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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

The scent from the hair spritz stayed in my hair after I showered and washed my hair!  I'm actually thinking about getting it if they make it in the same scent as the shower steamer.

 

(And I liked the container that the jelly was sent in because...  Jell-o shots.  That's what they're usually in, whether you make them for a party or buy them in a bar.  Yeah, forty-something over here buying Jell-o shots in dive bars.  Do I know how to do classy evenings or what?)

 LOL, I saw that and was like "OOH, IT'S LIKE A JELLO SHOT!" and it's the main reason I am interested in that particular product.

 

Those of you who have used many of their products, what are your favorite scents/products? I think I'll be ordering some things next week and I'm really curious as to what everyone likes best. 

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I can appreciate that some people like the box but I think it is low quality packaging and mediocre products. If I paid $10 I wouldn't be as disappointed, but for $20 i definitely feel underwhelmed. I am really trying to be objective, because I wanted to love this box, but iI really don't like it at all. I have used too many high quality products to say these products are great, let alone above average. Sorry to all that loved it, but I think they are not even nice enough to gift or take the time to trade.

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To each their own. LOL That's what makes MUT great because we have a diverse amount of people with a diverse amounts of interests. :D If you don't like it then you don't like it. :D

 

Was this your first box? If so I can see how your expectations were not met. When I first encountered Fortune Cookie Soap products (in a swap box) I thought it was terrible packaging as well. I picked an OCD hand sanitizer with glitter in it from the swap box. My daughter loved it so I subscribed to their winter (2012) box. This is my third box with them. Didn't really care for everything in the winter or springs boxes but this one I loved. I think mainly because the scents are fruity and remind me of that package of gum I had as a kid. LOL But I totally get where you're coming from and if you don't like it you don't like it. Can't fault you for having different likes. ;)

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Originally Posted by Mary322 View Post

 

I can appreciate that some people like the box but I think it is low quality packaging and mediocre products. If I paid $10 I wouldn't be as disappointed, but for $20 i definitely feel underwhelmed. I am really trying to be objective, because I wanted to love this box, but iI really don't like it at all. I have used too many high quality products to say these products are great, let alone above average. Sorry to all that loved it, but I think they are not even nice enough to gift or take the time to trade.

If I remember correctly, you also get a $10 voucher towards your future purchase. :) So you get $10-ish in samples and the rest goes toward your next purchase. I can understand why you feel a lil underwhelmed though. Even with the $10 voucher, the samples aren't the largest, but least you can use them all more than once, generally speaking. That's actually part of the reason I haven't subscribed, among other reasons. 

 

But anywho, they're a small business, so they don't have the fancy packaging larger companies have and everything's handmade. Just because they don't have the best & fanciest packaging, doesn't mean the product itself is bad. To each their own. You're entitled to your opinion, but have you actually tried out the products? From what you've mentioned, it doesn't seem like you've even attempted to try them out. 

 

The only thing I personally don't like about FCS as a whole is that almost all their scents are food-related, which kinda sucks since I generally like florals and fresh scents more than food scents. I can't say much else about their actual products, since I've only tried out their "whipped cream" body butters, which I love.

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I might see where I am subscription and money wise when that fall box comes around this stuff looks tasty. I looked on their site and could not find the shower steamers just bath bombs.  I'm always looking for shower stuff because there are no bath tubs at my house.  Can some one link to the product page for the shower steamer?

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I might see where I am subscription and money wise when that fall box comes around this stuff looks tasty. I looked on their site and could not find the shower steamers just bath bombs.  I'm always looking for shower stuff because there are no bath tubs at my house.  Can some one link to the product page for the shower steamer?
It won't be up on their site until Friday.

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Yes, this was my first and last box. I do plan to use the coupon for some of the Fortune Cookie soaps, so at least I will get that back.  I do like how they made the little fortune cookies and they package them in a little take out containers.  I am not crazy about the melon scent, but I am sure I can find something better.  My son's fiance is 21 and she would love the fortune cookie soaps, she love fortune cookies, so I thought it would be a cute idea to throw those in with her birthday gifts in July.  They have many items that look great that I will also consider ordering, it's just I didn't like the box contents at all.  I am not bashing fortune cookie soap, I think they seem like a great company, it's just I don't like some of the packaging and scents combinations they use for their products.  I honestly think most of the stuff they make is geared towards children and pre-teen when I look at the labeling style/names/scents/etc.  Which is okay, but I am neither, I am 47 and my sons are 16 and 21 (and my nieces are all 21 and older).  I guess I mistook the subscription box to be more geared for adults, but I didn't think it was, so that's my fault.  Anyway, I am definitely planning on ordering products from them, it's just that it will probably only be on fortune cookie soap itself and maybe the bath bombs. All in all, I am glad I heard of the company.

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I do think this is aimed at adults, but a certain group of adults:  Indie-oriented people who (used to) shop at Bath & Body Works and let their inner twelve-year-old pick out their bath products.  I'm 41, but my inner twelve-year-old is in charge of bath products.  This is pretty much my dream bath products company, but I went nuts at B&BW a couple of years ago (I'm thinking about posting a large chunk of it on Poshmark or eBay to see if I can move some of this stuff OUT OF MY LIFE.  I don't want to trade it, just sell it, so Poshmark and eBay seem to be the way to go), so I can't really justify getting any of their shower gels right now since I have two years' worth of stuff to get through.  I'm in a much different place financially than I was when I bought all of these B&BW shower gels, so I can afford to spend a little extra money on this sort of thing now, but I had a B&BW coupon for a good chunk off at the same time as one of the clearance sales, so I got something like twenty bottles for $30.  It was a good idea when I was looking at an unknown amount of time (at least a year) of not being able to afford $20 a month for goodies, but that was a couple of rounds of surprise raises/bonuses and a paid-off car loan ago!  I need to clear out the stash so I can go back to my 2005 approach to buying bath products:  A few things every few months in seasonally-appropriate (and preferably limited-edition) scents.  

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Originally Posted by AtomicBunny View Post

 

 

It won't be up on their site until Friday.

 

Thanks for this information! (And everyone else for describing what they got, too!) I didn't get this box, but I'm going to place an order as soon as they put the shower steamers up for sale. I've always wanted to try something like that, but I've never been able to find any good ones. The soap scents on the website look amazing, and I already found several things I want to get as gifts for friends.

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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

I do think this is aimed at adults, but a certain group of adults:  Indie-oriented people who (used to) shop at Bath & Body Works and let their inner twelve-year-old pick out their bath products.  I'm 41, but my inner twelve-year-old is in charge of bath products.  This is pretty much my dream bath products company, but I went nuts at B&BW a couple of years ago (I'm thinking about posting a large chunk of it on Poshmark or eBay to see if I can move some of this stuff OUT OF MY LIFE.  I don't want to trade it, just sell it, so Poshmark and eBay seem to be the way to go), so I can't really justify getting any of their shower gels right now since I have two years' worth of stuff to get through.  I'm in a much different place financially than I was when I bought all of these B&BW shower gels, so I can afford to spend a little extra money on this sort of thing now, but I had a B&BW coupon for a good chunk off at the same time as one of the clearance sales, so I got something like twenty bottles for $30.  It was a good idea when I was looking at an unknown amount of time (at least a year) of not being able to afford $20 a month for goodies, but that was a couple of rounds of surprise raises/bonuses and a paid-off car loan ago!  I need to clear out the stash so I can go back to my 2005 approach to buying bath products:  A few things every few months in seasonally-appropriate (and preferably limited-edition) scents.  

 

You could always use the shower gels you hate as hand soap.

I had a bunch of body wash I hated and could not be bothered to sell or throw out and shipping here is too expensive....and I keep on running out of hand soap here, esp when family is over.

 

So, I ended up using my Yves Rocher and Dove as hand soap and now have much less stuff I hate!

 

You could maybe also use the body wash to clean makeup brushes and not sure if it is good for hand washing clothes or instead of laundry soap?

 

I don't really see anything "wrong" with liking teen and kids bath and body products- if you want to that is.

I used to buy some kids shower gel at the drugstore- but they discontinued the scent I liked (rootbeer).

But I still use some baby bath products and even some kids hair gel as it is cheaper for the same item than in the grownup looking bottle.

 

I'm in my 30's and also do not see too much wrong with liking Hello Kitty either- then again I have strange friends who are into the arts and animation and are in the electronic scene....

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I can appreciate that some people like the box but I think it is low quality packaging and mediocre products. If I paid $10 I wouldn't be as disappointed, but for $20 i definitely feel underwhelmed. I am really trying to be objective, because I wanted to love this box, but iI really don't like it at all. I have used too many high quality products to say these products are great, let alone above average. Sorry to all that loved it, but I think they are not even nice enough to gift or take the time to trade.
I received my box today ( was on vacation) I feel exactly the same.

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Originally Posted by EmGee View Post

 

 

You could always use the shower gels you hate as hand soap.

I had a bunch of body wash I hated and could not be bothered to sell or throw out and shipping here is too expensive....and I keep on running out of hand soap here, esp when family is over.

 

So, I ended up using my Yves Rocher and Dove as hand soap and now have much less stuff I hate!

 

You could maybe also use the body wash to clean makeup brushes and not sure if it is good for hand washing clothes or instead of laundry soap?

 

Here's the problem:  I have literally two years' worth of shower gel.  Maybe three.  I stopped counting bottles when I hit 20, and it seems like another is popping up somewhere unexpected every week (today, it was the laundry basket).  And that *is* with using them as hand soaps, and I already double-purpose other things to clean makeup brushes, *and* I already gave some to my aunt.  

 

Oh!  I just realized:  Donate it to a shelter.  Duh.  I don't know why this didn't occur to me before.  I just stare at this stuff and get angry that I have *so much* that I can't use it all in any sort of timely manner.  It is ridiculous, sick, and disgusting for me to just keep this when I can give it to people who *need* it.  I will set an alarm on my phone to remind myself when the next donation time is since they only have a few hours each month when they accept donations.  June's time is a week and a half away.  I feel better about this plan now.  I still have a bunch of half-used bottles which won't be donated, but that's nowhere near the number of unused bottles, so it feels a lot more manageable.

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Originally Posted by StefanieH30 View Post

 

 

I received my box today ( was on vacation) I feel exactly the same.

 

Thanks Stefanie, at least I am not alone, that is always good to know!  I appreciate that some people will love it, though, no disrespect to them.  If you look at the gift sets on the site, they are super cute sets of the fortune cookies, those I love.  The rest no so much. 

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Thanks Stefanie, at least I am not alone, that is always good to know!  I appreciate that some people will love it, though, no disrespect to them.  If you look at the gift sets on the site, they are super cute sets of the fortune cookies, those I love.  The rest no so much. 
I really wanted to love it..

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the only thing i didn't like in my soap box was the i scream you scream sugar scrub,it came across as too chocolatey and vanilla.in the uk we still find this one of the best sub boxes to get ,in fact any box that doesn't come from the uk is a bonus as they are actually better sized and better products.uk boxes are a joke to be honest.although fortune cookie soap we do huge uk group orders so it works out cheaper on shipping,if we order like 4 things on our own its roughly 30-40£.sorry to see some didnt like this summer box but im sure it happens a lot .maybe the fall box will be more loved.

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Could someone tell me how big the body butter containers are? Also, if I don't use all of my $10 coupon, what happens with the remainder amount? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by AtomicBunny View Post

 

Could someone tell me how big the body butter containers are? Also, if I don't use all of my $10 coupon, what happens with the remainder amount? Thanks!

 

It's fairly small but not tiny. The amount size I'm not sure since the weight is not listed on the container. Possibly 1/2 oz to 1 oz of product. As for the $10 coupon code I'm not sure since with shipping most items are over $10.

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Originally Posted by AtomicBunny View Post

 

Could someone tell me how big the body butter containers are? Also, if I don't use all of my $10 coupon, what happens with the remainder amount? Thanks!

The sample one you get in the Soap Box and ones you buy off their site are 1 oz. samples. If ya want a full size, I have one and I can say that it's a 5.5 oz. container. It doesn't say on the their site or on the actual container, so I had to refer to my order for it. Though other ones are 5 oz.... 

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oooh, I wish I had found this thread a few months earlier! I signed up for the quarterly box, but it will be for the fall box, so I have to wait., bummer... but to hold me over in the meantime, I bought a bunch of stuff from the Wizard Collection (Aiiiiiiiieeeee! I LOVE me some Harry Potter anything!!wub.gif) Hope it gets here soon!  The one thing I wanted badly though was sold out- the polyjuice bubbling bath oil.  Drat!!   I love those lil' fortune cookie soaps- they look adorable (I got my house, ravenclaw wink.gif

 

I am learning about so many new subs, that I had never even heard of before joining MUT and I have found some really cool ones... (this is of course, bad for my wallet! Ha!) I was already a birchbox, ipsy, juelp subscriber before here, now I'm getting beauty army, fortune cookie, and on the wait list for yuzen.... and sniffing around for others too.  MUT is dangerous!!! roflmao.gif

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Lily V: I bought a bunch from the Wizard Collection too, and it got here yesterday. I'm loving it. I also got a Ravenclaw soap, as it is my house :) The fortune cookie soaps are adorable!

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Originally Posted by Lily V View Post

 

oooh, I wish I had found this thread a few months earlier! I signed up for the quarterly box, but it will be for the fall box, so I have to wait., bummer... but to hold me over in the meantime, I bought a bunch of stuff from the Wizard Collection (Aiiiiiiiieeeee! I LOVE me some Harry Potter anything!!wub.gif) Hope it gets here soon!  The one thing I wanted badly though was sold out- the polyjuice bubbling bath oil.  Drat!!   I love those lil' fortune cookie soaps- they look adorable (I got my house, ravenclaw wink.gif

 

I am learning about so many new subs, that I had never even heard of before joining MUT and I have found some really cool ones... (this is of course, bad for my wallet! Ha!) I was already a birchbox, ipsy, juelp subscriber before here, now I'm getting beauty army, fortune cookie, and on the wait list for yuzen.... and sniffing around for others too.  MUT is dangerous!!! roflmao.gif

In my last FCS order I got a Ravenclaw soap too! :D It was the only thing I ended up getting from the Wizard Collection. I thought about getting the Sorcerer's Stone soap, but I ended up passing on it... forget why though. Oh well. I ended up getting two bar soaps besides the Ravenclaw fortune cookie -- In the Loop and Kiss My Vine and the Lemon Macaron bath bomb.

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Originally Posted by bellatrix42 View Post

 

Lily V: I bought a bunch from the Wizard Collection too, and it got here yesterday. I'm loving it. I also got a Ravenclaw soap, as it is my house smile.gif The fortune cookie soaps are adorable!

 

Howdy fellow Housemate! biggrin.gif  Oooh, I cant wait for my order to get here- I hope it's here before Wed (I'm going home for a few days to visit family..and will be verrry far away from my HP soapie goodies if it comes late!)

 

 

Originally Posted by pengutango View Post

 

In my last FCS order I got a Ravenclaw soap too! :D It was the only thing I ended up getting from the Wizard Collection. I thought about getting the Sorcerer's Stone soap, but I ended up passing on it... forget why though. Oh well. I ended up getting two bar soaps besides the Ravenclaw fortune cookie -- In the Loop and Kiss My Vine and the Lemon Macaron bath bomb.

I got the sorcerer's stone (and the horocrux bath melt, and the Chocolate Frog Hydrate Me, and butterbeer body butter, ravenclaw soap... eeeeep!) but I rationalized it was going away soon so...wink.gif  Have either of you used your ravenclaw soap yet?  Does the fragrance linger long after washing your hands?  (which I hope it does...)  Are there any other products from that you'd recommend? (I also bought from the sale section, a Down to Earth Hydrate Me! conditioning bar too, since it sounded cool (& was on sale)

 

 

I cant wait for my FCS box to arrive! It looks like LUSH but way cuter!

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