Fortune Cookie Soap Box Just Keep Swimming Summer 2016 Review

May 18, 2016

Fortune Cookie Soap Box Just Keep Swimming Summer 2016 Overview | The Rebel Planner

The end of my spring semester marks one thing: the summer Fortune Cookie Soap Box! The summer boxes have always been my favorite box to receive since the scents are fruity, sweet and get me revved up for summer. This box is no different. With a Finding Nemo theme, this box reminds me of the beach, tropical paradise and the ocean. Check out what I liked most about this box down below!

The Soap Box comes with eight products, some full-sized and some are miniature versions. The Soap Box comes out quarterly before each season and costs $19.95 USD, which includes shipping. Each box also includes a $10 store credit that can be used towards a full-sized product from the collection or at any other time. I love that they do that! Most of the products are around $10-$12, so the coupon is helpful.

What I like about the Soap Box is that it lets you test out all of the scents before the full collection comes out. It also allows you to try out products you normally wouldn’t think to buy.

I’ll put the name of the product in bold followed by the description FCS gives on the card that is included.

FCS Shark Bait Fortune Cookie Soap | The Rebel Planner

Shark Bait Fortune Cookie Soap: Don’t be fooled by his lucky fin, this little guy is one tough cookie! We may call him Shark Bait, but scrub up with this fresh blend of sweet oranges, creamy vanilla ice cream and juicy, sandalwood infused strawberries and we guarantee you won’t smell like a bucket of chum!

This fortune cookie soap smells like a creamsicle. The orange is more dominant in this scent, but it’s just on the edge of smelling like an orange scented house cleaner. The color of this soap is also radioactive. It’s crazy how neon this soap is. This is full-sized.

FCS Lil' Blue OCD Hand Sanitizer | The Rebel Planner

Lil’ Blue OCD Hand Sanitizer: Just keep sanitizing, just keep sanitizing, just keep sanitizing, sanitizing, sanitizing. What do we do? We sanitize, sanitize… This symphony of anjou pear and juicy apples harmonized with plum blossoms, sandalwood and a twist of amber is sure to have you singing our FCS anthem. All together now! Just keep sanitizing… (oh, and yes, I’m a natural blue.)

This hand sanitizer smells subtly sweet. The pear scent comes out in the beginning, but as the scent wears on the plum blossom scent is more dominant. This hand sanitizer has sparkles in it, but much of it doesn’t stay on the hand for very long. This is a full-sized product (besides the giant pumper size.)

FCS Intervention! Whipped Cream | The Rebel Planner

INTERVENTION! Whipped Cream: Although this enchanting blend of creamy coconut milk and tangy pineapples drifting on a warm island breeze may get your taste buds tingling, you must always remember one thing: FCS products are for your skin, not your mouth. Sorry to disappoint.

This smells like straight up coconut. Creamy, delicious coconut. It’s not that tangy coconut but rather coconut milk. Pineapple comes out a little, but the coconut scent is most dominant. This is a sample size.

FCS Whale Talk Perfume Oil | The Rebel Planner

Whale Talk Perfume Oil: *Pretend you are a whale* PUUUUUUUT MEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOOOON YOOOOOOOUUUUUR SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIN. Feelin’ ridiculous yet? Not to worry, simply place this tropical mash-up of strawberries, black currant, jasmine, grapefruit and fresh avocado under your nose and take a whiff. You’ll soon forget the embarrassment.

Last box I was saying how much I loved the perfume oil in that, but this may trump it. When you first spray it, the strawberry fills your nose. It’s so sweet! But as it dries down, the black currant and jasmine come out a bit. I don’t smell the avocado, but I think it may just be there to mellow out the sweetness of the strawberry. This would be really nice as a wax tart. This is a sample size.

FCS Jellyman Don't Be Jelly Soap | The Rebel Planner

Jellyman Don’t Be Jelly Soap: Let us introduce you to a delightful blend of black cherry, watermelon and frothy iced guava nectar, floating with sliced strawberries and key limes. Simply pop this little squishy out of his container and take him in the shower with you, work him into a lather, and rub all over. All of the fresh, all of the clean, with non of that jellyfish sting.

This smells like those gummy vitamins. Delicious tasting, but weirdly tangy and sweet smelling. I like it though! Not my favorite scent, but not something that is horrible. FCS says to pop this whole thing out, but I found the best way to use these jelly cleansers is to pull apart a small piece, smoosh it into a loofah and lather it up. The soap lasts you longer that way. This is a sample size.

FCS Aqua Scum Spray Lotion | The Rebel Planner

Aqua Scum Spray Lotion: Feeling a little dry after taking a dip off the shores of Mt. Wannahawkaleugi? Not to worry- give our new ultra light spray lotion a try! Simply spray on and rub into skin until fully absorbed. This moisturizing blend of juicy lychee, crisp apple and mouth watering, peach nectar is sure to bring you back to a state of optimal hydration. Take that, Aqua Scum!

I’ve never used a spray on lotion but I really like it! This sprays out thinner that I thought it would. It’s not thick like the whipped cream. It reminds me more a of thick body spray. The lotion is definitely light weight. It rubbed in easily and left no greasy feeling behind. It mostly smells like the peach nectar, but reminds me more of a Bath and Body Works body spray I would buy in middle school. But I still love this. This is a sample size.

FCS Ooooooooh...Barracuda Lip Gloss | The Rebel Planner

Ooooooooh…Barracuda Lip Gloss: A perfect summer pairing of juicy cantaloupe, crisp green honeydew, and sweet red watermelon, with a splash of lime and a sprinkle of raw cane sugar. De-li-cious. Please not, FCS will not be held liable in the event that your lip gloss is actually eaten by a Barracuda.

I don’t like this. At all. The lip gloss is thick, stringy and goopy. I didn’t even try to apply this with my finger and went with a lip brush. This was thin but not sticky. It smells like a rotten Lip Smacker. Skip this product and the scent. This is a sample size.

FCS Fin. Noggin. Duuude. Pedi-bomb | The Rebel Planner

Fin. Nodding. Duuude. Pedi-bomb: Hitch a ride with us on the Fortune Cookie Soap Current! Lemon-lime fizzy pop floating with orchids and a curl of white chocolate. It may sound a little out there, but take one whiff of this little guy and you’ll be duuuude-ing it up with us in no time. To use: drop pedi-bomb into a warm foot bath, sit back, and enjoy an ultra-moisturizing foot soak.

This smells like lemon-lime Sprite. It smells so good! It smells like it’s bubbling in the bag. I’m so excited to use this! This is a sample size.

Overall, this box was amazing. Everything smells delicious and are product that I’ll actually use. Shark Bait, Whale Talk and Aqua Scum are my favorites. The scents remind of my lazy summer days filled with popsicles and candy. I’ll be getting Whale Talk as a wax tart for my room, Shark Bait as a shower steamer (if they offer it) and the full-sized Aqua Scum spray lotion. I don’t like Ooooooooh…Barracuda lip gloss. It smells weird and the consistency is strange. But one horrible product isn’t going to change my mind about this box. This box is a real winner!

The collection goes on sale Friday, May. 20 at 6 p.m. CST. FCS usually hosts a Ustream where they give away full-sized products from the collection and share a 20% off coupon for those who are ordering a lot or don’t get the box. The code is only valid for a little while, so you don’t want to miss it!

Get 10% off your first Fortune Cookie Soap order by using this link! (Does not apply towards FCS Box subscription.)

What product or scent do you want to try? Let me know down below!

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