Bubbles & Books Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2018


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Bubbles & Books is a monthly subscription box that offers “one romance novel in the genre of your choice, one all-natural artisan-crafted soap, and other book and bath-related goodies (think candles, bath bombs, teas, etc.)!”

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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This is a review of The Contemporary Romance Box, $27.99 a month + shipping, box.

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About Bubbles & Books

The Subscription: Bubbles & Books

The Cost: $27.99 + $3.00 US shipping. Save more with longer subscriptions!

The Products: Each box will include a book, a bath bomb, and other bath related goodies! You can choose from 3 different genres: Mystic, Swept Away, and Contemporary Romance.

Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide

Bubbles & Books December 2018 Review

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The info sheet for this box got an update too- this month was printed on high-quality cardstock.

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Also included was a card and a sticker for their new rewards program, the Star Soakers Club! Every three months (or when you have three stickers!) you can send an email to [email protected] to get something special. Once I get three, I’ll update you guys with what my reward was!

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The Last True Cowboy by Laura Drake – Retail Value $6.99 (found here for $5.24)

Bubbles & Books changed their genre categories up a bit- I used to be in “the bad boys” genre but now I am receiving books from the “contemporary romance” genre. Laura Drake is a new author to me, and she did a great job of creating a rodeo and cowboy world I could escape to for a few hours. This was an interesting romance novel because it felt realistic- some romance novels completely glaze over real-world issues and act like everything is hunky-dory, and I like that this one had a bit of a human element that was easier to relate to. From Amazon:

Carly Beauchamp has loved cowboy Austin Davis since first grade. Ask anyone in their dusty, backwater New Mexico town of Unforgiven, and they’ll say “Carly and Austin” the way some say “big trucks and country boys.” But after years of waiting for a wedding ring, Carly’s done with being a rodeo widow . . .

Austin never meant to put his career on the circuit before Carly. She’s always been his future, his one and only. But now that she’s moved on, he’s beginning to see where he went wrong, and he’ll do anything to win her back. The only thing is, Carly’s suddenly acting differently, and she’s definitely hiding a secret-one that will test the depth of their love and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

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Bubbles & Books Frosty Bath Bomb

Wow, this bath bomb was beautiful! It foamed up nicely once it hit the water and it created a gorgeous array of colors. It had a nice scent to accompany it, too. This is by far the best bath bomb I have ever received from Bubbles & Books- I am glad to see their makeover included upgrading the products they sent!

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Simply Organico Bath Bomb Creamer in Tinsel – Estimated Value $6.50 (based on other bath bombs from the brand here)

This is a bath bomb made with extra creamy and nourishing ingredients like shea and cocoa butter. Tinsel is a spicy holiday scent that I enjoy, and this made my skin feel incredibly soft!.

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Bubbles & Books Bubble Bath

To have the ultimate bath we also received this bubble bath elixir. It has a bit of sparkle and it creates a good bit of bubbles. I personally love mixing bubble baths with bath bombs, so I am happy to add this to the mix.

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Beaches of Tunisia Fireside Incense, 2 sticks – Buy 12 sticks for $2.99

These are two different incense sticks that smell like a cozy Christmas fire! This is a great way to fill the air of a room without worrying about having an open flame. The scents of this incense also compliment the bath bombs included this month, too.

The Verdict: I am loving the Bubbles & Books makeover! One of my common complaints was that a lot of the box felt like filler without a purpose- not the case with this box! The quality of the bath goodies received is far and above what was sent previously, and I really do feel like I am getting a thoughtfully curated experience. I do wish there was an additional bath bomb or that the bubble bath was larger to bump the value up, but overall I am pleased with my box this month—especially that snowman bath bomb!

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will receive the January box.

From Bubbles & Books:

We ship between the 10th and the 15th of every month. Orders received the 15th-20th will ship the next business day.

Coupon – Use code ROMANCEME to save 20% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $27.99 + $3.00 shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $6.20.

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Do you subscribe to Bubbles & Books? What do you think?


Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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