A woman turned fluorescent pink after misusing a bath oil product from Lush cosmetics.
Abi Shenton had little idea that the soap she was about to use was not a soap at all. Mistaking Lush Cosmetics’ Razzle Dazzle Bath Oil for a soap, she rubbed it all over her body. But when she stepped out of the bathroom and wiped herself off, she realized her skin had turned fluorescent pink — literally.
Unaware that the product was not meant to be rubbed on the skin, an agitated Shenton took to Twitter to express her wrath and asked the cosmetic brand the following question.
“Are your products supposed to stain the human skin fluorescent pink?”
The woman’s photo went viral after it was uploaded, being retweeted more than 18,000 times before the image was taken down by Shenton herself, who was apparently not keen to attract any unwanted attention, according to the Huffington Post.
Lush was seemingly not disturbed by one of their customers turning flamingo pink. The company sent a tweet to Abi Shenton, asking her to get in touch with the representatives of the cosmetics brand.
— LUSH Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) January 17, 2016
Later, the woman spoke to Pretty52 and confessed that she had turned pink because of her own fault. Apparently, Shenton had failed to read the instructions on the bath oil product from Lush and instead rubbed it on her body for three days straight, before finally realizing that her skin had begun to attain an abnormal color.
She does not blame the company anymore and recounted in detail exactly what had transpired.
“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). Three days plus several baths later I am no longer pink.
“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.”
She also took help from a friend working with the cosmetics brand, who helped her remove her pink texture with a cocktail of lemon juice, olive oil, and a gritty face wash.
“A very helpful friend of mine works at Lush and helped me remove all the pink stain with lemon juice, olive oil and a gritty face wash,” Shenton said, finally relieved that she was not looking like a flamingo anymore.
— Lush Swansea (@lushswansea) November 11, 2015
Now the woman who turned pink has become a mini-celebrity on social media and again took to Twitter to express what she felt about the whole issue.
“I don’t know whether to be embarrassed or impressed that over 14,000 people have seen my little pink face pop up on their timeline.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail got in touch with representatives of Lush Cosmetics, who said they were as embarrassed as Shenton because one of their bath melts was mistaken for a soap. They said they will take measures so that their customers can clearly read the instructions written on their products.
“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 company officials said.
But, even though the woman might have turned pink, the whole thing finally did no one any harm. If anything, it taught us all an important lesson: read before you act, kids!
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