FabFitFun Autumn Box 2019 | Review

Sunday 15 September 2019

I've been trying to deny it for weeks, but it's definitely autumn now.

Normally, I'm a fan of the season - the chance to wear coat jumpers, scarves, and ankle boots, the leaves falling and those chilly golden mornings that can be beautiful. This year I feel like summer never really got going, so it's been harder to let it go.

One thing that has been cheering me up though is receiving my next FabFitFun box. This American import is a seasonal subscription box filled with a range of beauty and lifestyle goodies.

The FFF Summer Edition was the first box you could get your hands on as a UK subscriber, and although I had a bit of a mixed experience, I decided to hold on and get the Autumn box. And I'm so glad I did!

Here's a peek at the goodies inside…

Anthropologie Live Mindfully Travel Yoga Mat ($50.00)

Don't we all need a little bit of peace or an occasional moment of calm in our lives? With two young children and a full time job, I know that's something I'm definitely lacking.

So this super stylish neoprene exercise mat was a great addition. I've been meaning to practise Pilates a little more at home, and I try to do abdominal exercises too, so this is really useful.

The navy and sorbet pink patterned design is gorgeous, and the mat is made of a slimline neoprene which means it folds down to a small enough size to take on your travels - ideal if you want to get your namaste on during a holiday!

The Better Skin Co. Lava Magick ($32.00)

Me time as a mum is a vanishingly rare commodity, but one tradition I've always maintained in a bath with candles, face masks, oils - the full works - on a Sunday night.

So I pounced on this little beauty straight away and tried it out the very same night! A three in one cleanser, mask and exfoliating scrub, this little pot of complexion magic is packed with volcanic lava from France to buff away dullness and imperfections.

You can feel it polishing away and although I usually prefer chemical exfoliants to physical scrubs, I did enjoy this one, and it felt very powerful in action.

It smells absolutely gorgeous - a sweet mandarin scent - and there's also calendula, grapeseed oils, cucumber, parsley and chamomile in there. A great little multi-tasking skin treat that left me glowing.

Kate Spade Lunch Tote ($30.00)

A useful and unexpected item to receive, I love this chic coated linen lunch bag with an insulated interior. It's the perfect size to hold your lunch essentials and so much chicer than a plastic bag.

The gold bow zip is a nice finishing touch and I adore the mood of playful sophistication in Kate Spade designs. It's definitely on the compact side, but it works for me.

Getting something a bit out of the ordinary is exactly why I've enjoyed this box.

Harper + Ari Juice Cleanse Exfoliating Sugar Cubes ($24.00)

Exfoliating your body regularly really is the key to smooth, glowing skin. Although I'm normally in an exclusive relationship with my beloved Grounded scrub, it is extremely messy and involves a thorough clean of the shower after use - and I wouldn't even consider using it in the bath! So these cubes actually have the edge there.

Each one is perfectly sized to buff your whole body and the melon and kiwi scent is divine. I found best results from breaking the cube up in my hands with some water and then sweeping it all over.

I really liked that this product is so mess free and gives great results.

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks ($25.00)

Eye bags are something I have in abundance, and I'm already a devotee of eye masks - I keep packs in my bedside drawers and often pop them on as soon as I wake up to do some damage limitation.

So I was excited to try these, which soothe, hydrate and help to reduce bags and dark circles. They come individually packaged which makes them ideal for travel as well. They're already a huge essential in my routine!

Human + Kind Body Soufflé ($18.50)

Post-summer, skin always needs quality nourishment and in autumn, as the temperature drops and the heating starts to go on, it's easy to get rough, flaky patches.

This Soufflé has a whipped texture and a light, fluffy finish which means that it's easily absorbed - no hanging around a chilly shower cubicle waiting for it to sink in - but it does give skin a hydration hit that leaves it plumped and silky.

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

Since pregnancy and also blame the balayage, my hair has been as dry as my favourite prosecco so I'm always on the hunt for products which have a serious impact.

So far Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is the favorite hair texture transformer - so could this plant based remedy compete?

A leave in hair treatment, this has the added benefit of protecting hair against heat styling up to 232 degrees. The key ingredients are quinoa protein for longer, stronger locks, nourishing Soy and conditioning Macadamia Oil to smooth and de-frizz.

Impressively enough, it promises to reduce breakage by up to 90 per cent in just one week, leaving hair flexible, resilient and strengthened. Sounds like just what I need! There are a lot of rave reviews for this so I'm excited to see what it does for me.

Skinvolve Body Boost Gel ($45.00)

This is an interesting product - a cooling topical gel to be applied post-workout. It works to enhance the effects of your session on those stubborn, problem areas  with a blend of caffeine, green tea, ginseng and invigorating menthol to break down fat cells and smooth and tone your skin.

I'm not totally convinced that this will make a big difference  - but I am definitely intrigued. This sounds like it would work a treat during my beloved hot spin classes, so I'm going to give it a try and hopefully it will help me to tone my stomach up a bit more.

The autumn FabFitFun box has been a lovely discovery - and brilliant value, packed with great new products to discover from some great brands. 

I'm very impressed and I've changed my opinion since the summer box and decided to carry on subscribing - I already can't wait to see what the winter box holds! 

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