I have way too much makeup. How much, you ask? Well for Christmas I asked for a makeup case so I can organize it, and my fiancee’ told his parents to just get me a tackle box. Last year I tried out the Ipsy Glam Bags, and though I loved it, it hasn’t helped keep my collection at a reasonable size.
So I ended my subscription at the end of the year and now I’m getting into doing Project Pans.
The quick rundown is this: I choose a number of items, and a period of time. The goal is to hit “pan” or completely use up those items during that time.
So for this one I’m going to tackle six (6) items: [I’m going easy on this one]
L’Oreal True Match Foundation in W1
I normally use this in winter anyway, but I’ve been working on it since Christmas of 2014 when we went to Florida. So it is over a year old, and with winter ending soon, and the fact that my acne isn’t as bad as it is during the summer, I really want to get this used up. If I remember to, I’ll keep the cap so I know what shade to go for next year when I stock up again.
CoverGirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara in Brown Black
CoverGirl has always been my go to for mascara, and this one is no different. This particular one is getting kind of old, and since I use it every day anyway it’s starting to run out as well, so this one might be an easy one.
Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palate in Apricot Glow
I got this in an early Ipsy bag and have since fallen in love with this brand. Once my collection is downsized a lot more, this is the brand I would restock with. Also an item I use daily for makeup, it’s perfect for all times of year and for my skin tone. I just have a figurative ton of eyeshadows that I just need to get out.
Hey Honey! Good Morning Serum – Sample Size
Another thing I’ve got in my Ipsy bag, and has lasted me for a long time for something that is a sample size. But I love it so much I got the full size when it was on sale, and paired with the exfoliating mask.
Brown Eyeliner (Brand Unknown)
I bought this eyeliner at a Dollar General that was within walking distance of my first job and its something I use daily. But now it’s going on being three years old and I’m still nowhere near being done. Not to mention I also had bought a backup to keep in my purse for mornings where I’m late to work. Since then, the name has worn off and I’ve completely forgotten it.
Hoof Stop the Bite Nail Lacquer
I’ve always had a problem with biting my nails, and it’s kind of a nervous tick. Though it is really nasty, I’ve been doing it my whole life and the only times I’ve been able to keep myself from doing it is by getting fake nails which maybe last a couple of weeks. My main goal for the year is to get myself to finally stop biting my nails. Hopefully this will help out.
So that’s it! My first six (6) items for my first project pan! I’m super excited, and I know this might be pretty easy. I use most of these items daily and hopefully that will help.
My time frame for this is going to to be 4 months, so I have to use up everything I can until then. With these items I would have to use daily, sometimes twice, which is fine. The only thing I’m not sure I will use up in four months is the Nail Lacquer, so that particular item will be a year long project.
In about a month, I’ll write an update post to show how close I’m getting to pan.
So question. Do you do project pans to keep your collection in line? Let me know in the comments below.