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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

WFMOTP, Part 2: Fortune Cookie Fall Soap Box And (CLOSED) Let's Hang on to Summer Giveaway

I have been on this handmade soap kick lately. I never knew what my skin was missing! I have dry, sensitive skin. So It has been a challenge for me since my teens to find products that don't irritate my skin. It has definitely been hard. But I've discovered, more handmade soaps are better for me. And so much more fun then a bar you'd pick up in any store!

Fortune Cookie Soap is a company based out of Oklahoma that specializes in homemade soap and bath products without 'gunk': no parabens, SLS, or synthetic preservatives. They offer a seasonal subscription appropriately titled The Soap Box, which features deluxe and full size samples of the scents of the season. The cost is $28USD for Canadians and includes all shipping costs. I was able to sign up just in time for the Fall Box. 

I am greeted by a card explaining all the contents and the new scents available this season. And does it ever smell so good!

Clockwise from the Top

1)Something Nutty Milk Bath: All the scents of Fall- vanilla, hazelnut, maple syrup, banana, coconut, lime, orange, grapefruit, bergamot, clove. Whew! Yum :)

2) Cram your face in My Sweet Pumpkin Pie Mask. What I didn't realize is that their masks come in dry form so you add whatever liquid you want to make it muddy! They even give you suggestions on the label specific to your skin type too. Very cool!

3)Snickerdoodle Whipped Cream: Now I have to admit I've never had a snickerdoodle or even come close to one in my life :( But I do want to eat this cream! Cinnamon, butter, sugar cookie, allspice.

4) Roast My Marshmallow Fortune Cookie Soap: Full size :) but not for human consumption. haha, they actually have to warn people!

5)Pumpkin Coconut Crunch Itty Bitty Gritty Lip Scrub: I think this is a relatively new product for FCS and I'm excited to try it! 

6) Ripe for the Picking OCD hand sanitizer: I love these hand sanitizers! They don't dry your hands out and actually have ingredients like aloe vera to help moisturize my hands. 

7) Figs & Berries Eco Suds: Now my clothes can smell pretty awesome too! figs, currants, cranberries, acai berries, raspberries.

8) A Roll in the Leaves Bath Fizzy: Mine kind of got wrecked. You can't tell, but in transit, it must have started to come apart, as it was all over the inside of the box. No biggie though!

All in all, I was impressed by this box and will definitely be staying on for the winter box :) 

And now......

Let's Hang on to Summer! My First Giveaway, celebrating a month of bloggin'

Lovelies, ever notice how you can smell something and be taken back to a fond memory? Or a not so fond memory? Haha. Well, that's how I am feeling about summer. As much as I love Fall scents and holidays and wearing sweaters, I'm a summer baby. I love my heat, my sun, my poolside, my bbqs, my flipflops. So I'm trying to hold on to summer, even if it has to be sense-memory. And I'd like to share that with you! Not one but two Lovelies will be smelling the sweet scents of summer through October and November with these:

Here are 6 Fortune Cookie soaps from their summer collection.

Top L to R: Road Trip, Pinky Swear, Summer Sweet Tea
Bottom L to R: Private Beach, Pool Party, Beach Bunny

I have two sets to give away to 2 Lovelies. :)

I'm gonna go old school this first time around, so all entries go into a mixing drum. Onyx will pick the first winner, Mick will pick the second winner. In the event that either feline is unable to do this duty, I will have my hubby pick them out of the mixing drum.

Entry Info:
1) Contest is open to Canadian and US residents ONLY PLEASE I am new at this and I would like to start out and not screw up any shipping laws or accidentally have someone charged unnecessary duties.

2)Leave a comment on this post with the following info for entries and please fit it all in one post:
- Follow my blog and leave me your GFC name for one entry.
-What scent are you excited to try? for one entry
-email, so I can contact the winner. for one entry
-(optional) Share this giveaway on Facebook for one entry. leave the link URL
-(optional) Tweet about the giveaway for one entry and leave the link URL
-(optional) Blog about the giveaway for two entries and leave me the URL link.

3) All Lovelies who followed me before I posted this giveaway receive an extra entry automatically. Thank you, Lovelies!

4) I am going to check all entries and any invalid entries or duplicates will be DQ'ed. If the link doesn't work, you don't get the entry.
And please don't unfollow when the giveaway is done. You'll miss out on all the fun!

Contest starts September 18 and will end Oct 3rd at 8 am EST. Good Luck and thank you for stopping by :)


  1. What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you !
    gfc: gl0ssy
    Private beach & Beach bunny both sound very promising!

  2. Following your amazing blog (before this contest) GFC: Meggin Logan - Beauty Box Canada
    -Scent I'm most excited for = Pool Party
    -email =
    -(optional) Shared this giveaway on Facebook for one entry URL :
    -(optional) Tweeted about the giveaway for one entry URL :
    -(optional) Blogged about the giveaway for two entries URL :

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to ENTER! ox.

  3. LOL i love how your cats are picking out the winners hahaha.
    okay here are my entries:

    - i am a follower, my GFC name: Helen @ beauty delights
    - i'd like to try "Beach Bunny" and "Summer Sweat Tea". "Pinky Swear" looks so pretty!
    - email:

    thanks for holding this giveaway!

  4. GFC Name: Jayne
    Scent: Pool Party (it's my two favourite colours!)
    Share on FB: (I shared on my fan page, but can't figure out how to get the actual URL)
    Shared on Twitter:

    Congratulations! I look forward to spending so much more money with you on beauty boxes and products to come ;-)

  5. GFC: Kristy C.
    Sweet Tea sounds pretty awesome!
    Facebook share:

    Let me know if it needs to be a separate post, not on my contest page!

    1. Hey Kristy, it's all good! Thank you so much :)

  6. GFC follower before the contest - chelsey
    Scent - I would love to try pool party
    Email -

  7. GFC: synergy55
    Scent: Private Beach and Pool Party!!!
    Email: synergy55 (at) hotmail (dot) com.
    Share on FB: Like Jayne, I posted on my fan page:
    Share on Twitter:

    Yay! Thanks so much for a fun contest; I love fortune cookie soap! Really enjoy reading your blog as well :)

  8. GFC: Rebecca
    Scent: Pinky Swear - it looks gorgeous!
    Email: RN_HILL(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. GFC: Candice
    Scent: Pool Party!
    Email: candice dot sj at gmail dot com

    Nice giveaway! :D

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I found your blog through The Natural Beauty Box's Facebook page where you posted your review. I love reading subscription box reviews :)

    GFC: Danielle/See Shop Love!
    Scent: Beach Bunny
    Email: dhsauers(at)

  11. GFC - laceysgarden, candi

    I want to try Roast My Marshmallow
    Tweet -

  12. GFC: Brenda Penton
    Scent I'm excited to try: Roast My Marshmallow
    email: brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi There, I can't seem to find the share on FB from the link you gave me.

  14. What a great give away thank you for hosting this.

    GF: Cindysmith2007
    Scents would be: Private Beach and Pinky Swear ( I am presuming you mean for the soaps you pictured right?)
    email is cindysmith2007ATgmailDOTcom

    Have a great day :)

  15. Thanks for a great giveaway :)
    GFC Sue Boo Badoo
    Scents I would love to try = Beach Bunny and Pinky Swear
    Shared on Twitter


  16. I think I am late for this gieveaway and missed your message :(
    But I will look at the Fortune Cookie soaps and sign up for the mystery box- it looks so fun!

    MG "prettytastyreviews.blogspot" blog

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    Green Onyx


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