For the past six months, I was anxiously counting down the days until September 24th. Not because it was my birthday, but because I had insider information that MAC was re-releasing its Volcanic Ash Exfoliator as part of the Style Black Collection. If you’re a Spoiled Pretty regular, you’ve probably heard me mention it once or twice…or, possibly, a million times. That’s how much I adore this scrub.
I’ve tested an excessive amount of exfoliants, so it takes a serious scrub to even get my attention…and the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is, hands down, the best EVER. Yes, I said ever – as in since primordial soup ’til today.
Originally released as part of MAC’s Future Earth collection last summer, it became a cult classic. Those who missed out were singing the shoulda woulda coulda’s. And those who got a taste were wishing they could jump in a DeLorean, rev up the Flux Capacitor and go back to June 2008 and snag a lifetime supply. I fell into the second category, rationing my Volcanic Ash Exfoliator like it was a bag of beans on a season of Survivor.
Now that MAC has answered my prayers (and even packaged it in a convenient tube), I’ve stocked up and I suggest you do the same. It’s already sold out on maccosmetics.com, so I suggest you do your best Sherlock Holmes impression and sleuth that sh*t out (hint: Macys.com and Nordstrom.com still have it in stock).
And don’t just buy one lonely tube. Ah, naw. by the time you buy one, try it, and realize you can’t live without it, exfoliating fools will have wiped out the supply. So just trust me on this one, act like you’re at Costco, and buy in bulk.
The Style Black collection also includes these other gems:
Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask, $19.50 Formulated with volcanic ash and natural oils, this ash-black facial mask simultaneously deep-cleanses and treats the skin. When water is added, the mask heats up and the oils instantly lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and clean. Helps keep skin moist, clean, soft and evenly textured.
Mineralize Eye Shadow, $19.50 Cinderfella: Mineralize black with silver pearl (frost) Gilt By Association: Mineralize black with gold bronze pearl (frost) Blue Flame: Mineralize black with blue pearl (frost) Young Punk: Mineralize black with pinkish purple pearl (frost)
I have been told my many a professional that my eyes were made for makeup. Not to sound cocky or anything, but I’m pretty sure that when God formed me in the womb, s/he said to her/himself, “Wow…when this girl grows up, she’s gonna rock a fierce cat eye.”
So to celebrate my third annual 29th birthday, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I dined at Tinto, one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia – and I sported this ferosh feline eye.
It’s funny what you find when you’re aimlessly surfing the Internet. For example, unless someone told you, you’d probably never know that Urban Decay’s Ink For Eyes cream eyeliner is only $13.50 at Macys.com.
Everywhere else, you’re paying $22. Don’t know why that is. But you know what they say about looking a gift horse in the mouth…
Liquid liner is a true beauty icon. Able to transform eyes into miniature works of art with one swipe, it has been the signature look of some of the world’s most legendary beauties. Boasting the ergonomically friendly ease of a felt-tip pen, and the refined pigment quality that NARS is known for, the Eyeliner Stylo ($27) is indispensable for looks both elegant and extreme. The chic, polished black packaging and ultra-fine, marker-style tip makes the Eyeliner Stylo both highly portable and foolproof. The tip is firm but flexible, offering an innovative level of control. That means a precise, even line has never been easier to achieve. One stroke of the quick-drying, waterproof formula is all you need to create immediate femme fatale eyes.
Can’t wait to try this!
Available in the following shades: Blue Bayou, Nabucco, Nuits Blanches