Monday, November 7, 2016

Beauty Box 5: October 2016

Hello everyone!

Today I'm coming at you with my first impressions on my October Beauty Box 5!
It looks like a pretty glam box, so I'm excited to really get to test out everything!  Unfortunately, as with the past few boxes, I'm not feeling like I see anything innovative.  Two brands are repeats, we've gotten nail wraps SO many times, we've gotten a lot of lotion.. I'm just not wowed.

I don't want to be a Negative Nelly though! I'm hoping that as I try these out I feel differently.

Enough rambling, let's get on to the box!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Project Pan 2017 & Project Use it Up

Hello everyone!

So since about May of this year I have been super into the idea of project panning. Basically, project panning is focusing on using up your makeup by using certain items specifically until they're all gone!  I'm not sure what about it is so interesting to me, but something is.

As you guys know, I've been getting a lot of samples over the past year.  Like, way more samples than I could possibly use up right away.  Even after cancelling my Birchbox, I still get 3 other boxes a month!  This leads to a lot of samples, and a lot of things I want to try out.  Because of this, I have so many little items just sitting around and gathering dust.

I've decided to gather up all my samples from back in 2015 and make sure they all get used up in 2017!  As you can see, however, there are two different projects listed above.  That's because while these projects do work together in a way, they are still separate.

My project use it up is where I list specific items (in this case, the samples I received in 2015) and try to make sure they get used up throughout the time period.

My project pan 2017 is where I list a goal, or an amount, of items I want to use. For example, I want to use up 4 dry shampoos in 2017.  I don't have any specific dry shampoos to use up, so it's any 4.