Project Pan Roulette: The Finale

I’m so excited to be back on the blog! It has been a hot minute since I have gandered on the edit. I have been travelling (which was awesome can’t wait to tell you all about it) and am actually about to be moving soon so alas the posts might be a bit less but I’m trying to stick to the two times a week. I am surprised but also happy that during my trip, I was really missing the blog and taking photos and being creative.  But I’m back baby! For my first post back I wanted to do my project pan roulette finale. The other folks who were actually on time did their videos June. They are amazing and actually made progress! You go gals. 

Well folks, I crapped the bed on this project real hard. I just wasn’t reaching or loving these products so alas the progress was extremely minimal. I really like the idea of project panning and am still finding my groove when it comes to using products. I am also admittedly still that person that buys products and then forgets about old ones which is something I’m working on. I’m excited to do another project pan roulette but for now this is my finale of my first one! 

All products

Category 1 was a product that you don’t like. I didn’t like the Physicians Sportswear mascara and honestly threw this one out right after my last update.

Category 2 was a product you received as a gift. The Balm Mary Lou-manizer. Again this is a fricken never ending highlighter. I wasn’t using this a lot because I have been gravitating towards cream products because of the super hot weather. I do really still love this but wasn’t able to hit pan and will continue to keep this in my rotation but alas the progress was not what I wanted. Also if you Canadians are curious – you can find this on Amazon and at Rexall. 

Milani blush in luminoso

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Category 3 was a product from a previous project. Ah, Milani Luminoso, my first youtube made me buy it product. I really do like this blush, but I’m super sad that it just doesn’t perform the way it used to. I did make a pretty significant dip in the dome but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of this even though that is super irrational because its a 7.99 blush that I can repurchase if I really wanted.

Wet n wild comfort zone

Category 4 was a product I wouldn’t repurchase. Well, this is no surprise that the progress was absolutely nil because it was the Wet n Wild comfort zone palette. I literally did not use this at all. I just don’t gravitate towards these shadows anymore. I have so many other palettes that I love that surpass the quality of these shadows. It’s not that Wet n Wild doesn’t make great shadows regardless of the price tag, but every time I wore them they just faded and creased and were looking as vibrant as they used to.

Annabelle Lip Lacquer

Category 5 was an item from your favourite brand. I chose the Annabelle chrome eyeshadow in rose gold. The dip has gotten deeper and I still love the ease of using this eyeshadow. It still performs well and I love using it as a nice cool toned smokey eye with a bit of bronzer in the crease.

Category 6 was an item of your choice. I chose a lip lacquer from Annabelle in Simply adore. I really thought I could use this up but I have been rather lazy with my lips and just using a tinted lip balm or a lipstick. I do love this lacquer formula, but its very nude and you kind of have to work with this upon reapplication.

Have you been panning anything or used anything up recently?


Things I liked and did in March

How did this happen? How is March over? How is it almost exams and then summer and then who knows what after that? Well, despite March being a busy month, I did like and do (okay so I didn’t actually do anything this month because I’m boring, but we had some cool events this month so that was fun). Alas, I almost forgot to do this post but I couldn’t leave ya’ll hanging.

My first thing that i liked this month was castile soap. This isn’t a new favourite but I love the green beaver lavender castile soap. It works for everything: I wash dishes with it, I put about ½ cup of the soap and the rest distilled water (so water I boiled earlier that day and mix it together). Because the soap is so concentrated that’s why i do this. I LOVE THIS. It has so many uses, I clean dishes with it, I clean the tub with it, I clean the counters with it, when I actually wash the floors I wash the floors with it. I love it because it’s natural and doesn’t irritate my lungs or nose.

Green beaver castile soap lavender

The second thing I have been loving this month is the Schmidt’s tea tree sensitive skin deodorant. I have been searching for a deodorant that doesn’t irritate my pits, a natural one that works, and a natural one that can stand a workout. This one fits the bill. Yes, I sweat more but as humans we are supposed to. Ps would you like to read a post about my switch to natural deodorant?

schmidt's tea tree deodorant

The Ordinary serum foundation. Omg. this. Foundation. Ya’ll it’s so good. It doesn’t make my face itchy, it has barely there coverage but coverage enough to even the skin tone. It comes in a billion shades which is a plus and it’s under $10. Honestly, this is the best foundation I have ever used.

 

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer and this random brush I got from winners. I was watching my favourite beauty Youtuber Melissa Alatorre and she does her highlight with a fluffy tapered brush over the pocket of her brow bone and cheek bone before eyeshadow and frequently will do highlight before anything else. In the video I linked she did it before her eye shadow and it was a beautiful effect. I just love the way it diffuses into the skin and ALSO I’m so close to hitting pan I can see the rings ever so faintly, hence my excitement over this new found discovery of wearing highlight.

Burts Bees foundation powder, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, The ordinary foundation

The Burts Bees foundation powder. THIS IS THE FIRST POWDER I’VE EVER DISCOVERED THAT DOESN’T MAKE ME LOOK CAKEY. Sorry, I’m not yelling at you but by golly I just can’t believe how great this is. I am doing a more thorough review on my upcoming Burt’s Bees review post, but just know its great.

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The Cake Beauty wave spray. One, this smells like cake. So really you can’t go wrong. Two, it’s perfect for short hair and it’s even better when you use it on slightly wet hair before going to bed as it creates a nice textured look.

What have you been liking and doing this month?


Project Pan Roulette

Recently I discovered a AMAZING YouTube channel called Rebecca Morgan and her blog morerebe and Alexandra Sjosten (she is so cool). Please check out their channels and blogs! They are both great! They have a series called “project pan roulette” and since this was my first time hearing about it, I thought gee that would be a cool thing to join in on! So I messaged Rebecca and she was so kind and authentic and said of course! She kindly sent me the categories and I put them into random.com like they did and voila got my project items! The project lasts four months so this will be ending on July 9th!  I have really loved discovering YouTube channels about shopping your stash and project pans and am so happy they let me join on this project!

So my goals: hit pan on two items and use each of them so that they have visible progress.

Annabelle Lip GlossCategory 1: A product you don’t like. For this I chose the physicians formula sportswear mascara. I bought this because I was looking for a mascara, with good ingredients and that was more waterproof than my beloved organic Mascara from them. But this wand IS REALLY SWORD, every time I use it it’s like a super poke but I’m determined to try and use it!

Category 2: A product you received as a gift. For this one I chose the balm mary luminizer. She’s beauty and she’s grace, she is the balm Mary luminizer. Honestly this was my first champagne highlighter. My first one was my body shop bronzing dome in champagne (which is now done). I got this from my aunt a few Christmases ago and I can see the rings so I think I can hit pan by July

wetnwildcomfortzonemilaniblushhighlighterCategory 3: A product from a previous project. I chose Milani luminoso for this category.  I have never had a previous project BUT this is something that last summer I was determined to get use out of so I chose it for this category. Again, my first blush ever that wasn’t something my mom bought me! And the first item I bought because of YouTube hype. It’s actually got quite the dent in it and with spring (theoretically speaking) just around the corner I thought why not?

Category 4: A product you wouldn’t repurchase. So this might be a bit odd, but I went with the Wet n Wild comfort zone palette. Yes, I know, in the beauty world this is a cult classic. BUT I just never use it…like ever…..so my goal for this is to use one of the crease shades and the dark burgundy shade. It is high quality and a lot of the shades are dupes for MAC (which is a part of the reason I bought it) however realistically I don’t wear green eyeshadow or cool duochrome ones. So I’m going to focus on the more neutral shades and hopefully hit pan on the one shade! Goals friends, goals.

annabelleeyshadowCategory 5: An item from your favourite brand. One of my favourite brands in  Annabelle. I chose their chrome eyeshadow in rose gold. Again, I love this item. It’s more of a summer item but I think that I will be able to make even more of dent in the next four months

Category 6: A product of your choice. This was ambiguous but I chose the Annabelle lip lacquer in Adore Simply. This is most underrated brand in my opinion and one of my dare I say, favourite brands? I have been wanting to get more use of this one and have been really into lipgloss lately!

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What are you trying to use up?