FabFitFun Winter Box Review | 2018

It’s been literally an entire year since I reviewed a Fabfitfun box. I quit just about all subscription boxes this year. I was reviewing Boxycharm for a few months but I was overwhelmed receiving so many full sized beauty products each month. Lately I’ve missed reviewing subscription boxes though so I thought what better subscription to return to than Fabfitfun? Fabfitfun always sends a great range of beauty and lifestyle products, and given that Christmas is coming the winter box is a great way to stock up on stocking stuffers! Let’s see what I thought about the Winter Fabfitfun box…

FabFitFun Winter Box 2018


What: A Women’s Lifestyle Subscription that typically contains a mix of beauty, fashion, lifestyle and fitness items worth anywhere from $150-$250USD (sometimes more!)
 $49.99US per Box
Shipping: $8US to Canada, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, & Alaska. FREE for mainland USA

*NOTE: This post contains my Fabfitfun referral link.

FabFitFun TV


FabFitFun TV is a collection of fitness videos that subscribers can exclusively access through the FFF website. FFF is constantly updating the workouts available to subscribers. Since I was last a fabfitfun member their videos have expanded to include cooking, meditation, drink recipes and more. For reviewing purposes I of course tried out some new videos…

Let me know if you guys would like a review on some of the videos I’ve watched. I’d love to write another Cooking with Cleia round up of the recipes I’ve tried 🙂

2018 Fabfitfun Winter Box Review


The Fabfitfun Winter Box for 2018 has such a cozy design. I love how much time and effort they put into their box designs month after month, they’re all different! I love the imagery of friends sitting around a fire, it reminds me of weekend ski trips. This season I tried to Holiday up my photos with some festive props!

The Fabfitfun Winter Box for 2018 is partnered with Kindness Factory. Fabfitfun always partners with a charity of some sort for each box. Kindness Factory seeks to log 1 million acts of kindness from around the world by 2020. I checked out their page and it’s really cool, people around the world post about how they have “paid it forward”.

Fabfitfun Winter Box 2018 Unboxing

Fabfitfun Winter Box Magazine 2018

Fabfitfun Lifestyle Magazine

Fabfitfun always does these cute magazines to go with their boxes. Last winter had a newspaper style magazine which was really cool. I actually keep all of these because they often contain recipes, styling tips and other useful information that I might refer to at a later date. I’m looking forward to flipping through this one when I find some free time. As usual the products in the Winter Fabfitfun box are packaged beautifully with tissue paper and a sticker to seal it.

Fabfitfun Winter Box 2018 Mark & Graham Throw Blanket

Mark & Graham Throw Blanket Fabfitfun Winter 2018

Mark & Graham Color Block Throw $49

Fabfitfun usually includes some sort of lifestyle item like a scarf, a tea towel, or a blanket. Last winter’s box had a BB Dakota poncho which I love, and I’m just as happy to see a throw blanket in my box. I was hoping for the taupey brown blanket but this grey one is nice too. This blanket is thin, so I don’t know that I would cuddle up in this alone but it might be nice to drape over my shoulders while curled up on the couch.

Unfortunately the fibres are thin and delicate. Ion’s claws snagged in it the first time he walked across it.

Fabfitfun Winter Box Review Way of Will Essential Oil Set

Fabfitfun Way of Will Essential Oil Set

Way of Will Essential Oil Set $31

I have mixed feelings receiving Way of Will only because I was asked to pick out some samples of this brand by one of their PR agents and when I told her which products interested me I was ghosted. No replies, no nothing. Even though she was responding to me for the first three messages… Maybe it will be amazing, I will try to keep an open mind.

I’ve been meaning to try out a diffuser for my home but I haven’t picked one up yet. They’re expensive! Luckily you can use these essential oils on your skin for a quick aromatherapy boost. The orange oil smells fantastic.

Fabfitfun Winter Box Richer Poorer Reina Over the Knee Textured Sock

Richer Poorer Reina Over the Knee Textured Sock $24

This was another product that subscribers could choose when customizing their box. The options were a Pür Cosmetics Be Your Selfie Palette, a Jade roller or this Richer Poorer Reina Over The Knee Sock. The socks were the least expensive choice but I felt that they suited me much better than the other products I’ve been skeptical of Pür cosmetics since the dreaded Pür X Boxycharm Palette and I think the face roller trend is kind of nonsensical. Please don’t hate me, face rollers just aren’t for me.

These socks are going to look so cute when worn with my knee high boots! I’m always up for cozy socks in the winter.

Fabfitfun Winter Box Lele Sadoughi Silver Circle Pendant Necklace

Lele Sadoughi Silver Necklace with Circle Pendant $49

The next fashion product in my Fabfitfun Winter box was this silver circle pendant necklace from Lele Sadoughi. This was the last product that I was able to pick out for myself. The options were a jewellery organizing portfolio, an Oribe Dry Shampoo or this necklace. I ended up loving the necklace I got in last winter’s box, so I thought why not get another classic piece?

This circle pendant necklace is elegant and simple. I hated the tassle trend and I’m glad it seems to be over now. I would much rather wear a circle pendant than a tassle around my neck…

Fabfitfun Winter Blaq Hydrogel Eye Masks

Blaq Hydrogel Eye Masks $29

YES! Last winter we received some Grace & Stella Eye Gel Masks and I loved them, I rationed them all year long for when I was working 4am shifts. I haven’t tried a brand of eye gel masks that I didn’t like so I’m sure I will love these.

I don’t know why these Blaq Eye Masks need charcoal if they’re only for the eye area though, I might be naïve but I didn’t think my under eye area really needed deep cleaning…

Fabfitfun Winter Box Moroccan Gold Series Argan Oil Hair Mask

Fabfitfun Moroccan Gold Series Argan Oil Hair Mask

Moroccan Gold Series Argan Oil Hair Mask $49

Seal split ends, strengthen hair, and make your tresses more manageable with this fortifying blend of argan oil and keratin components.

This was an item that I was able to customize as part of my FFF membership. I’m not an annual subscriber but regular members are been given a few product options to choose from. This Winter we were able to choose between a headband and glove set or this hair mask. I have more gloves than I know what to do with and zero hair masks in my possession so I chose the hair mask.

Hollllly Molllly this hair mask is expensive. These prices are in USD, so to my Canadian eyes this hurts. I hope this mask does some good for my hair!

Fabfitfun Winter Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Fabfitfun Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick $26

OMG. YAAAASS. I just tried the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick for the first time when I picked up my Sephora Birthday gift last month and I loved the formula. I’m so excited that the Winter Fabfitfun box included an one of these because these lipsticks aren’t cheap! This is the shade Meringue and it’s a peachy nude. Surprisingly I don’t have a whole lot of peachy lipsticks so it’s also new to my lipstick color family.

Fabfitfun Winter Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener $24

I hear Thrive Causemetics talked about a lot on YouTube but I don’t see it a lot in the blogging world.  Thrive Causemetics donates a product for every product that is purchased to a woman in need.

When I hear “in need” I don’t always think about makeup. Makeup is definitely a want but I think a lot of us can agree that wearing makeup can make us feel a certain way. I personally feel more confident and more “myself” when I wear makeup, it lets me express myself creatively and cover anything I might be self conscious of (aka cold sores. I get them, it sucks). Keeping that in mind I can understand how being given something as simple as a mascara can really boost self esteem. It doesn’t help with the physical needs but I do think it can help someone going through a rough patch psychologically.

I haven’t had a product like the Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in a long time. I usually just use a bit of highlighter in the inner corners and on my brow bone this pencil can also be worn on the waterline. I’m going to try it out! *Update: There is now a review of this product on my blog!

Fabfitfun AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask

AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask $33

We also received an Ahava product in last Winter’s box. Last Winter it was an Ahava hand cream and it’s a favourite to date. I leave it next to my B&BW pumpkin cupcake soap in the bathroom for guests. This Hydration Cream mask contains mineral spring water, shea butter, and vitamin E to hydrate and soften the skin.  Hydration is a must this time of year!

Fabfitfun Winter Box Review 2018

Fabfitfun Winter Box Value $314USD

My Fabfitfun winter box totalled up to $314USD. Um. That’s a LOT! I was annoyed because I paid $88CAD for the Fabfitfun Winter Box after the exchange rate and shipping, but seeing the total value soothes my nerves some. I’m thrilled that I got a Bite Beauty lipstick, I love the Amuse Bouche Formula and I’m normally a liquid lipstick kind of girl. The overall curation of the products was really good, there was a mix of elegant lifestyle products and on trend beauty products. I love that I was able to customize some of my box while still having a few surprises. Over all I’m impressed as usual with the Fabfitfun Winter Box.

What did you get in your 2018 Fabfitfun Winter Box?

If you aren’t a member and want to sign up you can save $10 with my referral link here. Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this festive themed subscription box unboxing. All of my Fabfitfun reviews can be found HERE. Happy holidays everyone! xx



  1. December 29, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    UHG I also hate the tassel trend!! I guess I just like sparkly things but I just find tassels so tacky. Like why.
    I agree that having charcoal in under eye masks is slightly concerning.. I love using argan products in my hair. I would love to know how this mask worked out for you! I always get the Garnier Whole Blends Argan conditioner and it’s so nice! Clearly it’s more affordable than that mask too but if the mask has long-lasting abilities then that would be awesome.
    As for Thrive causemetics, I think the “in need” part is a little vague if you don’t know their origin story. They started out as a brand that offered false lashes, and donated a large portion of their lashes to women who had cancer and were going through chemotherapy treatments, which often makes your eyelashes fall out. So yes, while this goes towards boosting self-confidence, I think this situation does speak to being “in need” more than perhaps people who can’t afford eyeshadow or something, since it is actually replacing something they have lost. Since then, I think they have expanded their donation portfolio to other women in various situations of “in need”. You might already know about all this, but I thought it was so interesting to learn about how they got started! I really want to order from them but their items are quite costly so I’m biding my time. I want to try their glowy blushes for sure.

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 31, 2018 / 3:40 am

      Seriously who decided to put a tassel on a string and call it jewellery? No one asked for that!
      I’ve only used the hair mask once and I did like it, it made my hair super soft. But I don’t know about any of the strengthening benefits because I haven’t used it enough yet. I remember Garnier had a coconut hair mask that did the same thing for around $5!
      OHHHHH. That makes so much more sense! All I knew about Thrive was what I had heard on YouTube, and Kathleen lights was talking about the people “in need” the way I thought it was meant. I should have done a little digging!
      That definitely makes more sense as helping to provide lashes & makeup to people going through Cancer treatment. Thanks for sharing!

  2. December 12, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    So I never tried FabFitFun, but I LOVE the products you got in it! They’re all so unique, and just so fun! You got so many amazing products. Most of which I have heard of, or would want to try myself. I might try this subscription box myself. Great post xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 13, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      I don’t get every box, normally I subscribe for one or two boxes a year tops. But the products are so good! I love getting the winter box to fill out my stocking stuffer shopping, there’s always something in here that I know someone in my family would love.
      I think you’d really love this subscription, plus you can customize some of your items so you know you’ll like some of the products before the box even ships!

      • December 14, 2018 / 4:35 pm

        I think I’m definitely going to give it a try sometime next year:) The items you got in here were so so nice, and like the fact that you said we can customize things is so amazing!

        • AlwaysCleia
          December 16, 2018 / 1:52 am

          I would check out My Subscription Addiction closer to the next box release, they always share 2-3 spoilers of the customization options so that’s how I decide if I want the box or not. Then the rest is a surprise for me!

  3. December 11, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    ,ok this box is fab!!!! That’s a crazy amount for a small price lol. It’s definitely worth it, I’ve been meaning to try it just once but right now I’m awaiting my boxyluxe to see if I even like it otherwise I’ll move it and try a different one. But I digress…this box is amazing and I cannot believe that you got a bite beauty lipstick in there! So cool!

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 12, 2018 / 3:17 am

      RIGHT!? This is the one subscription box that sends lifestyle products that I would actually want to use, and the makeup is actually products that are trending or highly spoken about. I really like that it’s not just makeup in here because I would be so overwhelmed otherwise.
      I can’t wait to see what you got in Boxyluxe! I’ve been thinking about resubscribing to Boxycharm but for now I’ve got to save my money. I’ll live vicariously though your reviews until then lol

      • December 13, 2018 / 2:14 am

        I’m gonna look into it and decide if I want to try it for one quarter lol 🙂 so tempting!
        I’m so excited to see too! I have been avoiding the spoilers like the plague LOL. I barely got my tracking # yesterday so it’s looking like it might arrive a bit late this month.

        • AlwaysCleia
          December 13, 2018 / 11:08 pm

          The first box you get as a subscriber is always $10 off, so it would be $39.99. That’s not bad considering the value of the boxes but it does come down to budget. I think you’d love this box!
          Avoiding spoilers is so hard! People are already posting their boxes, I hope yours doesn’t arrive super late.

          • December 18, 2018 / 2:37 am

            ooh good to know! thanks for telling me! 🙂
            I got my box over the weekend and I was so stoked! I can’t wait to film it and post it! 🙂

          • AlwaysCleia
            December 19, 2018 / 10:39 pm

            Oh that’s awesome! I can’t wait to see what you got!

  4. December 4, 2018 / 6:38 am

    Love your pictures, they are so beautiful! That lipstick from Bite Beauty is so pretty! x


    • AlwaysCleia
      December 6, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you! I’m definitely going to stick with the blanket as my photo backdrop, I love how they turned out ❤

  5. December 1, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Meringue is such a cute name for a lipstick and the colour looks like a pretty peachy-pink 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 3, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      It’s such a cute name! The lipstick is really comfortable too, I wore it for the first time today

  6. December 1, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    I’ve never ordered a subscription box, but was thinking about doing it for this upcoming year. Do you think it’s worth it?

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 3, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      It depends on the box, for Fabfitfun I do think it’s worth it. They send products that I would actually want to use instead of products that seem to be specifically made for sub boxes. Ipsy always sent random brands that I didn’t care about but FFF sends products that are actually popular like the Bite Beauty lipstick in this box.

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