FCS Soap Box Update – Spring 2014

I am often asked what my favorite of all my subscription boxes is, and if I had to pick just one it would be the FCS Soap Box.  If you’re not familiar, FCS stands for Fortune Cookie Soap, which is a husband and wife run handmade soap and body products company.  The FCS Soap Box is a quarterly subscription service that includes sample sizes of upcoming seasonal releases and it is Fun, Fun, Fun!  If you love trying new and unique bath and body products then this box is for you!

OJ_TBBB_02-20-2014_01The Spring 2014 FCS Soap Box is a Garden of Good vs. Garden of Evil theme.  FCS always has the funniest and most creative product names and descriptions (I share these in the video below if you’re curious).  It is always fun to see what goodies are included in the quarterly box.

OJ_TBBB_02-20-2014_02What’s in the Spring 2014 box?

The Goods:

✻ Native Nectar Body Wash – Smells like coconut water, not too pungent.  I like their body wash formula.  It has nice foam without leaving a residue on your skin.

✻ Afternoon Delight OCD Hand Sanitizer – Described as a combination of watermelon, apricots, and white florals.  Smells light and springy on the hands.  The OCD Hand Sanitizer is my favorite formula, hands down (and sanitized!).

✻ Marshmallow Dreams Cuticle Butter – An interesting scent combination of marshmallow fluff, lavender, sage, basil, and vodka.  Never thought to put those together!  I mostly pick up the marshmallow.  My first impressions are that the formula feels a bit greasy at first touch but seeps into the skin quickly after applying without living a residue and seems quite moisturizing.  Excited to see how I like this after using it for awhile!

The Evils:

✻ Make It Rain Whipped Cream – The fresh scents of citrus and jasmine are darkened with musk and cedarwood to create a very appealing cologne scent.  The FCS whipped cream is one of my favorite formulas on the market (Do you see a theme here?  Lot of favorite formulas).

✻ Forbidden Fruit Fortune Cookie Soap – Love their signature product!  This one combines verbena and lemon, a common pair, with the added twist of blueberry.  Smells as good as it looks!

✻ Me So Thorny Steam Me Up Scotty! – My least favorite FCS product I’ve ever tried, the Steam Me Ups are basically bath fizzies for your shower.  I don’t really get it, to be honest, but maybe I’m not using it right(?).  This one smells heavily of patchouli, which I really like, with notes of citrus, lavender, vanilla, and sandalwood mixed in.

✻ The Bloom Bloom Room Bath Fizzy – The beautiful floral scents of jasmine, lilac and lily of the valley combined with fruity peach and citrus for a classic bright spring scent.  Perfect size for smaller tubs or to travel with!

✻ Venus Fly Trap Perfume Oil – I’m terrible at describing perfume scents, so I will just list the ones described on the FCS card and let you imagine what they smell like together: bergamot, narcaisse (Is this a typo?  I stumbled over this word in the video because I was unsure of it.  Did they mean narcissi?), musk, water orchid, lemon, and jasmine.

Check out the coordinating video for closeups of each product and to see my reactions as I open the spring box:

As I mention in the video, I have an extra unopened Winter 2013 FCS Soap Box that I am giving away to one of you (watch this video for a look at what’s included).  The Winter 2013 FCS Soap Box Giveaway will run until Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  One person will win the Winter 2013 FCS Soap Box pictured below:

OJ_TBBB_02-20-2014_03You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways).   I’ll announce the  winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.  Good luck!

*** GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED ***

Congrats to Annabelle N. on being selected as the winner of my Winter 2013 FCS Soap Box Giveaway!

The Poll Results for *What’s your favorite kind of bath and body product?* out of 1445 entries:

Body Wash (399) 28%
Lotion (363) 25%
Bath Fizzies (232) 16%
Perfume (159) 11%
Bubble Bath (158) 11%
Soap (78) 5%
Hand Sanitizer (56) 4%

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties.  If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

I can’t wait to try out all of these goodies!  I’ll be back with a look at my next FCS Soap Box in three months.  In the meantime, I recommend checking out the Fortune Cookie Soap website to peruse all of their fun products.  Receive $5 off your first $30+ FCS purchase by clicking here!

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* The products mentioned are part of the FCS Soap Box quarterly subscription program, for which I pay for my own membership.   The FCS discount link I provide is a referral link, which means if you make a purchase using that link, I get credit towards future FCS purchases.  I am providing the giveaway prize.  This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *

17 comments

17 thoughts on “FCS Soap Box Update – Spring 2014”

  1. I just received my first FCS box. I must say I was totally confused by what to do with the Steam-Me-Up-Scotty. I am intrigued to try it but maybe I’ll have to look up the proper way to use it first. So far I have liked the items that I have tried and am going to continue to subscribe to see how I like future boxes. *Fingers crossed on winning the Winter FCS* I unfortunately found out about the subscription too late to get in on that one.

  2. I vaguely heard of FCS previously, but never looked into it. Their products that supposedly smell like Fruit Loops sound AWESOME (and same for all their other yummy sounding scents)! I would absolutely love the idea of winning a gift box of their stuff to try! 🙂

  3. Hi Jen
    I’ve been meaning to write to you about your make up lately but i don’t want to go near the comment section in YT …. i think that you should brush your eye brows and eyelashes after applying any kind of powder as they seem a little bit off.
    keep up the good work!

  4. Thanks Jen!

    Can you please do a follow up video or blog post (or even just a reply on this blog post) then on what you thought of these products after trying them out?

    I’m particularly interested in knowing what you think of:
    the “steam me up scotty” shower fizzie,
    the bath fizzie,
    the forbidden fruit FCS as a scent when using it,
    and the “make it rain” whipped cream as a scent.
    I already LOVE FCS’ whipped creams too and their soaps – and am always looking for new scents 🙂
    Your thoughts will help me decide on what to order in my next FCS order! Thanks Jen!

    1. I used to do reviews on these boxes but the products are seasonal so it was difficult to get my review in before they were out of stock forever. I’ll see what I can do this time around! 🙂

      1. Ohhhh ok, yah that makes sense.
        Well if you get a chance to come back and reply about any of the products in the next little while, it would be greatly appreciated 🙂

  5. Ooh this box loves wonderful!…. I just wish I had a bath tub! I recently had my bathroom and toilet all knocked down and had the bathroom converted to a wet room with a walk in shower, it’s positively refreshing and beautiful, but I do miss the occasional soak!

    Enjoy your soaps! 🙂

  6. I love your channel and your blog! I just got my first FCS box and I love it ! But would love to win the one you are giving away of the night before Christmas tho ! I heard it is amazing and I would love to try it ! Hope I’m a winner !

  7. I’ve only just found you recently Jen through the planning community but oh how I am happy I did. I am a mum of 3 living in Australia and just watching your videos has just encouraged me to take some time to enjoy some of the indulgent pleasures in life. Move over kids, I’m taking over the bath, haha. You are the sweetest and I love that you share so honestly and openly. x

  8. I am in love with this box and the soap jack from my favorite movie I doubt ill win but if i do I will be so happy and share with my kids they love the movie also my favorite product was the fortune cookie from this month great box. thanks for giveaway

  9. Jen, thanks for turning me on to Fortune Cookie Soap. I had never heard of it before watching your videos and just received my first subscription box. I really have learned so much from you and really look forward to new videos. Don’t let people get you down. Some are just mean spirited. I find you honest and loving. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. XOXO

  10. How fun!! This spring box looks like so much fun!!! I wish for the $20 that they gave bigger samples or more smaller ones 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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