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FabFitFun released its 2019 Winter Editor’s Box in the Edit Sale that ran from December, 26th, 2018 through January 6th, 2019 calling it the Winter 2018 Editor’s Box. My issue with that is it was not even available when the sale opened on the 26th. How can the Editor Box be for Winter 2018 when Winter 2018 was basically over before anyone could purchase it? I purchased mine on January 7th, which was the first day it opened with customization options in the shop. The ability to customize is the main reason I grab it, so I will not grab it from the Edit Sale. Most items are repeats from past boxes, so we can customize to get more of the items we loved and avoid some of the ones we didn’t.
It almost always gets released in the Edit Sale, but it is only available without customization while it is in the Edit Sale. That means you will get a random box chosen by FabFitFun staff if you purchase it during the Edit Sale. To customize, current subscribers must wait until the Edit Sale wraps and purchase it from the shop or open a second subscription. Katie has mentioned adding customization options into the sales, but she has not given a timeline on when that will actually happen.
Anyone who signs up for a new membership between seasonal boxes starts with an Editor’s Box as the first box of their subscription. If you like this box and are not yet a subscriber, you can use the codes fffa2p6 or FAB10 for $10 off this box. Just make sure you read which box you are starting with. Sign-ups for the Spring 2019 FabFitFun Box are coming soon, so I cannot promise you will get this one unless the pop up says you will. New annual subscribers ($179.99 for 4 boxes) can select all four customizations I go over below. Seasonal subscribers ($49.99 per box) who are new can only select two.
The Winter 2018 Editor’s Box retails for $49.99. There are 9 items in the box making the cost for each item $5.55.
Of the 9 items, four are customizable. Existing subscribers (whether annual or seasonal) who purchase through the shop after January 7th can choose one item from the four customizations.
Choice 2: 2 pack GLAMGLOW® BUBBLESHEET™ OXYGENATING DEEP CLEANSE MASK ($18), or WAY OF WILL Uplift Essential Oil Set: Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange ($30)
Choice 3: Kate Somerville® ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment ($75), or African Botanics Botanical Hand Cream ($55)
Pier 1 Mini Ceramic Prep Bowls ($24.95)
There are box variations. The one I received has a $349.95 value. There was no option to select add-ons so the box shipped in its regular box (the reason it looks so beat up). Every box teams with a philanthropic cause. Like the regular Winter 2018 Box, this box supports The Kindness Factory.
Everything in the Editor Box comes on top of white crinkle cut paper wrapped in white tissue and sealed with a sticker.
Each box comes with a magazine. Unlike the regular boxes, the contents of the box are not listed in the magazine.
There are articles inside. This one goes over top rated products from past boxes.
There is another article on how the box gets curated.
A product card goes over all the items and options. It lists the cost for each item.
The back of the card has a note from FabFitFun stating the items in this box are hand-picked for us. Technically, the items in every box are hand-picked for us so that is not exclusive to the Editor’s Boxes.
The Editor’s Boxes are usually not as themed as the seasonal ones, but this one is pretty good for Winter. It is more about selling leftover products and giving us a chance to grab more of the ones we loved from the past.
When I saw that I could get the $99 DONNI Tri-Color Scarf in the Winter 2018 Editor’s Box, I knew it was the item that would make the box for me. Some members got this as their mystery item from the Winter 2018 FabFitFun Subscription Box, and I fell it love with it. I did not even know when I selected it that it retails for as much as it does. It is 100% acrylic, so I feel the retail price is a little inflated, but that scarf is beautiful. This is my newest and already my favorite scarf in my collection. The color combination of black, gray, and cream is perfect, because I can probably wear this with just about everything.
The second option was another easy decision. I’ve declared the $18 ($9×2) GLAMGLOW® BUBBLESHEET™ OXYGENATING DEEP CLEANSE MASK as a FabuFind, because I love everything about it. Well, I am not keen on paying $9 a pop for one, so enter FabFItFun and ways like this to get them for cheaper. Whenever I love something, I try to share it with people I love, but I am keeping both. If you knew how many of these I’ve already given away, you would understand. It removes dirt, excess oil, and makeup. After a few minutes, I get to work the remnants into my skin to really cleanse it. When I rinse it off, my skin feels really clean without feeling stripped at all. It really is a great moisturizing and cleansing mask. Most two in one masks fall short in one area, but I think this is strong on both counts.
I had a harder time selecting from the third option. On the one hand, I love Exfolikate. It is also a FabuFind. After already owning some, getting some in my Winter 2017 FabFitFun Box, my Spring 2018 Editor’s Box, and having another one on its way in my Edit Sale Haul based on a Black Friday offer, I figured I have enough. After all, there is only so much I can use, even when I really love the product. Passing up something I love for something I am unsure of is really hard though. The 2oz $55 African Botanics Botanical Hand Cream is new to my collection. My mind is already in wonderment about what a $55 hand cream is like and who would buy it. Getting something like this in a box is a great way to try it, because I will never spend $55 on it. That is $27.50 an ounce for hand cream!
The fourth choice was easy but not for the reason you might expect. A lot of subscribers have been very critical of the Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw from the Winter 2018 FabFitFun Box. I actually like the ones I received. Both held up well in the washer (despite the tags claiming they need to get hand washed). They even did fine in the dryer. Each has served its respective couch well for the past month with no major snags or obvious wear and tear. Yes, they’re small, but they’re soft and keep the user warm. Granted, it has only been a month, so that could change. Because I already own both shades of the blanket, I wanted to try something new. This $48 Aimee Kestenberg Marietta Flat Wallet is not something I would have purchased separately, but I am glad I got it.
The pale, blush pink shade is beautiful. It looks so girly, and I love that. My original plan was to gift this, but I love it so much that I will probably keep it. Each detail on the wallet is stunning, and it is well-made. Vegan leather can hit or miss, but I think this is a hit.
The 3.4oz $36 René Furterer KARITE HYDRA Hydrating Shine Mask is $10.59 an ounce. My hair is so dry and frizzy, so I am always willing to try a new hair mask. The one I love is expensive (although way less per ounce than this one), so getting a break from purchasing it while I try others is also a welcome break. Even if I end up loving this, I would not spend over $10 an ounce to buy it. Expensive products like this make the box fun, but it also makes it scary. We all love to try things we would never purchase, but what happens when we fall in love with them?
It is comical how many times I’ve received the $29 BLAQ HydroGel Eye Masks with Hyaluronic Acid without trying one. I purchased them as an add-on for $9 in the Summer 2018 Box. I also received 2 more sets in the Winter 2018 Boxes and the one I received here. Eye masks are a product I reserve for when I have bags or really dark circles with somewhere really important to go. If at least two of those three are not present, I will not use an eye mask. The good news is I do not spend a lot of money on eye masks, and the bad news is it takes me so long to get to the ones I have.
I’ve only used one Spongelle so far, and I did not fall in love with it the way most FabFitFun subscribers seem to. The $16 Spongellé Boxed Flower in Beach Grass is a new fragrance to my collection. Because I did not hate the first one, I will keep trying the different fragrances to see if they are all as rough as the first one is. For those who like rough exfoliators, you just need to find the scent you love. Then, you’re all set. While fragrance is important, and I loved the way the first one smelled, I need something more gentle before I will purchase it again.
I purchased two Winter 2018 FabFitFun subscriptions, so I already had two of the $24 Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye™ Brightener in Stella before this box arrived. The first is the one I kept, and I like it. My favorite thing about it is how easy it is to apply. It requires no blending, and you can position the tip for a thinner or thicker application in one swipe.
If the color was a little lighter and a little brighter, I would probably love this. Because this is large and I only need such a small amount with each application, I do not need more than one. The second one from my Winter 2018 Box is already in my giveaway, but I will probably do another giveaway after that to give away this new duplicate.
I can never have too many instruments in my kitchen, so this $24.95 Pier 1 Mini Ceramic Prep Bowls set is welcome. They are beautiful and feel nice. Prep bowls are actually something I can use more of, so these are practical. I typically use larger bowls when I run out of small ones. Now, I do not have to.
This box has a $349.95 value. That brings the average box value for my editor’s boxes for the year to $349.95. FabFitFun can call this the 2018 Editor’s Box all it wants. I did not order or receive it until 2019, so I am counting this as the first Editor’s Box of 2019. My personal value is at least $325.95, because I will not keep the duplicate eye brightener. It is possible I may give some eye masks away since I have so many. If I really love them once I finally try them, the gifting will halt. I’ve enjoyed the Editor’s Boxes so much and think this is yet another fantastic one and easily worth the $49.99 I spent. While they’ve all been great, the scarf gives this the edge as my new favorite in the Editor’s Box category.
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