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#ProjectPan August 2017

I'm equally amazed at how much I've been both consistently getting and using up products. Have I hit some sort of happy medium?
What I've Used Up: Bath and Body Works Body Lotion in Cashmere Glow: I looovvveeeee Bath and Body Works lotions. Holy grail. However, this scent wasn't my favorite. a bit too sweet for my liking. Won't buy this particular scent again. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation: I was given this from my sister, who didn't want it anymore. At first, I thought it was too dark for me, so I would mix this with L'Oreal's true match foundation in a color that was too light for me. Regardless, the combo always got me compliments for my skin looking so nice. The dream mousse foundation sits a bit dewey on me, so I really like to load on powder, and this isn't a popular foundation, but for some reason it looked good on me. I like Maybelline foundations, but I'm not sure if I will rebuy this one as it was a bit too dewey for my liking…

#ProjectPan July 2017

As my stash somehow is larger than ever, despite my makeup ban efforts, I still only buy when I get those Ulta "free gift with any purchase" emails that sucker me in each time. I'm going to promise myself that unless I need a spare necessary product that I'm nearly out of, when I get those emails, I'll stick to racking up my lip balm collection.
What I've used up over the past month: Joico Color Extend Shampoo: At first, I didn't mind this shampoo. But after the glaze on my hair washed out, I started to hate this shampoo. It just doesn't feel like my hair is clean at the roots. Apparently this is a common problem with color friendly shampoo, so I'm not mad about it, but now that it's done, I'm excited to try other shampoos that will make my hair feel like I got it done at the salon after each wash. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (Sample): OH EM GEE. My hair finally felt like my hair again. I see people buy any and all Living Proof prod…

#ProjectPan June 2017

This month has been fairly tame with finishing things. I'm finding that I'm finally reaching the end of some of my powders and foundations. I'm also doing great with decluttering the lip collection. There's also a bit of face things in there, so hopefully a little something for everyone. 
Products I've Used Up: Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse (30 mL): This is truly life changing. Well, not really, but it took off my makeup exceptionally well and I would happily repurchase this again.  Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream (1.5 mL): I liked how it made my skin feel, but if you over do it, it can still feel tacky in the morning, which wasn't fun. I'm gonna stick with my samples of serums and creams for now.  Maybelline Dream Pure BB: I'm not too fussed with foundations, so I got on with this fairly well. It's a light coverage, but with the right brush, it could be a medium coverage. It lasts a good while. My only complaint is that towards the end, it separated a bi…

#ProjectPan May 2017

Me oh my am I determined to get my lip products under control. It's basically me decluttering at this point rather than actually using, but these lip products I've had for a while, so I don't feel as bad. Also, to sum up the lip products, unless they stand out to me as not wearing well (fading unevenly, clumping oddly, etc), or the color doesn't suit me, I generally love/make the color work. 
I've also used up quite a few skin care products that I wasn't expecting to finish.
Things I've Used Up:
Joico Color Infuse Red Shampoo: I bloody love this stuff. I claim this is the thing that makes my hair stay red as long as it does. Not only does it have color-lasting powers, but it cleans your hair and actually makes it feel clean. Huge plus in my book. I'm still undecided how long I want to keep my red hair, but if I ever decide to keep it, or go back to red, this is the first thing I'm gonna pick up.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream: This was a sample that I foun…

#ProjectPan April 2017

At this point I've nearly given up on predicting what I will end up finishing in a month, but I'll still try. As always, it's going to be filled with skin care and lip products, but they are the most important! 
What I used up in March: L'Oreal Pure Clay Mask (The Red One): Amazing. Gentle enough to use after using an exfoliating cleanser. Makes my skin super soft. Only downside is that it's a bit messy.  Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Primer (Sample): The sample definitely had more than one use it in, but very glowy. Looks like you highlighted your entire face. Better for the dry-skinned people.  Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in Beige (Sample): When you build it up enough, and with the right brush, this can be a pretty full coverage foundation. Also a very dewy look.  Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment: This stuff was my holy grail for the longest time. The medicated part actually helps heal your lips and is perfect after a long day of using matte lipsticks. Also perfe…

#ProjectPan March 2017

Wow, the month flew by and I started to get a good gage of how often a product takes to finish. I also learned that I just can't let some things go. I had hoped to finish more products, but my list isn't that shabby. 
Neutrogena Deep Clean Long Last Shine Control Daily Scrub: As far as shine control is concerned, I always used this at night, so I don't know how well it actually controls shine. The scrubbing wasn't too harsh and it truly was gentle enough to use daily. It might have been a tad bit drying, but my moisturizer balanced things out so I didn't mind. 
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream: This moisturizer is amazing. I've heard customers and co-workers mention how amazing it is but I only just got the chance to try it. The packaging was in a pot, and as those products go, I tend to use it sparingly until I'm packing the product on until it's gone. I found it super hydrating and my skin felt super soft in the morning. I'd still have to put a li…

#ProjectPan February 2017

I think I found a new blogging inspiration, which is perfect for me. I love collecting makeup because "it's limited edition" or "it was on sale" or any other excuse in the book to try new makeup. But in all honesty, I just like to try things and keep note of the things I prefer. Since I work in a makeup store, the products are way too tempting not to get. 
Besides my makeup addiction, I have a weird obsession to make sure everything I use (makeup, clothes, paper, you name it), it totally used up. I also have rotations of my makeup so besides everything being used up, it's also equally used. These are all little tiny details that actually are perfect for this different side of the beauty world that I've become obsessed with. 
Decluttering videos, especially lipstick ones, fascinate me. They inspire me to use up my collection to get down to a reasonable amount. Some of these videos came with updates of this thing called #ProjectPan, which has nothing to do …