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Softex 2 in 1 20 pads Happy Days Club

Softex 2 in 1 comfort slim pads review

In another post, I mentioned the Softex 2 in 1 pads I received from my April Happy Days Box, and how I plan to publish a video about its absorbency. Unfortunately I was not able to record a good video, so here’s a quick blog review instead. :D

The Sanrio and Softex Collaboration

Parent company Sanrio Inc. teamed up with Softex (sanitary brand) in 2014 on Sanrio’s 40th anniversary to launch a series of Hello Kitty sanitary pads. The Softex 2 in 1 pack contains 12 daytime pads that are 23 cm long and 8 day-to-night pads that are 29 cm, and costs Php190 online.

Softex Comfort Slim Day Use with Wings

Softex 2 in 1 day time

Strangely, though, the pad I got to open and spread on my ~testing area~ was a little shorter than advertised. I tried to spread it out a little more, but the length remained almost a cm short.

Other than that, here are the pros I noticed:

  • Cottony cover is soft, hypoallergenic, non-irritating and breathable.
  • Multiple layers of cotton fibers absorb liquids fairly easily.
  • Best used during medium flow days where you often stand, sit upright or move around.
  • Adhesive and plastic back cover don’t rip apart when being removed (unlike other brands I know).

Softex 2 in 1 day time wet

To test the napkin’s absorption, I poured 50 ml of colored water into the middle part of the day-time use napkin. Surprisingly, it took the napkin a while before fully absorbing the liquid.

Softex Comfort Slim Day/Night Use with Wings

Softex 2 in 1 night time

 

The night-time use napkin, meanwhile, features a more accurate sizing. The one I tested indeed measured 29 cm, and it appeared to be slightly thinner than the day-time use version.

Other pros:

  • Cottony soft cover that’s hypoallergenic and breathable.
  • Multiple layers of cottony fibers that absorb liquids easily.
  • Longer to prevent front and back leaks.
  • Best used when sleeping or when doing activities that require a lot of laying down.
  • Adhesive and plastic back cover don’t rip apart (unlike cheaper brands I know).

Softex 2 in 1 night time wet

In the above picture, the napkin was able to absorb about 70 ml of liquid–a lot more than the day-time use napkins! So this is a good choice for heavy days where you normally bleed about two to three chunks of blood in two hours–alam nyo yan! :P

Verdict

Pretty decent napkins for about Php9.50 apiece. A little on the expensive side, but the quality makes up for the cost. If you like thin napkins with hypoallergenic covers–the ones that don’t cause rashes–then the Softex Comfort Slim napkins are a good choice.

 

P.S. This has been a #sponsored post. The product was sent to me for free, however this post contains my real, honest feedback.

April box Happy Days Club Philippines

How to Deal with PMS

Ever been in a masungit mood right before your monthly period? Ever felt bloated, finding your favorite jeans are a little snugger, right before Aunt Flo paid you a visit? Craved a lot of sweet or salty treats a few days before you “rode the crimson wave”? Have you suffered from lower belly cramps about a day before “shark week”?

Avoid showing a sad face like this:

Makeup

If you answered yes to at least one of my questions, then you could have been experiencing pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is pretty common to Filipinas, though, so don’t worry.

As someone who has had to deal with PMS for more than half of my life, I can say that we Filipinas just need to properly manage this monthly experience. Here are some of my top 5 tips for better monthly periods:

  1. Exercise more often. Learn to relax and be physically active! I’ve got this theory that we experience cramps when there’s something that prevents an easy flow down there. The cause could be stress, which leads to tensed and tight muscles. When I started being more active, and I mean walking, stretching and lifting weights about four times a week, Aunt Flo just arrived without any warning. No cramping at all! If walking and lifting weights are not your thing, try swimming, yoga and cycling.
  2. Drink more water, avoid salty foods. Our bodies tend to retain more water when dehydrated, so to avoid bloating during your periods, I recommend making sure you’re well-hydrated and cutting down on water-retaining salt.
  3. Up your fiber intake. Eat more fruits and veggies to help ease your PMS. The natural vitamins and minerals you get from these can help ease the pain you feel and, in turn, the sudden outbursts that scare your boyfriend/girlfriend/family. The extra fiber also helps you prevent constipation or watery diarrhea, which could happen on your period.
  4. Take more iron. You need the extra iron to prevent anemia and improve brain function, helping you feel happier and more active on your period.
  5. Have a stash of goodies. Lift your cranky spirit up and avoid stressing out when you’re on your period by having a stash of goodies at the ready. Goodies can be as random as treats you haven’t tried yet and new products you’ve never heard of. Anything that catches your fancy can distract you from the bloated belly and the cramping.

Speaking of goodies, my recent stash from the Happy Days Club is awesome! Check out the quick #unboxing video I made:

I got Softex sanitary pads and pantiliners, Snickers, HI-CHEWS from Japan, Kokoo instant hot chocolate from Malaysia, Bobbie nail polish in Bluenciaga, Twinings Four Red Fruits tea and PH Care. Everything I need to feel good on the worst week of the month.

April box Happy Days Club Philippines

The April box features goodies I’ve already tried–PH Care, which is pretty awesome and affordable; the Kokoo drink, which is nutty and addicting; and the HI-CHEWS candies which are sweet, fruity and chewy.

Softex 2 in 1 20 pads Happy Days Club

What I’m especially excited to try are the Softex pads as I have never tried one yet! I might also publish a video about the absorbency soon (just like the diaper ads). The April box got me some stuff from the Softex Hello Kitty 2 in 1 pack (pictured above), which is available online for Php 190. It contains Softex Comfort Slim sanitary pads for day and night use–12 (23cm long) pieces for regular flow and 8 (29cm long) for heavy. As you can see in the video, the pads are actually thin.

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