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22 in 2022: June Update

My current makeup count is 7/22 used up/decluttered. I have no used-up/decluttered items this month. This will strictly be a progress update. Things have been moving and shaking in June. I am hoping that July will yield some good results.

April/May Project Pan Items:

IGK Holographic Foam:

My son used this once. I think it has 1 or 2 more uses left. I plan on using it on a workday as I work with kids and I am always making sure that some part of my appearance is kid-friendly or attention-grabbing so they pay attention to me.

Huda Beauty Setting Spray:

I am still working on this. I swear it is the never-ending setting spray. I also really enjoying this one, so I am not mad that it is taking longer to use up than expected.

Farsali Setting Spray:

We have a third of the bottle left. I am hoping it will be gone by end of July, but I think it will be August before we can roll in another hydrating setting spray.

Becca Bronzing/Highlighting Beads:

I didn’t use this at all the past month. I have been into other things.

Ciate London Setting Powder:

I use this every day and I am getting there. I am looking forward to going back to a pressed powder after this one as a reward as I do not like loose powder anymore.

Florence Brow Gel:

Still plenty of product on the brush.

Bite Lip Gloss:

I am literally powering through this gloss. I am really enjoying it too.

Pretty Vulgar Beauty Mousse:

This is a foundation/primer hybrid. I found out that it is too light for me currently, so I will be replacing this with the Becca Primer as it gives a bit of coverage as well.

Dior Dream Skin Perfector:

This is a primer/light coverage (think slightly tinted) tint as well. It has been so hot that I haven’t been using this as it is a bit oily on my skin. I am putting this one aside until the cooler weather.

Rodial Glow Primer:

This is the oldest primer in my collection. It is a liquid dropper type. I have not started using this yet. I forgot that it was in the project.

Progress is slow, but it is going.

With Love,

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Empties/Purchases Analysis: April/May

Empty Items:

Serum: 3
Face Mask: 4
Sheet Mask: 3
Lip Mask: 5
Eye Mask: 9
Nose Strip: 1
Face Wipes: 6 packages
Facial Cleanser: 2
Bar Soap: 1
Body Lotion: 5
Body Scrub: 2
Hand Cream: 2
Dry Shampoo: 3
Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 4
Hair Mousse: 2
Shampoo Bar: 1
Lip Liner: 1
Bronzer: 1
Blush: 1
Cream Eye Shadow Stick: 1
Liquid Eyeliner: 2
Mascara: 2
Lip Balm: 1
Liquid Lipstick: 3
Cream Contour Stick: 1
Setting Spray: 1
Primer: 2
Concealer/Foundation: 1

Liquid Highlighter: 1

Bath Salts: 1

Bath Bombs: 7

Foot Mask: 2

Brush Set: 1

Perfume: 1

Shower Gel: 1

Toner: 2

Number Of Empties:

86

Current Amount Used Up:

$1,338.97

Items Purchases:

Perfume: 1
Dry Shampoo: 3
Facial Wipes: 12
Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 6
Pressed Powder: 2
Primer: 3
Brush / Set: 3
Bronzer: 2
Lip Scrub: 1
Serum: 1
Facial Moisturizer: 3
Lip Liner: 1
Nail Items: 8
Samples: 16
Eye Cream: 3
Liquid Eye liner: 2
Mascara: 3
Body Balm: 1
Setting Spray: 4
Bath Salts: 1
Foot Mask: 3
Body Mask: 1
Tanning Lotion: 4
Scalp Scrub: 1
Highlighter: 3
Face Mask: 7
Toner: 2
Liquid Lipstick: 2

Hair Mask: 5

Body Cream: 4

Cream Blush: 2

Lip Stain: 1

Eye Mask: 2

Body Scrub: 4

Lip Gloss: 2

Eyeshadow Palette: 2

Contour Palette: 1

Lip Balm: 2

Foundation: 1

Eyeshadow: 1

Bath Bombs: 2

Bath salts: 2

Body Mask: 1

Number Of Items Purchased:

131

Current Amount Spent:

$1,016.80

Current Beauty Balance:

– 45 Items Added To Collection
– 322.17 (More product $ used up than purchased)

I am doing good with using up more products in the monetary sense. I am shocked that I brought in 45 items in 2 months. This is a good reminder to slow my roll for the rest of the year, except for necessities. Jesus. LMFAO

With Love,

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Recent Purchases

I picked up a few things lately. Nothing huge or anything, but they are items that I am really excited about. I am waiting on 2 job offers to come through within the next few days. My 2nd interview went amazingly well. I’m getting tired of being at home and not working, even though I get a lot of stuff done around the house. They are both hybrid, but one would have me home 4 days a week which I prefer. I need to be able to pick up my son for emergencies in case my boyfriend can’t.

I bought this off of Boxycharm for $9 to try out. We love the regular Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, but this one is a miss for us. It isn’t as effective at removing the oil, but it is better at setting your style in place with some light hold. It isn’t our preference, but we haven’t paired it with a blow dryer though, which is recommended for best results. This gives zero white cast.

I bought an undated Harry Potter planner for next year or for 2023. I haven’t decided yet. I am really hoping my life slows down, so I can utilize this planner soon. I am really excited to use it! I miss the weekly vertical layout and I would love to print out some HP themed sticker kits for the year! It doesn’t have a monthly calendar, so I need to buy a cheap monthly to make this work for me.

I saw this ring on a Facebook add that stated it was free if you paid the shipping and handling fee of $12.99. This is a $12.99 ring in quality, so you get what you paid for. I was charged a small international fee, but this was shipped within the US out of New Jersey. The postage was 53 cents. They made a $12 profit off of “free” rings. Yes, I understand that people mail the packages and pack the items, but they are being paid (if going by the new minimum wage) $15 an hour and probably packing hundreds in a day. The company still makes a huge profit. It is pretty though and I like it. It is a sturdy piece of costume jewelry and better quality than a ring purchased at the same price on Amazon.

With Love,

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Shein Haul

This is a clothing haul that I had over the summer, but with everything going on I never got around to writing and posting it. Please enjoy these pictures of this haul. I love everything that I purchased and regularly wear every item. I bought mostly smalls, but there are some mediums. All clothing items are still holding up. I understand that this is considered “fast” fashion, but I had decluttered my closet of a lot of clothes that I had worn while experiencing abuse or trauma. It didn’t leave me with a lot, so I needed a lot of clothes cheap. Now, that I have bulked it, I will go back to normally buying pieces at Marshalls.

With Love,

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Project Pan 2021: September

Last month, I had used up 11/21 makeup items and I am trying to use up 21 products this year. Next year, I plan on doing a rotating project 10 pan, not just exclusively makeup, and no set number of products that I want to use up besides the number 10, obviously. This past month I was able to use up 4 products bringing the total to 15/21. This leaves 6 more products to be used up by the end of the year, which means that ideally I want to use up 2 products a month.

I was ale to use up these two eye liners as markers. They smeared off the lids easily and had ZERO staying power on my eyes. The two foundations are sample sizes that I used up over the summer. I wouldn’t purchase either one. The IT is TOO moisturizing on my oily skin and the Tarte was very light coverage. I have other products that I like better for lighter coverage. The Tarte one in and of itself was nice, but not for oily skin girls like myself. It is a water based foundation that ended up breaking down on me around noon time. I am hopeful to finish off 2 products this month. I have a perfume sample almost gone as well as a primer and blush on its way out.

With Love,

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Sephora Haul

This haul post has been a long time coming. I purchased this stuff back in August to celebrate finishing my BS degree. I wanted to focus on getting BECCA and MARC JACOBS products as they were being discontinued. I did sit on my cart for a bit, so I didn’t get everything that I wanted. I am checking out my local Marshalls though to see if any of that stuff is also there to purchase. I know that I don’t NEED more makeup with our BoxyCharm subscription box, but I have been using up more makeup recently. Once I got past the mental block of using loved stuff up, I have been able to use and enjoy my products knowing that I can always afford to repurchase them when I use them up. It may not happen immediately (I only buy when on sale for my luxury products), but it can and will happen if I chose.

These are the Sephora Collection acne drops. I received a returned empty product. Sephora sent out another one, no questions asked. I hate that they got scammed for a bottle, but I also feel like a returned product should be double checked before being mailed out to a customer. I have been purchasing from Sephora since 2015, I believe. I’ve never experienced this before.

I bought this set of liquid highlighter minis and the primer. I have the full size of the lightest shade I believe. I love the formula so much that I bought this set on sale (all of these items were on sale). I plan on hitting these minis hard and enjoy the full size. The darkest shade I have been using on my body to give it a bronzy glow. I really enjoy it that way as I find it a tad too dark for my face.

I am so happy about this find and it is still on sale on Sephora’s website right now. I haven’t tried it yet, but I figure it will be nice on no makeup days to help keep the oils at bay and during the summer as well if it lasts that long.

This is a nice foaming cleanser for when our skin is acting up.

I haven’t tried this primer yet, but I wanted to try out some BECCA products before it was too light to buy anything at all. I did have a few products before, but I had donated them to a friend who was going through a hard time. I had only swatched those products and hadn’t actually used them yet.

This is great for those days were we get breakouts. The next day, everything is significantly reduced and calmed down. Unfortunately, this line was discontinued at Sephora, but I was able to snag the whole suit of products.

Gift with purchase: I used this up and it was a nice day time serum.

Sample: We hated this. It was too lotiony and took a long time to rub into our skin.

Sample: I enjoyed using this sample and it definitely cleared up my skin overnight.

We love these toner pads when our skin is breaking out. They aren’t too rough, but you can tell that you are getting your skin super clean. Niacinamide has always worked well on my skin in regards to my hormonal cystic acne.

This is the zero pigment foundation. It does not change color. It perfects skin for no makeup makeup days. I haven’t tried it yet, but I like lazy makeup routines 50% of the time. I am sure that I will try it soon.

I love these gel pencils, so I knew that I needed another one while I still could. This is in Orange Crush and I love the bright sparkly orange.

This is a foundation and concealer duo that is the right shade for me. It has a doe foot applicator that I enjoy, even if it is not as sanitary as a pump. The amount of product suggests to use it as a concealer, but I don’t usually do full coverage. I don’t see using this as an allover foundation too often.

I wanted a shade lighter to be a brightening concealer, but I know that this will match me in the winter when I am less tan. I am happy with all of my purchases and I plan on trying everything out soon.

With Love,

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Boxycharm: August

This was our first Boxycharm and we are waiting for our October box. We absolutely fell in love with this box! We can see ourselves keeping this box for the long haul. We might subscribe to get the large box quarterly, but we shall see.

I love that a card with the prices are included on them.

Clean Slate Clearing Mist – 3.4 fl oz for $38

We love this skin clearing spray. We use it as a toner after washing our face. It doesn’t really smell like anything. It also isn’t cooling on the skin with the eucalyptus oil. We will use it up, but I don’t think it is a necessary step in our skincare routine. I could see us going back and forth between using a traditional toner and a spray if our skin ever got to be on the drier side.

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow Moisturizer, 1.7 fl oz for $70

We love that this smells the same as the exfoliting product and has the same interesting matcha green coloring as well. We use this as a daytime moisturizer and it is very nice. Our skin does feel and look smoother with consistent use.

#Give Them Lala Beauty The Grown Woman Palette – $42

I thought a bunch of these colors look the same on the eye as each other. They are very chalky and you have to really build up for real, rich pigmentation. I gave it to my SO to play around with and see if he likes the palette. My first impressions were very blah.

Iconic London Ultimate Bronzing Powder, 0.59 oz for $35

This is a good bronzer on my skin tone and it blends out seamlessly. Ours is in medium and the verdict is still out if it will work on my SO’s skin tone as he is hella fair. it is smooth. It is buttery. It is the 2nd? powder bronzer that I own that I enjoy. I have one that I am currently working on panning as it is orangey on me. I also have one or two cream bronzers as well. Love it. ❤

Jecca Blac Play Pots in Gold Touch, 10 ml for $22.80

I love the dewy glow this gives my cheeks. This is a keeper for sure. You definitely have to put down some setting spray though as it does have a tendency to move without it on.

This month’s box was worth $207.80. This is a great value for a box that I paid $25 and taxes for. We are going to be using every item. We might declutter the palette to our daughter as play makeup, but most of it will go to good use. I also love getting full sized prestige makeup/skin care items.

With Love,

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Project Pan 2021: August

Very light on the use up this month or very heavy depending how you look at it. Our current count for our use up is 7/21. With everything down below, we have raised that number to 11/21. I am not sure we will be able to empty up 10 more makeup related items in the 4 months that we have left, but I am gonna try my hardest! I would have to use up about 2 to 3 items a month to achieve that goal. I finished up a setting/primer spray, a primer, a makeup brush, and a perfume sample. I have a few items on their last legs: a powder, a primer, liquid blush, and a setting spray. We shall see if I get 4 empties in September or a bit less. I am thinking the powder, primer, and blush should be used up by then, but I have been wrong before.

I am happy to have gotten these items out of the way and now have more room in my collection. I am really working on so many categories of products that I am trying to use up. I think my 2022 project pan will focus on more than just makeup since the number is getting up there and most of my stuff now are new or full size and just opened. I do have a few trial sized foundations that I need to try to see if they are the right color for me. I might do that this month, so I might be decluttering some ill fitting foundations.

With Love,

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EC The Daily Duo

I am really loving my Erin Condren Daily Duo in the 7X9 size. I think I will go to the A5 size next year. I think I I have finally found my planner happiness. I love having daily lists and the minimal decorating with stickers. I can play it up or tone it down. I even can still use it with no stickers! I don’t feel any guilt when I am not mentally up to stickering. I had a stint of depression and looking on the nonstickered pages made me feel good. It made me feel good to still use my planner with no guilt that it wasn’t “good enough”. I am getting so much better with therapy and seeing a psychiatrist. I’m using those self-help workbooks and self-reflecting. I feel like my whole life is finally falling into place…into a sense of peace. Even though everything isn’t perfect, I’m still happy. I am no longer letting that effect my here and now and I think that’s amazing and I am so proud of myself. I am so proud of my progress. My therapist said that I made years of progress in a matter of months. When you want it, you make it happen. When you are ready and open, you get there sooner. I have gotten so good at seeing things from others perspectives that my therapist asked if I had a formal education or background of psychology. I don’t. That speaks volumes to me of my own personal progress.

I also print my own layout stickers now. I haven’t figured out other stickers yet, but I am working on it. I buy my stickers on Etsy and print them myself. Sometimes, I make my own designs. It is a big learning curve though.

I love the cover to this SO MUCH. It’s a beautiful planner and I am so happy that I made this purchase! Does anyone else love planning or stickers?!

With Love,