Periods suck. There’s really no contesting that. Yes, it’s Mother Nature’s way of telling you that you’re fertile, and also not pregnant – both of which is useful information. But wouldn’t it be great if that information could come without the baggage of blood, cramps, and bloating? Well, I can’t make that crap go away, but I can show you how to make it more bearable! Drumroll please… The PMS Package! This is a subscription service that ships out a period care package for that oh-so-special time of the month. They kindly sent me a box to review; keep reading to see my thoughts and photos.
Disclaimer: This was provided free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid to write this review, and it does not contain affiliate links. You guys know I tell it like it is; my opinion remains unchanged by free things.
Something you may not know about me is that my hormones are crazy. I used to get my period every 28 days on the dot.. And then it changed to once every 70 days. Now, I get my period every other week. That’s not an exaggeration; I have had my period 3 times in the last 6 weeks. It’s a major pain in the ass, but I can’t go on regulatory pills for medical reasons. So, a PMS Package to bring comfort during these periods sounds like a godsend.
The PMS Package currently has two options:
- Standard: At least 7 craving, comfort, and feminine care products ($29.99/month)
- Premium: 8-11 products; value is $20 higher than standard box ($34.99/month)
You can use code PMS5 for $5 off your first box!
I received the premium version of the October box, which actually contained 12 products.
The box itself is a cute pastel pink, and nothing about it draws attention to the fact that it may have period-related items inside (if you get embarrassed about that sort of thing).
The tagline on the side is “Comfort delivered to your door”. Again, this is vague enough that your postal carrier probably does not know what is inside.
I was excited to see all sorts of sweet treats when I first opened the box! I was actually on my period while receiving this, and I always crave chocolate.
There was a wide assortment of goodies inside, and I was surprised to see how much fit inside the box.
I was very excited to see that there was a candle in the box. I have a slight candle addiction, and I go through a couple candles a week. This particular candle is from Simple Living, and it’s scent is Cinnamon Spiced Cookies. It smells so good! It is such a perfect scent for the holiday season; nice and warm and festive. I’ve already burned halfway through it!
I also received a super cute notebook, and a jewel pen. I collect cute notebooks, so I was really pumped about this!
I decided to grace the first page of the notebook with a picture of a happy uterus. 😛 I really liked this notebook and pen combination. I have seen pens like this on Etsy, and I had almost bought this exact one before. Yes, it’s bright and gaudy, but it’s so much fun!
Next is a very practical item: feminine wipes. I never seem to have these on hand when I really need them, so this was a great inclusion. They have a nice, neutral scent which I like. Often, feminine wipes have an obvious, sickly sweet scent that I don’t really want to smell like.
The package is small enough to fit in most purses, so it’s great for on-the-go.
Now, on to the Opaline Body Butter. This is strawberry-scented, and quite creamy. It makes my skin feel so moisturized. I’m not the biggest fan of the scent; in fact, I find it smells quite plasticky. I hate wasting product, so I will continue to use this up. I have been applying it on my breast stretch marks, which always seem to turn purple around the time of my period.
Okay, on to probably the most useful item in the box: a U by Kotex Travel Pack. This contains 4 regular tampons, as well as 2 panty liners. My periods are quite heavy, and I typically use super or super plus tampons. However, this is great for the last couple days of my period.
I love the cute, tribal packaging as well as how noiseless these are when you open them.
Oh, sweet sweet Midol, how I love thee. I received 5 packets of Midol, with two pills in each pack. I am stashing these in my purse right away. I’m that friend that’s always asking others if they have Midol, so now I will finally be able to stop being a leech. Lol!
Next, there was a MenstruHeat pad for cramp relief. I had never used one of these before, but they are quite interesting. When it is exposed to air, it will heat up in 5-10 minutes. You then place it on your lower abdomen, either over your shirt or on bare skin- depending on how intense you want the heat to be. The heat relaxes your uterine muscles, which then relieves the cramping. Neat!
From here on out, it’s all sweets – my favorite!
The sweets I liked the best were the Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. I have always loved this combination of flavors. The caramel inside was ooey gooey, and absolutely delicious.
Next, is the Cheryl’s Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies. These remind me quite a bit of Famous Amos cookies, which gives me nostalgic feelings of summer camp and way too much junk food. They are buttery, crunchy, and delicious!
Am I the only person who hasn’t heard of chocolate rocks before? I was so confused when I saw these in the box. I winced a little when I went to chew one one, expecting it to be hard and possibly crack a filling. However, they are quite easy to chew through and taste like M&Ms.
The final thing in the box was Mandy’s Confections Rich Chocolate Cookie Thins. I am a chocolate fiend, so of course I loved these!
Wow! There was so many things in that box. It definitely brought me some joy on my period, and I especially enjoyed eating all of those treats. The value of the products are not worth that much more than the price of the box – so it isn’t a huge money savings. However, the curation is wonderful, and it is such a great concept! I would recommend this box to anybody who would like a bit of pampering on their period.