Beauty Box 5 December Edition


Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

There is three subscription options: $12/monthly, $30 quarterly and $99 yearly.

I opted to pay monthly just in case there is any issues.

I believe I have been with Beauty Box 5 for over a year now and I am always on the fence about this one. Its like all beauty boxes there will always be hits and misses with them.


This month I have to admit I’m not quite sure how I feel about the box. I am always excited to get it because I never know what is in it and then once I open it and look at everything I am kind of meh about it.

What do you think?

For December the theme was Merry & Bright.

  • Jaqua Bath & Body Collection. I got the Rose Bouquet Hydrating Facial Mist. Not sure how I feel about the smell as I find it a bit strong and I had to play around with the nozzle a bit because it would spray out in clumps. SRV is $16.50 for 50ml (this is on their site). I was sent the full size.
  • Absolute! New York Nail Polish Remover Pads. I got mine in the scent Lemon. This is a new brand for me. I honestly think I would end up using these to clean up nail polish mistakes as opposed to removing a full nail polish because I could see that I could clearly go through 12 pads doing this. It did remove the red polish I was wearing on two nails. SRV $2.99 for 32 pads (and this was a full sixe product I received)
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer.  For some reason I feel like I have gotten this in previous subscription boxes. I probably have enough to try it out now. It has a bit of a weird smell for me and I can’t quite place the smell. SRV is $65.00 for 1.7oz and I got a sample of 0.26 fl oz
  • Nanacoco Nail Polish. I got one in the shade Stardust. This would make a perfect top coat on a colored nail for New Years Eve I think. I have gotten nail polish from this brand in the past and I have liked them. SRV $3.95 and its a full size item.
  • Lucky Brad Lucky Number 6. This is another new to me brand and I have to admit I love getting perfume samples.  I have tried this and I do like the scent. SRV is from $15.99 to $60.00 and I got a sample size.

So this is what I got in my December Beauty Box 5. I am still on the fence with this and I will decide in January if I will be keeping this or not.

If you subscribe what do you think of it?

Fortune Cookie Soap The Soap Box Winter 2014 Edition



All subscription boxes will include 8 exclusive FCS products in adorable mini-sizes. You will also receive a $10 FCS gift code with each Soap Box, that can be redeemed online or in our retail store. Price includes shipping. 

Cost for the Soap Box is:

  • United States $19.99 and its billed every 3 months
  • Canada $28.00 and its billed every 3 months
  • International $34.00 and its billed every 3 months

This is a quarterly subscription service. You will get a new box each season. One of the great things about this is that you get a sneak peek at the upcoming scents and products before they are released online and in store.


The theme for the Winter box is Old Fashioned Family Christmas. I love how the box was packaged this month don’t you?


The white container is “Christmas Bonus” Deep Conditioner. This is their third annual mystery fragrance. Isn’t it fun to try and guess the scents of products? I love trying these kinds of products for my hair. Its nice to break up your regular routine with new things.  As for the scent I am getting a mint smell. I will let you know what it is when I do my monthly empties.

“Our new deep conditioning treatment leaves hair deeply nourished, improves elasticity and shine, and rejuvenates, rebuilds, and repairs dry, damaged hair. Infused with argan oil, for long lasting conditioning.”

The black container is “Moose Mug Cuticle butter” you gently massage this into your hands focusing on the cuticle area. With the colder season now on us I am in dire need of this. I knew right away when I opened this that it was eggnog scented. I am a huge eggnog lover.

“”Can I refill your eggnog…?”

Rich cream, egg, and a touch of nutmeg.””


“Squirrel Whipped Cream” One thing I love about FCS is the names they come up with for their products. I had no idea what I was about to smell when I opened this. It didn’t look like squirrel because it was pink in color and it sure doesn’t smell like squirrel. It has a really nice smell that I just can’t place my finger on.

“Handmade with a special low cholesterol recipe.

A festive blend of apples, sun ripened strawberries and plums dancing with zests of orange and a splash of lime.”


“Fried Pussycat Whipped Soap” see what I mean with another funny title? I have no idea what whipped soap is so this will be fun to try out. If anyone knows how to use this please let me know as I tried to find out on my own with no luck.

“Because who doesn’t want to smell like fried pussycat?!

Juicy plum and whipped caramel wrapped in artisan bourbon vanilla and jasmine blossoms.”


“mele Kelekimaka OCD Hand Sanitizer” Isn’t this the color of a tropical beach somewhere? When I think of that this is the color that comes to mind. Oh how I wish I was on one right now…This is a little strong in scent at first but once you rub it into your hands its perfectly fine. This smells like a tropical island sunscreen to me. This will be used quite a bit this winter with the icky cold weather when I feel like I need to get away.

“With visions of swimming pools dancing in your head.

Tropical spiced rum, Tahitian vanilla, sprinkled with Jasmine petals and woods”


“”I Pledge Allegiance Amen Shower Steamer”. I have gotten these in the past and love them. What you do is place this in the tub at the back so that when you shower it will slowly disolves. Its an aromatherapy shower. It worked perfect last winter when I had that cold. It worked so well. I will be saving this for that kind of day. It has that herb smell that you know will do wonders for you.

“They want you to say the damn grace…!”

A brisk and outdoorsy blend of blue spruce and balsam fir, fresh mint and garden herbs.”


“Sparkly Hydrate Me” OMG  I love the smell of this its pumpkin scented another one of my favorite fall scents. Does anyone else love the smell of pumpkin baking? I was so new to the hydrate me bars a while ago and since discovering them I love them. So after you shower you run this under water and basically your massage this into your skin and air dry a bit as the butters work in leaving your skin hydrated and soft. You will notice right away how soft your skin feels.

“We dedicate this to the FCS family Christmas. Drumroll Please!

Scrumptious vanilla pumpkin waffles topped with brown sugar, pecans and sheets of fresh whipped cream.”


Finally the last item (which really should have been the first one) is the “Tis the Season to me Mary fortune cookie soap” A beautiful red soap that smells so good. Its a scent that I can’t describe in words, all i can say is that it smells so good. Its a nice unique scent.

My fortune said: “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out in the middle of nowhere, leave your for dead?” Hmm okay that is a bit weird isn’t it LOL

“Buy this for your wife…God rest her soul.

Warm swirls of tobacco with a hint of almond.”



This was another amazing box from FCS that I just love. I will be using everything this month in my box and let you know how it went at the end of the month.

Happy Holidays Everyone/

Fortune Cookie Soap The Soap Box Fall 2014 Edition



All subscription boxes will include 8 exclusive FCS products in adorable mini-sizes. You will also receive a $10 FCS gift code with each Soap Box, that can be redeemed online or in our retail store. Price includes shipping. 

Cost for the Soap Box is:

  • United States $19.99 and its billed every 3 months
  • Canada $28.00 and its billed every 3 months
  • International $34.00 and its billed every 3 months

This is a quarterly subscription service. You will get a new box each season. One of the great things about this is that you get a sneak peek at the upcoming scents and products before they are released online and in store.



The theme for the fall box is Witch Please.




Whenever my box arrives I have to admit the first thing I always reach for is the cute little fortune cookie soap. This one is “There’s No Place Like Home” Its a beautiful ruby red color. Instantly upon opening the package you can smell apple and cinnamon which are the perfect fall items to have.

This is described as “Curled Macintosh apple peels lovingly kissed with a hint of cinnamon, allspice and clove, make this fragrance warm and cozy, just like home…”

Inside every fortune cookie soap you get a fortune and mine said “Whoever said nothing was impossible never tried slamming a revolving door.”


“Miss Popular Bubble Bath Powder”. I think this is enough for one bath but I was able to split it into two because I loved the scent of this. I was trying to figure out what it was (I always try to figure out what the scents are before looking at the card) and I just couldn’t place it.  I have smelled this before and I actually love the scent.

This is described as ” As bubbly and sticky sweet as they come, but maybe not quite what you’d expect, such as a depth of scent that is both unexpected and enchanting. The most  delectable, sweet, honey nectar shamelessly flirting with touches of star anise, star jasmine, sweet orange and blushing violet.”


The little brown bottle is “The Shiz Perfume Oil” I first have to comment on how cute this little bottle is and its nice because its completely filled with perfume oil. I basically use the perfume oil like a perfume. For me this is the perfect fall scent you can smell a bit of musk with the smell of tree. At first I thought it was a little strong (remember alot goes a long way) but as I was wearing I started to enjoy it and I think this would also be perfect to wear in the winter as well.

Its described as “Normally you wouldn’t want to smell like shiz, but get ready to eat those words! What? It wouldn’t be FCS without an inappropriate remark or two! A woodland hike through damp balsam woods, with top notes of maple leaves blowing through new dawn blossom, laurel and sweet clove.

Handcrafted pure perfume oil, not cut or diluted.”

The White bottle is “Hair Flip Hair oil”. When I smelled this I instantly thought of yummy baked goodies. This is delicious. You can smell the hazelnut in this. I use roughly 4-5 drops after drying my hair and I have been using it almost every other day. I should let you know that this is a new item being introduced into the collection.

Its described as “The beauty of what we do here at FCS, is that if we decide we want something new, we just go ahead and make it! *flip flip!*

Please give a round of applause for our new custom blend of oils, formulated to nourish and repair dry, damaged hair.
1-2 drops is all you need for ultimate shine without greasy residue. Strands of sweet hazelnut woven throughout rich, buttery vanilla cream.”


“Swankified Walnut Facial Scrub” This is a new item that is being introduced into the skin care line. Smelling this you can tell this is a walnut item. One of the things I like about this is its a dual item that can be used on the face to exfoliate or a body scrub. I did try this on my face and since I have sensitive skin I found it a little rough but as a body scrub its fantastic. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft.

Its described as “As we continue to expand our skincare line, we’d like to introduce you to our new, daily scrub! We had your face in mind, but feel free to “swankify”?all your parts! Bunches of ripe bananas mashed into sweet, sugary cake batter, then topped with walnuts and baked to a golden brown.

Our Walnut Body Scrub is a luxuriously thick and creamy textured body scrub that is designed to help detox and exfoliate the face, revealing a new layer of smooth, shiny, healthy skin.”


“Green is the New Black whipped cream”  I love their whipped creams. I think I have gotten to the point that I can no longer smell what the scents are in this box but I am able to tell you that this smells like something baking. Its  thick but not heavy or oily on the skin. Its a perfect cream.

“Because orange would have been too obvious! Top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple and cherries lured into autumn by pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, all rounded out with warm vanilla-infused sugar.”



Finally the last two items of the box.

“Roy C. Biv OCD Hand Sanitizer. I am always carrying around a hand sanitizer in my purse especially getting into the fall season. I have tried other brands but I have to say that the FCS ones are the best. I love the smell of them and over the years they have perfected the bottle which is nice. Michael has said in that other brands either smell strong or they burn when he uses them. Since trying the FCS ones he tells me that isn’t a issue. He loves that its not thick and gooey and that they smell good. Which I have to agree they aren’t strong and they smell so good. I love the smell of this, it smells like a fresh clean citrus smell.

“A full spectrum of bright citrus notes and florals against a cool fall background. Dusky breezes and bonfires, wind-blown leaves and charred woods brightened by notes of lemon, mandarin, cotton blossom and soft vanilla.”

“Flying Monkey’s Personal Space Spray” This is another item I love in the FCS collection. They always have the best air freshener sprays. They last quite a long time too. I have this one in my down stairs bathroom and I always find myself spraying it. This isn’t really a fall scent but I love it just the same.  I noticed that I have been using this alot lately because its getting cold and icky out.

“Mischief’s in the air! A fruity, breezy blend of peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine with air and aquatic notes. But the real star of this fragrance? Fresh, ripe bananas!”

As you can see you do get 8 items in the box that are all deluxe sample sized. You are probably thinking that this box is expensive for what you get but let me just say that yes its deluxe sized samples but they are completely full no half empty bottles or containers. They are all hand made and I think that says alot about this company and they have the best customer service. Plus don’t forget you do get a $10 off future order coupon in each and every box. Plus you know you will get many uses out of the items and that its not all one use only.

For me I love this kind of subscription so I will always continue to subscribe. Its nice to get to try out the new scents of the season.

Have you tried this yet?