Pan That Palette 2017

Pan That Palette 2017 {Intro}

Hello there!

In attempt to get a jump start on minimizing my makeup collection, I have decided to start a Pan That Palette project. For this project I have chosen the Tarte 2013 Holiday palette. This is one of my first high-end palettes and I hardly reach for it anymore. Having the objective of using up an entire palette seem daunting to be honest, but I know that if I focus I will be able to get some good use out of it.

Below is a picture of my starting point. As you can see, I have pan on the two lightest shades (Ideal Ivory and Buttercream Frosting) but there are a lot of shadows that have hardly been touched. With this project, I’d like to experiment with new looks and step out of my comfort zone a little. I tend to stick with light shades all over the lid with the occasional brown as an outer corner or crease color. This palette isn’t too loud so it will be a good transition into using more colors in my eye looks.


See you next month with an update of my progress! Talk to you soon!

Shai ♥

Project Use It Up 2017

Project Use It Up 2017 {Intro}

Hello There!

For this project, I’ve selected 17 beauty products (non-makeup) that I aim to finish up by the end of the year. Most of these products that I have chosen will go quickly, so I may make this a perpetual project and add more products as my current ones dwindle down. We will just see how it goes!

The goal of this project is to vastly minimize the collection of beauty products that I have. During this project, I will have a STRICT no-buy rule. The only products I will allow myself to buy are those that I “need”. I will not purchase any new “like” items just for the sake of buying. For example, I have 4 deodorants…I will not buy another deodorant until all 4 of those are used up.

Let’s start off with all of the full products I’ve picked. Honestly, I have a hoard of Bath and Body Works lotions and shower gels but I picked matching sets and ‘summer scents’ to kick off this project with. I also threw in my self-tanning lotions so I can encourage myself to reach for them more often than I do (which is usually never, honestly).


Below are the used lotions and shower gel. I’ve marked each product with a line to show where I am at currently. Lotions never seem to last me long, so i’m thinking that these products will be the firsts to go. The shower gels tend to move a little more slowly, but we will see how this goes. I’m keeping all three of these shower gels in my shower so that I can alternate between them.

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I went on a mask buying bender that i’m not too proud of! The worst part about it is that I bought the Tony Moly ones around Christmas time last year and I’ve only used 2 or 3 of them. We can blame it on being busy and not having a lot of down time, but now that I’ve graduated college…I can’t use “no free time” as an excuse anymore. So let’s toast to more self care and ‘me’ time! I added all of my masks to this project and they are counting as 2 of my 17 products.


Though I did not buy this Mary Kay Satin Hands kit for myself, I have had it since Christmas and I haven’t even touched it. I have enjoyed using these in the past so this is my motivation to get some use out of them! I’m counting this set as 1 product.


The last of my products for this project are the boring hygiene ones. I have a mouth wash that I hardly use, and 2 deodorants I’d like to work through. My experience with the Tom’s brand has not been great, so it may end up getting decluttered!

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So here is a quick list of my 17 items for my Project Use It Up 2017:

  1. B&BW Lemon Pomegranate Cream shower gel
  2. B&BW Pretty as a Peach shower gel
  3. B&BW Tahiti Island Dream shower gel
  4. B&BW Pretty as a Peach body lotion
  5. B&BW Pretty as a Peach 3x moisture lotion
  6. B&BW Lemon Pomegranate Cream 3x moisture lotion
  7. B&BW Lemon Pomegranate Cream body mist
  8. Jergan’s Natural Glow body lotion
  9. Jergan’s Natural Glow face lotion
  10. Equate Healthy Glow moisturizer
  11. Nivea Creme
  12. Tom’s Fresh Apricot deodorant
  13. Secret Lavender deodorant
  14.  Thera Breath oral rinse
  15. Mary Kay Satin Hands set
  16. Tony Moly sheet masks
  17. Freeman Peel-Off masks

I’ll be doing monthly updates on this project to show my progress! Talk to you soon!

Shai ♥


Decluttering My Life

Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly realize how much unnecessary stuff you have? There is no reason for me to be living with so much excess around me. I have so much that I don’t use or need and I keep it around for who knows why.  Clutter stresses me out and makes me feel closed in, overwhelmed, and just… I think it’s time to make a change. Yesterday, I spent about 3 hours sorting through all of my makeup and beauty products. I organized them, wrote lists (a sort of inventory) of everything that I have. I filled more pages than I thought I would…so I decided to start a project pan that consists of 17 makeup products and 17 beauty products (for 2017).

I am putting myself on a STRICT NO BUY. This means I will not purchase any makeup or beauty products unless I ‘need’ it or run out of all other products like it. I’m starting this project pan with older, less used products to get use out of them before they go bad.

I also need to get out of my makeup rut. Lately, I haven’t been spending a lot of time being creative with my looks and it’s something that I used to really enjoy. This will give me a jump-start and help me rediscover and work with products that I haven’t been reaching for. Ultimately, I’d like to downsize my makeup collection and my stash of beauty products to only my favorites and things I ‘need’.

Accompany me on my journey! Talk to you soon!

Shai ♥