I am reluctant to write about this, but I figured if I got this little bit of crazy maybe someone else does too. Maybe you've heard of the phenomena called "Project 10 Pan", maybe not. In the makeup blogger community there was a blogger named Laura who decided that she wanted to use up 10 items of makeup before she bought more. This idea caught on and there are thousands of girls struggling through their beloved products so that they can eventually buy more. Just for fun google Project 10 Pan, or P10P and see what you find. There are even You Tube videos showing others the items that they are using up! Who knew that anyone would be interested?
As someone who loves to clean out clutter, I find this topic fascinating. When I really stopped to think about it as I explained it to G, I saw the irony and ridiculousness of this makeup
Now, I'm not a makeup hoarder but you could say that I have enough to last me a long, long time because there is so much variety. I have already been on a "no-buy" for awhile now, but now I wanted to focus my efforts to use up things in order to yes, have less variety. Who knew as I accumulated all this selection of colors that my desire eventually would be to only have a few. I do give away items as my friends and family know, because I'll usually include a lipgloss or something fun in with whatever I am sending. So I have my initial 10 items selected and I will be going along to reduce the amount of makeup clutter/variety in my life. The only difference is that I won't be purchasing more, but will persist in focusing on the half used up items in my collection.
Anyone want to make fun of me for making my little list, and setting such a shallow little goal? Anyone want to join me? Let's dig out all that beauty stuff and make our vanities clutter free.
P.S. If you are not familiar with the makeup lingo, "pan" is the term given for the bottom of the makeup tray. A moment of glory is when you "hit pan", and if you want to see a lot of pan, look up "pan porn"!!