Girl Talk {the essentials}

So it’s about to get real today! There are so many topics that seem taboo to talk about on the blog but we are breaking those rules today. 

Being a woman has so many perks – there’s ladies night, really cute clothes, sleepovers, and don’t forget the shoes – what’s NOT to love about shoes?!  But there’s always that one week you’d do anything to fast forward just a few days. You know exactly what I am talking about – Aunt Flo!

Today I am sharing a few of my tips for beating the period blues!

Healthy Eating – Despite the fact that all you want to eat is chocolate and fried food…resist the urge! If you must satisfy that chocoholic fix, grab a piece of dark chocolate! Limit caffeine, reduce your salt intake, & eat fish and other foods high in magnesium! Your body is loosing essential nutrients so it’s necessary to replenish them if you want to feel better.


Exercise – Who am I kidding?! Working out is the last thing I want to do when I am on my period…but I always feel better after I do! Studies have proven getting your endorphins going reduces stress and helps your body recover faster. Instead of your most intense workout session, try some basic stretching, yoga or Pilates! There’s a ton of plans out there to help target specific areas of pain too.


Pain Relievers – I am believer in the modern medicine. My go-to period pain reliever is a Back & Body medication or regular Midol. Ibuprofen is usually a recommended pain reliever, but it hurts my stomach. I find these other alternatives to do the trick. There are also lots of herbal teas that can help reduce bloating & other vitamins that can replace critical nutrients and relieve pain. Turmeric is a big natural pain reliever you could look into if you’d rather take that route.


Be Prepared – There’s nothing worse than unexpectedly starting your period or realizing you forgot to stock up on your period essentials. I’ve been there many times myself! I don’t know how many of my favorite pairs of panties I’ve ruined just because I wasn’t prepared. It’s time to stop that ladies! It’s time to Save the Undies!! It’s important to know our bodies & be prepared for that time of the month. There are so many different types of feminine products out there though, it’s hard to know which ones are best for you. 

That’s where the new U by Kotex comes in! They have launched a brand new line of Ultra Thin Pads with 3D Capture Core. The unique technology provides a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks. And it’s totally true – I’ve experienced myself!

As women, we are always looking for the latest beauty and fashion trends or the newest accessories, but it also important that we stay up to date with the best hygiene products too. Having the most reliable feminine products out there is important so we are protecting our favorite pair of panties!

Not sure if U by Kotex is what you’re looking for? Don’t worry! You can try them for FREE! Visit the U by Kotex website and find the samples that best fit your mission to save the undies. Click on the “Get Sample” button and enter your mailing information. Then, sit back and wait, your samples will be on their way! And the best part…they are totally free!! 

Confidence doesn’t just come from that incredible new skirt you’re wearing or those fancy summer wedges you just bought, it begins with feeling great – even during that dreaded time of the month! Don’t get caught ruining your new panties or feeling icky just because you’re on your period – try out U by Kotex today!

Frankly my dear…Save the Undies!

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A special thanks goes out to Kotex for sponsoring this discussion & allowing me to share about their awesome product! Find out for yourself today!

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  1. Lacey Jones
    June 21, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    I love this post and I love how you broke away from "blog taboo's"!!! This made me laugh and had some GREAT tips! I always want that junk food and exercising is my worst enemy during this time of the month..but you have encouraged me to beat those period blues! Have a great weekend :)-Lacey Beth @ lifelacedwithchrist

  2. Anonymous
    June 21, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    Love this! Why is it that we are so embarrassed to talk about these things? Something that I use is Clary Sage Essential Oil It helps with hormones & emotions that we women are so blessed with! I used to have debilitating cramps, but with Clary Sage, those are a thing of the past!! Thank you so much for sharing all of this – lots of really great info! 🙂

  3. Brittany SSP
    June 23, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I'm always skeptical when I see brands act like they are revolutionizing anything period-related, because let's face it- it's just never gonna be a great time! But I actually really liked the Kotex U products I have tried so far.