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Open Box: FCS Spring 2013 Soap Box

on March 12, 2013

I absolutely love spring.  I just want to throw that out there.  And this box was just some pretty pastel goodness that made me wish that I lived in an area with 4 distinct seasons.  This season’s box was super cute :).

I love the attention to detail that they put into every box.  I mean, I know it’s just a postcard describing all the contents of the box, but it’s so darn cute!

The extra bit that they sent this quarter was a packet of seeds.  My packet was for wildflowers so I’m pretty excited to plant those.  Just not in my garden since I think I have a bunny living there.  Anyway, on with the actual products:

  1. The Birds & The Bees Bath Fizzy – This scent is just sugary sweet like candy.  I’d really love to try this product out, but I don’t have a working bath tub still 😦
  2. Late Bloomer Fortune Cookie Soap – I actually sort of liked this scent, which is strange since it smelled pretty much straight up floral to me.  They say that it is scented with Polynesian Hibiscus, ripe berries, white amber, and vanilla, but I really only smell the hibiscus.
  3. Down to Earth Tea Light Candle – This is their first go at a tea light candle.  They did do a soy massage candle once, but I didn’t get it so I have no idea about that.  The scent originally smelled very much like lavender.  Unfortunately while I was burning it though, it really just smelled like wax with a hint of lavender (not a pleasant smell).
  4. Dirty Hoe OCD Hand Sanitizer – This smelled like grass.  Fresh cut grass, but grass all the same.  I didn’t really like the scent, but that’s personal preference.  If you like grass scents, comment below to win this product!
  5. A Nod to the Hippies Shimmer Stick – I just want to preface this with saying that I love this new product.  Now, the scent I was not crazy about.  I don’t like the scent of patchouli and that’s what this smells like.  Or it’s supposed to.  Patchouli smells very much like a citronella candle to me, so maybe my nose is a little skewed.  I loved the hint of shimmer it gave me though, so I hope they have this product in other scents.
  6. Kiss My Vine Bath Salts – This smelled like a light strawberry.  I quite liked it.  It was a tiny bit artificial, but I could definitely get over that.  One of the nicer scents from this box for me.
  7. Honey-Dew Me Whipped Cream – I am so glad that my favorite scent in this box happened to also be the whipped cream, my favorite product of theirs.  This smelled exactly like fresh melons.  A bunch of fresh melons.  Mostly honeydew, as the name would suggest, but the others were all there too.  I can’t wait to get this in their sugar scrub to try out.
  8. I Wet My Plants Spray Lotion – This was another new product from them (along with the tea light and the shimmer stick).  And I have to say, it was kind of moisturizing.  Now will it stand up to this ultra dry California air, no.  But if you happen to live on the east coast where they actually have humidity at more than -5%, this is pretty nice for spring and summer.  The scent wasn’t my favorite, slightly floral with a large dose of powder.  It’s just not my kind of scent.  I do wonder if this product is going to replace their Mist Me? Hydrating Botanical Mist.  They seem like the same product under a different name.

So this box was kind of just okay for me.  Despite the fact that I love spring and was super excited when I got my box, it just didn’t live up to my high expectations.  The fact that I don’t have a tub deems 2 of these products un-usable to me.  And the scents were not what I was hoping for.  I am excited to see which scents get made into that shimmer stick though.  And I do really hope the Honey-Dew Me scent is available in sugar scrub form.

Did you get this box?  Do you love these scents?  What are you hoping to get when they finally release the new products online?


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