Would you consider this palette hoarding?

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I was at a friends last night and we ended up watching episode after episode of hoarders which was shocking and frightening at the same time. 

Today I read a comment asking to see my makeup collection so I pulled out my palettes out of their respective drawers for a photo and realized I have more than I thought. Also I realized how anxious I was about my hubby coming up and seeing how many I own. needless to say, they went back very quickly! 

I'm wondering if this is too many or if I'm just sitting pretty. I do use them all save for the nars ones. 

how many palettes do you own? do you use them all? image.jpg

 

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This isn't hoarding, just strategic stockpiling.  I would explain to new hubby that eyeshadow palettes are like toilet paper - one of those things a woman must be sure to never, never run out of.

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Strategic stockpiling! Putting that one in my memory bank! 

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Haha I love this!

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No girl you're fine! Palettes are totally worthy investments. (Although I do understand the husband anxiety lol)

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This seems like a great collection, not hoarding at all Smiley Happy  besides, palettes are awesome. I always feel you get more bang for your buck with them. 

 

 

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Haha, I think for you to ask that question here, you know what answer you want.  

 

I'm like you.  The Naked 1 opened my eyes to the world of high-end palettes.  It's my hobby and I use them everyday so it's worth it to me.  That's the main thing, but it's still awkward when my friends make comments.  

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that's why I like coming here. you guys understandSmiley Happy

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I know! I DO like enablers! 

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That's a beautiful collection! I'm even seeing some palettes that I own as well Smiley Very Happy

 

There's a difference between collecting and using and hoarding. This isn't hoarding. I watch the show hoarders too and those people collect trash---things that are expired, useless, broken, and dangerous because its been contaminated. I'm sure if I put all of my makeup together on the floor and took a picture, then did the same for skincare and fragrance that it would look like I have too much. But I use everything and I like to alternate my products and play with different looks. Anything I don't like I give away so I never keep things I know I wont use.

 

Different people collect different things. I like things that I have a use for---makeup you use and use up so its not money wasted.

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Search on Palette Parade and then go look at the lists and pictures.  Maybe even join in.  I haven't updated recently so I don't know how many others have recently either.  But I assure you that you will find people with lists who will make your collection look small in comparison. Smiley Happy  As long as you are using them and they aren't cluttering up your life, I think you're fine. Smiley Happy

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Not yet. I am going to need another storage unit soon though. 

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I'll have to go and count my palettes in the morning...

 

I really don't think this is bad though. I know to someone that doesn't wear makeup it would be a lot, but I feel like it's okay if you actually switch them out and get some use out of all of them.

I collect a lot of makeup, but frequently switch stuff out/give away things I don't like, so I don't think I have a problem.

As I always say, at least it's a healthy addiction Smiley Happy

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I'm actually Very curious about your stash! Mind snapping a pic while you're counting?  

...I think I would cry if someone told me I had to downsize my collection. 

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I HAVE been told to downsize.  It's not going to happen.  Makeup makes me happy.  And I every few days I go through my stash to find something I haven't worn in a few weeks, and it becomes new again Smiley Happy  My makeup doesn't hurt anyone.  If it starts getting stacked in the hallway like on those hoarder shows, then I might need to downsize Smiley Wink

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Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.  Smiley Happy 

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Hoarders have so much stuff that it gets in their way and interferes with their life.  This display is worthy of showing off!! I see palettes as keeping your colours ORGANIZED!! Look how neatly they stack up!! Imagine having all those individual shadows/pans scattered all over the place... see if your husband will complain then!! Don't worry girl, you are more than fine! Smiley Happy

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Oh I don't usually like single pots. i may have say nine of them? I forget to use them.

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Exactly!! You see how your palettes are useful and beneficial to your life?? haha Smiley Happy Keep on!

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Pretties!

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Your collection pic just made me swoon

 

I have several drawers full and probably only use about 3 of them regularly but I figure there are way worse things I could be addicted to...

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Right???? I HAVE been stalking palettes. Does stalking enter a different territory? 

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