Hi guys, this month I tried a Pink Parcel. Remember back in June, I said in my May This Month post that I wanted to expand this series and start reviewing products and services relating to periods? Well, after I put that post up, I made a list of possible things to try and Pink Parcel was on that list. Then a week or so after that an email lands in my inbox asking if I wanted to review one, and of course my answer was yes. It’s funny how stuff like that works out sometimes.
They sent over their July box, which is called ‘The Glow Edit’. They definitely sent that to the right person… I already knew what a typical Pink Parcel looked like before I received my box, but I was genuinely amazed by how much you get.
What is Pink Parcel?
Before I go over what I got, for those of you who don’t know, Pink Parcel is a monthly period subscription service. You can choose whether you want a single month, or if you’d like a 3, 6 or 12-month contract. It comes with free delivery and is fully customisable.
You can choose whether you get pads, tampons or a mixture of both. They also let you choose from all of the mainstream sanitary brands, so there’s a good chance you’ll get the exact same products you would choose if you went out to buy them yourself, without any of the hassle. Regardless of what you choose pads/ tampons wise, you also get some extra night pads and liners thrown in too. Sounds good, right?
As well as your essentials, they also send you a little box of pick me ups, which include a snack and some beauty bits. All for as little as £11 a month.
What did I get?
They sent me a mixed box with pads and tampons, all of their boxes are split into different sections.
The for now section is a cute drawstring bag which contains some tampons and liners. These bags are handbag friendly, or you could even leave them in your bathroom if you didn’t want to leave a box of tampons hanging around.
For later is the box which contains the bulk of your products. This box contained a very generous amount of pads and tampons.
This is pretty self-explanatory, the for night box contains your night pads.
This is the bit you’ve been waiting for, the little pick me up box. I’d never tried any of the products that came in my box before, which was exciting.
Magnitone Cloth – £14.99 for 2
The product I was most excited about was the Magnitone cloth. I’ve seen these before online and I’ve always been intrigued by them. This cloth is supposedly magical, you simply wet it and it removes all of your makeup with just water. I haven’t used mine yet, but I can’t wait to see how well it performs.
Mini Balance Me Micellar Water (30ml) – Full Size £16, 180ml
This product is 99% natural ingredients and contains hyaluronic acid (my favourite skincare ingredient). The size of this bottle screams ‘take me on holiday with you’, so I’m adding this to my travel size box to take with me next time I’m travelling.
Mudmasky Masks (15ml each) – Both £60 for 60ml
The box contained two masks, one was the Sleep Repair Renewal Nourishing mask and the other is the Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask.
This heatwave has been doing all kinds of crazy things to my skin. This month my skin has been very dry due to the heat, but my pores have also been a little bit clogged around my t-zone where I’ve been loading on the powder in an attempt to stop my makeup sliding off my face.
I made the most of having a couple of different skin issues and tried both of these masks. The purifying one is a standard clay mask, which I applied to my t-zone. One thing I really loved about this mask is that the instructions gave you different application times depending on your skin type. As someone with dry skin, clay masks can be a bit stripping sometimes, so I appreciated this. It said 7 minutes for dry skin. After about 8 minutes, I removed my mask (it came off very easily) and my skin felt incredibly soft and healthy.
Then I used the sleep repair mask overnight. I love overnight masks because 1) there’s no danger of me leaving them on too long and 2) the very lazy side of me that wants to sit and watch Netflix really appreciates not having to get up and wash it off. You leave this mask on for 5-10 hours and wash it off the following morning. It doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a mask, I woke up with my skin feeling freshly moisturised. After washing it off, my skin actually felt healthy enough to wear a matte foundation that day. I haven’t worn matte foundation once since this heatwave started.
Jelly Pong Pong Stardrops Light-Activated Glow Drops (6ml) – £32
Can I just say, I’d never heard of this brand, but the name Jelly Pong Pong is one of the cutest things I’ve ever heard. This is a full size multipurpose highighting product. I was slightly concerned that the shade would be too golden for my fair skin but it sheers out nicely when blended. You can mix this in with foundation or moisturiser to make it more glowy or apply it directly as highlighter. I also added a bit to my eyes and it works well as a cream shadow base too.
As I mentioned earlier, you also get snacks. This box contained a packet of Joe & Seph’s popcorn with caramel and Belgian chocolate as well as a We Are Tea super berry infusion tea.
I’m so impressed with this box. As with all subscription boxes, the worth of the products is so much higher than what you pay for the box and the ease of having your essentials delivered to your door is amazing. I don’t know if you’ve ever been there, but getting a period early, or just forgetting to stock up and realising you don’t have any/ only have one in the house is a very unnecessary stressful experience.
Have you ever used a period subscription service before? I’d wanted to try Pink Parcel for a really long time and I’m so happy I finally did. If you love the sound of this service as much as I do, you can use the code PP20 to get 20% off your first order.
Until next time,
This box was kindly gifted by Pink Parcel in exchange for review, but all opinions on the box and products included are my own.