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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wash. Fluff. Fold.

How's everybody doing? Nothing fancy today, I'm doing laundry. I changed my laundry detergent about a month ago. I use to be a "i'll-never-use-anything-else-but-powder-detergent-girl, but now I'm a liquid detergent girl. HaHaHa Not only that, but strongly-scented products are really becoming a turn off for me. I'm looking for anything free of dyes, perfumes AND for sensitive skin! I seem to be in that category now. HaHaHa I'm currently using Tide Free & Gentle, but I'm open to other brands (if you have any suggestions, let me know in my comments section). Is it better to use liquid fabric softener or softener sheets? I have so many questions. I even switched my bar soap from Dial anti-bacterial (which left me too clean) to Dove for sensitive skin. I really like Dove. What kind of detergent or soap powder do you use? How do you wash, fluff & fold? I'm usually in shorts and a tee. HaHaHa The models in the "Wash Away" fashion editorial by L'Officiel NL (August 2014) are all dressed up. HaHaHa Have a BUBBLY DAY and WASH AWAY...WASH AWAY!

magazine: l'officiel nl (august 2014)
models: isabel scholten & milou sluis / photographer: karen rosetzsky
stylist: equiline van dooren / hair and make-up: pernell kusmus 
laundry gifs: a very sweet blog


Flora Fascinata said...

That shoot is hilarious! Fashion editorials never run out of ideas do they?? You know I thought I was using an Eco-friendly product for years until I found out it was full of palm oil!!! It was Earth's Choice. I had no idea palm oils would be in clothes washing detergents. In a quandary now. Hate strong perfumed detergents. :D x

Lilli said...

Lol, you are always so fun Kim! Im cant help you regarding laundry as Im a mess with it :P But usually I prefer liquid detergent and softener. And I also use Dove soaps from ages, for me they are the best ever! The editorial is gorgeous, I wouldnt dress up in that way for just a laundry but is amazing!:P The last pic is my fav! Have a great day Kim, hugs! xo

oomph. said...

wish i looked THAT good doing laundry, lol! i think i use something similar...tide or all FREE, liquid.

Stanislava E. said...

I prefer Dove and liquid detergent too. The editorial is super cool, I am always fascinated by crazy ideas like this.


Stanislava E. said...

I prefer Dove and liquid detergent too. The editorial is super cool, I am always fascinated by crazy ideas like this.


Svetlana said...

That campaign looks really nice :)


Shiny Mathew said...

Oddly enough, I love scented detergents. I always feel like it smells fresh and clean. I know some people have a sensitivity to the smell though.

Bright and Shiny

Emmylou said...

What? You don't do laundry like that girl in the editorial? I always dress up like that for laundry day....bwahaha!
And we usually just use whatever's on sale, but ALWAYS do a double rinse:)

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Amazing pics!


Dale Janee said...

Love this photoshoot in a laundry mat. And I know what you mean, I switched to liquid detergent a few years ago and love it. I had to learn all the washing machine terms in German now after I destroyed a couple of my hubby's shirts. hehe

I will have to try this Tide next time I'm in the US.


Jackie Harrison said...

Great job Kim I love it how you present the product pretty outstanding.

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

If only I could look that good doing laundry lol

jenn f said...

ooo i like it when ppl add some fashion editorials to their posts. but thats just cause i like look at pretty clothes along with pretty makeup (and apparently washing detergent) :P
right now im using Gain. i dont really have a preference. just whatever is on sale.
A Beautiful Zen

Meghan Silva said...

I must admit I am still on the powder bandwagon haha but maybe just maybe i will convert.

Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

Elizabeth Hisle said...

Wow, what a creative shoot! I am like you - I don't like overly strong scents in my detergent. Best of luck with the sensitive skin!


Busola Coutts said...

Very cute post indeed. The photos even make it so much cuter. Hmm..i tend to switch a lot when it comes to cleaning agents like laundry detergents, but after using several different brands in the past, i have just come to the conclusion, Tide it is. It definitely washes better than most in my opinion. Until i find any other one that beats it, i am Tide all the way baby :)). Thanks for sharing darling.


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Never really thought about it... Well, I did, but then I bought the washing powder I've always used because it works and doesn't give me any side-effects. :)

Danielle Styles said...

Fun post Kim! I hardly switch, maybe it is time to do so...

Hope you have a great day!


Cee said...

What a fun editorial! Personally, I'm a liquid detergent kind of gal. I've tried detergent pods, too, but in the end I always go back to liquid. And the lighter the scent, the better!

Anett B said...

Beautiful editorial! I actually like strongly scented products and I always buy Coccolino fabric softener, they smell the best :))


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I just did laundry yesterday Kim! It's not on of my favorite chores I just admit. I've used liquid detergent for as long as I remember. I can't stand any scents so I use Method Free + Clear. It's ultra concentrated so so I just need 2 pumps. And I also use their Free + Clear softener. It's a little pricier but totally worth it :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Jane said...

i'm usually in my pjs doing laundry! :) and i've used liquid detergent for a long time and drying sheets. i actually have no idea why i use that combo. i actually preferred the powder because i hate washing off the cap after filling the washer but never actually used it. oh the way my mind thinks and how my body reacts is sometimes a mystery to me :) happy laundry!

Dawn GT said...

Hey Kim...

Love the photos of the girls! Simply gorg!



Lorena said...

I actually really liked the photo shoot scenes done in a laundry room.
I use to be a liquid gal but now its just powder detergent.
I actually enjoy doing laundry.

Alicia Mackin said...

Haha if I dressed like this and went to the laundry in my neighborhood I would probably get mugged. That white and black dress is a stunner!! I like Dove too. Which reminds me I need to get some.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I really love liquid detergent and this editorial makes laundry look so high fashion!
I love this post!

crafty-zone said...

Wow, this photoshoot are amazing and I love Dove too ;)


Sam said...

This is such an adorable editorial, I must admit I know nothing about laundry detergents, I wouldn't know where to begin! Thanks kindly for your comment, hope your week is going well :)

Tanya W. said...

That's what I've been doing this week, and tried to get it done as quick as possible. I have never tried a powder yet, isn't that good? I don't really know the different cause I've been using of liquid as ever since:).


Shannon Rice said...

I don't know much about doing laundry other than the basics that get the job done, but I am looooving these pictures! Oh if only we could be that fabulous doing laundry!

Clothes & Quotes

Corinne said...

I used to use liquid bc it was easier, but I've been using powder lately because it's cheaper and lasts longer.

I'm not overly concerned about what my clothes are washed in, as long as they're clean and have a fresh scent then I'm happy :)

Corinne x

Michelle LL said...

amazing editorials, such a cool theme. I use powder detergent, and fabric softener, also I do handwash my clothes that are too delicate to wash in the washing machine. xx

Tina Bradley said...

These pics are fab! We are a Tide family here--pretty much. I do use Woolite on my fine washables, though. Hugs on your Tuesday! xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

jo said...

Hi Kim, how cute are these pics! I'm a Tide girl, haven't really tried any other brands. :)

xo Jo


Milu Sosa said...

I would never image such amazing photos in a laundry room! haha they are so cool and edgy! I absolutely love it :) and to be honest I'm not really concerned in what laundry soap I use, my husband is the one that purchases that for the house, the only thing I know is that it smells good :)


Stephanie G said...

i have a weak spot for laundromat photos! haha.. well i don't think anything i use is available in the US except for bounce dryer sheets! love those, they have to be specially ordered online but keeps my clothes static free!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Darcy said...

Well this certainly makes doing laundry elegant, haha! I definitely don't look like that while doing it : )

LyddieGal said...

What a fun editorial!

I wash all my clothes in woolite and use the liquid detergent since I never put my clothes in the dryer!

Chic on the Cheap

MITCH said...

I use Downy liquid softener :D smells so good! Not sure about the sheet ones as I've never used them.
Btw, I love the first two photos.


Kizzy Von Doll said...

This is a really cute shoot, I used to love going to the laundry mat with my mom as a kid, I would always find change that someone left in the machine and buy little debbie cakes and cheetos from the vending machine, haha!! I use liquid detergent but as I type I can't remember what it's called, hahaha. My fabric softener smells like flowers. Happy Wednesday doll xx

Random_Hi_D said...

I usually use Tide too but the powder one. And I don't mind the smell coz they're all ok. I just choose which is cheaper. Ha! But most of the time I go to the laundry shop and have someone else do my laundry.


Missy May said...

These are great images. I sure don't look this posh doing laundry. Lol! I really don't mind using liquid soap or powder ones, so far as it smells good and doesn't do damage.


Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Those photographs look great!! A very unique kind of location for a shoot...thanks for sharing Kim!!!!

Michèle Kruesi said...

these photos are perfect!!


Samantha Mariko said...

I'm actually not really knowledgable about detergents..... but I do use a liquid detergent these days. I'm starting to realize Japanese people are really picky with laundry detergents haha (always in TV commercials). have a great week Kim!!


little luxury list said...

I like Tide Free and Gentler. All Free and Clear is great too. Unfortunately, there aren't many dye free/allergen free brands here so I just any old brand!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lauren Michelle Major said...

I use Tied too! But we use their sports detergent. I use the drier sheets, but that's because my washer doesn't have a liquid softener dispenser and I never remember to stop the wash at the right time to add the softener. That makes using the sheets an easy no-brainer. If you've got a dispenser, though, I say go for it with liquid! Largely because then if you have clothing that needs to air dry it will still be soft and cuddly. :)


Nora Aradi said...

amazing photos!


Emma Henderson said...

This is exactly what I look like when doing the laundry. EXACTLY!

Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

Jessica said...

These photos are amazing.

I have always been a liquid detergent kind of girl. But I absolutely hate doing laundry. I need to do laundry today but I think I will try to put it off until tomorrow.

Sara Gerard said...

What a cute editorial! I don't even know what we use, whatever is on sale at Costco I think, hahaha! When we run out, I want to try making my own, apparently it isn't too hard. We use Target (Up & UP?) brand softer, lilac scent. It works well since we air-dry our clothes, there isn't much of a scent.

Anonymous said...

I love how you can even find something artsy and cool to share about LAUNDRY!! HaHa!! :)

You're blog is so cute, Kim. The pastel colors in it always make my day.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Thanks to share these helpful laundy item


Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, haha when I do laundry I'm in a Tshirt and shorts or yoga pants! I use liquid free & clear from Kirkland and Kirkland liquid fabric softener and Kirkland fabric softener sheets in the dryer. So I guess I'm a Kirkland girl that loves Costco! I use Dove soap too for sensitive skin. I'm doing laundry as we speak. Lol! Have a nice night.

Jessica said...

Awesome editorial!! =)



Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Nice picture Kim! I want the day washed in my house was as fun as the photos!


Sam Cole said...

I am a liquid detergent kind of girl too and we used ARM and Hammer free of dyes and fragrance free. So far it works and I am satisfied. Oh Kim, I have always wanted to have a photo shoot in a washeteria but I just can't get my husband to take my photos or be brave enough and face the stares and shame, lol. One day i will, lol.


Ahleessa C said...

I know it's about detergent, but I can't stop staring at the models legs. They're so long, thin, and gorgeous *jealous*... hehe~


getcarriedaway said...

so cool sweety!
happy day!


Mica T said...

haha, I never look that put-together when I'm doing laundry either!

Away From The Blue

Glamour ZONE said...

Great post.The campaign is awesome

Hélène Heath said...

I love this fun laudromat editorial! I've been using the Method detergent in the Sunset Breeze scent and i loooove it, it smells absolutely divine and it's plant based so you can use it in good conscience :)

xx Hélène

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

hehe so cute. If only I could look that amazing when I was at a laundry mat. =) I'm usually wearing the most casual of clothes, hair tied up and no make-up. haha. I use Tide, too!


Sam said...

Your comments are much appreciated, have a great Friday!

Charu Sharma said...

Hahaha this is amazing! Full of creativity! :D

Happy Weekend!

Jo said...

The laundry editorial is such a beautiful complement to your post on detergent. I wished I could look that glamorous doing the laundry. I know that powder or liquid would perform better with front load and top load washing machines. Liquid for me since powder does leave their traces at times when the churning of the machine isn't working well due to an overload.

Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

Layla Sprinkles said...

I love using different detergent and changing it up…I don't know why haha!!

At the moment I'm loving Ariel - not sure if it's the same over there!?

They have Tide in Greece but I can't find it here in the UK….. :/

Layla xx


Coco said...

I never look like that when I do my laundry :-) How fun chatting over detergents and softeners :-) by the way... I use liquid detergent because I wash at low temperatures and I find powder doesn't dissolve completely in cold water. In Italy we don't use softening sheets, but only liquid softener or crystals (they are more for the scent than for the softening properties). I go easy both on detergents and softener because they aren't that healthy for the skin. A friend of mine says she uses white vinegar instead of softener, and it makes wonders (she doesn't smell like vinegar so you may want to try this one). I don't use a soap bar but liquid soap, I mean for my hands. For my face I have been using only micellar water. Did I talk too much?? Have a great week my dear!
Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I prefer using Arm and Hammer, they have a great scent and dye free liquid version for sensitive skin. I have actually used it on the baby's clothes and it didn't irritate her skin so that's a winner!!

Call me old fashioned, but I looove the dryer sheets instead of liquid softener!

I've also made my own laundry detergent and that was pretty cool!

Shea Coleman said...

I am normally a gain powder detergent girl myself however your readers have given amazing advice. I love the fabric softener sheets oppose to the liquids because it is much cleaner in my opinion plus I am clumsy as all get out.

Shea Coleman said...

Ohh I forgot to mention that I am a Dial girl because scented soaps seem to break me out.

miss b said...

Kim you have even managed to make a post on laundry fun! We have used Dove soap for years and I wouldn't use anything else. I remember my Mum having Tide when I was a child but I don't think I've seen it over here for some time.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ha. FUN. I wish I looked that good when I do laundry.

Demi Mist said...

I use liquid and I am obsessed with smells. I can be shopping in the supermarket for hours.
Happy Friday!

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