Monday, 9 April 2018

2018 Project Pan Update Two

Now that we're four months into 2018 it's time for another update on my project pan. I'm really pleased with how well I've been doing. I've stopped impulse purchasing, my Priceline points have gone down drastically, I no longer peruse the make-up aisle every time I go to the shops and I'm considering every purchase. Yes, I've still purchased products that I don't need, but they've mainly been samples and I'm okay with that because I use them up quickly. 

I did have a bit of a blow out with eye liners. My all time favourite Essence eye liner was discontinued and I was desperate to find a replacement. I managed to find three of the Essence liners, which I bought, then I also bought three different liners trying to find a replacement for the Essence one. So now I have a whole pile of dark taupe eye liners that'll probably take me the rest of the year to finish, if not longer. Oops. 

Now for the good news. I've finished 16 make-up items! Even better, that count includes two foundations! I have quite a few foundations to get through so I'm now using the same one every day until it's gone. I used to swap between four or five, but I realised that using the same one every day didn't bother me and it means that I get through them faster.

After thinking about it for a while I decided to include lip balm in my count. I wasn't sure if I should, however I often wear it in place of lip gloss so I'm counting it, plus, Emma told me to, hehe. 

Along with trying to finish my products, I'm also doing a rolling cull. Every chance I get I go through my collection and weed out products that I don't love. There are so many products that I don't love, they're items I don't mind, but they're not favourites. Why hold onto them when I can pass them along to someone who'll enjoy and appreciate them, it's just not worth it.

I've been pondering the whole panning concept recently and have decided that I'm not going to make it my sole focus. I find that when I'm focusing on panning only, I get bored quickly and don't enjoy my make-up. To stop that happening, if I'm getting bored with something I'll rotate it out of my daily make-up and use something else. There's no point forcing myself to pan things if I'm not enjoying the process. For me make-up is fun, it's something I do for myself, a few minutes each day where I do something solely for me. I don't want it to become a chore. Thankfully, so far I haven't gotten bored with any of my products. I'm using products that I like and that I'm happy to use every day, which is exactly how it should be. 

Are you doing a project pan or no buy? How's it going?

You can read my other project pan posts here and here.


  1. I love doing Project Pan, but I also get really bored when I use only one product at a time! You're doing so well so far x

    1. Thanks! I'm really hoping I can keep the momentum up.


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