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Project Pan 2.0 Starting!

on August 30, 2012
I’ve decided that since I’ve moved and now need to save money, I can’t keep all this makeup lying around.  So, in this spirit I’m going through my makeup and cleaning out.  If you see me on MUA (Makeup Alley), then you know that all I’ve been doing is swapping.  Another thing I’m doing to save money is start another Project 10 Pan.
All types of makeup are going to count towards my Project 10 Pan.  But let’s be honest, most of my products completed are going to be lip products.  Mainly because they’re easy to use up and I wear lip stuff all the time, but also because I have a ton of them.  And by a ton, I mean so many that I should be ashamed of myself for having so many that aren’t being used before their expiration date. 
Most people do a list of products that are to be used up, but I do just a number that I have to hit.  Another way to do it is a time limit, but that I find wouldn’t be very helpful to me as I need to use up products.  I do have an idea of a few products that will certainly be used up in time for Project 10 Pan, but I don’t have 10 that I know will be used up.
My start date was August 15, 2012.  I’m hoping to be completed before August 2013, but I know that it takes a long time to finish up products and I don’t have a lot of stuff that’s started or close to being done.  I wish I did, but a lot of the stuff that’s going to be finished up is stuff that I haven’t even really started yet.
I have tried, and failed, doing a Project 10 Pan once before.  It was just too hard for me to resist items that were “limited edition”.  This time the rules are much simpler.  Hopefully because of that there are fewer loopholes.  So here they are, my rules this go around:
1.       No buying makeup, but I can buy skincare, hair care, and bath products.
2.       Every 3 products that are mini/trial size will mean that I have to use up one more additional product (i.e. if 3 of my 10 products are mini size, than it will be a Project 11 Pan).
3.       There are only 2 exceptions to the no buying makeup rule.  One is that for a 3 week period when I can only buy the holiday gift sets that companies put out.  This 3 week period is from November 23 to December 14, 2012.  If this should take longer than October 2013, then I will set up another 3 week period during which I may purchase holiday gift sets.  The other exception is that I can purchase mascara.  Since it expires every 3 months, I definitely will have to repurchase more.
There it is, pretty simple.  Obviously, I won’t be making any extraneous purchases in any other beauty category either, but I will purchase those items when I am almost completely out of that type of product.  Here’s to hoping that I can stick to it and resist temptation.  I will be keeping my Birchbox subscription, so that should help.  Yet another long post…
Have you tried a Project Pan?  Were you successful?  What tips do you have to help me get through this?

One response to “Project Pan 2.0 Starting!

  1. […] If you’d like to see my initial rules, check those out here. […]

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