17 Products to Use Up in 2017

Hello everyone! As you know by now I love to clean up and clear out my things. On top of my project pan that I am currently doing, I decided to do a products to use up for the entire rest of the year. I tried to choose  a few items in different categories in order to have almost a whole routine. There is obvious holes in the items needed to complete a full look, but that’s ok. The rules for the products to Use Up by the end of the year are…

  • Use up as many by the end of the year.
  • Replace with a similar item
  • Live life and have fun!

The last one is just a reminder to have fun and live your life. I have items from hair to nails, skin/body, and beauty. With that said let’s jump in to see what I am going to try and use up by the end of the year.

HAIR

Aussie Heat Protecting Shine Spray

Matrix Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil

SKIN/BODY

Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash

Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Lotion

Bath and Body Works Exotic Coconut Body Lotion

NAILS

Sally Hansen Instant cuticle Remover

OPI Natural Nail Base Coat

Essie The Girls Are Out (I know this is my current project pan, spoiler alert!! it won’t be done in that time frame)

Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops

BEAUTY

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter in230 Fair/Light

NARS Laguna & Orgasm Duo

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

Avon Candylicious Lip Gloss in Candied Peach

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara in 307 Very Black

E.L.F. HD Under Eye Setting Powder

NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent

NYX Matte Finish

There you have it! My 17 products to use up in 2017. Would you rather you see me just do one big yearly project or a bunch of project pans? Let me know! Have a great rest of your week and I’ll see you in my next post.

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!

2016 Favorites

Hello lovelies! I am sharing with you my favorites from over the course of 2016. I don’t have too many favorites, but they’re a good mix of things I’ve been using for years and some that while not necessarily brand new to the market are completely new to me. All of these products have changed my life and I try to use them as much as possible.

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  • Maybelline Fit me! foundation Dewy + Smooth in 125 Nude Beige (my summer shade)
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in Neutralizer; great for my under eyes!
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage foundation in 125/Y315 Sand (summer shade, sample from Sephora, need to buy the full size and in my winter shade)

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  • E.L.F. High Definition Powder in Sheer: used to set my concealer under my eyes
  • Real Techniques Setting Brush: used with powder for my under eyes
  • Real Techniques Expert Face Brush: used with liquid foundation that doesn’t work well with my Beauty Blender
  • NARS Bronzer/Blush Duo in Laguna and Orgasm: my go to blush and bronzer

img_2365Eyes and Lips:

  • Maybelline Brow Drama in Deep Brown: great for quick run out the door days
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden: this truly keeps my eye shadow on all day!
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian: Can I just buy all of these?! I love this!

That’s all for my 2016 favorites. This year has been such an adventure and I can’t wait to see what will be in my favorites for 2017. Have a great day! 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!

Project Pan 2016

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.

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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!

October Favorites

Welcome to my October favorites! October was a pretty busy month for me. I was very quick and simple with my routine. I have a few items that I want to share, that were easy to make myself feel a little more put together.

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You’ve seen me mention the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. It naturally evens out my skin tone, while it doesn’t always cover up blemishes or scars, I am happy with the coverage. It also doesn’t cake up or wear off throughout the day.

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My Nars duo with Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer, is by far my holy grail product. I have put quite a dent into Laguna, I’m about to hit pan. I am excited about that because I’ve never hit pan on anything before! Orgasm blush, I think looks great on everyone and for myself works for almost every occasion!

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Now this next product isn’t part of my everyday quick look, but it has quickly become almost a staple for when I want to bump up my look just a bit. I’m talking about the Becca higlighter by Jaclyn Hill in Champagne Pop. I’ve used it as a highlighter and as an eye shadow. It is just the perfect all around color and multi-use product.

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For a quick and easy lip option, I’m a big fan of lip glosses. I probably own more than one person needs to own all in a similar shade of a nude-ish pink. My two favorites this month are the NYX’s Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee, and Rimmel’s new Oh My Gloss! in 160 Stay My Rose. They are both very different. Creme Brulee is a creamy, lightly moisturizing and fairly opaque. I can easily put this on without a mirror and not worry about it ending up all over my face. The Rimmel, is still a newer product that I own. It is a on the sheer side, but I absolutely love this color!

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The last two products have been game changers for me. The first is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. While I have only used this a handful of times, I can tell that it definitely works. The biggest test with this was a friends wedding. My makeup looked almost perfect at the end of a long night of dancing. The second product is by Nailtiques. It is their oil therapy. It is a nail and cuticle oil. I’ll be the first to admit that I get lazy with putting lotion on my hands and taking care of my cuticles. With winter just around the corner, this has saved my nails and cuticles for the last year. Just after using it 2-3 times in one has transformed and improved my cuticles. This ranges between $9-$10, which for purchasing this well over a year ago, I think is a pretty good deal. I think If I were to use this a couple of times a day, everyday I would probably purchase two bottles a year. I don’t know about you but $20 a year for great and healthy cuticles is pretty darn good. An additional plus is that it smells great too!

Those are my October favorites. I hope that you enjoyed today’s post. What have you been loving? Please share!! Have a great weekend!!