Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fortune Cookie Soap Box Summer 2014: Candy Aisle!


 OK guys, I've got to come clean: Fortune Cookie Soap box is seriously my FAVORITE subscription! I don't know what it is, but I get so ridiculously excited when it's time for a new FCS box, and this is only my second one!

Fortune Cookie Soap sells fresh, homemade bath and body products. While they started out selling the fortune cookie-shaped soaps, they've continued to add all kinds of different goodies! Each season (4 boxes per year), FCS puts out a box that showcases their newest scents. The boxes normally include about 8 products.

Each box costs $20, however they also contain a $10 gift card to use in their store on any purchase. Sweet! To make it even more fun, FCS hosts a "Launch Party" where they show all the new products and scents, do pop quizzes and giveaways, and usually give out a special coupon code that you can use along with your gift card! I participated in their Spring Launch party, and it was a blast! FCS has a really loyal fan base, and everyone who works for the company seems to be really passionate about their products and what they do.

The Summer 2014 box is a Candy themed box, and I've got to tell you: It's AMAZING! 

The Goods
 1. Fortune Cookie Soap in "Lick Your Lips"
 Cool Peppermint ice cream with flecks of dark chocolate.

What better way to start off this box than with the Fortune Cookie Soap itself! This month, it's a mouth-watering scent of chocolate-mint. It smells like a Peppermint Patty, or an Andes Candy. These soaps work really well in a guest bathroom on a cute soap tray. You'll definitely get lots of compliments!

 2. OCD Hand Sanitizer in "Lollipop Your Cherry"
 Cherries, cherries, cherries, an more cherries swirled with vanilla and a hint of orange and pineapple.

I am obsessed with the FCS hand sanitizers. I think all their scents are super imaginative and unique! I've gotta say that this one in particular is extremely fruity and very heavy on the cherry scent. Before you rub it in, it smells a lot like cherry cough syrup. Once it dries on the hands, the scent is like a cherry candy with a very light citrus hint in the background. Yum!

3. Solid Sugar Scrub in "Rock Your Socks Off"
Straight up grape candy.

Sometimes, the simplest scents in the box are the best! This one smells so good. It really smells exactly like a grape candy, or a grape pixi stick. Their sugar scrub is a new creation, and they claim it exfoliates, moisturizes and softens. I am obsessed with body scrubs, so I can't wait to use this! 
 
4. Whipped Cream in "Captain's Berried Booty"
 A crunchy, fruity, berry scent with powdery vanilla, raspberry and tonka bean notes.

Yep. It smells exactly like Crunch Berries from Captain Crunch cereal. I have no idea how they got this lotion to smell exactly like crunch berries, but they did! While it does seem strange to slather yourself in a lotion that smells like cereal, the scent is just totally addicting! The berry scent is the most prominent in this, but once it absorbs into the skin, the light vanilla undertone appears, making it a lot more wearable. Definitely a favorite in the bunch!

5. Wax Tart in "Sweet Dreamsicle"
Ripe pineapple livened with a splash of bright orange citrus and luscious vanilla cream.

This is the first wax tart I have received from Fortune Cookie Soap, and I have a feeling I'll be using my gift card to buy more! I have a little plug-in night light wax burner in my bathroom and I'm kind of obsessed with it. I'm always looking for different waxes and scents to burn, and this one smells good enough to eat! Clearly this smells exactly like an orange creamsicle, but it also has a pineapple element that really makes it. Smells like a delicious tropical drink being sipped on a a beach in Hawaii!

6. Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub in "Lemon Drop it Like it's Hot"
Lightly fragranced with lemon peel essence and orange zest.

This is the newest product in the FCS skincare line. It is supposed to be used 1-2 times per week, and works as a gentle face scrub to brighten and smooth skin. The citrusy scent is very subtle, but is more apparent when used. This is one of the first products I tried, and I really enjoyed how it exfoliated without being too rough on my skin!
 
7. Sparkle Me Body Spray in 'The Sweet Spot"
Fresh picked melon, strawberries, and peaches twisted with sour mandarin oranges and pineapple, all sprinkled with a touch of sugar.

This body splash reminds me so much of my childhood. I used to have a ton of little shimmer sprays! While I'm not a huge fan of glittery body mists, I do LOVE the scent of this! It's ridiculously fruity. The heaviest note is definitely the mandarin oranges. The melon lightens the scent and the pineapple round it off. I think the strawberries and peaches get a bit lost in the fruit salad of this scent, but it smells absolutely amazing regardless. I would have loved this product if it didn't have the glitter particles in it, but I will probably still use this in the summer on my chest and shoulders.

8. Lip Scrub in "Blow Me"
It smells like Bubblegum!

This doesn't just smell like bubblegum. If I didn't know better, I would probably scoop this out and try to chew it! Since it's a lip scrub, it also has a slight bubblegum flavor to it as well. I LOVE lip scrubs, and I especially love that one was included in this box. My lips get so dry and flaky during the winter months, so having a bubblegum scented scrub to prep my lips for summer is awesome! This scrub is a little more dry than scrubs I've used in the past. Even so, I scoop out a small amount and press it onto my lips. Then I simply buff it into my lips with my finger and brush off the excess. It works quite well, and tastes yummy too!

Overall
While I don't have many other boxes to compare it to, I think that Fortune Cookie Soap continuously releases fun and exciting scents and products each season. The Soap Box is always worth the money to me. I love that it's only $20 with shipping included, and I get all of this product AND the $10 gift card. It's such a fantastic value, and really helps in deciding what products and what scents I want to buy! I cannot recommend this box and this company enough. If you're into supporting small businesses and love bath and body products, this is hands down the best box for you!

If you want to check out Fortune Cookie Soap, please consider using my referral link and get $5 off your purchase of $30 or more!
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3 comments:

  1. This makes me regret cancelling my subscription! Great box I love how colorful it all is.

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  2. Do you get a 10 dollar gift card every month?

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    1. Yes ma'am! I think that's what makes it such a great deal. $20 shipped, and you get all these items AND a $10 gift card. Being able to test out all the products and sniff all the new scents from the upcoming line really helps i deciding what I'm going to buy, too!

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