Project Pan 2018

PROJECT PAN 2018

After a somewhat successful Project Pan last year, I decided to do it again this year! Woo! For 2018, alongside with my Project Pan, I’m also doing a strict no buy for the first 7 months of the year. That sounds ambitious, but I think I can handle it. I have enough makeup, and if I finish a product completely, I’ll allow myself to repurchase it. For example, if I run out of my mascara or foundation, then I’ll give myself the luxury of buying another one. After the first 7 months is complete, then I won’t be on a buy ban, but I will still be panning products until the end of the year. Continue reading

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Project Pan 2017 Results

Project Pan 2017 Results

The year is almost over, and I have completed my first project pan! I decided to do this with the intention of using up the makeup I own. I may not have a lot of makeup as other people, but I still think it’s important to be using the products you buy. What’s the point of having a whole bunch of makeup if it’s just collecting dust? After a few months of the project, I actually finished a few items! Yay!

This is a picture of the products before. I can’t believe how much I used!

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What I finished:
1. Too Faced Creme Lipstick in Honey Bear
2. Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Honey Bear
3. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (x3) (always repurchasing)
4. L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette (x2) (always repurchasing)
5. Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in Fair

What I panned:
1. Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette – Shades: Coconut Creme, Butter Pecan, Nougat
2. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronzer
3. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Porcelain (almost done!)

I’m proud of myself for being able to finish a few makeup items this year. I didn’t end up panning, or finishing, everything I intended to, but I did use them more often! Some things I decluttered because I didn’t like the ingredients. The whole project taught me what makeup products I like, and what I really should skip on. For example, I loved the Too Faced lipstick, but I didn’t like the smell at all. Now, I know that I like sheer lipsticks, but I need to buy one that smells nice! I also figured out that I don’t like face powders that make me look powdery, and the Maybelline one does just that.

I hope that in 2018, I will be able to purchase some items that work better for me. It can be difficult to find your favourite makeup item, but after a few trials and errors, you might just find the right thing. That’s what I’m hoping for next year, that I’ll find a few more holy grail items to replace some of the things I have panned. And, who knows, maybe I’ll be doing another project pan next year.

What are some makeup items you have finished?

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November 2017 Favourites

November 2017 Favourites
November is gone, and with it, I accumulated a bunch of favourites. I thought to myself, why not make posts about my new favourite things? People on YouTube do them all the time, and I love watching them. They’re quite addicting. So from now on, I’m thinking of doing monthly favourites, or seasonal favourites based on what I really enjoyed.
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My Favourite Fall Makeup

IMG_0218Although the weather is nowhere near fall-like, I’m already thinking about fall makeup looks. I tend to go for bolder, and darker looks in the fall and winter. I can still do a bold look in the summer, but it’s a bit harder when you’re sweating your makeup off in the heat. After looking at my makeup collection, I selected a few items that I love to wear during the fall and winter. Continue reading

Makeup Dupe: Colourpop vs. NYX

IMG_5586When buying makeup, I always try to buy things I don’t already have. However, when shopping online, sometimes it can’t be avoided. When I decided to buy Colourpop makeup for the first time, I heard that the Ultra Satin Lip in Frick N Frack was a dupe for Lolita by Kat Von D. Lolita looks very unflattering on me, but I saw Kathleen Lights wear Frick N Frack and it looked gorgeous on her. Obviously, she persuaded me into buying it. Continue reading