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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Empties

I know I've been slacking with updating but I promise I'm sticking to it. Here are my November Empties!

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

This is actually my favourite drug store powder. I already have a back-up so I don't plan on re-purchasing it again.

Baby Wipes
I use baby wipes instead of make-up wipes to save on cost. So far my favourite are the Pampers Baby Fresh so I won't be re-purchasing any of these. I do still have a few packs of the Pampers Kandoo as I bought a large pack of these refills on sale.

Clarins Instant Definition Mascara, Dior Diorshow Mascara in Blue, L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
All three of these mascaras I used to the point of them being dried out and flaky. I will repurchase the L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in the future, once I clear through a few of the ones I have now.

Guerlain Concealer Duo in Light
These creamy concealer sticks came in yellow and skin tone to help counteract discoloration. They were great at covering things up, but a bit too heavy for my liking. I will not repurchase.

L'Oreal Linear Intense
This liner dried out pretty fast so I can't give it an accurate review. I did find the tip a bit longer and more flimsy than I would have liked. I will not repurchase.

Clarins Ever Matte foundation in 103
I actually really enjoyed this foundation. It was medium coverage and made my skin look super smooth. I have a ton of other foundations to work through right now, but I might come back to this one day.

Bioderma Atoderm lip balm
This lip balm took my FOREVER to finish. I used it twice daily for months. A little bit goes a long way with this product. It did a great job at keeping my lips hydrated and smooth without a waxy texture.

That's it for my November empties. I will be updating soon with my project pan progress. How did you do this month?

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 23, 2014

What's In My Stash? Part 1: Make-Up Collection

This post is going to be a cumulative count of my make-up collection. I plan on having more parts to this series (including skincare, perfume, hair care, etc.) so if you have any ideas, please leave them in a comment below! In my last post, "If I Finish This, I Will Purchase That...", I mentioned that I wanted to clear some products out of my collection that I wasn't particularly thrilled with. I feel like I have too many items in my collection and would like to significantly reduce it's size.

Here's what I have:

Eye Primers: 4

Opened: 4

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (mini)
  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer (mini)

Unopened: 0

Face Primers: 10

Opened: 10

  • Dr. Brandt's Pores No More (in my Project 10 Pan)
  • PurMinerals Colour Correcting Primer in Green
  • L'Oreal Miracle Blur
  • Smashbox Pore and Line Refiner
  • Smashbox Blemish Control Primer
  • Benefit Porefessional
  • Missha M BB Boomer
  • Clarins Instant Smooth
  • Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer
  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Unopened: 0

Foundation: 22

Opened: 14

  • Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream
  • Biotherm Aquasource BB Cream
  • Smashbox CC Cream
  • Stila CC Cream
  • Dior Capture Total
  • Clarins Ever Matte
  • Clarins Instant Smooth
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
  • Cover FX Cream
  • Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup
  • Benefit Big Easy
  • Laura Mercier Silk Creme
  • MAC Matchmaster (in my Project 10 Pan)
  • the Face Shop Power Perfection BB Cream

Unopened: 8

  • Clarins Everlasting Foundation
  • Clarins Day Screen High Protection Tint
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin
  • Lancome Vissionaire
  • L'Oreal True Match x2 (W1 & W2)
  • Revlon Colorstay
  • Revlon Photoready

Concealer: 12

Opened: 10

  • Guerlain Duo Pencils in Yellow and Nude
  • Lancome Effacernes
  • Lancome Le Correcteur Pro
  • Lancome Maquicomplet
  • Benefit Boi-ing
  • Clinique Acne Solutions
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (in my Project 10 Pan)
  • Clarins Instant Light Brush-on Perfector
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix

Unopened: 2

  • MAC Mineralize Concealer
  • Hard Candy Glamoflauge

Powder: 14

Opened: 12

  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless
  • Rimmel Stay Matte
  • Physician's Formula Green (in my Project 10 Pan)
  • Ben Nye Cameo Powder
  • MUFE HD Loose Powder (mini)
  • Cover FX Powder
  • Smashbox Halo Powder
  • Lancome Dual-Finish
  • PurMinerals 4-in-1
  • PurMineral 4-in-1 (mini)
  • Lancome Ageless Minerale
  • Lancome Oscillation

Unopened: 2

  • Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation Powder
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder-Plus

Blush: 12

Opened: 12

  • MAC Melba Blush
  • MAC Tenderling Blush (in my Project 10 Pan)
  • Physician's Formula Happy Booster
  • Physician's Formula Sexy Booster
  • Smashbox Soft Lights
  • Smashbox High Lights/ Creamy Cheek Color
  • Revlon Charmed Cream
  • Lancome Butterflies Fever
  • Lancome Rose Ballerine
  • Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in Something About Berry and Peach Beach
  • Bourjois Blush

Unopened: 0

Bronzer: 7

Opened: 7

  • Smashbox Halo
  • Physician's Formula Sexy Booster
  • Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder
  • Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil
  • Benefit Hoola (mini)
  • Lancome Star Bronzer Golden Riviera 
  • Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Summer Escape
  • PurMineral Mineral Glow (mini)

Unopened: 0

Highlighter: 3

Opened: 3

  • Phsycian's Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls
  • theBalm MaryLou-mainzer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

Unopened: 0

Eyeliner: 18

Opened: 12

  • Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black  x2
  • Clarins Khol Eye Pencil in Intense Violet
  • Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Captivating Blue
  • Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Liner in Green Insomniak
  • L'Oreal Hip Khol Liner in Black x2 (1 in my Project 10 Pan)
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black
  • L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Annabelle Khol in Milky Way
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in TETO
  • Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Khol Liner in BARE

Unopened: 6

  • Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black (mini)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil x3 (Cottage Cheese, Black Bean, Dark Brown) 
  • Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Black

Mascara: 10

Opened: 3

  • Dior Diorshow Mascara in Royal Blue
  • L'Oreal Million Lashes in Blackest Black
  • Smashbox Full Exposure in Black (mini)

Unopened: 7

  • Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir
  • Bourjois Twist Up The Volume Mascara in Black
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher in Very Black
  • Maybelline Pulse Perfection in Very Black
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama (mini)
  • Smashbox Full Exposure (mini)
  • Make Up For Ever Smokey Extravagant (mini)

Brows: 4

Opened: 4

  • Lancome Le Crayon Poudre in Taupe
  • Clarins Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown
  • Elizabeth Arden Color Brow Powder in Sable
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear

Unopened: 0

Lip Liner: 7

Opened: 6

  • Smashbox The Nude Lipliner in Fair
  • Estee Lauder Doublewear Lip Pencil
  • Lise Watier x2
  • Lancome Le Krayon Khol
  • Clarins LipLiner Pencil

Unopened: 1

  • Smashbox The Nude Lipliner in Fair

Lip Gloss: 12

Opened: 11

  • Lise Watier Plumping Lip Gloss x2
  • MAC Disney Maleficient Lip Gloss
  • Dior Rouge Dior Creme de Gloss
  • Snashbox Lip Gloss
  • Smashbox O-Gloss
  • Clarins Gloss Prodige x2
  • LipFusion
  • Clinique Long Last Glosswear
  • Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake

Unopened: 1

  • Urban Decay Lip Junkie (mini)

Lipstick: 38

Opened: 37

  • MAC
  • Dior x4
  • Lancome x5
  • Revlon x4
  • Covergirl x6
  • Benefit 
  • Lise Watier
  • Clinique x3
  • Clarins x5
  • YSL
  • Shiseido x2
  • Bourjois
  • Guerlain
  • Stila
  • Urban Decay

Unopened: 1

  • Make Up Forever (mini)

Single Eyeshadow: 15

Opened: 15

  • Stila Eye Shadow x2
  • L'Oreal Wear Infinite x2
  • Lancome x5
  • Shiseido
  • Annabella Single
  • NYX x3
  • Bourjois
  • Clarins

Unopened: 0

Small Palette Eyeshadow: 13

Opened: 13

  • MAC Wonder Woman Valiant Quad
  • Lise Watier x2 (Neon Love and Jungle Bell)
  • Clarins x2 (Enchanted and Rosewood)
  • Lancome x5
  • Shu Uemura bowwow! magic queen palette
  • L'Oreal The One Sweep
  • Clinique Color Surge Eye Duo

Unopened: 0

Large Palette Eyeshadow: 22

Opened: 16

  • Urban Decay Naked 1
  • Urban Decay Naked 2
  • Urban Decay Naked 3
  • Urban Decay Basics
  • Urban Decay Pulp Fiction
  • Urban Decay Electric
  • Smashbox Full Exposure
  • Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Palette
  • Too Faced Boudoir Eyes
  • Tarte Rainforest After Dark
  • The Balm Nude 'tude
  • Sephora Fall Into Luxury Baked Eye and Face
  • Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette- In The Dark
  • Elf Beauty Encyclopedia x2
  • Coastal Scents 120 Palette

Unopened: 6

  • Sephora Disney Storylook in Cinderella
  • Sephora Disney Storylook in Ariel
  • Stila Eyes Are The Window- Body
  • Stila Eyes Are The Window- Mind
  • Stila Eyes Are The Window- Spirit
  • Stila Eyes Are The Window- Soul

My next post will be an update on what my IDEAL make-up collection size is. It's going to take me quite some time to use up these products.

How many items are in your make-up collection?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If I Finish This, I Will Purchase That...

In conjunction with my Project 10 Pan, I have decided to do a "If I finish this, I will purchase that".

I really want to start minimizing my collection and only have items in it that I actually enjoy using. I have too many products right now that I'm just "meh" about. On top of that, there are a few (non-makeup) items that I WANT but really don't NEED. I'm hoping this will help my budgeting and keep me on-track with my spending.

My next goal is going to be to actually count how many items I have in my collection and compare it to how many I'd like to have ideally.

To Finish:


1 Eye Primer
1 Face Primer
Hair Towel
2 Concealers
Shower Robe
5 Foundations
Curling Iron
2 Powders
Label Maker
1 Bronzer
1 Blush
Plastic Container
3 Eyeliners
Plastic Container
2 Perfumes
Plastic Container
2 Face Serums
Plastic Container
3 Shampoos
$25 Clothing
2 Body Washes
$25 Clothing
1 Lip Balm
1 Lip Gloss
$25 Clothing

Here is my rationale for the rewards: 

- I currently have a hair towel but the button broke off. It's still usable but I'd like a new one.
- I have an ancient shower robe that is shorter than I'd like. Ideally I'd like a long terry cloth robe. 
- Since moving out of my parents place, I no longer have access to a my sister's curling iron that I would use occasionally. 
- I will be moving in my new house in May of next year and would like to start packing away some seasonable items. That is what the label maker and plastic containers are for.
- I need to put a cap on my spending and have been finding some really cute, inexpensive pieces from Dynamite Clothing lately.

Are there any categories in your collection that you want to minimize? 

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!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Project Pan Finale!: 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Products Completed

So instead of trying to keep up I sort of vanished for a while. I actually finished my project pan a while ago (and went over) and just never updated it to tell you guys. Hopefully I can keep up again because I missed you guys. I don't enjoy going MIA.

The 19th product I completed was my Biotherm Skin-Ergetic Non-Stop Anti-Fatigue Moisturizer. This was a great smelling day cream that definitely helped my skin to look more awake in the morning. It was a great anti-oxidant that uses  fruit and vegetable fractions and smells like peach. I did however find that this product clogged my pores often so I was forced to used my exfoliator more often to avoid black heads. I will not re-purchase this product again.

The 20th product I completed was my Shiseido Pureness Pore Purifying Warming Scrub due to the fact that I had to exfoliate so often. I loved the warming sensation that I felt while using the scrub. I wish there were more granuals but overall it was a good product. I would definitely recommend this pore people with oily/ combination skins.

The 21st product I completed was my Neostrata Eye Contour Smoothing Cream. Although it didn't do anything for my puffiness or dark circles I felt it helped with my fine lines and yes, milia. It uses an ingredient called Gluconolactone that is a moisturizing exfoliant which is why I noticed the difference.I would not repurchase this product purely because I have puffiness and dark circles as well :)

The 22nd product I completed was the Maybelline Cream Matte Powder. I FLEW through this stuff. I've never had a powder finish on my so quickly. It definitely helped keep me matte through the say but I found that I had to be careful not to apply too much otherwise it would look very powdery. I would definitely repurchase this product when I finish some of my other powders.

And finally, the third product I finished was my Dr. Brandt's Pores No More Cleanser. The salicylic acid in this product was great in the morning if my skin had a few break-outs but it did nothing to remove make-up. I honestly think this could be replaced with a less expensive product that contains salicylic and therefore I will not be purchasing it.

What's your go-to salicylic based cleanser that is cost effective?

And this completes my Project 20 Pan.

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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Project Pan: Sixteenth Product Completed: Oscar Blandi Invisible Voluminzing Dry Shampoo Spray

It's that time again! I finished another product towards my Project 20 Pan. The product I finished was the Oscar Blandi Invisible Voluminzing Dry Shampoo Spray. Oscar Blandi describes this products as being able to cleans the hair without water, instantly boost volume, be great for all hair colours, and spray clear.

I have to admit, it did do most of those. The problem? It didn't cleanse my hair/ my hair still looked oily. I tried repeatedly to get this to work because I wanted to love it but it just didn't get the job done. Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing this product again.

What's your favourite dry shampoo for dark hair?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Project Pan: Fifteenth Product Complected: Vichy Aqualia Antiox Anti- Fatigue Ice- Effect Eye Stick

Good afternoon! It's been quite some time since I finished anything but after the long delay I finally finished my fifteenth product towards my project pan this morning. The product I finished was the Vichy Aqualia Antiox Anti- Fatigue Ice- Effect Eye Stick. Long name, I know. This product claims to reduce dark circles and puffiness and give your eyes a fresher, brighter look. It contains Vitamins C and E, and Citrus Polyphenol.

This is what the product initially looked like:

But after much use and travelling this is how it looks now:

Although I did enjoy how cool and fresh this made my eyes feel in the morning (especially after late nights) I don't think it did much for my dark circles or puffiness. It did soothe my tired eyes though. This product has been discontinued and therefore I would be unable to repurchase this. Regardless, I still probably would not unless I was still studying.

On another note, my life has been crazy busy lately and I've been really tired and stressed out. This is what was delivered to my office Friday. It was a nice surprise.
Everyone was asking if it was my birthday, anniversary, etc. Truth is, it wasn't. My boyfriend is just a sweet heart :)

What's your favourite way to soothe tired eyes?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Project Pan: Fourteenth Product Completed: Natural Instincts Color Treat Conditioner

Hello! This morning I finished my fourteenth product towards my project pan. While taking a shower this morning I finished another conditioner. Normally it takes me forever for me to finish a conditioner. The conditioner I finished was the Natural Instincts Color Treat. This is always the conditioner I use the first few times I wash my hair when I first dye it. The colour lasts and my hair feels nice and soft. It also smells nice :)

The only problem with this conditioner is you can't buy it separately! It comes in the pack with the dye (when I've been brave enough to do it myself). I would repurchase this again if it was sold separately otherwise I'll just have to wait until I dye my hair again. Luckily I do still have another one :)

What's your favourite product to keep hair colour?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Temptation Alert! Clarins Gift with Purchase

Temptation Alert! I am very tempted to cheat on my project pan right now. Why? Because there is a Clarins Gift with Purchase going on until the 20th!!

As I'm sure many of you are aware, I love Clarins skincare so this promotion is ideal for me. However, I don't think I'll be able to finish multiple products in 3 days (I shall hope though!). 

The three gifts that you get to choose from are:

  • Trendy
    • Red Bag
    • Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed (Normal to Combination skin types)
    • Instant Eye Makeup Remover
    • Body Shaping Cream
    • Black Mascara

  • Urban
    • Beige Bag
    • Gentle Refiner Exfoliator
    • Multi-Active Day Cream (All skin types)
    • Foot Beauty Treatment Cream
    • Instant Smooth Primer

  • Natural
    • White Bag
    • UV 40 Sunscreen
    • HydraQuench Moisturizer (Normal to Dry skin)
    • Hand and Nail Treatment
    • Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (in 01)

I can see the Natural being the most popular but I think I'd choose the Trendy.Which gift would you choose?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Project Pan: Thirteenth Product Completed: Bikini Zone Anti-Bumps Shave Gel

Good morning! Today I finished my thirteenth product towards my project pan. I finished my Bikini Zone Anti-Bumps Shave Gel. I seem to be finished a lot of bath products this time around for project pan. This product was a decent shaving gel but I don't necessarily agree that it helped or prevented bumps or irritation more so than any other shaving gel. Personally I prefer a cream.

This product was very inexpensive and convenient to find, however I don't think I would repurchase this again. It really wasn't anything special. If you're just looking for a cheap, basic shave gel this is fine but it's just not right for me.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Project Pan: Eleventh and Twelfth Product Completed: Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky Shampoo and Conditioner

Good evening everyone. I'm not sure how I managed this but I completed both my eleventh and twelfth product towards my project pan. I finished a shampoo and conditioner from the same set!! I know! What are the odds? The products I finished were the Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky Shampoo and the Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky Conditioner.

Shampoo: I liked the smell of this shampoo and the way it lathers in the shower. I gets rid of all the grit from my hair products and still gets rid of my dandruff. It leaves my hair soft all for a great price!

Conditioner: Again, this smelled nice and spread well in my thick hair. Every time I go to the hairdressers I get my hair thinned out. So to have a product that actually glides through it when it's thick from growing back  I'm happy. This did make my hair a bit smoother and it helped to detangle. This was also reasonably priced.

Would I purchase these again? Probably not. Only because I like trying out new shampoos and conditioners all the time.

What's your favourite shampoo and conditioner?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Project Pan: Tenth Product Completed: Biotherm Biocils Lash Optimizer

I haven't had a lot of time to make any posts lately due to work being really busy. However, two nights ago (I know, I know) I finished my tenth product for my project pan. While removing my eye make-up I finished my Biotherm Biocils Lash Optimizer. I have already reviewed this product in my post called Reviews and Dupes from My Most Expensive Face- Skincare Edition.

Basically, it was a fairly good waterproof eye makeup remover but I don't know how well it "conditions" my lashes exactly. It's dual phased meaning you have to shake it before you use it. It was slightly oily but I always wash my face after anyways so it wasn't a big deal for me. For $31 I would not repurchase this product simply because there are cheaper options that are just as good.

I'm half way done my project 20 pan! Only 10 more items to go!

Have you tried this eye makeup remover before? Did you find that it helped your lashes?

Friday, January 4, 2013

Project Pan: Ninth Product Completed: Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device

I seem to be on a roll. Last night I tried to use my Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device only to find out that I had already completely used it up. You're probably thinking "How did you not know it was done?". Well that's because it's a device and not a cream or lotion. You only get 80 uses out of it, so it's hard to keep track. I was pretty disappointed to see this go as it was quite expensive. It's regular price is $50, but I got it for $39.99 (still not cheap!). This product claims to use heat to kill bacteria that causes blemishes and yet still be gentle on the skin. It only claims to work on break outs and not cystic acne, so be weary.

I'm not sure if it's all in my head but I feel like this helped to reduce my pimples caused by every woman's favourite time of the month. I felt it reduced healing time. When using this product be sure you follow the instructions that indicate only using it every 3 hours. I made the mistake of trying to do one treatment right after I had just finished and I had a mark for a while. Do I think this is a miracle product? No. Would I buy this again? Probably. Mostly because I've never found anything else to help reduce my time of the month break-outs quite the same.

What's your favourite way to reduce break-outs?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Project Pan: Eighth Product Completed: Olay Silk Whimsy Moisturizing Body Wash

Last night I took a shower and finished my eighth product. The product I finished was the Olay Silk Wimsy Moisturizing Body Wash. It has a light floral scent (rose) that made me feel super feminine. I actually like to top this body wash with my Chanel Chance Eau Tendre eau de toilette. Not only was is a good moisturizing cleanser, it was great for shaving and as a bubble bath.

I like to use this body wash in the winter as it is super hydrating. We can thank the almond oil extract (rich in Vitamin E) for that. In the summer I prefer the shower gel (with the same scent) just because I find it fresher. I would definitely repurchase this product again.

What's your favourite body wash?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Project Pan: Seventh Product Completed: Dr. Brandt's Pores No More Anti-Ageing Mattifying Lotion

Good afternoon everyone! I want to start off by apologizing for my lack of attentiveness the last little while. This time of year is always a bit hectic for me. On another note, this morning I finished my Dr. Brant's Pores No More Anti-Ageing Mattifying Lotion that I recently reviewed in my Reviews and Dupes from My Most Expensive Face- Skincare Edition.

To summarize, I found that this oil-free product helped to reduce my pore size and helps to reduce redness in my skin. I found the retinol in this product to be quite gentle on my skin and helps it to remain smooth. I would definitely repurchase this product again.

What is your favourite mattifying lotion?