TikToker Elizabeth Rose, who goes by @alliwanttodoissmile on the platform, affixed a temporary tattoo-like sticker to her face that gave her visage a skeleton appearance for the spooky holiday.
But the look has turned out to be more "trick" than "treat," because unfortunately it wouldn't come off, dooming her to continue looking undead for the foreseeable future.
In her video, Rose is seen scrubbing at the tattoo stickers with cotton pads in a desperate attempt to get them off, but to absolutely no avail as she laments:
“Put a tattoo sticker on, join in a bit of Halloween, you know?"
"Put some on my granddaughter as well, she’s seven, and my daughter rings up going ‘how's it come off?’ Well, it can’t be that difficult, surely?”
Turns out, it is--and given Halloween fell on a Monday this year, Rose was set up for quite an embarrassing return to work the next day, as she told her followers.
“I have meetings tomorrow. I swear to God.”
As always, TikTokers came to the rescue. They offered Rose all sorts of alternative methods to removing the stickers, from olive oil and baby oil to nail polish remover and hand sanitizer.
No word on whether those actually work, but as Rose revealed in a follow-up TikTok, she was able to find a certain facial cleanser that did the trick.
But though it got the tattoo stickers off, it dealt her a whole other problem in its place: a red, irritated face.
As she told her followers:
“Only difference is, I literally look like I’ve been slapped in the face 10 times by Will Smith."
Sometimes you just can't win.
Rose's fellow TikTokers couldn't help but laugh at her plight.
In the end, Rose's red face wasn't the travesty she was expecting.
As she explained in a comment, her colleagues "just thought I had a lot of blusher on.”
Could've been worse!