Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Project 30 Pan Update #1

I'm finally getting towards completion of a couple of uni assignments this week so I thought I would take a quick break to bring you an update on my Project 30 Pan! 

What I've Used Up:

I loved the Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser. It is a non foaming cleanser that is excellent at  removing every last trace of makeup without drying my skin out or making it go red or inflamed. This is my current Holy Grail cleanser, but I need to use up a couple of other ones in my shower before I will be allowed to repurchase it. This bottle lasting me 4 months, using it every morning and night.

I finished a bottle of the Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Shampoo. This is a really nice shampoo, it makes your scalp feel clean without drying it out, and it left my hair feeling soft. I still don't feel like this is a holy grail shampoo though, I am still looking for something perfect for me. I may repurchase.

Batiste Dry Shampoo is a staple in my hair routine, I do prefer the Klorane dry shampoo but as Batiste is cheaper I tend to buy this more often. I would repurchase.

The Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturizer is one of my favourite moisturizers that I have tried. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, but not greasy! I would definitely repurchase again once I have used up my other moisturizers :) try this one out girls, you won't regret it!

This Orly Nail Lacquer Remover mini wass awesome, it didn't stink like most of them do! However I took it with me on holiday and the container through all my makeup :( I hope the full size bottle is better than the mini one!

Natio Dramatic Lashes Mascara was a dud for me. I think it's just the rubber bristles. I hate rubber brushes on mascaras, they just don't work for me personally. Would not repurchase.

I already have a mini size of Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, and I really like the product. I may purchase the full size if I ever manage to use up some of my highlighters.

This sample of L'Occitane Hydration Creme was lovely, I would love to try a full size in the future.

I finally hit the end of my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. This concealer was great, it has amazing coverage, however it transfers too easily. As someone who wears glasses this is a pain in my ass, so I don't think I will purchase this again.

I asked for this sample of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer to test it's transfer resistance, but it transferred onto my glasses sadly :( covers amazingly though.

This sample of Laura Mercier Creme Silk Foundation in Rose Ivory looked straight up orange on me. At the suggestion of Sarah, I got the shade Creme Ivory which I have yet to retry. Will keep you updated on my thoughts of this one.

So none of these empties count for this month (Read my Rules here) but everything from now on will!

This is really only the beginning of this project but I actually already cheated on it below. Mothers Day deals got me! I couldn't resist when I went to L'Occitane....

The Almond Enhancement Gift set is what got me. I have been dying to try out the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil for ages, and when I saw this mothers day gift set, I could not resist. I must admit I felt a bit guilty the next day, but as I have been wanting to try out the products in this range for so long I couldn't feel too bad.

I have also been looking for a good roller ball perfume for my purse, so I picked up one in the fragrance Rose 4 Reines. It smells beautiful, and for spending over $70 and purchasing a perfume I also got this Delicate Floral Collection gift set for free. The offer is still available if you want to check it out :)

I love the ombre bottle :)

The Rose Gift Set

I love the makeup bag it came in, it's so cute and French! <3

So I did mess up once but this is all I have bought in the last two weeks so I'm definitely getting better! However for the perfume and the gift set I am penalizing myself 4 more products to project pan!

The only other cosmetic purchase was at Mac, but it was not a guilty purchase! As I ran out of my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and didn't have any backups, I allowed myself to try out their Pro Long Wear Concealer. Ding ding ding, I think we have a winner! This doesn't appear to transfer very much at all! The other purchase is boring, just a bottle of Mac Brush Cleanser. Because you know, we all need to clean our brushes.

So that's my first update on project pan! Off to a bit of a rocky start but hopefully it gets better from here on out. I mean, I went into Chemist Warehouse yeseterday and I only bought my medicine, no makeup :D That has to count for something ;)



  1. I've recently started using that Mario badescu moisturizer lately and completely agree its amazing. you've done well so far, going cold turkey would give you too many withdrawals so you have to wean yourself off of buying new products :p x

  2. Joico products are pretty amazing!

  3. I've wanted to try the Almond shower oil for sooo long! Cant wait to hear what you think about it :)

  4. I love the loccitane hydration cream! I went in to get my mum a birthday present (and ended up spending enough to get the gift set too) and I got 2 samples of the cream. Sucks its so expensive!

  5. I'm glad you've been doing so well on your project pan!

    For the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Soft Ivory may also work for you. I use it and its a great match for me. I think you are a little darker in skintone than me though. It's a gorgeous foundation, I've rarely used another foundation in months!

  6. Good progress so far with your Project Pan! I've tried the Joico shampoo and I love how silky my hair is afterwards, although at the moment I am using Organix's Cherry Blossom which makes my hair so soft. The Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturiser sounds amazing- I really have been wanting to try a hyaluronic moisturiser so I might give a tester a go the next time I pop into Mecca! Oh it's just so hard to refrain from Mother's Day sales especially as they are so tempting with so many good offers :)

  7. I had no luck with that Natio mascara either. I don't really want to finish it. The formula is too wet for me and I am not fond of the brush. I liked the Maybelline FIT concealer, but I didn't repurchase either. I am currently using the new creamy Nars concealer and it is fantastic!

  8. love the l'occitane bag, so cute!

  9. You're going to love the MAC brush cleaner! I find that it cleans brushes a lot faster than using shampoo :)

  10. The l'occitane pack is so gorgeous. Love their products.

    PS: I'm hosting a Suigo hair pack giveaway; hope you enter:

  11. I really want to try the Laura Mercier Creme Silk Foundation but I need to use up my existing foundations first! I'm with you in preferring Klorane dry shampoo, but Batiste does the job and as you say, is cheaper. I'm using that Maybelline concealer now and I'm not in love with it, but then again I think it's because I just don't know how to use concealer properly :p

  12. Great job on the pan update! It always takes me forever to use stuff up! My Fit Me concealer has been lasting me ages already and is still not showing any signs of finishing anytime soon. :P

    I think Wild is my favourite of all the Batiste scents!

  13. Looks like you are doing well
    with your Pan project c: I
    have never heard of L'Occitane
    before, but I'd love to try
    all of them!


  14. That L'Occitane gift bag is adorable. I've been meaning to buy their hand creams because I've heard such good things! Have you tried it?

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