OMG how is it June already? I feel like I just did up my Project Pan post a few weeks ago and yet here we are, halfway through the year! Time is flying!
Time for me to update you guys on my progress on my Project Pan project! If you’d like to read my initial post that details how and why I picked these products, you can read that here. If you’re wondering how things are going I must admit that I’ve actually really been enjoying this project, even if sometimes get boring to use the same makeup/products over. I find that having options definitely helps with that (i.e. next time i won’t just pick one blush!) and I try to focus on using my project pan products during the week and then “treat” myself to using my other products on weekends or if I’m going out. I find it really satisfying to use up products that I’ve spent my hard-earned money on and I actually see myself continuing this project for years to come. I already have some ideas on how I’m going to improve the process for next year!
For now, let’s review how things have been going for the last 5 months or so:
PRODUCTS I’VE EMPTIED
The notes in this fragrances are as follows: Bergamot, Sweet Pea, Amyris Wood, Tiare Flower, Sandalwood, Musk. I didn’t mind it but I definitely wouldn’t pick it up again; it had zero lasting power. I could spray a bunch of it on in the morning and within a few hours it disappeared. Plus I found the bottle clunky and a little awkward. I must say it is durable though – I dropped it on tile floor and a chunk of the cap broke off and that’s it!
\s mentioned in my inital post, I found this moisturizer to be way too thick, creamy and fragranced for my taste so I used this on my neck at night. It worked fine but I didn’t see any improvements or differences after using it.
I’m so glad to be finally be done this eye cream – it felt like I was never going to reach the end of it. It didn’t help that I felt like this did absolutely nothing for my eye area – it didn’t moisturize, reduce fine lines or roughness. I literally used this every night for 4 months straight and I saw zero results! The only positive was that you needed to use very little as it was very emolient and a bit of it went a long way.
blinc Lash Discovery Duo
I tried out the mascara in this set once and I wasn’t a fan. It made my lashes stick together so it made it appear that I only had 3 of them and it offered no thickness, volume or separation. It was also a tubing mascara which I’m really not a fan of and this one was particularly annoying to remove. I used the primer included in this set a few times and didn’t mind it. While it didn’t do anything to improve the state of the mascara, it seemed to work well with other mascaras and reduced flaking/smudging. Please excuse it’s absence from the photo above – I forgot to include it!
Repurchase?: Mascara – no; Primer – maybe
Sadly these lipsticks no longer exist – bareMinerals discontinued them although I do find the formula of their GenNude Radiant lipsticks pretty much the same. I loved this lipstick – it was super creamy and rich and I never had to worry about it drying out my lips. I loved it so much that once I wore the bullet down to the end I scraped the rest of it out and put it in a container so that not a drop of it was wasted.
Repurchase?: If I could!
PRODUCTS I LOST
Okay this is a bit of a weird situation; after I used up the bareMinerals lipstick, I started to focus on using this one up. I used it for about a week and then one day it just mysteriously disappeared off of my vanity and I have no clue where it went? I’ve searched through my entire stash and it’s nowhere to be found. So for the time being I’m just going to consider this one officially lost but if I ever come across it I’ll add it back in. Cue spooky music – #unsolvedmysteries
PRODUCTS I’M ADDING
Age: 3 years old
Current state: 1/3 of jar left
I’ve been using this product for years and I like it, although I prefer using it in the Summer when I have more of a tan (It can look a little orange on me otherwise).
Current state: 1/4 of tube left
I’m not a big lipstick wearer but that’s especially true in the Summer – I like wearing glosses and balms that are easy to apply instead. In place of the NYX lipstick that I lost, I’m throwing this in. There’s actually not much left of it (1/4 of the tube) but it’ll still probably take me to the end of the Summer to finish it.
Age: less than 1 year
Current state: 1/3 of tube
I don’t like this eye primer – at least on it’s own. However I discovered that if I apply it overtop of the bareMinerals Well-Rested CC Eye Primer (which also doesn’t work well on it’s own), my eyeshadow lasts all day and doesn’t crease. It’s a little annoying to have to apply 2 products but when you have super oily eyelids, sometimes you just do what you have to do.
Tarte Lip Gloss X 6
Age: 3-4 years
Current state: Various
These lip glosses part of the same holiday set as the Tarte eyeshadow palette I’ve included in my Project Pan. They’re not bad lip glosses at all but you can tell that they’re starting to get old so I hope to use these up over the Summer. They are mini so I don’t think it should be too hard to do.
Age: 5+ years
Current state: 2/3 of the bottle left
I received this free from Victoria Secret years ago on Black Friday; it’s a very light, peachy scent and I find it suitable for Summer.
Age: 1 Year
Current State: 3/4 of the bottle left
I recently re-discovered this foundation and I forgot how much I love this! The shade that I have in this works best for me in the Summer, so I’d like to be able to work through this quite a bit over the next few months.
Age: 3-4 Years Old
Current State: 1/2 of Bottle
I tend to wear more body sprays than perfume in the Summer so I’m being optimistic that I’m going to get through (or at least make a serious dent) in two of them!
Age: 2 Years Old
Current State: 1/2 of bottle
This is not a bad setting spray except for the fact that I can’t use it everyday or it makes me break out. I don’t really use a setting spray often, except on extremely hot days so now is the perfect time to try and use this up.
Thanks for reading!