Project Pan 2018 – Round Up!

2018 is over and so is my year long project pan. Don’t worry, I had so much fun panning that I will continue with another project in 2019, but it’s time to do a summary of my 2018 project to see how it went and what goals I managed to reach, and also which ones I failed. This project was my first ever proper project pan, so I feel like I gained some experience on how to do a year long project. So I feel better prepared for my 2019 project. You can read the introduction of the project here if you know all the products I started out with.

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I did reach all my goals on finishing foundations, BB Creams and powders. The last face base product I finished was this History of Woo Jewel Loose Powder. I really enjoyed the product, but the container is HUGE with 28 grams that lasted me almost a full year! I will not buy it again just for the bulky packaging. but the powder itself is really nice if you don’t mind storing it.

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I also finished the Adopt Eau de Parfum Thè Blanc. I will not buy another one of this. I do like the smell, even though it is a bit simple, maybe more suitable for a younger audience than me to be honest. My main issue with it was that the scent did not last on me. Maybe just an hour or so. It was nice to do it if I just felt like refreshing myself, but not something I will run out and buy. At least I got my use out 9of it thanks to my project.

I also finished all my lip products. But I had already finished them on my last update.

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The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is one of my fails. I was so sure I would be able to hit pan in December since I have been seeing the pattern in the tin pan through the product for a while. Annoyingly enough I think I can probably hit pan on any use now. I was considering to transfer this to my 2019 project pan, but I think I will wait and see. I need a little break from this product even though I really like it.

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I did hit pan on the NARS Zen blush though. This blush I use as a bronzer because a brownish pink works nicely as a bronzing shade on me in winter.

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The GloMinerals Globlush in Papaya was a real struggle. I really thought I picked a blush that would be fairly easy to pan since it#s not overly pigmented, not too hard pressed, and has only3,4 g of product. Oh, was I wrong! I can barely see some usage in the pan but I am nowhere close of getting pan. And this blush has been used 4-5 times every week for a year! I did not know panning a blush would be this hard. It made me realize that I won’t be having a blush in next years project pan. I feel like I need to get some use out of more of my blush collection and rotate a bit more instead of focusing on just one.

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Lastly, all of the palettes I’ve picked out has pan in one shade (which was my goal). Off course they are mainly base shades and transition shades, but I am pretty happy about hitting pan on my first yellow eyeshadow ever! I could not imagined that a few years ago so that was extra fun.

So just to make a summare of everything that went down this year!

Empties so far:

  • Missha Signature Wrinkle Fill Up B.B Cream
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Colourpop Aventurine Setting Spray
  • Colourpop Aquamarine Setting Spray
  • Origins Ginger Essence
  • Too Faced Lip Injection (shimmery beige)
  • Too Faced Lip Injection (pink transparent)
  • Korres Mango Butter Lipstick (Natural Pink)
  • Adopt Eau de Parfum Aqua Liguria.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Bouncing.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Aqua.
  • Bergamo Magic Snail BB Cream.
  • L’Oreal Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation.
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer.
  • L’Oreal Shine Delicieux Lipstick.
  • Adopt Eau de Parfum Thè Blanc.
  • History of Woo Jewel Loose Powder.

Pans so far:

  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette (Tempera).
  • Colourpop Yes Please (Full Zip)
  • NARS Zen blush.
  • Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette (Hour by Hour).
  • Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette (Sunray).

 

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All in all I am quite happy. Except that never ending blush, and that Too Faced bronzer that I am soo soooo close to hit pan on, I managed to reach all my goals. Maybe I made it a bit easy for myself, but why make something that should be fun hard right? At least my goals of making some of my products seem more used, get some good use out of things, and finish a few base products was successful!

I will be doing another project pan for 2019 too, because this was fun! I have already picked the items, heck I started thinking about what to pick even back in October, so I will be getting on finishing that post too, and hopefully you can read all about my new project pan adventures!

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Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #1

First empties post of 2019! Last year my goal was to reach 200 empties, a goal I failed with great margins. Since I apparently don’t learn much from my mistake I will give that goal another try! Not quite sure how I will manage that since I was so far off in 2018, but I will give it a go. Like last year I will number them, but this year I will also count and categorize them. Just to keep track on what I use. You will see in the end of this post.

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I kick start the yer with 10 products! I did my posts last year when I had 5 or 6 products to avoid the posts being too long, but I think they are too frequent then. But let me know if you prefer longer empties post like this, or if you want shorter ones more frequent. Readers opinions matter most after all!

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#1 – Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Ruth”: As you probably know already these pumpkin butters are my holy grail product, so off course I love the formula of these. Haus of Gloi has a bunch of scents to offer. Some of them are available all year round and some of them are seasonal. This one was a new scent to me, and I don’t think I will pick up this exact one because it was too floral for me.

#2 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Odette”: This one on the other hand is a repurchase I’ve made several times. It has a nice clean linen kind of smell that is just so fresh and lovely. I have a back up of it.

#3 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Vice”: Again, the same lovely formula. This one smells like very strong but sweet coffee. I really like the scent but it’s a tiny bit on the strong and sweet side for me. I may pick it up again though, just not straight away.

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#4 Hugo Naturals Volumizing Conditioner Vanilla & Sweet Orange: I actually picked this up because I read somewhere that this smells exactly like the John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Shower Gel, which is absolutely lovely but quite expensive, so I tried the Hugo Naturals line to see if the scent was similar. Scent is good enough, but it’s no match to the scent of the JMO.

#5 Hugo Naturals Volumizing Shampoo: Exactly the same as the conditioner. They work OK, but I don’t know if I really need to repurchase.

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#6 Bella Lucce Cooling Cucumber Facial Toner: Nice refreshing toner, but sadly the brand does not exist any more so repurchasing is not an option.

#7 Bella Lucca Peruvian Cocoa Azul Bliss Creme: Luxurious body cream that smells wonderful of fancy chocolate. I had soaps and scrubs and body creme with this scent, and I am so sad I can’t get them any more. It’s not a sweet synthetic chocolate scent, but rich and authentic. And the body creme was so nice and moisturizing. I would absolutely pick this one up again, but sadly that’s not possible.

#8 Scinic Snail Matrix Cream: This one is just as slimy as you would think. It’s almost hard to dot it around my face before rubbing it in. But besides that I was quite satisfied. It felt moisturizing and sank into the skin quite quickly. Not specific scent, and the glass bottle feels nice and heavy and the design is nice and simple. If I recall correctly it was quite cheap too.

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#9 History of Woo Jewel Powder: This was in my project pan 2018, and I finished it in December. The container is gigantic and it took me a full year to go through it even though I used it 5 times a week. The powder is really nice. but I just can’t stand the huge bulky packaging so I won’t repurchase.

#10 Bomb Cosmetics Pina Colada Shower Butter: This exactly like I would imagine a shower butter. I really like the feels of it, and how it leaves my skin moisturized after a shower, but I did not really like the scent. I would like to pick this one up again in a different scent though.

Did you finish anything fun lately?

XOXO

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Trash Talk – Beauty Empties!

Time to do a summary of how I liked my recent empties! The procedure is the same as with all these posts! I will talk about each product individually and give a little mini review of all of them. There are the products we will go through today!

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A little mixture of haircare, bodycare and makeup items this time too. As usual I will number them. The original idea was to reach 200 products, but that was much harder than I expected. I guess that’s not a bad thing. Why use more if you don’t need to?

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#143 – Co Lab Dry Shampoo “Unicorn”: I usually reach for Batiste when I buy dry shampoo, but this unicorn scented one sucked me in. I was so curious about what unicorns smells like! Turns out I really like this one. Batiste gives more texture to the hair, but if you don’t want that this one is a great option. My hair felt clean and refreshed and I could not see any white cast. If I have to use a lot of dry shampoo I sometimes feel like the Batiste one gives too much texture so that the hair feels a bit sticky. With this one that was not an issue. I will for sure pick up Co Lab again, but maybe another scent. I am not sold on unicorns after all.

#144 – Heimish All Clean Balm: This is a great cleansing balm that melts to an oil and remove makeup very efficiently. Have gone through many many jars of this, and I can absolutely see myself picking up more. Works wonders without being too expensive.

#145 – Bella Lucce Argan & Acacia Rich Body Creme: The body cremes form Bella Lucce are so luxurios and good I would happily pick this up again. Sadly the line is discontinues. Such a bummer because it was among my favorite body care lines with spa quality.

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#146 – Rituals Shanti Shower Soothing Shower Oil: Nice, hydrating rose scented shower oil. Shower oils are excellent to prevent dry skin after a shower. I love that this one comes with a pump. Will pick up another one of these!

#147 – Rituals Brilliant Bliss Nourishing Ultra Shine Shampoo: This one really does leave my hair nice and shine. I do however miss a bit of volume when I use it. It’s not a bad shampoo, I just think my hair needs something slightly different, and I am not sure if I would pick this up again. Maybe is my hair change.

#148 – Rituals Shikakai Secret Nourishing Ultra Shine Conditioner: This matches the shampoo. Give a lot of nourishing and shine, but makes my hair a bit flat. I need something that also helps a bit with volume.

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#149 – Mario Badescu Facial Spray: I tried using it as both as facial spray and as a finishing spray for makeup. It did absolutely nothing for me. But the good thing about sprays like these are that you can use them to dampen your makeup brushes so you don’t have to waist your good stuff. Will not pick this up again, and honestly I don’t know why so many rave about this. Scented water in a bottle.

#150 – Clarins Lip Comfort Oil: I really liked the scent and how it felt on my lips in the beginning. I even had it in my monthly favorites over a year ago or so. But as time went by I figured it was kind of over priced for what it is. I mean, the product is good, but I have cheap lip balms that are just as hydrating. I don’t think I will repurchase.

Did you try any of these products? What are your thought on them? Let me know in the comments!

XOXO

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Trash Talk – My latest empties!

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I have a hard time keeping myself updated on these posts. I feel like I constantly have a new one ready to go. It’s fun though, and it’s a nice way to get a few mini reviews out fast! I had a goal to reach 200 empties this year, and even though I feel like I constantly empty something I see that I will have a hard time reaching my goal. Oh well, maybe next year! But let’s got through my beauty trash and have a look at what I’ve finished!

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First some hair care stuff!

#135 – Redken Frizz Dismiss Smoothe Force Conditioning Spray: Holy grail moisturizing spray to use after every shower. This one has been one of my go-to hair care products for over 3 years now. I have been through countless bottles, and there will be more!

#136 – LUSH R&B Hair Moisturizer: This one I had for a very long time, and to be honest I’ve struggled a bit to finish it. It’s a bit too heavy for my hair, and I have to use just the tiniest bit for it to work for me. That comibined with the fact that I didn’t love the scent made it a long process. I think this is more suitable for peolpe with thick curly hair, and it was a bit too much for my nordic curls.

#137 – KMS Add Volume Hair Spray: I just picked up this little sample to test it out. If you read my November Haul post you probably already know I like this because I just picked up a full size bottle. It gives volume while making my hair smell and feel almost clean again!

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#138 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Spider Silk”: The pumpkin butters from Haus of Gloi always will be my favorite! This is in the fresh delicious scent “Spider Silk” which is one of their fall scents. I already have a new jar of this, among my large Haus of Gloi collection.

#139 Bella Lucce Arabian Odyssey Nourishing Sandalwood & Almond Creme: This is a beautiful formulated body butter that feels very luxurious and give just the right amount of moisture for me. The scent is also sweet, warm, oriental and cozy. Sadly this brand does not exist anymore, which is kind of heartbreaking. I would for sure repurchase if it was possible.

#140 Bomb Cosmetics Cranberry & Lime Oil Based Body Scrub: Loving this! You can read the full review here if you want to know more. I will pick up another one of these for sure!

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#141 – Missha Super Aqua Refreshing Cleansing Foam: This one was OK, but not great. It does the job and the skin feels clean, but it also makes me feel a bit tight and dry. Nothing my facial cream can’t fix, but there sure are better cleansers out there so I rather pick up something else.

#142 Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer C4: Love this concealer! I have already mentioned it among my top 5 concealers. I already got a new one of this that I started using. It’s just a fantastic formula for such a reasonable price!

Did you finish anything fun lately?

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Trash Talk – My Latest Empties!

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My never ending pile of empties! Time for another summary of some of the products I’ve finished lately.

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#129 Rituals Hammam Happiness Volume & Shine Conditioner: A very freshly eucalyptus scented conditioner with a cooling sensation. It makes my hair soft and shiny without feeling heavy. The scent is also very uplifting and perfect for early mornings! I would not mind buying this one again sometime!

#130 Rituals Pure Hammam Volume & Shine Shampoo: This matches the conditioner both with the way it makes my hair feel smooth and shiny while still adding volume. This is a nice set I would not mind picking up again.

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#131 It’s Skin Collagen Nutrition Serum: A cheap but nice K-Beauty serum that feels really hydrating and sinks into the skin quickly. Works nicely under face cream both for mornings and evenings. It comes in a nice glass bottle and both the experience of the serum and the looks of the bottle makes it feel much more expensive than the 11$ I had to pay for it. I could see myself picking this one up again.

#132 Bella Lucce Green Tea & Crushed Rice Body Scrub: This one makes me sad because the brand does not exist any more! They made really fantastic and luxurious body scrubs. If you can find this anywhere (I know they were retailed in many spa salons) it is absolutely worth picking up. I would for sure buy it again if it was available but sadly the brand is discontinued. I think I will have a hard time finding a brand that can replace the fantastic products from this line.

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#133 Colourpop No Filter Concealer: I am one of those people who really like this concealer. I am under the impression they are either hit or miss, but I was one of the lucky ones. I have to pick up a new one very soon because I find myself missing it already!

#134 Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara: This is a great one too! I don’t love it as much as L’Oreal Paradise Extatic, but it’s a really good drugstore mascara still. I would not mind picking this one up again either!

Turns out this time around I really enjoyed all my empties and could see myself picking up everything on a later occasion!

Did you finish anything fun lately?

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Lets go through my trash again!

I am guilty of letting my empties pile grow again, and now I have some empties post to make in the near future. Todays empties you’ve probably heard of before, because a lot of them are from my project pan and now I finally get to throw away a few of them!

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#32 – Colourpop Aquamarine Crystal Setting Spray: The product is OK. It gets rid of the powder face, but does not do much more. The bottle is an awful evil thing that will completly soak up your face and partly destroy the makeup you just put so much work in. I finished this by pouring it over to another spray bottle. Will absolutely not repurchase again (unless they promise to do something with that spritzer).

#33 – Colourpop Aquamarine Crystal Setting Spray: Same as above. Happy to bin these guys!

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#34 – Missha Signature Wrinkle Fill Up B.B Cream: This did not really work for me. I felt like it enhanced all imperfections, and I kind of think that a BB Creams should work opposite than that. So I just used it whenever I just felt like playing around with makeup, and didn’t need a perfect base for hours, just something to even out my skintone while experimenting by myself. Will not repurchase or recommend this.

#35 – Too Faced Lip Injection Gloss (shade name unknown): Gives the lip a bit of a tingle and my mouth a bad taste. I don’t see any plumping effect and I definitely have glosses that don’t tingle in an uncomfortable way or puts a bad taste on all my beverages. Other that that it did look nice on the lips. Will not repurchase.

#36 – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: One of my old favorites. I really need to get myself a new one, because this is definitely a repurchase!

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#37 – Origins Ginger Essence: This EDT is also a project pan empty. I really like this scent and may repurchase sometime in the future. Origins have a body lotion with the same scent which I also love.

#38 – Colourpop Lippie Stix “Lumière”: This is empty because I decided to put it in the washing machine (hence the water drops). I am so sad! I like both the lippie stix formula and this shade in particular, and will pick up a new one soon.

#39 Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner: I don’t know if this product was already too old and dry when I got it, because I have heard so many good things about this that does not match my experience. The felt tip was quite long, and therefore dried up really quickly. I found it really hard to make a proper winged-liner look because it just dried up on my. It worked along the lash line, or for more subtle looks. But when I put in the effort of wearing a liquid liner I rarely go for the barely-there look. Will not repurchase.

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#40 – Haus of Gloi Pumkin Butter “Odette”: I love these punpkin butters. I have gone through countless jars and I have a small army left in my bathroom. Odette is a lovely, clean scent sun dried linens, tuberose, ginger lily and white musk. Very calming and fresh at the same time. Will for sure pick up this scent again!

#41 – Haus of Gloi Pumkin Butter “Eudemonia”: Off course, you know I love the product. I also really like the scent. This one smells of warm ginger, coconut cream, hawaiian sandalwood and a drop of blood orange. It is unique and warming without being to heavy, and the ginger gives is somewhat of a fresh twist. This one is also something I will repurchase for sure.

And that is all! Did you finish anything fun lately? I feel inspired to make another Haus of Gloi order because I need to restock on some faves!

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