Forget everything you’ve heard about cleanliness being next to godliness. The new motto is that “cleanliness might turn you a hideous shade of pink if you use Lush products, so just stop washing yourself and never leave your house.” That’s because a bath product made by Lush is allegedly so unintuitive (is that Lush’s fault or is it a user error?) that people all over the world are dyeing themselves pink on accident. Wait, you didn’t want to look like a giant piece of bubblegum? Too late, please join Violet Beauregarde in the “I never meant for this to happen” support group.
Here’s the scoop: On Saturday, a woman named Abi Shenton posted that she had turned an unsightly shade of pink after she mistook a bath oil for a bath soap. Based on the direct skin-to-oil contact, she turned into something resembling a somewhat chewed piece of bubble gum (you really need to see it to believe it). Fortunately for her, three baths, and a concoction of lemon juice and olive oil got her back to normal. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one afflicted with a case of the killer pinks (which is what I’d love for this incident to be called).
According to Refinery 29, Shenton isn’t alone. Whether that thought will comfort of dismay her is unknown, but at least it’s nice to know that there are other people wandering around the world–going to work and on dates, washing the dishes, sleeping fitfully after studying for a test–in gloriously artificial shades of bright yellow and magenta.