Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Project Pan: My first Update

A few weeks ago I started my project pan. I very quickly used up the last of a few products and I’m actually quite enjoying the sense of achievement I get when the last dregs of product are squeezed out the tube/bottle. It’s also becoming a great way to rediscover some products and assert my hatred for others. So here are the first 6 products I’ve used up:

No 7 Quick Thinking Makeup Wipes
I think these are the best makeup wipes I have used ever, and I’ve tried a lot of different wipes. They are so soft and gentle on the skin while being very effective at removing makeup. The clip lid is also really handy for keeping the wipes moist, right down to the last one. The only downside to these is the price and so I don’t think I will be repurchasing these very often, especially now I’ve discovered micellar makeup remover.

KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry Spray
The amount of time this cut blow drying down by is truly amazing and is definitely something I reached for on those days when I was pressed for time in the mornings. It is definitely something I want to repurchase and when I’ve used some more products I think I will be repurchasing this.

Radox Eastern Spirit Shower Gel
Radox sell super cheap shower gels which always smell so nice. The scent of this one in particular is so nice. It’s a brand I always go back to and will probably be always be a brand I go back to.

Murad Skin Perfecting Primer – Dewy Finish
This worked really well as a primer and although it has a dewy finish didn’t make my shine-prone skin overly shiny. My main concern with this primer is that it is tinted and although it blends out nicely I found that it made my face look a totally different colour to my chest – probably due to how pale I am. For this reason I’m still on the hunt for the perfect primer. Any suggestions are more than welcome!

Proactiv Solution Night Repairing Lotion
I used the whole Proactiv solution system at the beginning of the year and I found that it worked really well for my skin and I got far fewer blemishes than normal during the stressful exam period. I think the system may be too harsh for my skin to use continuously but I would highly recommend it to anyone who has problem skin.

Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Foaming Face Wash
This was my go to face wash when I was about 15 and I don’t think it really does anything for my skin anymore. It smells nice and foams up well but it’s just not for me anymore.

Project Pan has come at a really good time for me. On the 21st April, to celebrate World Month, if you go to and Origins counter and bring any empty skincare product (from any brand) then you can trade it in for a complimentary full size moisturiser. There are two to choose from: either the Starting Over Age-erasing Moisturiser with Mimosa or A Perfect World SPF25 Age-defense Moisturiser with White Tea. If you have any empty containers around then it’s definitely worth taking up the offer! I think this might be cheating a bit with my project pan and trying to use up my countless bottles of moisturiser but the offer is just a little too good to resist, as well as it being an opportunity to get some old bottles recycled.

So that’s the round up for my first project pan update. I will hopefully be keeping on track and will be back with another update soon. Is anyone else doing a Project Pan at the moment? If so how are you finding it?

*Update: You can find my Second Project Pan Update here*

R xxx


  1. I heard about this project i think! Is this the one where you can't buy any more beauty products until you finish or get to the pan of 12 items?
    I don't think I'd have the disciplpine for that:/

    1. Yes it is. Although I'm probably not being as disciplined as I could be. Whoops. You should give it a go, you can adjust the plan to suit you and it's actually quite fun :)