Since I am not due to get any subscription/beauty boxes for the next little while, I thought I would start off with a post about some of my favourite products at the moment. There is one main company that I am loving lately and would like to shout my love for it from the rooftops!
Fortune Cookie Soap
The company that I just can’t get enough of is Fortune Cookie Soap. This company is an indie soap company based in Oklahoma and aside from their one retail store, they are based online. I cannot say enough great things about this company!
Some of you may have had experience with Fortune Cookie Soap (FCS) through their quarterly soap box subscription. This is the way that I first experienced their products and lets just say, they have gotten a lot of my money in a short time. FCS creates a line of products for each season and they send out their soap box a few weeks before the launch of these lines. Every box comes with one product for each scent of the new line which lets you try out the different scents. My first box was the Fall 2014 “Witch, Please” box and I was in LOVE! They offer such a wide variety of different products and scents that are definitely worth checking out!
The subscription box is $20 for US residents, $28 for Canadian residents, and $34 for International residents. You are charged this every 3 months from the original date that you signed up and it comes out automatically unless you decide to cancel it. Along with the products that come in the box, each person is sent a unique $10 coupon code that you can use towards a purchase of products (it can’t be used towards a soapbox subscription). Even though it is a little bit more for me since I live in Canada, I think it is definitely worth it to subscribe!! I will definitely be blogging my unboxings of these subscription boxes when they come (the next one ships November 3).
On top of their fabulous products, FCS has the best customer service of any company I have made a purchase from. They are so focused on what their customers want, and bend over backwards to clear up any issues that you may have. I can see myself purchasing from this company for a long time to come and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you are really into soap, bath, and body products. You can find their products at www.fortunecookiesoap.com. One thing that is important to remember with this company is that the products are made in small handmade batches. There may be some product variation in colour or design because of this but it helps to add to the charm of the products and company.
I have been involved in the launches of 2 product collections so far. The first was the “Witch, Please” collection and the theme of this is based on The Wizard of Oz and Wicked. The scents from this collection are: Swankified, There’s No Place Like Home, Flying Monkeys, BFF’s, Wicked Good, Green is the New Black, Miss Popular, The Shiz, No Good Deed (only available in some products because of the high cinnamon content), Hair Flip, and Roy G. Biv.
The second collection was called “Third Time’s the Charm” and the theme of this one was based on Beetlejuice. This one was a mini collection which means that each scent is only available in one particular product instead of several different products. The scents from this collection are: Prince Valium, Ghost with the Most, Here Lies…, Day-O, Recently Deceased, Inferno Room, Girls Girls, Beetle Breath, Strange and Unusual, It’s Showtime, Zombie Repellent (re-released from a past collection), and Belle (re-released from the “Magic is Coming” collection).
Now, onto my favourite products that I have purchased so far:
“Swankified” Walnut Scrub (“Witch, Please” collection) $12.99
This scrub is amazing! As of right now, if I had to choose a facial scrub to use for the rest of my life, this would be the one! The walnut particles are fine enough so that they are not too abrasive on your face, and it works well for your body too! The website scent description is:
“Bunches of ripe bananas mashed into sweet, sugary cake batter, then topped with walnuts and baked to a golden brown.”
It definitely is a bakery scent so if you like that sort of thing, this may be for you!
“Soap Bar Sampler” $8.95
This sampler comes with 11 sample slices from different types of bar soaps that the company has in stock. This is a great purchase so that you can smell a variety of their scents for a low cost. I use the Soap Saver from this company for the little sample slices because it is easier than trying to wash your body with a small piece of soap just in your hand.
The samples I received were:
Once a Beach Always a Beach, There’s No Place Like Home, Swankified, The mOd BoD, Miss Popular, Sweet Tart Martini, Hot Apple Cider, Green is the New Black, Creamy Dreamy Oatmeal Cookie, Butter Beer, and Clearly Complexion (not pictured because my brother had already stolen it to use for himself)
Whipped Creams $10.99 (4 oz), $16.49 (8 oz), $12.99 (sampler pack)
I have tried a variety of their whipped cream body butters so far and I have to say that these are by far the best body lotion that I have ever tried. The scents are amazing, the formula is thick, it is non-greasy, and it absorbs quickly. The scents I have tried are:
“Recently Deceased” (“Third Time’s the Charm” collection) – “Halloween candy corn, sweetened with campfire marshmallows”. The whipped cream that I got in this scent is a beautiful peachy orange colour and it smells divine!! It is definitely a sweet candy corn scent so if you do not like super sweet scents, this probably isn’t for you.
“Belle” (“Magic is Coming” collection, re-released in the “Third Time’s the Charm” Collection) – “This body butter is a tropical paradise in a jar! It begins with top notes of mandarin, Mexican lime, tangerine, and kumquat; middle & base nots of watermelon, tart green apples, coconut & pikaki”. This one was not coloured for me but the smell is still amazing. It is a perfect blend of fruity and floral.
“BFF’s” (“Witch, Please” collection) – “Sticky sugared blueberries and luscious baked pumpkin with all the fall spices atop a warm cake accord”. I have to be honest, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the blueberry and pumpkin combination but when I tried it, I loved it!! You could definitely smell both of them in there and it was beautiful.
“Green is the New Black”(“Witch, Please” collection) – “Top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries lured into autumn by pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, all rounded out with warm vanilla-infused sugar”. This one was probably my least favourite whipped cream scent of the ones that I have tried but that is by no means a bad thing. I definitely still liked this scent, there was just a lot going on with it.
“Wicked, Good” (“Witch, Please” collection) – “Sweet pumpkin pie filling with the perfect touch of cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar, finished with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream”. This is a perfect pumpkin pie scent! It is a very nice fall scent so it fit perfectly well for the timing of this launch release.
I have tried several different types of their products but I am going to leave this post here for the time being. If you would like to hear more about other Fortune Cookie Soap products, leave me a comment and I will definitely get to posting that!