Project 50 Pan (finale)

It’s taken me close to six months, but I have finally finished my first ever Project 50 Pan. Granted, I wasn’t 100% diligent with the whole ‘no buy’ aspect of the Project Pan, but as I am continuing on with another one soon after this I’m not going to worry about it too much. Basically the idea of doing these little challenges is for me to use up the products that I have squirreled away in my cupboards and minimise the amount of new things that I’m purchasing, which I have definitely done. So in that regard it’s been a success.

41: Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub – I think this was my second or third tube of the scrub, and it’s probably my favourite manual facial exfoliant. I would definitely consider repurchasing once I finish the scrub that I’m using now.

42: Dermalogica Active Moist – This is my favourite moisturiser to wear in the summer because it’s lightweight and doesn’t feel too heavy and thick on my skin. I’ve purchased this multiple times before and I will definitely repurchase it again in the future.

43: Bath + Body Works Exotic Coconut Shower Gel – This scent is one of my favourites from Bath + Body Works, and I really enjoyed using this every night in my shower. The smell reminds me of summer and I like the shower gel in general (it lathers up well and leaves my skin feeling soft) so I will probably buy it again in the future.

44: Ole Henriksen Roll On Blemish Attack – This was a good product, but I don’t think I’ll repurchase it purely because I’ve found on-par quality products that are available for much cheaper (ie: the Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick).

45: Lancome Hypnose Mascara – As I’ve mentioned multiple times in the past, this is my all time favourite mascara. I’ll repurchase it forever or at least until I find a product that measures up.

46: L’Oreal Elnet Hair Spray – I don’t use a lot of hair spray, (mostly on my fringe to keep it in place during the day) so I don’t have much of experience with a variety of products but I found this one to be quite good. The one downside with this product is that it absolutely stinks. Have they really not found a way to work around the ‘hair spray smell’ yet?

47: Benefit ‘It’s Potent’ Eye Cream – This was a deluxe sample size, but I’ve still included it in the tally because it took me quite a few months to use up the product. I really liked this, and would consider it one of the best eye creams I’ve ever used. It’s thick and moisturizing and didn’t irritate my eyes at all. I have another deluxe sample size sitting in my cupboard waiting to be used, and once I’ve finished up that and all of my other eye creams I will definitely be repurchasing this.

48: NYX Felt Tip Liner – This product ran out SO quickly and was all dried up after a month or so of use. Despite that fact, I really love the shape of the felt tip marker of this eyeliner, so now I’m on the lookout for something similar which will last a bit longer than the NYX pen.

49: Bath + Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Anti-Bacterial Waterless Hand Foam – I’ve had this product sitting around in my cupboard for a few years now, so I’m not sure if the anti-bacterial quality of the foam still worked, but the smell was nice. I don’t think I’d repurchase this because I wasn’t a fan of the packaging (the lid kept popping off which meant I couldn’t carry it in my handbag), plus I’m not even sure if this style of product and packaging is even available anymore.

50: Flourish Bath + Body Almond Milk Body Lotion – The scent of the Flourish (now Firebird) Almond Milk products is probably my all time favourite. It’s sweet, it’s milky, it’s delicious. Despite loving the scent of this product unfortunately I didn’t really find it that moisturising on my skin, so I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing it anytime soon.

16 Thoughts on “Project 50 Pan (finale)

  1. Congrats and well done. Its been a fantastic ride and you should be awfully proud of your accomplishment.

  2. Congratulations on finishing up Project 50 pan. I am currently doing one myself but foolishly said if I broke my ‘no buy’ I would donate $200 to charity. I haven’t broken it yet thank goodness but I am finding it so hard!

    I am going to start another Project 50 soon after I finish this one but am not going to be as strict on myself as I have with this one. I think it will be more enjoyable this way. I will probably be another month finishing stuff off but I have seriously been using stuff that only has a tiny bit left in it out of my massive collection.

  3. Congrats! I have the NYX felt tip liner too and agree. Mine dried out about the 3rd use, I couldn’t believe it.

    • I was so annoyed! Especially when my friend commented that she’d bought a Sephora liquid eyeliner on our trip to Singapore 2 YEARS AGO and it was still producing liquid! wtf!

  4. Well done! I’m impressed! I create a new post every time I have 10 empties. It is called Tio Tomma (swedish for Ten Empties).

  5. Congratulations, I have just joined and it seems so daunting not just to use it but not to buy more. I did cheat a little and buy a cleanser for my spots

    • Thanks Holly! The way I do my project pans is that if I run out of a product that I only had one left of (or if it’s a holy grail must have item) I’m allowed to repurchase it. So I would have repurchased the spot treatment too, not to worry! x

      • Aaah thats good to know. I am happy to try and use up my items but if it is at the expense of my already tricky skin that wont work.. on the upside I am getting creative and a model co bonze which I got in a set which is dark on my face is now being used to fill my eyebrows! Random!

  6. Nice Work! I’m getting tempted to haul some B&BW stuff mmm

  7. Wow, well done! I love the mini reviews with the empty products

  8. Congrats! I think I’d keel over and die if I ever managed to finish 50 products! You’re so disciplined. 🙂

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