Showing posts with label project 10 pan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label project 10 pan. Show all posts

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Project 10 Pan - Update # 3

I'm super excited to make this post! I feel like I'm starting to see some serious progress and I'm almost done. I just might be able to finish this before the new year. Here is where I was at just a couple of weeks ago.

Below are the items that I finished before my last update.
MACBlush in Tenderling; ClarinsWater Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water; MACMatchMaster foundation in 1.0; MaybellineInstant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer in Fair 110

I was so happy to finish this primer. I wasn't terrible, but it wasn't fantastic either. I can now move on to another primer to finish. I will not repurchase this as I have other primers I like better.
Dr. BrandtPores No More Primer
This powder was a nightmare. I absolutely hated it. When it started cracking and falling apart, I just tossed the excess broken bits in the garbage. I have no regrets. I will definitely not repurchase this.
Physician's FormulaMulti-Coloured Corrector in Green

Now for the products that I still need to work on. This eyeliner is almost done and I can't wait to move on. It just keeps getting smaller. The beige eyeshadow's pan is starting to come through more and more. I'm so bored of this eyeshadow and am definitely ready to move on. Hurry up and finish!
L'OrealHIP Studio Secrets Professional Intense Eyeliner in 320 Dark Sky; L'OrealWear Infinite Studio Secrets Professional Eyeshadow in 801 Sandy Shores

This body wash was just about the V the last time I updated. Now it's just above the A. I've only been using a small drop in my loofa because this stuff foams up like crazy. I'm going to start using this without the loofa to hopefully use it up quicker.
Bath RetreatVanilla Body Wash; 
So this body lotion is actually just below the words "hand and body cream" but you can't really tell by this picture due to the residue. I've been keeping it at the side of my bed and it's helped me to use it more frequently.
Victoria's SecretVanilla Body Lotion

And that's it. How are your project pans going?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Project 10 Pan - Update #2

I know it's been a while since I've update but I've made some great progress since my last post.

I've really been neglecting my hand and body cream so I've decided to start keeping it beside my bed so that I hopefully remember to use it. As for the shower gel, I've made considerable progress considering I only pour a few drops on my loofa before using it. At my last update, the body wash was at the first "L" and now it's at the "V".
Bath RetreatVanilla Body Wash; Victoria's SecretVanilla Body Lotion

The next few items I've been working on and going strong. You can definitely see the progress. My eyeliner is considerably shorter, and you can definitely see a lot more pan on the beige eyeshadow. I've been bending out the air from the face primer, and I've got just under a third left. I will be so happy when it's done. Finally, I'm still working on this god forsaken green face powder. As you can tell, I've definitely been using it, but I'm debating just tossing it. What do you think? It leaves a green cast that I then need to cover with a regular powder.
L'OrealHIP Studio Secrets Professional Intense Eyeliner in 320 Dark Sky; L'OrealWear Infinite Studio Secrets Professional Eyeshadow in 801 Sandy Shores; Physician's FormulaMulti-Coloured Corrector in Green; Dr. BrandtPores No More Primer

And now for the most exciting part....drum roll please...

Here are the items I've finished!
MACBlush in Tenderling; ClarinsWater Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water; MACMatchMaster foundation in 1.0; MaybellineInstant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer in Fair 110

I'm happy to see that I'm actually making some progress with these items and with any luck, I should be done by the end of the year.

Are you working on a Project Pan? If so, please link it below!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Project 10 Pan - Update #1

In case you missed it, I've started another project pan. I haven't finished anything yet but I've made some pretty decent progress. Here is my first post so you can see how far I've come in a few weeks.

So I haven't made a ton of progress on my lotion or body wash but you can definitely see that I've been using them. A little bit goes a long way.
Victoria's SecretVanilla Body Lotion; Bath RetreatVanilla Body Wash

I'm sooo close to finishing this concealer it's killing me. Everyday I'm wondering "Will today be the day?". Well... not yet.
MaybellineInstant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer in Fair 110

 I'm ALMOST done both of these! This cleanser and foundation should be done within the next couple of weeks for sure!
MACMatchMaster foundation in 1.0; ClarinsWater Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water

 It's impossible to tell how far I've come with this primer. The container is completely opaque and (I'm hoping) has a ton of air in it. I've been using it for a while now and the pumping is still working like new so I guess I've still got a while to go.
Dr. BrandtPores No More Primer

 These products are going to be the death of me. My MAC blush is seeing some pretty decent progress and should be done within the next month. The green powder has been the bane of my existence. I'm obviously exaggerating but it's been really hard to use since is leaves a slight green cast. Regardless, you can definitely see some more pan there.  You can definitely see some more pan on my beige eye shadow but this is probably going to take me the longest to use up. The eyeliner is quite a bit smaller than last time as it's been sharpened a few times.
MACBlush in Tenderling;Physician's FormulaMulti-Coloured Corrector in Green; L'OrealWear Infinite Studio Secrets  Professional Eyeshadow in 801 Sandy Shores;L'OrealHIP Studio Secrets Professional Intense Eyeliner in 320 Dark Sky

Are you currently working on a project pan? If so, please comment with a link to it so that I can follow along. I've been having a hard time lately trying not to spend money on pretty things. Please help keep me motivated! What are some tips and tricks you do?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Back from Hiatus! Re-Starting Project 10 Pan

It's been quite some time since I've updated this blog but I've returned to start decluttering my stash one again. I went back into a rut while I was experiencing some family problems, health issues, and absolutely dreading going to work. I took my frustrations out on my credit card by purchasing cosmetics.

My Project Pan this time around will be a Project 10 Pan, and will include the following:

  1. Clarins- Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water
  2. Dr. Brandt- Pores No More Primer
  3. Maybelline- Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer in Fair 110
  4. MAC- MatchMaster foundation in 1.0
  5. Physician's Formula- Multi-Coloured Corrector in Green
  6. MAC- Blush in Tenderling
  7. L'Oreal- Wear Infinite Studio Secrets  Professional Eyeshadow in 801 Sandy Shores
  8. L'Oreal- HIP Studio Secrets Professional Intense Eyeliner in 320 Dark Sky
  9. Bath RetreatVanilla Body Wash
  10. Victoria's Secret- Vanilla Body Lotion

My rules include not being able to purchase any items during my project pan unless I am completely out of that type of item. For example, if I finish my Victoria's Secret Vanilla Body Lotion, I will only purchase a new body lotion if I do not have any back-ups in my stash.

I do have a pre-planned cheat... I received a ticket to the L'Oreal Fall Warehouse Sale and will definitely be purchasing some products there. They always have great prices on sunscreen and as a super fair individual who requires daily sunscreen, I don't think I should pass this chance up. I will post everything I purchase. I'm going to put myself on a very specific budget, probably around $100. What do you think would be reasonable? 

I will do my best to post weekly updates on any progress I've made with these items and do a monthly "empties" post that will include items outside of this list.

Wish me luck and help me avoid temptation!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Project Pan #2

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. 

Here are some things on my WANT list:

What's on your list?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tenth Product Completed: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream with SPF 42

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.

What's your favourite BB Cream?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Eighth Product Completed: QUO Mini Eye Make-Up Remover Pads

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?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sixth Product Completed: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion W

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. 

What are you looking for in a night cream?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fifth Product Completed: Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

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.

What's your favourite eye makeup remover?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fourth Product Completed: KIBIO Soft Foamming Scrub

I have finally finished my fourth product! The product I finished was the KIBIO Soft Foaming Scrub, which I have to say, I couldn't wait to finish. I was not at all pleased with this product. Not only was it hard to get the product out of the jar without that horrible feeling of it going under your nails, it was extremely rough! I disliked the used of the crushed apricots and I felt like it was literally cutting my skin instead of exfoliating it. Towards the end I just started using it on my knees and elbows. Although I like the premise behind the brand (being natural and all), I was not impressed with this product.

So overall, would I purchase this product again? I'm sure you already know that the answer is no. I still have some other exfoliators to finish before I can go out and buy a new one, but it definitely won't be this one.

Have you ever used an exfoliator and hated it?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Third Product Completed: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment.

Yesterday morning I finished my Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment. This product took me over 6 months to finish! This is a decent eye cream, considering I don't have dry eyes. The package says it is highly moisturizing, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone looking for a ton of moisture. I noticed it helped quite a bit with my dark circles. It's suppposed to help with both melanin formation and microcirculation. I used less than half a pump for both eyes, and a lot of product came out each time. Would I purchase this product again? Probably not. Not because I didn't like it, but because I have 2 more eye creams at home already; there are a few others I want to try for fine lines as I am starting to notice some; and because I'm pretty sure it's been discontinued.

This eye cream contains multi-luminizing powder with light diffusing properties to instantly bring luminosity to eye areas. It does not look shiny or sparkley, however, it does make you look much more awake. This can be used morning or night. If you have to choose one, I'd say do this during the day as it gives a little bit of instant gratification.

What eye creams have you tried and loved?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Second Product Completed: PurMinerals 4-in-1 Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15

Great news! I finished my second product for project pan! The product I finished was the PurMinerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15. This is something I use if I'm in a hurry and just want a clear complexion. It's great for building coverage, all you have to do if change the brush you use, and you can completely change the coverage you get! I love using this product with a concealer brush for any breakouts. It covers them fantastic. The only problem I have with this product is when I haven't exfoliated in a while. I find when I have a lot of dead skin this product looks very powdery and cakey.

This product is vegan friendly, gluten free, and paraben free. It has vitamin E and organic shea butter, combined with SPF 15 all tied up in one great product. 

I will re-purchased this product again mostly because there really isn't anything too similar to it on the market. I like that it is a pressed mineral powder that I can control the coverage of. There's nothing worse than loose powder flying all over the room. I use the colour Porcelain through-out the year.

What's your favourite foundation?

Friday, September 28, 2012

First Product Completed: Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

I am very excited this morning! I finished my first product for my project pan! The product I finished was the Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I usually use this product about 3 times per week in the shower. This is a great exfoliator that gets rid of make-up and dead skin and that I will definitely repurchase in the future once I have finished all my other exfoliators. 

The main ingredients in this product are Moringa Seed Extract, which helps to restore the skins radiance as well as purifying the skin, as well as Orange Extract, which is great for refreshing and toning the skin. 

I have repurchased this product quite a few times and am very pleased. I love the soft, effective texture, I love the way my skin feels after, and of course, I love the scent. The orange extract in the product is really refreshing.

What’s your favourite exfoliator?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Goal

Hello Everyone!

I am starting a Project 10 Pan. Why am I doing this? Well for one thing I have way too many products that I never get around to using and/ or finishing. Added to that I need to save some money and not blow it all on beauty products.

I have tried to complete a Project Pan at the beginning of the year and failed. Why? It took too long. *shrugs* My rules were a lot more complicated. Not only was I not allowed to buy a new product of the same type until I finished all of them in my collection, BUT I couldn't buy anything until I finished SPECIFIC things on my list. I had set aside 10 products that I wanted to finish first, which wasn't very realistic considering one of them was an eye shadow quad (which takes FOREVER to finish).

So rather than just give it up all together I'm going to give it another go :)

I am going to give a review on products once I've finished them to decide whether or not I would repurchase them again in the future and also to give you some insight as to whether you should.

I will post any time I purchase or I am given a new product (even if it's only cotton pads).

If you have any questions along the way please comment and let me know!

One of the ways I'm going to try and finish more products is by remembering to use products that I often  neglect to use. Everyone has their "thing" here are mine:

Skincare wise I always neglect my body! I have so many creams, etc. and I rarely use them! I'm going to change that this month.
Make-up wise I will often neglect to use setting spray. I swear by the stuff but I am in too much of a rush in the morning to consider that a necessity. Maybe I will put a sticky note on my vanity to remind myself to do it.

What's one product you often  neglect to use?