Hello my dolls!
We are at the end of 2019 and I figured I should update you guys on how this year’s project pan went. I definitely struggled to use some products but I am very pleased with my overall progress and cannot wait to do it again next year.
Let’s just see how I did these last few months and will do a quick total at the end.
Did I Hit Pan?
Not this quarter, unfortunately. I didn’t use either one of the eyeshadow palettes in my project pan because I wanted to experiment with other palettes I had gotten or haven’t used.
Products I’ve Been Using A Lot
I used pretty much ALL of the makeup products, except the lipsticks. Even though I did a declutter recently, I feel that I might have to toss a few more lipsticks, especially those not being used.
A lot, actually. Despite the fact that I emptied quite a lot, there are still plenty of products that haven’t been completely finished which can be tough, considering most of them (like powders) take a very long time to use up.
Here is everything that is left from each category:
Note: some stuff were add-ons at some point during the year
As you can see, there are a few of powders (including palettes) along with those lipsticks I talked about above. I also noticed that eye pencils take a while to use up as well but I’m happy that I’ve made great progress with the Essence Kajal Pencil.
elf Perfect Finish HD Powder | Marc Jacob Le Marc Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang | Essence Kajal Pencil | Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder | theBalm INSTAIN Long Wearing Staining Powder Blush in Pinstripe | NYX Wonder Stick Highlight & Contour in Universal | Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon | Melisa Michelle x Ulta Makeup Palette | Ulta Rose Gold Natural Eyeshadow Palette | Wet n Wild Megaglo Contouring Palette | BareMinerals Original Powder Foundation | Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick in Tender Heart | Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight | Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush in Apricot in the Middle | Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Celeste | Benefit Hoola Matte Powder Bronzer
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Skincare / Haircare / Bath & Body
Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer | Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Argan Oil w/Coconut Water | Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Wash-Off Treatment | NIP & FAB Glycolic Scrub Exfoliant | PUR X-Faux Lips Plumping Exfoliator | NYM Coconut Milk & African Marula Tree Oil Smoothing Cream | Burt’s Bee’s Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Project Pan Empties
Feel free to watch, I’ll provide key points down below for you guys here.
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Bath & Body
The Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus Tangerine Body Cream is one of my favorites that I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying. It’s moisturizing and hydrating and it’s also lightweight and sinks into my skin quickly. I am a fan of the scent as I’ve found eucalyptus to sometimes be a very strong scent on its own, but not this one. The citrus also adds a nice touch to it.
The Sensual Amber Body Spray was nice, I’m no really sure of the scent nor the brand, but I’m glad I’ve finished it as it wasn’t my favorite.
My husband forced me to use the Aura Cacia Aromatheraphy Foam Bath a few weeks ago and it was a nice little treat. The scent was so subtle and very relaxing I might want to repurchase at some point.
I don’t do hair treatments as often as I should, but this THEORIE Detoxifying Hair Mask was another little treat. It was so easy to apply, mess-free, and it washed off easily as well. It left my hair feeling so smooth, I loved it! I would love to find the full size and buy it.
Lastly from this section, the Sol de Jainero Brazilean Bum Bum Cream. As moisturizing and quick-absorbing as it is, I didn’t see what the hype was? I didn’t see any difference. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the scent, but after getting the Coco-Cabana and comparing it to this, this one is so much better.
Skincare & Makeup
I really enjoyed the Derma-e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub and the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask. They were both amazing products that cleared my acne prone skin and also prevented breakouts from happening. Both were lightweight and applied smoothly, though I do recommend caution with the scrub as it can be kind of abrasive on the skin if rubbed too hard.
I liked the Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleasing Mud Mask at first and then not so much the more I used it. It’s a bit too thick for my liking and it did irritate the sides of my nose (I have sensitive skin there). It was a bit hard to wash off too.
The BareMinerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation was a great foundation, lightweight, and my skin looked flawless. It’s light coverage which I’m fine with because full coverage looks terrible on me. I would like to try another one with see-through packaging because at times it was hard to see if I shook it properly. Towards the end it was hard to take the rest of the product out because the little ball inside would get in the way of the hole. So in packaging, it sucked, but the quality of the product was GREAT!
Lastly, the Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover was among the best I’ve ever tried. So so good. It removed my eyeliners/mascara and even hard-to-take-off liquid lipstick without having to be rough on my skin. I wish so badly this brand was CF, but I guess I’ll have to suck it up until they are or find a CF dupe/alternative.
In 2019 I started with 70 products and I added 16 more along the way including those that were decluttered/thrown away. This quarter I emptied 10, which is a little less that my previous quarters but looking at this project overall, I managed to empty quite a bit.
Empties per quarter:
1st Qtr: 7 | 2nd Qtr: 25 | 3rd Qtr: 14 | 4th Qtr: 10
I managed to empty (or declutter) 56 products in total out of the 86 for the entire year. Though that’s about a 60% success rate, I am very happy to say that I used up almost all of the skincare products. Makeup is harder to hit pan on/finish up, but I am also very proud of myself that I managed to finish up a foundation before the year ended.
That is it my loves! That’s a wrap on my 2019 Project Pan! I’d love to know how you guys felt you did this year, did you empty as many products as you thought you would? Do you have any specific goals for 2020? I’d love to know!
I hope you have an amazing, happy New Year! May 2020 bring you all health and happiness and lots of love! Thanks for sticking around with me another year! xoxo
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