Friday, November 15, 2013

This is pretty obvious.

I'm in a blog rut.

I mean, did I even need to say that? I guess a whole lot of life has happened since August (really July, which is basically when I stopped posting). I've been enjoying life, but I miss blogging. I just feel like I shouldn't come back until I have things to say. You know?

So I guess this post is just to say that I'm alive, well, and happy.

Here's what you've missed:

I went to New Orleans.
I'm a technical writer! I worked so hard for that and it finally happened.
I have a new job, which I friggin LOVE.
I'm starting a Master's program in January.

While it seems like a short list, some of that is the stuff that's been keeping me so busy.

Aaaaand because I worked from home today:

One last thing. It's Friday and I haven't done a #backthatazzup Friday in MONTHS. I choose this because it stays stuck in my head. And also because I'm still into blogging. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Let’s Talk Girly {Sponsored}

Alright ladies, it’s time to talk. I know this is a touchy subject and people tend to NOT want to talk about this ever, but let’s do it anyway. Besides, this is a blog and for some reason that makes it way less awkward, right? Er…maybe.

I was selected by the Clever Girls Collective for their U by Kotex campaign. I was super excited for this mainly because their commercials make me laugh so hard I pee. Really, though. I’m pretty sure no girl is anything other than moody and bloated during “that time.” Thanks for the honesty, Kotex! I received the CleanWear Pads in regular. I know. You’re all thinking, “Ew. Why pads?” Well whatever. I wanted to be different. Moving on…

Let’s start with the packaging. First of all, they were shipped in a super stealthy black box. I had actually forgotten that I was getting these in the mail and I told E to open them without realizing. Oops. He opened them up and screamed, “EW THEY’RE TAMPONS!” Naturally, I corrected him, and then laughed hysterically. 

The picture I got from E when he opened my "surprise." 

Once you get past the black shipping box, the pads are in a decorated black box. And okay, I have to mention the plastic packaging. It’s not even trying to hide. There were pink, blue, and green wrappings, and they are all decorated. So when you inevitably get caught carrying one to the bathroom, at least it’s cute.

I obviously demo’d these for more than a day (wouldn’t it be nice if periods only lasted for a day?), so here’s what I discovered:  These pads are pretty great. On day one I wore a dress. I was totally comfortable all day and didn’t have to worry at all about whether I was protected or not. No accidents. On day two I wore light gray (OMG!) slacks for work, and again – totally protected. The pads have the best wings! They’re super sticky, too, so once you put them in place they don’t move. The wings are really long and super wide, so I felt like I was getting some extra coverage, which is always nice. You all should know that I sit like a pretzel most of the time, and, uh…shifting…can be a problem with a pad. I had zero issues. If anything moved out of place I was still covered. I even wore these to date night. Can you tell I was comfortable in them?

On the shifting note, for testing purposes I decided to sleep in one to see how it held up. My pajamas are black and white, so I knew it would be a good test. Guys. They are so awesome. Warning: The next sentence is gonna be kind of gross. Sometimes after a night of tossing and turning while you’re on the big P, you wake up and things are kind of a mess; these CleanWear pads held up their end of the bargain. That’s all I’ll say about that.

I'm pretty happy about surviving the night in my black and WHITE pajama pants. 

I loved my sample, and will definitely be adding these to the rotation. My only wish is that they were a little longer, but that’s not a huge issue for me. Ladies, I know it gets old paying for all of our “necessities,” so you all should request a sample for yourselves! Just go here to get yours! 

To see what U by Kotex is up to, check them out on Facebook and Twitter! 

I wrote this review while participating in a content series through Clever Girls Collective on behalf of U by Kotex, and received products to facilitate my post and compensation for my time to participate.