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MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator Review

My Mum always said never judge a book by it’s cover but I imagine she didn’t have MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator in mind when she sprouted those words of wisdom.

Have you seen this stuff? It’s disgusting. This stuff is absolutely rank. It’s a gooey mess of black sludge that will bring to mind the very worst budget horror films to the forefront of your feeble little brain.

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But, as with all things, it appears my Mum was somehow right when she gave me that Mr. Roger’s mentality speech about how something might look bad but that didn’t necessarily mean it was bad.

Go Mum!

Even though MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator looks like it was scraped from the bottom of a rotting pile of garbage that does not account for it’s awesomeness. And boy oh boy is it awesome.

So this here blends volcanic ash with sugar crystals and Bob’s your Uncle you have a face and body scrub! How’s that for cool? Now you can run around and tell your friends how your skincare sports volcanic ash in it! If that does not make you the coolest kid on the block all hope is lost people!

It’s black, it’s gross, but turns out it smells heavenly. Go figure. The contradiction is too much to wrap my little mind around! I really love the smell! I can’t describe it too well but it’s half floral, half herbal, a bit foody and all good!

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The consistency is a cocktail of slippery and oily fun. It contains a healthy dose of sugar crystals to scrub the dead skin cells off your face, elbows, knees, and just about anywhere else you’re seeking smooth, gorgeous skin!

I’ve only tried it on my face for the better part of the week and promptly made it my business to grab a second jar of it before it’s gone from the shelf for good.

Dear MAC, many of us would appreciate it if this was added to the permanent catalog! Thanks so much!

-the Muse and friends.

I can’t stop touching my face after I’ve used this. It feels so smooth and lovely! I’ve used this three times last week and I’ve noticed a vast improvement of the pesky blackheads that take up residence on the tip of my nose.

A little goes a long way so the generous size jar should last you a few months especially considering you won’t be using it daily. $19 USD gets you a big old 4.5 oz/133 ml bucket of this stuff and I’m sad to report it’s completely sold out at MAC’s website but do check around other sites or head on in to your local store to nab it while the going is good.

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After three uses I noticed a vast improvement in my dry, oily weird-o combo skin I sport in the Summer. My skin is now beautifully smooth minus my dry, patchy cheeks and oily forehead! Thanks MAC!

I happened to notice after use that my latest obsession, Urban Decay’s Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup, is applying way better than ever before! Good news for the mineral foundation users this will make a perfect prep scrub in the shower!

This is easy enough to use and no prior brain surgery training is required. Wet your face, take a small amount of product and begin rubbing it on with gentle circular motions. As you rub you’ll notice the crystals begin to disappear and the scrub slowly foams up some. I keep scrubbing for about a minute or two and rinse with cold water. That’s it! Done! Beautiful skin all prepped and ready for your moisturizer and makeup!

MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is a winner for the Muse! I have two jars stocked in my washroom closet and I’m thinking I may need a few more if this won’t be making a reappearance anytime soon!

This one gets a hearty Muse Approval for purchase!

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Go get it girls!

Love it?

Tried it?

Want to?

Tell the Muse!

Update:

It took me a few but I finally firgured out what was niggling at the back of my head about MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator!

It quite reminds me of Lush Coal Face!

It smells similar and does pretty much the same thing coal face does aside from the fact it’s a liquid scrub and coal face is a solid form!

So the good news is if you fail to find MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator at your local counter or freestanding you can head on over to Lush and grab yourself a chunk of coal face to comfort yourself with!

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Summer Must Have Makeup: MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit

Meet my Summer Must Have lipglass from MAC:

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Pink Grapefruit.

Ahhh just the name makes shivers run down my back.

It’s simply thee most gorgeous shade of yum I’ve come across in a long, long time.

Have you picked this up yet? Stop reading this and get to MAC before it’s gone!

Hurry! Now damn you now!

Oh, Pink Grapefruit how I love thee, let me count the ways!

You’re a cocktail of shimmery orange, pink, red goodness that screams Summer hotness!

You’re gorgeous neon orange packaging is both hip and glow in the dark awesome.

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You’re sticky and tacky but you last and last and last all day long!

You’re flattering too all my coral, peach, and orange blush shades!

You rock the socks off my shimmering gold, peach, orange, and copper eyeshadow collection!

Even thought I wasn’t feeling the MAC Summer trio of color stories over much I do so admit that Pink Grapefruit totally has my love for the moment and is most definately my latest obsession for Summer gorgeous!

Truly it’s a unique shade that I haven’t yet run across from MAC! The site calls it a combo of orange with gold pearl but it just seems like a mix of pink, red, orange, and copper! It’s a really complex color that is simply stunning on!

MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit is a Summer Must Have for the Muse and gets a big, hearty Muse Approved for purchase!

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If you’re purchased nothing else from MAC’s latest color stories you MUST at least get this!

How about you?

Own it?

Love it?

Tell the Muse!

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Want more gloss? Check below for some great posts!

Click here to find out why I’m not loving Stila’s Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss!

Click here to find out how much I’m loving MAC Dazzleglass with my raving review!

Click here
to read about the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflects I hauled from the Summer 2008 Collection!

Click here to read my obsession with a certain shade of tangerine gloss!

Click here to read what glosses made it onto My Current Beauty Addiction List!

Click here to read my obsession with Bubblegum Pink glosses!

Click here to read about the Ettusias Glitter Princess Collection and the glosses that came out with the release!

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MAC Friends and Family Online Code

Want 15% Off your total purchase at MAC today?

Use code MACFF8 to enjoy 15% off your total! You can head into stores today to take advantage of the discount but you need an e-mail offer to print out! If you need the e-mail just let me know and I’ll happily forward it over!

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W00t! What a great time to stock up on the new Summer Collections right?

What are you getting?

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MAC Tendertones

Tis time for MAC Tendertones kids!

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Tendertones are available now at your local MAC counter or click on over to the MAC site to snatch some up before they disappear!

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Hauling these?

Love ‘em?

Hate ‘em?

Tell me what you’re getting!

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MAC Tendertones Spring 2008

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Care to treat your lips to something glossy for the Summer?

MAC is repromoting Tendertones as one of it’s many Summer Collections this year!

Want ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

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