PP50 update and weekends antics

Welcome to the weekend. Thank god it’s here, I have been pretty tired this week and hanging out for the weekend. In west Australia it is foundation day on monday so we get a bank holiday also.

This weekend looks to be busy. Already today I have met the girls for a walk and coffee, painted a spare room with the first coat, done laundry, got a few little jobs done and am now blogging and watching trash TV whilst the other half is watching the Aussie rules. Tonight we slap another coat of paint on before watching a film curled up and sleeping.

Also planned for the weekend is coffee at the markets, a bike ride, starting couch to 5k, painting more rooms tomorrow and then on monday I am finishing the spring clean I started last weekend. At the moment we are really on a push to try to get the renovating finished. It is a long road to getting it done and you don’t want to rush and not do it properly….. but sometimes it feels like it takes forever. I will post some photos as it is done.

Onto the project pan 50, I have used a couple of items but caved and bought one also. I was told that this is ok as it is an essential. Whilst I am happy to use what I have I do get hormonal spots each month and this cleanser had really sorted my skin so I wasn’t willing to not buy the cleanser which clears up my spots.

So I used up the conditioner that came with my hair dye, I used up my bi-facil eye makeup remover and would definitely buy this again, I also panned the pH isonex which just doesn’t work for my skin at all. It makes my skin feel stripped and dry.

This is my replacement skinstitut glycolic cleanser. This product seems to fix my spots, but because I have dry skin I cannot use this as my only cleanser as it dries me out.To try and combat this I have bought the items needed ( not sure if this counts) to make my own oil cleanser. In the theory of like dissolves like oil can be used to cleanse your skin. I feel like an oil cleanser to use at the end of the day may be soothing on my dry skin in this colder weather. I would love to make all my own skincare or use natural products it seems win win better for my face and wallet!

I have also been making soup today. Usually on a saturday I shop and get new fruit and veggies and with any left overs from the week before I make a soup which we can eat in the week orfreeze. I learned to make soup from my mum who was taught my a french chef and this is the basics.

First up in a large pan put oil and chopped onion on a low heat until they go clear. ps do you like the spatula? my house is full of union jack stuff my mum sends to remind me of my routes!

Then as I chop veg I add it in this has carrots and sweet potato and I add the stock powder or flavour ( I have used curry powder and veg stock powder) and coat all veg with it. Then I add the water (and lentils in this soup) cover and simmer until it is soft. I also added spinach leaves at the end the end and blend blend blend. Voila easy peasy and always tastes good.

What are you up to this weekend? what are your weekend habits?


Project Pan 50

A quick update on the project, this week has seen me doing relatively well. I was considering a clear out and feel like I would like to have a cleanse of clothes, accessories and also makeup and products in the future but as I have a big change in lifestyle coming up in the next few weeks I will resist until I know what I will use then. I am also resisting the clothes clean out as I will always want a spree after and I am hoping that I will get rid of clothes gradually as I loose weight and have a spree at goal!

So for now products which I have used up this week

I really liked this product. For me it was not exfoliating enough and I used a separate scrub. It contained no nasties, was organic and it cost less than a fiver from supermarkets. I am assuming that more expensive organic shower gels would last longer but I was happy with this and would re purchase. For now in the spirit of all things pan 50 like I am going to try to use some bar soaps in the shower. I do have quite a stash mainly because I don’t like them but I will try for now.

Also, forget shop my stash.. this week has been more like steal my stash as my mum, in the uk, requested some of my products. She actually asked me to buy her them but as I have a preference for other blushers at the moment and these were barely used I have passed them on. For reference I have slightly warmer skin tone to my mum and these products were a little to pink on my skin I prefer a peach.

The kit cheek and lip tint is so wearable. It is cheaper than benetint and I prefer this product. I find it slightly more wine coloured that the benetint and much easier for blending. It also lasts for ages. the other is a multi use stick from ELF I cannot remember the colour but I bought two and this one was more pink. I use the same stick in Persimmon often and find it works beautifully as a highlighter for your cheek bones.

Anyhow enjoy. I am off to shop my stash and continue panning! What have you panned this week?