Fortune Cookie Soap Box “Rydell Forever” Review + Coupon
The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a monthly subscription that offers bath and body products centered on a new theme each month. Each month FCS will create new products to fit that theme, and then will offer up the extended collection for sale later in the month.
This month’s theme is “Rydell Forever,” inspired by the movie Grease!
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About Fortune Cookie Soap Of The Month
The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap
The Cost: $28 a month + shipping
New Deal: Use code FIRSTFCSBOX to save shipping on your first box!
The Products: FCS exclusive products centered around a new theme each month. The products will be a mix of full size and deluxe sample sizes, but the total box value will be at least 50% off the retail value.
Ships to: U.S. for $6.95, Canada for $24.99, and Worldwide for $29.99
Good to Know: Sign up by the 9th of each month to get the next month’s box.
Fortune Cookie Soap “Rydell Forever” September 2018 Review
This box comes with a mini handbook detailing the products, how to use it, the unique scent, and ingredients. New to the handbook is pricing details for each item! One thing of note: I have purchased from the Fortune Cookie Soap website several times, and all of the listed prices match up with what I have seen available for sale once the collection becomes available.
You’re The One That I Want Microdermabrasion Scrub, 2.2 oz. – Listed Value $14.99
This has a very light and pleasant scent of boysenberry, sandalwood, and apple, and I enjoyed it without being bothered having a fragranced face scrub. Where they say microdermabrasion, however, they mean it. This scrub really packs a punch, and I am hesitant to recommend it for sensitive skin types. The grit is very fine, and you can control the exfoliation by how hard you press, but I would still be very careful with this if your skin can be irritated easily.
Pink Ladies Wax Tarts, 3 tarts – Listed Value $4.99
These hearts in various shade of pink fit the pink ladies theme perfectly, and they smell great to boot. I love Fortune Cookie Soap’s wax, and this is actually the first time I have received some in a monthly box- I am stoked! These are designed to be used in a wax burner, and as they melt they will make the air smell like chamomile, lily, pink jasmine, and pineapple nectar.
T-Birds Shower Steamer – Listed Value $3.99
I love shower steamers and I think they are underappreciated in the bath and body industry – I was so happy to open up the box and see this! Like the wax, this was the first time I have received the product in the monthly box. This has scent notes of redwood, saffron, persimmon, and peach, and it made my shower extra soothing to have this dissolving while I tried to detangle the mess that is my hair.
Greased Lightnin’ Hemp Seed Leave-in Conditioner, 5.5 oz. – Listed Value $12.99
Speaking of the mess that is my hair, this leave-in conditioner is designed to help me with all of those tangles. This is probably my favorite item in the box—not only does it smell amazing thanks to wood, bergamot, and cyclamen, it also really adds moisture and slip that helps to detangle hair and keep it tangle free. It is designed to provide moisture without leaving hair greasy, but I can’t really speak to that—it is essentially impossible for my hair to get greasy no matter how much product I put in it.
Summer Lovin’ Aloe Me Whipped Cream, 1.8 oz. – Listed Value $7.99
I never tire of seeing Aloe Me Whipped Creams in these monthly boxes because the formula is so amazing—it is a mixture of aloe vera lotion and whipped lotion that combines for ultra-hydrating and soothing moisture for your skin. Summer Lovin’ is a sweet blend of banana, lemon zest, and golden beach sand. Sadly, I think this is the last Aloe Me I will see for a while—it is a summer product that Fortune Cookie Soap offers, and I believe they will be switching to producing their heavier lotions in the next month or so for the fall and winter ahead.
Tell Me About It… Stud Dry Oil Spray, 1 oz. – Listed Value 12.99
This dry oil spray is everything I want in a body oil. It smells amazing thanks to the blend of cranberry, orange, plumeria, mandarin, and musk, and it does a great job of providing moisture to your skin without leaving an oily or greasy residue. My favorite part is that I can literally spray it and go—I don’t even have to rub it in if I am in a hurry.
Sandra Dee Shower Smoothie, 7 oz. – Listed Value $15.99
This shower smoothie is so convenient—the thin nozzle opening makes it easy to squeeze and apply without having to deal with an unwieldy lid or jar. This is a thin consistency that spreads out well, and it left me feeling clean and smelling delicious thanks to the cotton candy, wild berries, champagne, raspberries, and cypress.
The Verdict: Fortune Cookie Soap Box is one of my favorite boxes to receive every month. I love the attention to detail in every aspect of the box, from the product descriptions and the designs of the products to the scents of the products themselves. I thought collectively this was a fun homage to Grease, too! If I had one complaint, I would say that I wish more of the scents were fall-focused. A lot of these scents were sweet and summery, and I am ready for a change of pace.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No. If you sign up today your first box will be the October box (which is “Wreck it Ralph” themed!) From Fortune Cookie Soap:
The next month’s category will be revealed on the 10th of each month. If you don’t fancy it, simply log into your FCS account and skip it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Coupon – Use code FIRSTFCSBOX to save shipping on your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $34.95 and contains a listed retail value of $73.93. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Microdermabrasion scrub: $7.09
- Wax tarts: $2.36
- Shower Steamer: $1.89
- Dry oil spray: $6.14
- Aloe Me whipped cream: $3.78
- Hemp Seed leave-in conditioner: $6.14
- Shower smoothie: $7.56
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