Current Panning Projects

Hello! Today I’d like to share the Project Pan projects I am currently working on. At the beginning of this year, I continued a rolling project pan, similar to last year’s. I hadn’t limited the project to a certain number of items, which made me start feeling like things weren’t as structured as I wanted.

In mid-June, I decided to regroup and better focus my projects – yes, multiple – and better defined my panning goals. Below I am giving a sort of introduction to each project, and a few notes on why I added the products to each project.

Project 1: 10 in 2019

  • Time Period: Starting June 11, will regroup at the end of 2019…or whenever I want.
  • Item Limit: Focusing on 10 products at a time.
  • Set or Rolling?: Rolling. Allowed 2 days to add new item after finishing one.

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Products: 

  1. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads Trying to finish before I open Pixi Glow Tonic.
  2. BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Eye Gel Cream I’d like to finish both this and my one other eye cream before I try a new one I’m really interested in. 
  3. Boscia Tsubaki Swirl moisturizer I want to use this throughout the summer, since it’s a gel/cream mix, but I may swap it out if it’s not done by winter. 
  4. Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence & Setting Spray (travel size) I’m not a facial spray person, but I want to use this up instead of just tossing it. 
  5. Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm I added this both to improve my (very dry) lips and motivate myself to use it up so I can get to other products. 
  6. Dermadoctor KP Duty Body Scrub (from kit) Trying to work through my body scrubs. Since this is a treatment-focused one, I want to finish it before it expires. 
  7. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer (Birch 1.5) Trying to get down to only one fuller and one light coverage foundation. 
  8. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Petal Tinted (mini) I have a few of these tinted Fresh products and I want to make sure to use them while they’re good. I keep it at my desk at work and use it throughout the day. 
  9. Dermablend Compact Setting Powder There’s a lot of new powders that have come out the past year or so that I want to try, but I will use up what I have first.
  10. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ (original) Just trying to work through my setting sprays and I do better if I’m focusing on just one at a time.

Project 2: Roulette Pan Collab – Round 5

Click here for the YouTube playlist of the #roulettepancollab.

  • Time Period: Started June 11, Round 5 ends August 15. (I started late, Round 5 actually started April 15.)
  • Item Limit: Focusing on 6 products at a time.
  • Set or Rolling?: Rolling. After finishing an item, randomly choose a new category from spreadsheet and allowed 2 days to add new item.
  • Category List: Click here for the Google Spreadsheet

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Products: 

  1. A Product in Loose Form (3) Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (travel size) I finished this on June 18. 
  2. A Product you Bought because of YouTube (5) Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3
  3. A Product you’ve Used Up Before (18) Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (Light Bronzer)
  4. An Item from your Favorite Brand (31) First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
  5. Something overrated (33) Sol de Janiero Bum Bum Cream (mini) I finished this on June 18. 
  6. Something from a Lesser-Known Brand (46) Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

Added after the two above were used up:  

  1. A Product you Received as a Gift (13) Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer Broad Spectrum (SPF 25)
  2. A Product the Smells Nice (37) Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow palette (blush)

Project 3: You Don’t Need More Mascara

  • Time Period: Until I finish all my mascaras
  • Item Limit: 1 black mascara at a time
  • Set or Rolling?: Rolling. Decide which will come next the day before adding.

Products: 

  1. Benefit They’re Real – Used April 1 through June 30.
  2. Clinique High Impact Mascara (mini) – Started July 1.

I made this an “official” project, just to hold myself accountable. I have 7 more mascaras to work through after the Clinique (1 full-size, 6 mini), and then 2 more full-size that I’ll get as trade-ins from the two Sephora Lash Stash kits most of my minis have come from. Only once all of those are finished up can I buy a new mascara. I will also avoid getting any as point perks, whenever possible.


Project 4: It’s Casual

This isn’t really an official project, but more of a list of items I’m currently working on to help me generally track how long it takes to use things up. Think of it as a similar idea to a monthly makeup basket. Due to the informal, ever-changing nature of this non-project, I won’t list the items here. As I finish items, I will add them to my empties posts.

That’s all for today! What projects are you working on? If you haven’t started a project pan yet, what’s stopping you? Please comment here or on Instagram! (Follow me @natalieblends!)

– Natalie

P.S. Here’s some referral links to some of my favorite sites. Use if you’d like!

  • Ebates – This is a great way to earn cash back from online shopping (that you’re already doing) at many of your favorite stores! (Including Sephora & Ulta!) If you join through this link and make a purchase of $25 or more, you’ll get an extra $10 cash back and your own referral code, and I’ll get $15 as well.
  • thredUP – I love using thredUP to clean out my closet and shop for new pieces at a discounted price – sometimes they’re even brand new with tags! When you join thredUP through this link, you get $10 to spend and I get $10 to shop after you place your first order.
  • StitchFix – This is a great way to try out some new items for your closet, without the hassle of going to the stores and the bonus of a personal stylist. If you sign up with this link, you’ll get a FREE styling fee (usually $20) on your first Fix, and I’ll get $25 credit once it ships.

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