Bloom & Nora is a brand of cloth pads, created by the award-winning brand, Tots Bots. I was lucky enough to be contacted by Tots Bots and asked to review their new cloth pads. I won’t waffle on too much about the brand since I already wrote an introduction to Bloom & Nora cloth pads a little while ago. My review of the Bloom pads from Bloom & Nora is below:

Bloom And Nora Cloth Pads Are Made By Award Winning Nappy Brand TotsBots

Bloom & Nora Cloth Pads – Ft ‘Divine Creator’ print by Tiny Clementine and Daysy Fertility Monitor

Sizing & Absorbency Details

I was sent the ‘Bloom’ version from the Bloom & Nora range.

Bloom Midi (Regular/Moderate) – Length 9″ | Width 2.5″ | Width At Ends 3.5″

Bloom Mighty (Heavy & Night) – Length 11.5″ | Width 3″ | Width At Ends 4″

Materials – Topper: 70% bamboo 30% cotton | Core: Microfiber | Backing: Waterproof PUL View Post

This post contains PR samples - all opinions are my own.

Green Beauty Can Help The Environment

When I first began using green beauty products, I tried to get everyone in my life on board. I saw the benefits, why didn’t they?

Now I realize that the benefits aren’t always apparent for someone who doesn’t have the time to do lots of research on ingredients and their effects on our health and environment.

Today I want to break things down for you so you can get a quick look at why green beauty is so important for our health and for our environment.

Our Health & Wellness

When I realized how many harmful chemicals are in our beauty products, I had to stop using them. I just couldn’t stand the thought of putting them on my skin again. View Post

Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day and Tamsin has kindly let me, Shona from Shona Louise, take over her blog to tell you a little bit about the day and its importance. I have a rare condition called Marfan Syndrome and February is the awareness month for my condition, so I’ve been educating and informing people all month long. But Rare Disease Day brings around a different opportunity for me. I don’t think people know what life is like living with a rare disease, so this day that falls on the last day of February each year really is so important.


The day was established in 2008. It was created to improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. The European Organisation for Rare Diseases recognized that treatment for rare diseases is often insufficient, as well as there not being enough emotional support for sufferers and families. The day then went global and now it is celebrated and recognized all over the world, bringing together sufferers in the process which is so important as it can often be a lonely experience having a rare condition. View Post

I don’t even know how to start this post. Tears won’t stop falling and my head hurts so much. But I know I want to write it because for me writing is cathartic and also I hope it helps to bring awareness to chronic conditions.

I have Gastroparesis. It is sometimes called ‘delayed gastric emptying’ and quite literally means paralyzed stomach. There are varying degrees of severity from how bad the condition is and the capacity at which the stomach is working. Some people only have mild symptoms and manage with still being able to eat with help from some medications. But others struggle with severe nausea and/or their symptoms are so bad that they are tube fed into the Jejunum, bypassing the stomach.

Gastroparesis is a condition whereby the stomach doesn't work properly and food often sits for days before being moved through to the small bowel View Post

Hannahpad is a brand of cloth pad that is made in Korea. It was originally created as a non-toxic and organic alternative to most conventional disposable menstrual products. I was sent a PR package from the Australian and New Zealand distribution of Hannahpad, owned by a person called Marcus.

Marcus’ wife, Jenny, would suffer from significant pain during their period. Upon searching for ways to manage their pain, Hannahpad was discovered. Marcus and Jenny liked Hannahpad so much that they decided to start selling the organic cotton cloth pad brand and bring awareness to the health issues associated with many disposable tampons towels.


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This post contains PR samples - all opinions are my own.