Putting Vanish To The Test...

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Some of you may know that in the past few months I have really started to get back into my fitness again, generally trying to lose weight, tone up and get fit. Clearly this involves A LOT of sweating. Now I usually go to classes straight from work, or without bothering to take my makeup off. So when I am dabbing the sweat off my brow (I lie - it's not that glamorous at all) my trusty gym towel gets covered in makeup. My trusty gym towel actually is my Witch Skin Care flannel* which also happens to be white, bright white does take a bit of a battering.
For my challenge for the Vanish Oxi Action Fabric Satin Remover was to get rid of every bit of makeup from the towel. For the purposes of this challenge I got all the makeup I tend to wear on a daily basis and smooshed, splodged and smeared it all on my gym towel.

I rather attractively smooshed in some foundation, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara, blusher and even a lip stain! Then let them dry, well I wasn't going to make it easy for Vanish!

Following the instructions on the pack, I filled a bowl with 4 litres of faily warm water and put in one scoop of the powder, which has the cutest little scoop inside (small things please me!). I then left the towel in the water for the six hours suggested.

The soaking pretty much got every single stain broken down, I then popped the towel in with the rest of the whites (and added a scoop in with that to brighten everything) and BAM I now have a pearly white gym towel again!! Plus all the other whites are looking brighten which has saved me forking out on some new work tops.

I've used many vanish products, mainly to clean carpet stains because my rabbit sometimes likes to think the carpet is his toilet.!!! And who knows, maybe i'll work out so much in the gym there will be blood stains on the towel.. no lie I have bled from the weights before.
Have you used Vanish before?



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  1. I have fake tan stains all over my clothes that i need to remove. I need to invest in this! xx

  2. That's great! Loved this post, nice little household tip post but with beauty! Great idea.

  3. Ahh I use this product allll the time; it's amazing stuff :)

  4. Hello I'm a new follower of you blog!
    I need to get my hands on some Vanish! I got sun cream stains all over my Hollister top when I was on holiday over the summer that are so stubborn! Xx

  5. I wonder if this would get out blood stains (lol I sound like such a freak. I got a scratch and the blood went all over my favourite blouse). I need to try it - you got amazing results! x