Product empties

I have seen these on YouTube and perhaps they are better suited to that platform BUT I have accumulated so many products that I have used up over the past I would 6-8 months. These items range from body care, skincare, and makeup (yay!). I thought I would take you through a few items and give a mini review.
Skincare items: the Ordinary squalane, Physicians Formula glow booster oil, Burt’s Bees radiance cleanser, Sukin exfoliator, Avalon organics exfoliator and a point perk Fresh Black Tea face mask and a Lush fresh jelly face mask. Okay, most of these items were good, but not mind blowing, just average products. A standout was the Physicians Formula Glow Booster facial oil. This is one I plan on repurchasing because it is beautiful. It is a blend of oils and actually (in my opinion) does boost the brightness of you skin and its an oil serum which is good to add to your routine. The Ordinary Squalane oil was alright, I have another one my mom recently gifted me but its not bad, it does boost hydration but I think I’d repurchase the oil serum before this. The other products, including the exfoliators were great but not things I would readily repurchase again because I love trying new things.

Schmidt's deodorant, Physici

Avalon organics lavendar scrub, The Body Shop Bronzing dome, Sephora Dry clean brush cleaner

Body care: There are more things in this category than I originally thought I had. The Schmidt’s deodorant in bergamot and lime which is a great scent and works well. Okay, I am on a journey friends, A JOURNEY, to find a great natural deodorant. This was good but I prefer the sensitive formula as mentioned in my March things I liked and did. I also threw in my Tom’s whole care toothpaste. I like this one a lot more than their sensitive teeth one. This one was a good and I really like the flavour and it actually works. It does have fluoride which I’m fine with! I have already purchased this one and also got the Jason Powersmile toothpaste (thanks Morerebe). The Cake Beauty body lotion was delectable (as the name might suggest) and its smells like a tropical vacation. I will definitely purchase this again.

Cake Beauty, Fresh beauty, Sukin Pur concealer, nudestix mascara, Toms toothpaste

Makeup: This is the most exciting category. There are only four things. I know not super exciting for the normal person who only has a few makeup products but for me this is so exciting. I finally finished my project pan concealer the Pur disappearing act concealer and its finally done! I really liked this but I don’t think I will repurchase because I am still on the hunt for the perfect concealer. I also already have two in my collection to use up so I have to get those bad boys out my collection before I purchase anymore.

My body shop honey bronzing dome in champagne. This took me roughly two years to finish. TWO YEARS. Which is terrifying because I also own a million more powder highlighters and cream highlighters so I can only imagine how long those will take to use up. I also finished my Becca shimmering skin perfector in the travel size that I got during the VIB sale in April last year so it’s about a year old. I finished this a while ago probably in February but it wasn’t great honestly. It’s not a bad product at all, its gives  a nice glow to the skin but it made my face quite itchy so I finished it for the sake of finishing it and won’t be repurchasing simply because of my skin’s reaction. The Nudestix mascara was the last product I finished in the past months. It was a really beautiful mascara – I loved it. It was the perfect day to day mascara and I would repurchase if I didn’t have so many mascaras to get through. A random but the Sephora dry brush cleanser is AMAZING. It’s the hidden gem of Sephora, it cleans your brushes instantly and is convenient to have on hand. Highly recommend.

What have you used up lately?


Project Pan update

I’m so excited for my first project pan update. I’m so excited to share my progress. My last post I said that I had too many shades of blushes, and as I was looking at the stuff I bought, tried once, I thought; it’s time to give this to a friend. These products are amazing, but just not the right colour or just products I don’t truly need. Hence, my need to do this project and force myself to shop my stash! I hope you enjoy reading through the progress I’ve made! IMG_0868.jpg

Covergirl nudes: I have made so much progress on this. I have hit pan on my dark brown shade (been using that as a brow powder) and then my sparkly white shade for my brow bone colour. This is the one where visibly you can see I have actually made progess. 

Colourpop lunch money highlighter (pictured below): the pan has expanded. Not by much but it has expanded and I’m so happy to see this. I use this literally everywhere that I want to highlight.

IMG_0865.jpgMy Pur Potted concealer: again, the metal part has expanded and I’m so happy to be done this. When I’m done this I have two other concealers to use up.

My 100% Pure lip caramel: I can’t really tell the progress on this one but I think it’s pretty good. I wear it pretty much every day and am starting to see the glass inside which is a good sign.  Not gonna lie, I forgot about my Mac lip liner in Oak….I keep forgetting to use it and misplacing it.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer: I don’t know? As I said before this is a never ending bronzer and I don’t think I have made a dent. This is literally the never ending bronzer. 

IMG_0866.jpgThe NYX dark circle corrector: this wasn’t something that I used everyday leading up to this update but I have been trying to use it. However, I find it can be really difficult to use because I have got such a dent in it already getting my finger in there has been a doozy.

Thus far I have learned that this is a really good thing to keep me focused and second guessing myself when I see that drugstore lippie that I heard Rachhloves talking about but I know I have 4 similar shades sitting at home. I know that may seem like common sense to all of you cool folks, but for me this is something that is significant. We are always trying to find that “perfect” something and I think that can get really consumerist and make us lose sight of why we fell in love with beauty in the first place.

 

What have you used up lately?


Using up the makeups

Recently I have been thinking about the ingredients in my makeup, and how I don’t even fully use all the makeup I own. A lot of it I bought was because of hype, because I wanted to try it, because I thought I needed five million different shades of blush. That being said, I have whittled down my lipstick collection significantly, but have realized that I don’t take much thought when it comes to buying makeup, drugstore makeup specifically. Higher end makeup I generally put in a lot more thought to buying because of its price. Which got me thinking, why don’t I treat all purchases like this? So I’m going to try an experiment. You may have seen this floating around the inter webs but I’m going to try and hit pan on the following products. Hopefully by the end of 2018 (which is a generous timeline) but I am committed to finishing up products to then replace them with healthier versions. I may add more products as I go but for now enjoy my project pan goals!

My first one is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. THIS IS A NEVER ENDING BRONZER. The problem is I have had this for since summer 2016 (I know my memory serves me in this but somehow not on exams) and its the light bronzer version, which is unfortunate because then it’s too light in the summer. But I think I can do it.

The Colourpop highlighter in lunch money. I have also had this since 2016 and I have hit pan on it so I must complete it.

My Covergirl nudes palette: I have already hit pan on 4 of the shades so I think it will be easy to do.  This palette is surprisingly really easy to hit pant on as well. The shadows are very soft so I think that might be why it’s so easy to use up.

My 100% Pure lip caramel. I want to use this up mainly because its made from fruit pigments and clean ingredients so I would like to try to use this up. Its also a beautiful darker nude and matches everything. 

My Mac lip liner in Oak. I have had this since 2015 and since I want to transition to more clean beauty I just want to use this one up because it’s a nice easy nude lip liner and wears nicely under all my nude lip colours.

My PUR potted concealer. This is probably the best concealer I have ever tried, it was a bit pricey but also its just so easy to use. I have hit pan on it and I have had it since April 2017 so I have actually been using it up quite nicely.

NYX dark circle corrector. I think I have this since Sept 2016?  I do like this product and have used up quite a bit of it.

What are your makeup goals for this year?