I can’t believe its already time for the FabFitFun fall 2023 box! (Or Autumn for us in the UK!) This has previously been one of the better boxes full of blankets and snuggly things so let’s see how this years box compares…
What is FabFitFun?
FabFitFun (or fff box as it is shortened too) is a lifestyle subscription box which is issued seasonally featuring beauty, fashion, fitness, and lifestyle products (full-size, no testers here!) with a FabFitFun Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter box each year. The boxes are themed with products to fit the ‘season’ although there is an overlap sometimes of previous boxes products available as add ons while stocks last.
Each box also comes with
An add on sale – where you can add on items without incurring any additional postage charges as it will arrive with your box
Category Add ons – here you have the option to add on a 2nd choice to a category for a small charge (usually $7-15)
Refills – If you really LOVE a product you can add it to your seasonal refills and save money on just buying it in the add on sale with choices from toiletries to candles.
You can also access the fabfitfun members online community but I only really use it to check out spoilers from the fabfitfun team and don’t spend too much time on there.
How much does FabFitFun cost?
The cost of FabFitFun depends on whether you are an annual (or select member as it is also called) or seasonal. Annual subscribers pay up front for 4 boxes at a time which is slighty cheaper and seasonal pay box by box.
I am on an annual membership and it costs me $240 / £191 per year ($199.99 + $40 UK Shipping for 4 boxes) this is a one off up front cost and you can’t cancel for a refund once you have paid. This works out to just under $20 / £17.50 a month which sounds much more reasonable.
If you don’t want to commit to a year on an annual subscription you can become one of the seasonal members for $54.99 / £44 per box ($64.99 with shipping / Approx £52)
One of the main advantages of being an annual subscriber is you have early access to all the options. It’s quite common for some options to be sold out and swapped for something else by the time the seasonal customisation window opens. You also only get to choose 4 of your options instead of all 6, although I do like surprises I have also really liked being able to really customise my box to what I like.
How does FabFitFun work?
Once you have chosen your subscription, you’ll see a countdown to when customisation opens for your next box. Around 24 hours before this the add on sale will open up to shop.
My biggest tip for this is set an alarm for when this will open and add EVERYTHING you like to your basket as you scroll. You can then go back and remove stuff because by the time you get to the end and scroll back up, chances are the most popular things will be sold out.
I would suggest the same for your customisation, if you can’t choose between 2 options, add them both and make your mind up later. You usually have around 4 days to make changes and add / remove items so don’t worry about needing to build the perfect box first time.
Just make sure you DO log in and double check before customisation closes as you will then be billed for everything in your basket. Again I set an alarm for a few hours before the closing time to remind me to log in. This also gives you a chance to grab anything that you may have missed out on that was showing out of stock but someone else has now dropped from their basket.
FabFitFun Fall Box Contents
Category 1 – Murad® Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture – $83 Value
This was a tough choice for me, I have way too many wine glasses for someone who has no friends to drink wine with! I already have the Alice + Olivia bag from a previous box.
The throw wasn’t really a colour that goes with our home and using stuff on pink hair is tricky! So it was the Murad cream for me as the mystery choice was already sold out.
Category 2 – Mystery Choice RRP $40
I was really looking to get the Reebok jump rope from category 2, but of course. itwas UK restricted due to the batteries *sigh*
The fenty beauty foundation was a popular choice for most but I am usless with colour matching. The spice jars were quite small and again wouldn’t go to well in our kitchen. The facial serum, scarf and bangle weren’t really much interest to me so. Iwent for a mystery.
I received this Ole Henriksen BeamCream Smoothing Body Moisturiser – which is apparently body cream with caffeine? Look forward to giving it a go! Looks like this comes with an rrp of around $40 / £32.
Category 3 – Katie Kime Melamine Plates – Solid – Set of 4 RRP $40
I choose a set of these plates with the Spring FabFitFun box and we love them! They can go in. the dishwasher (it said top shelf only but they’ve been fine)
So when they came up as a choice for this box I wanted to grab some more.
They aren’t on the original list as I think they are a substitute for the Fekkai Super Strength + Protein PowerBond™ Mist which is UK restricted.
Category 4 – Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream – $30 Value
Again the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream isn’t part of the original choices for this category but I think a couple of the items sold out really quickly so it was added on.
I quite like the Balance Me products so thought this was a good choice.
Category 5 – Frank Body Cacao Coffee Scrub – $20 Value
There weren’t many choices for this one and we definitely wouldnt have a need for salt and pepper shakers. The hand soap and shower steamers weren’t really my thing so coffee scrub it was!
I have had a pack of this before and. Ireally like the smell of it.
Category 6 – Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara RRP $27
I thought I really wanted the bag but realised I have ALOT of bags and didn’t really need one more.
Then I spotted they had added this mascara on as an option and it is my favourite mascara! So I was quite happy to pop this in my box.
Add on – FabFitFun Insulated Thermal Mug – $8
I loved that this mug had a handle unlike most thermal mugs so added it on as an extra to my fall box.
FabFitFun Fall Box Summary
My choices for this box came with an RRP of $240 (£191) if you went with all the most expensive products you could have a box with an RRP of $326 (£260).
This is probably the most disappointing box for me, it’s very skincare heavy. I moved away from beauty boxes because I wanted more of a mix of products. No cuddly Unhide blankets in sight! The FabFitFun fall 2023 box is the last box on my current annual subscription and I’m not sure I will be renewing after the contents of the last few boxes.
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