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Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

If you haven’t heard about the Spring Cleaning Project, it’s basically the wild child of Jodi (A Brash Attitude)Jodi (A Brash Attitude) and I and it’s our newfound way to use up our very large makeup & skincare collection in a four-month period. We are hoping (more PRAYING) to pan (or empty) 16 products at the end of these 16 weeks. Each month, we do some kind of project update and give a quick review on 4 of these items.

It’s ridiculous how time flies by; it’s been already 2 months and I’m stressing out since I only finished one product out of the 16 I’ve picked. I however made serious progress on some others but no panning is to be seen! I’ve made a chink in MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly armour, so all is not lost; my goal is too empty this sucker before the end of this project!

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

Final thoughts on the products I’ve emptied …

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon parfume

I can’t believe how fast I’ve emptied 3 deluxe samples of this perfume! Don’t get me wrong, I adore the scent, but it doesn’t stay on me and I had to reapply constantly. Will I buy a full size? At $120Cnd for the 3.4oz, it’s steep knowing that it won’t last more than 6 months. Still debating on this one?!

Cake Beauty Lemon Chiffon Supreme Body Mousse

This huge bottle was far from being empty; I just threw it in the trash. I’m pretty sure that I got a bad product or I had it too long in my stash, since it didn’t smell nice on me at all.  On the other hand, the Shower Froth is so lovely and really yummy!

Today, I will be focusing on these 4 products …

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

Pink Gel Coat

“A protein-rich nail coating that strengthens, seals, and protects.”

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

Pros:

Makes my nails so much stronger,

Makes my natural nails look super glossy and polished,

Doesn’t chip whatsoever,

Can be use over nail polish.

Cons:

Turns yellow after 1 week (On the bottle, it’s written to take it off after 7 days, so not a real con),

Rather expensive at $38Cnd a bottle.

Ingrid’s Rate: 9/10. I took off 1 point because of the price tag, but I will repurchase this treatment/polish over and over. It makes my hands look so healthy and pretty, while fortifying  my nails!

 Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum

“An active antioxidant serum to protect against environmental aggressors and support natural cell regeneration for healthy-looking, glowing skin.”

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

Pros:

Lightweight and really fast absorbing: it dries quickly without any greasy after feel,

Strong Rose scent – I like Roses but it could be a definite con for someone else,

Doesn’t cause any breakouts,

Great at moisturizing my skin.

Cons:

Jurlique is not cruelty-free,

I didn’t notice the glowing results as promised on the bottle.

Ingrid’s Rate: 8/10. I do enjoy this “Rose delight” a lot. My skin feels hydrated and really smooth after using it. Sadly, I won’t repurchase because it’s not CF.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst

“A long-lasting, creamy eyeshadow stick that can also line, highlight, and create smoky looks.”

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

Pros:

Long lasting (as long as 12 hours of real pleasure),

Transfer resistant = hooded eyes dream,

NO creasing,

Vibrant and very pigmented,

Perfect creamy formula for my dry eyelids,

Can be used as a base for any powder shadows,

Easy to apply,

Cruelty-Free.

Cons:

Will dry out really fast if the lid is not put on tightly.

Ingrid’s Rate: 10/10.  A hooded eyes BFF, a dry eyelids perfect match, no creasing, no fading and no transferring; what’s not to love?? Like I already said in other posts, it’s perfection on a stick! Out of all the colors, Amethyst is the prettiest of all.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lift Concealer (#3)

“More than just a concealer! It contains tensine, an active ingredient with skin-firming properties for the eye area, and vitamins A and E, which regenerate the skin. This multipurpose product also conceals specific, darker areas (brown spots, blotches, etc.) and can be used as a highlighter on the more prominent parts of the face (cheekbones, forehead, and chin) for added radiance.”

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

Pros:

Blends nicely with my skin & most importantly, it doesn’t crease (No cakeyness),

Looks very smooth and natural,

Suitable for mature skin (it’s a serum-type formula),

I really love the “squeezing tube” presentation: it lasts a very long time since a little goes a long way (I’ve used this tube daily for almost 18 months and there is a ton of product left)!

Its moisturizing property make it perfect for dry skin (and @$%#! cold winters).

Cons:

Only 5 shades available (The lightest color is barely light enough for my fair winter skin👻)

Doesn’t cover dark circles well enough. You can layer the product for added coverage but I don’t like layering…

No noticeable skin-firming properties for the eye area, contrary to what the brand claims.

Ingrid’s Rate: 8/10. Loving this concealer’s hydrating properties! The lightweight formula  is perfect (since I don’t have very dark circles) and the creasing is barely noticeable. A tube lasts FOREVER, so you get a great value ($33Cnd) for your buck (Already 2 Project Pan, hoping I finish it this time around)!

Now that you’ve read my two months update, have a look at how Jodi (A Brash Attitude) is doing on this 2017 Project Pan Spring Cleaning Edition so far.

Introduction to the Spring Cleaning Project (HERE)

Update #1 (HERE)

 

♥Next Stop: May 1st for the third Update♥

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4 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning Project (Update #2) | 2017

  1. I’m so curious about that Pink Gel Coat but it’s too expensive! I always wear colour nail polish so I don’t think I need something like that… but still, curious!
    Ages ago I used that MUFE concealer – it was nice but like you said, it’s not enough coverage. It has a nice finish though.
    I’m still surprised that Jurlique is not cruelty free.
    I’m putting that LM Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst on my Sephora VIB sale list!! 😛
    Great job!

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