*Pink Parcel – March 2017
Price of the Box per month: £10.50 including free postage
After last month’s amazing array of goodies, we’re in for another treat for March as Pink Parcel have once again delivered a well rounded curation to make that time of the month a much happier one however I can’t help but feel that it’s not as jam packed as usual – to be fair we have been incredibly spoilt in the last few months plus for the first time we have coffee as opposed to the obligatory tea sample (yay)! Covering a good area on the beauty and lifestyle front as always this little survival kit not only is a great resource that equips you fully in terms of sanitary essentials but it also delivers cheer and key essentials to help you look and feel more human again!
Pink Parcel is a subscription service for your monthly cycle who send you what you need, right when you need it as well as some lovely treats to brighten up those days of the month. With three dispatch dates to choose from, Pink Parcel literally take care of everything and will ship your box before your period is due. If you’re worried about flows and absorbencies, they have that covered too as you can choose your preferred brand as well as the type of sanitary items to suit your flow making it completely bespoke to your needs.
Without further ado here’s what you can expect to see inside this month’s Pink Parcel:
1. Period Essentials
No matter what your cycle length is the amount of sanitary items and liners included within the box is impressive. You can also choose between receiving pads or tampons from a good selection of brands.
I was particularly happy to see popular brands on board such as Tampax, Always and Body Form. If you’re anything like me then this really helps avoid last-minute runs to the supermarket! There’s also a useful drawstring pouch filled with pads and liners that you can pop into your handbag straightaway.
2. Beauty and Lifestyle Treats – 6 Items
Up first and a firm favourite of mine is the Cheeky Woo Woo’ Body Wash from Boozi Body Care (Travel Size 50ml), a cruelty-free brand that recreate cocktails in the form of bath and body products and the best bit they come without a hangover! Containing the fruitiness of sweet peaches and juicy cranberries, the body wash not only promises to quench your skin but it also nourishes and revitalises too. The scent alone is just so mouthwatering and has me craving for sun, sea, sand and cocktails!
While the first signs of spring have sprung so many of my colleagues at work have a cold so the Kneipp Bath Crystals in Eucalyptus (x1 sachet) may not seem seasonally appropriate but I guess it’s a useful addition in case I do get struck down however I think this potent kick would be equally beneficial to clear the mind too after a long day at work. Helping to clear and stimulate the senses, these salts which are naturally very high in trace minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc,provide soothing relief from those pesky seasonal symptoms if you’re already feeling run-down. Kneipp’s mineral salt is sourced from an ancient underground salt water sea in central Germany that is the last remaining salt works in Europe using traditional pan boiling methods. This method reveals unique salt crystals free from chemical additives and environmental pollutants.
Up next we have Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo (Travel size 50ml), a luxurious formula that’s infused with African Macadamia Oil and promises to deeply nourish and beautify hair with lustrous shine and up to 5x silkier texture without weighing it down. Unfortunately, I only use natural and organic products due to having hair extensions so I won’t get any use out of this which is fine as my husband will probably steal it anyway!
If you have oily skin like me then the Beauty Papier Green Tea Blotting Paper (RRP £7.99) is definitely going to be handy essential for the handbag to keep oil at bay. These naturally-derived blotting papers instantly absorb excess oil and shine for a matte, refreshed complexion. Gently press one sheet over shiny areas of the face or use for easy on-the-go touch-ups.
On the make-up front is the Rimmel London The Only One Lipstick (shades may vary. Full size RRP £6.99) in the shade One-of-a-Kind, a burgundy hue that’s very autumnal but if you love rocking a bold lip then this is a good choice for special occasions and evenings out. Described as a new hybrid formula that has the best of a moisturising and longwearing lipstick in a unique and innovative formula this boasts intense colour in pretty much one single swipe!
Pins are everywhere right now and so on trend but unfortuntely it’s not really my kind of thing! The Lapel Yeah Happy Everything Pin (RRP $5.00) is without a doubt such a cute addition, I just need to find somewhere to pin this other than my coat or bag!
3. Coffee and Sweet Treats – 2 items
As well as the beauty and lifestyle line up you can also expect to see a sample of tea/coffee and foodie treats, the perfect mix to satisfy those cravings and as always they sure do hit the spot but always disappear so quickly!
Inside this month’s curation you’ll find the first ever debut of a coffee sample from London Coffee Bag (£5.99 for a pack of 10) and the Maza Chocolate 100% Noir.
Pink Parcel boxes without fail are always well-curated and the products actually feel like treats which in turn is perfect for the purpose intended. Line up wise this month’s edit wasn’t as jam packed as usual (or is that just all in my head!) but it was well-rounded with a good variety on both the beauty and lifestyle front to satisfy the cravings of all subscribers. There was a couple of items I wasn’t a fan of but my favourite discovery this month has got to be the Boozi Body Care Shower Gel, it smells so good that you’ll want to drink it plus it also enlightens the mood and will not fail to transport you to a far, far away tropical paradise – did I mention there’s also a 15% off voucher from Boozi Body care inside the box too! While I love tea it was nice to see a coffee sample this month to mix things up a little so I hope we get to sample some more in the near future. All in all, I really can’t knock how incredibly good value for money Pink Parcel is, it’s the perfect way to try a range of beauty and lifestyle products without breaking the bank as well as being such a fantastic resource to ensure you’re fully stocked from the first day to the very last.
If you haven’t got on the Pink Parcel train yet then it’s definitely a subscription I highly recommend and the thrill of the surprise will not fail to make you look forward to that time of the month!
Get your first Pink Parcel box for only £6.99 plus free P&P via www.pinkparcel.co.uk