Tampons! um… direct to your door?

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 15 - 2010

I freaking LOVE getting things through the post… letters, makeup, postcards, ebay purchases, those little sachets that Nivea sometimes send out, even the occasional dog poo if it’s from an admirer…

…but sanitary wear?

Let me introduce you to Trinkets.

They Say:

In our lifetime as a woman, we will experience around 500 periods and use around 11 thousand tampons! That’s a lot of tampons and a lot of hassle! So, sit back and relax as Trinket Women deliver a precious gift direct to your door each month. Cotton, sophisticated and feminine, we believe Trinkets tampons will make you feel good about your period. Period!

“Yay! I’m so excited my box of Trinkets has landed on my doormat, now I know my period is imminent!  I can’t believe how GOOD I feel about the impending 5 days of inconvenience, grumpiness and occassional pain!  Hoorah!”

Sarcasm aside… I actually think it’s kind of a nifty idea…

More times than I’d like to admit, I’ve gone to the bathroom cabinet only to discover an empty, unreplaced box of tampons.  This results in much pleading with Mr. L to go do the “corner shop shuffle” in a fake moustache and sunglasses, only for him to come back with the wrong stuff.

You can choose to have your Trinkets tampons delivered every 3, 4 or 5 weeks.  You also select type and absorbency requirements and with prices starting from £2.29 for a box of 16 with the option to cancel at any time, they’re not taking the mick.

If you want to give it a go, take advantage of the offer the people at Trinkets have put together for my readers.  Enter code T1045 on the website to get a 2nd pack for free.  I’ve just ordered 2 boxes for £2.29 delivered, that’s cheaper than I can get them from Boots.

It’s a great deal with no STRINGS attached and the code will be available for a limited PERIOD only.  God damn I’m funny.

What do you think of the idea?  Useful or folly?


23 Responses to “Tampons! um… direct to your door?”

  1. Justine says:

    Oh I wish they delivered to Canada! The idea seems fantastic… no more semi-embarassing drugstore checkouts!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Grace London says:

    See, I have absolutely no shame and a slightly sadistic streak – I’ll happily march up to the checkout with the teenage male cashier with tampons and condoms in my basket.

    I think it is a good idea for anyone who does have a more sensitive nature though, which is practically everyone.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Lenny says:

    love this idea. the packaging is quite swish too! surprised it has only just been done x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Helen says:

    hmmm … or you could just buy a mooncup – never have to worry about running out of tampons/pads again! One of the best decisions I have ever made… £20 for up to ten years protection – and hardly any ‘pains’ at all, and once you get past the ‘ewwww’ factor I find it far ‘cleaner’ to use.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. liloo says:

    good grief, trying to see what the product looks like is like pulling the teeth out of a chicken. With my knowledge of english, I was trying to guess what the product was going to be like before seeing it. The name of trinket reminds me of a cup and the first thing which came to mind was those plastic funnels you need to pour out the blood out when it’s full and just wash it, like no one cares in the public restroom. So my question, since I could never see any picture of the product: is it just a normal tampon but more absorbent? All i could see were pictures of:
    – a fuzzy woman, – cotton flowers, – the actual box with pretty losanges in shades of blue and chocolate brown, – a blurred calendar with the day 16 circled in red. So yeah, all that to say I am not impressed. :D x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Lottie says:

    What a fab idea…I have been caught out on one to many occasions!!!! Liloo what a bizarre post – you can see a small picture of the tampons on the ‘Why Trinkets’ page. I think it is safe to assume that tampons in general are not going to vary in appearance only quality and it is the concept that is unique for Trinkets!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. @Liloo – Hello lovely, the tampons themselves are of the normal variety :) It’s the fact that you can have them delivered to your home that is the novelty xxx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. @Helen – I do have a slight “ewww” factor where Mooncups are concerned….

    Well, no that’s not right… I’m not squeamish at all actually. But I just can’t see how they’d be that practical when I’m out and about all day…. I’m thinking public loos etc?

    Would love to hear your experiences with regards to that if you happen to come back and read this xxx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. @Grace – Your daughter is going to be an awesome young lady. Formidable.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. Sarah says:

    good idea, shit sales pitch. xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. Eyelining says:

    It took me two years but I finally trained my other half in shopping for what he terms ‘lady things’, getting me a hot water bottle in the middle of the night and reminding me to stock my handbag during ‘that time’. You’re telling me all my hard work was for nothing? I can never let him find out about this service…. x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. RaeRae says:

    To be honest, I don’t have any shame buying tampons… I’d rather not pay extra to have the tampons prettily packaged and sent to my door.
    I could understand the usefulness of these if you’re disorganised or irregular, so you’re always caught without… I havn’t had to send the boyfriend on many tampon runs, (luckily for him lol) so I’d rather save my pennies…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  13. I got this in the mail, and I think that they should filter out those poeple who don’t have periods anymore!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  14. Shortiee31 says:

    I too have no shame but the packaging looks sooo pretty.. Would be tempted just for that reason ;)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  15. liloo says:

    @lipglossiping oh i see. ok. i think i would be interested in the product if it came in a non descriptive white jiffy white padded envelope I can re use afterwards :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  16. I don’t use a Mooncup (yet) but I know from people who do that they just carry bottled water with them and use that to rinse them out whilst they’re in the cubicle.

    This is a cute idea but I hate tampons!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  17. Tamara says:

    Oh I think its genious,you both know when u r due and get these amazing,beautifly packed(i know,im a sucker for nice packages) tampons…Im up for it

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  18. Rae says:

    Okay, that’s kinda nifty — I just love the packaging! And yes, you ARE quite funny :P

    (I hope you know that I will be stalking the background of every photo you take from now on, because I totally spy Infusion d’Iris!)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  19. caz says:

    Really cute idea! And what adorable packaging!
    Luckily I don’t need such items, yay for the implant stopping my periods!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  20. That’s actually an amazing idea – pretty much the only product I need replenished in monthly instalments :P but I did work experience at an event last year where a tampon+pad brand sponsored it, so I now have enough stock to last me through an apocalypse.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  21. Helen says:

    re: Mooncups

    Where do I start? Actually you might have trouble shutting me up!

    No problems with public loos (hasten to add I don’t wash it out in the handbasins in public…!) as the only ‘messy’ bit is inside the cup and you don’t handle that bit – you don’t necessarily have to rinse it out every time you use it either, just wipe the inside with a bit of toilet roll if you feel you need to.

    I have happily gone to London for an entire day/night when ‘on’ armed with just my mooncup whereas beforehand I would probably have not gone at all, in fact I think I only had to empty it once whereas if I’d used towels I’d have needed to take half a packet – and the heavy duty ones at that.

    I have never got on with tampons and find towels make me feel clammy and unclean whereas my mooncup actually makes me feel good about my period, particularly as I no longer seem to suffer stomach cramps to the extent I did before, and it doesn’t drag on as much.

    Add to that the fact that properly looked after it should last ten years – and think how much more money you can spend on makeup…!

    Hope this helps (and wasn’t tmi !)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  22. @Helen, thanks SO much for coming back and sharing some more info! Not at all TMI, just really useful.

    I did see mooncups on the sale stand at my local boots last week, I think they were around £11 each, definitely going back to take another look!

    Thank you xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  23. @Rae – hey, can’t take credit for that photo (or the gorgeous background decor). My counter tops are NOWHERE near that clean ;)

    And you’re SUCH a perfume geek!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Swatched: Mavala collaboration with Elle, free with August's issue

I only received these Mavala/Elle polishes yesterday* but thought I’d better get them swatched and up on here ASAP as many of you were unsure …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: E45 Silky Radiance Body Lotion

Small portions at restaurants, a child that can’t complete a sentence without repeating the word “Mummy” over and over before getting to her point, and …

Backstage with NARS Cosmetics!

The Autumn/Winter Fashion Week vids are up! Here’s 3 very different NARS looks created using some of the new products available this season. 3.1 PHILLIP …

Just like Wogan... or something...

Fee from Makeup Savvy wrote some nice things about Lipglossiping today and feaured a little interview with me on her lovely blog. If you want …

Deal Alert: Half Price Suncare at Boots!

If you’re doing some last minute shopping for your Summer holidays, you might be interested to know that all Soltan-branded suncare (Boot’s own brand) is …

Avon Luxe Lace Winter Collection

My first ever eyeshadow was an Avon Color Trends lilac shade in a green case… I ground that thing down to the pan and then …

Laura Geller - Baked Eye Shadows Swatches

Remember this post from last week?  (gawd, was that *only* last week?!) A couple of you demanded requested swatches, and I do aim to please… …

Let the sunshine.... *sings*

My dislike for “innovation” in beauty products is fairly well documented, so it’s nice to come across a product that is innovative in a proper …

Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara

In addition to the new long-wear cream shadows, and eye pencils which I talked about here, the Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara* is putting in …

Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara Review

Do you know the last time I did a mascara review?  No, me neither… but it’s been a hella long time.  I used to do …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads