Re: volcanic ash exfoliator
Originally Posted by DivineFemme
Is this best for those with oil skin, or can anyone use it? My skin is normal, but a bit dry in the winter.
my skin is normal as well. it works for all skin types. and since your skin is dryer in the winter, this will be great since it helps the hold in moisture.
Originally Posted by COBI
The closest store is over two hours.
As I said, I don't have a problem with you having extras and I made no reference to your employee status. I did note that it was my bad for waiting; I could have ordered right away, but was hoping to get to the store to check it out first.
I just posted that I don't think it's praise-worthy to have so many backups.
Also, I guess I thought MAC's system was more intuitive so that it would recognize someone buying beyond the limit even if it was all multiple orders, especially an employee where purchases are keyed under your employee ID, name or number. What's the point of a having a limit if someone can buy more than 3 times that within a week? I assumed that with my pro card, they would track not only if I purchase 3 of something today, but also pick up on the fact if I was trying to buy more 2-3 days later.
Again, I don't have a personal problem with you having 10 of them I wanted to try it, but I haven't really loved any of MAC's skincare yet so I was hesitant to purchase; that's why I didn't buy right away.
Key mistake on my part: I also must have just assumed that it was going to be permanent so I didn't think there was an urgency. Until I read this thread, it didn't even click in my head that it was LE. I have other sugar-based scrubs that I love and I don't have an oil-based need for the volcanic ash, so I am not really out at all.
To answer your last question, the difference between 1 and 10 backups to me is the level of excess. My current jar of sugar scrub (which is smaller than the MAC one) has lasted over 3 months (using it as both a scrub and a mask), so 10 jars of MAC's would be years worth for me.
these are the purchase policies for pro card members taken directly from macpro.com.
No more than 4 of the same item or colour up to 24 total pieces
No more than 8 of the same item for discontinued products
No more than $500 (after discount) per transaction, per day
No more than two $500 transactions per week
No more than $2000 (after discount) per month
No more than $5000 (after discount) per 12-month period
No more than 3 transactions per 31 days (1 month) of consistent pigment and glitter skus
No more than 3 transactions per 31 days (1 month) of multiple of the skus
No more than 1 student kit (colour or tool kit) per student
as for employees, the only limitations are a daily/yearly spending limit and a quantity/item. ours is $200/day, $2000/year, which is less than pro members, and no more than 4 of the same item, which is why i had to order 4 one day, 4 another, and so on, which isn't against our purchasing policy. even our trainer told us that if we like it to stock up on it. she was planning on buying 10 herself. they do keep track of orders to that they know where you are within your spending limit. i'm also sure that they monitor orders to make sure you aren't purchasing 4 of this, 4 of that, 4 of this, etc., and then turn around and do it again the next day, which is usually a sign that abusing your discount and selling them on ebay. as i was ordering them, the CSR asked if i had tried it and i told her that i loved it so much that i was stocking up. when she heard that she laughed and said that she had better try it and if she liked it that she had better stock up to since its LE.
since this is limited edition, i had taken a sample to make sure that i liked it before ordering since we aren't allowed to return anything. since i did like it, i decided to stock up. if they make it permanent, great! if not, i know that i have enough to last me quite awhile.
i hope you do get a chance to try it out. even tho some are saying that it has already been decided to make it perm, i'm not getting my hopes up until i hear it direct from someone in the company. again, it hasn't sold out completely. so if you do want to try it, give it a shot. its not just for oily skin. it works for all skin types: dry, oily, normal, and even sensitive.