I may have gotten carried away buying things lately….. specifically, I saw the add-ons that FabFitFun was having and I lost it. I saw so many good deals and I had literally no self-control. It’s embarrassing how much stuff I’ve purchased. Let me just show you how my box came!
This is a big ass box y’all. Like it’s FULL of stuff. I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of stuff I put in my cart to checkout but ended up not purchasing. It was seriously an all day, every day thing. I may have a problem.
First though, I want to show yall the actual box for Spring 2019. I was so excited about this box and how much customization there was. Since I am an annual member, I got a few more options of what I wanted to choose but let’s be real here, I ended up selecting some of the other options as add-ons.
The color of this box and print is so festive! I just love it. When I lived in New Mexico for a bit, I hated the desert……..but seeing desert elements on this box makes me remember that while I hated the desert, I was always in love with the cacti and surprising amount of flowers that could survive there.
Let’s open it up!
This is the magazine and info booklet all in one. I love that they have this as part of their box – is makes it feel just more than descriptions about the items. It’s really more of a lifestyle AND information reference.
There’s so much stuff!! I’m happy that every little section of this box is full of things I can use! I really feel like I’m getting the most bang for my money.
First Item: Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion – $19
You guys. This smells AMAZING! This seriously might be my favorite lotion right now. It’s so thick and creamy, plus the smell is like citrus-y and refreshing. This made my skin feel so velvety, smooth with the sensation of nice supple hydrated skin when you touch it. Oh my gosh. I seriously might need to check this brand out more.
Second Item: Dr. Brandt No More Baggage Eye Gel – $42
I’m glad I got eye care stuff because I desperately need it. My dark circles are no joke. This has kind of a deep, blood orange tint to it which really helps with the color correction for my dark circles – I could almost immediately tell a difference. It absorbed nicely but did make my under eye area look cakey and weird after putting makeup on. I might have to just use this at night or play around with it more, but overall I’m actually really impressed with this!
Third Item: Ouai Leave-In Conditioner – $26
I have been running out of my other leave in conditioner spray so I am happy that this was in my box! Again, the smell is so incredible I had to physically stop myself from spraying too much in my hair. I’ve never used this brand before but I’ve heard it’s one of the better brands for haircare. It made my hair feel silky smooth and didn’t weigh it down or add any noticeable oily texture. I very much enjoy this and will be using it every day no doubt!
Fourth Item: Daily Concepts Detox Brush – $18
I have mixed feelings about this. On the front, it says to use dry…..y’all. When I used this dry I seriously was contemplated why the hell anyone would use this dry. It felt like taking sandpaper against my poor skin. Like I know it’s supposed to exfoliate – there’s no question this absolute does that – but I am certainly never using this again on my dry skin!
Fifth Item: S’well Sip Water Bottle – $20
I love water bottles!! This is such a cute design. There’s really not much to say about this because it’s your typical stainless steel bottle BUT it’s super cute!
Sixth Item: Deux Lux Demi Backpack – $75
This was a bit more thin and flimsy that I was anticipating. I like that it’s lightweight because sometimes I want to carry a bag that isn’t too bulky but the straps definitely don’t seem sturdy enough for much weight. I love the color combination and that it’s canvas and not just the new ‘vegan leather’ fad that every subscription box is into right now.
Seventh Item: Relax Champagne and Charcoal Scrub – $35
So I love bath products and exfoliating scrubs. This one smells divine and will be a great addition to my shower/skincare routine. I haven’t used it yet but I’m very excited to!
Eighth Item: Quay Australia Sunglasses – $60
I love aviators!!! They are pretty much the only type of sunglasses that I wear. These seem such good quality!! I usually go for brown sunglasses but I’m really happy these are a little outside of my comfort zone. The frames are nice and sturdy but not too thick to wear they look ridiculous. They feel super comfy on my face as well. I love them!!!
Overall, I love this box. I really feel like I get a huge return on what I pay for the box. The total came out to $295, almost $100 above what the box promises. Every item is something I can see myself using on a routine basis. I honestly can’t say which product I’m most excited about but I think it’s between the sunglasses, conditioner, body lotion, and eye gel. That’s a pretty good thing if you can’t decide which item you like the most.
If you’re interested in signing up for FabFitFun to see what kinds of goodies you can get, feel free to use my referral link to get $10 off your first box!
But let’s dive into the extra goodies I’ve purchased separate from the box!
Let me start off with a product that was “free” if you spent $15 or more in add-ons.
Have you ever had your armpits sting? I don’t know what the hell was in this that made my armpits feel like they were being bitten by a million tiny creatures but holy hell this was awful!! I’m glad this was a free product because I absolutely hated it. Like seriously, I must have had some weird reaction to something because no joke, it was the strangest stinging pain I’ve ever felt in my armpit before. That’s a weird place to experience pain so I will be tossing this….
On to my other (actual) purchases!
If you have read any of my other posts, I talk about how I have serious dark circles under my eyes. Maybe it’s a result of having a new baby but I’m telling you, I look wrecked. I haven’t heard of this brand or read any reviews of this BUT it said it’s supposed to help lessen dark circles. The packing is gorgeous (if not totally unnecessary)!
This is one of the things I was super excited to see listed for a discount. I love Spongellé sponges so much! I wanted to use these for Christmas gifts or possibly for myself. I haven’t decided yet! I tried to check my invoice for what I actually paid for each item, but I want to say I got almost a 50% discount.
I purchased this additionally to add to my box because I go hiking A LOT. We just got stationed in Alaska a few months ago and already I’ve started bucket lists of hikes to go on. This will help have a cute little picnic when we are out!
If you read my Bombay and Cedar post, I mentioned that I dabble with essential oils mostly to freshen my house. I love that this diffuser is so pretty and has color changing lights SO I added it for $10 to my box. What can I say. It was a steal!
This was another steal through FFF. I love luxie brushes and I definitely wanted to get a set for someone for Christmas and to just have another for me if I ever wanted to use it. These were $29 each………I was in shock. I was going to buy 3 because I thought it was such an amazing deal but it sold out too fast!
Let me go ahead and show you the mystery bundles I got! I got two just to see what the different items might be. I purchased these for $29 each and I believe they promise over $100 in value. Let’s see!
First Item: Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refining Cream – approx. $60
I couldn’t really find much info about this online. I’m not sure if it’s discontinued or what. I was excited about this because I unfortunately suffer from larger pores near my nose.
This cream has a very strong scent to it – maybe tea tree oil. I put this on at night after cleaning my face with Mamonde Cleanser (from my Allure Beauty Box) and my Sunday Riley Serum (from my TestTube). I really think this cream might be best during the day because I might use it with the No Poreblem Primer I got from my Boxycharm – that way I might have super small pores. From what I can tell though, it did decrease my pore size a bit. I wonder if you use it more long term if it will have a significant effect.
A little of this cream goes a long way which is nice, but I love that this product is full size and I can use a lot if I feel so inclined! I have actually never used this brand before but Ive read good things about it.
Second Item: Klorane Lab Nutri-Reparative Mask with Desert Date- $26
This hair mask is so lovely. I have no idea what a desert date is but let me tell you, if that’s what is making this smell SO good then I’m a fan. This mask made my hair feel really nice after I got out of the shower – it was like silky smooth meets luxurious shine and I’m not exaggerating at all. I paired this with the leave in conditioner spray in the box and my hair was divine.
Third Item: Makeup Drop Micro – $20
I hate silicone applicators. It feels like it wipes around product instead of blending it nicely in. Who the hell would pay $20 for this is beyond me but I thought why not, let’s give this stupid little thing a try. Let me go ahead and tell you…….
I still hate it.
Fourth Item: My Tagalongs 3 Resistance Bands – $18
Listen, I’ve been trying to get myself into shape. Like the real shape where you go back to your high school weight and look beautiful and sporty. Granted that was a decade ago and Lord knows it’ll probably take me that long to get back there BUT I was pleasantly surprised to see this in my bundle. I wasn’t going to waltz my ass into a store and look at these resistance bands like I’d even know what I was doing, so I’m happy someone discreetly sent them to me and I can feel obligated to use them. Thanks FFF. Looking out for my inner skinny girl. You’re the real MVP here.
Total of Mystery Bundle: $124
Let’s see the second one!
First Item: Isaac Mizrahi Poncho – $questionable
Y’all. I’m a little annoyed at this product. First off, who wears a poncho in the spring. Second, I saw this advertised on FFF site for $19 even though the say the original retail price is $60……so……like I’m counting this as $19. I’m still really not happy this item is not spring-ish or related in any way. Whatever. That’s part of the mystery.
Does anyone else struggle with knowing how to style ponchos? I literally just end up using them as a shawl type deal when I’m on the couch or feeding the baby. I’m not anywhere near stylish enough to pull this off in public BUT I love to have them at home. This one is comfy and thicker than the other ones I have (maybe reminiscent of a wool type fabric, although I don’t think it is). It’s not my favorite color combination, so I feel like this product is a miss for me. Who knows. Maybe I’ll turn into a fashionista overnight and learn how the hell to wear a poncho.
Second Item: thisworks Perfect Body Muscle Therapy- $33
Like I just mentioned, I’m trying to get this mom-bod back into shape so I’m going to need this. I got a great rollerball in my Bombay and Cedar box but this one smells better in my option. They both work great though!
Third Item: Generation Clay Charcoal Clay Mask – approx. $40
I don’t feel like this was anything special. It was a nice consistency, felt ok on my skin BUT it wasn’t any different than a mask I could pick up for a lot less. So. I don’t have much more to say unfortunately.
The total value for the second mystery bundle is $92….which is less than they promise.
So there it is. The mystery bundles were interesting and gave me a chance to try out new products for a relatively low investment. Mystery bundle one was way better in my opinion but that’s the chance you take when you gamble. I’m just so happy overall with the small fortune I’ve spent. I know it’s a lot to read but I appreciate so much if you took the time to experience this with me!
Til next time!