Well, what would a little beauty adventure be without a little trial, wound and error?
I got this in the Greetings From... gift set. It is the perfect addition to the set. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of the smell of freshly cut grass. Maybe because I can sometimes be allergic depending on my skins mood (I'm dramatic, okay?). The scent of this scrub is purely bag of grass. However, I enjoyed it enough to be super excited to try it out. This might explain why what happened, happened. Here is my story:
The instructions on the package of the scrub read as follows: "Get your body nice and wet, then smooth your sugar scrub all over (scrubbing harder on the rough parts) and rinse off.". Keep in mind, I got this in a gift set. Most people who receive it this way, will not be in a Lush store bathing in advice from gurus looking out for their arms' best interest. Therefore, most folks will read the instructions and do as I did.....rub this devil on their wet, soft, exposed and vulnerable arm. OH THE HORROR!!!!!! I dragged across my arm and it left me with this nice, rashy, stinging, red.....wound. On quick damage control, I did the natural thing (thought process of the masses?) and wet the entire ball of sugar scrub. Apparently, also a no-no. For when I put it on my counter post shower-of-pain, it melted into a puddle of green, grassy goo. So......I have a small open letter to Lush.
Dear Lush (I love you, I love you),
Please include on this product, the step to break of a piece and wet lightly THEN SCRUB. Also, threaten complete and total destruction upon wetting the product on the packaging. Yes, I know, the website says not to wet it but let's face it.....who will read the website pre-shower?
Your still-loving and somewhat wounded warrior,
Well, I scooped up my poor (wait, why do I feel sorry for this pain-inducing thing....better yet, why am I giving it a personality?), goo glob, plopped it into its dome and put it in time-out. It dried back into shape and became usable again. Here is what it looked like afterward:
So...............don't do as I did and listen to these "instructions". PFFFFF! Tom-foolery. Ask a friend, and come wearing your battle armor to use this product. It made my skin soft and didn't leave it smelling too much like a golf tourney. Check it out! :