Two Years of Project Pan

I started doing Project Pan around the same time that I started this blog, not because I started the blog, but because I moved, pretty far, twice in three months and was seriously disturbed by how much space all of my products took up in my move. And how many products I had that I … Continue reading Two Years of Project Pan

December Empties: The End

Okay, that's a bit dramatic, but this is the last monthly empties post. I do have to say that it is already feeling very freeing to not have to keep my empty containers. I just clean them out and dispose of them according to my municipality's recycling instructions. It feels weird that it feels so … Continue reading December Empties: The End

October Empties

This was a month of a slight pivot back to lower waste hygiene products. Which felt good to be back to my normal routine. Also, in September I actually made use of the fact that I've been holding on to my empty containers for the whole year and used some of the smaller ones to … Continue reading October Empties

September Empties

If I have noticed anything writing these posts it's that I follow a cycle, extreme waste reduction to hyperconsumption to feeling guilty about spending so much on beauty products and consuming so much plastic packaging, to not buying anything and then it starts again. And I am definitely in a not buying anything phase, even … Continue reading September Empties

August Empties & Expireds

This month is a little different, I went to use one of my favorite lipsticks early on in the month (or maybe in late July), and was appalled by the stench coming from it. And it, not quite burned, but it definitely tingled on my lips when I had it on and it doesn't normally … Continue reading August Empties & Expireds

June Empties

After a few months of really hefty empties posts it feels very nice to have a slightly more normal level of empties this month. I also am slightly annoyed with myself because three of these empties are because I can't resist samples/trial sizes, particularly the Ouai samples because I requested them, whereas I didn't even … Continue reading June Empties

May Empties

I've been on a bit more of a buying moment lately than a use up moment, and I have been using what I buy so I have no guilt about it, but I need to put a freeze on the buying and really lean back into the Project Pan and get some stuff used up. … Continue reading May Empties

April Empties

There was definitely a net gain when it comes to beauty products, skin care, and stuff in general this month. It was needed, my clothes were in rough shape, I couldn't do a full face of make up because I literally didn't have the products (and by full face I mean a full face of … Continue reading April Empties