One woman was left blushing – all over – after mistakenly using a beauty product that stained her skin bright pink.
Abi Shenton, from the UK, was turned magenta for three days after using Lush’s glittery Razzle Dazzle, a bath oil bomb that is supposed to be diluted with water.
Unfortunately Shenton mistook the item for a ball of soap, and covered herself in the product from head to toe.
See, it comes packaged in a round ball shape that is meant to be diluted and added to your bath. But the product can easily be mistaken for a body bomb or soap bar if you don’t carefully read the usage instructions. After rigorously rubbing the oil into her face and body, the magenta dye ended up leaving her skin flamingo pink.
Shenton’s photo was retweeted more than 15,000 times before she removed it from her account.
It wasn’t long before Lush got in touch, telling the Briton to contact their customer care account for help.
Luckily one of Shenton’s friends, who happens to work for the cosmetics company, was able to rectify the blunder with lemon juice, olive oil and “a gritty face wash”.
Shenton later took blame for the incident when commenting on an article at Pretty 52.
“The correct procedure is that you are supposed to dilute [the Razzle Dazzle] into water but I thought it was a soap and rubbed it all over my body and face (explains why my hair is dry) 3 days + several baths later I am no longer pink!” she wrote.
“I misused this product! I love LUSH and will still continue to shop there. It’s just a shame that I wasn’t told how to correctly use the product when purchasing.”
A spokesperson from Lush said: “We are as red in the face as Abi at the idea that one of our bath melts has been mistaken for a soap.”
We’re going to be reading all labels very closely from now on.