Monday, June 27, 2011

GladRags Pantyliner Review & Giveaway CLOSED

The winner is comment #52, Megan!  Congratulations!  I'm sure you will love your GladRags pantyliners!  To all who participated, thank you!



I've mentioned before that we use cloth for pretty much everything.  At home, we very rarely use paper towels, disposable eatery, napkins, disposable diapers, etc.  

Also included in that list is cloth menstrual products.

I know, I've lost many of you with that last bit of information.  But please, hear me out - it's not as bad as you think!  I promise!

Disposable products are not only a waste financially (I've said it before, but we spend more money on disposable products than we give to the homeless. Ouch.) and harmful to the environment, but filled with known toxins. 

Exposing the most sensitive and vulnerable areas of your body to a wad of dry, bleached, chemical-laden paper isn't my idea of comfort.  Yes, convenient, but at what cost?

Postpartum, I used cloth menstrual pads that I made and they were SO kind and nice to me!  They were absolutely heavenly!  But I could never make a very thin pad, like, pantyliner thin.  It's probably my sewing skills.

When I had the opportunity to try a GladRags pantyliner in adorable prints, I fell in love!  I was worried that it was going to be too thick and bulky because I want something thin for when I workout and wear tons of tight, tight spandex.  As you can tell from this picture with a leftover disposable pad I had around the house, it's not that much different in thickness!

GladRags Pantyliner

I don't know if you're anything like me, but my period normally isn't my favorite time of the month.  I'm bloated, hungry, (maybe) crabby, and I just don't feel too pretty.  But can I get an AMEN for these cute colors??  I think they'd brighten up anyone's day!


Financially, while the initial investment in GladRags products can seem like a big leap, as a full supply is about the cost of two years in disposable products,  it will save you hundreds in the long haul.  GladRags products are designed to last for a minimum of 5 years, and many people report they are still using the same products that  they bought over 15 years ago! 

I've convinced you.  I know it.  Except for one small detail.  I know what you're thinking. How do you clean them?!?! I don't want to deal with a mess! 

Neither do I.  It's really as simple as putting them in a bucket to soak, then tossing it all straight into the washer.  No touching anything, no scrubbing anything, no messes to clean up.  Easy peasy. 

If you think it's just gross, well, gross is a relative term, I guess.  Gross, to me, is millions of pounds of barely-rotting, stinking,  repulsive, disposable menstrual products filling our landfills for years.  Not the simple washing of a resuable product.  After all, we sometimes have accidents when we have our periods, and we don't through our underwear or pants away.  We just wash them.

The GladRags pantyliners were very comfortable and soft.  The only issue I had with them was when I would run, if I was wearing loose underwear, the pantyliners would slide around some.  I just learned to wear tighter underwear while running, which was a small trade off for no leaks, a sustainable product, and comfort!

They cleaned very nicely and dried super fast because they are so thin!

Buy it!

GladRags has an amazing line of reusable feminine products, not just pads, suited for every woman!

Win it!

GladRags has generously offered one Uniquely Normal Mom reader a colored 3-pack of pantyliners in the color of the winner's choice!  US and Canadian residents only, please. Make sure you leave your email address in the comment!

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Google Friend Connect AND visit the GladRags site and tell me which product you would love to try!

Additional Entries (worth one entry each unless specified):

2. 'Like' GladRags on Facebook and tell them Uniquely Normal Mom sent you!
3. Sign up for the GladRags Newsletter (at the bottom of the page)
4. Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Twitter
5. Follow GladRags on Twitter
6. Tweet about this giveaway (one entry per day)
6. Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Networked Blogs (2 entries)
7. Subscribe to Uniquely Normal Mom via email (2 entries, right hand side of blog)

Giveaway ends on Monday, July 11th at 11:59am.  Winner will be selected via random.org , notified via email and has 48 hours to respond via email or else a new winner will be notified.  US and Canada residents only.
GladRags supplied me with their products in return for my honest review.


93 comments:

jessicatelian said...

I followed you with Google Friend Connect. :)

I would like to try the pantyliners. I have some WAHM-made cloth postpartum pads that I use without the extra inserts for my normal flow (along with a Diva Cup), but sometimes those can get kind of bulky near the end of my cycle when I don't "need" all of that coverage...so the pantyliners sound great!

jessicatelian said...

I "like" Uniquely Normal Mom on FB.

jessicatelian said...

I "liked" GladRags on FB.

jessicatelian said...

I followed UNM on Networked Blogs.

jessicatelian said...

I followed UNM on Networked Blogs.

(Entry #2)

jessicatelian said...

I subscribe to UNM via e-mail.

jessicatelian said...

I subscribe to UNM via e-mail.

(Entry #2)

Lovely Love said...

I already like you on facebook :)and i would like to try out a starter kit (sampler)
I now like Gladrags on facebook and told them you sent me ;)
i am following you on google connect and network blog
i am now subscribed via email :)
amanda.jovel@yahoo.com

The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC and would also love to try the Moon Cup

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

I like you on Facebook (Danielle Knapp)

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

suz said...

I actually just checked out this site the other day! I'd actually love to try a cup! Not sure about it though! (and I already follow you on GFC). :) pinkbolton2 at yahoo dot com

suz said...

And I like you on FB. pinkbolton2 at yahoo dot com

suz said...

and I subscribe to email #1 pinkbolton2 at yahoo dot com

suz said...

and I subscribe to email #2 pinkbolton2 at yahoo dot com

Vanessa said...

I follow you via GFC and I would like to try one of the cups. The Moon Cup is one I have heard a ton on.

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I like you on fb (Vanessa 'M' J)

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I "liked" Gladrags on fb and told them you sent me!

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Signed up for their newsletter!

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Follow you on Twitter (@jewelsntreasure)

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Follow Gladrags on Twitter!

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Follow you on Networked blogs #1

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot )com

Vanessa said...

Follow you on Networked blogs #2

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot)com

Vanessa said...

I subscribe via email #1

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I subscribe via email #2

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/jewelsntreasure/status/85583425251180544

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

the mom~ said...

I detest mulitple entry contest deals, so I refuse to do them, I will leave one comment...lol
Ok so you said "toss in a bucket to soak"...where do you keep this said bucket b/c I'd be horrified if my husband or sons had to use the bathroom and there my bloody bucket sat next to toilet...and with littles in the house aren't you afriad she will play in it? Now that's gross...

geni said...

I would love to win these. I have never seen this blog before. It is really cool.

geni said...

i followed you on facebook

Kristen said...

entry #1

kristen.rock @ gmail . com :)

i am following via gfc and as far as the gladrags products, i'd love to try the the day pads and the pantyliners. i love the aubergine color.

Kristen said...

entry # 2 - liked your blog on facebook!

Kristen said...

entry # 3 - already a fan of glad rags on facebook. :)

Trish said...

I found your blog through Gladrags facebook page. I just discovered them last month. I am so glad that you are spreading the word about cloth pads. I just ordered my first set of gladrags so I am not entering the contest.

lace said...

I'd love to try the aubergine panty liners

Kristen said...

entry #4-- following unm on twitter!

Kristen said...

entry # 5-- following gladrags on twitter!

Vanessa said...

I follow with GFC. I'd love the sea sponge tampons, and would like to try the pantyliners

Vanessa said...

I 'Like' Uniquely Normal Mom on FB - Vanessa C-McE
vrclay30 at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I like Glad Rags and posted on their wall - VAnessa C-McE
vrclay30 at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I signed up for Glad Rags news letter
vrclay30 at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Networked Blog - entry 1
vrclay30 at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Networked Blog - entry 2
vrclay30 at gmail dot com

JJ said...

Entry #1 :-)
Happy to be following your blog with Google Friend Connect! I like the blue dot fabric. Very nice. Email: coupongirl41 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Subscribe to Uniquely Normal Mom via email - entry 1
vrclay at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

Subscribe to Uniquely Normal Mom via email - entry 2
vrclay at gmail dot com

JJ said...

Entry #2
I "liked" your blog on FB!

kukkaberra said...

I'm following you with GFC, am following you on FB, am following GladRags on FB, am now receiving the GladRags newsletter, am following you & GladRags on twitter, and can't figure out what the last 2 things are I'm supposed to do!

At any rate, I really want to try the pantyliners. I'd love to carry extras in my purse in case of an emergency!

Anonymous said...

I like Glad Rags on Facebook.

sloanpb at bellsouth. net

Anonymous said...

I like your Facebook page.


sloanpb at bellsouth. net

JJ said...

Entry#3
I "liked" Gladrags on FB and told them you sent me!

JJ said...

Entry 4
I signed up for the Gladrags newsletter :)

Megan said...

I like Uniquely normal mom on facebook

Megan said...

I like gladrags on facebook and told them UNM sent me

Megan said...

I follow UNM via networked blogs.

Megan said...

I follow UNM via networked blogs

(second entry)

Megan said...

I subcribe to UNM via e-mail.

Megan said...

I subscribe to UNM via e-mail.

(second entry)

rachel said...

I'm a follower!

And I am intrigued by the Lunette cup.

rachel said...

and I like you on FB!

(rachel VL)

rachelnels (at) gmail

rachel said...

and I follow you on Twitter!

rachieannie

Kristin S said...

I checked out the site and would love to try the animal print!

Kristin S said...

I "like" you on FB! :-)

Kristin S said...

I "liked" Gladrags on FB.. and told them you sent me!

iradi8 said...

I like you on FB!

iradi8 said...

I like Glad Rags on FB!

iradi8 said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

iradi8 said...

I follow your blog.

iradi8 said...

I entered my yahoo email address on your site to subscribe via email to UNM.

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Consultant said...

I Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Networked Blogs

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Consultant said...

I already like Uniquely Normal Mom on FB
My name is Andrea Davis on FB :)

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Consultant said...

I liked GladRags on Facebook and told them Uniquely Normal Mom sent me.

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Consultant said...

I Subscribed to Uniquely Normal Mom via email

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Consultant said...

Signed up for the GladRags Newsletter...

And I don't have twitter, or I'd have tweeted yall too..lol

Thanks! Would love to make this switch, and this would be a great way to start.

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Co said...

Signed up for the GladRags Newsletter...

And I don't have twitter, or I'd have tweeted yall too..lol

Thanks! Would love to make this switch, and this would be a great way to start.

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Co said...

I Subscribed to Uniquely Normal Mom via email

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Co said...

I already like Uniquely Normal Mom on FB
My name is Andrea Davis on FB :)

Andrea Davis - Cloth Diaper Co said...

I Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Networked Blogs

iradi8 said...

I entered my yahoo email address on your site to subscribe via email to UNM.

Kristin S said...

I "liked" Gladrags on FB.. and told them you sent me!

rachel said...

and I like you on FB!

(rachel VL)

rachelnels (at) gmail

JJ said...

Entry 4
I signed up for the Gladrags newsletter :)

Anonymous said...

I like your Facebook page.


sloanpb at bellsouth. net

kukkaberra said...

I'm following you with GFC, am following you on FB, am following GladRags on FB, am now receiving the GladRags newsletter, am following you & GladRags on twitter, and can't figure out what the last 2 things are I'm supposed to do!

At any rate, I really want to try the pantyliners. I'd love to carry extras in my purse in case of an emergency!

Vanessa said...

Subscribe to Uniquely Normal Mom via email - entry 2
vrclay at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

I Follow Uniquely Normal Mom on Networked Blog - entry 1
vrclay30 at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

entry # 5-- following gladrags on twitter!

lace said...

I'd love to try the aubergine panty liners

Kristen said...

entry #1

kristen.rock @ gmail . com :)

i am following via gfc and as far as the gladrags products, i'd love to try the the day pads and the pantyliners. i love the aubergine color.

Vanessa said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/jewelsntreasure/status/85583425251180544

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I subscribe via email #2

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I "liked" Gladrags on fb and told them you sent me!

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Knapps said...

I like you on Facebook (Danielle Knapp)

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

jessicatelian said...

I followed UNM on Networked Blogs.

(Entry #2)

jessicatelian said...

I followed you with Google Friend Connect. :)

I would like to try the pantyliners. I have some WAHM-made cloth postpartum pads that I use without the extra inserts for my normal flow (along with a Diva Cup), but sometimes those can get kind of bulky near the end of my cycle when I don't "need" all of that coverage...so the pantyliners sound great!

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