Winter FabFitFun VIP Box Review

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Woo Hoo! I’m so excited to be able to cap off 2013 by reviewing one of the boxes that has been highest on my list to review, the FabFitFun VIP Box, which is curated by Giuliana Rancic!

My quick review is that the FabFitFun VIP Box is very similar to the PopSugar Must Have Box, except as it’s only produced on a quarterly basis, it’s arguably more affordable. The box costs $49.99, but again you’re only paying that four times per year, which isn’t too bad. I wouldn’t be surprised to see any of the products below included in a Must Have Box either.

I will say though that I was kind of annoyed going through the box. It was STUFFED with shredded white paper, which means that everything in the box was covered in paper lint. It was kind of disgusting, especially since I’m wearing black today which means that it got all over me. That aside, I think most of you will like this box!

Here’s what I received in the Winter FabFitFun VIP Box:

FabFitFun: The Giving Key

The Giving Keys ($45): Prior to receiving the box I kept receiving emails that said the box would contain something from The Giving Keys. I’ll admit I didn’t pay those emails much heed, but now that I have the necklace I’m impressed.

Here’s the idea behind these pendants:

The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of repurposed keys that get sold and shared around the world. Each key is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. When the wearer of the key encounters someone else who needs the message on the key, they give it away and then send us the story of their key being paid forward.

It’s a fun idea, right? Not only does The Giving Keys help employ the homeless, but they also repurpose old keys that have no use.

Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream ($45) – I love receiving new eye creams to try as it’s the one area of my beauty routine where I’ll get adventurous. This is an award-winning and cruelty-free cream that helps minimize puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles.

lip-stick

Beauty for Real Don’t Stop Red Lip Gloss ($22) – I was recently acquainted with this brand after receiving it in a Wantable Box. While I liked the more muted color I received in my Wantable Box, I’m really not a fan of Don’t Stop Red. The color kind of reminds me of cherry kool-aid. I just don’t think it’s flattering on me.

Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane Bracelet – This pink bracelet is a little too bulky to wear with my new Fitbit, I think. Also, I don’t really understand this inclusion since it’s not available for purchase. It just seems like an advertisement.

Bioxidea Miracle 24

Bioxidea Miracle 24 Face Treatment ($29.50 for 3) – This face mask is supposed to have a rejuvenating effect on your skin and improve the appearance of your face, but it only lasts for approximately 24 hours. Some reviews I’ve read have described it as a “24 hour face lift.”

Simple Face Wash

Simple Foaming Cleanser ($6.99) – This cleanser features¬†3 Skin-Loving Ingredients: Glycerin; Chamomile; and Geranium + 1 Vital Vitmain: Pro-Vitamin B5, as well as no Artificial Perfumes, dyes or Harsh Irritants that can upset your skin. While I have super sensitive skin I haven’t yet tried anything from Simple. I’m going to have to give this a go!

Trueenergy Head Phones

Truenergy Headphones ($19.99) – I’m pretty sure these are just basic headphones, except that they come with a headphone splitter so that friends can listen in on your jams. I’m not sure I have a need for this, but the headphones are cute so I’m not complaining.

NYX Eyeshadow Palette

NYX Love in Florence Eyeshadow Palette ($8) – I’m always happy to receive another eyeshadow palette. However, I think my interest in this palette ends at the name. Aside from the black shadow, I really had to layer on the color to get them to show up on my hand at all. The colors look promising, but I don’t like to work so hard to get my color.

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Assortment of Coupons

As you can see, the Winter FabFitFun Box was filled with a bunch of fun items and had a total retail value of approximately $157. This is very comparable to what you would receive on any given month with the PopSugar Must Have Box, which is the only subscription box to which I think the FabFitFun Box compares.

Now the big question: Would I subscribe?

Sure… if I weren’t already subscribed to the PopSugar Must Have Box! I don’t really see any reason to receive both boxes since they’re so similar, unless you really enjoy having a random assortment of items sent to your home and you have the money to spare. If you want to receive a random assortment of goodies but cannot commit to spending $39.99 per month to receive PopSugar Must Have then FabFitFun is a great compromise. At $49.99 every 3 months, the box breaks down to about $16.66 per month, which is a price that’s more than fair!

FabFitFun Coupon: Unfortunately the Winter FabFitFun Box is no longer available, but if you want to pick up the spring box you can use code “EARLY5” to save $5 and get the box for $44.99! You will want to hurry though. I don’t know when the coupon expires, but I do know that FabFitFun boxes tend to sell out months before they’re released!

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Do Tell: Did any of you receive the winter FabFitFun VIP Box? If so, what did you think?

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Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary box to review, however all opinions expressed above are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a (very) small commission if you click a link and purchase something.

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