Mooncup Menstrual Cup Review

I came across Mooncup when I was searching online for an alternative for Tampons. I hated using tampons but having such a heavy flow they were the option I had used since I was 15, that’s 18 years. I used own brand tampons and Tampax. I hated that I was putting these chemicals in my body, I always felt sick, I was always worried about toxicshock syndrome and expenses. I was fed up of spending £15-20 every month. That is a lot and I could be spending that on something else and keeping myself healthy.

I found Mooncup and other branded cups, I did research for months and read up on other cultures too. I was worried about it and how I would use it but I seen all the benefits. So I reached out to Mooncup and they helped me choose the right size. It was here quickly but it took me a few months to pluck up the courage to use it, so I’d like to share my experiences with you.

Mooncup

In the box you get your Mooncup, bag to store it and an instructions leaflet; it’s important to read it before starting.

Measurements

The Mooncup is available in two sizes: Size A for people who’ve given birth or are aged 30+ and Size B for people who haven’t given birth and are under the age of 30.

The capacity is to the airholes and it is possible to fill the cup past the airholes or overflow to the rim (Although please be advised this can make removal a little messy). For size A the capacity is 29ml and for size B it’s 28ml.

The cup

The Mooncup is a made from a medical grade silicone, it has measurements on the cup but I haven’t really checked measurements if I’m honest, I tend not to record it. The bottom of the cup has a stem with rings around it like a grip. Once you insert the cup you feel the ridges and then you can choose where to cut the stem. It is uncomfortable if you don’t cut it to suit.

Using the cup

I prefer the second folding technique it makes it easier to insert and I’ve found it so easy to use. Once I’ve positioned it right, it is so comfortable, I use it all day and night with no irritation. You have no idea how amazing this is for me, it has completely changed my monthly period. I hated it before, it got me so down but the Mooncup has changed that. I don’t panic when I’m out and about, I forgot I’m wearing it and I’ve savings to spend on other things, like baking; a new hobby I’m trying to take up. I must mention I haven’t leaked once, even on my most severe months.

Removal

To remove the Mooncup you just gently pinch the stem and slowly pull down. At home it’s easy to rinse out and reuse but when you’re out and about it is handy to carry a bottle of water and some wet wipes.

Cleaning

I prefer the boiling method, all in the instruction book. I bought a £1 pot from Poundland and use it every month to keep it clean.

Final thoughts

I absolutely love the Mooncup. So simple to use, I’ve been using it now for 5 months with no issues or complaints. It’s a high quality cup and the customer service is fantastic. You can pick up the Mooncup from them directly, Superdrug or boots. Around £30 and totally worth it. The cup can do you a lifetime and you only need to replace it, if it gets damaged. Mooncup have been in the market since 2002, I just wish I found them earlier.

Have you tried a Mooncup or menstrual cup? What are your thoughts?

Julie x

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5 tips on how to start losing weight

Today I want to share with you my 5 instant weight loss tips to kick start your journey. So let’s get started.

1. Drink plenty of water. There are apps you can download where you input your weight to see how much you should drink and that helps a lot. The app I use is called Plant Nanny. To your water you can add fruit like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries to make it more interesting and refreshing. I also love adding cucumber 💚

2. Prepare you meals in advance. Doing meal prep really helps when you’re busy, tired or just don’t have the time. This will help with unnecessary snacking or making a bad choice at lunch or dinner. I also prepare my snacks, so I will always have fruit ready, eggs cooked in the fridge and carrot sticks at hand with some sort of dip.

3. Cut down on the fizzy drinks. It doesn’t matter if it is a diet drink & tastes yummy 😋 this will lead to bloating and it’s full of chemicals. Yes I still have the odd drink but I have cut it right back.

4. Don’t drink your calories. So what I mean is when you’re losing weight and drink your calories it will stunt your losses. So for now, stay away from smoothies, especially the ones premade in the shops. When you blend a fruit it changes the properties in it and your body digests it different, it also releases lots of sugar. It will not fill you up and you will want to snack again, which will lead to eating an excess of calories.

5. Eat slowly. If you chew your food 10-15 times then it makes it easier on your gut to digest and pass through. It also takes 20mins for your belly to know you’ve eaten enough, so by eating slower you will not get that stuffed feeling and you’ll feel satisfied. If you have food left over just put it in the fridge for later or tomorrow’s lunch. Enjoy the flavours of the food and when you focus on your food you’ll not think about what can I eat next. A lesson I learnt because I was always a quick eater and went on thinking mmm what’s next? Try it and you’ll see a difference. If you do, pop back and leave me a comment to let me know.

Just a few quick fire tips and I hope they help!

Have a great weekend guys x

My reaction to Channel 4 Super Slimmers

Hey guys!

I was so annoyed by this programme! I received lots of messages about it and I was asked to do a video. I am angry and sweary in the video. 

I don’t want you to feel like losing weight will never be a success because of this programme. You can lose weight and you can keep it off by eating healthy and keeping it as a lifestyle. Losing 1 to 2 lb a week over a long period makes it more sustainable.

So if you want to hear what I have to say, please watch the video. 

Never stop and stay strong! 

Top 10 low syn treats

Hey guys!

I thought I would share my current top 10 favourite low syn treats. I have included the syn value for a high syn treat & that’s because it was in the photo 🙂 

Tasty Little Numbers chocolate dusted blueberries are 5 syns. (Available from Amazon & boots) 

Cheetos are 3.5 syns (Available in Supermarkets)

Tasty Little Numbers Yoghurt Raisins are 5 syns. (Available from Amazon & boots)

Tasty Little Numbers both are 5 syns. (Available from Amazon & Boots)


Kellogg’s Squares are 5.5 syns (available in local shops & supermarkets)


Snaps are 3 syns & Fry’s Chocolate Cream 10 syns. (Available in Asda & Home Bargains)


Candy land Nougat for 6.5 syns. (Available in B&M & Home Bargains)


Lotus Biscoff are 3 syns per pack and come in a pack of two. (Available in the pound shop)


Twister (80ml) for 4 syns & (the 50ml is 2 syns)

*all syn values are correct at the time of posting. Please protect your own weightloss by checking the weight of the product (I buy multipacks) and the syns calculator. 

If you pick up any of these treats, let me know what you think 💕 enjoy!