In the Loop fortune cookie soap
I was bummed that I missed Fortune Cookie Soap’s Summer Box, so I went ahead and just bought some things on my own. I believe some of the stuff I got was in the box, and then some I just liked and wanted to order!
- “In the Loop” fortune cookie soap: This fortune cookie shaped soap smells (and looks) like Fruit Loops cereal. It’s kind of uncanny. They even got the milk smell and the sort of grain based, baked goods smell. I keep being tempted to handle it very carefully, since it’s so cute, but then again it is soap!
- “Mother Pucker” shower steamers: These are little squares that you throw onto the floor of your shower, out of the stream of water, that evaporate and work like an aromatherapy scent. The “Mother Pucker” scent is really citrusy, and smells a little like laundry detergent. It’s very strong.
- “Serenity” shower steamers: These are in a lavender scent. There’s some other smell in there, too, and I can’t quite figure out what it is. Either way, it smells really nice.
- “Cold Buster” shower steamers: The eucalyptus and peppermint smell of these isn’t terribly overpowering, but will open up your sinuses for sure.
- Soap Bar Samples 11 pieces: This is really cool! They send you eleven small samples of soap, which is enough to use a few times to get a feel for the smell of each one to see if you’d like to order bigger sizes. Some of the scents I wasn’t too fond of, but I found a couple in this pack that I love. They even included a sample of “Kryptonite,” their glow-in-the-dark soap!
- OCD hand sanitizer in “Mother Pucker”: This is the same scent as one of the shower steamers I got. It’s citrusy, but I’m glad to find out that it mellows out some after using the product.
- OCD hand sanitizer in “I Wet My Plants”: The description on the website says that this smells like “melon, jasmine and baby powder,” but I swear it smells just like a grape popsicle to me! I really like FCS’s hand sanitizers. They don’t dry out my hands like some other brands do, and the scent isn’t overpowering.
- “What? It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere!” fortune cookie soap: I didn’t order this, but got it as a free sample! It’s nice to get full-sized products as a free sample with my order. This has a really sweet smell to it, like a fruity cocktail.
- “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” bath bomb: Again, this came as a free sample! The scent is like bananas and coconut. The sample is in a packet of granules, but on the website it comes in a cute banana shaped bath bomb.
All in all, I actually like most everything! Some of the soaps that came in the sample package are not for me, especially the ones that smell liked baked goods or anything chocolate. However, nearly everything else smells good. I like that the products have fun names, and some of the soaps (like “In the Loop,” pictured above) have really cute presentations.
*(I included some links in this post, but just so you can check the pages out, if you like. I have no affiliation with the company.)
I never thought it would come to this. To the day that I burned out on subscription boxes. (insert dramatic music here) Yet here it is. Some of them are just too expensive for me to gamble that much money on hoping I get a good box (like PopSugar). Others feel like they’re not worth the money and I never get the “good” boxes/bags (like Ipsy). I do love getting subscription boxes in the mail, though!
The only subscription I have left at the moment is Birchbox, and since I got my package from them so late this month (compared to the rest of the internet), I couldn’t even muster up the will to do a review of it. It is a pretty nice box, I will say. The sample I got of Suki face exfoliating foaming cleanser is probably my favorite thing from that box.
I missed out on the summer box from Fortune Cookie Soap. (Well, really I didn’t even know it was a thing until it was too late!) However, they updated their stock today and I purchased a few things outright, which I’m super excited about. I’ve never bought anything from them before, but it all looks so cool that I couldn’t resist. Hopefully it’ll arrive soon so I can write a little review of it!
Fancy Box is a monthly subscription for random stuff, basically. It’s $39 a month, which is kind of on the steep end. The P!nk Fancy Box is curated by the singer P!nk. (I will say that I had a coupon for the box, so I didn’t pay that much!)
First Impressions: The box is really big and kind of heavy. Upon opening the box, I found that it’s 3/4 of the way full of paper. Bummer.
- Vapur Element The Anti-Bottle– ($11.99) It’s basically a flat plastic bottle that expands when you fill it. The packaging says that you can fold it and freeze it, and when it’s full it will stand on its own. I got one in pink! It’s cute and I can see myself using this on a regular basis.
- What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner? book– ($12) It’s a recipe book full of curse words. I have no problem with curse words, but this is just kind of weird. The title is funny, sure, and it’d be funny to see people’s reactions reading the title when it’s mixed in on a bookshelf with regular cookbooks. But having the f-word in every single recipe description gets really old really fast. Some of the recipes actually seem decent, and I like that it’s spiral bound for easy usage, but it’s so weird!
- Han Cholo Turntable Pendant – At first I thought this was super cute, but the more I look at it, the cheaper it looks. I can not find this exact model online. I see one made of silver, and ones that look like solid brass, but none like the one I got. This one is gold toned with black enamel accents, but I have no idea what metal it’s actually made of. I found a similar one on Amazon that has the description of “brass plated gold,” but it’s out of stock and there’s no price. This really doesn’t feel terribly solid, and it makes clinking noises when the bezel hits the pendant. I’m assuming it’s just brass plated metal of some sort. I can’t find a price for it anywhere other than eBay.
- NPW Hair Artist Hair Chalks in teal and pink- ($8)- This is temporary hair color in bright shades. I feel like this trend is already over, but maybe I’m just an old fogy. Either way, I think this is a cool idea, but I feel too old to rock pink and teal streaks in my hair! Also, I have dark hair, and the box pretty much says “you need to use a ton of this stuff for it to even show up on dark hair.” Gee, thanks.
Conclusion: The contents of this box add up to $32 plus whatever the necklace is worth. I got a water bottle, a cookbook, a necklace, and some hair chalk. Does the box contain items worth more than the $39 price? Technically. Would I pay $39 for this stuff if it wasn’t in a subscription box? Nope. Will I subscribe to P!nk Fancy Box again? Nope. It does have the rock ‘n roll, kind of edgy vibe that I would expect from a box curated by P!nk, but none of the items are something that made me think, “YES! This is awesome!” It was weirdly disappointing.
*I linked some of the items so that you can see, but I have no affiliation with any of them.