Pink Parcel – September Unboxing

Last month I blogged about my first Pink Parcel, a relatively new subscription service which aims to make that time of the month a little bit more bearable by delivering, direct to your door, not only essential sanitary products but also a bundle of additional treats!

I was so pleased with the box that I decided to keep my subscription rolling, this month paying the full price of £9.95 rather than the introductory price they generously charge for the very first box.

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Again there are the usual sanitary products that are catered to your individual requirements; giving you the choice of brand and absorbancy. However I’m sure I don’t need to bore you by going into much more details, only that the supply of 25 tampons I received in my previous box was plenty to last the whole of my period (although Pink Parcel can give you more if required). A handful of tampons comes handily packed in a cotton bag too, perfect for popping into your handbag – genius!

Next, and more excitingly, we have a selection of beauty treats, which are the same across all the boxes so no arguing that someone has got a better box. These are no less impressive than August’s products; in fact I’d probably stick my neck out and say I prefer this months! So what do we get?

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Witch Anti-Blemish Redness Relief Moisturiser (30ml, £6.99) – This cream is green in colour which is said to counteract redness. Although I get the odd spot it is my husband who suffers more and his complexion often tends to look red and irritated, so I will grudgingly pass this onto him as I think it will be more of benefit.

Garnier 5 Sec Perfect Blur Primer (30ml, £12.99) – I’ve recently become a big fan of Garnier’s skin care and love their BB Cream so I can’t wait to try this primer out. After years not bothering with one I’ve finally been converted to the benefits of using a primer so I’ll be interested to see how this compares to my higher end Laura Mercier or MAC ones!

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Maximum Volume Mascara (10.25ml, £21) – I wear mascara daily, even if I’m pushed for time, so i’m very happy to try a decent one from Elizabeth Arden. To be fair other than their 8 Hour Cream I’ve never really warmed to this brand as it always feels like they’re aimed at slightly older ladies and are not as exciting or cutting edge as some of their competitors.  That said I know they have a long history and are well respected so maybe it’s time to look beyond first impressions. This seems the ideal opportunity to start.

To conclude we have our yummy treats:

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Doisy & Dam Maca, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs Organic 74% Dark Chocolate (40g, £2) – This is a very generously sized mini bar of Doisy & Dam’s delicious dark chocolate. I like dark chocolate but the addition of Vanilla and crunchy Cocoa Nibs makes this even more of a winner! I hold my hands up and say I eat these bars in secret because sometimes busy mums need a minute of uninterrupted pleasure!

Teapigs Tummy Tonic Peppermint Tea Bag (RRP x 2, £1.30) – I got this flavour last month which is ok as peppermint tea is perfect for around the time of your period when bloating and discomfort can be an issue. Nevertheless I sort of home that next month I may get a different blend as teabags are selected randomly.

Cafe Rouge Voucher – This voucher entitles you to one free glass of house bubbly when buying a main meal at Cafe Rouge. I like Cafe Rouge so this will hopefully get used as long as I remember to redeem it before it expires!

Once again this is a fabulous box and even at full price is pretty bargainous. Plus the addition of the necessary sanitary products makes me feel a little less guilty when another subscription box lands on my doorstep! If you’re interested in treating yourself to a Pink Parcel you can find out more here.

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