Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First Day of Fall Temptations

Today is the first day of fall, and with the changing season comes changing trends. I'm already being tempted to purchase a few items to get ready for the season. This is really silly considering I already have a lot of items that already fit the looks but alas, that doesn't seem to have the same affect as something NEW.

Here are a few items that I am currently lusting over:

Too FacedEverything Nice Set- $68 

Kat Von D
Monarch Eyeshadow Palette- $58

TartePin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette- $50

Kat Von DStudded Kiss Lipstick- $26

Guerlain- Kiss KissShaping Cream Lip Colour in Cherry Pink 362- $44

Hello KittyPop-Up Party Eyeshadow Palette- $62

Ole HenriksenInvigorating Night Treatment™- $56

Tarte- Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush- $31

Urban DecayVice3- $70

What products are currently tempting you this season?

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!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gift with Purchase for Estee Lauder at Sears Canada

I have just been notified of another gift with purchase that's going on right now. Estee Lauder has an amazing gift at Sears right now!

As much as it's absolutely killing me, I don't need anything from Estee Lauder right now. I wish I did so bad though!! This gift is amazing!!

What's your favourite Estee Lauder Product?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Clarins Gift with Purchase at the Bay

Hello everyone! I thought I'd give you the heads up if you live in Canada - basically Clarins at the Bay is on Gift with Purchase. This is absolutely perfect for me since I am out of a few things that I love. I will end up going to Burlington mall to get my products even though it's a bit of a drive since they have a Clarins aesthetician in and I have booked a facial for Saturday. I have been so stressed out and tired lately that this will be perfect for me.

I think I want the Early Wrinkle Preventers (Multi- Active) gift but have to make sure it isn't the formulation for dry skin or I will break out. If so, I will get the Age Fighters (Super Restorative) gift for my mom since she uses that line anyways. I'm looking forward to getting the full-size Gentle Refiner since I am out of my exfoliator and getting a sample of the UV Plus for the sun.

What's your favourite Clarins product?

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.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Hi everyone! I've decided to try to start using Bloglovin in order to keep up to date with everyone's posts.

Tips and idea are definitely welcome!

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?