FabFitFun Summer 2018 Review + Unboxing
Fabulous, fit, and fun – if you consider yourself to be any of these qualities, you’re bound to adore the FabFitFun subscription box. They’re dedicated to providing only full-size products to their subscribers. Rather than monthly, their boxes are shipped four times per year (every season) for $49.99 per box.
After falling in love with my FabFitFun starter box, I was dead set on getting the seasonal box. The first shipment I received was for summer 2018. This review will share all the products I received, my thoughts about them, the value of the box, and the savings opportunities I came across!
Shipping + Unboxing
My summer box was sent out right when they promised, and I received tracking information in my email. Once again, it was shipped in an adorable box! These are the prettiest boxes out of all the subscription boxes I’ve tried out. This one was very colorful and summery. It was larger than the starter box (as expected). The picture below compares the two.
Inside, I first discovered a mini FabFitFun magazine that shared further details about each product as well as fun beauty, fashion, and fitness articles.
Underneath this, my items were placed neatly inside.
I received eight full-size items in total!
Tarte Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette
Tarte is one of my favorite cosmetic brands, so you can imagine my delight when I saw this highlight and contour palette in my box.
It’s beautiful! There are six different shades in this palette that are perfect for highlighting and contouring any skin tone. Five of them are powder and the darkest shade has a creamy texture rather than a powder like the others.
I like to use both types, so I’m glad they included the cream one too. These shades work wonderfully for my light skin!
Retail price: $45
Coola Sport Classic Sunscreen SPF 50
Just in time for summer! This organic sunscreen contains SPF 50 to protect your face from harmful UV rays. If it works for your skin type, it can be used as a daily moisturizer as well. It works pretty well on my combination skin. It probably wouldn’t be best if you’re more dry, however.
Hopefully, I remember to apply this before I go in the sun because that’s the main issue I have with sun protection – I simply forget about it. This is a popular product, and it has fantastic ratings, so I’m looking forward to using it the rest of the summer.
Retail price: $32
Orlando Pita Play Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant
Another excellent product for summertime! This spray is meant to protect hair against heat styling. I always style my hair more often in the summer because, for one, I tend to go out more. Also, my natural hair looks terrible in the humidity, so I try to prevent frizz with styling.
One main issue with a lot of hair protectants I’ve tried is that they tend to make my hair feel crunchy or take away the pretty glossiness. This one works pretty well though! It doesn’t add any shine or softness to my hair, but it doesn’t strip any away out either.
It camouflages itself while protecting my hair from damaging heat from my straightener and other styling tools. You can spray it on either dry or damp hair to yield the same results.
Retail value: $34
Erth Jewelry Ring
I love this minimalistic ring. It has two pearl-looking stones on either side with a gold band. The best part is that it’s adjustable! I can’t stress enough how difficult it is to find rings that fit me perfectly because I’m between sizes. I didn’t even know adjustable rings existed – I’ll be on the lookout for these from now on. The size was able to be tweaked to fit any finger perfectly!
The regular price is pretty spendy for a ring, and the quality matches up with this price. It doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy at all. The retail value of this item alone is more than the entire box costed me!
Retail value: $55
Pier1 Imports Marble Tray
This is an adorable, hexagon-shaped marble tray with a pretty gold trim. It’s pretty small so it would work great as a jewelry tray or even just a decorative table accent! It’s a nice contrast from the various skincare, hair, and beauty products in the box.
I can’t wait to find the perfect spot for it in my apartment. I think I’ll be using it as a jewelry tray for some of my most-worn pieces because it looks beautiful with the Erth Jewlery ring placed on it.
Retail value: $14.99
Foreo LUNA Fofo Facial Cleansing Brush
I’m so surprised this LUNA facial cleansing brush came in my box! I have seen these everywhere and heard amazing things about them, but I hadn’t purchased one because of the price tag. This particular version was just released, but some of their other devices are extremely popular, such as the LUNA Play.
I got it in black, which is called Midnight, but there are numerous different colors available.
The LUNA FoFo is advertised as the world’s most intelligent facial brush. It pulsates to get a deeper clean like other LUNAs do. The difference with this one, in particular, is that it uses skin sensors to analyze your skin type and moisture level in each zone of the face. You can sync your device with the Foreo app to get your personalized skin profile and cleansing routine. This may be hard to believe, however, technology is advancing so quickly.
The package comes with the facial brush and a scratch it piece that gives you the code to register your LUNA on their website. This activates the warranty in case any malfunctions occur with your product.
What’s even better is that the silicone design of the LUNA doesn’t allow bacteria to build up, so you’ll never have to replace anything (except the batteries). I’ve had other facial cleansing brushes before, such as the Clarisonic, where I’d have to spend $20 every other month to replace the brush head. I didn’t enjoy spending extra when I had already spent over $100 on the machine, so I’m glad I won’t have to do that with this LUNA. Plus, it’s waterproof! This means you can easily clean it and never have to worry about water damage.
The Luna Foreo App
It was easy to connect the device to my app. I simply had to hold down the power button for five seconds when requested and it registered right away. It first asked a few questions about my age, how much water I drink per day, and a couple other questions.
Then, it asked me to hold the sensors on the back of the LUNA to different areas of my face (both cheeks, forehead, and nose) to analyze my skin.
After this was finished, it told me the moisture levels, my skin type, and my ‘skin age!’ It also gives a paragraph explaining each.
Since it’s a new technology, I was pretty amazed that it was able to sense my combination skin type correctly. I was still a little suspicious that it might have just been spitting out information I put in the initial questions, however, I tried it on an older friend with the same question answers and they got completely different results. They got an older skin age, lower moisture levels, and another skin type. This gave me the confidence that this product works.
Finally, after saving my results, it gave me instructions on how to cleanse my skin with the LUNA FoFo. It tells which areas of the face to hold the brush on and it vibrates at different frequencies for each. Once one vibration stops, you’ll move on to the next area and the next one will start up.
This helps focus problem areas and gives the best routine for your skin. If you don’t want to use the app everytime you cleanse your skin, you can simply push the power button to get the regular pulsation and use it that way.
I love that skincare is advancing to the point where I can link it to an app on my phone and I can’t even imagine what the future holds for the industry! I look forward to seeing the long-term effects of this product and if it improves any issues I have with my skin, such as occasional breakouts and oiliness throughout the day.
Retail value: $89
Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
This Vasanti facial exfoliant is meant to brighten and clean your skin. Since it’s pretty gentle, it can be used a few times a week depending on your skin type (I’d say every other day at the most). I had actually sampled this before and I really liked it, so I’m glad to finally have a bigger size that’ll last forever! It makes my skin feel super soft and look brighter.
I was tempted to use this with the LUNA. However, the instructions warn against harsh exfoliants because they might damage the brush, so I decided against it. I don’t think this would be harsh enough to harm it, but I’d rather not take any chances. I have been using my daily cleanser with the LUNA instead.
Retail value: $29
Yumi Kim Makeup Train Case
The final item in my FabFitFun box is this beautiful makeup train case. It’s pretty big – it held all my makeup and brushes for easy travel! The dimensions are 9.25 x 5 x 5.75 inches. The color is a dark blue with a cute stripe-patterned trim around the edges. This trim pattern is on the entire inside of the bag as well (it’s very colorful and pretty). There’s a convenient zip-up compartment for makeup brushes at the top, then underneath is the main compartment. The makeup brush compartment fit so many of my brushes! There are little slots with a plastic cover to put your brushes in as well as a zip-up compartment at the top to put any brushes that don’t fit. I have at least 30 makeup brushes and I could have fit more if I tried!
The main compartment is huge as well.
There’s also a handle at the top to make it easy to carry. Inside, I found a Yumi Kim coupon for $50 off your $200+ purchase on their website. The code for this is in the picture below. I would’ve needed to buy a similar bag within the next month because I’ll be traveling soon, but it came right to my doorstep in this FabFitFun box. Love it!
Retail value: $58
Other than the starter box I’ve mentioned before, there’s one other current coupon that you can use to get a discount on your seasonal FabFitFun box. The code FABFITFUN10 will get you $10 off your first box. There are various codes, but each one I’ve tried discounts $10 off your order, so I think that’s the maximum they allow.
If you’ve never subscribed before, I would recommend getting the starter box first to make sure you’ll like the seasonal box. You can use the code START. This costs just $19.99 and ships right away, so you’ll still be able to get the seasonal box in time.
They did exceptionally well with the variation of products and I love that everything is a full-size. In total, my box contained a home item, a hair product, a facial exfoliant, a facial cleansing brush, a sunscreen, a makeup palette, a piece of jewelry, and a makeup bag.
That said, FabFitFun is one of my favorite subscription boxes for beauty and skincare!