I seem to be doing a Project 10 Pan every 6 months. The reason is that I no longer buy cosmetics. It sounds horrible to be saying that as a beauty blogger!
Many of you may know the reason why I do not buy many cosmetics anymore. I live in a part of the world where mail is very unreliable, so I no longer buy things on the internet. I could buy local cosmetics, but all of the good brands are either from Japan, Taiwan or Korea, and are heavily marked up.
I do buy a few things every time I am back in Japan, and some of my very kind friends send me a few things when I am on vacation. It’s a little sad not to be able to try out all of the new products on the market, but it also gives me a chance to really think about what products I really want. For example, right now I’m really coveting the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. But since I can’t get it, I’ll wait until my next trip to the US. By then, I may have forgotten all about it!
I have a separate blog post where I shared some tips on how to complete Project 10 Pan. Please take a look if you are interested in Project 10 Pan but don’t know how to make it work!!
On to the products! (If I have reviewed the product before, you can click on the product name to go to the review)
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion in Twilight Woods
I have several bottles of this product, and so I’m still getting through my collection!
Yet another bottle of Bath & Body Works Body Lotion in Twilight Woods.
This is the travel sized bottle, while the bottle above was full sized. It still takes me over a month to go through the travel bottles!
As I mentioned in my review
, I loved the lemongrass scent of this product. It is still strange to me that Lush considers lemongrass to be a winter scent.
This product was a limited edition product for the holidays. It is currently being rereleased!
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion in Enchanted Orchid
I did not enjoy this scent as it was too floral for me.
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
One of my favorite youtubers, emilynoel83
, highly recommends this product. It is not highly pigmented, plus it is very cheap, so I recommend it if you are new to bronzers.
As I mentioned in my review
, this is a great dupe for a silicone-based face primer such as Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, at 1/9 the price.
I loved the product, I loved the scent, but I did not love the price for something I could easily make at home!
I had an interesting time trying to use both sides of the soap evenly!
H2O+ Marine Daily Hydrator
This was an oil-free moisturizer that I received as a gift. It was a great light moisturizer, but I did not feel it was anything special.
This is currently my favorite foundation and was on my 2010 favorites list
. This foundation is light on the skin, but has pretty good coverage.
This shower gel was very popular when it came out, since it supposedly smells similar to the Lush Honey I Washed The Kids soap. It was originally limited edition, but has now been made permanent.
I received the largest size bottle (17 fluid ounces) as a gift, and it took nearly a year to use up! Of course, I didn’t use it continuously. Still, it reminded me of why I always buy the smallest bottle.
Another cleanser I reviewed recently
. Hint: Cetaphil is very similar and less than 1/4 of the price!
The Face Shop Wrinkle Stop Eye Cream
This was a great hydrating eye cream, but I really did not see any difference in my eye area.
Bath & Body Works Body Lotion in Butterfly Flower
I remember not liking this scent so much, but it wasn’t so bad this time. It is a little too much like perfume, though.
Bath & Body Works Shower Gel in Butterfly Flower
Yes, I’m slowly getting through my stash of Bath & Body Works products!
What products have you used up recently?