The Summer Box
It’s that time again! That’s right, time for FabFitFun unboxing! Getting home and seeing this box sitting on my front step brings me pure joy. I love it! Much like the Editor’s Choice box (see that post here) and The Spring box (see that post here), The Summer box did not disappoint. Let’s explore the goodies, shall we?
Michael Stars Ruana: $54
What’s a Ruana? Don’t worry, I had no idea either. According to Wikipedia, it’s a “poncho-style outer garment typical of the Andes region of Venezuela and Columbia.” All I know is that it’s super soft and versatile. It can be worn as a scarf, sarong, or shawl. This would be a great item for the beach or for traveling as it’s light but would keep you warm if you needed an extra layer. This is going into my summer wardrobe rotation ASAP. Look for it in an outfit post real soon!
BKR Little Glass Water Bottle – 500mL (16 oz): $35
This is the cutest glass water bottle! It’s a perfect size and comes complete with a rubber cover to prevent breakage. Many of us (myself included) need to drink more water. Having cute containers like this around makes that a little easier. It’s a little heavy to stick in my purse, but it’s a nice size to carry around. It’ll be perfect in my car for my commute! Might-as-well drink some water while sitting in traffic, right?
Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Highlighter in Bronze: $30
I’m not going to lie, I squealed with joy when I saw this sitting in the box. I love getting new makeup products to try and couldn’t wait to test out this one! This highlighter is gorgeous! It’s creamy, lightweight, and glides on effortlessly. The highlighter itself is shimmery gold and gives a nice summer glow to the skin. Apparently, it’s formulated for HD filming to “give you a radiant, picture perfect finish…[that] remains invisible to the camera.” I can’t speak to the camera part but it does give you a radiate, lit from within kind of look. It kicks up a little powder, but other than that, there’s nothing to complain about here. I would be curious to see what other products are in their line.
Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate: $29
I’ve been getting into skin care lately. I don’t know if it’s all the YouTube videos I’ve been watching or what, but I’m really curious to try some new products. I was so excited to see this eye cream in the box. Just that morning, I had run out of my e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream, so this was perfect timing. This claims to “moisturize and soothe any dark circles and fine lines.” It’s full of ingredients that will “hydrate and nourish the eye area.” I really like this product. There is absolutely no scent, so if you’re sensitive to that you might want to check this out. It’s lightweight and goes on easily. It really protects the skin as I can still feel where I applied it in the morning. I haven’t been using it long enough to say if it truly makes a visible difference or not, but when I use this product, I do feel like I’m doing something great for my skin.
Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace: $58
A girl can never have too much jewelry, right? I love getting new pieces to add to my collection and FabFitFun boxes never disappoint. This box contained a beautiful, yet simple necklace. I got the turquoise option promoting balance, discovery, and confidence which was perfect for me! This is such a versatile item and I’ve been pretty much wearing it non-stop since I got it. Plus, how cute is the packaging! Love it!
Eau Thermale Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+: $28
I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried this yet. I’m a little nervous about the word hydrating with my oily skin. Nonetheless, I’ll give it a shot. It’s the perfect size to just stick in your purse. I don’t know about you, but I never think to have sunscreen along. This will be great to just have with me. Apparently, it’s supposed to “protect and nourish your skin” with antioxidants and spring water. Maybe that doesn’t sound so scary after all. I’ll give it a try this weekend and let you know how it goes!
Vital Proteins Marine Collagen, Box of 20 packets: $48
These health items are always included in the boxes. Last month it was the gummy vitamins and this month it was this. It’s an unflavored collagen powder you mix with a glass of water. It’s supposed to give you a healthy complexion. I tried it. Who knows if it did anything, though. To me, plain water is hard to beat especially for about $50!
Ready, Set, Create! Art Kit!: $22
This was one of three options. I forgot to make my selections, so this was chosen at random for me. What a great fit to get my craft on! The kit comes with an 8×10 canvas, a set of 6 paints, 2 brushes, and an alphabet stencil set. I have no idea what I’m going to make but I can’t wait to use it!
Way of Will 03 Soothe and Cool Massage Oil: $29.50
This was another option item. To be honest, I have no idea how this is supposed to be used. I’ve swatched it on my hand and it smells good, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. If you know, comment below or on the Facebook page. According to the bottle, it helps skin retain moisture, improve the protective barrier of the skin, increase hydration, elasticity, and cools affected areas. The tip is to use after a long day in the sun to soothe skin. I guess my question is, do you use this all over or just in a small spot or what? Maybe I just need to try it out. I’ll keep you posted.
Total Value of Box: $281.50!!!!
This is a great value for only paying around $50 for the box! I’m excited to experiment with all the products and explore some new brands. I would highly recommend giving FabFitFun a try. If you’re interested, use this link to get $10 off your first box! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed! Oh, and don’t forget to share your FabFitFun treasures here and on the Facebook page!
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post, in which there’s a 99% chance of red, white, and blue! Enjoy your weekend, lovelies!