Original post: 04/28/2019
I. Love. Subscription. Boxes. I try to never have more than one subscription turned on at a time because if i let myself do more than one at a time then it will get out of hand very quickly. Normally i do reviews of individual products here and there but this time i decided to review one of the boxes as a whole. I see video reviews/unboxings of FabFitFun boxes everywhere but i decided to do my own anyway because the difference between mine and all the others (besides not being a video) is that mine is not sponsored. FabFitFun did not send me a free box or ask me to review anything. FabFitFun is a seasonal box, so instead of monthly you get one each season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Like, some others you get a choice on some of the items that go in your box or you can let them surprise you.
Ok, so the first thing i got was the Unplug Meditation Aromatherapy Diffuser. I like diffusers. I have owned many. I like my house to smell good and being in the desert diffusers are a great option because you get the fragrance while also humidifying your space. This one came with a citrus oil. (side note: this was brilliant of them to put a diffuser in the spring box since my winter box also came with some essentials oils) This diffuser is much like others i have had in the past only it is more expensive. It is nice and small so it would fit nicely on a kitchen or bathroom counter and not take up a ton of space or be in the way. I would not have bought this specific one on my own though because of the price. It works great and is a great size but there are a lot of diffusers of equal quality available for much cheaper.
Next is the Quay My Girl Sunglasses in Black/Smoke. This was one of the items i got to choose. You could choose cat eye or aviator. I chose the cat eye but once i got them wished i had chosen the aviator. I like the cat eye but they look cheaper in person than they do in the picture. Also something i don’t think is worth the price. Don’t get me wrong, they are still totally wearable and cute but i feel like i could probably find something very similar for cheaper at Target.
Next up is S’ip by S’well. This is a stainless steel water bottle. It doesn’t say on the site but it is 15 oz. It has a screw-on cap and the one shown on the site is a bright blue but the one i received is a dark purple- which i like much better. This is pretty much your run of the mill stainless steel water bottle. I usually prefer (BPA free) plastic water bottles. I like that they are see through (weird i know) and i like having a lid i can just pop open and close quickly. This one will probably sit in the cabinet a lot for those reasons and also because for everyday (take to work) use i like to have one that is at least 24 oz or more. But if you like the stainless steel kind then i would recommend this one. I think the price point is fair and it is a nice design that comes in nice colors.
Here is something that i have not tried out. It is the Daily Concepts Daily Detox Brush. I have always wanted to try dry brushing. I have read about how good it is for your lymphatic system so i was excited when i saw this in the box. As i have said in some of my other posts, i have skin issues. My skin hates most things i put on it and this brush is no exception. So i really have not tried it enough to give a good review of how well it works. The bristles are a little too stiff and scratchy for me. I haven’t tried any other dry brushes so I don’t know if that is just how dry brushes are made or if some are softer than others but this one does not fall in the soft category if that is a thing. I do however like the design of this brush. It is very easy to use and would not add a lot of time to your routine if you decided to take up dry brushing.
This spring box came with a body scrub. The Manna Kadar Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub. It is 18.34 oz. so it is a good size product. The scrub smells great, very fresh, very champagne and they use sea salt for the scrubbies (which to a normal human being would be the exfoliator). The scrub is black in color from the charcoal but does not leave behind any staining and is not difficult to wash off. My skin is a little sensitive to this (surprise, surprise) but not enough to where i can’t use it. This will be great for summer. A little pricey but not bad considering how big the jar is.
Only 2 things left. I’ll do the OUAI Leave In Conditioner first. The changing of the seasons has left my hair, and everything else for that matter, super dry so leave in conditioner is a must for me right now. I was really happy to see this in my box as i hoard leave-in conditioners this time of year. The price point is a little high, not something i would typically buy as i can find others that work just as well for cheaper. This one works well and it is in a spray bottle which is my favorite packaging for leave-ins. It is pretty thick but it doesn’t clog the spray nozzle at all. The scent is of roses which i like, but it is way too strong. I can only use like one or two sprays max or the scent will just gag me the rest of the day, which sucks because i have long hair so i need more than that. Overall great product but i can’t use as much as i need because of the scent.
Last we have Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel. Say that five times fast. Price-wise this is not bad when compared to similar products. This is good for a temporary fix. As in does not last the whole day temporary. Nor does it claim to. The texture is somewhere between cream and paste. Have you ever rubbed dried glue off your hands? This produces the same flaking effect. Not the miracle in a tube i was looking for. I have always heard great things about this brand. This is the only product i have ever tried from Dr. Brandt Skincare but i was not as amazed with it as i thought i would be. My current under eye go to is Treat Beauty Mint and Matcha Balm. I keep it in the freezer to help de-puff a little more than it normally does and it is wonderful. Also not a miracle in a tube but it works better for me than this product did and it is cheaper and smells great.
All in all, i liked the box- like i said i like subscription boxes in general- but i have cancelled my FabFitFun subscription for now as i would rather save the $50/season for something else. If you have never tried FabFitFun before there is usually a $20 off your first box code you can find somewhere. Also look at what others got in their spring boxes; they might have chosen something i didn’t that you will like better and most sponsored reviewers will have that coupon code to give you. What is nice about FabFitFun is that you get full size items and you get a wide variety of things. And since they are sending full size products, i like that it is seasonal not monthly. At the moment though i haven’t been in love enough with the boxes to spend the money on them so my $50 will be going in the vacation fund for now.
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