Project 10 Pan, Round 7 – Just in time for my move!

I’ve finished yet another Project 20 Pan! 

In case you are not familiar with the concept of Project 10 Pan, it is a project that challenges you to use up 10 products before buying anything new.  I have expanded this to cover 20 products.

If you think you don’t have the willpower to finish Project 10 Pan, please check out my tips on how to get through Project 10 Pan.

Project 20 Pan usually takes around 6 months for me. This round took around 4 months (Round 6 was posted in May).  This round was faster probably because all of the products are either skin care or bath stuff, which tends to be easier for me to finish up.  I’m also trying to use up half-used products before I move.

On to the products! (If I’ve reviewed the product before, you can click on the product name to go to the review)

The over-hyped MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
 The background is super pinkish.  Sorry I didn’t correct the color!

Bath and Body Works Shower Gel in Black Amethyst
Most of the time, I only buy travel sized bottles from Bath and Body Works. They still last me nearly a month.

Dior Addict 2 Eau de Toilette
 This was my go-to fragrance for a long time, but it does not last well on my skin.

Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Shower Gel
You can see the difference in quality between this and the previous picture.  From this picture on, I used my DSLR!

Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion
This smells like caramel to me, which is not surprising considering it’s “warm vanilla”. This would probably have been a better scent to use in the autumn and winter.

Seabreeze Deo + Water
I’ve mentioned this in a favorites post last year, and only just realized that I don’t have a review on it!

Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque
 I finally finished this after reviewing it 2 years ago! I liked the results of the chemical exfoliation but the price was way too high.

This was a very sweet fruity scent, much more suited to summer than any other season. I’m glad I only bought the mini bottle since I could quickly use it up.

 This was the first My Scheming mask that I tried and I liked it. It provided just enough moisture for my summer skin.

I will admit I cheated a little on this product – I used it on my body as well. Just a reminder to myself never to buy such a big bottle of face moisturizer!

Loved the smell, disliked the texture/packaging/price!

This is probably my favorite shower gel from Lush so far.

Bath and Body Works Moonlight Magic Shower Gel
I didn’t do a review on this because it was a limited edition scent and had been discontinued by the time I got around to using it. It took forever to use up.

I loved the scent! I wonder if it will be rereleased this holiday season?

This is a great moisturizer. I wish I could have seen significant results from it.

 If this had also helped my makeup last longer, I would probably have enjoyed it a lot more.

To be honest, I bought this by mistake when I wanted to pick up the Brazen Honey mask which I love so much. I’ll have to pick up a Brazen Honey mask next time I’m in the US!!

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2
Clinique’s website suggests this for Dry to Combination skin, but I really don’t think anyone with any dry skin should use Lotion 2. It works well for my skin in the summer. In fact, I can tell when the seasons are changing because this stops working for me.
On a separate note, I realized recently that the Japanese version and the American version of this toner are dramatically different.

Pond’s Oil and Blemish Control Beauty Powder 
 I like the product, but I like silica powder better (and it’s cheaper)

 As I said in the review, I loved the product but hated the packaging. I can’t really squeeze out all the product from a metal tube!

I have done so many Project 10 Pan posts that I have a routine for the process!
(1) I take pictures of each product as I finish it, because I don’t like hoarding used products (=garbage)
(2) I edit each picture and keep it in a folder inside my blog posts folder. This way, I can keep track of how many products I have used up
(3) When I write the post, I keep my blog open on another tab so I can find the reviews quickly
(4) Sometimes I need to reread the review to remember what I thought of the product!

One thing I learned: Taking pictures of empty products is harder, because the container is light and unstable, and because the empty container easily reflects light.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post! I’m laying off on Project 10 Pan for a while so that I can enjoy new products while I’m in Japan!

xoxo, K

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7 thoughts on “Project 10 Pan, Round 7 – Just in time for my move!”

  1. Congrats! I cant even finish my project 10 pan >_< just not having enough resistance to new products, I end up failing it and buying more stuffs lol!

    Its cool you finished soo many bottles of shower gel and moisturizers!
    hahaaa I can definitely relate to the problem! Dislike metal squeeze tube packaging! lol

  2. Great job! And thanks for explaining your routine, I am thinking about doing an “empties” post, but dislike having the packages around. It makes sense to photograph then throw away – I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of that!

  3. Wow! Congrats on finishing your 20 pan. I’m glad you liked Olive Branch shower gel it’s my fav too! The scent is so beautiful (kind of weird straight out of the bottle). I use it as a shampoo as well =]

  4. yay good job!! that pond’s powder is interesting, at first glance i thought it was a baby powder but it’s actually a “beauty powder” for your face? as for the metal packagings of hand creams, I also dislike them, but I have found a useful tool that works really well for me, it’s a metal tube key and I got mine from crabtree & evelyn, i find that I can squeeze more products out at the end this way and it keeps my tube neat 🙂

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