Pink Parcel Review – October 2017

*Pink Parcel – October 2017
Price of the Box per month: £12.99 including free postage

I’m so late to the Pink Parcel party this month but for October not only have they dedicated the theme to breast cancer awareness month but it’s a mainly make-up line-up which most certainly makes a nice change from the skin care. In addition to the beauty and lifestyle treats they’ve also got you covered with those sanitary essentials from day one right through to the very last day and without fail I always have some left over! So this month contains mostly full sizes which makes it such a good value package but it’s not a personal favourite of mine if I’m honest, mainly due to the fact there’s a couple of products I’ve already received previously via other boxes plus some of the shades picked out are a little too bright for this time of year. In other news, Pink Parcel have increased their subscription price to £12.99 for new subscribers however those with a rolling subscription will continue to be charged £10.50. 

If you’re new to Pink Parcel it’s 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:

If you love cute packaging you’re in for a real treat this month as the Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait (Full size RRP £15.00) is just so adorable and comes in various designs and shades! I’ve tried many of these lipsticks thanks to the So Susan Lip Love Bag and the formula sweeps on smoothly, is fairly pigmented and does a great job keeping your lips hydrated but I’m just not feeling the coral shade – it’s very summery for this time of year! 

This month also sees another make-up brush on board from Blank Canvas, which doesn’t bother in the slightest as you can never have enough but it’s something I already own! The Quick Brush (Full Size RRP £14.81) is a short-handled multi-purpose brush that’s perfect for foundation, bronzer or setting powder. The brush is vegan friendly and is made from soft, anti-bacterial, synthetic fibres and has a striking hot pink handle. 

Up next and sticking to make-up we have the Cougar Mineral Eyeshadow (sample size 1g) which again comes in different shades. I’m not entirely sure what shade I received as it’s not labelled but it definitely leans towards a brown shade. I’m not particularly a fan of loose eyeshadows as I find them too messy but the formula is completely free from harmful chemicals, preservatives and  fillers such as talc; Bismuth, and sensitisers such as perfume or dye and nano-particle minerals.

The last of the make-up treats comes from MUA and it’s their Whipped Velvet Blush (full size 4g £3.00) from their luxe collection in the shade Hedonic which is a very pretty pop of pink! Although Hedonic looks scarily bright it’s actually quite subtle once applied and the colour can be built up quite easily if required. The texture feels a bit odd as with all cream to powder formulas and apart from the longevity which didn’t last that well on my oily skin, it was nice to try out one of their blushers as I’ve not tried much from MUA. 

The last product inside the box is the Urban Veda Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish (Sample size 20ml, type of product may vary), a formula that gently buffs away dead skin cells and supports healthy skin cell renewal to reveal fresher-looking skin. Enriched with calming sandalwood, this gentle facial scrub exfoliates delicate skin with natural mildly abrasive exfoliants of pumice stone and crushed walnut shell powder and also contains healing and detoxifying geranium, hydration-preserving palmarosa and harmonising ylang ylang. 

3. Tea and Sweet Treats – 2 items

As well as the beauty and lifestyle line up you can also expect to see a sample of tea 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 can expect to see the Raw Halo Mylk + Pink Himalayan Salt Chocolate Bar (35g RRP £2.79) and a sample of T+ Boast Tea which is an energising blend of green tea, raspberry and pomegranate. 

My Verdict

Unfortunately I just wasn’t feeling this month’s curation (something which doesn’t happen often!) mainly due to couple of repeats from other boxes and some of the make-up shades just didn’t sit well in terms of the current season but nonetheless there’s a few items I’ll most certainly be able to make use out of and as usual they’ve ensured I’m pretty stocked up on the sanitary items front plus I love that they’ve incorporated a lot of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month and also included a little information card outlining the signs and symptoms to look out for. Although this month’s wasn’t a personal favourite of mine, November certainly looks more promising for me and if you fancy a little peek here’s a spoiler:

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!

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