Today I’m super excited to introduce you to a new contributor for Ask Anna! Meet my blog friend Angelina from the blog JoJo and Eloise.
She is amazing and I have followed her blog for a long time, always in awe of her incredible talents, photography skills and adorable children! I am SO excited to have her here on Ask Anna where each month she will share her creativity with us. But today she has an awesome cleaning solution to a problem that I know we’ve ALL run into – how to get makeup stains out of clothes! I hope you enjoy this tip and please give her a warm welcome to the team!
I think we have all been there. You know the moment you find the PERFECT blouse or top and it’s hanging on the rack calling your name. You find yourself holding your breath hoping that the size you need is available. You do a quick HAPPY DANCE when you see the tag with the size your needing, grabbing it quickly before someone comes up behind and snatches it off the rack before you can you draw it out from behind the stack in front of it. With great joy you hold it up and your HAPPY DANCE and JOYFUL HEART begins to sink, the moment you see it MARKED and STAINED with Makeup all over it. You quickly do a FRANTIC search for another one in your size, only to find this Makeup stained blouse is the LAST one available in that size. Panic sets in and you quickly grab a floor attendant hoping that they may be able to pull a Makeup free blouse out of their pockets. You know it’s hopeless but you ask anyway, just on the off chance there might be ONE just ONE hiding somewhere else in the store.
“Sorry, but what’s on the floor is all we have.”
The big girl inside you says don’t CRY!!!! However the I NEED this blouse in my life, begins to take over your already emotional nerves and all you want to do is CRY!!!
They offer you 10% pff the purchase price…Like that’s REALLY an incentive, NOT!!!! 10%, REALLY!! This blouse is covered in someone else’s makeup and you can only give me 10% off. ( that’s what my inside self is saying).
I was just about to put the Blouse back on the rack when (true moment) all of a sudden a still small voice said, BRANCH BASICS!! Okay, so maybe the voice was a bit louder then a still small voice. I about screamed, “YES!!! I’ll take that 10% from you, because I have Branch Basics at home and it’s going to take the DIRTY right out of this MAKEUP stained shirt, your trying to sell me with only 10% off.
OKAY!!! I’ll be honest here, I was a bit nervous but the nerves didn’t out weigh the FAITH I had in this awesome ALL NATURAL cleaning product. My only fear was that this was a WHITE, silky type blouse and I wasn’t sure if once I added the BB it wouldn’t cause some sort of discoloration or cause the makeup to be driven deeper into the fibers of the fabric. It’s not like is was a color that could possibly hide such a case, it is WHITE and everything and anything is going to show itself.
I grabbed my handy dandy BB bottle (Branch Basics just recently re-did their packaging) and held my breath and began to AIM!!!!!
Right before I started aiming my BB Cleaner, I thought I should probably go get a towel to put underneath the blouse to absorb some of the moisture. I should of probably done that first, but I was anxious to see what BB was going to do. Little did I know that I was about to be AMAZED!!
THIS IS NO JOKE!!!!
I couldn’t even grab my camera soon enough before the MAKEUP began disappearing. I was stuck in between GRAB the camera and WHAT, THE WHAT!?!?!?
The Makeup was literally VANISHING before my eyes, it was like those INVISIBLE ink kind of pens. I thought that I was going to have to let it sit for a few hours then run it through the wash, I didn’t have to do either. The Makeup was GONE, ALL GONE!!!! There was no residual stains, no discoloration, no driving it into the fibers deeper… It was like it had NEVER been there.
I had a BRAND NEW blouse with an extra 10% off!!! Though I still believe 10% should be more like 20%, 25%, maybe even 50% or is that just being GREEDY???
I am so thankful for Branch Basics Cleaning Standard:
- Human Safe Soap. Not harmful if absorbed, inhaled or accidentally ingested (REALLY). Doesn’t irritate eyes or skin.
- 100% plant based, 100% non-toxic, 100% pure soap.
- No coloring or foaming agents.
- No preservatives.
- No pesticides.
- No GMO’s.-Fragrance Free.
- Made for sensitive immune systems.
I am super happy that I remembered my BB cleaner I had at home, because of that I am ONE blouse cuter today!
Head over to Angelina’s blog to see what she’s up to! She is incredibly talented from sewing, to recipes, you name it, she’s good at it. And her kids are adorable, I can’t get enough of their sweet curls!