FabFitFun Summer 2017 Box


Summer — The season between spring and autumn comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of June, July, and August or as reckoned astronomically extending from the June solstice to the September equinox.

-Merriam Webster’s Dictionary

Two weeks ago marked the official start of summer so that means it’s officially time for a new FabFitFun box!  If you haven’t heard about FabFitFun before, it’s a quarterly subscription box that comes with about 7-10 full size items, all for $49.99 a quarter, but if you click this link, you’ll get $10 off your first box!  And trust me, it’s a great deal.  To see the types of items you can get in the box, check out my prior unboxings.  This box even had an AR component with the FabFitFun app that you can see below.  So, without further ado, here’s my review of the Summer 2017 FabFitFun box!

Michael Stars Ruana in Batik Print (retail value:  $54.00)

For the past two FabFitFun boxes I’ve received, there has been some type of shaw/blanket/wrap, and this summer is not an exception.  I’ve really wanted to buy a kimono type piece for a while now so getting one in this box was great.  Since it was one of the annual members’ select items, I got to pick between three different colors and, of course, I chose blue.  It matches perfectly with my bathing suit and can be used in multiple different ways as a dress, wrap, scarf, and more.  It’s super thin and soft and it’s not too long for a short girl like me.  Michael Stars also partnered with the Joyful Heart Foundation to donate a percentage of the proceeds to help sexual abuse and domestic violence victims as their charity for the season.  I will definitely be getting so much use out of it when I go on vacation!

BKR Little – 500 mL Water Bottle in Rosy(retail value:  $35.00)

This might be my absolute favorite item in this season’s box.  I bring it to my internship almost every day.  It’s the perfect size to carry around in your bag, and best of all, your water stays cold for a lot longer than in other water bottles.  This item was one of the items Select members could choose their color of, and I am so happy with my choice of the bright pink.  It’s so summery and super fun.  I’d definitely recommend purchasing ice cube trays that make skinny ice cubes because traditional ice cubes won’t fit through the mouth of this water bottle.  I found mine at Walmart, but you can also find them at Amazon!

Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace in Peach Moonstone (retail value:  $58.00)

FabFitFun seems to always include a piece of jewelry in their boxes.  This item was the last of the select items that annual members could pick a color for.  I choose the peach colored stones because I thought it would go with more of what I typically wear.  Personally, I love dainty necklaces, but this one might be a little too dainty for me.  The stones are pretty tiny and don’t really stand out against the chain of the necklace.  However, it’s been growing on me as it would be a great layering necklace with some of my other dainty necklaces.

Understated Leather On the Road Again Travel Set (retail value:  $28.00)

As I stated last box, FabFitFun gives all members a choice in something that is coming in the box.  This season, members could choose a hobby (traveler v. chef v. artist), and an item related to that hobby would be included in their box.  Very vague descriptions of the items were included on the choice page, but the brand, value, and a specific description were kept secret.  I personally chose Traveler as my hobby since I love going places with my parents.  I was pleasantly surprised that the item was a vegan leather travel set, including a passport cover and a luggage tag.  Also, the travel set is a light rose gold, which I don’t know about you, but rose gold is literally my favorite metallic color.  The only thing I feel kinda ‘ehh’ about with this set are the sayings, which aren’t really my thing.  But overall, this is a nice product to include.

Salted Himalayan Pink Salt Kit (retail value:  $26.00)

For the choice options, members also have the choice of picking more than one of the options presented for $10 per choice.  Since food is one of my favorite things, I also choose the chef option.  When I first saw the spoilers for this item (I really couldn’t help but peek), I wasn’t really too excited about a salt kit.  But then I opened my box and loved it!  It’s not only a great item to use in the kitchen, but it’s a great décor item as well.  The kit comes with a wooden base, a metal grater, and two pink Himalayan salt chunks.  I really think this is a unique item I wouldn’t buy myself.  It also came with a three month free trial to the Salted website, which is basically a cooking school with a Netflix price.  The Artist item was an exclusive art kit created by FabFitFun and Amy Tangerine.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk (retail value:  $20.00)

This season, there was a second choice item between a fitness boost and a beauty boost.  The clue for the fitness boost said the item is super scented and I’m not one for really scented items.  And I’m glad I didn’t pick it because it was a post workout massage oil, which I doubt I would actually use.  But the beauty item said it was perfect for the girl on the go, and trust me in law school, I feel like I’m always on the go.  And that definitely is a great description for dry shampoo.  This brand of dry shampoo has won many awards and I can see why.  It adds volume to your hair without leaving a weird residue.  I don’t know if I would continue purchasing this dry shampoo because it’s way more expensive than what I usually use.

Cargo Cosmetics Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Highlighter in Bronze (retail value:  $30.00)

Prior to getting this box, I had highlighter on my list of beauty products I wanted to buy at Ulta.  So, obviously I was so excited to see that this was in my summer box.  At first, the color of this highlight looks a little dark, but it gives your face a little shimmer and a little color (if you’re as pale as I am).  I have been using this all the time since I got it, and it just gives my makeup an extra uumph.

Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate (retail value:  $29.00)

For the skincare item this season, the box included an eye serum.  It is a light liquid-cream that is applied under your eyes to hydrate that skin and make your skin look dewy.  It makes your skin really soft, but smells a little strongly (I am pretty sensitive to things with scent).  I did see on the FFF forum that some people did have an allergic reaction to it because of some of the oils in the formula.  I have pretty bad allergies to pollen, but I didn’t have any reactions to the product.  Just due to my aversion to the smell, I probably will only use this sparingly to still receive the benefits of the serum.

Eau Thermale Avéne Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (retail value:  $24.00)

Another perfect item for the summer!  As I said before, I’m super pale so sunscreen during the summer is one of my summer essentials.  This brand is way fancier than the typical sunscreen brands that I use.  But that being said, it is an awesome facial sunscreen; it’s matte and doesn’t feel too heavy on your skin.  Since the skin on the face is so sensitive to the sun, having SPF 50 under your makeup is perfect to prevent burns.  Definitely a great choice for a summer box!

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Stick Pack (retail value:  sponsored item)

Sponsored items in these boxes are ways for companies to get their name out to consumers.  Usually, I like to see what they are all about, but I’m not really sure about this one.  It’s made from fish scales and is in a powdered form that you dissolve in a drink.  It may be okay in a smoothie, but I’m really not about supplements other than my daily vitamins I take.

Total Retail Value:  $278.00 (+$26.00 for extra choice item)

That’s what was in my summer FabFitFun box!  This was definitely a great box for summer even though some of the items had some negative points.  What was your favorite item this season?  Remember, you can use this link here to get $10 off your first box!


  1. Hi, I heard that FFF is offering a free trial right now. DO you happen to have any referrals?

    1. Hi! I do have some. If you send me your email in the contact me box, I can send you one!

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