Reviews

    Worthy

    Level 2
    Kellie ILevel 2 5 Reviews

    8 months ago

    Worthy of a good review... Love a good sustainable and socially conscious purchase. I have the blue steel striped drink bottle. Purchased mid-2021. It holds the liquid it needs too…? (I’m not too sure what to write in a review about a drink bottle). I am a water lover (the quench your thirst type) so always a big fan of drink bottles. I like the click sound it makes when I open and shut it – the satisfying sound is probably just a me thing. I do have to keep mine upright as it has leaked a little. Could be a lid fault, I’m not sure as I haven’t needed to purchase another. My metal lunch box does not go well with the sugarcane drink bottle though, so it now has scratches all over it but still good. Sometimes 2 sustainable things are not best friends. I have had a glass bottle previously, but it broke, so the sugarcane bottle is more clumsy friendly. I like the idea that you can buy replacement lids or make a design statement, I guess. I confess I am terrible at cleaning my drink bottles. But looks like it would be easy to clean due to its simple design and removable lid. They seem to be expanding their range and often participate in sales like black Friday and company birthday sales so keep your eye out for them if you wish to purchase. Stay hydrated pals

    Modibodi

    Level 2
    Kellie ILevel 2 5 Reviews

    8 months ago

    Wonderful, once you get over your trust issues and find the ones that suit you. Adopting a slow fashion and sustainable approach to purchasing has been a key influence for me over the past few years. This definitely piqued my interest in period underwear. I first purchased a pair of Modibodi’s in early 2020 and have repurchased pairs since. Orders and types of Modibodi’s include: - Classic bikini light-moderate (a few) - Seamfree boyleg & bikini (both moderate-heavy) - Classic bikini heavy-overnight (a few) - Classic bikini maxi-24hrs - Classic bikini moderate-heavy - Classic boyleg light-moderate - Biodegradable bikini moderate-heavy Favorites: Classic bikini moderate-heavy, classic bikini boyleg and classic bikini light-moderate Still Pleasantly Impressed but Not my All Time Fave: Classic bikini heavy-overnight Dislikes/Not the Experience I Wanted: Maxi-24hrs, seamfree range. Note: I am yet to open and try the biodegradable Modibodi. Experience: It is strange, different and anxiety provoking trialing period underwear for the first time. You are definitely very sus about whether it works. I’d say your overall experience with them depends on your period and preferences. I find them far more comfortable than other menstrual product options and wear them almost exclusively now. Many pairs have passed the sneeze test once or twice. Their Facebook group is interesting, informative and engaging. People are very open to asking questions and sharing their mixed experiences. Modibodi often post about period-related discussions and asking if people are interested in trials. Product Comments: I find the mod-heavy bikini amazing. I regret not getting more of these earlier as I wanted to try other styles. Now I have quite a few pairs that I don’t wear (reasons below) and don’t want to purchase more right now as I have too many. Future purchases will be mainly mod-heavy. The light-mod are really good as a back up when you’re expecting your period (especially overnight so you have a bit more time if you do get it) and on the lighter days or at the end of your cycle. That way you don’t have to wear a liner or something. Some prefer to wear this style as a backup when using other menstrual products too. I really didn’t like the seam free pairs I had. I experienced leakage, I mainly didn’t find the material comfortable, it stretched a fair bit, and annoyingly gave me a wedgie. I purchased these as one of my first pairs and there are reports that they have changed the product a few times since. I probably won’t buy again as I simply didn’t like the material and prefer the classic. I tried the Maxi-24hrs for nighttime when they first came out, but I found them too bulky in the butt for me, the sizing larger and experienced leakage. They provided me another pair to try, the sizing was better but I still leaked. I guess they just don’t work for me and I probably don’t need as much coverage at the back anyway. I sent these back when Modibodi tried a recycling program awhile ago. The heavy-overnight are pretty good. I still really like them despite having issues with leaking. The idea of having the gusset going up the back and a bit higher in front is great, especially for sleeping on your back and stomach. I use these more on the night of moderate-heavy times. I often leak on the sides with these as the product design of the gusset doesn’t go to the edges of the underwear. However, they still absorb a fair bit and are comfy. The sizing was smaller than other styles so it has always meant squeezing into these (this may have changed since I purchased awhile ago). I have had a few with faults, for example, the gusset was off center causing leakage on one side, small holes, etc. This has all been discussed numerous times with customer service and they have been really good. I’ve been given gift cards to repurchase some, which is partly why I have ended up with so many. The underwear has lasted longer than I thought, some have begun developing holes in the top layer but still work. I should probably refresh my stock since some are getting old, but some I've barely used so it's frustraing when there's some you don't like and are stuck with. All underwear will leak if you push it to the limit I guess lol, just some styles do leak more for you depending on whether you’re a front bleeder/back bleeding/side bleeder (which I think is partly the issue going by conversations with others). Yes, I’ve had issues with some but I’m all aboard the period underwear train and love the ones that work for me. Other topics: Cleaning – process is actually alright, they clean better than expected. Adding a bit of white vinegar is recommended to assist. The thought of colour underwear terrified me but it cleans fine. It is always easier to rinse and clean straight away but that’s not always practical. People have a range of different ways of managing this. I generally rinse after use, hang to dry with a coat hanger (rather than leaving wet until the next load of washing), then wash properly in a bag in my normal washing load. Brand – they seem to be having sales quite regularly in the past year or so (big sales at black Friday, VIP, come back sales and other key times). They have quite a range to choose from – although often have a restricted range with colours and other new products so don’t always have my size. I like that the range includes youth, gender diversity, some adaptive options and the occasional body hair in pictures. They also conduct surveys with customers and they generally take on a lot of feedback (updating and bringing out products). I think they’ve done a good job in contributing to normalising period underwear. I think there is merit in getting a few different absorbency types (light-mod, mod-heavy, heavy-overnight, etc) at first to ease into period underwear and figure out what you prefer. However, I do wish I ended up purchasing some as a bundle as I bought quite a few over time and it would have been cheaper. Geez, I could say more but I don’t think people are going to read this long review now.

    Ecopen Club

    Level 2
    Kellie ILevel 2 5 Reviews

    2 years ago

    Just like a regular pen, but better. Would give a 5 based on my experience, but giving a 4 as I've only tried one product. These pens have been great. Order these in early 2021 and almost finished my 10 pack now. I like the colours of the clicker pens received and am planning on getting the refills soon (will update on experience once ordered). I will also trial the earth pen multi pack in future (I just wondered how fiddly the cover part would be so didn't order initially) and possibly the highlighters. I do like that they come in a tube, which is great to use a pencil case alternative. Given the core of the pen is carboard it can get a bit fury looking (terrible description) after you've handled it a few times and thrown it around your bag, but they're still absolutely fine. This actually helps you tell which ones you've used, as it's not clear so you can't tell how much ink is left til the end. I suppose you have to develop your own little system if you are planning to keep them and refill so you don't end up with an empty pen. I was very curious to know what it would feel like using a pen with cardboard, but it has been fine, has lasted and a kinda nice sensory experience. Prior to using these I would always a gel pen person so using ball point in general annoys me (visually/aesthetically) but I will continue to use these anyway. The price is reasonable, and you are able to get quite a few and reuse (wish I ordered refills in my first order). I do like that they are planning to offer whiteboard markers and that they do custom printing as well. These would be a great gift for students, teachers, corporate events or stocking fillers at Christmas.

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    -Wish you could order multi packs with the clicker and earth packs to trial at first. -Would be even better if there was an easier way to identify what ink colour is in the pen so you don't get mixed up

    Boody

    Level 2
    Kellie ILevel 2 5 Reviews

    2 years ago

    You'll never have enough. Plus, removable tags! I have always wondered if 'Boody' was a play on 'body' or 'booty' though? Have purchased multiple clothing items since early 2021. I typically reserve my purchases to be part of my Christmas presents every year and have even ordered some as presents for others. The fit is always nice and comfortable, the material is soft. As always I'm in between sizes but still fit fine (no falling down/off situations occurring though). They have a quite broad range, that only seems to grow (particularly for underwear and love that they offer the nude selection). Family members of different sizes have tried and liked their core underwear range also. Items purchased include- various briefs, bralettes, tank, socks, weekend joggers (underwear- tried the different fabrics and most of the styles- lyolyte good but my least favourite currently) *Favourites: ribbed seamless bra, cami bralette, midi brief, classic bikini, boot socks were incredibly comfy & the thickness under foot is a great feeling, I'm a sucker for reward programs and Boody have a decent one compared to other brands. I like that the box it comes in has a reseal option so returning is a breeze. Customer service are always delightful and prompt, seem to take on feedback well, investigate and resolve any concern. Only minor issues to report- joggers did not fit me so returned, a lyolyte underwear did not last long- seam came apart, triangle bralette had short straps/did not align with size guide (Boody altered the design and I still wear original), pretty much every time I order everyday ankle socks they don't have any or sold out after I've ordered, socks don't stay up as much as others. (Listed were managed and responded well by the customer service so good outcomes) Wishlist items to purchase in future for myself include: trialing their period-proof underwear (although I'm rather attached to my existing brand), shorts, probably bodysuit, ankle socks, potentially try downtime crop pant

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    For purchasers: - The material for most products is thinner than you expect judging from the pictures if that is something you care about -As a sustainable brand they don't offer sales that frequently so join their reward program for some discounts. Although they have been doing more in the past year (e.g. green Friday instead of black Friday), have seen some more sales around spring time for activewear, boxing day -Remember to give a review to earn points/coins as part of reward program (always wish you had when you go to make your next purchase) For Boody: -Allow discount codes while still applying rewards programs discounts -Suggest boyshort options -Consider variation in thickness of underwear available and for sleepwear. -Petite length sizes for pants, etc. -You are more shade inclusive than other companies but could expand sizes to be more size inclusive

    Karst

    Level 2
    Kellie ILevel 2 5 Reviews

    2 years ago

    Purchased the stone diary/weekly planner and loved the simplistic design. Sensory wise- the outer cover, smoothness and lightweight feel of the pages were satisfying. I rather enjoyed the thematic addition, it can be a great motivator for those into that kind of stuff. It bundles everything you want in a diary really; monthly snapshots to plan quickly, yearly overlooks (including the following year), space for daily/weekly info (an almost to-do list feel with it). In that regard would be perfect for those trying to achieve/fulfill a certain goal- given it's inclusion of motivation, tick circles, reflection and goal setting spaces. My preference for gel pens is not going to cut it as I did have some smudges, but my eco ballpoint pens and pencils were just fine. Scratches and pricks do show up noticeably on the cover, but the textured look isn't too much of a problem. Ideally would lower the price to around $30-39. Will likely repurchase next year and am excited to try their journals later on (like the option of choosing lined/blank, etc).

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    I love my neutrals, but would like the option to buy the black/ebony planner on it's own. I was annoyed that a product with sustainability at its core came wrapped in plastic and bubble wrap (in an eco-friendly parcel bag), seems counterproductive, customer service stated they were in the midst of trialing an alternative. Would like to personalise bundle colour options for journals rather than buy 2 of the same colour. If possible make compatible with different pens.