Fortune Cookie Soap Box Review – May 2019
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 recently changed their subscription model. Read more about it here.
This month’s theme was “Straight On Till Morning.”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Fortune Cookie Soap Of The Month
The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap
The Cost: $16.95 a month with free US shipping
The Products: FCS exclusive products that include one full-size product and 3 deluxe-sized products most months. Once a quarter you will receive the seasonal box, which features the original fortune cookie soap and 4-5 deluxe size samples. You have the option to sign up quarterly or monthly depending on what your subscription needs.
Good to Know: Sign up by the 9th of each month to get the next month’s box.
Fortune Cookie Soap “Straight on Till Morning” May 2019 Review
Here is the info sheet for this month’s box. This month we received the seasonal box (seasonal boxes ship in February, May, August, and November).
We also received this cute sticker!
The Boy Who Never Grew Up Shampoo Bar
I am not big on shampoo bars as a whole, and this didn’t do much to change my mind- it was pretty drying on my roots, and it took a decent amount of deep conditioner to get my dry hair back to normal. It smells deliciously like a salted margarita, though, and I imagine those with oilier scalps would enjoy this.
Tink Argan Hair Shine Serum
I usually love the hair products from FCS, but this eye drop container is truly tiny, and the argan serum is too thick to come out of the container easily. I think this would have been better served in a small hand sanitizer container or something that doesn’t have a tiny hole to dispense the product. The scent is a mix of fresh cherries in cream with toasted coconut and powdered sugar, and I liked the way it softly perfumed my curls.
Kiss Lip Scrub
As a lover of matte lipsticks I am always reaching for lip scrubs, and I like that this one wasn’t too dry that it crumbled everywhere. It tastes like a watermelon pineapple popsicle, too!
Second Star To The Right Perfume Oil
This perfume oil has a blend of crushed berries and mint leaves with sparkling pomelo and iced sugarcane. It smells nice enough, but it is a bit too sweet for me to use it as a regular perfume. The perfume oils from FCS can also be added to unscented products, and I think I would enjoy this scent much more as a body lotion.
Mermaid Lagoon Fortune Cookie Soap
The fortune cookie soaps are a favorite from the brand, and I liked the fun colors of this- but it did leave glitter on me even after I got out of the shower. The scent is a blend of peaches, apricots, and nectarines topped with shaved coconut and iced vanilla bean.
Wendy Bird Aloe Me Whipped Cream
The aloe me whipped creams from FCS are some of my all-time favorite lotions, so I am always happy to see them in boxes. This smells absolutely delightful with notes of bright green apple with a tropical twist- it is a refreshing, fun scent that is perfect as spring transforms into summer. Plus, the mixture of aloe with light lotion means that this absorbs quickly into your skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
The Verdict: I enjoyed the fresh scent’s theme of this month’s Fortune Cookie Soap box, but it really feels like the products are a bit repetitive considering the frequency that perfume oils are included in the monthly box. I hope to see Fortune Cookie Soap mix it up a bit more in the future because their creativity knows no bounds when it comes to scents and themes.
The Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No. Sign up by July 13th to get the August 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 $16.95 + free shipping, which means you are paying $2.83 per item.
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What do you think of the Fortune Cookie Soap Box?