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Bubbles & Books Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2019

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakApr 14, 2019 | 2 comments

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Box

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Bubbles & Books is a monthly subscription box that offers two plans that include luxury bath & body items to nourish and soften your skin, as well as something to read while you enjoy your soak. The Standard level provides subscribers with ONE newly-released, curated, paperback novel plus 3-4 bath & body items for $27.99 +$3 shipping/month. The Premium level includes 2 paperbacks and 5-6 bath & body items for $44.95 +$3 shipping/month.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Open Box 1

You can choose from 3 different genres: Mystic, Swept Away, and Contemporary Romance.

This is a review of the Standard Package, Contemporary Romance Box for $27.99 + $3 shipping/month.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Open Box 2

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.)

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Group Shot

About Bubbles & Books

The Subscription: Bubbles & Books, Standard

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

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% on your first box!

The Products: Each box will include a book, a bath bomb, and other bath related goodies! 

Ships to: US for $3 and Worldwide for varying costs

Bubbles & Books March 2019 Review

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Info 1

Here is the info sheet for this month’s box.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Sticker

Each info sheet also comes with a Loyalty sticker stapled to it. Every three months (or when you have three stickers!) you can send an email to [email protected] to get something special. 

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Book 1 Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Book 2

Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas – Retail Value $15.99 (found here for $12.17)

I like to consider myself pretty open-minded, but this book was not my cup of tea. The main male character in this book showed up at the woman's work unannounced, demanded that she come to his home to take care of a sick person (she is a nurse), would not take no for an answer when asking the woman to dinner, and even flew from London to Las Vegas once he realized that the woman was on vacation there (all within the first hundred pages of this four hundred page book). Stalking isn't *cute* and I cannot support books trying to romanticize dangerous characteristics.

From Amazon:

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she's so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she's been so desperate to avoid.

When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining arm

or, Izzy can't help thinking she's been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane's notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he's tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away. 

As Theo's demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Bath Bomb 1 Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Bath Bomb 2 Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Bath Bomb 3

Pink Star Bath Bomb

This bath bomb is BRIGHT pink and made for some pretty bath art. My only complaint is that this left my hand stained for about a day after I crushed it (the best part of the bath bomb, in my humble opinion). Luckily, this didn’t stain my tub or the rest of my skin, and it was fun.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Face Mask 1 Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Face Mask 2

Revitalizing Face Mask, 0.65 oz

The ingredients list on this face mask seemed great--just bentonite clay, Fuller's Earth clay, rose kaolin clay, and goat milk powder. Mixing the mask with water would create a mask able to pull out all the gunk out of your pores, which is especially helpful in areas that are blackhead prone. I chose not to use this, however, once I found out that Fuller's Earth clay is best known for its ability to be applied as a “facial bleach.” Thanks, but no thanks.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Bubble Bath

Bubbles & Books Lavender Bubble Bath

This little jar is just enough bubbles for one bath, and it smells just like lavender! This was a great bubble bath before I went to bed.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Tea 1 Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Tea 2

Story of My Tea Goodnight Tea, 6 tea bags – Buy 3 oz of tea for $14.99

This tea is a blend of hibiscus, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, and licorice. It is a bit fruitier than what I usually reach for in a nighttime tea thanks to the hibiscus, but I am a fan of the blend of licorice and peppermint.

Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Incense 1 Bubbles & Books March 2019 - Incense 2

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

Incense isn’t really my thing, but I enjoyed the natural scent of lavender these provided. Lighting one and having it burn while taking a relaxing bubble bath really helped to put my mind at ease, so I guess this did its job!

Verdict: This wasn’t my favorite box ever from Bubbles and Books--the way the book romanticized stalking really left me unsettled. This is the first time since I have been subscribing that the included book wasn’t a win for me, though, and I guess you cannot win them all. I couldn’t find a value for almost all of the items in the box, but overall I do think this box was worth the $30 cost ($27.99 a month plus $3 shipping).

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will receive the April 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 6 items in the box has an average cost of $5.17.

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, 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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I really like the loyalty sticker program! This box sounds great minus the book. The star bath bomb was adorable. Great review!

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What did you wind up getting for your three-month gift? I remember last time you said you would reach out to find out.

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