Sunday, January 18, 2015

Show & Tell Sunday: Fortune Cookie Soap Review

Hi everyone! I'm not going to lie, it is absolutely miserable here today. Pouring rain and cold and miserable. Perfect day to lay around, watch movies and drink mug after mug of tea. And I've done all of those things... as well as make a pot of soup. Because that's what you do on a miserable, rainy winter day. But that's not why we are here today. We are here today for Fortune Cookie Soap!

You guys. I don't even know where to start. I have had my eye on Fortune Cookie Soap for a while after watching tons of reviews and monthly subscription unboxings on Youtube. You know I'm a sucker for soap, bath, and shower products and I'm definitely a sucker for things that are just adorable. Which brings us here.

By "here" I mean looking into a box of products from the Fortune Cookie Soap website. I have been so curious about a lot of them so I was excited to try some of them. I checked the website to see the vegan status and was happy to find that most products are vegan and the ones that are not are very clearly laid out for the consumer. According to the FAQ page, the Lip Balms and Tints, Hydrate Me's, Cuticle Butter, Milk Bath, Lip Scrub, Massage Bars, and Solid Sugar Scrub Bars are NOT vegan. Everything else is! 

After receiving a gift certificate from my friend for the holidays I knew now was the time so I placed an order. I was so excited to tear into the box as soon as it came! 

It was really difficult for me to narrow down what I wanted but I finally made a decision. I ordered 4 of the Fortune Cookie Soaps, and 2 different Shower Steamers (yes!!!). When I opened the box there was a wax tart in there as well so I don't know if it was a sample or free gift?

You guys. Just look at these. How freaking cute are they?! They look like the cutest little fortune cookies, smell AMAZING and they have fortunes in them!! The "flavors" I chose are In the Loop (bottom left), Hazelnut Cappuccino (top left), Oatmeal Cookie (top right) and Candy Cane Fluff (bottom right). First of all, they are gorgeous. Each is hand made and they take a lot of care in making each one. The scents are all incredible. My favorite by far is the "In the Loop" scent. It literally smells like a bowl of fruit loops! I didn't know how I would feel about it but it smells SOOOOOOO good and is so adorable!

So beautiful. These soaps each cost about $3.25 so they are much more affordable than Lush soaps. I believe they are supposed to last for about 90 hand washings and from what I saw on Youtube about 18 showers. I have the Oatmeal Cookie soap in my shower now since I thought it would be great for my dry winter skin and I have been loving it. They have tons of other scents as well and they are just so cute. I highly recommend the Fortune Cookie Soaps.

I'm so sorry for my horrible chipped nails. Please excuse that. Each Fortune Cookie Soap does have a fortune which I think is an adorable little detail. This one came in my Oatmeal Cookie Soap.

Like I had mentioned before I had a wax tart show up in my box as well. I have not used it since I do not have a wax warmer yet but the scent is actually really lovely.

I think I was most excited about trying these! They are called Steam Me Up Scotty and they are Shower Steamers! For those of us who do not have access to a great bathtub we now have a way to enjoy a beautiful shower with aromatherapy. The two I chose were called Cold Buster and Serenity. Cold Buster is a Tea Tree, Peppermint and Eucalyptus scent and it is supposed to help clear you out when you have a cold. This one arrived just in time because I had a horrible cold so I used it first. You drop one (you get 3 per order) in the far corner of your shower and when the hot water gets to it, it dissolves and leaves a lovely scent in your shower. Truthfully speaking the scent wasn't as strong as I expected it to be and it certainly did not clear me out at all but the scent was really lovely and I did enjoy it. I do wish the scent was stronger but I still did enjoy the product and I can't wait to try the Serenity one (which is a Lavender scent as you can image and is meant to help fight stress and promote sleep - which is great because I shower at night).

They are wrapped up like candies! The steamer tabs are fairly large and dissolve pretty quickly which is something else that I wish was a little different. I wish they lasted just a bit longer.

The purple ones are the Serenity steamer and the silver are the Cold Busters. Aren't they gorgeous?!

There are plenty of products on the Fortune Cookie Soap website that I can't wait to try. They have hand sanitizers, full bars of soap and so much more. I already know my next order with be their Body Butters (which they call Whipped Creams... but do not contain cream thankfully!). They have a sampler set which is really exciting because I want to try a bunch of their scents but don't want giant containers of them. They have a body butter in the In the Loop scent which is really exciting! The best part is you get to choose the scents in your sampler set. They also have a soap sampler which is nice for people that can't make up their mind (you don't get to choose those scents though)! They also have seasonal scents which I love (I'm a sucker for seasonal anything) and some of their products have really cute and funny names! 

Something else to mention is that I chose to have my products sent with no packaging but they do have packaging options if you are purchasing products as a gift!

So there you have it! I definitely recommend checking out this company if you like cute, affordable bath, shower, body and hair products that smell amazing. I love that they don't take themselves too seriously (as you can tell by some of the names of the scents!) but take pride in hand making their products. They do also have products tied to charities and do make donations which is always nice.

I hope you like this review! I do have another product waiting in the wings and I can't wait to share it with you! I hope you all have a great week and stay warm!

*Disclosure - All products were purchased with a Gift Certificate I received from a friend and the balance was paid with my own money. I have no affiliation with the company and all opinions are my own.


  1. Such beautiful Soaps. I am the type that would never use them because I wouldnt want to ruin them. I hope one day both you and I get a beautiful tub in our lives so we can take nice long bubble baths...I mean separately, of course...

    1. Aren't they adorable?! Well you can display the ones you don't use and just use one at a time. They are inexpensive enough that you could replace as you go.

      Yes to bubble baths! We will have our amazing tubs one day, I know it!

  2. I have a little bit of Shen's problem - I would need talking into using them! However, great smelling soap bars with less decoration, I use them up immediately! The shower steamers sound like they would be awesome, but it's too bad their scent isn't stronger. I'm going to look up this site and check them out ASAP!!

    1. They have bar soaps that are just as cute, ha! But they smell great and you could just cut a piece off and use a little piece at a time. I don't have guilt about using them because I can always replace them! I wish the scent was stronger for the shower steamers but they are still lovely. Definitely check them out!