Hello! ...I know I shouldn't even say it, I shouldn't draw attention to it. I know this is how I start 80% of my blog posts now...I just don't know why I can't do these in a timely manner! Making videos should be harder than just typing things out but for some reason I get them filmed and uploaded so much faster. But I won't talk about it anymore and we can all pretend that this is all happening efficiently and promptly. Besides, now that everything's up for sale on Fortune Cookie Soap's website, you don't have to wait to buy any of these products (if I posted this as soon as I got, you'd have to wait about a week and a half)!
Yes, this is all about the Winter 2013 Fortune Cookie Soap Soap Box! This time, it was The Nightmare Before Christmas themed! This was a very popular box and it sold out quite fast. Not sure if FCS is going to open subscriptions for the spring box, but I assume that a lot of people subscribed only for this box and that they'll unsubscribe before the next box (or that they already have). A quick refresher on what the FCS Soap Box is: it is a quarterly box that's $20 (shipping included) that showcases the new scents FCS has come up with for the season. You also get a special code to get $10 off any order from FCS, so the box technically only costs $10. Most things are deluxe sample sized, though you do get a full sized fortune cookie soap (FCS's namesake) and some other full sized things like maybe an OCD hand sanitizer. This is my third FCS Soap Box and I absolutely love them, so if you're interested, I highly recommend subscribing to it if you're able to.
Without further ado, let's get into this seasons box!
Obviously, the biggest draw to this seasons box is that it is Nightmare Before Christmas themed. TNBC has become a cult favorite and I feel like it's exploded in popularity within the last few years. It came out in 1993 and was one of my favorite movies when I was little (I think The Lion King was my all time favorite). I still really love this movie, and it has a special place in my heart, but I feel like the fanbase has kind of turned me away from it. I know that's lame and kind of sad, but seriously, there are some people who love this movie that are incredibly obnoxious and who I don't particularly want to associate with. ...this seems to happen with a lot of things I like, the next best example being My Little Pony. I hate bronies. Hate them. They give adults who enjoy My Little Pony a bad name. I just think they're cute and colorful and addicting to collect. I actually saw a set of Rainbow Dash themed boxer-briefs at Target yesterday and it made me die a little inside. Nothing like a bad fanbase to ruin a good thing. Also, I realize that that sounds snobby to say and I do apologize; for all I know, I could one of the annoying people in the fanbase. It's just how I feel.
I'm also kind of surprised that FCS was able to make a Nightmare Before Christmas themed set. Usually Disney is pretty up and up on squashing anyone who tries to use one of their properties. Then again, FCS has also made a Harry Potter and two Hunger Games sets, so they likely know what they're doing.
That aside, this was a fun box! It's full of smells that aren't traditionally and boringly wintery (like peppermint. I'm so over peppermint), but that still invoke the spirit of the season.
As always, I'm going to go in the order of the info card, so I'll start with the "Jack" bath fizzy.
Up next is the product included in every box (from what I've seen), a fortune cookie soap! This one is in the scent "Sally".
Next is the Oogie Boogie OCD Hand Sanitzer!
Almost halfway through! Next is the "Lock, Shock, and Barrel" bath melt.
This next scent is my favorite one out of this whole box. I love it so much, I bought a full sized body butter in it! This is the "Sandy Claws" Exfoliating Body Butter.
Next is the "Zero" dry shampoo.
This next product is kind of special; in the world of TNBC, there are special realms for the different holidays, which can accessed through trees (...it makes more sense in the movie). While we only get to visit Halloween Town and Christmas Town,we do get to see the doors for Thanksgiving Town, Easter Town, and St. Patrick's Day Town (which is probably overflowing with booze and every frat boy's dream come true). FCS made a scent inspired by four of the towns: Christmas Town, Halloween Town, Thanksgiving Town, and Easter Town, and included a sample of body butter in one of those scents! I got "Thanksgiving Town".
brown sugar dusted graham crackers, vanilla frosting, creamy caramel, and plump, juicy raisins" and it smells just heavenly. It smells like the dessert table at Thanksgiving, though I think the raisin scent might be a little too strong (I'm not a big fan of raisins in general so that's probably a personal thing). I'm really curious to smell that the other towns smell like; I did buy a full sized body butter in "Easter Town" though! I was torn between Halloween Town ("buttery cutout cookie with frosting sprinkles, powdered sugar and a thick smear of sticky bubblegum") and Easter Town ("an ooey gooey treat of pink sugar with a smear of black licorice"), but went with Easter Town because I already have a cookie-scented body butter and Easter Town sounded more unique. I am a little worried about the black licorice scent, though. I love black licorice, but I don't know if I want to smell like it, so I hope it's not too strong. Christmas Town sounded way too deep/dark for me; it's a "classic Holiday blend of mulled
fruits, followed by a crisp, green Douglas Fir middle-note darkened by
warm patchouli, and musk".
Finally, we have the "What's This?" roll-on perfume.
And that's the Winter 2013 The Nightmare Before Christmas Fortune Cookie Soap Soap Box! Another great box with interesting and unique scents and fantastic products! Like I said, I have an order from Black Friday that will hopefully be shipping out to me soon (they said with the high volume and demand from the sale that orders could take as long as 2 weeks before they even ship, but I got some good deals so it's totally worth it) and, overall, I've been very pleased with FCS's products (especially their Cupcake Lip Balm and their body butters).
Thanks for reading! <3