Monday, 31 January 2011

Project Pan With A Twist

Anyone who knows me will remember that last year I failed Project Pan many times. I know you’ll probably be wondering why I found it so hard. I mean really, is it that difficult to not buy makeup?
Well, no, it’s not that difficult. I just had bad timing and I’m impatient. Whenever I did PP, a new product would be released that I would desperately want, and in every colour. This probably happened because I knew I wasn’t allowed to buy them and that made me want them more.
So this year I want to do Project Pan with a reward system. I had a look through all the cosmetics and beauty products that I own and I have to admit I own too much and have to do something about it.
The idea behind PP is to pick a certain products and aim to finish them, and you’re not allowed to buy any make up until these products are finished. In theory this is a great plan. However, in order to finish those product, you need to use them everyday and, depending on the amount of product that’s left, you can be stuck using the same products for a long time. The end result is boredom and shiny, new products are tempting.
The version of PP I’ve come up with is a target and reward system. Every month I will aim to use up between 5-10 products and when I reach the targets I get rewards.
The products I aim to use can be anything from moisturiser to nail polish remover, from shampoo to foundation, basically anything in the beauty product or cosmetics category. The reward is an allowance to spend on make up. If I use up 5 products, my reward is £50 and if I use up 10 products, my reward is £100. I don’t have to spend all the allowance or any at all, I can save it and add it to the next month if I want to.
I’m allowed to repurchase beauty products that I’ve used up if I need to, things like shampoo, body scrub,etc. Since make up is what I’m trying to restrict, I’m only allowed to buy cosmetics with the allowance.
Let me know what you guys think of this plan. I’m starting it in February and I’ll keep you guys updated.

Sunday, 30 January 2011


According to I have a 32.06% body fat. I followed the link to find out what this means. I am in the obese category for body fat. Might I mention I’m only 5’4”, I only weigh 124lbs and I wear a UK size 6-8. Obese am I?
As it turns out I’m carrying almost 40lbs of fat and I could easily sort out this issue with some exercise. Although I’m not saying I’m going to try and lose 40lbs, because weighing anything under 90lbs is just ridiculous not to mention probably impossible for me to achieve.
But with Boho season nearly upon us, I am going to have to slim down to get back into my tummy clinging dresses. I do have a plan but working around food is throwing me off a bit. I smell it and it smell so yummy, but then I get half way through eating what ever it is and realise it’s just tasteless, greasy crap.
So I plan on making salads for work, filling myself up with veg has always worked in past. Plus I love eating fruit and veg so it’s not too much of a bother. I also have an exercise regieme, which I do 3-5 times a week. It consists of 30 mins cardio on the stepper (which also tones my legs and bum) with 1kg weights for toning my arms. Then I do tummy work with different types of crunches. If I get bored I have the ‘30 day shred’ dvd and 2 of the ‘Pump it up’ dvds which are really fun and energetic.
Let’s talk goals. Taking into acount that I weigh 124lbs and I’m carrying approx 40lbs of fat, I’m aiming to lose between 10-20lbs. I’m not gonna be silly and say “I want to reach this goal by the end of February”, I’m hoping to reach this goal by the beginning of May.
I’m going to do a kind of online weigh in with you guys every Monday. I’ll post a picture of the reading on the scale and every second week I’ll post progress pics.
Do you guys have any plans to shed a few lbs for summer?
Are you doing it for bikini or boho?
Love and Bugs

Friday, 14 January 2011


Evening All.
I thought it time to explain my absence.
I have the flu, but it's almost gone. I've kinda been lacking the drive to talk about beauty or anything in great detail. But I have a stack of things I want to talk about and will return to regular posting asap.
Love and Bugs.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Shopping and Other Stories

Hello my Lovelies.
Sorry for my brief hiatus. I was a tad busy.
Firstly, one of my cats (Dr Pepper) has been ill of late. It was just before New Year he started throwing up. Then he threw up a ball of mangled plastic, which turned out to be tinsel from the Christmas tree. We thought he'd be fine after that, but he kept being randomly sick. Anything he ate he couldn't keep down, then he just wouldn't eat or drink. We watched him for a day and tried to persuade him to eat and drink but DP was having none of it. The worrying thing was that he was visible getting thinner.
We took him the vet this morning, they told us he was on the cusp of dehydration, but his sickness wasn't viral or due to any underlying problems. He had also lost 2kg. DP was given a shot of medicine to settle his stomach, and we were given tablets to give him to night and in the morning. He's perking up slowly, but he still has to go back to the vet tomorrow for a check up.
Other than that I have been enjoying my holidays. I went shopping on Monday and was held hostage by the girl at the Benefit counter ( I say that like it's a bad thing), it was fun. She introduced me to bunch of products I would have never considered before and taught me a few tricks. I ended up only buying Posetint and some Boi-ing consealer, but I have a list of things I want to get next time. I'm in love with the Pore-fessional, it let my skin looking amazing.
I ordered a bunch of things from Mac's new collections and from ACW. I'm trying to get shopping out of my system before I start my new project.
More of that in another post.
Love and Bugs