Fortune Cookie Soap “It’s Easter, For Peeps Sake” Collection

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I am such a scent junkie and can’t pass up a collection from Fortune Cookie Soap so here is the Easter collection which is called “It’s Easter, For Peeps Sake”. I love spring scents and sweet scents so I figured that this collection would really be something I would like.

Everyone who purchased the whole collection option within the first 24 hours received their products packaged up in this adorable Easter basket type thing which I thought was a really nice touch.

Let’s see all the products from this collection!

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“Bunny Balls” Cake Pop Bath Bomb

because cupcake bath bombs are so 2014…! :p Buttery rum, yummy coconut, sweet butter cream, caramelized brown sugar, rum liquor with rich maple, creamy vanilla and rich tonka bean.

The packaging on this bath bomb is just so cute. Not that it matters once it goes into the tub, but FCS really puts in the work for the little things. In terms of the smell, it is delicious! Definitely a bakery kind of smell and I can’t pinpoint one smell in particular because there are so many great ones in there. I definitely think that buttery is an accurate word to use for this one though. I look forward to using this in the tub!

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“Easter Town” Mist Me

An ooey gooey treat of pink sugar with a smear of black licorice.

As far as I know, Easter Town was a scent used in the Nightmare Before Christmas line a little more than a year ago. I didn’t know about FCS at the time but I am pretty sure it was one of four possible whipped cream scents you could have received in the Soap Box. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this one because black licorice isn’t my favourite and I was worried it might overpower the pink sugar.

I shouldn’t have worried about that. I don’t smell the black licorice too prominently, it just helps to off set the sweetness a bit. This scent is light but I really enjoy it!

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“Bunny Vomit” Perfume Oil

What happens when the Easter Bunny eats too much candy? A colourful rainbow of liquid fragrance…Zesty orange peels and sweet berries topped with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream.

I LOVE the scent of this perfume oil. I am always drawn to super fruity scents and this one does not disappoint. I definitely smell the citrus in this one which I really like because it makes it fresh and light. I will be wearing this one a lot for sure!

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“¬°Grassyass!” Fortune Cookie Soap

Oh! No need to thank us! ūüėČ Remember hunting for Easter Eggs and candy, in the grass, as a kid! One sniff of this adorable little fortune cookie with it’s unique blend of fresh cut grass & fruity Easter candy will take you right back.

This soap is just so cute. A couple of my little eggs fell off in transit and I just rested them on the top for that picture so you would know what it is supposed to look like. I am okay with that though, not a big deal at all. This soap definitely has that fresh greenery kind of scent from the grass and I love that! I have been really into those garden green kinds of scents lately so I am happy to have this one!

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“Egg Hunt” Bath Melts

A vintage FCS scent making a return for Easter!! AKA Capitol Diamond (same blend – updated scent description). Cotton candy, and sticky bubble gum, mixed with lemon drops, fresh apples & pears dripping with caramel and raspberry sauce.

Capitol Diamond was always a scent on my possible CYO list for FCS so I am really excited to be able to try it! This is another really fruity sounding one so I think that is why I was drawn to it. I absolutely love this scent as well. I have been a bit on the fence with their bath melts in general because they leave quite a mess in the tub but this scent is wonderful. I really look forward to seeing how that scent is when it’s in the tub.

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“Belly Jeans” Talkin’ Smack Lip Scrub

Making a comeback – with a twist! If you’ve never used a lip scrub before – you might be wondering what all the fuss is about!! Our Jelly Bean flavoured lip scrub is handmade with exfoliating, pure cane sugar and moisturizing oils – so sweet and super yummy!

This lip scrub is so cute. The colour is adorable and you can’t really tell from this picture but there are coloured sprinkles throughout the scrub. The scent of this is a nice sugary one and their lip scrubs all taste great so I’m sure this will be the same!

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“Krispy Cream” Whipped Cream

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! We don’t know what Rice Crispy Treats have to do with Easter, and we don’t care. We just knew one thing — we had to figure out a way to use this fragrance, and ASAP. What better product for it’s debut than our Whipped Cream? Two of our favourite things collide.¬†

There were some complaints in the FCS fan group about this scent smelling really plastic-like and artificial so I was a bit worried to receive mine because I had been so excited about the scent. However, I really like this one! It reminds me a little of Recently Deceased which is one of my favourite whipped creams from them and I think this consistency is extra creamy. The colour of this one is really nice as well.

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“To Dye For” Bath Bomb

Ahhhh finally! The iconic Easter Egg — in the form of a bath bomb!! For those of you that loved Body Shot…here ya go! A mouthwatering blend of muddled raspberries with fresh lemon, sugar and vanilla. Comes packaged and ready to pop in the Easter Basket, with a clear takeout box, Easter grass and a cute ribbon.

Body Shot is another scent I had been wanting to smell so I got really lucky with this collection! I love the scent of this. Lemon and raspberry are two of my favourite fruity scents so this one was a definite winner for me! Once again the packaging of this is adorable and if I was less selfish, it would make a cute gift. However, I am totally selfish so this one is all mine.

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“Bunny Hop” Bar Soap

Some bunny MADE THE CUTEST SOAP EVER! Srsly. Rich chocolate oozing with gooey marshmallow. 

I was so excited to receive this one because the design is just beautiful. It looks so realistic and I absolutely love that! Not only that, but the scent description sounded awesome. This just smells like straight up chocolate and I am not mad about it. It may be a little tricky to use as a bar soap just because of it’s shape but for now, I just like to smell it occasionally in the packaging.

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“24 Carrot Cupcake” Bath Bomb

Rich carrot cake smushed into thick, sweet, cream cheese frosting.

I’m not a carrot cake person when it comes to my dessert preferences but I sure don’t mind the smell of it. In this one, i can smell the spices that would go into a carrot cake which I quite enjoy. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there is a cute little Easter egg “garnish” for the cupcake which I just think is adorable. These cupcake bath bombs from FCS have the decorative meringue frosting (this one has lots of glitter on it). Since it is like a real meringue, it isn’t meant to be in the bath so if you throw it in, it may not melt all the way down. I just throw mine away and use the actual cupcake bath bomb portion (just to avoid a mess).

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“Peep Show” Massage Bar

Peeps. Scented. Massage. Bar. I’ll give you a minute and let that sink in. Ba-dum tisss! Get your skin Peep Show ready with this yummy massage bar, handmade with a luxurious blend of kokum, shea, and mango butters.

I still have a massage bar from the Valentine’s Day collection that I haven’t used yet because I just don’t think to use them as a solid lotion bar. I really need to make an effort to try them out. This massage bar comes in a pair because they are smaller than the massage bars they’ve had in the past. These just have a nice, sweet scent that I really enjoy so that’s awesome!

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“Bunny Burps” OCD Hand Sanitizer

Rich carrot cake smushed into thick, sweet, cream cheese frosting with a splash of vanilla.

Last but not least we have the hand sanitizer. Now, I would like to preface this by saying that it has a ton of glitter in it. Usually, the glitter in their hand sanitizers doesn’t really show up on your hands but this stuff does so if you are really opposed to glitter, you may not like this one. This has the same basic scent as the carrot cake bath bomb but with the addition of some extra vanilla it seems. I really like this scent too and I find it pretty mild.

Gosh, I have to say, I just love this collection. I think that the names, the design, the packaging, the scents, everything exceeded my expectations. FCS knocked this one out of the park! There isn’t a thing from this collection that I don’t like the scent and that I won’t use. If these are the types of scents that you enjoy, I would definitely suggest picking some of these products up because I just love them.

If you are interested in Fortune Cookie Soap, you can find them at http://www.fortunecookiesoap.com/ or at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fortunecookiesoap.

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: I purchased this collection with my own money. All pictures and opinions are honest and my own. 

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Beauty Joy Box February 2015

Now, it should be mentioned that my Beauty Joy posts have been absent for awhile. I have had some issues with shipping and what not so it has been a bit of a process. My January box was never sent. I had contacted them and they said it was re-sent but after a couple weeks without hearing anything, they ended up refunding me. We had some trouble with the shipping of this box too so it got to me pretty late.

Anyways, on to what this box is all about. The cost of this box is $15 a month with free shipping within the US. There is an extra $5 shipping fee to Canada and $10 to ship internationally. Each box ships on the 15th of the month so for those of us in Canada, that means receiving it relatively late in the month (November 24 for this particular month). Each box comes with 1 jewelry item, 1 full sized beauty item and 2-3 deluxe sized samples. Let’s see what came in the February 2015 box.

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This box was re-sent which is why it took so long and I am assuming that is also the reason I didn’t get an informational card in the box. Fortunately, I was able to look at other blog posts for pictures of the card to find out the values of each product.

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LipFusion Micro-Collagen Color Shine Lip Plumper ($38)

The colour that this lip gloss came in is called Bare. You can see why from the swatch picture above. It is definitely a nude which doesn’t really provide a colour on my lips, more of just a shine. Lip gloss isn’t my favourite kind of product because of the stickiness and I certainly can’t imagine paying $38 for a lip gloss. I didn’t notice any real plumping effects but I did feel the tingle. I am kind of neutral on this product, it isn’t bad but I would have preferred a nude lipstick.

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Silver Plated Heart Locket Necklace ($20)

This isn’t necessarily my favourite piece of jewelry but it isn’t bad. I’m not sure if it’s worth $20 or not because it does feel a little light and cheap but I may wear it at some point. It is a little bit rattly when it is hanging around my neck so we will see if that drives me crazy or not. I do really like the patterning on the front of the heart though.

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Alexandra de Markoff Balancing Cleanser ($3)

From what I can tell, other people who received the February box only received one of these cleansers so my value is actually $6 instead of $3. I have been using one of these are my shower cleanser lately and it definitely does do a good job of cleaning my face. It is a cream cleanser and it doesn’t foam so it kind of feels like I am rubbing lotion on my face in the shower which is a strange sensation. It does its job though for sure!

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Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer ($1.75)

This is another product in the box that I think everyone else only got one of. I really like the hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works so I’m definitely not sad to have gotten two of them. My value for these is actually $3.50 instead of $1.75. I think that there was an assortment of different scents people received which is always fun. I received Jungle Passionfruit and Blue Skies & Blooms. Jungle Passionfruit is pretty good, definitely one I would have bought myself.

It was kind of funny because the day I got this box, I had been at Bath and Body Works that morning. While I was there, I had pointed out Blue Skies & Blooms because it sounded like it would smell great. I am happy that I have it because it smells great!

This box isn’t my favourite by any means but it isn’t bad. ¬†The box value for this month was $67.50. I do have to say that after the frustration with all the shipping, I ended up cancelling my subscription. I had already paid for my March box so I have that one and that will it for awhile at least. I’m going to be unsubscribed for at least a few months and see if I really miss it. In the mean time, I have a couple other subscriptions I will be trying out to see how I feel about them.

If you are interested in this service and want to check them out, you can find their website at www.beautyjoybox.com or their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeautyJoyBox

Also, the company does have a referral program so if you would like to sign up using my referral link than I would really appreciate it! My link is www.beautyjoybox.com/beautylife

xo Amanda

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased with my own money and all pictures and opinions are my own.

Fortune Cookie Soap Spring 2015 Unboxing

When Fortune Cookie Soap revealed that the spring 2015 box was going to be Alice in Wonderland themed, I could not contain my excitement. I LOVE Alice in Wonderland and the fact that it is based more on the Tim Burton version made me even more excited. I also have been into garden greens types of scents lately for some reason so I was excited that these were going to be spring scents.

For those of you who don’t know, Fortune Cookie Soap is an indie bath and body company based out of Oklahoma. They have one retail store but most of their business takes place online. You can order products from their website but they also have this quarterly subscription service called The Soap Box.

Every 3 months, the company comes out with a new seasonal line and about 2-3 weeks before the launch of this line, they send out the soap boxes. In each box you will find one product for each scent of this new line. When they do launch these lines you can get each scent in multiple different products but this box gives you a chance to see what each scent actually smells like. The box is $20 quarterly for US residents, $28 quarterly for Canadians, and $34 quarterly for those of you living internationally.

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This box was packaged so perfectly! The little confetti worms were a perfect spring grass kind of green and they put in a beautiful little butterfly. It just looks like a nice spring-like scene and it made me so happy. This is my third Soap Box from Fortune Cookie Soap and I think that it may be my favourite one yet. I’m sure I will say that every time though.

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Fortune Cookie Soap always includes really beautifully printed cards to tell you what the scent descriptions are for each product. One thing that I really enjoy about their cards is that they include pictures of each product so you aren’t trying to figure out what anything is.

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Let’s see what was included in this box!

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“Almost Alice” Fortune Cookie Soap (I’d rather be almost alice than completely Bob — or Stan for that matter!)

Fresh green snap peas and juicy pears brighten this bouquet of sweet pea flowers, and freesia, sprinkled with ripe berries.

I am obsessed with this scent! Like I said before, I am super into garden greens scents lately and I think that this is just perfect. FCS already had their spring launch party and I purchased several things in this particular scent because I love it so much. I also think that the colour of this is just so beautiful. Both the scent and look of this soap make me wish all the snow would melt away and that the sundresses could start making their appearance again. One of these days!

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“Twisted Tea Party” Bath Tea (That sounds like my kind of party, as long as you’re serving Long Islands!)

A light, refreshing, green tea with notes of sweet herbs, vanilla bean, cucumber, golden amber, and hints of neroli and geranium, stirred with a bright sprig of spearmint. Directions: Place tea bag directly in a warm bath.

I quite enjoy the scent of this product. It is definitely strongly tea scented but I could also smell the fresher scents such as the cucumber and spearmint. I did use this product already and it is quite interesting. It didn’t provide too much scent to my bath and it was kind of weird to have a tea bag floating around the tub. However, the way that they sell the full size product is a little different though. They sell a jar of the actual product and it comes with a reusable muslin bag to fill it with. I didn’t order any of the full size product but it would be interesting to see if using more product would make a difference.

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“Who Are You?” Incense Cone (…what exactly are you smoking, vapor?)

A mysterious mixture of crisp, ripe, pear twisted with tart limes, vanilla orchid, and dash of raw cane sugar. Directions: Place cone on a non-flammable surface, light tip and let burn for 10 seconds, then extinguish. OR keep cones in muslin bag and use as a sachet. There are hundreds of way to use a sachet – GTS! ūüôā

I think it was so neat that they introduced incense cones as a new product with a scent based on the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. Maybe I’m the only one who is so happy about these kinds of things. I love the scent of this one but I think I enjoy the scent more when the cones aren’t burning than when they are. I have only burned one of the cones so far though so I will try another one and see what i think. I did purchase different products in this scent though because I do really enjoy it!

IMG_20150217_152147“It’s Only a Dream” Whipped Cream (Welcome to Wonderland, where playing cards come to life and everything is full of nonsense)

Calming verbena, lemongrass, calla lily, and citrus blended with leafy greens, ylang-ylang, rosewood, and ozone; with hints of soft musk and roses.

The past two boxes have had randomized whipped creams where you could have gotten one of four scents. This is the first box I’ve received that has had the same whipped cream scent going out to everyone. I like that this whipped cream is a nice light pink colour. I’m not sure why I like this so much but I feel like there would be fluffy pink clouds in parts of Wonderland. Maybe this makes me crazy…I’ve come to terms with that though! For me, I find this scent is mostly floral with just a hint of citrus but I do really enjoy it! Like I’ve said in past posts, I don’t think I’ve found a whipped cream from FCS that I haven’t enjoyed.

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“Off With Their Heads!” Bath Bomb (“I just love my morning coffee and executions, don’t you?”)

Groves of Meyer lemons and succulent oranges mingle with a perfectly manicured garden of wild roses, violets, and star jasmine perfumed with romantic tones of bergamot and Egyptian musk.

Now, I am definitely not the best at picking out scents but for this one, I really only smell floral notes. I didn’t get any citrus from this one which does make me a little sad because I absolutely love citrus. That being said. I did enjoy the scent of this one, and it really just looks gorgeous. I used this one and it was nice having little rose petals floating around the tub. The only downfall is that the petals do stick to you, and the tub afterwards. You could easily use the muslin bag from the incense cones or something else like that to put the bath bomb in before putting it in the tub. That way, the petals would stay in the bag and you wouldn’t need to clean your tub out.

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“Futterwacken” Body Wash (Not here! Everyone’s watching!)

Sun warmed lilies brightened with a splash of grapefruit and a breath of fresh air.

This body wash is the coolest neon orange colour, I absolutely love it! I have a hard time smelling this while it’s in the bottle for some reason so I will have to actually try it to know how I feel about the smell. My mom was able to smell florals and grapefruit without me reading the scent description to her so obviously those scents are there. I’ll try it out soon!

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“Eat Me” Perfume Oil (I dare you… but not really, your tummy would hurt)

Scrumptious yellow cake with a fresh slathering of rich, creamy vanilla frosting, topped with fresh white pineapple slices and garnished with a sprig of blooming cilantro.

I’m pretty sure this is a full one dram size of this perfume which is actually a size that they sell, not just a sample size. However, when they sell the drams to you, you get a stopper to put in the bottle to control flow of the oil. They did not give this in the soap box and this may not be a big deal for some people but I kind of wish they had included one. This is only because I am a klutz and I end up spilling it all over myself.

As for the actual scent itself, I really enjoy it! This is one that I have enjoyed wearing and I did end up getting the scent in a bath bomb. I soooo wanted to buy the bar soap of this scent because it looked like a stunning piece of cake. It really is a work of art and clearly everyone else felt that way too because it sold out before I could place my order. That is okay though, not the worst thing in the world.

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“We’re All Mad Here” OCD (…which truly explains a lot!)

Playful mint waters and natural leafy green notes perform a masterful balancing act with musky rich cedarwood.

This is another scent that I loved in this box! This is probably my second favourite after Almost Alice and I did purchase several other products in this scent because I enjoy it so much. I think this is because it’s one of those scents that includes the greens. Along with the scent, I always enjoy the hand sanitizers from FCS because they do not dry out your hands from using them. I have quite a stash of their OCD sanitizers and will probably never run out of hand sanitizer ad this rate.

I absolutely love this box and can’t wait for my launch order to arrive! If you are interested in any of these scents, keep an eye on the FCS website and Facebook pages for an announcement that they are restocking products. I do believe some of the products from this line are still available but people are always buying stuff so it’s hard to say for sure.

If you would like to check out the Soap Box you can follow this link: http://www.fortunecookiesoap.com/pages/the-soap-box. They are taking orders for the Summer 2015 box which will be shipping out sometime in May. If you do order, you will be charged every 3 months from the time you sign up.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you get the Soap Box and what your favourite Spring 2015 scent was!

xo Amanda

Fortune Cookie Soap Winter 2014 Unboxing

It’s here, it’s here, it’s heeeeere! I obviously get far too excited when my Fortune Cookie Soap products arrive. I have been trying to avoid seeing any spoilers which is pretty difficult with the fan base that this company has. Since I’m in Canada, it takes a little bit longer for my box to get here than some peoples so I’ve been pretty impatient!

For those of you who don’t know, Fortune Cookie Soap is an indie bath and body company based out of Oklahoma. They have one retail store but most of their business takes place online. You can order products from their website but they also have this quarterly subscription service called The Soap Box.

Every 3 months, the company comes out with a new seasonal line and about 2-3 weeks before the launch of this line, they send out the soap boxes. In each box you will find one product for each scent of this new line. When they do launch these lines you can get each scent in multiple different products but this box gives you a chance to see what each scent actually smells like. The box is $20 quarterly for US residents, $28 quarterly for Canadians, and $34 quarterly for those of you living internationally.

This is my second box so far and I get so excited for it to come in the mail. Tucker gets excited when we have mail too so here is a picture of him trying to get in on the action.

Tucker Winter 2014 Box

This box is called the “Old Fashioned Family Christmas” box and the theme is based on the movie Christmas Vacation. I haven’t seen the movie before (I know, shame on me!) but I am definitely going to be watching it this year so I can get all the references for these products.

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The Soap Box comes with a beautiful card that tells you what each product is along with corresponding pictures so you know what is what in the box. They also come with a unique $10 code that is printed on the back of the card. Don’t share this code with anybody because they are a one time use kind of thing.

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Alright, let’s get started with the products!

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“Moose Mug” Cuticle Butter (Can I refill your egg nog…?)

Rich cream, egg, and a touch of nutmeg.

Let me just say that the cuticle butters from FCS are phenomenal! I have one of their others and it is amazing. They are so thick but they literally just melt like butter when you rub them into your skin. This one is packed absolutely to the brim and I can’t see myself running out of this anytime soon. One thing you need to be careful with these is that they can make your hands a little greasy while they sink in so just be careful with what you are touching.

I know that rum isn’t one of the scents in this one but it smells just like an alcoholic egg nog with the rum in it. I wouldn’t say it is my favourite FCS scent but I do like it and I will definitely use it!

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“Mele Kelekimaka” OCD Hand Sanitizer¬†(With visions of swimming pools dancing in your head.)

Tropical spiced rum, Tahitian vanilla, sprinkled with jasmine petals and twisted woods.

I just had to include a picture of the back of this bottle because the colour is absolutely stunning! It looks like the ocean on vacation. The OCD hand sanitizers are another FCS product that I love. They include aloe and vitamins so that it not only sanitizes but moisturizes as well.

It’s funny because rum is one of the listed scents for this one and I can’t smell it like I can in the egg nog scent. I think for me, it is the vanilla and jasmine that I really smell for this one. Not exactly the most winterish scent but I like it a lot!

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“‘Tis the Season to be Mary” Fortune Cookie Soap (Buy this for your wife…God rest her soul)

A hint of sweet almond with warm swirls of tobacco

Fortune cookie soaps are the company’s trademark product and they are adorable. Each one comes with a fortune, and the themed boxes seem to be quotes from the movie that they are based off of. I like to use my soaps to wash my hands with until they start to break down and then I put them in my FCS Soap Saver to use in the shower.

I read the description of this and thought “eek, tobacco.” I wasn’t super excited about the scent because of that. However, when I actually smelled it, it ended up being one of my favourite scents from this box. The actual design of the soap isn’t as fancy as some of them have been but it’s cute. I can definitely smell the almond and I think the tobacco gives it a depth that I really like. I can’t wait to use this!

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“Sparky” Hydrate Me (We dedicate this to the FCS Family Christmas, drumroll please!)

Scrumptious vanilla pumpkin waffles topped with brown sugar, pecans and sheets of fresh whipped cream.

Yum. Just yum. Although this is a scent that I think would have been more at home in a fall collection, I still love it. I have been wanting to try a hydrate me but didn’t want to pay $10 for one in case I didn’t love it. That is why I was so excited to see that one would be included in this box. They are shaped like little Christmas bulbs and I think there were multiple different colours that you could have gotten. Mine has a little smear mark but that is okay. These have such a low melting point that they are easily smudged.

I absolutely love this type of scent. I can really smell the pumpkin and the pecans and that makes me so unbelievably happy. It’s too bad I had gotten out of the shower right before this was delivered or I would already be using it. The pink portion of the bulb does look like it has a little bit of a fine glitter in it so hopefully that won’t stay on the skin. Also, for those who don’t know, you use the hydrate me’s at the end of your shower. Out of the stream of water, you rub it everywhere (or just on dry areas) and then let it air dry. I have heard they are incredibly moisturizing!

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“SQUIRREL!” Whipped Cream (Handmade with a special low cholesterol recipe)

A festive blend of apples, sun ripened strawberries and plums dancing with zests of orange and a splash of lime

I also love love love the FCS whipped creams. They are thick, luxurious, moisturizing, quick absorbing, and just smell divine. Am I obsessed or what? They are basically the body butter/lotion for this company and they are my favourite lotion ever. This soap box, much like last season, had the option of four different whipped creams. I got SQUIRREL! and it smells heavenly (I will list the other 3 whipped cream scent descriptions below). I really pick up on the apple which I love. It is just so fruity and amazing. It is also a beautiful pale pink and I know that isn’t important for use but I love it.

Here are the other three possible whipped cream scents:

“Jelly of the Month Club” (It’s the gift that keeps on giving…) –¬†Succulent strawberries, sweet vanilla sugar, and sticky syrup with a squeeze of orange

“Jello Surprise” (A little cat kibble never hurt anyone!) –¬†Festive plum with a zesty curl of citrus, all wrapped up pretty-like with winter orchid and soft sandalwood

“Bend Over & I’ll Show You (Where do you think you’re going to put a tree that big? “I’ve got an idea!”) –¬†Tart cranberry, crisp pine and herbal spruce warmed by clove and a splash of sweet mandarin orange

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“I Pledge Allegiance, Amen” Shower Steamer (They want you to say the damn grace…!)

A brisk outdoorsy blend of blue spruce and balsam fir, fresh mint and garden herbs

With this one, it is definitely a piney mint kind of smell. I wouldn’t say that this is my favourite scent because it reminds me a little bit of a Vicks Vaporub kind of smell. However, I think it will be perfect for winter when you are feeling congested or have a cold. These are placed out of the stream of water in your shower and they steam up around you to scent the air. With the menthol type of smell, this would probably really help to clear up your sinuses! I have been wanting to try the shower steamers so I am so happy this was included in the box!

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“Fried Pussycat” Whipped Soap (Because who doesn’t want to smell like fried pussycat!)

Juicy plum and whipped caramel wrapped in artisan bourbon vanilla and jasmine blossoms

I have never tried or even seen a whipped soap before so I am intrigued by this one. My jar did come only about half full so I’m not sure if this was just how they were filling them or if the whipped aspect deflated a bit during my box’s week long travel to get here. Either way, I am glad to try it and I’m sure this will be enough to figure out if I would want to purchase it or not.

When I first opened this, I really couldn’t smell much at all but that was probably because my nose was on overload from smelling too many things in a short amount of time. Now that I have come back to it I can definitely smell the plum and vanilla in it. I really like the scent and I will love trying this out.

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“Christmas Bonus” Deep Conditioner (Our third annual mystery fragrance)

No hints! There’s a $50 FCS Gift Certificate up for grabs, so email your best guesses to customerservice@fortunecookiesoap.com. A winner will be chosen and announced on our Facebook page on December 22nd.

I had forgotten that The Grinch and The Nightmare Before Christmas boxes had had mystery fragrances. I think that both of those were perfume oils. This one is a deep conditioner which I think is a new product for FCS since I don’t remember seeing it on the website before. It is very thick so it will probably be a pretty nice hair treatment that I am excited to try! I am going to need to sniff long and hard to try and figure out what this smells like because winning a gift certificate would be amazing! It does smell really nice though so I hope this is a product that will leave a lingering scent in my hair.

Winter 2014 Confetti

Can we just talk about how cute their packaging is! Included with the packing worms are little confetti pieces that say “Merry Christmas.” It’s the little things that make me happy, along with all of the smell goods of course!

The Winter Launch Party will be November 21 2014 at 6:30 pm CST (or 7:30 pm if you are Eastern like me). They will announce on Facebook when the live party will be starting and as soon as the Launch Party finishes, they will bring the website back online so you can purchase these products. I am really excited to try everything and will definitely be purchasing at least a couple of products after the launch party.

If you would like to check out the Soap Box you can follow this link: http://www.fortunecookiesoap.com/pages/the-soap-box. They are taking orders for the Spring 2015 box which will be shipping out on February 9th. If you do order, you will be charged every 3 months from the time you sign up.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you get the Soap Box and what your favourite Winter 2014 scent was!

xo Amanda