I have been participating in the beauty trend/social media challenge #projectpan, and I feel like it is time it’s over. It has taught me so much and I have gotten to the point where I am not spending money because “I don’t have something.” It was a combination of the book Spark Joy and the involvement of this social media challenge that made me change my mind regarding material items. It’s obvious, but it’s not easy.
Although one could project pan forever, I decided to end my series after a one-year accomplishment to move on to something else. I’ve had loads of fun connecting with people on the internet regarding this subject, so I wanted to leave on a good note as well with some tips I found helpful.
- Gather all same-type of items into different boxes (not large ones just small ones you can put in your closet or under your bathroom sink). This is a good visual inventory for you to have so you don’t feel the need to go buy more of the same product.
- Refrain from buying, even if it’s just another brand! Repeat after me until you sound like the nun from GOT: Refrain. Refrain. Refrain…
- Post and share away! Document your story on social media and look up the hashtags around you. Your profile is your accountability!
- Save the money you would normally buy in a visual jar so you can see how much money you actually have on the side.
These are my last three items: Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair (makes me look like I’m 18 lol), Nubian coconut and papaya deo (I have the same brand in another scent and I love the other one, but hate the ingredients in this one), and Suave heat protection, which I’ve probably had for like 4 years and the ingredients probably didn’t work anymore but I just had to make it work lol.
It’s been such a fun journey! I hope you have a clearer vanity and mind, and more money in your pocket!
I bid thee farewell, Project Pan!