Hello lovelies! I got today’s post idea from Ashley Elizabeth on YouTube. I’ll link her channel down below. She doesn’t know me, she has no idea who I am and doesn’t know that I’m doing this post. Disclaimer: I would say if you’re under the age of 18 some of her videos would be considered inappropriate for your viewing, and there is also some language that some may not appreciate. The one thing that I love about her is how she says whatever she is feeling and just doesn’t care what everyone else is saying or doing.
The idea of a Project Pan is to use what you have. These can be products that you’ve had for a couple of years or just sick of having around but don’t want them to go to waste. You choose at least 10 products, decide how many products you want to finish and set a time frame. For products that you may have a full container of, it may be a good idea to set a goal of getting through half of it. It’s also a good idea to mark where the product is at the very beginning.
I’ve decided to do this to get some use out of my products, and I’m finding myself wanting to purchase new items. I have a limited amount of space for everything and this is my way for creating space for new things. I’ve been on a no buy essentially the last few months but I haven’t exactly been using what I have. I’m going to continue my no buy through the next few months, with the exception of a few items that I will need. I do also receive the Sephora Play! box monthly, so those will also be new products that I will be receiving.
Since this is my first go at this Project Pan and I am giving myself a longer time frame than most people would probably choose. I’ve chosen 15 products to go through starting today August 5th, and I’m giving myself until December 5th to use up or hit pan on at least 10 products. I will give an update every month to track my progress. Most of these products I have had for about 2 years or longer. I know not the most sanitary but these things haven’t gone bad yet. I also realized that quite a few are hard to track how much is left and the rest I’ve marked.
Project Pan Products
Vaseline Spray & Go moisturizer- almost done
Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian- almost done
it’s a 10 leave-in conditioner- 2+ yrs, almost done
Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub
Matrix Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil- 2+ yrs, barely used
Rimmel Soft Kohl Eye Pencil- 2+ yrs, needs to be done!
Aussie sprunch spray- 2+ yrs, almost done
Marc Jacobs Dot- 2+ yrs
Aussie heat protecting shine spray- 2+ yrs
Clinique pep-start eye cream- expires soon
Nivea Lip Butter- 2+ yrs, love it, just needs to be done
Clarins Mission Perfection Serum- need to use it more
Blistex Silk & Shine- have about 5 backups, almost done
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango- use it up to get a fall scent soon
NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee- almost done
Those are my products that I hope to use up in the next few months. I’ll update you all on my progress in a month. I hope to use up at least 10 of these by December 5th. Some of these are definitely easier than others, but it’s time to use these up and move on to other things. If you decide to do this, let me know! I’d love to see what products you include in yours. Have a great weekend!
2 thoughts on “Project Pan 2016”
I started my own project pan today! It’s crazy how easily products accumulate.
This is such a good idea! I need to try it! I have so many products that just sit in my vanity and I never use them.