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Reviewing The Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box 

20/07/2018

When I first decided I was going to get serious with my blog, I wrote out a list of brands I wanted to work with and top of the list was a brand called Pink Parcel. 

At the time I’d just come off the pill and was struggling to adjust to having periods again, especially having to buy sanitary products. I loved the idea of a subscription box that sent everything you needed right to your door; no more last minute dash to the supermarkets because you’d forgotten to pick up pads…again. 

So when they contacted me asking if I’d like to try out one of their boxes, I jumped at the chance! 

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box 

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box 

Each box has four main components to it; a selection of daily pads or tampons, 5 nighttime pads, a lovely little pouch that you can use to discreetly carry around extra pads/tampons while you’re out and finally, a selection of products to make you feel better while you’re on. 

You can also pick if you want to receive pads, tampons or a mix between the two when you sign up, and you can even choose a preferred brand which is really helpful. Since I was sent mine to try, they played it safe and included a mix of both tampons and pads in my box. 

Amusingly I actually came on my period the day my box arrived, so that was really great timing! 

The only problem with that was I couldn’t use any of products until after I’d photographed them, and trying to resist eating chocolate covered popcorn when you’re hormonal is seriously difficult! 

Talk about first world problems. 

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box 

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box 

Daytime Pads

As you may know if you’ve read my vaginismus post, I can’t use tampons without a lot of pain and discomfort. Because of that I only use pads, which come with their own set of problems for me. 

Not only are they uncomfortable and unpleasant to wear, but I’ve always suffered with irritation when using them. I didn’t know for a long time what was causing it, until I collaborated with a company called Time of the Month, which use only 100% cotton in their products. It was through them that I found out most companies use perfumes in their sanitary products; something which irritates my sensitive skin.

Trust me, thats not a place you want to be irritated in either! 

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box Daytime Pads

The pads that came in the box are Always by the look of them, which were the brand I used to use before I switched to TOTM. I decided to try them again in the interests of fully trying out everything that came in the box and, even thought I did struggle with irritation again, the pads were high quality, absorbent and actually stayed put. 

If you don’t struggle with irritation like me, these would be perfect. You get enough in a box to cover the average period, although if you have heavy or long periods I’d defiantly recommend having at least one back up packet in case you run out.

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box Nighttime Pads

Nighttime Pads

You get 5 of these in the box, which should again be enough to last an average period. My periods have always been extremely painful (to the point I end up stuck in bed, unable to move for the first day or two usually!) but I’m lucky in that they only last around 3/4 days, which means that I ended up with a few pads left over. 

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box Nighttime Pads

I’m always terrified that I’ll leak during the night and ruin my favourite bedding, but I’ve not had a problem using these as they’re pretty absorbent. 

Bandzee Drawstring Bag

I usually keep all of my sanitary and medical products together in my little cosmetics bag, but its too bulky when I use my little red New Look bag. So I’ll usually just just pop my extra pads and disposable bags into the zip pocket, which isn’t the best for privacy.

Bandzee Drawstring Bag

Bandzee Drawstring Bag

I’m not really bothered about people seeing me with pads, they’re a natural part of life and they aren’t anything to be embarrassed about; but I know not everyone thinks like this.

This is a great way to keep everything in one, discreet place that you can carry around with you at work or school, without having to take your whole bag with you to the toilets every time.

 Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box Treats

Joe & Seph’s Caramel and Belgian Chocolate Popcorn 

I’m not going to lie, I’m sat here eating these as I type this review. 

I’ve never been the biggest fan of popcorn, but this stuff has changed my mind completely. They come in a handy resealable bags, which makes them great for cinema and travel snacks…if you have any left to seal back up that is. 

I’ve been trying to find where I can buy some more of these, but they seem to be pretty hard to come by- the only place I’ve found them is Ocado so I might be putting an order in there soon for a few more bags!

Joe & Seph’s Caramel and Belgian Chocolate Popcorn 

We Are Tea Super Berry Infusion Tea + Joe & Seph’s Caramel and Belgian Chocolate Popcorn

We Are Tea Super Berry Infusion Tea

I’ve only recently jumped on the tea drinking bandwagon. I used to be a pure coffee drinker, especially caramel lattes and I swear I was slightly addicted at one point.

Chris got me into drinking it last year by buying me a McDonald’s tea of all things…which I then promptly spilt all over myself and his car!

We Are Tea Super Berry Infusion Tea

I don’t actually know what he sees in me sometimes. 

I’d probably give this about a 7/10. It smelt delicious when it was freshly made, but it tasted more like hot fruit juice than anything else. I think I might order a few of the other flavours and see what they taste like before I pass judgement; the Moroccan Mint and Peppermint Leaf ones sound intriguing, as I think they could be really helpful when my IBS flairs up! 

We Are Tea Super Berry Infusion Tea + Self Care Mug

Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask + Mudmasky Sleep Repair Renewal Nourishing Mask 

I haven’t actually tried either of these yet; I’ve had a busy week with meetings and even attending my first ever event as a blogger.

Trying out new face products can be a bit risky for me. I have extremely sensitive skin that can react quite badly to products it doesn’t like, which means I end up with really bad redness and even swelling and soreness if a product causes me to have a reaction.

Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask + Mudmasky Sleep Repair Renewal Nourishing Mask 

So if I have a busy week and have to go out of the house, I don’t tend to risk trying any new products in case I end up reacting to it. I will however be trying them all out over the weekend since I’m not going anywhere, and I’ll report back on what they’re like next week. 

BalanceMe Flash Cleanse Micellar Water 

I’ve always found micellar waters to be a bit hit or miss with my skin. It can be really drying and since I already struggle with dry skin, it can make my skin even worse! 

Luckily this micellar water doesn’t seem to be one of them.

 Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box Treats

As I’ve already mentioned, I haven’t tried this out properly on my face yet, but I have used it to get some products off the back of my hand and was initially impressed. It has camomile in it, which supposedly helps sooth your skin and reduce redness; something I hope works as I’ve struggled with redness on my cheeks and nose for as long as I can remember. 

Stardrops Light-Activated Glow Drops 

I’ve heard a lot about glow drops over the last year or so, but I’ve never actually got round to trying them. You can either add a drop or two to your foundation or use them afterwards as a liquid highlighter. 

I’ll admit I’ve not tried adding them to my foundation, that amount of glow and shimmer isn’t my kind of look at all; I’m way too pale to pull that off. 

Stardrops Light-Activated Glow Drops

I did however try it out as a highlighter, and though it took a bit of getting used to because I’ve never used liquid products before, I did like how it looked. 

I will say this though, less is defiantly more with this product. The first time I tried it out I put way too much on and could have given a disco ball a run for its money! 

Magn!tone Wipe Out MicroFiber Cleansing Cloth 

This is easily my favourite item out of the box. The first time I used it I’d already taken all my makeup off…or so I thought. 

I originally only planned to see how soft it fell, and cool my face down a little before bed as it still felt at least 30 degrees in my room. 

To my surprise though, it came away with makeup on. 

Main!tone Wipe Out MicroFiber Cleansing Cloth

Even though I’d taken my makeup off with my usual No7 micellar water, it had apparently still left some behind on my skin. So I’ve started to use this to wash my face with before going to bed, and most times it comes away with at least some left over makeup on; which makes me really glad I do as I wouldn’t want that to be left on my face overnight. 

Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box 

All of the products from this and previous boxes can actually be bought from the Pink Parcel Shop, which makes re-buying products you’ve tried and loved so much easier.

I also have a discount code “PP20″, which you can use to get 20% off your first order if you’re interested in trying a box for yourself. Don’t worry, you can cancel anytime and you get free delivery too! 

Have you tried Pink Parcel? What are your thoughts on it? 

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28 responses to “Reviewing The Pink Parcel Period Subscription Box ”

  1. Aaliyah says:

    This is a really great review! I’ve never thought to try out a period subscription box but it actually looks great! I use bodyform products as I find always a bit uncomfortable so being able to pick the brand you like sounds great! Also love all the products that you get in! X

  2. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness, this is WONDERFUL. Period subscription boxes sound like the perfect antidote to a horrible period – and this one includes so many incredible things. Will definitely think about investing in one of these. 😊

  3. I’ve seen a few of these around and I love the look of them! I’m just coming to the end of my monthly now and I really struggle with pain and to be quite honest I’m an emotional wreck whilst I’m on (good luck Jake). I think this would be so useful for me if I had a bit more money to spare and I absolutely LOVE the sound of the popcorn and star drops! Such a great idea for a subscription box!
    Alice Xx

  4. Bexa says:

    This is such a great review Jade! I was lucky enough to be sent a Pink Parcel box last month so it was really interesting to see which goodies were in this months box. I’m loving the sound of the popcorn, yum! Also it’s pretty cool how your drawstring bag matches your orange theme. Thank you for sharing and congrats on going to your first blogging event too! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  5. ellesecrit says:

    The whole box looks great, especially the popcorn!😋

  6. Shan Ellis says:

    Such a great idea! The always look like the medium ones though and I wear the night ones during the day 🤭 The contents though are exactly what you need to treat yourself on those days you’re not quite you x

  7. Sharon says:

    I think I might try this box out, and am especially interested in the micellar water. Thanks.

  8. Lozza says:

    This looks awesome! Everything you need for that time of month! ❤️ Xo

  9. Jade Marie says:

    It is soooo helpful, especially if you forget to buy pads like I do haha! I’m pretty sure you can get bodyform in this 🙂 x

  10. Jade Marie says:

    I absolutely hate my periods (I’m actually thinking of going back on the pill because of them) so this is definitely a nice way to make them a little bit more bearable! Let me know if you decide to try one 😊

  11. Jade Marie says:

    I know exactly what you mean Alice, mine are horrendous! 😔 Chris has learnt to bring lots of chocolate and keep quiet round me when I’m on 😂 I’d definitely recommend trying one if you had the extra cash, it’s such a helpful little box 😊 xx

  12. Jade Marie says:

    Ooo I must have missed that post! Going to go find it now so I can see what was in last months box 🙈 Yeah it fits in really well with my theme surprisingly lol I don’t think I can keep calling it an accidental theme any more, its become my full blown colour scheme 😅 and thank you so much Bexa 😊🖤 xx

  13. Jade Marie says:

    I think thats the item that everyone is most excited about tbf! 🙈😂

  14. Jade Marie says:

    Damn! 😬 They are medium unfortunately, although it might be worth asking if there’s an option to send out all night time pads 🤔 and that’s definitely true, we all need a bit of a treat and pamper when we’re on!x

  15. Jade Marie says:

    Awesome! I hope you like it if you do 🙂

  16. Jade Marie says:

    Very true! 🙌🏼🖤 xx

  17. Liezl Mitton says:

    This is such a great initiative! Enjoyed reading your review 🙂

  18. Jade Marie says:

    Thank you so much ☺️ I’m glad you enjoyed reading it!

  19. eviebraithwaite says:

    This is such a great review! I had never heard of this box until this post and I’m definitely going to look into getting a box. My skin is all over the place during my time of the month so I love that it includes some skincare products, and these sound great too! Also, popcorn is like one of my favourite comfort foods, so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing Jade! x

    Evie x | https://eviejayne.co.uk

  20. Jade Marie says:

    Thanks Evie! Let me know if you decide to try one ☺️ it’s a bit like Christmas as you don’t know what you’re going to get in it 🙊 and I have to admit chocolate covered popcorn is a new favourite for me!x

  21. I loved this review Jade! I’ve not heard much about this box but it sounds really good and I love how it includes so many pampering/comforting products aswell!x

  22. I’ve heard so much about Pink Parcel but never knew if it would be good value for money, but you do get a decent amount of products! I’d def have to top up on pads though

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.squarespace.com

  23. Nora says:

    I got to start getting these subscription boxes, too. They seem like a lot of fun and everything looks so nice. Great post 🙂

  24. This sounds like such a lovely box! I don’t have periods due to the pill I’m on but when I did I would have loved something like this to cheer me up when I was having always PMS and cramps! Those are the pads I used to use and the nighttime ones were great. I always worried about leaking too (and often did) so sometimes I’d double up on the nighttime pads and literally make myself a nappy hahahah (TMI?) but it worked! xxx

  25. Jade Marie says:

    Thank you 🙂 They’re really good and because you get something different each time, its almost like Christmas ever month!

  26. Jade Marie says:

    I’m going to be going back on the pill injection soon, I can’t cope with having periods anymore – they’re just too painful for me! If I was going to carry on having them I’d defiantly be subscribing to this; it made my last period a little bit more bearable haha and I never thought of doing that! I swear wearing a nappy while you’re on would be actually be easier some times! haha xxx

  27. Hahaha I used to stick one like right up the front and the other right up the back and the middle bit overlapped and it worked wonders! I do miss having periods, I miss the regularity and the routine etc but contraception wise there’s nothing else besides the pill I’d want to use. Was also contemplating going back on the combined pill but my doctor was like “why? When this one is safer there’s literally no points” haha xxx

  28. Jade Marie says:

    Haha that’s such a good idea! 😂 I definitely won’t miss having mine, I hate periods with a passion lol but yeah contraceptive wise I’ll never rely on just condoms again – I spent every month terrified that one had split and I was pregnant! Yeah no point changing if this one works so well for you ☺️ xxx

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