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!
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.