This may be one of the most odd posts I ever write, but I think there are several reasons I am doing so.
What happened was: I spilled a drop of foundation on my brand new LOFT top. “Oh, boyyyyy… Who CARES?!” they’re thinking, but let me share a lesson with you all.
This is the face this top gave me before I realized what had happened. Just sheer joy.
I should not have felt the whirlwind of emotions that I did, but I did! This stuff wasn’t coming out. This had happened to me maybe 8 years before, and one reason I switched to Bare Minerals. I switched to Bare Minerals liquid because of the brown powder mess I was constantly wiping up… Anyway.
When I got home I started treating it with Shout. NOPE.
Treated it with Shout over night. NOPE.
Tried treating it with Clorox 2. NOPE.
I could see just MINIMAL progress, so something in me decided to keep trying.
I did a lot of Googling as well.
I picked up a Tide-2-Go, OXI-MAX, Bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide, even Ammonia… I was desperate and curious.
Tide-2-Go wasn’t working and the marker tip freaked me out that I would scrub it all stretched out. Oxi over night made the most progress I had seen, but came to a halt. Then I got crazy trying the peroxide and ammonia… NOPE!
I had finally lost it… So to try bleach.
To my surprise it didn’t harm it at all. I started with 1 minute soaks… nothing… 5 min soaks… nothing… FORGET IT! I whipped out the Tide pen again and scrubbed. soaked in bleach and scrubbeddddd. Soaked in bleach and SCRUBBEDDDDDD!
And it went away!
Almost completely. Only I can really see where it was.
At first there was a strange smudging of the fibers where I had rubbed it so hard, but nothing I didn’t think I couldn’t live with. So I blow dried it and ironed it and even that went away!
You are asking why I am so obsessed over a tiny little spot at the bottom of the shirt that no one would really even care about… Well for one I had spent $50 on it, it was an important part of a vacation memory, and I had been wearing it for the first time when it happened. AND because I’m a bull in a china shop and it sometimes gets me down that I am so naturally careless, but I think it’s because I am proud of pursuing a remedy rather than settling for a stained shirt that is sub-par or even buying a whole new one.
The most important thing this shows me is just how resilient this shirt is and that it is definitely teacher approved! Thank you LOFT for designing a shirt that can withstand bleached and being stretched out!
Find clothes that are teacher proof!