Yes, I did say the word Period, out loud. It’s funny how even in the 21st century we still talk about periods in hush tones. We chat to our friends opening about our latest period though “It’s a horrid one this month” “I can’t leave the house my face looks like I’ve pebble-dashed it”

But I still think a lot of us feel slightly embarrassed about asking for femcare products at the chemists? How strange is that? I remember actually hiding my tampons under a punnet of grapes in my local supermarket as I didn’t want them to be in full show?

Our Monthly Visits

I truly believe by talking more openly and honestly about these monthly visits we can help the next generation of girls, of which my little one is a part of, to understand that there shouldn’t be a stigma attached to periods and our femcare products should be placed on top of our shopping trolleys not hidden underneath them.

 

My Period

I was someone who suffered from their periods, heavy and uncomfortable from the age of 16. These monthly visits were a pain, literally. They are probably one of the most annoying, frustrating parts of being a woman – I could quite easily do without them, couldn’t you? Actually, I loved being pregnant and not having a period for 9 months, the relief was wonderful albeit temporary.

Pink Parcel

I was delighted therefore to be approached by Pink Parcel  to review their monthly period subscription boxes. To be honest, I had no idea that Pink Parcel existed, I wish I had. How many times have you been caught short on a period? Running to your supply draw only to find you have one pad left? Why does that always happen?

And you absolutely, categorically do not wear white around your period, it’s just not worth it, is it?

How amazing would it be to know that each month you didn’t have to worry about running out of your favourite brand of pads, or being caught short?

So who is Pink Parcel? They are the UKS No 1-period subscription box. They offer all the femcare products you need, plus with some gorgeous beauty products, delivered to your door at a time that suits you and your period.

They use only the top femcare brands you can trust including Bodyform  alwaysTampax  Lil-Lets,

Their Mission Statement

“It’s Our Mission To End Period Poverty and Break Down Taboos”

Pink Parcel combines convenience with beauty products. Delivering over £40 worth of beauty products plus your chosen tampons or pads to see you through the month.

Convenient and flexible, select a delivery date that suits you, and don’t worry you can cancel at any time

You can choose between three subscriptions packages. The Needs, The Wants and All Of It. They range from £5 to £11 plus postage. I opted for All Of It. Why wouldn’t you?

 

The Needs

From £5 per month, you can personalize your parcel. You get to choose the Femcare type, size of the pad. You then choose a date that suits your period. You have three options to choose from in this box, a one-off box, 3 monthly or 6th monthly.

Your pads come in gorgeous pink and grey boxes plus the very pretty “For Now” purse.

 

The Wants

These goodies have been designed with periods in mind, everything that you need when your monthly visit arrives. From £8 per month. The Wants include 7 beauty surprises which could include hair products, Beauty items, artisan chocolate or tea. Again you can choose a one-off box, or a 3 or 6-month subscription.

Some Of Julys products include:

Style London Banana Setting Powder RRP £14.99

Whoo Hoo Cranberry Intimate Wipes RRP £2.25

Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Mask RRP £14.90

Mood Mask The Good Fight RRP £5.00

 

All Of It

From £11 per month. This box includes The Needs, Plus The Wants. You get to choose the femcare product plus your beauty box. You can get a sneak peek into what’s contained in the beauty surprise box when you subscribe.

Super Convenient

I have to say I’m impressed with this subscription box. Not only is it super convenient. But is affordable too. When you consider most box beauty boxes start from £10 per month, you get an idea of what great value this box is.

The contents have been well thought out. Masks for the skin, to ease breakouts. Tea to help soothe the body, intimate wipes and a sweet treat (because when its that time of the month you need something sweet)

I think Pink Parcel is definitely a subscription box for any woman. I will be definitely be signing my little one up to it when the time comes and I can’t wait to receive my next one. If you are interested in subscribing to Pink Parcel use the code PPNiki at the checkout to receive a fab discount.

 

Niki X

 

 

 

About Niki Wibrow

Niki is a health, lifestyle and fitness coach. She is the creator of the award-winning https://www.404040plan.co.uk  which specializes in helping ladies over 40 look and feel great through innovative and personalized exercise plans. Niki is a regular contributor to many TV and Radio shows and has worked with major brands such as Netflix and Matalan launching unique workout programs. Her celebrity workout DVD’s have sold in excess of 500,000 copies.

For more weight loss, health and workout tips, you can follow Niki here.

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*This post contains a gift from Pink Parcel. This is not a sponsored post. This is my honest review of the product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    6 replies to "Removing The Stigma – Lets Talk Periods"

    • Juliet McGrattan

      I’ve just started talking to my daughter about periods. It was hard not to paint them in a negative light because they really are a bit of a pain and as she spends her life in dance leotards they are potentially a huge nuisance! I hadn’t thought about a box like this but that might provide something to look forward to each month. And also handy as we live a long way from the shops and are bound to run out of pads or tampons of the toilet roll situation is anything to go by! Thanks Niki

      • Niki Wibrow

        Thank you for reaching our Juliet. Oh gosh, I completely emphasize. I use to dance a lot in my youth so I know exactly how challenging that is for your daughter. I really never knew there was such a box available, I wish it had been around years ago. It would have made life so much easier? And yes, how lovely to receive some beauty treats in there too. It’s beautifully packaged and saves so much time and energy. If you do wish to sign up please do use the code provided, it will give you a fab discount. Thanks again for connecting

    • Lucy

      I’ve struggled with my period since my teens. This is such a good idea! I wish they did something for incontinence because I get soooo embarrassed buying my granny pants for winter time 😂

      • Niki Wibrow

        Hi Lucy. Oh gosh, me too. It’s such a great idea, isn’t it? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been caught short. Yes, that’s a great idea. We need a similar box for women over a certain age – incontinence pants, a bottle of gin, some chocolate and maybe some yoga pants?

    • Honest Mum

      Pink Parcel are brilliant and as Juliet mentioned, a great way to support the conversation around periods while offering something to look forward to with pads and self-care items. I’ve been discussing periods with my boys for a long time now and am happy Sex Ed in schools will be covering them too. Vital they are normalised and boys and girls are empowered with information about them. Super post and review x

      • Niki Wibrow

        Thank you Vicki. To be honest I didn’t even know Pink Parcel existed. Its such a fab idea too. So many of us get caught short during our periods, super convenient to have a nominated day when you can receive your femcare products plus a little beauty bonus too. How wonderful that you are speaking to your boys about this important subject so early in their lives XXX

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