My December 2016 goals

happy December!  Now that I’m done project Pan, I have to be honest with you – I’ve been feeling a little stressed and lot guilty about the pile of makeup that have been waiting to be photographed, tested, and reviewed. ever since the floodgates opened this year for makeup buying, I’ve been amassing so many new items, all the while making mental notes to review them on the blog. The entire 3 months I was doing project Pan, I kept eyeing the ever growing pile.

This was from January, just a mishmash of items.
So for the month of December, instead of jingle jangle ho ho ho Christmas themed posts, I’m going to play catch up on all the items I’ve been meaning to review! Here’s a sneaky peek at what will be coming up.

I’m going to try to do the reviews in chronological order, from when these products entered my stash. Going aaaaaall the way back to last December, we have:

Christmas gifts from 2015:

I haven’t even TOUCHED the bareMinerals The Regal wardrobe palette because I forgot I had it!

Then the Kiko items that I received as part of a swap A girl With Pink Cheeks:

All the chocolates are consumed, however.

Paul & Joe Beauté loot:

These are almost too cute to use… almost.

January Hauluary purchases:

But I did recently review that Burberry nail polish in Steel Grey!
Highlights of things to be reviewed: Burberry stuff (from Hudson’s Bay Haul), Korean cushion BB cream (from Korean beauty haul),  and Anna Sui tempting Sweets set (from Winners haul).

Remember those AliExpress items I got? I still haven’t reviewed the real techniques bold Metals set or the comparison between the RT sponge vs the knock-off version:

These are still waiting to be wash, even!

H&M beauty stuff:

I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed the eye shadows yet. I took pictures and everything – I just need to swatch and type out my thoughts. Doh!

MAC stuff, especially all those brushes I got:

Body shop stuff – I bought quite a few new things from TBS in the past 11 months, and I’ve been meaning to review them (some I’ve already taken photographs of, ages ago):

Of note: the Oils of Life Twin-Ball Facial Massager (hauled here), drops of youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask (from July), and Bronzer (from the makeup flash sale)

Avon stuff:

Especially that crazy mascara! I just recently pulled it out from the bottom of a basket – I’d forgotten about it.

Stuff I won from giveaways:

Remember I had a winning streak? I have used some of the items I won but have yet to review them, most notably the NYX contour palette (from Sandie’s Stash), Maybelline naked palette and Makeup revolution Redemption palette in iconic 2 (both from the Helpless Whilst Drying’s Favourites massive Giveaway Goodies!).  But I did review the Carli Bybel palette that I won from MyStyleInsideOut (*pats self on the back*)

May & June haulage:

I kind of lost my mind just before my Japan trip and bought the NYX Avant Pop palette (from the blogger meetup), Lancome Auda[City] in Paris Eyeshadow palette (from the impromptu Lancome haul) and BH Cosmetics palette (from Winners). SO many PALETTES, what came over me?

And of course, the epic Japanese makeup Haul:

So many pretties, and I’ve only tried a few items so far. *Hangs head* I’ll probably be reviewing these products well into 2018!

Birthday Haul stuff:

Specifically, I want to review the 2 CoverGirl TruNaked palettes, the Shu Uemura palette, and the Charlotte Tilbury items!

Mediterranean cruise Haul stuff:

The Pupa palette, the Korres stuff – all waiting patiently in a basket to be photographed before I can even think of using them!

Don’t even get me started on all the nail polishes I bought in 2016 (here, here, and here…) those will last me well into 2017 for swatching.

And I won’t mention the latest bit of hauling from the Sephora VIB sale and Black Friday… those will have to wait in line!

So you can see, I’ve got a lot of photographing, testing and swatching to do! I can’t promise I’ll get through these in December (it’s not humanly possible) but I will try to make a dent in the list. Were there any items that I hauled last year you were waiting for me to review, that you want me to prioritize? let me know in the comments!

Last year I did a super fun Blogmas collaboration with the Babes in Blogland, which consisted of Ingrid, Kaily (welcome back to the blogosphere, Kaily!), and Sharon – where we posted daily from December 1-25 with a Christmas related topic each day. I’ll link back to those posts in the month of December if you’re really needing your Christmas fix, mkay? Last year, on December 1st, the topic was “Red & Green“:

Where we show a makeup look using red and green stuff using items from our stash (check it out here):

Excuse me while I go photograph makeup for the next 3 days straight…

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