Thursday, January 19, 2017

My First Boxycharm!

So after many, many years I finally gave up on Ipsy and after watching Shan Shortcake's unboxing of her December BoxyCharm, I signed up with them. This is my first month and it greatly surpasses anything Ipsy ever sent me.

Here's what I got:

  • Vintage highlighter double $35
  • Crown soft fan brush $12.99
  • Oscar Blandi dry shampoo $23
  • PUR cheek stain $26
  • Adesse Ultra Suede Matte top coat $18
All items are full size and the box total is $114.99, and I believe I will use all but one or two of these products. I am really happy with the switch to Boxycharm and I can't wait to see what next month brings! CLICK HERE to experience the February Boxycharm box with me!

-Sami Fish

Thursday, January 12, 2017

FCS Of the Month: January 2016 FACE

Hey fishies! This is the first ever FCS of the Month box. It's from the January 2016 box and is themed "Face." This box was $28 which makes each product about $4.66, you really can't beat that! Let's look into the box!

  • Fruits & Flowers Facial Cleansing Oil: This scent which carries over to several products smells almost like fruity cereal, but more delicate and not overpowering. I really like it! FCS says this product will dissolve makeup and break up dirt. They also say it can double as a makeup remover! 
  • Fruits & Flowers Night Cream: FCS says this one will work while you sleep, providing moisture and reducing the look of your fine lines and wrinkles. I tried a bit on my hand and it melts wonderfully in to the skin. I can't wait to use it on my face tonight!
  • Fruits & Flowers Facial Scrub: This product gently exfoliates your skin to remove imperfections and fine lines while minimizing your pores. I like that FCS went with a creamy base to the scrub so it won't be so rough on sensitive skin. 
  • Fruit & Flowers Toner: Toner basically prepares your skin for your moisturizer, it is like a back up for your facial cleanser! Fortune Cookie Soap also says it can double as a makeup spray. I tried it in that capacity and it felt really refreshing. In this product, the flower part of the fruit and flowers comes out more as well. 
  • Herbal Blemish Stick: The scent in this product smells like a mixture of tea tree oil and peppermint to me. Fortune Cookie Soap says to apply it to blemishes to help cleanse and treat without over-drying.
  • Coconut & Peppermint Lip Scrub: I just get straight up peppermint. FCS says this will exfoliate and moisturize your lips. It's also safe to eat so you can just lick it right off your lips when you're done! 
This box is sold out, but there will be a new box every month. If you'd be interested in signing up, the next available box is March and the theme is "household." CLICK HERE to sign up for that box! I'd also like to say THANK YOU to Fortune Cookie Soap for always listening to us Fortune Freaks and creating an awesome box at an amazing price.

Edited to add: I tried the toner, facial scrub, and night cream and I am UHMAZED. I used the toner as a makeup setting spray and my makeup lasted 9+ hours and looked the same all day as when I applied it. I used the facial scrub and night cream and night and I am really pleased with both. Seriously, if you can get your hands on these products-do!

-Sami Fish

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fortune Cookie Soap: Pack Your Bags 2016

Pack Your Bags 2016

Fortune Cookie Soap knocked it out of the park again, but what's new?? This "Pack Your Bags" collection was offered at $19.99 and was comprised of the company itself's favorites from the year. While it is no longer available for purchase, I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys because you can get all of these scents during "CYO" offers! Surprisingly, I had only tried three of the seven scents offered prior to this collection. I think a lot of the scents are very cohesive and I can't wait to use them all together. 

  • FISH FINGERS & CUSTARD Shampoo: [Cake batter, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar] This scent comes to us from the "Man With A Box" collection. It's a yummy bakery scent that smells like raw vanilla cake batter. 
  • COME TO THE DARTH SIDE Conditioner:  [Oatmeal cookie, vanilla bean frosting, honey, almond] Coming from the "May The 4th Be With You" collection, which was described very well by Fortune Cookie Soap in the scent description. It smells like a frosted oatmeal cookie to me. 
  • PUDDIN' Whipped Cream: [Green apple, watermelon] Hailing to us from the "Anti-Heroes" collection, this scent was for sure a fan favorite this year! To me, it smells like sticking your head into a tub of "Double Bubble" gum. SO GOOD. 
  • JANET Shower Oil: - [Grape, watermelon, club soda, vanilla cream] This scent is from one of my favorite themed collections of the year, "Antici...pation". I didn't purchase anything from this collection, despite my love for RHPS, because the scents didn't sound like something I would like but It smells like a sophisticated grape bubble gum scent to me. 
  • F-BOMB Body Wash: [Dragon fruit, mango, pineapple, banana, Japanese grapefruit] I couldn't find the specific collection name for this one, but I know it was like an April Fools collection. It's definitely really fruity with grapefruit being the top note, but I feel like it's well balanced so it's not too tart of a scent. 
  • LIFETIME SUPPLY Perfume Oil: [Melon, jasmine, vanilla] From the hugely popular Willy Wonka collection, this is another scent that was super popular! It's a really pleasant scent that for me, is top heavy with melon. 
  • TIME Deodorant: [Tangerine, salty sea air, jasmine, orange blosson, sage]  This scent comes from the Wonderland collection and I think it was the perfect product choice. This is my first time smelling this scent and I wish I had it in EVERYTHING. It's the perfect citrusy-spring scent.  
What is your favorite scent from the collection? I think "Time" is mine! If any of these scents sound like something you'd be interested in, check back with Fortune Cookie Soap on Friday January 20th at noon for a 48 hour "CYO" whipped cream. You can get any of these yummy scents, or any others you like (including creating your own concoction!), in their fan favorite product, a creamy lotion called whipped cream. See you soon guys! 
-Sami Fish