I love shopping. I love getting packages in the mail. Subscription boxes combine the best of both worlds 🙂
I signed up for the FabFitFun subscription boxes back in January after reading about them on Pinterest. So far, I received the Winter 2014 box and the Spring 2015 box. I’m in love with them both. They each came with unique products that I can (and have) started using in my daily routine.
The winter box was super fun! I got twelve different things, all of which are pretty cool.
My favorite thing I got in this box I haven’t tried yet. I’m hoping it’s still good. I plan on using it on the first if the month since I’ll be done with school next month. But, it’s a 3 month free trail to Salted. If you don’t know what Salted is, and you love to cook, you’re missing out. I’ve been – and still am – missing out! It’s kind of like Netflix, but for foodies! You can watch videos of cooking classes with all of these amazing chefs. And, they have step-by-step, easy to follow recipes! Please, head on over to saltedtv.com to check them out!
I got a $30 gift card to Fashion Project. This company lets you shop like new or gently used designer clothing and a percentage of the purchase goes straight to charity. Sounds like a great deal, no? I haven’t used my card yet, but I have checked out the site and I love tons of the stuff sold. This would be perfect gift for your humanitarian shopaholic!
My next favorite and most used product is by Juice Beauty. It’s the Green Apple Peel Sensitive. The box came with a full sized jar of this certified organic face peel. It isn’t good to use peels more than once a week on your skin, as they can be very damaging and inflammatory, so I use this one once a week or every other week, depending on the texture of my skin. My skin isn’t super sensitive, but I had zero redness after trying it! My super fair, ginger boyfriend didn’t get read either when we tried it on him, so it’s pretty good for sensitive skin!
One thing I have yet to try (shame on me), is the Tibetan Goji Berry eye serum. It’s anti-aging and has retinol. That’s why I haven’t tried it and why it’s going to go to one of my friends – retinol. I have a neurological condition that is exasperated by retinol, so I try not to use it very frequently.
I got this really decadent hand cream by Lather; it’s the AHA hand crème with evening primrose. It smells divine! I know use this product nightly on both my hands and my feet. I swear they are softer than ever! I’m in love with this.
I also received a sample of Justin’s almond butter. I cannot explain how excited I was to try this! I had heard about it from nearly everybody I follow on Instagram (in the health, wellness, and fitness industries) and it’s been all over the web. It’s as good as they say! I highly recommend this yummy, all natural nut butter. I ate mine on Van’s protein waffles for breakfast one morning. Supper yum.
A Kellogg’s Special K salted caramel pretzel bar was included, too. It was pretty yummy. For the one bar, it had 100 calories, 6 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. It isn’t the kind of bar I normally snack on, but it was tasty and if your into that kind of thing, you should check it out!
I am not a fan of protein shakes, which is why I wasn’t too excited to try the Organic Valley protein shake. It’s Vanilla Bean flavored, so I sucked it up, and tried it. It was actually pretty good! You couldn’t taste that icky protein taste that turns so many people – me included – off of protein shakes. For the one bottle, it had 16 grams of protein, 23 grams of sugar, and 190 calories. Not too shabby depending on how you like your macros distributed. I don’t think I’ll ever purchase any of these on my own though.
One thing I absolutely LOVE in this box is the Half United necklace. Each necklace sold pays for seven meals for people in need! I love that idea and I love that FabFitFun choose to share this company and their mission with their subscribers. Each necklace is made from three recycled bullet casings. Mine came in gold. This is such a great item if you’re looking for a gift that pays it forward!
I got a super chic Daniel Stone candle. Not only do I love the minimalistic take on the label, it is made with coconut wax, providing a super clean burn and producing no nasty toxins. Plus, the smell is amazing!
I lucked out and got two of my favorite beauty product: eyeshadow! These cool shadows are by yourMinerals and are loose powders. I got the shades Swedish Winter and Glistening Grey. These colors are versatile and the formula is smooth and soft. I’m in love!
The final product in the winter box was from Zumba – it’s actually like a two in one. I got the 60 minute Max DVD and a $25 gift card to the Zumba store. I’m giving the DVD to one of my friends that loves to dance because I’m not so fond of Zumba, but I plan on using the gift card to grab some cool new yoga pants.
I love, love, love most of these products and I’m super excited that they used a couple of different companies that give back to charity. What a great message!
Have you tried any of these products before?