Mini Project Pan – Serum Stash

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As you all know, I’ve been trying to work my way through my stash and use things up each month. I have a few serums that are getting a little old, and I really want to commit to finishing them up before buying anything new (and before they go off).

All four of these serums only have approximately 1/4 left, and I’m hoping to finish them up by the end of April. Let’s take a look at what I discovered hiding at the back of my skincare shelf:

The Ordinary Serums - Project Pan

The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10% – originally reviewed here. I just started using this one again about two weeks ago.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – originally reviewed here. Another one that I’ve been using every morning under eye creams for about two weeks.

The next two, the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (Vitamin C) and Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion – original reviews here and here. I set these two aside when testing out some creams that had c and retinol in their formulations, because I didn’t want to overdo it ingredient-wise to prevent irritating my sensitive skin. I’m going to alternate between these two serums in my night-time skincare routine.

The Ordinary Serums - Project Pan

I’ll be checking in with my progress in a few weeks (on or before the end of April).

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: I paid for these serums.

Spring Cleaning Project Collab – Month 4 Update & Final Thoughts

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The lovely Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom has once again convinced me to take part in a new project pan – this time a Spring Cleaning Project Pan. This one is a little different than the previous ones, as we will be only posting once a month with our progress and reviewing four of the sixteen products to be panned.

Today is the fourth and final month check-in and update and review of the last four products! I actually managed to finish off a few of the products!

Review of the final four products:

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The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum – originally reviewed here. This serum works well, but I’ve gotten to the point where I cannot stand the scent of this hair serum. I’m glad to have managed to finish this one up!

Haus of Gloi Cozy Rose Pumpkin Butter  – I’ve professed my love for the Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butters. And the Cosy Rose scent is probably my all time fave of theirs. I’m sad that I finished this one since it is a limited edition / seasonal scent. It has a gorgeous rose and nag champa blend scent that somehow works.

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Stereo – original review is here. Sadly, I didn’t manage to finish this one, but am so in love with this shade!

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Birthday Girl – original review is here. This one is starting to dry out a little, so it is kind of chunky and messy to use now, but it is one of the nicest gold shadows in my collection.

Final update on the rest of the products: Now for a little science on all sixteen of the products! I borrowed Stashy’s scientific method for measuring progress – I’ve weighed each of the products on my new little kitchen scale, so I can keep track of how much I will have used up each month.

Spring Cleaning Project Collab

Unfinished products:

The makeup products, with the exception of the NudeStix, were so frustratingly slow to show any progress, but I am proud that some of the products finally show signs of usage!

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Finished products:

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I’m super happy to have finished off all of these products from my stash! With skin, body and hair care products, progress is really easy to see, and keeps me encouraged to continue with my ongoing “use it up” / low buy project!

All in all, I don’t think that I did too badly in this project pan challenge!

Don’t forget to check out Ingrid’s blog for her Spring Cleaning Project

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, all products either purchased by me, or gifted from a friend.

Weekly Re-Cap (May 1st to 7th)

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Just a re-cap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out…

Monday, May 1st – Spring Cleaning Project Collab, Month #3 Update and Reviews

Wednesday, May 3rd – April 2017 Empties

Friday, May 5th – Matter Company Day Pack Review

Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for reading! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts.

Spring Cleaning Project Collab – Month 3 Check-In & Update

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The lovely Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom has once again convinced me to take part in a new project pan – this time a Spring Cleaning Project Pan. This one is a little different than the previous ones, as we will be only posting once a month with our progress and reviewing four of the sixteen products to be panned.

Today is the three month check-in and update and review of the next four products! I’ve been pretty good about using every product at least once or twice a week, and for some products, I’m using them more than that.

Review of the next four products:

ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks in Sticky Sweet and Stole the Show

Originally reviewed here. I’ve been using both of these cheek products each week, and despite making a visible dent in them, they seem to be staying at the same weight which is frustrating! As you can probably guess, Stole the Show (on the right) is well loved! I dropped it when I first got it and it cracked, so I had to try to press it back together, so it is a little lumpy. I would re-buy Stole the Show. I’ve been forcing myself to use Sticky Sweet, so it is doubtful that I will re-purchase as it is a little out of my comfort zone.

NudeStix in Gel Lip and Cheek Balm in Pulse

Spring Cleaning #3

This was one of the products that I got at last year’s Ipsy Generation Beauty event in Toronto. I’m so happy to have rediscovered this one, it is a very wearable pinky nude shade. I’ve only worn this one as a lipstick, and not on my cheeks, so I can’t comment on how it works as a blush. It is super moisturizing and the colour is fairly long wearing. I’ll likely buy this shade when I use it up, or another shade from this line as I’m loving it so much! Original review is here.

Sukin Revitalizing Facial Scrub

Spring Cleaning #3

The only reason why this product was put into the current project pan is because I have a bit of a stock pile of facial scrubs, and this one was the oldest one in my stash. This is a lovely and gentle facial scrub – perfect for sensitive skins. I still love it, and will more than likely re-purchase this once I’ve cleared out more of my skincare stash. This one is close to finishing! Original review is here.

Now for a little science on all sixteen of the products! I borrowed Stashy’s scientific method for measuring progress – I’ve weighed each of the products on my new little kitchen scale, so I can keep track of how much I will have used up each month.

Spring Cleaning #3

Despite using all of the makeup items several times each week for the past month, once again there is very little change on the scales – so frustrating! I can definitely see progress with the non-makeup items though!

Don’t forget to check out Ingrid’s blog for her Spring Cleaning Project!

Feel like joining in? Let us know! The next update will be on June 5th!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, all products either purchased by me, or gifted from a friend.

Spring Cleaning Project – 1 Month Check-In & Update

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The lovely Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom has once again convinced me to take part in a new project pan – this time a Spring Cleaning Project Pan. This one is a little different than the previous ones, as we will be only posting once a month with our progress and reviewing four of the sixteen products to be panned.

Today is the one month check-in and update and review of four of the products! I’ve been pretty good about using every product at least once or twice a week, and for some products, I’m using them more than that.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve:

Spring Cleaning Project (Pan) Collab

I don’t know how many of these tins I’ve purchased over the years, but I usually have one every winter. This is my main “at home” lip balm for winter. This winter my lips have been super dry, so I’ve been using this all the time when I’m home.

Garnier Fructis Style De-constructed Beach Chic Spray

Spring Cleaning Project (Pan) Collab

Someone gave this to me because they didn’t like it. I still can’t remember who it was. But I can understand why they passed it on! It has a really strong scent that just does not seem to fade. I only use this once a week, on the day before I plan on washing my hair. I don’t love this. I don’t really even like it. It makes my hair feel gross and crunchy. If it isn’t finished by the end of this project pan, I’ll be dumping it out and recycling the container.

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Spring Cleaning Project (Pan) Collab

This is a nice matte bronzer – I just have to be careful in applying it, since I’m super pale. I love that it isn’t shimmery. I’ve been trying to use it most days that I wear makeup.

The Balm Cabana Boy Blush

Spring Cleaning Project (Pan) Collab

I absolutely LOVE this blush! It works really well with my skintone. I’ve been wearing this one a lot every week! I’ve added the full sized version to my wishlist.

Now for a little science on all sixteen of the products! I borrowed Stashy’s scientific method for measuring progress – I’ve weighed each of the products on my new little kitchen scale, so I can keep track of how much I will have used up each month.

Spring Cleaning Project (Pan)

Ok, I don’t understand why Cabana Boy did not decrease in weight, but Bahama Mama did when I actually used Cabana Boy way more! And ColourPop Sticky Sweet increased in weight!

But as you can see, I am making some progress on a lot of the products.

Don’t forget to check out Ingrid’s blog for her Spring Cleaning Project!

Feel like joining in? Let us know! The next update will be on April 3rd!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, all products either purchased by me, or gifted from a friend.

Weekly Re-cap (Feb 6th to 12th)

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Just a little round-up of the week’s blog posts:

Monday, February 6th – Spring Cleaning Project (Spring Project Pan Collab)

Wednesday, February 8th – Nyx Lip Lingerie Review (Embellishment)

Friday, February 10th – Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review (Lavender Steel)

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original posts for product disclosures.

Spring Cleaning Project 2017 (Collab)

Hello, hello!

The lovely Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom has once again convinced me to take part in a new project pan – this time a Spring Cleaning Project Pan. This one is a little different than the previous ones, as we will be only posting once a month with our progress and reviewing four of the sixteen products to be panned.

Make-up:

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1. The Balm Bahama Mama (Bronzer / Blush)

2. The Balm Cabana Boy (Blush)

3. ColourPop Sticky Sweet (Blush)

4. ColourPop Stole the Show (Highlighter)

I’ve never hit pan on a blush, highlighter or bronzer. I’ve always just gotten rid of products when they get too old. I have so many cheek products that just don’t get enough love, so I thought that I would try to pick enough variety that I won’t get bored trying to use these ones up!

5. Concrete Minerals Bitches Brew (Eyeshadow)

6. ColourPop Birthday Girl (Eyeshadow)

7. ColourPop Stereo (Eyeshadow)

These are all beautiful colours, but I haven’t used any of them in quite awhile. I tried to pick colours that would work well with my Tartelette Matte palette.

8. The Balm Matte Moskowitz (Eyeshadow)

Other than swatching this deluxe eyeshadow sample, I think that I might have only worn this once since getting it in an Ipsy Glam bag a few months ago.

9. NudeStix Pulse (Lip & Cheek Stick)

This was lost in my stash for ages, I’d completely forgotten that I got this at last year’s Ipsy Generation Beauty event last May.

Skin, Body, and Hair Care:

Spring Cleaning Project Pan Collab

10. Sukin Facial Scrub

I have several scrubs in my skincare stash, this one was the oldest one, so thats how it ended up in this round of panning.

11. Tarte Maracuja Oil

I picked this facial oil so that I will finally get around to reviewing it!

12. Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Rosy Cheeks

13. Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Cozy Rose

I still have a few other jars of Pumpkin Butter in my stash. I’ve banned myself from buying anything from HoG until I use up more of my stash!

14. Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Another lip balm that was lost in the house. Now that I’ve found it, I’m going to use it up!

15. The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum

When I first got this hair serum, I used it all the time. I just want to finish it!

16. Garnier Fructus Style De-Constructed Beach Chic

Someone gave this to me because they didn’t like the scent. I haven’t used it since the summer, but since I mostly wear my hair wavy, it is a good excuse to maybe finish it. If I don’t finish it by the end of this project pan, it will be going in the trash, or given away.

This time around, I’ll be using Stashy’s scientific method for measuring progress – I’ve weighed each of the products on my new little kitchen scale, so I can keep track of how much I will have used up each month.

Spring Cleaning Project Pan Collab

Don’t forget to check out Ingrid’s blog for her Spring Cleaning Project!

Feel like joining in? Let us know!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, all products either purchased by me, or gifted from a friend.

Weekly Re-Cap (Nov 28th – Dec 4th)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s posts in case you’ve missed out.

Monday, November 28th – Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 12 Review & Update

Project Pan 12 Collab

Wednesday, November 30th – Project Pan 12 Re-Cap & Conclusion

PP12 FInal

Friday, December 2nd – Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion

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How was your week?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original posts for product disclosures.

Project Pan 12 – Re-Cap & Conclusion

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Today marks the end of the Project Pan 12 Collab with my fellow bloggers Ingrid from CurlySpringBlossom, and Stashy from Stash Matters, and Chanelle from ChanelleHayleyyy!

Overall how did I do? Not as well as I had hoped, but I’m still pretty happy with the end results!

Products finished: 4/12

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Likely to finish by end December: 2/12

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Going to continue to use regularly: 4/12

PP12 Final

Going to shelve for awhile: 1/12

PP12 Final

Give away or trash: 1/12

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Links and final comments on each of the twelve products:

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder – Finished! Reviewed week 1 (here)

2. Essence Cosmetics Bloom Me Up Shimmer Powder in 01 Rose it Up – I made a dent in this one, but not even close to hitting pan despite using daily! Reviewed week 2 (here).

3. Organic Surge Perfecting Facial Polish – Finished! Reviewed week 3 (here).

4. Brazen Cosmetics Organic Mineral Foundation in Crazed (0N) – Finished! Reviewed week 4 (here).

5. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc – nearly finished, will continue to use, hoping to finish by end December, reviewed week 5 (here).

6. Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam – used about 1/4 so far, will continue to use, reviewed week 6 (here).

7. Urban Decay Urban Vices Mini Palette – nowhere near hitting pan, will try to continue to use regularly, reviewed week 7 (here).

8. Sukin Purifying Facial Masque – this was a substitute product as my mom now has the Rosehip Day Cream because she fell in love with it. I’m close to finishing this one, will continue to use regularly to finish, reviewed week 8 (here).

9. Ren No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm – Finished! Reviewed week 9 (here).

10. Haus of Gloi Hair Oil in Cozy Sweater Scent – I won’t finish this one any time soon, will be shelving this one for awhile, reviewed week 10 (here).

11. Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme – will be shelving this one for awhile and coming back to it to see if I like it again, reviewed week 11 (here).

12. Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Mini Palette* – I will continue to use this one regularly since I really fell in love with it over the past 12 weeks. Reviewed week 12 (here).

Don’t forget to check out my fellow collaborators:

Ingrid from CurlySpringBlossom

Stashy from Stash Matters

Chanelle from ChanelleHayleyyy!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased all products except for those marked with * (giveaway win).