Sunday, 29 October 2017

Periods, Beauty & Betty*


Well, when I first started blogging; I never for a minute imagined that I'd be creating flatlays with tampons - but here we are. I'm here today to introduce you to a subscription box with a twist; something which I truly believe is a frigging fab idea and like, can't understand why hasn't this been a thing for longer?! 

This brightly coloured, jam-packed flatlay is the contents of September's Bettybox* - the UK's first monthly subscription box for all things period related. It costs just £12.99 a month to sign up with our gal Betty - with free postage too; making it one of the best value subscription services on the market. And you're not tied into any pure never-ending contract by joining; like some beauty boxes [who shall not be named in this post] try to get away with!

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

Although primarily aimed at younger people, this box comes legit crammed full of goodies - so if you like the surprise of a subscription box and you menstruate, it's like combining two ideal concepts into one brightly coloured box. If you have periods, you'll need to buy sanitary products [which let's face it, aren't that cheap!!] so combine that cost - with a smidge extra for a few beauty goodies to cheer you up around your TOTM - and Bettybox works out at insanely good value for money. Their website & written content is definitely created for a younger audience [encouraging chat getting them used to periods, puberty and pads] - but I think that's a really positive thing and cannot applaud this concept enough.

I - as a twenty-something-year-old - would happily subscribe to this box too, purely for its contents & fantastic price; and if I had teenage kids who'd just started their periods, I'd definitely create a subscription for them. Immediately, after trying this sample. All I remember when I was younger is hating menstruating, feeling intense shame / embarrassment in asking questions and feeling somewhat restricted in the options that were available to me. I'd love to change this with my own sprogs one day if I grow any - periods are totally natural. 

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

For younger people who menstruate or have just started their period, this box is a fantastic idea; helping promote period positivity and providing them with tonnes of info - and access to a helpful online community. It can be overwhelming when you're young, buying sanitary products in Tesco... if you're not sure on what products are for you, or knowledgeable about your flow, this fear can become 100x more bewildering. 

When you first sign up with Bettybox, you'll fill in an online questionnaire; inputting details such as the date of your next period, the heaviness of your flow, your product preferences and any particular brands you'd like to order. And that's it - done. Your goodies and sanitary products will arrive with you in time for the next visit  of your Aunt Flo. And bloody hell - Bettybox HQ don't half pack the box full of products!

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

I requested tampons for my Bettybox - after over 15 years of periods, I'm totes comfortable with the old riding the crimson wave situation and whapping a tampon up there to stem the flow. But if you prefer pads, you can can choose them instead - or perhaps a mix of both! It's your period, your body and your Bettybox at the end of the day, like.

The presentation of my sanitary goods & goodies was lovely - all split into different sections. I first opened up a cute drawstring bag  in the 'For Now' section, which contained a handful of tampons and some surprise liners; which are always handy. Ideal to pop in your bag. Next, I opened up a brightly coloured box labelled 'For Later' - which contained about 15 million of my chosen tampon army, and then a second, stripy box entitled 'For Night' ... which was packed full of surprise maxi pads. The 'For You' box was the one which piqued my attention from the get-go - and was full of goodies to treat, eat and pamper yourself with during your TOTM.

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

Goodies wise... wow. I couldn't believe how much was included for the price! From chocolate truffles [which were SO EFFING TASTY!] to a hair mask, nail polish, T-Zone pore strips [which I'd wanted to try for ages], popcorn, a cute Bubble T macaron lip balm and an iron on embroidered llama patch; this box was an actual treasure trove of surprises. 

The September edit [and its magazine / literature included] was themed on going back to school [which made me feel like an ACTUAL fossil] - so Bettybox threw in a cute pastel shade highlighter and some post-it notes; which I was WELL EXCITED about, as I'm a colossal stationery nerd. 

Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review
Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

I'm so, so impressed with Bettybox; in so many different respects. How well thought out it is, how period positive the whole movement is, how supportive and informative their online presence is for young people, what great value for money the pack is and how their curations cater for you - for your personal preferences, flow and dispatched in time for your  next period.


Lovelaughslipstick blog Bettybox Uk's First Period Subscription Box Review

Would you try a subscription service as unique as the Betty Box? What do you think of this idea? 

I personally think it's a fab way to help young people to feel more confident and content with their bodies - especially teenagers who've just started their periods. But also, ideal for adults like me; who need sanitary products just as much as the youngsters... and love subscription boxes equally as much. If not more! Just don't read the bits about puberty and school, or else you'll feel about 5000 years old!!!
*This post contains PR samples I was gifted for the purpose of review, but all opinions and tampon flatlays are totes my own.
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