Making You Feel Better During That Time Of The Month: Betty Box Review

Recently, Betty Box got in touch with me asking if I’d like to review their monthly subscription box which is centred around your period and designed especially for teen girls (although I can imagine that people who aren’t teenagers would love this too, it is just full of great bits and bobs that really help you feel that bit more normal during that time of the month!), and of course I jumped at the chance and said yes!  This box is filled with loads of treats to make your period less of a pain, and because you design it when you subscribe, it comes with the sanitary products you love and know work for you – all for £6.99 for your first box, then £10.50 every month after.  For the price, what you get is such a bargain!

So, how exactly does Betty Box work? I wondered the exact same, because of course, everyone’s periods are different, they fall at different times of the month and need all sorts of products.  Betty box has such a unique and personalised subscription service, so the box you receive every month is perfectly tailored to you and your body!

  • The box contains everything you’ll need to get you through the month, in a handy little pouch labelled ‘for now’, you receive liners and pads, in a box labelled ‘for later’, you receive your choice of sanitary products for the daytime, and in a box labelled ‘for night’, you receive your choice of products for the nighttime!  It’s so customisable, as Betty Box have loads of brands to choose from, and you can get a selection of all pads, all tampons, or a mixed selection!  I chose to have a mixed selection of products, in order to truly test out everything.  Betty Box have all sorts of brands, including Always, Body Form, Tampax, Lil Lets and Kotex – you’re sure to find something that you use or that works for you and your body with their huge selection!
  • Once you’ve made your box by going online and choosing all the sanitary products you want in there, you then pick a delivery date.  At first, this is where I thought how can a box like this work if there is only one date it is delivered on.  Of course, there isn’t just one date – there are three!  This way you choose either the 10th, 20th or 28th of the month to have your box sent to you, so it comes in time for your period!

Betty Box is a teen version of the popular subscription box for periods called ‘Pink Parcel’, and they also have a website, Betty.Me, where they write about everything and anything you could want to read about: style, lifestyle, body and people.  It’s like an online magazine!

Anyway, I’m sure you’re all here to see what is inside the box – so let’s get on to it!

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So, in the box you get a huge variety of things: I was so excited whilst unpacking this!  In the box labelled ‘for night’, I got four longer length nighttime pads, in the box labelled ‘for later’ I got three pads and fourteen tampons, and in that gorgeous striped pouch I got six liners and three pads.  So far, I would say that you’ve got a huge bargain for what you’re paying, as you have enough to last you through your period (just about, I know I would need a little more than this but for the average light-medium period, this is perfect!).  Also, can we just talk about the packaging on this: it’s so bright and happy, so it’ll really help to brighten your mood when you might be feeling a bit down in the dumps!

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The pouch full of liners and pads is so great. I love this addition as not only does it add some variety to the box and break up the flow of boxes within a box, but it’s super useful!  I know that I’ll be taking this in my bag with me now, and it’s nice and compact but still manages to fit enough into it for what you’ll need.  Plus, the hot pink and blue stripes are so vibrant and summery!

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These two boxes of supplies I really loved, not only for the fun packaging but I really like the way they open.  It makes the products so accessible and you can just have these in your cupboard and it’s easy to grab what you need!

Now, onto the bit of the box I was most excited about: ‘For You’. This box is filled with lovely bits and bobs to make you feel nice and special, and it did not disappoint! Plus, you get decently sized items and not very tiny samples, which is always a plus!

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So, this is everything you get in the box.  A total of eight things, that are amazing quality, alongside a little magazine which gives loads of information on all the products, what’s not to like? My personal favourite so far has been the Candy Kittens, but I might be a bit biased because I love anything that is sweets and cats related, so put the two together and you’ve got my attention!  Plus, they tasted like blueberry and weren’t overly sour, which is just what I like!

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Another one of my favourites from the box, and something I have been wearing all the time since receiving it, has been this Lisa Angel bracelet.  I love dainty jewellery, it looks so understated yet still so gorgeous, and this is no exception! I can see me wearing this with so many things, and I am loving the combination of rose gold and silver together, which is something I might not have gone for had I have seen it in shops.

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I also really loved these hair ties, which I have always been so dubious about, but I’m so glad I got the chance to try them!  You know the ones, the scary plastic springy loops that claim to be ‘snag free’ and that they’ll ‘leave your hair without marks after wear’ – well they’re not lying!  These really are so comfy to wear and my hair doesn’t get damaged by them, which proves that even the thinnest of hair works with these guys!  Plus, the gorgeous neon coral colour is perfect for summer, and these not only look great in your hair but when you’ve got them around your wrist they’re the perfect addition to any outfit!

The box also contained the coconut and coffee scrub by Scrub Love: I’ve always been so interested in coffee based scrubs, but never actually gotten round to trying them.  Let me tell you, I tried this tonight and its so good! Seriously, my skin hasn’t felt as soft in a long time!  The smell of coffee is very strong, and the mixture of coconut is really quite unique, I imagine it is quite an acquired scent – if you don’t like the strong smell of coffee then you might not like this.  However, I love a good coffee smell, and I found this one particularly revitalising!  The scent does linger on your skin for a while afterwards, which is great, but I would probably mask it with a body lotion if I was going to be around people because I think it smells a little strong and you might not at first identify it as coffee.  However, this super gentle scrub makes my skin feel luxuriously soft and I really love it!

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This Anatomicals hair mask was also included, which I know I’m going to love.  I always get on really well with anatomicals products and I’m sure this will be no exception; plus, the packaging is always really fun which makes for a nice product usually!

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These were the final three items, and I am so excited to try them out.  The nail polish is a gorgeous pale mint shade and is from L’oreal, and the Korres bath milk smells of bergamot and pear – I think it will be lovely and summery and I am really excited to try it out.  Having used the face wash by Balanceme, I can assure you that it is great!  It felt super natural and the scent wasn’t overpowering, and it left my face feeling soft and clean!

So, that’s the end of this post!  I was so happy with this Betty Box, its great value for money and something I’d really recommend to everyone!

Also, thank you for 400 followers!  That is so insane – comment a way you think I should celebrate!

Soph xx

*This post contains PR samples and products

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20 Amazing Gift Sets For Teen Girls – Gift Guide 2015

Welcome! Welcome to the first instalment of my 2015 Gift Guide!  Let me quickly express my frustration.

In total, this had taken me 4 hours to find everything & write it up.  To be fair, I was quite proud with the finished product & I also got through a hefty chunk of Pretty Little Liars, so I’m okay with that.  What I’m not okay with is that fact that 4 hours of hard work is now gone, vanished.  I accidentally let my hand slip, and I pressed refresh.  All my work was gone, vanished into thin air.  I actually cried.  I’m still depressed.

But I’m making this new one, which means I will have made two copies of the same post in a day, all so I can start my Christmas posting.  That my friends is what you would call dedication.

So, let me start my second one, and pray there wont be a third!

Anyway, personally I think that a gift set is an excellent gift if you’re not close enough to the recipient to be able to give them something meaningful, which is pretty hard with us teen girls as we don’t know what we want really.  Something might be meaningful one day and the next just that gift we got for Christmas.  Not saying we’re ungrateful, or at least I’m not, but we’re hard to shop for.  So if you are having a hard time shopping for us, look no further, oh great detached relative, these are things we would like.  And more importantly, we get tons of use out of gift sets!

Oh, and before I start, make sure you nip over to my Pinterest here so you can grab some sneak peaks of things I might be including in my Christmas posts *hint hint, Christmas Everything Board*.


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Seventeen Ultimate Collection – This is perfect for your teen who is just starting out in makeup, you can create tons of looks here! And it’s such a pretty case (you’ll notice a running theme of me adoring packaging here).

Pantone acril makeupbrush

Pantone Acrylic Makeup Brush Set and Holder

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Soap and Glory in The Bag – Soap and Glory have the nicest, best smelling products around, and they always make their gifts look so exciting!

Sp&Glry Bright and bubbly

Soap and Glory bright & Bubbly

Jack Wills bdy spry trio

Jack Wills Body Spray Trio – I actually have these, I’m slightly obsessed with Jack Wills body sprays.  They smell gorgeous & look so pretty sat on your dressing table.  I loved them so much I bought a pack for my friend for her birthday and she loves them too.  Tried and tested, loved by all 😉

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Victorias Secret Bombshell All Day All Night

Bay & Hrd Mid Fig & Pom set

Baylis and Harding Midnight Fig and Pomegranate Medium Stack –   Baylis and Harding always smells so nice and their packaging is really pretty!  I always save their ribbons!

body shop cherry blossom set

The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Mini Set – This is great because it’s small so you can gift this to a friend or even use as a stocking filler!

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Jack Wills Farleton Espresso Cup Set – Because everyone loves mugs, whatever they are for.

Bomb cosmetics little box of love

Bomb Cosmetics Little Box Of Love – These are the prettiest bath bombs I’ve seen ever.

 TRESemme volum gift set

TRESemme Volume Gift Set – Perfect gift for a hair lover!

Lush Merry And Bright

Lush Merry and Bright

colours by technic vanity case

Colours by Technic Vanity Case –  I actually got this for Christmas last year & the only things I’ve not used is the blusher, which is a very neony pink, not to my taste, and the lipgloss quads, which aren’t great either, otherwise, everything else is great!  And it’s double sided, the other side comes with nail varnish & some brushes.

Thorntons chocolate essentials hamper

Thorntons Chocolate Essentials Hamper – Because everyone loves chocolate….unless your teen has an allergy to nuts or something, which might be in some of this. Not sure…..;)

How To Look The Best At Everything Benefit

Benefit How To Look The Best at Everything

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Zoella’s Awesome Drawersome – Seriously, did you expect me to not include some of Zoe’s beauty line in here?  I mean, I pretty damn proud that I’ve not turned the whole list into everything of her products!

 Friends seson 1-10 complete collection

Friends Complete Box Set Seasons 1-10 – I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love friends, even if they don’t know it, they love it.  I mean come on, even my Dad loves friends (I’m not even joking the other day I was watching the ‘PIVOT’ episode and he came to join me but that’s a whole other story).

Yankee 12 christmas votives

Yankee Candle Christmas Votives House

Design your own perfume set

Design Your Own Perfume Kit – Just saying, I want one.  This looks so fun.  And also really cute packaging.  Yes please.

B. skin hamper

B. Skin Hamper – This includes some good skincare stuff & then Frerro Roches, and come on, who doesn’t like Frerro Roches.  Food for the skin & food for the belly.


Okay, so that is us done!  All in all (for my two versions) this probably took six hours. It’d better be useful because clearly it was v time consuming.

So, my next post is 20 Amazing Gift Sets for Teen Boys.  I am aware that it is going to be hard, and probably will end up a  bit shit, but I’ll enlist the help of my brother & his Christmas list and we’ll see what happens.

I guess that is all!

I’m A Zalfie Fanatic Out!♥