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

 

ladymeag

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To be fair, I've always kind of been an organizational person but I was tetris-ing into a train case until my 30s. :smileyhappy: 

Palettes I turn to the most:
Daytime: Tom Ford Nude Dip or Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate
Night: Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel or Naked 3
Headed out to a show/dancing: Kat Von D Sinner or Sugarpill Cold Chemistry
Anytime I'm feeling the color - Sugarpill all the way. 

I'd say the one I reach for the least is NARissist. 

ballerinagrl

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Just invested in TF Nude Dip and UD naked 3 based on your feedback :smileyhappy:

ballerinagrl

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Ah, seeing this I am seriously thinking maybe after the holidays when the new collections come out it is time to invest in eye palettes from Tom Ford and Charlotte Tilbury. I already use other products from both brands, but never found the perfect eye quad this fall ...

ladymeag

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PalettesOpen.jpg
Open. Sorry for the glare - mirrors are hard. 

ballerinagrl

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OMG ...

ladymeag

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PalettesClosed.jpg
Closed. (Minus Ammo and Naked Basics - those are in my gym bag, sorry. 

 

ballerinagrl

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Wow. Simply wow.

heartsmyface

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Ahhhhhg!   You are so organized to have an inventory sheet.  My hubby mentioned I should make one and take pictures for insurance purposes.  It's not a terrible idea but sounds like a lot of work.  One bored day I probably will follow your good example.

ladymeag

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It took less time to generate than I thought it would - I did it in an evening and it includes all of  my nail polish (113 bottles,) all of my perfume (54 scents,) and all of my lipstick (80 - I didn't realize I was at an even number!) which all took considerably more time than all of the various stuff in my Alex drawers. The nice thing is that mine is in a Google Sheet (in Google Drive) which I can export to other formats but is always available via my phone so that I don't forget what I have when I'm shopping - no more picking up the wrong brush since I'm already at the MAC counter, I know what's in my stash at home in addition to what's on my wishlist! :smileyhappy: 

Rhiannon1419

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I'm a newbie so I don't have a whole lot, nor do I have anything particularly impressive. But here's what I have! Also, I have two Sephora Pantone palettes on the way; Elemental and Day Break (I know I'm late to the game but I saw the Elemental palette in a TSB thread and fell in love. Had to snag it up while it was available!) And I ordered the Vanity Affair box from Birchbox and there is a MAKE palette in there as well. image.jpg

ballerinagrl

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This is a decent sized collection if you're new to this, and don't worry, it will grow :smileywink:

heartsmyface

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Looks like a fair sized stash to me:smileyhappy:.  I honestly can say I don't need so many palettes but they're fun to have on hand.

SydBristow

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As my own obsession interest in makeup has grown I have decided that only can answer the question for myself if I have "too much." For me, makeup is an art, and I hardly think anyone would tell a painter they have too many paints or too many brushes. Part of the joy of it is having a selection to choose from to be able to do my makeup how I wish to on any given day. I work hard in my life and don't do much else for myself, so I am ok with it. :smileyhappy:

 

if I find I am not using something or have lost interest, I do try to find it a new home. Makeup is perishable over time. That's why I love the trade threads and TSBs, etc. 

 

I don't hide makeup from the hubby but I wouldn't let him give me a hard time for it either. He has like 18 different kinds of hammers - he recently ordered one that was about $100. I asked him how it was different from the other 17 in the toolbox drawer of hammers. While my eyes did glaze over rather quickly and my mind drifted to other matters, such as what might be The Perfect color orange for a lipstick, I did get from the conversation that the particular hammer would do something unique that the others could not. I further inquired how often he might use it, which I learned was rather rarely, but when he needed it, it was the right tool for the job. Sound familiar? :smileyhappy:

ballerinagrl

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My husband just doesn't get that he spends the same as me each month but on different things ... I've given up pointing it out ...

heatherbee

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My husband doesn't say anything about my makeup collection because as much as he thinks I have a makeup problem, I think he has a sports problem.  Do there REALLY need to be THAT many sports channels?  To him, yes.  Do I REALLy need more makeup?  Of course!

heatherbee

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All those games make him happy.  All my goodies make me happy.  So how can we call them silly?

notcreative

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You are always so eloquent, Syd.  I love your perspective and think it is very healthy.  I personally feel that I could never have too much (sure we all secretly feel that way).  I like the hammer analogy, because my husband does tease me about my collection but he has plenty of things he spends money on.  It certainly isn't hammers, because he does not really know how to use one, but he spends plenty nonetheless.  

heartsmyface

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amen!!!!

Rhiannon1419

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Thank you for putting this into perspective. I have purchased A LOT of makeup over the last year. I didn't start playing around with makeup until about 7-8 months ago. The hubby is always asking me how much money I am spending, why I need this, why I need that, etc. 

The way I look at it, makeup is something that I enjoy. I have a 4 (almost 5) year-old son with special needs (Autism). For a long time I did nothing but work and try to get my son the help he needs. We were in speech therapy 2x/week (still are) and we had a behavior specialist and mental health specialist come into our home to observe and kind of guide us through dealing with some of the behavioral problems we were experiencing. For a long time I couldn't leave the house with my son. We couldn't take him to the store, to a restaurant or anywhere else because he would become so overwhelmed and over-stimulated that he would act out (yell, scream, hit, kick) the entire time. The specialist that we had in our home helped us get through those times.  

My son has come leaps and bounds in the last 6 months. He is almost fully conversational which is a HUGE relief for me. We spent so long communicating with pictures on "choice boards". And now that my son's verbal and communicative skills have improved, so has his behavior. He is less frustrated and acts out less frequently now that he can communicate his needs. SUCH a relief!

I've spent the last 4 (almost 5) years trying my hardest to get my son involved in every service possible. I was focusing so much on my son that I forgot about myself. Now that my son has come leaps and bounds and is continuously improving, I have more time to focus on myself. Enter makeup and skin care. =0) 

I feel guilty for making purchases when my husband asks me about them. My husband is ALWAYS buying tools for work and bullets so that he can go to the gun range in his free time. I've tried to explain the importance of makeup and skin care (to me) and he just doesn't get it. So thank you for putting this into perspective.

Today I have a level of self confidence that I have never had. I know makeup isn't the only thing in the world that contributes to self esteem but I love being able to look in the mirror and think "**bleep**, I look pretty today!" or "Wow, my skin looks fabulous!" 

ballerinagrl

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What you have done for your son is incredible. You absolutely deserve to spoil yourself with makeup treats! I have High Functioning Asperger's now, but as a very young child, it was almost classic autism, except I always could talk to communicate too easily for this diagnosis. My mother gave up a lot to help me, and I can never thank her sufficiently, so I have so much respect for what you've done. Now my youngest daughter has ODD, so it's me dealing with this challenge, and though she improves year on year, it is exhausting at times, and immensely demoralizing. Makeup and skincare are my main treats to myself, too :smileyhappy:

Rhiannon1419

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Thank you so much! It's really awesome to hear that other moms are going through what I'm going through (or similar).

You, yourself, have Asperger's? I always worry about what my son's future will look like; in terms of getting married and having children. And even earlier than that, will he have friends in school? Will kids bully him or say mean things to him? Will he get to go to the prom? It's reassuring to see an adult who has had similar experiences go on to have a family and be succesful professionally - And if I'm not mistaken, from what I read in my thread about careers, you are VERY successful. 

I, too, have experience dealing with ODD - but in a professional setting rather than personal (when I was working with juvenile offenders in a correctional facility). It's very frustrating and both emotionally and physically draining. So kudos to you for working with your daughter 24/7 and it's great to hear that she's progressing! 

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