Saturday Self Portrait with Gifts and stuff
When I first heard about fabfitfun I was so excited!! It sound like something I would love!! So sign me up!! and then all the stuff happened. THE BAD the website won't work - after a week I discovered their site only works in Internet Explorer - aka they have a bad website design. extra fee for being in Canada - when I finally got in, I found an extra ten-dollar fee for no reason! It's not listed anywhere on their site, and it took three emails to figure out why and it's because of the "extra shipping costs" their customer service is sub-par at best - first my address was wrong, then I didn't get shipping confirmation, then I got the wrong shipping confirmation, then the right one. the products - designed for someone in the states. With the extra ten-dollar fee I would have liked to have seen the box a little more personalized for someone not in that country!
Box ordered on March 13th Extra service fee on March 14 Delivery Date May 22 That's 11 weeks!! Total box cost $68.91 CAD
THE GOOD AMAZING PRODUCTS Jules Smith Scarf in Watercolor Retail: $42 US LOVE this scarf it is soft and cozy!! It's not quite as big as I like my scarves to be - it's not meant to be a blanket scarf but more of a fashion piece.
OFRA Cosmetics Eyeshadow Brush Due (#11 and #20) Retail: $45.90 US Super soft and work well! The one size is a little weird (the bigger of the two), as I am not sure I will use to for eyeshadow. But it worked well for blending.
Palmetto Derma Collagen Booster and Restoration Serum Retail: $48 US Skin test revealed that I am allergic too it :(
Merrithew 3 DVD Set "Intense Body Blast" + $25 Gift Card Retail: $61 US Honestly so excited to try this product out! Kevin and I sat down and watched the first one, the lady who opens the video is heavily botox, but the workout seems good. However I have not been able to put an order through with the gift card, hopefully that will work soon!! I really want a yoga block!
Sprout It App Card + Miracle Grow Gro-able Seed Pod Retail: Pod $1.49 US + App free download I hate cilantro so that was a little disappointing but I gave it to someone who will love it and keep me updated on how it's doing.
ORLY Nail BB Creme Retail: $15 US Ummmm I don't get the point of BB Creme. I tried it, it does paint my nails a nice sheer peach tint, but as I always have gel on it seems kind silly. Also takes forever to dry!! Smudged so easily on my toes!!
ORLY Nail Polish "Cake Pop" Retail: $8.50 US I actually really like this color. My feet are slightly tanned and it really stands out in a good way. I also love it on my nails, except that my Purple hair keeps staining them... oh well!!
Cosmos Creations Premium Puffed Corn Retail: $1.49 Hey, it's GMO Free... what bullshit. Anyways tasted yummy! But it's not something I can buy :(
Vow To Be Chic Gift Card Retail: $125 US I was looking... I won't want to rent the dress and they are too expensive to buy so I am not sure yet what I will do with this!! I also couldn't find if they ship to Canada :(
Yasi Metallic Flash Tattoos Retail: $36 US These are soo exciting!! I'll post an instagram when I try it out... the question is where?? Arm, finger, or ankle???
Hello Fresh Gift Card Retail: $40 US I can't use it at all. This item disappointed me the most as it is actually something that I would use!!
Rifle Paper Co. Cities Coasters Set Retail $16 US I LOVE LOVE these!! They are so pretty, there's Tokyo - some day I'll get there. However they are paper and would damage so quickly :(
The Surprise... Inside my box were two extra products not included in the list they gave me. One was this lovely starlooks shadow palette, you see in the picture below, I haven't tried it yet but I am pretty excited to have some black and silver shadows!! The second one is the apron you see in the middle picture. The apron is by Jessie Steele bring happy home, and is covered in pretty shoes!! I don't wear aprons and if I did I would wear a special one I own, so I am not sure what I am going to do with this one, but it's pretty!!
END RESULT fabfitfun boxes only come out 4 times a year. I have to decide if the pain of that box is worth it or not. As you can tell from the top there was a lot of negative things happening before I even got the box. But the items inside are awesome! Would you try the company again??
AND LASTLY!! As a result of my work with Kids Fest a few weeks ago I got a lovely thank you gift! I wanted to post it and share because my favorite part is the Body Shop box with the "Mom approved" stamp. Because my biggest job at the festival was making sure everyone had enough to eat, stayed hydrated and were doing okay. (Thank you Maram!!) Also look at the awesome paper it came wrapped in! I love maps!!