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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cora | Period with a Purpose.

Cora Period with a Purpose
100 million girls across the world lack the appropriate products needed to manage their period. 100 million. An unfathomable number to me. Usually when my time of the month rolls around, I do an inner (and often outer) groan. Inconvenience, pain, and extra trips to the pharmacy. But I am so lucky really. I can afford menstrual products. Heck, I have access to menstrual products at any street corner I choose. I'm able to go to work as normal, be active as normal, and live my life as normal.

When a girl in another country get her period, she doesn't get to be normal. She often has to stay at home and miss school because she doesn't have the products to handle her period. In Indian alone, one in four girls drop out of school once they get their period.

Cora Organic Tampons

I know many women today (including myself) who still get embarrassed about my period. It doesn't matter if you're 12 and getting it for the first time, or 55 and getting it for the last. Society makes women getting their period feel embarrassed. It comes from an early age where we feel we need to hide our pads in our backpacks at school so the boys don't see or make fun of us. Or, bringing our purse to the bathroom at work because we can't just go around carrying a tampon. Even girl to girl we often don't talk about our periods. It's very hush-hush, privately kept to each woman. It's perfectly fine if a woman wants to keep it private: it's her choice! But she should never, ever feel like she has to keep it private due to embarrassment or shame.

I don't do a lot of sponsored posts any more because I always want to appear transparent and honest with you guys. But I think part of continuing an honest conversation is partnering with brands that promote honesty and promote change. That's why I wanted to partner with Cora.

Cora Tampon Review

Tampon Delivery Service Cora

Cora is a menstrual delivery service for your monthly needs. The essence of the company stems from women helping other women. For every box of products sent to your door each month, Cora gives a girl in a developing country her own month's worth of products. That way she can continue doing whatever she puts her mind to. 

Cora Tampons Review
Not only is the purchase (and the added convenience!) of using the Cora service beneficial to women around the world, but it's also beneficial to you and your body, too. Many store-bought products contain chemicals, as well as, pesticides left over from the bleaching process of the cotton. These sort of synthetics can lead to the cause of cancer, endometriosis, and even infertility. Cora wanted to change the harmful bi-products in tampons and created 100% organic, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic tampons.

Cora Tampons

Organic Tampons

When it comes to the shame and embarrassment surrounding periods that I previously talked about, Cora's got your back on that, too. In the monthly box, you receive a box of tampons where you choose the absorbency, a sleek black clutch for sticking in your purse, and mini stowaways that serve as convenient covers for you to slip a tampon in your back pocket without anyone knowing. Everything is clean, classic, and chicly designed. You would think a service with this many benefits would be more than the $9.99 you pay for a 12 pack of tampons at CVS... but Cora's prices are around $12 for a full month of tampons. Oh...and did I mention free shipping? *eyes light up*

Cora Review

I was able to try out Cora for two of my cycles and everything ran so smoothly. The products are comfortable, convenient, and covert. Best of all was knowing that a girl somewhere in the world could continue pursing her dreams; just like me here in NYC. Definitely check around on Cora's site and read their incredible story if you have time. With Cora, we can all have period with a purpose. x

With much love,



Anonymous said...

My dear, dear Lauren ....

You know something??? I've started watching this new-to-me vlogger on YouTube, and she shows the hauls that she gets from companies - opens them right on camera - so you get her first impression What was especially striking for me as a viewer was how much unsolicited stuff she is bombarded with! I know there are sponsored products, but - my God! ... So for you to shy away UNTIL AND UNLESS it truly touches your heart, like with Cora here, is very refreshing :) This is a tremendous share, Lauren! Have shared it ahead on my own social media!

Bless your Friday!
With love,

Elizabeth said...

I love love LOVE this idea. Signed up immediately. Thank you!

Carmel Elizabeth said...

I love this. It's so exciting to me when I hear about young women doing amazing things like Cora - and putting other people's needs above their own. <3

Kristin said...

I love this. What a great cause to promote! I will have to keep this in mind for once I'm no longer pregnant!

Kezzie said...

That's a great idea! My Mum has found a company which is very similar and she has bought me products from them and I though they were great!

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