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!

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation Review

Hi all! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour with Comfort Serum. It does have an SPF of 20. It is marketed as a full coverage, skin perfecting foundation. I purchased this in 091 Light Ivory. I couldn’t decide between this shade or the next shade up. The Light Ivory is still a little light for my skin, but since we are heading into the winter months it should work just fine.

The claims on this product is that it is long lasting, transfer proof, and full coverage for flawless looking skin. After testing this out for the last couple of weeks in a variety of situations and events. The longest I wore this was about 10 hours. It lasted that entire time. There were a couple of spots where it wore off a bit, which was to be expected, but it did last all day. I mentioned before that this was a little light for my skin tone, however by the end of the day it matches almost perfectly. Yes this does oxidize a bit but not so much that by the end of the day you look like an Oompa Loompa. I don’t believe anything is completely sweatproof, but this foundation comes pretty darn close.

I apply this with a beauty blender and it does thin out the formula a bit, so it becomes more of a medium coverage foundation, considering it wears well, I don’t mind. If I get to warm, it does start to feel little strange on the skin, but it still looks pretty good.

I would rate this foundation as an 8/10.

Have a great day!!

Mani Monday: Fall Nail Polishes

This week’s post is all about some of my favorite fall nail colors. I’ve chosen a variety of shades, some may not be expected. However, I feel like if you want to have bright neon nails and it is November go for it! If you want to wear a deep berry tone in July, why not?

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  1. Rimmel Lasting Pro Finish in Steel Grey(270)- I love this shade because it is a purple-y toned grey.
  2. O.P.I in Brisbane Bronze- I love this shade because it is the perfect shade for fall. It’s also great for a special occasion and of course a little extra sparkle.
  3. CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Sapphire Flare(307)- First I love this formula! The color is a gorgeous deep, not quite navy blue. It is a creme formula and looks classy and elegant on the nail.
  4. Essie in Berry Naughty- I love this brown toned berry. It’s gorgeous for fall and winter. I like this more in the fall because it is the stepping stone for the richer toned reds and berrys that come with the holiday territory.
  5. Essie in The Girls Are Out- Yes, I have included a pinky purpley shade in the group. While it is on the brighter side, I think the creme with just a hint of shimmer in it is perfect for a fall day. It is not a traditional shade, but it is fun for exactly the name of the color, a girls night out!
  6. CoverGirl Glossy Days glosstini in #ElectroGlow(660)- This is the traffic cone orange from a previous Mani Monday post. I love the formula, plus the color is the epitome of fall.

Those are my picks for this fall. What are some of your favorite fall shades? Do you have a favorite formula/brand? Share them below! I would love to hear!

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!!

Target Haul!!

Hi all! Over the weekend I went to Target because I had a coupon for Neutrogena makeup remover products. Since I was there, I took a walk through the rest of the cosmetic and skincare department. On this trip, I wasn’t looking for anything specific. I did have a few coupons that if I did find something in the right shade or color that I will actually use then I can save a bit of money at the same time.

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The Merona hat is black with silver thread in a chevron type pattern. The number one reason that I picked this hat up, besides it almost winter here, is the last hat I bought doesn’t fit my head! I tried this hat on and it fits over my head and my ears, and doesn’t move! Plus, there is extra room at the top of the hat where if for some reason that my head gets bigger(haha), it should fit.

The rest of the items I will quickly go through, otherwise this post will end up longer than intended. CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara. I’ve hear probably every single blogger and YouTuber sing its praises and I thought it’s time to pick it up. *Warning: I have about 5 mascaras I have yet to try.* Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover. I love this stuff. This bottle is actually for my sister, I am working through my third bottle of this currently. Up and Up acetone free nail polish remover. This one is pretty self explanatory. This girl loves her nail polish and sometimes it needs to be taken off. Last, but not least is the L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar Mascara. **If you get the Sunday paper, from October 25th I believe, there  is a $3 off coupon any L’Oreal Superstar mascara.** This mascara intrigued me and I can’t wait to try it out!

Have you stopped by Target? CVS? Walgreens? What have you picked up lately?  Is there something that I need to pick up? Have a great hump day!