Some people get really uncomfortable talking about periods. Periods are periods, most women have them every month, for most its normal. Unfortunately it isn’t always welcomed with open arms because of different types of illness and discomforts it can cause.
Without going into too much detail my periods have always been painful and uncomfortable and every month I dread those 5 days because I know with those 5 days comes migraines, pelvic pain and just generally feeling meh!!
When I was asked to review the Pink Parcel Monthly Period Subscription Box, I was so happy! I had seen these packages all over social media but I wasn’t too sure whether it would be for me or not. So when I had my opportunity to try it out I was excited because who wouldn’t want to try out some beauty products and treats while feeling like your uterus is going to explode?!
So without further a do, let me start showing/telling you what you can get in a Pink Parcel period monthly subscription box…
In my Pink Parcel package was four smaller boxes labelled ‘For You’ ‘For Night’x2 and ‘For Later’. Each box had something different inside. The first box I opened was the ‘For You’ box because naturally that box caught my eye first. Inside was a handful of beauty products and some treats for me to enjoy. These beauty products are labelled This Month’s Heros and I can tell you now they were indeed!
All together there were 7 items which included –
I am a massive Spacemask fan and have been since I was sent some to review last year (check out my review here). These self-heating eye masks are amazing and great for some ‘you time’ and for practicing self-care. I like to use them when I’m feeling stressed or suffering from one of my many migraines as it helps me relax into a peaceful and deep sleep. If you haven’t tried these bad boys yet then what are you waiting for. You can purchase them on the Pink Parcel shop or direct from Spacemask.com.
The handbag fragrance English Laundry was a great little treat as I don’t usually wear many perfumes as they trigger off my migraines so I did a little test to see how I got on with this and thankfully I didn’t get unwell, so I have spritzed myself a few times with the perfume while out and about because who doesn’t want to smell nice?!
As this months box was the Holiday Essentials Kit, the Laritzy Dew Pot in the shade Glory would be a great choice for those festival days out or holiday makeup essentials because this matte bronze multi-purpose product is great for lips, lids and as a highlight on the cheekbones and isn’t greasy at all. I am natural olive skin so luckily the shade Glory was a good choice for me, as this bronze shade is something I would naturally pick myself for my makeup bag.
I’m 29 years old and I still struggle with oily/combination skin, which is prone to spots and can become quite sensitive, so I am always petrified to try new products; but I do so to see if I can find a miracle product to help with my skin. I do have a great skincare routine at the moment so trying this Sebamed Clear Face Mattifying Cream was a little scary but I’m so glad I did! This cream was so gentle on my skin and being a cream, I was surprised how quickly it had absorbed into my skin, leaving it feeling so soft and matte. Recently a fellow blogger recommended this product to me, so I am going to add it to my current skincare routine to see how it works long term. You never know, it may be a new product I purchase when I need to replenish my skincare products.
Can I just talk about the Oryza Dewy Glow Skin Beauty Balm packaging?! So simple yet so beautiful! This multi purpose product reminds me of the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream but it is no where near as thick and greasy. I enjoyed using this product on my lips and hands before bedtime (this is when I find the most time to use my body care products). Even though it wasn’t greasy it still left my skin with a dewy glow and it is fragrance free, so it didn’t mix with all the other products I use, because I hate too many perfumed products. This product was great for my sensitive hands, one of the main ingredients is vitamin E which is always an ingredient I welcome into my skincare and body care. This is another product I was pleased with and I’m so glad I got to try it because I had never heard of it before now.
The Candy Kittens sweets and coffee was well needed at the beginning of my 5 days of discomfort. I always crave sweets, chocolates and most of the time cake too when I’m on my period, and these vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free sweets hit the spot perfectly when I was sat feeling sorry for myself. I have only recently become a coffee drinker and at the moment need my caffeine fix in the mornings, the Lyons coffee bag was a little stronger than I’m used to but it tasted like real coffee and definitely hyped me up for my day.
In the other 3 boxes was the period essentials every women needs when she is on her period. The two smaller boxes included Bodyform Night Time Pads and the ‘For later’ box was Lil-lets non applicator tampons. I am more of a pads kinda of girls since my periods returned after breasting my second baby because I now find them quite uncomfortable to use, especially the ones without the applicators and Bodyform Pads have personally been my go to for years now so I was pleased to have them in my box. In the box you also receive and pre paid slip that you can fill with unused pads and tampons to donate to women charities that support those who can’t afford tampons and pads regularly. This is a great cause I will be sending off the tampons I didn’t use to someone who really needs them.
The good things about Pink Parcel is that you can choose what you want to receive in your box every month, for example, as a pad girl I would select pads every month. With this option you can choose which brand, the size you would like i.e. long or winged etc and with tampons you can pick the brand and whether you would like applicators or non applicator tampons.. simple! You can select monthly payments of £12.99 or buy 3, 6 or 12 months in one go and even select when you would like it delivered – it is a very flexible subscription box.
I am so happy with this box and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to try my own Pink Parcel. I have mentioned on my blog a few times this year that I had cancelled all my subscription boxes in January for the year because I am using that money on home improvements and other bits but after Christmas, I am hoping to pick a few of my favourite monthly subscription to subscribe too again and I think this is definitely going to be on that list!
Have you tried Pink Parcel before? What did you think?
*this post contains PR gifted products