Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer 2016 FabFitFun Box - Review and Unboxing

FabFitFun is a quarterly lifestyle box! For $57.99 USD for Canadians, (FabFitFun is $49.99 in the U.S.A.) at the start of each season, they guarantee you will receive at least $100 worth of items but generally the past boxes have all had well over $200 worth of goodies in them! The boxes generally contain a range of items from jewelry, skincare, workout items, bath products, accessories, etc.  

Here is a look at the goodies inside the Summer 2016 FabFitFun box:
Summer 2016 FabFitFun Box

This box was very pretty and I noticed with the Spring 2016 the boxes were larger. The boxes also contains a magazine type pamphlet to explain all the goodies that are inside the box! 

Summer 2016 FabFitFun Box

There is a good mix of items in here! Here is a closer look at the products:
Summer 2016 FabFitFun Box

Stemulation Daily Microderm Scrub Face and Body ~ $34.00. This gentle exfoliating cleanser is formulated with natural ingredients to help refresh and energize the look of dull and damaged skin. Developed to clean refresh and renew skin texture. Leaving skin feeling smooth and healthy with vibrancy you can see. 

Scrubs are a pretty big staple in subscription boxes - which is fine with me, I go through quite a few of them. I think this will be a good leave in the shower product as it is for both face and body. This is also quite a big tube so it will last for a while! 

OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream ~ $48.00. A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application.  

I'm thinking an algae base is the new thing in face creams - I have received a few similar to this and am happy with how my skin takes to them! This also suggests it is a great base for makeup or would work well mixed in with foundation. I will never say no to a moisturizer so I will happily try this! 

FabFitFun Everyday Beach Waves Spray ~ $18.00. One of our favorite parts of Summer is rocking beach waves every day. That's why we created this amazing spray with a light hold to give you effortless texture while conditioning and protecting with meadowfoam seed oil. 

Hmmm... I'm not sure that I love the FabFitFun branding of this hair product - I feel like they could have partnered with any hair company for a spray and it would be better than this! I'm not a fan of this idea. I also do not use sprays for waves - they don't work on my hair type so I will be passing this on. 

Passport to Beauty Gypsetter Luminous Lips ~ $18.00. Introducing our Gypsetter Luminous Lips. Gypsetters praise the powerful healing benefits of Vitamin E. Rich in hydration and antioxidants, our multi-dimensional high shine gloss will be your favorite travel companion for a sexy hydrated pout!!

The shade I received is "Bohemian Glow" which is described as luminous bronze . Metallic lips are certainly trendy for this Summer, but I can't get behind this colour for myself so I will pass it on! 

summer 2016 fabfitfun box

Trina Turk Canvas Tote ~ $55.00. We're ready for summer. No, seriously. We've got our Trina Turk canvas tote all packed up and ready to go with our on-the-go must haves. Whether you carry this fun, bright bag poolside, to the beach, or simply running your errands around town - you'll know you've got it all in the bag. 

This tote is huge!!! I got the "Vitamin Sea", but there was 2 other alternatives you could have received. These bags are not on the Trina Turk website, so I am assuming that they were made for this box (which is great - Trina Turk items are pricey, so this is a great brand for FabFitFun to partner with). This is also a great Summer item, I will get lots of use out of this. 

Summer & Rose by FabFitFun Yoga Towel ~ $36.00. Namaste all day with a little added positivity. Lay this moisture-wicking towel over your yoga mat and find your own personal happy place with the help of a motivational mantra. 

Interesting another brand created by FabFitFun - their first brand is a make-up line called Ish. I think it is interesting that they are creating more products themselves as opposed to working with other companies. I will use this yoga towel so that is good for me! This towel came in 3 different colours so you may receive a different one in your box. 

summer 2016 fabfitfun box

Betchsicles Ice Pop Molds ~ $19.00. FabFitFun and Betches have joined forces to bring you something to celebrate: Betchsicles! Fill these champagne bottle-shaped ice pop molds with your fave juice (or maybe a little bubbly!) and enjoy the frozen festivities all summer long. 

Another product created by FabFitFun - Betches is just a "brutally honest" gossip website that does not make products so they have partnered. I would never pay the $19 retail price for these. I mean they are cute, but actually really small. I will probably pass these on.

Burt's Bee's BB Cream samples & Compeed Blister Cushion sample. 

These are sponsored items - a few boxes ago the sponsored items used to be full sized items so it is weird to see little foil samples included instead. 

FabFitFun valued this box at $228.00. Overall, I am a little torn over this box - the items I like, I really like and am happy with them but there is a lot of items I dislike in this box. Ugh, I'm just not pleased to be paying $60 US (plus our exchange rate) for a ton of FabFitFun branded products. I will say I am most happy with the Trina Turk tote, the scrub and the moisturizer. 

I have flip-flopped about this box for a while and I actually cancelled but re-subscribed for this box! I cancelled again right after this box so I will likely wait to see full spoilers on the Fall box before deciding to re-subscribe or not.

What did you think of the Summer FabFitFun box?  


  1. For me the only product I will not use is the hair one since it's for long hair, but I love everything else!
    I like that your bag and towel are colour coordinated. I got the blue bag and pink towel so I guess they match too. :-)

    1. I saw your video, I think you got a nicer colour of lipgloss too! Overall, there was some great products in here!