Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fortune Cookie Soap Summer Launch (and GIVEAWAY)

Hey cupcakes! So as most of you probably know by now, I was invited to attend the 2017 summer launch party put on by Fortune Cookie Soap for the release of their summer collection, "A Pirates Life For Me." When I arrived and entered the warehouse, an amazing smell practically kicked me in the face-a wonderful blend of all the yummy scents being stored there.

 Next, I met Rachel. She was lovely and kind, as always. After I met with Rachel, I met the queen of soap universe herself, Shannon!

If I didn't know why the company was growing at such an outstanding rate before, I definitely do now. Shannon was so warm and welcoming. She embraced me in a big hug and welcomed me to the launch, told me to make myself at home and enjoy some of the food they had brought in. I was introduced to the crew, and saw a few familiar faces. (Meri Sue, Abby, Bethany, and of course Justin.)

Tina, who is very much the Mom figure, showed me to my seat, and before I knew it what I had seen so many times on my computer began before me in person. Shannon and Justin also brought me in front of the camera for a second to say hello. (You can see me on the launch party stream #1 at about 6:53)

Like you who watched the launch video, I got to see this sneak peek from the "Treat Yo Self 2k17" collection. I'm not exactly sure how to describe it, but it smells SUPER good. 

It lasted about an hour, and afterwards I got to look through the warehouse shelves. It was the coolest thing to see all the smelly goods on the website in person. I was able to talk to Shannon and Justin a bit before leaving with this beautiful haul of goodies.

Isn't it pretty? Afterwards I went back to my hotel and poured everything out on the bed, and opened/smelled everything like a kid with new toys. You guys, all I can say is, Shannon and Justin (and the whole FCS crew) are every bit as amazing, kind, and friendly as we experience them online. They made me feel like one of the family, and I am forever a Fortune Freak! :)

-Sammi Cupcake

P.S. Here is a bonus picture I stole from Justin, of everyone taking a shot just before the launch started.

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-Bring Me That Horizon fortune cookie soap
-Monkey Business 1oz whipped cream
-Bring Me That Horizon 1oz whipped cream
-Walk The Plank aloe me whipped cream

Winner will be chosen June 1st at noon CST. Open to US residents only.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fortune Cookie Soap Summer Box 2017

Fortune Cookie Soap A Pirates Life For Me 2017 Summer Soap Box should be arriving your way soon, if you don't have it already! If you've never heard of the soap box, Fortune Cookie Soap is a company out of Tulsa, OK that does a seasonal soap box comprised of 8 to 10 samples of bath and body product samples. The subscription also comes with a $10 code, which a lot of us use towards the purchase of full size goodies at launch night*.

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Fortune Cookie Soap creates unique products, in clever themes, you won't find in any store. This summer, Fortune Cookie Soap's summer collection was inspired by the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" film, Dead Men Tell No Tales. I am absolutely OBSESSED with the film series, and of course Johnny Depp, so I'm extra excited for this one. The collection features a lot of pirate themed scents that are sure to leave you wanting to join their pirate crew. Arrr matey!
Let's dig in! 

Walk the Plank-OCD Hand Sanitizer (Oak aged bourbon, sugar cane, pomelo, tobacco, mandarin zest )This scent smells really familiar, but I can't put my finger on it! It's a really complex scent though, and I think bourbon is the top note that comes through for me. COME THROUGH Bourbon COME THROUGH!  
Monkey Business-Whipped Cream (Lemon, pineapple, banana almond cake)
If you are a foody/fruit scent lover, you're going to die! This whipped cream smells good enough to eat!

Bring Me That Horizon-Fortune Cookie Soap (Cactus pear, ghost flowers, water lilies, sea mist, and warm sand)
This scent is one of my favorites of the box. It's really beachy and along the same lines of Iron Islands/Once A Beach, Always A Beach.

Mermaid Tears-Shimmer perfume oil (Sugar cane, morning dew) This smells really summery and citrusy. It's not normally a scent I would like, but I like this one!

Black Pearl-Exfoliating Body Wash (Tropical pineapple, pink pepper, Cuban tobacco, suede, peony, jasmine)
I don't know about this scent. It smells really odd to me, but maybe once I try it some of the scents will peek through.  
Parlay-Lip scrub (Lime, coconut)
I LOVE this scent. The lime and coconut marry together perfectly. SOOOO good.  

Calypso-Solid Foot scrub (Peach blossom, berry, floral hearts, amber, vanilla musk, fig)
Mine arrived pretty mushy, but I'm going to try to let it set back up in the fridge. It's a pretty, floralish scent that's very complex. 

Aqua De Vida-Facial cleansing oil (Coconut, rum)
I don't think I understand how the whole "remove oil with oil" business works, but the scent is really light and pleasant! 

No scents in this box stick out to me as a front runner, but there are a lot I like, such as Walk The Plank, Bring Me The Horizon, Mermaid Tears, and Parlay. Remember once this collection launches, May 26th at 6pm CST on the Facebook page, you can get all of these scents and most of the products. 
Plus....I'LL BE THERE! That's right cupcakes, you will see me live at the Facebook launch this time. AHH, I can't wait. I'm going to blog as much as I'm allowed so check back!
Until then-
Sammi Cupcake

Please note this box was sent to me free of charge for my honest review. These opinions are 100% my own.