Pan 20 in 2020: Project Pan Update #3

Hello my friends! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve come out with any blog posts. I’ve been over here enjoying my summer, not worried about creating content. For the first time since starting my blog, I haven’t felt guilty about taking a break. To be honest, I think it’s a sign that I’m ready to leave Instagram and blogging. But for now, I still have some content that I want to share, so I’m going to post when I want to and not feel any pressure to keep a consistent schedule.

Anyways, today I have an update of my Pan 20 in 2020 Project Pan. I made some slow but steady progress these last two months, and I’m pretty happy about it! Read on to see how I’ve been faring on my project pan.

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Review: Pat McGrath Mothership VII Divine Rose Palette, Swatches & 3 Looks

Hello, my friends! Today, I’m sharing my review of the Pat McGrath Mothership VII Divine Rose I palette…just as the second one was released! Better late than never, right?

I honestly never thought I’d own anything from Pat McGrath. It’s a luxury brand, and my purchases tend to be more towards the mid-end range – I feel like there are plenty of eyeshadow palettes that perform just as well, if not better than luxury brands. To be honest, it wasn’t a brand I was particularly excited to try, because none of her products had appealed to me. That is, until Mother released the Divine Rose! Her previous palettes weren’t really up my alley, but this one just screamed “buy me!!” Read on to see whether I think this palette is worth the hefty price tag.

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Review: Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer

Hello, my friends! Today, I have a review of the Tatcha The Silk Canvas primer, something that I’ve been meaning to try for a very long time. I have to be honest, I’m one of those people who don’t “believe” in primers. It’s not that I don’t think they work, it’s just that I normally don’t have issues with my makeup fading or breaking up throughout the day, so I’ve always felt like my skin doesn’t really need them. However, when this came out, I was really intrigued by the blurring properties of this primer. During last year’s winter Sephora sale, I decided to buy the mini so I can test it out. Tatcha is definitely a luxury brand, so I thought the mini would be a good way to try the product without spending so much money on the full size.

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Products I Regret Not Buying

Hi friends! A while back, I talked about some of the products that I regret buying. Today,  I wanted to share all the makeup products I regret not buying. These items were either limited edition or discontinued, so I can no longer get them anymore. It’s kinda funny because when these were available, I felt like I wasn’t really interested in them – but now that they’re gone, I want these?! Anyways, read on to see what products I am missing in my collection!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy Highlighter

This highlighter never really appealed to me when it was first released, because I felt like I already owned a lot of champagne highlighters. Even when it was re-released again, I didn’t have much of an interest in it at all. Once it was gone forever, however, I suddenly wanted it. I definitely would have snatched it up if ABH re-released this with the Amrezy palette at the end of 2019 (or was it at the beginning of this year?), but unfortunately, they did not re-release it with the palette. I feel like that was a missed opportunity!

 

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ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Dream Street Palette

I have zero interest in this palette when it was available, because I felt like this was just a neutral palette with random pops of blue, which I wouldn’t reach for anyways. But now that it’s gone…I want it? So many people rave about how this is one of their favourite ColourPop palettes, and I kind of want to know what the fuss is about! Also, I’ve loved a lot of products that Kathleen Lights has released with ColourPop, so I have no doubts that the quality of this palette must be amazing.

 

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Lightchaser Pressed Highlighters

Becca released these Lightchaser highlighters in their pressed format, which are different to their regular highlighters as these had duochrome finishes. I found a blog called Potpourri of Whatever that has swatches of them all! I realized these were being discontinued when I saw them on sale, but I was too late as they disappeared too quickly for me to pick any up. There were a handful of shades that looked appealing to me. They also had corresponding Glow Gloss shades, which have also been discontinued. At the time, I hadn’t tried their Glow Gloss formula, but knowing what I know now (which is that I love them), I kind of wish I picked up every single shade of those!

 

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Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glitter Eyeshadow Swatches

I believe Marc Jacobs first released these during Holidays 2018, but I didn’t realize until after that they were limited edition. These are stunning, pigmented pots of glitter that I really wish I had in my life. I believe they did release a few more during the Holidays 2019 season, but they were all dark, smokey shades I wouldn’t get much use out of. Bring the wearable shades back, Marc Jacobs! My wallet and I will be there!

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Hourglass Illume Sheer Trio

I saw so many people raving about this trio since 2018, but it was always constantly sold out everywhere that sold Hourglass. I don’t think Hourglass ever outright said this was limited edition, but I’ve never seen it available, which makes me convinced this was either limited-edition or discontinued (they have since taken this product off all websites). The way that Sam Ravndahl describes these just make them sound sooo creamy and glowy, and I’m crying that I couldn’t get my hands on this. Hourglass – bring, this back, pleeeease?

 

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Illamasqua Nail Varnish

Illamasqua is a brand that some people may not even have heard of – they actually used to be sold at Sephora once upon a time! These days, i’s a tough brand to get your hands on in North America in general, as they pulled out of the continent maybe six or so years ago, but I think the brand actually discontinued their nail polishes since. There were a bunch of unique shades I wanted to try, including Raindrops, Melange, and Facet. I should have snagged these up while I still could, but now there’s no chance I’ll be able to get them!

That’s it for the things that I wish had purchased before they were discontinued! Let me know in the comments what previous releases that you now regret never picking up!

Pan 20 in 2020: Project Pan Update #2

Hi everyone! Today is my second update on my Pan 20 in 2020 project pan. I’m actually really excited by some of the progress I’ve seen since my last update, and I think the progress is really helping to keep my motivation with the project going. Read on to see how I’m doing!

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Urban Decay Naked Palette

My goal was to pan three shades in this palette: Virgin, Smog, and Toasted. I hit pan on Virgin right before my last update in February, and now I’ve hit pan on Smog! It’s always a surprise to me every time I see pan, because it feels like I’m digging into the product FOREVER with zero progress, and then suddenly one day, you see some baby pan peeking through.

I still have Toasted to hit baby pan on, but I’m feeling positive about hitting my goal by the next update at the end of June. Since I met my goal of hitting baby pan on Virgin and Smog, I will be switching them out for two other products starting this month, which I will talk about later on in this post.

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Review: Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream

Hello, my friends! I hope you are all doing well and hanging in there during this quarantine. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged – actually, I don’t think I’ve come out with a blog post since starting to self-distance! I just haven’t been very motivated to come out with any content, to be honest, and I’m completely okay with that. I’ve been busy spending time partaking in my other hobbies, and I’ve been loving it!

Today I have a review of Tatcha’s Dewy Skin Cream. Tatcha is quite a luxury brand, and I’ve always felt that most of their products may not be really worth the price. With that being said, the Dewy Skin Cream was one of their products that I have really been wanting to try. With it being such an expensive product, I wanted to write a review to talk about whether I think it’s worth it or not! As a reference, I have dry skin that gets the occasional dry spot. It’s not particularly sensitive, but I do have some hyperpigmentation and texture issues every once in a while. Read on to see my review!

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Sydney Grace Cream Eyeshadow Review

Hello, everyone! Hope you’re all safe at home and feeling healthy and well. Today I have a review of the Sydney Grace cream shadows, which came into my life when I purchased a mystery bag from the brand last year, and one of the shades was included in the set. Although it came in a shade I wouldn’t really wear much often, I fell in love with the formula and knew I just needed more in my collection. Since then, I have collected a total of seven, and I thought it would be a good time to do a review.

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Review: Glossier Cloud Paint Cream Blushes

Hi everyone! Today I have a review of the Glossier Cloud Paints, which is a long time coming. I have been slowly collecting these over the last two years, and now that I finally have all the shades, I’m ready to do a review of them. I previously reviewed their Balm Dotcoms here. These were the first cream blushes that I had tried in years, after seeing people raving about them on social media. I actively avoided cream products before buying these, because I found them hard to work with. Read on to see what I think about the Cloud Paints!

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Beauty Products I Regret Purchasing

Hi everyone! Today, my blog post is all about the products I regret buying. I do quite a lot of research before I buy makeup, so I tend to love what I buy, but there have been a few bad eggs that have snuck into my collection over the last year or so. These mostly tend to come from online orders where I can’t test or swatch products – online shopping is a blessing and a curse at the same time! Without further ado, here are the products I regret purchasing.

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Pan 20 in 2020: Project Pan Update #1

Hi everyone! I started a Pan 20 in 2020 initiative at the beginning of the year, where I try to hit baby pan on 20 products during the year. I’ve decided to do an update every two months, for a total of six updates during the year, and today is my first update. Honestly, after two months of using these products, I’m not sure if I see much of a change in any of these products, but I haven’t gotten sick of the products yet, and will continue to work on them. Read on to see how I’ve done on my project so far!

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