20 November, 2011

Pretty Tame Bubbles

I don’t use bubble bath very often, but after eying Naughty Bubbles by booty parlor for at least a year, I added it to my order. Since I didn’t know if I’d like this stuff or not, I ordered the 2 ounce bottle.

Naughty Bubbles comes packaged in a cute box, almost like a perfume or cologne box. The front displays booty parlor’s logo and “Naughty Bubbles,” in a black design. The top half of the box is pale pink and the lower half is darker pink with criss-crossing pale pink, like wallpaper and paint. The edges of some images on the box are raised and can easily be felt. The back of the box instructs to pour a generous amount under a running tap to create an indulgent bubble bath. On the bottom, in tiny letters, is the ingredient list.



Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Benzophenone-4, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica, Red 40 (CI 16035), Red 33 (CI 17200)

While, yes, those are a lot of big words in the ingredients, they are apparently all common in soap, shampoo, and bubble bath products. The only ingredient that may not work well with all users is the glycerin. Some people may have a bad reaction to it. Those with sensitive skin may wish to look for a different bubble bath. As a note, Naughty Bubbles is paraben free.

Naughty Bubbles has a pretty cute little bottle. It’s a see-through round plastic bottle with a black plastic twist-off cap. Some areas on my bottle feel a little weak and are easy to press in. Around the middle of it, there’s a heart design with “booty parlor,” in the middle. Smaller lettering states the product name and that this is a bubble bath. From the cap to the bottom, this measures approximately 2 3/4 inches tall, which makes it very easy to hold in one hand. It’s honestly not all that much bigger than a bottle of nail polish. The cap is completely smooth, so it’s a little difficult to open with wet hands. It’s much easier to open with completely dry hands. The smaller Naughty Bubbles is listed on EdenFantasys as being 2 ounces. The bottle actually lists it as being 2.1 ounces.

This bubble bath has a very pleasant tuberose scent to it. It’s very feminine and floral. Unfortunately, it’s also a very weak scent. I can only really smell it if I put my nose up to the bottle. In the bath, I can occasionally get faint whiffs of it, but that’s about it. I did not taste Naughty Bubbles, so I can’t comment on any flavor it may have. I do not recommend ingesting this stuff.

Naughty Bubbles is a pearly pink color. It has lots of little cosmetic sparkles in it. I was sad to see they didn’t stick to my skin at all. It’s got the same consistency as the average shampoo or bubble bath. It’s somewhat thick and takes a while to drip out of the bottle, especially since you can’t really squeeze the smaller bottle. It doesn’t feel sticky on skin, either right out of the bottle or in bath water. It actually feels soft and kind of moisturizing in the water. After getting out of the bath, my skin still felt soft for a while, maybe 3-4 hours.

As a bubble bath, Naughty Bubbles does not work very well. I poured about 1/3 of the bottle under the faucet in my tub. Some bubbles started to form, but they only got as thick as a thin foam. To start with, I didn’t fill the tub very much. I only put in maybe 4 inches of water. I used just as much bubble bath as I would with my usual one, which produces tons of bubbles. Within a couple of minutes of me turning off the water, the thin foam was completely gone. I also did not see any of the cosmetic glitter shimmering around in the water. I didn’t really feel that dumping the rest of the bottle in the water would create tons of bubbles.

After I was done with my bath, I didn’t need to rinse anything out of my tub. There wasn’t any leftover bubble bath stuck to the sides.

Basically, Naughty Bubbles is only useful as a skin softening soak. However, when compared to bath beads or bath confetti, this product fails. Moisturizing bath beads make my skin feel much softer. Most likely, because Naughty Bubbles doesn’t contain Aloe or Vitamin E and bath beads do.

Naughty Bubbles really ended up being a pretty bad product. For the price, I was expecting lots of bubbles and fragrance. Unfortunately, I had neither. I honestly got my favorite bubble bath at Walmart for maybe $3, and it produces tons of bubbles, and makes for a really fun, soothing bath. I feel Naughty Bubbles may make a cute gift, but really only because it smells pretty in the bottle and the packaging is cute. 

Overall, I give this product 2 stars, just for the lovely scent in the bottle and the cute packaging.

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