Project Pan 2019

Project Pan 2019 | Kevyn Aucoin SSE, NARS Torres Del Paine, and It Cosmetics CC Cream

Generally, I don’t think project pans work for me, more specifically hate-panning. I tried it a few times, but I failed to follow through. I always just end up using products I feel like using instead of the products I set aside to use. I’m trying again and I think I can do it this time because I love these 3. I have just been picking up other products more often because I wasn’t ready to let go. However, these might expire soon. Time to start using the good china. As with most of my personal projects, I won’t put…

COSRX Two In One Poreless Power Liquid – Review / Empty

Disclaimer: The product (COSRX Two-In-One Poreless Power Liquid) featured in this post was sent by @theskincarecurator for PR consideration. All thoughts are my own. I’ve been using this almost daily for several months now and I’m currently on my 2nd bottle (repurchased). It has a watery gel consistency but runny enough to apply with a cotton pad. Before we had water filter installed, I used to apply one layer with a cotton pad first because water in our residence building leaves rusty brown watermarks on the dish drain. I like to imagine I was wiping rust off my face. Then…

Decluttered Makeup Boxes

Declutter Diary: Makeup and Skincare Boxes

Sometimes I still fantasize about becoming a prolific beauty blogger. I had been keeping boxes of makeup and skincare products for future reference and picture taking. But whenever I saw my little box pile, I got stressed! So I threw away all the boxes and I felt lighter. It represented a backlog of beauty product reviews that no one really asked for. Haha! I think it’s time to give up my beauty blogging dreams. I still thoroughly enjoy putting on makeup and doing my skincare routine, but I don’t want to have to take mental notes on what to write…

30-Day Low Carb Challenge | Final Update

Last November, I tracked my food intake and did a 30-day low carb challenge. I had already been eating a relatively low-carb diet at least a year prior to this but I had been slacking. It helps to track once in a while to make sure my carb macro estimate is within target. Since this isn’t my first time with this way of eating, it was relatively easy for me. I was already familiar with food I should eat and avoid, and I already know how to meal prep and where to get food when I’m not able to bring…

No-Buy 2019 and Makeup and Skincare Low-Buy 2018 Update

I think my 2018 makeup and skincare low-buy challenge went well. I emptied (or let go of) 135 beauty products, but acquired 85 — a ratio of 1.6 : 1. Not bad. I did better towards the end of the year which made me feel confident to attempt a modified No-Buy for 2019, which will now include clothes and shoes (and other non-necessities like fountain pens and ink). Here are my rules: I’m allowed to buy true replacements. For makeup and skincare — if I’m not buying a replacement, I should let go of 3 items (I know, too strict,…