Thursday, February 28, 2013

TAG: Confessions of a Blogger

I haven't been posting a lot recently as my lift has been hectic. I was tagged by Katie to do this so I thought I might as well give it a whirl.

When did you start your blog?
I started this blog in September 2012.

What you had any online presence before?
I started blogging in 2010 under a different profile.

Why did you start blogging?
I originally started blogging because I wanted a way to feel liable and keep track of my Project Pan progress. I may have taken on a bit more than I can handle.

When did you become serious about starting a blog?
I'm still not super serious about it simply because I don't have the time to dedicate myself to it like I'd like to.

What was your first post?
My first post was indicating why I'm starting Project Pan and my rules.

What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
I'm having a hard time keeping track of everyone's blogs. How do you guys do it? Advice?

Where do you see your blog in one year?
I'm not sure but hopefully at 200 followers. I might have to give it up though.

What is the most rewarding thing about blogging?
I love reading everyone's comments! I like to see other's people's opinions as well.

What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
Honestly, making time to read other people's blogs. I really need to find a way to do it.

What's your lasting impression or motivation?
I really want to save money to buy a house, and now afford a wedding. I love seeing everyone's comments and love other people's opinions on products.

Any advice you guys can give me on trying to manage my time? What about you? How did you get started?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Eighteenth Product Completed: La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet

Hi everyone. I sort of back but will not be able to pay full attention to my blog. Since my absence I have finished my La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet Cleansing Body Cream- Gel. This cleanser is great for extremely dry, irritated skin subject to itchiness. I had a few incidents with getting itching fits this past week so I had to use this cleansing gel. Although it's great for stopping itching, it's kinda boring because there is no scent (which makes sense). I really only use this when I need to.

Overall, I would definitely repurchase this product. It has always proven to be an excellent solution during my times of need. If you have extremely sensitive skin, or have an allergic reaction to something, I highly recommend you try this.

Why I've been MIA

Hi everyone!

I've been kind of MIA the past week because there has been a lot of chaos in my life. Once everything calms down again I promise to commit more time here. I miss checking out your posts.

In short:

Work has been busy.
I'm engaged.
I got a new puppy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lush Bath Bomb in Cinders

I haven't finished anything in about a week and felt a little down so I decided to use one of my bath bombs. I save them for special days :P I used my Lush Cinders bath bomb.

This is was it initially looked like:

This product uses cinnamon leaf oil which gives a bit of a spicy, fruity scent if that makes sense at all. As soon as I place it in the tub it began to erupt and did so very quickly. It gave the water in the tub a warm yellow glow.

I will warn you though, you will be scrubbing the tub when you're done because it did leave a bit of a yellow film. Overall, this was a great product. Too bad Lush doesn't sell it right now.

What's your favourite spicy scent?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Making Your Perfume Last Longer

For those of you that aren't aware, I did a guest post for Jenna at The Chic Cupcake. You should definitely check out her blog! It's quite a bit different from what I normally post. Let me know what you think.

Here's the post:

Making Your Perfume Last Longer.

There’s nothing worse than spritzing yourself with perfume in the morning only for it to be gone by noon. Here are some tips to keep your favourite scent on you without it being over-bearing.

  1. Layer Your Fragrance! Is there a matching shower gel and body lotion for your favourite perfume? Use them. This way not only is your fragrance not being mixed with any other scent, it is giving it layers. Sometimes perfume doesn’t come with a matching set. No worries! Try and find products that have similar notes. For example, if you favourite fragrance is Jessica Simpson’s Fancy Love, try a vanilla body wash and moisturizer.

  2. Find the Hot Spots! The scent of perfume on your skin is activated by warmth. Because of this you want to apply your fragrance where your veins are most visible. These places include your:
    • Neck
    • Bust
    • Inner elbow
    • Inner knee
    • And wrists

  3. Bring Back-Up! Make sure to carry an atomizer with you that is filled with your scent. Touch up through-out the day when you find the scent is fading.
Now you’re ready to strut your stuff and have a beautiful scent follow you. Be careful though! Don’t spray too much as it can be over-powering and end up being offensive to some people.

What perfume are you planning on wearing on Valentine’s Day?

I think I’m going to go with my favourite- Chanel Chance Eau Tendre.

Project Pan: Seventeenth Product Completed: Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner

Hi everyone. I've kind of disappeared the last few days because I've been quite busy and away for work. I won't be able to catch up to everyone's blogs over the last few days but going forward I will do my best :)

While on my trip I managed to finish my Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner with Tamarind and white nettle. This product claims to eliminate impurities and dull skin, while leaving it smooth, soft and bright. The fruit acids from the tamarind extract are what helps to eliminate the impurities and dead skin cells. It also helps to boost cellular renewal. Meanwhile, the white nettle extract helps to tighten pores.

Overall I think this is a great product for ladies who are a bit too lazy to exfoliate regularly and helps to brighten and even the complexion. This is not a toner you would use consistently but rather an alternative a few times a week. I would repurchase this product.

Only three more products to go!

What is your go-to product for those lazy days?

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Boredom Tag

Yesterday I was tagged by Annabelle at Beauty & Lifestyle to do the Boredom Tag. So let's begin.

Let's start off with your relationship status?
I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years. This is a picture of us when we first started dating. As you can tell, we are losers. We originally took this picture to send to my sister and make fun of her Facebook pictures.

Is the last person you kissed also the next person you'll kiss?
I would hope so :)

Have you ever done something you told yourself you wouldn't do?
I always tell myself that I'm going to stop eating junk food. I'm sure you know how that went.

Have you ever fallen asleep in school?
Oh yes multiple times. I actually fell asleep once in an International Marketing class and I actually enjoyed that class. I was just super exhausted and my blood pressure was really low.

Who's the biggest douche bag you know?
I'm gotten all those people out of my life finally. Let's not reminisce.

Do you have any siblings over the age of 21?
No, I am the oldest and my younger sister is 16. This is an old picture of us.

Are you missing anyone/ something?
I miss my grandfather. He's been gone 1 year 2 days go.

What do you usually do right when you wake up?
Check the time to see if I can hit snooze.

Would you rather have orange juice or milk with your breakfast?
Can I pick coffee? No? Orange juice it is.

Once a cheater, always a cheater?
Yes. If you've been accepting of doing it in the past, it will happen again. History has a tenancy of repeating itself.

Ever sat on someone's lap because there were no more seats available?
Yup, back in high school. More recently we put a friend of mine in the trunk of my smart car. It's a hatchback, no need to get overly worried.

What are you sick of?
The cold. It's been freezing lately. I just want it to end.

How many days until your next birthday?
Are you really going to make me count? Sigh. 175.

Do you think you are a good person?
I wouldn't consider myself a "good" person only because I have high standards for that word.

Have you made a mistake this past week?
I forgot to attach a document in an email to a client. Oops.

How many piercings do you have and what are they?
My ears are pierced once each. Nothing too interesting.

Do you believe what comes around goes around?
No, I believe what goes around comes around. Sorry, pet peeve of mine.

Why did you last cry?
Just remembering my grandfather.

Are you happy with your life?
I'm content with my life. I'd like much more from it.

How would your parents react if you got a tattoo?
They'd be upset at first but eventually learn to kind of deal with it.

What's something you need to do?
Start making more time to workout.

Ever wished you could freeze time at a specific moment in your life?
Just like Annabelle, while I'm sleeping so I can sleep longer. This is me falling asleep on the couch with the dog.

What can you hear?
A coworkers conversation with a customer.

How do you feel right now?
Pretty good actually. Just waiting until I can go home.

What would make you happiest right now?
If I could teleport home and not try to fight the weather conditions.

Okay, it's your turn to do this tag. Either post this tag on your blog and comment with the link below or just answer these questions below. I can't wait to read your answers!