Monday, 30 November 2015

November



 November empties:

142. The Body Shop Olive Body Butter (200 ml)

143. The Body Shop Poppyseed Oil Reviving Mask (200 ml)

144. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 30 (73 ml)

145. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash (198 ml)

146. LUSH Veganese conditioner (250 ml)

147. LUSH Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze (225 g)

148. Simply Basic Coconut Lime Hand Cream (90 ml)

149. The Body Shop Buriti Baby Body Butter (10 ml sample)

150. LUSH Breath of Fresh Air toner (250 ml)

151. Equate 100% Cotton Quilted Squares (160)

152. ActivMD Ultimate Gentle Cleanser (120 ml)

153. Soft & Dri Aluminum Free deodorant (67 g)

I'm also gearing up to do a "Finish 14 by February 14th" challenge... post to come!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

October

October empties:



125. Softsoap Wild Basil & Lime Liquid Hand Soap

126. Aussie Aussome Volume shampoo (400 ml)

127. Dial Coconut Water Antibacterial Hand Wash

128. Secret Scent Expressions Cocoa Butter Kiss antiperspirant (48 g)

129. The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream (60 ml)

130. Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream (40 ml)

131. The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner (60 ml)

132. Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel (48 ml)

133. CoverGirl Clean Oil Control foundation in Ivory (30 ml)

134. e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set (60 ml)

135. Aveda lipstick in Sheer Rhubarb

136. Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara (4 ml)

137. Skincare Cosmetics Retinol Anti-Aging Cream Cleanser (5 ml)

138. The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter (200 ml)

139. LUSH Lip Squeak lip balm (10 g)

140. The Body Shop liquid eyeliner in black (2.5 ml)

141. Bonne Belle Lip Smackers in Mint Chocolate Ship (4 g)

Sunday, 4 October 2015

September

September empties:



101. The Body Shop White Musk Soft Satin Body Polish (200 ml)

102. Soft & Dri DriGel anti-perspirant (65 g)

103. N.Y.C. Liquid Lip Shine (7 ml)

104. Lypsyl LypMoisturizer in HoneyBerry (2.83 g)

105. Nivea Hydro Care lip balm (4 g)

106. Labello Rosé lip balm (4 g)

107. Burt’s Bees Honey lip balm (4.25 g)

108. GOSH Extreme Eyeliner (3 ml)

109. The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain (8 ml)

110. The Body Shop lip exfoliator (2.5 g)

111. The Body Shop Hot Brites Eyeliner (1.25 g)

112. Mint Chapstick (4.2 g)

113. The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Shimmer Lip Balm (10 ml)

114. Generic orange lip balm (4.5 g)

115. Generic Vitamin E lip balm (4.8 g)

116. Generic vanilla lip balm (4.8 g)

117. LUSH Colour Supplement in Light Pink (20 g)

118. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB in Light Sheer Tint (30 ml)

119. Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude (4.2 g)

120. Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Clearing Astringent toner (235 ml)

121. The Body Shop Liquid Lip Colour – clear (8 ml)

122. Tarte Indelible Wink Liquid Eyeliner & Eyeshadow Set

123. LUSH Snow Fairy shower gel (500 ml)

124. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash (250 ml)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

August

August empties:

87. The Body Shop Rainforest Balance conditioner (60 ml)

88. The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture hair butter (50 ml)

89. The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream (15 ml)

90. The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream (50 ml)

91. The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser (60 ml)

92. LUSH I Love Juicy shampoo (100 ml)

93. LUSH Happy Hippy shower gel (250 ml)

94. Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion (30 ml)

95. Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream (30 ml)

96. Secret Scent Expressions deodorant in Va Va Vanilla (45 g)

97. NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Mont Blanc (30 ml)

98. N.Y.C. Passion Fruit lip gloss (8 g)

99. Blistex Herbal Answer lip balm with SPF 15 (4.25 g)

100. Wet n Wild charcoal eyeliner

** Also donated a full garbage bag of clothes and box of books, and have been seriously purging the basement. Productive month!

I've also become a lot better at just getting rid of products that don't work for me, rather than keeping them around and struggling to get through them. I still get that twinge of guilt for wasting them, but I'm taking it as a lesson learned to stop impulse buying!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

July



July empties:

54. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask (100 ml)

55. The Body Shop Total Energy Exhilarating Body Wash (60 ml)

56. Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

57. Herbal Essences Colour Me Happy dry shampoo (140 g)

58. Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo (150 ml)

59. LUSH Gorgeous moisturizer (10 g)

60. LUSH The Olive Branch shower gel (sample)

61. CoverGirl LineExact liquid eyeliner

62. The Body Shop Shimmer Smudgers in Pink Blossom (1 g)

63. The Body Shop Shimmer Smudgers in Aqua Dewdrop (1 g)

64. Maybelline Eye Express Easy Lining Pen

65. CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals foundation (10 g)

66. Physician’s Formula Mineral Loose Powder (14 g)

67. Physician’s Formula Mineral Facebrightener in Fair Glow (8.5 g)

68. N.Y.C. Mod Quad in Peachful Pastels (3.4 g)

69. Rimmel concealer in Fair (5.3 g)

70. Rimmel lipstick in Airy Fairy (4 g)

71. The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain (8 ml)

72. The Body Shop lipstick #06 (4 g)

73. The Body Shop lipstick #21 (4 g)

74. random coconut lip balm

75. Beauty Rush lip gloss in Lotta Colada (13 g)

76. The Body Shop Love Gloss (7.5 ml)

77. CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder in Natural Ivory (11 g)

78. Hard Candy Glow All the Way Glamazon bronzer (9.9 g)

79. Hard Candy So Baked bronzer in Tropics (5 g)

80. John Frieda Radiant Red Colour Protecting shampoo (250 ml)

81. John Frieda Full Repair shampoo (250 ml)

82. Renpure Solutions Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner (473 ml)

83. Clinique Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser (50 ml)

84. LUSH The Olive Branch shower gel (250 ml)

85. The Body Shop Divide & Multiply Mascara

86. Avon Super Full Mascara

Friday, 3 July 2015

April/May/June

April/May/June Empties:

33. Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara

34. L'Oreal Kids Strawberry Smoothie shampoo (265 ml)

35. Redken Color Extend Shampoo (300 ml)

36. LUSH Charity Pot lotion (240 g)

37. John Frieda Radiant Red Colour Protecting Shampoo (250 ml)

38. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (198 ml)

39. Method foaming hand soup in Juicy Pear (300 ml)

40. LUSH It's Raining Men shower gel (250 ml)

41. LUSH Rub Rub Rub shower scrub (100 ml)

42. Clinique Clarifying Lotion (60 ml)

43. The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel (60 ml)

44. The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Shower Gel (60 ml)

45. The Body Shop Whipped Water Shadow Shade in Blue Mint (7 g)

46. bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer (1.5 ml)

47. The Body Shop lipstick in #14 (4 g)

48. The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner (4.2 g)

49. Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer (4.5 g)

50. The Body Shop Divide & Multiply Mascara (10 ml)

51. Avon Super Full Mascara

52. Maybelline Roller Color eye shadow in Make a Move Mauve (2.5 g)

53. London Look Citrus Kicker lip balm (4.25 g)

Monday, 13 April 2015

April

March Pan-It List:

1. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (50 g)

2. Gosh BB Cream in Sand (30 ml)

3. Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara

4. The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner (4.2 g)

5. The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (60 ml)

6.  Bonne Bell Eye Pencil in Blazer Blue

7.  Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Fiesta

8. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer (10.4 g)

9. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter (50 ml)

10.  L'Oreal Nutri-Shimmer Crystal Shampoo (385 ml)

11. Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash - Almond Cream with Hibiscus (354 ml)

12. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Cream Cleanser

13. The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter (200 ml)

14. The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter (200 ml)

15. The Body Shop White Musk Soft Satin Body Polish (200 ml)

16. The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue (100 ml)

17. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask (100 ml)

18. The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel (250 ml)


19. The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo (60 ml)

20. LUSH Cosmetic Lad moisturizer (45 g)
21. Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream (75 ml)

22. Aveda Shampure shampoo (50 ml)

23. Dove Go Sleeveless antiperspirant - unscented (45 g)

24. Burt's Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus

25. Clinique High Impact Eye Shadow in South Beach


Saturday, 28 February 2015

End of February/Beginning of March

Alright. End of the month means an accountability update. Let's see what I finished and what still needs to be finished!

Pan-It List:

1. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (50 g) - This is aaaaalmost done. As I've said, this is not a product that I'm enjoying using very much, but I'm determined to actually finish it. Ick.

2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (198 ml)

3. John Frieda Radiant Red Colour Protecting Shampoo (250 ml)

4. L’Oreal Volume Collagen Shampoo (385 ml)


5. Garnier Clean+ Anti-Shine Cleansing Gel (150 ml)

6. Batiste Dry Shampoo original scent (30 g)

7. Gosh BB Cream in Sand (30 ml) - Very close to done! I would estimate another 2-3 uses from this.

8. Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara - Changed my mind about this one. I thought it was making my eyes sting, but had the same result while using other mascaras. Giving myself another chance to use it up this month.

9. The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner (4.2 g) - Found it! I'm keeping this in my desk at work, as I seem to use it a lot more often there than at home.

10. The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (60 ml) - Still working on this.

11. Bonne Bell Eye Pencil in Blazer Blue - Getting smaller, but not done.

12. Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Fiesta - Likewise.

13. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer (10.4 g) - Maaaaybe another week or two to go?

14. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter (50 ml) - Nearly done.



 Total empties:

1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (198 ml)
Like I've said, this is my daily cleanser. It does the job, it's not too harsh, and it keeps my face reasonably clear (barring unavoidable hormonal breakouts). Obviously will repurchase.

2. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Extra Care Cream with Cocoa Butter & Petroleum Jelly (200 ml)
This was really lovely... until it went bad. It smelled delicious, moisturized without being greasy or sticky, and overall I really enjoyed it. Would most likely repurchase.

3. Method Sweet Water Foaming Hand Wash (300 ml)
Ehhh. It's hand soap. It smelled alright. There are better ones.

4. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter (50 ml)
I love everything Satsuma scented from The Body Shop! It reminds me of my childhood best friend, since that's all her mom ever used. I'll probably repurchase this down the line, when I've used up some of my other scents.

5.  John Frieda Radiant Red Colour Protecting Shampoo (250 ml)
I've been using this since I dyed (well, henna'd) my hair dark red last August. It smells so good. SO good. I'm not sure how well it actually protects my colour (since I redo it every 4-6 weeks anyway), but I'll continue using it.

6. L’Oreal Volume Collagen Shampoo (385 ml)
I had originally bought this shampoo and conditioner because of the lack of silicones (I don't use 'cones in my hair, and dimethicone in any product gives me an allergic reaction/rash/hives/breakouts/general badness). It was okay. It did the job. I'd rather stick to the JF shampoo while my hair is red, though.

7. Garnier Clean+ Anti-Shine Cleansing Gel (150 ml)
Bought this based on rave reviews. Again... it was okay. My husband used it more often than I did, and probably enjoyed it more. Wouldn't repurchase.

8. Batiste Dry Shampoo original scent (30 g)
BEST. Dry shampoo. Ever! I also have this in the tropical scent, but I definitely preferred the original. Once I run out of my others, I'd like to come back to this one for sure.

9. LUSH Shave the Planet Shaving Cream (100 g)
LUSH's shaving creams are really just... creams. Super moisturizing, love the brand (I'm a diehard Lushie), love the concept, but it just didn't work for me the way I would have wanted. I feel like this sort of shaving cream requires more of a time commitment, and I'm honestly not excited about spending MORE time shaving my legs. I'll pass.

10. LUSH Crème Anglaise Hand and Body Lotion (15 g)
 I don't think I ever went back for the full size of this lotion. It smells like straight-up root beer to me. Which is fine, but just wasn't worth the price tag to me.

11. Cover Girl Invisible Concealer in Fair (9 g)
This is an oooold concealer I found in a makeup bag. I remember really liking it, though, and it was a good colour match. Oh well.

12. The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter (200 ml)
This. This is the product that keeps me going back to TBS. I probably have three or four more unopened ones lying around, because I can never ever resist. Prairie winters are very cold and very dry, and this is the ONLY lotion that has ever helped. Absolute HG. (It also doesn't hurt that it smells like sunscreen and beaches and summertime!)

Bye, old and used up products!


Onward to March!


Pan-It List:

1. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (50 g)

2. Gosh BB Cream in Sand (30 ml)

3. Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara

4. The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner (4.2 g)

5. The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (60 ml)

6.  Bonne Bell Eye Pencil in Blazer Blue

7.  Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Fiesta

8. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer (10.4 g)

9. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter (50 ml)

10.  L'Oreal Nutri-Shimmer Crystal Shampoo (385 ml)

11. Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash - Almond Cream with Hibiscus (354 ml)

12. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Cream Cleanser

13. The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter (200 ml)

14. The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter (200 ml)

15. The Body Shop White Musk Soft Satin Body Polish (200 ml)

16. The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue (100 ml)

17. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask (100 ml)

18. The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel (250 ml)

19. The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo (60 ml)

20. LUSH Cosmetic Lad moisturizer (45 g)

21. Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream (75 ml)

22. Aveda Shampure shampoo (50 ml)

23. Dove Go Sleeveless antiperspirant - unscented (45 g)

24. Burt's Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus

25. Clinique High Impact Eye Shadow in South Beach

Challenge accepted! (Not pictured: the $(*#&$ hemp lip conditioner.)
I know, I know. It looks like a lot. 25 products in a month? Honestly, though, most of these are more than halfway done. The L'Oreal shampoo, for instance? Bought it back when my hair was long, and now there are only a few uses left. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....

Sunday, 15 February 2015

February Update

Pan-It List:

1. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (50 g) - Working on this! I've started to despise the scent and texture though, so I've mostly been using it on my feet at bedtime, under socks.

2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (198 ml)

3. John Frieda Radiant Red Colour Protecting Shampoo (250 ml) - Very close to finished. Have already repurchased a backup, because I LOVE this shampoo.

4. L’Oreal Volume Collagen Shampoo (385 ml) - Nearly done!

5. Garnier Clean+ Anti-Shine Cleansing Gel (150 ml) - Expect to be done within the next few days.

6. Batiste Dry Shampoo original scent (30 g) - Not finished. The can feels close to empty though!

7. Gosh BB Cream in Sand (30 ml) - Not finished. Really hard to tell how much is left - probably less than half?

8. Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara - Probably won't be finished, but will likely bin this at the end of the month regardless.

9. The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner (4.2 g) - Not finished. This has actually gone m.i.a. - I expect it's in a pocket or a bag. Will hopefully find it before too long. Oops!

10. The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (60 ml) - Not finished. Maybe halfway.

11. Bonne Bell Eye Pencil in Blazer Blue - Not finished.

12. Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Fiesta - Not finished.

Add-ons:

13. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Face Primer (10.4 g)

14. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter (50 ml)

 Total empties:

1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (198 ml)

2. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Extra Care Cream with Cocoa Butter & Petroleum Jelly (200 ml)

3. Method Sweet Water Foaming Hand Wash (300 ml)

4. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter (50 ml)

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Til next time...

xoxo rose

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Project Pan… and so it begins!


I made precious few resolutions for 2015. One, though, was to get rid of some of the clutter in our house. We are incredibly fortunate to just have way, way too much stuff. In order to hold myself accountable to this resolution, I’ve decided to start my own Project Pan.

The goal: By the end of 2015, I would like to cut my stash of makeup/bath and body/hair products down to a more manageable size. I’m not sure yet what that will entail, as I’m unsure of my ability to actually use things up in a reasonable amount of time! However, I would ultimately like to hit pan (and/or completely use up) between 30 – 50 products over the next 11 months. Maybe this is too lofty a goal, but it’s a start!

My hope is that by “shopping my stash” each month, I can rediscover old favourites, finally throw away products I’ll never use, and curb the impulse to buy even more. Along the way, I also hope to include other success stories such as giving away old clothes (something I mean to do every weekend and never seem to find time for) and sorting through books.

January: As I was only just beginning, I only managed to use up two products:

1. Garnier PureControl Acne Gel Scrub with absorbing charcoal (150 ml). Bought this to try it, but it didn’t wow me. Won’t repurchase.
2. Fekkai Full Blown Volume shampoo with citrus extract & ginseng. This was a fine shampoo. My husband loved the scent, so I may repurchase for him. I didn’t feel like it made a huge difference to my hair one way or another.

February goals:

1. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (50 g)
2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub (198 ml)
3. John Frieda Radiant Red Colour Protecting Shampoo (250 ml)
4. L’Oreal Volume Collagen Shampoo (385 ml)
5. Garnier Clean+ Anti-Shine Cleansing Gel (150 ml)
6. Batiste Dry Shampoo original scent (30 g)
7. Gosh BB Cream in Sand (30 ml)
8. Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara
9. The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner (4.2 g)
10. The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (60 ml)
11. Bonne Bell Eye Pencil in Blazer Blue
12. Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in Fiesta



I know most of these won’t end up finished, but hey… a girl can dream! (And yes, I did cheat a tiny bit – the Neutrogena scrub was finished between the beginning of the month and actually posting the list. However, since it’s my daily cleanser, I already have another bottle on the go.)

So that’s that! Let’s do this!