My FabFitFun Spring 2019 Edit Sale Haul Review is ready. There is an event between the seasonal subscription boxes called the FabFitFun Edit Sale. This is a subscriber only event where FabFitFun members can shop for items discounted 25%-70% off. For those who love add-ons, this is akin to purchasing add-ons without a subscription box. It also means subscribers who are not interested in any items or need a break for financial reasons can just sit this out. For mainland US subscribers who choose to shop, they get free shipping with a $25 purchase. Like add-ons, you add the items you want to your cart throughout the sale and only pay for the ones that are still in your cart once the event wraps. The event runs from April 2nd through April 9th, 2019 and everyone gets charged for their items on April 10th.
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The FabFitFun Spring 2019 Edit Sale Stalking Begins
I was not able to login on the 2nd at 9am, so a lot of items were already out-of-stock by the time I started shopping. All items I wanted but could not get went into my Favorites List (do this by clicking the heart on the item and checking the favorites tab at the top of the screen). When I went through the first time, I only saw two items I wanted. As I went through more and stalked my favorites, my cart got all the way to 16 items. After eliminating items I would not use right away, I pared my list down to the six items I am getting. Seasonal members can start shopping today at 9am PST.
FabFitFun My Spring 2019 Edit Sale Items
Since I came in $100 under budget, I made an extra purchase from Ulta (thanks to its latest bonus points offer). My new total is $100, but I did not see any mention of getting bonus items with a $100 purchase anyway. Everyone got that in Spring 2018 and only select accounts received it in Summer 2018. No one has received a bonus since then to my knowledge.
FabFitFun Spring 2019 Edit Sale Shipping
Everything should ship within 10 business days (two weeks) of the bill date. I was charged for the order on the 10th. My package was shipped on the 16th and arrived on the 20th. Ten days from ordering to receipt is pretty good.
FabFitFun Spring 2019 Edit Sale Haul Review
FabFitFun members know all items up front unless they purchase Mystery Bundles, so there is no element of surprise. That also means you are only paying for things you want. I did order a Mystery Bundle, but it turned out really well.
FabFitFun Spring 2019 Edit Sale Bundles
Bundles are great to purchase when you want all or most of the items in the curation, because you save over buying all items individually. Even when there is a weak item (based on personal preference in the bundle), you should consider the bundle if it costs about the same as the items you want. When it is only $1-$5 more, you can always gift the superfluous item. The best scenario is when the bundle with the item you do not want costs less than purchasing the items you do want separately. It is rare, but that does happen.
FabFitFun Spring 2019 Edit Sale Mystery Bundle
The mystery bundle was $29 and usually has a value over $100. It includes 3-5 items. I have a separate article to track all Mystery Bundles I order, so I will never go into great detail in the haul I purchased the bundle with. If you want more details on this bundle or any other mystery bundle I order, view that article. My items were a 17oz Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Shower Gel ($33), a 1.7oz thisworks perfect body muscle therapy ($33), a 12-pack of THE VANITY PROJECT PEARLY WIPES ($8.95), and a 1oz SHANI DARDEN TEXTURE REFORM™ GENTLE RESURFACING SERUM ($95).
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.
FabFitFun Spring 2019 Edit Sale Solo Products
The SkinOwl Gold Roller Wand retails for $118. FabFitFun sells it for $29. This is the item I stalked the hardest, but it magically opened on day three with plenty to spare. I am guessing FabFitFun secured more of them after the sale started. After nearly purchasing the Nurse Jamie version of this in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year, I told myself I would grab it this year if I saw any deals. There are no reviews or even a link to learn more, so I do NOT recommend you buy this in the sale. Let me be your guinea pig.
This is probably a new item SkinOwl debuted through FabFitFun. It is germanium and aluminum. Germanium wands that looks the same and even come in similar packaging retail for $14.95 and $19.99 on Amazon. What makes this one worthy of a $118 price tag? That is almost double the price of the tool it copied. For clarity, I do not believe for a second that these tools will help me with the aging process. My wrinkles, firmness (or lack thereof), and overall skin will probably look the same when I start and finish and over time. If you are reading this article long after I wrote it and use the search key to see if I talk about this elsewhere, I promise I would have written a review praising it if it reversed my aging process. Assume that did not happen if I have no update.
So, why do I want to drop $29 on a tool I know will not help with aging? I saw this screenshot on the FabFitFun Community Board that the stones are solid germanium. The cheaper ones are ABS material infused with germanium powder. Getting the real stones seemed worthy of the extra money. It was something I wanted to use to relax. In the same way that sheet masks help me relax more than providing long-term benefits, I want to set aside time to pamper and relax with this. Bonus points if it feels like I am giving my face a mini massage. My favorite part of a facial is the mini massage, but my skin reacts to most facials, so I had to cut back on that form of relaxation. Besides, dropping $29 to relax is easier on my wallet than spending $69 for the Nurse Jamie one I’ve seen Tati enjoy.
I have mixed feelings so far. There are only 24 stones, not 30 as the SkinOwl employee of the company mistakenly told the FabFitFun member who sent the email. That leads me to believe this is private labeled. If it is, that would explain why they assumed it would have 30 like the other cheap Amazon alternatives. The stones do not feel hard, so I think they are likely ABS material infused with germanium powder instead of solid germanium as the company claims. Assuming I am incorrect on anything, I will update this. Until then, I have not learned anything new. This product is still not listed online, so there is no link to learn more.
Someone responded to my post that geranium is too brittle to make solid stones. That furthers my suspicion that SkinOwl is either knowingly or inadvertently promoting false information to sell this product. If you want this type of product, I would suggest buying one from Amazon even if a link to purchase these ever pops up on the SkinOwl site. I’m starting to think it will not pop up on SkinOwl, because this is worth nowhere near $118. SkinOwl would have a lot of explaining to do to justify that price.
Other than my issues with feeling I paid double the price I should have and got 24 stones instead of 30, I am enjoying this. The aluminum is very cooling. It also feels relaxing, but it is way too soon to know if it does anything long-term. I like the construction. This feels sturdy and rolls nicely. Each germanium piece is snug in the roller, and they feel gentle when they pass over my face. My guess is this will last a long time, and I am grateful it does not make an obnoxious squeaking sound. That was a huge complaint on other rollers.
The Blume Cloud 9 PMS Oil retails for $18. FabFitFun sells this for $9. I suffered a miscarriage in 2016. After that loss, I’ve started getting painful menstrual cramps every month. This is something I had never even considering purchasing until I saw it in the Edit Sale. That makes it perfect, because I have no backups and can try it when I get my next period. If it helps, that is awesome. Considering I’ve been dealing with these painful periods for three years, trying it cannot hurt. Getting it for $9 even prices it around drugstore over the counter pain relievers.
The Green Goo First Aid Large Tin retails for $14.95 (FabFitFun lists it at $15.95). FabFitFun sells this for $5. I’ve tried three other variations of Green Goo products in the tins, and I enjoy all of them. My expectations for this one are similar.
It will likely have a very emollient texture that feels really greasy but works hard to deliver on its promises. If it does not perform as expected, I will come back and edit this.
The bliss Light the Glow Illuminating Gradient Powder Blush in Bellini Sunset retails for $26 (or it did when it was still readily available). FabFitFun sells this for $7. That is the Amazon link (since it is gone almost everywhere), which has it listed at $19.99. You know how I feel about purchasing beauty products from Amazon though. It is risky, so I try to limit how often I buy them.
It looks a little dirty, so I imagine this sat in a less than sterile warehouse for a long time. That does not really bother me, because powder lasts a long time, and it is unlikely any germs got in.
It looks even more stunning in person than it does in the photo. This reminds me so much of a sunset. I am a fan of the body products from this line, so I wanted to see if the makeup is any good. Buying a discontinued product is generally not indicative of quality, but this one still looks promising.
You can get three unique shades from this palette, and I love them all. They are varying shades of coral and peach. The shade on the right in the photo is when you blend the two colors together. You can almost see it in the pan where the gradient between the two shades pops up.
Once I try this, I will edit in a picture end review.
The Fasciablaster White Mini 1 retails for $65. FabFitFun sells this for $21. I had not heard of this before the Edit Sale, so I initially thought it was for massage therapy. It seems like people are using it for everything from cellulite reduction to helping internal organs function better to pain relief. Like the other tool I am purchasing that has some bold claims, I am skeptical it can deliver on any of them. So, why do I want this?
It is as sturdy as it looks, so I want to use this to massage areas on my back I cannot reach with firm enough pressure. That is the one area other tools I own cannot really reach, so I am trying to fill a void. My husband will at times massage me, but his maximum is 30 seconds. If I want real help between massage appointments, I need to do it myself. At $21, I am willing to give this tool a chance. I’ve already tried it for a brief massage, and I like it will suit the purpose I bought it for.
Whether I will try it for some of its bold claims to see if it works is doubtful. See the comment and link below to read why I am hesitant. If I do, I will write a separate article no matter what my results are. Since I am reluctant to even try it that way, do not expect that article any time soon.
Was this Spring 2019 Edit Sale Haul Worth it?
I paid $100, and I received $411.90 worth of products. If I was taken for a ride on the SkinOwl Roller, I am grateful that I scored on other products to soften the blow. Every item but the shower gel is new to me, and that is something I already loved. Having another one is a good thing. The items I’ve tried so far are nice, and I have high expectations for everything. Even the mystery bundle worked out really well, because I am happy with every item. They are all things I really want to try. Getting a huge discount on things I know I want is my favorite part of my FabFitFun subscription. Add-ons and the Edit Sale is probably better the box itself. That is saying a lot considering I’ve purchased two of every box since the summer of 2018 and at least one of every Editor’s Box since the spring of 2018.
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