Happy Monday! I’m about a week late, but today I want to round up the recent project pan that I’ve been working on. I apologise for it being so late: I’ve had a combination of physical and mental fatigue for the past week and a bit, that’s really been getting the better of me. But I’m pushing myself today to get it done.
If you haven’t seen the previous post where I outlined my goals for this project pan, you can check that out here. I don’t have plans for a project pan between July and September, as I don’t have enough products active in my collection to work through, but I will assess again to see if there will be a project pan between October and December.
Products Brought Forward:
Starting with the sheet masks I brought forward, I used up the Tony Moly I’m Real Avocado Mask Sheet Nutrition back on the 30th of May. This is of the non-cruelty-free products in my life that I was eager to use and move on from.
I did fail to use the Tony Moly Pureness 100 Green Tea Mask Sheet Skin Soothing, again. This was a combination of being forgetful but also not having irritated skin during the times I did remember, so I put off using it. I am going to keep working to remember to use this, but I want to save it for when my skin is irritated and needs the nourishment. There were a couple of days throughout my project pan when I could have used it, but being my typical self, I forgot about it at the right time.
A product I expected to finish up very easily is my favourite hand cream: the Superdrug Oat & Coconut Intensive Hand Cream. However, I failed to use this up mostly due to laziness on my part. There’s perhaps a few more uses left, so I was very close. My hands and wrists are paying the price for my laziness however, so I’ve learned my lesson.
I did successfully use up the limited edition The Body Shop Cactus Blossom Shower Gel, which was the first product I emptied in this project, back on April 12th. I don’t have any specific comments for this one, as I used this every time I showered. So I knew I was going to successfully empty this in-time.
In terms of makeup I brought forward, the Collection Primed & Ready Invisible Setting Powder is the last product in this project that I ’emptied’ on June 23rd. I used up as much of the powder as possible, but it was getting so hard-panned towards the end that I decided it was time to call it quits. The powder itself was what I used as mattifying powder, and did the job well.
The No7 Revitalising Micellar Cleansing Water was a product I expected to use very quickly. I’ve used up quite a lot, but I surprised myself by my change in habits when it came to removing my makeup. Normally, I would have use this micellar cleansing water to remove all of the makeup from my face: including base products like blush, mattifying powder, etc. This would require about 4 cotton rounds to do my whole face, so I used a lot of the micellar water for this process.
However, around early May, if I recall correctly, I developed the habit of using a cleansing oil instead in my bathroom for removing most of my makeup, using the micellar water on a cotton bud for removing the last bits of eye makeup. That really slowed down my progress, so there’s a little bit left.
I was a bit too optimistic when I included the Superdrug Optimum Anti-Fatigue Refreshing Eye Gel. Where the orange gradient meets the white is where I’ve made progress, which isn’t very much at all. I haven’t used it a lot over the past 3 months, so I’m just going to work through this at a casual pace for the foreseeable future.
The only hair care product I aimed to use up was the 250ml bottle of The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. I finished this bottle up on April 16th, so very early into the project. I have bought the 400ml as a backup which lives in my bathroom. It’s been working well for my oily scalp to help nourish my scalp and hair.
Finally, I used up the K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h on the 22nd of June. This started getting very watery and inconsistent towards the end, so I accepted it was past its prime. I would consider repurchasing it, but I’m currently trying to find an alternative that’s easier to get hold of. I ordered mine through YesStyle, which can take a while for packages to arrive and tends to pull me in with their minimum spend, so I’d rather avoid having to make frequent orders if I can.
That concludes my project pan from April to June! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. It means a lot to me to receive your support. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.