Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weekly Makeup Basket| July 14, 2015

Have you ever put together a weekly makeup basket? When you're working on Project Pans, it's a brilliant way to rotate through products without being overwhelmed (especially if you have a fairly large stash).

Essentially, you look through your items and choose a small selection to use for the week. The exact quantity will vary based on your preferences, but the fewer the better. The more usage you get out of a product in a week, the quicker you can finish it! Alternatively, if it turns out after the week the product doesn't work for you- you can give it away, toss it, or even sell it (although that can be tricky).

Having a basket (or bag or box!) separate from your collection will simplify your routine as well. It has definitely helped me cut back on time getting ready for work in the morning!

You can check out my video on YouTube here:

But read on if you're interested in the full list of products I chose for the week.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Project Pan: Back-to-MAC edition!

I like having goals to work towards.

I shop at Sephora for the points, instead of searching somewhere else to buy beauty products. I like seeing that one thing leads to another.

And when doing Project Pans, there is no goal of more stuff. The goal is to downsize! And that doesn't always work for me.

Few stores (that I know of anyway) have programs where you can trade in packaging for new products. Lush does this (5 containers= 1 free face mask). And MAC does. 7 products (note: I was told 7 by a MAC employee, but others have told me that you only need 6 products!) that fall under the specifications can be returned for a lipstick (or an eyeshadow or lip glass in-store).7 products go out, 1 goes in. That sounds pretty good to me! If Sephora offered something like that I feel like my panning would increase.

I like to try new things, but I don't want to have so many products sitting around that will eventually become expired.

Check out my intro video with five MAC products.

And don't forget to subscribe to follow me on my panning journey!

Friday, July 3, 2015

30 Day Lipstick Challenge: Summer Edition

                                           Check out my latest YouTube video!

It's time to take on a beauty challenge!

The 30 Day Lipstick challenge is exactly what it sounds like- 30 days, 30 different lipstick shades. Every day is something different, and it gives you a good excuse to play around with shades you wouldn't normally reach for.

Do you normally rock a red lip? Try changing your makeup look with a more dramatic eye and a matte nude lip. Are you obsessed with pink lipsticks? Try a brighter or bolder version, like a fuchsia or hot pink. And if you're anything like me, who lives and dies by nude lippies, try a bright purple or even a coral!

You can learn so much about your makeup likes and dislikes by taking on this challenge. You may just surprise yourself and find a new favourite combination.

And if you have a lot of lipsticks, you might be able to decrease your collection by tossing (or giving away/selling) lippies you find don't work for you.

For a complete list of the 30 lipsticks I'm going to be rocking for the month of July, check out my YouTube video!