Monday, 28 March 2016

What's Inside...Pink Parcel March 2016?

I'm excited to bring you this post today; I've recently renewed my Pink Parcel subscription after a three month break and this is my first box since re-joining.

I had a short break from PP as I had built up quite a stock of products so decided to use them up before continuing my subscription.

There are some really great items in the March box, here are my thoughts on the things I received.


If you're not sure how Pink Parcel works, have a look at my introductory post here.

The box is designed to provide you with all the things you need to get you through your period. You pick which type of sanitary item you want (pads or tampons), and you can also pick your preferred brand; PP partner with a number of big brands including Tampax and Lil-lets.

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In each box, you get your necessary sanitary items, a small number of sanitary towels, and a feminine hygiene product, usually from the brand Sass. These are your essentials. You also then get lots of lovely treats, including a teabag and some chocolate and/or sweets, and a selection of makeup, skincare, body care and even bits and bobs like candles and wax melts.


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Ok so let's have a look at what I got in March's box.


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Essentials

This may be TMI so I won't spend too long on this section. I choose tampons and I get the Tampax regular. My Sass product this month was the Intimate Purfying Cleanser, which I was happy with as I've now had about four bottles of the stuff (some PP, some Glossybox) and I do get my use out of it. I'll talk more about this product in my upcoming March Empties post, so keep an eye out for that if you're interested to know more.


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Chocolate: Sweet Virtues Baobab & Vanilla Balance Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate that's good for you? Yes please! These truffles contain more than five superfoods and are rich in vitamins. They were also yummy! I got two in my box so I had one and gave the hubby the other. They're really rich and indulgent so you actually don't need a lot of them.


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They can be picked up from Sweet Virtues' website, £7.50 for three packets.

Pink Parcel by Teafields Ginger and Pineapple Green Tea

I haven't tried this tea yet so can't comment; I am not a huge lover of flavoured teas but I will give it a go. PP have teamed up with British boutique brand Teafields to bring us this offering.


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Papayagold Paw Paw Moisturising Balm

This balm can be used for all sorts of dry skin complaints, e.g. chapped lips, dry patches, and even cuts and grazes. I guess it's a bit like a more affordable, everyday 8-Hour Cream. I know I'll get good usage out of this so I'm pleased to see it in the box.


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It's stocked in Boots and costs £5.99.

Pink Parcel "Hello Gorgeous" Pouch

PP have started including 'own brand' products in the boxes and this one is a cutie. It's a little pouch that can be used for makeup, beauty products or even your chosen sanitary items.


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I'm not sure what I'll use it for yet but I am sure it'll come in handy. It can be purchased from PP's site for £3.99

Montagne Jeunesse Cucumber Peel-off Face Mask

I love Montagne Jeunesse masks, I often pick them up from Superdrug or Boots when I need a little skincare treat. I haven't tried this particular one as I tend to go for more moisturising options, so I'm looking forward to giving it a go. I quite like peel-off masks as they are quite fuss-free.


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These masks are amazing value at just £1.00 in Boots.

Mylee Crystal Nail File

I love a good crystal nail file, so this will come in really handy. I can't say much else about this as it is...just a really good nail file!

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It costs £4.99 from Just Beauty.

Native Unearthed Natural Deodorant

This one's interesting; it's a solid stick deodorant. The instructions advise to wet the stick then apply to the under arms. I use a cream stick deodorant normally anyway, so this isn't too far removed from that concept. The product is 100% vegan, full of natural minerals, eco-friendly, cruelty-free and allergy-free. It ticks lots of boxes so I'm looking forward to trying it out.


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The full size (this one's travel size) costs £5.39 from Native Unearthed's website.

Simple Candle Co. Wax Melt: Lotus Flower and Orchid

This little treat is lovely! Our house only has one room downstairs, which is a kitchen/dining/living room combined, so I have a slight obsession with scented candles to rid the room of cooking smells. I like to use a wax burner, so this little tart melt was the perfect choice for me.

I'm actually burning it as I type and it is lush. It smells very fresh and clean, quite floral but not overpowering.


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A little tip I picked up (I have no idea where from though!) was to cut wax tarts either in half or in quarters to get a bit more use out of them. It works really well. I found that the melts didn't last all that long if I used the whole thing at once, but by doing it in smaller bits I do seem to get more out of them.


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So there we have this month's box. I was quite happy with all of the contents of this one. There are some things I probably would never have bought so that's great, that's one of the main reasons I signed up to subscription boxes in the first place.

Let me know about your favourite subscriptions and your favourite products received in them.

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