Every single person in this world has insecurities. Some, more than others, and sometimes, on certain days, more so. For me, I always get extra insecure and frustrated during my period week. The mood swings and hormonal imbalance hit me really hard, and I feel the physical & mental effects a whole week before that time of the month. It’s usually pretty awful. I suppose you’re meant to grow out of “horrible period woes” by the time you reach your 20′s, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for me. I still suffer from terrible mood swings and ground shaking painful cramps. But if there’s one comfort I have during my time of the month (apart from painkillers!!!), it would have to be Laurier.
I’ve been using Laurier’s feminine care products since at least 6 years ago, and I haven’t even tried another brand since. Laurier is the number 1 brand in total Singapore Sanitary Protection Category, offering a wide variety of high-quality products to suit every woman’s needs. Laurier believes in empowering women to live their lives with freedom and not being held back by their period. This is achieved through Kao Japan’s advanced technology that produces high quality Laurier sanitary protection products, giving maximum absorbency and comfort to her consumers.
What I really like from Laurier is their Super Slimguard sanitary napkin range, which provides great absorbency and it really is the thinnest pad I’ve ever come across!
There’s no going back to the other thick, fluffy, uncomfortable pads from other brands once you’ve tried this. It honestly changed my life. I can’t wear tampons for several reasons probably inappropriate to state here *raises eyebrows*, that’s why I’m heavily reliant on pads. They’re also one of the few brands out there to provide a SUPER long pad (35cm) because nothing’s worse than waking up to night time leakage in the morning. Because Singaporean ma, must kia su a bit, buy pad also must buy super long one.
Laurier knows they can’t change our periods, but they can change the way we feel about them. To achieve that, Laurier is running the Laurier 7-Day Challenge, challenging & urging girls to empower themselves by overcoming their insecurities and debunk period myths together. It’s time to start embracing our natural selves and be comfortable in our own skin! Participants get to redeem prizes with every challenge successfully completed. When you complete all 7 challenges successfully, stand a chance to participate in the lucky draw for the grand prize: 2D1N weekend staycation at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore and raise funds for charity at the same time. Laurier will donate $20* per successful/completed participant to The Straits Time School Pocket Money Fund. For more info, you can visit their website at www.Laurier7DayChallenge.com! *T&C apply.
So what does the Laurier 7-Day Challenge consist of? Well here’s my take on it, and I hope it will encourage you to try it out too! The challenges are pretty straightforward, so this should be a piece of cake.
Day 1: Tell your friends about the Laurier 7-Day Challenge. Spread the love and nominate at least 3 (female) friends to kick start their empowerment journey now!
I’ve nominated my sweetest gal pals, Gillian Sng, Mabel Yeo and Amanda Tan! All my Nuffnang girls, who have been there for me through so much. I know they’re great sports and will happily take up this challenge!
Day 3: Let loose and take a crazy video of yourself dancing or being absolutely silly for at least 5 seconds. Don’t be afraid to show who you really are!
Aaaand here’s my take, going nuts in the kitchen of my new cafe, Shiberty Bakes! I’ve been so stressed lately, and it felt good to just go nuts for awhile. Still giggle every time I see this ridiculous video.
Day 4: Nothing should hold you back from being active or doing the things you want to do, even being on your period. Take a snap of yourself (or with friends!) doing a creative jump shot.
Tadah!!!! I rarely ever jump, so this shot is quite the rarity. Gravity is not my friend. If you squint hard enough, you’ll see a confused looking grandmother in the background, who shot me a strange look as she walked past me. She must be wondering why this girl is jumping for joy in the middle of nowhere.
Also, please spot my spontaneous flying pink slipper, which got flung off my foot when I lifted my feet off the ground!
Day 6: Whenever we get our periods, it’s like we suddenly have nothing to wear. Wearing anything tight, or white, is an absolute no-go unless we choose a good quality, ultra slim pad. True, or False?
…True! I would definitely find myself subconsciously choosing darker colored clothing during my time of the month in fear of accidental leakage. However, I do like wearing tight jeans, because the snug fit makes me forget that I’m even wearing a pad. But visible panty lines are a big No No, so to avoid this, I use the Laurier Super Slimguard 22.5cm day range!
Day 7: Embrace your natural beauty! Let it shine through and share your no make up selfie with us.
There you have it! My straight out of bed look. Hair roughly tied back in a ponytail, obviously still in my pajamas, and not an ounce of make up on me.
No make up, no problem! The older I get, the more I have learned the embrace my imperfections with grace and acceptance. Pigmentation, blemishes, stretch marks, cellulite.. all of these things make us human. While I would like to try and minimize their existence, I won’t beat myself up over not being perfect. As long as I like myself the way I am, that’s more than good enough for me.
Because of this mindset, I have come to peace with the way I look and live my life. How I look doesn’t define who I am. Some days I’m going to be dolled up and glamorous, while other days I will be dressed down and plain ol’ simple me. But every single day, I am awesome and fabulous, regardless of what I wear, what I do or where I go! Think you’ll be up to the Laurier 7-Day Challenge too? You can register at www.Laurier7DayChallenge.com and start on your first challenge by nominating your friends!
Laurier will be having a roadshow outside Somerset H&M this coming Sat, 19th March 2015, from 2pm to 5pm. Walk away with a Kao goodie bag worth $35 if you complete 2 of the challenges on the spot! While stocks last and weather conditions apply. You may check LaurierSG’s Facebook page for the latest updates.
Why don’t you girls consider dropping by the roadshow this weekend if you’re around the area? Whatever it is that’s in that goodie bag, I’m sure you girls will find it useful! I love Kao products!