Four months of no Pink Parcel, have they improved?

Four months of no Pink Parcel, have they improved?

Before we get into the post, this was originally titled ‘A Year of’ but spoiler alert, since there’s been no improvement I’m quitting now.

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So back in January of 2019 I cancelled my Pink Parcel subscription after being with them for two and a half years. I said back then I’d be keeping an eye on them to see if it improved or if I’d just saved myself some money.

February
I feel like I really dodged a bullet here. It was another box full of beauty items. A sheet mask from a company that I’ve repeatedly received from PP, a lipstick, balm, toothpaste and body lotion. No improvement so far.
I also received an email from them asking me to sign back up with the offer of a free mascara. Yes more offers of makeup when that’s the reason I stopped getting the box in the first place. Shockingly I ignored it despite being sent it more than once.

March
Am I turning into Neo? Another bullet dodged here. This was a box of repeats bar the eyeshadow. Every other item has been in other Pink Parcels. The improvement promised in January has still not shown up.
The only thing I might have liked was the repeat of the Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil which retails for £39.90. However, I do have enough facial oil.

April
Another month where the Pink Parcel is a beauty box. Hand sanitiser, face wipes, body scrub, lipstick and a face mask.
I am not a fan of this box either and am wondering if the CEO’s promise of returning PP to its roots and making it unique again was worth the paper it was written on.

May
At this point, I think this parcel isn’t going to improve. I have to say it makes the whole CEO post look like nothing but lies.
This month, there was a sleep mask, face scrub, a face scrubber, hair mask and some protein powder. Nothing makes me want to take my subscription back up with this box.

June
Okay, so I am officially done with hoping this parcel was going to improve. The June box, which has more complaints on their social media than I’ve seen before isn’t inspiring at all. Sebamed mattifying face cream (which we’ve had before), a grey nail polish (why always grey?), more Bandeez, cider vinegar and a lipstick…..

It’s only been four months but I’m giving up right now. That’s it no more wondering if this box will improve. It’s clearly not going to. I’m done.

Goodbye Pink Parcel, it’s been a ride.

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Why I have cancelled my Pink Parcel Subscription after 2 and a half years

Why I have cancelled my Pink Parcel Subscription after 2 and a half years

I’m going to start this by saying I used to love this box. I clearly did as I have been subscribed to it since May of 2016. It used to be a nice surprise every month with varied items such as candles, jewellery and the occasional beauty items in it. This past year has been a decided change with more beauty items being received on a regular basis.

The decision to cancel was confirmed by the absolute mess that was Decembers box and that was reinforced by another poor box in January. Pink Parcel’s communication has been shockingly poor for the past few months. Boxes were apparently delayed due to problems with Royal Mail labels. This was not communicated to customers unless you asked. As a result, my box was 6 days late in December and only shipped when I asked about it. This in itself is bad enough but then to find the contents weren’t what was advertised on the leaflet made it worse.

Again clarity on why the contents are different was not communicated with customers unless they complained. Even then it was because there were ‘issues’. Top that off with two duplicate items, one of which was from this year and another cream highlighter product. As you can imagine, we the customers are not happy. I expect far better from such a well-established subscription box.

The one thing that cemented my decision to cancel is January’s box. I decided to get it as I had a discount but I wish I’d not bothered. This box was one of the worst.

First, it was late. Only a couple of days but it was enough with all the other problems to be one of the final straws.
Again no leaflet. Not a single bit of information with the box, this was in fact emailed to me over 5 days after my box was due to arrive. I’ll admit I didn’t even read it, just deleted. I was so annoyed by it.
The contents felt like they’d been thrown together, which is an impression that was not helped by the lack of information. There were three face masks! THREE! For something that’s not supposed to be a beauty box why would I want three facemasks in a single month? Even in a beauty box unless it was specifically a face mask month I’d be a little put out. To add insult to injury, one of those face masks was a repeat from October last year. I mean really?
The chocolate we received was even a repeat item. I’m generally okay with the two small pieces, after all, they are a portion but it felt like a bit of a smack in the face on this box.
One of the items is my least favourite thing to receive in beauty boxes (which this isn’t even supposed to be) dry shampoo. I’ve never found an expensive one that works with my oily scalp. The other item was an eye cream that I’d had before from other beauty boxes.

All the reasons I left other beauty boxes were represented here. Repeats and multiples of items I don’t use. All in the one box.

So I went and totalled it up.  Of 60 items we received this year (not including the tea and sweets) we only got 5 lifestyle items. Three of those were in the first 2 months as well.

And then when I cancelled I got this via email.

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What is this? I have to say it really annoyed me. I mean I think it was supposed to come across as sorry to see you leave but it came across more as we’re cancelling you. Honestly, they seem to be very tone deaf right now.

So I’ve cancelled. I don’t want another beauty box. That’s specifically why I left Birchbox and Glossybox in favour of this one. Pink Parcel has lost the thing that made it unique. So It’s time we part ways. You were a good box. Maybe one day you will be again.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that there is a post from the CEO on the Pink Parcel website. It’s a great post and I feel it answers why 2018 boxes were so poor in my opinion. I do applaud him for speaking so bluntly about this. There are no excuses, just an explanation and promises of a better tomorrow.
Sadly it comes too late for me. Had I read this a week ago I might not have ended my subscription but now given I can not get it at the rate I had I will pass at least for this year. I will, however, keep an eye on the PP and see if it improves.

 

Pink Parcel Unboxing & Review December 2018 #TreatYourselfEdit

Pink Parcel Unboxing & Review December 2018 #TreatYourselfEdit

This month we do not have a video unboxing as I did not film at all in December due to real life issues. So instead we’re doing a post if you’d like to know what was in the box keep on reading.

What is it?

The Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box designed to make that time of the month a little bit better.

What’s in it?

Every month you’ll receive your choice of pads or tampons from a variety of brands. You’ll always receive night pads because Toxic Shock is a thing.
The exciting bit is the ‘For You’ box. Pink Parcel promises you £40 of treats each month. Every month you’ll get a tea of a different variety to try and a sweet treat. The sweet treat is often chocolate and often vegan too! They’re always yummy (in my opinion) and sometimes are packed with superfoods too.
You’ll then always receive five other health, wellbeing and beauty items. These range from face masks to essential oils to lipsticks.

So What’s The Cost?

This UK based box costs £12.99 including postage. You can get it here from the Pink Parcel Website. This link is a referral link and will get you your first box for £9.99.
There are also subscription plans should you chose to take them up.

Decembers 2018 Box

This month is the Treat Yourself Edit.

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This Month’s Heroes

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Lord & Berry 20100 Maximate Crayon Lipstick in Here & Now.

Apply the creamy, long-lasting formula to create your statement lip for the festive season. Sunset red was a big hit on the AW18 catwalks and the easy-to-wear shade looks gorge on all skin tones. Worth £15 from the Pink Parcel shop.
There are two of these in your box, one for you to give away to someone you love.

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Manna Kadar Glo Illuminator

Add radiance by mixing with foundation on the back on your hand or applying to bare skin after moisturising. The sheer formula works well with most skin tones and adds a natural-looking luminous glow that’s perfect for perking-up dull, lacklustre winter skin. Worth £22 from the Pink Parcel Shop
I have had this before from another box and it’s not the best. It’s also the 4th possibly the 5th cream highlighter/illuminator product from the Pink Parcel this year. Very disappointing.

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OK! Cherry Lip Mask

Remove the hydrogel mask from the tray and apply to clean dry lips. Leave for up to 20 minutes to intensely hydrate and moisturise your pout. This K Beauty creation with wild cherry and violet extracts is perfect for prepping lips before lipstick. Worth £4.50 from the Pink Parcel shop.

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Anatomicals The Leader of the Hair Pack

After shampooing and towel drying your hair, apply the mask liberally from root to tip and then seal the deal by tying your hair up in a bun and covering with a shower cap. Put your feet up while the jojoba oil enriched formula brings life back to dry and damaged locks. Worth £1 from the Pink Parcel Shop.
This is another repeat but this one is from June 2017’s box.

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Balance Me Micellar Water

The first of two items not included on the card. This one was previously sent to us in July of 2018. I actually liked this sample so I’m okay having it again. This is a sample size, the full size is £16.

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Dalmah Natural Infusions, Chocolate, Turmeric, Ginger & Almond Tea

Not much of a tea drinker? Try this blend. With rich flavours of chocolate, almond and a touch of ginger, this is a perfect cuppa for when you’re in the mood for something sweet and comforting but have already overdone it on the office treats. £2.19 for 20 bags from DalmahTea.co.uk

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Candy Kittens

No information on this as it was not included on the card at all. They are Vegan and I know the RRP is £1. I can’t say I enjoyed these. The brand has previously been featured in August 2018.

Overall this box is a huge disappointment, not only are two of the items substituted but there’s no reason why or note to tell you about the replacements. On top of that the For Now bag is another repeat of a couple of months ago and on top of that, it was late by a whole week.

I’ve decided to cancel, which I’ll detail in a later post. However, if you’d still like one this UK based box costs £12.99 including postage. You can get it here from the Pink Parcel Website. This link is a referral link and will get you your first box for £9.99.
There are also subscription plans should you chose to take them up.

Pink Parcel Unboxing September 2018 | #EveEdit

Pink Parcel Unboxing September 2018 | #EveEdit

If you’d like to see what treats I got in this months parcel, check out the video above.

What is it?

The Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box designed to make that time of the month a little bit better.

What’s in it?

Every month you’ll receive your choice of pads or tampons from a variety of brands. You’ll always receive night pads because Toxic Shock is a thing.
The exciting bit is the ‘For You’ box. Pink Parcel promises you £40 of treats each month. Every month you’ll get a tea of a different variety to try and a sweet treat. The sweet treat is often chocolate and often vegan too! They’re always yummy (in my opinion) and sometimes are packed with superfoods too.
You’ll then always receive five other health, wellbeing and beauty items. These range from face masks to essential oils to lipsticks.

So What’s The Cost?

This UK based box costs £12.99 including postage. You can get it here from the Pink Parcel Website. This link is a referral link and will get you your first box for £9.99.
There are also subscription plans should you chose to take them up.

Pink Parcel Unboxing August 2018 | Holiday Essentials Edit

Pink Parcel Unboxing August 2018 | Holiday Essentials Edit

If you’d like to see what treats I got in this months parcel, check out the video above.

What is it?

The Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box designed to make that time of the month a little bit better.

What’s in it?

Every month you’ll receive your choice of pads or tampons from a variety of brands. You’ll always receive night pads because Toxic Shock is a thing.
The exciting bit is the ‘For You’ box. Pink Parcel promises you £40 of treats each month. Every month you’ll get a tea of a different variety to try and a sweet treat. The sweet treat is often chocolate and often vegan too! They’re always yummy (in my opinion) and sometimes are packed with superfoods too.
You’ll then always receive five other health, wellbeing and beauty items. These range from face masks to essential oils to lipsticks.

So What’s The Cost?

This UK based box costs £12.99 including postage. You can get it here from the Pink Parcel Website. This link is a referral link and will get you your first box for £9.99.
There are also subscription plans should you chose to take them up.

Pink Parcel Unboxing July 2018 | The Glow Edit

Pink Parcel Unboxing July 2018 | The Glow Edit

If you’d like to see what treats I got in this months parcel, check out the video above.

What is it?

The Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box designed to make that time of the month a little bit better.

What’s in it?

Every month you’ll receive your choice of pads or tampons from a variety of brands. You’ll always receive night pads because Toxic Shock is a thing.
The exciting bit is the ‘For You’ box. Pink Parcel promises you £40 of treats each month. Every month you’ll get a tea of a different variety to try and a sweet treat. The sweet treat is often chocolate and often vegan too! They’re always yummy (in my opinion) and sometimes are packed with superfoods too.
You’ll then always receive five other health, wellbeing and beauty items. These range from face masks to essential oils to lipsticks.

So What’s The Cost?

This UK based box costs £12.99 including postage. You can get it here from the Pink Parcel Website. This link is a referral link and will get you your first box for £9.99.
There are also subscription plans should you chose to take them up.

Pink Parcel Unboxing June 2018 | #PPProcessions

Pink Parcel Unboxing June 2018 | #PPProcessions

If you’d like to see what treats I got in this months parcel, check out the video above.

What is it?

The Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box designed to make that time of the month a little bit better.

What’s in it?

Every month you’ll receive your choice of pads or tampons from a variety of brands. You’ll always receive night pads because Toxic Shock is a thing.
The exciting bit is the ‘For You’ box. Pink Parcel promises you £40 of treats each month. Every month you’ll get a tea of a different variety to try and a sweet treat. The sweet treat is often chocolate and often vegan too! They’re always yummy (in my opinion) and sometimes are packed with superfoods too.
You’ll then always receive five other health, wellbeing and beauty items. These range from face masks to essential oils to lipsticks.

So What’s The Cost?

This UK based box costs £12.99 including postage. You can get it here from the Pink Parcel Website. This link is a referral link and will get you your first box for £9.99.
There are also subscription plans should you chose to take them up.

Pink Parcel Unboxing May 2016

Pink Parcel Unboxing May 2016

Meet my new subscription box. It’s the Pink Parcel. It’s a subscription box themed around that time of the month for those of us who menstruate. It’s filled with the essential stuff we need and some treats too. So if you need a little pick me up at that time of the month (or you just want the treats) this box might be for you!