Pink parcel are a period organisation that help to remove the stigma surrounding ‘that time of the month’… after all 50% of the population have a period so why is there still a taboo surrounding it? The lovely team work to help people both overseas and in the UK (yes British period poverty is still a thing) by providing unwanted period essentials using their returns programme. They do a lot to help others and I love the ethics of their business, it is right up my street so I am very excited to share this post.
They also launched a subscription box service in 2014, which is designed to help women have something to look forward to each month. The box offers period essentials (such as pads and tampons) alongside some other gifts as a pick me up. It is a much needed treat when you are not feeling your best at that time of the month! A few weeks ago the lovely team at Pink Parcel contacted me and asked if I wanted to review one of their boxes, and of course I said yes. I love the idea of their service and it is a topic that is close to my heart so I was very excited when this package landed on my doorstep for me to trial.
This particular months box is called ‘The Eve Edit’ because it is in collaboration with The Eve Appeal. They are a charity partnership that work to help woman become more informed about they gynaecological health, and the 5 gynaecological cancers in particular. I am not going into depth because this is not what this post is about, but I can speak from personal experience when I say that gynaecological health is so so important, and I wish I had known a lot more about female health and options available to me (contraception etc) than what I did! I believe that all women should be taught more about their sexual and gynaecological health and this is where the eve appeal are perfect as they are striving to achieve that.
So enough of the serious stuff and now back to the box. I really liked that the box fits through 94% of letterboxes so that you don’t have to be in when it is delivered, which I think is a really useful thing to consider when they were designing the box. The actual box is a light grey tone and when you open it, it is a really pale pink. I love the colour combination and it works really well with the image of the brand. When you open the box there were some leaflets in the top sharing information about the particular box and also some more information about the brand, which is really useful.
Half of the box is filled with period essentials, which I really like. When you are feeling under the weather I think that having pads/tampons delivered to your door is really useful so you don’t have to go to the shop. I also really like the little drawstring bag that it is delivered in as it is the perfect size for your handbag and I know that I will definitely be using it to store my essentials in my bag.
In the other half of the box there are little beauty and skincare treats that are perfect to give you a pick me up when you are feeling a bit meh and generally not in your best state! Here is a list of what I received in my box this month:
Pixi eye pen from @pixibeauty
Skin chemists rose quartz lip plump from @skinchemists
Percy and reed dry shampoo from @percyandreed
Beauty pro sheet mask from @beautyproglobal
Anatomicals eye gel from @anatomicalsuk
Seed and bean sea salt and lime chocolate from @seedandbeanchocolates
Drink me chai free from chai latte from @drinkmechai
I am taking most of the products to university with me to properly try but my favourites so far are the Pixi eye pen (I wore it on a night out the other day and it lasted me the whole night) and the lip plump which I also used on the same night out. If I have anymore favourites I will be sure to let you know, I definitely think that I am going to love the dry shampoo over freshers week!
Overall I absolutely loved the box and I think that the idea is genius, I will definitely be purchasing the box again because I think it is such a good pick me up when you are feeling unwell and hormonal… something to look forward to! The contents of the box have the value of £45 but it costs £11 each month to subscribe. Plus if you use TORI20 at the checkout it gives you 20% off so it is even cheaper, plus it really helps me out too. You can’t go wrong! Many thanks to the team at Pink Parcel for sending me this box over, I really appreciate it as always.
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