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Largest Project Pan Ever – Full 2017 Results

Since October of 2016 I have been working on what I’ve called The Largest Project Pan Ever. This project pan consists of 143 items total and at the end of that year I finished 55 items. For this year I was hoping that I would knock out quite a bit of my full sized items and work on clearing out portions of a palette. I’ve gotten quite a bit finished but not nearly as much as 2016.

Instead of going through and listing every product I’ve finished, I’m going to give you the month by month numbers and include links to the posts with the product lists, otherwise this blog will be 10 pages long. At the bottom I’ll go into the items I’ve finished over the last few months of this year.

Number of Products finished in January – 7

Number of Products finished in February – 1

Number of Products finished in March – 4

Number of Products finished in April – 10

Number of Products finished in May – 3

Number of Products finished in June – 3

Number of Products finished in July – 2

Number of Products Finished in August – 2

Number of Products finished in September – 1

  • Declutters-

L.A. Colors Lipstick in Frozen Berry

I have actually had this lipstick since I moved into our current home about 4 years ago. It doesn’t apply the same as it used to, and I honestly don’t wear it much now anyway. The color itself was great and had a nice purple hue to it, but now with the application it is too sheer as I believe it is starting to separate.

Number of Products Finished in October – 3

  • Completed –

Degree Deoderant

This was the last of my main stash. It’s deoderant, it’s pretty much socially required to wear it.


Murad Essential C Eye Cream

I honestly hated this one when I received it just from the smell. I didn’t see a difference in use over the past year I have been using it daily. This is one skincare item I won’t repurchase.

  • Declutter –

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Pink Please

There is actually quite a story behind this one. I got this lipstick at a Big Lots in my hometown about a year before my parent’s split up. It was my go to when I was in college, but I haven’t used it since. I don’t really grab for light pink lipsticks anymore. On top of that this color has since been discontinued from the ColorSensational line. Earlier this month I was in the mood for this shade and pulled it out from my makeup box. I rolled the lipstick up to check how much I had left, and saw the outside of the bullet covered in bumps. The smell hadn’t changed but I wasn’t going to use this lipstick with a chance of getting sick.

It took me a minute, but I came to a realization. I have kept this lipstick for almost a decade, I and still wasn’t halfway through it. I got this BEFORE I even met Sunshine. If I haven’t finished it by now then I probably never will. It was more than time to toss it out.


Number of Products Finished in November – 4

  • Completed:

Bath and Body Works Body Cream in Sweet Pea

I finished another one in July, and this is my last one in my stash. Now to go through the regular lotions!

SoftSoap Travel Size Body Wash in Pomegranate and Mango

It was body wash. My skin didn’t feel dry but I didn’t really enjoy the scent at all or the beads (bad for the environment you know.) Didn’t really stand out enough for me to want to repurchase.

  • Declutter:

Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Top Coat/Base Coat Nail Polish

I’ve been using this every time I’ve painted my nails for a top coat. It has gotten to the point where it remains goopy not matter the amount of thinner I put in it, so it will look like I’ve made no progress. On top of that it has gotten to the point where it won’t dry completely no matter how long I’ve let it sit.


Ulta Makeup Setting Spray

Since I’ve bought it I’ve only used it a couple of times. I’ve come to realize that I don’t really use setting sprays and have no need for it. When I did use it, I hated how the mist was too large of drops and smelled of alcohol. Instead of setting my makeup it actually felt like it was drying my skin.


Number of Products Finished in December – 1

  • Completed:

OGX Vitamin E Penetrating Oil

I’ve been using this after every shower for the last couple of years and I really love it. It has been a helpful part of my hair care as my hair tends to get really dry from the hair dryer and the fact that I can go years between haircuts.


Total Products finished in 2017 – 41

In my books, that is a pretty great year for mostly doing full sized products!

Number of Products Left to finish in Project Pan – 43

Except for maybe 3 items these last ones are solely full sized products. Ultimately my goal is to finish off all of it except my palettes (I’ve got a lot of eyeshadow). If you’ve been following my Instagram then you’ve seen my updates on my palette that I am trying to pan, and as of right now I still have 43 shadows to go on it.

For the year of 2018, my plan is to approach this last stretch with a full no buy when it comes to makeup, and a replacement only when it comes to personal care items. With hope, I will have a more minimal collection when 2018 is over and I won’t have to use a tackle box as my storage container. My ultimate goal is still where all of my makeup is on the counter and not in a box.


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