Monday, 24 January 2011

P50P for lips

I can't believe I'm saying this. I really don't want to say it and don't know how successful I'm going to be, but....I'm going to do a Project 50 Pan for lips. 

I went through my lip products recently and it's ridiculous. My collection takes up four make-up bags and a little tub. I have so many products, a lot of them I've only used once or twice. So I'm going on a no buy. Until I've used up fifty lip products I won't buy any more. The only way I'll allow myself to buy anything is if I get given money or a gift voucher, otherwise I won't be buying.

There are three exceptions to this rule. When my favorite lip balm shop Addicted 2 Lip Balm gets Mode de Vie and EOS lip balms I'm going to buy some, and I will also get Chantecaille Camellia Lip Chic, cause I've wanted it for ages but it's never in stock at Mecca.

I have no idea how long this is going to take me. I know that I can use up a lip balm stick in four weeks, so that means I'll finish twelve lip balms a year. Wow, this could take me ages. I have about three products that I've nearly finished, so they will start me off, but I could potentially be doing this P50P for ages. What a scary thought. If it all gets too much I might change P50P into a twelve month no buy. It'd be interesting to see how many lip products I can finish in a year.

So that you all know why P50P is necessary, here are some messy photos of my current lip product collection:







 

24 comments :

  1. My goodness you brave girl, I could never do this!
    But I wish you all the best! xx

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  2. Is giving them to a women's shelter cheating? If not, do that - you will make a woman with low self-esteem feel better, and achieve your goal.

    And yes, that sounds incredibly shallow, but it's true, sometimes, feeling pretty can help, even in those circumstances.

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  3. I think I have about the same amount as you. It's terrible! I need to do something about it too, but I know I'll buy something new as soon as i see some bright shiny new colour :/

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  4. Good on you Anissa! I looks forward to following your progress!

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  5. Gosh, I was organizing and sorting through my collection tonight and I felt the same way. The amount of lip products I have is ridiculous! I should go on a P50 but I doubt I'd last. My goal is to use up a ton of products this year though!

    And I agree with Lillian, I can't resist the new products and great deals, sigh.

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  6. Good luck Anissa! I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines (cos god knows I don't have the willpower to engage in P50P.

    I just nabbed myself a couple of EOS Spheres from A2LB :)

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  7. I might try, I mean I don't think I own 50 lip products but I'll try not to buy more!

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  8. Whaa! Good luck to you! =) I think it's actually a really good deal. I'm a really stingy person myself, so I don't really believing in buying more than 10 lip products at a time. XD Finish them before you buy more and save yourself some $$!

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  9. Gosh, that's a lot of lip products! Good luck with your no-buy/P50P!

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  10. Wow! I would have such a hard time doing it!

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  11. OMG you are extremely brave! Keep us updated with how you go.

    And tell you the truth knowing about your 5 make-up bags full of lip products I don't feel so bad about my measly 2 boxes! lol

    Lilit
    xo

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  12. HOLY MOLY!

    I'll be watching your progress with interest. :-)

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  13. Oh my goodness! That's lip-heaven! Please tell us all about the products you will be finishing. I really look forward to following your project.

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  14. Umm not meaning to tempt you or anything, but your lip collection makes me want to go out and expand mine, lol!

    But more power to you for doing this, and good luck!

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  15. Thanks for the encouragement! I'm not at all confident that I can do this, in fact I'm pretty sure I won't be able to, but I'm going to give it a good try.
    Good luck to everyone else who's going to be trying it too.

    Rosie, giving them to a women's shelter is a brilliant idea, I'll look into it tomorrow. You're totally right about how feeling pretty can help.

    Lillian and Jeweled Thumb, I know exactly what you mean. As soon as I see something bright, pretty and new I have to have it.

    Jen, let me know how you like the EOS spheres, I can't wait to get mine.

    Lilit, I'm so glad I made you feel better about your 2 bags of lip products :)

    Emily, LOL! I am the same, when I see someone's stash it makes me want to shop too.

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  16. That is an impressive collection!!
    I wish you all the luck in the world! Think how good you will feel once you have completed it!!

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  17. This is exciting!! Good luck with your P50P! I'll never be brave enough to attempt that!

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  18. So exciting Glossy! Just think of all the products you have but will rediscover your love for! :)

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  20. Wow! You must have traveled far and wide to collect this amazing array! Please let us know which of these products you plan on using up!

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  21. Oh my gosh this is an impressive collection!

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    x

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  22. Oh my god, this puts my collection to shame and i thought it was pretty bad!!!

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  23. Love your collection! It's true you will probably re-discover some old favourites and clean out the ones your not so keen on anymore. Good luck and I will try not to tempt you to much :)

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  24. oh my oh my please keep on updating your P50P for lips result i think all makeup junkies need some motivation from you!

    i have 6 lipbalms currently and i already feel like i need to use them all up! and you have a massive collection!

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