Monday, 25 April 2016

Pink Parcel Subscription Box: April Edition

Okay, let's get this out of the way. Periods. No girls like periods. Whatever the tampon adverts try to tell us, nothing about them is glamorous, we will probably not fancy going on a bike ride or climbing a mountain like they say, and it probably the worst week of each of our months. That being said, it gives us an excuse to eat comfort food (Dominos on speed dial) and pamper ourselves a little more than usual, then blame it on that time of the month. I have, however, found one other reason to enjoy that one week a little more; Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box which is tailored to suit your needs. A box consisting of food to comfort-eat, products to treat yourself to and of course, the sanitary bits and pieces that we all need, delivered to your doorstep just in time on a monthly basis. I was recently contacted by the lovely team and they kindly gave me the opportunity to test out their April subscription box*.
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review

The box itself is broken down into sections; my box consisted of a 'For You' section with sweet treats and beauty products to make me feel a little better plus 'For Now' and 'For Later' sections with sanitary towels and tampons.  It also included a 'For Down There' box with a SASS pH Balanced Serum which is designed to restore your body's natural pH levels, soothe and moisturise. Along with this, the April box contained a discreet tampon disposal bag by the brand, 'Fab Little Bag'.
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
In the box, I received a mini booklet that goes into more detail about each of the brands/products included; I loved the April summary page, giving you a rundown of reasons to look forward to the month ahead (Happy 90th Birthday Our Majesty!).
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
Each box consists of partnerships with other brilliant brands; One of the things I really loved about this subscription box is the support for other British brands in particular. I personally like to discover new local companies and this box helps to introduce you to those that you may not necessarily come across otherwise. In the 'For You' box, I received:
I loved everything that I received and admittedly, the coconut bar was eaten the moment after I took these photos. Oops...
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
Many of the brands that are featured in the box also kindly offer discount codes to be used on their sites for future purchases, including 20% off Mallow And Marsh, 15% off Boozi Body Care and New CID Cosmetics, and £15.00 off when spending £25.00 or more on the Tea Pigs website.
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
When it comes to organising your Pink Parcel, you are able to choose the brands that you would like to receive for your sanitary items. Their website allows you to either stick to brands that you know, or to be introduced to brands you have not tried before. Being a creature of habit, I stuck to Always and received both tampons and sanitary towels. The box provides you with just the right amount of each to help you through that TOTM. It's also quite a nice feeling to know that you needn't stress about picking up the items in the shops as the subscription box has you covered on a monthly basis. All that you need to do is provide the dates required when ordering your parcel and you're all set to go; the website allows you to choose from 3 delivery dates and you simply need to choose the date nearest to  your period to ensure the parcel arrives in time. See, I told you it was stress-free...
Pink Parcel Subscription Box Review
I really do love the concept behind the Pink Parcel subscription boxes; I think the price point is just right and you receive such a good selection of products each month. On subscription, the first box is only £9.95 as an introductory offer and thereafter, the following boxes are £12.99, which includes P&P. Pink Parcel takes the chore out buying sanitary items and adds a little excitement as you will also be receiving sweet treats to help with the notorious PMS cravings and items to pamper yourself and make you feel a little better throughout that dreaded week. The products I received in this box, without including the sanitary items and foodie treats exceeded a total of £36.00, over 4 times the value of the whole box itself. I think that just about says everything when it comes to whether or not the box is value for money.

If you're in the market for a new subscription box to try, something a little different than the usual makeup boxes that are currently out there, I would whole-heartedly recommend Pink Parcel. The team there are amazing, particularly Elle who kindly helped me to organise my box, and you really get a feel for the teams' passion for the brand too.

Now, where's that Chamomile tea?
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6 comments

  1. As much as a unspoke subject it is, I think this is perfect. I think the government should hand these out for free! The idea of everything you need - the right amount of products and your favourite brands. Possibly the best box idea out there! I think when I've used up the stash of products i have, I will give this one a go as it looks like it would make that awful time of hte month just that bit more manageable! Plus tampons and pads can add up and be quite expensive sometimes so atleast you're paying for them and extras!


    www.thebeautytype.com

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself! It's honestly such great value for money given the amount of each item you receive and like you say, it makes everything so much more bearable when you have this to look forward to! x

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  2. What a lovely parcel !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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    1. It's one of the best subscription boxes that I have come across! x

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  3. Hey!! I've come across Pink Parcel before although not had anything from them yet!!! It does sound perfect to help us deal with TOTM! It's just a shame that this kind of box isn't available for those who can't afford it or don't have access to women's healthcare. They should be freely available to everyone not just those who can afford it! =(
    Anyway, this is a great review and I love the quality of the photos. =)
    Well Done love
    Sarah
    @sunshinesarahxo
    www.writingrambling.co.uk

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    1. I do completely understand what you mean but I think it is slightly more of a 'luxury' box - I know none of us like to have to purchase most of these products though each month! But the added luxuries of beauty products & foodie items make it worth paying a little bit per month. Thank you for your lovely feedback! xx

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