Tuesday 24 June 2014

Decline (and a giveaway)

The bride looked radiant.

At seven months pregnant she had a radiant glow.

Have you ever noticed once the children come along, the word radiant disappears from the description.

She looked tired or weary. The word mess creeps in. Grubby, dirty, stains...our blessed angels can often leave a trail of creative destruction in their wake, and much of that carries with them on their clothes...

I was offered a trial of Radiant Laundry products, and as a lazy laundress, I eagerly accepted as I'm always on the scout for something to salvage our much loved clothes. Life is too short to scrub. I will soak, and wash. That is it.

So with the official laundry liquid of the AFL (grass stains, anyone?), in the No Sort variety, I washed our bathmat (don't ask me how we get it so dirty, but we do!)



Thumbs up from me!

The big news, other than a lazy girl's easy washing process, is that Radiant has given me a $50 Big W voucher to give away - in the comments below tell me 'Which variety of Radiant do you most need in your house and why?' Competition closes on the 2nd July and judge's decision is final (and all that jazz). To save you the leg work, there are 3 varieties: Brilliant Whites Sharper Colours, No-Sort and Sensitive. Each variant contains Colour Guard technology which is how Radiant keeps your colours newer for longer. If you want to be super studious, visit their website.

Radiant has been running a campaign of shorts on utube where they road test their products - literally. The experiments were done for real, with the shop assistants kept in the dark until after the clothes were returned. I'll leave you with the Hell on Wheels clip, as the 200 day countdown to the Dakar has begun (I wonder how Radiant works on fesh-fesh?).  In further housekeeping, how do bloggers feel about a paintball meet up?

I was not paid for this product review but Radiant is providing the Big W gift voucher prize and I received a sample product to test drive - I didn't buy new clothes to return to shops after messing them up (because that would require ironing), I just used it on my already trashed and tired clothes and filthy bath mat!

Linking up for #Open Slather


  1. I didn't realise they had difference variants - I currently use Radiant and have for years - will have to give the No Sort a try 'cos I'm not the only one who does the washing in our house !!
    Have the best day !

  2. I love Radiant. I remember being a poor student and I bought a box of the powder. I thought it was such a luxurious thing to do. I had only used one scoop and when I went to the laundry room the next day I found that someone had stolen the entire contents of the box! They didn't take the box, they just took the powder. They even left the scoop behind! I was quietly devastated. I was so mad I took the empty box and sat it at the base of the stairs so the guilty person would be struck with some kind of remorse. I'm sure they didn't care. At any rate, I love being able to buy it now and know that no-one is going to pinch it!

  3. Sensitive. Both my sons are prone to break out in rashes at the drop of a hat.

  4. Brilliant Whites Sharper Colours, because I have about 6 grey T-shirts that used to be white but because I'm always too lazy to separate my colours from whites, the sparkling white they were on first wear quickly degenerated to a drab grey/beige which is not exactly pretty!

  5. I need the sensitive because my daughter has allergies and get hives and eczema from a lot of chemicals.

  6. Brilliant whites - I love the looks brand new white look to our clothes. I love the summer time when the sun bleaches them even more white. Let me confirm for you that the super cheap powders do not make a white t-shirt white, more a grey.

  7. Let me indulge you in this short rhyme
    I’ll take you back to once upon a time
    A mother bought school socks, whiter than white
    They looked so clean, so crisp, so bright
    But after a few wears, the socks gathered dirt
    And mother, she scrubbed and scrubbed til it hurt
    But try as she might, the socks stayed black
    She knew in her heart there was no going back
    She’s tried liquids, and powders, even laundry soap
    Maybe RADIANT Brilliant Whites will revive them and give mother hope!

  8. I loved using my sample. Love the smell and was happy with the result of my girls clothes. :) Next time I buy some I will get the no sort. It makes life so much easier.

  9. NON SORT all the way! I'm actually a Radiant convert because I can only use clear liquid in my HE top loader, this is the shiz!!!
    Oh and I'm on for a paintball meet up - name the place and time and I'll be there!

  10. No Sort as I do alot of washing & this would make my life so much easier!

  11. No Sort and Sensitive - because I get over-sensitive about sorting my washing alone in a household of 8! :D

  12. I would use the No Sort. I don't sort them anyway, so anything that helps me with that is a bonus.

  13. No-Sort would be perfect, so I wouldn't have to listen to a chorus of "What about this? And this?" "OH and can I put in this? Does this count as a dark?" from my hapless, undomesticated older brother!

    1. Congratulations! You're the winner! Can you email me your name & address please? Cheers!

    2. Thank you so much, I've just done this now :) So excited!!!!!

  14. No-sort, everything gets thrown in together, so this would be a bonus added extra!