~*~*~ Bodyform Normal with Wings ~*~*~
~ What are they? ~
Bodyform offer a range of sanitary protection and these are the Normal with Wings that I will be reviewing, these are a towel that are to be used at that certain time of the month.
~ Why I use them ~
It's pretty obvious what I use these for however I do make a choice to buy this particular brand and am brand loyal when it comes to buying sanitary towels.
In the past I did use Always and had used them since I needed them but overtime I found them getting quite uncomfortable and irritating.
Unlike Always towels these Bodyform ones are not plasticky and are much more comfortable to wear.
I found with Always they didn't keep me feeling fresh and clean and that was due to the plastic like coating on the top of each towel, to the touch they feel quite smooth but do look quite synthetic and over the 5-7 days that I require to wear towels I found the Always, although absorbing what they needed to just left me feeling sticky and uncomfortable so that is when I switched to Bodyform and have been brand loyal to them ever since.
I do sometimes require a longer towel when my flow is heavier but I generally stick to the normal with wings from day 2/3 onwards as these provide the protection I need.
The fit well and the wings make sure the towel stays firmly attached to your underwear without shifting or moving at all so you know the towel will stay put and where it is needed throughout the time required until you are due to change it.
~ Price ~
In comparison with Always these are a lot cheaper and can usually be bought as part of a multi buy deal (ie. 2 packs for £2) which makes them cheaper again. You can also pick up mega packs sometimes at around £3 for 42 towels making them a neat 7.1p each!
I used to think Always, with the higher price tag meant that they were the better of the two and shunned Bodyform for years until I couldn't bear to use the Always towels anymore and it turns out I was totally wrong in my thinking!
~ Overall ~
Throughout the time I need these I tend to change them as and when required, around every two hours if my flow is heavier and every four hours at other times so I go through around 4/5 towels a day and go through a pack and half for each period (I would estimate) but with them being something I need rather than want this is something I wouldn't mind or wouldn't think twice about spending money on but with these being good value I never spend much.
These are comfortable and after a while you can forget you are even wearing them, they don't rub/irritate and are easy to use.
Each towel is individually wrapped in it's own plastic wrap and after use you can wrap the used towel back in the wrapped, seal it with the little tab and pop it in the bin. These shouldn't be flushed down the loo.
I will continue to use Bodyform for as long as I need them as these have been the comfiest towels I have used.
Thanks for reading :o) x
~*~ Bodyform Normal With Wings ~*~
Bodyform make a range of sanitary protection this review is in relation to the normal towels with wings found in the pink packets.
Bodyform are often on offer , more so than Always towels I find, and the lastest packet I picked up in LLoyds Chemist is a mix of products on offer for 6 for £5. This is not the 1st time I have used these ones as I tend to buy whatever is on offer at the time, I probably end up with Bodyform 2 out of 3 times.
~*~ What's in the Packet ~*~
The outer wrapper is the pink plastic you see, inside are 14 individually wrapped sanitary towels. Each little packet measures 8 x 11 cm and are very thin so don't take up lots of space in your bag.
Once the packet is open the towel is 24 cm in length and 3 mm thickness, the towel is attached to the wrapper and once removed has the sticky strip to place on your underwear.
The towels have a heart design to indicate the front of the towel and on the top of the towel is a piece of paper that once peeled off reveals the wings which are folded over your underwear and stuck on the outside.
~*~ The Science Bit ~*~
Just like washing powders sanitary protection keeps improving and thank goodness I can still remember the giant surf boards of the late 80's. This is what Bodyform have to say;
Bodyform ultra towels have a specifically shaped front and back to fit your body perfectly. And because confidence is everything, the new DryFast technology and softer core instantly absorb, leaving you feeling fresh and confident.
The all-around leakage barriers are highlighted with a delicate lilac print, which also indicates the front and back, to give you that extra protection and confidence.
~*~ Do They Work ~*~
In a word yes, they are very good , they fit well and stay secure. They are thin enough that you don't feel any bulk and I have certainly had no problems with absorbency, even overnight.
If faced with the choice of towels all at the same cost I would go for Always as my 1st choice, but these are not a poor 2nd by any means , more like a very close runner up. And if bought for around £1 they work out great value for money.
~*~ Will You be Skating ~*~
Well only if you could skate before , and the same goes for mountain climbing or any other activity portrayed in those fantastic adverts that had you singing wooohhhhhhooooooo Bodyform ...before realising what you where actually singing about .
4 out of 5
This is an excellent product: I have dabbled with many varieties, but come back to these every time. I always avoid Always as they make me sweaty and uncomfortable. Twenty years or so ago when I first started using Bodyform they came in a white pack with a lady in a leotard on the front. What made the towels unique was that they were shaped in a revolutionary way. Hard to describe really, but they were sort of thick at the front and thin at the back, and slightly curved at the sides. You could see why they were called Bodyform as they did seem to mold to your body, and they were very secure and comfortable. In comparison with some of the other brands of the day they were truly fantastic. At school if you had to ask for one* they used to give out these huge thick, straight things that caused considerable chafing to the inner thigh. Just thinking about it makes my eyes water.
Sadly, to my mind, the innovative shape was lost by the 1990s and the pink pack was introduced. Over the years the towels have become thinner so as to be discreet and yet! They have retained the absorbency required. The top is cotton soft and there is no hint of plastic in contact with the skin so no irritation is experienced. The paper backing peels off easily revealing a sticky strip that attaches the towel to your underwear: the wings fit around and under your knickers so that the pad is held in place. The introduction of wings must surely rank as another major breakthrough in the development of sanitary products. The only downside here is that the wings stick so well that sometimes the pad rips on removal and leaves two bits of plastic welded to your underwear. Still, you can't have it all ways.
Pricewise these are pretty reasonable generally being £1 for 14 towels, and frequently being available in discount stores.
Mostly these towels come individually wrapped, the wrapping coming off easily and being adequate for discrete and hygienic disposal of the used towel. Excellent product- but I would definitely buy a pack of the original model if Bodyform decided to launch a retro pack.
*At my school spare sanitary towels were kept in the cupboard in the careers room. Where were they kept in your school?
Warning: this review contains period talk!
When I was at school we had a period lady (I'm sure that's not her actual job title) who came in one PE lesson to talk about periods. I always remember her telling us that it's a good idea to have a break from tampons during your cycle and wear a sanitary towel. This has always made a lot of sense to me, so I tend to use tampons in the day and then a sanitary towel at night when it's less uncomfortable and my flow is lighter. It makes sense to me to give the tampons a break for a few hours to keep everything 'down there' healthy.
I tend to buy whatever is on offer, and when I last went into Boots these sanitary towels were £1 for a pack of 14 so I gave them ago. As far as I'm concerned sanitary towels are all very similar so cheapest usually wins. As such I've tried all the mainstream brands and some supermarket/chemist own brands in the past
The packaging is fairly standard, a plastic-y shocking pink outer with 14 individually wrapped towels contained. The front of the packaging has the logo and tells me that the towels have new improved absorption. There is also a picture of a sanitary towel which is useful if you forget what they look like from one month to the next!
The top of the packaging has a guide to the different types of towel, eg string, normal etc. The back promises that the towels are;
Specially shaped to fit your body perfectly
Heart at the front for easy positioning
Dryfast: Absorbs quickly for a dry, comfortable feeling
Perforated wind release paper for easy handling
Each towel is wrapped in it's own pink and white wrapping, which is really useful if you're changing to another towel as you can use it to wrap and dispose of your old towel. I was amazed at how thin the pads were - my last pack was a co-op own brand so I could tell the difference in the more expensive product.
The wrapper opens easily and the pad is a good length at 24cm. The wings are held in place with a piece of plasticy paper, so you can peel that off separately. Therefore I would recommend peeling the towel from the wrapper, placing it in your knickers and then unpeeling the wings and pressing down firmly. The towel peels from the wrapper very easily without sticking too much or snagging, which I've known cheaper brands to do. I always buy towels with wings as I feel they stay in place much better, and they seem to be as standard these days anyway.
The USP on this towel is that there is a heart shape to the front of the pad. This is apparently to tell you which end is supposed to be the front. Now, I've never particularly thought about which way round a pad is supposed to go and I can't say I've ever had one on before and felt uncomfortable thinking it's on back to front - it all seems much of a muchness really. To be honest, I only realised what the heart was for when I came to write this review and read the packet. Before that I just thought it was a pretty heart, and then my second though was hmmm, it's pretty but I don't really need a sanitary towel to be pretty....!
The centre of the pad has an oval shaped area, this is a particularly absorbent part of the pad to catch the flow for obvious reasons. The heart, oval and outer border are all a purple colour, and the absorbent parts are all shaped like flowers. Again very sweet but again - I don't need my sanitary towel to be pretty!
I find these pads very comfortable. They are very thin and lightweight and molded to the shape of my knickers and body very comfortably. I could obviously still feel it was there - sanitary towels aren't the most subtle of products - but it didn't bother me at all in the night and I slept the same as normal. In terms of absorption, my flow is fairly light, especially at night, so it was suitable for me and I felt perfectly comfortable all night and into the morning, but you will obviously want to buy the most appropriate pad for your own personal needs.
Overall I really rate this pad, it was comfortable, the absorption was good and it felt very high quality. The only thing I don't understand is why they covered it in hearts and flowers - not all women want things to be cutesy and quite frankly it's a sanitary towel, I just need it to do the job not to look like a child's sticker book. However if that's all there is to complain about I'm just nitpicking really! I would definitely buy again.
On the whole I am not really brand loyal, I like to mix things up and try diffent products, especially if they are on some sort of special offer, but when it comes to sanitary pads I tend to stick the brand I know work best for me, Bodyform. I like to always be well stocked in this department and have a whole draw specifically for these products, one of my essential items is Bodyforms normal wing.
Bodyform Normal wing pads come packaged in a plastic packet, the front shows the brand logo and the product name along with a small picture of the pad itself. The claim that this product now has a "new improved absorbtion" is proudly displayed in the corner. There are 14 individually wrapped pads in each pack.
General information is given on the back and sides including a diagram table of the different varietys of pads Bodyform has to offer. This particular pad is "normal", but super long, goodnight and string are also available. The packaging also gives general measurments of the pads, they are 3mm in width and 240mm in lenght, I'm not about to get my measuring tape out to check this so we will have to take Bodyforms word for it. The product has been dermatologically tested and Bodyform claim that they are striving to become more eco friendly "were going the right way." More information about this can be found on their website www, bodyform,co.uk.
The pads themselves come protected in a white / pink plastic wrapper, these are really easy to open plus this makes carrying the pads around in your a handbag a little more sanitary and discreet. The wrappers can also be used to wrap up and dispose of used pads, each wrapper has a little silver sticky strip on to help with this, which is really convenient.
The pad itself is stuck to the back of the plastic wrapper and you simply need to pull gently to remove it, the pad should then be positioned into the pants. There is a heart design on these pads which apart from looking pretty also helps ensure you have got the product the right way round.
I find these pads very comfortable, they are very thin and of a decent length so I feel well protected throughout the day. I have never experienced any leakage, although those with a heavier flow may want to try something a little thicker. Bodyform claim that the pads are "dry fast" and I certainly agree with that, they remain dry and comfortable during use and absorb brilliantly. The pads and wings stay in place and do not move about or bunch up. As with any pad, Bodyforms Normal with wings should be changed regularly, these are super easy to remove and leave no sticky residues from the adhesive on pants.
These are my number one choice when it comes to pads as they have simply never let me down. They have a RRP of £1.49 which I find very reasonable, however they are often on offer for just £1 and during such offers I often stock up. I think they must be a rather popular product as I never have any problems finding them either in the supermarket or chemists. I have no problems recommending these to other women who have a light - medium flow who want a comfortable well fitting pad which leaves you feeling well protected.
I used to be a lot better when it came to stocking up on my feminine products each month. I would always have an adequate supply somewhere, whether that would be in the bathroom or in a draw in my bedroom. But over the last few years Ive become very slack. Mainly due to having such a huge amount of time NOT having to experience the delights of periods due to two pregnancies and in total of 3 years of breastfeeding ( between two children not just on the one! ) and then my body taking quite a while to get into some form of pattern. Im completely oblivious to this part of my life and am regularly being caught short and noticing ' its nearly time ' symptoms and thinking, ' Didn't I just have that like 2 weeks ago? '. Obviously not. So rather than buying my current favourite sanitary towels which are Asdas, I was nowhere near a store at the time, so I bought this product from Home Bargains for 99p containing 14 pads.
Why did I buy them?
Purely out of need and cost. I knew any day my body would go into melt down due to it soon becoming ' the time of the month ', and needing to buy something pronto, just in case my psychic powers were picking up on the event happening 2 days too late! Ive used these years ago, and I don't recall having any nasty flashbacks so thought I would be safe with it, and also the cost-on the packet the rrp is £1.49 and in general I know they normally cost roughly this or just below, so paying 99p was a good price.
How are they packaged?
These towels are packaged in plastic, which is mainly pink in colour. All 14 towels ( which are individually wrapped ) are housed in this, so appear to be quite cube like in shape. On the front you have the ' Bodyform ' logo at the top, underneath the type of towel it is and its absorption rate, a picture of what the towel looks like and how to dispose of item.
On the back it tells you what the product is supposed to do and that its dermatological tested and on the side company contact details.
What type of towel is right for you?
There are so many different variations of towels for ladies out there but I think we're all used to it by now. The good thing about most of these products is on their packaging, there tends to be a clear picture to guide you to which one is right for your body. There are towels out there that provide extra security in regards to hold on the underwear in the form of wings, there are different lengths if that's what you require, thicknesses ( anyone that's had a baby will appreciate but not like those huge bricks of towels that you have to wear for around the first week at least of pushing bambino out! ) and absorption rate which tends to be in the format of normal, super, extra super etc. This reflects how heavy your flow is.
My preference is normal - as Im neither heavy or light, right in the middle, but need my wings, as I don't want to keep doing a jiggle or bum shuffle to try and eloquently move the towel back in place if its trying to escape!
Lots of other forms of towels out there in regards to fragrance, non fragrance and all other variations. The point is theres something for everyone.
Whats so good about these?
They are designed to shape your body, absorbs quickly to ensure you feel dryer and more comfortable. Provides general protection and the actual physical design of the towel indicates which way you are supposed to insert the towel.
How to use
Each towel is wrapped in its own plastic envelope. Open it up and take out the pad. Place the pad inside underwear ( the back has some form of stickiness to it to stay secure ), lift off the square piece of paper that covers the wings and fold over so the wings are secured against the underneath of the underwear. Change regularly and replace with new towel. To be disposed in normal waste bin, not down the toilet.
How do I find these?
Very easy to apply. Sometimes depending on what towel I use, I do wonder if they're being placed the right way round! These don't have that problem as there is a heart shape which shows you which way these are supposed to be positioned.
They are lovely and thin in thickness, and I find them quite comfortable, non irritating and soft against the skin. I don't feel they sit as flush as my usual brand, but they sit fine in my underwear. I have found afew times they have decided to move slightly, despite making sure they are secured into my underwear firmly, but this hasn't been on many occasions and has been easily remedied.
They have absorbed very well, very few leakages and in general I have felt fresh ( well-as can be! ). No weird or nasty odours and despite the hot weather I haven't felt too hot and sweaty ' down there ', so the materials used in these towels are very breathable and light.
One of the things I like is the fact you have a small tag on the plastic that the towels are in, that you can use to tape the plastic round the towel when used so when you throw them away, they're covered. Sounds silly to say I like that, but on other brands they don't always do this so I throw them in nappy sacks instead.
I also like the fact that when they have been used and I need to take them out and change with a fresh towel, I don't feel I have to pull and tug to get them out. Ive experienced in the past some towels that have been so hard to remove once used, bits of the back have remained in my knickers! Not good.
Would I buy these again? Yes, if I needed to but at the right price. They are quite comfortable and easy to wear, discreet and thin and holds what it needs to hold quite well. But compared to my Asda brand, its not quite as good, but close.
In terms of using sanitary products, I am not a particularly loyal person, and usually use what is on offer, (i.e. with pads etc) but one thing for certain is I much prefer using Sanitary towels with wings as I find they actually stay put and are - lets face it - more comfortable at a time of the month when I am pretty uncomfortable!
I bought a box of 14 pads, which I bought in a Savers some time ago for a mere £1.25 which is really good value for money! The pack is vibrant and pink so it looks really girly, but to me I am not paying for a pretty pack anyway but good quality products! Inside the pack, they are all neatly and individually wrapped making it really easy to just take one at a time, and discreetly keep one in my handbag at all times for when I am out and about.
The pads themselves are easy to use as they are really sticky and so adhere to my underwear easily, and more often than not I completely forget they are there as I don't get that awful feeling when walking when I can feel it rubbing between my legs or it moving around like I have experienced with really cheap brands in the past.
On the pack it is highlighted as 4 out of 6 drops in terms of absorption, but personally they might aswell be 6 out of 6 as I don't find I need to change these often, (even though I usually change every 2 hours) but they don't become soaked and sticky in an outrageously quick amount of time and I have never had issues with any leakage. Importantly, there is no awful smell, so those around me don't need to know what I'm going through which is a plus.
Overall, I have had absolutely no problems with these pads and would recommend them in a heartbeat. Sure they are more expensive than some supermarket own brand versions, but I tend to scout for these and buy quite a few packs when on offer, and in any case, for these I do think paying a little bit more is worth it for the protection and providing a long lasting, fresh feeling when I normally feel the opposite!
During 'that time of the month' any woman will appreciate anything that'll make her more comfortable. With sanitary towels I tend to go between bodyform and always as they provide me with the most comfort and I can rely on them to be practically invisible. Depending on what deals there are in my local supermarket I'll fluctuate between the 2 brands but I've found that bodyform tends to be cheaper.
The towels are individually wrapped in a lovely, girly wrapper which is discreet and fits easily into your handbag. I keep a little purse in my bag to make them more discreet and they fit in there easily. The wrappers ensure the hygiene of the product and ensure that the towel is fresh and clean for use even if its been tucked away. What I love about the towels is that they are very pretty and girly, with a pink/purple pattern on them and a nice little love heart on the front of the towel! One thing I don't like about the wrapper is that it is quite noisy when opening the towel as the wrapper rustles which can be quite embarrassing if using a public restroom to change your towel, but I usually disguise this by flushing the toilet as I open it!
The towels are very reliable and look practically invisible under my clothes. One worry for every woman is the dreaded over leaking and stains on the back of the trousers but I've never had this problem with bodyform, not even at night. I work in a highly active job as a nurse which involves a lot of running around and a lot of movement and the towels move with my body providing comfort and absorption. The towels absorb really well and gather the period into the middle of the towel making it look less scary (great for younger women who have just started their period) and also the towel absorbs any odour increasing freshness.
I would definitely recommend these towels. They're an essential for my bathroom cabinet as I feel that they are great, reliable towels that provide me with maximum support.
When it comes to 'the time of the month', I always go for sanitary towels over tampons. This is just because I find them more comfortable and they have always been my preferred option. Until recently, I had always purchased Always products, as these are all I had really known. When I went shopping the other day, I could not believe how much money I had been spending on my feminine care when there were cheaper brands available. One of these which I spotted was Bodyform, and I had heard of them before so decided to try out their Normal Winged towels.
Because Bodyform are quite a big brand, and because this is their normal, winged product, you will find this in many stores such as supermarkets and pharmacies. I purchased mine from my local Bodycare shop where this was only £1.00 which I think is an absolute bargain in comparison to other prices I have paid before.
These particular ones come in a nice, pink packet. There are fourteen pads inside which I think is a good amount for the price, and each pad is individually wrapped. I will not go into details on how the towel itself looks, but as you can imagine it is your average white towel of an average size with an absorbency strip down the middle. The reason I like this one is because it has wings on, and nine times out of ten I always will go for these just because they are more secure. The towel itself is 3mm in thickness, which I think is the right size for me. It may be quite thin to some people, but I have tried out thicker ones in the past which I have found very uncomfortable to wear. These ones however are extremely comfortable and barely noticeable once in place. I have found that they absorb fluids as well as any other branded towels, and I was really happy with these. Obviously, it is recommended that you change your towel at least four times a day for hygiene reasons, and if this is done you will experience fantastic results with this. I was really happy with them.
The only slight gripe I have is that despite having wings, this does tend to shuffle out of place after a few hours which can be annoying. The wings stay firmly around your underwear, however the underneath of the towel seems to lose its stickiness a little, and this can cause it to wiggle. This means I do find myself changing my pad more than I would with others, but it is not a major issue.
Overall, I will never go back to paying double the price for sanitary products now I have found Bodyform. I think this brand is excellent, and this particular towels do the job, and they do it well. You can be sure that they will absorb well, stay comfortable and they only cost you £1.00. What more could you ask for? Thanks for reading and hope this helps.
I did dabble with Supermarket pads a few months back. I decided that they would surely be the same as the brand name, I was wrong though as they were really plastic-y, so I can now say that brand is best in this instance.
I fluctuate between Bodyform and Always. Suppose it depends on offers, as they are both much the same.
These come in a kind of cellophane wrapped pack. There isn't any extra packaging for these, the pack fits the Towels just fine. The pack is quite small, but there is only 14 towels in it, and they aren't that thin and folded up anyway.
So these are individually wrapped and folded up. Easy enough to store in your bag and hygenic enough since they have their own little wrapper. These are folded in the normal 3 folds, but when unwrapped flatten out ok and don't end up bumpy. They are long enough and will give you good coverage from the front of where your pants sit, to a good bit back. These have the usual Sticky strip where you take off the backing and stick to your pants. As it states these have Wings, so wrap around your pants as well and keep the Pad secure.
These pads are for a normal flow. There is other ones in the range which deal wth heavier flows, and an Overnight pad, so there will be a pad for everone.
These stay in place ok and mop up the mess and locks it away inside the middle of the pad leaving you feeling dry. The top part of the pad is soft enough and doesn't irritate. Once these are on for a bit I think you can nearly forget you are wearing them.
These can normally cost around £1.40 per pack, but I got 2 for £2 on this range a couple of months ago from Asda.
A good enough pad which do the job.
Every month I stock up on sanitary products. I always go for well named brands and products from those brands I trust because after all ladies who wants a leakage eh!
I actually usually, mostly purchase Always and Bodyform as I find them to usually be on offer and they are of good quality!
The sanitary towels come in a bright and girly plastic, square shaped covering and on the front I am told that they are Bodyform '14' Normal Wing 'Ultra'. Other information on the packet includes being told about other Bodyform products available, I'm told a bit about these particular towels and contact details for SCA Hygiene Products (the manufacturer of these) are given. It's a nice enough, easy to tear open packet and inside you get 14 towels wrapped in a light plastic which is white and pink in colour with the word securefit depicted on each one.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Packet:
SecureFit technology means your towel fits you perfectly, front and back, and moves with you, taking care of every twist and turn of your day. The new wings have a unique shape and are longer to make the towel stay better in place.
The Towels Themselves:
Well these are folded into three sections within the plastic covering that each comes in. You simply undo the plastic via a little sticky tab on each and then lie it flat. The towel is gently stuck and secured on to the outer wrapper which you simply and gently pull off and dispose of. The wings are folded up and over the towel and you simply have to remove the piece of paper covering those too as they are slightly sticky so that they stick to your undies and stick in place.
The towel is white in colour, rather thin and has a soft cotton covering over it. It has an engraved pattern and dots on each towel and ingrained groove lines towards the edge of the towel, I guess to keep any moisture locked into it. The underneath part of the towel is a light waterproof white plastic and the wings are big enough to go a decent distance and to fold onto your period pants!
Although these are thin and initially I thought they were too thin they are not. Of course depending on your flow you may need to change them more if your heavy etc but never have I found these to leak or move or scrunch up or anything adverse such as that. They are easy to dispose of (I don't flush them, just wrap them and put them in a bin) and all in all I think these are an excellent sanitary towel that never once have let me down and I think they are great!
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets etc usually priced at about £1.25 a pack of 14!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Yes, I'm going to write a review about sanitary pads/towels, whichever you call them!
But after all approximately 50% of the population have, do or will need to use them
The first thing I must say is that ultimately, it seems different people will find different makes comfortable - there's no ways around that, so don't go and stock up on these or any other based on a review - I suggest ordering a couple of samples off websites, many will send them out.
As you can see the packaging is pink for this size, and has the standard info on it - absorbancy and such. I like it as it's a bit girly, and most of the time I feel anything but feminine when dealing with a period!
I first had these suggested to be by a friend who like me had to deal with quite heavy periods - I used to use always but never found they quite did the job well enough, however had no clue where to start on different brands.
They're each wrapped up in their own individual wrappers, these are easy to open but I also use them for disposing of used pads, they have a sticky tab which will stick back down pretty well for this purpose. The wrappers have flowers on and say "SecureFit" on them, writing and flowers in blue. The paper on the wings says "SecureFit" and also have a diagram showing which is the fromt and back.
You can get the standard ones with no smell, or deo-fresh which are lightly scented (nobody will smell it from afar but I do like to think something is covering up any yucky smell, which is probably in my imagination anyway.. I digress). there's a limited amount I can say, it's a standard type of design, the wings are nothing unusual, it's lovely and soft though.
Probably the most important part! A while ago due to health problems my periods had gotten to the point I was wearing an always ultra nighttime one and havign to change it far too often, also having problems with "flooding". However the normal of this range will keep me fresher for longer and seems to absorb much much faster. Of course being smaller with better absorbancy (for me) is a godsend, and you can always go the next size up if needed.
As my forword said everyone will have different experiences, but I think these are definitely one to try. I don't find they bunch or anything, and most of the time I completely forget they're there! Which is of course what you want.
My only slight annoyance is the wings: The first few packs were a very straight design, just a rectangle which I found lovely, the latest pack they're shaped more which i find a pain - I *may* have picked up a different variation, or they may have changed. They work just as well, I just found the older style easier to use slightly. The rest is the same though, so either they've changed or it's variations and I've used both, either way the rest of my review stands. Oh or it could be older stock even, who knows. Not a big deal though, one of those annoying niggles.
Giving 4 stars - the reason for not 5 is while they're better than previous ones I've tried, there is nothing that makes me think "WOW, never trying anything else!" - they're great but there's no wow factor I'd not _expect_ from them. But they do the job, and do it well, so I've not actively looked for anything else.
Oh I forgot to mention; price. They're cheap. I pay £1 a pack in Tesco, and according to mysupermarket.co.uk they're also 31 in ASDA, but £1.30/£1.38 in sainsburys (depending if you want deofresh or no), this is for a pack of 14.
(May be elsewhere under the same name)
Well it may not be the most cheerful of subjects, but it is something we women have to deal with, ever month for most of our adult lives.
Let's face it, no matter how well prepared you are, periods are at the very least a nuisance and for many a downright nightmare. That's why it is so important to have sanitary wear that leaves you feeling comfortable and protected.
For me the first choice is definately Bodyform. Luckily I have a light flow, so find that the Bodyform normal with wings, do the job perfectly. I usually buy these in Tesco, where they cost £1.30.
Some info from Bodyform's website:
Bodyform Ultra are thin towels with SecureFit Technology. They have a front and back, just like us and are designed to stay in place and follow your body movements. Inside the towel, there is a super absorbent material called efficapt. On the outside it is covered in a cotton soft material which has ventilation to carry away moisture and keep your skin dry.
I find Bodyform towels very comfortable to wear and the wings hold them in place perfectly, making them feel very secure. I do find them absorbent, but even with a light flow, I prefer to change my towel often, so likely do use more of them than necessary. I don't mind this though, as compared to many others they are very good value.
They are also on offer so often, that I hardly ever pay full price for them. In fact recently they have been very generous and have been giving away a free Jemma Kidd lip gloss worth £10 with each packet.
All in all, I think Bodyform with wings is a great product, which does the job it's meant to and does it very well.
I have recently been stocking up on personal hygiene and sanitary protection as I seemed to have run out of everything at once...
I know this is an embarrassing subject but it is a part of Mother Nature so these products have to be bought so I think these types of reviews are very useful to others who use sanitary protection :)
I bought these 'Bodyform Normal Wings' at my local Wilkinson and paid a pound on special offer.
There are 14 Ultra towels in the pack and they are made by SCA Hygiene Products Ltd and are made in the EU.
Sold in a recyclable pink plastic packet, each pad is wrapped in a pink and white plastic wrapper which you asked to dispose your used towel into and to dispose of in a bin.
The towels themselves are quite wide and shaped with a dotted pattern printed all over the towel itself and the wings are 'Securefit'with glue on either one to stick under the panties.
The write up says Securefit fits the body for extra security: 'The better the fit the more secure you feel. Only Bodyform have new Securefit technology with a unique shape designed to fit your body perfectly. The towel moves with you and stays in place for ultimate anti-leakage security'.
There is a diagram on the back showing an absorption zone and a unique core that captures liquid in inside, but there is only way to test these products and that is to use them and hope for the best, lol!
When I first started using these pads I was worried at how thin they were and would they control my period while I was out, but they were really very good and efficient.
I do prefer winged towels as I think they are safer; they stay out and don't move around the underwear and even when I've been really active they have performed really well.
I did feel secure as these Bodyform towels gave me great protection, I felt fresh and clean even though they were ultra thin.
The only thing though is I did think they were a little bit too wide so I would deduct a star or that, otherwise grrrreat! :)
I chose bodyform for one reason only price. I had just come off a pill which had stopped my periods and was outraged at the prices we have to pay for pads and tampons (these are not voluntary products!). So with that I shyed away from my standard always and brought these which were on special at Wilkos thinking that the quality can not differ too much. I was wrong.
My first small annoyance is that the individual packs do not tear neatly, and yes for me this is a must as I use the packaging to wrap up the old pad. So now I have to waste toilet paper in wrapping it up.
Second annoyance is that there is a back and a front. The pack however, neglect to tell you which is the back and the front, so it is up to me to guess and either way round I havn't found a difference, which is at odds of better pads which widen at the back.
Third annoyance is the feel. With always i get that clean fresh feeling, but with these I don't.
Fourth annoyance is the bunching. I unfourtunatally wore this product with tights and it couldn't cope it bunched up, very uncomfy and irritating.
Fith annoyance is the absorbancy, which appears to be non existance. Other better brands (ok Always) do appear to suck it in and draw it away. Where as with bodyform it appears to sit on top if the specific part of the pad is full, which is not nice.
Sixth annoyance. The wings stick together, yes ok I am glad that the wings are sticky enough to stick but it is really annoying when you come to rip a full one off and then have it stuck as the wings have stuck together and the more you pull just the stretchier the wings become so you have to do a strange rotate and tear manouver, which really I could do without.
Positives. 1. Price (very much cheaper than Always, especially considering how much you would save over a year). 2. They do work, although I wouldn't trust them for a heavy flow, not even the five star absorbancy rating.
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