Wow! How fast has 2017 gone!?! It’s definitely been a year of highs and lows, and I’ve made some good progress with decluttering and using things up. As it’s the end of the year, it’s time for me to share with you my 2017 project pan finale! I’m really rather pleased with this years progress.
2017 Project Pan Finale: ThisWorks Turbo Balm – Finished 27/12/17
I’ve been a bit lax with using my ThisWorks Turbo Balm these past three months. I think it’s because the cold makes my skin so much drier that this balm just doesn’t cut it. As a result, I didn’t think that I’d end up finishing this balm off. But, I’m running low on my Dr PawPaw balm and, while I will definitely be repurchasing it once it’s finished, I’d rather not do so in the very near future. I’m not sure what made me use this on my heels, but I’m so glad I did! If I use it after a shower, the balm is suitably soft and I can get a good coverage on my heels. And, it really works to get rid of the dryness! Yay!
I’ve only got one more of these to work through, which I’m really pleased about.
On the left: My Turbo Balm at my last update, three months ago.
The Completed Turbo Balm
2017 Project Pan Finale: Mini Lancome Juicy Tubes Lipgloss – Finished 2/12/17
When I first started this lip gloss, I was concerned that I wouldn’t get it finished in three months. While the tube is smaller than that Urban Decay Lip Loves I’ve worked through this year, the consistency is thicker and stickier. Meaning I needed to reapply less often.
It looks like there’s a tiny bit left in the tube, but I’ve got out as much as I can without really hurting my hands. Squeezing tubes is difficult with my hEDS, so I’m happy to call this finished.
The starting point for my Lancome Juicy Tubes when it was added into my project, three months ago.
The completed Lancome Juicy Tube
2017 Project Pan Finale: Nars Tinted Moisturiser
I just haven’t had the energy to wear this, so there’s been no progress. But that’s ok. If you want to know my thoughts on this tinted moisturiser, check out my NARS tinted moisturiser review!
2017 Project Pan Finale: B. Setting Powder
Having not used this powder for at least the 6 months, I decided to get a bit more experimental and use it to set my under eye concealer. However, there’s still no visible progress.
2017 Project Pan Finale: Barbara Daly Brow Pencil in Dark
I knew I wasn’t going to be able to completely finish this pencil, as I only use it in the main part of my brows. The tails of my brows are quite sparce and the shade of this pencil just looks too light and too warm toned in them.
Despite not finishing this pencil, I’m pleased with my progress. I’m going to be rolling it over into my 2018 project. I think the progress I’ve made this year has set me up well to get this pencil finished in 2018.
2017 Project Pan Finale: The Body Shop Perfume Oil in Vanilla
Another product I knew I wouldn’t finish up is my The Body Shop Perfume Oil. I practically started this from full so there was no way it was going to get finished. Saying that, I’m really impressed with the progress I’ve made in 3 months.
This is another product that’s going to be rolled over into my 2018 project pan. I’m really liking how my perfume collection is starting to look and am excited to whittle the products I own down even further next year.
My The Body Shop Vanilla Perfume Oil when it was added into my project, three months ago.
Three months progress on The Body Shop Perfume Oil
2017 Project Pan Finale: Givenchy Very Irresistible – Finished 10/11/17
I wasn’t expecting to have finished my Very Irresistible perfume until Christmas time. However, I had a few occasions to wear it, and as a result, managed to finish it before the middle of November!
I really like this perfume, but it has memories associated with it that aren’t so great. It’s actually not a scent issue, which is why I’ve continued to use this perfume up. Scents that were triggering for my PTSD have long been given away. But the packaging of this perfume has some less than ideal memories associated with that time. So for this reason, and this reason alone, I won’t be buying another. It’s a gorgeous scent, I can highly recommend it.
The progress on my Givenchy Very Irresistible perfume at my last update, three months ago.
My finished Very Irresistible perfume. It doesn’t look finished, but that’s because of the bottle design as you can see from the photo below.
The starting point for my Givenchy Very Irresistible perfume when it was added, three months into the project.
2017 Project Pan Finale: Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze
At my last update, I set the goal of hitting the side of my Maybelline Colour Tattoo, which I did. However, my aim was to finish up the side and unfortunately I didn’t quite manage this. I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made, particularly as I didn’t add this product into the project pan until my first update. So I’ve only been working on it for 9 months (and haven’t been wearing makeup very often at all). It won’t take me long to use up the product left at the side of the pot, particularly as this is a great shadow for a quick and easy eye look – the only type I’m able to manage at present.
My Maybelline Colour Tattoo at my last update, three months ago.
Above and below: The progress on my Maybelline Colour Tattoo at the end of the project
The starting point for my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, when I added it into my 2017 Project Pan three months into the project.
2017 Project Pan Finale: Nars Cream Blusher in Penny Lane
I didn’t use this blusher much between update 2 and 3, but have been reaching for it a lot more these past three months. I’d previously been opting for my Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink, as it complimented the lipstick I was reaching for better. But, pregnancy has left me with some redness in my cheeks that this blusher just accentuates. So I’ve been reaching for Penny Lane and choosing a different lipstick. As a result, I’ve there’s a little more pan showing on this blusher. My aim for the year was to hit pan and I’ve well and truly surpassed that.
The progress of my NARS Cream Blusher in Penny Lane at my last update, three months ago.
NARS cream blusher at the end of the project
The starting point for my NARS Cream Blusher in Penny Lane, at the beginning of this project.
2017 Project Pan Finale: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero
I haven’t made as much progress on this as in previous updates, but I’m happy none the less. I didn’t expect to be able to use one UD liner up in a year, so to have done that and been able to start on a second is definitely an achievement.
2017 Project Pan Finale: L’Oreal False Lash X Fiber Mascara
I gave it a good shot, I used up as much as I could of the primer on my lower lashes and now it’s time for this to go in the bin. Usually, I get on well with L’Oreal mascaras, but this one just didn’t do it for me. You can read more about this in my L’Oreal False Lash X Fiber Mascara review.
1. Tommy Girl Perfume – £17.99
2. Anatomicals lip balm – £4.95
3. Soap & Glory Brow Archery – £10
4. MUA Clear Brow Gel – £1
5. Nars Cream Blusher – Hit Pan
6. ThisWorks Turbo Balm (first) – £5
7. Exclamation perfume – £5
8. Rimmel Lip Gloss – £3.49
9. Urban Decay 2/4 Eyeliner in Zero – costs £15.50 for 1.2g, so my 0.8g would cost £10.34
10. Dior Addict Lipstick – £26.50
11. ThisWorks Turbo Balm (second) – £5
12. The Body Shop Raspberry Lip Balm – £5
13. Urban Decay Lip Love in Failbait – £10
14. The Body Shop Dewberry Perfume Oil – £5
15. Benefit Label Lover Lipstick – costs about £15, as I only used half of my lipstick before it went bad this equates to £7.50
16. Benefit Gabbi Lip Liner £13.50
17. GHOST Perfume sample – costs £25.95 for 75ml. The sample size was 6ml, so this makes it worth about £2.08.
18. Urban Decay Lip Love in Stung – £10
19. Givenchy Very Irresistible perfume – £56 for 50ml
20. Lance Juicy Tubes Mini – costs £19 for 18ml. The mini was 7ml, so this makes it worth £7.39.
21. L’Oreal False Lash X Fiber Mascara – £7.99
22. ThisWorks Turbo Balm (third) – £5
Total = £217.83
I’m shocked that I’ve finished up more than 20 products and used up more than £200 worth just through project panning! It feels really rewarding, knowing that I’ve prioritised older products and (mostly) managed to use them up before they went bad.
I’m got really excited about my 2018 project pan choices, but having thought about them for a while, they just aren’t realistic with baby joining us in March. So, I’m going to keep them for 2019! I have created an alternative, less ambitious project for 2018, which I’m excited to share with you next week.
What have you finished up recently? Is there anything you’ll be working on finishing up in 2018?
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