Been taking a little break lately to get prepared for the holidays. I can happily report that Christmas shopping is done, 95% wrapped, parties have been attended and the halls have been decked!
During this time my Winter box from FabFitFun arrived.
The winter box has arrived! As Mike has said, this is the moment of truth. With the exchange rate, shipping and add on's it was close to $100 CAD for the box.... .... ...
Items this season included:
Cozy socks infused with Aloe (polyester $19 USD)
A poncho (acrylic and polyester that's somehow worth $70 USD!?)
Eye shadow pallet (worth approx. $70USD)
Chocker Necklace (worth $58USD?)
Ceramic mug ($16 USD)
Deep sleep pillow spray. ($29)
Exfoliate face cream (... $75 USD)
Hand cream ($33 USD)
Hair repairing cream ($23)
and lastly for an add on...
An art kit ($9 USD)
The socks are very soft and comfy, the aloe definitely makes them smooth and almost moist (but in a good way?) great for curling up on the couch to watch a movie.
The poncho is thin.. Not overly soft or comfortable. This was incredibly disappointing because this was the product I was looking forward to the most.
I don't think I will keep this, it's just.. Not nice. I didn't even bother with a photo (I also almost immediately spilled something on it... )
The eye shadow pallet is nice, the shades are vibrant and I will definitely use it. This is my favorite product from this box. (and almost justified the price)
It came with 8 vibrant shades and are refillable.
The necklace is cute and shiny.. But I would never spend $60 on it... There's no stamp on it indicating the material so it's not sterling silver, probably a coated stainless steel. After the day ends it gets uncomfortable, and it's currently sitting in my basement where I happened to be when I shedded it.
Next up is the ceramic mug: it's large which is great for coffee! And the saying is cute (and also a great disclosure). I will use this... It's a mug I have no other comments.
The deep sleep pillow spray intrigued me.. Sadly I wasn't able to pronounce any of the ingredients that are in it and it's not an overly attractive smell for my pillow.
The exfoliating face cream stinks... It's only meant to be used once a week so I haven't seen any benefit from it yet.. So.. So far it just stinks.
The hand cream is thick, with a nice scent. Great for everyday use and not greasy. Good product! I'll keep it on the desk. *thumbs up* (keeping track of the useful ones yet?)
Lastly, the hair repairing cream. It's only meant to be used once a week as well so I haven't seen any benefit from it yet, but it's leave in cream which should be beneficial for the abuse I've put my hair through lately.
Along with the items in the box you can also get add-ons that will be shipped for free (or included in the shipping price- however you want to look at it.) so I got the art set for around $9USD. It's very sweet, and it comes with paint, stencils, and a canvas. It'll be great for a winter weekend activity.
I've unsubscribed to this box... Out of 10 items that arrived at my door, I liked about half of them which barely makes it worth it considering the shipping costs and exchange rate. It's fun getting a box every few months full of goodies but I'm not really into having a bunch of beauty products hoarded in my house that have no practical purpose. I'd consider re- subscribing if they ever develop a warehouse in Canada. Until then, I'm taking a bow FabFitFun, your box lacked luster.