Friday, 23 July 2010

Project 10 Pan Begins

Some of you may not know what 'Project 10 Pan' really is and to be perfectly honest, I'm not 100% sure myself.  But I'll give you a brief run down of what I think it is; the term was coined by the famous and lovely Lollipop26 and it's a promise (and struggle) to use up 10 beauty products you already have before continuing to buy anymore.  Get it? 

This simple yet affective method is a way to keep levels of products in the household to a certain level and it will force one to actually use the things they buy.  This way you will think twice about the things you buy in the future (if you manage to finish ten products) and you will save money because you are no longer allowed to spend whenever and where ever, anymore.  What I want to know is, how much are you allowed to buy when you finally reach pan on ten products?  Surely there is no point buying 20 more products afterwards?

Originally I was reluctant to participate in this project but I've decided that the amount I spend has no correlation to the amount I earn.  Nor does it correlate to the levels of 'need' I have for the product(s) in question.  The only thing that my spending level is parallel to is my incessant need for owning new things and the temporary comfort it gives me when I try something new.  This clearly isn't the way to go if I want to travel, buy my own flat, buy a new and faster car etc.

So Project 10 Pan is a small bid to say good bye to spontaneous and irrational purchases and hello to frugal living and smart spending.

This will be particularly difficult for the next few weeks as the summer sales continue.  Did you hear that River Island is having a online only 25% discount on SALE items?  Isn't that absolutely amazing?  But no, I shall resist.  Besides, I have so many 'things' it's unbelievable.  Soon, Clinique are sending over a new kit for me to try out (fingers crossed the mail man doesn't steal my stuff again) and so, there is apparently no need for new skin care.  The only thing that is difficult for me are nail polishes.  I'm not a collector of much in life but when it comes to nail polishes, ever shade of a colour can appeal to me at any time. This is dangerous stuff.


Currently I already have 73 nail polishes and that's not including the one or two I've managed to misplace.  Do I need that many pink nail polishes?  No.  But do I love them and want more?  Of course!  There is ALWAYS room for more; it just means going to Muji and buying another container to store them in.  See how this becomes a snow-ball effect?

So unfortunately haul posts will now be appearing less frequently; instead you shall be updated on my experience of Project 10 Pan and consequently find out what I'm really made of. 


Cherry x


mandy said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear how your Project 10 Pan goes :] It sounds so hard >__<

Get Gawjus! said...

good luck gurl, keep us updated!

Zxenarea said...

You can do it. I've got faith in you. Might need a little kick in da butt and a few reminders, but you can do it! :)

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~Lisa said...

LOL! Good luck! I know you can do it!

*Peonies and lilies* said...

Good luck! x

Ruth said...

Good Luck, I tried project ten pan but failed miserably >_<'
I really should start it again but I'm probably going to fail again.

I have way to many nail polishes though XD

Ann said...

Good luck! Keep fighting! =D

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