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Let's face it, periods suck! So when I saw these Moxie tampons with the brand slogan 'Spoil Yourself', I thought I'd give them a go and see if I could add a little luxury to the dreaded time of the month.
Moxie tampons come in three different variants, regular, super and super plus. For the purpose of this review I will be discussing the super tampons.
The packaging is what drew me to these tampons, sitting on the shelf next to other feminine products they really stand out, they actually look really cute and pretty. These tampons came in a small box of 16 tampons. The box has a cut out window at the front, through the window you can see two small tins. The tins are cylinder in shape and only a few inches high. The tins and the box are pink and white stripes, which looks very cute and girly. The moxie logo features on both tins and the box. The logo is an oval shape with moxie written inside it and a little bow on top. The tin also has a little bow around it making it look like a little present. They almost look a little old fashioned, with a 50s feel to them. They look like the belong in a Boux avenue store. The box has all the information you need, from absorbency, changing info to recyclablity and contact info for moxie.
Moxie says 'We girls deserve the best, all the time. That's why we created Moxie:quality tampons, securely protected in unique and discreet purse-worthy tins. Stylish and feminine with a hint of glam, we no longer have to keep tampons under wraps. Every day should be special... spoil yourself with Moxie.'
Inside each tin there are 8 tampons, and an instruction leaflet. The tampons are tiny, they look like little bullets. They are non applicator tampons, and come with a twist of wrapper, that also has a little bow on it. This wrapper is said to be for easy and hygienic opening. When removed from the wrapper they have a good length of string which is also pink. These tampons also have a silken glaze coating meant to help provide effortless insertion. The super tampons are for a medium to heavy flow and an approximate absorbency of 9-12g. Moxie tampons are not flusable.
The leaflet inside is also very cute and girly. Pink and full of little pictures of bows. The leaflet has a detail 5 steps for easy tampon use, which is handy for people who are new to tampons all together, or new to non appilcator tampons. A little information about the other tampons avaliable, and information on TSS (Toxic shock syndrome) which all tampon leaflets have.
My experience. To be honest I hardly ever use non applicator tampons so for me these were a little tricky. The silken glaze for me wasn't noticeable, so made little difference to me. They did work well and at no point was I worried about them not being absorbent enough, (apart from the very first time I used them as I was in shock at how small they were). I wouldn't say they were uncomfortable but for me they were more noticeable than my usual brand (tampax pearl) which I find I hardly notice at all. The wrappers are great and twist of easily and quickly. The can be removed easily as the string is strong, long and bright pink. However for me its a bit of a negative thing that they don't flush, I'm not sure if its me or all girls fel this way but its just a bit of a pain when tampons aren't flusable. The little tins fit in handbags easily and can sit on the bathroom shelf without men (my husband) even knowing what they were. Great for when you are on a night out and only taken a little bag. The tins are recyclable, or can be reused, I have found quite a few uses for mine, including buttons and hair pins.
Price- I picked these up in my local poundland, so although they aren't me favourite tampons, I can't argue with the value for money. They look like they should be much more expensive, largely due to the packaging.
Overall, these are tampons with a little luxury. I would love it if Moxie had an applicator range as this would suit me better, however that being said, they are great value for money, and would be my second choice if I couldn't get my usual brand.
Moxie also do Regular tampons which come in peach and white packaging, and super plus which come in blue and white.
Please note I am reviewing regular Moxies.I started my periods at a young age I was only ten. I have always used sanentary towels however over the past year or two my peiods have been very heavy possibley due to me having a hormonal condition known as Poly cystic overies. I said to my best pal that was worried that I would leak through my pad and knickers she then suggested me using tampons. I felt really embassed as I had never used thenm before as I was in my thirties. Daft I know as I known her since I was sixteen. I been using tampons ever since and only use padsfor bed as I find them more comfortable.
The packaging is a octigan shaped box rather nice dark and light pink stripes and the Moxie logo is clearly shown. The box contains 32 tampons. made from raylon and polyester cover and they have a cotton string within them. "Warning" Like all Tampons beware of toxic shock syndrome this can kill. Always make sure you read the label before using them.
Myself using them~
Simply remove the plastic covering by twisting motions. The tampon is smooth with a feather like feel to it. They are fragrence free. What i like about these is they are without aplicators. I much prefer them without. I find them much easier to insert. I insurt it with one foot on the toilet seat. Some people stoop when doing so. I have tried other tampons such as Tampax but find them uncomfortable these though are small and very comfortable indeed. I believe they can be to women like myself who haven't had children. The packaging looks nice on a ladies dressing table too. I'm not to embaresed to put the box in my hand bag as they don't look like other brands do and people realise what is in there.
I highly recommend these and will never turn back to pads.
Available from all good chemists and super markets for around £3.50 a box.
Just to warn the male readers out there, in case you haven't noticed already, this is a review of an, ahem, 'feminine hygiene' product - feel free to skip if you don't want to be grossed out!
I was in my local Superdrug when I spotted packs of Moxie tampons on sale for 75p. I've seen the Moxie brand in stores before, and have read positive reviews on Dooyoo, but had never previously purchased. However the price convinced me to do so as I'm always looking to stock up on tampons! I believe Moxie tampons are available as both applicator and non-applicator versions, but the versions I saw were the non-applicator ones.
Moxie tampons are designed to make the whole process of having a period more luxurious and pleasant owing to the attractive design and 'purse-worthy' tins included in each pack. A pack contains 16 tampons, in 2 tins, and they have a pretty stripy design with black bows on the front. I bought a pack of Super and a pack of Regular and the Super are pink and white while the Regular are peach and white. They do look quite similar though so do look closely if you don't want to buy the wrong size.
The tampon box has the slogan 'Spoil yourself'. Now using tampons in general does make me feel better when I think about the towels I used to use as a teenager or the rags women years ago had to use. Tampons are infinitely preferable in my book and these are certainly the prettiest I've seen in a while!
The cardboard box contains contact details for Moxie and states that both the tins and the outer packaging are fully recyclable. It states that each tampon has a 'twist-open- wrapper and a silken glaze coating. There is the usual warning about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and instructions on the appropriate absorbency to use. Each tin contains a leaflet with more detailed information, though I didn't do much more than glance at this. When I was a teenager and first started using tampons I used to read these leaflets quite carefully, but now I don't bother after ten years!
Inside the tin, which has the Moxie logo on the front, there are 8 tampons and each one has a wrapper with a black bow. For a tampon, it is rather pretty! The colours for the Regular and Super are quite similar so if you have both in your bag the only way to tell which is which is to hold them next to each other - the Regular is visibly smaller.
Removing the wrapper is something I found quite tricky initially, but perhaps that's because I normally use applicator tampons. I find non-applicator tampons to be messier and less hygienic but on this occasion I was swayed by the pretty packaging! Someone who is unused to using tampons might find it easier to start off with applicator tampons but anyone a bit more experienced shouldn't have too many problems.
The tampons work just like any other and I haven't had any problems with them. One thing that worries me is the possibility of the string becoming detached and I have heard of this happening (though not with this particular brand), but I didn't have any problems - the string seemed securely attached and the tampons themselves of the appropriate absorbency. They are simple to insert and remove and are obviously easier to carry around and dispose of than applicator tampons, though this could be said of any non-applicator brand.
Overall, I thought these tampons were a great bargain and I certainly don't regret my purchase. In terms of design they certainly have an advantage over other brands. However I'm not sure I would purchase them again at full price, particularly as I now have the little tins and can use one for keeping my tampons in as I carry them around with me, and the others to store anything in that takes my fancy. The fact that they were discounted makes me wonder if they have been discontinued, which doesn't particularly surprise me, simply because once you've bought them once you may as well buy cheaper brands and store the tampons in the tins rather than gradually accumulating a large selection of tins!
Overall, I do recommend these tampons as a one-off purchase, particularly if you can find them in the sale like I did, and they have converted me to non-applicator tampons as they are easier to carry and probably better for the environment too! However, if you carried on buying them you'd just end up with loads of tins, so I don't necessarily recommend them as a repeat purchase! However, if you fancy a change or just some pretty tins then these are the ones to go for!
Being a woman doesn't come without hardships lets face it! That 'time of the month' is usually, for me one big pain all round and my mood gets foul. Now me, I usually use sanitary towels to be honest cos I find the process easier and have never got to grips with shoving tampons up without almost giving myself a hernia and for years found them painful to use. As I have gotten older though I don't find using them so daunting as I used to and I find using tampons makes it all a bit more bearable. I don't have to go through seeing dirty pads every time I pee and I can continue doing things I normally would I.E going swimming and things like that when using tampons too.
I noticed these in Asda the other day because of the really pretty box. I felt crap cos I was due on and the little posh boudoir box my tampons came in uplifted my spirits somewhat and at a pound a box I felt they were very worth a trial run (they are on offer in Asda at the moment and will normally cost more like a couple of quid a box)..
The is the shape of a 50p piece and it has black sides to two side of it which contain all the information you need to know and the rest of it is two tone peach colour. On the top of the box I am told that they are Moxie 'Boudoir Box' and then on the front side of the box I am told the same and that my box contains 32 regular tampons. I appreciate the way this cute box doesn't say on the top of it about what it contains so it looks pretty to leave lying about! On those black sides of the box I am told about the absorbencies of the different tampons available from the moxie tampon range and important warnings are listed as well as advice on when to change them (how often) and contact details for Moxie are given. Open up the box (by removing the see-through plastic sticky tab) and you are greeted with 32 tampons all individually covered in see-through plastic. Inside the box there is a small pink leaflet, well presented and looking quality and pretty and on that leaflet we are told indepth about TSS (toxic shock syndrome) and about the best ways of using a tampon and things like that and all in all this is a really nice looking and well presented box of tampons and you can get them with or without applicators and in tins and things like that.
Usintg these, I find to be ever so simple and the nice people at Moxie really have thought of everything for us grumpy guts women at the time of the month! All of the tampons are individually wrapped in plastic and my first bad tempered thought when I saw them is the hell am I going to peel off the fiddly wrappers. Simple! Just twist gently on both ends of the tampon and the plastic breaks off at the perforated line shown!
The tampons of course are made from a hard cotton wool and these have ridges over them and they are dome shaped to one end of them and then to other end they have fairly long white strings that feels really secure and well stitched in. Not having an applicator can be tricky mind and they are small so fiddly but basically getting them up there is achievable to be blunt lol!
These being a regular tampon need to be changed every 4-8 hours (usually) and remove with a gentle tug of the string with ease if they need changing though if they don't although you can remove them of course they do give you a bit of resistance.
All in all I like these tampons. I find they really are small but work and I can forget they are there (I have to remind myself though of course) and I trust them to work!
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets etc and in different absorbencies etc.
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I've been distracted from my usual price watching and bought this little pack of tampons for one reason. It comes with a cute little tin for your purse. Silly reason I know but oh well I've done it now. I figured next time I purchase tampons I can just buy less expensive ones and put them into the tin. I bought a pack of super applicator tampons in a 12 pack. What I was thinking spending £1.99 on 12 tampons rather than my usual £1.20 on 20 I don't know.
I started my period a few days later and went to use my posh tampons. (look away now boys) I went to insert the tampons only to find that when I brought the applicator back out the tampon was still attached! I thought maybe I'd not been concentrating and done something wrong. I got another one out and tried again only to have the same outcome. Now a little history, I have been using tampons since I was 14 years old. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm doing. I took out a third tampon to investigate what was going on to find that the underside on the applicator (the bit that you push up) was very tightly holding onto the tampon. I wiggled it a bit so that the tampon had been freed a bit but was still in the applicator and then it worked fine.
The whole way through my period except for the last day is very heavy. I always buy super tampons. The Tampax or store brand super tampons have always been the perfect size so when I unwrapped the Moxie ones I was a bit worried how long they would last for. They are much smaller and surprise surprise they didn't hold up nearly as long. Usually a tampon will go from 7am to 10:30ish. I got up late and put the tampon in at 8am and returned just after 9am to find I already needed a replacement. I changed and on the way to my son's play group stopped at Boots for my usual tampons.
I've read such good reviews about Moxie tampons so it's quite a let-down.
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These really caught my eye when I saw them in the shop. This doesn't usually happen with tampons but the packaging is just so pretty!
They come in a pink and white striped box containing two pink and white striped tins. Each tin has eight tampons in and these tins are brilliant for carrying them around. They are light and small so you hardly notice they're in your bag. Being solid they also protect their contents - no getting bashed and squashed in the bottom of your handbag! The best thing about these tins is how pretty they are with the pink stripes and a little black bow - not something you'd be embarrassed about if it you pull it out of your bag in public.
The cost is usually £1.99 for 16 which is roughly what my usual brand costs - I think this is a pretty good price especially as you get the tins and everything being so pretty does cheer me up a bit. And I gernerally need cheering up at that time of month!
In terms of how they function they are fine - very much as you'd expect! They are 'coated in a silked glaze for effortless insertion' and I do find they are very easy to insert so this clearly works. They are perfectly comfortable and absorbent so no complaints here.
A couple of slight irritations though. Firstly each tampon is separately wrapped in cellophane which is great but it doesn't come off very easily. I've never had any problems with this type of packaging on other brands so they must be getting something slightly wrong here. On the middle of the wrapper there is a little black bow with arrows indicating how to unwrap but whatever I do I end up with it coming off in about five different pieces. This makes it hard to tell when you've got it all off and I have almost used them with some left on. Not one to use if you're in a hurry.
Second problem I find is with the string (which is a lovely shade of pink so it's not all bad). When tugging on the string to remove the tampon I find it sort of creaks! I don't find this normally happens with other brands and I do find it slightly unpleasant. It feels perfectly secure and I don't feel like the string will come off but I don't like the creaking.
Other than these minor niggles, this really does feel like a luxury product - which is what makes the niggles even more annoying. I do feel like I'd expect that from a cheap product but with the luxurious feel of these I'd expect more. Having said that these are only minor problems and generally they are very good.
I love the packaging and much as I tried to resist being sucked in by this marketing trick I just had to buy them. I did wait until they were on offer though and I probably wouldn't buy them again unless they were on offer. I have the tins now so I don't need more!
On the leaflet inside the tin they tell us that 'we girls deserve the best all the time'. I like this and the bows and the feminine and retro packaging make me feel like I'm being pampered and that things aren't all bad. It makes me smile and that can't be a bad thing.
I would recommend trying these at least once because they are worth it for the tins and they function absolutely fine - nothing special though so maybe wait until they are on special offer again.
For me they lose one star for the couple of niggles I mentioned - nothing major so overall worthy of four stars!
There is one time of the month guaranteed to make me hormonal, crabby, bloated, tired, and stressed - my period. Lets face it, bleeding from your lady bits for 5 or 6 days is not a pleasant experience, and the accompanying period pains and bloatedness really don't help either . For those few days, and the days of hormonal irritation leading up to them, the last thing I feel is girly or elegant.
Now, tampon wise, I'm not really that fussed - after all, it is basically some squashed together cotton wool designed to be bled on . Nothing remotely appealing about that, and if I'm only going to bleed all over it anyway, I might as well go for the cheapest on offer . And I did - until I saw Moxie tampons sitting on a shelf in Superdrug .
The box stood out right away - Striped in various shades of pink, with Moxie on the front in an elegant font, and a little black ribbon. Opening up the box were two small but perfectly formed metal tins, decorated in the same fashion as the box, with smart black lids. Each tin holds 8 non-applicator tampons, individually wrapped. I purchased regular flow tampons, but they are available in super and super-plus for heavier flow .
The clear plastic wrapper twists off easily, and these tampon have a very soft smooth exterior and nice long strings. Inserting them is easy, perhaps a little easier than my normal brand due to the smoothness of the coating, and they felt comfortable to wear . The tampons come with the usual instruction leaflet with warning about hygiene and TSS.
They were just as absorbant as the normal tampons I use, and I definitely had no problems with them . And at 1.99 for 16, they aren't really much more expensive than other tampon brands . The tins are cute, and re-usable - and you definitely wouldn't look at them and go 'Oooh, tampons!'
I store hair bobbles in one tin, and ordinary tampons in another in my bag, so they are quite useful, and they look pretty sitting on a shalf .
While I do think these tampons are great, I don't think I would neccessarily buy them again . I have the pretty tins now, which, lets face it, is the only reason I bought them , I've gone bag to buying bog standard tampons and just putting them into the pretty tin in my bag. It does add a tiny touch of femininity to an otherwise grim time of the month, but other than the tin, there is no real stand out factor .
That said, I'd recommend any tampon user goes and buys a pack - just one, for the pretty little storage tin!
I hate that time of the month, its not glamorous, or fun and won't ever be lets be honest. I usually roll in to Boots in a vile mood and pick up whatever they have available on offer and get back home. This time however I saw a gorgeous little pink and white stripey box. I'm like a magpie when it comes to pink things and these stood out on the shelf so I had a closer look.
The box is very small it has a cut out window showing two little tube shaped tins, I have to be honest it was the tins that sold it really. They are very cute and each hold 8 non applicator tampons. Ideal for your handbag and you wouldn't know what what is them if your bag spilt over the floor (although I'm not really worried about that) The tins are pink and white striped with a black lid with Moxie written on, the tin has a ribbon printed on it with a black bow at the front, it has a 1950's feel I think. The tins are reusable and recyclable which is great. I have used one to put hair grips in which gives you an idea of the size as the hair grip is the same height as the tin.
Inside the tins are 8 individually wrapped regular tampons (they also make super and super plus) regular have an absorbancy of 6 to 9g (light to medium). The tampons are very tiny indeed, I was quite shocked, they are non applicator and have a decent length white string. The wrapper twists off which is heaven if you have ever tried to get out out of the pack and it won't work. The tampons also have a silken glaze coating making it easy to use.
I always use regular tampons and these were as absorbant as any other regular tampons so I was confident all the time I was using them. Application and removal were the same as any other brand too. The instruction leaflet was good, all the usual stuff apart from a diagram but lets be honest you've seen one you've seen them all!
I expected these to be more expensive than other brands as they were so pretty but they were £1.99 which is about average for 16. Moxie market these on how pretty they are saying 'spoil yourself' I think it is a great idea, I'm not too sure I'd be totally brand loyal as now I have the tins I can reuse them but it was much nicer buying these than other sanitary products and I did feel slightly more feminine! I bought them from Boots and I think Superdrug sell them too.
I would recommend these to every one, they are effective and attractive in your bathroom or handbag what more can a girl want?
They have a silk glaze coating allow you to spoil yourself during your period.