One of the things I dread for my little girl is that one day she will have to deal with periods. I know that they aren’t the end of the world, but they aren’t the greatest thing either.
Things have changed a lot since I was a teenager. I do find that reassuring. When I was growing up, we didn’t talk about things. Sex education happened in school and even though I knew about periods, it was a big shock when I had my first one.
I hope that when the time comes, I will have prepared my daughter as much as I can. And one thing I can do for her is to subscribe to Betty Box.
Betty Box is a period subscription box aimed at girls aged 11 – 16 which arrives monthly, filled with everything you need for your period and more. It is a real pick me up in a box.
Inside each Betty Box, you get your monthly period needs and you can choose from Tampax, pads or a mix of both. When you choose, you can also choose the absorbency and brand you prefer.
But in addition to this, you get a box of treats especially for you. There will be something sweet to make you feel better, some amazing beauty products to try and more.
I was sent a box to review and it was lovely. The design is bright and cheerful and inside the main packaging (which is cleverly designed to fit through most letterboxes) there are smaller boxes containing your goodies. It also comes with a small booklet called the Betty Collective which gives you information about the brands featured in the box along with some interesting articles.
The ‘for you’ box contains the beauty goodies and sweet treat. Inside my box was a gorgeous Lisa Angel bracelet, Balance Me face wash, Korres body milk, Hairon hair tie, Scrub Love body scrub, Anatomicals deep conditioning hair mask and last but not least a L’Oreal Paris nail varnish. That is a pretty nice haul and it would be really exciting to see what it in the box each month.
Inside the ‘for later’ box and ‘for night’ are the Tampax or pads that you will need and the gorgeous draw string bag contains more essentials for use now and this is a useful bag to pop into your bag to discretely keep your monthly essentials handy.
When you set up your Betty Box account, you can choose from three delivery dates throughout the month and you can choose the best one to suit or (if it was me) go for the earliest date in the month anyway just so that you can get your box as soon as possible.
So how much does a Betty Box subscription cost? If you sign up now, the first box is £6.99 and then the monthly subscription after that is £10.50 but you can cancel or suspend your account easily at any time.
The concept of Betty Box is a lovely one. For the monthly amount, I think that the boxes are great value and I would defy any teenage girl not to love receiving one each month. Whilst it won’t make periods any better, it will certainly help girls to feel better around the time of their periods and even as an adult, I have enjoyed the Betty Box experience too.
You can find out more about Betty Boxes on their website which is also filled with lots of articles about anything from periods to beauty to body image, which teen girls will love reading.
I was sent a Betty Box for the purpose of this review. All images and opinions are my own