I’ve been brooding about this topic for a long time now, wondering how best to address it sensitively and tastefully without resorting to cliches. Whilst I’d like to consider myself open-minded and modern, when it comes to personal care, I still secretly reach for the same products that I’ve been using since my teenage years! Technology has improved by leaps and the world has moved on, so I should embrace my womanhood and have a heart-to-heart chat with you about something distinctly intimate…
When my husband walked in on me photographing these packages, he was oblivious to what was the center of attention. So chic are the black packaging that if it was not for the brand name printed at the top, he would have missed it completely. The lace print is gorgeous, and the drawstring closure at the top of the bag is brilliant. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been eyeing these at the store for the longest time, but buyer inertia always prevailed, and the penny pincher in me kept questioning the need to pay a premium for packaging.
But wait, there’s more!
When I ripped open the plastic packaging, I almost let out a whoop like a kid tearing into a bag full of candies. I mean, how cool are those eye-popping shades?! I had never questioned the nondescript, clinical-looking white plastic sheets until now! And the orderly arrangement of yellow-blue-green-pink in sequential reps tells me how much thought and effort went into presenting these disposable napkins.
And when I finally unfolded one of these…
I don’t know about you, but I really thought this was so incredibly pretty! The light pastel swirls and petal-shaped tiny laser cut outs just made me feel precious. I’m not trying to wax lyrical about something that most people consider droll… but I strongly feel that it is our right as women to make our lives as beautiful as possible in every little way. There is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed, nor to adopt the mindset of “let’s just get this messy business over with” and count down the days until it is over.
Of course, for a product like this, the make or break decision depends entirely on how it performs. And I was overjoyed to find that Kotex Luxe Ultrathin exceeded all my expectations! Since I had my baby 3 years ago, my monthly cycle has been irregular, and the flow even more unpredictable. Some months I get by with barely a day or two of light discharge, other times it was like an apocalypse. The old sanitary napkin that I had been duly using since my teenage years no longer met my needs, and some of the other super long overnight pads that I had randomly picked up from the drugstore were so uncomfortable I kept feeling as though I was wearing a diaper. To add insult to injury, some nights I would wake up to find a mess on my bed! If you’ve had similar experiences, I’m sure you know that it is no fun at all having to scrub the mattress and sheets down in the middle of the night (or next morning). Worse, having to explain it all to an inquisitive 3 year-old boy! The most embarrassing and annoying incident happened when I was dropping off my boy at his nursery a couple of months back, and another mummy came up to whisper to me that my pants were stained. It took me a long moment to understand what she was trying to tell me as it had been barely an hour since I changed a fresh pad!
As it happened, it was during one of these super-flow months that I told myself enough was enough. Breaking into the new Kotex Luxe Ultrathin was such a refreshing experience. It was indeed ultra-thin, so thin I had my doubts when I first put it on, but the absorption was impressive and there was absolutely no leakage! There are 4 different lengths ranging from 24cm (which I prefer for day use) to 38cm (for overnight and/or super heavy flow). While I would not tout these as the softest and most comfortable napkins, they are so thin and light, and have a way of staying in place that I can hardly feel it. More importantly, I can go to bed at night and step out in the day with confidence that Kotex Luxe Ultrathin would not leak!
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