FabFitFun: Winter 2016


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This will be my last FabFitFun box for a little while because I've decided to swap my subscription box addiction for a happy budget! Even though I've decided to give it up, I still couldn't help but be happy when I saw this season's little box on my doorstep. FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that sends full-size versions of the seasons top fitness, fashion, beauty, and wellness products. Each box is about $50 if you subscribe month-to-month and slightly less if you select an annual subscription. While the FabFitFun box is not tailored specifically to each subscriber based on their preferences, I've found that subscription boxes that send the same products to all subscribers tend to select better products that they know everyone will enjoy. 

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Moleskin 2017 Weekly Planner (Purple) - $20.95

This was the item I was most excited to receive! I have an unhealthy love of all things stationary and am already envisioning how I'll be using this next year - probably to keep track of my blog posts and ideas! When you're stationary-obsessed like I am, you can never have enough planners.

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Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara - $20

I am not a big user of mascara (my eyelashes don't stay curled, then mascara gets on my contacts, then my eyes freak out - long story - I'm still trying to figure mascara out) so this one will likely be going in someone's gift this year. Even though I won't be using it, I can still appreciate the beautiful packaging of this mascara!

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D.L. & Co Candle: Bergamot Woods in Silver - $45

I have a love hate relationship with this candle because while I love the beautiful packaging on it, I'm not the biggest fan of its scent! I tend to love sweet and fruity scents and this bergamot woods scent was a little too out there for me! 

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O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face - $44

With how much dry skin I've had going on, I definitely needed this peel! I wasn't quite sure what to expect out of this product - an exfoliating peel in spray bottle form? It's weirdโ€ฆbut I kind of love it! After spritzing and letting it sit for a couple of seconds, your skin starts to peel even with just a gentle circular rubbing motion. It makes exfoliating quick and simple - something I definitely need for those busy weeknights. 

Anderson Lilley Beach Butter Body Cream: Sicilian Tangerine - $24

Guys, this lotion smells incredible. I am a huge fan of all fruity scents and this one is heavy on the sweet tangerine smell. I put some on before a workout class last week and kept getting heavenly whiffs of it amidst downward dogs and warrior 2s.

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Marie Mae Company: Thank You Card Set - $24

I will definitely be using these cards to thank people after the holidays! I love when I receive useful things in my boxes that I might not have thought to buy otherwise! 

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Gorjana Necklace: Taner Toggle in Gold - $75

I am so excited about this necklace because it's so dainty and cute! I can already tell that I'm going to get a ton of use out of it because it's beautiful, simple, and would complement just about anything. 

This month's box was just middle of the line for me. While I still enjoyed the box, not everything in it was something I could see myself using. This will be my last FabFitFun for a while since I've decided to ditch subscription boxes for the upcoming year (More on this here: Ditching Subscription Boxes) and though I've enjoyed FabFitFun over the past year, when I challenged myself to really think about how much personal value I'm getting out of each box I am subscribed to, this one didn't make the cut. In comparison to other boxes, I don't think FabFitFun gave me as much value for each box, their customer service is extremely slow, and they make cancelling their subscription box a lot more complicated than it needs to be. 

Instead of box reviews, I'll be posting updates on the "happy" budget (The Happy Budget, November Finds) I've created using the money I previously spent on subscriptions. What did you think of your Winter FabFitFun box? And do you think subscription boxes are worth the money? Let me know in the comments!