Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Project 10 Pan #1: COMPLETE!

I went on Project 10 Pan, codenamed P10P, sometime ago.  The purpose was to halt my beauty shopping expeditions which were increasing relentlessly.  For those who don't know what P10P is about, it means that I cannot buy anything beauty related until I have finished using up 10 beauty products.  Of course, there will be slight variations and I had mine.  My variations included:

- If I finished using up a beauty essential that I did not have a back up of, I am allowed to purchase it.
- If I purchased a non-essential beauty product, I would have to increase the number of products that I had to finish using up by the number of non-essential beauty products I purchased.  For example, if I bought 1 non-essential beauty product, P10P will become P11P. If I bought 2 non-essential beauty products, P10P will become P12P.

For more, check out my blog entry on P10P.

At first I thought 10 products- yeah, it should be relatively easy to stop shopping until I finished using up 10 products.  However, my shopping itch resurfaced by the time I finished 4 products.  With all the sales popping up like weed, it was not easy to resist.  Naturally, I succumbed to makeup temptation and picked up 2 goodies while I was on P10P.

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that my first temptation is Guerlain Rouge G in #03 Galia.

Guerlain Rouge G in #03 Galia

Swatches: Guerlain Rouge G #03 Galia is 2nd from the bottom
I think I spent most of October obsessing over Guerlain products. I wanted to choose the baby pink (bottom) and the bright fuchsia berry red (top) as well but I figured that I would not wear them as often as Galia.  Also, I did not want to add too many to the number of products that I had to finish using up!

After my Guerlain Rouge G #03 Galia purchase, I was good for awhile because my online beauty purchases (purchased before P10P) began to arrive.  My online beauty purchases distracted me from beauty shopping for sometime.  However, after I read Fleur of Fleur De Force's blog entry about her interview with Taylor Swift, I felt like I had to get my next makeup temptation.

Covergirl Lipstick in #305 Hot
While I am not the BIGGEST Taylor Swift fan, I will admit that I like her music.  I started listening to her ever since "Teardrops on My Guitar".  I loved that song so much that it was constantly on repeat.  Subsequently, she had more and more songs that made it to my playlist.  Anyway, I digress.  What I am trying to say is that I have always been intrigued by Taylor Swift's lipstick.  If you haven't noticed, she wears a particular red lipstick in nearly every single picture of her.  When the cat came out of the bag and it was revealed that her favourite lipstick is Covergirl Lipstick in #305 Hot, I was on the prowl for it.  At that point in time, it felt like I was meant to get it because I got the last one at my local Priceline! LUCKY!
So P10P became P12P for me.  By then, I could not wait for P12P to be over.  More sales had come up and my shopping itch was incurable.  I felt like I had to hurry with P12P and I felt like I cheated a bit because 2 products are samples. :X  (Do note that P10P commenced after I had binned my product empties so the finished products for P10P do not overlap with my product empties.)
Here is what I finished using up :
Left to Right (First Row): Palmer's Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks Concentrated Cream with Vitamin E, Collagen & Elastin, Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner, Korres Body Butter (Guava), Biotherm Biopur Pore Reducer Cleanser, Aqua Rine Peach Japanese Aroma Bath Sea Salt, L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Deep Repair Treatment
Left to Right (Second Row): Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion with Vitamin E, Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, Colgate MaxWhite One Ice, My Beauty Diary- Earl Grey Tea & Macaron Sheet Mask (x3)
As soon as P10P was over, I was ready to shop!  While I purchased some (aka many) items since then, I have also used up another My Beauty Diary- Earl Grey Tea & Macaron Sheet Mask and I am making good progress on some of my other beauty items.  I won't tell you what now so stay tuned for more upcoming blog entries and Youtube videos!
Till then, take care!
annsleyw :)

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