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    • Nikka1
      Well, I've now hit pan on #31, the SN Dark Auburn brow cream. It's a fantastic colour for me with the red hair so I'm not actually happy about hitting pan; but it means it's over time to put in a new Silk Naturals order. The fluidline Blacktrack #28 is done (I never had trouble with it drying out) and I'm surprised to be really liking the brown 30. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Sepia Ink. I use the black too. 6. Alverde Naturkosmetik 07 Flamingo puderrouge is also done. My home-blended Alima Pure/Silk Naturals Foundation Powder is such a great colour this time I hope I can do as well next time! 27. a) is now Silk Naturals Exposed, a fab soft crease colour for me. 39 Lancome Hypnose Drama, Black is almost done. I'm dragging it out as isn't it something to actually finish a mascara?
    • Nikka1
      It's great fun watching this, but not being in the US, it isn't very practical to join. I am so gratified having the generous gifts from the last secret Santa I was in here. So many fabulous things to use and try. I've been using the blush I got for over a year and loving it: Alverde puderrouge Flamingo which I would have never thought to hunt down and try myself; Tarte cream (pencil) contour that was super convenient to apply. The box has similar benefits for finding neat new favourites. I hope you get an interested group at some point this year!
    • Nikka1
      I realize I haven't commented here and I have some products I love for this. I use Dermablend Cover Creme in two shades as part of my strategy (just a touch with a finger). "Smoke and mirrors" indeed! I use the lighter shade at the under-eye; the darker one covers redness elsewhere. Then I apply powder foundation to set. Silk Naturals Sleep in a Jar under eye concealer (powder) in Light Peach works wonders for setting and illuminating the area without settling too much in the skin.
    • Nikka1
      Hi Kate, Welcome! a bit late. I'm the same in that I haven't gotten up the determination to do a open up a blog and share a whole bunch more at this point, though I have lots of ideas and post fails and successes here and there, occasionally. It might be fun, but it also takes time and energy. Are you a happy makeup fan or a passionate collector with so many options that they can't all get finished? What is your passion(s) if the second? I have to admit nail polish and indie eye shadows are two of mine. It is a hobby for me, so I'm not desperately worried about it, but there is the no buy section I like to keep myself thinking about what I love vs need, and how to enjoy my makeup to the fullest. Sometimes it's good to find out that only with dedicated full work-week use can you hit pan on (but not finish) 10 shadows in a year. The Pan that Palette 2016 was great; we're just getting started this year. Without it, I realize I barely use eye shadow, so I want to do it again this year and having 8 months is OK. With over ten blushes, it's also handy to know it takes a full year to use one when I'm considering other beautiful blushes that just came out from 'x' brand and have an exciting bonus set with purchase.. I like to find out about new brands and what's worth trying. I was so thrilled with the beauty of things I've received from oh-so-generous prizes and swaps. I'd also like some company with a little casual nail challenge.
    • Nikka1
      Things to use for 2017: L’Oreal Dermablend Cover Creme, Chroma 2 1/8 Natural Beige 25N, 28 g L’Oreal Dermablend Cover Creme, Chroma 2 True Beige, 28 g L’Oreal Dermablend Cover Creme, Warm Ivory 10N, 28 g Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder Foundation - Cashmere 06, 10 g my home-blended Alima Pure/Silk Naturals Foundation Powder Alverde Naturkosmetik 07 Flamingo puderrouge I'm very close to finishing Silk Naturals Gemini blush Silk Naturals Forbidden blush Silk Naturals Guava blush Alima Pure Bronzer, Mauna Loa, 5 g Reload in Palette, position 1 Honeybee Gardens Risqué lipstick, 3.7 g Reload in Palette, #2 Wet ’N Wild Sugar Plum Fairy lipstick, 3.3 g Reload in Palette, #3 Silk Naturals Kisser Slicker Raindrops on Roses lipstick Reload in Palette, #4 Yves Rocher Beige moisturizing cream lipstick, 3.7 g Reload in Palette, #4.5 Silk Naturals Kisser Slicker Bitten lipstick Reload in Palette, #5 Honeybee Gardens Innuendo lipstick, 3.7 g Bite Beauty lipstick mini in Pepper Bite Beauty lipstick mini in Fig Bite Beauty lipstick mini in Honeycomb EOS lip balm #1 EOS lip balm #2 lip balm #3 MAC Eyeshadow x15 Warm Neutral Palette, 19.5 g [2 of 15 are panned; hit pan in 8 more] Catrice Chocolate Nudes 010 Choc’Let It Be eyeshadow palette, 6 g Reload of Chocolate Nudes Palette, position 1 ColourPop Girly super shock shadow, 2.1 g Reload of Chocolate Nudes Palette, position 2 ColourPop Get Lucky super shock shadow, 2.1 g TBD eye shadows MAC Fluidline eyeliner - Blacktrack, 3 g Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Black Ink Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, Sepia Ink Silk Naturals - Dark Auburn 2 g  MAC Brow Set - Beguile, 8 g full size Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel, Auburn 9 g full size Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper, Auburn Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! 24-hr setting gel Brow Shaper and Setter Benefit High Brow highlight & lift pencil Universal Benefit Conditioning Primer Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil 03 Lancome Hypnose Drama, Black, 0.135 oz Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara, Black Kirkland Signatures Daily Facial Towelettes, 30 (28 right now) Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF50 Ultra-Light Lotion, 40 mL I have a few more things to add. I'm close to finishing one blush, here from March 2016: and now:
    • Nikka1
      Here's the state of my MAC Blacktrack Fluidline eyeliner pot. I started this in January 2016. early May 2016: to early May 2017: I'll likely finish it this month. My next will be the Bobbi Brown equivalent. I have a brown and a black, but the brown is quite bland on me, so the black will get the most use.
    • Nikka1
      Hi! This topic was good for us in 2016, here it is for 2017. Post your goals for using makeup, pictures of what you plan to use this year, and how much you have used! It's like a (planned or unplanned) Project Pan for things other than your Pan That Palette eye shadow palette (eye shadow tracking here is also fair game).
    • Sharon_Elizabeth
      I completely agree with your statement. I don't think our sleep cycle or what we eat gets enough attention on how it can affect our skin.
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