Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fortune Cookie Soap Box Review, Winter 2015 + $5 Store Discount!

The theme of Fortune Cookie Soap's Winter 2015 Soap Box is "Welcome Santa!" with lots of cute Buddy the Elf graphics. (They are careful to not quite cross the licensing line!) This fun quarterly subscription box is known for its offbeat (sometimes downright risque) sense of humor and creativity in both products and packaging. 

The Soap Box is filled with eight miniature bath and body samples. The boxes are designed to coincide with major Fortune Cookie Soap product launches.  The Soap Box is $19.99 in the U.S. or $28.00 for Canada.  Boxes arrive by USPS first class mail and are about 6.5" square.  

The blue and white crinkle shreds and the candy cane immediately set the cool holiday tone for this box. The information card in The Soap Box is important because the samples are so tiny that the writing on them is often indecipherable without magnification (to my feeble eyes anyway).  Also, some of the products have no information at all on them so the card is essential for figuring out what they are.  It is a bit of an annoyance to have to keep the card until all the samples are used but I'd rather have it than not.

A perfect example of why you need to hang on to the information card are these little white pellets with sprinkles of lavender.  Would you have ANY idea what to do with them?  The card identifies them as Christmas Gram - Face Plant, cute...but not helpful. Turns out these are for steaming your face.  Drop a couple in a bowl of hot water, put a towel over your head and the bowl and let the steam refresh and open your pores.  The candy cane is self explanatory, n'est ce pas?

This adorable little white shaker bottle contains Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins. You know EXACTLY what that is, right?  RIGHT?  I told you FCS was creative!  This is a dry shampoo with a light floral scent.  Dry shampoos aren't my thing but this diminutive container is so cute, I might have to change my policy just this once.

Every Soap Box contains a signature Fortune Cookie Soap.  This one is a bright Christmas green complete with red pompom.  It is called "Buddy" and has notes of holiday fruits, candy, vanilla and a hint of mint.  The fortune slip inside says "I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins".  Uh....o.k.

This little bath bomb is called Yellow Snow...typical FCS humor.  Sounds a little dicey but it actually has a blissful blend of plums, whipped caramel, vanilla jasmine, exotic woods and a hint of Mandarin orange.  Not what you thought, I bet!

This little dropper bottle contains Shower Duet Shave Oil.  This is a blend of spruce and vanilla, fir and fruits and hyacinth and mint. The card says to massage a few drops into the area to be shaved; the oils soften hair and skin.  

Hand sanitizer is a product I don't use much but every single Soap Box contains one.  This time it's "Swirly Twirly Gumdrops", a sweet and whimsical blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, pear nectar, cranberries and black currants.  These do make great stocking stuffers.

This cute spray bottle contains a perfume oil called FCS Cheer.  This has a wonderful holiday scent that combines vanilla, frankincense, patchouli, and cedar.  Nice little purse size too!

Last is my favorite product which is called "World's Best Cup of Coffee".  This is one of the FCS signature Whipped Cream blends which contains a bit of fresh brewed coffee and Vermont maple syrup.  I love coffee scented bath and body products and this one is light enough to blend right in with no strong residual smell.

I've finally come to terms with the tiny little samples you get in the Soap Box. They are, of course, designed to tempt you with the full sizes available on Fortune Cookie Soap's site. The current products tend to sell out very quickly so if you're interested, get on their mailing list so you'll be in the know when new products are released.

The next available Soap Box is the Spring Box.  That seems like a LONG time away but these boxes sell out quickly so sign up now if you're interested. The Soap Boxes are among the very earliest of the quarterly sub boxes to ship. For the last two years, the Spring box shipped in mid February which is (shockingly) just not that far away.

For a discount of $5 off an order of $30 or more, click here. There's a lot packed into this little box and you just might pick up some cool gift ideas.

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own. Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.  

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