3rd Quarter 2020 Project Updates

Ive recently had some changes occur in all of my projects and wanted to document them.

2020 Rolling Project Pan (year long project with makeup and skincare)

Since beginning this project, I have finished 6 makeup items and 8 skincare products placed in this project. I finished a primer and eyeliner this month so I will be adding in the Elf Poreless Putty Primer and the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black

9 by November Seasonal Project Pan

I have finished 6 products placed in this project (I actually ended up finishing 4 deluxe sized eye creams since starting this project)

I still have the Sunday Riley Luna Oil and Peter Thomas Roth moisturizer and mask as well as the Strivectin Neck Cream to finish, but Im confident that Ill have all but the mask finished by November.

1,000 item declutter project

I surpassed the 1,000 item mark last weekend and we arent even halfway finished going thru our storage area. That isnt even including the items I havent been able to donate yet. I will be doing a dedicated post about this process towards the end of the year. I will still be decluttering and adding to the amount.

How are you doing on your projects this year? I know Covid really put a damper on so many project pans this year.

August 2020 Empties

Its hard to believe that we have almost reach the end of another month.

Ive been keeping myself busy with both small and large projects. We are still cleaning out our storage, but since my significant other is working a full time job and the weather here has been so hot and humid, its been slow going.

Ive been steadily finishing up some of the older items in my collection and really putting a dent into what Ive accumulated in regards to skincare products.

I was able to finish a few items in my projects (which I will be updating shortly). And I colored my hair this month!

This months empties total is $165.47!

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How have you been doing? Have you finished anything this month?

July 2020 Empties

Its so hard to believe that its August!

I had a pretty light month for empties but surprisingly finished up 3 eye cream deluxe samples. Unfortunately, the Clinique and Clarins samples were barely filled halfway – so I dont have a huge feeling of accomplishment. I am in the midst of finishing another Clarins eye cream sample that was barely filled, as well. I did not post another update for them because I finished them within a few uses. I wont be adding another eye cream to my project because I think 4 is enough to keep track of!

Despite the packaging, the Curology moisturizer was a cleanser. It was a recent Allure Beauty Box product and I received an email stating there was a mistake of some sort and to see which one I received. Suffice it to say, I received the mislabeled/mispackaged item so I did receive a replacement moisturizer from Curology.

Im almost finished another Ulta lilac lotion (in addition to the one shown here) and only have one more sample after that left. Ill probably be taking a break from it because Im a bit bored with it.

My total for July is $42.48

This is by no means impressive, but considering how many older items Ive used this year, I am still impressed.

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Were you able to finish anything?

Nine by November Update 1

A couple of posts ago I introduced my Nine by November project. Last night I unexpectedly finished my Caudalie eye cream. Ive been working on it for several months and rolled it into this project.

I will be replacing it with the Clinique Pep Start eye cream as shown in the photo below. It is the oldest eye cream in my collection now that the Caudalie is finished.

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2020 Rolling Project Pan – Mid-year Update

Thankfully 2020 is halfway over. Who would have thought that back in January so many plans would have to be modified so much? Admittedly I do A LOT of skincare projects and its no surprise that my 2020 Rolling Project Pan has focused on the skincare products Ive chosen.

I have finished 15 items that have been in my 2020 project and while that does seem to be successful, there are several categories Im still struggling to use.

If you read my last post you will know that I finished a cleanser, setting powder and had to declutter an expired face mask. So I am rolling the next oldest products in my collection in those categories.

  • Cleanser – Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash. While this isnt the cleanser I  need to use for how my skin is currently, its my oldest cleanser so I need to use it up. Ill be using it as my morning cleanse.
  • Mask – Kate Somerville Exfolikate. I love this mask and Ive used almost half of the tube.
  • Setting Powder – Makeup Forever HD powder. Ive never used this powder before but I know several people who love it as much as the Laura Mercier.

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Have you been struggling with your year long projects? Have you finished many products?

 

 

June 2020 Empties and a Project Pan Declutter

June was definitely a great month for empties. It may not look like it but there are a lot of empties! It almost seemed like I had something finished every other day or so….

I managed to finish a cleanser, setting powder and lotion from my 2020 Project Pan. I will be updating that project with Thursdays post.

My empties total for the month of June is $138.38! That brings year to date total to $597.86!!

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I will be decluttering this face mask. Not only is my face not oily these days, but this mask is definitely expired. It was my oldest face mask so its not a surprise. I dont remember how much is costs but a quick google search gives me an estimated cost of $10. I managed to finish about half of it.

My year to date total on decluttered products is $185.05

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How did you do this month? Were you able to finish or declutter items?

 

Nine by November Project Pan

After completion of my mostly successful skin care sample project, I wanted to do one that I could carry into the fall.

Since Im still not wearing much makeup, I wanted to continue with using up my skincare. Ive really been concentrating on my skincare since February because my skin has been exceptionally dry. Im usually only able to use these products during the winter and want to take advantage of them while I can and before they expire.

So my next project will be 9 by November. This project caught my attention when I viewed a video from Too Much TashI really liked the premise of another short term project and I wanted to put my own spin on it.

The items listed below are all skincare. I have chosen to put some full size skin care items in this project.

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  1. Cleanser – Simple Hydrating Face Wash
  2. Toner -Pixi Retinol
  3. Serum – Vitabrid
  4. Eye Cream – Caudalie (roll over)
  5. Facial Oil – Sunday Riley Luna (roll over)
  6. Day Moisturizer – Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water
  7. Night Moisturizer – Boscia Cactus Water
  8. Face Mask – Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water
  9.  Neck Cream – Strivectin

Once I finish these skincare products, all of the skincare products I have are items procured in late 2019-present.

Are you going to be doing a short term project? Will you join this one?

Spring Into Summer Finale!

I began my Spring into Summer Skincare Sample Project back in April and updated how things were going last month.

I managed to finish all but two products. However, I did have a total of 14 items if you count that I had multiples of some. And even tho I did not finish everything, I will be counting this project as a success!

I will be starting another skincare project on Tuesday that will run until the beginning of November and I will be rolling these two products into that project.

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If you were a part of this project, how did you do?

Will you be joining me on another short term project pan?

May 2020 Empties

We might have a few days left of the month, but Im ready to post my empties for May.

It was a great month for finishing things up for me. Last month I was able to finish $101.54 worth of product!!

My skin is still incredibly dry, which allowed me to really enjoy using up the samples from my recent skincare project and I was able to finish up one of my perfume samples this month.

I also finished my first full size mascara for this year. I opened it back in January when I got it in my Allure beauty box. I had only used samples of the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara prior and wanted to see if they were similar (many mascaras have an issue with this). The formula did seem similar to me.

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Did you finish any products this month?

Spring into Summer Skincare Sample Project 10 Pan – Update 1

Last month I began this skincare project that ends June 21st. Its now May 21st so we are exactly halfway done!

Ive done really good with this project – finishing 8 items in this project, leaving me with these products left –

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I am currently halfway finished the Luna oil that is on top. I dont want to rush it because I love this product so much! I also have just a few uses left of the Sunday Riley A+ serum.

Im not fond of the Bobbi Brown balm due to the scent but since we still arent going anywhere, Im the only one who is smelling it! I guess you could say its a good thing we are on ‘lock down’.

This project allowed me to use up a lot of samples that I would usually save until later. Im still not sure whats going on with my skin, but its still incredibly dry, so Im glad Im using these products.

How are you doing with any short term projects youre doing?