Sunday, 27 August 2017

Rolling Project Ten Pan Roulette - Start Point - Picked at Random - Urban Decay, Sleek, NYX, Makeup Revolution

So I recently decided it was time to start a makeup inventory and log everything I owned on a spreadsheet. This was to make sure everything I had was visible to me and I was getting proper use out of everything, and also with the hope I would start rotating through it. I got as far as eyeshadow palettes with 5+ pans before I realised I had way to many. I have 55 of those palettes with a total of 709 pans of eyeshadow, and after creating this project I did my quads/trios/duos as well. I have 14 of those, with another 46 pans(and will add them in to the mix at update one, I might add in singles and sticks at update two but I'm not finished that part yet). That's 755 pans of eyeshadow, before single pans, sticks and loose powders. I feel like I could cover my whole face in eyeshadow for the next year and I'd still have some left to get me through till January 2019.

It felt like time to get some proper use out of my palettes.  So what I have done to pick pans is run my number of palettes through Googles random number generator 10 times and cross referenced the number with where it falls on the spreadsheet for the palettes I'm including. And then to pick a pan I have run the generator again, using the number of pans in the palette and gone left to right and top to bottom. For example, with the chocolate vice palette I got pan 15, so the top row it 1 - 5, middle row is 6- 11 (yeah this is a messed up palette with different sized pans) and then 12,13, 14 and finally 15 on the bottom row takes us to the dark sparkly red. 

And now that all the technical stuff is covered, lets see if the google gods were kind to me

1. Freedom Makeup Pro Shade & Brighten Stunning Rose Kit - Pan 5 

2. Sleek i-Divine Palette in Enchanted Forest - Pan 12 Lady Tremaine

3. NYX Sex Bomb Palette - Pan 3

4. Revolution London Iconic Pro 2 - Pan 10 Silk

5. Wet n Wild Comfort Zone - Pan 1

6. Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box - Pan 4 Half Baked

7. Sleek i-Divine Palette in Garden of Eden - Pan 10 Evergreen

8. Makeup Obsessed Build Your Own 12 Pan Palette - Pan 6 Taupe (this will be different for everyone as I chose the colours for this.

9. I <3 Makeup Chocolate Vice Palette - Pan 15  

10. Revolution Dio De Los Muertos - Pan 3

And now for some swatches

LTR - Shades 1-5 (4 and 5 are very neutral shimmer tones)
LTR - Shades 6-10

Overall I didn't get a bad mix, things could have been so much worse. I've either used all of them in the past or tried them out since taking the pictures and colour wise the only one I may struggle to use regularly is the pink. Shade 3 is pretty chunky, flaky and glittery and when I tried to use it on the eye I really struggled. 4 and 5 are also very similar so I may focus on one of them and when I hit pan on the first one and cycle it out and start using another one.

I'll be back in a month to update you all on how things are going, and hopefully with some pan. If pan has been hit I will run the random number generator again and get a new pan from my collection to replace it with. There's no end date on this project and it will probably just roll month on month, as nothing needs used up or is beginning to go bad. It also means that if I end up with a new palette (like when I get to Sephora in November) then I can just put this to one side whilst I play with it an then come back to this.

If your doing a similar project please link any posts/youtube videos below. I love following project pans and seeing how everyone is doing. 

Until next time...

xoxo Scruffy

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Gone by 2018 - Giant Project Pan - De-clutter before the end of the year.

Three months ago now I began this years Project Pan, and went good guns for the first month (project pan update). In months two to three I did well as well, but forgot to do an update and now we're at the end of month four and I've not done an update either. Clearly something isn't working for me and steady monthly updates.

With that in mind, few days ago I decided to have a huge clear-out of all my beauty and hair care stuff as some of it is very very old and needs the bin. During this I found a lot of products that also are getting old, have been neglected, or will most likely go off if left unused for another six months. So what I have decided to do, rather than a month to month Project Pan, is just to have an ongoing clear out project targeting all the products that I pulled out during the clear-out.

My goal is to use all, or as many as possible, of the following products up before January 2nd, 2018. Anything left then will either go to one side for 2018's Project Pan, or, more likely, in the bin in its (hopefully) greatly diminished and nearly used up state.

I'm not going to be doing monthly updates for this, they will happen as and when something exciting happens. Also all progress posts will just be a done or not done yet, the only products I'm actually keeping track on are the eyeshadow palette and any of the pencils and bullet lip products. Any thoughts on the products will be covered in empties posts and not in updates as I can't be dealing with that.

Now that I've got all that intro out the way lets get into it. You'll see from the photos, some of the products are marked with stickers, its just so I can identify them if they end up in another room, like my bathroom or bedroom.

Skin care

  1. Loreal Pure Clay Purity Mask
  2. Loreal Pure Clay Detox Mask
  3. Nip & Fab Bee Sting Lifting Mask
  4. Nip & Fab Dragons Blood Plumping Serum
  5. Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Serum
  6. Superdrug Tea Tree Cleanser & Toner
  7. The Balm Balms Away Eye Makeup Remover
  8. The Body Shop Seaweed Day Cream
Approx value at time of writing £80.50

Body Care

  1. Molten Brown Amber Cocoon Hand Lotion
  2. Dr Pawpaw Tinted Balm
  3. Roger & Gallet Replenishing Body Lotion
  4. Superdrug Vitamin C Body Butter
Approx value at time of writing £38

Lip Balm

  1. Balm Balm Tea Tree Lip Balm
  2. Burts Bee's Cocount and Pear Lipbalm
Approx value at time of writing £9

Hair Care

  1. Boots Botanics Moisture Shampoo 
  2. Boots Botanics Shine Conditioner
  3. Batiste Dry Shampoo Fresh
  4. Loreal Elvive Smooth & Polish Spray
  5. OGX Coconut Oil Mist Spray
  6. Gliss Shine Tonic Spray
  7. Superdrug Killer Volume Dry Shampoo
  8. Superdrug Exotic Flair Dry Shampoo
  9. Superdrug Cocoa Brownie Dry Shampoo
Approx value at time of writing £29

  1. Ralph Lauren Polo Sport 2
  2. M&S Nuit Parfum (Deluxe Sample Size)
Approx value at time of writing £50

  • New Look Fixing Spray
  • Freedom Studio Fixing Spray
  • Revolution Pro Base Priming Spray
  • I <3 Makeup Naked Chocolate Palette
  • Bare Mineral The Phenomenon Duo (Golden Iris only)
  • Revolution Beyond Eden Baked Eye Shadow Palette
  • Seventeen Brow Sculpting Pencil
  • Kiko Milano Shadow Stick in 06 Golden Brown
  • MUA Lipliner in Caramel Nougat
  • ELF Finishing Powder
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Powder
  • Loreal Infallible Mattifying Primer
  • Collection Pore Minimising Primer
  • Collection Cool Rose Illuminating Primer
  • New Look Flawless Liquid Foundation in Porcelian
  • NYX HD Foundation in 101 Nude
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral
  • NYX HD Concealer in 02 Fair
  • NYX HD Concealer in 03 Light
  • Barry M Eyeliner in 30 White
  • NYX Eyeliner in 07 Jet Black
  • I <3 Makeup Eye Pencil in Channeling my Inner...
Approx value at time of writing £153.50

Total number of products involved 47

Total approximate value of products involved £360

£360 is not a small amount of money and although I know I have used a good amount of most of these products, others are still over half full so binning them would be flushing money straight down the toilet. And I think that's the value of doing this kind of project, it helps me really focus in on what I have and what I would be wasting if I just binned things I was bored of.

Additional Makeup Items

So I decided, as the makeup section didn't contain any blush, bronzer, highligher or lipstick that I should go through my collection and pull out a few items I haven't really used, are minis, or the packaging is getting a bit scuffed up and although they're not old or bad, they could probably be used up. These items are not the focus of this project but they are added in as it would be nice to finish some up.
  • Kat Von D Ink Liner in Dali
  • Too Faced Mini Blush in Justify My Love
  • Too Faced Mini Blush in Love Hangover
  • Too Faced Mini Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Too Faced Mini Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops
  • Kat Von D Mini Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare
  • Too Faced Mini Melted Matte in Chihuahua 
  • Too Faced Mini Melted Chocolate in Chocolate Honey
  • MUA Highlighter in Pink Shimmer
  • NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Girl Talk
Approximate additional value £103

So yeah, that's everything. Its a little daunting but I think by month two or three I'll see some results and that'll keep me going.

Are you doing a Project Pan? If so I'd love to check it out. Leave me a link in the comments.

xoxo Scruffy