02: L’Oreal Everstrong Reconstruct Shampoo – Don’t ask me why I had two of these tubes kicking around in my shower, but I did. As above, I loved this and would definitely repurchase it (after I’ve finished my Project Pan, of course).
03: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner – This is probably my number one favourite drugstore hair care range. As with the L’Oreal Everstrong, this shampoo & conditioner duo works really well with fine hair, although I will say that this works a little bit better in adding silkiness and shine to the hair but they’re pretty much on-par in every other way.
04: Cutex Nourishing Nail Polish Remover – My first empty of the year! I had a back up of this ready to go once I’d finished this bottle because it’s my favourite nail polish remover. It smells good(?), and it works well to remove polish but still feels nice and gentle on my nails.
05: Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory – I’m only able to include this in my Project 50 Pan tally because I already had a replacement in my stash ready and waiting. All future bottles of this will not be considered, because they will be replacements of something I’ve already finished up this year. Still my number one foundation.
06: Clinique Superbalanced Makeup in Alabaster – As above, I’m only able to include this because I had another bottle ready and waiting to go once this was finished. I only use this to help darken my Givenchy Foundation, which is slightly too light for me during summer. If I wear this alone it’s too dark, so I need to mix the two to find balance.
07: Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa – I was in two minds about including this, because I was seriously tempted to repurchase it. I talked myself out of it, because I have some other summery lip products that I want to try and finish up and get rid of. This is my most worn lip colour in the warmer months, I l-o-v-e it and I’m so sad to see it go.
09: Karuna Hydrating Face Mask – Unfortunately, I can’t give this mask a very good review as I had some sort of reaction to it that left my face red and inflamed the next day. I felt like it left a lot of product on my face once I removed the sheet mask, and my skin did feel hydrated that night, but what happened the next day discounts any of the positives for me.
10: Benefit Erase Paste in Light – One of my old school “holy grail” products, that has since been replaced but is still up there with products I would repurchase. I really like this for under-eye coverage, but I find it a bit too thick for spot coverage.
11: L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes in Black – I picked this up once I ran out of my last tube of Lancome Hypnose and decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. This wore well throughout the day, and did add quite a bit of volume to the lashes. I also really liked the style of the wand, which is important for me when it comes to mascara. Having said that, I’ve now switched back to Lancome Hypnose because honestly nothing compares.
13: Paula’s Choice Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion – This is another product that I would usually repurchase right away but as I’m working on whittling down my stash, I have a few other moisturisers that I need to use up before purchasing anything new. Another long-term favourite of mine, this is a great moisturiser to use in summer because of how lightweight it feels on the skin.
14: Ecoya Reed Diffuser in Coconut & Elderflower – This is one of my favourite room scents, and I had this in our laundry area to help combat the unavoidable and undesirable fragrance of kitty litter. I would consider repurchasing this (I think this is the second or third one I’ve used up so far?), but I already had a backup of the vanilla version ready to go.
15: Glasshouse Candle in Galapagos – Sebastian bought me this candle as part of my Christmas gift a couple of years ago, and it had been sitting half-burned in my cupboard ever since. I really love the Galapagos scent range, it’s fresh and summery and one of those fruity scents that desperately make me want a cocktail. I’m trying to make my way through the candles in my cupboard so that I have less stuff to move when we (eventually) move interstate, so I’m burning through one at a time and this was the next to go.
16: Nivea Men’s Power Refresh Shower Gel – Sebastian picked this up because he had run out of his usual body wash, and I absolutely could not wait for him to finish this up. This smelled so bad, I could barely stand to be in the bathroom with him when he was using it. He’s since made the switch back to more gourmand-type scented body washes and I am incredibly grateful.
17: Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner – This was something different for me as I’m usually faithful to the Hydralight range from Paula’s Choice, but it was a nice change. I found that using this toner resulted in a noticeable difference in the hydration of my skin, so it’s definitely something I’ll be reaching for during cold weather months in the future.
18: Original Source Shower Gel in Coconut & Shea Butter – These are my favourite “bang for your buck” shower gels because they’re inexpensive and decent quality for the price. This is Sebastian’s go-to, as it smells sweet and a little bit like something you’d want to eat. It’s also worth noting that these products are vegan, which I know will be appealing to quite a few people out there.
19: Garnier Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask – I got this as a free sample with a Coles online grocery order, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I’ve been converted to using sheet masks in winter, mostly because you don’t have to fuss around with washing anything off of your face once you’re done. This mask gave my skin an obvious hydration boost, and I would definitely consider purchasing more in the future.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla – This is my current holy grail concealer. I’m not including it in my Project 50 Pan tally because I repurchased it as soon as the tube ran out. I really love this product but the packaging does my head in. It’s impossible to get all of the product out, so it ends up feeling very wasteful.
20: Sunsilk Addictive Brilliant Shine Conditioner – This is one half of one of my favourite drug store brand shampoo/conditioner duos. I don’t have much to say about this other than it does the job it’s supposed to do and it’s reasonably priced.
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque – As with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer mentioned in my previous empties post for July, this is a holy grail product so it’s not being included in the tally because I repurchased before it had even run out. I really like this as an under eye concealer because does a good job of covering my purple circles (cruel genetics).
22: Dermalogica Active Moist – When I feel like my skin needs a break from Paula’s Choice or I just feel like using something a bit different, I reach for Dermalogica products. This is one of my all-time favourite facial moisturisers because it feels like it does a really good job of moisturising without being too heavy on my skin.
Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory – This is another holy grail item that I repurchased as soon as I had finished the bottle up. I’m sure we’re all aware by now that this is my absolute favourite foundation and I would be lost without it. I pray to the Givenchy cosmetics gods that this will not be discontinued.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser – Another holy grail item that isn’t being included in the Project Pan tally (there seem to be a lot of these lately), and a long-standing favourite in my bathroom cupboard. I use this every day in the shower as a body cleanser, and it’s a product I remain faithful to after many years.
24: Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Volume Conditioner – This is one of the few times I’ve been able to include both a shampoo and conditioner from a duo in one month’s empties. As with the shampoo, I liked this and would consider repurchasing both if I ever get the urge to splurge on some hair care.
25: Evo Mane Attention Protein Treatment – This is my favourite conditioning treatment. Because I have fine hair (a lot of it), when I use hair treatments I tend to only use them on the bottom half of my hair and this does an amazing job of tending to my frazzled ends.
26: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – I’m sad that I finished this. Although it’s probably a good thing because I feel like I’ve had this particular tube for so long it’s probably gone past its use by date. This is my favourite manual exfoliant, and I really wish I had another tube stashed away in my cupboard. Alas, I do not, which means I’ll need to use up some other stuff before I’m able to repurchase this.
27: Glasshouse Candle in Coney Island (Burnt Sugar & Fig) – Words cannot describe how much I love the scent of this candle. A LOT. There we go. I will definitely be tracking down a full-sized version of this once I’ve burnt through the candles in my stash. This is one of my favourite scents of all time, and if I could eat this candle I would.
Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir Black – As you can see I am not including this in the Project Pan tally, because I repurchased it. And I will repurchase it FOREVER as it is my all-time favourite mascara and what I wear on my lashes every single day.
29: Head & Shoulders Shampoo – This is Sebastian’s favourite shampoo, so we go through bottles fairly regularly. I don’t have much to say about this other than it does what it’s supposed to do, and that’s all I can really ask of it.
30: Head & Shoulders Conditioner – I don’t normally buy this to use with the shampoo, but the two came in a set so I figured we might as well give it a go. I don’t remember feeling anything in particular towards this (good or bad), so I assume it did the job well enough. I won’t be repurchasing it though, I’ll stick to the shampoo only from now on.
31: Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Lotion – This was the never-ending bottle of lotion, and as much as I love this product I’m so glad to have finally finished it up. Lucky for me (groan) I think I have another couple of bottles of this stashed away in my cupboard from my Bath & Body Works hoarding days.
Paula’s Choice Hydralight Cleanser – I haven’t included this in the tally this time around because I repurchased this prior to the bottle running out. If you’ve read any of my posts about skincare before you would know that this is my all-time favourite cleanser. I will keep repurchasing it until it is discontinued.
32: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Wipes – This product is a new discovery for me this year and now a firm favourite in my skincare cupboard. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I am trying to finish this damn Project Pan I have not been able to repurchase. But you can bet that when I’m next in a position to be buying face wipes this is what I’ll be picking up.
33: Glasshouse Candle in Tahaa (vanilla caramel) – To be honest, I’m not a big fan of this scent because it’s too close to being sickly sweet. It is however one of Sebastian’s favourites and I purchased this mini candle as part of his Christmas gift last year. I wouldn’t repurchase this for myself, but he loves it so it might still make a reappearance in the future.
34: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel – Um, what?! A Paula’s Choice product that I didn’t repurchase immediately? It is only because I am participating in this pan that I didn’t repurchase this. I loved this moisturiser, and it has replaced Hydralight as my favourite in the range. This has more of a gel-like texture, and my combination skin absolutely loved it. I think this would work well in the warmer months because it feels nice and light on the skin.
35: Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Face Mask Sheet – I picked up a couple of these sheet masks while placing a Chemist Warehouse order not really expecting much but I actually really love them. They work well on my sensitive skin, and do seem to have visible results. I am leaning more and more towards sheet masks lately, they really play into my laziness. They’re so easy to use and I don’t have to spend any time washing any additional product off my face afterwards. These masks in particular are only $6.99 and are definitely worth checking out.