Sorry I have a little bit mia BUT I hit pan on my Tarte blush in paarty!!! Swipe to see my progress for last month! I didn’t wear a lot of makeup this past month because of finals but in person the eyeshadow dips appear larger than they do in the picture .
#panningcommunity #pan #panning #panporn #nobuy2018
April empties (not my most "efficient" month) 🚮
✔️Origins Drink Up Intensive and Rose Clay masks are both just AMAZING which makes me even more upset that they are not cruelty free!!! 😡 I would have repurchased them immediately but now have to look for CF alternatives 🐰
✔️ Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer was perfect for sunny spring - with SPF30 ☀ ✔️ Apivita Express Beauty Mask was fresh and hydrating 💦 ❌ Kiel's Eye Cream had quite a weird textute that I really tried to enjoy but didn't work for me... ❌ Sephora Waterproof Eye Pencils dried out in a heartbeat 💔
❌ Too Faced Primer is too liquid for my oily eyelids 👀
🌻No Buy Update🌻
Here are my April purchases! It’s so tiny! I’m really proud of this. Throughout the month something clicked. (Now that it’s my birthday month, May will be something entirely different 😂😅) Let's look at some stats and see how I'm doing with my 2018 Goals.
Total items purchased: 2
Planned purchases: 1
Spontaneous buys: 1
In January I had 12 spontaneous buys, in February I had 11, March I had 14, and April I had 1. Woohoo! Honestly, I got a lot of free stuff in April so I’m not surprised what I purchased was really low. With redeeming my Ulta points and getting my Sephora gift, I was mindful of what I really wanted and what value those items would bring to my collection.
I really enjoyed my Stila Convertible Color purchased in March and purchased a palette of minis in different shades. I only like two of them (one is okay-ish and the other two are too light for me). I’ve been on the hunt for a glossy gold shimmer gloss. The Becca Crystal Glow gloss is just okay. I’m not sure if I like it fully yet, but I will play around with it.
#lepocketchange #panningcommunity #projectpan2018 #nobuy2018
Weekly makeup basket! Working on a no-buy for the rest of the year to save money and use all the things I have. I don’t stick lip products in just because I do rotate those regularly depending on lip condition and what I’m wearing and working on my eyes. Going to try the Glossier priming moisturizer this week as well. Gucci Bamboo is the scent I’ll be rocking. #nobuy2018 #weeklymakeupbasket
I think I will just chuck the #nobuy2018
as I’m rubbish at it when it comes to fiber and fiber tools.
Though, in my defense, I did technically support the go-fund-me for this in December 2017.
#spin15aday #eewmini #fibertools
it’s time for a low buy update! come see how i did in april, and the items that tempted me to shop 🤑 youtube.com/megsmakeup8 🦄 link in bio 🔝😘
No buy/ low buy update! Success this month! This time I've put my yearlong goals I've been updating on the second page so you can see my progress so far. I've had only 2 fails with palettes this year so far but I ended up decluttering and depotting to keep my total eyeshadow pan count close to the same number!
------------ I finally got some singles I've been interested in for a few months and I'm so glad I did. I put them in a really cute palette I got in January. Part of depotting that has bothered me so far has been having to keep everything in boring z palettes without a mirror so I'm trying to remedy this. I got this sequined magnetic palette that is super fun to play with and I'm so much more likely to reach for than my zpalettes because I personally like doing eyeshadow with a close up mirror in the palette I'm working with. I'm planning on decluttering one of my medium sized z palettes soon, I'm just working on rearranging some things.
---------------------- I also picked up the b hydra moisturizer. When I tried this in my sample project, it performed just as well on my forehead wrinkle without breaking me out as my Kate Somerville age arrest anti aging moisturizer that costs twice as much but even more if you go price/mL ($52 for 50mL vs. $95 for 30mL). I've literally tried like 20 moisturizers on that wrinkle and besides this one, the Kate Somerville one had been the only one that worked for me without breaking me out. I included the ingredients at the end - it shares some of the same ingredients though the age arrest has a lot more stuff in it. I'm also almost done with the age arrest one - empties soon. Hopefully this works just as well for me! I got some nice gifts with purchase on this one too! Swipe to see the freebies.
----------------- I'm replacing my exfoliating stick thing from tarte - I'll post the empty soon. I also picked up a color corrector because my Bobbi Brown one is almost done and I'm currently trying different formulas to see what works. I've tried this new one a couple times and I think I might like the formula more! The Bobbi Brown one is also pricier ($25 for 2.26g vs. $28 for 1.4g). I got the tarte stuff on 25% sale too.
🌻No Buy Update🌻
Phew! I have really let some of my updates fall to the way side, but it’s time I get back on track. This is my No Buy Update for the month of March. I almost couldn’t fit everything in my drawer! Let's look at some stats and see how I'm doing with my 2018 Goals.
Total items purchased: 24
Planned purchases: 10
Spontaneous buys: 14
In January I had 12 spontaneous buys, in February I had 11, and in March I had 14. Single eyeshadows are counted individually and continue to drive the numbers up. March was a busy month sales wise and Ulta had their 21 Days of Beauty event. 🙈 There were one or two items I see now that I could’ve done without. You live and you learn, I suppose!
In the second picture are freebies I got during an Ulta 10x event promotion (Thank you, @beautydealsbff
!) I purchased the It Brushes for Ulta 5 piece set and got all of those in the tray for some points. I love It Brushes and was happy to finally get a set I’ve been eyeing.
March was pretty buy heavy, but I did much better in April. You’ll see. 🙂
#lepocketchange #panningcommunity #projectpan2018 #nobuy2018
Reminder to myself: DO NOT BUY MORE EYESHADOWS, YOU DON’T NEED THEM. You can see I have way too many, especially because I wear eyeshadow once a week on average 😔
I am disappointed in myself for hoarding products and not being able to show them love because I always move on to the new one in the collection. Some of these are going to be decluttered as I don’t use them (the little trios and quads especially) but this is the starting point. I am still keeping vast majority, so let this picture to serve as my reminder that I have everything I might need. There might be newer, better formulas, but let’s first use up at least some of what I own.
If you are wondering if you spend too much money on makeup or just want to declutter, I highly recommend this ‘look at everything you own from that category’ approach.
#projectpancommunity #makeuprehab #makeupenthusiast #makeupaddict #makeuphoarder #makeupjunkie #shopyourstash #consumer #consumerism #panthatpalette #lowbuy #lowbuy2018 #nobuy #nobuy2018
Finally March empties! 🗑️
✔️Really enjoyed Rituals Fortune range minis - shower oil and scrub
✔️Dermalogica Skin Hydrating masque is simply THE BEST moisturising mask I know - I even use it on the airplane as it's rather transparent ✈️
✔️Apivita line reducing mask had a weird texture but nice anti-ageing effect
❌Lancome Liner Design dried out way too quickly
❌Really wanted to like Clinique cleaning Balm but it wasn't that special... 3 more empties didn't fit on the photo, just boring soap and foot bath salt 🛁
💄 💋 💄
Tonight's emptie is the The FaceShops JeJu volcanic lava self heating face clay mask.
This was neither a clay mask (more like jelly) nor self heating. It would heat up but only if you really worked it and that amount of tugging isn't good for my skin.
This is an absolute no on the Repurchase front especially since @thefaceshop.official
isn't Crulty-free at all.
💜 💜 🐇 🐇 💋 🇨🇦 💋 🐇 🐇 💜 💜
#empties #UseItUp #NoBuy2018 #CrueltyFreeSkinCare
Though I didn’t set out with any specific saree goals for this month, here is my third one here in April, if I were to count #8sareeapril
with my dear @thesurrealsagittarian.
I am not sure if I will reach the 8 or more, but having fun nonetheless.
Having made the #nobuy2018
resolve, it has been a very interesting and fulfilling three months of the year. It made me appreciate what I have and how easy it is to say “enough” and enjoy the beauty of the gorgeous textiles and not get greedy all the time. It's an exercise I thought is not for the faint of heart , but indeed is manageable. This gorgeous pink and green bouquet of a saree was a gift for Vijayadasami from my dance student, who knows my love for sarees. While not a handloom or natural fabric, I loved draping this for the cheerfulness of this and the warmth and love it represented. Paired it with another synthetic saree blouse. Simple silver jhumkas from GRT. Attended my younger one’s music recital this evening. Loved the effervescent evening sun streaming through as we clicked this shot.
#nofilter #sareelove #ilovehandloom #iwearhandloom #sareeinsta #igersusa #igersnyc #sotd
🌸 APRIL REPLACEMENTS! 🌸
🌷Shampoo and conditioner: I bought these at Target to replace the shampoo I had used up. So far, my hair feels great and I love the smell!
🌷 Mary Kay coconut spray lotion: this smells soooo good, I love it. I’ve also had it for a couple of years now so I am hoping to use it up soon! This is replacing my body lotion in my skincare routine.
🌷 Neutrogena facial bar: this is replacing my face wash from March. I’ve had it for years also and now just hoping to use it up so I can buy some new (better) skincare. .
The only thing I bought in this picture is the shampoo and conditioner, which are non-negotiable necessities to me. Feeling great on my replacement-only no-buy plan!! Yay! .
#resourceful #nobuy2018 #replacementonly #shampoo #conditioner #haircare #neutrogena #neutrogenabar #marykay #lotion #aprilproducts #projectpan #projectpan2018 #panningcommunity
Update 3! Today I hit a tiny bit of pan on Mary Lou! It is hard to see, but it is there!! Hoola pan is expanding more. I am still trying to reach the upper corner. My progress next month will be slow on Hoola cause I am working on 2 bronzers right now. I finished Bobbi Brown shadow stick! I added my other Bobbi Brown shadow stick in the same shade. Blushes I am still working on. The bright shades are so pigmented. It will take a while to hit pan. The last picture is what I want to focus on using this month. I have not usee them at all and it is the perfect season to start!! #projectpan #projectpanningcommunity2018 #useitup #useitup2018 #nobuy2018 #pantasticladies
NO BUY: I’ve done so well in March 😍 I’ve decluttered some products and actually used some up as well ☺️ I’ve decided to split this up in „decluttered“ and „used up“ because it feels like I get a more accurate feeling for my behavior that way ☺️
second attempt at a makeup no buy. 🤞🏼i really want to focus on using up what i already have! my collection has grown a lot in my opinion over the past two months and it’s gotten overwhelming. i also have no business spending money i don’t have on makeup when i already have so much in my collection.
that being said, if i run out of something such as concealer or mascara, i’m going to allow myself to purchase a new one but that’s the only exception. here’s to a year of project panning and downsizing. 😁
#nobuy #nobuy2018 #projectpan #panningcommunity #usewhatyouhave