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Fortune Cookie Soap Subscription Box Review – October. 2020

The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a monthly subscription that offers bath and body products centered on a new theme 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.

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 U.S. shipping

The Products: FCS-exclusive products that include one full-size product and three 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 your subscription needs.

Ships to: The U.S. for free, worldwide for $8

Fortune Cookie Soap “The Show Must Go On” October 2020 Review

Here is the info sheet for this month’s box.

Spectacular, Spectacular Hydrate Me, 3 oz – Estimated Value $11.99 (based on the same product in a different scent found here)

Hydrate Me is a solid thick body oil that is only sent during the winter months because in the summer, the stick will melt. The base of coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter is incredibly nourishing, and you apply it to wet skin at the end of your shower before you get out of the tub. This has a scent blend of citrus, pineapple, and honeydew melon, and it genuinely leaves me wondering why honeydew doesn’t make a more frequent appearance in fragrance – it’s lovely!

The Greatest Thing… Hair Oil

I love hair oils and use them on a regular basis, so this small sample is welcome and will be used up in a short amount of time. The smell of pomelo, raspberry, ocean breeze, sandalwood, and cedarwood isn’t too strong, so when I apply it to my curls my hair is left softly scented and just softer, in general. 

We Should Be Lovers Twinkle Tonic Exfoliating Toner 

Scented skincare products from FCS are really the only thing from the brand I don’t love, and that’s purely because I have sensitive skin that can be bothered by strong added fragrance – especially when it’s paired with exfoliants like glycolic acid and lactic acid as in this formula, along with the citrus extracts. What I usually end up doing with these formulas is use this on rougher areas of skin, like my legs or the backs of my arms, to soften them without worrying about it being too harsh. The smell of Asian pear and violet flowers is much more pleasant when I don’t have to worry about it irritating my face. 

Come What May Laundry Detergent 

This is the first time I’ve received a laundry detergent from FCS, and I’m pretty tickled by it. The scent is a mix of blackberries, papaya, and amber, and when I tested it out on a light load of clothes it left the fabrics clean and lightly scented without being overpowering. 

The Verdict: This was another fun box from FCS. The laundry detergent was a new product for me (which is rare considering how long I’ve been reviewing this box), and all of the scent blends were very nice. I’ve been knocked for not recognizing box themes in the past, and I am about 90% sure that this is themed after The Greatest Showman and P.T. Barnum, but I’m thrown for a loop by the Elton John song lyric that’s in the description for the Twinkle Tonic. Am I right? Am I completely off base? Let me know in the comments what you think the theme is.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No, and this subscription is currently waitlisted. You can join the waitlist here. 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 about $4.24 per item.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Posted in Fortune Cookie Soap Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: fortune cookie soap box | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Moulin Rouge – We should be lovers sang by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. When I read the title I heard their singing in my head. 🙂

    • *sung…

      Also as soon as I read Spectacular I thought of the actor who sings it in the movie whose name I can’t recall right now and I have to get back to distance learning…

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