Summer beauty boxes can be a bit of a let down as they tend to be filled with self-tan products and body lotions, so I was pleasantly surprised with this month’s Pink Parcel. If you’ve not heard of Pink Parcel it’s a monthly subscription box that contains a monthly supply of femcare items, plus lifestyle, beauty, and sweet treats for £12.99 including postage. There are options to prepay for 3, 6, or 12 months for added savings, but with the monthly option you can suspend or cancel whenever you wish, and can choose the date you wish to receive your box offering you great flexibility.
Rating and verdict
This month offers excellent value with a great variety of products:
- Spacemask Self-Heating Mask ~ Single mask @£3.50
- Laritzy Dew Pot in Halo ~ Full size @£20
- English Laundry No7 For her Purse Spray ~ 10 ml @£12
- Lyons No 3 Coffee Bag
- Candy Kittens sweets ~ Full size @£1.00
- Oryza Dewy Glow Skin Beauty Balm ~ Full size 25 ml @£11.95
- Sebamed Clearface Mattifying Cream ~ 10 ml @ £1.15 approximately
Total value £49.70 approximately plus femcare products.
I have to say, this is one of the better boxes I have seen from Pink Parcel where I can use all the items. Although I don’t have oily or acne prone skin, the moisturizer is a handy travel size and is useful during the hot and humid temperatures. The Candy Kittens are vegetarian, and so I will keep those for when I am out and about and need a quick sugar fix, and the purse spray from English Laundry is a subtle scent and also great for traveling.
The Laritzy dew pot is a lovely shade and is great for a bit if shimmer, and the Halo shade I got is perfect for me as I love bronze and copper shades. Spacemasks are a useful treatment when your eyes are tired, and having a spare eye mask is never a bad thing. The Oryza Dewy Glow Skin Beauty Balm I’m not so keen on as it’s quite oily and also has a thin texture. It’s useful if you want a glow on your cheeks and lips, but it felt a little too greasy for me. Finally, I’m so happy to have a coffee bag as I don’t drink tea, and I will take it with me when I am away hiking in the mountains.
Recently Pink Parcel have announced a collaboration with Cosmopolitan magazine, whereby they will offer a monthly box for £19.99. What’s the difference between the regular Pink Parcel and the Cosmo version? According to the website and from answers from their social media pages, it appears the Cosmo version will have beauty items chosen by the Cosmo team, and will contains higher end brands. I’m not sure what they mean by that because high end to me are premium brands such as Gucci, Guerlain, YSL, and Dior. Does that mean regular Pink Parcel contents will be mid or lower end brands? Regardless, the August Pink Parcel is an excellent buy and you can subscribe here until the end of the month or while stocks last.