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post #1 of 33
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I've been approached by another new company called My Cotton Bunny.

 

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My Cotton Bunny is the monthly subscription service that bundles your choice of feminine hygiene products with a few extra goodies to get you through your cycle.

 

For $13.75 per month subscribers will receive a box of pads or tampon. Gift 1: a Dagoba Chocolate Square and a Gift 2: an American Apparel Cami.

 

 

If I recall correctly there was another company that tried this before - not sure if it was My Cotton Bunny or another company - but this one did peek my interest due to the packaging. Good packaging DOES make an impression.

 

 

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post #2 of 33

I am freakishly particular about my brand of tampons and I am not interested in shirts. Plus I get mine really cheap so this isn't worth the cost for me. For those that are less picky or tend to forget to purchase them, this is a great idea.

post #3 of 33

I'm really disappointed because I thought there would be actual bunnies involved in this ):

 

/sucker for bunnies. If only there was a sub service that would give you cute themed items everymonth... penguins...owls...cats...bunnies... I would be all over that biggrin.gif

post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

I'm really disappointed because I thought there would be actual bunnies involved in this ):

 

/sucker for bunnies. If only there was a sub service that would give you cute themed items everymonth... penguins...owls...cats...bunnies... I would be all over that biggrin.gif

LOL me too!

post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

I'm really disappointed because I thought there would be actual bunnies involved in this ):

 

/sucker for bunnies. If only there was a sub service that would give you cute themed items everymonth... penguins...owls...cats...bunnies... I would be all over that biggrin.gif

yes yes yes to that!!! I love bunnies so much too! I used to have one and I was like Elmyra from the Looney Tunes!

 

Now that packaging of this box is cute and I like the idea, but nah won't be subbing

post #6 of 33

It's beautifully packaged but no.

post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

I'm really disappointed because I thought there would be actual bunnies involved in this ):

 

/sucker for bunnies. If only there was a sub service that would give you cute themed items everymonth... penguins...owls...cats...bunnies... I would be all over that biggrin.gif

I would soooooooo jump on that train too!

post #8 of 33
A service with a furry toy bunny? Yes. I have like 5 of those. I buy 1 at Easter most years. My Cotton Bunny, however, is not my cup of tea.

Time of the month supplies is something I always make sure I have enough of before that time of the month. I so wish I could remember the name of the company that did this before. One of the ladies I'm subscribed to used to show the products she got in her time of the month box. If it's a service where you wait until yours starts, then call them up and say okay send the box, I'm not sure how handy that would be. If I forgot to buy tampons, I would still have to make a mad dash to the store and the box probably wouldn't arrive for a few days. There is at least 1 video on YouTube about My Cotton Bunny that I saw this week. Actually, I think it's a video by the girl in the pic above that says, "Let's talk about our periods." It just doesn't sound like something I would want to sign up for.
post #9 of 33

The packaging is very nice! However, getting a monthly subscription box like this would lead to having wayyyy too many pads and tampons in my bathroom. I could share it with my mom, but there's no way we could go through a box a month! If you live in a house with a lot of females, then maybe you can split the bill and share the goods. Otherwise, no.

post #10 of 33
I coupon and buy my feminine products for super cheap, if not free at times.. so this would only be appealing for the extras. I'm good, but I see it's appeal for some.
post #11 of 33

I kinda like this idea, but my family is always stocked on pads. But the box is cute, if you were to get the package during your week than that would be greatI mean I would love to get a present to make me feel better lol smilehappyyes.gif.

post #12 of 33

I'm also quite particular of the feminine products I use and it just wouldn't prove to be worth it to me at that price. Not a bad idea, though

post #13 of 33

I'm the kind of person who always is caught without supplies, I've got some crazy disordered cycles.  However, I am an insane brand loyalist when it comes to menstrual accoutrements. I have a HG tampon, maybe I'm a bit nuts.

post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by lovelywhim View Post

The packaging is very nice! However, getting a monthly subscription box like this would lead to having wayyyy too many pads and tampons in my bathroom. I could share it with my mom, but there's no way we could go through a box a month! If you live in a house with a lot of females, then maybe you can split the bill and share the goods. Otherwise, no.

 

Yeah I'm thinking it would work really well in a dorm or sorority house (especially the latter - I remember my tampon box being empty at the end of each month!) but otherwise this might get stockpiled.

post #15 of 33

The packaging is super cute, but who wants to be sent pads? That's not fun. How about stuff to make you feel better? The chocolate and cami are on the right path, but they should add in things to make you forget that you're bleeding like a stuck pig, not remind you of it.
 

post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by goldenmeans View Post

The packaging is super cute, but who wants to be sent pads? That's not fun. How about stuff to make you feel better? The chocolate and cami are on the right path, but they should add in things to make you forget that you're bleeding like a stuck pig, not remind you of it.
 


=)  I'm guessing this is real and not a hoax...  A guy posted on the FB page of an Australian Feminine Hygiene product company, complaining how their commercials had misled him to believe a woman's period was this magical, super-fun time of month.  Then he got a girlfriend and found out different.  He got about a kabillion likes, and they responded to him by video.  Funnily.  I suggest reading the page before watching, so you know what they're replying to.  lol.gif

 

http://thegloss.com/culture/bodyform-tampon-commercial-viral-facebook-response-video-887/

post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by Meggpi View Post

I'm the kind of person who always is caught without supplies, I've got some crazy disordered cycles.  However, I am an insane brand loyalist when it comes to menstrual accoutrements. I have a HG tampon, maybe I'm a bit nuts.

 

My mom was the same way, and I'm the same way.  I don't think it's nuts.  I don't understand people who are *not* brand-loyal when it comes to this stuff!  It looks like they *do* have a few brand options, but mine aren't listed.

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Originally Posted by goldenmeans View Post

The packaging is super cute, but who wants to be sent pads? That's not fun. How about stuff to make you feel better? The chocolate and cami are on the right path, but they should add in things to make you forget that you're bleeding like a stuck pig, not remind you of it.
 

Good & Lovely did that with their Lovely Box (care package of just goodies), but they went under because they were losing money.  Now they have 28 Day Hug, which sends chocolate, tea, and a little aromatherapy something-or-other for $3.99 plus shipping.  I was a little tempted by this one, but I don't like it when subs send out size-specific items, and I *know* that cami would *not* fit me (women's American Apparel clothing is *not* made for anyone with a D cup).

post #18 of 33

I miss Good & Lovely sooo much. :(( I actually LOOOOVED that sub! I just subbed to this and will try it out for the next 2 to 3 months. I'll report back. hehe.gif

post #19 of 33

I actually will be receiving one of these boxes to review, so I will let you guys know when I receive it. :)

post #20 of 33

this is interesting, and i think the packaging/name/branding is a lot more chic than that other company that tried starting up. it seems pretty neat and american apparel clothing is really high quality and comfy but i doubt this is something i would stick with for longer than 2 months or so.

post #21 of 33
Thread Starter 

I received my box yesterday and I have to admit I'm impressed by the shipping packaging BUT I do have some concerns. I'll have a full review up soon.

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I received my box yesterday and I have to admit I'm impressed by the shipping packaging BUT I do have some concerns. I'll have a full review up soon.

Soon? Girl, work faster! lol

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Soon? Girl, work faster! lol

 

Right?! Haha.

post #24 of 33

I do like the idea of this. I do think it's pricey. They could do a lot with the extras to make it more worth the price :)

post #25 of 33

I think it's a super cute idea, but I get all my feminine hygiene products for a lot cheaper than that, and it doesn't seem like a ton of extra goodies, so it really doesn't seem worth it to me. :/

post #26 of 33
Thread Starter 

Disclaimer: This box was sent to me for free for reviewing purposes. Opinions are my own.

 

My Cotton Bunny is the latest of "beauty box subscriptions" however this beauty box deals with something of a more personal nature - our periods. For $13.75 a month the intro box contains a box of tampons or pads of your choice, a cami top and a piece of chocolate from Dagoba. While some might consider the price to be expensive if you've ever been caught without pads or tampons in the middle of the night and the nearest store being closed so you're stuck going to the corner gas station it's not that expensive.

 

In my box came a box of U by Kotex Click tampons 18 count in super (retail: $4.99), a Dagoba Organic Chocolate in Lavender Blueberry (0.32 oz, value $0.60) and an American Apparel cami (approximate value: $14.00) with the My Cotton Bunny logo in size M. Total box value approximately $19.59.

 

As soon as I was done taking a picture I gobbled the chocolate down and found it to be interesting. The chocolate had pieces of either lavender or dried blueberries, not sure which but it was very good.

 

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The cami top has been claimed by my eldest daughter since the size is too small for me.

 

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As for the tampons, I've bought U by Kotex Click in the past for about $5 at my local Target and my eldest daughter likes the brand more so than Playtex or Tampax, except for Playex Sport which she also likes. My youngest daughter is not comfortable with tampons so she uses pads - Always Infinity - while my middle daughter and myself use both.

 

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While I'm impressed with the shipping box and the presentation of the products inside I am a bit disappointment by the lack of products on their site to choose from at this time. Of course this is a brand new company and if it does well I foresee that they will expand on brands and types available.

 

 

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Overall I'm happy with the contents of the box and $13.75 for a cami top, a box of tampons and a piece of chocolate look to be a good deal to me. Yes you can get pads and tampons for less in the store however if you have a daughter like my girls who never tell me that they've used up their tampons and pads and have since raided my stash and used up my stuff then this maybe for you or your daughter. I might just subscribe my eldest daughter for this since her cycle is more regular than her sisters. I would probably subscribe for myself if they had products in the absorbancy that I use but at this time they don't. I don't know if the boxes every month will contain a cami or other apparel item but I think it's a reasonable price for an intro box.

 

EDIT: After giving my daughter the cami and box of tampons I realized that this time next year she won't be living with us any more as she'll be off to college in the "big city" and depending where she moves to buying pads and tampons may not be "cheap" as it is here where we live plus there is the consideration she won't have her own car to drive around and will depend on friends and public transportation to get around so running to the store to buy her own things won't be easy for her as it is now. So I think My Cotton Bunny would not only be excellent for teens who are too embarrassed to buy their own products but to college girls who just don't have the time or it's not easy for them to run to the nearest store. I also remember that some colleges/universities are in towns without Walmarts or Targets - for example Central Washington University which is located in Ellensburg, WA doesn't have an Albertsons, Walgreens, Target, Walmart or KMart with the nearest stores being 30+ miles away (in Yakima, WA). There IS a RiteAid now but the hours are until 10 PM and there is a Safeway but prices at both those stores are more expensive than other stores - especially Safeway where things typically are twice the amount than Target or Walmart. I can see My Cotton Bunny being really useful for college girls attending schools in rural areas similar to CWU.

post #27 of 33

Thanks for the honest review. It's a great concept but I can get pads/tampons for cheap or free using Extrabucks at CVS or Register Rewards at Walgreens. It's a great idea for mom's to send  to their daughters living on campus...Care packages are always awesome!!

post #28 of 33

Funny thing: my boyfriend and I had this idea about a year ago, and my bestie and I actually developed the product (include doing market testing) for a marketing class - we're presenting on it on Thursday! So funny how these things happen. It's a nice idea, but I'm not going to lie: I like our approach better. We include just samples (not full boxes) on pads/tampons and focus more on the extra intended to pamper yourself during your time of the month (aka chocolates, nail polish, spa products, and crappy romance novels/movies).

 

Will be interesting to see how this does.

post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by thewendyyybird View Post

Funny thing: my boyfriend and I had this idea about a year ago, and my bestie and I actually developed the product (include doing market testing) for a marketing class - we're presenting on it on Thursday! So funny how these things happen. It's a nice idea, but I'm not going to lie: I like our approach better. We include just samples (not full boxes) on pads/tampons and focus more on the extra intended to pamper yourself during your time of the month (aka chocolates, nail polish, spa products, and crappy romance novels/movies).

 

Will be interesting to see how this does.

 

Now I could see a niche market for that..like the pms mix tape Ashton Kutcher's character made on some rom com movie lol.

post #30 of 33

There's always room in the market to compete if you really think your model is better ^~ Personally, I'd be very into this if there was a Ben & Jerry's, Hagen Daaz, or Starbucks ice cream involved... maybe a coupon for a free one? :P

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