2018 Summer Project Pan Update 1

We are about 3 weeks in to my 3 month long summer project pan, and I am ready to talk about where I am with all of this. I am going to jump right in with the intro photos and my progress, and I’ll have some additional thoughts along the way.

Intro photos:

Update photo:


My progress-in case you missed it, the Elbow Grease broke me out, and that’s in addition to how much I already disliked it, so it got trashed.

The moisturizing serum in the square tin is completely gone. I ended up bringing it to work for the moments in the dry building where I needed a hand moisturizer. I can get away with a really thick product at work because it’s just THAT dry sometimes. I actually enjoyed using it this way, it really stuck nicely to the skin, and would continue to moisturize even if I washed my hands. But it also got used up VERY quickly that way.

No progress was made on either hair product. In fact, I’ve come to the conclusion that it was unwise to put as many hair products in my project as I did. But, there’s still a couple months left.

However, the shampoo bar I used as both shampoo and soap, and I think Miss Butterfly worked on panning it too. All we are left with are tiny scraps of it, and it’s probably time to call it quits.

I’ve used one of the PureHeals masks, I got two uses out of it.

I decided that I am not going to pan the second smaller porefessional tube. It’s great for travel, so I am going to keep it. The larger porefessional tube I cut open and depotted into a small plastic eyeshadow container, as I no longer had any control over that tube. If I could manage to squeeze out any product, I’d be squeezing out too much.

I am working consistently on the FAB serum and the estee lauder serum, I am switching between them so they’ll both get used up at around the same time. Both weigh in as one gram used.

Much progress has been made on the toner.

Out of the origins 3 pack, I am done with the night cream, and I am using the other two consistently. I’ve marked the moisturizing gel, as that’s all I really need even at night this time of year, so this one will begin to show significant progress more quickly than before. The eye cream weighs as one gram used. The moisturizing gel had 7 grams used, so I think it is safe to say that’ll be gone by next update.

No progress at all on the Kiehl’s.

Next intro photos:

Update photos:

I’ve continued to work on the eyeshadow palette, the pan I hit on the transition color is much larger now. I think this is one of those situations where once I finish the transition color, I can let this little palette go. It was $3. I certainly will have gotten my money’s worth at that point.

I am still working on the urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, but have cut that and depotted it too. It’s just the tiniest little bit left now. No progess on the wet n wild one, as that’s my back up.

The green/brown liner-I am dumb. I thought that it would be super easy to use because there was very little product in it, but it didn’t occur to me that it’s an actual pencil, and I can actually sharpen it. Which I did. Surprise, way more product! I probably need to be cognizant of this, just because it is not a traditional style wood looking pencil, it still may be something that is intended to be sharpened. Actually, it went on much smoother after a sharpening, which was pleasant. I ended up liking the product more. That being said, I failed to get a measurement on paper at the beginning of the project, so I had to add that in this round.

I am still working my way through the eyebrow pencil. Daily. It continues to not finish. I should be satisfied with progress being made. You can see an indication on the paper of how much I have used up. I am getting there.

The clinique setting powder got used, but not a ton, as I have also been using what is in the wet n wild contour palette. However, Miss Butterfly has also been using it. We used 3 grams.

The dandelion twinkle-I’ve hit pan! It’s not a lot, and I can’t help but think that maybe my kid dug in there, as I am not sure HOW I hit pan that fast. But, that’s what happened. Can you see it? It’s just the tiniest pan.

The blush is being used daily-no pan. And that’s fine with me. Still shows as one gram used.

The contouring palette-pan hit on both sides! The light side is probably why the clinique powder hasn’t been used much, I feel like working that palette evenly gives me the best use of product, so I am using the light side as an underye setting powder.

The urban decay all nighter foundation, when looking at my progress, please keep in mind it is an airless pump, so the markings should be viewed as working my way UP the bottle. I am using this very consistently. 4-5 times a week. I get a bit frustrated, just because I don’t even like it. And I listen to youtubers say that they can use up a foundation in 6 weeks, I’ve been working on this consistently for at least that long if not longer! But-I am at a point where I can make it work for me for the work day. It’s looking sketchy at the end of the day, but it is getting used. Miss Butterfly and I just had a discussion about this product, which was basically her telling me that she doesn’t see why I am hitting it all that hard. She says that maybe I should slow down and like my foundation look better from time to time. I did take her advice today, but I still do want to get this product out of stash.

The makeup forever blurring stuff with sunscreen is being used as just that. Sunscreen. On days when I intend to be outdoors. It doesn’t get used often, but it is getting used. No discernible progress.

No progress on the nude lipstick. But that’s ok, I threw that in there for when my colorful palettes arrived in my subscription boxes. They just arrived. So I’ll get to work on the nude lipstick in the upcoming weeks.

As for the clinique chubby stick-I am pretty much done. I get annoyed when these crayon like applicators reach the end, and they get all over your face because you can no longer control the product placement. I can’t believe I was able to use this up completely! And I am glad to have gotten use out of it and can toss it. I did like the tinted balm situation, it was easy to throw on at work consistently with my neutral eye look and call it good. Low key. But, no more clinique lip products. No more sore throats from lip products.

Despite almost daily use, no discernible progress on the mary kay lip mask and balm.

Other miscellaneous stuff-I tossed the 11 year old dior perfume. The prada sample beside it is almost gone. The elf setting spray is gone. The ulta brush cleaner is getting closer to gone, though Miss Butterfly was wrong, it didn’t get finished in June. I think this is because sometimes I washed my own brushes instead of leaving it to her, and I suspect she’s more generous with the spraying of those brushes, plus uses it as an opportunity to clean her own brushes with my product. In any case, I am glad it isn’t gone yet. No progress on the pureology. Because, as I mentioned, TOO MANY hair products in this project pan! I am going to remove this product from my summer project pan, leaving myself better able to concentrate on the two remaining hair products.


Because I have removed some haircare from this summer project, and because I tossed some things, I am subbing in two items.

The first is a cleanser from trader joe’s. I purchased this awhile back during the winter. It didn’t really work for me, and it ended up in the linen closet. I pulled it out during our recent decluttering, and I think I am going to give it another try. At the time I purchased it, my skin would have been naturally drier than the summer, and also, at the time I wasn’t taking care of my skin. Between the winter and what was likely quite dehydrated skin, it didn’t work. I’ve used it a few times in the recent days and it seems to be working just fine now. So, it’s time to use it up, and get my money’s worth out of it.

The other addition is a buxom lip gloss that I received in a subscription box. This is the gloss that started my obsession with buxom lip gloss and made me purchase the full size. However, it’s only slightly tinted, instead of giving a nice vivid color to the lips. It’ll be a good one to finish this summer.

That’s all from this update! In one month, 5 products were used up and 2 products were used enough to know it was time to toss them. I feel like I can manage another 7 or 8 in the next update. That’s my prediction, as there are 7 or 8 products that are really close to finish. I will also acknowledge that it’s pretty easy to use up sample sizes. However, for us to keep trying subscription boxes, we have to keep using the samples we receive. It could get out of hand quickly if we settle on some products, purchase full sizes, and then still have sample sizes coming in.

Now-the real trick will be continuing to use the foundation. It’s the one product I am REALLY tired of and am having trouble incorporating into my daily routine. Let’s see how that goes….