FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Coupon

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Tomorrow is the official kickoff of summer, so what better day to share with you the contents of the FabFitFun Summer Box!? FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box and each season, four times a year, they send you a box full of a variety products in categories like beauty, fashion, and fitness, that total more than $200. These boxes are a fun way to pamper yourself a few times each year, learn about new products or give someone else an awesome gift. I am continually impressed when I open up these boxes, so I’m excited to share with you what lied inside the FabFitFun summer box. Keep scrolling for all the details and $10 off your first box!

 

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FabFitFun Summer Box Contents

I put an asterisk by the summer box contents I received. The first three items listed are ones that were included in all FabFitFun Summer boxes.

 

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#1 – *FOREO LUNA! fofo ($89)

This new facial cleansing brush from FOREO made its debut in FabFitFun’s summer box. It is powered by Bluetooth technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile, which is sent straight to the newly launched FOREO LUNA app. I am impressed with this device so far, but will be sharing a more detailed review to see how this compares to my current cleansing device.

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#2 – *Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish ($14.99)

I am loving marble home decor lately and this ring dish is so pretty. It is about four inches wide, and I think it could also work as a nice soap dish!

 

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#3 – *COOLA Face Sport SPF White Tea Moisturizer ($32)

This SPF 50 and water resistant sunscreen is perfect for your face during the summer. The scent is fabulous and it absorbs into your skin without leaving a greasy feeling.

 

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#4 – All members choose between: *Summer & Rose Beach Towel ($55)

These towels are super soft and the microfiber fabric means sand won’t stick to them. Members get to pick between a pineapple print and palm print.

OR Yumi Kim Make Up Train Case ($58)

This travel case features several compartments to store your beauty essentials. I love cases like this for traveling. Members get to pick a navy or floral print

 

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#5 – All members choose between: *ERTH TU Y YO Ring ($55)

I’ve always thought pearls make for a classy statement no matter what. This ring’s design has a modern touch with the gold band and I’m excited to wear it this summer!

Aromatherapy Associates De Stress Muscle Gel ($39)

This body gel uses Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lavender and Ginger essential oils to relieve your achey muscles. Sounds perfect for some post-workout pampering!

OR Jaboneria Marianella Hawiian Black Lava Body Caviar ($48)

This body caviar is like an ultra luxurious salt body scrub and it claims to deliver a new level of moisture and softness. I’m intruiged!

 

 

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#6 – Annual members get to choose between: Tarte Tartiest Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette ($45)

This palette includes four highlighting powders and two matte contouring shades. There are also mirrors inside the two flaps and it is a compact size that is perfect for traveling.

OR *Tarte Tartiest Pro To Go Palette ($23) & Sex Kitten Liquid Liner ($20)

Tarte’s eyeshadow palette features matte, metallic and shimmer shades. The pigment is impressive and it is great as a neutral-with-a-twist palette! The liquid eyeliner is jet black, goes on smooth and lasts all day.

 

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#7 – Annual members get to choose between: Orlando Pita Play Atmos Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray ($34)

This spray protects your hair from damage caused by the sun, while also reducing hair frizz, sealing split ends, protects color, increases shine and more. Sounds like magic to me!

OR *Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel ($45)

I love a good exfoliator and this one uses Papaya enzymes and pineapple extract. It smells amazing and leaves my skin so soft. It is gentle too, so I’d recommend it if you have sensitive skin.

 

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#8 – Annual members get to choose between: *Maji Sports Loop Resistance Band ($15)

I use these all the time at the gym, but have never invested in my own. It will be a great way to spice up my home workouts and keep my muscles toned!

Minor History Post Script Wallet ($20)

This vegan leather card holder is super cute! I use a similar one to keep gift cards and receipts organized.

OR Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator ($29)

This face exfoliator promises to give you brighter, smoothing and glowing skin after one use.

 

The Scoop on FabFitFun

Overall, I loved the summer box! The total value for my box is $348.99 based on the items I selected. The Vasanti and Elemis products seem super similar to me, but other than those items there is some great variety. The FOREO LUNA fofo might be my favorite product. I am really excited to try it out with the app and get customized skin care tips.

Annual subscribers get the perk of picking out all the contents of their FabFitFun box. To become an annual subscriber you pay $179.99 for the year, which equates to $45 for each box instead of the standard $49.99 per box. In addition to the box and all its contents, subscribers get access to beauty tips, workout videos and coupon codes for the box’s featured brands.

Click here to get $10 OFF your first FabFitFun box!

 

There’s some more good news for you all. If you missed the summer box, you can currently get the editor’s edition of this box and a special Pinterest FabFitFun box!

What do you think of this year’s FabFitFun summer box? 

Did you receive the FabFitFun summer box? If so, I’d love to hear what you though. If not, is there a product in this box that you have tried or are tempted to try? I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes like this one. Are there any similar subscription box programs that you recommend. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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The Best Wedding Decisions We Made

Wedding planning is one of those things you cannot fully understand or appreciate until after your wedding. In the throes of it, it can be super stressful and feel like a roller coaster of emotions. Side note: If you’re a bride-to-be, hang on and try to enjoy the ride! Some days are super exciting and others are draining. So often, a lot of time, sweat and tears goes into the wedding day. Some brides have things they regret in hindsight, but I’m thankful there are very few things I would have done differently. Today, I am sharing our totally un-regrettable, best of the best wedding decisions. These are the ones that really stand out, the ones we would make again in a heartbeat and the ones that made our day feel extra special.

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Our Best of the Best Wedding Decisions

1. Writing our own vows.

Will and I wrote our own vows a couple of months before the wedding. During the ceremony we read these to each other out of personalized vow books before reciting the traditional vows to each other. It felt very meaningful to share in our own words our love and personal commitments to each other in front of so many family and friends.

2. Getting a month-of coordinator.

My mom and I tag teamed a lot of the wedding planning, but by the time we got to a couple of months from the wedding day there were still a lot of details that needed to come together. I was also extra busy with work at that time. So, I was very grateful to have our coordinator Cara. During the month leading up to our wedding, she checked on vendors, finalized our timeline and ensured we hadn’t overlooked any details.  She was amazing to have on hand the day of our wedding, too. There were details I envisioned checking on in my head before the ceremony, but it was logistically not possible. That’s where our month-of coordinator came in and kept everything in line.

3. Incorporating family into our day.

From our wedding party to the details of my dress, we planned for our family to be a big part of our wedding day, but I didn’t realize just how special that would feel. Weddings symbolize a new union and the beginning of a new family, but Will and I both know that we would not be the person the other fell in love with if it was not for our family. I did not realize just how much it would mean to have our siblings stand with us during the ceremony until it was happening. To honor my late grandmother and namesake, I used the sleeves from her wedding dress on mine and wore the veil she made when my mother got married. I also wore a cocktail ring from my paternal great-grandmother. All these touches made us feel even more special and so loved by our families.

4. Relaxing on our wedding day.

A few minutes before I walked down the altar, my good friend and bridesmaid said I was one of the most calm brides she had ever seen. Do not get me wrong I was a bit of a mess in the last couple weeks leading up to the wedding, but I deliberately told myself (and Will told me too!) on the night before our rehearsal dinner to let go of the small things, focus on the great reason behind the wedding and just enjoy it. I am so glad I can look back on our wedding day and say that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.

5. Starting our honeymoon two days after our wedding.

The week leading up to our wedding, I did not have a lot of time to think about our honeymoon or pack. Our wedding weekend also FLEW by and we were in desperate need of a nap come Sunday afternoon! I’m so grateful we relaxed on Sunday evening and finished packing for our honeymoon, instead of rushing to an airport the morning after our nuptials. I know many people delay there honeymoons these days, too, but it felt very special to spend that first week of married life with just the two of us. Getting back to work after the honeymoon was a different story though!! Hellooo reality haha!

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So there you have it the best wedding plans we made! I would love to hear your thoughts on the wedding plans or details, you think matter most (whether from personal experience or from wedding guest experience). If you are  married, what are the moments that stick out most to you? What are the plans you are so glad you made in hindsight?

Let’s chat in the comments!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

P.S. If you’re interested in more about our spring wedding, check out all the details and photos.

P.P.S. My advice to brides-to-be and some help with setting up your gift registry and $50 credit for setting up a registry on Zola!!  😉

 

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Nailing a Gel Manicure at Home with Pink Gellac

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Hello friends! I have shared my love for a good manicure many times, so I am super excited to share a line of gel manicure products with you all today. These products are from the European company Pink Gellac, and they have all the tools and nail polishes you need to get a gel manicure at home. Let’s dive in!

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I tried out Pink Gellac’s starter kit, which retails for $99 and is currently on sale for $50. The kit, pictured above, includes:

  • 1 Pink Gellac LED Lamp
  • 1 Primer 
  • 1 Nail Polish in the color Dynamic Pink
  • 1 Pink Gellac Base2
  • 1 Pink Gellac Ultra Shine 15ml
  • 4 Online courses
  • 1 Nail file 240-180 grid 
  • 1 Orange Woodsticks 
  • 10 Cleaner pockets
  • 10 Remover pockets

Nailing a Gel Manicure at Home

With the Pink Gellac starter kit, I found the process quite easy from beginning to end. First, I started with the remover pockets to see how they would work on removing the gel polish I got at a salon. I have tried removing gel polish with other products at home, and was skeptical about these pockets. Am I the only one who has majorly struggled to get a gel manicure off at home!? Well, these remover pockets worked like magic. I inserted them and wrapped them around my fingers, waited 10 minutes and all the polish just slid right off.

With my old gel polish off, I trimmed my nails and got my cuticles in order. Then, I used the cleaner pockets to wipe off my nails and create a nice, clean slate for new gel polish. With Pink Gellac, the application was super easy for the primer, base, color and shine. The brush is sturdy and has a nice curved edge, so it forms to your nails and applys the polish really well.

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The Pros

Simply put, Pink Gellac’s polish colors are great quality — they are not opaque and after just one coat it looked amazing. There is also a large range of colors, many of which are sold on Amazon, if you aren’t ready to try the whole starter kit. In comparison to other gel manicures (at home and at salons), Pink Gellac’s polish stays on quite well. I am quite hard on my nails, but one week into my gel manicure and there are just two little knicks near the tips of my nails.

The other great thing about Pink Gellac are the remover pockets! Damage from removing gel manicures can make your nails really weak. These pockets seriously work like magic though! Lastly, there is one general positive to doing gel manicures at home — the cost savings. In the D.C. area gel manicures can easily cost $45 (without tip). So, investing in something like Pink Gellac, can literally pay for itself with a couple uses.

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The Cons

The only negative I found for the Pink Gellac starter kit was the size of the LED lamp. I had to be pretty careful not to hit the sides of the lamp, so a slightly larger lamp would be nice. Aside from that, I do not see any cons with the Pink Gellac products. That said, nailing a gel manicure at home may prove challenging or frustrating for some.

If doing your own gel manicure is new to you or seems scary, Pink Gellac has online courses that come with the starter kit to help you out. You can also take a look at my tips for nailing a manicure at home, which are good for traditional nail polish or gel nail polish. I also have a little advice: have fun practicing and know that it is ok to mess up. It is just nail polish and the worst case scenario is you have to take your polish off and start over.

What do you think?

Do you give yourself manicures at home? Have you tried a gel manicure at home recently? I have always found doing my nails to be a relaxing activity at the end of a long day, and it feels good to do a little something for myself. Is that just me? How does an at home manicure make you feel?

I would love to hear from you! And many thanks to Pink Gellac for sending me the starter kit to try out.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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