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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fortune Cookie Soap Fall 2016 Soap Box Review - As You Wish

Hi friends! I'm back today with another Soap Box review courtesy of Fortune Cookie Soap! This is their Fall 2016 quarterly box, a set of 8 of products in their new scents in (mostly) mini sizes! It's a preview of all the scents that will be available in the full collection, the launch of which is usually about 2 weeks after soap boxes are delivered. This season the theme is As You Wish, which of course means The Princess Bride! That movie is seriously my childhood, I love it so much! I bet I've watched it at least 150 times, and the majority of those views were probably via VHS tape haha. Inconceivable? Nah. Let's take a look at the box!

Product and scent descriptions after the jump!

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The signature product is their Fortune Cookie Soap, 'natch. The soap is the actual size of a fortune cookie, complete with fortune! This is in the scent Drop. Your. Sword. - aromatic blend of medieval honey apple mead. I am in love with this, perfect design with a yummy warm apple scent. My fortune says "Never get involved in a land war in Asia!".

Next is their liquid shampoo (a fairly new product to their line) in the scent Buttercup - candied rum wrapped with ripe fig, bergamot, vetiver, warm sandalwood and sweet vanilla musk. This scent isn't my favorite, there's a bit too much rum in it for me. Looking forward to trying one of their shampoo formulas soon though, I've heard they work really well.

The OCD Hand Sanitizer is scented as Prepare To Die - warm blend of fresh baked cookie dough spiced with clove and saffron. More spicy than sweet cookie, but nice and warm foodie type of scent with a touch of perfume. I love the slime green color of this and I showed a close up shot below of the gold mica they put in. Does show on your skin a tiny bit when you use it, but not like you rubbed glitter on yourself, it's very finely milled.

Next is their perfume oil in Inconceivable! - fall woods, black amber and poached pears topped with vanilla cream. This is really delicious, very deep and fall appropo. The syrupy pears tip it over the edge for me, but I'm sensitive to heavy scents like this. My mother is obsessed with it though, I think she's gonna steal it from me!

The little pot of cream is their new facial moisturizer called Knight Cream. I really like this so far, I've used it only once though. Rich but sinks in super fast. And my skin felt great the morning after! It is unscented though, so they included a cotton ball soaked in the scent Mawiage - rich pound cake, scented with cardamom, pistachio, and rosewater topped with creamy buttercream. I'm officially head over heels with this scent. Foodie crossed with fall floral!

Then we have another new product, a facial cleansing oil in the scent True Love - sparkling blend of fresh citrus, creamy jasmine petals and a dash of sea salt. This is a hard scent to pin down, but the sparkling bit is right on and it's very pleasant. I haven't used this yet, but I have used other cleansing oils in the past and I really enjoy them. I love the look of the gorgeous cornflower bits suspended in the oil!

The gold foil wrapped cube is a Steam Me Up Scotty, an aromatherapy steamer for the shower. This scent is Pit of Despair - blend of patchouli, fresh-cut lemongrass and tropical plumeria. A surprise favorite for me, this is what I think a very clean hippy would smell like haha. ;)

And last is the whipped cream body butter in the scent Mostly Dead - golden honey drizzled over toasted almonds and pumpkin puree warmed with amber. This is hands down the winner for me because I'm a pumpkin wench! I love the spice added to this, it really puts me in the mood for fall. I want it to be autumn NOW!

Unfortunately this box is already sold out, they're getting SO popular (and deservedly so)! The Soap Box subscription comes out quarterly so if you want the next one, be sure to sign up in advance so you don't miss it! The subscription costs $19.99 US, $24.99 Canadian, or $29.99 international (including shipping), billed every three months, cancelable at any time. Also, they email subscribers a $10 off discount code for use at a future time, which comes in handy if you want to get any full size products in these scents when the complete collection launches!

This will not work with the soap box subscription, but if you are ordering from FCS for the first time, you can get a 10% discount off your entire order using my referral link. If you decide to use the code the link will give you, it helps me out a little by giving me points and you save some money, win-win!

The launch of the As You Wish collection will be on Friday, August 26. They always start the launch party with a live stream broadcast of the owners and employees showing off the products in the collection and talking about the scents, along with trivia and giveaways. The live stream starts on their Facebook page at 6pm CST. After the live stream, they'll open up the Fortune Cookie Soap website for shopping, which usually lasts about an hour to an hour and a half. Please let me know what you think about this theme! Are there any scents described that you think you might be interested in? I can't wait for fall!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review. Some of the links above are referrals.
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