Patrick & I moved into our apartment a year and a half ago. Back then, it was so fresh and new and exciting, so of course, I wrote a post showing it off! I loved the way it looked back then, but we knew there were some changes to make. We’ve slowly made it feel how we want, with more elements of our style and some DIY projects to get it here. If you want to see what the space looked like before, there’s a post here from September 2015. My oh my, how it’s changed since then!

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I’ve been on a bit of a Pacifica Beauty bender and recently decided to pick up the Pacifica Solar Complete Color Mineral Palette. My Pacifica collection is definitely growing – I’ve been coveting everything by the brand! From their quality, to their ethics, I am behind everything they have to offer, and this palette is no exception!

This palette does it all

With 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 1 bronzer and 3 cream highlighters, this palette has got all the essentials to create a full faced look. The colour palette evokes spring/summer perfectly! The shade selection is very complimentary, even with the addition of gold and blue. It’s easy to create a full-faced, cohesive look because all these elements pair so well together. I’ve been mixing up the way to use these elements and have found they perform well no matter the context. Bonus points! Both the blush (Flushed) and bronzer (Bronzed) make a gorgeous all-over lid shades for a single shadow look! The eyeshadow Glow is an unreal highlight on the top of the cheek bones! And all of the highlighters make gorgeous lip toppers in place of gloss. Talk about multi-use! This palette really does it all!

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You may know that I like to share my current favourites from time to time! However, I realized I hadn’t posted a Loving Lately round up for over a year… So I figured it’s time to let you guys know what I’m currently loving. There’s a mix of makeup and lifestyle items that I can’t get enough of at the moment, so let’s just jump on in!

My current faves

For my first “Loving Lately” post in over a year, this round up may seem quite boring. I’ve been wearing very tonal, easy makeup most days and relaxing as much as I possibly can in downtime.  I haven’t been feeling well, and so I’ve been working from home a lot, so haven’t been wearing much makeup. But I have been really loving these items I’ve found myself reaching for the most.

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The essence Shape & Shadows Eye Contouring Palette* contains all of your eye and brow essentials! With 6 products and a double ended brush, there really is everything you need to create a variety of eye looks. I love multi-use products, especially when they are packaged up into a small palette (with a mirror!) that’s perfect for travel. And for just $9.99 you really can’t go wrong with a palette like this!

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After watching too many project pan videos on YouTube over the last few months, I’ve decided to start the project myself! I’ve set a pretty steep goal for myself. And I’m nearly 3 months too late to the project! But oh well, it’s going to be a challenge, and I’m up for it! The goal is to finish (or get more use out of) 17 products by the end of 2017!

Why project pan?

I clean out and purge from my collection seasonally, but my collection is a fair size, so items don’t get used up. Makeup unfortunately expires. And I’ve had to throw a lot of things out in the past because they get forgotten about. I also have gone to purchasing cruelty free about 6 months ago, so a few non-cruelty free products still remain in my collection for various reasons. So I want to use up the last of the products that are by brands that test on animals and I want to finishing up some older items in my collection. I rounded up 17 things to use more in 2017, I’ll track my progress and hopefully there will be 17 empties to show off in early 2018! That’s hopeful, but I really wanted to challenge myself.

The products to pan

I posted an intro video to the project on YouTube so you can see me chat about these products in a little more.

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