Would you consider this palette hoarding?

heartsmyface

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

 

ballerinagrl

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I think I'm a good example of just how much can be achieved if you work at it. When I started kindergarten my lack of facial recognition ability was so dreadful that for 3 years I assumed I had new children in my class everyday. I assumed I had a new teacher everyday. It was a very surreal and confusing time. 

 

By grade school I had begun to recognize people due to strategies my mom taught me. I wasn't good at making friends, and my developmental delay was severe, so by the time I reached middle school the fact I was childish and enjoyed playing with dolls the other kids had abandoned long ago did not make me popular. 

 

I was also severely impacted by lack of coordination, and lack of spatial awareness, so by the time I was 6 I'd already broken my ankles 5 times just trying to run. Other kids tried to teach me, but my mom enrolling me in ballet and figure skating was solely responsible for the growth of my skills in these areas.

 

I also wasn't sure about the point of school. I loved learning, but no one told me my teachers were trying to impart knowledge I'd value, so until I was 16, I mostly ignored them and drew compulsively through every class. I was seen as super smart but weird. Again not the best formula for popularity, and it did bother me.

 

At 17, I started AP's and finally got the point of school. I graduated Harvard UG and Graduate schools, but had to spend 13 years taking driving lessons every week before my brain linked up in the ways I needed it to in order to enable me to pass the driving test, or to drive safely, which was more important.

 

While in college I competed on the varsity figure skating team. All those years of training had helped my movement issues tremendously, and my coordination, too. I made friends - real friends - for the first time, because loads of people were as nerdy as me.

 

I've felt like all my life, I keep challenging myself, and trying to get my brain to forge new links, and it kind of works. Of course, like all autistic people, I hate change, but I actually go out of my way to create change in my life, because my abilities keep improving in consequence. I've been doing this since my late twenties.

 

Based on my experiences, I don't think there's much limit to what children on the autistic spectrum can go on to accomplish, especially once they're using speech to communicate :smileyhappy:

jozkid

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Wow. That really gives me some insight into how my son's brain works sometimes. Even with all the reading I've done, I'm still not sure I really get what Asperger's is all about. I worry about him a lot. He's super smart with an incredible vocabulary. When they tested him in grade school he came close to having a genius IQ. Which is why it's so frustrating that he can speak like a college student and still forget to wipe after using the bathroom (hopefully not too graphic, folks!). Your post gives me a lot of hope for him. He does well in school and made honor roll this past term. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks!

ballerinagrl

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It's funny. I felt so exposed after posting the above, almost as though I'd posted a naked picture of myself online.

 

I guess I don't actually share the truth with too many people these days, but I wanted to give examples that would help you see that from being really severely debilitated by being on the spectrum as a child, it is entirely possible your son will grow and grow in abilities and understandings, until he is unrecognizable by the time he's in his mid-twenties. 

 

The one career no one who met me as a child or teenager would have ever thought me capable of was counseling, yet communication and empathy continually improve, and I've liked being able to buck the trend of the sort of careers those on the spectrum are assumed to mostly go into by forging a successful career in Clinical Psychology and Guidance Counseling :smileyhappy:

Rhiannon1419

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Thank you so much for sharing your story, ballerinagrl! =0)

jozkid

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Mothers in general give so much of themselves, often doing without. We always seem to put everyone before ourselves. I look at the makeup as something we deserve every now and then, not only to treat ourselves, but to give an often needed boost to self confidence and self esteem.

 

Also, so very glad to hear about your son. I know how frustrating that can be. One of my 11-year-old twins has Asperger's and guiding him can be quite challenging at times.

Rhiannon1419

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Thank you! It is definitely a challenge sometimes but totally worth it =0)

heartsmyface

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Oh my gosh, I know EXACTLY what you go through!  My 12 year old has autism and wasn't verbal until he was five!  I remember the choice boards with the little pictures and the Velcro backs:smileyhappy:. We were seeing so many specialists and therapists there was no time to do anything else!  Then things exploded and he just started babbling!  He's pretty reserved but will follow you around talking about the parts inside his phones if you make the slightest comment on them😂. He loves technology!  People give him their old broken phones and have been for years so he has quite the collection.  He now asks us to order special parts for them and restores them to their former glory.   We since discovered that a lot of our successful friends fall on the spectrum and he's going to thrive as an adult in the real world which has always been my number one fear for him (we're in the computer security realm) 

Anyways if you ever wanna talk pm me:smileyhappy:   And DO take care of yourself!!  

Rhiannon1419

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Thank you very much, heartsmyface. 

My kiddo loves technology too. He can navigate an iPad better than I can. He also has a thing for numbers - he can remember numbers like nobody's business! I have high hopes for him. =0)

heartsmyface

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. Tech is easier than people cause once you've learned how the system works it never changes and is predictable.  Whatever he chooses to get interested in I am certain he will become an expert in that field.  They say if you were to spend one hour a day reading about one topic that interests you you will become an expert.   He has long since surpassed me in knowledge about phones. It used to be meerkats when he was really small(which incidentally he was introduced to through Telus ads), and somewhere between here and there it was smoke detectors.  Oh how he the loves things that emit radiation!  

SydBristow

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Congratulations on your son's progress!  You sound like a devoted and loving family; it's exciting to hear the strides he's made! :smileyhappy:

 

I agree we should ALL have the opportunity to do things for ourselves, especially if it makes us feel good.

 

Regarding the costs at the range....ammo is super expensive!  I know one needs to keep up with practice as it's a perishable skill, however, unless he is reloading (using his discharged brass to refill at home with more bullets), ammo above 22 is not cheap.  Plinking several hundreds of rounds into a sand berm can hardly compare to, say, a beautiful eyeshadow palette that will provide happiness, joy, and beauty for several years.  :smileywink:  You are welcome to quote me, because I have done both.  :smileyvery-happy:  Not that I would judge someone who goes to the range, no more than I would want them to judge me for collecting pretties.  :smileyhappy:

 

Again, congrats on  your son's progress, as well as your own attention on your skincare and makeup that is providing you with more self esteem and happiness.  :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

Rhiannon1419

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Thank you so much! =0)

AnneMCC

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Aww, what a touching story about your son. I'm glad he is doing better and that you found a way to nurture yourself as a mom. I have four kids and none have special needs, but I've been mommying for 13 years and it is truly a difficult job. Makeup and skin care is my way of pampering myself a little bit, plus I enjoy it with my one dd (the rest are boys).

Rhiannon1419

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Thank you! Agreed on the pampering. I love me some "self pampering" time! =0)

notcreative

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I took these pictures a few days before I received my new precious, so I am just attaching that at the end.  I also took them for a different purpose than this thread, so sorry some pictures have singles.  If there are any palettes at all, AKA items with two or more shades of something, I am attaching it.

 

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ballerinagrl

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Wow! This is a super mega collection! :smileyhappy: Which do you find you turn to the most, and which the least?

notcreative

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I do not wear makeup often, so the truthful answer is I turn to nothing a lot.  I have so many things in those pictures that have never even been used once or have been used once or twice.  

 

Some of the items not pictured are the items I used most: like my brow pencil, brow gel, mascara, mascara primer and lip balms.

 

Of the items in the picture I use the most of: Juice Beauty CC cream (so natural looking), the Lancome Renergie foundation, the Lancome concealer and the Hourglass lighting palette (Dim Infusion only).

Rhiannon1419

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What's in the silver/gold palettes (the ones with white circles)?

notcreative

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Those are Elzabeth Arden palettes (8 shadows, a blush and a highlighter in each) from the 2014 Holiday Blockbuster.  They are pretty nice, too, so I am glad I was talked into buying them.  I got all of this stuff for $49.50.

 

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What they look like inside:

 

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meagboho

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Heehee my bad :smileywink:

notcreative

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You mean, you're good!

Rhiannon1419

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Oh wow! That's way better than the Estee Lauder blockbuster I bought. Did you have to purchase a fragrance (or something else) before you could purchase this?

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