A “review” of Always Infinity sanitary pads

I’m taking a break from talking about my mundane life matters to talk about this very important subject: feminine hygiene products. Specifically, the Always Infinity pads. You see, I was immediately ensnared by the funny ads that Procter & Gamble released to herald these pads with the ‘revolutionary’ Infinicel technology. The tag line for this new product was along the lines of ‘now you see it, now you don’t’, etc. Well, having stocked up a pack of a different set of Always towels, I didn’t bother with giving the Infinity line a try. Fast forward to sometime in June when my time arrived and rather unexpectedly, too.

An emergency trip to an Ingles store was made and as these unexpected emergencies go, the prices at said Ingles store caused me to temporarily consider the good old wash-and-wear-a-cloth-towel, but I thought better. Then, I had a brain fart: I’d heard so much (via commercials) about the Always Infinity Pads and decided that I might as well ‘splurge’. For 18 pads, the price was a little more than I’d spend for a pack of the same quantity. Still, I was in an experimental mood so I pulled the trigger.

First impressions:

  1. It’s thin. It definitely feels like you’re wearing a pantiliner versus a thick pad.
  2. The pad ‘pulls’ the absorbed blood into the layer below so that you’re not really seeing the full picture of how heavily you’re bleeding. Looking at the underside of the Always infinity pad will give a more accurate picture of the quantity. I like this feature because I felt cleaner; I felt the pad wasn’t just passively absorbing the flow, but actively keeping the area ‘unclogged’. You just have to try it to experience the moisture-wicking thing.
  3. It comes with an extra-sticky back and longer wings than I’m used to. I’m firmly on the A-Sticky-Back-On-A-Pad-Is-Always-Better side. Longer wings are also good because it means there’s a reduced chances that you’ll ‘dislodge’ your pad. Don’t ask. 🙂

Criticisms:

  1. Truthfully, I have never complained about my pads being too thick because I don’t wear skimpy or tight things when I’m on my period. Period. 🙂 (Sorry, I couldn’t resist). Between the pain and icky-ness of it all, I definitely don’t feel my sexiest during this time. My point is: a subset of women like myself are of the opinion that making pads thinner should not jack up the price so much. To me, a thinner pad seems to be the crowning achievement of the Always Infinity pad. Not enough to make me want to purchase an Infinity pad for the next go-around.

Alright, back to your regularly scheduled programming. 😛

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Less than 10 days to my break

Phew! It’s been a long while, my darling blog. How have you fared in my absence? 🙂 Well, my Christmas shopping is far from done. It goes without saying that Matt & I are going with thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank. I wouldn’t want to receive any gifts that broke the bank either. Anyway, my break starts on Christmas Eve until the New Year. That’s pretty awesome. I have been plotting on ways to spend my time and I need to draw up a sheet with the list of activities that could be done.

First of all, I just want to congratulate Matt on getting an A one of his first courses towards getting a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He put so much time & effort into it and it paid off handsomely. Cheers, babe!

Second, I’m contemplating the idea of pursuing a minor in Computer Science. Hear me out folks! lol. I think know life is too short and I’m all about focusing on what makes me feel fulfilled & happy. At this stage in my life, I think a change of pace/scene will do me some good and perhaps light the fire under me once again. The exact details of what I hope to study are sort of, unclear, but in time, once I figure out payments et. al, I’ll keep y’all updated. Basically, it’s been well documented that I have an interest in computers and I’d like to explore that part of me. Who knows where it’ll take me? In any case, keep me in your prayers!

Map picture

Third, I finally got some video of my darling niece (Maxine). She’s just too cute for words and I cannot wait to hold her in my arms. 🙂 ‘Well, that’s all for now. It’s getting late here. Cheers! Lest I forget, that’s a map of Lagos, Nigeria. For any newcomers, that’s my city, right there.

Jane