So, I cancelled Birchbox because it has been kinda crappy the last six months and just all around not worth it. I signed up for the Fortune Cookie Soap Box instead — it comes every three months and its 19.99. It comes out cheaper than the Birchbox and its all stuff that I know I will use.
It took forever to arrive thanks to the snow storm. USPS is lame at updating their tracking, so I was forever checking the mail to see if it had arrived. It took nine days for it to eventually arrive.
Now that I’ve pretty much tested everything in the box, I’m gonna blog about it.. because I can!
The labeling on this stuff is kinda shoddy, its obviously handmade, but I am more than ok with that. I just think they should have some waterproof labels of some sort.
Native Nectar body wash. Fresh, cracked coconut. No machete required.
I really liked the scent. At first I didn’t because I don’t normally like coconut smells. My only complaint is that the body wash doesn’t lather that well. I had to use a lot more than I wanted. Ok, I have a second complaint, I felt like it left a residue on my body like when I use a cheap bar of soap kinda way.
Afternoon Delight OCD Pink watermelon dancing with fresh apricots, crowned in white florals.
This is a hand sanitizer and I really like this stuff! It smells pretty dang good. When you use it, you don’t get that strong scent of alcohol like you get with most hand sanitizers. I put this in my purse, replacing the bottle I’ve been carrying around.
Marshmallow Dreams Cuticle Butter Lavender sprigs draped over sage and basil, livened with a splash of vodka, and a swirl of sweet marshmallow fluff.
Yes. GIVE ME MARSHMALLOW EVERYTHING. This. scent. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one that liked it because everything in this scent sold out before I could get around to purchasing anything. Sad panda. The product itself its pretty good. Its one of the better cuticle butters I’ve used.
Make it Rain Whipped Cream Grab your umbrella! Sparkling droplets of citrus & jasmine dripping with musk, clutched by bloated cedarwood boughs.
The whipped cream is divine. It’s so thick and makes my skin feel so hydrated. Its probably my favorite thing in the entire box. I definitely enjoy this rain smell, it is spot on, and really does smell like a rainy day.
Forbidden Fruit Fortune Cookie Soap Dusky verbena creeping over fresh blueberry skins and lemon zest.
I haven’t used this soap yet. Its almost too cute to use, but I really enjoy blueberry & lemons together. One of my favorite combinations.
Me So Thorny Steam Me Up Scotty Citrus, lavender, and french vanilla corrupted by a dark shadow of patchouli & sandalwood.
I was intrigued by this particular item and couldn’t wait to try it. However, I don’t take showers alone (Don’t judge, we’re saving water!) so I had to wait to use it. You put the little cube at the back of the shower out of direct water stream. As you shower, it dissolves and releases smelly good stuff into the shower. It worked pretty well and I think it I could’ve made mine last for more than one shower. However, I didn’t really like this particular smell, it was too perfume-y, if that makes any sense? It did work really well and it made the whole upstairs smell good for the rest of the day.
The Bloom Bloom Room Bath Fizzy A sinfully sweet combination of Jasmine, Lilac, and lily of the valley darkened with throbbing musical notes of fresh peach & citrus, all swirling around poles of decadent spun sugar.
My bath fizzy came kinda crumbled up, but whatever, it still worked. It definitely smelled liked peaches. There wasn’t much to write home about on this one. What I’m saying is, it was alright, but I won’t go out of my way to buy these, but if I were to get them in my box, I would use it and enjoy it.
Venus Fly Trap Perfume Oil Bergamot, narcaisse & musk lurk beneath delicate notes of water orchid, sparkling lemons, & pink jasmine.
This was the WORST thing in the box. It smelled just like lemon Pledge, in my opinion. I don’t really want to walk around smelling like a dust rag. NOPE.
I definitely used this already. I got a sugar scrub and a soap dish for my fortune cookie soap, so I can actually use it.
Overall, I really like the soap box and look forward to the next one in a few months. You get a decent amount of stuff, plus the ten dollar code to use in the store. Totally worth it and a lot better than the Birchbox where I was getting stuff that I would never use.