Tuesday, 5 June 2012

May Empties and the Beginning of Project 50 Pan

Hey all, 

I know that this post is running a little late, so sorry! I have been swamped with university assignments, but thankfully they are all done now and I can finally breathe easy again. 

I got through a total of 20 products last month, which is great for me as it is also the month that I have decided to start Project 50 Pan. For those of you who don't know, Project 50 Pan was created by Anissa of Beautifully Glossy and is a project where you halt purchasing until 50 products are used up. 

Why am I doing this to myself again? 

I am trying to cut down on purchasing to both save money and to give me a chance to explore my collection. 

Here are my May empties and the beginning of 50 finished products! 

Face Products 

1. Simplicite Plant Gel Cleanser for Dry/Mature Skin 
An absolute winter favourite for me! Cleanses without drying and keeps skin well moisturised. Smells divine as well. I use it every night, or every second night depending. 
Price: $37.90
Repurchase: Already have. 

2. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
These babies have been in my empties before, and I still love them as much as ever! Non-irritating and perfect for dryer, winter months. 
Price: $6.99
Repurchase: Already have. 

3. Clarisonic Sensitive Skin Brush Head 
Adore my Clarisonic and replace the brush head every 3 months without fail. I have found that the sensitive head works best for my skin. 
Price: $34.95
Repurchase: Have a new one on now, and will repurchase again when the time comes. 

4. MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Medium Dark
I adore this, it takes away shine without adding too much colour. Doesn't leave a powdery effect. Saying that, I do like my Mineralize Skinfinish more. 
Price: $36.00
Repurchase: Not this time, but probably in the future. 

5. Face of Australia 3 in 1 Primer
My favourite drugstore primer, smoothes out skin and creates the perfect base. Doesn't cause me to break out either. Also has SPF15+, which is great! 
Price: 12.95
Repurchase: Always have one in my collection, so yes. 

6. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep 
Absolutely adore. Holy grail product. Can't live without it. Definitely recommend that you try this baby! 
Price: $47.00
Repurchase: Always have two in stock, just in case 

7. Biosource Cleanser 
One of the best cleansers for my skin that I have tried. Balances oil without drying, and leaves skin smooth. Use it every morning, or twice a day depending. 
Price: $29.00
Repurchase: Another one that I always have two in stock of! 

Hair and Body 

8. V05 Hot Oil Moisture Soak Elixir 
A wonderful once-a-week hot oil hair treatment. Keeps my hair hydrated and full of shine. 
Price: $6.99 with 5 in a pack. 
Repurchase: Yes. 

9. L'Oreal Elvive Total Repair Conditioner
I go through conditioner so much quicker than shampoo, and this is one of my favourites. Perfect for my hair and does everything I would ask of it. 
Price: $6.99
Repurchase: There are always about 4 in my cupboard.

10. Lush Sugar Scrub 
Love! A great natural exfoliator and it smells pretty yummy too. 
Price: $6.50
Repurchase: I like having 3 of these in the cupboard, I don't know why 3 is the magic number - but it works!

11. Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream
I suffer from horribly dry hands, especially in winter. This being so, I have a bit of a collection of hand creams. I really like this one though! It is specially formulated to last through hand washing, so is great for when I am busy. 
Price: $9.99
Repurchase: Yes

12. OP Therapy Summer Glow Sea Salt Scrub
This baby size product was in a Bella Box that I received and I absolutely love it. A great scrub, with a great smell. 
Price: Full size is $19
Repurchase: Already have. 

13. Wet Ones Sensitive Wipes 
Purse pack, great for everything
Price: $1.99
Repurchase: Yes. 

14. Lush Soft Coeur Massage Bar
Amazing smell, great for the skin. Chocolately goodness! 
Price: $10.50
Repurchase: Picked up a different massage bar to try. 

Make Up & Nails 

15 & 16. Blistex SPF 20 Lip Conditioner x 2
Great! Especially for winter. Very conditioning. Has high sun protection levels as well. 
Price: $5.49
Repurchase: Always have a few laying around. 

17. Sally Hansen Diamond Strength
A great nail treatment, strengthens and prevents peeling. I do like my Nail Tek Foundation more though. 
Price: $16.95
Repurchase: Not this time. 

18. Avon Super Shock Mascara 
One of my absolute favourite mascaras of all time! Here is a review I wrote.
Price: $9.50 from the US (Bought on eBay)
Repurchase: Always. 

19. Rimmel Extra Wow Lash Mascara
A great all round mascara, nothing too special though. 
Price: $12.95
Repurchase: I don't think that they sell this one anymore. 

20. Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara
This one, I love. The wand is amazing for getting great uplift to the lashes. 
Price: $12.95
Repurchase: In the future. 

Phew! I always feel great after writing an empties post. It is good to see that I actually get through a few products each month, it definitely feels very rewarding. 

Project 50 Pan Tally - 20 

20 down, only 30 to go! Wish me luck! 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

*Also, follow me on Instagram (sharleenabramley) to keep up to date with the #30daysoflippy challenge! 


  1. Wow, epic amount of empties lovely!! Good luck on the project 50 pan :D

    1. I am definitely imagining you saying good luck cheekily! :P Haha. xx

  2. You finished so many products in a month! I should probably do project 50 pan too... But I know I wouldn't stick to it. :S Sticking to my budget at least! :P xx

    1. It's definitely going to be a struggle for me to stick to it, haha! xx

  3. Whoa ur empties are making me feel ashamed! I should really finish some stuff.but I am not starting on the 50 Pan plan yet :P

    Thanx for following me Sharleena!Follwoing you right back

    1. Haha, starting Project 50 Pan is definitely a great leap! No worries, thanks for following! xx

  4. I use MAC and Blistex :)Love your blog.

    Nafisah xoxo


  5. Quite an achievement, and so is undertaking Project 50 Pan! Looking forward to your posts about that! ;) xx

    1. Thank you! I will definitely keep you all updated! xx

  6. I just love your empties posts. I think I may do this myself, all though mine will not be as exciting bc I do not go through too much. (I am a super intentional spender ;) If I do I will be sure to link to you as my inspiration.

    1. Aww, thank you! I am glad that you enjoy them! I'm sure your posts will be interesting no matter how much you go through! xx

  7. OMG!! That rocks!! Keep it up!! I need to do this badly!!

    I found you on the blog hop and hope you can swing by and check my blog out too!


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    1. Thank you, I will try to keep it up as best as possible - haha! Will stop by your blog. xx

  8. Replies
    1. Hopefully, haha! I don't know how long I can hold out spending for! xx

  9. Good luck with Projuect 50 Pan. Super impressed that you managed to get through 2 MAC pressed powders, mine just won't die.

    1. Thank you! Will need all the luck that I can get. And the powders died very, very slowly - haha! xx

  10. Yay for project 50 Pan! You can do!

  11. Omgosh!! Not sure if you remember me but I went to high school with you for a bit LOL. What a coincidence that I stumble across your blog! Anyway, love your work! Keep up with the 50 Pan project, Lord knows I need to give this a go :P Following!

    xx Jana

  12. Good luck with your project 50 pan you have much more willpower than me my friend! Your off to a great start so far :)

    1. Thank you! I don't know how long all this willpower will last though! Haha. xx

  13. Hey, You might not remember me but we went to highschool together for a while. What a coincidence that I stumbled across your blog. Anyway, I've gotta say I'm really impressed with how much you've gone through at the moment. Keep it up! Lord knows I need to start doing this lol. Now following :)

    x Jana

    1. Oh my goodness, I do remember you! What a coincidence!
      Thanks, I'm pretty impressed with myself as well - hahaha!
      Do you have a blog love? Link me. xx

  14. Good luck with project 50 sharleena :) what a challenge! ( to be honest it'd probably take me a year to complete that *mind boggles* :( )

    1. Thank you so much Sarah, will need all the luck I can get to stay committed! Haha - hopefully it only takes me a few months! *crosses fingers*


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