This post is sponsored by LOLA.
I recently got a new credit card (the swipe-y strip got damaged and was no longer reliably swiping, and I was sick of being that person at the cash register being all, "no, really, it'll work, just swipe it like 10 more times a little slower no faster okay maybe try harder?") and of course the first order of business was to update all my various online subscription boxes and services so I wouldn't miss a critical shipment of like, razor blades or hot sauce.
But seriously, I am genuinely hooked on the subscription box concept and would like even more of my life to arrive neatly packed on my doorstep, on a regular basis that I no longer have to put any thought into.
SUBSCRIPTION BOX IDEAS:
- Sweatpants of the Month Club
- All the Hair Ties You Lost Last Month Magical Restock Service
- Your Kid's Teacher Probably Needs More Antibacterial Wipes and Glue Sticks So Let Us Just Mail Her Some Every Four Weeks
- Yes Your Children Ate All That Cereal Already Club
- A box containing a curated, monthly collection of Target impulse buys (January's box theme is "Dish Detergent" and contains nail polish, a throw pillow, three pairs of leggings, a jumbo tub of trail mix and zero dish detergent.)
I've written about LOLA and its ability to save me from my own absent-minded idiocy on a monthly basis before, and they've really expanded their product line-up since then. So now I'm even more of a fan. Their plastic applicators are still BPA free and the tampons are still all biodegradable, but you can now get cardboard applicators or applicator-free tampons, plus pads and liners. All the products are made with 100% organic cotton, no dyes or fragrances or other shady/sketchy ingredients. (Did you know that the FDA doesn't require companies to disclose all the ingredients in their tampons and pads, so most of them just...don't? Just let you brain run away with that one for a bit, ew.)
Every box is customizable for everything from light flow to NIGHTMARE AUTOPSY TIME. They also offer products to ease/minimize cramps and PMS symptoms -- that's an essential oil blend in the photo there with capsaicin that I am excited to try.
(Plus, the packaging is all minimalist and pretty, in shades of blue that remind me of watching pad commercials as a little girl and wondering what in the world was wrong with all these women who were apparently leaking blue windshield wiper fluid on a regular basis. I like to think the color scheme was chosen for this very reason because I am really very weird.)
Thanks to LOLA for sponsoring this post. Pricing is $10 for 1 box of applicator tampons, $18 for 2 boxes per month. Subscriptions are super flexible and you can change your products, skip or cancel anytime. First 100 readers to use code Amalah2018 will receive 50% (FIFTY PERCENT!!) off their order*, so go now!
*For new customers in the continental U.S. only (sorry, Hawaii or Alaska).