Sunday, February 28, 2010

Project 10 Pan



Hey everyone! Long time, no blog post :) I'm currently laying in bed watching Ice Age with my littlest sister, so I figured I would show this blog some love. I adore the little squirrel!!

Over the last couple days I have contemplated embarking on Project 10 Pan. If you don't know what this is, it's basically for people who have more makeup/beauty products than they need. You refrain from buying anything new until you have completely finished up 10 products of your choice. The "pan" reference comes from hitting pan on a product, you know, like when the tin part shows :) It's quite a good feeling to know you actually got your moneys worth out of a product. Many other YouTube gurus (lollipop26 being my inspiration) have tried this out, some more than once!

Lately I have been having buyer's remorse over some products, so that is why I am thinking about trying this out. I think it will be good for me. The hardest part about it is finding the right time to do it, and since I am having LASIK eye surgery in 2 weeks this is good timing for me... I won't be thinking about makeup for a little while after! (or maybe I will... knowing me lol.) I did some preliminary research on the MAC collections coming out in the coming 2 months to make sure nothing was absolutely worthy, but the next collection I am excited about comes out in May (the to the beach collection). I better be all finished by then! Commence lip gloss applying 25 times a day!

I don't need my collection looking like this, tons of products
in the exact same color.

I think I would do an "Elle version" of this project and allow myself to buy something if I REALLY, honestly, do not have anything like it in my collection (which is saying something because I have a lot) or if it's an everyday product that I run out of (like concealer, I only use one kind).

Anyway, would anyone want to join me on this project? Maybe if we can all complain together it will be easier!

-Elle Fowler

57 comments on "Project 10 Pan"

Melissa on February 28, 2010 at 2:33 PM said...

i'll do it with you! :) i have so much stuff i need to finish up.

Anonymous said...

ill join you...i have way too much makeup

Hope on February 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM said...

I would totally love to try this, if I had the courage to! LOL. I am trying to finish ONE lipgloss and it is taking me FOREVER!!!

http://cupcakesofsilk.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I thought project 10 pan is actually using all of the product not just hitting pan?

Zara said...

Good luck Elle :)

Sarah on February 28, 2010 at 2:36 PM said...

I've been wanting to do this too. I need to try a new concealer but I guess I should use up my MAC one first. YAY for project 10 pan ;)

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea!

kylie said...

i did project ten pan once, and included hair and skin products, because i have lots of those as well. its a good idea, but people seem to get so crazy about buying stuff that they go on HUGE hauls afterwards, which kind of defeats the purpose

A La Mode! * on February 28, 2010 at 2:37 PM said...

/joining.

:D

Shannon on February 28, 2010 at 2:37 PM said...

I will do it I dont have a million prducts but I have a lot of make up I dont need and stuff I use everyday.

Anonymous said...

Which concealer do you use?

Martine on February 28, 2010 at 2:38 PM said...

Thats nice! I tried it once, not project 10 pan but No Nailpolish (own project). I had to wear all my nailpolishes at least once before I bought new ones. From the 80 I had I had about 55 on, it was about 5 months later and I saw such a pretty nailpolish.. and some others.. and I bought them all.. So now I have over 100 xD

Anyways, I would really like to join the project! I have also my own blog, so I can put my own things on that one.

x Martine

xxmisskatiexx on February 28, 2010 at 2:39 PM said...

I think this is a great idea, and more people should follow suit -myself included. I threw out a mascara the other day that I had only used maybe twice, and it cost maybe £8. It's such a waste! I'm also a student so money is pretty thin at the moment.

GabyGirl22 on February 28, 2010 at 2:39 PM said...

I think its a really good idea because sometimes you just forget you have something and with this you'll be more aware of trying to really use most of the makeup you owned

Chrissy on February 28, 2010 at 2:41 PM said...

This is SUCH a good idea! my version of it would be just to use up the particular products, but be allowed to buy anything else. LOLZ

Anonymous said...

I'm going to do it too! I have too much lipglosses and mascaras, so i'm gonna start off with those : D

VaidaG on February 28, 2010 at 2:48 PM said...

I wanted to do it too...I just feel that i have my fair share of products... and a part of other girls share.. so... :D
But i don't know if i'd be able to do it... every time i get my paychecks i hit the cosmetics stores and spend most of it there... my next is coming in 2 weeks... I can do it till then though lol :D

hailey on February 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM said...

yeah i would love to join you heres my channel www.youtube.com/user/mochaka1

Angela said...

It would be amazing if you did a video on your project 10 pan items(: I'm on P10P too AND hoping to finish by the time To The Beach Collection comes out!

♥ Netty's World ♥ on February 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM said...

I'm totally doing this! I have too many lip products and mascaras. I love buying new stuff though, so it's going to be hard...

x

Anonymous said...

Great Idea! only, since I don't have a problem with buying too much face makeup, I'll do lush, since I've been dying to go back but I still have so much to use. but if something new and amazing and limited edition comes out...uhhhhmmmm I'll die lol

Hallebaby on February 28, 2010 at 2:57 PM said...

I'm currently working on 2 versions of Project 10 Pan; one for just makeup, and one for all other hair/body products. It definitely takes time! However, I am allowing myself to replace certain items if I am completely out (i.e. no makeup remover = buy 1 kind only).

kcircenis2004 on February 28, 2010 at 2:58 PM said...

I'm doing project 10 pan too!!! I just hit pan on my blush and it was a great feeling.

Amieee on February 28, 2010 at 2:59 PM said...

I think I'll do it too, I'm saving anyway so I might as well =]

Obsessed.Makup.Addict on February 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM said...

I feel the same, nothing so far was worthy, but good gosh MAC to the beach is going to be amazinggg

Chava said...

I'm going to try this too, I think. I know it's sad, but I honestly do not have more than 15 makeup products to begin with...so I'll probably be doing a modified version. But I need to use things up before they expire, so...have at em!

Anonymous said...

i am going to try...hopefully i can do :P

Sinead on February 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM said...

i'll do it too!
how do you know what mac collections are coming out?
xox

Elena on February 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM said...

I will totally try to do it with you...10 products...that seems....a little difficult but I will try my very best! I will actually try to use half of the make up I have, which would probably last my for this and my next life LOL and see the results, I am starting...tomorrow!

Lil' Vi on February 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM said...

I'll join ! I need to cut back on the amount of cosmetics i buy unless it's MAC :D This could help me when do my school and everday make-up.

David on February 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM said...

I will join even though i only have one drawer of makeup because its expensive

Anonymous said...

i am doing the ten pan challenge, only im trying to finish all the makeup i own before summer, i have tons of makeup that i dont use so im doing it with you

Anonymous said...

I think it would be awesome if you did project 10 pan! It's always great to save money and use up products rather than spending.

misseskira on February 28, 2010 at 3:45 PM said...

I started yesterday! This is my second Project 10 pan, and my first one was an absolute fail :(
But this time, I will really do well, I think! I got everything I need or want just after or during my first project. However, I do need to condense. You will do great! Please post a vid too!

Anonymous said...

I am totally in.

Kat on February 28, 2010 at 4:59 PM said...

Hey Elle,
omg i feel just the same way, and i definately want to join with you I think i have so many products, maybe not as much as you do, but i feel i have quite a lot. I actually haven't bought anything since like December, and i'm really proud of myself, but it makes me mad that i wear make up everyday and i have only hit pan on 2 eyeshadows. I have no idea what i need to do to finish them faster, unless i do the same look everyday... It's going to be such a hard task. but i wish you the best of luck, i hope you can accomplish, and when you do make a video, and i'll make a video response to yours when i actually hit pan on 10 thingss...so you can see that i was with you this whole time.

-Love Always
Kat
theemakeupguru on youtube :)

Dreams That Glitter on February 28, 2010 at 5:01 PM said...

Definitely do it with you. Keep posting your updates here and we can all do the same and keep everyone on target!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

I will do it with you! I have wayyy to much makeup that i dont even use!

xxxxoooo

KateForBeauty on February 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM said...

I'm on board with you on this one, Elle.

Mari on February 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM said...

Good luck with that :))

Dani N on February 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM said...

elle i'm totally with you! i've been spending way too much money on makeup and brushes recently, and i'm running out!!
let us know when you start, and i'll start too!

Hannah on February 28, 2010 at 8:38 PM said...

Elle,

I think this is an amazing.! idea, but one disadvantage will be halls. i would really really still like to see those. but, you could also do reviews in place of halls. (: have fun!!
xoxo hannah

FabDiva20 on February 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM said...

This is a good idea! I might try this out when I go on a MAC break after Give Me Liberty of London collection. Right now it's hard so I'm trying my best to finish up some products and get it out of the way.

Meg on March 1, 2010 at 12:29 AM said...

I've been trying it...but took a break to get Creme Cup as a reward for getting into grad school. Legit, right? But I am furiously trying to finish up some lipglosses. I am probaly moving next year and I don't want to have to throw them out to save space- I hate wasting! :P

Ghie on March 1, 2010 at 12:36 AM said...

hi im ghie, i'm your follower here and in YT, i'm from Philippines. I already started this and i aready hit 5 pans :)

Hannah said...

its defs worth doing! i just did it over and over again because i had so much makeup. i did allow myself to buy things like a foundation or concealer when i ran out because i use the same kind but everthing else i just switched out.

and its soooo much fun when ur done cause you can back to mac heaps of stuff and then rebuild ur collection again.


im now even more excited each time i buy one new thing

inkedinfloral on March 1, 2010 at 5:24 AM said...

Hey Elle, I'm also interested in doing the Pan Project (I too follow Lollipop26 and know you had the opportunity to meet her!)

I'm based in London, so think it will be great to see how things go from across the pond, in terms of what items we choose to try and use up and even looking at how much money I can save for a big splurge at the end of it all! ;o)

I follow you on YouTube and think you're lovely - your videos are really friendly and warm and you seem incredibly sincere. I have started my own channel (www.youtube.com/user/puckerupandpout) as I have ALWAYS played around with make-up and my friends have encouraged me to delve in to the online world... Still VERY new to me! I also left you a response for the 'What's in my purse' TAG, hope it's not too boring!

Take care and if in doubt, pucker up and pout! ;o)

Kazia xxx

Timeless Fashionista on March 1, 2010 at 10:27 AM said...

I'm in :).

my blog..

http://www.timelessfashionista.net/

wand_included on March 1, 2010 at 3:02 PM said...

i might join you on this one but when i want to use something up i end up applying it like 25 times a day :O

check out my blog :)

http://wandincluded.blogspot.com/

xxxx

Love4767 on March 1, 2010 at 4:10 PM said...

I'm gonna try. I have so much more makeup than I need and spend way too much money

LadyKK11224 said...

This is an awesome idea i luv ur blogs and was wondering if you could send me some tips to getting started because I just started this today

Elly on March 1, 2010 at 11:48 PM said...

I'm in! (: But i HAVE to wait for springforecast to be released in Australia (15th march) get my fix of MAC then start this! (: HAHA such a shopaholic! xD hahas

Check out my beauty blog!

http://golden-stardust.blogspot.com/

Ashlea on March 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM said...

You would not like to be me! I have a small 3 tiered makeup organizer and I keep it filled top drawer eyes, second drawer lips, third drawer face and I make sure that each drawer is practically empty before I refill! The good thing about that is that I save money and constently rediscover old faves. Hang in there! I'm rooting for ya!

alyssa on March 2, 2010 at 12:12 PM said...

what a great idea ! are you starting today ? whenever you do start tell us & ill start too !

Ashleigh said...

Hey Elle I think this is such a good idea. I don't own ton's of makeup especially compared to makeup guru's on youtube, but I need to cut down on my spending in all aspects. I've decided to do my own form of this because I don't go through makeup very quickly. My plan is to not spend any money on makeup until the MAC to the beach collection comes out. I am soo excited to buy a few new things from the line. Do you have any recomendations of products from the collection??

Carrie said...

I'd hate to be an enabler, but what about the MAC Give Me Liberty of London collection? I'm looking forward to that, as well as the To The Beach collection.

lisecta on March 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM said...

I choose today the 10 product I have to finish before buying new ones!!! I don't know why but I wanna do this with you...just not to leave you alone and of course 'couse I've got too much make-up stuff!!!
I didn't knew anything about your blog but I'm loving it...really
Love from italy

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