Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had some wonderful celebrations this past weekend. Just like many other people around the world, I decided that now is a better time than ever to get myself started on something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time: finish some old products. I got way too caught up in trying out so many different things over the years, which I don’t entirely regret doing, however doing so made me lose sight of what my original wants and needs were when I first decided to build up my collection. I actually want to enjoy the stuff that I have, and in order to do that, I need to make an effort to use them on a regular basis.
So how am I going to do this? Enter: Project Pan. Project Pan is essentially a project to use up products in my makeup collection. The goal of my specific project is to “pan” (i.e. to literally see the bottom of the pan or finish up) 17 products by the end of 2017. It also helps to track progress in order to stay motivated. If a product is finished before the end of the year, it is replaced with another product from my collection which I would like to use up.
Sounds simple enough, right? For me, it will definitely be a challenge because I need variety in my routine, otherwise I’ll go crazy. I’m going to try very hard to use the products I’ve chosen to pan, however if I’m really bored, I’m not going to deny myself of using another product. My makeup, after all, is supposed to make me feel happy. There’s no point in making this a miserable journey – I just want the satisfaction of actually using things up and knowing that I got my money’s worth.
If you’d like to learn more about the 17 products I’ll be panning in 2017, please keep reading.
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2016 has definitely been a whirlwind of a year for many of us. Some of us are more than ready to get it over and done with, and others may have the best year of their lives. Regardless, I think it’s very important to reflect on everything that has happened as the year comes to a close; both the good and the ugly.
I certainly have had a mix of both high and low points this year, but in terms of my blogging life, I’ve had wonderful experiences this year. I’ve attracted a larger audience which motivated me to discover more products in order to deliver better content. In turn, I collected so many great products this year that made it to the most elite ranking: my yearly favourites. If you’d like to know what made the cut this year, please keep reading.
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I’m going to try something a little different this month and combine both my empties and favourites of the month. There were so many things I’ve used this month that I wanted to discuss on my blog, so I figured why not just wrap it all together? If you’d like to learn more about my November 2016 favourites and empties, please keep reading!
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NARS recently launched a new product called the Velvet Lip Glide which has a new hydrating, semi-matte formula. It’s definitely a refreshing spin on the sea of matte lip formulas that have been dominating the market. I’ve been wanting to try some out, however I was having a hard time deciding which shade to choose. Thankfully, NARS collaborated with Sarah Moon for this year’s holiday collection and luckily one of the holiday sets contained a bunch of mini Velvet Lip Glides! I snatched it real quick when I saw that it came back in stock, and I am so excited to deliver my thoughts on this highly coveted set.
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