Product Type: Argos in Homeware
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Argos towels that were a funky Fuchsia colour till first washed!
Argos 6 Piece Ribboned Towel Bale
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Argos 6 Piece Ribboned Towel Bale
Advantages: Great choices of colours, the feel and size of them isn't bad at all
Disadvantages: Colour fade!
I have, up until recently been a white towel towel fan. However I bought them when I first moved into my own flat but I soon learnt how through washing them often they went a funny shade of grey and showed up every stain under the sun! Originally I thought that was a great aspect to them of course meaning that towels after washing would be seen to be clean but I'm afraid to report I just got sick of them and found them a real pain.
Moving recently into my new flat, which is very modern indeed I wanted to really put my mark on the place with colour, something I have up until recently been very opposed to indeed and I've always had very plain tastes when it comes to homeware items in the past.
So for my birthday I asked my parents to buy me some things I had my eyes on for the flat. I had spotted these towels in the Argos catalogue and I wanted the 'Funky Fuchsia' towel bale costing £11.99. Other colour options these come in are Super White, Cream, Ocean Blue, Poppy Red, Purple Fizz, Lagoon, Chocolate, Mocha, Slate, Jet Black and Aqua all of which retail at £11.99 as my bale did though Apple Green are currently retailing at £8.99 a bale and all come in a thick matching coloured ribbon and within a see through plastic bag.
Well I guess we should talk about what a bale consists of and in the case of these bales you get 2 face cloths, 2 hand towels and 2 bath towels. The face cloth/flannels measure: L30, W30cm so are large square clothes, the hand towels measure: L90, W50cm, so they are oblongish in shape and the bath towels measure: L120, W70cm. All in my opinion are decently sized, plain apart from one section of each being thinner and giving a sort of thinner look to the edges of the towels and you can buy two bath sheets to match your chosen colour bale for £11.99 too, to complete the set if you want to!
Made from 100% cotton these are fully machine washable and tumble dry safe. I initially loved the rich pink colour these had to them and felt that although they wernt all that fat and fluffy were a good enough quality and a none fluff giving off set however that was before I washed them!
I washed these as soon as I received them. Simply on a 30c wash with just washing detergent and on a quick cycle too. I was gutted when I got them out as the colour fade made them look old and no longer pristine and new, and that was before I ever used them even!
After using them, I do find them to be an ok towel. Yep I'm used to using better quality towels but like I stated earlier I thought these were good enough but since washing them a couple of times since I'm just so disappointed with the colour fade which has got worse and after about 4 washes through I'm ready to invest in a better quality set very soon indeed.
My advice is that if you like the set go for a set that isn't really rich in colour as my colour has drained out and they now look right shabby!
Only available from Argos stores or from Argos.co.uk
Summary: These are ok in feel but not exceptional!
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