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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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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
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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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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!

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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.

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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!

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12 Pans of Christmas: Intro

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro

Hey everyone!  Sorry, it has been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything but I’m back today with my Intro for the 12 Pans of Christmas.  I can’t believe it is 3 months away already.  I know, I know, I’ve said this multiple times by now, but damn this year has been flying by.  I only have one month left on my 13 by Halloween project pan, which that update will be coming this Friday.  I’ve really been enjoying panning projects.  It’s really opened my eyes to my collection, what I like and what I don’t.  Quick side note, I’m listening to Alessia Cara’s version of How Far I’ll Go from the Moana soundtrack on repeat.  I’m really not a Disney princess fan.  However, this movie is amazing and the soundtrack even better.  Anyone else seen this movie and love it?  Anywho, let’s get into what products I’ve decided to pull for this project!

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LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray

First up, we’ve got the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray ($9.99 US).  I’ve talked briefly about this product in the past and I mentioned that I didn’t hate it, but it is not great.  Well, I’ve been using it to get the hang of it again and I’ve changed my mind.  I hate it.  The sprayer gets clogged and sprays almost vertically completely missing my face.  It also causes droplets which are not cute.  So, I’ve been using it as a primer spray because it does look oily on the skin if you spray too much, but with the vertical spraying, which I know sounds weird and I can’t really describe what I mean, my face seems to get greasier.  So, I’ve tried it, like I’ve said, as a priming spray and then I use my beauty sponge and press it into my skin and it’s been working.  So, that is how I’m hopefully going to use up this spray and move it out of my collection.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Foundation

Product #2 is the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Foundation ($13.99 US).  I’m going to have a full review of this product hopefully coming this Wednesday.  I currently cannot see through the bottle so I have no idea where I am at with this foundation.  With it currently fall and heading into winter, being drier, I hopefully won’t grease up as quickly so I can get this to work.  Also, it is way too dark for me.  That was totally my fault.  I grabbed the wrong shade.  I grabbed L2 instead of L1.  I will be mixing it with another foundation to help lighten it.  My goal is to use up at least half since I am mixing it.  I think I can achieve that because I wear makeup about 6 days a week.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Foundation

The Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Foundation ($35 US) is the next product on this list.  I am not a fan of this foundation.  It is way too heavy for my liking and way too light (my fault on that part).  So, I want to use it to mix with the FLOWER Beauty to help with transferring, lightening that foundation, and help mattify it.  I love quite a few Kat products, this is definitely not one of them.  The goal is to hopefully use about 1/4 of what product I have left.  I can only use about 1/2 a pump of this foundation mixed because 1 full pump mixed with the FLOWER foundation still looks extremely heavy and cakey.   Beautiful far away, up close looks gross.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder

Next up is the Besame Cosmetics Brightening Vanilla Powder ($22 US).  This was a product recommendation from Emily Noel.  Now, I really love the powder, however, it is not translucent on me.  It gives a yellow cast even just lightly dusting it on my face.  I had a little bit left of my Maybelline Fit Me Loose Setting Powder in Fair ($7.99 US) which is way too light for me, so what I did was mix the two together and pressed it into my Rimmel Compact that I kept after finishing it for situations such as this.  I hate loose powders, so pressing it will help me use it.  The goal is to completely finish it which I don’t have any doubt that I’ll be able to achieve that goal.

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

Here is my beloved Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette ($49 US).  I do love this product.  However, it is getting really old and I need to start really focusing on using it up.  I have already hit pan in the shade Lucid, then repressed it, then re-hit major pan.  My goal right now is focusing on the shades Lucid, Sombre, and Lyric.  The goal for Lucid & Lyric is to use them up.  For Sombre it is just to hit pan.  Quick note, I just took this picture this morning, before I did my makeup.  When I did my makeup, I hit major pan in Lyric.  I think it is totally possible to use up the two light shades and hit major pan in Sombre (there is a large dip in it).

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

Moving onto eyes, I want to hit pan in the shades Dawn and Mercury in my Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette ($42 US).  I am really bummed they are discontinuing this product because against popular opinion, I enjoy this formula and this color scheme.  I can get it to work for me.  But, since it is getting discontinued, I want to show it some love and hit pan in two of the shades.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Michael Kors Sexy Amber Perfume

I decided to pull in a nonmakeup item.  This is my Michael Kors Sexy Amber 3.4 fl oz Perfume ($108 US).  I use to LOVE this fragrance, but not so much anymore.  Last year I attempted this exact panning project but never followed through with it.  Considering I have been doing the 13 By Halloween Project Pan and actually sticking with it, I wanted to do this project again and pull in this exact product, again.  Although on my own I have made significant progress on it.  I’m at about the halfway mark.  If I can use up about 1/2 of what is left, I will consider that a success!

Now, I’m moving onto products that need to be charted on paper.  Above is the paper I am using to keep track of and progress the products.  The starting line is the main red line on the bottom.  I’m a bit anal about lines being straight, so for me, this is a great guide.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil

The Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision pencil in Graphite ($20 US) is slowly becoming my holy grail brow product.  I have (clearly) been loving this product.  Now, I know this seems like a gimmie product, but sometimes you just gotta throw those kinds of products in projects to help keep you motivated.  The goal is to completely finish this up.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - ELF Brow Pencil

Another brow product is the ELF Brow Pencil in Natural Brown ($2 US).  The goal for this one is to use up about half.  Now, you may be thinking that I should be able to finish this product.  Usually, I would agree.  However, this product actually has 3 times the amount of product of any other brow pencil I have ever used.  So, with it being a little wider, I’m not sure if I can actually use this one up or not.  We shall see though, won’t we?

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Oh look, the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal Eyeliner in 005 Nude ($ US).  This was also another product I have had in this exact project last year… that is sad.  So, clearly, I need to use this.  Not only because it is not cruelty-free but because it is immensely old for an eyeliner.  The goal for this one is to hopefully use up about a 1/4 of the product.  Eyeliners take me forever, so whatever progress I can make will be a plus!

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition

Here we have the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition in Celebrity Skin ($20 US).  I really like the color on me but the formula is okay.  I also feel I have been flying through this lipstick.  The Melt one that I have listed below I have had for a couple of years now and have used it a ton, definitely more than the Jeffree one and have more product left than the Jeffree one.  So, I have no idea what is up with that.  They both have the same amount of product.  I’m guessing it has to do with the formulation.  Anyway, the goal for this one is to use it up.  I have NEVER used up a lipstick.  I hope this will be the first one.

LeahERaven.com | 12 Pans of Christmas Intro - Melt Cosmetics Matte Lipstick

Lastly, Melt Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Laced ($19 US).  This is actually one of my favorite lipsticks although it doesn’t really show it.  I have had this product for over 2 years now and I definitely need to get some more use out of it.  I don’t feel like I will be able to finish this one in this project, but if I could use about half, I will be happy!

So that’s it.  That’s all the products I have pulled for the 12 Pans of Christmas.  Paula, who is A Beauty Guru Made Me Do It on Instagram & YouTube, posted her intro (which I will link here) and I definitely wanted to be a part of it again this year.  I’m determined to stick with this project!  Any of you guys participating in this panning project this year?  If you are, leave your blog post, Instagram, or YouTube so I can check out yours!  If you want to join along but don’t have a platform, let me know the products you’re picking in the comments and hopefully, you can update in the comments alongside my updates!  I think that would be so much fun!  Alright, well, I’ve blabbered on long enough!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!

Beauty, Project Pans

13 By Halloween Project Pan – Update: 1

LeahERaven.com | 13 By Halloween Update #1

Hey guys!  Hope all is well!  I cannot believe we are already at the first update for this project pan, it is just insane to me.  But man, do I have some crazy progress to show you guys!  I think it is both amazing and just crazy the amount of progress you can make on your products if you just focus on them.  I will say if you haven’t checked my intro post to this project, I will leave it here for you.  Without further ado, Leah shut the hell up and move on to the progress!  Haha.

 

LeahERaven.com | Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Liquid Makeup

1. First up, we’ve got the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Makeup in 1.5 ($40 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).  I completely finished off this bad boy.  This is holy grail status for me on foundation.  It looks good in hot, humid weather and cold weather.  It does not break apart on my skin, look cakey or get funky.  It is a solid foundation for my skin through and through.  Once I use up my other foundations, I will definitely be repurchasing this product.

 

LeahERaven.com | Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Treatment Concealer

2. Product number 2 is the concealer that won’t die.  I mean, the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Treatment Concealer in Fair ($ US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).  This is a very good concealer, you need very little product, and it doesn’t look heavy under the eyes.  However, as I said in the intro, Maybelline is not cruelty-free and I do have better concealers.  I have made good progress on this product.  I don’t think I’ll be finished by the next update, but hopefully, by the finale, I will.

 

LeahERaven.com | Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

3. Up next, we have the Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Lasting Powder ($5.29 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).  Another non-cruelty-free item, but another completed item!  I did have to repress this product about 2 weeks into the project, then it went like crazy.  One of the perks of repressing products.

 

LeahERaven.com | Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder in Warm Light

4. The Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder in Warm Light ($4.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) doesn’t have too much progress to showcase, but that’s because I was focusing on the Rimmel powder and once that was used up, I moved on to this.  I’m pretty confident I will have this done by the finale.

 

LeahERaven.com | Milani Make It Last Setting Spray

5. Number 5 is the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray ($9.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).  I don’t know how well you can tell from the picture, but it is completely empty.  I really love this setting spray, I just hate that when you get to the very end it kind of splatters, honestly to be expected, so I usually spray it on my beauty sponge then dab it in.

 

6. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony ($21 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) was number 6, was being the keyword.  Finished this bad boy off.  I love this brow pencil.  This was the first brow pencil I ever tried (obviously not this specific one) and still a love of mine.  I don’t have a picture of it because you can’t really tell that it is finished, you just see the top, but it is all done!

 

LeahERaven.com | Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette in 010 Ashy Radiance

7. The Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette in 010 Ashy Radiance ($7.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) is also next on my completed list.  Now, in the intro, I mentioned I wanted to hit pan on the highlighting shade before I called it quits with this product, but I really don’t enjoy using it and that is saying something.  It is a bit too chalky for me and looks weird, so I’m just calling this one done.

 

LeahERaven.com | No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand

8. No7 Match Made Bronzer in Golden Sand ($12.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) is just like the Maybelline concealer.  It just won’t die.  Hell, I have yet to even hit pan.  Granted I did expect this one to be a challenge.  Watching so many panning videos and seeing different Instagram posts, bronzers seem like one of the hardest products, besides blush, to hit pan and get through.  However, the outside pattern is definitely worn down more and you can see the outline of the pans more clearly.  I hope by next update to have some pan showing, but you just never know.

 

LeahERaven.com | PUR Correcting Primer in Illuminate & Glow

9. I don’t have much to show with the PUR Correcting Primer in Illuminate & Glow (discontinued) mostly because I didn’t realize I could see through the bottle once I lifted it to a bright light.  So, there is a line there now to hopefully measure progress.  The other thing is I haven’t been reaching for it.  It has been incredibly hot here in Seattle, so I’ve been really needing a mattifying primer.  Hopefully, with fall around the corner and it cooling off a little bit here, I can get some more use out of it.

 

LeahERaven.com | Wet N Wild Single Shadow in Brulee

10. I am so close to finishing this Wet N Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brulee ($0.99 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link) I can just taste it!  I did have to repress this because most of the product was at the sides and difficult for my brush to reach to.  So I did repress it recently and I’ve already re-hit pan.  I’m pretty sure by the next update, it will be completely gone.

 

LeahERaven.com | Bath and Body Works Sensual Amber Fragrance Mist

11. The first non-makeup item in this project is the Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Fragrance Mist ($14 US Regular Link) and I have made some killer progress on this bad boy.  In the past, it has been difficult for me to use up fragrances and body mists because I never think to reach for them and use them.  With this being in a project, I’ve actually been reaching for it and look at the progress!

 

12. I decided to also throw in an actual perfume, this one the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst Rollerball ($28 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).  And believe it or not, it is all gone!  Oh my gosh, I’m so excited about this!  I ended up really enjoying this scent in the end, but I still would not repurchase it.  It stays powdery on my skin for about an hour and them melts into my skin, smelling slightly sweet but musky.  Quite lovely, but I cannot get over the hour of powderiness.  I would have posted a pic, but you can’t see through the bottle well enough on camera.

 

13. Last but not least we have the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo ($28 US Affiliate Link | Regular Link).  As I said in the intro, I only bought this because I love Nirvana Black, however, I do NOT reach for dry shampoo, EVER.  I was my hair once a week and I can deal with dirty hair for that long because I keep my hair in a ponytail almost 24/7.  Sometimes I switch it up and put it in a bun.  I hardly ever have my hair down, like seriously ever.  I can’t really measure progress with this one visually, hence no picture this time around.  I think I’m about halfway done with it, but I am confident it will be done by the finale.

Completed: 6/13 products

 

So that does it!  That completes my first update for my 13 by Halloween Project Pan.  I’m really enjoying doing this project and working through some products.  I’m really excited about this upcoming empties.  I don’t want to give away too many spoilers, but I have a decent amount of makeup products!  Anyway, if you are also doing the 13 by Halloween project pan or any other type of project pan, let me know about your progress!  If you have a blog post, Instagram post, or video, leave the link the comments!  I’d love to check it out!  Are there any products you’ve used up this month that coincides with a panning project?  Let me know!  I think that does it for me today, thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!