Spring 2015 FabFitFun VIP Box {Review & Giveaway}

Subscription boxes are the craze right now and they’re a great way to try out new products without paying full price for them. Plus, there’s an element of surprise (unless you check the spoilers online) because you don’t know what you’re going to get until it arrives. I love the FabFitFun subscription boxes – they’re sent out quarterly and cost just $49.99 for $200 worth of products, all of which are full size.

Spring 2015 FabFitFun VIP Box Review & Giveaway

Each FabFitFun box comes with a mix of beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness and home products. The Spring 2015 box that’s currently available came with items from Jules Smith, ORLY, Rifle Paper Co., Palmetto Derma, Merrithew, Ofra Cosmetics and Cosmos Creations, as well as gift cards from Hello Fresh, Vow to be Chic and Sprout It. Read on for more details on the Spring FabFitFun items – and scroll down to the bottom to enter to win this box for yourself!

  • Jules Smith Scarf: Spring is finally here and I’ve been dying to ditch the jackets and start wearing things like blouses and t-shirts with fun scarves like these. I received this scarf in Watercolor (love it!) and it also comes in Modern Art. They were designed specifically for the FabFitFun box and are also available on the brand’s website. They’re great because they are made from a nice, lightweight cotton viscose, so they can be warn even in warmer temps. This is definitely my favorite item in the Spring 2015 FabFitFun box! Jules Smith also makes lots of great jewelry – love this layered necklace set and these earrings. {julessmithdesigns.com, $42}
  • ORLY Nail BB Creme & ORLY Nail Polish in Cake Pop: I’m a big fan of BB and CC creams for my face, so I was excited to try out this BB creme for my nails. It smooths, moisturizes and brightens your nails, while also giving them a sheer peach tint that is the perfect natural mani. And more often than not, I go with a light pink shade on my nails, so this “Cake Pop” color is right up my alley. {orlybeauty.com, $15 BB creme, $8.50 nail polish}
  • Hello Fresh $40 Gift CardIf you haven’t tried out any of the delivery meal services yet, this is your chance! I’m looking forward to trying this one out, as I’ve heard great things. Hello Fresh gives you everything you need to create three simple yet delicious meals at home for either two or four people – and they do all of the shopping for you and deliver it right to your door. The recipes are nice and easy to follow and they’re made with farm fresh ingredients. {hellofresh.com, $69/week for 2 people, $129/week for 4 people}
  • Vow to be Chic $125 Gift CardWhy wasn’t this around when I was getting married?! I’ve used a similar service in the past to rent dresses for special occasions so I don’t have to spend the money on something I’m only going to wear once. And aren’t bridesmaids dresses exactly that? My bridesmaids probably would have loved renting a dress instead of buying one, and this site has lots of nice ones to choose from in a variety of styles and colors. Since this gift card gives you a free dress rental with the rental or purchase of another, I’ll either find two occasions to use this for, or I’ll give it to one of my soon-to-be bride friends. {vowtobechic.com}
  • Sprout It App Card & Miracle Grow Gro-able Seed Pod: I’ve been wanting to grow my own veggies and herbs, but city living presents some challenges… plus, I have no idea where to start! I can’t wait to try out this all-in-one seed pod, and if all goes well, I’m definitely going to need more. All you have to do is remove the lid and place it in the soil. And then the Sprout It app makes it even easier by giving you reminders and tips, customized to your location and garden. {miraclegro.com, $1.49 per seed pod}
  • Rifle Paper Co. Cities Coasters Set: These coast to coast coasters make a great gift! In true Rifle Paper Co fashion, the illustrations of each city – New York, London, Toyko and Paris – on each of the coasters are beautiful. And they come in a nice keepsake box too. {riflepaperco.com, $16}
  • Palmetto Derma Collagen Booster and Restoration Serum: This free radical fighting super serum promises to keep your skin safe and fresh from the bad stuff your skin faces daily, like sun, smoke and smog. I’ve been hearing lots about Vitamin C serums, and this one increases collagen growth, rapidly slows down the aging proces, fills in fine lines and minimizes wrinkles, while also fighting to make sure they don’t come back. The best part? If you love this product and want more, or if you want to try out some of the brand’s other products, you can get 25% off your purchase now through August 31 with code FABFITFUN25. {palmettoderma.com, $48}

GIVEAWAY! You can enter to win this FabFitFun VIP box below, now through May 25, 2015. Open to US residents.

For more on the products featured in the Spring 2015 FabFitFun VIP box, visit FabFitFun.com. From there, you can also sign up to receive your own quarterly FabFitFun boxes.

Spring 2015 FabFitFun VIP Box Review & Giveaway

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**Thanks to FabFitFun for providing samples for this review & giveaway. All opinions are my own.**

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are everywhere now, and while I still have so many to try out, I’m sharing some of my favorites below. They make for great last-minute gifts because you can easily go online and sign someone up at any time!

Subscription Boxes


  • BirchboxThis one has to be the most popular out there, with subscriptions for both men and women. Every month, you get a box filled with 4-5 beauty and lifestyle samples from both up-and-coming and well-known brands. They also offer lots of limited-edition boxes for the holidays and more, so there’s really something for everyone. {birchbox.com, starting at $30}
  • FabFitFunThis is a quarterly box, so every three months, you get a box filled with more than $200 in beauty, wellness, fitness and fashion finds for only $49.99 per season. The Winter 2014 box came with lots of great finds, including a Daniel Stone COCO Candle, Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel and Zumba DVD with a gift card for workout apparel. {vip.fabfitfun.com, $49.99 per box}
  • Beauty Box 5Each month, five deluxe samples and full-sized products sent to your for a low cost of $12 and free shipping. With a wide variety of brands – Nanacoco nail polish, Juice Beauty and Lucky New York to name a few from this month’s box – Beauty Box 5 makes it fun and simple to try out new brands and great products at a fraction of their cost. {beautybox5.com, $12/month}
  • Glossy BoxAnother beauty subscription box that gives you five deluxe-sized beauty products for $21 each month. GlossyBox is actually in 10 different countries, and they have a team of more than 150 beauty enthusiasts that work to pick the best products out. {glossybox.com, $21/month}
  • Nature BoxChoose from more than 100 different healthy snacks to be sent to you each month. You can start out with a free trial box with five different snacks and then you can customize it for each month, where you’ll get five full-size snacks. Some of my favorite snacks include Honey Mustard Dippin’ Stix, Jalapeno Cashews and Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pretzels. {naturebox.com, $19.95/month}
  • Foot CardiganWho doesn’t love fresh socks? I would wear a new pair everyday if I could. This subscription sends you a new pair of socks every month. These aren’t your everyday socks though – they’re bright-colored, fun-patterned socks. {footcardigan.com, $9/month}
  • ScentbirdThis one is unique because you get a 30-day supply of a designer fragrance every month. To get started, you take a quiz to determine what scents suit your tastes. And then you store your perfume in Scentbird’s signature, portable case – free with your first month. {scentbird.com, $14.95/month}
  • Conscious BoxEvery month, get new healthy, GMO-free food, beauty, bath and home products. The boxes come in three varieties: classic, vegan and gluten-free. You can also buy limited-edition boxes with different themes, such as “Decked Out” and “Bright and Cheery.” {consciousbox.com, $9.95-$19.95, less if you subscribe for monthly}

Have a favorite subscription box? Let us know in the comments below!

**Disclosure: While I was provided samples of most of these subscription boxes for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this article was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.