Monday, September 21, 2015

That Time of the Month: TomBoxes Review

TomBoxes Review

By Lauren

Source: box sent for review; all opinions are my own

Review: TomBoxes is a subscription service for that time of the month - so it's obviously only available for the ladies! I love the idea because you not only get what you need (your choice of pads or tampons) you also receive fun items that you would want (jewelry, makeup, etc.). It's a win-win!

What I really like about this service is that they offer brands that you already know and love. Instead of going to the store every month, have your choice of feminine care sent to you. As you can see from the above photo, I chose Playtex, but they also offer the following:


Now that you've seen the needed item, it's time to dig in and see what fun "wants" you have been given too. This is what the bottom of my box looked like before I opened everything up. Nicely packaged- and I like the felt bags!

The gray bag had these cute bracelet/hair ties. You wear them on your wrist until you need to pull your hair up. I've seen these around before but never owned any, so it was cool to get a couple colors in my box!

The black bag contained these simple, silver earrings. My ears aren't pierced, which I probably should have told the company, but it's okay! My sister said she would love these. Another great thing about TomBoxes is that you tell the company your fashion/jewelry type so they can customize what they sent you. I let them know that I am pale and relatively simple with fashion.

I opened up the final little box (lovingly labeled Beautiful.) to find a mix of fun beauty items. I like the various chapstick and lip balm - definitely good for this time of the year and easy for someone like me who doesn't wear a ton of makeup. Please click the picture for a close-up look at everything that was included!

Some final, brief information:

-they only ship to the U.S.
-you can buy a one-time box for $24
-their standard tombox is $16 a month
-when you want to subscribe, you will go through a quick quiz first (to determine beauty/fashion type)
-please read all the FAQ's for more information


I thought this was a really handy subscription box! Who actually enjoys going to the store every month to get what you need? This makes it a lot easier, plus you get some additional fun items to hopefully make things seem a bit brighter. I think this would be a great subscription box to get a younger girl who might just be starting her period, as long as you don't mind her wearing a bit of makeup, etc. Maybe it will make it less scary for her!


Claudia Arroyo said...

Talk about originality! And you know, now that you mention it, I do tend to be a bit conscious when I am at the store purchasing my feminine products :P Plus, who wouldn't like the additional pampering of makeup and glitz anyway? ;)

Kindlemom said...

I really like the idea of this box as well! So many fun boxes that you have showed us!

Christy @ Love of Books said...

That's cool! These type of goodie boxes seem to be popular.

Karen said...

I think they have a subscription box for everything now!

This does sound pretty useful. And yay for not having to go to the store while still getting a few treats along with the necessities!

Karen @For What It's Worth

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

This is definitely an interesting one but you know what - it's useful!!! Plus the extra stuff is fun. Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger said...

Hmm, not sure i need a subscription box for tampons, thanks to birth control implant. But i love those chain bracelet/hair ties!

Jennifer Humphries said...

That is a really great deal for all of that! Your favorite personal careitems, plus a bunch of other fun goodies! Wow I did not know such a thing existed!

Erika Sorocco said...

Now THIS is what I call awesome - and so perfect for the price!


kimbacaffeinate said...

Clever and yes a nice box for a teen girl :)

Brandi Kosiner said...

That would be nice to have it sent

Cleo Bannister said...

Wow what a good idea, especially as you say, for a young girl starting puberty - it would make a great gift.

Candace said...

So many subscription boxes I've never heard of! I do like the idea of this, what a great way to kind of have an uplifting thing come about at that time of the month.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'd love to get a fun package in the mail instead of having to go to the store every month :)

Shannon Miz said...

Well, this is certainly original! I wish I could come up with ideas like this, I could make good money ;)

I don't think this would be useful for me since I don't get my period (I mean, I am not complaining, but I imagine it also is not a healthy thing? I digress.)

BUT I love your idea about it for a younger teen! That would be AWESOME. I know I felt SO awkward when I had to ask someone to go buy tampons, so talk about a great way to make a "newbie" feel better about this! Plus, maybe I wouldn't have been so mad if I was getting cool gifts every month ;)

Seriously, this is so cool! I really hope this sort of thing still exists when my daughter needs it. Thanks for sharing, I LOVE you getting these boxes to review (and I am sure you do too :D )
Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

Naomi Hop said...

Look at all that awesome stuff! So jealous! Love the bracelet hair ties!

Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace