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30 June 2013 @ 04:20 pm
Hi :)

Just for the information, there is a cup which looks to be this Chinese/green Donna one, but having a proper name this time : “iCare”, still on those alibaba and aliexpress sites. This cup brand is even available on amazon.com. The company is Rockbrook Industrial Co., Ltd (since 1997)
Also on this site : http://fr.dhgate.com/store/product/2013-new-design-100pcs-icare-menstrual-cup/159420828.html
In addition, here, we can see in some clear pics that a ‘new design’ arose, with the same shape of a cup, being very clear, in the Femmecup style.. I think I can read a “15 ml” inscription on this cup.
It’s said to be made of “100% silicone platine”.

At the bottom of the page in an “Others” section, they point out two elements in particular :
“4. Computer screens have chromatic aberration, especially between CRT screen and LCD screen; we cannot guarantee that the colour of our products will be exactly the same with the photographs you saw.
5. The specification in size figure is only for reference; 1-2mm difference from physical product is acceptable. If you can’t assure which size is suitable for your body, please provide your height and weight and contact us to double confirm.”

(On the left side for the best sales, the Jasmine cup is available too.)


For some months, what could be a knockoff of the Mialuna of the 2nd generation also hit the place, lol, and again, with the same three colours : clear (white), purple and pink :
http://www.amazon.fr/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=menstrual+cup&tag=hydfrmsn-21&index=hpc&hvadid=1390013297&ref=pd_sl_5lvnrif17w_p


On alibaba-aliexpress, one can also for instance come across an Instead Softcup shaped item that’s Chinese, with an opaque white rim.


Finally, on this blog, would the 3rd cup be the Selene?? It seems to be a brighter/paler blue, or is it the light =
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/mei-chong/article?mid=3285&prev=3289&next=3280
Maybe it comes from one of the first bunches of Selene Lunette (?)
Have a great day, everyone!
 
tjs77tsa on July 1st, 2013 07:50 am (UTC)
What a coincidence I was just coming to ask if anyone else had seen the icare or these
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-style-Feminine-Hygiene-Reusable-Menstrual-Cup-Pink-Color-Size-1/912484194.html
called the rainbow cup.
Quitteriequitterie on July 1st, 2013 08:29 am (UTC)
Thank you for this rainbow cup, from China. ;-)
An interesting name..
I wonder if its hollow stem is solid.
And the rim doesn't look thick at all.
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a second review^ - quitterie on July 9th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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type of silicone? - quitterie on July 8th, 2013 09:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
Luceafaraluceafara on July 1st, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
Not quite the same, but I ordered this $10 one from Ebay a few weeks ago, which I have not yet received:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161036372958?var=460177822082&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

No idea why in the world I bought it,to tell you the truth. I guess I just got carried away...
Quitteriequitterie on July 1st, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Could there be a way for you to post a picture of it ? ;s Cause from my country, I'm not able to access to this page on ebay.
Or maybe copy and paste the title that the cup is presented with, so I may look for it on alibaba or so ? ;)

In any case, I hope you'll get a real satisfaction from using it. ;D
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Quitteriequitterie on July 3rd, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
height and weight as criteria ?
What do you think of this assessment made in the note n°5 for that iCare cup, in the "Others" section on the first site ?

I noticed the same advices on the new Meluna website = www.meluna.org .. in the pages helping one to choose the right size of cup for them.
I didn't think that such elements could actually be taken into account, or then maybe only in a few cases :) ?
I'd assume the major criterion would be the cervix height during one's period, in particular.
- but I may be missing/ignoring some point or some facts here ;) (?)
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on July 6th, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
I just ordered a rainbow cup on impulse...we'll see if it actually gets here!
tjs77tsa on July 6th, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
I ordered one a couple days ago also it was cheap and aliexpress doesnt release the payment to the seller until you get the item so I figured I would take the gamble.:)
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tjs77tsa on July 6th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Icare is offering stem options that appear to be just like MeLuna but only 2 sizes and any color to if you order a min of 2000 pictures are here http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/1016369745/_Hot_100_medical_silicone_lady.html
Luceafaraluceafara on July 7th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
Those do look intruguing! Though it looks lie they got Meluas and Ladycup lookalikes! How would I find out the price on these short of contacting the seller?

Inspired by Grenacia's post a few days ago, I contacted my local woman's shelter and asked if MCs would be well received, and they said yes, so it would be great if I could get a whole bunch of cheaper ones to start with.
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that pic of the cup.. - quitterie on July 7th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
the customized option - quitterie on July 7th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Luceafaraluceafara on July 16th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
My $10 Made in China Ebay cup arrived today. It DOES SMELL (edited once I noticed the smell, see below), and you can definitely see a difference in quality between it and the Fleurcups and Meluna I have/had: you can see and feel the threads where the two halves were glued together, and some uneven edges around the top, the tab however is nicer than on the Fleurcup, because the ridges are less pronounced and the tab is softer. I would wear this cup inside out because iti is smoother on the inside.

I say, it's a good emergency cup to keep in the car/purse maybe, or a cheap way to try out diffent sizes and shapes. I'll post pictures of it next to my Melunas that customs finally released back to USPS today, when they arrive, and next to the Fleurcups.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161036372958?var=460177822082&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

EDIT: The smell was not apparent when I took it out of the box, but now I can smell an industrial smell. I boiled it for 15 mins to no avail, so I added vinegar to the water for another 15 mins, and now it smells like vinegar AND industry. It is now sitting in peroxide over-night.

With that smell on it, I would not even want to keep it for emergencies, let alone donate it to a homeless person.

Edited at 2013-07-17 12:59 am (UTC)
Quitteriequitterie on July 17th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, man! fff so it has kind of a plastic, chemical smell?
Maybe there's good chance the smell will overall vanish by itself, with the use, or with a little time?

Is the cup very squishy -if you have the large one, as I would guess as for its non-stiffness? :)
Quitteriequitterie on July 17th, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
peroxide
.. You mean diluted in water-peroxide, not pure ? ;)
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Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on July 17th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Rainbow cup!
My cyan small Rainbow Cup came today. I'm super busy today but will post pictures soon. I'm quite pleased with it, actually! It came in a nicely designed box with a striped cotton drawstring bag and instructions. Shape-wise it is similar to the LadyCup, but the rim is more subtle and Sckoon-like. The top third of the cup is slightly thicker and firmer than the bottom. It also has good grips around the base that are slightly more pronounced than the Lunette grips, but more subtle than FleurCup's. There are two medium non-angled holes near the top, no side seams. The stem is solid, slightly longer than the LadyCup's, with grip rings; I think it might bother me as it is fairly thick and not extremely flexible. It's quite a soft cup, not as soft as the Cuplee but definitely softer than FleurCup or Lunette. Texture is peach skin, and the only writing on the cup is a small raised 'Rainbow' on the inside rim.

I haven't tried to use it yet. It does have a new plastic smell to it. Any questions, let me know. :-)
Quitteriequitterie on July 18th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Rainbow cup!
Ohh you rock ;o)) ! thanks a lot x
I'd be curious to see a photo of the stem that shows it being solid, if you can.^^
Have a great day ! (although busy ;s)
Luceafaraluceafara on July 18th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
I posted a write-up about my No-name Ebay one here:
http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3124027.html