FabFitFun Summer 2017 Review

This season’s FabFitFun box comes stocked with items to help you and your family enjoy summer travel, cooking, and celebrations. The box costs $49. The total value of the products is between $270 and $290 retail. So that is a potential savings of $241 if you had purchase these items separately.

Of course, it is only a deal if you like the items. Here are the items from my box in no particular order.

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The first item that caught my eye is the Michael Stars Ruana. This can be worn as a scarf, sarong, or a shawl. It can function as a beach coverup or a skirt.

25% of each ruana sold supports Joyful Heart Foundation’s vision to create a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

  • 41″ x 72″
  • 100% Viscose
  • Imported

This is a limited edition.  Other colors/patterns can be purchased at Michael Stars stores.


The BKR water bottle.

It’s cool looking.

It’s pink.

It’s glass instead of plastic.

It’s easy to grab-and-go.

‘Nuff said.


I am looking forward to cooking with the next item. I admit to being curious. Although I have eaten items in restaurants prepared with this type of salt, I have never created at dish with it.

Pink Himalayan Salt gets its rosy hue from trace minerals in the salt, like magnesium, potassium and calcium.

It the box FabFitFun includes a few recipes, including Pan Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Fried Egg, S’Mores Popcorn, and Bruschetta. The asparagus dish sounds interesting. I may have to cook it soon and post the results.


Kris Nations’s jewelry is made from hand-cut gems. The chain is delicate.

It is cute and the packaging is innovative.

I have turquoise earrings that will match so it should be a nice addition to my summer accessories.


The Cargo HD Powder is the first “makeup” item in the box. It is lightweight and finely milled. I haven’t used it enough to provide a thorough review because of the timeframe in posting about the box. I will discuss this in a future post.

For first impressions–the color is a bit dark for a fair-skinned person. If I do get some sun (which I try to avoid!) and tan a bit, I think it would be perfect.

It applies very smooth and blends well.


Speaking of avoiding the sun . . .


This next product has a broad-spectrum SPF of 50.

Eau Thermale Avene: The formula is described as light and hydrating.  FabFitFun recommends mixing this in with your daily moisturizer for extra protection. Again, I have not used it enough to review it in depth, but it looks promising.

It will be interesting to see how well it works during July and August.


Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate is another product I need to dive into before reviewing.  It claims to moisturize and soothe the eye area to help eliminate dark circles and fine lines.

What strikes me as interesting about this product are the ingredients. It contains organic grape and carrot juices. Those are two ingredients I have not encountered before in an eye cream. The Juice Beauty web site explains that the brand uses nutrient-rich certified organic botanical juices instead of petroleum by products or water fillers.

The products are formulated without parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, GMO, silicones, gluten, artificial dyes, or synthetic fragrances.


The Klorane Dry Shampo with Oak Milk is a product I have tried in the past. It was ALLURE’s 2016 Best of Beauty Winner: Best Dry Shampoo. On the Klorane web site they explain that the oak milk is extra gentle and softens, protects and moisturizes all hair types. The soothing and protective properties of the oat respect the natural balance of the scalp and hair, making it ideal for daily use and suitable for the entire family.

The product has a strong scent, but it does not linger. If you have used oatmeal soap in the past, you will be familiar with the type of scent.

I also received the Vegan Passport Cover and Luggage Tags from Understated Leather. These items will find their way to a friend or family member as a gift.  They are beautiful, but not useful for me. I will find someone who loves to travel abroad and can get some use out of them.

Interested in subscribing? Check it out here: FabFitFun

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Did you get anything different in your FabFitFun box? Let me know that too!

This is not sponsored. All items have been purchased by me.


Praise for Heart & Mind:

“The author has managed to weave an intricate web about being true to yourself. One shouldn’t be guided or led by others. Above all, feel the magic in your own heart. As the fairy godmother believes sometimes it is best not to mess with destiny.” –Chief, USN Ret…VT Town—a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.com

Praise for The World In Front of Me:

“Picked up this short story because I noted it was previously published in Penumbra, which was a pretty high quality publication. And this story lived up to my expectations for a professional quality piece.

The story’s main idea reminded me a lot of the Lakeside community in Neil Gaimon’s American Gods, but I won’t say anymore about that for fear of giving away spoilers. But fans of Gaimon should really enjoy this story. Fans of strong women who make tough choices should enjoy this as well”—KSluss—Review on Amazon.com

Praise for Going Home:

“This is an excellent short story that is full of surprises for the reader. Martial law is about to be imposed in the colony.

A secret room, trips on a train and a clandestine meeting are all part of this superb short story.

Most highly recommended”—Off Grid . . . And Loving It—a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.com

Praise for Wonderland:

“The writing is beautiful, the characters are complex and thoroughly developed and the story is fascinating. All of it together creates a world you don’t want to leave when the book ends. I am so glad I discovered this author and I cannot wait for her next book”—Mary—Review on Amazon.com

Read excerpts from all of the books written by Chris Pavesic on Amazon.

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