Hello! Hope you all had a great holiday! I had a lot of fun with my friends and family, but it was pretty exhausting and now I'm feeling under the weather. BUT, at least it waited until after Christmas to manifest itself, so I can't complain too much. It should be no surprise by now, but I'm falling behind on my blog posts again. Sad. I actually purchased these items far before Christmas (my FCS order was made Black Friday, but it took a bit of time to get to me, which is fine. They warned people that due to the demand, orders could take up to two weeks just to get sent out), and I do have a video that I got up in a timely manner, but I put off blogging about it for many, mostly lame reasons.
But no worries because we're going to talk about it now! Yay! This haul will include an order from Sephora, an order from Julep, and my Black Friday order from Fortune Cookie Soap.
Why is my Julep order so sad?
Here's an order that's a little more exciting:
Since the $20 off coupon counted as a gift card, I was able to get a five-piece mystery sampler bag as my promo item!
And now for the big reveal (well, not really, especially if you've watched the video), what I was waiting for to use my coupon on...
And that's my whole Sephora order! It's pretty small (I mean, it's one item so it can't get much smaller than that...) but I was really excited to get it and I can't wait to play around more with my new palette.
Finally, I have my Black Friday order from Fortune Cookie Soap!
Anyways! FCS also included a free sample!
I'll start with my body butters since they're the biggest! I got two from the Nightmare Before Christmas winter collection and one that's available all the time. I really wanted to get some of the fall scents, but alas, they were all sold out.
an ooey gooey treat of pink sugar with a smear of black licorice". I bought this scent blindly (erm, unsmellingly?); this is one of the four Holiday Town themed body butters that FCS released for winter. Everyone got a different scent in their Winter Soap Boxes and I ended up with Thanksgiving Town. I liked Thanksgiving Town, but it was a little too...powerful for me (it really smells like raisins and I'm not a big fan of raisins). FCS says the Christmas Town scent was by far the most popular, but it sounded too fresh smelling for me and I think I prefer more "foodie" scents. I was torn between Easter Town and Halloween Town; I was a little worried the black licorice scent would be too strong in the Easter Town body butter and I wasn't sure I would like the combination of cookies and bubblegum promised by Halloween Town. I haven't smelled Halloween Town so I can't say for sure, but I am really glad I went with Easter Town! I love how this body butter smells; it's very sugary and bright, but there's just a hint of darkness to it from the black licorice. It's hard to explain, but I think it works on a similar principle to the perfume "Angel" (there's sweet, vanilla notes tempered by a hint of darkness).
As I said above, the other "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" deal I took advantage of was for FCS's lip balms.
The last two items I got from FCS were part of their Hunger Games: Catching Fire collection. I'm actually kind of surprised that FCS can carry a line such as this (or like the Disney/Fairy Tales line and the Harry Potter line. Hell, even The Nightmare Before Christmas line!). I wonder if they actually partner with the companies who own the intellectual properties or what. Regardless of how FCS gets permission, I'm glad they do! Also, I just realized that both things I got from the Hunger Games collection are bread scented...weird.
And that concludes my Fortune Cookie Soap Black Friday haul and my holiday haul! Not the biggest haul, but I'm really, really happy with the items and got and look forward to using them!
Thanks for reading! <3