Krystal is a working mother of two teenagers who enjoys "spa days" at home whenever she can get them.
As a busy mother of two, I take any opportunity that I can find to indulge in a bit of "me" time. Usually, that time comes in the form of a glass of wine, a chapter or two (or four) of a good book, and a nice, long, soak in the bathtub.
I had seen a lot of advertisements recently for bath bombs from two, of what I am guessing, are the biggest names in the game at the moment. Bubbly Belle and Fragrant Jewels. And I decided, why not try them both?
Bubbly Belle Bath Bombs
When you first visit the Bubbly Belle website, you are greeted with the chance to get a bath bomb, with a ring inside, for one dollar. I decided to take them up on their generous offer and purchased three additional bath bombs from them as well. Unfortunately, I used all three before I decided to write this review (fun fact—this review initially was going to go in a whole different direction).
The bombs themselves were of a decent size, and the smell was amazing! Seriously, you could smell them the moment you opened the box.
Sadly enough, I used all three within the same week. It wasn't that I couldn't get enough of the surprise rings (quite the opposite, but I will get to that in a few minutes), but the way my bathwater smelled, and how soft my skin felt after. Bubbly Belle seemed like a dream come true!
Now don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting high-quality rings when I bought these bath bombs. I did expect them to look a bit less like costume jewelry (which to me is what these two pieces looked like), but heck I wasn't going to complain.
But when the stone fell out of not one, but BOTH of the other rings? Yeah, I'm no longer going to waste my money on these. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the second ring this happened to, because when I lost two large stones within three days of each other? I was so dang irritated that I threw the entire thing in the trash. Especially when the second ring was one of those "fake diamond" rings that the one stone was the only stone.
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Fragrant Jewels Bath Bombs
And so, I went to visit Fragrant Jewels. Immediately upon visiting their site, I was informed that if I purchased items from a specific collection that a portion of the proceeds would be donated to a charity. But then, I was burned before. So I chose the safe route and purchased one bath bomb from them.
The one I received from Fragrant Jewels not only looked a bit bigger than the ones offered by Bubble Belle, but it was also much easier to open. The Fragrant Jewels Bombs have an easy-open tear line where Bubbly Belle ones needed to be cut open.
And while my bathwater didn't have the same strong odor that it did when using a Bubbly Belle bath bomb, my skin still achieved the same desired level of softness.
As for the quality of the ring? This one not only looks like it is a higher level of quality than the ones from Bubbly Belle, but I have been wearing it for over two weeks with no issues (knock on wood, my Bubbly Belle rings only lasted about a week or less before the stones fell out).
Fragrant Jewels Is the Winner!
Consider me a Fragrant Jewels fan! I will pay a bit extra for a bigger bomb with (thus far) better-looking, and more durable, jewelry.
© 2019 Krystal Marie
Luz Rosado on August 18, 2020:
I am a monthly bubbly belle suscriber and git over 20 rings and I dont see an issue with their rings to be honest for me the rings are a bonus and they do not look cheap and none of broken on me and I have gotten for over 3 months I havent tried fragant jewels and I will to see but again maybe it was you bombs but mine all my rings look good and durable
Cindra Harding on July 26, 2020:
Wish i would have read this before i ordered too much on bubbly belle
Sarah on April 23, 2020:
Appreciated this review. I have purchased from fragrant jewels before and like the product and rings but was curious which of these two companies was better. I wont bother to try bubbly belle's, thank you.