Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Pink Parcel Review | A monthly subscription box that you do actually NEED!

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Pink Parcel Subscription Box | £9.99 (Incl. P&P)

I know I know, we're all sick of beauty box reviews by now, and trust me I've had my fair share of them, including Glossybox and Birchbox. However, today I have something a little different for you. I was first introduced to Pink Parcel through a "recommended for you" post on my Facebook newsfeed and there was an introductory offer for new customers where you get your first box for £5.95(including P&P) so naturally I had to give it a go, I'm a sucker for a bargain! 

Pink Parcel is a montly subscription service, and it is based around your monthly menstruation cycle(I know I know, not really something you wanna be talking about on a beauty blog, but most, if not all of my readers will go through this, so we're all friends here, right!) When you sign up, you pick your preferred branding and absorbency of tampons, and when you would like to receive your box in time for the beginning of your period. The box will then be dispatched in time to provide you with what you need and a few little treats to cheer you up too :)

This was my first box, and I thought it was great value for money, as I say I took the introductory offer price of £5.95 and here's what I got in my box:

You get 25 tampons in your box as standard and you get to choose which brand and what flow type you need. If 25 isn't enough for your cycle you can let Pink Parcel know and they can make arrangements for you. The tampons also come with a cute black velvet pouch "for now - keep these in your bag"!
(I have also read on the FAQ section of Pink Parcel, that when they launch their new website in September they will also be offering sanitary towels as well as tampons, if this is more suited to you!)

I've always wanted to try the real Bio Oil, as I've always bought dupes/cheaper versions from Poundland, which seem to have done the trick but I can really tell the difference in using this one, mainly because this formula is light and not greasy. I use this on my inner thighs as I have some stretch marks which I've had since I was about 14, seriously crappy! But the Bio Oil claims to reduce the appearance and fight against scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin. 

I received a 50ml tube of this which is actually the full size product. This is an ideal product for this time of year, as it contains a very high SPF value of 50+ to protect your skin from sun damage. Enriched with a hydrating complex, not only does it protect but also moisturises to leave your skin feeling velvety soft and smooth. The formula isn't sticky and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy, but does take a bit of massaging in. It is suitable for normal-combination skin, perfect for my skin type!

A lot of us forget that our lips also need protecting against the sun just as much as our skin does, so this handy little twist-up lip balm/lipstick which has SPF30 and moisturising waxes is ideal to just pop in your handbag. It can also be used on more sensitive and sunburn prone areas of your face for added protection. Multi-use products are always a winner in my book! 

A minty, light and refreshing tea to help relieve a dodgy stomach, perfect if you suffer from period cramps and pains, or if you're just generally feeling a little under the weather to help maintain a healthy digestive system!

Not a brand I've come across before, but I love it already, this hot pink shade is gorgeous, and perfectly bright and bold for summer :) The polish is super easy to apply, dries quickly and has a glossy, non streaky finish. 

Who doesn't love a bit of chocolate? Especially during that time of the month! This delicious chocolate is infused with sweet vanilla and contains maca to give you an extra boost!

Overall I thought this box was fabulous value for money and I have also just got the dispatch confirmation for my next box. I would definitely recommend you try this box, even if you do just have the first introductory one, as you can cancel anytime. 
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17 comments:

  1. I'm liking the sound of this box. It's quite different to the other ones! :)

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  2. I really like the idea of this :) Love the little pouch too!

    http://stylesunrise.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  3. It's such a lovely idea but I don't think I'd really like what you get in it (except chocolate!) haha.
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  4. This is a very clever idea! I'm sure a lot of people will like this!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  5. This actually sounds like a lovely box, I know i would use it all and the idea behind it is so unique unlike other monthly boxes. Lovely review and piccys <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Aw that's a sweet idea, we always need a pamper during the horrid time :)

    Tea bags & chocolate <3 aha little things in life

    kathrynscupcakes.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  7. This is such a fun idea, never heard about it but really cool!

    much love xx
    http://christinanista.com

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  8. Such a good idea and great for those who forget to buy the essentials! Lol xx

    www.ohhellomango.co.uk

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  9. Ahha, this is so cute and such a good idea XD I could definitely do with this subscription!

    Elesaurus | elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com
    YouTube - Eleanor Rose

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  10. I've liked these on Facebook. It's such a good idea, but not one I've felt the need to get involved in just yet. I love the look of the box and the contents, to get a full-size bio oil is amazing value as this is practically the cost of the whole box at full retail price, if not more. x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  11. Oh I love the look of this. No beauty box has tempted me so far but I'm very intrigued by this one so I'll be exploring the website in a bit.

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Bei prodotti, conosco e amo il Biooil, funziona davvero :-*
    http://piubuonepiubelle.blogspot.it/

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  13. Aww love this idea..initially sounds a bit odd but actually would be nice to get every month :) x


    www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

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