Showing posts with label FabFitFun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FabFitFun. Show all posts

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Enter to win the @FabFitFun Reader Appreciation #SubscriptionBox #Giveaway via Ascending Butterfly! #FabFitFun

FabFitFun Summer 2014 Summer Subscription Box
FabFitFun Summer 2014 Summer Subscription Box

As you know I am a Fab Fit Fun VIP Blogger, which means I get to try out the new boxes when they are released, this time around my Summer Fab Fit Fun Box never arrived so the lovely folks at Fab Fit Fun quickly sent out a replacement and within 2 days I somehow ended up getting two of them. I normally would have passed the extra one along to a family member or friend, but I am all about Paying it Forward and I thought I would instead use the second box as a Reader Appreciation Giveaway as a way to say Thank You to all my butterflies (other folks would say readers, but you are all butterflies to me).

This is the summer 2014 box but in my opinion all these items are fantastic year round. Let's take a peek inside the box shall we?

Fab Fit Fun Summer 2014 Subscription Box Includes:

Sonya Dakar Flash Facial

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sonya Dakar Flash Facial - Developed by Gwyneth Paltrow's famed facialist, in just 60 seconds this little wonder will help you reveal softer, plumper, younger looking skin and is packed with antioxidants, and hyaluronic and lactic acids to give you smooth and radiant skin. Retail Value of $95 - TOTAL SCORE!

pur ~ lisse pur ~ protect SPF 30

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - pur ~ lisse pur ~ protect SPF 30 - This was featured by Vogue as the Editor's Favorite Summer Product. Remember butterflies you need SPF protection YEAR ROUND, NOT just in summer! I lost one of my Aunt's to skin cancer and cannot stress this enough. Retail Value of $55

Thursday Friday Away Mini Clutch Lips Pattern

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Thursday Friday Away Mini Clutch - Tired of the same old same makeup bag? Pimp your cosmetics bag with these Tres-Trendy super cute designs, canvas exteriors, with a nylon interior, metal zip closure and adorable prints. (Note: I received mine in a watercolor pattern, the winner of this giveaway will receive the lips pattern as shown above). By the way the box also includes a $30 Gift Card so you can take $30 off your next purchase at! How cool is that? You get to try it out yourself and then you nab another one for yourself in another design or a bigger bag (they have more than just cosmetics cases and clutches, they have larger profile totes too) or you could give the gift card to a friend so they can try Thursday Friday too! (Pay it forward my friends!) Retail Value of $35

Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil - With a blend of argan, jojoba and tamanu oils this helps fight flyaways, tame frizzies and nourish your hair. I have tried quite a few products from this line and I am never disappointed! Retail Value of $25

FabFitFun Water Infuser BPA-free Water Bottle

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - FabFitFun Water Infuser BPA-free Water Bottle - They want to encourage us to "Grab Life by the Excercise Balls" and stay inspired while we perspire. This BPA-free bottle has a built in infuser so you can add your favorite flavors to your water. (Watermelon Not Included) Retail Value of $15

Zoya Nail Polish in Elodie

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Zoya Nail Polish - Vegan Friendly, safe to use even during pregnancy and long wearing, what's NOT to love? The color shown is called 'Elodie' Retail Value $9

KISSTIXX Lip Balm in Chocolate Strawberry Combo Pack Flavor

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - KISSTIXX Lip Balm - This 'Makeout' Make-over in a tube will help couples enhance their chemistry with these complimentary flavored lip balms! You keep one, give your partner the other and then kiss each other to mix the flavors up! I received Chocolate/Strawberry and the winner of the giveaway will get the Peaches and Cream Combo. Retail Value $5.99

POPchips Sour Cream & Onion

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - POPchips - POPchips are NEVER fried and are only 100-130 per single-serving bag! If you are like me and need something for the 'mid-day hump' these are definitely just the trick! Retail Value $1.29

Skintimate Shave Gel

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Skintimate Shave Gel - With Signature Scents and Skin Therapy Formulas you can keep your legs smooth and beautiful with each shave! Retail Value of $1.99

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Always Xtra Protection Long Daily Liners - Not just for summer, perfect for those super long days, followed by the Gym or just plain anytime you want to feel fresh and confident. Consider it an everyday essential. Retail Value of $1.50

Slimfast Have Your Cake Meal Bar

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Slimfast Have Your Cake Meal Bar - Protein Meal Bar with flavors of Vanilla Cake and Frosting with sprinkles has only 180 calories per bar so you can late night snack with a lot less guilt! (Note: You will receive one individually wrapped bar, not the box). Retail Value $1

My Take:

I absolutely adore being a Fab Fit Fun VIP Blogger, I love Subscription Boxes and I think they make great gifts. No one will have a 'been there done that' reaction to it. I have yet to open one box from Fab Fit Fun that felt like a let down. It's not just a matter of the retail value of the products being higher than what you pay, it's a matter of all those items being well curated and USEFUL - be it for yourself or the gift recipient. This has been one of my most fun Ambassadorships to date and the fact that I actually got to meet Giuliana Rancic in person is the icing on the cake.

Win It:

It's been awhile since awhile since I have hosted a pure Reader Appreciation Giveaway that is being fulfilled solely by me, and I am super happy to do something fun for all my butterflies, I hope you enjoy Fab Fit Fun as much as I do! Please note the prize is the box as shown above with any exception being noted in the box subscription, the prize is this specific box, not a full subscription.

Use the Rafflecopter Widget Below to enter this giveaway:

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Which item in this Fab Fit Fun Box is your personal fave or which one would you most like to try Butterfly? Can't wait to try the box and can't wait to find out if you won? I have three codes for $15 off a box, Tweet me @Ascending1 and tell me you want to 'try it and  buy it' - 3 butterflies will be selected at random to get a code for $15 off their next FabFitFun Box Purchase!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post, Ascending Butterfly is fulfilling this giveaway to one winner directly. I am a Fab Fit Fun VIP Blogger and subscription boxes are sent to us for editorial consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Monday, September 16, 2013

@FabFitFun put a smile in my #MotivationMonday, Thanks @GiulianaRancic! Want to see what's in the box?

#ad: A FabFitFun Box was provided for Editorial Consideration however no monetary compensation has been received by Ascending Butterfly to share our experience.

I get to attend a lot of cool 'tweet ups' in New York City and I also get the chance to help host or co-host a ton of cool Twitter Parties, I guess me being "The Official #TwitterPartyDJ" it's no surprise, but I had the chance to attend a live tweet up last year with Giuliana Rancic in conjunction with the P&G #GIVEHope 'Do it for the Girls' campaign. If you missed that post, you can check it out HERE.

Meeting Giuliana in person and hearing her story inspired me because there is a history of Cancer in my family, to get my first ever Mammogram early. I remember one of the things that was discussed when I got the chance to meet her, and after having spent a year in the hospital myself, this really hit home, someone asked her what to give someone in the hospital or someone who is already at home but under-going treaments, she answered meals, house cleaning service, or an in home manicure and that resonated with me that's for sure. I don't know if this was already under development then, but Giuliana developed a subscription box service called FabFitFun where she curates a collection of great products spanning beauty, wellness, health, fitness and fashion to help you feel good from the inside out (which of course is very much our motto here at Ascending Butterfly!).

"It's the perfect way to kickstart your happy and get more from life every day!"

I received the August box a bit late in the month so with my travels and obligations I didn't actually get to start testing the products until September, but thankfully fab products are useful anytime!

What was in the box:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Ivory Mason Sunglasses - ARV $69
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Catalina Su Lip Gloss - ARV $14
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Purlisse Pur-Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser and Makeup Remover - ARV $36
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray - ARV $7.50
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Infinity Sun 'Glow on the Go' Sunless Tanning Spray - ARV $35
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - it Haircare Surf Spray (for beachless waves) - ARV $6.99
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Kind Bar - Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants - ARV $1.39 per bar
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Yes to Cucumbers Soothing hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes - ARV $5.99

My Take:

The best things about a subscription box is discovering a great new product, or a brand that is new to you, or a product new to you from a brand you already love. Treat yourself or better still get them as a special gift for someone you love. Especially when you have someone on your list who is hard to shop for, even the person who has everything wants to try something fun and new!

For me the standouts in this box was the Pur-lisse pur-delicate gently soy milk cleanser (because I test out so many products my skin can get sensitive when I bombard it with stuff back to back), this was gentle on my skin and it felt great afterwards. I tend to wear my hair straight so I didn't find myself reaching for the beachless waves too often, and of course I don't really need tan sprays as I have enough natural melanin of my own!  The facial spray was great, because in high heat and humidity misting myself like a plant was a great way to stay cool! And of course, I personally get can't enough lip gloss (I like to make sure I have a few in all my purses, desk drawers etc), and I also enjoyed the Soothing Towelette makeup removers from Yes to Cucumbers (I always advise keeping a pack in your purse, on super sunny days when makeup is running in your eyes these can certainly come in handy! And of course before or after the gym they are great to have on you!).

And you know just how much Ascending Butterfly loves brands that GIVE back, and Ivory Mason has a collection of glasses called BABY2BABY, for every pair sold they donate a pack of diapers! Baby2Baby .org supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12. By distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and Hospitals. They serve over 50,000 children each year! You get stylish frames and you help a child in need, WIN/WIN in my book!

And Kind Bars offer up great snacks with ingredients you can pronounce all from a company with a commitment to social entrepreneurship and making the world 'kinder', one act at a time, the fact that the bar is delish too is a great bonus!

I provided URL's to all the brands above in the list of contents so you could get social with them as well, but I also wanted to point out that Kind Bars has a #kindawesome community where they discuss all things inspirational and motivational as well!

Get Social with FabFitFun:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 'Like' FabFitFun on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @FabFitFun on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Pin with FabFitFun on Pinterest
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Subscribe on YouTube
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Hang out with FabFitFun on Tumblr

I'm definitely looking forward to trying out my next box, and this would definitely be a thoughtful gift for someone you know who is in the hospital or home getting treatments, I know this would have put a smile on my face while I was in the hospital during most of 2012 that's for sure. (And remember some floors do not allow patients to have flowers and some patients also have food restrictions, but usually beauty products are not banned, just call ahead to be sure).

Which of these products would you most like to try? Which is your favorite subscription Beauty Box Service and why?

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FTC Disclosure: I received a FabFitFun August Subscription Box for Editorial Consideration, no monetary compensation has been received and all opinions are 100% my own.