the pricing is arbitrarily inflated to give the box more value.

Inkling Scents Roll-On Oil Perfume in Sultry ($25)
This is an alcohol-free perfume oil. The Sultry scent is a blend of "creamy sandalwood, white amber, lotus flower, orchid, Bulgarian rose, and silky vanilla". Despite all those flowers, it's not too floral. I get the vanilla and sandalwood scent more than anything. It's an oil, so it's quite strong. A little goes a long way, and this bottle will last a very long time.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Blushing Bride ($19)
This was the first spoiler item for the summer box. There were three colour variations sent out. I'm happy with the one I received. It's a pretty neutral that will work for day or night. My lip gloss didn't come in a box like most did. I'm not sure why that is.

The Everyday Wireless Speaker by FFF ($29.99)
This is a handy wireless Bluetooth speaker. The handle has a clip so you can attach it to your beach bag. It pairs to devices within 30 feet and is great for the beach or park.

Scratch Nail Warps ($12)
These are a limited edition design made for FFF. I'm not a fan of nail wraps. They were a fad item for a while but it feels like the fad has passed. For those interested, Scratch has a monthly subscription service. Three sets of nail wraps for $38 US including shipping to Canada. Not for me.

Headspace 3-month Subscription ($38.85)
Headspace offers guided meditations that help you slow down and change your mindset. It's a personal trainer for your brain that can be used at your desk or on-the-go with the Headspace app. No credit card is required to redeem the 3-month code.

My Summer FabFitFun VIP box included nine products, with a retail value around $284. All the beauty products are full size. It's a fun box that contains several fun and interesting. The speaker, spray lotion, and perfume oil are my favourites! I'd never heard of Gorge or Inkling prior to receiveing them in this box so they are great new discoveries.

If this box interests you, it's still available! Even better, you can score $5 off using promo code NEW5 at checkout. The code is valid on new subscriptions only, while supplies last.

Click here to check out FabFitFun VIP.

Comments

  1. I thought it was weird my lipgloss didn't come in a box either - all the American boxes did?! Weird!

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  2. I'm glad I was able to unsubscribe (after red attempt). I wouldn't like this box

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