Monday, July 26, 2010

Project 10 Pan / No Buy ~ Beauty/Makeup Edition

So I know I'm not one to blog a lot, but I figured this would be a good way to get my thoughts down on... er, "paper" and organize some beauty-related goals I'd like to set for myself.

First of all, I'd like to note the recent completion of my Project 10 pan. I actually ended up finishing 18 products (including hair, skin, makeup and body products) and noticed some things along the way. I don't consider myself a makeup "hoarder", but I definitely have more products than I really need. I have an odd fear of running out of essential items, so I re-purchase them before they run out. That being said, I'm not one to have 10 different foundations or multiple mascaras (other than maybe a mini, strictly for purse use and another to keep at my boyfriend's house), etc. On the other hand, I have been known to be a complete lip product whore and tow up to 10 lip products in my purse at one time. There are obvious trends in my over-buying patterns and I'd like to recognize those in my re-arranged project 10 pan. Project 10 pan helps me for a number of reasons that may deem me mentally unstable...

1) I love buying makeup and beauty products
2) I like to keep a safety stock of essential items, as mentioned above. I hate running out of things I can't do without.
3) I hate clutter.
4) I enjoy consolidating.
5) I like to try to keep things simple.
6) I like to have options
7) I hate feeling like I have too much of something. This pushes me to use more product than I normally would, to "use up" this excess product.
8) I hate wasting things.

Now that you're backing away slowly, let me move forward with my thoughts on re-vamping this P10P.

Since I recognize there are products I would "abuse" if I were really trying to use them up and others that I would be a hot mess without, I need to separate each product into categories.

Let's start with products that can't be supplemented for something else (ie: toothpaste.. mouthwash just isn't going to cut it). These are the items I may have multiples (the same or different) of, but can't do without. These are also items I tend to avoid hoarding, for whatever reason. I will exclude ABSOLUTE essentials, such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, etc, etc. This will be the list of items that will be ok to re-purchase if I run out before P10P is completed:

1) Tinted Moisturizer/ Foundation
2) Face Wash
3) Face Primer
4) Eye Shadow Primer
5) Black Eyeliner
6) Black Mascara
7) Concealer
8) Nail Polish Remover
9) Eye Cream
10) Face Moisturizer
11) Face Scrub
12) Face Powder/ Setting Powder
13) Sunscreen
14) Top Coat/ Base Coat

Now, let's get to the items that can be substituted for other items I have. Most of these aren't even used up quickly. I have too much of these items. These are the things I tend to over-buy and possibly "hoard":

1) Eye Shadow
2) Blush
3) Lipstick, Lip gloss, etc
4) Bronzer
5) Highlighter
6) Nail Polish
7) Self Tanner
8) Body Lotion
9) Shower Gel
10) Body Scrub
11) Hair Products (Other than Shampoo, Conditioner and 7Seconds)

The first category of items are things I will allow myself to replace, if I happen to run out of them before my P10P is completed. These items will count towards my 10 items to finish.

The second category of items are things I will restrict myself from buying more of until I complete P10P.

One last thing... I will have the option to extend my Project 10 Pan beyond 10 items, should I feel the urge.

Now that you clearly see how crazy I am, let's get started!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Letter Seals

I found my sealing wax today, while going through my drawers. Simple things are often charming.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blog Sale!

I'm here to present to you another blog sale! I've decided the easiest way to keep my list of items current is to post a link to an album of pictures and descriptions that I've set up through Photobucket.

If you see something you like, please email me ( with the following information:
* The Item(s) you would like
** Your e-mail for your Paypal invoice
***Your Mailing Address

Shipping is $3 and $.50 per additional item. Shipping to Canada is $3 and $1 per additional item. International shipping is $5 and $1 per additional item, unless otherwise stated.

I have been a member of ebay for a few years now and have over 90 100% Positive feedback there (beachy332). I also am a verified Paypal user and that is just the easiest, safest way for us to exchange :)
Please note, this is first come first serve and all sales are final. Please assume that all items are gently used by me, unless otherwise noted. Please see photos for usage. Sanitizing is left up to you, because everyone likes to do it differently. Everything is first come first serve.
Please let me know if you have any questions and happy shopping!
Thank you :) xo

Here's a slide show of over 100 items currently available. Please click on the link below to view the entire list of items for sale :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

SOTD: Vincent Markowski "Dirty Capsules"

Aren't you proud of me, guys? lol

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SOTD: Thievery Corporation "Amerimacka"

I've loved this song for years :) It used to be my ringtone.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SOTD: Song of the Day

Ok guys,
So in effort to get my butt in gear with updating my blog on a regular basis, I want to start of a Song of the Day post. This is just a way for me to share another big interest of mine (other than makeup) with all of you. Join me with an open mind and take it or leave it :) Feel free to comment! xo Love you all!

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 SOTD:
Sia- "I'm not important to you"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Holy Grail Beauty Products

So I decided to start a list to keep track of products that I consider to be my current Holy Grail products. Of course, this is subject to change because I'm always trying new things and tastes change occasionally! That is why I want to keep this as an ongoing, updated list. So... Here we go! :)

Bath and Body Products:
Shower gel-
L'Occitane Olive Golden Branch Shower Cream

Korres Shower Gels: Like~ Ginger Cosmopolitan, Basil Lemon, Vanilla Plum, Guava, Quince; Don't Like~ Fig, Vanilla Cinnamon

Body Cream-
Origins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream

Body Scrub-
Origins Ginger Incredible Spreadable Scrub

Mascara- Givenchy Eye Fly
Eye Shadow Primer- Benefit Lemonaid, MAC Barestudy Paintpot
Eye Shadow- Smashbox, MAC, Sally Hansen Natural Beauty by Carmindy, Jane
Powder Foundation- Glo Minerals, Smashbox HALO
Tinted Moisturizer- Smashbox Soft Focus
Lip Gloss- Chanel Glossimiers, MAC Icescape lip glass

Origins Ginger
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Juicy Couture
Aquolina Pink Sugar
Guerlain My Insolence

Cleanser: PH Advantage AM PM Cleanser for acne
Moisturizer: Kinerase Clear Skin Moisture Light
Scrub: DDF Pumice Acne Scrub
Mask: DDF Sulfur Mask


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

FOTD: Inspired by xteener's Neutral Pink Summer Look

Watch her tutorial here

Video FOTD: Natural Beauty Using Smashbox Cosmetics


Video FOTD: Wearable Shimmermoss Look

MAC Shimmermoss on lid
MAC Wedge in crease
MAC Naked Pigment
MAC Shroom under brow

FOTD: Bombshell Look Inspired by Makeup Geek


FOTD: Inspired by Makeup Geek's Kim Kardashian Look

Testing, testing, 1-2-3

Hey! I'm known around YouTube and Twitter land as Caliprincess04. I post makeup related reviews, tutorials, hauls, etc on YouTube and have really enjoyed getting to know so many wonderful ladies that share the same obsession... makeup! :) I've decided to start a blog to keep you guys updated and post things like links, reviews, and FOTD's. I hope you enjoy! Talk to you soon. xo


Search This Blog