Friday, March 16, 2012

Lucky Clover St. Patrick’s Event Sponsor Spotlight:Lunette Cup #luckyclover

*Just as a little note: this is a post about "that time of the month" and feminine care products!*

I have been using cloth pads for quite awhile now, and I love them! Shortly after I started cloth diapering little man, I started reading about ways to have a greener period. I figured that since I was already washing diapers, I might as well wash cloth pads! I am so happy that I switched! Although I love cloth pads, I have a very heavy flow for the first few days and have to use tampons with my cloth pads! I had heard rumors of this things called a menstrual cup... but, I am pretty squeamish! At first I thought, there's no way I could ever use one! Then, the more I thought about it, the more I pondered my great disdain for tampons...the more the idea grew on me. I started thinking, well, I have had a baby, I can do this!

I started looking into menstrual cups and came across Lunette. My first thought was that I loved the colors! They made me feel happy! I also love that using a menstrual cup is an eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Then as I read more about Lunette cups, I was just blown away by the amount of truly helpful information on their website! I actually think that the information they offer is helpful for any woman or anyone with a daughter! I feel that Lunette offers a wonderful menstrual cup that is a "greener", easy-to-use, safe, and a clean alternative to pads and tampons.

Lunette cups are made in Finland and are made of soft, medical-grade silicone that is hygienic and naturally discourages bacterial growth. Lunette cups are better for your body too, since menstrual cups doesn't absorb moisture like a tampon does. Instead, the cup collects your menstrual flow, leaving your bodies natural moisture where it should be! Lunette menstrual cups are also a great, eco-friendly choice for that time of the month. Not only is it a one-time purchase (which saves $), but you also don't have to deal with cardboard, cotton, plastic, wrappers or applicators that just get thrown away (so there is zero waste with Lunette!). If you are interesting in reading some more reasons why you should use a menstrual cup, the Lunette website is a wealth of information!

The Lunette cup is easy to use and care for as well. You can wear it for up to 12 hours (depending on how heavy your flow is)! When you are ready, you simply remove, empty the cup, wash it, fold and re-use. I love that it can be worn for so long- it is perfect for overnight! The Lunette cup comes in two sizes and Lunette offers a wonderful Sizing Guide to help you figure out which one is right for you. Size 1 is for women with light to moderate flow, younger women or women who have never had intercourse. Size 2 (the one I chose) is recommended for women who have a normal or heavier flow and those who have given birth.

I received the Lunette Diana which is the green Lunette cup! (Lucky me! I thought that the green was so perfectly fitting for this event!)

Now, the first time (or first couple of times) you use the Lunette cup, you may find that there is a bit of a learning curve. There are plenty of tips and tricks on the Lunette website to help you learn how to use the cup and some of the different folding techniques. I found these to be very helpful when I was using my Lunette cup! Honestly, I was very apprehensive the first time I went to use the Lunette cup. It took me quite some time before I felt brave enough to use it. I was amazed that something so small could make me feel so awkward! But, in the end, I did conquer my fear!

It took me a bit to figure everything out and feel like I had a good, secure fit. But once I did, I was amazed! It was awesome! I seriously thought, "where have you been all my life!" I wish that I hadn't waited so long to try a menstrual cup. It was such a relief to not have to go back to the bathroom every hour at the beginning of my period or wake up in the morning, realizing that my pad hadn't quite held up through the night. (I am a very, very sounds sleeper) I love that I don't have to rush to the store for tampons because my period started early and caught me off guard. (Yes, previously, I had to wear tampons and a cloth pad when my period started! It was that heavy!) I hated tampons and I love that I don't need to buy them anymore. I love that I am helping to keep trash out of landfills. More importantly, I love that I am doing this for me. I feel healthier using it, I feel that I have learned something new about my body and that I have control over making my period more pleasant and easier to manage- whether I am trying to get a good night sleep or chasing after little man!

Lunette is one of the sponsors for the Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Event (happening March 17-23) and they have generously offered one lucky mama a Lunette cup of their own!

This prize is up for grabs on my blog during the Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Event! Be sure to come back to my blog between March 17-23 to enter for a chance to WIN this awesome prize!
You can connect with Lunette on Facebook, Twitter , the Lunette Blog and you can shop through their website!

Interested in earning an extra entry into the the Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Event when it starts? Visit Lunette and leave me a comment below telling me something you learnedWhen the Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Event giveaway starts, you can claim your extra entry in the Rafflecopter form.


  1. I love that there is a greener option for that time of the month. Great job on this post!

  2. I loved their video showing all the different folds - who knew there was more than just the "fold in half" option I was using?
    Great review! I agree that there is definitely a learning curve, but it is so worth it.

  3. I learned that they will be releasing more colors! I have the purple now & love it but would love to have a pink one!

  4. I've learned that not only is it better for the environment but also better for you body and health. I am intrigued and would definitely give it a go!

  5. Learned about a few of the new colors. Makes me wan to buy more!

  6. For me it was a new and interesting information, that some kind of menstrual cups were patented in 1860′s, and the modern, similar the cups of today in 1937. It is pity, that it is not yet well-known and popular enough now, in 2012...

  7. I learned that they have two sizes.

  8. Oh, I've learned that there are different brands o menstrual cups, coming in different colours and sizez!

  9. Oh I've learnt so much about cups in the last few months, from hanging on the Live Journal community, I wouldn't know where to begin... but from the Lunette website especially, I learned the fact that it's so "lifestyle friendly" that "your partner won't notice a thing during oral sex" !!

    jul _ marrel at hotmail dot com

  10. I learned that the Lunnette wash is made with essential oils that make you feel relaxed....I have orderd some.....can't wait :)

  11. I learned that the Lunnette wash is made with essential oils that make you feel relaxed....I have orderd some.....can't wait :)

  12. I learned that the Lunnette wash is made with essential oils that make you feel relaxed....I have orderd some.....can't wait :)

  13. I learned that they have big air holes which are easier to clean

  14. I learned that though I might otherwise qualify for the size 2, getting the size 1 might be a reasonable option for me.

  15. Oh crap! I don't mean to post 3 times, sorry guys!!!

  16. I learned there are several ways to fold a cup.

  17. I learned that the organic Moodsmooth Body Cream really is supposed to improve your mood. It has Ethereal Ylang Ylang and Pelargonium extracts that support our natural hormone balance and promote calm. :D maybe this is what i need along with a nice green lunette cup :D

  18. I learned how to fold the cup@@

  19. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

  20. I really want to try these, I'm kinda nervous about trying, I hope I get this so I can test it!

    Aranda Gibbs

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