I was quite excited to see how Vanish Gold would cope in this blogger challenge! The Karen Millen discoloured shirt I was sent looked rather grey and if I am honest I wasn't entirely sure if their new product pitched as best for whites would actually manage to restore it back to its original white colour (1 on the colour chart).
The packaging sounded quite optimistic of course as Vanish Gold supposedly can make greyed fabrics up to three shades lighter and I was eager for it to work to have a new item for my wardrobe! But looking at the Vanish colour chart I knew the shirt had a LONG way to go on the whiteness scale for me to be happy to wear it.
We had two options to keep washing the garment (which can take up to five washes) or leaving it to have a longer soak (for up to six hours) then wash as normal. We decided to try the longer soak as it really looked like it needed all the help it could get…
Leaving it in the sink to work its magic I noticed how much I liked the smell of the product, it was very pleasant. We didn't scrub the shirt, as it had no stains to speak of so it was quite an easy process just leaving it to do its thing and transform magically back into a white shirt.
We then washed the garment in the washing machine and waited with bated breath to see the end result. I wanted to start checking on the colour chart straight away but we decided we also had to wait for the shirt to dry (aah the suspense!). Fortunately Vanish did not disappoint, I was so happy with the shirt I was keen to start wearing it straight away. The product completely lived up to its promises, the white colour was restored and the shirt looked great again.
I have always been reluctant to buy white items of clothing because of issues with discolouration over time; they seem to get very grey and dull after only a few washes. I will definitely reconsider now having seen how effective this product from Vanish is. It’s not difficult to add a scoop with every wash to keep those whites white.