January 2018 Fortune Cookie Soap FCS Monthly Review!

Hey everyone! Today’s Mommy Minute is going to be a review on a subscription box, the Fortune Cookie Soap FCS Monthly box!

The Fortune Cookie Soap FCS Monthly box is $28.00 a month and every month you’ll receive a mix of full-size and deluxe size products that fit the theme of the month from the Fortune Cookie Soap brand. Fortune Cookie Soap is like an indie version of LUSH in my opinion and I adore the products I receive every month.

 

This month’s theme is Princesses VS Villains. It’s described as:

Time to pick a side! Are you more princess or villain? Perhaps a mix of the two? This box will help you decide! We formulate and hand-make all of our products using top-shelf ingredients and botanicals. You’ll feel and see the difference.

The information booklet that they send is always incredibly detailed!

Part Of Your World Sea Salt Hair Spritz, $9.99.

This is a reference to The Little Mermaid, one of my all-time favorite Disney movies. The scent is described as “tender notes of water lilies as tropical blossoms from the world above dance on human legs with sweet sandalwood and marine notes”. I can definitely pick up the water lilies and tropical blossoms in this.

I recently received a different salt spray for my hair from this box and it was amazing. I actually used the whole thing within the month. It was a really great spray and this one is no different. It smells amazing and the formula they use for these is incomparable to anything else I’ve tried. I wouldn’t quite give them holy grail status but I love the waves it gives without feeling crunchy or overdone.

Briar Rose Pillow Spray, $12.99.

This product is a shout-out to Sleeping Beauty, and the scent matches what I expect that princess would enjoy. This has notes of bergamot, orange zest and rose.

Most pillow sprays that I’ve tried in the past have been mainly scented with lavender, so it’s a nice change of pace that this has a nice orange and rose scent. Rose oils are supposed to aid with relaxation and help calm your mind and body. I like to use a pillow spray every night before I go to sleep, so this is a great addition to my little stash of pillow mists. It’s packaged in a glass bottle which was a bit odd to me, but it does give it a bit of a luxe feel.

Sorcery & Seduction Walnut Body Scrub, $8.99.

I don’t believe this is referencing a specific princess or villain, but if I’m wrong, please correct me in the comments! This has notes of jasmine petals, tart nectarine and amber sands. It’s made with finely ground walnut that gently polishes and exfoliates skin.

I find this scent to be incredibly warm and inviting. It’s a very fine exfoliate, but it feels super hydrating. I personally prefer a bit of a harsher exfoliate, but this will do fine in a pinch and the scent alone makes up for the fineness. I can already tell this won’t last long with me.

Glass Slipper Exfoliating Foot Stick, $14.99.

This is obviously an homage to Cinderella, and I think that is probably one of the most creative product/character combos that I’ve ever seen. This is an exfoliating stick for your heels and feet that has notes of warm vanilla with hazelnuts.

This is packaged like a deodorant which I think is a really interesting idea. It definitely makes it a bit easier to use since you can just roll it on. I have very skinny feet, so that is a plus for me. This has a rougher exfoliate than the walnut body scrub and the smell is seriously heavenly. I am not a feet fan, but if all feet smelled like this exfoliate, I might be willing to change.

Mistress Of All Evil Body Frosting, $9.99.

This is another one where I’m not sure which villain in particular the product is referencing. However, I do know the scent! It’s got notes of pomegranate, marshmallow, maplewood thorns and amber. This is a vegan product that is formulated entirely with organic butters and oils.

To be completely honest, this scent is a bit much for me. The combination of scents just becomes this rush of “sweet” and I find it a bit overwhelming. The texture is bit off from what I’m used to. It’s very thick when you first get some out of the little pot, but it melts almost instantly into a very oily based lotion. It is incredibly moisturizing, but I definitely get the villain vibe from this body frosting.

Sea Witch Bath Bomb, $4.99.

This is a shout out to Ursula, the sea witch from The Little Mermaid – also one of my favorite villains. That whole movie was just amazing. This has notes of strawberry with driftwood, salty sea and pink sugar. It’s made with a combination of dead sea salt and sweet almond oil that gently exfoliates and soaks into the skin.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to try this out, but I am a huge fan of bath bombs so I can’t wait to have an opportunity to use this. The scent is really nice and seems like it would be relaxing. The bath bomb itself is super cute and fits the theme perfectly!

Shadow Man Charcoal Whipped Soap, $8.99.

This soap has notes of baked red velvet cake, New Orleans spiced citrus rind and a dash of black pepper . Charcoal is huge in the beauty community right now, and for good reason. It’s known for drawing out bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles from the skin. It also helps to fight body acne.

I’ve never tried a whipped soap before, but Fortune Cookie Soaps says this can be used as a body wash or a shaving cream, which I find really interesting. The lid of mine was cracked, but that doesn’t seem to be affecting the product itself, so it doesn’t really bother me. I don’t see this lasting very long anyways, so I can’t imagine it will be a problem. I’m not a huge fan of this scent either, but the soap itself is a beautiful silky texture and I love charcoal products, so I can overlook the scent of this. I love being exposed to unique items like this!

FINAL THOUGHTS:

I love the curation of the products in this box month after month. I love this theme but I’m a little sad that I didn’t get all of the references, especially since I view myself as a decent princess fan. I find this box to be an amazing value every month and there are always a ton of full size products. If you’re a fan of Fortune Cookie Soap, I think it’s definitely a good box to subscribe to.

I paid $28.00 for $70.93 worth of products.

What do you think of this box? Do you get any of the references that I didn’t get?

*I do apologize for the quality of the pictures in this post, it was really overcast out the day that I took them and I didn’t realize until way later.

 

 

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