Saturday, November 29, 2014

Project 6 by Christmas!


I didn't finish all 6 in each category but I did really well!  We unexpectedly traveled over the holidays and I was unable to pack everything. I will continue using the products which are not crossed off below.  There are a few challenges going around, Finish 7 by Spring, Finish 5 by Cinco de Mayo which I will be participating so look for those blog posts soon as well as a special challenge, Pan that Palette 2015 inspired by Amber F yet again!  She finished the original Urban Decay Naked palette!  More on that challenge soon but I will say that I started today!

I have been inspired by YouTube yet again, but this time in a positive way!  Well not that YouTube affects me negatively but I can some times be influenced to purchase unneeded makeup and skincare products.  Duh.

I'm not sure when this all started but I was browsing Amber F's channel and felt really inspired by her "Pan that Palette."  She has finished all but one shadow (Gunmetal) of the original Naked palette finished!  Hot damn...  I've had the palette for roughly the same amount of time, 4 years, and I have a significant dip in Virgin, a dip in Sin and uh, that's it.  All the shadows have been used of course but to see completely empty, shiny pans?  That's incredible.  And why don't I use a palette like that?  

Amber F and a bunch of other Youtuber's are doing the "6 by Christmas" tag.  Since I didn't pinpoint when the "6 by Christmas" started, I decided to pick some products that I know I can finish, not easily, but realistically in 31 days.  Yes, I know Christmas is on the 25th, but I'm going to cut myself a little slack since I'm starting late. Fair?  :)  

To keep things even more challenging...  I've chosen 6 products not only in makeup, but skincare, hair and body categories.  Oh yes, 31 days...  Only one product included is unused, the rest, are more than half to nealy finished.  I love a challenge and with a deadline within a month, it's on!

Let me first start off with products that I know will be finished by the end of the year without any fuss, products that I have been enjoying and not necessarily in a rush to finish but they are nearly empty with just a few more uses.  You know that I love me a list of products to use up:

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
Alpha Hydrox Oil-free Treatment 10% Glycolic AHA Anti-Wrinkle
Pore Medic Derma@Home Peeling by Dr. Jart
Rita Hazan Root Concealer
Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial
Crabtree & Evelyn body lotion in Wisteria and Evelyn Rose
Serenity Spa Affinity Bay Ultra Relaxing Bath Tablets 
Yes to grapefruit correct & repair brightening facial towelettes
Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
Bliss fabulous foaming face wash
2 Urban Decay mascara
Almay mascara

Out of this list, I will definitely repurchase Rita Hazaan, this is my 3rd bottle, Embryolisse, I have another Korres, and I will be needing another The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash.  I do need another at home derma product and a Glycolic treatment.  

So now on to my "Finish 6 before Christmas" makeup products

1.  CoverGirl 3-n-1 Outlast in 825
2.  L'OREAL Magic Nude LUMI in 816 Nude Beige
3.  Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
4.  Philosophy Concealer (failed to include in photo!)
5.  NYC Sunny Bronzer
6.  Tarte Smoothe Operator Amazionian Clay Finishing Powder

All of the liquid/cream products are nearing expiration or have technically expired, 1.5-2 years...  NYC SUNY bronzer is close to pan and I was a bad girl and purchased some new products that I will be sharing with you soon! Tarte is about half way and I have a lot of other finishing powders in the wait.

There is a serious dip in this bottle!  

Now on to skincare products!  For some reason I choose a lot of primer-like items.  This will be tough.  I can't really use primers in the humidity, everything just melts so now that the weather has cooled, it is a good time to use them up.

1. L'OREAL Revitalift Miracle Blur
2. L'OREAL Youth Code Texture Perfector
3. L'OREAL Magic LUMI Light Infusing Primer
4. Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
5. Sephora Anti-Shine Primer
6. Lorac POREfection Primer

Luckily I have 2 samples, but I try not to use a lot of extra products on my skin as to not clog my pores.  I like to add the LUMI to the CoverGirl 3-n-1 which is quite matte and the Magic Blur around my eyes and on a fun little crease that is forming between my eyes...  Oh the joys of age!  I haven't quite found a benefit to using the Texture Perfector so this will be a test to see if I have some results.

Hair!  I'm usually a wash-and-go kind of gal but now that the weather is cool, blowing my hair dry is a more realistic prospect.

1. Klorane Dry shampoo
2. It's a 10 Miracle leave-in product
3. Bb Straight Blow-Dry
4. L'OREAL OleoTherapy Oil Essence
5. Living Proof prime Style Extender
6. Christophe Professional Dry Conditioner

Klorane was a birchbox sample which I have had forever, time to use it up!  It's a 10 is another product which I have 2 other smaller size bottles that I need to remember to use.  Bb Straight and Living Proof both have a couple more uses.  This month I should be able to determine which one I like more.  They both act very similar and I like the both of them!  The Christophe Dry Conditioner is really nice.  I was thinking that this was a dry shampoo but it's not for the roots.  I use it on second day hair and it really softens and seemingly moisturizes my ends without greasing things down like an oil or cream does.  I use the L'OREAL Oil essence on my ends, right out of the shower.  

Last but not least, body care!

1. Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus spearmint body cream- UNUSED
2. Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair
3. St. Ives fresh hydration
4. mark. there's a charm 3-n-1 body cleanser
5. Crabtree and Evelyn La Source Relaxing Body Lotion
6. Crabtree and Evelyn La Source Relaxing Body Wash

Lots of lotion!  Tis the dry season!  I have a lot of lotion left over from last Black Friday 2013, shopping. I didn't hit the drugstore this year.  The deals weren't really extraordinary like last year.  But don't feel sorry for me, I more than made up for it on Cyber Monday.

Ton of stuff, a ridiculous amount really, but well on their way to be finished up.  Waste not want not!

Are you participating in any of these tags?  Let me know what products you are using up!