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Movie Madness Project Pan – Update #2

Hey gang, hope all is well on this fine Wednesday afternoon, well, it’s afternoon when I am posting this.  We are getting closer and closer to December, it is wild.  Right now my BF and his son are playing the NES and it is adorable.  Anywho, not why I’m here today.  Today is the second update to my Movie Madness Project Pan.  As I stated in the INTRO, this was a project created by Jessica on YouTube.  I loved the idea of basing a few products off of some of my favorite movies so I hopped on.  I missed the first update, well missed uploading the first update, so here I am with technically the second update.  So if you’d like to see the progress (or no progress) I have made on my items, well you know what to do!

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LeahERaven.com | Movie Madness Project Pan - Update #2

1. Hocus PocusOPI Nail Polish in Black Onyx
I have made very little progress on this item and honestly, I am shocked.  I enjoy wearing nail polish, although I do hate waiting for it to dry because it takes anywhere from an hour to two hours to fully dry.  However, black nail polish is my favorite to wear but I just haven’t been in the mood to wear black nail polish or nail polish in general.  For example, right now my nails are completely bare.   I still have one more month, so we shall see if the line can go a bit further down.

 

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2. Bram Stoker’s DraculaKat Von D Beauty Nahz Fur Atoo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
This product has no visible progress.  I know it is difficult to actually see progress on a liquid lipstick unless you use it religiously.  I’ve probably worn this about 4 or 5 times this past month.  It really bums me out because I absolutely love this shade but it bleeds on me.  Even with a lip liner, this shade bleeds.  This formula also fades incredibly quickly.  Because of those two reasons, I don’t wear it.  I cannot have a red lip product bleed on me.  I’m going to try a couple of different techniques in order to try and wear this, but if it continues to bleed I will probably end up decluttering this product which really upsets me.

 

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3. The Silence of the LambsL’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream
I do have some progress to show on this product but again not much.  I’m not a huge fan of the packaging but the product is nice.  I keep forgetting to put it on, even with leaving it out.  I’m trying to get my BF to wear it some too to help move along the progress lol.  Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do right?

 

LeahERaven.com | Movie Madness Project Pan - Update #2

4. Se7enTarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
Making this my only concealer I’m wearing I have been making great progress.  Better progress than I initially anticipated.  If you checked out my GRWM post I showed that I only use a little bit but have still been making great progress.  I guess that’s what happens when you stay consistent with a product, huh?  It definitely won’t be finished by the end of this project, but it sure will be very close!

 

So that does it for this quick update.  It’s nice to throw in short posts every now and again and doing small projects definitely helps with that.  I only have one more month left on this project, it ends December 28th to be exact.  I will definitely not have anything finished but like I said, progress is progress.  Have you pulled out anything recently from your collection and made some progress on?  Let me know!  Hope you have a great evening and until next time!

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12 Pans of Christmas – Update #2

Hey gang!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrated it in the states.  I did a little Black Friday shopping, online only for my BF’s son and my niece.  I’m doing well on this end, not too many crazy things to report on.  Today I’m bringing you my second update to my 12 Pans of Christmas!  I know right?!  I’m actually bringing it to you this month.  I don’t think I posted last months update, let alone make sure there were pictures.  So I am doing it right today and I am super excited to share with you the progress!  So, if you would like to see where I am currently on this project, you know what to do!

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On the first update, I managed to knock out the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray, I managed to hit my goal in the Anastasia Beverly Hills SUBCULTURE Palette, which was to hit pan in both Dawn & Mercury and finished up my Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil in Graphite.  This month I was able to make goal on two additional products, make significant progress on a couple of others, and virtually no progress on a few.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Update # 2 - Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette

The first major success is I finished both of the lighter shades, Lucid & Lyric, in my Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette and hit major pan in Sombre, the contour shade.  If you can see in the picture, I made a frankenblush and put it where Lucid use to be.  I plan to keep using Sombre and see how far I can get with it till the end of this project.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Update # 2

Now the next product was an accidental pan.  I finished off the ELF Instant Lift Brow Pencil in Soft Brown.  I somehow managed to break the pencil and lost the product.  I clicked it all the way up and no more product would come out.  Fortunately, it is only a $2 pencil but that is not how I would like to use up my products.

Moving onto products that I have made significant progress on would be my Jeffree Star Lip Ammunition Lipstick in Celebrity Skin.  I enjoy this color but it is still not my ideal nude shade.  It has been really difficult for me to find a cool toned brown/beige/grey shade that doesn’t have any purple in it nor run pink/peach.  This shade is definitely more warm toned.  It is nice, don’t get me wrong.  But would not repurchase.  I know this will be finished up by the finale and I am stoked about that.  It will be my first lipstick pan ever!  Progress is shown on the sheet above the ELF Brow Pencil.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Update # 2 - Michael Kors Sexy Amber Perfume 3.4 Fl Oz

Moving right along I have my Michael Kors Sexy Amber Perfume in the 3.4 fl oz size.  This use to be a holy grail, ride or die fragrance for me, hence why I bought the 3.4 fl oz size of it.  Then I completely fell out of love with it.  However, throwing it into this project has made me fall back in love with it.  I don’t like how it smells upon first application, but once it melds into my skin, dear God it smells divine!  I have made steady progress on this product and I am confident I will have it finished by the end of the project.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Update # 2 - Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder

Up next we have the Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder that I had pressed into an old Rimmel Stay Matte compact.  I’ve mentioned this a few times now but just in case you are new here, hi, hello, how are ya?  My name is Leah and I am not a fan of loose powders… of any kind.  Highlighters, blush, foundations, bronzers, you name it, don’t like it.  Pressing this powder into the compact has made me fall for this product.  However, I would not repurchase it because I don’t want to have to press it ever time.  But, from the last time (although my dumbass never posted it) I have significantly increased the pan.  I’m pretty confident that I will have this finished off by December 24th.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Update # 2 - FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup

Next up we have my FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Foundation.  As you can see from the progress photo above, I have made consistent steady progress on this foundation.  I know it will not be finished by the end of the year but I’m hoping I’ll only have about 1/4 of the product left.  I absolutely have fallen in love with this foundation.  Once I go use up more of my foundations in my collection, this one will be a definite repurchase just in the lightest shade.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Update # 2 - C.Y.O. Long-Lasting Foundation Lifeproof

Here we have the CYO Long-Lasting Lifeproof Foundation.  I was originally working on the Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Foundation but that foundation is so incredibly matte that it is managing to dry out my skin and look really cakey now that the weather has gotten much colder here in Seattle.  So, I switched in this foundation and have made great progress.  I mix it with the FLOWER Beauty foundation to help lighten it and make it less dewy throughout the day.  This combination is superb on my skin!  The only problem with CYO is that I have not had it verified that this brand is cruelty-free which really upsets me.  This foundation has easily become holy grail status but I won’t repurchase till I verify the status.

The last couple of products that I’m going to talk about is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in 005 Nude and the Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in Laced.  The Rimmel I use every single time I do my makeup but because I use it only on my waterline there is a tiny amount of progress to show therefore it will NOT be finished by the end of this project haha.  The Melt Cosmetics Laced Lipstick has no progress.  The reason for that is because I have been focusing on the Jeffree Star lipstick and I really want to finish up that one before I start working on the Melt lipstick.  I definitely won’t have it finished by the end of this project but I hope to have some progress.

So that’s it, gang.  That does it for my second update for my 12 Pans of Christmas Project Pan.  The project officially ends Christmas Eve, December 24th.  I’ll probably post my finale a few days after.  I cannot believe yesterday was Thanksgiving and we are rolling into the Christmas season with Christmas being a month away.  Man this year truly flew by.  Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, if you went Black Friday shopping, let me know what you picked up!  Like I said, I’m not really into Black Friday shopping, I just ordered some toys online for my BF’s son and my niece other than that I didn’t pick up anything.  Until Monday!

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Products I’ve Currently Hit Pan On – November 2018

Hello, hello, hello, and happy Monday!  Hope all is well where you are and wherever you be!  If you live in America or celebrate American Thanksgiving, it is this Thursday!  Today I need to pick up a few more items for Thanksgiving dinner.  My bestie and I have Friendsgiving every year and this year is no different.  I’m bringing my green bean casserole for sure, probably some Cresent rolls, and most definitely my Pumpkin Cheesecake!  Possibly my homemade stuffing as well.  Man, Thanksgiving food is probably my favorite food to make and eat.  Anyway, before I get too hungry to function, why don’t we get to today’s post, shall we?  Products I have currently hit pan on!

Lately, I have really got into a groove of using products religiously, in hopes of hitting some glorious, wonderful pan.  And in hopes of using up the product!  Now, I don’t have a crazy amount of products with pan, but the ones I do, I’m super proud of!  So, without further ado, let’s get onto the pan porn!

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LeahERaven.com | Products I've Hit Pan On November 2018

First up, I have my Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette.  I have had this baby for YEARS.  I don’t even remember when I originally bought it.  That’s bad.  It is still in the original packaging, so yeah.  A long time in my collection.  From this palette, I have used up 3 of the smaller pans Lucius, Liberatus, and Latinus.  I have used up the larger pan Laetus and hit serious pan in Ludwin.  Ludwin I have used with Roxy from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette in order to create a blush shade.

 

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Up next, another Kat Von D Beauty product, the Shade & Light Contour Palette.  I have had this bad boy the same amount of time as the eye palette.  I am happy to say I have used up two shades, Lyric & Lucid, and hit some great pan in Sombre.  This is where I put the blush that I concocted.

 

LeahERaven.com | Products I've Hit Pan On November 2018

On to another palette, I have the Anastasia Beverly Hills SUBCULTURE Palette.  I love this baby.  Currently, I have pans in both Dawn & Mercury, and an empty pan in Roxy, although like I mentioned earlier, I used it to mix with a shade in order to create a new blush.

 

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Here I have the No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand.  The funny thing about this product is I did not think I was ever going to hit pan on it.  After the first month of use, I thought I was an idiot for throwing this product into a 3-month long project.  Just after my second update on my 13 By Halloween Project Pan, I managed to hit pan, which was the original goal of the product.  Since then, I have really fallen in love with the product and have managed to extend the pan.  To give you a small preview for next year, this product will be in my 19 in 2019 Project Pan… just FYI.  Haha.

 

LeahERaven.com | Products I've Hit Pan On November 2018

Last up, I have my Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder that I pressed into an old Rimmel compact.  I’ve been working on this for a bit.  I’m not a huge fan of loose powders so when I pressed the product into the compact, I’ve been really loving using this product.  At first I didn’t really care for this product or notice a difference with it, however, after pressing it, absolutely love it!

 

Alright gang, that is it.  Like I said, I don’t have too many current pans, I’m very famous for bouncing around my collection without actually finishing up anything.  That’s why I have really been loving doing project pans.  It helps me maintain focus on my products and actually use them up!  I would love to hear about any products that you have hit pan on or used up recently!  What were some of your major accomplishments?  Let me know in the comment section below!  Also, just for shits and giggles, if you are celebrating the American Thanksgiving, what foods are you looking forward to either making or eating?  Let me know!  Anywho, thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

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13 By Halloween Project Pan – FINALE!

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan FINALE

Hey everyone, long time no write, I know.  Per most people’s reasoning, life got in the way.  However, here I am today with my 13 By Halloween Project Pan FINALE!  I finally worked all the way through a freaking project pan and I am beyond thrilled and proud of myself.  I’ve done several project pans in the past and have been unsuccessful, but today is the finale!  I’m going to go over the products I finished before this finale, before going over what products I had left.  So if you think that is something you might be interested in, well, just keep on reading!

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On the first update, I was able to finish off 6 of the 13 products which included the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Liquid Foundation in shade 1.5 ($40 US), the Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder ($5.49 US), the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray ($9.99 US), the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Granite ($21 US), the Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette in 010 Ashy Radiance ($7.99 US), and the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst Rollerball Perfume ($28 US).  For pictures, I’ll leave the link to the first update here.

 

On the second update, I was able to finish an additional 3 products and declutter one.  Those products were the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer in Fair ($9.99 US), the Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder in Warm Light ($4.99 US), and the Wet N Wild Single Shadow in Brulee ($0.99).  The decluttered item was the PUR Correcting Primer in Illuminate & Glow (discontinued).  The second update will be linked here for your convenience.

 

So, that means a total of 10 out of the original 13 products were finished or decluttered.  Let’s get into the last 3 items and see where I ended up!

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2
No7 Match Made Bronzer – Intro
LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan
No7 Match Made Bronzer – Finale

First up is the No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand ($12.99 US).  I am happy to say I finally, FINALLY hit my goal of hitting pan!  I have actually come to really enjoy this product!  I still have no idea whether or not No7 is a cruelty-free brand so I would not repurchase if I ever manage to use this product up, but I am so beyond thrilled at hitting some good pan in this product!

 

Next, we have the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo ($28 US).  I don’t have progress pictures of this product because for one, the packaging is opaque and I’m not very good at guestimating where I’m at, but I am happy to say I completely finished up this product!  I really love the scent of Nirvana Black, I’ve just never been into dry shampoos, not because this didn’t work for me, just because I’ve never gotten into the habit of using them.  So, even though this scent is pure heaven for me, I would not repurchase.

 

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan FINALE
Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Fine Fragrance Mist

Last up, we have the Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Fine Fragrance Mist ($14.50 US).  Sadly, I was not able to use up this bad boy, but DAMN did I make some killer progress!  I think if I keep up with it, I will be able to use it up by the end of November and move out another fragrance/body mist.  It pisses me off that Bath & Body Works decided to start selling in Mainland China because this is literally my ride or die body wash and body mist.  Assholes.  Oh well.

 

So that does it!  I can’t believe I finally followed through with a project pan and was this successful!  It’s amazing what you can do and work through once you stay dedicated to the products.  Coming up soon are going to be both my Movie Madness Project Pan and my 12 Pans of Christmas Project Pan updates, so keep an eye out for that!  I hope everyone had a killer Halloween!  Did any of you go through with the 13 by Halloween Project?  If so, let me know how you did in the comments!  Until next time!

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GRWM Using Project Pan Items & SUBCULTURE

 

Hey all, hope everything is going well for you on this Wednesday.  When thinking about what I wanted to post for today, I was stumped for a bit.  Then I thought, I haven’t really done a GRWM type of post in a while, especially using some of my Project Pan items.  So, I thought this would be perfect!  Plus, I am going to be using SUBCULTURE on my eyes and show a look that I wear often and get tons of compliments on.  Also, I will share how I use it to get this palette to work for me.  So, if that seems something you may be interested in, then just keep on reading!

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LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

To start out, I always do my face makeup before my eyes.  That is how I have always done it, I’ve tried switching it up and didn’t like it.  Before putting on anything, my face was already washed and moisturized.  First up, I spray the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray ($9.99 US).  This product I have not really enjoyed because it looks and feels so greasy, however, I’ve gotten it to work really well as a primer spray.  It helps give a little bit more moisture for the foundation.  Then, I take a small pea-sized amount of the Milani Prime Shield Mattifying Primer ($9.99 US) and press that into the areas where I have really large pores, around my cheek area, nose, forehead, and chin.

For foundation, I mix half a pump of Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Foundation in L42 ($35 US) with about a pump and a half of the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation in L2 ($13.99 US).  The Lock-It foundation is extremely light on my skin and the FLOWER foundation is a little too dark.  Mixing them together helps give me a better shade match (though, I still manage to look ghostly lol) and helps make the FLOWER foundation not look SO dewy by the end of the day.

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

 

 

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

Next onto concealing and setting my face.  I take my Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair ($27 US) and literally do one dot underneath my eyes closer to the tear duct area and one dot on top of my eyelids to use as a primer.  I am VERY lucky to not have terrible darkness under my eyes.  It didn’t really show up on the previous picture.  Plus, this concealer is extremely full coverage and very drying so using very little does help combat the dryness.  To set the concealer, I’ve been taking the Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette ($49 US) in the lightest shade.  It is a mixture of Lucid & Lyric (I mixed them together and repressed them).  To set the rest of my face, I’m using the Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder ($22 US).  It is pressed into my old Rimmel compact because I have learned I truly hate loose powders haha.

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

 

 

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For the rest of the face, I took my No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand ($12.99 US) and warmed up this ghostly complexion in the “3” method, then took a little bit of Sombre from the Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette ($49 US) and contoured my cheekbones and dusted just a little down the sides of my nose.  For blush, I used the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Collection blush in Amaretto (limited edition) and highlight I dusted Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight Illuminator (discontinued) on the high points of my cheekbones, brought that up around my eyebrow and lightly on the tip of my nose and cupids bow.

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

 

 

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

Moving on to the eyes!  First up, I took the shade MERCURY (a matte deep gray) from the Anastasia Beverly Hills SUBCULTURE Palette ($42 US) and dusted that in windshield wiper motions in my crease.  What I do is literally dip a fluffy brush ONCE into the palette and on a towel that I keep by my side to do my makeup, I dab the excess onto the towel once or twice and it is the perfect amount for my eyes.  For me, this doesn’t bother me, because I’m used to dipping my brush into all of my products, not swirling.  So, just thought I would share that just in case you have this palette and have a hard time using it.

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

 

 

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

Next, I pick up the shade FUDGE (a warm matte poop brown) on a slightly smaller, more dense brush and do the same with this shade.  I tap ONCE into the shade and dab off the excess.  I then take it and work it into my outer V area and slightly bring it into the crease.

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Now, on an even smaller brush, I use the Morphe M506 Brush ($6 US), I pick up the shade ROWDY (a matte deep purple), same method as FUDGE, and place that on top of where I laid down FUDGE, bringing it in a little bit further on my lids.  Now, I know it looks weird right now, unblended, looks like it skips, just stick with me on this!

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

 

 

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Now on a smaller fluffy brush, I picked up the shade ALL STAR (a matte maroon), did the same thing of tapping in once, dabbing off the excess, and worked that into my crease.

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LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

To blend everything together, I then took a little bit of the shade DAWN (a warm, light beige shade) and swept that over the edges.  See, looks a bit better now don’t you think?

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For the lower lash line, I first took a little bit of ROWDY and blended it about 3/4 of the way towards my inner corner, then blended it out with a bit of MERCURY.  Then, I took a bit of my face highlight and put that in my inner corner.  Used a little bit of a nude eyeliner in my waterline and put on a couple of coats of mascara.  The eyeliner I used is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal Kohl Eyeliner in 005 Nude ($4.99 US) and the mascara is Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara ($26 US).  I then set my face using the FLOWER Beauty Hydrating Setting Spray ($12.99 US) and 2 squirts of the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray ($9.99 US).  Yes, I only did two squirts, you do more than that and you look like a grease ball, not a glowing goddess lol.

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For my eyebrows, I’m still using my beloved Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil in Graphite ($20 US) and setting them with my NYX Control Freak Clear Eyebrow Gel ($7.99 US).

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

 

 

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Lastly, the lips!  I took the NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner in Sandstorm ($ US) and outlined my lips.  Then filled them in with Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Bow N Arrow ($20 US) and dabbed a little bit of the bareMinerals Gen Nude Gloss in Yaaas ($18 US).  And here is the completed look!

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

 

LeahERaven.com | GRWM Using Project Pan Items and SUBCULTURE

This has practically been my Go-To look for work every day.  It helps me use so many different shades from the SUBCULTURE palette.  I also get tons of compliments on it, practically every day.  They do say that purple helps bring out green eyes.  Also, don’t mind the crazy hair.  I had a side head shave a while ago and am now dealing with the grow out… it is not enjoyable haha.  I’m also going by to my original hair color, so I am going to be looking wild for quite a bit haha.

Well, that does it here from me.  I hope you found this helpful or interesting, if you did, let me know in the comments!  I’d love to hear from you!  If you have the SUBCULTURE palette, what other color combinations do you enjoy pulling in from it?  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

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13 By Halloween Project Pan – Update #2

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2

Hey everyone!  So sorry for the lack of posts, I’ve been a little preoccupied with other things and every time I think about posting something, I get sidetracked.  But here we are, happy Friday, and today I am bringing my 2nd update for my 13 By Halloween Project Pan.  I’m really excited to share I have additional empties this time around and some great progress on other products.  Last update I had finished up 6 out of the 13 items.  If you want to see what those items were, you can check out my 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #1.  But, if you are interested to see where I am currently at with this project, then just keep scrolling!

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LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2

1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer in Fair ($9.99 US)
FINISHED.  I am so happy to say I have finished off this bad boy and currently have all cruelty-free concealers in my collection!  I believe this is the second concealer I have ever finished and I am so thrilled!  I did enjoy the formula of this, very creamy.  It also worked great to cancel out the discoloration on my eyes and be a great eyeshadow primer, but not cruelty-free and my other concealers do just as well as this product.

 

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2
Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder – Intro

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2

2. Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder in Warm Light ($4.99 US)
FINISHED.  I knew, once I finished up the Rimmel powder with as much pan that was showing in this product, that I could easily finish up this powder.  I am personally not a fan of this powder, I felt I had to really dig at the product in order to pick up product on my brush.  I also felt that it did not set my makeup, everything was still tacky.  At work, hair would be sticking to my face more than normal.  So, happy this is out of my collection and I will not be repurchasing.

 

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2
No7 Match Made Bronzer – Intro
LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2
No7 Match Made Bronzer – Update #2

3. No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand ($12.99 US)
Dear God, the bronzer that won’t end!  I mean, it is a good bronzer, a little warm on my skin, but I can make it work.  But I SWORE I would have pan showing this update.  I mean, I could see the outlines of the rings, but nope.  I even took a pair of tweezers in the center to see how much product was on top of the pan.  Yeah… I don’t think I’m going to be hitting pan anytime soon.  Bronzers man, I tell ya.  Gotta keep on keeping on with this bad boy.

 

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2

4. PUR Correcting Primer in Illuminate & Glow (discontinued)
DECLUTTERED.  I have tried with this primer, the first little bit, I kept forgetting about it.  However, this past month I have been pretty diligent with it but every time I used it for a couple days in a row, I would break out.  I’d stop using it, my skin would clear up, go back to using it, boom.  Breakouts.  Granted, I’ve mentioned this before that I don’t get terrible breakouts, maybe one or two very small zits, but when I’m used to practically clear skin, just a bit of texture, yeah.  That’s not going to work for me.  I also don’t have sensitive skin, so.  This is going to be decluttered.

 

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2
Wet N Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brulee – Intro

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2

5. Wet N Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brulee ($0.99 US)
FINISHED.  After I posted my first update, within a few days, this bad boy was done.  I really came to fall in love with this shade again but with so many cream shadows in all the palettes I own, I don’t need to purchase it.  Plus, I’m not the biggest fan of single shadows.  I don’t own a Z Palette and I tend to forget to reach for them.  If you like single shadows and are close to my skin tone, I really feel you would truly enjoy this product if you have not tried it.  Plus, it’s only a buck so yay on affordable products!

 

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Project Pan Update #2

6. Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Fragrance Mist ($14.50 US)
I have been making amazing progress on this product.  I am so proud of myself.  I have had this product for almost 3 years now and putting it in this project has really made me focus on it.  I don’t think I will be able to finish it by the next update but I feel I will be really close.  I’m thinking about doing the 19 in 2019 year long project next year and if I don’t finish this up by the end of this year, I will definitely throw it into that project.

 

7. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo ($28 US)
Now, as I’ve said before I have a hard time using dry shampoos and on top of that, I have no idea where I am.  I think I’m little more than halfway done with this product but honestly, no idea.  This past month, however, I have made it a habit to use it on Wednesday’s.  I tend to wash my hair Saturday nights, so Wednesday is when I reach for this product to freshen up my hair a bit.  I know I won’t have it done by the end of this project, but hey!  Progress is progress!

 

So that’s it guys, that is currently where I am at with my 13 By Halloween Project pan.  I am so beyond thrilled that I have been able to stick with this project, work on these items and make a dent in my collection.  Have you been participating in this project as well?  If so, what progress have you made on your items?  Let me know in the comments!  Hopefully, I can get back on track with posting.  I don’t want to promise anything today, but I am definitely going to try.  I hope you guys have a great weekend and I will talk to you guys on Monday!

Project Pans

Movie Madness Project Pan – Intro

LeahERaven.com | Movie Madness Project Pan - Intro

Hey everyone, hope you all had a great weekend.  Saturday I went to the Pumpkin Patch with one of my besties and her adorable (although wild) little girl.  It was a perfect day for it, overcast, cool breeze, and luckily not too many people there.  They had a hayride to Minion Ville, yes as in actual minion’s lol.  Threw some apples at Bigfoot and wandered aimlessly in an Alice in Wonderland corn maze.  It was loads of fun.  For today, however, I am doing my introduction to the Movie Madness Project Pan.  It is originally a PANtastic Ladies collab, it is a panning group on Facebook, but I learned about it through Jessica on YouTube.  Here intro video I will link here for you.  The project runs from Sept. 28 through Dec. 28 and you can pick anywhere between 4 to 6 products based on any movies you want.  My favorite number being 4, that is what I went with.  So, if you are curious as to what movies I picked and what items I tagged them with, just keep on reading.

Note: This post DOES contain affiliate links.

 

LeahERaven.com | Movie Madness Project Pan: Hocus Pocus - OPI Black Onyx Nail Polish

1. Hocus PocusOPI Black Onyx Nail Polish ($10.50 US)
If you haven’t learned by now, or if you are new here, Halloween is my favorite Holiday, along with Devil’s Night and Dia de Los Muertos.  I’m also an avid horror fan.  Hocus Pocus is a staple year-round honestly, but especially during the Halloween season.   I chose the Black Onyx nail polish in correlation to when the Sanderson sisters transform Thackery into a black cat.  “Twist the bones and bend the back.  Trim him of his baby fat.  Give him fur black as black, just like this.”  Yes, I quoted this without looking it up.  I can practically quote this movie word for word.  The goal for this is hopefully to use half.  If I stay diligent on painting my nails.  My nail polish chips easily because I am so rough with my hands, usually within 2 to 3 days my polish chips.  So, if I can be diligent on removing old polish and putting new polish on, this shouldn’t be a problem.  This product is also not cruelty-free so I will feel great about moving out another non-cruelty-free item.

 

LeahERaven.com | Movie Madness Project Pan: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Kat Von D Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Nahz Fur Atoo

2. Bram Stoker’s DraculaKat Von D Beauty Nahz Fur Atoo Liquid Lipstick ($20 US)
Red lips are synonymous with the holiday season and how more perfect to pair this lipstick with this movie?  Honestly, there is not a better match.   When I think of an ideal red lipstick shade for me, this is it.  It is a deeper, blood red, which I feel comfortable wearing.  True reds I don’t think work well for me, but I absolutely adore this shade!  There is no way in hell I will be able to finish this product, but I’m aiming for about 1/4 of the product gone by the end of this.

 

LeahERaven.com | Movie Madness Project Pan: The Silence of the Lambs - L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream

3. The Silence of the LambsL’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream ($29 US)
Do I really need to give the reason why I chose this product for this movie?  Do I?  I mean… really?  I have the lotion, but I never rub it on my skin.  Hehe.  With winter coming, my hands can sometimes dry out a bit since they are in water so often.  Hopefully having this item in a project will help me be diligent on using this up and moving it out of my collection since it is another product that I have that is not cruelty-free.

 

LeahERaven.com | Movie Madness Project Pan: Se7en - Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

4. Se7enTarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer ($27 US)
I saved the BEST movie for last.  If you don’t know, Se7en is my all time favorite movie, so of course, since we get to pick any movies we want to correlate products within a project, I chose this movie!  The reason I chose the concealer for this is because I am a Glutton for punishment.  Get it?  Glutton?  Part of the 7 deadly sins?  Okay, I’ll stop.  I didn’t realize how far I’ve actually made it with this product already.  However, there is NO WAY IN HELL I will finish up this concealer.  I’m just aiming for progress, however far I get.

 

So that’s it.  That does it for my 4 products for the Movie Madness Project Pan.  Are you doing this project also?  If so, what products and movies did you pick out?  If you are not doing, think about joining in!  I’ve been having so much fun panning products, working through my collection and with this one being so themed and matching up items, it was even more fun!  For this project, I plan on updating once a month, just like my other products.  Well, this post was the shortest I’ve done in a while!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

PS.  13 By Halloween Update #2 is coming Wednesday I believe, so get ready for that!