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Project Pan/Reverse Rouge Progress and Empties: January 2019

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Hey everyone!

Today I wanted to go over the progress I've made with my Project Pan/Reverse Rouge and show any empties I've used up in the month. A bunch of my fellow beauty bloggers/Youtubers are also doing Project Pans so I've linked to their posts also. Feel free to check them out! 

After my first post, I realized I forgot to show you how I plan on tracking my progress. I am borrowing a tip I saw from Kaily Baute to use a sharpie to mark on the sides of the bottle or packaging and it's an easy visual cue to mark progress.



I haven't made much progress on the four items I picked, so I decided not to take a new photo to mark. Here are my empties of the month though and how much they added towards my Reverse Rouge (goal of using up $1000.00 worth of beauty products.



Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap: I got this on sale during a deal, I believe 5 for $23.00 so finishing one is worth about $4.60.
Glossier Boy Brow. Though there's still product in the tube, I'm considering it an empty because it's old and has gotten too goopy to use. $16.00
L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof. This is past the three month mark and needs to be tossed. $6.69 since I bought it at Target
Clean and Clear Persa Gel $4.99 since I bought it at Target.

All told, I used up $32.28. Only $967.72 to meet my Reverse Rouge goal! It's not much in the grand scheme of things but I'm happy to see myself actually use up products.

Be sure to check out my fellow beauty bloggers/Youtubers' posts and videos on their empties/project pans!

Beauty Info Zone http://beautyinfozone.com/beauty/what-does-marcia-actually-use-up-an-empty-post-of-sorts/
Confessions of a Makeup Addict - https://www.nikmakeupjunkie.com/2019/01/project-pan-2019.html
CosmetopiaDigest - https://www.youtube.com/c/cosmetopiadigest
Glamorable - http://www.glamorable.com
Honeygirl's World - https://youtu.be/1mmQ278RVKI
Laugh, Love, Contour - http://www.laughlovecontour.com/2019/01/the-great-purge-and-project-pan.html
Never Say Die Beauty - http://www.neversaydiebeauty.com
Polarbelle - https://youtu.be/spO6oivPWtI
Southeast by Midwest - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kTTKWq1Ys4

Are you participating in a Project Pan or Reverse Rouge? If so, how much progress have you made?

Glossier Generation G: New vs. Old Formula Swatches, Review, and Comparison

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As the title suggests, I'm going to be talking about Glossier's latest revamp of their Glossier Generation G's, their sheer matte lipstick. This is the third formulation of the Generation G's and along with a tweak to one of the shades (Leo), there's been a long asked for update to the packaging and formula. I have the second formulation and packaging and got the new formula to compare.

Glossier Generation G New vs. Old Tubes

Glossier Generation G: New vs. Old Comparison

Interested in reading the comparison? Click through to read more!

Project Pan/Reverse Rouge Challenge 2019: Introduction and Staying Accountable

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I hope you had a great New Years! To start the year off right and to be more aware of my consumption, I'm setting a Project Pan/Reverse Rouge Challenge for myself. If you're not familiar, a Project Pan is a challenge to "pan" or finish up products (the term comes from using a product up until you see the silver pan at the bottom of the packaging). Reverse Rouge is a project that can coincide with a Project Pan where the goal is to use up $1000.00 worth of product (a play on Sephora's VIB Rouge status achieved once you BUY $1000.00 worth of product). Credit goes to Elle S for coming up with the Reverse Rouge concept.

I've started thinking about consumerism and sustainability in terms of my makeup collection and consumption so that inspired this challenge. The overabundance of plastics, single-use products in non-recyclable packaging, etc is something I'm hoping to reduce from now on.


Click through for more information on what items I'm using in the Project Pan!

Cirque Colors Rose Quartz Nail Polish - Swatch and Review

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I hope you had a wonderful time during the holidays with your family! I wanted to share my thoughts on Cirque Colors Rose Quartz Nail Polish that I bought during Black Friday. I was growing out my nails for my wedding and during the process I started getting back into nail polish. I'd been following Cirque for a while but never bought anything so Black Friday seemed like perfect timing.


Cirque Rose Quartz. This is described as a "sheer milky pink nail polish with sparkling holographic flakes". Cirque says this is opaque in 2-3 coats. I have a longer free edge so I find it's mostly opaque at three coats due to the sheer formula, it'd probably be look more opaque if you have a shorter nail. The holographic flakes add a wonderful depth but some of the larger flakes don't always lay flat so you might need to use the brush to encourage it to lay down. The nail polish does dry semi matte so it benefits from a top coat to add back the shine. It's a thin formula that levels fairly well, I also get excellent wear time from it but I tend to with my longer nails.

I will admit that I didn't realize how much smaller the bottle is compared to other brands. Cirque doesn't list the size on their website (unless I'm not looking in the right place) so I assumed it was 15 mL/0.5 oz like most brands. It's actually about 3/4ths the size of your usual nail polish bottle (11 mL/0.37 oz). Regardless, it's a beautiful formula and I've already worn it for several weeks straight.

The polish is $12.00 from Cirque Colors. They do have other vendors if you don't want to buy directly from their website.

What nail polish have you been enjoying lately?