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*Includes gifted items I am a sucker for anything self care related. I love a good pamper and to me, that is the ultimate act of self care. You know, I should probably drink more water, get 8 hours of sleep a night, and exercise regularly, but why would I do that when I can just chuck a fizzy thing in my bath? Bubble T is inspired by the bubble tea phenomenon and the benefits of using tea-based properties in bath and beauty. They offer a range of innovative products in fun and creative packaging. They are Paraben, SLS and cruelty-free, and their entire bath & body range contains a range of tea-infused ingredients and essential oils for an uplifting and refreshing experience like no other. Unfortunately, I don't have a bath in my University accommodation, so I had to wait until I went home to use these products. On that matter, I am considering starting a petition to force Uni halls to have baths. (I am not being serious, I understand why this couldn't be a thing).