Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Pink Parcel - for that time of the month.

I cant help but be amazed at how the world moves on and subjects that were taboo back in my day are now being celebrated with a monthly Pink Parcel. I remember back in the dark ages, way before any of you were even thought about, my mother, as was typical in her day, had explained nothing to me. There was no education in school about your periods, no sex education until fourteen, nobody talked about these things, I was still at primary school and I did not have a clue.

I remember going home to my mother and telling her something strange was happening and that I was bleeding in my pants. Her reply was to wander away, and come back with a circle of elastic with some sort of hooks on and a pack of sanitary towels - and I only know that cos it was written on the pack. It was "here you will need these" and that was it. Not what I did with them, where they went or what they were intended for. The towels had a big loop on either end, did you place them across your mouth and wrap the loops round your ears?

With the help of the pictures on the packet I managed to work out the belt went round your waist and the towels attached to it. There was no explanation from my mother as to the fact it would happen every month for more than forty years. Or that it would stop after a few days. Or that sometimes it would be painful. It was just not talked about, I did not know this happened to my mother every month, well it did up until the point she had a hysterectomy when I was eleven.

Anyway fast forward to the time I had my children, we grew up talking about it with both the boys and the girls. They knew what towels and Tampax looked like because they were kept in the bathroom, and all this was done long before they got to "that age". I swore I was not going to do to my children what my mother did to me. Having said that the 1980's were a different era and things were more openly discussed. Their sex education was a bit more constructive than " don't do handstands in front of the boys"

Fifi knows all about that time of the month as mummy does talk to her about it. She knows there are towels and tampax in the bathroom, she knows what they look and feel like, and she also has a packet of her own in the bedroom. She knows her mum suffers pains and cramps and that she might as well.

But now it has gone one step further, Pink Parcels have a great idea, a Teen Parcel, a parcel sent out once a month with your essentials in as well as a few nice treats.

the contents of our box, contents change every month

So what is Pink Parcel?

Pink Parcel is a subscription service for your monthly cycle. We send you what you need, right when you need it. Plus some lovely treats to brighten up those days of the month.

What does it cost?
Your first Pink Parcel is just £5.95. After that, it’s £9.99 a month. All charges include delivery
What is in my parcel?
 In addition to the tampon supply that you’ve requested, you’ll receive a variety of treats. These treats will change each month, so opening your box will always be a lovely surprise. 

What brands do you supply.

We currently supply Tampax, Lil-Lets and American brand U By Kotex. We also now stock towels by Always. As well as single absorbencies, we provide multi-packs, which contain a variety of absorbencies to see you through the month 

How many tampons or towels do I receive?
Each monthly Pink Parcel is sent out with 25 tampons. Our new towel boxes contain 25 pads, which includes 5 night-time ones.

They currently work with thirty three different companies, across eight different categories.

So what did Fifi think about it?

Her first comment was "tampax....embarrasing" - well that is the age she is at.
She ate the haribo.
Was not to impressed with the tea bag, but then as of yet she does not drink tea, but she will give this a go. She was well impressed with the nail varnish.

Fifi says
I think it is a great idea for girls. It has stuff you need and other stuff you would like. You get a pack monthly when you subscribe. I like the little treats that come with it. It is  useful as you can pop your tampax/towels in your bag in case of emergency. 

I have to say I like the little black drawstring bag that holds enough to take out for the day with you.

Disclaimer - this is a sponsored post and we received the box to review.

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