AHHH! Fortune Cookie Soap Haul!

24 Mar

Fortune Cookie Soap is a company I heard about from Leesha a while back, and for Christmas, I ordered a few products as stocking stuffers. I fell in love immediately!

Their soap is glycerin-based, so it is extremely lovely for dry skin, and won’t leave any nasty chemicals. It is also paraben and SLS-free. I do suffer dry skin on my legs and arms (with keratosis pilaris AKA “chicken skin” on my upper  arms). I received one as a gift as well (my friend and I made a joint order… and my gift was in there, lol), and the first one I tried was “Pink Power”. Oh lordie lord, this stuff smells lovely! Like… PINK. Haha, that’s a terrible description, but it just smells so girly and lovely, exactly my type! It also comes with a small (and witty) fortune tucked inside… like a real fortune cookie! 🙂

I noticed that the soap does not foam very well — glycerin soaps are not supposed to. But they are extremely gentle and nourishing, and really great for those with eczema. My skin didn’t feel stripped of moisture, but felt slightly supple to the touch. Usually, I would associate dryness with cleanliness, but honestly, I do not feel “dirty”, lol. Or maybe it’s just because I enjoyed the whole showering experience so much it doesn’t really cross my mind… Now I am not being paid or sponsored by FCS, I’ve spent a good deal of money shopping from them (and Shannon is awesome!), so I can say this: ever since I started using the soaps, every other soap I have in my bathroom (Dove, C.O. Bigelow, Olay, Bath & Body Works, etc.) just does not make my skin happy. Yup. For realz, haha.

So this time, I decided to make another order, because I noticed some new things for spring, and also, to try out some other items from them. I didn’t get any fortune cookie-shaped ones for myself.

*not shown is the Pink Watermelon/Seeds of Love, a fortune cookie, and its proceeds go to helping Japan.. and it smells like a watermelon soda!*

Clearly Complexion ($7.50): It smells a lot like tea tree oil, an antibacterial ingredient that can help with acne. Can’t wait to try, especially with the way my skin likes to misbehave. It’s a dove-gray color, and although the top looks rough, the whole bar is smooth. I recommend cutting this up into smaller blocks and leaving it in a soap dish by the sink, so it won’t melt as quickly. 🙂
**update**: I used this tonight after removing my make-up and I found it to initially clean my skin of oils and didn’t feel dehydrated after I rinsed off. It actually felt quite nice. However, after a few minutes, I felt my skin tighten. When I got out of the shower, my face felt indeed very tight. I suspect it is the kaolin clay in this. I would recommend this to anyone with oily skin, rather than my dry/combo variety.  My skin is sensitive and breaks out to anything too moisturizing or too drying, but I don’t think this will break me out. I am pretty dry for the most part, but after a few hours I get oily mostly on my nose. This might be a better soap for me to use once or twice a week, and maybe bumping up to three to four times a week when it gets into the middle of summer, when I will definitely be oilier.

Creamy Dreamy Oatmeal Cookie ($6.95): One of my *favoritest* (not a real word, I know) scents in a soap. Oatmeal sounds funky, but it is so incredibly relaxing and comforting. The top and the bottom of the soap has little oatmeal chunks, perfect for exfoliating (ahem, summer legs!).

Bar Soap Sample Pack ($6.95): A bag of 11 samples of their bar soaps. If you’re like me and love switching soaps and love trying new ones, this is perfect. =)

In the Loop Bar Soap (with Groovy soap dish) ($10.20): This soap is so adorable! Literally smells like Froot Loops and milk… You know when you’re at the bottom of the bowl and you stick your face in the bowl to drink the rest of the sugar-sweetened milk? Yup. That’s the scent. Childhood memories galore. =) I chose to add the Groovy soap dish for an extra $2.95. (The soap itself is $7.25.) The soap dish is grooved with four holes in the middle to drain your soap. It will allow the soap to dry and not melt in your shower (unless you keep it right under the faucet, which is a no-no anyway). FYI, it is actually cheaper to add it to a soap you are purchasing than to add it to your cart separately.

Cupcake Bar Soap ($6.95): I. LOVE. THIS. Upon first gaze, I knew I had to have it. How freakin’ adorable is this!??!? It smells EXACTLY like a cupcake… and the frosting? Oh, my word… THE FROSTING! I was so tempted to eat it. Seriously. I wanted to eat soap. I shake my fist at you, FCS, for making this so delicious smelling (and looking!), but I will instead give you a ginormous hug for being so awesome. ❤ I don’t plan on using this at all… but rather as a decoration for my vanity. So, every time I do my make-up, I will see this sweet little cupcake and smile. The only thing I would say is that the frosting is a little mushy (it made me wonder if it was REAL)… But other than that… lurve. 🙂

This thing is huge!!!!

Hubba Hubba Body Butter (sample): I saw this cute little container tucked in under my soaps. 🙂 It smells like Dubble Bubble! Ahhh! ❤ I tried it on the back of my hand and it sinks into the skin really well, so no greasy residue. Plus, this is a very generous sample!

Hello Kitty likes cupcakes!

Hello Kitty likes cupcakes too.

Overall, I am extremely happy with my purchase.

The only downside is that shipping is kinda pricey. I was able to justify it with a St. Patrick’s coupon code… But if you give them your e-mail, they will send you a 10% coupon for your purchase. =) And customer service is outstanding. Shannon is super friendly and sweet!  You can follow them on Facebook or Twitter for specials and new items.

Thank you so much for the awesome products! Keep up the good work!
Now, if you made a cupcake lip balm… I would be all over that… Yum.

TIP: If you plan on storing the soaps in the same box or container, wrap them up separately, or in a baggie, so the scents don’t mix.

FTC: I am not sponsored by Fortune Cookie Soap; I paid for everything with my own money. My reviews are purely my own opinions.


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