Bonjour Jolie Period Subscription Box Review – January 2019
Bonjour Jolie is a monthly box “designed exclusively for you to be pampered on your period.” You will receive a mix of pampering items, sweet treats, and up to 20 menstrual products. They also offer several add-on options such as Tylenol, double edibles or adding a high-end beauty product to your monthly box. You can even donate a homeless period pack!
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About Bonjour Jolie
The Subscription Box: Bonjour Jolie
The Cost: $16.50/month + tax and shipping. A one-time box costs $20.50 + tax and shipping.
The Products: Up to 20 menstrual items, plus pampering items and snacks to support you during that time of the month.
Ships to: Worldwide for flat rates:
- 6.99 USD for all 50 USA States, Territories, APO and FPO addresses
- 13.99 USD for Shipping to Canada
- 19.99 USD Worldwide International Shipping
Good to know: They have a variety of options for those with allergies or dietary restrictions. From Bonjour Jolie:
Nut Free, Kosher, Sugar Free, Organic, Gluten Free, Halal, Caffeine Free, Fragrance Free and Vegan Options too!
Bonjour Jolie January 2019 “Happy Chinese New Year” Review
The theme for Bonjour Jolie this month is “Happy Chinese New Year” and I thought this was so fun and unique!
Let’s start with the goods! All of your menstrual products will come in a discreet bag that fits in with the theme and this month we received this festive red and gold bag.
When you sign up, you can choose up to 20 different menstrual products in any combination of tampons, pads, and liners. They offer a great selection of items from brands like Always, Kotex, and OB. You can check their selection out before you commit though, in case you are someone who has a preferred brand.
Tampax Pearl Lites (10)- Buy 36 for $6.99
Always Radiant Liners (3) – Buy 96 for $6.99
Always Ultra Thin Extra Heavy Overnight (7) – Buy 24 for $5.49
You can change your selections at any time by editing your profile, but keep in mind there might be a delay if you need to switch up your needs each month. The ability to switch it up is what I really like about this box and the fact that you can try new things without committing to an entire box of products. This month I received 10 tampons, 3 liners, and 7 pads.
Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths in Sheer Floral (2) – Buy 2 packs of 16 for $7.50
Cleansing cloths like these seem to be in every box which is nice because I have a great little stash for when I might need them.
Advil to Go Packs (2) – Buy 50 packets for $9.48
These little packets each have two pills, just enough to help with cramps or headaches while on the go.
Nguyen Soaps Fortune Cookie Sugar Scrubs – Listed Value $7 (currently unavailable)
How cute is this little takeout container of sugar scrubs? This was such a perfect item for the box theme and I like that it’s filled with individual soaps so you can really make them last. I haven’t tested them out yet, but the fortune cookie shape is so cute and they smell sort of like a milky, sweet cup of tea to me. They are vegan-based and cruelty-free and contain moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil. It looks like their shop is empty as of now, so I had to go by list price, but $7 seems fair for this adorable set of 7 soaps that can be used for hands or body.
This next set of gifts came in this beautiful red mesh bag with metallic gold roses printed on it and I really appreciate how thorough they are when it comes to presentation for these boxes. The items in this bag are incredibly special because not only are they items traditional to Chinese culture, but they all come from a non-profit group, Funu Bangzhu Funu (Women Helping Women) whose focus is helping women and children that have been caught up in human trafficking. What a worthy cause and a great way to support them!
Chinese Traditional Knot Tassel – Retail Value $10
The first item is this handwoven tassel which is intricate and nicely made. This is meant to bring you good luck and prosperity in the coming year and I love the sentiment behind it. This could hang anywhere since it is so light or you could use it as a bookmark since it is just about the right size.
Feng Shui Red String Bracelet – Retail Value $1
This bracelet can be worn for success, prosperity, and good fortune. It’s light, cute and simple and I could see wearing this as a little good luck charm!
Feng Shui Coin in Red Envelope – Retail Value $1
Since I don’t think I can say it better I’ll quote directly from the info card, “The red envelope practice is a time-honored tradition rooted in traditional Chinese folk custom and culture. The color red symbolizes good luck and power and the rectangular shape, resembling ancient shields, symbolizes protection.” This box is turning out to be very educational!
This fortune teller fish isn’t listed on the contents sheet, so this is a fun little bonus item! You put this fish in the palm of your hand and however it moves indicates your fortune.
Mine curled up meaning I am passionate. But, it also did the same thing for my two and four-year-old, so take that for what you will. It’s still a cute item that we enjoyed!
Chinese Good Luck Candies – Listed Value $0.50, Buy 70 for $9.45
We also received this little bag filled with Chinese Good Luck candies. They are strawberry cream flavored and meant to be eaten during the New Year. They tasted like you would expect, a sweet milky strawberry flavor.
Now, onto the edibles, which came bundled up in this nice red bag.
Fortune Cookies (3)
These fortune cookies weren’t listed on the contents card so these are another fun bonus perfect for our box theme. A cute touch for sure!
Garden Good Luck Candies in Coconut
We received a few more good luck candies, but this time in a coconut flavor. I couldn’t find these online anywhere and there were just a few of them, so I think their value can be included with the other set of candies we received.
Meiji Hello Panda Chocolate Cookies – Listed Value $0.50, Buy 32 bags for $17.55
Fun fact: I used to live in Thailand when I was a kid (for 3 years) and these cookies were some of my favorite treats from the local convenience store (along with Pocky and Cornetto ice cream cones). I definitely prefer this flavor filled with chocolate cream and I haven’t had them in a while, although they are locally available at the Asian supermarket, so I was happy to see this familiar item!
Friend Rice Cakes
These were interesting, just like regular rice cakes but a bit more crunchy. They weren’t bad, but these are a bit small to be a filling snack and not quite tasty enough for me to eat as a treat. There is no value listed and I didn’t come up with anything online when I searched for them, but they are supposed to be crunchy honey and puffed rice flavored and that sounds pretty accurate.
Ellse Cakes in Pandan and Banana- Listed Value $1, Buy 24 for $19.98
Thes little cakes actually have Thai writing on them and are made in Thailand, but I think a unique Asian treat is still okay with me in this box. Who knows, they might be popular in China, too? I received one cake in banana and one in pandan flavor. I decided to try the pandan cake which seems to be a tropical version of vanilla found in Asia. It was mild enough and gave it just a bit of a different taste. The cake itself was spongy and not overly sweet. I’m saving the banana one for the kids and I think they’ll enjoy it!
Lotte Choco Pie – Listed Value $0.75, Buy 12 for $8.98
This chocolate pie had a tough sticky marshmallow center, hence the ugly photo. It was pretty dry and crumbly and super messy, but my son loved it. This looks like it is actually a Korean treat, but again, who is to say it isn’t popular in China, too? Also, it looks like the Chinese New Year is celebrated in several other Asian countries, including Korea, so it still suits the theme!
Wei-Chuan Assorted Teas – Listed Value $1 (Buy 100 bags of Oolong for $12.99)
Every month we receive a few tea bags, which I always appreciate because it keeps me well-stocked for when I need a nice comforting cup. This month I received five different Asian teas and I decided to go for a nice cup of Oolong which I haven’t had in a long time.
Verdict: This was another fantastic month of Bonjour Jolie that really blew me away. I am all about the details and this month was such a fun theme that felt so perfectly curated right down to the bags they used to pack everything in. I look forward to the goodies they send each month and I almost forget that it is actually a period box! Maybe that’s the point? A great distraction just when you need it most. The Chinese New Year theme was so fun and I was introduced to a lot of traditions and treats that I wasn’t familiar with which was pretty exciting to me. I also love that they chose items from a great non-profit organization, which made it even more special. We paid $24.48 ($16.50 + $0.99 tax + $6.99 shipping) for this month’s box and going by the listed values, which seem fair, and the value of the menstrual products I am at just over $27 and that’s not including the fortune fish, fortune cookies, or rice cakes. For me, the value lies in the wonderful curation and the fact that I get the products that I need delivered to my door each month with a little something extra to look forward to!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From Bonjour Jolie:
You can expect your first box to be shipped out within 7 Business Days or less.
We ship with a Shipping Partner which relays boxes to the USPS for US Shipments
For your second box, you pick out your ship date, (you can change your ship out date in your personal account any time)
Value Breakdown: This box costs $16.50 + $7.98 tax and shipping, which means that each of the 17 types of items (fortune fish, fortune cookies and rice cakes included this time!) in the box has an average cost of $1.44.
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What do you think of January’s Bonjour Jolie box?