This season's Fab Fit Fun box was valued at $506.18 CAD. Keep reading to see each item I added to customize this box.
West ELM Indigo Tie Dye Bowls
$39.00 USD $52.36 CAD
These West Elm bowls are very artistic with the indigo Japanese inspired designs that really pop as a decor piece. The ceramic bowls are three different sizes which are great for serving dishes. Dips fit nicely in the smallest one while the other two hold the snacks like fruit or chips. If you don't want them as serving dishes, they also work well for jewellery, coins and keys on a hallway side table.
111 Skin Rose Gold Radiance Booster
$135.00 USD $181.26 CAD
In a past Fab Fit Fun Box we received face sheet masks from this brand 111 Skin. This radiance booster reminds me of the mask, but more flexible that you can wear all day. Adding a dash of this to your serums will hydrate the skin adding a glistening glow. It contains Rosa Damascena extract and pure gold. The rose flower water helps protect the skin and calm irritation. Miacinamide brightens, evens skin tone and moisturizes. If you want an extra glow apply solo to the high points of the face and blend in with fingers. People with highly sensitive skin be aware there is fragrance in this product.
Amber Sceats Double Coin Necklace
$50.00 USD $67.13 CAD
This coin necklace is a cute statement piece to wear with many outfits. The coin design is very Italian/ Greek inspired with a delicate chain. Overtime I can see this tarnishing due to the fact its not real gold or gold plated. The price point puts it at costume jewellery to spruce up an outfit.
If you are looking for actual gold pieces the Amber Sceats website does have high end pieces as well.
ARIA Beauty Luxe Detangling Electroplated Brush
$35.00 USD $46.99 CAD
Paddle brushes are my favourite for brushing through my thick hair type. These bristles smooth the hair and detangle without adding stress to wet or dry hair causing breakage. Using this brush during the blow dry process helps smooth and achieve a straight hairstyle. The chrome design adds a nice flare to any vanity.
Lovescript Body Wash
$28.00 USD $37.60 CAD
Body wash is always welcome in the Fab Fit Fun boxes. This liquid body wash has hints of sweet vanilla and orange citrus.
This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon
$40.00 USD $53.71 CAD
This Works sleep body cocoon is the perfect hydrating lotion for after the shower/bath right before bed. The fragrance of Chamomile, Lavender and Vetivert will relax the mind to a peaceful sleep, while the shea butter, camelia, crambe and sitiva oils help moisturize and repair the skin. You will wake up with smooth glowing skin, this is my favourite product in this Spring box.
Chic & Tonic Silicone Straws
$15.00 USD $20.14 CAD
Silicone straws are a great item to include in the boxes getting shipped out to millions. I would keep these if I didn't already have some, for that reason I will be selling this item. Fab Fit Fun has taken the steps to help marine life in the elimination of plastic straws, including this item will hopefully make the difference in millions of homes.
Purlisse Watermelon Energizing 2 minute Polishing Mask
$35.00 USD $46.99 CAD
I absolutely love Purlisse products, though I was a little disappointed to see another face mask in the box. It seems like every season Fab Fit Fun includes one, most people only have so much space in their vanity's and face mask usually are not used up every 3 months. That being said this product is a good one, the glycolac peel will buff away dead skin cells to reveal fresh, smooth skin underneath. The watermelon smell reminds me of summer and is super refreshing.
Fab Fit Fun just released by favourite box of the year and I'm going to share with you guys everything that came in it. The full retail value of everything below is $584.95 CAD when each item is purchased separately, the fantastic part is this box only cost $81.25 CAD. Use my discount code "WINTERFUN" here > prf.hn/l/7Re5pQK for 20% off your winter box. Keep reading for details on each item that came gift boxed this season. Fab Fit Fun boxes make the perfect gift under the tree for friends and family this Christmas.
Unhide Lil' Marshmallow
$65.00 USD $86.38 CAD
I added this to my box for $15.00 more because I needed another blanket for my sectional for the winter season. The white beige colour will compliment a variety of different room styles plus the feel of this blanket is like the softest teddy bear you will find. Unhide donates with every purchase to the Humane Society of the United States. The Lil' Marshmallow is made of 100% faux chincilla polyester making it cruelty free which is a must! The blanket is thankfully machine washable, with the option of also being dry clean acceptable.
Jonathan Adler Fleur De Sel Ceramic Candle
$48.00 USD $63.79 CAD
Like many chic apartment renting millennial I love a good candle to burn in my home. I have never tried Jonathan Adler luxury candles in my life, and maybe would never have purchased due to the price $65.00 for one candle WOW! It literally says bougie on the packaging AMEN!
The scent is a mix of aquatic breeze, marine salt, orange blossom, mimosa and driftwood. Burning this on a cold Canadian winter night will take you right to the Mediterranean if you close your eyes. This single wick candle has a 50 hour burn average due to the blend of soy/palm and paraffin wax.
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
$65.00 USD $86.38 CAD ( $84.00 Sephora.ca)
Winter has our skin crying for moisture and this daily cream is loaded with moisturizing ingredients, each ingredient has it's own benefit. To maintain smooth skin jojoba and avocado oil work together to condition the skin. When skin is dry and sensitive milk polypeptides, aloe and goat milk nourish and soothe sensitivities. It states that it is suitable for all skin types, though after reading some user reviews others mentioned it broke them out. I have very acne prone skin which makes me a bit nervous to try it, if I do break out from this cream I will let you guys know.
Lashes MD Eyelash Conditioner
$69.95 USD $92.96 CAD
I have only used one eyelash serum in my life from Revlon, sadly I do not remember if it did anything for my lashes. I never did repurchase it so I'm guessing it did not make a huge difference, granted the price difference from that one to this MD conditioner is huge. I have high hopes that after a month of use I will see a difference. My natural lashes are pretty decent and I have never been the type to get lash extentions. The companies claim is 72% lash growth in 42 days. The serum is to promote longer, stronger and fuller lashes as well as eyebrows. I will also apply this to my brows to see if it fixes some sparse patches. Apply Lashes MD at night before bed with your other skincare routine. The only information I could find online for the ingredients is sympeptide xlash, amino acids and botanicals. The formula is non irritating and made without hormones & parabens.
Rodial Soft Focus Glow Drops
$55.00 USD $73.09 CAD
I'm super excited to try these glow drops because glowing hydrated skin is my MD. For all you fellow Canadians this is available at Shopper's Drugmart. This is a two in one product that's makeup as well as skincare. Personally my use of it will be for no makeup- makeup days to boost a dewy skin look. Glow drops can also be worn under foundation for a flawless glowy base primer. This bottle will last a very long time with the recommended dose of two drops. Giving everyone with sensitive skin fair warning to patch test to avoid reactions as it does contain fragrance.
Beauty Bakerie Proof is the Pudding Palette
$38.00 USD $50.50 CAD
This toasty palette will put the pudding dessert in Christmas this year. With four mattes and five shimmers to play with to achieve a warm look this winter. My personal favourite shades are chia pudding, mango pudding and warm cocoa. The formula is smudge proof, vegan, paraben and cruelty free.
Vera Mona Color Switch Solo
$16.99 USD $22.58 CAD ($24.00 CAD Sephora.ca)
This is definitely a product my makeup kit has been missing. This color switch is a dry makeup removing sponge that allows you to do quicker colour changes on a client or yourself. A few good swipes over the sponge will remove all traces of pigment without wet brush cleaner formulas. The sponge itself can be reused by washing it with soap and water, I most likely will use the liquid beauty blender cleanser. Quick cleaning can be achieved by spraying with a disinfecting brush cleaner.
Cuccio Somatology Calm & Clean Epsom Salt Hand and Body Wash 8oz
$39.95 USD $53.09 CAD
I run my own home studio for makeup and esthetics and have been quite familiar with Cuccio products. This will be a perfect hand soap for my sink that clients use. Formulated with Epsom salt for muscle relaxation, pro vitamin B5 and Shea butter to keep skin moisturized this winter. The drops of lavender oil ensure calm senses and relaxation just like a spa leaves you.
.DryBAR Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler
$23.00 USD $30.56 CAD
This detangler preps the hair for heat styling and adds protection for up to 450 degreesF. The consistency is lightweight suitable for straight, wavy, curly and coily hair. Prep rally addresses concerns of frizz, dryness and heat protection in just a couple sprays.
$20.00 USD $26.58 CAD
This little pink blanket cloth replaces all one use makeup wipes and makeup remover lotions and liquids.It's literally a Mr.Clean magic eraser for your face minus the toxic chemicals. You can reuse it many times by throwing it in the wash with your other towels or you can hand wash, and hang to dry. One cloth will last 3-5 years which is great for the environment next to the alternative of the one use makeup wipes.
With the items up for review in this blog post, the full retail value of this season's box was $350.00 CAD. The Fab Fit Fun box for Canadian subscribers is $81.25 per season, which is huge savings for all the items that are included. My Fall discount code for you is " PUMPKINSPICE" use this on the link here prf.hn/click/camref:1011l7Uzd/pubref:TylaCarmela%20 to save $10.00 off your first box. For a more detailed look at what was in the Fall 2019 box keep reading.
AMIKA Strand Perfect Ceramic Styler
$80.00 USD $105.40 CAD
The AMIKA styler has professional temperature control from 140F- 450F to evenly distribute heat in half the time to prevent damage. Negative Ion's close the cuticle of the hair to leave frizz free smooth finish. The bright pink colour is a little out there for myself personally, wish they would have let us chose the colour. This is a high performance styler that gave me quick results on my naturally wavy thick hair. The voltage is suitable for international plugs, making it perfect for travelling with.
Nassif MD Detox Pads - 60 pads
$45.00 USD $59.29 CAD
These detox pads are quick and easy to use when you want that after facial renewed look to your skin. The ALPHA/ BETA hydroxy will break down dead skin exfoliating the old to reveal new fresh skin underneath. It's great at promoting healthy cell turn over to keep your pores clog free. The little pad will cleanse, brighten and tone in a few wipes, I recommend using after washing your face to remove traces that were left behind. Acne prone skin types will really benefit from these detox pads due to the formula being anti- inflammatory, anti -fungal, and anti- bacterial. Nassif MD is cruelty free and vegan.
BaubleBar Farah Ear Crawlers
$34.00 USD $44.80 CAD
I chose these earrings for my box, you do get to customize when you become a select member. These crawlers are extremely flashy, light weight and compliment many outfits. The BaubleBar website has a wide variety of accessories that are unique boutique appeal to them. There is a category on the website for personalized jewellery you can order, making it a great place for gifts.
Afterspa Hair Towel Wrap
$18.00 USD $23.72 CAD
Hair towel wraps are so practical for us girls when doing our self care routine. These towels really cut your blow drying time in half , resulting in less damage to your hair. Afterspa hair towels are one size fits all, you can wear while applying lotion, tanner and makeup to keep your hair up and out of the way. The colour is pink which like the AMIKA styler I wish we had a choice of colour, as pink is not a favourite of mine.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eyemask - 6 pack
$25.00 USD $32.94 CAD
The Wander Beauty gold foil eye masks help reduce the look of dark circles, add hydration and brighten your under eyes. A really clever use of the foil is to retain heat allowing the serum to fully nourish the skin without evaporating. The cellulose fibre holds all the serum, the key ingredients being jojoba seed oil, lavender oil and shea butter. Hyaluronic acid is added to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that tend to be more noticeable around the eyes. I chose to apply these in the mornings before makeup and while travelling to brighten under my eyes.
Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair
$30.00 USD $39.53 CAD
I was excited to see Aveda collaborate with Fab Fit Fun for one of their boxes. In my opinion Aveda has some of the best hair products on the market. I have used this daily hair repair treatment before and it works like a dream, my hair grew alot faster while using. The smell that Aveda uses in their products is a blend of organic bergamot, mandarin, and ylang ylang; smells like a high class spa. With this product you need to apply it to damp hair before heat styling, also before brushing to benefit it as a detangler. The remedy has quinoa protein in it to make your hair stronger, preventing breakage keeping your hair smooth.
Harper & Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes - Juice Cleanse
$16.00 USD $21.08 CAD
There are so many different smells to chose from on the Harper & Ari website, if they all smell as great as juice cleanse I found a new favourite skincare brand. Juice Cleanse is a mix of pineapple, kiwi and green apple that smells good enough to eat. Each cube is cut for single use over the entire body to exfoliate dead skin away in the shower. Everyone received these sugar cubes in their fall box, including a discount code to use on their website to restock when you run out.
Human+ Kind Body Souffle
$18.00 USD $23.72 CAD
Every Fall 2019 box had this Human+Kind Body Souffle packaged inside. The formula is apricot oil and shea butter to hydrate rough skin. I love how fast the lotion absorbs into the skin, smelling like a tropical heaven and it has no greasy residue. Human +Kind is 100% natural ingredients, vegan and cruelty free. The skin receives so many great benefits from natural products that are free from chemicals, this was a great choice for the Fall box.
Fab Fit Fun is rolling in the tropical summer feels with this seasons box to get you through the three months of summer bliss. All the products you are about to review with me together have a total value of $553.00 CAD. With my reviews I also include the USD value of each product for my blog readers from the United States. You can save $10.00 off your first box with my discount code "VACATION10" applied here > t.fabfitfun.com/SHkm Hurry as this summer box will sell out.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream & 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream Gel
$45.00 USD $59.73 CAD
This is my favourite body lotion on the market! I already have two full size lotions in my bathroom, it's addicting. This travel size is perfect for the summer to pack in your suitcase or purse while travelling. The signature scent is pistachio caramel ; a sweet nutty unique blend that I always get complimented on by women and men alike. Infused with guarana that is full of caffeine to tighten the skin. The Brazilian blend of cupuacu butter, acai and coconut oil glide onto the skin for all day moisture. The mix of the perfect amount of mica adds a beautiful sheen glow to the skin that catches the sun. Sol de Janeiro is a perfect pairing pack for Fab Fit Fun to send out this season.
III Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask ( Set of 5)
$160.00 USD $212.37 CAD
This has to be the priciest skincare that I now own in my collection. This gel mask contains 24 karat gold and rose damask extract to brighten your skin leaving you with a supermodel afterglow. The blend of silk amino acids, niacinamide, centella asiatica extract and hyaluronic acid moisturize the skins barrier, help reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and smooth winkles all within 20 minutes. The smell is truly wonderful and left such a healthy glow to my skin. I suggest using this before you have an event to attend to really boost your skins appearance.
The founder of III Skin is cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides MD. He brings his 20 years of experience to create top grade products with scientific results. Thanks to Fab Fit Fun I now have to look into this high priced skincare game changer. We are all most likely crying on the inside because we know this luxury product will not always be in our everyday skincare routine, unless we win the lottery.
Burn 60 Resistance Bands
$34.00 USD $45.13 CAD
Resistance training is one of my favourite workouts to tone and build muscle. I chose this option item because of the variety of bands ; light, medium and hard. This allows you to easily customize it to your workout and what body part you are focusing on. Many resistance band workouts include all three by the end of session for best results. "Tone It Up" Youtube Channel has some really great workouts to follow along to including resistance bands.
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream
$28.00 USD $37.00 CAD
This is my last addition to the living proof no frizz line, I have a love hate relationship with this collection. The humidity shield works really well to prevent frizz, the shampoo and conditioner is another story. Every time I use the shampoo and conditioner my hair feels really dried out and creates so many tangles in my hair. I feel like I'm breaking my hair creating frizz just by combing it, making it counteractive. My hair stylist used this styling cream on my hair the last time I went to the salon, everything came out great. Once blow dried and straightened by hair was sleek and flyaway free. I would say to try this styling cream if you have damaged thick hair as an extra precaution to achieve a sleek style.
COOLA Organic SPF 30 Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray
$36.00 USD $47.78 CAD
This is such a great concept for the makeup industry combining two well used products. I personally will still not skip putting the COOLA SPF 50 face lotion under my makeup, but this adds extra protection and easy top ups through out the day. It is a matte spray to tone down oil that adds shine, do not expect a glowing finish from this like the Neutrogena suncreen spray.
The formulation of cucumber and aloe vera soothe the skin thats been stressed by heat, while the hyaluronic acid tones and rehydrates. COOLA SPF 30 has no oxybenzone while having great benefits of being hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty free, non comedogenic and TSA friendly.
Invisibobble Original Duo Pack
$16.00 USD $21.24 CAD
The colour of this pack is very complementary to blonde and light brown hair. These bands are hands down the best for all hair types, they don't leave hair dents when let down and are really hard to break. They are more resourceful because you don't go through them like fabric elastic ones that are constantly breaking. Invisibobble's are the perfect addition to the summer box, as we are putting our hair up more in the summer.
Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Clay Mask
$39.00 USD $52.19 CAD
This Australian made clay mask is organic, gluten free and cruelty. The key ingredient Davidson Plum is a natural substitute for AHA that will brighten the skin and banish dark circles. Vitamin E adds antioxidants to block free radicals, while witch hazel will soak up excess oil. An ingredient I have never seen before is desert lime, it's used to increase collagen production to keep wrinkles away. The ultra violet clay is naturally scented with sweet orange, mandarin, cedar wood, patchouli and ylang ylang. The company prides itself on being a natural skincare brand safe for all skin types.
Whish Exfoliating Foot Mask
$32.00 USD $42.83 CAD
This Whish foot mask has the same amazing smell as their shimmering body lotion that is well used in my body care collection. The blend of coconut milk and verbena is such a great combination it should be made into a Bath and Bodyworks candle. The consistency is a gel not a lotion which I was not expecting; it dries quickly so you can go to bed shortly after applying. I rinsed the mask off the next morning and my feet did feel smoother/ hydrated. The rating I give this mask is an 7.5 out of 10. I docked points because as an Esthetician I like the high ingredient exfoliants that work within 10-15 minutes, then rinse off during a pedicure session. This mask is solely for personal use due to it's 8-12 hour overnight nature to work. The exfoliant factor is willow bark extract and papain to soften callouses. The polishes are pumpkin seed extract mixed with orange and lemon extract. Bromelain is used with black tea leaf extract to soothe the foot for extra spa like results.
Grace & Stella Rose Facial Spray
$25.95 USD $34.73 CAD
This spray is used to moisturize the skin and set your makeup in place. The smell as told by a friend is an extremely strong rose scent; I most likely will not be keeping it due to that. Strong fragrance in facial care is off putting to me, I love Urban Decay's setting spray and Aveene water hydrator because they do not have strong fragrances. This spray also states it can be used in your hair to tame fly aways. My con with this bottle is I wish it was travel size to take in your purse for the day as a refresher spray.
St.Patrick's day was extra lucky for me this year, my FabFitFun box arrived at my doorstep. Even though the box design was cactuses and not shamrocks it's like a little pot of gold. Want to see what was in this season's box worth $162.00 USD / $216.09 CAD ? Keep on reading.
The charity FabFitFun collaborated with for Spring 2019 is the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, you know the heart throb from Lost , The Vampire Diaries and many more. The foundation is run by Nikki Reed and himself since 2010. They umbrella causes such as environmental changes and animal rescue. Through this foundation you can actively participate in environmentally friendly lifestyle changes and education on your impact on this worlds ever changing climate. For animal rescue it's helping fund animals that have been abused recover and have a chance at the life they deserve. It's a great foundation for our generation to get behind and support to make a difference.
Unplug Meditation Aromatherapy Diffuser
$55.00 USD $73.37 CAD
This diffuser included an essential oil called "HAPPY" as a starter oil which you can switch out to any aromatherapy oil for different meditations. I have yet to purchase a diffuser, this will be my first one to test the waters with. The light fixture changes colours as well to add ambiance to any room. My negative point about this diffuser is it does leak water everywhere! I was careful not to tip it, but the water spits out the top. I have to set a paper towel under it and watch what tables I set it on. It is my first diffuser, I'm not sure if all of them do this or if it's a defect with the Unplug brand one. For $73.00 I was hoping it wouldn't give me any problems or messes.
QUAY Australia "My Girl" in Black/Smoke
$55.00 USD $73.37 CAD
I love the style of Quay sunglasses including ones with unique frames, which is why I chose these cat eye frames. The cat eye shape instantly caught my attention and would look the most flattering on my oval face shape. The frame is slim with the chic branding on the sides and the lens. Going with black/ smoke was a great colour choice that will compliment many outfits. Sunglasses are the equivalent to handbags to me and these will make a great addition to my growing collection.
Giadzy Copper Plated Measuring Spoons
$15.00 USD $20.00 CAD
These are super chic measuring spoons that come as a set of 4. Unfortunately these spoons are not my kitchens colour theme which is silver, they stand out like a sore thumb. I will be gifting these to my friend who just got her first apartment and chose copper as her kitchen utility theme. What I will be using is the delicious recipes Giada's included in the FabFitFun magazine to try new recipes for the spring season.
Ciate London Extraordinary Translucent Setting Powder
$22.00 USD $29.35 CAD
This was a manifestation moment for me, granted by the makeup Gods. I'm on my last leg of my translucent powder and was in the market for a new one. The only Ciate London products I have known is their collaboration with Chloe Morello. The translucent powder is very smooth due to it's fine milling process. When I went looking on Sephora Canada I discovered they do not sell this. Going directly to the Ciate London website is the purchase option for us Canadians.
Elven By Venus Jumprope
$15.00 USD $20.00 CAD
FabFitFun teamed up with tennis superstar Venus Williams to create this jumprope. Once the weather gets warmer I like to take my workouts outside. As this being a choice item I decided to do something good for my body and build my workout equipment. Jumprope burns an outstanding amount of calories in even a short workout. It's a great cardio choice as well as all over body toning ; most importantly the biceps and legs. FabFitFun members have access to workout videos instructed by Venus Williams to enhance training.
QUAI Leave in Conditioner
$26.00 USD $34.68 CAD ( $32.00 Sephora CAD)
Apply this conditioner to damp hair to smooth, soften and detangle to keep hair healthy and damage free. If your one to use a lot of heat styling apply this to your hair prior for thermal protection. Quai does not test their products on animals. The unique scent to the conditioner is "North Bondi" floral fragrance of bergamot, Italian lemon, violet, white musk, and rose de mai.
Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More "No more Baggage Eye Depuffing Gel"
$42.00 USD $56.00 CAD
Dr.Brandt has had a place on my skincare vanity in the past, all of the products delivering on the claims. The price tag may tend to be a little high, though it's worth it when you get results. This gel is meant to reduce the bags under your eyes that make you look like a bloat fish. It also works to reduce the appearance of dark raccoon eye circles. The gel acts a barrier keeping out everyday irritants and pollutants that cause your skin to age. It does contain caffeine to tighten the eye contour to prevent natural sagging. Apply this gel in the AM as needed alone or under your makeup. With the studies Dr.Brandt has conducted they reported it makes your concealer apply smoother and prevents it from creasing much like a primer would. The gel is fragrance free and is safe to use on people who are sensitive.
Manna Kadar Champagne Body Scrub
$24.00 USD $32.00 CAD
Manna Kadar created this champagne scented sea mineral scrub that has Charcol and dead sea minerals to detoxify the body. The scrub will exfoliate dead skin, leave the skin hydrated and smooth for healthy radiant skin. Bonus tips are to exfoliate with a glove for maximum exfoliation and blood circulation. Between tans make sure to use a body scrub to eliminate patching creating a flawless tan application.
Tis the season for getting made up for Holiday parties, and Fab Fit Fun has you set with a box full of beauty products. This is the information I found out about each product, a little about the companies and my review on it all. If your new to this blog, I'm from Canada and show the Canadian retail value next to the U.S so my fellow Canadian subscribers can get an idea of the cost on our side of the boarder. Don't worry though this review is for everyone! The product info is the same just the different prices based on current exchange rates. As always I have a discount code for you "SANTABABY" to use here > https://t.fabfitfun.com/SHkm for $10.00 savings on your first box. Think of it as a little Christmas present to yourself. The full value of this box is $314.00 USD $417.48 CAD
The boxes cost $81.25 CAD each including shipping, you pay no duties once it's delivered. A full year of 4 boxes cost Canadians $324.97, many have inquired about a full years price.
Moroccan Gold Series Argan Hair Mask
$49.00 USD $65.15 CAD 250ml
This hair mask will add intensive hydration repair to extremely damaged and dry hair. Our hair looses it's natural integrity wether it be from weather elements or colour and styling tools. Bringing it back to it's healthy status starts with a good hair mask. They have not added any salt to this mask, making it non drying unlike my beloved salt sprays for beach waves that leave my hair feeling dry. Leave the argan hair mask on for 5 - 7 minutes before rinsing out. This company sources their argan oil from kernals of argan trees in the calcareous semi desert sous valley of south western Morocco. All the vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids in argan oil provide moisture to the hair, fighting dandruff and dry scalp that can be so irritating in the winter months.
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
$44.00 USD $58.50 CAD 6oz
This has to be the most luxurious dry shampoo next to my regular Tresemme that's $5.00 at Walmart. When I want to feel extra bougie I will pull this out, I just hope my luxurious alter ego doesn't get addicted to it. Now this dry shampoo does have great quality's to back up the hefty price. The starch component is 100% translucent making it safe to use on brunette or black hair with no white residue. It's also formulated with fragrance retention technology (smells so amazing, more on the fragrance further down)to hold the smell all day; not just the first 15 minutes of applying it like so many other brands. Let's get into the ingredients and benefits shall we :
The signature scent of Oribe products " Cote d' Azur" was created with a 19th century perfume house inspired by the French Riviera. Swirling notes of Calabrian bergamont ; Sicilian orange, Aomari apples, sandalwood, vetiver and crisp amber.
Side note: while researching I found out Oribe's worked with J.LO during her rise to fame on her first album " On the 6" and many years after that. Which to me is a sign I was meant to find this product, " On the 6" is my spirit animal of music if you will. Also including all her early 1997 - 2000's image is my dream look.
I did read on their website they don't ship to Canada due to Hazardous materials they can only ground ship within the United States. How Fab Fit Fun managed to get it shipped across the border I have no idea.
PUR Cosmetics Be Your Selfie Palette
$36.00 USD $47.86 CAD
Be Your Selfie Palette has 9 shadows to play with, four mattes and five shimmers that are beige, tan, pink and purple. This is my first PUR product and as a makeup junkie I'm excited to try this brand out. PUR prides itself on having ingredients that are good for you and non that aren't. The formulations of these eyeshadows are coconut oil and energizing green tea, ginseng and vitamin B. The brand is vegan, gluten free, paraben free and does not test on animals.
BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Shade " Meringue"
$26.00 USD $34.57 CAD ( $30.00 at Sephora)
BITE beauty is such a great makeup company that has never disappointed me in their product quality. I personally find their lip products to be super creamy and pigmented, I would say it's BITE's best seller. This shade "Meringue" is a flattering peachy nude perfect for day or night looks.They hand craft the lipstick in small batches to keep the nutrients and oils in each bullet. The signature citrus flavour is made with fresh pressed fruits. The top ingredients are castor seed oil, jojoba wax, shea butter, beeswax, sunflower seed wax and orange peel wax.
Anthropologie X Mer-sea & Co Seawhip Body Cream in Coconut Sugar
$24.00 USD $31.91 CAD 5oz
We received another body lotion for the winter box. I noticed this year FFF sent alot of them, I'm still trying to work through my Korres one.This is Anthropologie's collaboration with Mer-sea & Co containing dead sea salt, sea whip extract and sea slit. Other note worthy ingredients are sunflower seed oil, Aloe and vitamin E to moisturize dry skin. The fragrances to choose from are 3 different combinations
Thrive Causemetics Brillant Eye Brightner in Stella
$24.00 USD $31.79 CAD
Thrive Causemetics donates a product from every purchase made to their "Beauty with a Purpose Program". They deliver funds to women& families, wellness of the planet and animal welfare. In November they donated 100% of profits to the wildfires that took over California. All Thrive cosmetics are paraben, sulfate and cruelty free. Thrive stands out from other companies because they let the consumers have a say every step of the way. From conducting studies they listen to what us as the consumers prefer and are looking for in beauty products. From the information gathered they head to the labs to deliver it. Thrive created a really cool sounding lipliner called "Lip Filler Lip Liner" ; it is anti- aging, plumping, liner, primer and long wear stain all in one thin pencil. Voted a best seller let's get into the eyebrightner we received, this will have your eyes looking youthful in no time. Infused with Ring Light technology to diffuse light and define features creating a bright well rested eye look.
This eyeliner is waterproof and has the texture of cream to powder for sleek application ;the top ingredients it's formulated with are
AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask
$33.00 USD $43.72 CAD ( $41.00 at Sephora) 3.4oz
A few months ago we had a really hydrating Ahava hand cream in our box, making me have really high hopes for this cream mask. Infused with Dead Sea mud, Dead Sea minerals and shea butter it repairs dry skin, skin tone and elasticity in under 5 minutes. It is also recommended to sleep with it over night for extra repair. Now this mask is not one to sit on top of the skin all gooped up. You need very little and work it into the skin like a moisturizer until fully absorbed.
Mark & Graham Colour Block Throw
$49.00 USD $69.29 CAD
This chic throw is 2 shade colour blocked in grey made of acrylic. It's a loose knit making me worried it will pill and get holes in it. The washing instructions are hand wash only, no dryer bleach or dry cleaners. Personally it will not be a favourite of mine due to how delicate it is. I like simple throw in the washer blankets, this is just too much work. If it sheds on my clothes I will be getting rid of it sorry that is just my honest opinion. Looking on the website I would rather have the personalized Turkish hydro cotton towels that they could have monogramed with FFF.
You have reached the end of the road for this winter box. I hope this blog post was helpful in your thoughts on signing up for the box ; don't forget my links at the top. If you have the box already hopefully after reading this your more aware of each product received and their benefits. Happy Holidays Readers!
Fab Fit Fun has you set for crisp Autumn days with this box with a mix of beauty, home and lifestyle products. The charity they chose for this season is Christina Applegate's "Right Action For Women". This Charity helps assist women who are at an increased risk for breast cancer. I'm going to cut right to it this time, the full Canadian retail value of this box is $388.39 with the items I have selected. Keep in mind when you sign up annual you can chose what items you get on select products. Sign up following this link https://t.fabfitfun.com/SHkm and use my code "FALLINLOVE" for $10.00 off your box As you continue reading I will break down each items full USD and CAD value , plus my review on each. Let's get started before one more leaf falls on the ground outside.
Crown Brush 6 Piece Set
USD $75.00 CAD $97.72
These 6 brushes are made of 100% ultra soft Japanese synthetic bristles. The kit includes a powder, blush, concealer, shadow, blending and eyeliner brush all strapped into a vegan faux leather brush holder case to protect the integrity of the brushes. A major step forward with these brushes is they don't test on animals or use animal hairs; NO SHEDDING! With synthetic bristles it can be used for all mediums liquids, cremes and powders without trapping the product resulting in wasting more makeup and streaking applications. Each brush is made by hand not a factory machine leaving them soft and rounded not stiff and with unevenly packed bristles. The handles are PBT that won't absorb water, my hope is it will extend the life of the brush by not getting water breaking down the glue between brush head and handle. You have the choice of picking black or silver design colour, I chose silver to match my other collections.
Alfred French Press Coffee Brewer
USD $22.00 CAD $28.66
For annual members this was a choice option with a flower teapot. The design reads "but first, coffee" is a limited edition collab with Fab Fit Fun. I'm not a avid coffee or tea drinker resulting in me making a quick decision between the two and passing this on. If you do love making your own coffee this press will look great as kitchen decor or a gift to the coffee addict in your life. In the US ALFRED has locations for cafes that are very Instagramable, where you can stop for a drink.
CYLO Cobra Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
USD $40.00 CAD $52.12
Seeing the CYLO earbuds in the selection panel was a huge yes for me. Between travel and fall walks under the changing leaves I always have music playing to boost my mood. The bluetooth wireless feature helps eliminate cords getting tangled and ripping out of your ears during a workout as well. Annual members have the choice of colour black and rose gold or white and rose gold (pictured below). The little cord between the ears contains a controller for volume, song skipping and phone calls with a built in microphone. The charging time is about 1.5 hours for the full 4 hours of talk and music playing.
Grown Alchemist Hydra Repair Day Cream : Camellia Geranium Blossom
USD $49.00 CAD $63.84
Grown Alchemist is suitable for all skin types to apply for hydration. The cream absorbs right into the skin leaving no trace of oil and shine, though I'm sure you can mix in a dewy liquid highlighter if that's the look your going for.
The key ingredients are;
Camellia and Rose hip oil - Hydration
Aloe Vera - Skin softness
Jojoba Oil - Rebalance
Sugar Cane - Smooth and help block uv skin damage
May Blossom- Brings balance to the level of your natural sebum production to reduce oil and shine and tighten your pores
Grown Alchemist prides it's self on using only organic ingredients in their skincare line. Free of harmful chemicals the cream will benefit the skin instead of contributing to early ageing with toxins.
Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream
USD $38.00 CAD $49.55
Dew it all total eye cream's main ingredient is phytochemical cichoric acid which will firm the skin while actively entering the enzymes that harmfully tear apart collagen. Lack of collagen around the eyes is what will result in fine lines and lose wrinkles saddled around the eye. Fine lines are the first sign of early aging, with this cream the ingredients algae and rose hip oil extract reduce and prevent the appearance of the lines.
For a moisture surge Farmacy added hyaluronic acid to pull moisture to the skin giving it a healthy glow around your eyes. To extend the glow baobab fruit and vitamin c ingredients work together to promote cell renewal. Eyes have a tendency to be red and puffy especially in the mornings which is where chamomile and calendula come in to combat those signs.
Farmacy works with local farmers for organic sustainable ingredients. They are cruelty free, mineral oil free, paraben free, formaldehyde donor free and synthetic fragrance free. I have favourited some of their products on Sephora.com and can't wait to try a new brand for face masks, moisturizers and skin essences.
USD $20.00 CAD $26.08
Everyone and their mother's know about the beauty blender, makeup applications have never been the same since their release. As a staple piece in any makeup kit you can never have too many of this helpful tiny but mighty tool. Being that the colour selection was distributed at random I was hoping for the robin blue (I already have pink and black) but at last I saw a pink one when I opened my box. If you have never purchased one you need to get on the band wagon, hopefully this one in the box will open your eyes to the makeup application you have been missing. I have tried copy cat brands of sponges and many are just awful and stiff even after wetting. The best sponge recommendation next to the Beauty Blender is the Real Techniques sponge which preforms well. This was a great choice for the Fall box because it's universal for everyone.
Glam Glow Bubble Sheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask (2 pack)
USD $18.00 CAD $23.47
For this season's add ons I ordered the Glam Glow mud mask, with this in the box I will be set for face masks for awhile. I have not tried their sheet masks ever, only the tried and true Glam Glow original mask. This bubble sheet mask is a new release that foams as you wear it. Formulated with green tea teaox to combat dull skin and shrink pores to revive the skin to a beautiful glow. The amino acid will give a JLO glow to your complexion in minutes. Once the mask is finished working it's magic it can be used as a wash cloth, to remove excess foam. My only concern is the mask doesn't list that it is suitable for sensitive skin, only a single use will answer that question for me. The original glam glow mud mask works wonders on my skin, I can only have high hopes for the sheet masks to do wonders.
Simply Whimsical Set of 2 Tea Towels
USD $14.99 CAN $18.26
These tea towels are cute and neutral to match an array of kitchen aesthetics. You can never have too many towels wether it be for dishes, drying hands or to dress up the stove handle. Fab Fit Fun focused on the kitchen this month with these towels and the teapot or coffee press. Simply Whimsical's website also has some super chic aprons to order with unique patterns.
Skin CO Roma Blue in Capri Shower Gel
USD $22.00 CAD $28.69
This is the type of shower gel I'm all about; Italy is calling. A sweet escape to Italy while bathing to take me away on vacation if only for a few minutes. They pulled the inspiration from Capri Italy's lemon farmers to combine wild sage, lemon, and alpine rose. The whole line is Italian themed with body and skincare being that it's an Italian originated brand. A few collections on the website are limited edition, still many of them are year round. Once having a look on the website I can see a bathroom decor change coming soon. Decor vibe being the Italian coast with blues and lemons to make a fresh looking bathroom. This shower gel and Skin CO Roma get a thumbs up from me, another reason I love Fab Fit Fun they introduce you to brands you may not have found on your own.
The highly anticipated summer box has arrived and it's full of great products to help get you through the summer months. As I go through each product I will include the Canadian dollar value based on current exchange rates. Each box is around $75.00 CAD every 3 months, I do the annual which is a little over $200.00 CAD setting you up for the whole year of boxes shipping included. As I get asked this a lot I feel it was time to address the plan I'm on. I do have a discount code for you all to use towards the summer editors box use code "NEW10" here > t.fabfitfun.com/SHkm
for $10.00 off when you sign up! With the products I chose for the summer box my grand retail value was $453.96 CAD .
Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette
$45.00 USD $59.00 CAD
This pro palette includes five pigmented powder shades and one cream contour named "Shade". The five highlights are finely milled buttery shimmers "Lit" is champagne, "Strobe" is pearl , "Fire" is bronze and lastly "Stunner" is opal. With the sixth shade being a universally flattering matte bronze powder. The key ingredient is Amazonian clay that blends seamlessly and provides longevity. The fragrance is made up of vanilla extract, with vitamin E, coconut and shea butter to add anti aging properties and antioxidants to revive the skin. This is really a one stop shop for your kit when working with clients, or for personal use easy to travel with in one sleek palette.
Minor History Postscript Wallet
$20.00 USD $26.00 CAD
Minor History's peach/tan card wristlet was my choice item. Once seen in person it's a bit smaller than I thought it was, so I will be passing this along. It fits ID cards and bank cards only which is sometimes all you need to bring, for myself I would end up putting it inside of a purse that carries phone, lipstick, keys etc. Made with vegan leather you can feel good about how your fashion is made. Minor History's website also shows they sell large bags, cross bodies, wallets and key holders to suit many styles. The company has been around since 2015 and give back by donating 5% of their profits to the Art's Action Fund.
Orlando Pita Play Atmos Shield Hair Protectant Treatment
$34.00 USD $44.86 CAD
To start off this smells so amazingly fresh, and added a lot more shine to my hair after applying to dry hair last minute before going out for the day. This is a 10-in-1- thermal heat protectant spray you can apply to wet or dry hair. People with hair types dry, fine, frizzy or colour treated will benefit the most from this spray. To maintain healthy hair the formula works against heat, uv rays, humidity, pollution and free radicals that all potential damage your hair shaft. I can see why Fab Fit Fun included this in the summer box to keep hair in good condition even in the hottest days of summer.
My only tip with this spray is don't apply directly after straightening hair with heat tools, it slightly brought my wavy kinks back. Do bring this to the beach with you to block uv rays, apply when you apply sunscreen and you will be covered head to toe. The website offers a variety of hair care with masks, treatments, and styling aids. Orlando Pita even sells the tinted dry shampoo that I have been eager to try out. Along with selling product the site offers hair inspiration in the tutorials from top stylist with easy to follow along steps.
Foreo Luna FoFo
$89.00 USD $117.43 CAD
This is Foreo's newest release technology and as a Fab Fit Fun member we were the first to try it. This device not only cleanses your skin but creates a customized routine using artificial intelligence to measure your skins moisture levels. The hygienic silicone brushes have two sizes the finer tips are designed for large areas such as your forehead and cheeks. For areas of the skin that are prone to oiliness t-zone and chin, the thick silicone deep cleans.
With the fofo design you will see two gold plates on the back, these are sensors to pick up your exact moisture levels and skin type. Once the device has retrieved it's information you can link it to the free app "Foreo For You" for all your customized skin care tips and tricks for your exact skin type. The app will then create t-sonic pulsations made just for you and sync it back to your device for proper cleansing. This is a lot of technology for something that will fit in your palm and I feel it will be a popular item for Foreo. The little device is completely waterproof and powered by two replaceable AAA batteries.
Coola Classic Face SPF 50 White Tea
$32.00 USD $44.00 CAD
This sunscreen offers high coverage of 50 SPF while giving your skin the benefits of a moisturizer with 70% organic ingredients. Wether your at the beach or hanging in the pool it will give you 80 minutes of water resistance without having to reapply. The one thing I really like about this Coola sunscreen is I can go foundation free because the ingredients in it help combat my skin concerns. The key ingredients evening primrose and linseed oils help eliminate redness and splotchy uneven skin. It is recommended for sensitive, dry, normal and combination skin types.
Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish
$14.99 USD $18.47 CAD
Fab Fit Fun usually tries to include one or more household items in each box.The summer box had a chic ring dish with gold lining (which will match my room perfectly) and a marble face. It will dress up and shelf following the marble trend, and leaves a good amount of space for jewellery or whatever you decide to put on top. I have never owned anything from Pier 1 Imports so this is a nice start.
Aromatherapy Associates De- Stress Muscle Gel
$39.00 USD $51.76 CAD
The blend of essential oils in this gel is lavender, black pepper, rosemary and ginger to relax the mind and body.It's quite a strong mix so much so that the box it came in smelt like it before I even opened it. Using the hot/ cold technique it targets stiff sore muscles and helps eliminate pain. This was a choice item and I'm so happy I picked it, the smell is relaxing and I always have sore neck and shoulders that need attention.
As I was browsing the website I saw they sell a variety of body care for ultimate relaxation. The collections names range from relax - inner strength to nourishing & polishing. All collections are made up of bath salts, scrubs, essential oils and creams. The support collection stood out to me the most helping combat cold& flu tiredness to relax the body to heal. On the website you can read about the founders Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey and their goal with Aromatherapy. The main head quarters is in Vancouver for us Canadians, you can order from the Canadian website linked below
Summer & Rose Beach Towel
$55.00 USD $72.64 CAD
Summer & Rose has some beautiful pieces in their collection, this towel included. It's a little steep for a towel and I would never have purchased it at that price if it wasn't included in our summer box. If you are an annual member you get to chose the pattern and colour of the towel. A blessing is it's made of microfibre making it impossible for sand to stick too. The size is jumbo which helps with being able to flip over while lying out and not falling off your towel.
Maji Sports Loop Resistance Band
$15.00 USD $19.80 CAD
Resistance bands are great for working muscles in your legs, arms and abs. I own one that is medium resistance but this is smaller. The smaller the band the more resistance for greater strength gain. The loop design is ideal for the band not to become untied during working out, trust me it hurts when it smacks you anywhere on the body. Fab Fit Fun members also get access to Fab Fit Fun Tv, where you can find workout videos to help get the most from your bands.
The add ons are items that are exclusively on sale for Fab Fit Fun Members this month I picked all these items and only paid $23.00 CAD
Living Proof Shampoo and Conditioner Set - FRIZZ CONTROL - Regular Price $34.00 CAD each or $68.00 CAD for both www.sephora.com
Cocoage Cosmetics - Cocoa Powder 24k Gold Body Scrub Brown Sugar - Regular Price $79.95 USD $105.53 CAD cocoagecosmetics.com
The arrival of the Spring box has me hopeful for warmer weather even though we are still getting snow in March. This season's box included fitness tools, makeup, home decor and fashion. The colours represented spring 100%, I was lucky enough to receive tiffany blue in many of the products. Everything in this box added up to the Canadian Retail Value being $447.00 CAN with the current exchange rate. When you sign up for annual the box works out to being around 76.00 CAN every 3 months . Use my discount code BLOOM10 here ☛ t.fabfitfun.com/SHkm for $10.00 off your box. Below is a breakdown of each product in the Spring box.
Rachel Pally Reversible Clutch - Paradise Pattern
$60.00 USD $77.39 CAN
Out of the three patterns to chose from I chose paradise due to the Tiffany Blue and leaf pattern. The bag is a reversible design to show either the blue on the flap or the canvas tropical print. This would complement a entire white outfit or denim really well. The zipper is sturdy with a tassle design, and the inside has a extra pocket for your phone or cards. Rachel's website is very cute and tailors to collection, plus, maternity and bridal party's. The main designs trend ruffles, prints and stripes.
Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
$40.00 USD $51.59 CAN
This lotion is really targeted at oily blemish prone skin. It's really difficult to find a moisturizer to control oil that won't flare up acne prone skin, this lotion is gentle enough to not irritate it. The lotion is oil free and minimizes the look of pores improving skin texture.
Retinol - promotes cell turnover to reduce clogged pores
Soy Flour - firms and protects elasticity
Queen of Meadow extract - tightens pores and reduces oil production
I have used Murad before even their skin wash line and have had great results. Keep in mind a little goes a long way with this lotion as it blends like a dream.
Anderson Lilly Sunset Collection Candle - choice Manhatten Beach , Fresh Linen or Super bloom
$45.00 USD $58.04 CAN
Fab Fit Fun gave you the choice of 3 different smells to customize your box, I picked super bloom because garden flower smells are my go too. The vessel it came in is a lovely copper thats perfect for any room and can be upcycled. The candle is hand poured coconut wax blend for a clean burn. The scent is a blend of basil, tangerine leaf, anise, violet, geranium, lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, rosewood and cashmere musk. We have received Anderson Lilley lotion before in our boxes and I loved them. Can't wait to light this wick that burns for 7 hours.
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Concealing Ridge Filler
$18.00 USD $23.22 CAN
I do not get my nails done with gels or acrylics regularly, leaving my nails in a pretty healthy state. This will be going on my work shelf for client use ( I'm a esthetician). It adds a pink hue to the nails while blurring imperfections. The protein peptides and moisturizing agents aid the nails in improving ridges, yellow stains and discolouration. The website is worth checking out for the reviews on this product it carries a 5 star rating.
Physique 57 Massage Roller
$20.00 USD $25.80 CAN
I have seen these everywhere and never brought myself to buying one. The colour was by random I was just lucky enough to receive the light blue. It will match my workout runners, yoga mat and resistance bands making it all look as a set. I really like that they included tips on how to massage certain areas and muscles with the roller.
Free People X Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask
$40.00 USD $51.59 CAN
The most awaited item in the spring box was this eye mask due to up coming travel I have and I don't own one. On the 7-8 flight I have I need shut eye to look rested. The cooling insert is a perfect touch for extra relaxation and aiding puffy eyes. It's made of vegan leather that feels of great quality and the star pattern is chic. Another bonus is the adjustable strap for comfort and function.
ISH Lip Statement Palette
$42.00 USD $54.00 CAN
ISH'S twelve shade palette has some truly beautiful shades. The bottom row had to be my favourite with the hot corals. They are formulated with rose extract, shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil and aloe vera. These ingredients are very moisturizing for the lips, they have the bonus of being paraben free, gluten free and cruelty free. Use code ISH20 on http://ish.co for 20% off your order.
Korres Guava Body Butter
$24.00 USD $31.00 CAN
It was no choice to grab this Korres product in the choice option. I have tried many face products from this brand and had such success with them. Formulated with shea butter and quince extract to moisturize the skin this really glides on like butter. A trio blend of sunflower, almond and avacado oil improves skin texture and elasticity.
Ettika Day Dreamer Tassel Earrings
$58.00 USD $74.81 CAN
I chose these to accessorize some off the shoulder dresses in the summer, envisioned with my hair tied back. I went for black because it will match everything more than the pink and white. The plating is 18kt gold to accent the black.
Santa came early and he delivered FAB FIT FUN right to my door step. I have set up an annual subscription that allows me to pick the colours or choice of certain items which becomes really helpful on most boxes. This review like all in the past include the Canadian Dollar value based on Current Exchange Rate 🇨🇦 If you like what you see there is still time to sign up for FAB FIT FUN to receive this winter box and receive $10.00 off with the code SANTABABY
☛ https://t.fabfitfun.com/SHkm This season's box retail value was $494.10 Canadian and cost $70.20 Canadian
💥 Every season FAB FIT FUN releases add ons to purchase for your following seasons box. I don't always purchase add ons but this season I found 3 items that I absolutely love. All add on's are majorly discounted and are first come first serve basis. Here are the details on the items I bought all 3 for $44.00 CAN.
Moisturizes ➣ Organic Aloe, Organic Shea Butter
Soothes ➣ Yarrow Extract, Panthenol, Peppermint Leaf Extract