I know my posts have been heavy on project panning the last week, but I will return with product reviews, fashion posts, and makeup looks soon!
Today, I wanted to share my third update for my annual project pan challenge, Project Pan 2016! I have made some great progress on the products I have chosen. I have completed two products: alba botanica moisturizer (finished last update) and Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel. I have also made some good progress on the eyeshadows in this project. The first picture is from the last update and the picture on the right is this update. I have widened the pan on Naked and made progress on the NYX shadow. Nars Ashes to Ashes is slow going, but I have added it to Crossing 6 off my Christmas List project, so my goal is to use half of the pan by Christmas.
I have also hit pan on NYX HD Finishing Powder! This was my initial goal. I think this will go relatively quickly now that pan is visible. So, I’d like to use up the middle portion of the powder in the next two months. I haven’t hit pan on Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, but I have a nice dip going. My goal is to hit pan, so I hope I can meet this.
Then I have made some decent progress on Nars Dolce Vita, but the Pixi eyeliner is rarely used…it doesn’t sharpen evenly and has some rough edges, which makes it difficult to apply without causing irritation. So this product may be the dud in this project, but I’m going to keep it in just to see how well I can do. The purple ink marked 10/1 is the marker for both the lipstick and the eyeliner for this update.
Lastly, I have a few more uses left in the Aussie hair spray. I rarely do my hair…maybe once a week. That’s why this is taking soooo long! But it will be gone in the next update (in a month or so).
There we go! I’m actually impressed with my progress for this update. I’ve used up two products total, and made some pretty good progress on several products. I’ll check in on my progress in the next month or so. So stay tuned!
Here is another project pan challenge! I enjoy issuing this type of challenge to myself, even if I don’t use it up all the products I pick; I am at least getting pretty good use out of them. Let me know if you are doing this project or one similar!
In today’s video, I share with you how I did on the 5 by Fall project pan challenge. Let me know if you are doing a project pan and how you are doing! I’d love to hear! I hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend!
Who else is obsessed with liquid lipsticks? I sure am! I have too many brands and colors, some that aren’t that great. But in the video below, I share my top five favorite brands of liquid lipsticks. Let me know what your favorites are and feed my addiction!
Want the perfect nude lip for this fall? Check out my video below of my top 5 favorite nude lip products, which are all under $10!
I have been on an exploration in the realm of skincare sheet masks. I decided to compare the performance of two masks that have similar claims. SK-II Facial Treatment mask and Tony Moly I’m Real mask in Vitality (Broccoli essence).
The Tony Moly mask claims that it will protect the skin from environmental stressors by reversing the drying effects of pollution and UV rays. It is supposed to boost hydration and elasticity of the skin. It is formulated without parabens, talc, benzophenone, ethanol amine tray, or tar color. You can purchase this mask and many others from this brand at Ulta for $3.75.
SK-II is a high end skincare brand. The Facial Treatment mask is very expensive! At Sephora, you may purchase one mask for $17, 6 for $95, or 10 for $135. Yikes! I had got mine in this kit, which has a full-size Facial Treatment Essence and Facial Treatment Clear Lotion. This mask is for all skin types and targets dryness, dullness, and uneven skin tone. The mask is made of 100% cotton.
I tried the Tony Moly mask at the beginning of last week, and the SK-II mask over the weekend. Here is what I found:
There was no smell to the mask and was cooling to the skin. I left it on 30 minutes (recommended 20-30 minutes). I felt like after removal the leftover serum soaked into the skin well after I massaged it in. And my skin felt cool afterwards. It left my skin moisturized but didn’t feel there was much of a difference in the elasticity of my skin.
The sheet mask was much thicker than the Tony Moly. I left it on my skin for around 25 minutes (recommended 20-30 minute). I felt my skin was getting tight, so I decided to take it off before 30 minutes. After removal, I felt like my skin was definitely tighter than before use. The leftover serum was easy to rub into the skin, and I woke up with very moisturized skin.
I would say the claims to the SK-II mask are true, but I would hope so with that price tag! The Tony Moly mask helped with moisturizing the skin, but I really didn’t see much difference in the elasticity of my skin. I would not purchase a single or pack of SK-II masks because I just cannot justify the price for a mask that is single use. However, I can recommend the Tony Moly mask wholeheartedly as the price is great and the performance is on-par with the SK-II mask. Let me know if you have tried either of these masks and what you thought of them!
Today I am sharing a simple and neutral look using only drugstore and affordable makeup and brushes! Let me know what your favorite drugstore products are in the comments. I would love to know!