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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).



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!



Project Pan 2018 – 3rd Update!

Now, I haven’t done a proper update since June, and this will probably be the last update before I round of the project with my final post. Some parts of the project I have come a long way with, and other parts I have just lost hope. The beauty of project panning for you right there!


But we have a lot to talk about to lets get started with the update!


This was the picture of which products I had left last time. If I took a picture now it would be empty! I finished all of them! That means this part of the project is finished and I don’t have any more foundations or BB Creams to work on. So all of these are added to my list of finished products (end of post).



The L’Oreal True Match Concealer I finished this summer some time in August. I did not have the right shade so it only worked for me when I was really tan, but I am just not sure the formula of it managed to convince me. I just didn’t find that much special about it. That’s Why I will probably not repurchase.

The History of Woo Powder, the one I thought was never ending for a while actually has just a tiny bot left. I think by the mid of November this will be all gone! Which is good timing.


On the Adopt Eau de Parfum Thè Blanc you can see the progress no the bottle itself. Three marks for each update. I have to be honest and admit that I forgot about this one for a while, but now I am on it and expect to be able to finish it by the end of the year without any problem.


Now the last lipstick I had in the project, the L’Oreal Shine Delicieux Lipstick is now considered finished. I can get maybe a week or so use out of it still, but the mechanism to screw the lipstick up and down is broken and I really cant be bothered to finish this with a lip pencil. I think I can throw this in the trash with clear conscience. I got this when I was 14 years old. If you have already picked up my age you will faint. If you didn’t I am not going to tell you right now. I have cleaned it with alcohol though, and it smells and feels nice still if that helps (on a lipstick this old it kind of does not help, but hey, it’s gone now!).

Last update.

The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer I was so sure to hit pan on now in October, but still no pan to see around here! But I can see the rings in the bottom of the pan, so it can’t be that far away. I am not sure if I will reach my goal with this though, because now that I am more pale I will switch to the NARS Zen blush as a contour since that one is also in my project and haven’t been used all summer. But I will try to pull this out from time to time, and if I hit pan on Zen sooner than anticipated I might get some little extra time to work on this. Hope is not all out, but it does not look great either.


No new picture to show on the NARS Zen blush though. This is what I had left at my 2nd update, and the case is all the same now. I haven’t used it since then. But as soon as I get started with November and my new items of the month I will have this one back in daily use. It does have a dent so I am still hopeful I can possibly hit pan in November.

Last update.
Progress, if you can tell!

This though, is my never ending Glominerals Globlush “Papaya”. Can you see a difference? (Please say yes!). I have lost hopes for this one and I am starting to plan out some final desperate strategies to get some pan on this. I was thinking about applying blush twice a day. It won’t hurt my looks. I promise, because after half a day my blush is usually worn off no matter how good it is. But can I really be bothered? Time will show.

Anyway, this is a tiny blush I have used almost every day for 10 months now! It’s only 3.4 g, Why does this last forever?

But lets get over to something more fun! Eyeshadow palettes!

Last Update!

As you can see on this Certifeye Tropical Wonders Palette I did not hit any pans yet, but I got a lot of nice dents all over the palette. It can’t be long until I hit pan in Waterfall or Sunray. I almost expect to see some silver pan every time I use this!

Last update…

The Zoeva En Taupe palette also took some damage since last time. It really can’t be long before I hit pan on Hour by Hour (Forth shade on top row). This is a lovely cool toned palette for everyday makeuplooks, and it’s in my monthly makeup bag in November which hopefully means I got some pan before the end of the month.

last update….

I had already reached my goal with the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia and I hit pan on Tempera. I have been using it a bit more since then, so I did get a slightly bigger pan and some more usage out of the other shades as well. But I am happy with what I’ve done with this one.

Last update…

The Colourpop Yes Please palette also got some pan showing, which means I reached my goal with this one as well. That means I have two palettes left that I am working with towards the end of this year to hit some pan on. Wish me luck!

As a summary I added the new empties to my ongoing list. The new additions from last update are in bold caption.

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.


Pans so far:

  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette (Tempera).
  • Colourpop Yes Please (Full Zip)

With the exception of the blush that seems never ending, and the Too Faced bronzer I expected to hit pan on already I would say i am pretty happy with the progress. Now I only got to the end of December to finish the project, and I expect to make a final summary either in the very end of December, or early January. So fingers crossed I will get some good progress until then.

I had a lot of fun panning this year. This was my first ever project pan lasting a full year. I am already thinking about what I will be working on in 2019 and I got a bunch of nice palette I plan to hit some pan on.

Do you have a yearly project pan this year? Are you going to reach your goals? Let me know!





Whats In My Makeup Bag – November 2018!


November is finally here with the cold dark weather and most likely some nice fresh snow! So excited! Where I live we have polar night (complete darkness) from mid November where the sun will be below the horizon. I love polar nights. There are candlelight inside and the aurora outside. Nice crisp cold weather with lot’s of fun activities like mountaineering, skiing, horseback riding in the snow, maybe kayaking with the humpback whale if the return to the fjords again this year. And off course a nice sauna to heat up in. Winter is lovely!

It’s also the second last month of my project pan, and I am focusing a lot on finishing the products I have left in the project, so get ready to get some products repeated. I really dug out an old palette from my drawer this time around, and as usual a mix of new products, old products and project pan products.


Here is my selection of liquid base products:

  • Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation – I have tried this a bit since I picked it up in the beginning of this month and I do like it so far. I wanted to put this in my everyday makeup bag to see how it holds up properly before writing my final review about it.
  • The Saem Eco Soul Real Fit Foundation – A K-Beauty foundation that I remember really enjoying but it’s quite a while since I used it and I want to pick it up again. I need to write a review of this guy too, and I want to properly refresh my memories about why I like this before doing that. So you can expect reviews of both these foundations after this month!
  • Guerlain Multi- Reflecting Concealer – This is a nice concealer for when the weather gets colder and the skin gets more dull and dry because it’s hydration and has a nice blurring effect. Not too heavy coverage, more on the medium side, but it looks very natural and fresh.
  • NYX Angel Veil Primer – A pore filling, smoothing and blurring primer. I will focus on finishing the one from The Ordinary, but I don’t think I have more than a week left and will switch to this one after. I really like this primer actually.
  • The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer – Just your typical silicone primer. I don’t think it did much for me though. If I have to pick a silicone primer that’s affordable I would rather pick Angel Veil. So I am aiming just to finish this off. It’s not bad though. It just did not stand out in any way.


My face powder product picks:

  • History of Woo Jewel Loose Powder – My project pan powder with only a little bit left. I really like this powder but the packaging is soooo bulky and unpractical to store. You get 28 g of powder thought, which last you a long time. I think I will finish this within a week or so.
  • Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso” – This is just as gorgeous as everyone say. My main focus will off course be the project pan blush, but my plan is to layer this on top the days I want some more glow and to mix things up.
  • Colourpop No Filter Setting Powder “Translucent” – A really nice light weight setting powder. This will do the job for the rest of the month when my History of Woo Jewel powder is finished.
  • Glominerals Globlush “Papaya” – The never ending project pan blush. I mean this is so small, and I have used it almost every day for almost a year. Where is the pan? I really need to focus on this if I want to reach my goal. Can the clown cheek look become trendy please??
  • NARS Blush “Zen” – Not to use as a blush, but to use as a contour. This slightly red toned, cool brown is actually really nice as a natural contour shade on light skin during winter!


My highlighter selection:

  • Kevin Aucoin The Celestial Powder “Candlelight” – This is a super natural glow from within highlight that is perfect for the natural days.
  • Hello Gregory Loose Highlighter “Unicorn Frosting” – A very icy pink toned high-shine highlighter.
  • Maybelline Master Chrome “Molten Gold” – As a contrast to “Unicorn Frosting” I also picked this very warm, gold metallic highlight. So I should have something for every mood now.


The best part are the eyeshadows I will get to play with:

  • Zoeva En Taupe – I am doing my final damage on the En Taupe palette that’s in my project pan this year. I think I will hit pan on at least one shade, maybe too. Now that we are heading to dark and cold November a cool toned neutral palette is a great option.
  • Too Faced Natural Eye – Can you believe I am blowing some dust off of this? This is even from the days when they had cardboard packaging on these tiny palettes instead of the tin packaging they have now. The shadows still performs very well, and disinfectant spray helped keep them sanitary, at least for my personal use. I have so many memories attached to this that opening this is like a patch down memory lane. It’s bot nostalgic and fun to get some use out of this.
  • Nabla Single Pan Eyeshadows – These Nabla shadows are great. The selection of shadows from left to right, top to bottom is: Mystic, Paprika, Caramel, Ludwig, Glitz, Water Dream. I picked out all these shades because I think they work nicely as everyday shades for more simple looks (who got time to do something advanced when you need to get out the door quick?). I especially like “Water Dream” which is a gorgeous glittery topper shade that can be layered over anything!


And the next best thing to pick out, are off course lipsticks:

  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Hot Cocoa” – A nice brown nude.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Very Brewtiful” – Also a nude, but more on the peachy side.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Celebri-tea” – This one works as a darker nude for me because it’s quite similar to my natural lip color.
  • Catrice Volume Lip Booster – A sheer, pink minty gloss. For the days I just want a gloss that’s easy to wear.
  • NYX Liquid Suede “Tea & Cookies” – A nice ligth everyday pink that’s actually flattering on me. I am usually not the biggest fan of pinks but some of them work for me, and this is one of them. I really love this formula as well.
  • Colourpop Lippie Stix “Brink” – A matte terracotta rose. This is one of my favorite Lippie Stix shades, so I am happy to pull it out of my drawers for a bit.

What are your strategy to get some usage out of your makeup and not get stuck with the same routine all the time. Do you rotate everything? Do a makeup basket or maybe even a project pan?

Remember that you can also keep track on my latest blog post on Bloglovin and Instagram!



My latest empties!

Time for yet another empties post. These are so much fun to make because it give me an opportunity to write about my experience of all the products I’ve finished. So these are the latest ones!


This time we have a good mixture of old favorites, holy grail product and a few things that just did not work for me.


#114 Prettysmooth Intensive Body Moisturiser Aloe Vera: I am always on the hunt for good but affordable body lotions because I go through them so quickly. So I decided to pick this up because it cost very little, and I usually like the mild scent of aloe vera in body lotions. This one was just OK. I felt like it was maybe a bit less moisturizing than what I prefer so I probably won’t pick up this again. On the other hand it was absorbed quickly into the skin and felt nice, so if you are not in that much need of a heavy skin moisturizer this may be just good enough for you. Personally I will probably reach for something else next time I am shopping. Not bad, just not what I am looking for.

#115 Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Leave-In Spray: I don’t know how may bottles of this one I’ve picked up so far, but you have probably seen this up to several times if you have been reading some of my other empties post. This is a holy grail and it does wonder to keep my curls unfrizzed but still not being too heavy. Perfect for everyday use. I already have a new bottle opened and a backup in the mail. I need to have a bottle of this at any time. Big big favorite!


#116  LUSH American Pie Shower Jelly: This was kind of an error. I love the American Cream conditioner from LUSH, and I thought this was a shower gel with the same scent. It does have the same delicious scent, but this is one of their shower jellys. I find it a bit clumsy to deal with compared to a liquid shower gel. I love the scent, and it gets the job done, but it’s just not my favorite way of using soap. I don’t even like to eat jelly that much.

#117 House Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter – Insalata Nocturna: Off course I love this one. I have an army of House Of Gloi Pumpkin Butters in my bathroom and this scent has been a long time favorite. I have a small stash of this scent since it’ limited too their summer scent collection. I have been loving these pumpkin butters since the first time I tried them back in 2012 I believe. I will always always keep buying these.

#118 ELF eyebrow pencil – This one was a miss. Really waxy and not so pigmented. The packaging is flimsy and cheap and the cap covering the spoolie broke in no time. Will not repurchase.


#119 Rituals The Ritual of Dao Body Cream – The body cream form Rituals are really nice. The packaging is big and luxurious and the cream itself gives a lot of moisture without being sticky. It sinks into the skin nicely. Just a great quality cream. The scent is nice and fresh. I may repurchase this one, I will definitely repurchase this cream in other scents (Happy Buddah is my favorite).

#120 Rituals The Ritual of Dao Foaming Shower Gel – I love these shower gels form Rituals. I have two other scents standing in my shower as we speak. It gives such a nice luxurious foam. The only downside is that they run out fairly quickly. I will for sure pick up these again, but maybe not this scent. Not because I don’t like this one. It’s simply because I like some of the other scents more.

I don’t know if I have mentioned it, but I had kind of set me a goal to finish 200 products this year. I feel like I go through products quickly, and I feel like I always am a bit behind on writing these post because I constantly have a small pile of empties laying around. Still I am not sure if I will make it. But all hope is not out and I still have a few more months left to try and reach my goal.

Did you finish anything fun lately?





Project pan 2018!

Very excited about this post, because I will be presenting to you my project pan for 2018. I have a nice mixture of projects here. Some of them are a bit old and I would like to get them out of my collection before they go bad. Some projects are just not my favorites that I tend to forget about and I just want to finish them so they don’t take up space in my drawer. Other projects are products that I really love and want to get a lot of use out of!

I have two different groups in my projects. One group are of products I would like to use up and get out of my collection. The other group are just projects I want to hit pan on just to be able to see some useage, but I have no intention of finishing them because I want to have them in my collection.

So lets talk about the stuff I want to completely finish first!

I got 5 different foundations/bb-creams.


  • Missha Signature Wrinkle Fill Up B.B Cream – This BB cream I really dont like and I just want to get rid of it. I mainly use this when I create makeuplooks where I only take a picture of my eyes. Then it does not really matter if the foundation is my favorite or not, because it just needs to even out and cover a bit and I don’t have to wear it all day. So when I am playing around with makeup just to be creative and not necessarily to wear it all day, than this is the one I will use.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Bouncing – Good BB Cream but it is half empty and I would like to finish it.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Aqua – Same series as above, but a bit different finish. This is also half empty and I want to finish it, but I think I will repurchase this when it is gone.
  • Bergamo Magic Snail BB Cream – This has a bit weird undertone for me, and I think it takes too long for it to sink into the skin. I will try to finish it the same way as the one from Missha.
  • L’Oreal Glam Beige Healty Glow Foundation – Light coverage foundation that is a nice color fit when I am tanned. So I will try to use this during summer and fall when my skin is darker.


Moving on to concealer and powder. The powder is HUUUUGE so I only picked one and I am not even sure I will be able to finish it so I may have been a bit optimistic here.

  • History of Woo Jewel Powder – This is 28 g of loose powder. It is a nice powder but the container takes up as much space as 4-6 other compact so it is just too big to store. The packaging is beautiful though, but I would have to find a more practical way to store it if I should consider repurchasing.
  • L’Oreal Perfect Match Concealer – This is ok, I will finish but not repurchase.
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – I love this, but it is actually 4 years old and I need to finish it! I will absolutely get a new one.


A few things I don’t like. The Colourpop Aquamarine and Aventurine Crystal Setting Sprays. I will use these to wet my brushes. Since the pump is so waist-full I am sure that will be enough usage to finish both way before the year has passed.


A few nicely scentet projects are included as well!

  • Origins Ginger Essence – Lovely scent but I just have a little bit left and would like to give it that little bit of extra attention to finish the last bit.
  • Adopt Eau de Parfum Aqua Liguria – Nice refreshing but very simple scent. I like the scent but it lasts just a very short time. Nice to use just as a refresher.
  • Adopt Eau de Parfum Thé Blanc – Same as above.


And now some lip products!

  • L’Oreal Shine Delicieux Lipstick in shade 130 – This is so old! (Don’t worry I do disinfect my makeup from time to time and it seems just fine). I am over half way through and it gives a nice subtle pink sheen to the lips, but it is too old and it is time to finish it.
  • Korres Mango Butter Lipstick – Nice, creamy sheer finish lipstick with nourishing properties and SPF 10. I like it, but it is half empty so I would like to complete it. The shade is a nice neutral pink and perfect for everyday.
  • Too Faced Lip Injection – It doesn’t have a name written on it but it is a transparent pink. I have about 2/3 left of it.
  • Too Faced Lip Injection – This one does not have a shade name either but it is a champagne with a nice shine. Also this has 2/3 left.

If I finish all products in any of the categories above I will pick up a new project from my collection. This is my first big panning project so I am not sure how fast I will be able to finish a category, or maybe I won’t be able to at all! I will make update post around every 3 months so if I add any product I will let you know!

Then I have two categories where I want to hit pan but don’t want to finish the product. I picked a few things I really like and I feel is realistic. So I am excited to see if I will be able to hit pan. I have never ever hit pan on a blush or a bronzer so I hope to manage to do that through 2018!



  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – Yes, it is in the old packaging meaning it is really old. But pressed powders are easy to disinfect so I don’t see a problem with that unless the smell or quality of the product changes. This one still smells like delicious chocolate. I have used it quite a bit but it barely shows so I am not sure if I will manage to hit pan, but I will give it a go.
  • NARS blush Zen – Beautiful neutral blush that can also be used for contour when I am pale. So this is a multi usage product. It does show a bit of wear but there is not really any dent in the product yet.
  • Glominerals Papaya blush – This is a nice everyday blush with a beautiful easy-to-use formula. This one has been used a bit but there is no dent in this one either.

I am excited to see if I will be able to pan any of these!

Finally my favorite category; eyeshadowpalettes! My goal is to hit pan in at least one shade in each palette.


  • Certifeye The Tropical Wonders Palette – I love to get creative with all these stunning matte brights in here and I am pretty sure I will reach for this palette all the time even though it is not exactly work-friendly for me. I am sure to get tons on use out of it, and it is so so pretty!
  • Colourpop “Yea, Please” Palette – I think Coloupop palettes are fairly easy to hit pan on so I think this one will be easy. It will definately be in my everyday makeup bag aswell since there are so many easy to use shades.
  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance – I bought it this fall and I really like it, but I havent used it so much since I have been kind of drowning in new eyeshadow palettes lately. I think it is time this palette gets the attention it deserves! I also would like to make a blogpost featuring several different makeuplooks with this (as I did with the Jacklyn Hill X Morphe palette) just because so many of you own this and may find it useful.
  • Zoeva En Taupe – I added this because I love Zoeva shadows and I think it’s about time that cool toned shadows get a bit more attention. We had that way-too-warm trend going on for a while and I think it will be nice to pay some extra attentions to cool tones as well this year.

And that is all my projects for 2018. Do you have any project pans you are writing about on your blog? I would love a link of your blog post in the comments if you do!