This one is for the ladies. There’s a new type of sanitary pad in town and it’s got a refreshing herbal fragrance. It’s the Padeve Herbal Sanitary Pad. Padeve was nice to offer samples on Instagram (@padevesg) so I requested for it.
There were two sanitary pads in the packet: a regular ultra-thin pad and a liner.
As you can see, the pads come enclosed in the usual plastic sheet. Nothing different from other brands. However, upon unwrapping the pad, a herbal smell wafted out. The smell is not at all unpleasant. It’s more like herbal tea. I like to use scented liners so this is a plus point for me. No more strange odours.
The liner itself has a smooth cottony surface so no itchy scratchy down under. It’s also a lot wider than the brand of liner I usually use. Plus point for me.
I believe Padeve can only be bought on their website at the moment. Haven’t seen them on the shelves in the supermarket or pharmacy. Padeve sanitary pads come in four variants: All Night, Ultra Day, Ultra Night and Ultra Liners.
I wrote a review for BlissyBox earlier this month and because it is a subscription box worth trying out, I thought I’ll share this fantastic promotion they are having now.
As some of you might know, BlissyBox does not have the option of buying just one box to try out the service. However, for the month of June, BlissyBox is having a trial promotion. This is for first timers to the subscription box. If you’re not too sure about this box and just want to try it out for a month, you can do so by applying the promo code BBTRIAL upon checkout.
To make the deal sweeter, you’ll get 10% discount if you place your order before 5 June 2015!
It has been some time since I made a post here, but I’m back to let you guys know about a relatively new subscription box service. Nope, it’s not another beauty box. It’s a box specially for ladies — specifically for menstruating ladies.
Yes, us ladies know that it’s one hell of a ride when we have our period. The cramps, the uncomfortable feeling of a leaky tap, the paranoia of staining clothes, etc.
BlissyBox tries to bring just a little bliss during that time of the month. No more running out to the store to stock up period supplies. You just make yourself comfortable at home and wait for your box of supplies to arrive at your doorstep.
It’s a monthly subscription service and all you have to do to get started is choose a plan from a list of six:
Because each lady has a different period cycle or preference of product, each plan comes with a different number/type of items that’s stated on the website. Customisation doesn’t stop there. After choosing your plan, you get to choose what items go into the box: tampons or pads, brands you like, type of tampon or pad. Next, BlissyBox tries to sync up with your period cycle so you will receive your box just before your period begins.
So what goodies come in the box? Of course, you get whatever period supplies you asked for. Besides that, you get some sweet treats to brighten your crummy day when you get your period. New subscribers do get an extra perk in their first box: a pouch to keep your period supplies.
Everything is neatly packed in the box and the best part of the box is the handwritten note that comes with it. It’s addressed to you. A simple and very sweet gesture.
As BlissyBox is a monthly subscription service, you do have to choose a subscription plan that lasts three, six, or 12 months…or forever (until you say stop). What happens is that a PayPal recurring payment notice is set up, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to pay for your box. The only drawback comes when you want to stop the service before your subscription plan is up. You have to remember to inform them before payment is charged automatically.
I know you must be thinking why would someone stop such a fabulous service halfway through her subscription? Well, it did happen to me. Right after my first box, no less. I discovered I was pregnant. And we all know what that means. No period for the next nine months. Which also meant that I wouldn’t need pads or tampons for the time being.
No worries. Just drop them a note. It’s that simple.
I only informed them after I got charged for the next box, so I had to accept that one. What I’m about to tell you next is the extraordinary service by BlissyBox. If you thought the handwritten note in each box is the only sweet gesture by them, you’re wrong.
My second box was due to arrive during the time I would be away on an overseas trip. I just asked if the box could be delivered when I was back. Yup, no problem with that! So I happily went off for my holiday. When I returned, I informed them and my box got delivered without a hassle.
This second box was special. Remember that handwritten note? This time it read:
Wishing you all the best of luck on your pregnancy. May your 9 months be smooth & your baby healthy.
Love & Light,
I also got a little surprise in this box. A leopard-print eye mask with another handwritten note that read:
A mother of a newborn will definitely need her beauty sleep.
Sleep with style! =)
“Anna” did drop me a text message as well to check if I received the box. I thanked her for the sweet gesture of a present. She added that she hoped to see me back in the subscription loop after my pregnancy.
I got started on this service with just curiosity and with no intention of staying on long, but after all the thoughtful gestures, I’m really considering on keeping up with this subscription!
This is something for the girls. What do you look for when it comes to sanitary care products?
For me, the most important things are safety and comfort. I want products that are safe to use and with proper menstrual care, I can prevent bacterial infection from happening. Comfort is also very important. I often describe having menstruation as having an internal leaky tap where I have no control over. It is an uncomfortable feeling, so the last thing I want to worry about is unsightly leaks and having to waddle around like a duck because there’s something stuck between my legs.
Fortunately for us girls, there’s UUcare Group Singapore Pte Ltd which designs products that will meet our sanitary care needs. Their product design concept focuses on the three Gs:
GUARD — To protect women during menstrual period
GERMPROOF — Women can better take care of themselves by using antibacterial pads
GRATEFUL — To feel more comfortable and healthier during your period
In particular, UUcare sanitary pads have some unique points that will put your mind at ease when choosing sanitary care products:
Antibacterial UUcare products are certified by SGS International to be fully antibacterial. The surface of the sanitary pads have gone through an antibacterial process which prevents smell and the growth of germs.
Whitening agents are not used on the sanitary pads. This is VERY important as flourescer from the pad’s adhesive can get stuck to your panties and can reach your uterus through sweat and bodily secretions, causing gynaecological diseases.
Breathable and Soft
With the usage of 3D weaving technology and pure cotton cover, the sanitary pads feel smooth and soft.
Pads in this range contain antibacterial properties that keep you protected for more than 12 hours, such that odours are eliminated and the growth of bacteria is reduced. As such, these pads are secure for longer use.
The pads are wrapped up simply and nicely. Yup, these come with the tape which makes it easier to dispose of used pads.
The pads also have right-angled wings so the pad fits closely to your panties and prevents rubbing against your thighs. Check out the patented funnel shape guides for faster absorption and to prevent leaks!
The surface of the pad is cottony soft. This is very important. I hate having that scratchy feeling against my skin and some other pads do cause that!
The panty liners come individually wrapped. Very easy to carry around.
One thing that’s different about UUcare’s panty liners is that it’s thinner compared to other brands. You know how people talk about the “barely there” feel of sanitary care products. Yup, that’s it.
UUcare Cool Technology
The fast water retention of pads in this range makes the pad surface dry and comfortable when used. No icky wet feeling down there…that’s good!
The pads come with a pearl-like bump surface. Each pearl is hollow at the bottom so that fluids can be absorbed completely, greatly reducing the contact of fluids to skin. Again, the pads are cottony soft which is what I like!
The panty liners in this range didn’t seem to have much visible difference to the ones in the other range.
Pads come in 24cm, 28cm, 32cm and 36cm sizes for both ranges. You can get UUcare sanitary pads from Watsons, John Little, NTUC, OG and Nishino Pharmacy. (Pssst…the last I checked, they also cost about a dollar less than other brands. Cost savings…woohoo!) Or you can redeem a free sample at The Sample Store.
There are also other sanitary care products under UUcare. Do check them out on Facebook and don’t forget to “like” them too!