9 by 29 on the 9th Project Pan

I turn 29 on February 9th. My birthday is a big deal to me. My primary love language is gift giving, which means that any gift giving or receiving holidays are huge to me. For Christmas this year, I’d finished all of my shopping before December even started.

Since my birthday is so important to me, I set a lot of things around it. In the past I’ve taken the day off work, planned trips or events around it, etc. I also will be updating my 30 by 30 list on February 9th (spoiler: It’s slowing down quite a bit). And I’ll be doing my final update on this:

9 items before I turn 29 on February 9th. My latest specialized project pan.

I began Project Panning in October. Then I did a 12 Pans of Christmas. As I was thinking about my goals for 2018, I realized that I didn’t want to commit to a year-long project pan. That seemed too overwhelming for me and too easy to give up on. But I didn’t want to quit panning either. So expect little, seasonal project pans as I try to focus on using some skincare and beauty products.

Pixi Beauty Mini Brow Trio (Ipsy Item, Full Brow Palette Retails $12)

Pixi Beauty Eyebrow Trio

Another project pan, another crack at this puppy. We’ve made significant progress since I concentrated on using this back in October, but I’m still looking to completely finish the two darkest shades.

Pur Lip Lure in Fancy (Boxycharm Item, Retails $22)

I said I would move the OFRA Americano into this project pan, but then I decided to stick with the more hydrating Lip Lure. Winter has been vicious to my skin and lips, and I’m not ready to admit defeat with this product yet.

YSL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum (1.6 oz for $92)

YSL Mon Paris Perfume

I’m eager to get rid of a few of the perfume samples I’ve collected. This is the floral old lady sister to my favorite perfume, YSL Opium.

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Eye Gel Visible Dark Circle Eraser (Full Size $60)

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Eye

I’ve done a phenomenal job of decluttering my make up in general the past few months. So I need to start focusing on my skin care. My goal is to use up the samples while investing in daily use products that work for me.

KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Masks (Boxycharm Item; 5 for $24.99)

KNC Beauty All natural Collagen Infused Lip Masks

There are three of these bad boys from a Boxycharm. Masks of all kinds tend to linger longer than they should in my home. I have Korean beauty sheet masks a friend got me almost a year ago that I’m still working through because I don’t want to use them up. Considering the ingredients in these products don’t last forever, I’m not necessarily working with the smartest approach by hoarding them.

OFRA Oil Control Pressed Powder (Boxycharm item; Retails $23)

OFRA Oil Control Pressed Powder

I’ve made impressive headway on this product already. Recently I cataloged all of my powders and realized I had similar products that have been more favorably received by the beauty community in the wings that I hadn’t even touched. So I’m looking to use this up so I can downsize. This does stay fairly white, and I’m less impressed with its oil control properties than I was when I first got it in my Boxycharm. Has the quality already declined that much or am I just getting smarter about make up?

ELF Lip Exfoliator (Mint Maniac, $3)

e.l.f. lip exfoliator

Did I mention my dry skin and lips? I’m going to use this, in conjunction with a heavy duty cream at night to give them a little more love. My adoration of smudge-proof matte liquid lipsticks along with the winter weather is destroying my lips, but I’m determined to salvage them.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (Full size is 6 oz for $30)

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

This ultra thick cream is the deluxe sample size lotion that’s going to save my skin from this winter weather.

Rimmel Glam’eyes Liquid Liner (Retails $7? May be discontinued?)

Rimmel Glam'eyes Liquid Liner

This is my holy grail black liquid liner. I’ve tried the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and think it’s absolute trash that doesn’t deserve a fraction of the accolades it gets. The Kat Von D doesn’t have any staying power. It transfers, it fades, it will crack and peel off if you try to thicken the line over what you’ve already drawn.

This, much cheaper drug store liner, in comparison, has a flexible brush that hugs your lash line for super easy application. It’s a wet, ultra dark formula that dries quick, and never transfers. The two biggest drawbacks to this liner are that it A. cracks by the end of the day, especially in conjunction with setting sprays and B. is discontinued as far as I can tell. That’s where my project panning comes in.

I am going to use and love this liner, because I have to toss it on February 9th. It’s getting clumpy and who knows how old the tube itself is. I bought it at a dramatic discount, so while I may have only had it open for a short period of time, the product inside could be ancient.

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