Nothing says sass like having a sense of humour about everything- including getting your period. I did a little research online, and get this- women ALL OVER THE WORLD have periods. Shocking, right? Not only that, but they’ve come up with some bloody (sorry) fantastic names for it. Here are some examples, choose one and make it yours- or better yet, come up with a mad one of your own:
In Germany, they call getting your period “Erdbeerwoche”, which translates to “Strawberry Week” (I think this is quite cute, I just wish I could pronounce it)
- Hit the supermarket & stock up on the essentials early on! Obviously the number one items to grab will be tampons or pads- I recommend U By Kotex. They do everything they should, and nothing they shouldn’t, are perfect for travel, and come in cute little boxes that you can coordinate with your outfit if you are a SUPER sass queen ;) While you’re out shopping, don’t forget to stock up on plenty of bottled water (I love the flavoured ones), & a good amount of ibuprofen- just in case.
- Pop into your nearest chemist (or look online) for one of those wheat bags that you heat up- they don’t sound or look very glam, but I SWEAR one of these will be your best friend if you have cramps. I’ve also picked up a couple of pairs of super comfy pyjamas from Cotton On Body & Peter Alexander...think cosy & warm- ideally you’ll want to feel like a baby koala.
- Finally- check out your closest Lush store or their online store for pamper products. I’m a fan of their face masks, bath bombs, & shower gels- especially when I’m feeling all growly. You’ll feel more relaxed after indulging in these, as well as smell like an absolute goddess. WIN/WIN.
Be confident and SLAY
Nothing says SLAY more than rocking a bold lip, so how about wearing your favourite red lipstick for the week? Chances are you already own one (or several, if you're a typical MUO member), so just do it- it could be like a code! If you’ve yet to purchase a killer red lippy to keep in your arsenal, check out some of my faves:
Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss in Red Revival
Lush Strong Liquid Lipstick
There is absolutely no rule anywhere that says you must wear revolting granny underwear during your period. Thanks to the convenience of products like U By Kotex, you can wear the most beautiful underwear without feeling *concerned*...and you know what? It makes you feel SO much better. I’m currently obsessed with the MiniCami range made here in NZ- their pieces are both beautiful AND comfortable, and are made for all sizes.
- If you’ve exhausted all your options, and are still feeling a LITTLE bit shady about having your period- look at the bright side- at least you’re not pregnant! And it’s only going to last for a week- you can DO THIS. You’re armed with your hilarious period code name (I’m still stuck on “red panda”), you’re well-prepared with your arsenal of must-haves, & you’re looking like the glam goddess you are. It’s all going to be fine!
I’d love to hear about YOUR strategies for making it through your period in one piece; I know how incredible you all are so I know that you’ll have some excellent ideas! Let me know in the comments below- I have a prize pack of Lush products worth over $100 to give away to the best suggestion (hint, I like humour, so don’t be scared to be funny/irreverent). The winner will be drawn and announced on the 19th of October- good luck, angels!
This post was sponsored by the fab team at U By Kotex- you can read more about their products here!