Even black needs a refresh #ACEWinterRefresh

My friend was laughing the other day.

"Let me get this right, you signed up to a blogging challenge about washing colourful clothes?!"

Um, yes.

And at first glance, the idea is quite ironic.

Because when it comes to my wardrobe, the colour palette is best described as 50 shades of black. I have black jumpers, black tops, black jeans, black leggings and a black coat. I like it. It is my happy colour.

Friends and family often despair.

"Why don't you wear more colour?"

"You should wear pink"

"Now it's spring/summer/autumn/winter why don't you introduce some different colours?"

And sometimes I do try. There is the odd splash of colour in my drawers, usually in the form of navy blue, or grey. Usually, dark, muted colours that go well with black. But even if the actual garments are another colour, the accessories are still usually black.

Like my soul.

Just kidding there. It's an in joke.

I do like the idea of wearing a cosy yellow jumper or a maroon knit dress for these beautiful autumnal days. But in the end, if I'm buying new clothes, I purchase what I'm comfortable with. And it's (nearly) always black.

So, back to the #ACEWinterRefresh challenge with BritMums.

I'm not the sort of 'influencer' who shares what I wear and poses with perfect style and make up in seasonally appropriate places. This is me and I write honest posts about my life and that includes an awful lot of laundry. I've written about my huge pile of dirty washing many times before and am likely to write about it again.

It's a never-ending, thankless task.

One that I'm always looking to make easier.

Last year I reviewed ACE products as part of a challenge for keeping school uniform looking it's best and I've been a fan ever since. So when I saw a new product launch, I was quick to sign up.

The brand new ACE for Colours Powder reinvigorates clothes, using stain-removing powers and bringing coloured garments back to life. Plus, unlike other stain removers, it comes in a plastic-free, fully recyclable carton.

Of course, the rest of my family wear colour and the kids wardrobes display more of the rainbow than my own. Keeping those clothes clean, fresh and bright is important for both our smiles and our bank balance. As the weather turns and the days get colder, I dig out the jumpers and hoodies from the back of the drawer (I'd love to say that I pack last season's clothes away but that requires being organised, so it'd be a lie) and check to make sure they still fit and are ready to wear.

After a few months of being stuffed at the back of the cupboard, the clothes often need a bit of reinvigorating, which is where ACE for Colours Powder comes in.

- ACE makes life easy with the never-ending school laundry pile by gently removing stains
- ACE keeps garments bright, robust and clean meaning clothes last for longer
- ACE for Colours Powder comes in a fully recyclable Tetra pack
- You can use ACE in your daily wash to keep clothes looking fresher for longer

Which is all great when it comes to bringing the kids' winter wardrobe back to life after it's summer sabbatical.

But it also fabulous when it comes to refreshing my endless collection of deepest black clothing. I fold up the black maxi dresses, black playsuits and black beach cover-ups and instead get out my black comfy knits, black tunic dresses and black long sleeved tops.

And because I still want to look a little bit 'mum-chic' and less 'faded-scruffy-zombie' on the winter school run I used ACE for Colours Powder on my winter wardrobe in the hope of giving black a refresh.

The first thing I noticed about the ACE for Colours Powder is the lovely fresh smell that you get when you open the washing machine. As I hang it up to dry the light scent floats up through the house and I really do love it when my home smells really clean. The clothes stay fresh whilst drying and folding, although they don't all get put away before it's time to wear them and start the process all over again.

(Putting every single item of clothing away is a feat never achieved in this house).

And I'm happy to report that although my winter wardrobe may look dull and black at first glance, the garments do actually seem to be brighter and more vibrant. As vibrant as black can be. For the purpose of doing a proper test, I also used it on my black and grey items and my faded blue GAP hoody is looking much better so I'm impressed by that.

I may not be overhauling my wardrobe in favour of brighter colours anytime soon, but thanks to ACE for Colours Powder, I don't actually need to. Even black deserves a winter refresh!

You can pick up the ACE product range, including ACE for Colours Powder at your nearest Morrison's store or buy online at Amazon.

This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEWinterRefresh Challenge, sponsored by ACE for Colours Powder. 
Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/ and pick up the range at your nearest Morrison’s store or buy online on Amazon.

I received this product for the purposes of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
kateonthinice said...

Rock your own individual style I say. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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