Dot Boxx Period Subscription for Teens Review + Coupon – February 2018
Dot Boxx is a monthly (or bi-monthly, if you prefer) period subscription box that sends you supplies, like tampons and pads, and goodies, like treats and pampering products, to help your time of the month be as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Dot Boxx offers three different subscriptions for different age ranges and needs, including a box for adults and teens, just adults, just teens, and even a box for first periods!
This is a review of the Teen Box Dot Boxx subscription, which is $38.99 per month.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Dot Boxx Teen Period Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Dot Boxx for Teens
The Cost: $38.99 per box + shipping. Choose to receive your box monthly or every other month!
COUPON: Use code SUBADDICT to save 20% off your first subscription box or 5% off a one-time box!
The Products: Period supplies like tampons and pads, plus pampering items, pain relief products, and other surprises. What you get is based on the preferences you set when signing up.
Ships to: US for $7.00 and Canada for an additional cost
Dot Boxx for Teens February 2018 Review
This month’s theme is “Hey Cutie!” Note that this card doesn’t list everything in the box—there’s also a pack of period supplies and a pack of snacks in addition to these featured items.
All of the period supplies arrive bundled in their own little plastic bag. According to the FAQ page of the Dot Boxx site, they offer Tampax, Playtex, Kotex, Always, Stayfree, and organic brands in their boxes. Which type of items you get are random (you can’t pick your favorite brand, for instance). Let’s break down what I got in my period supplies bag:
These slim liners are always handy on those days when you’re pretty sure your period is on its way but you’re not exactly sure. I’m not sure of the brand on these, but if you recognize the packaging, let us know what it is in the comments!
These pads seem like they’re a nice medium weight, and I know it doesn’t matter much, performance-wise, but I think the pink geometric designs are really fun. They might not be subtle—I remember being shy about pulling a bright, very noticeable pad out of my backpack as a teen—but they are thin enough that you could slip one in the back pocket of your jeans if you want to be a little more covert.
4 Summer’s Eve 5-in-1 Sheer Floral Cleansing Cloths – Buy 16 for $13.84 here
I don’t typically use these kinds of wipes and so forth, but they are really handy if they’re up your alley. I would’ve loved something like this for after gym class or active extracurriculars. The fragrance is pretty and not super overwhelming, which I like.
I’ve been lucky that my periods have never been very painful, but I know from friends that things can get very uncomfortable very fast. It’s hard enough as an adult to have to weather cramps, but to do it as a teen who might have to get through a school day or a practice? Oof! These little packets are also pocket-sized, so you can take them on the go, too.
When I do get period pain, it almost always shows up as lower back cramps. Since I was a teen, heat has been the best remedy for me, so this easy to use, warming patch is just what the doctor ordered. The best part, to me, is that this patch has an adhesive side so that you can stick it to the inside of your clothing and wear it on the go.
The second pack of items in the box is filled with snacks!
Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Popcorn, 1 oz. – Buy a 7 oz. bag for $4.49 here
Is there a yummier snack than kettle corn? Okay, chocolate probably takes the crown for me, but kettle corn is a close second! I love how light and salty-sweet these kernels are. I also like that this snack is a non-GMO, vegan, certified-gluten-free option.
Chocolate is delicious all month long, but it’s particularly potent when you’re on your period. These cute Kisses come wrapped in colorful foils with heart patterns on them, which just adds to the sweetness of this treat. It’s nice of them to include four morsels so that you can space them out over time… or just gobble them up all at once!
Ring Pops are so much fun! If you’ve never heard of them, they’re basically a lollipop you can wear, because the stick is actually a little plastic ring. It’s a kitschy treat with plenty of strawberry candy flavor. What a cute spin on Valentine’s Day jewelry!
All of the classic candies I love are in this box! This heart is just a smidge smaller than Reese’s peanut butter eggs are—about 2 inches long and just over an inch wide. Because of the shape, it’s heavy on the peanut butter filling, which is yummy as usual. If this snack isn’t your fave, you can fill out the “To” and “From” sections on the packaging and use it as a Valentine!
Gummy candy isn’t my favorite, but I’m sure there are folks who will love that they included this classic, rainbow candy. These little bears are juicy and flavorful and melt in your mouth as you chew ’em. There’s just enough in this pocket-sized pack to feel like you’ve treated yourself.
Galerie Fries Before Guys Marshmallow Fries, 2.65 oz. – Retail Value $1.99
I think this treat is so cute! This oversized fry container is filled with French-fry-shaped, pale yellow marshmallows. The first bite was a little crisp, but these fluffy fries melt in your mouth. So long as you’re a teen who likes marshmallows, then there’s a good chance these fries will give you a smile.
Love Cuff Bracelet by Another Story
Now we’ll take a peek at the featured items in the box! I couldn’t find this brand online after hunting around for awhile, so I’m not sure how to value this little bracelet. It’s super cute, if not the nicest quality—it’s rather lightweight and some of the edges are a little scratchy in places, but it is flexibl so that you can stretch the 2.5″ bracelet to fit your wrist. Personally, I think this bangle is super cute! I could see it looking really sweet layered with some colorful bracelets.
Serenity Gourmet Drama Queen Emulsified Sugar Scrub, 10 oz. – Retail Value $12.00
This pretty pink scrub is fluffy and light—it looks more like frosting than soap, sitting in its jar! Made in small batches by the soap makers at Serenity Gourmet, this handmade scrub is (very) gently exfoliating and smells like rosy florals, plus mango and apple, too! Serenity Gourmet is a woman-run indie soap company. I love supporting small companies like that!
Serenity Gourmet Drama Queen Moisturizing Body Mousse, 4 oz. – Retail Value $6.00
I should’ve mentioned that one of the perks of Serenity Gourmet is all of the natural, skin-nourishing ingredients they put in their products. This pink lotion contains olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil to give your skin a kick of moisture. It definitely made my hands feel soft, though the feeling faded a little sooner than I might’ve liked. But the fragrance, pink color, and natural oils make me like this lotion more than the harsher scented lotions you might pick up at the mall.
Red and White Striped Chevron Infinity Scarf
Infinity scarves are an easy way to add some extra oomph to an outfit. This soft scarf is made of knit fabric, so it feels like a comfy t-shirt sitting around your neck. The color pattern is great for Valentine’s Day—I bet it’d look great on top of a long chambray button-up, some black leggings, and white Chuck Taylor sneakers.
The Verdict: Remember that I’m not a teen myself, but I thought this box offered a cute assortment of teen-friendly treats, from snacks to things to wear. Some of the goodies were more playful (like the marshmallow fries and Ring Pop…), while others were a little more sophisticated (the gold bracelet, the scrub, and lotion…). There’s something for everyone! My only wish would be for slightly more period supplies (more pads/tampons, specifically). Everyone’s body is different, so it’s possible that the amount in this box might be enough for you, but for almost $45.00 (the box plus shipping), it’d be awesome if there were enough supplies to last beyond just a day or two!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up now to receive the next month’s box as well as their welcome box!
Coupon: Use code SUBADDICT to save 20% off your first subscription box or 5% off a one-time box!
Value Breakdown: With shipping, the box cost $44.99. I couldn’t find precise values for every item, but the prices I could find added up to $19.99. That means the remaining 12 items must be at least $2.08 each. You can also think about the average cost of each item based on the cost of the box, which is about $3.00.
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Are you a teen (or do you know one)? What do YOU think about Dot Boxx for Teens?