Le Parcel March 2015 Review

leparcelLe Parcel is a monthly TOM (time of the month) box for women, meaning, it’s a box for your period, containing period supplies. I tried Le Parcel about a year ago and it wasn’t too successful. They sent my box out late (like three weeks after I told them I’d get my next period), so I wasn’t too happy and immediately canceled.

The cost is $20 a month and you get 30 period items of your choice, including pads, and some gifts. I always hate when TOM boxes don’t offer pads. This one does.

They recently went through a revamp, so I thought I’d try it again.

le parcel not subtleI don’t think the box it comes in is very discreet. I think “every month without fail” and “#celebratewomanhood” pretty much screams “MY VAGINA IS BLEEDING!”  I personally don’t care, but I know a lot of people who do, so, uh, yeah. There are a lot of TOM boxes that are actually discreet, but this one not so much so.

le parcel cardThe box came with this postcard with a poem. It’s pretty darn corny.

The first thing I pulled out of the box were the supplies. Period supplies. 25 pads I ordered plus 5 panty liners. They were loose in the package, so that’s kinda weird. I’d prefer just a 16 count box or something, but whatevs. That’s not the fun part! The fun part are the gifts!

knot chocolates le parcelInside one of the pouches were 3 truffles from Knot. I think they send random flavors because I saw someone get an espresso flavor. Anyway, even though they are .67 ounce each, I would have liked to see just a little more than 3 chocolates! I’m a fatbutt, so I appreciate more chocolate.

le parcel gifts pure vidaThe gifts were: Kitsch Black Hair ties, Puur Fresh Peppermint foot lotion (2oz) and a Pura Vida bracelet. I don’t like the bracelet. I like the colors, but the fit is awful. The Kitsch ties are pretty generic, but the foot lotion is AMAZING. It really is. It’s awesome. Thankfully, I remember you can buy Puur products on Etsy, so I’ll probably buy a full size of this! It smells so good and feels great.

Overall~ I’m not sure if I’d recommend Le Parcel. If you like Knot Chocolates and the gifts, maybe, but I think Bonjour Jolie offers more in the way of TOM boxes and is the same price. I do think the packaging is kinda pretty, but packaging isn’t really everything!

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Graze Subscription Box Review

Current graze box!
Current graze box!

Graze is a subscription snack box. They send out 4 individually portioned snacks. You can pick to get the snacks every week, every two weeks, or once per month. I get the snacks every week because I love them! If you use a referral code, you get your 1st and 5th boxes for free. If you need a referral code, I’d appreciate if you’d use mine: DARRIN6PP

My Weekly Graze Snacks
My Weekly Graze Snacks

I always love my snacks, but I thought the assortment this week was particularly good!

  • Mocha Walnut Cake
  • Fruit & Seed Flapjack
  • Jelly Doughnut
  • Spicy Sriacha Peas
Graze Mocha Walnut Cake
Graze Mocha Walnut Cake

I am most excited for the Mocha Walnut Cake!

What I love most about Graze – the snacks are tasty and pretty healthy. I don’t have to think ahead about snacks to pack in my lunches because I get 4 snacks per week. Shipping is fast and they always charge on the same day. Calorie counts are always listed in the box and everything is super fresh.

What I don’t like – They have raised the price a couple of times. I use to get the boxes for $5. So, as  they raise the prices, the box becomes less appealing. At the current price, I still love it, but I don’t think I’d love it if it is raised again. The snacks aren’t quite as tasty as Nibblr, but they are much healthier!

Overall~ If you love to snack as I do, subscribe to Graze, or at least try out the first free box. I love snacking, so this sub is a no-brainer for me. I’ve been getting the snacks for over a year now and I still think they are fantastic!

disclaimer: this post contains a referral code, but I paid for this box myself!