Saturday, 3 January 2015

Pink Parcel

When I was asked if I would like to review the Pink Parcel and Teen Parcel, I jumped at the chance.  Both items are subscription boxes that are specifically designed for woman and teens during their monthly cycle. The idea being that your box arrives before your period is due and inside it will be tampons and sanitary towels that are obviously essential items and as an added extra there are some products which aim to put a smile on your face, almost like a hug in a box.

With Pink Parcel you subscribe at £5.95 for your first box and then subsequent boxes are £9.99 which includes delivery.  Once signed up you firstly pick the products you want, either tampons or sanitary towels and then which brand and absorbency you need and there is quite a selection to choose from.  Once that has been decided, you type in the date your period is due each month and then how long it lasts.  Once that is all done your box will arrive 3-5 days before the start of your period which means you have your products in plenty of time.




Once it does arrive, the box is really discreetly packaged and the Postie will have no idea what it is and it fits perfectly through my letterbox.  Once inside the box you will find three smaller boxes which are categorised asfor now, for later and for you.
  • For now is a small drawstring bag which contains some hygiene products, in my case tampons. You can use this to put in your handbag and carry around the products discretely. I have the bag already in my handbag and because of its size, it is really handy for putting into one of the inner pockets that usually just has a spare lip balm or perfume sample in it. 


  • For later contains more sanitary products. I received 25 tampons which is more than enough. If you need more tampons/ towels you can email pink parcel and they will send out extra for you next month.


  • For you contains some really thoughtful items and I was really chuffed with the contents of mine:




As you can see from the photo there is quite a variety of products to be had - Tea Pigs chocolate flake tea, two pairs of false eyelashes, Doisy and Dam Goji and Orange organis dark chocolate bar, Gluco Tabs in Juicy Raspberry flavour and then two beauty products which are - 30ml Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream and a 15ml tube of ROC Multi Correction Anti-ageing cream.

Then we have Teen Parcel which I loved as soon as I opened it and I think it would make a great gift for mother to daughter or even big sister to little sister, I know that for some the whole issue of menstruation is an embarrassing subject so this is perfect.





The Teen Parcel box is lovely and pink in colour and again discreetly packaged so that no one will have a clue what it is. Again as with Pink parcel you  subscribe or subscribe as a gift at £5.95 for your first box and then subsequent boxes are £9.99 and this includes delivery.  Then you pick the products you want and again it is a choice of either tampons or sanitary towels along with which brand and absorbency you think is needed.  What I love is that there is a big selection to choose from and there is something for everyone. Once all your selections have been made, your box will arrive 3-5 days before the start of your period which means you have your products in plenty of time.

Once the box arrives inside are three different stages to the box which again are - For You, For Now and For Later.  
  • For now - Again there is a beautifully designed grey and white spotted pouch which has a few tampons in for now and again the pouch is designed to be kept in your bag.


  • For later - There are two boxes which contains more tampons, or sanitary towels if that was your option, there should be enough to see you through your period for that month, this is calculated based on the dates given during the sign up process.


  • For you - perhaps the most exciting part of the box and the one I couldn't wait to open, this is the content:



Firstly how fabulous are the contents? I was really happy to see that they are perfect for a teen to have and want to use and my friends daughter has already claimed the entire box and it's content because she was so pleased with it.  But as you can see there is

  • Tea Pigs Chocolate Flake Tea Sachet
  • A Mini Packet of Haribo
  • A Binky  London nail polish in shade Blue a Stargazer plus a 10% discount code for a future purchase of products from Binky London
  • Three Clean and Clear products from the advantage range which includes - Spot Control Cleasner in a 125ml tube, Spot Control Moisturiser in a 40ml tube and a 10ml tube of Fast Clearing Spot Treatment
The final item inside a pink drawstring bag is a rope bracelet in pink which has a bow charm on it and is a really nice addition to the box.

Both of these boxes are absolutely fantastic and I just love the concept it is brilliant. I love how refreshing it is not to have to think about your period and that there is a little something too make you smile inside too, of course the content of the 'for you' box changes every month to add a little more excitement to the whole concept. Teen Parcel again is just a lovely concept and one I have enjoyed sharing with both my god daughter and friends little girl, both of whom are a little too embarrassed by their monthly cycles, which is quite sad in many ways, but thankfully, this is discreet enough for them to not to have to feel it is a subject they need to mention too often.


49 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I think this is the most amazing idea I have ever seen!! I am so going to subscribe to this if they deliver to the U.S.

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    1. I don't think they do as yet deliver to the US x

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  2. This is so cute!!!! Love the little pampering products you also get in there!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. I just love the whole concept, so simply, yet so effective x

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  3. wow these are so cure and you got some amazing stuff. Enjoy :)

    The Lipstickholic

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  4. One of those ideas which i think 'why didnt i think of that?!' Such a lovely idea especialy for teens, makes them feel more positive about it!
    Sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. very cute idea! however I find it a bit weird to have something like this delivered at home. I love the care package part of it though!! that I would totally dig!!
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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    1. It is quite well disguised so no one would know what it was x

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  6. What a great idea. Anyone of a young age would be pleased to get one of these boxes. I'm so glad I've passed the time when I need tampons. hehe.

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    1. I think the box is just a brilliant idea x

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  7. This is such a lovely concept, I love the idea of the for you box - perfect at that time of the month! :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is just so good and the 'For You' bits are amazing x

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  8. I like the addition of the pampering products, justifies the cost a bit more x

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  9. I like the idea of this but *without TMI* I am so irregualr I would have boxes all over the show, although I could keep them. I like the idea of having treats sent to me though! I LOVE the teen parcel idea, I am not yet a mum but could imagine this being great for mums to get their daughters.

    Em

    www.emsmixedbag.com

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    1. I feel the same way about the Teen parcel, x

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  10. I'm the odd one out, I find this concept really odd and know I would have hated such a thing when I was a teenager, though times have changed I guess....god I sound so old!!!

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    1. Ha not at all, I would have loved the teen parcel growing up and love the pink parcel now im older x

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  11. These boxes are really lovely, especially for teenagers. Not too sure I'd get one myself, but I can understand why many women would like them.
    x

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    1. I just think the whole concept is brilliant x

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  12. I recently reviewed the Teen Parcel with my daughter and loved it. I think it is fab for girls when they are feeling a bit rubbish. My teen also loves trying new beauty products so its perfect.

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    1. It is such a good idea and I love the bit for you x

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  13. Whattay brilliant yet cute idea! I wish, I could get these in my country. xx

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    1. Thanks hun, I agree and hopefully one day they will be worldwide x

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  14. So cute what a great idea! not seen anything like this before.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  15. I love these they are such a great idea.

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  16. We've reviewed one of the teen parcels boxes too and my 12 year old thought it was hilarious x x

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    1. Aw how cute, at least she didn't find it embarrassing x

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  17. I'm dreading when the time comes for my daughter to need one of these boxes. I may just subscribe and have done with it!

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  18. this is such a cute idea. a box for teens, i wonder if my little sis wants one. she loves surprises XD

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    1. Aw let me know if you do and what she thinks x

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  19. Add a nice film and a choclate and this would lovely!

    Great post lovely xxx

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  20. What a lovely idea - wish these had been around when Abbey was younger

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    1. I wish they had them when I was younger x

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  21. Such a wonderful idea. I'm years off needing for Emmy but will remember

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  22. I think this is a great idea and it's very well priced considering the amount of products you get! BTW really loving the new layout and header :) x

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  23. An interesting idea - I can see the benefit of subscribing for a family member I think.

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  24. Ohhh, that would SO cheer me up every month! I think I might even look forward to mother nature! What a fantastic idea!

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