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Monday, September 14, 2009

It's magic! Revive me!

The title of this post doesn't seem to make sense hm? Don't worry, I hope to explain that very soon.

This, is MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. Before this little experimental revival [courtesy of Alyheartsyou on MakeupAlley], it was plain thick black liquid. All the scrubbies had disappeared! [Please take this as a warning that if you buy VAE this time around, don't keep it in the shower! I suspect the heat and humidity had melted them].

Of course, when I discovered this, I freaked out and posted on Makeupalley about this. Well, Aly calmed me down when she said that I could simply add sugar to the exoliator and stir it with a toothpick, because that's what the original scrub particles had been made of.
Guess what? She was right! Simply add sugar until it gets to be that thick and 'rough' consistency--it'll be the sugar particles that you see
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Be warned, don't add too much sugar! Remember that it will settle at the bottom of the jar! I forgot this and ended up with quite alot of sugar at the bottom and the liquid almost overflowing--oops. :X. At least I won't have to worry about the scrubbies being melted for a long time!

And voila!
Has anyone else had this happen to your VAE? Will you be buying one this September 24th?

4 comments:

  1. wait so..the exfoliating beads is basically sugar...and we're basically paying for sugar and black gooop? lol ~ I'm still excited about style black b/c of the e/s. I heard great reviews about the exfoliator, but..I'm a bit hesitant now. lol

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  2. Hi marsbars! Yeah that's pretty much it, the sugar in mine is now a bit more rough but otherwise, yeah :). I don't think its worth all the hype for me! I kind of want the eyeshadow, but am on the fence! I'm really excited for the black lipstick!

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  3. This happens to me with my DIY sugar scrubs all the time. VAE has like HG status with some folks though... I was seriously thinking about trying it out.

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  4. Hey Catherine! I really like it but I don't think that if I pay almost 20 bucks for it that I should have to revive it ya know? It's very nice though :) and I'm glad I can salvage it.

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