Friday, November 30, 2012

Project Pan #2

It's Friday! I have decided to embark on a second Project Pan, but this time it will be a Project 20 Pan. I still have a lot of products I need to work through in order to significantly reduce the size of my collection. This one will prove to be a bit more tricky as it is the holiday season and there are sooo many cute things. 

Here are some things on my WANT list:

What's on your list?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

De-cluttering the Stash

Since my Project 10 Pan finished a few days ago, I wasn't sure what to do next. I still have items I never use and I still need to save money. I decided that step number one was to organize. As I was organizing however, I noticed that I had a lot of products that had gone bad, were broken, didn't react well with my skin, etc. I threw out a ton of stuff that was just plain dumb to keep. A majority of items I've given to friends and family, while others I've decided to work through. PinkSoFoxy on YouTube inspired me to go one step further and donate unused/ unopened items to a woman's shelter. This is the perfect time of year to donate cosmetics. I've also included some gently used clothing, etc., but for the purposes of this blog I will only show the beauty related items. In my next post I will go through the rest of my items and see from whatever is left what I can give to family and friends (products that are gently used).

Here's what I'm giving away to the shelter:

This is the skincare:

This is the makeup:

These are the body products:

What do you think I should do next to minimize my collection? Another project pan? 5 out 1 in? Any other ideas? I`m really committed to this.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

❄Winterlicious Tag❄

Since I have pulled my winter jacket out of the closet I decided to do a tag that is floating around right now. It is the Winterlicious Tag originally created by MacBarbie07 on YouTube.

Here are the Questions:

1. What is your Favourite Winter Nail Product? Essie Nail Polish in Trophy Wife.

2. What is your Favourite Lip Product? Smashbox Lip Exfoliator because my lips are always cracked this time of year!

3. What is your most worn Winter Clothing Piece? Stargate SG-1 sweater. Yes, I am a nerd.

4. What is your most worn Winter Accessory? Definitely scarves. I love the extra warmth.

5. What is your Favourite Winter Scent/ Candle?  My favourite candle is the Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel.

6. What is your Favourite Winter Beverage?  Hot Chocolate with Marsh mellows.

7. What is your Favourite Christmas/ Holiday movie? Christmas with the Kranks.

8. What is your Favourite Holiday song? Simple Plan- My Christmas List

9. What is your Favourite Holiday Food/ Treat? Candy Canes.

10. What is your Favourite Christmas Decoration this year? Missle Toe.

11. What is at the top of your Christmas List? Yoshi Sweater from Forever 21

12. What are your plans for the Holidays this year?  My aunt is having Christmas at her house this year.

Now I tag you! Either post your response in the comment section below, or give me the link to where you answered these!

Tenth Product Completed: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream with SPF 42

I did it! I completed my project pan! I finished 10 products! The product I completed was the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in Shade 13. This product claims to be wrinkle repairing, whitening and sun protection all in one. I don't know about wrinkle repairing but I did find that it made me look fairer (shocking, I know), and it was definitely good sun protection.

This BB Cream is by far my favourite. I've tried quite a few and this is not only better than any of the other Asian brands I've tried, but it's even better than the new American ones. However, being better than the American brands is saying too much :P They just aren't the same. This product was creamy, but not heavy, and had decent coverage. I will definitely repurchase this.

What's your favourite BB Cream?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Liebster Award

This has taken me FOREVER to write because I hate talking about myself. I have been tagged and awarded with the Liebster Award by Laura from Thinner Please . Thanks!

Rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
  4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to post. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs.

11 Things About Me:
  1. I love to play board games.
  2. I like Stargate in the order of SG1, then Atlantis, then Universe (Yes, the order they came out).
  3. I need a coffee in the morning to function.
  4. My favourite dessert is Apple Turnovers.
  5. My boyfriend makes the best chocolate chip cookies.
  6. I drive a Smart car.
  7. My favourite colour is green.
  8. I'm trying to minimize my beauty collection.
  9. I'm saving up for a down payment for a house.
  10. I have a BlackBerry.
  11. I have tried multiple times, and failed, at trying to watch Twilight.

Here are the 11 Questions that  Thinner Please asked me:
  1. Do you have a nickname? If so what is it? I have many nicknames. I go by Tash, Muscles, The Mazing, Puppy, Len, etc.
  2. Do you have a sport you like to play? I used to love to figure skate. I had to stop due to a back injury.
  3. What is your biggest fear? Being helpless.
  4. If you could have one wish, what would it be? Find out about some mysterious inheritance.
  5. What is your favourite food? I love ribs.
  6. When did you first start blogging? About 10 years ago I had a livejournal. That counts right?
  7. What's your earliest memory? I have a horrible memory...I remember being in daycare and hiding under the bridge so I didn't have to go back in after play time.
  8. Do you have any tattoos? If so, what and where are they? Nope. Nothing means enough to me.
  9. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? It depends on the people. I love presenting, I love performing, but if I have to have a conversation with people that bore me...just no.
  10. How do you spend the typical Saturday night? Under the blankets watching movies.
  11. What animal do you identify with? A lion. I am a Leo after all.

And the Liebster Award goes to...

Here are My Questions for You:
  1. Do you remember your dreams?
  2. Do you have pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
  3. What was the last thing you laughed at?
  4. Do you like the snow?
  5. What is your zodiac sign?
  6. What is your favourite childhood cartoon?
  7. Where is your dream holiday destination?
  8. What are you addicted to?
  9. Do you keep your nails long or short?
  10. If you could look like any female celebrity, who would it be?
  11. What languages can you speak?

Ninth Product Completed: Biotherm BioPur Pore Reducer Gentle Purifying Lotion

This morning I finished my Biotherm BioPur toner. I am so glad that it's finally done! Although it feels great while putting it on it just wasn't right for my skin. It claims to be alcohol free and non comedogenic although I did feel like it WAS clogging my pores and causing a LOT more blackheads.

Not only would I not re-purchase this product, but I can't! This product has since been discontinued by Biotherm (I wonder why...).

Have you ever tried a product that claims to be non comedogenic and felt like it clogged your pores?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Eighth Product Completed: QUO Mini Eye Make-Up Remover Pads

This evening I finished my eighth product. The product was my QUO Mini Eye Make-Up Remover Pads. These were very easy to use, super convenient, and great for travel all at a good price ($5). Although it was a good price, I don't know how "valuable" it is because there are only 30 wipes in a pack.

Now comes time for the ultimate question...would I buy these again? Probably not. Why? Because I already have other eye make-up removers AND more importantly because I think these can easily be replaced with less expensive Baby Wipes.

What products do you think can be replaced with something else?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Seventh Product Completed: Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris

Last night I finished my seventh product. I finished my Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris. This is not a product that I'm happy to see go but it will force me to use some of my other already started toners. This toner is alcohol free, not super drying, doesn't cause me to break out. It has a nice scent, without being heavily fragranced. I have to say, I enjoyed this toner.

I will definitely EVENTUALLY be repurchasing this product. I have 3 other toners still at home that are half-finished that I need to get through before I can justify repurchasing this one. I'm one of those people that NEEDS to use a toner, otherwise I notice a huge difference in my skin. Having combination skin, balancing oil (especially around my large pored nose) has always been difficult. Using a toner has always helped me with that.

Do you use toner? What's your favourite?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sixth Product Completed: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion W

I feel very excited and accomplished to have finished my sixth product for my project pan. The product I finished was my Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion W. This took my FOREVER to finish because it was a 75 ml bottle! Definitely a lot of product for the money. Shiseido describes this moisturizer as "A brightening nighttime moisturizer that revitalizes skin after daily exposure to external stressors such as UV rays and dryness. Improves skin texture to optimize skin's clarity and promote inner radiance."  

This product definitely gave me radiance and helped to even out my skin tone without leaving me super greasy like most non-matte night creams. Although I did enjoy this product, I probably won't be repurchasing it anytime soon considering I have a few other night creams that I need to get through. I also want to start using moisturizers for fine lines. 

What are you looking for in a night cream?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fifth Product Completed: Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

I just finished my fifth product and ran to the computer to write this! I feel like it's been so long! The product I finished was the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. This is a fantastic eye makeup remover, especially for the price. It's great at getting rid of even the toughest waterproof makeup and it's under $10! Could you ask for more? I found this better than even the Lancome Bi-facils. Shocking, I know. Needless to say I will definitely be repurchasing this when I've finished my other, more expensive, eye makeup removers.

The only down side to this product was the oily residue it leaves. The container claims that it's not but yeah... Nothing a little water can't fix though.

What's your favourite eye makeup remover?