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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Avoiding Life's Uncomfortable Moments with U by Kotex

If you're a regular reader, you probably noticed that my blog content this week is heavy on the lifestyle posts and light on the fashion posts.  The day that I shot Tuesday's blog post, I picked up some embarrassing sun burn/heat rash type of deal all over my legs.  It is the color of a bruise, and I look like I rolled down a flight of stairs.  I have been mortified to show my legs for the past week and a half.

Speaking of mortifying, today's post is all about my most recent uncomfortable situation.  If you haven't heard the news (which I'm sure you probably have, because I've told everyone who will listen), since beginning my new job, I'm the only female in an office full of men.  It's surprisingly amazing, and I've really enjoyed having my own bathroom.

Monday was a Monday.  I arrived to work already stressed out about an external situation that my boss and I had been working together to resolve since Monday.  Our office had some kind of infestation over the weekend, and I killed six bugs that were so big that I could have put them in cages and made them the office pets, all before 10 AM.  I didn't have time to eat breakfast until 10:30 (when I finished killing bugs), and I didn't have time for a lunch break at all.  I finally had time for a restroom break, and I realized that my period had arrived a few days early.

In the past, an early period was no big deal.  There was always a stash of feminine hygiene products in the women's room at work, and if it was really bad, I could run home (next door) and change.  I was relieved to find one tampon in a drawer, but almost died when I saw that it was for a super heavy flow... I needed the complete opposite.

I think the most uncomfortable part of the situation was the fact that I didn't know how to approach the situation with my male boss.  I was unprepared, which led me to be uncomfortable, and I don't enjoy either of those feelings.

Hindsight is 20/20, so I stocked up on pretty much any kind of feminine hygiene product that I could ever need, including U by Kotex Curves Liners.  They're perfect for the days that you're expecting your period to arrive, you have a light flow, or you just want a little extra panty protection.  I created a little basket of "emergency products" just so that I'm prepared from now on - aside from the U by Kotex Curves Liners, I stash assorted U by Kotex feminine hygiene products, PMS meds, a stain removing pen, extra earrings, clear finger nail polish, lipstick, bobby pins, and hair ties.  You never know what you might need!

U by Kotex has been generous enough to give you the opportunity to try their new Curves Liners & Lightdays Liners for FREE!  Just click here to sign up for your free samples.  And while you're there be sure to submit your #bringingcomfyback selfie!

I want to know from you - How do you avoid life's uncomfortable moments?

Happy Thursday, y'all!




  1. I love Kotex! They are great for those situations.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. So smart of you to make your own little emergency kit in case of future situations like this.
    I love Kotex as well!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Yikes! I'm sorry you ended up in that situation, but I love the idea of your preparedness basket! I keep a little clutch in my car stocked with similar supplies. It never hurts to have them handy!

    Thanks for sharing! xo.

  4. Oh my, at least things have worked out now! I've sort of been in a similar situation and stashing a few things away is really the best way to prepare!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  5. I always have some in my purse just in case.

  6. Love the emergency kit idea! So smart!! Beautiful post as usual!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

  7. Kotex is perfect! and that emergency kit idea is awesome(:

  8. I swear by the thinnest Kotex panty liners. They're perfect for any emergency kit!

  9. U by Kotex is the only brand that I buy for feminine products! I think they're the most comfortable tampons to use, and the cute packaging doesn't kill either!

    xoxo A

  10. Love Kotex! They're perfect for any emergency kit!

  11. Gotta love free Kotex samples! They're currently my favorite go-to brand for supplies, because I just can't deal with potential leakage or any of that craziness. They definitely help avoid life's uncomfortable moments!

    Coming Up Roses

  12. I love Kotex! I've been using them for years! I keep a bag of essentials with me all the time, but even that I sometimes forget to restock! Love this post!

  13. Oh my goodness, well I'm glad you're prepared now! A few weeks ago I was with my male coworker and the same thing happened. I didnt know what to do but it happened to be time to go home so I'm sure he was wondering why I wasn't smiling or saying bye, but rather scurrying out of there with a look of terror on my face haha!

    x Sarah

  14. I love that little emergency kit! I definitely need to conjure up one for myself!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  15. Love U by Kotex! One of my go to brands for that time of the month.

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  16. I love having secret stashes of lady things!

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  17. I don't use these but they sound great. I might have to try!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  18. I love Kotex, and it's such a great idea for you to create a basket when you need it!

  19. These sounds like they'd be perfect for me in the beginning & towards the end. I always pack an emergency period kit in my bag.

  20. Eek! It sounds like your first "girl" experience in the office was a bit of a stressful one. No worries, though, because at least now you'll know to always be prepared, right? I love U by Kotex products, as well. You never know when Mother Nature might surprise you! (Or if another girl in the area will need your supplies, lol!)

    Melissa | These words are my own.