Rose War Panty Power Review + 50% Off Coupon – November 2017
Rose War Panty Power is a monthly subscription box containing two pairs of underwear, 14 organic pads, tampons, or pantyliners (you get to choose), and 3-6 additional goodies meant to make that time of the month a little easier.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the Tampons Only, $25.20 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Rose War Panty Power
The Cost: $25.20 per month + shipping
COUPON: Use code RWPP50 to save 50% off your first box!
The Products: two pairs of underwear, 14 organic pads, tampons, or pantyliners of your choosing, and 3-6 additional lifestyle gifts/snacks.
Ships to: $4 to the US, $11 to Canada, and $20 for all other locations
Good to Know: This box ships between the 26th and 3rd of each month. The subscription renews on 15th of each month.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s welcome card has a little encouraging note at the beginning. I’m forever an optimist, so I agree with the sentiment! I like that the design of this month’s card has been simplified; last month‘s was a little chaotic, making it hard to identify the gift of the month. The card mentions that in my box this month are 2 of 3 special gifts. It looks from the little icon like the 3rd gift is something I already received in a past box, so I’m excited to see what the two chosen for me are all about!
Natracare Organic 100% Cotton Tampons with Applicator — Estimated Value $5.62 (Buy a 16-pack of regular size for $6.42)
For my past two Rose War boxes, I chose the “Good Mix of All” option, which is a combination of tampons, pads, and pantyliners. And, while I do occasionally use pantyliners, and less so pads, having them delivered monthly was leading to a pile-up of pads and a shortage of tampons. So, I switched to the “Tampons Only” option for this month and I think I should be good to go! It came with 14 tampons; 7 regular and 7 super. This should be perfect.
These Natracare tampons have cardboard applicators and braided strings. They’re pretty straightforward as far as application and wear are concerned.
Stall Mates Portable, Flushable, Hypoallergenic Wipe — Estimated Value $0.37 (buy a box of 30 individual wipes for $10.99)
Weird as it might sound, I’m really excited that this flushable wipe is included in this month’s box! I keep wipes in my bathroom at home and I find they’re extremely useful on the first few days of my period. I don’t love the idea of wearing a tampon overnight—it just seems like a long time to have one in there—so I’ve recently begun wearing Thinx underwear overnight during my period. I love them and find that they work well with my flow, but that first trip to the bathroom in the morning can be a bit much for regular TP to handle. So, wipes are key!
I’ve never taken wipes on-the-go, only used them at home, so I plan to toss this one in my bag in case I need it while I’m at work or out and about.
Cosmetea Black Tea Nourishing Moisture Mask — Estimated Value $3.27 (buy a box of 10 face masks for $32.70)
This is a Korean cosmetics brand, so it wasn’t easy to find online! I love that Rose War often includes products that I might not find elsewhere; it makes the offerings in this box feel all the more specialized. I drink black tea almost every day, so I was really pleased with the black tea scent of this mask. It smelled kind of English Breakfast-ish, and if I’m interpreting the back of the packaging correctly, there is actual tea used in the solution that this mask is soaked in. I relaxed with this on my face for about 15 minutes and felt really refreshed and relaxed. My face felt light and smooth after giving it a quick rinse!
Higher Living Organic Sweet Chai Tea — Estimated Value $0.20 (buy a box of 15 for $3.01 USD)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love receiving tea in subscription boxes! I keep a collection of assorted teas in my cabinet and I find it really fun to dig through them when I’m in the mood for tea. I also enjoy offering a wide array of options to friends when offering them tea. This one, though, I made right away. Can’t go wrong with chai tea on a rainy fall day!
Higher Living is an English brand, so this is another example of a product I might not otherwise be exposed to if not for this box. It made me enjoy every sip that much more!
Befine Food Skin Care Night Cream, 1 oz. — Listed Value $15
My facial cleansing and makeup routines are pretty basic—I’m all about a quick routine and a natural look—so if I’m being honest, I’m not sure what the difference is between “night cream” and any other time-of-day cream. Ha! I went out on a limb and used this face cream after washing my face in the morning. It’s wonderfully light and moisturizing. It even left my fingertips feeling smooth after applying it. The scent is pretty mild, and, spoiler alert: it doesn’t smell like cocoa at all. I’m not sure how to describe it other than it’s a pretty typical lotion scent.
Between the brown bottle and the fact that cocoa is listed as a top ingredient, I expected this cream to be brown in color. But, nope, it’s white!
Cypress Skincare Body Love, 1 oz — Retail Value $20
This little bottle doesn’t actually say how this product should be used, other than the direction to “Apply liberally chest to ankle.” How mysterious! The Cypress Skincare website clarifies that it’s meant to be used as a moisturizer, but keep in mind that it’s a mix of essential oils! So, when I applied it liberally to my hands to see what it was all about, my hands ended up, well, oily. It did rub in nicely, but I think I might break the rules and apply it sparingly.
I’m always pleased to see an ingredients list make up entirely of things I can pronounce. This oil blend is simple and natural, and it’s actually almost devoid of scent. While I do love wearing essential oils for their aromas, it’s also kind of a nice option to wear oils without a smell if you wish.
Nutiva O’Coconut Treat — Buy an 8-pack for $6.29
This single-serve coconut snack is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up! I often crave something sweet in the afternoon, around 3 or 4 when lunch is already behind me and dinner is a good few hours away. This little nugget only has 3 grams of sugar, which is perfect. It’s not overly sweet, so hopefully, it won’t end in a sugar crash!
The consistency is soft and grainy (well, it’s made with little bits of coconut, so coconut-y), and tasted delicious washed down with some seltzer water!
Enjoy Life Crunchy Minis Chocolate Chip Cookies, 1 oz — Buy a box of 6 for $4.79 (currently on sale for $4.09)
Everybody loves a chocolate chip cookie! This little snack bag of cookies reminds me of Famous Amos or similar brands—they’re crunchy and chocolate-y and super-yummy. The only difference is that there’s a slightly detectable protein-ish aftertaste, but that doesn’t bother me.
But, this brand is standout because it’s free of allllll sorts of allergens. You can see the list above, on the back of the bag. The note that they’re free of fish and shellfish made me giggle because I can’t imagine cookies usually contain fish or shellfish, but I guess sometimes companies share packing equipment between different types of foods. It’s great having all the potential allergies listed out in one place so that if you are trying to avoid any of them, you don’t have to go hunting in the ingredients list.
My package came with 9 cookies in the bag. Just enough to feel like a mini-indulgence without being over-the-top!
This month’s panties came folded together in an organza bag. Such nice presentation!
Here they are unfolded. They’re both so tasteful and have the perfect hint of sass to ’em.
Adrienne Vittadini Studio Underwear — Retail Value $20?
I’m way into this month’s pair of bikini-cut underwear. The fabric is very smooth, with a seamless edge, and the lace detail is a sweet feminine touch. The lace detail isn’t sheer; it’s an applique with an opaque backing, which to me makes this pair a little more suitable for day-to-day wear.
I like the back coverage a lot – it’s somewhat “cheeky” but didn’t ride up on me.
Youmita Overlap Trim Thong — Retail Value $6?
Those who read my first Rose War review know I’m a cotton underwear advocate! So, I’m pumped that this sultry thong is mostly cotton. The overlapping front detail is really unique, and I love the berry-colored trim.
Again, this pair could just as easily be worn for date night as for everyday. My date nights with my husband tend to be pretty casual and sprinkled throughout the week, so this pair will come in handy!
Verdict: I’m so happy I made the switch to the Tampons Only option this month, as I now feel like I’ll put every single product in my November box to good use when ‘that time of the month’ comes along. The Rose War Panty Power subscription costs $25.20, and the contents add up to over $70, so this box is consistently a great value. Plus, the opportunity to sample new products from other countries, as in the case of the face mask and tea, adds value that’s hard to quantify. This box is consistently a treat and a delight!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the December box.
Coupon – Use code RWPP50 to save 50% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $29.20, which means that each of the 9 items in the box (tampons counted as one item) has an average cost of $3.24.
What do you think of this month’s Rose War Panty Power subscription box?