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Is It Worth It? Fall 2017 FabFitFun Box Review

See the Fall 2018 fabfitfun Reveal here!

If you’ve never heard of it before, FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box that includes curated beauty, wellness, fitness, and fashion picks. The box is shipped every season (spring, summer, fall, and winter), costs $49, ($39 on your first box with a promo code) and includes over $200 worth of product.

The fall box was released a few weeks ago (see our spring review here). This time, instead of just doing an unboxing, I thought it would be fun to test out the products to see if the box is worth the $49 price tag.

I took about a week to use as many of these products as possible to do a Fall 2017 fabfitfun Box Review. When it comes to subscription boxes, it’s important to keep in mind that you probably aren’t going to use every product. That said, it’s up to you to determine if the products you will use are worth it.

Note: we purchased this box ourselves and this post does contain affiliate links.

Fall 2017 FabFitFun Box Review

1. Mer-Sea & Co Scarf $98

This is probably the item I was most excited for. It’s the perfect weather for a cozy blanket scarf. I also know this will come in handy on my upcoming travels (I can use it as a blanket on chilly planes!).

The scarf retails for $98 which seems overpriced to me for a 100% polyester scarf. As you can see in the photo, it also seems to be pulling apart somewhat already so I wouldn’t be surprised if it only lasts a season or two.

The brand has teamed up with to help make clean water accessible to women and their families in developing countries. After some research, I found that their all profits from their “Sea Change” candle go directly to

While I wouldn’t have paid almost a hundred bucks for this, I am glad it came in the box because I know I will use it.

Worth it? Yes.

2. Private Party Gym Bag $59

I think the idea of this bag (gym and juice, like gin and juice) is a cute, fun idea. I’m personally not a fan of the denim, though.

Because I work out at home and in my apartment gym, I never actually take things with me. I could use this for travel, but it’s pretty small. This is something that I’ll pass along to a friend.

Worth it? No.

3. Imm Living Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder $33

I do like this piece. It doesn’t strike me as something that would cost $33. I think you could find something similar in TJMaxx or Marshalls for way less.

It will be cute in my guest bathroom, though.

Worth it? Yes.

4. Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil $12.50

This is something that totally surprised me. I wasn’t super excited about it but after using it and seeing an almost immediate difference, I know I will get a lot of use out of it this season. Plus, I like that it smells like lavender.

Worth it: Yes

5. Whish Beauty Renewing Mask $48

I liked this mask. I’ve used it several times and while I didn’t see any renewing or purifying, my skin definitely felt smooth.

I liked the packaging (a pump = a win) and I liked that it was a one-minute mask.

I do feel like it was a bit overpriced. For $48, you could buy an Origins mask and almost a GlamGlow one or PeterThomasRoth. There are also ample drugstore masks, like the L’oreal Clay Line, that are less expensive.

I know I’ll use this, but I wouldn’t purchase it myself.

Worth it? Meh.

6. Trestique Matte Color and Shiny Lip Balm in Red $28

I didn’t try this product because I don’t really wear red lip colors. I have one that I keep on hand for when I’m feeling spicey, but overall, this product didn’t wow me at all.

This is also a pricey product and for the price, I would have rather have seen a higher end brand.

Worth it? No.

7. dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse $35

My hair was super shiny and soft after using this. I like that it includes argan oil, lavender, and aloe vera.

Worth it? Yes.

8. Cottonelle Freshcare Flushable Cleansing Cloths

As the sponsored item, these were a nice and handy bonus.

9. MyTagalongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack $15

I was super stoked to try this out. It’s a gel pack that can be used hot or cold to provide relief from pain or injury. I didn’t have any major use for it and didn’t try it cold yet, but I did heat it up to see how it worked.

After heating it up for 30 seconds in the microwave, it stayed relatively warm for about half an hour. Though I haven’t tried it cold yet, I expect that would stay cold longer because it takes up to 2 hours to freeze versus 30 seconds in the microwave.

I do know that this will be useful for my shin splints!

Worth it? Yes.

10. B-Low the Belt Mia Belt in Tan $55

While cute, this isn’t really my style at all. I’m not usually a belt person and I’m not sure how much use I will get out of this.

In this case, I would have rather have had the other option — the cable knit beanie. But who knows? Maybe this will get me out of my fashion comfort zone.

Worth it? Not really.

Overall, I think this was a pretty decent box. I loved the scarf, the jewelry holder, the cuticle oil, the ACV hair rinse, the mask, and the gel pack.

Two of the bigger, pricier items weren’t for me, but that’s okay. I will get plenty of use out of my other items.

Do you subscribe to FabFitFun? What did you get in your box? 

If you don’t subscribe, what would you use most out of this box?

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About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty, GenThirty, and The Capsule Collab. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is the author of The Kidult Handbook (Simon & Schuster May 2018). She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.