FabFitFun Box Winter 2020

Thursday 17 December 2020

FabFitFun Winter 2020 Box Review

Although it seems as if hardly any time has gone by since the last FabFitFun box came winding it's way across the Atlantic, just before Christmas the Winter box arrived. 

This is one of my favourite sub boxes I've ever tried - you get a great mix of homewares, beauty, fitness things and accessories, the brands are generally high quality, and because it comes from the US, there are usually a few items that I haven't already tried or that are harder to get hold of here in the UK. 

It's a fun little splurge that always brightens my day when it arrives. The box is a mix of some items you select and others that are a surprise. So what was in my winter 2020 FabFitFun box? 

Kate Spade New York Rise & Shine Stud Earrings ($68)

Kate Spade New York Rise & Shine Stud Earrings review

I couldn't hit 'select' fast enough when I saw these beauties. I'm a huge fan of Kate Spade anyway, and you literally can't go wrong with these classic stud earrings - one pair of simulated pearls and one faceted cubic zirconia, both in gold plated settings. I knew they would be great quality from Kate Spade, and I even love the little pink and green drawstring bag they come in. It's exactly the kind of thing I would buy, so I'm very pleased to receive it. 

Lilly Pulitzer Ceramic Mugs ($42)

Lilly Pulitzer Ceramic Mugs review

Another item I was over the moon with - these absolutely stunning mugs. I like the larger size (perhaps I'm just greedy but there's never enough tea or coffee, I pretty much need an IV of hot drinks in the winter!) and the design is so beautiful. These are probably my favourite item in the box, along with the Kate Spade earrings, and I've used them a lot since they came. Lilly Pulitzer, I think, is a well known brand in North America but you can't really get it here in the UK easily, so it's cool to have something a bit different too. 

Lele Sadoughi Maroon Velvet Headband ($49)

Lele Sadoughi Maroon Velvet Headband review

So Lele Sadoughi is a label whose headgear I often see in the fashion magazines, but quite frankly I wouldn't pay those kind of prices for a headband! All the Insta-famous folk seem to wear them, so I'm glad to have this and feel a tiny bit cooler. Lord knows I love a headband - it's a lazy way to add something to a plain outfit, and the maroon velvet fabric is perfect for the festive season (and hiding my roots on those Zoom calls!) 

TULA Skincare Rose Glow & Get It Cooling and Brightening Eye Balm ($30)

TULA Skincare Rose Glow & Get It Cooling and Brightening Eye Balm review

I don't know how many times I've said it, but my undereye area is definitely an ongoing battle for me. Lines, shadows, puffiness, bags - you name it, I've got it! So I'm always keen to try anything new that promises to tackle any of those issues. This is a hydrating, cooling balm that uses hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth lines. It also features a blend of superfoods and probiotics like bag-reducing caffeine, soothing aloe and glow-boosting watermelon, plus rosehip oil which has an anti-aging effect. The balm is in a handy stick and can be easily popped on first thing in the morning or while on the go. It seems like the perfect thing to rehydrate eyes when you're out and about or at the office. 

Epare Cutting Boards ($19.95)

Epare Cutting Boards review

To me, this wasn't a brilliant item. The chopping boards are made of thin plastic and nowhere near as good quality as the Joseph Joseph ones I already have. They are colour coded so that you don't mix up raw meat, fish, vegetables etc. I was going to gift or donate these but my husband thought it might be useful to keep them so they're now stashed in a kitchen drawer. 

B-Low The Belt Croc Card Case ($35)

B-Low The Belt Croc Card Case review

Women fall into two camps when it comes to their purses. There are those who like a huge purse, full of slots for cards, heaving with change and old receipts. I don't understand those women. Then you have my tribe, who barely ever deal in cash, want everything to be digital and don't keep receipts most of the time. I much prefer a chic little card wallet to a huge, bulky purse any day. But I already have one I absolutely love that I picked up in a Paul Smith sale years ago, and I won't be replacing it with this. Red is really my least favourite colour as well. So I'll either re-sell or gift this item. 

Aesthetica Liquid Eyeliner ($21)

Aesthetica Liquid Eyeliner review

This item is a bit of a miss. I'm super fussy about eyeliners, mainly because I have tried so many that are hard to use or make a mess. I know which ones I prefer and I buy them again and again. They tend to be the felt-tip style ones, and I have a fair few in my 'spares' drawer waiting to be used anyway as a lot of sub boxes seem to send them. I only got a Stila one in the Fall FFF box as well. So this is one to gift or sell on. 

Daily Concepts Daily Facial Dry Brush ($20)

Daily Concepts Daily Facial Dry Brush review

I've heard of dry brushing to increase circulation and help to treat cellulite on the body, but I've actually never come across dry brushing for the face before. Apparently, the bristles are much softer than those on a body brush, and using it prior to applying your skincare products helps to drain the lymph nodes, reduce morning puffiness, increases your circulation for a healthy glow, sweeps away dead skin cells that otherwise block the absorption of all those lovely serums and creams, and leaves everything soft. It's not necessarily something I would have chosen for myself, but now that I've looked at it, I'm really interested and can't wait to try it out. 

Another great box from FabFitFun. If you feel like you need a bit of pampering and fun ( and who doesn't at this time of year?) it's a brilliant treat. 

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