Taking care of ourselves right now seems like a no-brainer, right? Pop on a sheet mask during your lunch break. Watch episodes of Outer Banks over and over because every character is hot. Wear your comfiest sweatpants. It sounds so easy, but I’ll be the first to admit it’s not that simple.
To make self-care easier this month, I made a list of things of things that bring me joy when I feel the anxiety and stress coming on. The first things on that list were things that made me feel like myself again, that brought a sense of normalcy to my life when things feel the opposite of normal right now. Thankfully, my FabFitFun box was delivered right after that epiphany, and I realized it has pretty much everything I was looking for. FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box with full-size beauty, fashion, fitness, and lifestyle products, and if you don’t know, I’ve been into it for quite a while now.
Want a know a little more? Here’s why I’ve fallen head over heels for the brand:
#1. FFF supports female-founded brands, first and foremost. Many of the brands included in my box are created or run by women, which I love. As an employee at a company founded by women (yay!), it’s amazing to see FFF want to promote small businesses and brands by women, especially during this time at home.
#2. Each FFF box is in support of a non-profit organization. This really hits home for me, and it feels especially important right now when organizations are being hit very hard. The summer box is in support of Special Olympics—an organization that works with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to promote sports and athleticism. They work with over five million athletes in 190 countries to build confidence and community, promote teamwork, and have fun! Special Olympics has been affected by COVID-19, like many organizations, and they’re currently helping their athletes stay active and involved at home while their events are postponed. As much as I love the products in my FFF box (more on that later), I feel pretty good knowing they’re supporting an organization close to my heart like Special Olympics.
#3. The box is totally customizable. There are tons of options to choose from every season, so you can get exactly what you want and not products you wouldn’t use, making the value even better.
#4. As a subscriber, you get access to FabFitFunTV. Even though we don’t have access to gyms and restaurants right now, we can still spend our time at home learning from the pros! FabFitFunTV has hundreds of free videos for subscribers on workouts—from yoga and pilates to dance cardio and HIIT—cooking, meditation, lifestyle, beauty, and more. Bonus: there’s even a “Cooking With the Housewives” section so you can learn classic recipes from your favorite housewives (Dorinda, Ramona, and Sonja included!).
#5. The box is always valued over $200—talk about a deal! I’m paying close attention to where my money is going right now, so this value feels extra special. I know I’m getting my money’s worth. Generally, one product alone pays for the price of the box, and the rest are my little extras. Want it even better? Use our code for a little extra off!
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I am the most excited about this item, hands down. I looked everywhere for a cooler bag last summer, and I couldn't find anything in the realm of what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay. Enter FFF, because this item alone is worth more than the box even costs! Not to mention, this cooler bag is actually cute AF.
This is a matte sunscreen, but don't let that fool you. It's not greasy or oily on your face, but it still has a slight radiance and shine to give that summer glow, whether you've hit spent time outside or not.
My mom was beyond excited to see this in the box, so I got tons of goodies for myself and a Mother's Day present too! 😂 I love FFF because I can always find products I'll love but also products that work as gifts. This foot cream has menthol and olive oil to refresh and hydrate your feet, so you can do the perfect pedicure at home.
I was really excited when I saw this in the box because I've actually been needing a new cleanser to use in the morning and I can always trust Murad as a brand (we've gotten other stuff from them in our boxes before, and they're always good!). This is basically the adult version of those "wake up" cleansers we all used in middle school (except without the harmful microbeads, of course).
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If you're like any of us, you've been rethinking your home decor every other morning because it's all you look at all day long. Add your favorite fake florals (or maybe some real ones if you're ~fancy~), and you'll get at least one small change at home. OK, now let's talk a new sofa.
We've gotten these in a FFF box before, and I am eternally grateful to have tried them as well as absurdly jealous of anyone who gets these in their summer box. These are my favorite eye patches I've ever tried. They stay down really well, look really cute in selfies, and actually make my under eyes feel awake and de-puffed. I vividly remember using these for a date a few months ago and thinking, "OMG, I love FabFitFun for showing me these."
This peel-off mask contains activated charcoal to clear out your pores, while the eye masks hydrate and refresh your under eyes. Self-care season is upon us; who doesn't need more masks?
Another product I've tried and love thanks to FFF! I was hesitant to try this at first (haven't had good luck with other products from Drybar), but this is now a staple in my haircare routine. It smooths and detangles my fine, thin hair so well, and I notice when I don't use it before a blow dry that my hair doesn't look as healthy. This has made me want to try lots more from Drybar!
This post was in partnership with FabFitFun, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.