Ms Flow Box Review – July 2016

Ms Flow Box Review - July 2016

 

Hello Summer!  Hello Sunshine!  July is here and the sun is shining – well most of the time at least, but with a new month comes another monthly period!  But don’t worry – Ms Flow have got your covered!  With a selection of beauty treats to help relax your mind and body, and get your digits looking dazzling this month to make all the drama that your monthly period brings with it a little more bearable and help you relax and unwind when your body is working overtime and your hormones are raging!  They’ve also added a selection of delicious sweet treats to curb your cravings and some organic tea to help calm your hormonal imbalances and soothe your busy body!  With all your monthly menstruation essentials included too, along with a handy heat patch for those painful pelvic cramps and an aromatherapy based soy wax candle too and you’ve got the perfect parcel to help you survive the restless nights, hot sweats and horrible hormones!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £12.99 plus £2.95 P&P *

Total Value of Products – £24.77 (Approximately)

This months Ms Flow Box has a beautifully Summery theme with a bright pink colour scheme and a selection of treats to really brighten your period and make it a better time of the month, so I am looking forward to seeing what their perfectly pink box has to offer!

Your Period Essentials

No matter how long your cycle is, or how light or heavy your flow is, Ms Flow will provide you with more than enough of your chosen sanitary products, whether that be tampons, towels or liners, or even a combination of all three, which means you will never run out of your monthly period essentials and with several big brands to choose from including the organic brand Natracare, you’ll be able to relax in the knowledge that Ms Flow have got everything covered!  Their boxes do vary slightly in price depending on the amount of sanitary products you need each month but prices start from £12.99 per month plus £2.95 P&P.

Ms Flow Box Review - July 2016

Cura-Heat All Day Pain Relief – Full Size £4.49

On top of your monthly period essentials Ms Flow have also included an All Day Pain Relief Patch from Cura-Heat to help with those horrible period pains.  This is a lovely addition to a period subscription box and was sadly missed last month and it really does prove its the little things that make the most difference when it comes to that time of the month as no matter how many beauty products and sweet treats Ms Flow include each month, nothing is going to fix a stomach cramp quite like the humble heat patch!  With up to 24 hours of healing heat in every patch, this is a true time of the month ‘must-have’ and isn’t something I have seen is period subscription boxes before!  It is also suitable to wear overnight as this patch is one  worn on a close fitting item of clothing rather than being applied directly to the skin, making it the perfect warming bedtime soother for those of us who end up suffering most of our cramps during the evening and into the night too, so I am very happy to see its return!

Your Beauty Treats

Anatomicals Cruisin’ for a Snoozin’ Sleep Balm – Full Size £4.99

Ms Flow Box Review - July 2016

Cruisin’ for a snoozin’ sleep balm by Anatomicals is a soothing sleep balm enriched with beeswax, lavender, rosemary and bergamot essential oils which have an amazing effect on promoting a good nights sleep making it perfect for your time of the month when hot sweats, cramps and hormonal imbalances often make it harder to sleep at night.  This natural sleep balm doesn’t make you sleepy and it is not a drug, it’s a natural sleep enhancer that uses its sophisticated blend of essential oils to help quiet your thoughts and clear your mind, helping you fall asleep naturally.  Rosemary is the traditional herb for clear thinking, confidence, and memory, Bergamot is mentally uplifting, and Ginger is strengthening and confidence-inducing while Balsam Fir is refreshing, like a walk in the woods and Lavender, the traditional sleep herb, is fresh and relaxing making this fragrant balm safe to use as often as you need, whether its your time of the month or you’re just suffering with a little sleeplessness and as a long-term insomniac finding a natural alternative to help me drift off to sleep is a little bit of heaven for me!  I am very glad to see this natural sleep remedy balm in my July Ms Flow Box!

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Polish in Solid Love & Nail File – Full Size £5.49

Ms Flow Box Review - July 2016

Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails Varnish is an ideal Summer nail polish as it contains Nylon and Retinol to give it an extra strong formula that helps to harden your natural nails and smooths ridges to give a flawless manicure that lasts up 10 days giving you a high impact shine as well as a highly pigmented colour!  The bright pink colour makes it a perfect Summer shade for me – I love pinks and corals during warmer months as they off-set a tan beautifully and instantly brightens up your look!  Sally Hansen is a great high-street nail polish brand that gives a salon quality finish with out the hefty price tag, and their Hard as Nails Polish gives a gel-like finish with out the need for a UV or LED curing lamp.  The shade fits perfectly with this months pink box theme and is a great addition for me, and to ensure you get the most out of your Sally Hansen Nail Polish, Ms Flow have also included a Sally Hansen Nail File too!  This dual sided nail file has a pretty floral pattern and it’s course and smooth sides will ensure your nails are looking good and are ready for your Sally Hansen Nail Polish home manicure!  It’s a handy addition to this months box and the floral pattern makes it a pretty twist on what is normally a dull, but essential beauty tool!

Dreamy Bath Cherry Blossom Bath Bomb – Full Size £1.50

Ms Flow Box Review - July 2016

Dreamy hand make natural bath and skin care products that contain nourishing natural moisturisers and are scented with essential oils giving you the luxury experience of an aromatherapy session without needing to leave your bathroom!  This 100% natural and vegan bath bomb smells absolutely amazing and leaves you scented with cherries even after you’ve finished your soak!  Containing almond oil, mango butter and Vitamin E this fruity scented bath bomb moisturises your skin while you’re relaxing in the tub, ensuring that not only will you smell gorgeous when you’re done but your skin will be feeling healthy and hydrated with out the need for any creams or lotions meaning you can skip a step of your beauty routine and hop straight in to bed and get some well deserved sleep – something we all crave during that time of the month, so this is another well chosen addition to this months Ms Flow Box!

Tea and Sweet Treats

As well as the fantastic beauty treats in Ms Flow Box, you will also receive a selection of speciality or luxury tea bags and some sweets or chocolate from both well know and emerging confectionary brands to help your period a little more pleasant.

Ms Flow Box Review - July 2016

This months treats include a bar of Caramel Milk Chocolate from Fair-trade Confectionary Brand Divine, a packet of Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Microwave Popping Corn in Movie Theatre Butter Flavour and two sachets of Yogi’s Rooibos Ayurvedic Spiced Tea!

Bonus Treats

Ms Flow Summer Rose Soy Wax Candle – Full Size £6.00

Ms Flow Box Review - July 2016

This feminine floral fragranced soy wax candle smells like you’re walking through a romantic rose garden and instantly uplifts your senses and calms your mind making it perfect for when your body is working overtime and you may find relaxing and focusing more difficult than usual!  Essential oils are great to use during your period as they can help refresh your mind and body making you feel more ‘normal’ and this cute little candle, which provides up to 10 hours of fabulous fragrance, is the perfect partner to your morning shower or dozy day under the duvet to keep you feeling relaxed and ready to go!

My Verdict

July’s Ms Flow Box is pretty in pink and full of fabulous beauty treats that will make you feel perfectly pampered during your monthly period with a luxurious hand-made bath bomb, a Sally Hansen manicure set and some soothing sleep balm from quirky brand Anatomicals, as well as a selection of yummy goodies that will curb your sweet tooth and cravings making your period all together more manageable and less of a chore!  The pretty pink theme is well thought out and the products Ms Flow have selected this month perfectly reflect that theme and are ideal for the Summer months!  I love the Sally Hansen Nail Polish!  The shade – Solid Love – is a gorgeous bright pink that looks great on my nails, and works really well for a Summer manicure, and the handy floral Nail File helps get your nails looking perfect prior to applying your polish so your mani or pedi stays looking good for as long as possible!  The Hard as Nails formula is long-lasting and chip-resisitent and gave me a pretty pop of colour that really brightened up my boring natural nails!  The handy tin of sleep balm from Ms Flow favourites Anatomicals is also a welcome sight in this months box!  We all know its hard to sleep during the warmer nights we’ve been having, so add your monthly period and some raging hormones to the mix and the thermostat just got turned up a notch making sleep even more difficult than normal, and as a long-term insomniac anything that naturally helps me drift off to sleep is a winner for me!  I have used a few Anatomicals products now and after finding their headache balm really great for my stress induced migraines and cluster headaches I had high hopes for their sleep balm too and I wasn’t disappointed!  It smells beautiful and really does help clear your busy mind, which in turn helps you get a restful nights sleep!  Bliss!  But if you need to relax your body as well as your mind this month Ms Flow have also included a fruity bath bomb from natural skin care specialists Dreamy Bath to help you soak away sore muscles and joints, easing cramps and melting away the stress your monthly cycle often causes!  It also smells amazing so you can enjoy the fragrance aroma of cherries while you relax and unwind in your well deserved bubble bath!  I really love that Ms Flow curate hand-made, boutique beauty products from small UK based brands like Dreamy Bath as it makes them stand out from the bigger period subscription boxes which stick to the well-known, high-street brands, and as well as supporting small and upcoming companies, it also adds a really personal touch to each box they send out!  Their sweet treats are equally welcome this month, with popcorn to help keep you nourished while watching your monthly movie marathon, a bar of Divine Milk Chocolate – one of my favourite chocolate brands, and two cups of balancing Rooibos Tea which will refresh and rehydrate you, keeping you feeling on top form no matter how much strain your body is under!  Delicious!  With a fragrance Summer Rose candle, a handy heat patch from Cura-Heat – Thank you for bringing this period must-have back for July Ms Flow – and all your other period essentials supplied in a discreetly packed box, what more could you want for your time of the month?  I have really enjoyed this months well stocked Ms Flow Box and the hot pink theme is perfect for the Summer heat!  This fragrant box is another winning combination of pampering and period must-haves for me and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for August!

My Beauty Favourite

Although I loved all the treats in this months Ms Flow Box, my July Beauty Favourite has to be the Dreamy Bath Cherry Blossom Bath Bomb purely because I am not usually able to indulge in things like bath bombs and fragranced bath products as I suffer with sensitive, eczema prone skin and there are only a few products I can use that don’t cause irritation, but this all natural bomb was not only suitable for my sensitive skin, it also left me smelling like a cherry tree which was just delicious!

For more information about my Subscription Boxes visit my ‘Which Subscription Box’ Reviews and to subscribe to the Ms Flow Box visit their website!  Remember you can get 30% off your first Ms Flow Box when you use my Exclusive Discount Code SPECIAL30!

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