Project Pan August-September 2018 – Final Update


Hi all! I’m here with my final update on my 3rd quarter 2018 Project Pan.  I am happy to say that I used everything up!  Here is my first post, and you can see my update here.

Here is the list of the products that I panned:

Principal Secret Reclaim Botanical Radiant Recovery Fluid Eye Cream                     Principal Secret Reclaim Botanical Synant Peptide Serum                               Philosophy hope in a jar Moisturizer                                                                                           Yes to Superblueberries Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotics 3-in-1 Mask, Scrub & Cleanser                                                                                                                          Botanics 100% Organic Refreshing Toning Spritz                                              Pacifica Crystal Power Hydro Mist                                                                                      PÜR No Filter Blurring Photography Primer                                                                    Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation                                     Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Grapefruit                                                       TIGI Bed Head After-Party

I have to say that it’s so much easier to use up skincare than makeup, but it soes get tedious using the same products every day!  I love variety.  But I did it, and I’m very proud.

I also want to say that I liked all of these products, but I’m not going out to repurchase  any of them right now.  I have lots of skincare to try out and I’m good for now on body butter.  I do love Lavanila and will purchase in the future.

The PÜR primer and the Rimmel foundation are both nice, but not my holy grails.  I’ve been needing a pore filling primer lately because my allergies have been acting up and my face is read and my pores are huge! The PÜR primer is very glowy and accentuates my pores.  It would be great in the winter when my skin is dry.  The foundation is light coverage, and I like more of a medium coverage.

The one product that I am really missing is the TIGI AfterParty.  It really helped control my frizz and made my hair look shiny.  I might have to go get another one!

So I am going to do one more Project Pan this year.  I’ll be posting it  in a few days. I don’t know if I’m going to do it next hear, but we’ll see!





CVS Beauty Club Introduces New Products!


Just before the holidays, I received a package from the CVS Beauty Club with some fantastic products available now.  CVS really has some amazing choices in skincare, hair care and makeup.

Have you signed up for the Beauty Club?

Here are some benefits of the club:

  • Beauty Club members receive incredible beauty benefits/savings, including

o   $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 cumulatively spent on qualifying beauty products

o   10% off beauty shopping pass at enrollment

o   $3 ExtraBucks® Rewards on the member’s birthday

  • CVS/pharmacy regularly launches new beauty products from leading brands, including dermatologist-approved brands in the Healthy Skincare Center and exclusive to CVS/pharmacy brands like the Essence of Beauty fragrance, bath and body line, and the Nuance Salma Hayek beauty collection
  • In-store, beauty shoppers can receive personalized consultations and product advice from Beauty Consultants
  • Online, beauty shoppers/fans can access deals, expert how-tos, beauty giveaways, etc. at, and

Here are some of my favorite new products that you can purchase at CVS:

Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads
Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads

Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads ($20 USD) The alcohol-, fragrance- and oil-free Glycolic Peel Pads offer the benefits of a facial peel in a compact format for convenient at-home use. Specially formulated with Microsponge technology, which sustain-releases Glycolic Acid to improve skin texture and tone., these pads gently exfoliate dead surface skin to reveal brighter-looking skin. Calendula Extract soothes, while Vitamin E promotes healthy skin. These peel pads help revitalize and renew dull complexions, revealing fresher, younger-looking skin with continued use.

What I think:  exfoliation is so important in keeping skin young and healthy looking. My skin is fairly sensitive, but this doesn’t irritate at all.  I apply the pad on my skin, leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse off.  My skin glows! Plus, it’s so soft.  I really recommend these peeling pads for a younger look!

L'Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream
L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream

L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream ($4.99 USD) — Hair is instantly tamed and protected to stand strong against heat styling and humidity. Instantly smooths and protects.  De-frizzes with fibralock technology. Preps hair for stying with heat tools.

What I think:  I use this before I blow dry, or air dry my hair.  It makes my hair soft and smooth, plus I like how it protects from heating tools.  My hair can use all of the help it can get!

Rimmel Wonderfull Waterproof Mascara
Rimmel Wonderfull Waterproof Mascara

Rimmel Wonderfull Waterproof Mascara ($8.99 USD) — clump-free volume & definition. Waterproof formula with Argan Oil. Full, perfectly smooth, clump-free lashes. Ultra-Flex brush hugs lashes defining them from root to tip.

What I think:  This mascara not only adds tons of volume, it is also conditions lashes with Argan Oil.  Plus, the new waterproof formula is perfect for year round flawless lashes!

These products and so much more are available now at CVS stores and So go sign up and get rewards for looking amazing!


Fresh Beauty Products For The Dog Days of Summer

Hot enough for you yet? Summer is going strong! I have put together a collection of products from makeup, to hair care to fragrance to get you through the last month of Summer.

They are:

BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen
BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen

For flawless-looking skin, the anti-aging BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen ($45 USD) with daytime sun protection delivers the whole package: SPF protection, superior hydration, a hint of tint for a beautiful glow while being sheer enough to wear under makeup. Oxybenzone, Titanium Dioxide and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate protect the skin from sun damage by absorbing UV rays while the anti-oxidant blend reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. 

What I think:  I really like this tinted sunscreen.  It is a perfect product to apply and go.  It matched my skintone and gave me a subtle glow. I am going to use this as my foundation for the rest of the summer!

Available at 

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch

Follow foundation by applying Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch ($4.99) to the apples of your cheeks. This lightweight, ultra blendable mousse formula gives an instant touch of radiance and illuminates the skin giving it a healthy summer glow.

What I think:  I have tried this in Radiant Rose.  So pretty.  It is a highlighter and blush in one.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara ($6.99), for achieve beautiful, voluptuous lashes! For lashes so big, it’s almost criminal! Scandalous false lash volume. MaxDensity Brush: 50% larger*. Captures & plumps every lash. Supersize formula with 3x collagen + 3x keratin.

What I think:  This is an affordable mascara that gives huge volume.  It’s like a lip plumper for your lashes.

Rimmel products are avaialbe at mass market retailers near you.

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils

Lipstick Queen’s Chinatown Glossy Pencils ($20 each) The three new shades are pictured below from left to right:

Cameo – a soft nude

Catalina – a flirty, fun yet subtle pink

Pink Bluff – an earthy nude pink

What I think:  I love these soft colors!  I have tried this pencil before in a burgundy, but I love lighter nudes and pinks more and I love all three of these colors.  I think they will work well for fall, too.  Especially the nude.  Wear it with a smudgy black eyeliner on eyes.  Cool!

The new shades are now available for purchase at Space NK and ULTA stores nationwide, as well as on

Lancome Vernis in Love in Aqua Blue
Lancome Vernis in Love in Aqua Blue

Lancome Vernis in Love in Aqua Blue ($15 USD) Inspired by the new trendy Rouge In Love lip collection, Vernis in Love is a high potency nail lacquer perfectly themed to compliment every woman’s mood and style. With ultimate brilliance, intense color, and a mistake-free application, your nails will love the lasting shine and pop of color that stays put for days.

What I think:  This blue is perfect for the end of summer.  I am planning to wear beautiful blues all month. It reminds me of water and that we need to have as much summer fun as possible!

Purchase at

Sensai by Kanebo’s Intensive Hair Mask
Sensai by Kanebo’s Intensive Hair Mask

Chlorine, sun and frizz oh my! If you’re like most women, summertime stress is largely due to your hair. Vein, but true. Elegantly scented and made with oriental herbal extracts, Sensai by Kanebo’s Intensive Hair Mask ($57 USD) offers extra care and repair while giving your locks a smooth shine.

What I think:  Deep moisture treatments are a must for summer hair repair.  This one smells fantastic and leaves hair so soft!

The Sensai Intensive Hair Mask retails for $57 and is available at and

Lavanila’s Vanilla Summer
Lavanila’s Vanilla Summer

Although this is the last month of summer, with Lavanila’s Vanilla Summer you’ll feel like you’re on vacation all fall and winter! The scent will evoke the calm, soft breeze of the ocean; allowing you to feel the sand beneath your toes every time you spritz.

Vanilla Summer is available in:

The Healthy Fragrance ($58): This all-natural Eau de Parfum is hand crafted using the highest quality essential oils and vitamin-rich botanicals from all over the world. Completely free of chemically laden alcohol, petrochemicals and phthalates, this body beneficial fragrance is uniquely packed with a healthy dose of anti-oxidants.

The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19): Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able scent lets you dab on Vanilla Summer whenever you feel the need to escape to your own private oasis.

What I Think: This may be my favorite Lavanila scent yet!  It is soft and pretty, perfect for all year long!

Lavanila Laboratories products may be purchased at







Summer Makeup Ideas Part 2 — Sexy Eyes

Dramatic eye makeup seems to always be in.  Whether you wish to rock a smokey eye during summer nights or apply waterproof eyeliner and mascara for days at the pool or lake, having the perfect eye makeup is key.

Start of with a shimmery shadow:

essence 3D duo eyeshadow
essence 3D duo eyeshadow
3D duo eyeshadow ($3.49 USD)  — The ultra-light yet high-coverage formula creates a cool finish with a 3D effect – from satin to metallic to shimmering.  Six duo eyeshadows, each with two perfectly aligned shades, create a multi-dimensional eye look for the perfect spring look. The shades left to right are Irresistable First Love, Irresistable Mermaid Kiss, Irresistable Purr-ple, Irresistable Caramel Cream, Irresistable Chocolates, and Irresistable Smoky Eye.
essence Night Club Eyeshadow Palette
essence Night Club Eyeshadow Palette

essence Night Club Eyeshadow Palette ($4.49 USD) — Party time! These two eyeshadow palettes offer ultimate glamour and are sure to fit into even the tiniest party clutch. Eight eyeshadow colors with a powdery texture and various finishing effects create expressive “night-on-the-town” eye make-up styles. Available in two color palettes with an optimized brush and sponge applicator.  The palettes are Dance Til Dawn and Already Midnight.

Available at

Rimmel London Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows
Rimmel London Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows
Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadows ($5.99 USD): Add depth with this unique 4-shade palette with multi-reflective pigments that look perfect under any light. The velvety, creamy formula blends effortlessly for up to ten hours of wear. Available in 8 shades. Above is Green Park, Also available in Purple Reign, Black Cab, English Oak, English Rose, Royal Blue, Heart of Gold, and True Union Jack.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks ($4.49 each): Sweep on high impact color with a precision tip applicator that helps this ultra-soft shadow stick glide on for a shiny and luminous finish. Available in 9 shades: Gossip Green, Paranoid Purple,  Guilty Grey, Whiteness White, Bulletproof Beige, Bad Girl Bronze, Tempting Turquoise, Blackmail, and Blamed Blue.

Learn more at www.rimmelondon.con and available at mass market retailers eveywhere.

MAKE Glitter Eyeshadow in Alabaster
MAKE Glitter Eyeshadow in Alabaster

MAKE Glitter Eyeshadow ($18 USD) Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, mineral-oil-free, oil-free. in two shades, Alabaster, a warm white with a peach undertone. Quartz: An icy white with a silver undertone.

Waterproof Eye Makeup:

essence stays no matter what waterproof eye pencil
essence stays no matter what waterproof collection
essence STAYS no matter what Collection
With a party-proof claim, these products are sure to keep you looking your best all night long!
  • •    stays no matter what waterproof eye pencil ($1.99)
  • •    stays no matter what 24h waterproof eyeliner pen ($3.29)
  • •    stays no matter what 24h waterproof volume mascara ($4.99)

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner ($4.49 USD) — Start by lining and defining eyes with shocking color that lasts. This ultra smooth and creamy formula glides on easily, and the waterproof, sweat-proof, and smudge-proof liner is even safe for sensitive eyes. Available in 10 shades: Purple, Black, Taupe, Sparkling Black, Brown Nude, Deep Blue, Turquoise, Light Blue, and Silver.