2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · project pan

Project Pan Roulette #2: 24 By 24 Update

24 By 24- Update

I started a short little project pan back in June of this year, I wanted to finish 24 by 24 which isn’t a small project pan by any means but the time span that I have set for myself is for sure, I’m half way through and I don’t think that I’m even remotely half way through the products that I had planned. If you want to see the original post click here, and if you just want to see the update then feel free to just read on, let’s just jump right on in because this is probably going to be a long one.

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24. Something hyped up on Youtube: Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask.

This mask is something weird to me and something I ruined without even realizing it, it came with a little spatula to apply and I tried applying with that but got really annoyed so I ended up applying it with my fingers, which I guess activated the whole thing and kind of ruined it. So, because of that I ended up just tossing this one as it wasn’t really something I could use anymore. Amount Left: Decluttered. 

11. Something You Have Already Hit Pan On: Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cucticle Cream.

I lost this for a little while and actually ended up repurchasing it, however, I have found this one so now I guess I have two of these which is fine with me as I was planning on buying a new one when I used up the old one, I am trying to work through my first one though and have made some dent in it. Amount Left: 30%

25. Something In A Stick/Tube: Tony Moly So Cool Eye Stick

This is probably my most neglected product in this entire project, I keep this in my nightstand for who knows what reason and because of that I never find myself reaching for it, so I think I’m going to move it and see if we can make some progress in this product. Amount Left: 50%

36. Item In Your Favorite Color: Not Your Mothers Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower + Mango Butter Curl Defining Detangler

I’ve been using this after every shower and I’m really not sure if it’s helping at all, it doesn’t seem to be however I am still powering through and trying to use this one up, I’m not sure that I’d repurchase at this point though. Amount Left: 20%

9. Perfume: Sugared Amber Dreams Rollerball.

We all know this is my favorite perfume ever, in fact, I just named this yesterdays post as my favorite perfume ever, however, because I own the spray and the roller ball the roller ball really gets neglected. I have moved this to my desk at work and have been using it more, but I feel like I really haven’t made any progress in this one. Amount Left: 50%

18. Something Purple: Pink Sweet & Flirty Body Mist Mini.

I find these super easy to get through during these projects, they are something that are easy to just spritz on and something that I can spritz on throughout the day if I’m looking for a little bit of a boost in scent. I’ve been crushing this and will probably be finished with this one within a week and a half, at least that is my guess. Amount Left: 10%

17. Something Fun: Lush First Snow Dusting Powder.

This is the hardest thing on this list for me, partially because I forget that it exists and partially because I am never patient enough to wait to apply it when I’m dry and once I am dry it’s usually later in the day and I see no point in it. So, because of this I haven’t really made a whole lot of a dent in this product and I am for sure not going to be finishing this by the end of this project, I can already tell you that now, however, I would like to try and focus on it a little bit more and see if I can make some kind of dent in this product. This one is tough. Amount Left: 85%

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42. Everyday Staple Item: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.

This one is a little bit weird, I am technically finished with the product that is in this picture, however, I have two smaller samples of this product and since I finished this one so quick I’ve decided to throw those in and try and finish those up. So far I have finished the one in the photo here and one of the smaller ones, so now I’ve only got one left to finish up before I am finally finished with this primer.  Amount Left: Techincally Finished

24. Something with Beautiful Packaging: Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist.

I love this product and this is something that is super easy for me to use, but because I have two sprays in this project this hasn’t been the one that I’ve been focusing on. I have done a little bit of damage to it but nothing as dramatic as I have with the other one, so this one might not get finished or maybe it will, we’ll just have to wait and see. Amount Left: 30%

50. Mac Product: Mac Strobe Cream.

This is seriously the product that will never die, it just keeps coming out and even when I feel like I’m close to finishing it still seems like more is coming out, I am really determined to finish this one at the point just because it has been such a long lived product but it’s proving to be difficult. Amount Left: 20%

20. Something You Are Loving: Mac Fix+ Coconut.

I am crushing this one and that is probably not the slightest bit surprising to anyone who has read my blog recently, I feel like I mention this product way too much as one of my favorite products, I can’t help it I just really love it. And because I love it that means I’ve been focusing on this one a lot and in turn, every time I wear makeup I set my face with this spray. Amount Left: 30%

52. Setting Powder: Dermablend Loose Setting Powder.

This is another thing that I feel like I am actually making great progress on, which I was really surprised by, but what I’ve done is pretty much only set my makeup with this product anytime that I’ve done my makeup since I’ve started this project. I never thought I would end up liking a loose setting powder but I think I am starting to fall for this one. Amount Left: 40%

21. Something You Regret: Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Highlight in Who’s That Pearl.

This is just not good or something that I enjoy, while this may have been a cheaper product it is something that I am regretting because I just don’t like it. I think I’m almost to a point where I just want to declutter this because I don’t want to open my makeup drawer and see this anymore, I’m not sure yet but I know I’m really close to doing that. Amount Left: 90%

29. Full Sized Item: Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Morning Light.

It’s not that I don’t like this project it’s just that this is a really hard product to make a dent in, I feel like I’ve been using that a pretty decent amount but like I said, there is quite a bit of product in this container that is making it hard for me to make big dents in. Amount Left: 80%

3. Deluxe Sized Item: Pur Volume Vixen Mascara.

I believe I have decluttered this mascara, and if I haven’t then I am about to, because I have tried to work with this one and if I’m being completely honest I just don’t like this mascara in the slightest bit, it’s too wet and too much of a hassle to work with.  Amount Left: Decluttered

40. Sample Product: Milk Makeup Blur Stick.

I have used this a little bit since I started the project, but because I started to focus on the Smashbox primer this one has had to take a  little bit of a backseat, I think I’m nearly done with the Smashbox one which means I’ll probably start focusing heavily on this product again. But, as of right now I’ve only made a little dip in this. Amount Left: 75%

39. Urban Decay Item: Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Perversion.

I can’t make any excuses for this one, I tried and tried to use it but in the end, I just ended up hating everything about this one, it’s difficult to work with, the formula is quite watery and it’s just not black enough for me. This had to go. Amount Left: Decluttered

2. Product In a Palette: Lorac Pro Matte.

I’ve failed this one, I used to love and adore this palette, it was something that I reached for with every single look but now I’m finding it harder to work on. I still like it, I just forget about it a lot and because of that, I have made no dip in it. I am going to try and focus on getting this used a little more though, but I doubt I’m going to finish any shade before the end of this project, let alone the entire thing. Amount Left: 75%

37. Maybelline Item: Maybelline Brightening Creamy Concealer in Fair.

I tried this concealer, I really did, I’ve been using it this entire time up until a few days ago, but I just don’t like this product and I couldn’t hold on to it any longer so I just decluttered it. I hated this concealer, it barely covered, it was greasy and it was a little bit too dark for me even though it was the lightest shade in the range. Overall just a big fail in my book. Amount Left: Decluttered.

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12. Glossy Lip Product: Too Faced Sweet Peach Lip Oil in Papa Don’t Peach.

I really hate the smell of this, I’ve realized how much recently as I am trying to use this product up, it’s so annoying because the scent really doesn’t linger that long and the color is gorgeous, but for that first ten or fifteen second of application, it’s so hard for me to get past but I’m trying. Amount Left: 85%

27: Matte Product: Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Dopey.

I like this formula better than the ultra mattes I think, these don’t last anywhere near as long but they do feel a lot more comfortable which is something that I like. This hasn’t been my main focus but as you can tell I have put a little dent in it. Amount Left: 75%

47. Lip Gloss: Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian.

I thought this one was going to be harder for me to use up but it’s really not as bad as I thought it would be, I’ve made pretty good progress on this product and I actually really love this. I am both excited and sad to see this one go soon.. Amount Left: 40%

33. Chapstick/Lip Balm: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment.

I love this stuff, it’s not the best lip balm in the world I’m sure but it’s probably the best one that I’ve ever used and I’ve been using it quite a bit and made some difference in it, this one is bittersweet though because I do like it so much. Amount Left: 50%

21. Item Of Your Choice: Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick in N14.

I have finally finished this one! I feel like it took me so long for such a little product, I really enjoyed this but I think I’m glad to see this go. This was a great product and a pretty color, just not exactly my typical cup of tea. Because of that, I don’t think I’d pick it up again. Amount Left: Finished.

And that is all for my update, I think I’m doing pretty well, I don’t think I’m going to use all of these products up by the time this project is over in a month and a half, but I think I can get a few more out. Thus far I’ve finished two products, decluttered four and made dents in eighteen other products, which I think is pretty good.

Would you guys be interested in seeing another project pan after this one is over?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Tag

Ride or Die Tag

Ride or Die Tag

I’m super excited about this tag, I haven’t been tagged as usual but I did see someone else do this and decided that I also wanted to, I even added a couple of items to the list that the one I saw didn’t have. Basically, this tag is all about Holy Grail products, I don’t have an item for every catagory that’s on the list, but I did share the ones that I do have and though it would be fun to share with you guys.

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Primer – Benefit Porefessional – I haven’t used this primer for a little while now, I’m trying to work through another primer in my project pan, but that has got to be the all time best primer that I have ever tried. I’ve not tried an overwhelming amount of primers but at the point, I think it is safe to say that I have tried enough to crown this one the best that I’ve tried. It doesn’t feel heavy, doesn’t break me out and it really minimizes the look of my pores for a more flawless finish, so overall it’s just a really good product.

Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape – This is already a cult favorite product and I can tell why, which I know I’ve said in the past but it still remains true. This is a very thick and heavy duty concealer but that’s what I like about it, a little bit of it goes a long way and it just ends up doing everything I want in a concealer.

Foundation – Too Faced Born This Way – This was the first high-end foundation I bought and really the first foundation that started the little collection I have growing, I never really wore foundation but I find myself wearing it a lot more and liking the look of it on my skin. This is my favorite because it feels really quite light on the skin, almost like a second skin, but it has amazing coverage so it’s kind of like the best of both worlds.

Bronzer – I’m not big into bronzer and have just a few of them, I could have named my favorite out of the ones that I own and have tried but I didn’t want to do that because none of them are really something I am committed to.

Highlighter – Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin – I love highlighter and while this isn’t the only one I use, this one is my favorite because when I just don’t know what I want to wear or how I’m feeling this is the one I pick up, it’s just so easy to use, goes with tons of look and is a fantastic formula.

Blush – Too Faced Love Flush in Baby Love – I have tried other shades of this blush and the other ones are good, but I settled on sharing this color with you guys because for me this is such an easy and effortless kind of blush to wear, it goes with most looks, is really easy to build up to how much ever color payoff you want and is all around just pretty.

Face Powder – This is one of those things that I just don’t get, what makes one powder better than others? I honestly can’t really tell a difference and buy around in terms of face powder, a little bit because I figure it doesn’t matter and a little bit because I am curious if I find the right one will it make my feelings on face powder change? But either way, I don’t have one to share.

Setting Powder – Does this mean like loose setting powder? Because if not what is the difference between setting powder and face powder? Either way I don’t really have a pick for this on either, clearly, I don’t understand powder at all.

Setting Spray – Mac Prep + Primer Fix + – I feel like such a broken record mentioning this product yet again, I feel like I’m always using this or talking about this now, but I guess that’s what makes it a Holy Grail, right? I assume so. This is just a fantastic product, I feel like it extends the wear of my makeup, smells enjoyable and really just finishes off the look that I have on my face. I always thought setting sprays were dumb and basically water, but apparently, I was wrong and some actually do things.

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Eyeshadow Palette – Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance – Yup, this is the palette that I’ve chosen, mostly because I feel like choosing my own Z Palette is cheating because I put it all together myself and isn’t something that you can just pick up. I just really enjoy this palette, I feel like it’s good for all seasons, has crazy pigmented shadows and is just super easy to work with overall. It’s just a really fantastic product.

Lashes – I don’t wear lashes like ever, so I don’t have even the faintest of a clue as to what to put for this one.

Mascara – Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara – This is a newer thing in my life but it is something that I am starting to realize I might not be able to live without, it just a really great mascara and I’m not sure why it took me so long to realize how much I enjoy this as I’ve had it for a little while now.

Eyeliner – Physicians Formula 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black – This is supposed to be a dupe for the Kat Von D liner, which was probably the best eyeliner pen that I have ever used so I was super excited to try this out. While I don’t think they are exactly the same, I think that they are close enough for me to want to use this one instead of the other, especially with the price difference. This is a very black eyeliner, it doesn’t dry out quickly and I find it to be the easiest eyeliner I’ve ever tried to work with.

Eyebrows – Essence Make Me Brow – This is one of the categories that I added, mostly because I feel like brows are very important now and something that shouldn’t be left out of a tag about Holy Grails. This stuff is so cheap, but it’s a really fantastic dupe of the Benefit one but for way less, which is one of the many reasons I love this. I also love this because it makes doing my brows super easy, it’s got just the right amount of pigmentation and makes my brows look fantastic with no effort.

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Lip Liner – I own like four lip liners and rarely ever use them, I mostly own them from sets and gifts, but that’s alright. Since I rarely use them I don’t have anything that sticks for this one, so onto the next we go.

Liquid Lipstick – Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip – The one that is pictured here is Salted Caramel Mocha but really all of their Lip Whips are my favorite. I love these so much because they are fairly comfortable for liquid lipsticks but they have crazy lasting power, I find that most liquid lipsticks that last don’t really feel extremely comfortable but these ones aren’t too bad and only dry my lips out a little. These also come in a bunch of colors, both neutrals, classics and fun colors.

Lipstick – Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor – I almost regret listing this one as my favorite lipstick but at the same time I don’t, the other lipstick that I’m thinking about is the Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita, but these two are fairly similar for me and I’m okay with this choice. This lipstick is something that I’ve been eyeing for a little while and I’m super glad to have this, this feels amazing on the lips and just looks so good, I’m a big fan of it. I also love that it’s blue but doesn’t apply that way, it’s just really interesting.

Lipgloss – Nyx Butter Gloss – I’m not a huge lip gloss person and I only own a few of them, but this is something that I would consider one of the best that I’ve ever tried, I personally only own a couple of them but I’m a huge fan of the ones that I do own.

Perfume – Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams – I had to include this, this isn’t the fanciest perfume ever but it is my all time favorite, it smells amazing and just makes me happy. The smells sweet like vanilla but it’s something that’s not overly sweet, it’s got a warm scent to it, has unicorns on the packaging and I really just love it!

And those are all of my ride or die products, a pretty good mix of products and brands I think. This tag was really fun and I’m going to be annoying and tag anyone and everyone who reads this post and wants to do it, it was really fun. If you do this tag you should tag me in it so I can see what answers you guys have ’cause I would really love to read them all.

What are some of your Holy Grails products?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Haul

NYX First Impressions Haul

NYX First ImpressionsHaul

It’s time for my last haul of the month! And the last haul that I have planned for I don’t know how long, I’ve been on a no buy and I’ve done pretty well, so that’s why. I am sure there will be at least one haul in September, mostly because that’s my birth month and I’ll probably post what I got for my birthday/what I bought myself. Anyway, that’s not the point, the point of today is to talk about a few new NYX products that I picked up recently and give you guys a little bit of a first impression on them, so let’s just jump right on in.

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3 Steps To Sculpt Your Face Sculpting Palette in Fair – First up is the guy, I don’t know what I was expecting size wise when I ordered this but this wasn’t it, I’m not sure that’s a bad thing though because this does seem like a pretty good size. I like this alright, I’ve played with it two or three times now and it’s just not as exciting as I wanted it to be, it’s not terrible either. The bronzer is a little bit more orangey than I would like, which is fine because I can still work with it but it’s not perfect for my skin tone. The matte highlight part is pretty nice, it’s a good match for an all over powder for me. Lastly the highlight, the highlight is pretty bad because it’s basically just glitter and really hard to work with.

Away We Glow Illuminating Powder in Crushed Rose – I think this is a blush, it’s really illuminating but it’s a blush for sure on me. I do like that though, that was pretty much why I bought it because when I saw it, it reminded me of a blush that I used to have and was in love with, this is not the same thing as that product but I still like this. It’s just a pretty, not in your face, illuminating blush.

Strobe Of Genius Holographic Stick in Mermaid Armor – This made me think of the Milk Makeup Holographic stick, which I do not currently own but want to try, however, this one was much more affordable which is why I picked it up. Also, I adore this name because of mermaids! This isn’t as great as I hoped it would be, it’s a little bit hard to work with and blend out, and once I do blend it out it seems to go away quite a bit, so I’m not a huge fan of that but this isn’t completely terrible either.

Liquid Suede Metallic Matte in Bella  – I was so excited about trying these! I never had any interest in metallic liquid lipsticks but now I’m wanting to try more and more, I guess I just really love these trends now. Anyway, I like this one a lot because it is very subtle, while it does have a metallic finish to it and some sparkle, it’s not overwhelming or binding which for someone like me is a good thing. I’m someone who is into this trend but doesn’t want things to be overly metallic, it’s just not what I’m into personally. I’m not always the most bold with my lipstick choices, this one makes me feel like I kind of am without being too out of my comfort zone.

So, overall I’m happy with this haul, there is some hit and miss within this tiny little haul but isn’t there always? I like most of it and don’t regret purchasing any of it. I think the metallic liquid lipstick is the star of this haul though.

Are you excited about any of the new NYX products?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger

Summer 2017 Essentials

SummerYes, it’s the first day of summer so I’ve decided to share just a few of my summer essentials with you guys, I came up with a fairly short list of products that I will be using frequently this summer. I’m just going to jump on into this list!

Alright, let’s start out with the Lush Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub,  this isn’t something that I always have on hand and it’s not something that I always get, but it is something I enjoy especially in the summertime. I like to scrub down with this, especially my legs right after I shave them. I love the scent of this scrub, the feel and overall this scrub.

The next product is something that you can no longer get in the exact form that I have it and that is the Mac Fix + CoconutI really love this! If you couldn’t already tell that by now seeing as I talk about it way too much, but I just really love it! I think it prolongs the wear of my makeup, it really gets rid of that powdery look on the face and the light coconut scent this product had.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in How Deep Is Your Love? This is a little bit newer to me but I think this shade of blush is a really fun shade and I also think it’s really perfect for the summer time! It’s warm pink shade, it’s really bright and it lasts really well on the cheeks, which I think is a great recipe for a fantastic summer blush.

Up next is something that is really new to me and is limited edition, but fantastic for summer and that is the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Diamond Dust.  This is a really fun and interesting highlighter, which I feel is great for the summer time because the summer is for fun things, right? That what I think at least. This is a fun pinky, duo chrome like highlight that is just really gorgeous.

This next one is something that I really think I need, just because skin protection is important, which is the Aquaphor Lip Balm + SunscreenThis is probably the least exciting product on this list but it’s a very important one nonetheless.

Physcians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light Bronzer is the perfect summer product I think, this just seems like the summer bronzer and product. This is a bronzer, which just seems perfect for this list and then on top of that it smells like coconut, which when you add the two together it makes for the perfect summer bronzer, and really the perfect anytime bronzer.

  The last thing on this is a really a great product, although I wish it had a little bit more SPF to it because that would make this perfect, this product is the Pixi Sun Mist. This is a really great product for the warm, sunny weather that is the summer time, it makes it really easy to put on some sun protection on my face and it’s quick, which I really enjoy.

And those are all of my summer essentials, well, those are most of my summer essentials. What I could come up anyway, I’m sure there are more things that I will think of and come across as the season goes on, but at the start of it these are products that I can see myself using the entire season.

What are your favorite summer products?

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