Pink Parcel take the idea of the traditional monthly subscription beauty box and add something new to it. The idea is that you can time your delivery to arrive a few days before your period is due, perfect to give you a lift at that grumpy time of the month. Not only does it include beauty products, lifestyle products and treat items, but also your feminine hygiene products for the month.
When you subscribe you input your cycle details (Don’t worry, they can be easily updated at anytime if you are not sure) and choose from your favourite brand and type of sanitary protection, then sit back and wait for the parcel to arrive at just the time you need it.
They have also recently launched a Teen Parcel, same theory but with products and treats aimed at the 11-17 age range. We were offered one of each for myself and my daughter to try. Let’s start with mine…
The box contained a pouch marked ‘for now’ containing tampons to pop in your bag, two boxes containing tampons for later and a plethora of other treats. There was a Pukka tea bag, a bar of Montezuma chocolate and a box of Peppersmith mints – all to provide a sweet treat to combat those hormones.
There was also a L’Oreal Intenza super liner gel – perfect for me as black eyeliner is the one make-up product I am never seen without. A W7 Camouflage Kit Cream Pallette – which my teenager has absconded with for her own personal use. And finally a St Tropez Instant Glow Face Lotion – ideal for adding a little colour to washed out winter faces.
The box was beautifully presented, and had my Daughter (who is the beauty product fan of the two of us) oohing and aahing over the contents. She of course also had her own box to open, and here is what was contained in the teen parcel…
Again there was a pretty pouch and boxes containing your sanitary protection (don’t forget you can request towels instead of tampons when subscribing). There was a Pukka tea bag – chocolate this time – and a little bag of Haribo. Nestled in the For You box was a sweet little charm bracelet, a Binky Nail Polish and a selection of Clean and Clear products, perfect for combatting those teenage break outs.
I think the products in this parcel are probably best suited for slightly younger teens than mine – she is 18 and while she did like her box and thought the products were chosen well, she preferred mine (and has thus kept all the products from mine for herself!). I think a subscription to these would be a perfect gift for a teen who has just started her periods – something to celebrate entering womanhood and allowing a way of making sure they have the products they need to hand when required. I know my teen found it embarrassing going into shops and purchasing towels for the first couple of years after starting menstruating, and this gets round that nicely!
I thought these boxes were fab and offer value for money at £5.95 for your introductory box and £9.99 thereafter – including postage. I like the idea of getting something pretty in the post each month, and my only slight query is to how it would work if like me you are a little more irregular – my cycle now I am in my forties has lost a bit of the timed certainty it used to have – sometimes being 3 weeks, sometimes 4 – so it would be hard for me to predict when I would need it to arrive from one month to the next! But that aside I think it is a great idea and would definitely give me a lift on a grumpy day,
Love Miss Cisco XXX