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Pink Parcel – October 2016

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

So… I’m sorry – I know this box review is MONTHS late but hey, if you’ve read my latest rambly post, you’ll realise I’m a busy gal!  Anyway, let’s get on with it… I honestly get SO excited when my Pink Parcel lands on my doorstep every month… it’s always packed full of goodies! I realised I’ve not actually shown you guys what the box looks like when it arrives – I explained in my first post all about what comes in the little labelled mini boxes ( e.g. tampons), but I wanted to show you guys how neat and simple the actual packaging is!

 

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

 

So… onto the interesting bit… what did I get in the box?! As always, the box was full to the brim of beauty goodies, as well as the usual chocolate and tea treat!

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

I’ve been introduced to other Merumaya goodies in past beauty boxes, but this time I got to try out their Melting Cleansing Balm. I love cleansing balms, as I find them SO relaxing and perfect for a really indulgent pamper session. I definitely am not disappointed when using this product! Firstly – it smells absolutely divine. The aromatherapy just fills the room, and I enjoy spending time massaging the balm down into a milk whilst doing some deep breathing exercises – bliss! It gets off all my makeup, too, albeit I do remove any harsh eye makeup with the Merumaya eye makeup remover first.

I also received a sample of Vita Coco coconut oil and SASS Intimate Purifying Cleanser. I already own this SASS product (& love it!) as well as having enough coconut oil for my life, so I’ve popped these two samples in the little ‘giveaway goodies’ box I’m creating! Keep an eye out if you want to win them!

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

One thing I can definitely never have too much of is eyeshadow – and Pink Parcel didn’t let me down! I received a gorgeous shade of a creamy Barry M pressed eyeshadow – the swatch definitely doesn’t do it justice. It’s so pigmented and is this gorgeous almost metallic, shimmery brown. It’s a really versatile product as it can be used both dry and wet – use it dry to apply like a normal eyeshadow, or use it wet for a deeper, sharper product which is perfect for eyeliner.

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, SassPink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

The Dr Paw Paw balm seemed too good to be true – a balm that can literally do EVERYTHING?! Yep – it’s true. It really does! Whether you have a spot, chapped lips, a dry patch, split ends or need something kind to your skin to stick your festival glitter on your face – this balm is your saviour! I honestly cannot believe I didn’t know this existed, and I cannot believe what a great price it is seeing as like I said – it does EVERYTHING you could possibly ever need!

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, SassPink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

This Rare Nails Underworld kit was definitely on trend for Halloween! I played around with different coloured nails and used the stickers in the kit to make them a bit spooky. I loved the sugar skull stickers! The nail polish itself isn’t the best if I’m honest – it chipped fairly easily and looked like a mess within a few days. Next time I use the kit, I’ll try adding a gel top coat with my SensatioNail or GelTouch kit and hopefully then I’ll get longer wear out of it! I do really like the grey and brown colours, so it would be a shame if I couldn’t find a way to make the polish last.

I also received an Anatomicals: Grease isn’t the word mattifying face mask. This was meant to target oily skin and as I don’t suffer from oily skin, my boyfriend tried this out for me. It made an absolute MESS whilst I was applying it to him, so beware of it dripping on your bath mat (sorry Mum!).

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

As always, we received a tea and a chocolatey treat in the box. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of the Tipple Tails Coco Bazaar, which was like a chocolatey fruit cake – it was ridiculously rich, even more so than normal fruit cake, and although I tried to nibble on it with a cup of coffee, I just wasn’t feeling it. Can we just have a normal chocolate bar in the next box, please?!

As for the tea, I’m not big on flavoured teas, so again unfortunately the ‘Soothe’ tea from We Are Tea just wasn’t my cup of tea (ha, geddit?!). I’m just so fussy with flavours, and I’m not a huge fan of mint as a flavour in any sort of product, either.

Pink Parcel October 2016, Jodetopia, Review, Subscription Box, Dr Paw Paw, Merumaya, Anatomicals, Barry M, Vita Coco, Rare Nails, Sass

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Overall, I was pretty satisfied with this month’s box. Whilst there definitely could have been some improvements, it is difficult to create a subscription box that will cater to EVERYONES individual tastes and preferences. Pink Parcel still continues to one of my favourite subscription boxes available at the moment, and I can’t wait to see what I get in coming months!

Let me know if there are any beauty boxes you think I’d like in the comments below – I’m always on the look out for new ones!

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Jodie x

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