Wouldn’t it be great if we had a magic wand for all of the fashion faux pas we saw out there?
With a simple wave, we could get rid of high-waisted, acid washed jeans paired with a snug fitting sweatshirt, nice white Reebok leather sneakers, and a fanny pack. Or even something as simple as this:
This poor, unsuspecting man at the airport, while totally dressed for his demographic, should realize that tight, elastic bands at the bottom of any piece of clothing is probably not a good idea. I’d love to take a magic wand wand wave him a newer, more stylish jacket.
But the magic wand I have it not really the magic wand of fashion so much as it is the magic wand for fashion.
It’s called the Lilly Brush and it promised to save my sweaters.
Applying moderate pressure, sweep Lilly Brush across garment in any direction to make short work of pills, pet hair, lint, and light soil.
It just so happens that my house is full od pet hair, lint, and light soil so I thought what the hey? Let’s put this to the test!
So I started in my Zen Room.
Yes, I have a Zen Room. Doesn’t everybody?
At the suggestion of my counselor, I’ve created a space that’s all mine. I decide what goes in the room. No one is allowed to bring anything in there but they may come and sit if they need a moment of zen.
The problem with my Zen Room is that my cat Beamer thinks that he needs a moment of zen. Every day in that chair.
And it ends up looking like this:
So, could the Lilly Brush save my zen? Yes. Yes, it did. And yes, that is a corner glimpse of my stuffed Winnie the Pooh that I keep in my Zen Room.
But the Lilly Brush is really meant for clothes so I put it to the test, breaking of the pilliest of my clothes.
I started with my pseudo fancy pants from Kohl’s. The label says Vera Wang so it makes me feel fancy but really I got them for a steal on clearance. The pills on these pants form in the, um, nether regions where my thighs rubs together when I walk. Here’s what happened.
Not a huge difference to the untrained eye but I thought they looked better. So I put it to the test with a pilly sweater I bought at Macy’s years ago. It’s an acrylic sweater which is wear I usually see the most clothing pills. And the results?
And the, AFTER ALL THAT, I read the fine print that said the Lilly Brush is meant for all natural fibers, including cotton, wool, cashmere, angora, etc.
Of that list, I only wear cotton (everything else makes me itch like crazy!). So I picked out my oldest cotton sweater (which I believe predates my marriage) and…
…it had no pills.
So here’s my recommendation. If you wear natural fibers and they have pills, go for it. I just can’t speak from personal experience. If you have synthetics or synthetics blends, Lilly Brush isn’t going to claim any responsibility but I really liked the clean up work it did on my acrylic sweater. And if after all that you’re still not impressed, it makes a fine, travel-worthy lint brush. And for someone like me who enjoys wearing black and enjoys owning pets, it’s a win.
I received a complimentary Lilly Brush through iFabbo for review. All opinions are completely my own.