Hello! It feels like Fall just got here and now it seems like it's almost over with (it's snowing off and on today. Well, snow-raining or "snaining"). ...It doesn't help that I ordered and got these items in September and it's now over halfway through October, but let's not talk about that. I may be slow at blogging, but I'm pretty quick at getting videos up...
After I got my Fall 2013 Fortune Cookie Soap Box (technically it's the Fortune Cookie Soap Soap Box, but that looks funny), I knew there were some scents that I wanted to try in the form of their body butter (I find that the body butters have the best "form" of the scents, if that makes sense. Also I just really like their body butters), so I waited patiently until they updated their store. FCS had a little Facebook launch party on Sept. 21st and updated the store that evening. I hung around, hoping to get some of the special sale items they had, but I ended up getting distracted and missed the update by about a half an hour. All the special priced items were sold out, unfortunately, but I was able to buy all the regular priced items that I wanted. I was a little sad that I missed out on the special sale items because they had two new fall scents that sounded delicious; "Cram Your Face In My Sweet Pumpkin Pie" which is pumpkin and coconut, and "Roast My Marshmallow" which is roasted marshmallows. I do kind of wished I had waited until they came back in stock at regular price to place my order, but I feel like "I Yam What I Yam" already combines the best parts of those two scents and that I'm not really missing out.
One thing that I really like (I mean, I pretty much like it in its entirety, but this is just one small thing) about the FCS Soap Box is that they give you a $10 coupon that you can use towards anything in their store, both online and in person. It's a great way to be able to try scents that you liked in the Soap Box in a different form (like I did), or to buy the full sizes of products you fell in love with. It's also smart on FCS's part since people will usually spend much more than the $10 (like me!). I ended up spending about $31 after using my $10 off coupon and, with a $6.75 charge for shipping, my total was about $38. I knew I had to get two full sized body butters in "You're Insecure, Donut What For" and "Insert Cookie Cutter Name Here" since I liked the scents, but wasn't a big fan of the products I got them in (which isn't all the way true, they were great products, I just couldn't use them since I don't want to use my bath tub). After that, I kind of just threw some things together that I was interested in trying.
Since I've already talked about the body butters, I'll start with those.
I liked the idea of a donut-scented body butter, but didn't think there was a lot of "donut" to the scent when it was in the milk bath form (it had a lot of milky notes, obviously). In the body butter form, you do get more of that "baked good" scent, but it's still not as "donutty" as I would have liked. I think I wanted it to be more like "In The Loop", the Froot Loop scented body butter; it is spot on, right down to the cereal/grain smell. Even though "You're In Secure, Donut What For" didn't live up to my donut-expectations, it's still a really nice scent. It's cinnamony, but it's not all up in your face about it, and it still has that soft, milky, baked goods scent. Definitely a winner in my book.
"Insert Cookie Cutter Name Here" also interested me since it was a nice twist on a "traditional" vanilla or cookie scented lotion. On a side note, the actual name of this product has <> in it's title, so when they put it up in the store, it didn't have a name since it was being read as HTML and not as text. I was a little worried that FCS wouldn't know what to send me since there wasn't a name on my order form, just "", but I'm pretty sure a lot of orders looked like that and they figured it out pretty quickly. What makes this scent so unique is the hint of citrus in it from the grapefruit. Adding citrus to cookies, especially sugar cookies, can really enhance their flavors and make them complex and very delicious, and that's exactly what's going on here! My only concern is that, in the tub, you get a nice whiff of vanilla baked cookies with just a hint of the grapefruit, but when I put it on, it's almost like the grapefruit starts taking center stage and it's the vanilla baked cookies who are in the background. I'm not sure if this happens with everyone, though; it might just be my chemical composition. Still, this is also a very pleasant smell, and it's not a "traditional" fall scent so it's wearable through winter!
The full sized body butters are about $11 and you get a pretty good amount, especially since you don't need a lot at a time. Heck, the little sample sized jars last me a long time! I'm probably going to make another order soon and get some more since it looks like FCS has released some new scents!
Another item (actually, it's two items) that I knew I wanted to pick up was some more lip balm.
Due to the fact that summer is now, sadly, over, FCS had all their summer scents on sale! I thought about getting a few things, but in the end settled for just one, a product I hadn't tried before in a scent that I thought would carry over into fall; a Hydrate Me! in "I Scream You Scream".
Finally, I picked up one of FCS's face masks. Because who doesn't like face masks?
I almost forgot! FCS sent me a sample, too. Like last time, they sent another bath bomb sample, this time in "Trendsetter".
And that's my order! I'm pretty pleased with it; there were some hits and some misses; nothing was downright terrible and the things that were good were really good! As always, I recommend checking out FCS and seeing if they have anything that catches your eye or piques your curiosity. Also buy Cupcake lip balm. Trust me.
Thanks for reading! <3