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Monthly Empties | June 2018

This was yet another month of me just letting things go. Also I think that most of these products have been in rotation for so long, that they are bound to be used up all at the same time. It's nice being able to finally put in some new products into use.

e.l.f. Little Black Beauty Book (warm edition): I bought this way back when I started buying makeup for myself. I got this because I wanted to have a selection of colors but not break the bank. I expected a lot of shades of brown, but I was surprised to see greens and blues thrown in. The shimmer colors are beautiful but the mattes are chalky and not as pigmented. As a palette overall, it's nothing special, but it is nice for someone starting out in makeup. It's nowhere near being used up, but since one color hit pan and I've had this for at least 5 years, it's time to let go.
Aura Mugler (.04 oz): Let me just say that I am super picky with fragrance. If it's not similar to the signature Hollister scent (aka Mal…
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Monthly Empties | May 2018

I feel like I went through a lot this month. I'm getting annoyed when things aren't being used up as quick as I'd like, but I also don't want to chuck anything when there is still plenty of product left. Ahhh the dilemma... anyway here's the shedload of things I used over the past month!

It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Product (2 oz): I personally didn't see the hype. I think it does add hydration to my ends, which is why I use those kind of hair products, but that's it. My hair wasn't any smoother and I personally didn't see many benefits, but soooo many people love this. It could be just me, as I am not a hair product person at all (hot tools are all I need).
Garnier Micellar Foaming Gel Cleanser (1 oz): I'm not fussy when it comes to cleansers. As long as it cleans my face and doesn't break me out, I'll enjoy it. This did the job, and it didn't dry out my skin when rising it off, so that's a plus. Since I had the sample size, I&#…

Monthly Empties | April 2018

This month I'm trying hard to just let things go, especially if I've had it for a long time. I feel like I went through a lot of skin care, which is typical, but I also feel like I went through my fair share of makeup bits as well! I always feel like I don't use things up, until it's the last week of the month and suddenly I'm running out of everything. Here's the things I've used up over the past month...

Lush Lip Scrub: I am not really a lip scrub person, only because I feel that lip balm is just fine. Plus, I'm super lazy/forgetful with extra steps, so I definitely neglected trying to use this lip scrub. Technically a lot is still there, but it's expired and solid as a rock at this point. I've never used a lip scrub before, but this was nice! It exfoliated and tasted great and that's all I really care about. I probably won't repurchase this as I won't use it enough in time.
L'Oreal True Match Foundation: This was given to me as …

Monthly Empties | March 2018

Okay so it may be a little over a year later that I started this whole project pan thing, but it ended up being more of a monthly empties, so that's just what I'm going to call it from now on. I'm also trying to let go of powder products that need to go whether it's empty or not (aka once I hit pan). This month I feel like I used up/got rid of a lot so that makes me happy.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (1 oz): I felt like this smelt identical to Purity from Philosophy. It performed nearly identically too. The only difference is that with it being a gel, a little went a long way but it did the trick. For reference of how long this took to use up, it was about 3 weeks.
La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser (0.5 oz): I didn't hate this per say, but i wasn't a big fan. I prefer cleansers of any kind to show some kind of suds so I know it's doing its job. This had zero suds and felt like my skin just gobbled it up. It didn't make my skin dry or tight af…

#ProjectPan February 2018

Surprise, surprise, this month is chuck full of skin care empties with a few randoms thrown in.
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser (creamy formula): This cleanser did the trick. I'm not ever in love with cleansers, but this was amazing at taking off any extra makeup that still clung to my skin. Careful when using around your eyes, it would cloud up my eyes a bit if it got too close.
Urban Decay Quick Fix Priming Spray (1 oz): I've used this before, it's a nice spray. It has coconut water, but it's not an overwhelming scent. The mist is a great one. Give this a go!
Pureology Clean Volume Conditioner (1.7 oz): I get along with most conditioners, and this is no exception. This truly made my hair feel soft and not greasy. As for the volume, My hair has a natural volume so I don't see much of a difference there, but it's worth a try!
It's a 10 Miracle Moisture Shampoo (2 oz): I may not be fussy with conditioners, but I know straight away when a shampoo is no…

#ProjectPan January 2018

Wowie has this year flown by. I can't wait to see what the new year brings! Here's the list of all the things I've finished up over the past month.
Tigi Rockaholic Dry Shampoo (Travel size): This wasn't my favorite dry shampoo. I'm probably one of the few who like seeing the white powder because I know how much I'm using. With this, it was clear so I never knew if I was using enough. Most people will love that though.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (Sample size): I've heard tons about this and it's one of Smashbox's best sellers. It was time for me to try it and it wasn't bad. It felt super silicone-y and my face was a teensy bit oilier by the end of the day. Of course I have to comment on packaging as I hate packet packaging. I would prefer a mini mini version of a trial size, or at least put one application in the packet.
Shampyou Mimosa and Jasmine Shampoo: For a shampoo that I basically create, this was really nice! My hair was soft and shiny. I …

#ProjectPan December 2017

Wow, December already? This year has flown by. If I've learned anything, it's that skin care definitely gets used up the fastest, which is good, because I've finally gotten a handle of my serums and scrubs. Cleansers, on the other hand, seem to just pile up. Anyway, here's the (pretty pitiful) list of things I've used up over the past month!
Urban Decay Quick Fix Prep Spray: I was a huge fan of B6, so when this new spray came out, I wanted to try this asap! One little issue I thought I was going to have was the smell, as I'm not a huge fan of coconut, and coconut water is part of the ingredients. Thankfully, the smell wasn't an issue. It was actually similar to the smell of summer. I didn't notice a huge improvement in my skin, but as I'm hugely addicted to sprays for their hydration, it's always nice to know of sprays that I get along with.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant (.14 oz): Before I even used this, I asked my friend/co-worker what she thou…