Fab Fit Fun Spring 2018 Edition

Do you receive any subscription boxes? They are one of my most favorite things! I received my Fab Fit Fun Spring 2018 Box last week, and want to show you just how many fabulous things you get for $50!

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Fab Fit Fun Spring 2018

 

 

I love the packaging of these boxes. Every little detail is thought out, and the presentation is lovely. I don’t get this box as a freebie – I subscribe to Fab Fit Fun and pay for each box. I see it as a present to myself, so having something prettily wrapped feels like a bonus.

Speaking of bonuses, Fab Fit Fun lets you add on bonuses to your box. A few weeks before the boxes ship you receive an email that lets you click in and add all kinds of goodies at a substantial discount. My favorites are the Marrakesh hair products. If they are available I add them on to my box order.

Here is a breakdown of what came in the Spring 2018 Fab Fit Fun box. I have a link and a discount code at the bottom of this post.

Fab Fit Fun Spring 2018 Box

The anchor product in this box is a reversible clutch purse from Rachel Pally with a retail value of $60. One side is a plain, block shade, and the other is a vibrant print. You can use this clutch to go out at night, pair it with jeans and a t-shirt, or even use it après-beach! I especially love that Rachel Pally manufactures in her home town of Los Angeles, providing work and a healthy wage for local Angelenos rather than outsourcing it for cheap.

Free People supplied a vegan leather eye mask. (retail value $40) These are not only fabulous for those needing a good night sleep or taking long flights, but also for anyone who’s eyes are looking tired or puffy. There is a removable cooling pack that you can keep in the fridge and slip into the pouch whenever your eyes need a pick-me-up. If you spend long hours in front of a computer you no doubt already see how tired the skin around your eyes looks. I am finishing the book I have been writing, and have spent the past few months in front of a screen, typing all day. The skin around my eyes looks exhausted! Being able to relax for 10 minutes with a cooling eye mask works wonders.

From Anderson Lilley there is a fresh spring fragranced candle. (retail value $45) Mine came in the Fresh Linen fragrance. The candles are made with a hand poured coconut wax blend and have a cotton, lead free wick. The candle itself comes in a stylish copper vessel that you can later use to stand makeup brushes or pencils or even little bouquets of fresh flowers.

You Tube guru Alex Garza designed a lip palette with Ish for the Fab Fit Fun box. (retail value $42). There are 12 shades of nicely pigmented color, with some nice neutrals as well as some popping pinks for spring.

Murad’s Skin Perfecting Lotion (retail $40) is an ultra light, oil free moisturizer for all skin types. It minimizes the appearance of large pores, soothes redness and irritation (making it great for acne prone skin), and gives you face some luxurious hydration.

The Spring 2018 box gave you a choice between a pair of Ettika tassel earrings or a Maya Brenner designed LOVE bracelet. I took the bracelet, which is valued at $65.

The beauty choice item was between KNC Lip masks or a Korres Guava Body Butter. I always need more body lotions and body butters, so I chose the $24 Korres Body Butter. It is creamy and thick and really is lovely.

The Physique 57 Massage Roller ($20) looks like a torture device but it actually works wonders on tired, achy muscles. Whether the gym has you feeling beaten up or whether its just life and work and commuting that are tiring you out, 10 minutes with a massage roller will have you feeling invigorated and ready to take on the world!

Fab Fit Fun Spring 2018 Box

The Dermelect Cosmeceuticals  Concealing Ridge Filler ($18) keeps your nails looking healthy. It conceals nail imperfections with a pinky hue while treating them with protein, vitamins and moisture.

I also received a Dove Exfoliating Body Polish to keep in the shower. This gentle body polish helps to slough away dead, winter skin and reveal the fresh, glowing skin underneath.

This is approximately $344 worth of new season fabulous for only $50!

If you would like to try out the  Fab Fit Fun subscription box use this link and add in the promo code SUNSHINE to receive $10 off your first box. If you use my link you can get all of these fabulous products for just $40!

Enjoy friends!

10 Ways To Lift Yourself Up

Do you love Free People?

I do.

I love their blog too.

I found this on the Free People blog under Inspiration.

And it is indeed inspiring.

Enjoy!

When It all Falls Down: 10 Ways To Lift Yourself Up

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Bianca Boulden!


I’ve been in some unpleasant situations in my life, to say the least. Who hasn’t though, right? That’s life, you win some and you loose some. Live and learn, it’s the best medicine. Some of the situations were of my own creation and others came straight out of left field and were nearly impossible to prepare for. So I wanted to share with you a list of things I discovered that helped me find some relief during my personal rock bottom episodes.

Be nice to people.

Yes it may be corny but kindness is underrated. When was the last time you asked a friend, a family member or even a perfect stranger if they are OK? You could be standing next to somebody in line for your coffee that is completely broken and you wouldn’t even know it. Just starting a conversation and being kind is all they may need to lift them up for the day. If you can be kind through your dark time and not bite the unsuspected heads off of the innocent bystanders, you’ll find that your personal happiness is uplifted as well. I’m not saying it will pay your bills but it will give you personal satisfaction and gratification. As they say, what goes around comes around – spread good karma.

Accomplish something.

When I have experienced something devastating or feel as though whatever I do is pointless or goes unnoticed, or when I am struggling between groceries and the rent for the week, even small accomplishments are worthy to note. Go for a walk, clean out your wardrobe, clean your house, finish that book that’s been sitting next to your bed for 6 months, even write a book — put the pen to paper and see what happens! I volunteered at an animal shelter because animals make me happy. So do the same, what ever you will feel good about and will make you smile.

Control.

Let it go. The only things you can actually control are what you do, say, and think, you can seriously reduce the crushing stress that comes with challenging life events by allowing yourself to let go of that which you can’t control..

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Treat yourself.

I’m not saying go spend a BOMB on designer clothes or those $400 boots you have had your ear on all over Instagram but just a little something, it has always helped me. For me it was a crystal or a new record. The music took me to another world and the crystal empowered me.

Be with Nature.

It’s easy to get stuck in your comfort zone, the couch or your room or bed, but getting stuck in routine often means  you actually don’t get to enjoy the little things in life that should make you happy. For me I get high just from looking at a sunset or the perfect line of palm trees. I can’t even describe to you what the ocean does. It gives me goose bumps, like it’s my soul mate and it understands me. Go for a hike up a mountain, lay on the grass and watch the clouds or walk along the sand and let your feet hit the water. Breathe it all in and you will feel a lot better then sitting in your PJ’s for days.

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Cry it out.

I’m not the best at crying; it takes me a bit to do it. I will go through stages where I would cry even at movies and then I will be so strong that it scares me. Sometimes you just need to let it out. So when you do… let it out.

Do something new and exciting.

Maybe you’ve been thinking about learning to surf, or perhaps you wanted to start taking dance classes, why not try? You will learn something new and meet new people. Don’t allow yourself to settle into misery. I made myself do things I had never done before and it brought me so much perspective and gratitude, not to mention fun!

Reach out to someone.

And I don’t mean reach out to someone and unload all your misery on them, everyone has their issues, they don’t need yours too. I mean reach out to someone in friendship, rekindle a relationship with someone that might have grown stagnate, force yourself to be around other people and feign happiness. Fake the happiness until you feel it. Fake it until you make it, lovers.

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Do something for someone else.

Go out of your way to do good for others, realize that you are not the only person on the planet who is struggling, that there tons of people in your town and city who are having a tougher time than you are.




Laugh.

Do whatever it takes to make yourself laugh. Get on YouTube, call that friend that always has a funny awkward story, put on a movie that gets you every time… Step Brothers is good one.

Happiness is fleeting. It’s rarely, if ever, a constant state of being for anyone, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue it even when there seems to be nothing worthy of that happiness. You can either let life and its struggles swallow you whole or fight your way to a silver lining. Remember, your happiness is your responsibility. I say FIGHT!

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“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”

Words Bianca Boulden

Photos Jenna Agius

Model Dani Bonnor



Source: When It All Falls Down: 10 Ways To Lift Yourself Up http://blog.freepeople.com/2015/06/falls/#ixzz3eKrQGTEM

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