Pink Parcel Subscription Box [ Reviewed ]

I came across Pink Parcel a few months ago and decided to give the first box a try out of curiosity. Today I wanted to share the goodies I received. I’ve not been paid to write about this, it’s just a box I hadn’t come across before & enjoyed the treats it came with so I thought others may like to check it out, too.

What Is Pink Parcel?

Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box for women. It fits a narrower niche than some as it’s designed to provide you with your ‘monthly essentials’ for your period that month, plus some little beauty, skincare and lifestyle treats. Okay, so I’m not keen on the name “Pink Parcel” (at all) though it does have a ring to it, and I wasn’t initially too fussed by the period products, though when they arrived it actually seemed very neat and quite a convenient idea. Combining something useful with lots of enjoyable things and new products to try out is what tempted me in this one.

It costs £12.99  per month if buying on a month-by-month basis and the delivery is free.  There’s no contract so you’re not committed to anything and can cancel at any time. You can also renew your subscription at any time it suits you via your online account. You can save money by subscribing for a few months at a time with a one-off payment :

3 Months – £35.97  /  6 Months – £64.95 (1 month free and includes ‘VIP Extras’)  /  12 Months – £129 (2 months free, includes ‘VIP Extras’ and a ‘birthday treat’)

I would recommend trying a one month box first to see what it’s like (but remember to cancel, easy enough to do via your PinkParcel account, if you don’t want another). You can save money on the first box by using my link to get it for only £9.99.

As taken from the website, Pink Parcel contains “over £40 of femcare and beauty products” in each box, and can include the likes of :

  • Luxe curations of cult beauty brands
  • Herbal tea
  • Artisan chocolate
  • Seasonal surprises
  • Pads, tampons or a mix of both

Period products are selected from some of the leading brands, such as Always, Tampax, Kotex, Lil-lets and Bodyform.

Ella, Grazia and Sunday Times Style have all positively quoted Pink Parcel, and my experience has similarly been a positive one.

My Experience

I had ample pads from Always as specified with wings, so enough for the month with ease for day and night, neatly packed in separate boxes. Then comes the treats.

I received :

Lyons No.3 Coffee sachet (gave this to my mum as I hate the taste of coffee and she thought it was fab)

Spacemasks face mask (not tried this yet but it’s one of those cult products of late so I’m looking forward to it)

Candy Kittens (Eton Mess) Gourmet Sweets

English Laundry No.7

SebaMed Clear Face Mattifying Cream (for impure & acne-prone skin, really liked this one)

Oryza Beauty Dewy Glow Balm (for skin, lips & nails)

Laritzy Cosmetics Dew Pot (Wonder)

Pros :

  • Convenient, straightforward website and easy to sign up
  • You choose your preferences, allowing you to select the type of period products you want (ie. pads or tampons and the type)
  • Great communication via email to confirm your purchase, explain how things work, and to update you on delivery
  • Efficient, friendly and helpful support from the Pink Parcel team, such as via their Facebook page, which is where I contacted them
  • Lovely selection of goodies, including some very fancy products I would never have otherwise considered or bought for myself, so I’d say this made it very good value for money
  • You can cancel freely at any time, and pick the subscription back up any time also (useful for those perhaps with irregular periods who don’t need the given number of supplies each month)
  • Beautifully packaged and it really felt like a little gift to myself to receive it

Cons :

  • Less ability to define preferences where the skincare, beauty and lifestyle picks are concerned
  • I don’t like the name “Pink parcel” and I know many will be thinking it’s sexist and such, too, but that’s a smaller aspect with positives that outweigh it in my opinion
  • You’re not going to want or like everything, but that’s par for the course with such subscription boxes

Want to give it a try? Use this link to get your first box for £9.99. If you’re unable to use this, drop me an email and I’ll try to email you separate code from their refer-a-friend scheme if possible.

Have you heard of the Pink Box subscription before, or perhaps tried it for yourself? It’s an interesting one, but obviously a little restrictive in terms of who’d benefit from the main items in the selection, but I do think it’s probably worth it just for the extra goodies alone. I’m really pleased with the new brands & products I’ve been able to try as a result of the box, which I wouldn’t have bought or even come across otherwise. Personally, I’m glad I tried it and I’d be happy to treat myself to another in future.

Caz  

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11 Comments

  1. October 10, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    For me this would be wasteful as I wouldn’t like most of the stuff in the box. Not my cup of tea.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  2. October 10, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I get this box too. At first I was a bit worried that there wouldn’t be enough sanitary products in it and that I’d have to top them up, but they are quite generous. I don’t use all of the treats, but they are a great way to try new brands, and I can usually find homes for things that I won’t use (my Mum has had a few bits from my Pink Parcel too!) Glad you enjoyed your box X

  3. October 10, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I haven’t heard of it.
    I don’t think I’d object to getting treats in the mail that time of the month, but then I guess I’d put my husband out of business? Isn’t that what he’s for?

    • October 16, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Hahah love it – no, you don’t want to put hubby out of business! 😉

  4. October 10, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    I’m too old to need those monthly essentials, but this sounds like a great little box of goodies Caz! I love it that you share all these great finds. I always look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with. 😊 Thanks for giving us a great review of your goodies!

  5. October 10, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I’ve never come across this before! I think it’s a fab idea, I might give it a try one month when I feel like treating myself. 🙂 xxx

  6. October 11, 2018 / 12:28 am

    Caz, I’m no longer in need of sanitary products (one great benefit of age) but, I think the occasional treat through the mail is so pleasant… and, this particular bunch of goodies for women at that time of the month could be uplifting and supporting!
    Now I just treat myself ‘because’….. 😉 😉
    xoxoxo

  7. October 11, 2018 / 9:44 am

    I think with subscription boxes like you say there’ll always be some products you don’t use but you could gift them to other people like you do with your mum. I think the treats sound lovely (except the coffee as I too don’;t like it). Would love to know how you get on with the face mask.

  8. October 15, 2018 / 2:57 am

    I’ve heard of this subscription box but didn’t give it much thought. To me, I guess I don’t think of these products as the kind I’d want to try different brands of. Maybe that’s just me though but you never know if you’d like something else if you don’t try it.

  9. October 15, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I’ve considered getting this before but have been unsure on whether I’d be getting value for money. I’ll rethink it again.

    • October 16, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      I did the first one because of the initial discount code, and wanting to try it out seemed less of a risk then (especially as it’s v.easy to cancel too!) I think the period stuff is good to have to stash away if you need it, but it wasn’t my primary reason for getting it. The goodies, in my opinion from what I got in my box, made it value for money, so I was (admittedly rather surprisingly) pleased with it! Hope you enjoy if you do decide on trying one out 🙂

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