Fortune Cookie Soap OTM June ‘18| 80’s

Today has just been, well, the worst. So I decided to finally open up my Fortune Cookie Soap of the month Box for June.

I absolutely love Soap. I always have. Apparently when I was younger I would ask to go smell soap instead of look at toys.

FCS is a cruelty free brand and all their items are made in Oklahoma, USA. I believe I pay around $35 a month for this box including shipping. I live in Missouri for reference.

This months theme is the 80’s. Let’s dig in!

Billie Jean Perfume Oil $7.99

“Mandarin zest, birch wood, and vanilla.”

The scent of Billie Jean is warm with citrusy under notes. I actually really enjoy it. I have a few other FCS perfume oils and they all last a very long time.

“Danger Zone” It’s a Doodie! Toilet spray $9.99

“Peach Melba, sugar musk, Black Cherry.”

More of FCS’s version of poo-poury!!! We love the other one I received. This one has a nice scent to it as well.

Permed and Teased Argon Hair Shine Serum $8.99

Sweet Pea and a base note of nectarine “

I can always use a good hair oil. I have frizzy, wavy, and damaged hair. I am always happy to try a new one. Especially one that smells so good!

Life is Delicious Lip Scrub $9.99

“Strawberries “

I will be honest, I am not big on the taste of strawberries. But I did test this product out so I think I am going to see if my mom wants it.

For reference it is not as harsh as the Lush lip scrubs, and also more moisturizing. It would be perfect if it wasn’t strawberry flavored.

Mixtape Glowtion $14.99

“Watermelon, light white floras, coconut”

I have tried this Glowtion a few times already. I love it! It smells fantastic and makes my arms and legs look so good. It has a slight tan tint to it as well as some shimmer. It is the perfect product for summer.

FCS Vice Cooling Aloe Mist $9.99

“Mojitos, sugared papaya, casaba melon”

This aloe mist is meant to cook you down after a day in the sun. Or just feeling super hot in general. This is another product I have already tried. I love it, another great edition to your summer product arsenal.

Totally Rad Facial Cleansing Oil $16.99

Bartlett pears, pink grapefruit, pink sugar”

Always up for a facial cleanser. This is one is packed with vitamin E,A,C and D. Sounds like a great way to fight bacteria to me.

There is only one product this month I won’t be using. Everything else I am already loving or very excited to try. Another Of The Month well worth the money. I am excited to see what next month brings!

Which products are you curious to see reviewed?

Thank you so much for reading💜

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Veíse | Clean Skincare

Fun fact of the day. I am running out of things to read. What are you favorite books?

Now, for the actual reason you are here. CLEAN SKINCARE!

Veíse is a beauty brand committed to empowering women, never testing on animals, and using only clean ingredients. 1% of ALL of their sales go to helping further the education of women in impoverished areas. What an amazing mission.

It is so so important that we are smart consumers and support companies with strong ethics and quality products. You can see that their ethics are FANTASTIC. Here’s what I think of the products I got to try.

Hydrating Face Wash $24 5.2Oz

The packaging is a frosted glass bottle with a pretty pink label and a black pump. Thank god for pumps!

The ingredients in this face wash are so easy to find and so easy to understand. “Apple cider vinegar, geranium raw honey, and virgin marula. How clear is that?! I know I feel 100000 times better when I know exactly what is going in and on my body.

But does it work? Yes! My face feels clean, fresh, and soft after each use. I’m addicted. And it’s great for all skin types.

You can get addicted too, get it here.

Dream Serum $38 0.5 Fl.Oz

The packaging is again frosted glass and there is a pump to dispense the product.

Let’s touch the main concern right off the bat. That is a lot of money, for a little product. But, that little bit packs a ton of punch.

The serum contains Hyaluronic Acid, Kojic Acid, vitamin C, and Lactobacillus.

The purpose of this product is to fight acne and fade scaring.

I have a ton of acne and have a lot of scarring. The two weeks that I have been using this product I have had a better complexion than I have in ages. I plan on doing a more in-depth post, that will really show off the progress.

I don’t like spending money, but this is a product I don’t think I can live with out.

See the magic for your self, here.

I want to try more from Veíse so bad! I am in love with both of the products I have tried from them. I know for a fact I will repurchase!

Have you tried any Veíse products?

Thank you for reading 💜

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box | Blossoming Beauty

Hi guys.

It is storming so bad here. I wish it would storm at night rather than during the day. I love stormy nights. Stormy days just make me want to be lazy and sleep all day.

Which is why I am doing another unboxing rather than one of the other posts I had planned.

Akar Skin Duo $17

This little duo came in the cutest bubble wrap, it’s baby pink and the bubbles are hearts.

The larger sample is a toning mist and the smaller one is an eye serum. I have never tried anything from this brand so I am very intrigued. Especially in the eye serum.

Anointment Natural Skincare Rose Toner $7.50

This little toner has rose hydrosol and witch hazel. I am excited to try it, I love spray toners.

Dirty Lamb Coffee Scrub $12

This is the cutest thing. I love lambs! The scrubs smells just like coffee. Body scrubs are some of my favorite things. I can’t wait to give it a try.

Franklin and Whitman Face Mask $24.95

I need to start using these powder masks more, I am really starting to pile them up. This one is made with raw cacao, tumeric, and activated charcoal. It sounds super cleansing.

Glamour Doll Makeup Black Gel liner $2.99

You can’t use a black liner that is inexpensive, cruelty free and vegan? The only glamour doll makeup products that I have tried are the Lisa Frank ones so I am excited to try more.

That is this months Box. A ton of awesome products!!!

What is your favorite Glamour Dolls Makeup item?

Thank you for reading ❤️

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FCS OTM Club | The Force

Hi guys!

I love Star Wars, like. A lot! I have for as long as I can remember. My dad and step mom are mega fans. On Christmas we have two Star Wars trees in our family room, which is already decked out in Star Wars memorabilia.

If some how you haven’t managed to guess the theme of this Fortune Cookie Soap OTM Box (May 2018) ITS FRICKING STAR WARS!!!

*This Box is $28 a month plus S&H. You get full a deluxe sample sized products that are exclusive or haven’t launched! Everything is Cruelty Free 🖤*

This is my first FCS monthly box, so I am very excited to talk about it. I considered doing a YouTube video, but I am waiting for a thing to take progress before I actually being messing with YouTube again…

Sky Walker Spray Lotion $9.99

You spray this lotion on after you shower. You are supposed to rub it in quickly, sense it absorbs rather quickly.

I have never tried a spray lotion before, so this is a new type of product for me. The lotion is scented with ” sugar coated lemon, mango sorbet, and tea leaves.”

It smells fantastic.

Rebel Princess Restorative Hair Mask $19.99

I am always in need of a good hair mask. You are supposed to shampoo your hair, towel dry it, apply the mask and leave on for 5-7 minuets, wash out, then condition as normal.

I am excited to give this mask a go, my hair has been a joke lately.

It is scented with red grapefruit, orange blossoms, and “crisp Alderaanian ozone” lol.

Beautiful.

The Droids You’re Looking For OCD Hand Sanitizer $2.89 Lotion $3.99

The hand sanitizer is gold and the lotion is blue. That’s a super cute touch. Both smell amazing and are definitely going in my bag.

Scented with key lime, cilantro, avocado, pear nectar, coconut milk, and sandalwood.

It is a lovely scent!

The Dark Side Red Clay Face Mask $14.95

I am giving this mask a try tonight, so a review should be up soon!

You leave the mask on for ten minuets and then massage it in. We will discuss it in depths soon!

Hidden Rebel Base Room & Fabric Spray $8.99

The scent of this room spray is fantastic and very long lasting! I spray my closet with room spray and have been using a different one for FCS. But, I think this is my new favorite smell!!!

It is scented with sea salt air, cyclamen flower, and black plum.

I need everything in my life to smell like a hidden rebel base now.

Smuggler Sugar and Spice Body Polish $15.95

I am all about a good sugar scrub, and I have never tried one from FCS. There is a little scoop in the bag to help you get the product out of the gold sealable bag.

It is scented with cardamom, pistachio, buttercream, and rose water. It sounds delightful!

The total value of the box is $76.75. This is an awesome value! I will be getting use out of every product in the box. I definitely recommend giving this subscription a try or at least checking out Fortune Cookie Soap. 🖤

Thank you so much for stopping by.

What are your favorite bath and body items?

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Recent Beauty Empties

I have decided to change up how I do Empties. I am going to let them compile for a bit, and then I will do a post. Rather than monthly. Hopefully I will be able to do more reviews this way.

Let’s jump in to this huge box full of trash.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Herbal essence smooth Golden morning oil shampoo: not cruelty free will not repurchase. But, man did it work. Why can’t everything just be cruelty free!?

L’Oréal color vibrancy intensive Conditioner: not cruelty free will not repurchase. I also have no thoughts on it.

Evalectric moisturizing Conditioner: I got this when I bought my straightener. The bottle says it’s cruelty free. But I am not sure. It wasn’t a good Conditioner anyway.

Project Beauty Hairgurt Strawberry and Banana: This is my favorite conditioning treatment. It’s cruelty free, inexpensive, smells amazing, and makes my hair much less frizzy. Will repurchase.

Evolvh ultra shine moisturizer shampoo: I actually ended up not liking this once I got through it. I had heard such great things. It’s cruelty free and vegan, but sadly I don’t think it is worth the price.

Juice beauty green apple shampoo and conditioner: I loved this stuff!! It is a bit pricey but, it is Cruelty Free, vegan, and rather clean. Will purchase!

In shower body

Soap and glory scrub of your life: This is my favorite scrub, and soap and glory IS cruelty free!!! So I will be stocking up on soap and glory products soon!

Olivella face and body bar: This soap serves its purpose. It is cruelty free, clean, and vegan. If I see it out I would probably pick it up.

Gillette Satin Care Dry Skin: I used up this shaving cream that my mom didn’t want to finish. Not cruelty free, will not repurchase.

Apoterra Tulsi Oil: This is the second bottle of this shower oil I have been through. I love it. It makes my skin so soft and it has such a relaxing smell. Will repurchase.

Tarte Rainforest of the sea face wash: This face wash did what it was supposed to, but I don’t think it is worth the price. Will not purchase.

Sheet Masks

The only one I would repurchase is the yes to tomatoes one. This is my favorite Sheet mask!

That’s actually it! I didn’t go through much, besides a few little samples that aren’t worth talking about.

What have you used up recently?

Thank you so much for reading 💜

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Save your skin | My favorite before and after sun care products

I recently got to spend a week in Cancun. It was the best week of my life!

It was beautiful and warm. The nature was stunning and the resort I stayed at was so much fun.

But, with a trip tropical paradise…

…Comes a TON of sun exposure.

As someone who comes from a German/Irish back ground, I turn in to a lobster after ten minutes in the sun. Even if you don’t burn easily SPF is still very important!

Here is my family on the last day of our trip! Do you notice the lack of sun burn!?

On my part, that is thanks to two awesome Supergoop Products.

Supergoop Super Power Sunscreen Mousse starting at $19

The mousse is easy to apply and blends in much quicker than the traditional cream Sunscreen. It also lacks the Sunscreen fragrance, any allergens, or irritating ingredients. This is really important to me because I have very sensitive skin and eczema over a lot of my body. I try hard to avoid irritating my skin, especially when so much of my skin is exposed. For once in my life I didn’t completely burn my body! I don’t think I will be able to function with out this Sunscreen, it is a must have in my book.

Supergoop Invincible Setting Powder $30

This is a great way to layer SPF while wearing makeup. It comes in multiple shades, is sweat resistant, 100% mineral, and has a retractable brush. Supergoop even sells refill powders for $20. The power does set Makeup very well. I even baked with it a few times! My only gripe is how high up the powder dispenser is, so be careful when using the retractable brush on your face.

Obviously I did get burnt some on my first few days. To the point I got pretty sick. I was fine by my third day there though! But, to help me heal while sore I found two AMAZING after sun care products.

Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gelé $17

When sun burnt and over heated, putting cold aloe on your body feels like heaven! My favorite Aloe Vera is this one from Desert Harvest! It is 100% natural, certified organic, contains no parabens, and is of course cruelty free! It is also safe to use to soothe the vaginal area and as a personal lubricant. For some reason vaginal care/use products are some thing I have a hard time finding all natural alternatives for. Little tip: this aloe works awesome on chaffed thighs as well!

Definitely a product I will be ordering as soon as I start to run low. All of you should order it as soon as you are finished reading this post. I promise you will thank me!

BioRepublic Aloe Rescue Sheet Mask $7.49 for 3

You would be perfectly fine using the Desert Harvest Aloe on your face, I just brought these along because I needed to use them. I ended up loving them! Siting on the balcony with one of these Sheet masks on my face was SO relaxing and soothing, especially after it was in the refrigerator for a while.

Thank you so much for reading💜

What are your favorite SPF products?

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Fortune Cookie Soap 2018 Easter Box | You. Are. A. Toy!

I love fortune cookie soap products. I have even been considering getting their monthly box. But, for now I am still just getting the “seasonal” boxes they come out with.

They did sadly cancel their seasonal subscription plan though, so you have to keep your eyes peeled for them!

This box is their Easter box, and it’s Toy Story themed! I love Toy Story, so I pre ordered this as soon as I got the email.

If my memory serves me right, this box was only around $15.

Pizza Planet OCD Hand Sanitizer

I love their hand sanitizer. They all have nice smells, a great alternative to the bath and body works ones. But, they weren’t as easy to access in a purse as the B&BW ones because they didn’t have a holder.

Now they do! It’s the same shape and size as the B&BW ones! I was really happy when I saw this. I can use my old holder on my purse now. I will be ordering more.

This specific one is meant to smell like cranberry muffins. Once it is rubbed into your hands, it definitely does.

Reach for the Sky Fortune Cookie Soap

I really like this soaps color. I think I am going to make a decoration with the fortune cookies soaps I own. Like people used to do with seashell soaps.

This soap has a scent that is a blend of cucumber, red apple, and citrus. It comes out as a spicier cucumber melon almost. It’s very nice.

Star Command Whipped Cream

The whipped creams are my favorite body butter. The scent last, they are very moisturizing, and they don’t bother my crazy sensitive skin.

This one is scented with watermelon and salt water taffy. This is the lotion I am taking with me to Cancun this weekend, the scent is perfect for my 6 days on the beach.

You’re my favorite deputy Solid Sugar Scrub

I have never tried a solid sugar scrub. I like the idea of it though, much less packaging waste.

The scent is made up of green apple, Madagascar vanilla, and pear. I was a bit hesitant with the scent at first, but after smelling it a few times it grew on me. The pear just throws me off a bit.

You’ve got a friend in me bath bomb

Sadly, I do not have a bath tub in my house. However, I do have a 10 year old sister and my dads house does have a bath tub. I am sure she will get a kick out of this!

It is scented with banana, Piña coladas, and nectarine.

Yee haw! Toilet bomb

I have never heard of a toilet bomb. I am very intrigued. Apparently you can use them to eliminate odor and for actual cleaning. Again, I really like the idea of this because it does reduce packaging waste.

The scent is meant to be of peach rings, jasmine, and tropical rain.

Play Nice Personal Space Spray

I literally just said I needed a new room spray, but I have trouble finding cruelty free ones. This may have just solved my problem. I am going to have to find out how much and how large the full sized product is.

This spray is scented with Mountain Dew lime pound cake. I’m not sure what that is, but the smell is nice.

Andy’s Toys perfume oil

I love these little perfume roller balls. The scent lingers for quite a while with this formula and you don’t need a done to make the scent noticeable.

It is supposed to smell like coconut milk, dead mist, and cyclamens. Is a nice almost fruity dessert scent.

That is it for the box. I am very happy with what was received and I need to place a larger order with them soon.

What is your favorite fortune cookie soap product or smaller body care company?

Thank you for reading. 🖤

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