FabFitFun Mystery Bundles Revealed and Reviewed

My FabFitFun Mystery Bundles get reviewed in this article. Yes, all of them, so sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt. Even though I love poker, I am not much of a gambler. It is a shame I cannot bring myself to gamble, because I am a very good poker player. No, I am not joking, and no, I do not feel the need to act humble. Anyway, I do gamble with beauty products in the form of Subscription Boxes. Most subscription boxes are a gamble. I hand over my money and the subscription service gives me products it thinks I want. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t, and other times I am not sure what I want. You never know when you initially think you’ve received a dud only to discover a gem or vice versa. Since I gamble on subscription boxes, why shouldn’t I gamble on Mystery Bundles? It’s the same concept, right?

Do I have to be a member to purchase a FabFitFun Mystery Bundle?

Yes, only FabFitFun members can shop the events and purchase bundles. Use code FAB10 to get 20% off ($10) a FabFitFun Winter 2019 Box subscription. Then, you can purchase a bundle in the next flash sale.

Where Can I buy a FabFitFun Mystery Bundle?

They are sold in the Edit Sales and as Add-ons to the seasonal boxes. Click those links to see the schedules, products, and details on each event. You can occasionally get them for free when you sign up for a new subscription. To do this, you must use a promo code designated to a mystery bundle. These codes are not available often, but they do pop up 4-5 times a year.

How Much Does a FabFitFun Mystery Bundle Cost and How Much is It Worth?

A FabFitFun Mystery Bundle retails for $29 (unless you are receiving one for free when you sign up for a new membership) and usually has a value over $100. The $100 value is once again advertised, but some bundles still fall short. Most bundles have over a $100 value. As Kenny Rogers would say, you’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run. If you keep ordering bundles that always make you unhappy or are one of the extremely unlucky people who keep getting bundles with a value under $100, I’d suggest spending your $29 on products you know you want. With hundreds of items in every flash sale, you are going to find something you like.

What Comes Inside a FabFitFun Mystery Bundle?

Bundles usually have 3-5 items. Most bundles have four. This usually consists of 1-2 items in the $50 range and others on the lower end. Generally, bundles that have one product that retails for around $100 will typically have three items, and bundles with a lot of lower priced items will have five. If a bundle has a set, you could end up with more than 5 total items. The set will only count as one item meaning you will still likely have 3-5 items.

Where Can I See a History of FabFitFun Mystery Bundles?

Every time I order one, I will provide a FabFitFun Mystery Bundle review in this article. That way, I will have all of mine in one place, so people can look and see if I am as good at beauty product gambling as I am at poker. It can also give them an idea of whether they want to take the risk or not. Sometimes it pans out nicely. Other times, people crash and burn. My successes and failures will get tracked here as well. If the article gets too long, I will eventually start a new one. I will never order more than one bundle per sale. Again, I am not much of a gambler, despite my love for subscription boxes. When I find a lot of things I want in the flash sale, I will not purchase a mystery bundle. There are spending limits. Most importantly, I will go with my gut. Whenever I feel it is too risky, I will listen. This means I could go very long intervals without a mystery bundle. Tracking how long I go without one is another cool side effect of this article. Wish me luck!

What Do the Numbers on the FabFitFun Mystery Bundle Mean?

Every sale, there is one number on the mystery bundles that has a lot of variety. The other numbers usually house the same items meaning everyone with 004 or 008 will get whatever the others with 004 or 008 received. I will always list the numbers for those who are curious. If I get a bundle before you, and you think yours is the same because your shipping confirmation has the same number, I hope you are right or wrong, depending on how you feel about my bundle. While there are many variations, each one is bound to repeat until FabFitFun gets rid of all supply. Those of us who gamble on these mystery bundles are helping FabFitFun get rid of things that did not sell out in the past, but it usually does not have enough inventory to list it again for another round of add-ons.

Winter 2019 Mystery Bundle Review (November 2019)

I ordered a mystery bundle. Come back in late November to see what I got.

Fall 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle Review (October 2019)

My Fall 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle number is 1903-MYS-008. This was the bundle with all the variety this round.

On my poker scale, I would rate this as a low straight. It’s an okay hand, but plenty of hands would beat this. I think FabFitFun is trying to tell me I need to get healthier. Turmeric and I do not get along, so the collagen powder went straight to my husband. Hopefully, I will use everything else. Who knows, maybe I can get healthier thanks to this mystery bundle push. The face spray is something I considered purchasing in the past, so I consider that item a win. , and I can see the value. This just seems very overpriced for what it is. A stain removal kit, body wash, essence from an unknown to the West brand, and a cheap emergency kit should not have a value over $100. Yet, they do. Hell, I do not even think the items here are worth the $29 I paid. Getting similar items for less than $29 would not be hard. Again, the only reason I did not rate this lower is I can and will use all of the items. They are practical, even if they are too expensive.

The Live 24k Golden Fuel Turmeric Collagen Blend retails for $29. FabFitFun sells this for $9. My husband actually likes the way turmeric tastes. He says this is fine. It is supposed to help with inflammation and speed up healing. So far, he has not noticed anything.

The Thryve Probiotic Supplement retails for $49. FabFitFun sells this for $24. I’ve been debating whether I want to try this or not. Every probiotic I’ve tried so far has been the opposite of helpful on my gut. If I am brave enough to try it, I will report back in an empties article. Otherwise, I will give this to my husband.

The Perfect Balance She’s a Maniac Leg Warmer set retails for $29. FabFitFun sells them for $14. I have not owned a pair of leg warmers since the 80s. Funny enough, it was Flashdance that made me want them. Seeing these named after the song from that movie is fitting. While I usually do yoga barefoot, I am willing to try these.

The ESYM Lavender Soothing Face Mist retails for $24. FabFitFun sells it for $9. I can never have too many face mists, so this is welcomed to my collection. As it has lavender, I can see using this at night before I sleep, especially in the winter when my dry skin needs a shot of moisture.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $131. Had I purchased the items separately through FabFitFun, I would have paid $56. Getting them in the bundle saved $27. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would not have even paid $19. The maximum I would have paid for this is $9 (the price of the mist).

Fall 2019 New Member Mystery Bundle Review (September 2019)

I used code FREEGIFT to get a free mystery bundle worth $125+ for a fall 2019 box on 09/16/19. Unlike the ones you purchase (above and below), everyone typically gets the same items when they use the same start-up code for a free one. If you used that code, this will probably be your gift.

My mystery gifts were: the 111 Skin rose gold sheet masks -set of 5 ($160), and the 2.5oz Whish Exfoliating Foot Mask ($32). Both of these items, which added $192 in value to my box were in the summer box. That just means even more for me, unless I gift them. I’ve tried the sheet masks and will write a separate article. Spoiler alert, I would never pay $32 for one or $160 for five.

Fall 2019 Mystery Bundle Review (August 2019)

My Fall 2019 Mystery Bundle number is 1903-MYS-001. This was the bundle with all the variety this round.

On my poker scale, I would rate this as a low straight. It’s an okay hand, but plenty of hands would beat this. I will use every item, and I can see the value. This just seems very overpriced for what it is. A stain removal kit, body wash, essence from an unknown to the West brand, and a cheap emergency kit should not have a value over $100. Yet, they do. Hell, I do not even think the items here are worth the $29 I paid. Getting similar items for less than $29 would not be hard. Again, the only reason I did not rate this lower is I can and will use all of the items. They are practical, even if they are too expensive.

The GAIA by Neon & Co Pearl Illusion Shower Gel retails for $35. FabFitFun sells this for $14. While it is highly unlikely I would repurchase this at $35, I could buy it again for $14 from FabFitFun if I like it once I try it and it goes on sale again. It looks really pretty. If it is as moisturizing as it seems or luminous, I think I will love it.

The The Saem Urban Eco Waratah Essence Lotion retails for $23.49. FabFitFun sells this for $7. I use an essence after a toner everyday, so I do not mind getting new ones to try.

The Madame Paulette Professional Stain Removal Kit retails for $39.99. FabFitFun sells this for $14. I remember wanting this but thinking $14 was too expensive. Seeing that the original price is $40 blows my mind. When I finally open one of these, it better be more than a Shout wipe. If it’s not, please tell me how one can justify $8 for a single use. There are only 5 in the set.

The Mytagalongs Festival Emergency Kit ($28). FabFitFun sells this for $14. I could get higher quality items for the poncho, nail file, and brush at the Dollar Tree. The bobby pins and hair ties (even though that is not what the kit calls them) are cheap but could come in handy on a hot or windy day. The only redeeming thing about this kit is the bag that holds everything is nice. It is a little bulky for an everyday purse and who carries a large purse to a festival. If the fan that attaches to the phone actually works, that would be the second redeeming thing in this set. Even if it works, I would not pay $14, let alone $28.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $126.48. I had to double check everything, because I could not believe these items were this expensive. They are all new to my collection, so I will keep them. Had I purchased the items separately through FabFitFun, I would have paid $49. Getting them in the bundle saved $20. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would not have even paid $19. The maximum I would have paid for this is $14.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Summer 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle Review (July 2019)

My Summer 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle number is 1902-MYS-001. This was the bundle with all the variety this round.

On my poker scale, I would rate this two pairs, tens and jacks. I am really lazy when it comes to washing makeup brushes, but I am also a germaphobe. Using a dirty brush grosses me out. Thus, the more I own, the longer I can go without washing. These are pretty and soft. They feel somewhat cheap, and I could not find a link for them anywhere. That leads me to believe they were not good enough to stay in production. My dry skin can never have too much body oil. Whether I use it for massages or to moisturize, I always like getting that product. The other two products are items I already own and have no use for the duplicates. For most people, a duplicate lip balm would be worth holding onto. Since I am still testing an insane amount for an impending article, I would not even consider keeping it. I already gave it to my recent giveaway winner. Lastly is the skincare set I got in a past mystery bundle that I have yet to try. With so much to try, I cannot justify holding onto this.

The Lue by Jean Seo Skin Solutions Set retails for $35. Walmart had this on sale for $12, and FabFitFun sells it for $9. I already wrote my initial thoughts when I received this the first time and my reasoning above this for why I am not keeping this duplicate. It would be nice if I did not get this a third time in a mystery bundle, because I am noticing FabFitFun is repeating bundle items and even exact bundles more than it did in the past.

The treStiQue Mini Plumping Lip Balm Barbados Berry retails for $12. FabFitFun sells this for $5. I already owned this, so I am not keeping the duplicate. It is a pretty color with a comfortable formula. While I do not notice a lot of plumping, it is not irritating for my lips either.

The whish Coconut Luminous Body Oil retails for $28. FabFitFun sells this for $9. It leaked slightly during shipping, so I already know I enjoy the fragrance. Oils are wonderful for massages and sore muscles, but they also relieve dry skin. I’ve never tried an oil I did not like, so I think I will enjoy this.

The kensie Everyday Brush Set retails for $39.99. FabFitFun sells this for $19. I do not have a lot of confidence in something when I look for an online link and cannot find one. It gives me the negative impression right off the bat that the product was not good enough to hack it. That said, I will give these a fair shot. Having a lot of makeup brushes helps me go a long time between washes without every using any dirty brushes. These feel cheap, but they do feel soft. We’ll see how it goes.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $114.99. Had I purchased the items separately through FabFitFun, I would have paid $42. Getting them in the bundle saved $13. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would not have even paid $19. The maximum I would have paid for this is $14.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Summer 2019 Mystery Bundle Review (May 2019)

My Summer 2019 Mystery Bundle was the Mystery Bundle: For The Fashionista. The number is MYB-LI-002.

There were a number of themed bundles. It was the first time they were offered. This was the only one with the regular $29 mystery bundle price. I opted to get a themed mystery bundle in place of the regular one. Unlike the regular mystery bundles where you do not know what you will get until it arrives, everyone who got a themed bundle received the same products. The Mystery Bundle: For The Fashionista was $29 and promised a value of $250. It included 3 items.

On my poker scale, I would rate this a pair of threes. My biggest issue with this is not even that FabFitFun said there would be no repeats from past boxes. I received this scarf in the Winter 2019 Editor’s Box. It said this bundle would keep us in style all summer. This is a really thick scarf. A scarf is something I’d never wear in the summer. This is a nice scarf though. The glasses are too small and tight on my head. Only my eight-year-old son can use them. No pressure giving him a $145 pair of sunglasses to keep track of either. There is a reason I get his glasses at the Dollar Tree. While I do not really wear earrings and gaudy earrings that make me think of the Matrix at best or sperm at worst would be bad enough. These also have major scratches and flaws, so I cannot even gift them to someone else.

The DONNI Tri-Color Scarf retails for $99. FabFitFun has not yet sold this separately that I know of. This is a lovely scarf. I did not open the new one, so I can gift it to someone. Mine is pictured below. It keeps me warm and looks great on. This would have been excellent in a fall or winter fashion bundle. For summer, it was a huge miss.

The Kendall + Kylie Sloane Sunglasses retail for $145. FabFitFun sells these for $29. I can see why I was unable to find an original seller. These are only currently listed via resellers. Unless you have old taste and a tiny head, you would probably not enjoy these. Such a market willing to drop $145 on these was probably very small.

The Summer & Rose Bella Earrings retail for $48. FabFitFun sells these for $19. These are serious contenders for the ugliest earrings I’ve ever seen. Combine that with the obvious damaged state they arrived in and it is clear FabFitFun just wanted to dump these. I thought about contacting customer service for a replacement, but I do not even want to waste my time. A lot of other people received tarnished, damaged earrings, so I think these would go bad quickly even if they arrived looking nice. As such, I will just hold onto them in case I have an outfit or costume that ever calls for awful jewelry. Then, I could actually use these.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $292. It is my highest value and least liked bundle ever. Had I purchased everything separately at the FabFitFun price, I would have paid $48 plus whatever the scarf would have cost. This bundle saved me at least $19. I feel like I win one and lose the next lately. The last one was so great. It took me so long to receive this one that I am about to order my next one in the Summer Edit Sale. Since I lost this one, it seems like the odds may be ever in my favor. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would not have even paid $19. The maximum I would have paid for this is $14 (if I did not already own the scarf). Because I do, I would not have paid anything for this.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Spring 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle Review (April 2019)

My Spring 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle number is 1901-MYS-005. This was the bundle with all the variety this round.

On my poker scale, I would rate this as aces full of kings (full house). It’s a really strong hand, but there are still a number of better hands that beat this. How often the stronger hands come up is the issue. More often than not, you would win with this hand. Three of the four items in this set are new to me. The only one that isn’t new is a product I already love and did not have in stock when it arrived. These are all products I use. Well, I have not used teeth wipes before, but I have used other on-the-go methods for cleaning my teeth. I welcome these and hope they work as well as I think they will. With this bundle, I’ve received four things I really want to try. My muscles are always aching and I use face serum everyday.

Once I try them, I could fall in love or I could hate them. That won’t change this poker rating, because this rating is my first impression. Of course, I always review all Empty Products, so every beauty product I use will ultimately get a full review.

The 17oz Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Shower Gel retails for $33. FabFitFun sells this for $11. This is a shower gel I love. It smells so light and fresh. I love that it rinses really clean and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated (even on the parts I cannot reach with moisturizer.

The 1.7oz thisworks perfect body muscle therapy retails for $33. FabFitFun sells this for $9. I’ve almost purchased this from FabFitFun, so I was happy to receive it. This brand has a lovely sleep spray that I enjoy. Trying more products from it is something on my to-do list. My muscles ache a lot, so I need products like this a lot more than I use them. If my stockpile keeps growing, it will force me to use this and similar products more often before they go bad. That is a good thing.

THE VANITY PROJECT PEARLY WIPES retail for $17.90 in a two pack. That gives this 12-piece single pack an $8.95 value. FabFitFun sells this for $5. I would probably clean my teeth on the go more often if I had something this convenient. Since the portable toothbrush and floss picks I carry now are a lot of work, I typically wait until I get home to clean them. This is something I probably never would have purchased, but I am happy to try them.

The 1oz SHANI DARDEN TEXTURE REFORM™ GENTLE RESURFACING SERUM retails for $95. FabFitFun sells this for $34. I cannot express how it thrills me when I get a single item in a bundle that FabFitFun sells for more than the price of the bundle. It feels like an automatic win as long as I am remotely interested in the item. This serum claims to address all skin concerns from cellular turn over for brighter skin, softening the look of fine lines, reducing the look of sun damage and dark spots, decongesting, texture, tone, blemishes, redness. Those are all things I need help with. Even though I have a lot of serums, this may jump the line, so I can try it soon.

The $95 serum in the expensive ceramic container makes me very happy. I love trying expensive things and love it even more when I get a killer deal.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $169.95. Had I purchased everything separately at the FabFitFun price, I would have paid $59. This bundle saved me $30. After feeling somewhat disappointed by the last bundle, I feel this one made up for its shortcomings. It gave me the courage to gamble again. I like that. I would have easily paid $29 for this if I saw the items before purchasing it.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Spring 2019 Mystery Bundle Review (February 2019)

My Spring 2019 Mystery Bundle number is 1901-MYS-001. This was the bundle with all the variety this round.

On my poker scale, I would rate this a pair of Bullets (Aces). It is my least favorite so far, and the only bundle I’ve received to fall below the $100 threshold. Here is proof bundles are still coming up short in 2019. It is the first mystery bundle where I’ve owned products before it arrived, and in my bad luck, I already own three. Of the three I own, I’ve only tried one. That is one I like, so this first impression could change once I actually try the products.

I am going to start with the Lue by Jean Seo Skin Solutions Set, because it is the only item that is new to my collection. It retails for $35 (although Walmart has it on sale for $12). FabFitFun sells this for $9. This set includes a 2oz Lue by Jean Seo Erase, a 1oz Lue by Jean Seo Balance Hydrating & Calming Serum, and a 0.25oz Lue by Jean Seo Clear Spot Control. I typically prefer more advanced products, so I am trying to decide what I want to do with this. My son might inherit it. If I give it away, I feel I lose all value in the mystery bundle, because everything else was already in my collection before it arrived.

The 1.5oz Solefog Odor Eliminator Citrus Scent retails for $10. FabFitFun sells it for $5. I’ve sprayed some of this (purchased in fresh and citrus scent in the past) in my son’s shoes, and it works. It does not completely remove the odor, but I can be in the same room with him now when I had trouble before. Having another one in this set is nice, because I know we can eventually use it. That makes it the item I want the most out of this bundle.

The 1oz Avene Hydrance Rehydrating Serum retails for $38, fabFitFun sells this for $19. My skin is dry, so I might enjoy the Avene hydrating serum once I finally try it. I may start with some of the samples I have and open this full-size if I love the samples. With so many serums waiting to get tested, I am unsure how long it will take.

The 3oz Spongelle Freesia Pear Body Wash Infused Buffer retails for $16. FabFitFun sells this for $7. I’ve only tried one Spongelle so far, and I found it a little rough for my liking. While I will eventually try another (once I use up some other washes), I already own this scent. If I like the scent, I will enjoy getting this duplicate. Should I dislike the scent or find the sponge in this fragrance too scratchy, I will gift this to someone else.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $99. Had I purchased everything separately at the FabFitFun price, I would have paid $40. This bundle saved me $11. My luck with getting all new items had to eventually run out. As far as personal value goes, it is really hard to say. The only thing I am 100% for sure keeping is the Solefog. If I keep nothing else, that gives me a $10 value for the $29 I paid. It still gets Aces, because I have dry skin and a hydrating serum is right for my skin type. Those two products give me hope that this is not a complete dud. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would have paid $19.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Winter 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle Review (January 2019)

My Winter 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle number is 1804-MYS-014. This was the bundle with all the variety this round.

On my poker scale, I would rate this a A-5 straight flush. I like it more than my Fall Edit Sale bundle, but not by an exponential amount. It is a really strong hand, because this is my favorite bundle so far. It is the only bundle of all the bundles I’ve received that I would actually purchase if I saw it in the lineup for $29.

As much as I like the one from the Fall Edit Sale, I cannot say with certainty I would have paid $29 if I knew all items up front. All items are new to me, so my opinion could change.

Once I try them, I could fall in love or I could hate them. That won’t change this poker rating, because this rating is my first impression. Of course, I always review all Empty Products, so every beauty product I use will ultimately get a full review.

The 2oz WAY OF WILL 03 Soothe and Cool Peppermint + German Chamomile Post-Training Massage Oil retails for $29.50. FabFitFun sells this for $11. I am a huge fan of massage oils in general, but I love them even more when they are recovery oils. Nothing feels better than a massage and working oil through sore muscles is a treat. This one promises to cool the area as it treats it.

The NUME Classic Curling Wand 1” (25mm) retails for $69, although FabFitFun claims it retails for $79. FabFitFun sells this for $19. I’ve always been wary of curling wands that do not have a clasp to hold hair in place, because I fear I will burn my hand. These wands always come with a glove, but I wonder how well the glove works. It also seems video reviewers never use the glove. They’ve all just mastered using it without the glove or getting burned. I am the fool who will burn herself, so I have yet to even try the expensive curling iron without a clasp I’ve purchased in the past. Since I now own two, I am going to try this soon. This one has a tourmaline wand, and it looks really nice. 

The 6.75 juice BEAUTY Hydrating Mist retails for $25. FabFitFun sells this for $11. I love hydrating mists and love them even more when they double as toners and makeup setting mists. That gives me the chance to try it both ways to see which way I like best. One way always seems to work better than the other. 

The Rifle Paper Co. Coasters Herb Garden Set retails for $14. FabFitFun sells this set for $5. They are made of thick pulp board, so it should last for multiple uses. I’ve never seen a Rifle Paper design I did not love, and this one is no exception. The floral prints on everything it makes are always breathtaking. I wish these were a little more sturdy, so they would last longer. However, I know this company specializes in paper products.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $137.50. Had I purchased everything separately at the FabFitFun price, I would have paid $46. This bundle saved me $17. I’ve been really lucky with new products so far. This is the fourth bundle where all four of my items are new. It is another time where I plan to keep all four items, which makes my personal value $137.50. My curling iron got buried somewhere in the garage, so I like that I have a new one and know where it is. Because I already own a good one and a cheap one, I never would have purchased it. Having it until I find the others (and using it after I find the others if I like this one more) makes it a very practical item for me.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Winter 2018 Mystery Bundle Review (December 2018)

It has the highest value of any mystery bundle I’ve received so far, so some people might really enjoy this one. The Winter 2018 Mystery Bundle number is 1802-MYS-001. This was the bundle with all the variety this round. I was not able to get a picture of the bag before my husband placed the bag in the recycling bin. In his defense, I did have the bag in a different place from my items. He was gathering recycling, so I placed the bag in a place I thought he would not find it. Needless to say, he did. On my poker scale, I would rate this two pair (fives and sixes). It’s an okay hand, but a lot of hands beat this. More often than not, you would lose with this hand. All four items in this set are new to me, but only one of the four is anything I would ever purchase. Reluctantly, I will try all of them. Well, I will try almost all of them (I explain below). Once I try them, I could fall in love or I could hate them. That won’t change this poker rating, because this rating is my first impression. Of course, I always review all Empty Products, so every beauty product I use will ultimately get a full review.

The tarte double-ended camouflage brush retails for $36. FabFitFun may have sold this for $19. There is no proof this was ever on FabFitFun, but a similar brush with a lower retail price went for $19. I am not a fan of double ended brushes at all, and I just gave a slew of them to my nieces. This one has a dense sponge that is somewhat retractable on that bottom. That means I can store it upright without worry that bristles will get damaged. One concern of double ended brushes is gone. My other concern with this specific brush is sponges will not last anywhere near as long as the bristles on the other side. After the sponge goes bad, will I continue to use this Frankenbrush or will the appearance gross me out and cause me to toss it. Only time will tell on that front. Tarte has this on sale for $24, and it does not surprise me. It does not seem like a brush many people would want. Some reviewers enjoy this, so I will give it a fair shot. 

The Maji Sports Foot Massager retails for $24.95. FabFitFun sells this for $7. It is so hard to find retail a retailer on these contraptions, because I keep finding the bulk prices. That link even leads to the bulk price, but a single consumer will never buy that many to get a price that low. When FabFitFun last listed that item for sale, it had a retail price of $24.95. I could not find it anywhere else. Considering this is a lot larger than the other two I purchased from this brand with the same retail price, it surprises me they all cost the same. One thing I can tell you is this is my favorite of the three. I place it on the ground and it rolls with ease. None of the points are too rough as they are on one I own or too smooth as they are on the other. This is the Goldilocks of foot massagers. It is just right, and it is the only product in this bundle I would have purchased. 

The 0.33oz The Lifestyle Co. goddess 100% Rose Natural Perfume Oil retails for $40. FabFitFun sells this for $9. I do not really invest in fragrance, because I rarely wear it. Rose is not one of my favorite fragrances either. Most florals are too overpowering for me, so I typically prefer fresh or fruity scents. This is not too strong at all, which surprised me given the oil form. It gives a subtle fragrance that lasts most of the day. While I would not buy this, I will occasionally wear it now that I own it.

The 3-piece set of Sterling Forever Velvet Chokers retail for $141. FabFitFun sells this for $24. My mind was seriously blown that these are so expensive. They seriously look like a craft project. Could you imagine spending so much on something that could easily rip or snag. I picture someone grabbing scissors and cutting it like they would remove a wrist band from their arm. The black one is $54, the rose-pink is $42, and the light grey is $45. Since I do not wear jewelry, I am almost never wowed by it. When I see a piece that I would not have even worn as a kid, it really disappoints me. That said, I realize a lot of people love jewelry. A lot of those people love velvet. Many people also love chokers. This could thrill someone else. It leaves me disappointed, and I am flabbergasted that it carries the weight of a bundle (over $100) on its own.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $241.95. Considering my first thought was, “is this even worth $100,” it surprises me that this is the most valuable. Value is in the eye of the beholder, clearly. The FabFitFun Add-on value if I purchased all these items separately would have been $59, so I saved $30 by gambling. I am going to let the winner of my next giveaway select the choker of his/her choice, but I will still keep the other two. Maybe, I will only keep one and gift one of the ones the winner does not select to a friend or family member. No matter which one the winner selects my personal value on this bundle will still near $200 (unless I give away two). Until the winner chooses, I will not use the others. My winner needs new items. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would not have even paid $19. The maximum I would have paid for this is $9.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Fall 2018 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle Review (October 2018)

I sat out from the Fall 2018 add-ons, because I added a lot onto that box. The Fall 2018 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle number is 1802-MYS-005. On my poker scale, I would rate this as kings full of aces (full house). It’s a really strong hand, but there are still a number of better hands that beat this. How often the stronger hands come up is the issue. More often than not, you would win with this hand. All four items in this set are new to me, and all four are products I use. None of them are anything I feel I need to avoid, so I get four new items to try. Once I try them, I could fall in love or I could hate them. That won’t change this poker rating, because this rating is my first impression. Of course, I always review all Empty Products, so every beauty product I use will ultimately get a full review.

The 1oz Whish Almond Lip Scrub retails for $16. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $5. A store (I’ve never heard of) is selling them for $8. It was very hard to find a store that carries this as even the Whish store does not have a listing. It makes me wonder how old this product is when all the major retailers stop listing it, not that I am against trying it if it looks and smells fine. Some of the items in my collection sit for a long time waiting to get used and work fine. I like trying new lip scrubs. This is something I really should do more often, especially when I wear liquid lipsticks. Some say you should not exfoliate lips at all, so I guess how rarely I exfoliate is closer to never than often. Since I have a couple of lip scrubs open now, I am not going to open this yet.

The 1.69oz Grown Alchemist Eye Makeup Remover retails for $29. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $11. I used to have a lot of backup eye makeup remover, but it turns out this is a beloved sample of my friends and family. My nephews were here yesterday shopping my stash for their girlfriends. One took two eye makeup remover samples for this and the other took three. It surprised me to see that this is a full-size product, because it is about the size of a sample for most eye makeup removers. I look forward to trying it though.

The 0.367oz Pure Cosmetics Simply Matte Buff Collection Eyeshadow Palette retails for $39. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $9.

The name of this brand is very close to another brand that I own a lot of products from, Pur Cosmetics. Prior to receiving this palette, I did not own anything from Pure Cosmetics.

From low to high-end, lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes are my favorite things to try. Thus, I was really happy to see an eyeshadow palette in this bundle.

It has 8 neutral, matte shades and a mini double-sided brush. I can say now without a doubt that I will not even try the brush. My nieces have asked me for makeup brushes. Every brush I own like this just sits unused in my collection, so I am going to give it away before it sits around.

The shades are from left to right: Quartz, Sahara, Dune, Dawn, Alexandrite, Whipped, Canyon, and Barren. Quartz is extremely powdery. Dawn, Alexandrite, and Whipped took two passes to swatch them. I think Dawn is also a little patchy. On swatch alone, the other four seem fine. Of course, I will edit in a picture and review once I try them.

The 0.16oz Oribe Illuminating Face Palette Moonlit retails for $68. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $31.

I love the packaging on this. From perfume to hair products to body products, everything I’ve tried from Oribe has impressed me. Despite my infatuation with the brand, I cannot bring myself to pay the exorbitant pricing on most items. A discounted set popped up in the last Nordstrom sale, so I did grab a couple of products.

I looked closely at the stock photo to see if I wanted to pay the $31 last time this was available. When I saw the stock photo for this, I thought I noticed a lot of glitter. The bad news is there is glitter as you can see in my swatches. It does look like a glitter overspray though, which leads me to believe it will not have glitter once I get past the top layer. This blush, bronzer, and highlight palette is infused with hydrating oils and a special blend of ultra-fine pearlized powders. There is a silky smooth feeling that leads me to believe this will sit beautifully on my dry skin. Once I wear this, I will edit in a picture and a review. On first impression, I can say I do not like the blush or bronzer color much.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $152. The FabFitFun Add-on value if I purchased all these items separately would have been $56, so I saved $27 by gambling. I will probably keep all four. Even if I ultimately give something away after trying it, I consider it as me receiving the value. If I dislike the lip scrub, I will just toss it due to sanitary issues. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would have paid $24.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 

Summer 2018 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle Review (August 2018)

This is my first Mystery Bundle review, because it is the first one I’ve purchased. The Summer 2018 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle number is 1802-MYS-005. On my poker scale, I would rate this as a set of tens (3-of-a-kind). It’s a good hand, but I still lose to a small straight or a higher set. There are three items in the kit I will happily try, but they are three items I would not have purchased on their own. Thus I cannot give this a higher hand. Once I try them, I could fall in love or I could hate them. That won’t change this poker rating, because this rating is my first impression. Of course, I always review all Empty Products, so each beauty product will ultimately get a full review.

The 8oz EiR Surf Mud Body Oil retails for $35. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $14. It is a moisturizing body oil with SPF 15 that warns not to wear it with light clothes. I love body oils, because my skin is so dry. They usually provide moisture and a nice glow (until the product absorbs into the skin). If this one stains (any clothes, light or dark), there is no way I will keep using it. Fingers crossed that does not happen.

The 1.7oz non gender specific Everything Serum retails for $65. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $24. I am so stocked on serums, and I prefer not to buy them too far in advance. Thus, I would not have purchased this. Now that it is here, I will give it a try (after it waits its turn). Maybe I can convince my husband to try this with me, so we can use it together before it goes bad. He always complains that my beauty products are not for men, even when it does not specify a gender. There is no way to argue that this one is not for a specific gender, because it is right in the name. Then again, it has lavender in it, and he will not use anything with lavender in it.

The ban.do Sip Sip Tumbler With Straw retails for $14. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $7. While I never would have ordered this, I can see myself using it when I want a drink with ice. It is a very sturdy tumbler, and I like that it is girly without being gaudy.

The Hadron Epoch Los Angeles Grid Weekly Pink Planner retails for $18. This typically has a FabFitFun add-on price of $5. I am not blasting this at all. It is beautiful, and I think a lot of people who have loved to receive this. My problem is I have way too much going on to remember what I have to do in a paper planner. When my plans are in my phone, I get reminders. That increases the odds that I will show up to whatever appointment I have. Maybe, I can find some other use for this.

That brings the value for this $29 mystery bundle to $132. The FabFitFun Add-on value if I purchased all these items separately would have been $50, so I saved $21 by gambling. I will probably keep all four. My original plan was to gift the planner to someone, but she only likes larger ones she can put stamps and stickers inside. It is possible I may gift it after all, because I cannot see myself using it. There is no way I would have purchased this for $29 if I knew the items in advance. I would have paid $19.

See the other items I selected when I purchased this mystery bundle. 


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