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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Lent Project '10' Pan

I have for a long time been aware that I own far to much make up and beauty products so I've decided that I want to start working through what I have more and showing things more love. I seem to have a mind set where I forget that if I use something up and I really love it then it is perfectly okay to buy a new one. 

So I want to do a few project pans over the year to just get my moneys worth out of things, Im even going to do a declutter in the summer when I have access to all my makeup (most of its in storage at home while I'm at uni)

I've already posted a video on my YouTube channel showing 13 make up items I want to use up over the year
This first project pan does contain a couple products from this video as well as some others, both makeup and skin/body care that I know I also want to finish.

Although I really want to start making an effort to use what I have and that I don't just have product sitting in draws not getting used I will still continue to buy makeup and try new products out because I do love doing that.

I wanted to do a classic Project 10 Pan, although I have 13 products in it, but as you will see Im pairing some up as one item.
So, this Project '10' Pan will run over the period of lent, starting today and ending on Easter,  and during this time I will not be buying any new makeup or beauty products, the only exception will be essentials like shampoo, body lotion, face wash etc IF I RUN OUT.

Firstly we have some skin care, I don't have too much hear at uni but I know over summer when I get access to everything I own there will be a lot of product that I either need to use up in future project pans or declutter.
Kueshi - Pure & Clean Revitalizing Face Toner
I've never been much of a toner girl, its just one of those products that I don't understand what it is meant to do so I can never be bothered to reach for it (Im so lazy when it comes to skin care).
This claims to just balance out your skin by providing needed moisture but also controlling oil in more oily areas, I want to try and use this at least once a day to see if I notice a difference, and if not at least it wont be on my bathroom shelf anymore.
I will say that I do like it after the gym to just make my face feel a bit cleaner and I do notice it gets off any little missed bits of makeup.

hey honey - Honey Silk Facial Serum
I've yet to find a serum that I can use in the day time under makeup but I will give this one a go, if it doesn't work I will just continue to use it before bed.
It doesn't leave too much sticky/tacky feeling on my skin that I have found (and not liked) with previous serums and it sinks in nicely, which once it has my skin does a pretty smooth feeling to it, although I find it is easy to use too much because a little goes a long way.
I expected a honey type scent but it has a more herbal/lavender one - not my favourite but I guess good for bed time. 

Ted Baker - Body Lotion
This came in a little Christmas set with a body spray and lip balm in a little clear makeup bag, I think it was the handbag heroes set or something. I've only used it  once so far and found a little goes a long way so it should last me about 2 weeks, the formula is really nice, it sinks in quickly and leaves such a nice scent on the skin so Im going to enjoy using this and will be sad when its gone.
It has a pretty berry scent to it which is right up my ally and the packaging is so cute. Although it would be perfect for travel I don't travel enough to justify hording it for that reason.

All three of these shouldn't be too hard because there isn't a lot of the toner left, and the serum and lotion are pretty small - these are all more to get me into good habits and why not just use up what would otherwise just gather dust.

I have three perfume samples that Im counting as one item because I thought it was cheating not to. All of these are pretty scents and things I will enjoy using during this project and about about 1/3-1/2 left each, over the year I want to use all my perfume samples because I never naturally reach for them so Im going to kick things off with these three.
A playful yet sophisticated oriental fragrance mixed with fun fruits (think: Italian Mandarin, ruby red grapefruit, and Nashi pear
I find this is a very stereotypical perfume, this is just what you image perfume to smell of (or at least I do), I dont know if that makes any sense but I do like this and really like it on.

Ghost Eclipse
A fresh fruity floral with a sensual amber base
This is my last favourite of the three I'm using, I don't really get too much of the fruity notes, I get more the amber base which just isn't what I tend to lean towards.

Yves Rocher - So Elixir Purple
A unique combination of an incredibly feminine infusion of tuberose with essential oils of vetiver and patchouli in a floral-woody elixir
Based on the scent description I would not gravitate towards this but it smells so good, I cant even describe it it's just so nice.

And finally on to the makeup.
Im again counting both of these as one item because they are both on their last legs and when I use them now I do layer them to get the most out of each.
For some reason mascara takes me so long to get through, I don't understand why - and I only have a couple on the go at once. But like I said both are on their last legs and just need to be finished, if they aren't finished by Easter (which I'm sure they will be) I'm just calling them quits and tossing them.

Manna Kadar - Conditioning Lash Primer - this is just a white lash primer that is meant to condition your lashes while also providing a nice mascara base, I did really like this because it almost enhanced my mascaras but particularly helped give a new life to those almost gone/dried up.
Essence - I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara - I love this, one of my favourite mascaras, in its prime it gave amazing volume, kept my lashes soft, and didn't flake off during the day. I now find (when used with the primer) it just gives a your lashes but better effect, still adds volume but less, the wearing of this is still just as good.

Emite Make Up - Diamond Heart Base Primer (Illuminating)
I can only apologise for how grubby and gross this looks, I tried to clean it honest.
I've never fully played with primers, this is one of the very few I've tried but I do like it.
I don't find it is super illuminating, although if you just wore this with maybe a bit of concealer where you needed it it could be a nice, very very natural, glowy look because it does have a glow on the skin but it doesn't shine through foundation.
It gave my skin a smooth base for foundation and didn't hinder how long/well my makeup lasted, although I don't know if it make it last any better.
I don't think I love this enough to buy the full size, but I want to finish it because it is just one of those things that I seem to be scared to use up so I want to try and break that.

Lollipops - Delicieuse Lip Balm
I keep this lip balm in my handbag which might make it hard for me to finish because I do sometimes forget about it. I have about 1/3 left so as long as I remember this is something I want to use and actually reach for it when Im out and about, for example when I'm travelling home or are just popping out without makeup/lip product on and have my bag with me.
This smells and tastes amazing, like icing.
It's what a call a pretty lip balm, because it looks really nice on, really glossy and makes your lips look hydrated and healthy. It isn't going to save super dry lips but will maintain current moisture levels.

The last couple makeup items are from my 'products I want to use up in 2017' challenge.

Benefit - Highbeam
Although this is super pretty on, I find that because I have to set my face with powder this doesn't work as well.
While its still cold out I thought I would pick up a matte foundation that I might be able to get away without setting when I go to into uni, so I can use this and not have its effect either covered by powder, or applied over powder where I find it removes product and makes me look patchy..

Model Co - Illusion Nude Lip Liner
I have lip liners in similar colors that I prefer the formula of because I find if I apply too much it looks a bit waxy and weird. Most the time this does look really nice but it is just getting old so I would rather finish it and start working on other, similar, liners.

ELF - Brightening Eye Color (Brownstone)
This is such a nice basic, neutral eyeshadow quad but because I've already hit pan in all the shades and have been really enjoying using this as part of my everyday uni makeup look I didn't see it being a problem to use up.
Although I find they kick up a lot of powder which I think is one of the reasons I've made so much progress on them.

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