Project Pan August-September 2018 — First Update

 

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Hi All!  I’m back with my first check in for my third quarter project pan in 2018.  This one is only two months long, because I took July off. You can see my first post with the products listed here.

This has been going pretty well as I have already panned three products:

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Sorry this is so dark!  The products I’ve panned are PUR No Filter Primer, Pacifica Crystal Power Hydro Mist and Reclaim Botanical Serum. I love all three of these products, but won’t be repurchasing them this year.  I have so much makeup and skincare and it will last me through the end of the year.

Here’s what I have left:

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Philosophy Hope in a Jar — I have about a 3rd of this left

Yes to Superblueberries Skin Recharging Yogurt Scrub and Mask — I have about a 4th of this left.

Reclaim Botanical Eye Cream — This is almost done, maybe a few more uses are left.

Botanics 100% Organic Refreshing Toning Spritz — I have about a week of this left.  I really love this spray!  It has a rosy-floral scent.

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation in 01 Classic Ivory — It’s really hard to tell on this one.  It could have a 3rd or 4th left in it, it’s hard to tell.

The Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Grapefruit has just a few more uses in it.

The Tigi Bed Head After-Party still has a couple of weeks in it I think.

I will update again at the end of September and hopefully it will all be used up.  Wish me luck!

Have you done a project pan before?  How did it go?

 

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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?

Styling Products For Gorgeous Hair!

I don’t know about you, but I love to use styling products to bring the best out of my hairstyle and to keep my hair shiny and frizz-free!

There are amazing drugstore and higher end products that style hair beautifully. So many to try and to love! I was sent the below products for my honest review:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Undone Style Cream ($4.99 USD) — L¿Oreal Paris introduces NEW Air Dry It from Advanced Hairstyle. Create and control your perfect hairstyle without the heat damage. Enhance your hair’s natural shape definition and texture. No residue left behind. This style cream adds softness, shine, and hold for an undone look without weighing hair down. Get beautiful, natural, effortless style.

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Ruffled Body Mousse ($4.99 USD) —  This rich, lightweight foam builds body, enhances waves and curls and provides hold.

What I think:  This is the perfect collection for me, because I mostly air dry my hair. I have been loving the Undone Style Cream!  I like using it on damp hair and I run my fingers through it.  It dries wavy and so pretty, my daughter even commented on it!  I have not tried the mousse, but I am going to give it to my other daughter who uses mousse every day.  I will let you know what she thinks!

Purchase at http://www.lorealparisusa.com and retailers like Ulta

TIGI Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream ($19.50 USD) — Smoothing cream for silky, shiny, healthy-looking hair! This lightweight cream combats fly-aways and works on any hair length or texture.
TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Split End Mender ($18.99 USD) — This leave-In conditioner mends and protects dry, damaged hair from environmental elements, chemical treatments, shampoos and styling. Great for textured or damaged hair.
TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray ($19.99 USD) — Get volume, body and lift with style memory – but without the tacky feeling. Good for fine to medium hair texture, any length.
What I think:  I love the bright packing of Bed Head products!  Really fun! The After Party is so nice on dry hair to smooth it.  I like to use the Ego Boost on my ends when my hair is wet, but it also can be used to keep flyaways at bay.
I think my favorite of the three is the Thickening Spray. I have fairly fine hair and it makes it look fuller and gives lots of fun volume!  I love that it leaves my hair soft and not sticky!
Learn more at http://www.bedhead.com and purchase at beauty salons and great stores like Ulta.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner ($5.99 USD) Fighting frizz starts right out of the shower! This leave-in conditioning spray that instantly adds shine and detangles hair. The formula contains a blend of vitamins A, E, C and green extract, and helps safeguard hair from heat styling and sun exposure- common culprits when it comes to frizzy hair.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Six Effects Serum ($9.99 USD)– Instantly transform your frizz to ultra-sleek, purely polished, super-shiny hair with this cult-classic serum. It will not only block your frizz and repel against the humidity, but will also leave your hair extremely supple, easy to manage and healthy-looking. Another advantage, it has sunscreen in it!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($6.99 USD) — Create an instant barrier that helps seal out humidity and combat frizz with this hairspray. No matter what style you’re going for, this firm-holding product holds even the hardest-to-handle styles, all day long. It has a fast-drying, shine-boosting formula.

What I think: I do get lots of frizz in the summer, and they products are an affordable and effective way to fight it. I love leave-in conditioner that also acts as a detangler.  It leaves my hair so soft!  The hairspray is great too, because it helps to keep the frizzies away!  I do need more than one product to totally keep my hair soft and smooth, but this does help and holds my style.

I really love the serum, though.  My hair is fine, so I just use a little bit on wet hair.  When it dries, my hair is soft and shiny.  As my hair ages, it’s hard to get manageable, youthful hair, but this really helps. It smells nice, too.

Available at Food, Drug and Mass Retailers Nationwide

What hair styling products do you like to use?

 

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