This is the Fall 2019 FabFitFun Starter Box review for box 16. There have been a lot of variations this year, and this is the sixth someone I sent a box to sent me photos to share. Because I own all four products in this box, I will give my own thoughts. That way I inconvenience the person I sent it to as little as possible. I do not have any starter boxes, but I will update this if that changes. Keep reading to see what you might get or to get some questions answered if you’ve received an invitation elsewhere. Whenever I get these invites, the person I send the box to gets it for free if s/he pays the $5 shipping charge. Anyone who does not cancel will automatically move to a seasonal subscription on the 21st day after the $5 gets charged. Either a Seasonal box (if there are any left) or an Editor’s box would start the official subscription.
Available Offers for Joining FabFitFun
How Can You Get a FabFitFun Starter Box?
FabFitFun occasionally sells these for $19.99 each, but the option to purchase the FabFitFun Starter Box is not available (at this publication date). To receive a starter box, you must get an invite via email from a FabFitFun subscriber. The problem is FabFitFun members only get a limited number of invites, and we never know when they will pop up. I’ve been subscribed for over a year, and I’ve only seen the option to send boxes twice on my account so far. Offers appear at different times on accounts, and blanket offers on most accounts are only readily available before the holidays.
What is the Guaranteed Value of a FabFitFun Starter Box?
Each box will have at least 3-4 full-size items with a minimum retail value of $75. Most of these are items FabFitFun has placed in past subscription boxes, Editor’s Boxes, Add-ons, and Edit Sales, but it is possible items we’ve never seen before could appear in these boxes.
Do I Get Any Benefit for Sending a Starter Box?
Current Subscribers will not get a referral credit for anyone who signs up after receiving one of their starter boxes. FabFitFun gets the chance to pick up the new subscriber, but it also takes a huge risk giving away so much value for the cost of shipping. To offset what it loses from customers who keep the gifts without signing up, it refrains from offering an incentive for those who refer the customers. Those who refer the customers get the benefit of knowing they helped someone score an amazing deal. After all, the Walmart Beauty Box sends me free products when I pay the $5 shipping charge and it never has products this nice.
What is the Catch?
There is no catch, per se. This is basically a trial box to entice trial members who enjoy it to stay subscribed for future boxes. You will automatically get moved to a seasonal subscription and charged $49.99 for that subscription 21-days after you pay the $5 for your starter box. In busier times, it is not unheard of for the 21 days to pass before your starter box arrives. Most people want to see what is in the starter box before they decide whether to keep or cancel the subscription. You can cancel the subscription even before your starter box arrives though, and FabFitFun will still send it to you. Those who cancel before the 21st day get to keep the starter box without getting moved to a subscription. That means they get 4 full-size items for $1.25 each just for trying out FabFitFun.
How Often Do the Items in the Starter Box Change?
All four items in this box are different from the last box. They seem to be changing closer to once a month now. We’ll see if that trend continues.
The Fall 2019 Starter Box 16 Review
It usually comes with a magazine, as the main boxes do. The person who received this box did not receive a magazine with hers. A card with the box contents comes with the box. Since FabFitFun took the time to print product cards, it is clear a great number of boxes will have the same items. A mystery bundle, which retails for $29, never has a product card. Those are random items thrown together (curated) to get rid of excess inventory.
There is a note from FabFitFun on the back of the card. This is from a past box, but I am guessing the gist or even wording is the same.
This box has a $162 value, three products I already love, and one I cannot wait to try. My recipient is in for a treat. It is a wonderful box.
Again, I own all products she received, so these are my reviews. Hers may vary once she tries everything.
The AHAVA Dermud Foot Cream retails for $29. This is a really special foot cream. The mud in it seems odd, but it really works. It makes your feet feel as soft as they feel when you dip your feet in the mud. They do not feel dirty though. My feet feel moisturized even though it is thinner than the average foot cream, so it completely absorbs.
This Works deep sleep pillow spray retails for $29. I noticed I had more trouble falling asleep as my depression worsened. Whenever I sprayed this, it brought me an overwhelming sense of peace. It smells like you are lying in a meadow, and for a few minutes you forget your worries. This gave my mind a chance to relax and fall asleep. Thankfully, I do not need this every night, but I really appreciate having it on those nights where nothing else works. Lying in bed for hours unable to fall asleep is an awful feeling. This smells beautiful, too.
The Murad® Renewing Eye Cream retails for $82. Thanks to my Spring 2019 Editor’s Box, I have one of these. This is one I’ve wanted to try for a long time. I have so many, but this may need to cut some of the others in line. It promises to diminish puffiness, crow’s feet, and dark circles. if it delivers moisture with any of those claims, it will make me happy. Besides, it is not like I would have ever tried this without getting a sample or purchasing a kit with it. Spending that much on an unproven item is not common for me. Most of my expensive skincare purchases come after I fall in love with a sample.
The Summer & Rose Celine Trinket Dish retails for $18. This is my picture as I own two of these from my Spring 2019 Editor’s Boxes. I think the Summer & Rose Celine Trinket Dish is really cute. The geometric print is aesthetically pleasing. It is really well made. They look as nice in person as they look on the screen.
Is the FabFitFun Starter Box Worth It?
The person who ordered it says she is keeping everything. All the products are new to her, so she will have fun trying them out. Her personal value is $162, which is amazing given she only paid $5. We’ve talked about how I feel about the products, and I can only hope she loves them as much as I do. If she does, this box was definitely worth it.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.