April 2017 Favorites

Hello lovelies! It’s that time of month again. It’s time for monthly favorites! This month has been quite busy for me. I have been adjusting to a new routine and lifestyle. If you want to know more about that I’d be more than willing to do weekly or bi-weekly updates. Let me know in the comments below. Anyways, let’s jump into what I’ve been loving this last month. I have been loving the Real Techniques brushes. The first brush is the shader brush from the enhanced eye kit. I know this isn’t meant to be used for the crease, but for a quick one or two shadow look, I love this. I typically use this with soft brown from MAC(another favorite for the month) in the outer corner and in the crease for a quick look. Next, there is the setting brush. I love using this to set my concealer under my eyes, and also with highlighter on my cheek bones. The next brush is the expert face brush. I love the brush but haven’t quite figured out a way to use it for the best look. It works well for foundation and bronzer, but currently not the foundation I’m using. Last there is the stippling brush. I love, love, love using this for blush. This brush plus Nars Orgasm blush is an amazing combo. I am curious as how it would work with foundation and bronzer.

For my non-tool favorites, I have the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Treatment Concealer. All I can say about this concealer is that it provides the perfect amount of coverage for me, it brightens, and it lasts all day. The Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer in Eden has been a game changer for me and my eye shadow. This has made my shadows stay on all day long and little to no creasing. The only time I notice there is creasing is if it has been an extremely long and hot day. Next up we have a deluxe sample of the Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara. I have never used this mascara before this tube. I’ve had this in my stash for well over a year, and surprisingly it wasn’t expired. This gives a great lengthening effect and a tiny bit of volume. Going by the name I don’t think it lives up to it, but for an everyday mascara this is fantastic. The Nivea a kiss of mint and minerals is the never ending lip balm. I feel like I have been using this for over a year and there is still more product. The last beauty product is the MAC eye shadow in soft brown. This is the perfect shade to just throw in the crease and outer corner, a little mascara and out the door.

This last item is a makeup bag. It’s small and narrow that is perfect for putting your brushes in for traveling or on the go. I’m not sure where this bag is from because it came in a set that I got for Christmas three years ago.

That’s everything I’ve been loving during the month of April. I have been using all of these products just about every day during the past month. They have made my mornings so easy. What have you been loving? Is there anything new that I should test out. Let me know! Have a great weekend and I’ll see you in my next post.

Project Pan Winter Edition~Update!

Hello everyone! Today is all about the progress that I’ve made with my project pan products. The guidelines were to finish or hit pan on 8 products by May 6th and give you at least one update. Let’s jump right in!

So far I have finished one product. I finished the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. I know in the glass it looks like there is still a bunch of product on the bottom. There really isn’t there is some that is on the side of the glass, but it’s a paint in the butt to get out. I liked this but I probably won’t be repurchasing any time soon.

The next group of products I feel will be used up by the time the last update comes around.

Nivea A Kiss of Mint & Minerals Lip Balm

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Benefit the Porefessional Primer

MAC eye shadow in All That Glitters

These last few products, I may finish if I try really hard to consistently use them daily.

Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

That’s everything that I have an update on. I will hopefully reach my goal of finishing 8 products by May 6th. Would you like me to do these project pans quarterly or seasonally? What do you think? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you! Have a great week!

 

Project Pan- Winter Edition!

Hello lovelies! I’m doing another Project Pan. I loved doing it last time and decided to do another. I have chosen 12 products that are nearing expiration or, I just need to actually use it.

Guidelines:

  • 8 products completed or hit pan
  • time frame- 3 months; May 6
  • at least one update within that time

Products:

img_2614Nivea Lip Balm Kiss of Mint

img_2612Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

img_2615Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

img_2637CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in 110 Creamy Natural

img_2619Buxom Lip Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian

Essie Polish in The Girls Are Out

Victoria’s Secret body mist in Noir Tease

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in 110 Ivory

img_2624MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown

Benefit Porefessional primer

MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters

That’s everything that I’m hoping to use up in the next few months. During these months, I will be on a no-buy once again. The only items that I will purchase are things that I absolutely need. Who’s kicking off the new year with a project pan?! What products are you including? Let me know! Have a great week!

Project Pan Finale!!

Hello lovelies! So today I’m giving you the last update on my Project Pan. Let me get the bad news out of the way first. I did not reach my goal of finishing 10 out of the 15 products that I chose. I believe that I chose too many challenging items to try and complete in the time frame that I gave myself. On the other hand I think I balanced it out with enough products that I would be able or should have finished. Although I was not successful, I learned a lot about the way I use items. I am looking forward to do many more project pans. So let me go through everything.

Completely Finished

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

It’s a 10 Leave-In Conditioner

Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub

Blistex Silk & Shine

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango

Almost Done

Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

Nivea Lip Butter (Lost it)

Clarins Mission Perfection Serum

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

Aussie Sprunch Spray

Nowhere Close to Being Finished

Matrix Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil

Marc Jacobs Dot

Aussie Heat Protecting Shine Spray

Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx

That is everything! This brings my first Project Pan to a close. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you in my next post!

Project Pan Update #3

Hello lovelies! I know that this update is a little late going up but I wanted to update you all anyways. This will be short and sweet and I’m not going to go through every item. The only new item that I have essentially used up is my Blistex Silk n Shine Lip Balm. I have to use my finger now in order to get the product out of the tube. I could use a lip brush, but for a lip balm it just doesn’t seem worth it to me to do that. I have moved on to the Nivea Lip Butter in order to try and finish that as well by the end of the year.

The next few items that should be done within this next month, the body scrub, which I feel is the never ending tub, the Clinique eye cream, and the Clarins Serum. Honestly, I don’t see my self finishing up any of my hair products or my perfume, but I have made quite a bit of progress with the perfume. I’m over the scent and have a list of perfumes that I would like to get and some samples I have received.

I originally gave myself to December 5th to finish at least 10 items, and I thought how ridiculous that is! I still have 3 more weeks of the year left. There’ll be one more update before the final reveal of everything that I have used up. I am hopeful that I will reach my goal of 10, and look forward to doing another project pan in the future. Have a great Monday and I’ll see you in my next post!

Project Pan Update #2

Hello lovelies! Today I am updating you on the products that I have been using as part of my very first project pan. I’m just going to say it…I am horrible at using the things that I own, especially when it comes to hair products. I do have to say that I have done a little better than the last month. I have made some more progress on a few items. There are no new products that I finished.

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To review, I have finished the Vaseline Spray & Go in cocoa radiant and the Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub.

img_1960I’m almost done with the Aussie Sprunch Spray, NYX butter gloss in  creme brulee, Blistex Silk n Shine lip balm, Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango, and the Smashbox eyeliner in Onyx.

img_1961The rest of the items, will hopefully be done by the end of the year. I have made a little progress on the Marc Jacobs perfume and it’s a 10 leave in conditioner. The Buxom lip gloss, I have used easily 10 times in the last month and there is hardly any progress. It looks as if I haven’t used it at all.

That is all for this update. I will hopefully have used up a few more items in my next update. The goal is to use up at least 10 of the 15 products by the end of the year. I am on a no buy as well til next year. Bring on the hauls in 2017! I hope you enjoyed this little update. Have a great day and see you in my next post!

Project Pan Update #1

Hello lovelies! Happy Labor day! I have to be honest, when I started this project, I was extremely determined and motivated. I have not purchased anything new, but I haven’t made the greatest effort in trying to use up the products. This is also why I have given myself until the end of the year to finish 10 out of 15 items.

First off, my Rimmel soft kohl eye pencil went missing after a week or so. It has been replaced by my Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx. I originally received this in a Smashbox sample set. Like the Rimmel eyeliner, I’ve had this for well over 2 years.

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IMG_1781I have used up my Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub. I definitely loved using this and plan on purchasing it in the full size soon. My skin has been acting up a bit, but think it is due to me working out and sweating more.

IMG_1777The above products are almost gone and I’m definitely working on using them up. When I saw that my first update was quickly approaching, I became motivated to use everything again.  The few products that are almost gone I truly love them and using them. That is my progress of my products. I am hoping that I will use up more items in the next month. Once again I am hoping to use up at least 10 out of 15 of these products, before I purchase anything just for the sake of buying it. Have any of you started a project pan? What is out there or coming out soon that I should get my hands on? Have a great week!