Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Review: FabLittleBag

Fab Little Bag review

Let's talk about periods.

The average period lasts 6 days. The average woman will have 500 periods over her lifetime.

The first modern tampons hit shop shelves in the UK in 1938, and today some 60% of women in the UK use tampons during their period.

That's a lot of tampons to dispose of!

It may be tempting, but you should never flush a tampon down the toilet. They either block your pipework, or they build up further down the system and cause a blockage there. Plus, let's face it, most plumbing in the UK is so dire it will take about 20 flushes to get it into the pipework in the first place.

So, instead, you're left wrapping it in wads of toilet roll - incurring the wrath of those who are left paperless after you - and putting it in the bin. But no more!

Welcome to the FabLittleBag.


Fab Little Bag held open
Remove the white plastic strip to reveal the adhesive.

The brainchild of Martha Silcott, FabLittleBag is such a clever invention. They are what they say on the tin - a little bag you put your used tampon in. But to say it like that really undersells what's so great about them.

They're designed to be used one handed, with built in finger loops which allow you to hold the bag open. You pop the soiled tampon in, then you press the bag closed - the adhesive strip doing the hard work - and put the bag in the bin. 


The bathroom pack contains 20 bags, perfect for keeping in your own little sanctuary, in the knowledge your bathroom bin will be ready and willing to receive them.

But what happens when you're out and about?

Let me introduce you to the Handbag Pack.

Fab Little Bag Handbag Pack

This is a plastic wallet which holds FabLittleBags. The design of the wallet, like the bags themselves, is so discreet. Unless you look really closely at the words 'tampon disposal' I don't think you would expect any relation to a sanitary product.

The wallet also has another use. We've all been there - usually somewhere we really want to make a good impression: school, a new girlfriend's flat, a boyfriend's nan's house... - mortified to find that there is no bathroom bin in which to dispose of your used sanitary product. With FabLittleBag you can first hygenically bag it, then store it in the plastic wallet until you can get to a bin. Sorted!

And, although marketed for tampon disposal, they can also be used for intimate wipes, pantyliners and even sanitary towels, provided they're rolled up tightly.

The back of the Handbag Pack.


When I first heard about FabLittleBag, they sounded too good to be true. But, having tried them out for myself, they lived up to and then surpassed my expectations. They are incredibly easy to use, the design is discreet and attractive and, most importantly for a cheapskate like myself, the price is really reasonable.

The Handbag Pack retails for £1.99, consisting of plastic wallet and five bags. The refill Bathroom Packs, containing 20 bags, cost £2.99. That's about 15p per bag. You can pick them up at Waitrose, Ocado, or directly from the website: www.fablittlebag.com.

Note: I was sent a bathroom pack and a handbag pack to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Fab Little Bag Bathroom Pack
Taboo no longer!




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36 comments:

  1. I basically need this in my life asap. I will look out for this next I'm at Waitrose. xx

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  2. I love the packaging so cute! This is definitely a must-have for every woman :) x

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  3. This looks like a must have for every woman.

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    1. I wish they'd been around when I was in my teens and so self-conscious about it all!

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  4. What a great idea. Especially liking the fact they are designed to work one handed :)
    Debbie

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    1. I know, I was a bit dubious how easy they'd be to open but it worked exactly like it said on the packet!

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  5. Wow - this is amazing! Love this little product. Who knew I could get so excited about a sanitary product? Will definitely be looking into this more after pregnancy is over. Periods... I've really not missed them this past 7 months!

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    1. Hehe, it was the one thing I really enjoyed about being pregnant - not having periods!

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  6. these would be amazing for the girls especially as they keep trying to flush them down the loo

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    1. I learned the hard way that our flush just wasn't strong enough...

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  7. This is so handy especially when you are on the go because society makes such a big deal of women having periods. Its like get a life we bleed end of.

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    1. Exactly - this idea it should all be out of sight and out of mind is so outdated.

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  8. sounds like a great little product! xx

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  9. These are fabulous aren't they

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    1. They're so handy when you're out and about.

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  10. I saw your tweet about this product and I was really impressed, such a simple yet cool idea! The design is lovely too, I'd definitely use this, what a great little invention.

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    1. I was super impressed with them - I've added them to my handbag essentials!

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  11. What a clever idea! I'll have to invest in some once my cycles start back up after I have baby girl xx

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    1. They're so great for when you're out and about. x

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  12. This sounds amazing!! I like everything about it!! It is great that you can use it only with one hand which is incredibly handy! I will definitely be checking them! Thanks for this fab review!! :-) x

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    1. I know, I'm a total convert! I was just like, where has this been all my life! :) x

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  13. I love the sounds of these little bags. Need them in my life stat! Kat x

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  14. Blimey! Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? What a great idea..

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    1. I know, it just makes life so much easier!

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  15. what a brilliant idea!! i'll definitely be keeping an eye out for these.

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  16. what a great but simple idea. I will be keeping an eye out for these

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  17. I never thought something to do with periods could be this adorable. :)

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  18. Such a simple idea yet so effective - I'll definitely be keeping an eye open for these

    Thanks for linking up with #LIML

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