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PROJECT 10 PAN

Have you been buying way too many beauty products lately? Is your vanity overflowing with way too much clutter? If you haven't heard of the Project 10 Pan (which I believe started on Youtube, that's where I heard about it!), let me briefly describe what it is. You select 10 (or however many you'd like) products, whether it's makeup, skincare, hair products or all. You must finish these 10 products in its entirely (or "hit pan", where you have used so much of the product that you see the bottom of the "pan") before you are allowed to buy new makeup products. This really helps with appreciating what you have rather than buying more and more things, leaving older products you have to sit in the dust! *There are also exceptions, for example, if you run out of concealer... you can allow yourself to purchase another concealer even if you haven't completed the Project 10 Pan.

 

Is anyone else doing a Project 10 Pan?! I definitely needed to control myself after IMATS LA and tons of Sephora gift cards for my birthday and the recent UD sale! So, I started up my Project 10 Pan again two weeks ago! I'm determined not to be good and stick with it!

 

Here are my items that I've chosen for my Project 10 Pan:

 

1. Sephora Mineral Foundation Powder in Medium 25 - I've had this since March and I'm barely half way!! I use this daily.

2. Sephora Lip Gloss in Pink Ballerina - about half way through.

3. Clinique Lip Gloss in Bamboo Pink - about half way through.

4. NYX Lip Gloss in Beige - still have more than 3/4 of the product left!

5. Stila Liquid Eye Liner in Black - I'll finish this in about a month or so.

6. BADgal Lash - I have about half a month left til I need to throw it out.

7. L'oreal Voluminous Mascara - still have about 2 months til I need to throw it out.

8. Maybelline One by One Mascara - will be throwing this out in a couple weeks.

9. UD Primer Potion - I have two small samples, but I really don't know how long they will last!

10. ELF Blush in Tickled Pink - I haven't even hit pan with this!

and any of my UD eye shadows in my Naked palette, which I haven't even hit pan with!

 

This will definitely take a long time to complete, but I'm okay with that because I really need to save my money and just enjoy what I have! Smiley Happy

 

Let me know what your list looks like! Smiley Happy

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Thanks jxw200! 

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It has been a while but I finished two products finally:

 

1. Lanza Hair Spray Total Recall Styling Aid. (FINISHED)

2. Aveda Phomollient Styling Form. (FINISHED)

3. Urban Decay Toasted  Eyeshadow.  (The dent is getting bigger but there is still a lot of product left)

4. Elf Studio Blush in Tickled Pink. (I see a dip on one side and I think I might hit pan within a month. Fingers crossed!)

5. Stila One Step Makeup Foundation. (About 1/4 left)

6. Lush Porridge Soap. (Have one slice left out of four)

7.  Bath and Body Works Secret Wonderland Body Lotion.(FINISHED)

8. VS Secret Moments Island Escape Body Splash. (FINISHED)

9. Mary Kay Crystalline Eyeshadow. Use it as a brow bone highlight but it really just blends away. (Has a good size dent in it)

10. Clean and Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. (FINISHED)

11. Bath and Body Works Secret Wonderland Body Lotion.  (FINISHED)

12. TIGI Bedhead Hard Head Hairspray. (About 80% left)

13. Clinique Lip Palette. (About 75% left)

14. Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. (Have about 1/3 of the bottle left)

15. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. (About 1/2 left)

16. TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Conditioner 750 ML. (About 3/4 left)

17. TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Shampoo 750 ML. (About 3/4 left)

18. Curel Foot Therapy. (About 1/2 left)

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To my COMPLETE surprise and excitement, I HIT PAN on the eyeshadow! So I'm crossing it out because all I wanted to do was hit pan as this is my first eyeshadow "pan hitting" and finishing the whole pan would take ages. Hitting pan was my only requirement from the start, and I'll still use the eyeshadow eitherway as it's my go to inner corner highlight. 

 

ALMOST DONE! Here's the current standing of my Project 10 Pan:

 

1. Clinique Makeup Remover 

2. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Styling Spray 

3. MAC Date Night Dazzleglass (Haven't used this in a while...really need to but it's just not a good summer gloss)

4. Benefit Highbeam Sample 

5. M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Once Upon A Time (LE)

6. Clinique 1.7 oz. DDML

7. Buxom Lash 

8. Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Air Kiss

9. Tarte Double Sided Eyeliner (1/2 left...I’ve sharpened it around 5 times I think. It's not my favorite liner)

10. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Soft Mousse 

 


8/10 finished = 4/5 done! WOW! I did just buy 2 makeup products but I'm justifying them. It's a reward for getting this far, which is dumb but whatever! I'm off to camp for 3 weeks and I'm bringing the eyeliner (and a sharpener) so hopefully I'll get to use that a bunch. I'm not bringing the lipgloss though as I just won't wear it and I don't want to force myself to. I'll finish it up later.  

 

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A change of plan:

 

Skincare-Face:

 

1. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60

2. Avene High Protection Cream SPF 50

3. Loreal Youth Code

4. Walgreens Alpha Hydroxy 8% Cream

5. Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer

6. Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer (I have two jars!)

6. Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate

7. Boots Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner

8. Hadalabo Hyaluronic acid Toner

9. Lush Magnaminty

10. Lush Angels on Bare Skin

 

Hair Project 5 Pan

1. Alterna Caviar Moisturizing Silk Shampoo

2. Joico K-Pak Conditioner

3. Lush American Cream Conditioner

4. Lush Veganese Conditioner

5. Lush Dr. Peppermint Shampoo Bar

 

Makeup Project 5 PAN

1. Boscia BB Cream

2. Freshel BB Cream

3. Bare Escentuals Blush in Glee

4. Bare Escentuals Blush in Golden Gate

5. Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes in Chocolate Lustre

 

I've changed my mind on the project I've posted.

Instead of 3 Project 10 Pans, I'm doing 1 Skincare Project 10 Pan

and two Project 5 Pans for haircare and makeup.

I tend to be all-or-nothing when it comes to setting/achieving my goals,

so I need a smaller, more attainable goals... or I'll just give up Smiley Sad

 


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Ugh, haven't made much progress

 

1. Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Body Cream

2. Philosophy Pure Grace Body Spray

3. Stila Eye Shadow (Shore) - the pan is like 2/3 empty, but i feel like i will never finish

4. Lancome Eye Shadow (Dark Green, forgot name) - there is literally just specks of this, but it is so highly pigmented and you need so little, that it takes forever

5. Jergens Natural Glow

6. Fresh Sugar Lip Balm - almost done, scrapping the bottom

7. Exfoliating Foot Cream (Drugstore Brand)

8. Origins Spot Treatment

9. Too Faced LashGasm (I have way too many Mascaras) - maybe a few days application left

10. Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

 

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This is such a good idea!  I could definitely use this Smiley Happy

 

1. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (1/2 left)

2. MUFE HD primer in blue (about 1/3 left)

3. Korres Tinted Moisturizer in Light Sand (about 2/3 left)

4. Bare Escentuals Hydrating Mineral Veil (about 1/2 left)

5. MUFE lift concealer (about 1/2 left)

6. Benefit lipgloss life on the A list (about 1/3 left)

7. Sephora collection color palette in Taupe Model (hit the pan on two of the six eyeshadows)

8. Benefit Her Name was Glowla set (now unavailable-finished high beam and moon beam samples, 1/3 left of the lipgloss, not very much of the mascara left, hit the pan on 2 of 5 eyeshadows, and made a little dent in the Coralista Blush)

9. Benefit Stay Don't Stray (less than 1/3 left)

10. Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner pencil (not my favorite formula, but I'm going to finish it before I buy something else-it should last me a couple more months.)

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I have been doing quite well with Project 10 pan!  I have used up enough of the Pixi concealer that I am satisfied to throw it out, it is getting thick and hard to blend, so I think it must be close to the expiration date (I forgot to write on the tube when I started it, but it falls in the "toss if consistency changes" category). The MAC lip conditioner only has about 1/4 inch left, yay, I am sick of that one too.  I think the failing of 10 pan is it is hard not to get very tired of the product before it gets used up. I guess I made the mistake of putting items on my list that were not brand new and I think they were languishing in my makeup closet because I was already sick of them, so forcing myself to use them often to use them up is trying.

 

I can't find the deluxe sample benefit They're Real mascara, I hope it turns up so I can finish it up!

 

Got my eye on a Smashbox concealer to replace the Pixi one,  only 11 days until Oct 1, end of No Buy!Smiley Happy

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@prettyinpa i'm happy to hear that!! Smiley Happy october is so near!! and that makes sense, what a drag it must be to need to keep using a product that you're sick of! for me, the hardest part about the 10 pan is that all my products are, for the most part, new! i just started expanding my collection in march, so i struggle with finishing up the products! thats why the majority of my 10 pan list are mascaras and lip glosses Smiley Wink

 

i threw out two mascaras this weekend-- they were NOT treating me nicely. they were the BADgal lash (I really liked that one, although I noticed it smudged after a few hours) and the Maybelline One by One, which I REALLY liked Smiley Happy Now I'm going to be using the L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes and a mini Buxom mascara that came in the recent VIB Gift Box.

 

the next things I anticipate crossing off my list are my powder foundation and one or two lip glosses.

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You know, it's amazing what you see start happening when you're on a Project 10 pan.  You're using OTHER STUFF UP that's not on the list!  I'm now out of my Philosophy Help Me retinol, plus my High Impact Mascara (Clinique) had to be tossed.  As well as my Laura Mercier brightening pen.  Well, at least I'm getting some recyclables to take to the Origins counter, right?

 

What's quite funny is I have little bonus deluxe sizes of the 7 Day Scrub, yet only one of the mild liquid soap.  (I have a 1/3 of my cleanser left in the 6.7 oz bottle.)  Watch my husband tell me to use the Purity stuff up first before I get another cleanser, regardless of the fact that there's an ingredient somewhere in it that my face HATES.  (3/4 of the 8 oz bottle, too...hate to waste it, no less.  Maybe doing the same thing I did with the retinol might work?  Gradually working up to using it every day or every other?  Or just at night?)

 

Either way, I'm going to get quite annoyed if I use up a lot of skincare rather than makeup first.  Although....I should pare my skincare stuff down to the things I use on a regular basis.  The 3 Step, eye cream, serum, retinol, night cream.  (Waiting until my All About Eyes Rich is gone so I can bust open the Algenist Eye Cream....I got a couple of samples of it and it was OH MY GOD AWESOME.

 

@Katie723:  You'll like the Buxom.  It's definitely a weird looking brush compared to others I've seen, but it defines and volumizes lashes really well.  It doesn't clump, either.  It feels almost a little more like the brush is "combing" your lashes as you put on the mascara, if that description makes any sense. 

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Hey!  I just wanted to update:

 

1. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (a little less than 1/4 left)

2. Mufe HD primer in Blue (about 1/4 left)

3. Benefit Stay Don't Stay -tossed it (started to get thicker and more drying-and expiration was up)

4. Mufe lift concealer (still about 1/2 left even though I use it every day)

5. Smashbox Afterglow lipgloss (about 1/2 left)

6. Sephora Color palette in Taupe Model (two hit pan, one has a serious dent in it.)

7. Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner (about 2/3 left-I'm starting to actually like it more now)

8. Benefit Lipgloss Life on the A List (about 1/3 left)

9. Bare Escentuals Hydrating Mineral Veil (still looks about 1/2 full)

10. Korres Tinted Moisturizer in Light Sand (a little less than 2/3 full-I haven't been using it as much since my skin has gotten powder-now I just use a primer and a light powder just to even out my skin.)

 

It may not seem like much, but I think it's progress!  Smiley Happy

 

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