The Spring 2021 FabFitFun subscription box is full of fun, useful items perfect for the season! Check out my review as well as all of the potential items you may receive (plus some add-ons) if you sign up for your own box. It’s only $49.99 for over $300 worth of awesome stuff! This review also includes a bunch of items that I bought during the add-on sale.
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I look forward to my seasonal FabFitFun subscription box every season, but I have to admit, once the spoilers for the Spring 2021 FabFitFun box came out, I was not excited. At all.
It’s usually an extremely useful box and very fitting for the season. I still think it’s an “okay” box and I’m happy with my add-ons and the low price that I paid for them. I have seen mixed opinions about this box. Some love it, some hate it and some are stuck in the middle, like me.
I am an annual member (rather than a seasonal member) which means that I’m able to choose most of the items in my box with the last few being surprises. Annual members also get first picks and access to add-on’s before seasonal members. This season, I added on a few items.
More information on that below.
For those not familiar with FabFitFun, I’ll try to explain how it all works and answer any questions you might have. If you already know the deal, then skip on ahead to check out all of the items!
What Is FabFitFun?
FabFitFun is a women’s lifestyle subscription box that ships quarterly. Each box is curated for the season and contains fashion, beauty, home, travel, fitness, food items, and more!
Each season, they also include a magazine explaining all of the items and how to use some of them. It’s actually one subscription box insert that I find really helpful and enteraining.
Can You Customize Your FabFitFun Box?
Yes, there are multiple ways to customize you box including the standard box choices, adding on box choices, and by shopping add-on’s and the new Boost My Box that they are testing out.
Just be aware that customization closes before boxes start to ship so you may have to wait until the next box to be able to customize.
Standard Box Choices
Each quarter, subscribers get to choose some of the items they will receive. If you become an annual subscriber, you get to customize your box even more. Seasonal members usually get to choose items from 3 categories, while annual subscribers typically get to choose from 5 categories.
Additional Box Choices
I also love that most quarters, FabFitFun allows you to add on additional choice items for much lower than the original cost. This option was available for the Fall 2020 FabFitFun box, and I choose to purchase 2 additional items (noted in the review below).
Add On’s and Boost My Box
In addition to being able to add on additional choice items, FabFitFun also opens a window of time where you can purchase add-ons for significantly lower prices than the retail cost.
Annual subscribers get access first and usually the best stuff is sold out right away. But it’s always worth checking out multiple times as people have a few days to change their minds and update their carts before they are charged.
This season I added on just 2 items.
The Boost My Box option is new since last season. It’s an option to add 1 of 3 “luxury” items to your box for a discounted rate. I didn’t choose to boost my box this season.
If you choose to become a seasonal member, an extra perk of buying an additional choice item or add-on items, is that your FabFitFun box will be shipped in the first wave, after annual subscribers.
** Keep in mind that the window to customize your items closes before boxes ship. If you sign up after the window is closed, you won’t get to choose items until the next season’s box.
How Much Does FabFitFun Cost?
FabFitFun is regularly $49.99 a quarter. Each box contains over $200.00 in items (usually well over)! You can also pay for a year (4 boxes) upfront for a total of $179.99 which saves you $20.00 over the year and also gives you additional benefits including:
- more customization
- access to add-ons before anyone else
- earlier shipping
You can save $10.00 off of your first box by CLICKING HERE!
Now that we got through all of that, let’s see what’s in this season’s box!
FabFitFun Spring 2021 Unboxing Video
Unfortunately, I probably won’t have a video up this quarter. I’m hoping to be back to making unboxing videos very soon!
FabFitFun Spring 2021 Review
Please keep in mind that some items will vary and that you will not have the ability to choose items at this time. The window to choose items is only open for a short period of time, before boxes start shipping out.
I will, however, tell you what other items you may receive should you sign up for a subscription before the FabFitFun Spring 2021 box sells out.
Note: if the spring box sells out, the first box will likely be a Member’s Picks Box (or something similar) which may or may not contain some of these items.
The box always comes with a magazine which discusses the items and other related topics, as well as information about an organization they are supporting.
It’s one of the only inserts that I actually enjoy reading. There are also discount codes in the back for some brands that FabFitFun features.
Jenni Kayne Water Hyacinth Tray with Cutout Handles ($45)
All subscribers could choose an item from this first category. I chose the Jenni Kayne Water Hyacinth Tray because I thought it would be cute in my office. The other choices were:
- alice + olivia Daisy Print Duffel Bag ($150)
- Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Rejuvenating Moisturizer ($98)
- Short Stories LED Indoor Planter ($60) & True Leaf Market Italian Large Leaf Basil Seeds ($2.49)
- Monroé Classique Watch in Sunburst Solérose ($105)
- Tech Candy® UV Sanitizing Bed ($60)
- Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Face Mask & Mini Watermelon Brightening Face Serum ($44)
- Shoshanna Umbrella ($40)
- CALPAK Set of 3 Packing Cubes in Sorbet ($40)
When FabFitFun released all of the spoilers for the first choice item in the spring 2021 box, I immediately wanted the indoor planter. However, Short Stories is a FabFitFun brand and I’ve had terrible luck with anything that could be considered electronics from unknown brands like this.
My second choice was the tray and I think it will look really cute in my office. I just bought a few plants and want to put them on this tray. However, due to a very unfortunate situation, my office is currently out-of-commission and my plants might be dead. Long story.
Hopefully I’ll get to use this tray sooner than later. It really is pretty, although a bit small.
Some feedback that I’ve heard about some of the other items in this category are that the umbrella breaks really easily and the prices on many of these items are greatly inflated.
Should you decide to add an extra item from this first category, the cost would be $15 per additional item.
MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick Duo ($42)
The second category that all subscribers could pick from included these lipsticks as well as:
- Our Place Lunchbox ($35)
- Billion Dollar Brows 6pc Pro Brush Essentials Kit ($62)
- Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($49)
- Splendid Faux Fur Slippers in Pink ($48)
- Gaiam Ultimate Core Toning Kit ($50)
- Steel Mill & Co. To-Do Planning Bundle ($45)
This category was also kind of blah for me.
Initially I was thinking I’d choose either the slippers or the toning kit. However, my house is freezing, so open-toed slippers isn’t really practical. Reviews about a similar item from Gaiam said it broke really easily. I am just assuming that this one wouldn’t be as “high-quality” as the one actually featured on their website, so I didn’t want to take the chance.
I already have a planner, makeup brushes, skin care and more makeup than I’ll ever use up. But, I had to pick something so I went with the lipsticks.
I’m honestly not sure if I’ll use these or gift them. The colors are really pretty, but I’m just not sure they will work for me.
To add additional items in this category was also $15 per item.
Gloss Moderne Clean Luxury Hair Masque ($55)
The final items that ALL users could choose from, in addition to this Gloss Modern Hair Masque were:
- alice + olivia Reversible Bucket Hat ($85)
- Bloomingville Woven Seagrass Coasters ($35)
- Joy Dravecky Chloe Ring ($75)
- Verso Skincare Super Eye Serum ($65)
This category was a little better in my opinion.
I thought I might like the coasters for my office, but once I saw a better picture, they were definitely not as nice looking as I thought. I think I could actually make my own and have them look better,
Next, I thought about the ring. It’s really pretty and has an eclectic vibe to it, but again, I think the price is inflated a bit. I debated adding it on, but didn’t
That pretty much left the Verso eye cream, which I already have, the bucket hat which is a definite no for me and the hair masque which I have read some really good reviews about.
I ended up going with the hair masque. Once I give it a try, I’ll update this section.
I believe to add on items in this category was $10 each.
ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel ($45)
Only annual subscribers were able to choose their items in this category. The other choices, in addition to the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, are:
- Sorbus Makeup Organizer ($30)
- AHAVA Refreshing Cleansing Gel ($24)
- Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar ($38)
- Lark & Ives Hair Scarf Bundle ($30)
- Grown Alchemist Body Cream – Mandarin, Rosemary Leaf ($26)
Again, there are a lot of items in this category that I don’t have any interest in.
I do like the organizer, but since I haven’t planned out yet how I want to organize my products, I didn’t want to get it and have it not work out.
Elemis products have come in my Boxycharm boxes quite a bit lately and I’ve really liked everything that I’ve tried. It just made the most sense to choose the enzyme peel.
I should get around to trying this soon and will update this section as soon as I do.
I believe to add on items in this category would have been $10 each, possibly $7.
Camp Collection Dip Dye Market Tote ($25)
Only annual subscribers could also choose between this tote or:
- PÜR™ Cosmetics Iconic Glow Illuminating Face & Body Dry Oil ($28)
- Cocofloss Tropical Trio ($28)
- Summer & Rose Rose Tweezer with Pouch ($20)
- H Halston Aloe Infused Gel Lined Socks & Pumice Stone ($40)
Sadly, by this point in the choice options, I knew this box wasn’t going to be my favorite.
As a former dental hygienist the idea of designer floss for $28 is a bit silly. I have too many sets of tweezers and socks and glowy body oil from last year that I never used yet. Hopefully, this summer we will get out a bit more than last so I can actually use up some of these warm-weather items.
I chose the tote because I love farmer’s markets and can actually see using this for that purpose. It’s smaller than I expected, but still pretty.
To add on items from this category was $7 each.
Earth Harbor Marina Brightening Ampoule ($15)
In this sixth category FabFitFun would choose an item for all subscribers, both annual and seasonal.
In addition to the Earth Harbor Brightening Ampoule, subscribers could have also received:
- EACH Jewels Flower Hair Clips (2 pack) ($30)
- Human + Kind Hand Scrub Elderflower & Raspberry ($15)
I didn’t really care for any of the items in this category. I think I would get the most use out of the hand scrub, but alas, I received this “ampoule.”
An ampoule is a a sealed glass capsule containing a liquid, especially a measured quantity ready for injecting. This is not an injectable, thankfully.
I’m not sure I’ll use this. I may give it away or include it in a giveaway.
Skin Forum Sun’s Out, Pouts Out Lip Mask ($16)
In the seventh category FabFitFun would choose an item for all subscribers, both annual and seasonal.
In addition to the lip masks that was chosen for me, subscribers could also receive:
- Pink Sky Cactus Cup with Straw ($20)
- Cali Cosmetics Body Wash ($22)
I really didn’t want the lip masks. I have way too many lip products and things like this seem gimmicky to me.
I would have been okay with either of the other 2 items, so again, I’m not sure I’ll use these or pass them along.
Saie Beauty Makeup Rounds ($15)
In the final category, FabFitFun would chose an item for all subscribers.
You could have received these makeup rounds or the following:
- Nails Inc Nail Polish ($15)
I was okay with either item from this category, but am happy to have gotten the makeup rounds.
They are a bit bigger and thicker than I expected, so I’m not sure how well they will work for the little bit of face makeup that I use.
I’ll update this section if I give them a try.
Spring 2021 Add On’s
Grace & Stella Microneedle Derma Roller Set ($9, originally $25)
I decided to purchase this microneedle roller because I saw a video on how it can stimulate collagen formation. I’m definitely at that age where my skin is starting to thin.
While I haven’t tried this yet, it doesn’t seem very “pokey.” I can barely see any needles.
When I get a chance to try this out, I’ll come back and update this section.
DpHUE Root Touch Up Kit ($16, originally $32)
Everything that I’ve tried so far from DpHUE has worked really great for my hair, so I decided to give this root touch-up kit a try, as well.
I don’t get a ton of gray hair, but usually dye all of my hair when I notice them coming back in. I’m excited to try this in the hopes that it’s quicker and easier.
I’ll update this section after I use it.
Philips Satinelle Advanced Cordless Epilator ($59, originally $79.99)
This item is being shipped separately and has not yet arrived.
OPI Drip Dry ($5, originally $13.50)
Being a mom, business owner and college student keeps me insanely busy. I rarely paint my nails when school is in, since we aren’t allowed to wear nail polish in the kitchen, but usually have them painted when we are out.
I never paint them without some kind of quick-dry drops, because they never dry fast enough for me and I end up messing them up. Since I was all out, I decided to try this brand.
Classes are in through most of April, so I likely won’t try this before then, but the reviews I’ve read are pretty good.
To The Market Bone Inlay Batik Nesting Trays ($29, originally $75.00)
I thought these nesting trays were so unique and would look great in food photos for my main website, Delicious Little Bites.
However, they are small! While they are somewhat long, they are very narrow. I’m not sure that these would work for food, but will still make a cute decoration in my home somewhere.
Four Sigmatic Plant-Based Protein Sweet Vanilla (Free Sample)
This is just a sample of protein with different types of mushrooms in it. My fiancé sometimes buys coffee from this brand, so he will likely be the one sampling this at some point.
I prefer collagen powder and am not a fan of most protein powders I’ve tried.
Smartwater Flavors (Free Sample)
This bottle of Smartwater was another free sample included in my box this season. I’m pretty sure my son will be claiming this.
FabFitFun Spring 2021 Final Thoughts
I wasn’t super excited for this box when I first saw the spoilers and choice items and honestly, I’m still not super excited. The items are mostly usable and really nice quality. Whatever I decide not to keep, I can pass along or include in giveaways.
But, since reviews are just a matter of personal opinion, let’s talk about value of the Spring 2021 FabFitFun box.
- Is this seasons box worth the $45.00 that I paid for it ($49.99 for seasonal subscribers)? In my opinion, yes. I received $258.00 worth of items (not including add-ons). For me, what makes a box “worth it” is if I will use the large majority of the products. This season, I’d say it’s still worth it, but I might only use half the items.
- Next, does this box fit the season? I would say yes, although my choices feel a bit summery, as well.
- Does this box hit on Fab, Fit, and Fun? My answer is usually the same. There are always plenty of “fab” and “fun” items, but the “fit” section is usually lacking. This month there was the toning bands from Gaiam and if you were lucky enough to get the free protein powder and water samples, I guess you could include those as well.
I’m looking forward to the summer box, as it’s usually really good.
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