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#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 with Peter Pan, but with hitting the pan of your makeup products, to again promote a decluttering of sorts. I basically already did this for years, without knowing that other people actually do this as well. 

Here's my plan for my take on #ProjectPan. On the first of each month (besides this one), I'll make a list of products in my rotation that are close to being used up, so I will make a point to try to finish them. By the nature of the products, skincare things and lip products will be the majority on the list, but I have been noticing that some of my face makeup is more than half way used up. Also, since I've managed to collect a tonne of mascara, regardless if it's used up or not (my collection ranges from samples to deluxe sample to travel to full sized), I will be getting rid of a mascara each month, at least until I have 4 left (since mascara lasts 3 months and it's a reasonable amount, right?). Also, with each post, I'll say which things I've used up and give a mini review of them. 

After a lengthy explanation, here's the things I want to use up in February:
Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine Control Daily Scrub
Benefit Porefessional Primer Travel Size (I think regardless if it's 100% used up, it's gonna haveta go)
Benefit Fake Up Concealer Sample
Maybelline BB Cream (this is a reach)
Maybelline Fit Me Powder (I've hit pan on this, but I want to use it up)
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Sample
Ulta Nectarine Rose Body Lotion
Urban Decay Primer Potion Sample (the anti-aging one)
Ulta Volumizing Mascara Sample
MAC Eyeliner in Lord It Up (it's so tiny, it's gonna have to go anyway)
Bare Minerals Sample Sized Lipgloss in Trail Blazer
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bittersweet
Elf Hypershine Lipgloss in a peachy shade (it was in a set and has no name...)
Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment (maybe a reach)

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