Project Pan August-September 2018 – Final Update

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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!

 

 

 

 

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Project Pan August-September 2018

Hey all! I’m back with my third project pan of the year! I’ve been doing quarterly pans, but I took a month off.  So this third pan is only two months.

The products below are mostly skincare, with some makeup and other products thrown in!

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I have chosen 10 products for my 2 month pan.  Most of these are at least half way full, so I should be able get through most of them!

Here is a description of each product and what I think of it.  Buckle up, this is going to be a long one!

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Both of these are from Victoria Principal’s natural skincare line Principal Secret Reclaim Botanical.  I have been loving products from this line.  So great for aging skin and I love that they are good for me! They are almost used up so they should be empty by the end of the pan.

Synant Peptide — gives skin a botanically based serum specially infused with exclusive Synant Peptide. This formula helps improve the appearance of skin elasticity, hydration and radiance while visibly minimizing fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

Principal Secret Reclaim Botanical Radiant Recovery Fluid Eye Cream — This botanically based eye formula is designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and undereye puffiness. Superior botanicals from the Brazilian Rain Forest work alongside scientifically advanced ingredients plus a special light refractor to operate as an instant concealer that visibly diminish imperfections.

You can check out these products on www.reclaimbotanical.com

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Philosophy hope in a jar — lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and provides antioxidant protection while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant. this high-performing moisturizer contains lactic acid, a gentle alpha hydroxy acid that helps remove surface dead skin cells, and beta-glucan to promote overall skin health by helping to strengthen skin’s natural rejuvenation potential.

yes to superblueberries RECHARGING GREEK YOGURT & PROBIOTICS 3-IN-1 MASK, SCRUB & CLEANSER — Cleanse, exfoliate and treat your skin with this supercharged 3-in-1 Mask, Scrub & Cleanser. Formulated for stressed skin, this rich, creamy formula provides customized use…can be used as a mask, scrub or cleanser separately or all together to recharge and rebalance skin. 

I have had the  the hope in a jar for a while now and need to use it up.  It looks thick, but turns into a lighter cream once applied.  It’s really nice for the summer.  This jar is pretty full (as is the Yes to mask) so I need to make an effort to use it up.

The yes to superblueberries mask/scrub/cleanser is really creamy and sticks to my skin, so it works best as a mask, then wiped off with a damp towel.  It leaves my skin so soft and glowy!

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Botanics 100% Organic Refreshing Toning Spritz — Botanics 100% Organic Refreshing Toning Spritz, a generous spritz of this organic rose-water toner purifies and refreshes skin after cleansing, as it delicately yet effectively removes traces of make-up, leaving the skin feeling revitalized.

Pacifcia Crystal Power Hydro Mist — Your skin will look amazing and your soul will love the aromapowers. Watermelon, lemongrass and rose crystal extracts unite with aloe to bring you hydration and a refreshing boost with Pacifica’s Crystal Power Hydro Mist. This is your moment to shine bright.

I love both of these mists, but I have SO many mists right now, I need to use some up!  I use the Botanics mist (which smells like rose) after I wash my face and before my skincare, and the Pacifica mist (which smells like watermelon) before and after applying makeup.  They smell amazing and are so refreshing!

Both of these are available at Ulta.

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PÜR No Filter Blurring Photography Primer — PÜR’s unique primer with prismatic blurring micro-pearls helps to color correct while age-defying skin care ingredients nourishes the skin and a vitamin-rich Energy Complex with moisturizing agave and essential fatty acids prep the skin for makeup application. 

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation — Rimmel’s most lightweight long-lasting formula. It perfects your skin with medium buildable coverage whilst enriched with breathable skin technology that doesn’t clog pores. Moisturizes for up to 25HRS. With SPF 18.

The primer is looks shimmery first, but when applied well, it blurs all imperfections and skin looks so smooth! It’s really hydrating, too.

The foundation is a medium coverage which I love for everyday. It’s a little glowy and hydrating, which I need right now.  My skin is a little dry.

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Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Grapefruit —  A crisp blend of sparkling grapefruit and vanilla softly scents skin. This super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. With super soft scents and a non-greasy formula, prepare for the ultimate indulgence.

Tigi Bed Head After-Party — The perfect party favor for TIGI’s frizz prone friends. After-Party hair creme for silky, smooth, shiny, healthy looking hair. Control the funky fly-aways and silk-ify your hair.
I love Lavanila Body Butter.  It is super hydrating and always smells amazing. This is about half full.
The Tigi hair cream is so good on my frizzy hair! It also makes my hair soft and shiny. I have been using this for a while, and there isn’t a lot left.
So there are my products for my third Project Pan of 2018.  I have less than two months to use these up.  I should be able to do it!
Are you doing project pans this year?  How’s it going?

 

 

 

 

NEW Bed Head by TIGI Waves & Curls Collection

NEW Bed Head by TIGI Waves & Curls Collection
I have wavy hair that can get very frizzy, so I was excited to hear that Bed Head has introduced the Waves & Curls Collection!  These products are formulated with a blend of ingredients that keeps hair in smooth for up to 72 hours! The range is infused with hydrating coconut water, frizz-fighting Babassu and Brazil nut oils and softening Baobab fruit extract.  The products are:
Calma Sutra Cleansing Conditioner ($22 USD) — Give your curls a wakeup call! This no-foam, sulfate-free formula gently cleanses without stripping essential oils, conditions and detangles, leaving hair smooth, soft, shiny and prepped for styling.
Screw It Curl Hydrating Jelly Oil ($22 USD) — Thirsty curls? This transformative jelly oil is a leave-in styling treat that helps to add intense moisture and shine.
Foxy Curls Contour Cream ($22 USD) — A hero for all types of waves & curls, the formula has been updated with our latest technology to provide light hold and definition so waves retain their shape.
Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse ($22 USD) — The best-selling hero product is back and better than ever to provide definition and strong hold for unruly ringlets for up to 72 hours!
Get Twisted Anti-Frizz Finishing Spray ($22 USD) — Fight frizz with this fast-drying spray that helps to weightlessly lock in curls, for looks that last!
On The Rebound Curl Recall Cream ($22 USD) — Reform rebellious curls into soft and defined ringlets. Our curl recall technology instantly tames unruly styles and springs them back into shape with just a scrunch.
What I think: I received the Screw it Curl, Get Twisted and On the Rebound Curl Recall for my honest review.  The packaging on all of these are amazing as always!  Bed Head by TIGI has some of the cutest hair care packaging around! And they all have fresh, fruity scents which are really fun, too!
The Screw It Curl gel is a light gel that I use on the middle to the ends of my damp hair.  A little goes a long way.  It leaves my waves shiny and soft. This is nice for a soft, tousled look.
The Get Twisted spray is a perfect final step, it keeps my waves bouncy all day.  I like how it isn’t stiff or sticky either.
Ont the Rebound is sticky.  I think that’s because you can use it to help form hair into waves or curls.  It dries nicely, I just make sure I wash my hands after use.  This and the spray really set my hair for all day styles.
Bed Head by TIGI products are available at Ulta stores, Ulta.com and select salons nationwide. Find a salon near you at bedhead.com!
Do you have wavy or curly hair?  What styling products do you use?

Product Review: TIGI Bed Head for Men

 

TIGI Bed Head For Men is a great line to help take care of your man’s locks.  I was sent some products for my (husband)’s honest review.

Charge Up Thickening Shampoo ($11.50 USD) — This thickening shampoo maximizes body and adds volume while adding shine and not adding build-up. This formula will balance hair’s natural PH and moisturize your hair to its fullest potential.

Charge Up Thickening Conditioner ($13.50 USD) — This thickening conditioner volumizes and thickens hair while adding strength and moisture. Also aids in repairing damaged hair while enhancing shine and fighting static.

Power Play Firm Hold Gel ($16.50 USD) — For shine and precision, this fresh scented gel provides firm hold and light texture. Vitamin E Acetate provides antioxidants and free radical defense to protect hair from damage, while a Defender Combo blocks humidity and damage from UV light for a frizz-free end look with flexible hold and translucent shine.

What I think: My husband has been testing these products for a couple of weeks now.  He really likes the shampoo and conditioner and says that they leave his hair very soft.  He didn’t notice the scent, but I think it is very light and fresh. I think his hair looks a little fuller, but he will keep using it and we will see!

The gel holds well but isn’t sticky at all.  It think it’s a great match for men who want to keep their style looking fresh all day!

TIGI Bed Head for Men products are available at Ulta stores, Ulta.com and select salons nationwide. Find a salon near you at bedhead.com!

Prepare Your Hair For The Warm Days Ahead!

With spring around the corner, I am looking to turn up the volume, create beachy waves and tame my tresses. Since I live in Kansas City, I also have to worry about the coming humidity and how it affects my hair.

I have been testing the great hair products and tools below and am loving what they are doing for my hair:

Carols Daughter® Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Carols Daughter® Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Carols Daughter® Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Sulfate-Free Shampoo  ($12 USD 12 fl. oz., Conditioner $14 USD) — Only healthy, fortified hair can be frizz-free hair. That’s why this sulfate-free, color-safe strengthening shampoo is a must-have to reinforce damaged hair that’s prone to breakage and frizz. Made with strand-strengthening Coprah Coconut Oil, this sacred, protein-rich ingredient is blended with the Tiare Gardenia Flower, frizz-stopping Shea Butter and Moringa Seed Oil, so it not only cleanses and detangles, but restores strength for smooth, flyaway-free hair.

Available at Target stores and http://www.target.com

Mark Hill Love Big Hair Viva La Volume Volumising Blow Dry Mousse
Mark Hill Love Big Hair Viva La Volume Volumising Blow Dry Mousse

Mark Hill Love Big Hair Viva La Volume Volumising Blow Dry Mousse 250ml ($11.99)This light-weight non-sticky mousse adds body, fullness and shine to any style, leaving hair voluminous and bouncy.

Available at Walgreens stores and http://www.walgreens.com.

Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray
Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray

Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray 200ml ($11.99) — This combination spray protects hair from heated styling tools such as straighteners and tongs up to 455°F, all while adding amazing shine, and firm, flexible hold through the infusion of bamboo/fern extract

Purchase at Walgreens stores and http://www.walgreens.com

CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray
CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray

CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray (SRP $18.95) — For a more natural look, try the off-duty model go-to of done-undone tresses. First, embrace your natural texture! This look is slightly bed head-esque and has natural movement, so less is definitely more. A few pumps of sea salt spray and you’re good to go!

Available at salons around the country and fine stores such as drugstore.com and Amazon.

TIGI Bed Head Headrush
TIGI Bed Head Headrush

BedHead Headrush (SRP $20.99) — Superfine super shine spray that will go straight to your head.  This lightweight spray that gives your hair extreme gloss with all-over coverage.

Available at salons around the country and fine stores such as drugstore.com and Amazon.

Philip B. Restorative Detangling Toning Mist
Philip B. Restorative Detangling Toning Mist

Philip B. Restorative Detangling Toning Mist ($24 USD) is a genius blend of plant-based, gossamer-light conditioners and apple cider vinegar which seals the cuticle of your hair for effortless combing and detangling in just 6 to 8 sprays!

Available at http://www.philipb.com

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair’s Sleek Finish Vent Brush
John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair’s Sleek Finish Vent Brush

John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair’s Sleek Finish Vent Brush ($12.99 USD) — has silicone bristles that smooth tangled hair and reduce frizz every time you use it! This brush is ideal for getting out even the toughest of knots!

Available at http://www.amazon.com and many mass market retailers near you!

Enjoy your gorgeous hair!

Stocking Stuffers For The Beauty Lover

Stocking stuffers are a fun way to treat the beauty-crazy girl in your life!  There are so many price points that you can go with while shopping for stocking stuffers.  And if you hurry, you can still get some of this shipped to your home!

Picture Perfect Curler And Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes!™

A limited-edition “baby, it’s bold outside” exclusive curler and mascara set featuring tarte’s picture perfect™ eyelash curler and deluxe lights, camera, lashes!™ 4-in-1 mascara.

Product Performance: Our best-selling eyelash curler is dressed to the nines this Holiday season with an exclusive “baby, its bold outside” print silk-screened around the handles for a bold, colorful pop—making it the ultimate collector’s piece to display on your vanity. The curved angle and wide mouth suits all eye shapes without pinching or crimping. lights, camera, lashes!™ 4-in-1 mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions for dramatic, thick and sexy lashes.

You can purchase this fun set at www.tartecosmetics.com

Jouer Sparkle & Pop

Jouer Sparkle & Pop ($12 for one $42 for a pack of four) — Inspired by a popular British tradition, Jouer introduces our version of a holiday cracker with Sparkle & Pop. This festive goodie is dressed in a beautiful pale pink box with sparkling gold confetti and a chic gift-tag for personalization. Jouer’s Sparkle & Pop makes the perfect stocking stuffer or holiday party favor containing five fun surprises including a special Jouer treat. Pop, open and enjoy!

FEATURES:

Party Horn Chic Cocktail Ring (*varying styles) Beauty Fortune (*varying messages) Mini Champagne Bubbles One of three Jouer Deluxe Samples: Body Butter (0.21 oz.), Essential Lip Enhancer (0.07 fl. oz.), Glisten Moisturizing Lip Gloss (0.06 fl. oz.)

This is such a fun gift! Purchase at jouercosmetics.com.

Crabtree and Evelyn Golden Fig Bubble Bath & Body Wash

Crabtree and Evelyn Golden Fig Bubble Bath & Body Wash ($20 USD) —

Relax and rejuvenate during the busy holiday season with our Golden Fig Bubble Bath & Body Wash, which will surround you with luxuriously beautiful fragrance as it gently cleanses and moisturises for glamorously soft and supple skin.

  • Glycerine for added moisturising benefits
  • Soap-free and pH-balanced formula helps skin maintain natural moisture balance
  • 100% naturally derived surfactant
  • Can be added to running water for a luxurious bubble bath
  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, or mineral oil

Lather up in the shower or bath as the first step of your skin care ritual, and pair it with Golden Fig Silkening Body Nectar for skin that is radiantly soft and beautifully scented.

Fragrance: A fragrance medley of fresh figs, grapefruit, apple, and black currents blended with cedar, sandalwood, golden amber, and musk accords.

Purchase at www.crabtree-evelyn.com.

TIGI Nastia Liukin Gift Set

Just in time for the holidays, TIGI is introducing the ultimate gift for every girl-on-the-go!  Olympic gymnast and TIGI Spokesmodel Nastia Liukin created the perfect gift set featuring her four favorite TIGI cosmetics.  Go for the gold this season and purchase Nastia’s picks at a special price ($25) at your local TIGI salon and receive a FREE cosmetics bag – a $90 value!

For local salon locations, visit www.tigi-cosmetics.com.

ELLE Cosmetics Face Primer

ELLE Cosmetics Face Primer ($30 USD) — Put your best face forward with this new lightweight and silky primer. Just a thin layer instantly preps skin for flawless makeup application and brightens complexions for an overall look that’s naturally luminous. The oil-free lotion is coupled with skin treatments and “optical effects” – light reflecting particles and soft vision powders – to help instantly smooth and even out skin tone and redness, creating the perfect base for makeup application. While you sit pretty, makeup does too.

Available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com nationwide.

Jane Cosmetics “The Friends of Jane” Lip Collection

Jane Cosmetics “The Friends of Jane” Lip Collection ($9.99 USD) — Give a gift that truly gives back.With every purchase of the Friends of Jane lip collection, sit pretty knowing that100% of the net proceeds support a charitable organization geared towards empowering women. Learn more about the difference each purchase makes at www.ShestheFirst.org.

These fun glosses are available at JaneCosmetics.com

LCN Mystique Burlesque Box Set

LCN Mystique Burlesque Box Set ($29 USD) — This fun little box of polish includes these 4 colors:

Red Ruby – An elegant oxblood red

Emerald Green – A luxurious, velvety green

Blue Sapphire – A decadent metallic cobalt blue

Violet Amethyst – A deep, royal purple

These colors are perfect for the holidays and winter in general.  They are deep and rich.  Purchase at www.lcnboutique.com.

Daily Concepts Scrubber

Daily Concepts Your Body Scrubber ($10 USD) is perfect for the person who loves to go to the gym (packaging allows for suctioning / hanging on walls so I don’t come in contact with… well, who knows what was there before you?)

Just the right texture for sloughing the skin, providing a bit of pampering versus one of torture for your skin / bathing regime.

Great to use if you’re in a hurry, or simply because you are environmentally conscious and trying to conserve water.

Your Body Scrubber is the perfect accompaniment for thinking and singing in the shower while the fabrics work thoroughly to keep you clean.  (Plus the label indicator lets you know when Your Body Scrubber needs to be replaced.)

Texture: Regular (For all skin types)

Purchase at www.dailyconcepts.com.

 

Fab Beauty Gift Sets For Holiday Gifts

I love giving gifts of products that my friends or family would not purchase for themselves.  An eyeliner wardrobe, high-quality brushes, great skincare, fragrance and hair care — these are fun to get as gifts because they introduce you to something new and fabulous!

Here are some of my faves for the season:

 

tarte Eye Catchers 6-Piece SmolderEYES™ And Skinny SmolderEYES™ Collector’s Set ($39 USD) — A six-piece collection of full-size eyeliner favorites in universally flattering, must-have shades.

What it does:
These pure, powerful, and always-pretty smolderEYES™ liners glide on like butter and impart a precise line for a sleek look. Use the built-in smudger to go sultry and smoldering and enjoy the completely waterproof finish. Amazonian clay ensures longer wear, while nourishing lids, reducing surface oil, and improving overall texture. No matter how you wear these versatile shades, the rich pigments boast true, bold color.

This set contains:
– 5 x 0.056 oz SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Champagne, Gunmetal, Rainforest Black, Gold, Ash Violet
– 0.04 oz Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Onyx

Visit www.tartecosmetics.com to learn more and purchase.

 

Deluxe Travel Brush Collection ($95 USD)

Everything you need for flawless makeup application with 9 travel-friendly professional tools in a chic carrier case.

Brush up on beauty this holiday season with Laura Mercier’s must-have Deluxe Travel Brush Collection for flawless makeup application.  Perfect for on-the-go, this sleek, chic brush case features a rigid, hard shell design with two pockets and a removable mesh pouch housing a combination of nine professional Brushes for face, cheeks, eyes and brows.

A $252.00 value. http://www.lauramercier.com

Josie Maran Argan 6-pc Moroccan Holiday Collection

Pampering to go. Whether you’re heading across the country or just to the gym, this Moroccan Holiday collection brings you perfectly portable, pure Argan oil-infused products. The six travel-sized formulas help you achieve healthy-looking, glowing hair and skin. From Josie Maran.
Includes:

  • 0.5-fl oz 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • 0.5-fl oz Argan Cleansing Oil
  • 0.5-fl oz Argan Oil Hair Serum
  • 0.5-fl oz Argan Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Lotion
  • 2-fl oz Argan Oil  Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
  • 1.9-fl oz Argan Cleansing Body Oil
  • Made in Morocco/USA

Purchase at www.qvc.com.

Tocca Eau de Parfum Viaggio

Always a big hit for the holidays, TOCCA has introduced its newest Coffret Set in a festive green & gold with three new scents: Graciella, Violette and Giuletta. The fragrances are:

Giulietta: Green Apple, Pink Tulips, Vanilla Orchid, Amber

Graciella: Asian Pear, Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang, Cashmere Musk

Violette: Italian Bergamot, African Violet, Black Currants, Creamy Cedarwood

Tocca Coffret Set retails for $45 at Sephora & Space NK stores nationwide and online at www.tocca.com.

TIGI

TIGI ELASTICATE DUO ($19.99) & RECHARGE DUO ($19.99) — Excite the adrenaline-junkie of the family with the latest from Bed Head. The NEW Elasticate Duo offers a supercharged formula for break-resistant hair while the NEW Recharge Duo eliminates the build-up of 2012 while adding high-octane shine Both NEW gift sets are available at a special holiday price.
Please visit www.tigiprofessional.com for a salon near you.  Feel free to reach out should you need hi-res images or product samples.