My First Pink Parcel – Review

When I started blogging, I didn’t want to be a health/beauty/make-up blogger as there’s so many out there and I’m not really that obsessed with make-up and beauty products. But, I’ve recently signed up to Pink Parcel and I was so impressed that I thought I’d do a short review post about it.

I first read about Pink Parcel via an advert on Facebook and, to be honest, I thought the idea was ridiculous – yea, ok I’ll pay you £10 to make “that time of month” a bit better for me when I could just pop to the shop myself and buy a bar of Galaxy for £1. Ha! No thanks!

A couple of weeks later, I saw another advert on Twitter and thought, rather than just dismiss the idea, I’d have a look at the website. The more I read, the more I came round to the idea. The first box you ordered was on offer for £5.95. I probably spend almost that much on essentials each month so thought, if nothing else, I’ll get the products I usually buy on a monthly basis and anything else in the box is a bonus.

I must admit that, by the time the box arrived at my flat I was a little excited. This is what I got in this month’s box (there was also a bar of Divine caramel chocolate but I ate that before I took the photos!!)

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There are loads of options when it comes to the essentials that you want to receive in your box. I went for Tampax Compact Regular and got 20 in the boxes and 5 in the cute little pouch to go into my handbag.

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OPI Nail Lacquer

I’m not a fan of the colour of this nail varnish personally but the product itself is really good (if that makes sense!) The nail varnish went on really easily and had excellent coverage – one coat would definitely be enough but I went for two just to see the difference. It dried quickly and evenly. I’m usually rubbish at putting nail varnish on and end up smudging it because it takes so long to dry but that wasn’t a problem at all with this one. Although I’ve only had it on for a day, there’s no signs of it chipping yet.

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 BubbleT Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea Restoring Fizzing Bath Bombs

I’m definitely going to be trying out some more of these products soon!

This is my favourite thing from this month’s box and I cannot recommend these cute little bath bombs enough! They smell delicious to the point that I’m a little disappointed that theses aren’t edible! The tube recommends using one or two in a bath. I used two – they didn’t change the colour of the water which I love because getting into brightly coloured bath water always makes me feel a little concerned that I might get out of the bath a completely different colour. The lovely fruity smell remained for the whole time I was in the bath and it made my skin feel really soft without being greasy which is a problem I have found with some bath products in the past.

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Papaya Gold Paw Paw Moisturising Balm

I’ve always struggled with dry skin, especially on my hands and, in just a couple of days, this has really helped. It smells good and has definitely helped out with the dry, cracked skin on my hands. Because it’s a balm, you only need a tiny bit so I imagine that this little tube is going to last me a while. The downside to this product is that it feels quite oily and stays on the surface of your skin for a while as it soaks in. I’ve been using it before bed which is fine because I can leave it on my skin until it’s all soaked in but I imagine that if you wanted to use it during the day, it would probably be a little irritating. That said, it’s an excellent moisturiser and something I will keep using.

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TeaPigs Chocolate Flake Tea

I used to work in a Cafe that served TeaPigs tea and I loved it (I’m sure I drank more than I sold!!) The packaging is cute and quirky and the teas are delicious however, I didn’t like this Chocolate Flake one – that’s just a case of personal taste rather than anything to do with the product though.

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Other Products in the Box

There was also a week’s sample of Perfectil but I haven’t used this yet and I’m not sure I will as I’ve never really used beauty supplements before. I also got this cute pack of Bandzee hair ties which I also haven’t got around to opening yet.

As an added bonus there was a £25 discount card for my first order at Gousto which I’d heard about but ruled out as far too expensive to sign up to. I might give it a try now that I have a discount on my first order.

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Although the next boxes will be full price at £9.99 I’ll definitely be keeping my subscription – I’m actually looking forward to next month’s box already!