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FabFitFun Fall 2018 Box

My fall box has FINALLY arrived. It feels like I have been waiting forever. The mailman laughed at me because I was so excited to see it among the packages he was holding. (I also received printer ink ordered from Amazon, my Grove Collaborative order, and the daily mail delivery as usual.) I live in a very small town, well, technically outside of the very small town. The UPS driver delivers all around the area where am and I see him quite often, but sometimes, UPS delivers packages to the post office and the mailman brings them out while doing his route. So, while something may be shipped using FedEx, DHL, or UPS, sometimes the mailman delivers it instead. I think it is a great idea because some days the UPS truck is crammed full with packages and his route is HUGE. I would rather receive my package around noon instead of when it’s pitch black outside around 8pm. Anyway, back to the Fall box. This post is not sponsored in any way, I paid for my FabFitFun subscription just like everyone else does. (Completely worth it too.)

For $10 off a new subscription, please scroll to the bottom of this post and read EVERYTHING after the Aesthetica brow stencils. This is very important for you to read thoroughly because of how late in the season it is, some items may be completely sold out. I do receive $15 towards future boxes whenever someone uses my referral link. I believe in absolute clarity about any perks received for posting referral links or codes.

Without further ado, here is the Fall 2018 Box

Ugh, air bags for padding. I seriously hate these things. In this case, I won’t complain too much because there are breakable items inside.

This is not a good sign. The box is upside down. The items surrounding the box are add-on items that I purchased because they were seriously marked down and I will show those later.

This is the top of the box. It’s super cute and I may use it to store things in my linen closet. I try to reuse all of the decorative boxes from my subscriptions.

Honestly, I didn’t read the little newsletter you see on top. I did flip through it and like most subscription boxes, it has information about the products inside the box, but it has a handful of tiny articles as well. I will read it later.

The promo/info cards and newsletter.

Cute packaging.

A close up of the leaf sticker.

Hooray for goodies!!! Right off the bat, I noticed a Beauty Blender. I have the orange Real Techniques beauty sponge, which works very well and is about $7.00 for two sponges. I have never owned an actual Beauty Blender because I can’t justify paying $20.00 for a makeup sponge. I have a mini one that came in my Ipsy, but I have never used it because it’s the size of an acorn. I did not realize this would be in here and if I did realize, I completely forgot about it.

It’s a pale pink. Sorry for the blurry picture, it kept rolling around.

This was an option available for the fall box. I believe the other option was an umbrella. I tend to break earbuds so, I chose earbuds because I can never have too many. I chose white and rose gold because I can see dirt and grossness on white and I cannot see that on black. (Black was an option) The umbrellas were cute, but I can easily buy an umbrella for like $6.00 and earbuds are not cheap if you want a good wireless set.

Next up, GlamGlow Bubblesheets. I love GlamGlow. Their mask products aren’t cheap, but they are amazing. If you don’t know what these are, they are a sheet mask, which bubbles up when exposed to air. (Like foam all over your face) they are amazing for cleaning out your pores and they are fun. I have a sheet mask addiction. πŸ˜‚

Next up, a bonus snack, a Luna Rica bar. I am not a fan of Luna bars. They are just too chewy for me. The flavor is fine, but the texture is not my thing. I will toss this in with the snacks. One of the kiddos will end up eating it. This was not advertised as an item when choosing my options. Neither were the BeautyBlender or the GlamGlow Bubblesheets. I knew about the GlamGlow from watching a video on the FabFitFun Facebook page.

Next up, Skin & Co. body wash. The scent is Blue in Capri and it smells lemony. It doesn’t smell like straight lemons though. It smells like the breeze blowing through a lemon grove while lemons are ready for picking. That’s the best way I can describe the scent. It smells really good.

Next up, this was an option and I can’t remember what the other choice was so, please forgive me for that. (I did list it in my last post about FabFitFun.)

This product is Yogahhh! Detox bath. It’s Epsom salts with eucalyptus for sore muscles. I soak in the tub a lot so, this was an obvious choice for myself. I think the other option was eye cream, but I am uncertain.

Next up are a set of two gray and white chevron design tea towels. These are much bigger than my other tea towels. I keep tea towels in the kitchen for drying my hands or drying dishes. Sometimes I use them to line a tray or a basket, but I have a bunch of them because I have a tendency to hoard linens. πŸ˜‚

Next up, the Alfred teapot. I drink a LOT of tea. So, I am pretty picky about teapots. I have a few that hold 1-2 cups of tea. This one is about the same size.

I am LOVING how fine the mesh is on this strainer basket. Absolutely zero tea leaves are slipping through this basket. It fits perfectly in the ceramic pot, which is adorable by the way. It is completely stainless steel. No plastic mesh. I look forward to using this adorable little pot later this evening.

Next up is a Grown Alchemist pink grapefruit facial exfoliant. I am quite partial to my Vasanti BrightenUp!, but I will give this a try. If I don’t like it, I will give it to one of the girls. I did notice that this brand is pretty pricey. So, I doubt I will be buying more of it even if I do like it. I would have to love it to spend that much on an exfoliant. Also, it smells like grapefruit, which is not my favorite scent. I have not pierced the metal tube to smell it because metal tubes tend to ooze product the first time they are opened and I have already washed my face this morning and I am NOT ruining my makeup to test it out. πŸ˜‚ I spent too much time doing my makeup to just wash it off before the day is over.

The last item in the fall 2018 box is a Vince Camuto vegan leather tote. I believe it was named the Luck tote. I honestly can’t remember. This was the major selling point for this subscription box. This bag costs $125.00. The FabFitFun box cost me $40.00 for the first box (It is $49.99 every 3 months for 4 boxes a year. One each season.) My box is valued at $389.00 (without any add ons included.) This amount fluctuates based on your choices. The other option if you didn’t want the bag was a set of makeup brushes, which were valued somewhere around $80. Don’t worry, I took more pictures of this adorable tote.

It also came in a wine color, but I don’t wear brown belts or shoes, I wear black. It is a very roomy tote. And it’s so soft, like real leather. I do everything possible to avoid real leather. This is vegan leather. Pleather is cheap gross looking plastic, but vegan leather looks and feels like leather.

This is the pocket inside of the tote. As you can see, the inside looks like the back side of real leather as well. If you rub a finger across it, it reacts like suede and the fibers shift color based on the direction they are rubbed. I have no idea how this is actually made, but it is a major upgrade compared to old school pleather.

I tend to use totes as a purse. I carry some odd things with me in whatever bag I am using that day. I always have water and a few small snacks. I also carry a small pharmacy with my first aid kit. You need something while out and about, I normally have it. πŸ˜‚ I think this comes with being a mom of seven. πŸ˜‚

Okay that was ALL of the products received for the Fall 2018 box. I had add-ons, so I will show some of those now, there were HUNDREDS of add-ons available to choose from. I was shocked by how many products were marked down.

First up, vitamins. I currently take a multivitamin and biotin, this combined those into a single capsule. That’s worth giving it a try. They were half price so, I went ahead and ordered them because the regular price is similar to what I pay for two separate vitamins currently.

More bath salts. I really do soak in the tub a lot. I love yoga and my muscles get super sore afterwards so soaking is a must. This particular brand is normally pretty pricey for a salt blend so I took advantage of the low price.

This was a random purchase. I have seen these sponges everywhere. They are saturated in body wash so, basically you just wet and wash.

It is SOAKED in body wash. It is almost hard like a bar of soap because of how much body wash was is in the sponge. This was also marked down so I figured I would try it. I am hoping it is amazing. It seems like the perfect travel option.

This is my favorite liquid lipstick. It’s normally around $24.00 and completely worth that price. I apply it once and it stays ALL day. I don’t have to reapply at all. I love it. For $12.00, I couldn’t pass up that deal.

Total impulse buy. These were EXTREMELY inexpensive. I think they were $4.00. They may have been less. I can never get my brows exactly even and figured why not. Yeah, that’s a total impulse buy. πŸ˜‚

Now, I have to make a decision between the Spongelle and the Skin & Co. Products for my shower tonight. I may just soak in the tub later this evening with one of the salt blends. I am loving this subscription and it may become my new favorite subscription box. Another bonus about this particular subscription is the perk of being able to add every option available for $10 an item if you do it when the choice options become available. Those extra options sell out FAST. A lot of options were sold out when I subscribed and I have no idea when the box became available for purchase. I was able to choose add-on items because I subscribed early enough for those. Some item choices for the box were available, but I didn’t choose any of them.

If you would like to try FabFitFun, I have a referral link, which will save you $10.00 off of your first box. ($39.99 instead of $49.99 )

Just click here to receive that discount. In the belief of absolute clarity, each time someone uses my referral link, I receive $15.00 towards future boxes. One of my followers has used the link from a previous post. (Thank you, whoever you are. I hope you love your box as much as I love mine.) Also, some options for choice are only available if you are a yearly subscriber. I paid for a year subscription up front so, if you only pay each time the box is available, you won’t be able to choose some of the options I chose. I don’t want anyone to feel like they were misinformed about this process. I am looking forward to the winter box. I have watched this box for well over a year and there is always something warm and fuzzy in the winter box. I will post as much information as possible about the winter box when choice becomes available. As my posts are not sponsored, I will not risk copyright infringement by using screenshots of their page, but I will do my best to find links for every product so, you can see them for yourselves if you are on the fence and waiting for something amazing to push you towards subscribing. (It took a Vince Camuto tote for me to make the plunge and subscribe.)

Also because I am still seeing advertisements for this box, it is still available, but I will warn you that this far into the subscribing, many options will be unavailable for choice. Add-ons may not be available either. I would strongly suggest contacting FabFitFun on Facebook to make absolutely sure that the Vince Camuto tote is still available of that is what is making you want to subscribe. Only when you receive verification that a specific item or items you REALLY want are available should you subscribe for the Fall 2018 Box. I will make a post the second the winter box becomes available. I would be EXTREMELY upset if I subscribed and the tote was sold out.