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About The PMS Package
The Subscription Box: The PMS Package
The Cost: $34.99 per month for the premium package (with free shipping).
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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 July 2018 Review
Playtex Gentle Glide 360 Tampons in Super - Retail Value $4.16 ($2.08 each)
Ah-ha - a period box with tampons, off to a good start! Each box contains eight tampons, which would probably last a full cycle for me. The applicators are plastic, which I always prefer over cardboard, and have “360 degrees of triple layer protection.” I’ve used these tampons before and really like them, but let’s address the elephant in the room: these tampons are scented (cue the room full of gasps!). I try to steer clear of any feminine hygiene products with perfumes to prevent any avoidable irritation. Other than the scent issue, these would have been the perfect addition to this box.
Z Skin Cosmetics Spot Treatment 1fl oz - Retail Value $17
This acne spot treatment is 100% organic (yay!), and its ingredients include almond, tea tree, water, witch hazel, jojoba, vitamin e, vinegar, naturally formulated wax, and lemon. That’s it! I really love simple ingredient lists where I can easily pronounce and recognize each element. When I first applied the treatment, the smell of vinegar and lemon was potent, but since I was only applying to a small area, it dissipated very quickly. This product has a creamy texture that went on clear and was soft to the touch after it dried. I didn’t notice a huge difference on my blemish when I woke up the next morning, but it seemingly made the area less irritated and smoother.
I am no stranger to this classic candy, and I am not mad about revisiting it! Unlike any other peanut butter cup, this one is coated in sickeningly sweet butterscotch, and it is exactly what I am looking for when my cravings reach their peak. The name “Smoothie” is a perfect description of the candy; it just melts in your mouth! I can only enjoy one at a time because they are so rich, but that just means there is another one waiting for me tomorrow.
Can I just say that I think Junior Mints are very underrated? I’ve always been a big fan of mint candies, and this is no exception. I am so glad they included this light, refreshing and portable treat in this month’s box. I enjoyed half the box while shopping and the other half on the way home! Junior Mints are not something I have too often, but they are a classic. In the words of Cosmo Kramer:
Who’s gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It’s chocolate, it’s mint, it’s delicious!
Here is an excellent example of a subscription box helping to broaden my horizons! Gummy candies are not something I reach for or ever buy, but I was happy to have some of these when my usual chocolatey treats just weren’t doing it for me. The cheerful pink and green sugar coated gummies have a hint of sour but are mostly sweet. I love the watermelon flavor, too! I enjoyed a few of these during my sleepy after lunch lull and the sugar just perked me right back up.
HI-CHEW Green Apple Chews 1.76oz - Retail Value $1.39
I’ve never heard of this candy, and it really didn’t leave a huge impression on me. Candy like this isn’t normally what I go for, but when I need a punch of sugar, sometimes I will resort to Starburst or Swedish Fish. HI-CHEW reminded me of a waxier version of Starburst, with a more subtle flavor. I like that it wasn’t a sour green apple flavor, but between the grittiness of the sugar and the sort of plastic aftertaste, it just wasn’t for me.
Charleston Chew Mini in Vanilla 3.5 oz - Retail Value $0.98
Charleston Chews always remind me of my grandma; she loved the subtle chocolate coating with the chewy nougat center. It is an old-timey snack that usually comes in a long stick, but I am definitely partial to this mini version! This snack is gluten and peanut free, which is not something I have to worry about but is good to note. Honestly, this is not one of my favorite treats, but I was happy to reminisce a very small, special part of my childhood.
The Verdict: The PMS Package July box was a little disappointing. I was really looking forward to having some me time and indulging in some self care and pampering, but the only item that catered to skin was the spot treatment. My sweet tooth was definitely covered with this box, and it was nice to revisit some classic sweets I’d forgotten about, but I would have really liked to try something new. The overall estimated retail value of this box came to $27.40, significantly less than the $34.99 cost of the box (including free shipping), which is always a bit of a letdown. I really like the idea of this box, but I feel it was lacking that self care item that would have made this box worth the money for me. Also, it would have been great to have a salty or even a healthy snack included, too, to balance all of this sugar I’ve consumed.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box cost me $34.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box (counting each box of tampons individually) has an average cost of $4.37.
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