This woman's bath bomb backfired in the most hilarious way
If you had a stressful day at work, you can always relax with a bath bomb. You just run some hot water, and throw in the crumbly, Easter egg-colored ball. As it bubbles and fizzes, it breaks apart, dying the water candyland colors. Then you just slip in the tub and enjoy the nourishing, skin-softening oils and herbs - and there may even be some flower petals and glitter. (But, uh, don't add Diet Coke and Mentos to the mix. That will not improve the situation.)
A bath bomb should be a relaxing experience, where you can close your eyes, take a deep breath and escape the worries of everyday life. (And maybe sip a glass of wine, and dive into that novel.) However, for Rebekah Butler, her deep soak was not very soothing. She bought Kroger's Galaxy bath bomb, which dyed her body an out-of-this-world Avatar blue after five minutes.
"OKAYY SOO... ladies, DON’T YOU DARE BUY THE GALAXY BATH BOMB FROM KROGER. S.E.R.I.O.U.S.L.Y. I was in the bath for a solid 5 minutes and now I am a freaking SMURF. It seriously dyed my skin. So to everyone I snapchat, enjoy looking at my forehead till I am no longer a smurf."
On Twitter, Rebekah shared her story, and got over 35,000 retweets and 135,000 likes. Hey, at least she's a good sport about it. Her misery is our entertainment!
And it wasn't just her skin that got smurfed. Her whole bathtub got smurfed as well. She told her followers that her bathtub was "destroyed" and required hours of scrubbing to get back to normal. (What did Kroger put in this bath bomb - actual paint?)
When people asked for an update, Rebekah shared a photo of her hand "the day later after 13 washes." It still has a patina of blue. If you any of you readers are cosplaying as an all-blue character for a comic-book convention - like Mystique from X-Men or Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen - you may want to buy this Kroger "Galaxy" bomb. It seems much faster than painting your body blue.
Thankfully, one user came through with the hook-up for bath bombs that won't turn you into a member of the Blue Man Group.
A couple users pointed the colorful bath bombs look like delicious cupcakes, leading one person to joke that eating bath bombs would become the new "Tide Pod Challenge." (Oh, God, this better not happen. Don't do it, teenagers.)
Rebekah said she plans to contact the company, to see how they explain the skin-staining mess. However, after @'ing them on Twitter, there has been no response. Come on Kroger! You really blue it. (Sorry.)
Well, I guess if you buy this particular product, a bath bomb can be a really stressful experience. But it still beats filling a bathtub with Diet Coke, slipping inside, and then dumping in a bunch of Mentos. I don't know what I was thinking.