13 July 2017

REVIEW // MS FLOW TRIAL BOX - SANITARY TOWELS


A few weeks ago I posted about the Ms Flow Trial Box I received, I spoke about how perfect it would be if you wanted to test various brands out before you buy or for a newbie to shark week. Here are my thoughts on the pads I received in the box, I did also received some tampons but I'm definitely more of a pad girl so in this review I'm sticking to what I know!

Bit of background information so you get an idea of what level of tantrum my uterus normally has -

When I first started my periods they were horrific, the kind where every time you move it's like a tsunami of the red sea down there. Post kids they're about 5-7 days long with most of the bleeding on days 1-3 days before starting to trail off, so pretty average really. My flow is pretty medium I'd say. Some months are worse than others and it'll revert back to my pre kid, uterus with severe anger problems and I won't be able to even sniff without opening the flood gates and others it'll be as short as a few days although that is rare but it has happened before. This month was very angry uterus month.


TOWELS


ALWAYS ULTRA SANITARY TOWELS

These were what I used growing up, they're pretty good at containing everything. In the box I got both with and without wings. I much prefer pads with wings as I find without them they tend to go walk about much easier and that is super not what you want when you first get up in the morning on day 2 of your period. Near the end wingless are okay, they're more comfortable but I wouldn't trust them before about day 4.

Comfort: 6/10
Noise Factor: 5/10
Flow holding capacity: 7.5/10
Prettiness: 4/10


BODYFORM ULTRA NORMAL WING

These I've used quite a lot before. They're the cheapest branded pads I've found and they're pretty good. The little heart shape on the pad is a nice addition even though it inevitably ends up looking similar to the blood covered room in that episode of Dexter.

Comfort: 7/10
Noise Factor: 5/10
Flow holding capacity: 6.5/10
Prettiness: 8/10


NATRACARE ORGANIC 

I wanted to love this and for the most part I did but if you want something that will work for the whole of your period these ain't it. Unless you have a crazy light flow these just wont be able to hold it I'm afraid. After the initial uterus lining purge these will be alright and I found them much nicer against the skin than regular pads, they had a lovely cotton feel topping which did bunch up and go a bit weird but it didn't have that plastic, sweat inducing coating so these so these do get points in that department because no one likes a sweaty vagina.

Comfort: 6.5/10
Noise Factor: 5/10
Flow holding capacity: 4/10
Prettiness: 2/10


LINERS 


NATRACARE ORGANIC LINER

This was super hard to get into, I don't know if I was just being stupid but it took me ages to find the opening. It's quite thick which makes it feel more bulky but would mean it holds just that little bit more. Shape wise it's pretty nice, quite slim in the middle which stops bits of it sticking to your skin although the stick went a bit pear shaped quite quickly and it went all bunchy in the middle which isn't what you want at all. 

Comfort: 4/10
Noise Factor: 6/10
Flow holding capacity: 2.5/10
Prettiness: 1/10

BODYFORM LIGHT LINERS SO SLIM

These were great actually! I normally buy Carefree or Always Dailies but the shape of these ones is fantastic, I find they fit my underwear so much better. They are much softer too which was nice. I did find the stick wasn't quite as good as my usual ones but the shape and softness makes up for that. I've actually bought a box of these this month because this box has converted me!

Comfort: 9/10
Noise Factor: 4/10
Flow holding capacity: 1/10
Prettiness: 4/10

ALWAYS DAILIES

These are what I normally get, they're the thinnest ones I've found and do the job. The stick is great, I've never had one of these shift about. 

Comfort: 9/10
Noise Factor: 6/10
Flow holding capacity: 2/10
Prettiness: 6/10




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*I received the Ms Flow Trial Box for review purposes, all opinions are as always, my own. 

4 comments:

  1. Oh fab, some of these I haven't heard of but will have a nosey and give some a go.

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  2. I've found after birth I like totally different things about sanitary products, it's been like being a teenager again, trying new brands and learning to deal with periods, haha! It's really frustrating to buy a whole box and hate the design/feel so this is a really handy idea :) xx

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  3. It'd be great if brands like this could do some sort of initiative, whereby for each box sold, they donate a pack of sanitary towels to those in need. Huge portion of UK girls (and girls all over the world) can't afford sanitary products xo

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  4. This is such a good idea - there's nothing worse than buying an entire box then realising you absolutely hate them! xx

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