It’s a monthly thing – April’s Pink Parcel

I am a huge fan of a good monthly subscription box, I love when they arrive and you have no idea what’s in that little box.  It’s like a mini Christmas every time.  I have tried a few different boxes over the years and I almost stumbled across this one when I was looking around for something new to try.

Pink Parcel is a subscription box exclusively for women.  It’s designed to take care of us during the really rubbish week of our monthly cycle.  I have to say that it is one of the better and most consistent boxes I’ve had.

It arrives in a discreet, black plastic post bag.  It’s inconspicuous enough that my Dad asks every single time what’s in the box…. ‘Lady stuff, Dad’…..  The outer box always seems to look a little rough around the edges, but that’s not important as that part pretty much always ends up straight in the recycling.

Firstly, we will cover the basics here, two thirds of the box are your practical items. Meaning no more last minute shopping for sanitary products!  You set the date so the box arrives in time for the start of your period, and you choose your favourite brands too so you get exactly what you need.

The little bag is labeled ‘for now’ and it’s to pop in your bag in preparation so you don’t get caught out.  There’s a handful of little pantie liners and depending on whether you opted for tampons or towels a small supply of those too.

For later contains the rest of the products you will need during the next few days.  I’ve been having this box for a few months now and never run out, in fact I have a little stock!

The for night box has some bigger, night time towels to keep everything in check while you sleep.

Then there’s the for you box, full of little treats.  There’s always a little chocolate snack, because if there’s ever a time we really need chocolate, it’s those first couple of days, and a little tea bag for a nice warm treat.  Here is what was in the April for you box….

Patisserie De Bain Hand Cream, Creme Patissiere, 50ml worth £3.99.  This stuff smells incredible!  It reminds me of unbaked vanilla sponge cake mix, literally sat here trying to resist the urge to lick my hand….

Conscious Chocolate, Goji & Coconut 80p for a 15g bar.  I’m not sure I’m keen on this, the coconut gives it a strange texture and it’s very very rich.  That being said, I’m sure that I’ve had samples of this at shows before and enjoyed it so maybe a different flavour would work for me.  As far as organic vegan chocolate goes though, this is definitely one of the better ones.

Piff Paff Pudding Pot, Milk Chocolate Pot £2.00.  Because who doesn’t love a little pot of chocolate?  I can’t deal with wooden spoons though!

Lavera All-Round Cream, £2.00 for 25ml.  This is an interesting one, I’m always a bit apprehensive about putting an ‘unknown’ on my skin especially my face as my skin is so sensitive.  It smells really good although I can’t quite pinpoint the smell, it’s probably the Shea Butter, and it has a really thick consistency.  I am going to give this one a try over the next couple of weeks.

Hikari Lipstick, Reef $13.00.  It’s bright orange…. I don’t think I can pull bright orange off! In all seriousness, the lipstick is nice, I’ve drawn it all over the back of my hand and it definitely has staying power.  Just the colour….

Hairon Ties, Pink £3.99.  I’ve been wanting to try some of these for ages, so I’m quite excited about them appearing in this months box.  They claim to hold your hair up without causing the pony tail kink…. I was never willing to fork out the money for them as my hair is so thin, so I’m trialing these at yoga tomorrow!

Dove Pure Car Dry Oil Conditioner, 50ml, £6.29 for 250ml.  We got the shampoo in the last box, these are infused with African Macadamia Oil and are meant to be great for fine hair, smells really nice too.

Your Tea, Sleep Tea, £16 for 40 tea bags.  Licorice root, lavender and rose.  Doesn’t smell overly strong, looking forward to trying it out as I’m being encouraged to ditch most of my caffeine and replace with herbal and fruit teas so options are always good.

So, that’s a total of £24.47 worth of products, plus all the sanitary items all for £10.50.

I really want to try out a yoga subscription box or an aromatherapy one, but for now I am really happy with the little treats and fact that I’m always prepared!

FYI – all opinions are my own, Pink Parcel have not asked me to review nor paid me in any way.

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