Monday, April 18, 2011

DivaCup review and GIVEAWAY!


CONGRATS TO NICOLE Z!!! YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE DIVA CUP!!!!!


So do you remember the Always Pad commercial where a woman is laying in bed (while on her period) with a "female Drill Sergeant" standing watch over her? Every time the poor woman laid on her back, curled up into a ball, or just simply got comfy the "Drill Sergeant" blew that horrific whistle? How many of you are like that? How many of you hate your female curse, your Aunt Flow, your monthly visitor? How many of you hate it even more at night?! (MY HAND IS UP.... is yours?) What if I told you I found something that changes the way I sleep at night, during my time of the yucky month? Do I have your attention? WONDERFUL!!!!

I will be the first to admit that everything changed after we had Kit Kat. My cycle went from a 5 day light flow with no cramps to a 7 to 8 day heavy flow with major cramps! I mean lay in bed for hours feeling as if my insides were going to fall out! I am not one of those lucky, LUCKY women who didn't  have their period until they are done breastfeeding. Nope...... not me! I got my first cycle back just 6 months post baby one and then 5 months post baby two! Yeah...... not lucky!

I hate hate hate everything about having a period! I won't go into too much detail..... well because you all know what it is like. But the mess, the worry, the over thinking..... not to mention the waste! I  would use 2 pads each night....just to prevent leaking for those moments I was flat on my back! UGGGGGG!

But in walks The DivaCup, a menstrual cup. I found this product thanks to a blogging friend of mine (shout out to Obsessions of the Trophy Wife!) At first I thought "ewwwwww." I mean really? You put a cup inside you, take it out, wash and repeat? I mean it is bad enough to have to change a pad or tampon.... but then I thought about it. Is there really a difference? Either way you have to change something and being MANY years away from being done with this curse, I have to put up with it anyway! So after I pushed out the gross images in my head, I decided to look into The DivaCup and see what it was all about. To my surprise it was not as yucky as I thought it to be. The wonderful people at The DivaCup offered to send me one (free of charge) to review. So here we go! 

Here is what I love about it:
The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow.
It can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate heavy flows.  Perfect for overnight use. (SWEET!!) It is also Latex-free, BPA-free, plastic-free and has no dyes, colors or additive. Are you a tampon user? We all know that TSS is associated with higher absorbency tampons...well, The DivaCup collects, rather than absorbs, and does not change your natural moisture levels like tampons do.  (Of course, if you have had TSS before, definitely consult your doctor before using it.) It also saves MONEY!!! No more needing to run out to the store for pads! How great is that freedom?!

So on paper it looks amazing, right? But how did it hold up to the big test? Well luckily I got my DivaCup right before Aunt Flow came to visit (she really should call before she stops in for a week right?!) I took it out of the box and kind of held it in my hand for a few minutes. Bigger than I thought it was going to be! (Even my husband looked at me with a question look on his face.) But I thought.... heck two babies came out of there and this thing is smaller than they were! It comes with a super cute carrying bag and a Diva pin..... very cute small touches they added. 




When the time came to try it out.... I dove right in! I already had it washed and ready to use.... so I sat in the bathroom with the directions and went at it! I did however ask some of you all for some help on folding tips. (Thanks for that by the way!) I had some trouble at first, it does take some practice. The stem was also causing some pain. If the cup is inserted correctly then there should be no pain and you should not feel it at all... but come to find out a good number of users have to cut the stem as it can be too long. Which is super easy. So that is what I did.... and it no longer hurt! Now I will say that I did have a back up pad on... just in case. Which really did not get dirty. I have to admit that when I put The DivaCup in I was afraid to put it in too far. But when I inserted it higher.... all discomfort was gone.


It is not too often you can say that you "forgot" that you were on your period, right? Well to be honest I kind of did! I mean, minus the cramps and bloating...... I really forgot about it! There was no "feeling" of having to race to the bathroom to keep my pad clean (OH COME ON... you know you have done that too!) There was no worry about having  extra pads in the downstairs bathroom. And the night time.... OMG amazing! No leaks, no double pads, no need to wear shorts (for that just in case disaster.) 

So yes.... I am proud to say I AM A DIVA! Now.... who is ready to join me?! DivaCup has generously offered one of their cups to one of our readers!!!!!!!!! Now, they do have two sizes.... so make sure you know which size will work for you! Oh and did I mention they will also ship INTERNATIONALLY?!!!!!



WHO CAN ENTER?

Anyone 18 years of age or older. 
The BEST news is... THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!!!! No matter where you live!!!! SWEET!


HOW DO I ENTER?

Click the link below and fill out the Giveaway Form. All entries must be made by 6:00 PM (EST) on Monday, May 2, 2011. The first three are **MANDATORY** in order for your entry to count. The others are not mandatory.... but would make us happy if you did them anyway! Each person gets one entry.... this way everyone has the same odds at winning! Winner will be announced Monday, May 2, by 7 pm (EST).


**1. You must be an email subscriber to Mummies Nummies. (This is located on the right hand side of our blog. Simply type in your email and then confirm when the confirmation email comes to you. You MUST confirm in order for it to count)
**2.You must follow Mummies Nummies PUBLICLY on Google Friend Connect. Also look for it on the right hand side of our blog.
**3. You must answer the question in PINK. Leave your answer to the PINK question in the comment section of this post, be sure to leave your name and also mention that you filled out the contest form. The PINK question is........ Have you heard about Diva Cup before?

 
4. Become a Facebook fan of The DivaCup. Tag Mummies Nummies on their page, tell them we said hi and thank them for this wonderful giveaway!
5. Become a fan of Mummies Nummies on FaceBook and say HI! 
6. Share Mummies Nummies with your family, friends and online communities!!! You can do this by sharing our Facebook page, Tweeting about us, sharing this post or one of our other posts or BUMPING UP this post located at the bottom.
**Did you do any of the NON mandatory tasks? If so.... leave a comment and let us know!**

CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST FORM (**DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK AND ANSWER THE PINK QUESTION IN THE COMMENT SECTION!**)


 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I WON? 

The winner will be notified by email, listed in the comment section and on our facebook page. The winner has two days to contact us with their mailing address or another winner will be selected. The winner will be selected using RANDOM.ORG

HOW DO WE CHOOSE THE WINNER?

We will enter the number of completed forms into the number generator at  RANDOM.ORG and the first number it picks is the winner!

DO WE CHECK THESE ENTRIES?

Yes, we do. Once the winner is selected, we will check to verify valid entry. If it isn’t, we’ll start the process over. So don't cheat!



GOOD LUCK MUMMIES!

A big thank you to the wonderful people at The DivaCup for sponsoring this great review and giveaway!!!!!!!

58 comments:

  1. Heather,
    I have heard of the diva cup before but haven't gotten the courage up to try it.
    hcaraway@ yahoo.com

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  2. I love Diva Cup. I had one after I had Haliegh but it's gone now. I have been using mama cloth for a while but miss the security of my Diva Cup.

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  3. I filled out the giveaway form. I have heard of the diva cup before and it sounds like an awesome thing!

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  4. I've heard about Diva Cup before and I am anxious to try it! :)

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  5. YES, I have heard about the Diva Cup, my name is Michelle and I have filled out the contest form.

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  6. I have heard of the Diva cup before, but have not been able to afford to get one. I have been making all my own person products from scrap fabric that friends donate to me for the past 3 years. I would love to be able to give the Diva cup a try.

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  7. I have heard of the Diva Cup before but I'm too broke to buy one, so I keep trying to win one =)
    I did all the required things! I shared via google buzz.

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  8. I have heard about the Diva Cup throught one of my friends and LOVE mine! Lookin to get one for my friend to try!

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  9. I have heard of it and would love to start using one!

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  10. I filled out the giveaway form, I need a new cup.

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  11. I have heard about Diva Cup recently from another blog. I am currently pregnant with my third child (due next month) and am looking forward to trying Diva Cup once my cycle starts again.

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  12. Along with filling out the contest form, I also Facebook fan of The Diva Cup.

    sandybildstein@gmail.com

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  13. Yes, I have heard of the Diva cup. I am proud to say I am now a DIVA GIRL! LOVE IT!!!! Hoping to win one to give away to a friend :)

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  14. I have heard of the Diva Cup but no one in my circle of friends has actually tried it yet. I cant wait to be the first.

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  15. I have heard of the Diva Cup but no one in my circle of friends has actually tried it yet. I cant wait to be the first.
    Thanks for the contest
    - Davina
    I have filled out the form

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  16. I had heard about it before. I liked the idea but did wonder a few things about it, this post was really helpful and if I win it will be even more!

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  17. Oh, and I 'liked' and 'shared' all over the place!

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  18. Filled out the contest form. I currently use a different brand of menstrual cups but I would love to try out the DivaCup or give it to one of my friends I'm trying to convert.

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  19. I have most definitely heard of the Diva Cup! I am just waiting until I have my baby and have healed post partum to switch to it!
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  20. Like The DivaCup on FB
    Rebecca Smith
    http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.a.smith88/posts/10150171801303979
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  21. Like Mummies Nummies on FB
    Rebecca Smith
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  22. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/LilyBearLove/status/60666685367136256

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  23. Shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.a.smith88/posts/140391012699929
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  24. Yes, I have heard of the Diva Cup before!
    I have filled out the contest form
    Winnie Wakulchyk
    winnie DOT wakulchyk AT gmail DOT com
    Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I filled out the form and am heading to finish up the tasks...I own a Diva Cup....got my first one when I got AF back after my first baby...loved it! Had another baby and still no AF (breastfeed forever :)) but when I get her back you can be sure I will be using a Diva Cup! Love it!!!

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  26. I have heard of the DIVA cup before and would love to give it a try!!!
    Nicole

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  27. I have heard of the Diva Cup and I'm excited to try one.

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  28. I have had a Diva Cup for a couple of years now and love it! Thanks to my friend Tiffany who is still NEVER wrong!!!! My daughter is ten years old and I hope to have her use one when the time comes!

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  29. I have used the Diva Cup Im the past as my first menstrual cup But I had to throw it out since I got a yeast infection i know TMI, but I really wish I could of gotten a replacement cup. I used it for 3 years.

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  30. I have never heard of it, until I Googled what women did back then for their periods. I was just curious of who invented things for their menstrual, come to find out women had their own different methods. I really would like to try it. Hate periods, so having comfortable and better solutions to it, is AWESOME!

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  31. I have heard of the DivaCup and I think it's a great idea!

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  32. I have heard of it before! At first I was grossed out by it but now I'd love to have one!

    I filled out the form :)

    edz.mels at yahoo dot com

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  33. I have heard of the Diva Cup before...actually I'm a devoted user for 4 years now!! I'd like to win one for my sister-in-law though.

    lukeandbryn at gmail dot com

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  34. I have heard of diva cup before and I've been wanting to buy one for about 6 months! Currently my husband and I are in a tight financial situation so I can't buy one yet...I'm glad to have a chance here and thanks for spreading the word about this awesome product!

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  35. I would LOVE to win this, hard to drop the dough for it without KNOWING it'll work well for me, but I really want it on hand when my period comes back(I'm posy baby, breastfeeding 13 mos). ~T~

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  36. I have filled the contest form out!! PINK: Have you heard about Diva Cup before?

    I have recently been told about the diva cup due to a coworker being on a website that mentioned the DivaCup! I would absolutely love to try this product due to heavy cycles especially while sleeping at night!

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  37. I have heard of the divacup through online message boards. Quite excited to try it out!

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  38. **1. You must be an email subscriber to Mummies Nummies.
    Done

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  39. **2.You must follow Mummies Nummies PUBLICLY on Google Friend Connect. Also look for it on the right hand side of our blog.

    Done.

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  40. **3. You must answer the question in PINK. Leave your answer to the PINK question in the comment section of this post, be sure to leave your name and also mention that you filled out the contest form. The PINK question is........ Have you heard about Diva Cup before?

    Yes. I have heard of the Diva Cup. I'm a BIG fan!

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  41. 4. Become a Facebook fan of The DivaCup. Tag Mummies Nummies on their page, tell them we said hi and thank them for this wonderful giveaway!

    Did that

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  42. 5. Become a fan of Mummies Nummies on FaceBook and say HI!

    I did this. My name is Judith V Barnes on Facebook. Thanks again!

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  43. 6. Share Mummies Nummies with your family, friends and online communities!!! You can do this by sharing our Facebook page,

    I shared this giveaway on my facebook.

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  44. Yes, I heard about the Diva Cup a few weeks ago! I am using it for the first time! I'm on day 3 of my period and it's been fabulous!

    I absolutely love it. It's so much cleaner than pads/tampons! And I'm saving money!!! That's a HUGE deal!!

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  45. I became a fan on FB and said 'Hi' and 'Thank you' on The DivaCup page!!

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  46. Hi, I have heard about The Diva Cup before. My best friend lives by it and told me I need to try one out. I do not like tampons and pads are disgusting. Knowing that the Diva Cup is eco-friendly is also another bonus for me.

    I did the following:

    **1. I am now an email subscriber to Mummies Nummies. And I confirmed my subscription

    **2.I now follow Mummies Nummies PUBLICLY on Google Friend Connect.

    **3. I did answer the question in PINK. (above in this same comment)

    ** 4. I did complete the PINK question form

    ** 5. I became a Facebook fan of The DivaCup and tagged Tag Mummies Nummies on their page, tell them hi and thank them for this wonderful giveaway!

    5. I Became a fan of Mummies Nummies on FaceBook and said HI!

    6. I shared Mummies Nummies on Facebook by using the BUMP at the bottom of this page to share this post on your blog

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  47. I did hear about the diva cup and was initially weirded out by it, but then it was offered on baby half off and i was like ok i could try it-but they sold out before i could order :(

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  48. I heard of the Diva Cup, very intriguing!

    My Name is Venus and I filled out the form.

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  49. I have heard about the product from a friend

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  50. 1 Joined mailing list!

    2 Following Mummies Nummies on Google Friend

    3 Have you heard about Diva Cup before? Yes! I'm extremely curious to use it…also the menstrual pads…going super-eco this year :D

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  51. Have you heard about Diva Cup before?

    I have and I've always wanted to try one!

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  52. Megan Burgess. Have I heard of the Diva cup before? Yes and I really want to try one! :)

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  53. **1. I’m a confirmed email subscriber now to Mummies Nummies as Wildcatmeg at gmail dot com
    **2.I follow Mummies Nummies PUBLICLY on Google Friend Connect as Megan Burgess.
    **3. I answered the question in PINK, (above this comment).

    4. I became a Facebook fan of The DivaCup, tagged and thanked for the giveaway.
    5. I became a fan of Mummies Nummies on FaceBook and said HI!
    6. I shared Mummies Nummies with my family, friends and online communities by “sharing” the page on my FB page!!!

    Thanks!,
    Megan or Wildcatmeg at gmail dot com

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  54. I have heard of the diva cup once before. I saw a video of it on youtube and thought it was pretty cool, but I have been too nervous to actually go out and buy it for myself LOL

    JCreasey326@gmail.com

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  55. I posted the link on my facebook!
    JCreasey326@gmail.com

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  56. I posted a link on my blog! "Day In the Life of a Young Devil Dog Wife"
    JCreasey326@gmail.com

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  57. I tweeted about your Giveaway!!
    JCreasey326@gmail.com

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  58. I posted the link on my myspace
    JCreasey326@gmail.com

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