Lush bath bomb and glitter = trouble.

(191 Posts)
JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 13:47:28

I've got glitter in my lady garden. It isn't coming out. Ive tried everything, hopping in the shower, towelling it vigourously, it's not cutting it.

It was one of those royal wedding bath bombs with ticker tape and festive glitter in it. I was enjoying it ever so much up until I started washing, and discovered to my dismay that the glitter went much further than previously anticipated. The stuff is hanging on for dear life. Its like having shiney crabs. (not that ive ever had crabs, but if they were shiney, I bet this is what they'd look like).

For God's sake hmm I thought I'd spruce myself up on my afternoon off to look nice for DH when he gets back from work. Instead, I've got some sort of accidental vajazzle.

RtHonLadyEuphemiaOfCaledonia Tue 26-Apr-11 13:48:52

Shiney crabs! grin

Sorry - not helpful, I know.

I've read people on here using talc to get sand off kids' wet feet: would that work for your fancy fanny?

HeidiKat Tue 26-Apr-11 13:49:15

grin just count yourself lucky it's only your DH that will see it and you're not due a smear test this afternoon. I'm sure it will go away eventually.

TheMonster Tue 26-Apr-11 13:49:56

grin
how very patriotic of you!

change your name to vajazziejeff and go with it

DamnItJanet Tue 26-Apr-11 13:53:09

I'd love a glittery fanjo, it would brighten up anyone's day.
Think yourself lucky op.

JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 14:44:39

The bath looks like it's been involved in a head on collision with a group of over enthusiastic girl scouts. The glitter isn't coming off that, either. God knows how I'll bath ds tonight; he'll be covered! It's like it's become part of the surface of the bath. And there's ticker tape and paper hearts blocking the plug hole, too.

Bloody hell.

From bitter experience there is not much you can do. DH once used a glittery bath bomb and the effects were extraordinary. He came out of the bathroom and about 5 minutes later I noticed there was glitter everywhere, all over the floor and everything he'd touched. And all over him. In his hair, his ears, on his face... We used the removable shower head to blast as much off as we could but he still went to work the next day looking like a refugee from a 1998 rave. Our house never recovered, think there was still glitter when we moved out 6 months later.

Bloodymary Tue 26-Apr-11 14:57:15

OP, the fun is only just begining.
In my experience the glitter gets attatched to the towels as well as the bath and is a real bugger to get off. (even after washing the towels).
So, when you see your DH with glitter in his eyebrows (for the next week or so) try not to laugh, and just hope that he has a very important meeting that day.
As you can probably tell, I was banned from using them smile

JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 14:57:45

Oh God I've trodden it into the carpet. These things should have mental health warnings attached.

Sportsmum Tue 26-Apr-11 14:58:41

This post gave me the giggle I needed - thank you!

MilkNoSugarPlease Tue 26-Apr-11 15:05:06

I bought that one...used half....the amount of glitter was fucking RIDICULOUS! And I've always worked with kids so not averse to a bit of glitter!...I'm still finding bits in the bathroom 11 days later!

Other half went swiftly in the bin!

JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 15:08:15

milk I know! It looked like big sparkles but oh no! As soon as you touch them they disintegrate into 4215,000 mini bits of glitter. There is glitter not just under my nails, but in^ them. ^In them! How?

FriedEggyAndSlippery Tue 26-Apr-11 15:08:40

I hope men don't use this product, they'll have glitterballs and may get attached to the ceiling at a disco.

JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 15:10:46

grin

Nagoo Tue 26-Apr-11 15:11:04

yes, I always find those lush baths so relaxing.. hmm Are they for people who don't have to clean up after themselves?

MilkNoSugarPlease Tue 26-Apr-11 15:11:16

I know! I thought it was big sparkles, the realised it wasn't then though "oh there'll be no more glitter then normal!" How wrong I was!

I STUPIDLY got my hair wet in the bath....I have mega curly hair so it got stuck in...it still hasn't completely gone!

Lush, you failed BIG time on this one!!

JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 15:15:07

Just popped my clothes on and found a union jack stuck to my thigh...

On a slightly more irritating note, the plug looks none too healthy. There seems to be an excessive amount of ticker tape congregating there. I've got one of those fancy new plugs which isn't really a plug, it's a slot you know? With a twisty thing on the bath to open and close it. That's another faff.

JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 15:17:20

nagoo I read on the packet that it's vegan, so I guess that makes it alright. Vegan? Sodding bloody vegan? That's the least of my worries; in approximately four hours time my entire family will be coated in a layer of sparkles hmm

MilkNoSugarPlease Tue 26-Apr-11 15:18:05

get tweezers and pull it out, or a skewer

or it will block...and you'll break it when trying to unblock not that I did this at work you understand

HazedandConfused Tue 26-Apr-11 15:21:11

Oh I used one of their old ones that was mega glittery once, it ended up rubbing off all over DH (who was not impressed) and even all over the baby and lasted for months!

I read somewhere though that if you put a tiny bit of bubble bath or shower gel in the water, it stops the glitter sticking to you so much, it isn't a total cure but does help a bit and makes it leave the bath less sparkly too...

LittleBlueBoat Tue 26-Apr-11 15:23:17

I feel for you sad

My hubby use a glitter message bug on me and used all of it shock

We are still finding purple glitter 3 years on. I got banned from having glitter in any product from Lush sad

And he did end up going to work with purple glitter in his hair, on his face and hands - it was so funny grin

JazzieJeff Tue 26-Apr-11 15:27:30

milk are you talking about my plug hole or my lady area? There's only glitter in my lady area, not ticker tape and flags as well. Now that would be alarming!

I wouldn't normally buy them but I was in a flurry of patriotism after having shiney union jacks put on my toes last week (I know, but theyre really good honest) and I got a bit carried away.

bonkers20 Tue 26-Apr-11 15:46:30

OMG, why do Lush sell them?

ManicPanic Tue 26-Apr-11 16:06:29

I'm off to buy 10 some...

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