Third Update: Project Pan July – Dec 2017

This is the halfway mark of my project pan. I’ve finished 5 items and removed one out of  the 20. I’ve finished my Cover Girl foundation, Cargo Blu Ray Face Primer, Coola Makeup Spray, Urban Beauty Makeup Spray, and the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. If you want to see the first two updates you can check out on my last post:


(from last update)

I certainly got more pan. Hopefully I can finish the the 1st and the fourth shadow by the next update.

Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer
(last update vs. now)
I have about 1/3 left.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
(laste update vs now)
I’ve been focusing more on the other primer last month, but I’m certain I can finish both primers by the next update.

The Body Shop Hand Cream
(last update vs now)
I have about 1/2 left. I’m not too worried about this one since it’s only a travel size and I can use lotion up easily.

Smashbox Primer Water
I’m about halfway now. Once again I’m not too worried about this either since I can use makeup setting spray up like nothing.

Very Little to no Progress on:

CK One Brow Pencil + Gel
I’ve been using this almost every time I put on makeup but I barely see any progress.

Absolute New York Nano Liquid Eye Liner, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner,  Urban Decay Subversion lash primer, YSL Baby Doll Mascara, & Buxom Mascara. 

I don’t see any progress on these yet, I probably won’t update on these items again until the end of the year.





Project Pan July – Dec 2017

It’s time for another Project Pan. This time I’m giving myself 6 months (July- Dec) to completely finish/hit pan on these items. Once I finish majority of the items I’ll add some new products, most likely something travel size or small.  As of right now I have 14 products to finish. I’ll try to update monthly, but if I don’t see much progress then I’ll do it every 2 months.

1. Cargo Blu_Ray Activating Face Primer ✔
Starting Status: A little left

1 month update: FINISHED!
REVIEW: Would not purchase again. Didn’t do anything for me.

2. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer – Pore Minimizing
Starting Status: New
1 month update: Still pretty new, only used 3 times.
2 months: Only use for a week.

3. Cover Girl 3-in-1 Foundation  ✔
Starting Status: less than 1/2 left
1 month update:
2 months: COMPLETE!
REVIEW: One of my favorite drugstore foundations. Works great on my oily skin.

4. Clinque Even Better
Starting Status: 3/4 left
1 month update: My best guess is about 1/2 left
2 months update: Probably 1/3 left

5. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liner -Black ✘
Starting Status: about 3/4 left
1 Month Update: I ended up giving it to a friend since she really liked it after I used it on her.
REVIEW:  This is a great liquid liner. It lasts all day, easy to use, and it’s opaque. It’s just as good as the Kat Von D Tattoo liners. I highly recommend giving this product a try.

6. Absolutle New York Nano Liner – Black
Starting Status: New
1 month update: No progress.
2 months: Only used it here and there.

7. Gotta B’ Urban Makeup Setting Spray – Dewy  ✔
Starting Status: 1/3 left
1 month update:
2 months: COMPLETE!
REVIEW: This is a good product if you are looking for a Dewy makeup spray and it does a decent job setting my makeup.

8. Coola Makeup Setting Spray  ✔
Starting Status: New
1 month update: COMPLETE!
REVIEW: The more I used it, the more I hated it. It has a really strong alcohol scent that lingers all day. Also it leaves a sticky/tacky residue.

9. Murad Oil COntrol Mattifier 
Starting Status: 1/2 left
1 month update: No progress.
2 months: No Progress

10. CK One Brow Pencil + Gel Duo – 400 Crafty Raven
Starting Status: 3/4 left
1 month update: No progress.
2 months:

11-12. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer & Urban decay Perversion Mascara
Starting Status: 1/3 left

1 month update: They’re starting to become clumpy.
2 months: I finished the Perversion Mascara but I’m still working on the Subversion primer.

13. Stila Portrait Of A Perfect Eye Eyeshadow Palette 
Starting Status: There’s a small dip in the 1st and 4th shade

1 month update:
2 months:

14. The Body Shop British Rose Hand Cream
Starting Status: New
1 month update: Only used 3 times.
2 months:

15. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
(Added End of July– Status: NEW)
1 month: Still going strong

16. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water 
(Added Mid August– Status: NEW)
1 month update: Only used a few time.

17. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer 
(Added Mid August– Status: NEW)
1 month: Used about half

18. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
(Added Mid August– Status: NEW)
1 month: Only used a few times

19-20. YSL Baby Doll mascara & Buxom Mascara 
(Added Mid August– Status: NEW)
1 month: Only used a few times

Project Pan: Jan-March 2016

My goal is to finish most of these products by the end of March 2016. I’m giving myself a full 3 months. After 3 months I’ve thrown away 3, finished 9, and have 7 unfinished products out of a total of 19.


1. Garnier BB Cream
Starting Point:
It’s hard to judge exactly where I’m at since the tube isn’t see through, but I’m about 1/4 done.
1st update: I threw this away during my decluttering. I had this bb cream for over 2 years! So yeah, it had to go. 

Review: I hate this product. It’s so liquidy and messy to use. It gives a white cast and it doesn’t last on my oily skin.

2. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
Starting Point:
I’m almost done. I have about half an inch left.
1st  update:
I threw this out since it was old and I was pretty much done with it.

I don’t hate this product, but it’s just not suited for people with oily skin.

3. Neutrogena Long Wear Foundation
Starting Point:
About 1/3 left. 
1st update:
I did finish half of what I had but, I couldn’t handle this foundation any more so I had to throw it out.

Review: I hate this product too, it’s quite thick and heavy feeling. Even though the foundation states it’s long wearing, it’s quite the opposite. It only lasts about an hr or two before breaking apart and clumping  up. It’s awful!  It also transfers like crazy!

***note: the Neutrogena foundation doesn’t come with a pump, the pump is from my Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation.***


4. Sonia Kashuk Mineral Blush
Starting Point:  A little over half left. 
1st  update:
I’m about half way through.
2nd  update:
I’ve been using this blush everyday that I’ve worn makeup but barely any progress. 
3rd  update

Review: It’s okay. Nothing special. I won’t be repurchasing it. I’m actually throwing this away after this project pan, I’ve had this product for over 5 years!

5. Tarte Park Ave. Princess Bronzer
Starting Point:
1/2 way
1st  update:
I finally hit pan! But I still got a long way to go.
2nd  update:
3rd update:
I like the shade and everything but I won’t be repurchasing because it’s a pain to  use. After every 3-4 uses, it gets hard pan (a hard film/coat) and I’ll have to scrape off the top layer. I am also throwing this out after this project pan.


6. NYX HD Finishing Powder- Travel Size
Starting Point: New
1st update:
Used this probably only once throughout the whole month.
2nd  update:
I keep forgetting to use this, so there’s barely any progress. 
3rd  update
I like this product, but I feel like it’s so easy to use up! Just after one month of constant use, I hit major pan! Also it gives off a white cast.

7. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Starting Point: 3/4 left
1st update:
I’ve been using this pretty much everyday. So there’s a lot more pan showing.
2nd  update:
3rd  update
It’s smooth and it keeps me matte. My only gripe is that it can get a little cakey. Since the cakey look is never in, I won’t be repurchasing this.

8. NYX Matte Finish Spray ✔
Starting Point: 
Still pretty new, used only twice before this.
1st update:
There’s not a lot of progress since I didn’t started using it until the last week of Jan.
2nd update:
I’ve been using this off and on throughout this whole month. I really want to finish this by the third update. 
3rd  update: COMPLETED!!
I love this product! It definitely kept me a little bit more matte and kept my makeup lasting longer than usual. I will be repurchasing this in the future.

9. Urban Decay Primer Potion – Original Sin 
Starting Point: 1/4 left
1st update:
Been using it everyday. 
2nd update:
Almost done!
3rd update: COMPLETED!
Absolutely love this, I already have 2 back up of this.

10. Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Mascara 
Starting Point: 1/2 left
1st update:
Been using it everyday and it’s still the same as I started. 
2nd update:
The mascara is still going strong!
3rd update: COMPLETED!
Great for lengthening my lashes and doesn’t weigh my lashes down. Gives my lashes a natural look.

11. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara✔

Starting Point: 3/4 left
1st update:
Been using this everyday over my Tarte mascara and it’s still going strong, doesn’t feel any drier since I’ve started.  
2nd update:
The mascara is starting to feel a bit drier. 
3rd update:
The mascara is slowly getting drier and thicker. 
I’m not a big fan of this mascara, it’s heavy and thick. It doesn’t even add enough length or thickness.

12. Kat von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper ✔
Starting Point: New
1st update:
Been using it everyday. It’s starting to feel a little bit drier and it doesn’t glide on as easily as before.
2nd update:
It’s not as pigmented as it used to be and it doesn’t glide on evenly.

3rd update: COMPLETED!  
It’s been really dry the first two weeks of March and it’s been tugging on my eyelids. I knew I was done with this liner when I could no longer make a smooth straight line. 
This is my #1 Holy Grail eyeliner! I’ve gone through 3 full sizes of this liner already. If you want a dark eyeliner that last all day without smudging then you NEED to get this KAT VON D Trooper liquid liner! It will change your life!

13. NYX Micro Brow Pencil ✔
Starting Point: Only have a little left.
1st update:
Been using this almost everyday and it shows. There’s barely anything left.
2nd update: COMPLETED!
I finished this a week after my one month update.
I like it, the pencil is small and easy to use. I will definitely be repurchasing. Keep in mind you will need to set it with a brow gel, otherwise it can smear.

14. Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil ✔
Starting Point: 1/4 left
1st update:
Been using it on and off.
2nd update:
3rd update: COMPLETED!
I Like it. It makes my hair softer and smoother after each use.

***Since I threw away 3 products, I’m going to replace them with these.****

15. Cover FX Calming Primer (added Feb 1) ✔
Starting point : New
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1st update: COMPLETED!
Review: The texture feels like a lotion but the product did absolutely nothing for me. I didn’t see any difference in my skin.

16. Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Leave In Conditioner (added Feb 1) ✔
Starting point:  I have about 1/3 left. I did mark my starting point with a permanent marker. 

1st update:
2nd update:  COMPLETED!

Review: This is my second bottle of this and I’ve been using this for the past 6 months and I honestly don’t see any difference with my hair. It’s best use with damp hair. If you use on dry hair, it does leave a greasy residue. I won’t be repurchasing this.

17. Stila Lip Glaze (added Feb 1)
Starting point:

1st update:
2nd update:

Review: This lip gloss smells amazing! It has the right amount of tackiness so it can last a long time. My only gripe is that it’s hard to control how much lip gloss gets pumped out, it’s either too little or too much.

18. Sonia Kashuk Eyes on Neutral Palette (added Feb 1)
I just want to finish as much shadows as I can in the 2nd row (the peachy, cool pink, and the medium brown shadows).
Starting point:  The only shade I’ve hit pan on is the medium brown. 

1st update:
2nd update:
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Review: This is my absolute favorite drugstore eyeshadow palette! I use this pretty much every day. The shadows are pigmented and blends out like a dream.

19. Jack Black Lip Blam (added March 1)
Starting point: New

1st update:
It’s just an okay product.

Makeup Forever Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You. Artist Shadows REVIEW

Makeup Forever Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You. Artist Shadows Limited Edition Featuring ANDREJA PEJIC and JAMIE CHUNG was released for the Summer of 2015. Each palette contains 4 full size shadows for $48, which is a good deal since usually 2 shadows is $34 and for 3 shadows is $44. The quality of the shadows are AMAZING!!! They’re soft, pigmented, easy to blend, last all day, and there wasn’t any fallout.
OVERALL: Would I recommend these palettes?
Yes, if you are willing to dish out the $48 for each palette and if you don’t already have the Artist Palette Volume 1- Nudes. OTHERWISE, I’ll say no. Personally I think the Artist Palette Volume 1- Nudes ($42) is a better choice. The Andreja Pejic palette has two repeating shades from the Artist Palette Volume 1 and these palettes aren’t a stand alone palette. You will need to bring in another palette to make a complete look. They’re missing some matte shades for blending and darkening up a look.

The ANDREJA PEJIC palette:

 I-526, an iridescent white shade.

 I-662, is an iridescent copper shade.

I-544, which is supposed to be more of an iridescent  mauve color with some brown undertone, but my camera is washing the out the color.
D-652, is a diamond warm brown shade with gold shimmer.



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First shade, M-532, is a matte cream shade.

S-642, a satin beige shade.

D-320, a diamond olive shade.

ME-108, metallic gun metal shade.


When I compared these palette to the Artist Palette Volume 1-Nudes, Jamie Chung’s palette had no repeating color, while Andreja Pejic’s palette had two very similar shades.
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Left shades are from the Volume 1- NUDES and the right are from the Andreja Pejic palette.

Project Pan/ Finish 11 By Nov. 7th


My goal is to finish these 11 items by the beginning of Nov. I’m giving myself 3 months to finish them. I will give a quick review of each product at the end of this project pan.

1. H2O+ Face Oasis ✔
Starting Status: Almost Complete
1 month update/Review:  Completed! I absolutely LOVE this product!! It doesn’t break me out and it does what it says, it keeps my skin moisturized throughout the whole day.

2. Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
Starting Status: New (Oily/greasy products tends to break me out, so if it breaks my skin out then I will add a different product.)
1 month update/Review: This broke me out, so I ended up giving it to a friend instead.

3. Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Even Skin Tone Moisturizer
Starting Status: New
1 month update/Review: It broke me out, my skin is sensitive to products with a thick SPF/sunblock consistency. This product felt exactly like sunblock, a thick white cream/lotion. It broke me out just after one use. I had to exchange this product for another moisturizer.

4. UD DeSlick Setting Spray✔
Starting Status: Almost Complete
2 month update: Completed! 

5. UD Eyeshadow Primer in Original ✘
Starting Status: 1/3 Left
3 month update: This primer is still going strong, about 1/4 left. So I will have to carry this over to my next project pan.

6. Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Primer ✔
Status: Almost Complete
1 month update: Completed! It was an okay primer. It smooth out my skin, but it didn’t minimize my pores. I rather stick to my Smashbox primer.

7. Ulta Brow Gel in Clear ✔
Status: Almost Complete
2 months update/Review: Completed! I like it. It does what it is supposed to.

8. Sonia Kashuk Mineral Powder Foundation✔
Starting Status: Almost Complete
3 month update: Completed! I personally used this as a setting powder for my concealer and it does a good job. But it definitely can get a bit cakey if you use too much.

9. Bare Minerals Lash Domination✔
Starting Status: 1/2 Left
3 month update: Completed! There wasn’t anything special about this mascara. I won’t be repurchasing this.

10. Kat Von D Saint Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper✔
Starting Status: 1/2 Left
3 month update: Completed!  I absolutely love this eyeliner! It’s pigmented, glides on easily, doesn’t smudge, and lasts all day. I will definitely be repurchasing this!

11. Stila Lip Glaze in Mango Berry ✘
Starting Status: 2/3 Left
3 month update: I barely used this during this project pan. I will be carrying it over to my next Project pan.

Overall: I finished 7/11, which isn’t too bad. Hopefully I will do better on my next Project Pan.