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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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!

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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My Favourite Pink Makeup Products

Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! Are you doing anything to celebrate the occasion? However you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate) Valentine’s Day, I hope it is a good day, full of love with your loved ones – whether it’s with a significant other, with family, or with your Galentines.

I am not big on Valentine’s Day myself, but the holiday still makes me want to overdose on all things pink (and also overdosing on dessert!) To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share with you my favourite pink makeup products. I don’t actually own a lot of pink makeup. For the longest time, I avoided pink – it’s a tricky colour to wear, because you really have to find the right shade for your skin tone. I tried to keep the products in this post strictly to pink products, and not incorporate peaches. Read on for all my faves!

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Products I Bought on Sale – Would I Buy It Again?

Hi everyone! Today’s post is an idea that was inspired by a video I watched on YouTube the other week. I don’t watch YouTube videos very often anymore, but recently I saw a Kelly Gooch video on my recommended list that intrigued me. In it, she was talking about products that she bought on sale, and whether she would buy it again. I thought this was a great idea, because I feel like all of my common sense disappears when I see something on sale, and sometimes I end up buying things that weren’t such a great idea.

All of the products from my list are from Sephora, just because we don’t have Ulta in Canada, and other retailers tend to have coupons for discounts on the whole store, rather than marking down certain products. Just as a note, I only counted products in this post that Sephora marked down (ie they were in Sephora’s sale section), and not products I purchased with a coupon code.

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Review: Shiseido Aura Dew Highlighter

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m sharing with you a review of the Shiseido Aura Dew, which I bought on a whim last year. I was making an order on The Bay for some Shiseido products for my mom’s birthday last year, and I needed to spend a little more to get free shopping. The Aura Dew highlighters caught my eye, and after doing some research on the product, I decided to give it a try.

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THE BASICS

This multidimensional highlighter suspends ultrafine rose, silver, and gold Japanese pearls in a cushiony, transparent base that melds seamlessly with every skin tone. Its revolutionary texture ensures that this highlighter stays put for up to 12 hours without caking and can be easily layered over eye, lip, or cheek products without compromising color or adding weight. It’s available in three radiant shades inspired by Tokyo’s gleaming lights, so customizing your glow is easier than ever.

The Aura Dew highlighter is a multipurpose cream product for the face, eyes, and lips. It comes in three shades – Cosmic (Rose Gold), Solar (Gold). and Lunar (Silver). This is made in Italy, and retails for $38 CAD for 4.8 g. It can be purchased at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, and various department brands such as The Bay and Nordstrom.

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What’s in My Gym Makeup Bag

Hello, my friends! Today, I’m sharing with you all the products I keep in my gym makeup bag. I meant to put this up in December, but ended up running out of time to finish the post. I think it worked out well though, considering the gym is always a trending topic in January with everyone making “I want to get in shape” new years resolutions!

I tend to work out in the middle of the work day around 2:30pm when the gym in our office building is empty. While I’ll rinse my body in the shower quickly afterwards to get rid of the sweat, it’s not reasonable to wash my hair and face as well. I’d have to blowdry my hair and redo my makeup all over again. I’d be gone from my office for at least 2 hours, one to work out and one to get ready!

However, when I take an intense class at lunchtime (like HIIT), I sweat enough that I have to wash my face, because I’m worried I’ll break out from the sweat. I usually avoid my eye area so that I don’t have to redo that all over again, but I’ll wash around it (my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin). The eyes take the most time, and because I don’t have to redo them, it only takes an 5 minutes to redo my face makeup, which is something I can spare. However, this means that I do have to keep some makeup in my gym bag. In today’s post, I’m sharing with you all of the hair and face products that I keep in there!

I keep some of my top-notch products in my makeup bag, particularly ones that are super easy and quick to use. I keep this makeup bag at work because I don’t see the point of bringing it home every night just to bring it back to work the next day. Even though these are some of my favourite products in my collection, I have so much makeup at home that I have plenty to use without missing these TOO much.

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