Saturday, March 15, 2014

HelloFlo Review!


Recently, I did a review on a "time-of-the-month" website, called "PMS.com" and I wasn't too big of a fan. When it came to personal preference and options, there were none. I found that the company overall just felt a bit lackluster, and unoriginal. I did a little digging and found quite a few different boxes with a similar idea, but happened upon a service called, HelloFlo. They not only have a super-hilarious commercial on their main page (no seriously, you have to go watch it!) but they also have really unique and customizable monthly plans to fit any lady and her lifestyle! I was immediately intrigued, and they were more than kind about sending me a box to review for you all!


Choosing a Plan
HelloFlo allows you to choose a plan that fits to your needs. If you have a younger lady in your life, they have "Starter Kits" that are geared toward younger girls. Aside from the starter kits, there are also regular monthly kits to choose from for a woman of any age. When choosing a plan, you will first be asked if you'd prefer organic products, or products from Tampax and Always. I LOVE that they give you this option, and I personally went with organic for this review.
Next HelloFlo will ask you what exactly you would like to receive in your box. I really love that this is an option as well, because as I had mentioned in my PMS.com review, every lady is different and has different needs. I appreciate that HelloFlo takes that into consideration!


Your final step is to choose the frequency of your deliveries. As most subscriptions boxes do, HelloFlo offers a discount when you purchase multiple months in advance. They also donate 1 year of sanitary supplies to a school-age girl in Kenya whenever someone purchases a 3 or 6 month plan. Got to love companies that give back!


If the 6 month plan is chosen, you're saving $4 per box! 
You can also let HelloFlo know exactly your time of the month, so that your boxes always arrive exactly when you need them to! The boxes are also discreet (plain white box) so you can have them shipped to the office or dorm.

Let's get into what I received in my first box so you can get a better idea of what you'll receive.
Right off the bat, something the company in my last review did not provide was a feeling of personalization. Not only are you able to choose exactly the kind of sanitary items you need, but HelloFlo sends you a nice note, as well as some delicious treats! The Lake Champlain chocolates were to die for, and the Picky Bar is great to stick in your purse for when you get hunger pangs on the go! I ended up eating it earlier tonight (for reviews sake, of course! *wink) and it was absolutely delicious! I really love that some sweet treats are included in the box!

It's not easy to run to the store and find organic tampons and liners, so when HelloFlo told me that these were an option, I was absolutely thrilled. Especially when these boxes are also marketed to younger girls. I'm happy to see that each box contains a generous amount of product as well!
Finally, the box contained a super cute canvas pouch to hold your products!


I know this isn't a necessity or anything, but I'm one of those people who is obsessed with organizers and containers, so I was so excited to see this in the box! All your products can be stored neatly inside this tote and can be placed under the sink or wherever you keep your feminine products.


Overall Thoughts
I think HelloFlo is an excellent service that provides you with a fun, unique experience during a time that isn't always so enjoyable! While I do think that these time-of-the-month boxes can be a bit pricey, I think that $17 is reasonable for the HelloFlo boxes, considering that shipping is included. There is a benefit and convenience factor knowing these boxes will show up right when you need them. There's no need to remember to run to the store or beg your husband to go to the drugstore at 3am when you realize you're out of tampons! I know these kinds of things can be TMI-type subjects for some, but I think that these kinds of boxes are really helpful and important, especially to younger girls, or women who are insanely busy and forgetful, like myself!

I really hope that you'll consider signing up with HelloFlo, as I think that they definitely beat the competition in quality, options and individuality. The boxes are unique enough to look forward to each month, but not so over-the-top that they start to stray from their purpose.

2 comments:

  1. This company looks 100x better than your last monthly visit sub review. I love the available personalization and YES the commercial / video is hilarious! Great review and this would be perfect for any female that needed a pick-me-up; regardless of age :)

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    1. LOL I'm obsessed with the commercial. I wish they had something like this when I was younger. Now I'm a crazy couponer and stock up on this kind of stuff, but I definitely think that these "useful" subscriptions are worth it if you can find a company that genuinely cares about their service like this one!

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