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.
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.