Project Pan 2019, and 2018 Results

For the past 2 years, I’ve been doing project pans to finish up the makeup that I own. I don’t own a lot of makeup, but I also think it’s important not to buy a lot that you can never finish. It’s good for your wallet, and the environment too! I’ve been really successful with my project pans, and I hope that I’ll finish a lot more products this year.

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The one thing I learned from 2018, was that lip products take a billion years to finish. I’m almost done a lipstick (Aquarius Lippie Stix by Colourpop), but it’s still going strong into 2019. That’s one product I know for sure will be finished this year. There were quite a bit of lip products that I gave away, or threw out because they were very old. However, I think in 2019, I won’t have that issue because I like all of my makeup products, and don’t own anything that’s ancient. I also realized that sometimes I use a product a lot without even noticing, and unexpectedly pan it. I’m pretty happy with my results this year, but I think I can do better in 2019.

Here is what I panned/finished in 2018:
– Caramel eyeshadow by Too Faced
– Beaches and Cream eyeshadow by Makeup Geek
– Porter eyeshadow by Colourpop
– Weenie eyeshadow by Colourpop
– At The Beach Spray by Bath & Body Works
– Peaches and Cream eyeshadow by Too Faced
– Nectar eyeshadow by Too Faced
– Wattles eyeshadow by Colourpop
– L’oreal Eyebrow Definer in Dark Brunette
– Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
– Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara
– Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Pencil
– Burt’s Bee’s lip balm

In 2019, I want to pan the following makeup products:
– Pan 5 eyeshadows in the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette
– Pan 5 eyeshadows in the ABH Modern Renaissance palette
– Colourpop eyeshadow in Stereo
– Milani Nude lip liner
– MAC Morning Coffee lip liner
– NYX lip liner in Nude
– Annabelle lip liner in Boisenberry
– MAC Amorous lipstick
– Urban Decay Naked lipstick
– Clinique liquid liner
– Colourpop Mr. Bing eyeliner
– Bite Beauty Agave Lip Masks in Candy Cane, Maple, and Natural
– Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
– Tarte Sensual Blush
– Fenty Beauty Foundation in 130
– Rimmel Concealer in 125
– Elf highlighter in Moonlight Pearls
– Essence Make Me Brow

Obviously, if I pan anything not on this list, that would be great as well. I want to make use of my products, so whatever I pan means I got my money’s worth! Hopefully, my 2019 results will be epic. What are you planning on panning this year? Let me know if you would like to see a mid-year results post.

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2019 Reading Goals


Look who’s finally back. Me! I have been gone for a few months because life became a bit busy, and I decided that blogging would stay in the back burner. With that said, I’m back, and should be posting once a week, most likely on Sundays.

To start 2019 off right, I thought about how I want to go about my reading goals for the year. My reading in 2018 was subpar compared to how much I usually read in a year. I tried to read during my busiest months, but I always couldn’t focus. Last year, my goal was to read an hour a day everyday. That, obviously, did not happen. If I had a long day and I had to sit down and read for an hour, I couldn’t focus. Some days I was tired, and some days I wasn’t in the mood to read at all. It happens. For 2019, I want to read 30 minutes a day. It doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but it’s a small amount I can accomplish even on my busiest and most stressful days.

Continuing from last year, I still want to read more diversely. I want to continue reading books by people of colour, and LGBTQ+. I feel all authors should be recognized and appreciated for what they have written. Imagine all of the books we miss out on when we don’t read diversely. Adding on to that, I want to read different genres, and more of them. I usually gravitate toward literary fiction, but this year I want to read more science fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, etc.

I’m not sure how many books I’ll read this year, or how many books I’ll love. But, I hope I’ll be reading everyday and giving myself that little bit of me time. Even if it’s only a few moments in the day.

What are your reading goals for 2019?

Since I’ve been away for a couple of months, I would love to know what sort of content you would like to see on my blog going forward. Please let me know in the comments!

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What I Read in August & September TBR

What I Read in August & September TBR
August was a busy month for me, and took a lot of my time. I wasn’t able to keep up with the blog really all month, even though I really wanted to. I do hope that this month I’ll be able to post twice a week like I normally do, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Real life is very bust at the moment, so my blog posting may become more sporadic than I wish for it to be. But, I’ll always make the effort to try to post a few times a month. My instagram will always be updated, so follow me on there if you want to see book and lifestyle posts more often. This month turned out to be a good month of reading, but I still wish I read more.

Here is what I read in August:
1. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss: 4.5/5
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: 5/5
3. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: 5/5
4. The Bear by Claire Cameron: 3/5

For September, I’m planning to read 4 books, but I do hope to read more. I am seriously behind on my reading goal for the year, and I really don’t want to fail it. However, I know I’ll be busy so I don’t want to make a TBR that’s unrealistic for me.

Here is what I want to read in September:
1. The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Beloved by Toni Morrison

What did you read in August? What are you planning on reading in September?

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BookTube-A-Thon 2018 Results

BOOKTUBEATHON RESULTS
The BookTubeAThon is officially over, and I’m honestly proud with the amount of reading I accomplished. In 7 days, I was able to read 4 books! I’m almost sure that’s how many books I read during last year’s readathon, but I could be wrong. I probably would have finished all 7 books if I neglected all other things in my life. That’s why this BookTubeAThon is a challenge. It’s not meant to be so easy to read this many books in such a short amount of time. I would like to think that maybe one day I’ll be able to read 7 books in 7 days, but I’m not going to beat myself over it if I don’t.

During the readathon, I was able to read:
1. Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji: 4/5 (This book was my coin toss book).
2. Ariel by Sylvia Plath: 5/5 (This book was my green book and wear a hat challenge).
3. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf: 5/5
4. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy 5/5 (This was my movie adaption pick).

I was able to complete most of the challenges, but I definitely didn’t finish all of them. I did decide what book to read with the coin toss, but the second book in that coin toss hasn’t even been touched yet. Also, I wasn’t able to watch the adaptation of Perks of Being a Wallflower yet, which I will sometime this week. I have read the book and watched the movie before, so I don’t feel too bad about not completing this challenge. In regards to the other books I haven’t read, I’ll be adding them to my to-be-read pile for the month, so that’s why there’s not a TBR post for August.

Overall, I’m really happy with how the week progressed, and that I was able to read as many books as I did. I really hope that I’ll be able to continue this motivation to read throughout the rest of the month. I’ve been in a sort of reading slump in the past few months, and I really just want to take the time to read and unwind.

Did you participate in the BookTubeAThon? Let me know in the comments!

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What I Read in July, and Why I Failed

What I Read in July
July is officially over, and with that, comes another July wrap up. July was a pathetic reading month for me. It probably was one of the worst reading months I’ve had in years. Before the BookTubeAThon started, I only read 2 books this month. That is unacceptable in my eyes. I think July was just not a good month for me overall, and it really showed in my reading. As of right now, I was able to read 3 books in the past two days because of the readathon, but without that, this month of reading was just laughable.

Here is what I read in July:
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey: 3.5/5
2. Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson: 4/5
3. Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji: 4/5
4. Ariel by Sylvia Plath: 5/5
5. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf: 5/5

I’m glad I was still able to finish 5 books this month, but the fact I didn’t gravitate towards reading most of the month is sad to me. I can already tell that the readathon is helping me a lot in my reading. I have been behind on my reading goal, and I needed this challenge to refocus on my love of reading. I’m also in a better mood recently, so I’m hoping after such a disastrous reading month, I can have an excellent one in August.

What did you read this month? Let me know in the comments!

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag
It’s halfway through the year, so I thought I would do the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag. In the tag you answer questions about books you’ve read during the first half of the year. I read 24 books in the past 7 months, which is way behind my reading goal for the year. I’m hoping that I can catch up in August with the BookTubeAThon. So, I have my fingers crossed for that. I have never done this tag before, so this should be a lot of fun.  Continue reading