It's Friday! I have decided to embark on a second Project Pan, but this time it will be a Project 20 Pan. I still have a lot of products I need to work through in order to significantly reduce the size of my collection. This one will prove to be a bit more tricky as it is the holiday season and there are sooo many cute things.
Since my Project 10 Pan finished a few days ago, I wasn't sure what to do next. I still have items I never use and I still need to save money. I decided that step number one was to organize. As I was organizing however, I noticed that I had a lot of products that had gone bad, were broken, didn't react well with my skin, etc. I threw out a ton of stuff that was just plain dumb to keep. A majority of items I've given to friends and family, while others I've decided to work through. PinkSoFoxy on YouTube inspired me to go one step further and donate unused/ unopened items to a woman's shelter. This is the perfect time of year to donate cosmetics. I've also included some gently used clothing, etc., but for the purposes of this blog I will only show the beauty related items. In my next post I will go through the rest of my items and see from whatever is left what I can give to family and friends (products that are gently used).
Here's what I'm giving away to the shelter:
This is the skincare:
This is the makeup:
These are the body products:
What do you think I should do next to minimize my collection? Another project pan? 5 out 1 in? Any other ideas? I`m really committed to this.
I did it! I completed my project pan! I finished 10 products! The product I completed was the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in Shade 13. This product claims to be wrinkle repairing, whitening and sun protection all in one. I don't know about wrinkle repairing but I did find that it made me look fairer (shocking, I know), and it was definitely good sun protection.
This BB Cream is by far my favourite. I've tried quite a few and this is not only better than any of the other Asian brands I've tried, but it's even better than the new American ones. However, being better than the American brands is saying too much :P They just aren't the same. This product was creamy, but not heavy, and had decent coverage. I will definitely repurchase this.
This morning I finished my Biotherm BioPur toner. I am so glad that it's finally done! Although it feels great while putting it on it just wasn't right for my skin. It claims to be alcohol free and non comedogenic although I did feel like it WAS clogging my pores and causing a LOT more blackheads.
Not only would I not re-purchase this product, but I can't! This product has since been discontinued by Biotherm (I wonder why...).
Have you ever tried a product that claims to be non comedogenic and felt like it clogged your pores?
This evening I finished my eighth product. The product was my QUO Mini Eye Make-Up Remover Pads. These were very easy to use, super convenient, and great for travel all at a good price ($5). Although it was a good price, I don't know how "valuable" it is because there are only 30 wipes in a pack.
Now comes time for the ultimate question...would I buy these again? Probably not. Why? Because I already have other eye make-up removers AND more importantly because I think these can easily be replaced with less expensive Baby Wipes.
What products do you think can be replaced with something else?
Last night I finished my seventh product. I finished my Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris. This is not a product that I'm happy to see go but it will force me to use some of my other already started toners. This toner is alcohol free, not super drying, doesn't cause me to break out. It has a nice scent, without being heavily fragranced. I have to say, I enjoyed this toner.
I will definitely EVENTUALLY be repurchasing this product. I have 3 other toners still at home that are half-finished that I need to get through before I can justify repurchasing this one. I'm one of those people that NEEDS to use a toner, otherwise I notice a huge difference in my skin. Having combination skin, balancing oil (especially around my large pored nose) has always been difficult. Using a toner has always helped me with that.
I feel very excited and accomplished to have finished my sixth product for my project pan. The product I finished was my Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion W. This took my FOREVER to finish because it was a 75 ml bottle! Definitely a lot of product for the money. Shiseido describes this moisturizer as "A brightening nighttime moisturizer that revitalizes skin after daily exposure to external stressors such as UV rays and dryness. Improves skin texture to optimize skin's clarity and promote inner radiance."
This product definitely gave me radiance and helped to even out my skin tone without leaving me super greasy like most non-matte night creams. Although I did enjoy this product, I probably won't be repurchasing it anytime soon considering I have a few other night creams that I need to get through. I also want to start using moisturizers for fine lines.
I just finished my fifth product and ran to the computer to write this! I feel like it's been so long! The product I finished was the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. This is a fantastic eye makeup remover, especially for the price. It's great at getting rid of even the toughest waterproof makeup and it's under $10! Could you ask for more? I found this better than even the Lancome Bi-facils. Shocking, I know. Needless to say I will definitely be repurchasing this when I've finished my other, more expensive, eye makeup removers.
The only down side to this product was the oily residue it leaves. The container claims that it's not but yeah... Nothing a little water can't fix though.