The PMS Package Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2017
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This review is of the Premium, $34.99 a month box.
About The PMS Package
The Subscription Box: The PMS Package
The Cost: $34.99 per month for the premium package (with free shipping).
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code BONUS to receive a bonus Beauty Kit when you purchase a Premium PMS Package!
Or, use code EMAIL5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: Snacks, beauty items, and feminine hygiene products.
Ships to: US for free, International costs vary depending on location.
Good to know: It looks like their pricing model recently changed. They no longer have the mini package that we had previously reviewed. You also get to choose the delivery date for your package to coincide with your period.
The PMS Package December 2017 Review
The first thing I noticed was that The PMS Package got a makeover this month! That pleases me greatly since I love the new packaging and logo. Great job, everyone!
Tampax Super Absorbency Tampons, 10 ct – Retail Value $2.68
Last month I was sent a similar box of 10-count tamps, but they were the lighter “regular” absorbancy. This time, they are getting a little warmer with these “super” absorbency, but I know that super plus is still out there. If I’m going to use tampons (instead of my menstrual cup), those are the ones. No harm done though, as these will always get used somewhere, somehow, by someone in need.
U by Kotex Long Wrapped Panty Liners, 16 ct – Retail Value $1.39
These are definitely more useful to me since I still normally like a layer of protection between my cup and my undies, just in case. Or, like it says on the package, for “light days”. Each of these “long” pads comes individually wrapped and is seven inches long. There’s a good amount of absorbency in there, so I will rest a bit easier.
Advil (2 Tablet Packs) x 2 – Buy a box of 50 for $13.89
Advil, my old friend. You are the wind beneath my wings. Personally, I don’t know if I buy into the pain relief products marketed especially towards menstrual pains since Advil usually gets the job done for me no matter what the problem is. I carry around a small bottle of Advil in my purse, but these are also perfect to pop into a travel case.
Cala Cooling Cucumber Eye Pads, 1 pair – Buy a pack of 5 for $7.95
Now onto the pampering part of this box! Many of us are familiar with the image of a woman relaxing with her hair in a towel and cucumber slices on her eyes when she needs some “me time”, so these are just a stand-in for when you don’t have the real thing. These pads are soaked in actual cucumber juice, aloe vera, and “other natural ingredients”. They suggest popping these in the fridge to cool before using for “maximum refreshment”, so I did just that. I slapped these two cool cukes onto my lids and they smelled a lot like cucumbers and had the same nice cooling effect although they didn’t stay that temperature for long. These are very much like a sheet mask for your eyelids and essence did seem to moisturize my skin a bit.
Holiday Time Candle in Moonlit Snow, 3 oz. – Estimated Value $2
I luuurve candles, especially come winter when I want everything to smell like pine trees or moss or some woodsy stuff. This little 3-ounce candle will do the trick with it’s “Moonlit Snow” scent, which I can’t quite put my finger on but totally agree with. It has a clean fragrance that isn’t overpowering. Though this is a candle from Walmart, it isn’t sold online so I made a guess at the value.
Just Be! Amazing Essential Lavender Oil, 6 ml – Estimated Value $5
The next item to pamper yourself with while most likely not feeling your 100% best is this rollerball of lavender essential oil (made with sunflower seed oil as well). Lavender is known for its calming effects which help you relax and maybe even aid you in sleeping. The amount isn’t listed on the bottle so I guessed by comparing to perfume rollerballs online, and also took a guess at the value. This smells just lovely and can be easily applied to your wrists or neck to help ease you out of your menstrual rage.
Floral Lightweight Scarf – Estimated Value ?
Next, we have a light flowy scarf with a floral pattern that incorporates browns, reds, pinks, and greens. Though I wish this was a warm winter scarf, this will still be good to swaddle myself in while on the couch. It’s 100% polyester, but soft to the touch and big enough to wrap around my neck a good three times.
Janis & Melanie Brownie Cookie, 1 oz. – Buy a package of 8 for $5.80
Here begins the snack portion of this month’s The PMS Package (my favorite part). I always crave a sweet treat after a meal, so period or not, this chocolatey brownie cookie is welcome. Like its name suggests, this is like a cookie in shape but softer, like a brownie. It’s not the moistest thing I’ve ever eaten but satisfied my sweet tooth all the same.
Long Grove Confectionery Co. Milk Chocolate S’more, 1.25 oz. – Retail Value $1.84
S’mores are very high on my list of favorite treats! I tend to make them in my toaster oven when the mood strikes me, but this little guy is a lot easier than making sure I have the main ingredients on hand. It’s about the size of one graham cracker square, with a sliver of marshmallow on top and then is dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled in white chocolate. This was the first snack to be devoured. Delish.
Sanders Fine Chocolatiers Milk Chocolate Potato Chip Gourmet Snack Bar, 1.5 oz. – Retail Value $1.50?
I can’t for the life of me find this product online, so I took a guess at the value here. I am obsessed with potato chips and adore chocolate, so this bar is a marriage made in heaven for me. The square of chocolate breaks into four triangular pieces so I can keep myself in check. The chocolate is super duper creamy and smooth and has potato chips crumbled throughout to give you little crunchy pockets of salty potato goodness. Fantastic treat!
Chocmeister Pretzel Snack Pack, 1.8 oz. – Buy a pack of 12 for $23.99
This snack pack by Peanut Butter & Co. remind me of my beloved pocky but have pretzels and are dunkable into some creamy hazelnut chocolate spread. These were devoured by me soon after discovering, but I couldn’t help but notice that it still tasted sort of “healthy”. I think these pretzels are the culprit, and the package boasts that it has less sugar and more protein than similar products. Well, ok. I ate it all and it was darn good, so whatever we need to do!
Verdict: The PMS Package this month was MUCH better than last month in my opinion. I thought the items were better suited for my period times and I appreciated that it wasn’t all pink. I personally would so much rather receive cozy or spa-like items over things like makeup or a notebook when I am riding the crimson wave. I thought their treats were much better this month as well. The cost of the box is $34.99 and I received a total of eleven items that included two feminine hygiene products, some Advil, four snacks, and four items to pamper myself with.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $34.99 for this box, you are paying approximately $3.18 per item which seems like a decent value to me.
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What do you think of this month’s PMS Package?