Fortune Cookie Soap Box Review – December 2018


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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.

FYI – Fortune Cookie Soap Box is changing their subscription. Learn more here about what you can expect!

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This month’s theme is The Winds In The East- it was inspired by Mary Poppins!

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Fortune Cookie Soap Of The Month

The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap

The Cost: $28 a month + shipping

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 “The Winds in the East” December 2018 Review

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This box comes with a mini handbook detailing the products, how to use them, the unique scent, and ingredients. This month there were no listed prices, which was different. Luckily I am late with this review, so the collection has already been released on the Fortune Cookie Soap website and I can pull the values from there.

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17 Cherry Tree Lane Candle – Retail Value $7.99

This is the first candle I have received from Fortune Cookie Soap, and I am really excited about it! This has a delightful scent blend of sweet cherries, cream, and vanilla oak, and I like that it is fruity without being too sweet.

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Hydrate Me – Retail Value $10.99

Hydrate Me’s are solid lotions that you apply in the shower to allow the steam to soften the coconut oil and shea butter and let it melt into your skin. This isn’t my favorite way to moisturize because I find the application to be a bit of a hassle. This has a scent blend of pound cake, buttercream, star fruit, and mango- in other words, it’s sweet and now I am craving dessert.

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Off We Go Bath and Shower Gel – Retail Value $10.99

I get so many soaps through subscription boxes that I almost never use shower gel anymore- luckily this formula also makes a great bubble bath that smelled divine! This scent is a blend of rose water, lemon bayberry, agave, and winter spice.

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Well Begun is Half Done Linen Spray – Retail Value $10.99

I am a little bored with linen sprays (do you realize how much linen and how often I would have to spray this to use up a full bottle?), but I am in love with the scent of this one. It is a blend of balsam with notes of orange, grapefruit, cranberries, and a touch of sandalwood. It is a perfect marriage of the woody and the citrus scents I love, and I am going to be using this in my closet to keep my clothes smelling fresh.

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Holly Joliday Bar Soap – Retail Value $6.99

This vegetable-based bar of soap is scented with frozen berries, sugar plum, fir, and clove. I find the scent to be refreshing, and this is the soap I am reaching for in the mornings when I am in the shower and half asleep.

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The Magic Always Returns Sparkle Dust – Retail Value $9.99

This is new- my first unscented product from FCS! This is an ultra-fine glitter that can be layered over eyeshadow or worn on your collarbones to add some sparkle. The possibilities are endless, really, and a tiny bit goes a long way.

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Rosy Cheeks Twinkle Tonic – Retail Value $15.99 (currently sold out)

This is another new product from FCS! These are exfoliating pads formulated with AHA’s to improve your skins texture and brighten skin. These are also lightly scented with notes of jasmine, lemon, and spearmint. Luckily the fragrance isn’t overpowering and these didn’t irritate my skin. I appreciate that the first ingredient on the list is aloe because when you’re working with acids in skincare you want to make sure you’re keeping your skin hydrated, too.

The Verdict: I thought this was a great sendoff box before Fortune Cookie Soap changes their subscription model. Several of the items were new products like the candle and the twinkle tonic, and things like the hydrate me and shower gel are fan favorites. This box is always a great value for the price, too, with a total value of $73.93. I enjoyed this box, but I am really excited for the new model.

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 March box.

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!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $28 + $6.95 shipping and I calculated a total value of $73.93, which means you’re paying approximately the following per item:

  • Candle: $3.77
  • Hydrate Me: $5.19
  • Shower Gel: $5.19
  • Linen Spray: $5.19
  • Bar Soap: $3.30
  • Sparkle Dust: $4.72
  • Twinkle Tonic: $7.56

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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5 Comments

  1. I LOVED THIS BOX and thought everything smelled divine, especially the candle, linen spray and the hydration stick.

    I didn’t care for the Hydrate Me’s at first, but then I totally changed my mind once I learned to use them correctly. At first I was like … wtf, this is so inconvenient, it’s too much, uggghhh. But a little goes A LONG WAY, so instead of, like, using it all over my skin, I paint well-spaced-out streaks, and then rub and blend them under the shower. And then I dry myself gently with my towel, and VOILA. So easy, doesn’t take any extra time for me to dry, and my skin isn’t at all sticky.

    I’m actually sad they’re changing the format. And I’m also still unclear of how it’s going to work, tbh.

  2. I have most of this up on swaps. These products are just ok to me. The scents don’t last and everything seems gimicky to me. I know they have a huge following on FB and many devoted customers I just really don’t know why.

  3. It’s on the Fortune Cookie Soap website.

    You can now choose from Monthly, Quarterly or Annual subscriptions.

    Annual Subscription is $186.12- you pay up front for the year and you can not skip a box.

    Quarterly Subscription is $67.80- you get a box each quarter (4 boxes in all). The box contains 5 deluxe samples and a fortune cookie soap (6 products).

    Monthly Subscription is $16.95- you will receive one full sized product and 3 deluxe samples (4 products). You can skip or cancel a box.

    The rest of the details are on Fortune Cookie Soap subscription page.

    • The $16.95 also comes with a 10$ off coupon. The cutoff to get March is Feb 9, since they’ve already billed for February.

  4. I love FCS products! Do we know HOW they are changing their sub box? eg. price, products, etc.? Thanks

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