My FabFitFun Winter Box arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I felt like a kid in a candy store the day it arrived. Even though I chose most of the items in the box, I was still very excited to open it and check everything out. The items I was looking forward to most were the jade roller and a deep conditioning hair mask… Here is what I thought of all the items:
Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw ($49):
This blanket is so cozy and soft, it definitely gives me all the hygge feels! I actually upgraded my subscription to the Select subscription (for a year), so I could choose the gray and ivory throw to match the sectional in our den. The Select subscription is great because you can choose pretty much everything that goes in your box!
Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Hair Mask ($49):
This deep conditioning treatment is DIVINE! I use it on a day when I have to shave, to be sure to leave it in for the full 5-7 minutes that is recommended. My hair literally felt like silk when I rinsed this stuff out, and when I blow dried my hair after using it, my blowout was so smooth and shiny! I loved that because my hair has a natural wave, and can get frizzy at times. It has a luxurious amber smell that was very pleasant, too. I can definitely tell a difference in the ends of my hair, with reduced split ends, and just an overall smoother look and feel. If you use hot tools on your hair frequently, this is a must try!
Tribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo ($44):
When it comes to dry shampoos, I usually try to avoid them because pretty much all of them have some sort of aluminum starch as an ingredient, which I don’t think sounds very healthy to be spraying on your scalp… That being said, I did choose this item for my box because sometimes you just need a hair refresher in a pinch! They’re also great to take on weekend getaways to preserve a blowout when you don’t want waste the time on a short vacation doing your hair. This dry shampoo smelled good and gave my hair nice body. I’m definitely keeping it around for emergencies! P.S. If anyone knows a dry shampoo with no aluminum, let me know!
Sherrie Mattnews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller ($45):
Now I don’t know if this thing will help prevent wrinkles, but it is the bomb! It gives a very relaxing massage on your face, and feels especially good if you use it cold from the refrigerator. My favorite spots to use this are on my forehead/eyebrows (where I get stress from working and spending too much time on computers), massaging under my cheekbones, and rolling it on my neck, behind my ears. With this tool, I’m no longer limited to getting a good face massage only when getting an expensive facial! It works best when used with a face oil, but also works well with regular moisturizer, or a heavier night cream.
Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in “Stella” ($24):
This highlighter is pretty subtle, but gives a nice sheen. I actually prefer my go-to Eye Bright from Benefit to highlight under my eyebrows, but I have been using this in the corners of my eyes, on the top of my nose, and on my cheekbones and like the subtle highlight it gives.
AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask ($33):
This mask is the perfect addition to the winter box. It is fragrance free, and a nice consistency. I have been using it as an overnight mask. When you put it on you can feel it tightening your skin a little, and I can definitely tell that my skin looks more hydrated when I wake up in the morning. Since I received two hydrating masks in this box (and since this tube is so big), I have actually also been using this on my arms and legs at night! I may not be able to afford to use La Mer all over my body like J Lo, but I can afford to treat myself with all the goodies that come in the Fab Fit Fun box (and use this mask all over my body ;).
BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask with Hyaluronic Acid ($29):
These things are awesome, and feel nice and cool on your eyes! I know the box recommends to just leave them on for about 10 minutes, but I have actually been falling asleep with them on! As long as you fall asleep on your back, they will pretty much stay put all night. After waking up, they peel off easily. I could really tell the hydrating effect in the crows feet around my eyes. My eyes don’t really get puffy, so I’m not sure how well they work in that aspect, but if you have puffy eyes I would probably give these a shot! Beware however, if you wear these around your significant other, you will get some baseball and/or football comments.
Whish Overnight Hydrating Mask:
This was a “surprise me” selection that I chose instead of choosing between the Bite Lipstick, the wooden coaster set, and the body sliders by Brooke Burke. I wanted the coasters, but they were already gone by the time I selected my box items! I am also a little weary of random lipsticks because if it ends up having an orange tone, it does not look good on my skin. The cream smells really good, and I did feel a tightening effect when I used it on my face. I stopped using it on my face, however, because I broke out on my chin after using it a couple of nights in a row… My face can be sensitive to fragrances in moisturizers sometimes, so I stopped using it on my face, but have continued to use it on my neck and décolletage and can see a difference.
Despite all this awesome stuff to use in this box, I was a little disappointed when I realized that my box was missing the essential oil duo that I selected instead of an additional body cream this month. I am an essential oil person, so I was really looking forward to trying a new brand of oil (especially because this kind does not have to be diluted before applying to your skin). I contacted customer service, however, and they replied back very quickly that they would correct the mistake, and send the missing item out right away. Was notified yesterday that the missing item should be in this week!
Did you get your Winter Box yet? If you did, what were your favorite items? Comment and let us know! If you didn’t, now is your chance to order one for yourself or as a gift! It’s not too late to stuff that stocking with a FabFitFun gift receipt! 😉
Use code SANTABABY for $10 off the first box!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
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