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Fortune Cookie Soap FCS of the Month Club Subscription Box Review | December 2017

A little info on this subscription: I have been a huge fan of Fortune Cookie Soap for a few years. My love for this company started with their quarterly subscription box; I have been subscribed since 2013! Fortune Cookie Soap launched an additional monthly box: FCS of the Month Club in 2017. Each monthly box has a different theme or category, and past monthly boxes have included household, shower, and natural. Scents include past favorites and new additions, and each box features at least one brand new product! The monthly box is $28.00 per month, with a shipping cost of 6.95. Your first box ships free with the code: FIRSTFCSBOX. The best part is that the items are full sized (except for two boxes: Halloween and 12 days of Christmas, which have more products but some are travel sized) and the total retail value is at least double the price of the monthly subscription! The items in the monthly box will be available at the end of each month for everyone to purchase just the items that appeal to them (or order backups of favorites).  The FCS website has much more information about signing up and examples of past boxes!

December’s theme is Celebrate! FCS’s scent descriptions are copied below in italics.

 

Now Ya Gotta Kiss Me! – Mist Me

Under the stars, beneath the moonlight, or when the clock strikes midnight! This Mist Me will entice all with sweet, light, fresh coconut, tangy citrus and complimented with a subtle hint of cardamom.

 Mist Mes are essentially just body sprays. This one smells so nice! I love the combo of scents, it almost smells a bit summery.

 

Time To Shine- Shimmer Body Wash 

This is your moment! Nothing can dim the light that shines within. Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle because when you sparkle, you inspire everyone around you. And this body wash will certainly help you shine with sparkling hints of fruity plums that nestle in warm vanilla tart sugared and baked. Made with shimmer that washes off when used.

I am loving all of the fruity vanilla scents we have been getting lately! This one smells like a fruity pie. I love that the shimmer washes off so I don’t need to worry about being overly sparkly at work.

 

Let Them Eat Cake!- Solid Sugar Scrub

For days when you need to reward your skin – this solid sugar scrub does the job with rich, decadent scents of banana cream, strawberries, and buttery cake. So eat the cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere! (Just not this sugar scrub…cuz it’s for your body…not for eating. Even if you want to really bad…just don’t do it. Trust us.)

This is my first FCS solid sugar scrub! To use, I cut a small piece off so that the whole thing didn’t disintegrate in the shower. The scrub itself was nice, much more abrasive than the FCS foaming sugar scrub, but in a good way. I will probably use this once a week  or so for a little extra exfoliation. It smells sooooo delicious, and would be great for a CYO (Create Your Own) whipped cream event in 2018.

 

Make A Wish- Hand Poured Soy Candle

The most magical and fantastic things happen when you make a wish. Even if it’s not your birthday – close your eyes and make your wish every time you blow out this candle and enjoy our classic cupcake scent. A rich, creamy aroma of vanilla cupcakes slathered with gobs of buttery icing. 

Winter is the best time for candles! I love that this one is full size, rather than the small tea lights we have received in the past. It smells just like cake!

 

You Glow Girl!- Liquid Highlighter

Beauty begins when you decide to be yourself. Slay girl, slaaaay with this liquid highlighter in a cool, blush color. A perfect addition to a natural beauty regime. 

This is my first time using a FCS highlighter. It gives off a nice shimmery (but not glittery) highlight. I think this would be best used under foundation or mixed in with foundation in the summer for a little extra glow. I  have warm toned (yellow based) skin, so this pinky highlighter is not very flattering for me, I much prefer icy or slightly golden highlights. This product is not scented.

 

XOXO- Lip and Cheek Stain

You never know when you might need to steal a kiss! Keep your lips ready and protected from the elements because a kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature when words become superfluous. And after that kiss, your cheeks will already look naturally flushed! This product is not scented.

This stain is in pot form, which I don’t personally like because it makes a bit of a mess and you have to wash your hands every time you apply it. I also stabbed my finger nail in right before taking this photo…  I like the shade of this, but another personal problem I have with this is that I don’t like cream blushes. I know, I know… So picky. I wish this stain came in stick form for easier application because the color is nice, but overall this was a miss for me.

 

Ball Drop- Bath Bomb

We hope as the year comes to a close, you look forward to the year ahead with new friends, new beginnings, and a year of blessings! This bath bomb embodies all these with a toast of sparkling champagne, ripe peaches, succulent pineapple, alluring jasmine and finished with a dry down of musk.

Yummmmm. This scent is amazing. It smells just like peach rings! This is another one I will want to get in a different product during FCS’ many CYO events. I am not a bath person, but I think I’ll just keep this one in my sock drawer as a makeshift scent sachet.

 

Overall this was a great box!  I didn’t really like the two makeup products in the box, but the other 5 products definitely made up for them! This scent family was perfect for me, there wasn’t a bad scent in the box. My favorite scents were Ball Drop, Time to Shine, Let Them Eat Cake, and Now Ya Gotta Kiss Me.

Next month’s theme is Princesses Vs. Villains!!

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