Show me your stains and #win a Vanish bundle

Show me your stain and #win Vanish bundle #VanishGoldBKI have a slight case of OCD when it comes to washing; stains drive me mad and sometimes I really wonder how I will survive in my household.

I tend to walk around the house and collect washing which most of the time will go straight in to the washing machine. Piece by piece I carefully inspected them to check if they require any kind of pre-wash, soak or maybe an earlier stain treatment. And then… off you go, my washing machine does its magic giving me back clean and fresh laundry.

This is what happens most of the time… but sometimes life gets in the way and dirty clothes are left to build up in the laundry basket, the stains dry out and embed themselves into the fabric and my task of getting them back to their formal glory is no longer as straightforward as it was. They require pre-treatment. In the old days this would usually involve a bowl, some stain removing powder, a pair of rubber gloves, a lot of rubbing and time… time to allow it to work and actually lift the stain, at least a little. That was then but what about now… now there is new Vanish Gold which works in just 30 seconds; the bobbly scoop removes the need for gloves and much of the hard rubbing and its powdery texture doesn’t require a secure work space such as a bowl as it really can’t go very far 🙂

Show me your stain & #win Vanish bundle #VanishGoldBKTo makes things even easier there is also a Vanish Gold power gel pre-treat; this little fellow comes in the form of a gel. All you have to do is squeeze a little into your stain; rub in circles using the bobbly cap and leave it to work for a minute or two. Easy, isn’t it?

Do you have stains you can’t battle?

Is there a particular substance which is causing you problems?

I would love to know.

As for the giveaway, simply share your stains with me and one of you will be able to test the power of new Vanish Gold.

How to enter:

  1. Take a photo of your stubborn stains.
  2. Share your photo on Twitter or Instagram, along with the hashtag #VanishGoldBK and tell me what type of stain is causing you problems.
  3. Make sure you tag @AgataPokutycka on Twitter or @hunhun007 on Instagram.

If you want to know more about Vanish and their products please visit their website and a Tip Exchange tab, where you can find a lot of useful tip on how to fight stubborn stains.


1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Vanish
3. There will be 1 winner chosen in random from all valid entries.
4. The winner will receive a Vanish Gold product bundle. The prize will be fulfilled by Vanish.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 31/05/2015 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.

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Review: Vanish Oxi Action

I am a BzzAgent and I took part in the campaign to test Vanish Oxi Action 

Bzz Agent Vanish Kit
Bzz Agent Vanish Kit

In my Bzz Kit I received:

–   2 x 200g pouches of Vanish Oxi Action

–   A-Z guide

–   £1.50 off vouchers to pass along to friends and family

Whoever said that kids make the most mess, for sure, have not met with my husband Mark while he is cooking.

Don’t get me wrong he is a fantastic cook, but a very messy one; a big part of whatever is cooking at the time ends up on his clothes. … So I picked a long sleeve top as a test subject after a curry night.

As you can see it is not a pretty picture >8(

Test subject

I like not to wash in higher temperature than 40 degrees. I also do not do any of that pre-wash or soaking melarky. So I just washed the test subject like I would normally do:

–   full load of coloured clothes… CHECK

–   40 degree program… CHECK

–   washing powder in… CHECK

–   fabric softener in… CHECK

and finally… a scoop of Vanish added into the drawer.

A mear 1h 15min later and the washing machine is beeping at me continuously that its work was done.

While hanging the test subject out on the line, the top looked clean but I did not want to make any judgements or form any solid opinions until it was totally dry and I could inspect it properly.

The next day, after a good nights rest and taaadaaa – the stain was gone!

Test subject - stain free
Test subject – stain free

I love Vanish Oxi Action. It is easy to use and unlike other products on the market I can put whatever amount I need into my wash without being restricted by a one-use packet size.

The scoop which comes with it, can be used to measure the powder before adding it to your washing or for rubbing onto stubborn stains directly. It has a bobbly back, which is very helpful while trying to “get” old, dried out stains. Price wise it is slightly on the high side, though you do get what you pay for as the saying goes and I always try to stock up while it is on a special offer.

To sum up this quick review – Vanish Oxi Action gets 5 stars. It is a product which I would recommend to my friends any time.

If you would like to try a new product for free please sign in to BzzAgent

Just remember, once you are hooked, there is no coming back!

* Product was provided by BzzAgent free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.