That monthly thing

pink-parcel-review - 2Girls don’t really talk about our periods a lot. Not that it is the kind of thing that comes up in conversation all the time, but many tend to avoid any mention.

Truth is, it is (almost) always there. There is the discomfort, the PMS, the tenderness, the bloating, swelling, cramps… some have it much worst than others, but for most of us, it just doesn’t go unnoticed.

I am quite sensitive in my privates (sorry, over sharing), so I always keep an eye on it; I get irritation, thrush and UTI quite often if I don’t look after myself properly; that include trying to control the stresses of daily life, which do not help the cause.

That’s why I welcomed the Pink Parcel this month, my first since coming off the pill for a very long time. I was expecting it to be a nightmare, which it wasn’t, but this monthly useful treat really made it a bit better.

The Pink Parcel comes with all your tampon and pads needs – when signing up, you can pick your brand so you stick with what you like, and you can mix pads and tampons, to suit your taste. They send you enough for a normal 3-4 period so you don’t have to worry.

They have three shipping dates in the month, so you can pick the one closer to your time. Personally, I think getting it 3-5 days before my period is the best, so I can reach out for treats during the dreaded PMS.

The box comes split in neat (I love that) “sections” if you wish; “for now”, a fabric pouch, comes with pads and tampons for every day, to go in the handbag; “for later”, more pads and tampons to keep and replenish that handy little bag, “for down there”, some soothing and/or cleansing product (mine came with one of my faves Femfresh wipes) and “for you” comes packed with treats.

pink-parcel-review - 10I was very impressed with the amount of pads and tampons, as well as the “for you” treat box: something sweet, but not too much, some relaxing items, like the Badger Sleep Balm and tea plus beauty treats including favourite brands like Simple and lottie London, and some new to discover, like True Brit nail polish.

Every month, you can count on the box to come with tampons (your selected brand and something new to try), pads, tea, something sweet and beauty products.

Beauty boxes for me are not that appealing, but this is actually useful as  it comes in the right time, giving me exactly what I need!

You can subscribe to your Pink Parcel via their website, the first one costs only £6.99 including P&P, and the following one, £10.50, P&P also included!

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Let’s talk intimate hygiene with Sass Refreshing Mist

sass_intimate_refreshing_mist - 2We just don’t talk enough about our private bits and that’s a fact. Our intimate area is just as important as any other part of our bodies and should be cared for accordingly.

That’s why I really like what Sass brings to the market: a modern range of intimate care products for the modern woman.

I have tried a few but am going to start with the Intimate Refreshing Mist, a handy spray to give that freshness burst when you need the most.

It is perfectly natural to sweat in the intimate area and for the vagina to build odour. If you have long days, rushing from one place to another, you may feel you need to freshen up. I certainly do!

The fragrance is subtle and crisp. It feels very comfortable and refreshing upon application, plus, it dries quickly. Although the product contains menthol, there is absolutely no tingling!

Personally, the mist is most welcome over my period, which is a particularly uncomfortable time where I can certainly do with a few refreshes during the day, especially when rushing from work to blogging and social events.

sass_intimate_refreshing_mist - 1The bottle is small enough for the handbag. From looking at it, it could be a mouth spray, glass lenses cleaner, face mist, whatever.

The branding is super discreet both in colours and literature, with a contemporary design. And that approach runs across the whole range; none of them scream VAG at you.

Not that I have a problem with that, but I do know some people who do, who would hesitate to buy or display in their bathrooms. This could be any beauty product!

It contains an odour neutraliser, soothing aloe vera and is suitable for use during menstruation and pregnancy too. The brand does not test on animals and is suitable for vegans.

The Sass Intimate Refreshing Mist is available from Boots and costs £8 for 30ml.

Sass has a great range from shaving gel that help with ingrowing hairs, cleansers, serums, dryness gels and sports products for the intimate area, well worth a check.

I can definitely say I #GotSass! 😀

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