Whoops! [Photo: Twitter]
We’ve all gone a little OTT with LUSH products at one point or another (those bath bombs are basically the best thing ever), but one girl has managed to turn herself pink because of her addiction to the brand.
Abi Shenton realised the hard way that if you don’t read the instructions on certain beauty products correctly, you could end up with a look that you weren’t expecting. In her case, the perma sunburnt look.
Shenton tweeted LUSH with her dilemma, writing, “Are your products supposed to stain the human skin fluorescent pink?” She added a photo that showed she was indeed looking a little more flamingo-like than usual. She’s since removed her tweet – but not before numerous savvy Twitter users saved, and shared, it.
LUSH quickly responded, suggesting that Shenton get in touch with their customer care team so they could help her out.
LUSH’s response. [Photo: Twitter]
“We are as red in the face as Abi at the idea that one of our bath melts has been mistaken for a soap,” the LUSH team told Yahoo Style UK.
It turns out Shenton had gone a little overboard with the brand’s Razzle Dazzle product, which she thought was a bath bomb but is actually a bath oil that needs to be diluted with water – an error that she clearer up on pretty52.com.
“The correct procedure is that you are supposed to dilute it into water but I thought it was a soap and rubbed it all over my body and face (explains why my hair is dry),” she wrote, adding that it took her three days, “several baths” to rid herself of her unfortunate skin dye.
Shenton made clear that it wasn’t LUSH’s fault that that she “misused” the product – but did add that she wished she’d been told how to use the item when she bought it.
“I misused this product! I love LUSH and will still continue to shop there,” she wrote. “It’s just a shame that I wasn’t told how to correctly use the product when purchasing!”
Luckily, a friend of Shenton’s had a remedy (some lemon juice, olive oil and a gritty face wash) and a few days later she was back to her usual skin tone.
The moral of this story? ALWAYS read the instructions on your favourite beauty buys.
Otherwise you may end up resembling a flamingo.
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