I was very very lucky to be one of only three people in the UK to receive this new “mermaid” design pad from Lazy Creek Boutique. Special shout out to my chum Jacqui at Dinkydotbots for swinging it for me.
And look at it! It’s so funky!
This is a pantyliner with a cotton top, light bamboo core and fleece back. The design has a patent pending on it so is completely unique to Lazy Creek Boutique.
It’s lovely quality, nice and thin, and washed really well; it didn’t lose its shape at all after washing. The stitching is beautiful. I like the swirly bits. Very neat.
I checked with Gail from Lazy Creek Boutique and it’s meant to be worn with the mermaid’s fin at the front. This is quite interesting. The two separate fins reduced some of the bulk. There wasn’t the same ‘bulge’ that you sometimes get from pads with a rounded front.
I’d be really interested in seeing how this design stands up to a heavier flow – whether or not I’d leak off the little dip where the fins meet. Whether it’s possible to lose the bulge and still have effective coverage.
At eight inches, this particular liner was too short for me. My liners need to be at least nine or ten inches. So it wasn’t very comfortable for me at the back and I did keep getting the dreaded pad wedgie. But that’s no fault of the pad itself, just that this length doesn’t work best for my body shape. In fact, if the pad had been longer, the slight flare at the back would be perfect for me. Gail tells me she is already beavering away (ahem … excuse the pun) on the longer version of this pad so there’ll be lengths and absorbencies available to suit everyone.
Overall, it’s a really good design. A very trim two inches in the middle when poppered up. This gives a snug fit and minimises movement. I’d be excited to see it as a 12-inch regular or heavy day pad. The flare at the back is a good feature and the finned front is comfy for daytime use.
In the meantime, my eight year-old old has stolen this little liner for her own stash! She loves the bright fabric and cute shape. I suspect this will be an attractive size and style for girls or teens.
Head over to the Lazy Creek Boutique Etsy store for more fabulous fanny fluff and keep an eye out for the new mermaid pads, coming very soon.