Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

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Hi. My name is Bombshell and I am an eye shadow-aholic. I love it. It makes me so happy. It is getting out of control. Upon counting only those palettes with 3+ shadows I have a total of 43. They each deserve love and attention. They all deserve their own 5 minutes (or days in the case) of fame. My Plan is this: One by one the Palattes shall parade through the open space on my vanity. Starting this Monday, each week I will use only one palette per work week (M-F) and cheat on the weekends. I will use them one by one until I have used them all for  5 day period. I will use them in alphabetical order. I have alphabetized my palettes and started with those that begin with #'s, lowest number to highest, and the A-Z. On Saturday and Sunday (depending on what CalamityJane comes up with) there might be a look or color of the day. In addition to the palette, single shadows and eyeliner may be used (Smiley Wink ) in addition to the weekly palette. All looks should mainly come from the palette of the week. This way I can be fair to all of my palettes & all of my older palettes that haven't quite gotten the appreciation they deserve will get some time in the sun. At the end of the week if I was successful I will write the date beside the palette on the list. If I can't get at least 5 days worth of looks from them it is likely time to put them in a TSB or give them to a friend that will love them.  I am hoping this will help me appreciate what I've got rather than constantly thinking I need something new. I am not promising not to buy any shadows in the almost year it will take me to complete this little journey. That is just not realistic.I will just have to use them on weekend cheat days.  I am hoping the experience will at least make me more grateful for all the wonderful things I have & save me some $! LOL This is about accountability. I invite any and all to join. Feel free to make up your own rules and reward system. Just post them here and I will support you in your efforts any way that I can. Not all of us will be able to follow the same rules but we can certainly all support one another! 


Courtesy of Mafan---New Rule* If you absolutely DO NOT like a palette, you have the option of setting it aside for a TSB/give away and moving on to the next palette on your list. No sense in wearing make up you don't like for 5 whole days!Make up is supposed to make us happy. 

 Courtesy of JaimeLove---New Rule* A holiday (including your birthday,anniversary or graduation) is an acceptable cheat day! (BRILLIANT)


My List

Week 1: 4 Magic-Lancome  1/17/14 Not keeping, got bored by day 3

Week 2: 4 Passion-Lancome 1/24/14 Depotting one shade and passing on the rest, which are almost new!!! 

Week 3: 10th Anniversary Palettes- Too Faced Quasi-keeper: keeping one blush, and 4 of the shadows. Donating the rest to a friends Z-palette. NOTE TO SELF: Must NOT depot before using! Just got so excited about my new toy!

Week 4: 10 Pan Shadow Palette- Stila.   Keeping- love it more than I knew!! 

Week 5: 15th Anniversary Palette- Urban Decay KEEPER!!!

Week 6:Admire Me Smashbox

Week 7: Adventure Palette-Tarte

Week 8: Be Bright-Too Faced

Week 9: Be Merry-Too Faced

Week10: Book of Shadows2- Urban Decay

Week11: Chocolate Bar-Too Faced

Week12: Cocktail Hour-Bare Minerals

Week13: Deluxe Shadow Box-Urban Decay

Week14: Do it Yourself (4) Tin-Urban Decay

Week15: ELF 100

Week16: Entice Me-Smashbox

Week17: Esperanza-KatVonD

Week18: Eye Couture - Tarte

Week19: Fabulous in Fiji-Stila

Week20: Flash-Smashbox

Week21: Impressionist Palette-Stila

Week22: Joy to the Girls-Too Faced

Week23: Kaleidoscope-Stila

Week24: Kiss-n-Tell- Smashbox

Week25: Lavender Grace - Lancome

Week26: Let it Snow- Stila

Week27: Life in Laguna-Stila

Week28: Masterclass 1- Smashbox

Week29: Masterclass 2- Smashbox

Week30: Minimalist Palette-Stila

Week31: Modernist Palette-Stila

Week32: Naked 3- Urban Decay

Week33: Pee-A-Bright-Eyes-Benefit

Week34: Smolder-Lorac

Week35: Spellbinding Book of Shadows-KatVonD

Week36: Star Child Odyssey- Tarina Tarintino (This should be an interesting week)

Week37: Sweet Romance-Lorac

Week38: Tarte of Giving-Tarte

Week39: Til Death do us Part-Tokidoki

Week40: Unzipped-Lorac

Week41: Urban Ammo-Urban Decay

Week42: Vegas-Tokidoki

Week43: Wizard of Oz (Glinda) -Urban Decay


I would really love to share this with some of you. It is always good to know that you are not alone. Please feel free to share insights and ideas. Here's crossing my fingers for a successful make-up adventure!! Smiley Happy 


Do you want to be a princess? Smiley Winkimage.jpgNikki's list: page 1, Glossyguru's & Amberangeline's list: pg. 3, Beethousand & scratch to void Pg. 4, IttyxBittyxMe, jaimelove, and Katie 241 p.6, Carolang & LadyMeag pg.7, CalamityJane & micheleran pg. 8, Mafan & Malday pg.10, warriorwitch pg.11, Nursecupcake pg. 22, Beethousand 27, ghkim pg 40, manniface pg.42, sparklekai pg. 42, siren princess pg. 55


Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

LOL! Nice Smiley Happy I love that palette too olaf Smiley Very Happy 

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Here is my day 3. I went withbpink and brown since those are the colors of my uniform today.  However with the light you cant really notice the pink flux in the shimmer eyeshadow. 

I am impressed I have kept up though!



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Love it, Jen!

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Perfect liner!

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Gorgeous, and your liner skills are A+

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They are! I give it an A+ as well! 

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Awww thank you calamity! I try! Smiley Wink

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gorgeous! which brushes do you use and what eyeliner is that?

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What I used for the lid was just an elf brush. Not sure what its called exactly. Its wide but short! Then for the crease I used a Real Techniques brush. It comes in the purple set and its fluffy with somewhat of a point. Then for the darker shade I used a MAC 217 brush.

so basically I use every kind of brush! Lol

as for the eyeliner I used the Sephora one (my favorite) but the high precision one. This tip is more of a brush and I only recommend this one if u have experience in using liquid liners!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

thanks! i thought you were going to say that you used all tom ford brushes or chikuhodo or something. everything looks so masterfully blended!

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Lol haha! Nope! None of those brushes cost more than $17!! the mac was the only one that cost that much, lol what i do is just pick up some eyeshadow, and blend, then add more, and so on. I dont put a lot at one time!  Idk if i made sense?

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that does make sense. i do love the mac 217 brush, despite all of my expensive brush purchases, i always find use for the 217. anyway, whatever technique you are using is working beautifully. can't wait to see your next eye look!

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Thank you! Tomorrow I will try something different! lets see!

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I agree, your blending looks great.  I am on perpetual search for a crease brush that isn't as big as what I have and isn't as stiff as the other that I got.  Yours look so perfect, and that's certainly not the look I've achieved today!

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This the type of beautiful, understated look that a neutral palette is all about Smiley Happy

PS- I recommend Deyore

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Lmfao! Hahaha! And Thank u for the compliment! This palette has a lot more to offer but i can't do it for work!  : but wait till the weekend! Wooo

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Looks beautiful!

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Thank you! I cant wait to see everything ur gonna do with your chocolate bar! I wish in could use darker colors for work or school cause I have other things I want to try!

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I love chocolate bar sooooo much!! Smiley Happy

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It's about time I do this!  I looove eyeshadows.  They are my favorite.  I have entirely too many and yet I always want more.  This is a brilliant idea. So ... here's my list (I used a random number generator):


Bobbi Brown Classic Eye
The Balm Nude Tude
Geek Chic True Blood
Bobbi Brown Pastel Shadow Options
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Bobbi Brown Uber Nude
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Palette
Shiro Hunger Games
The Balm Singles
Naked Basics
Random Singles--Sephora, Lorac, Darla
Lancome Taupe Craze
Naked 1
Clinique Come Heather
Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadows-Browns
Lancome Ruby Affair
Too Faced Bodour Eye
UD Anarchy
Lancome Lavender Grace
Naked 3
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate
Geek Chic Game of Thrones
Dior Stylish Move
UD Feminine
Stila Black Friday Set
Shiro Zelda
Dior Grege
Bobbi Brown Singles
UD Build My Own (Melt Palette)
Bobbi Brown Shadow Sticks
Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose
Naked 2
MAC Build My Own
UD Build My own (Rock Palette)
Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadows-Purples
Geek Chic Harry Potter
Too Faced Naked Eye
Dior Rosy Tan
Bobbi Brown Bobbi & Katie
Laura Mercier Artist's Palette 2013
Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude
Shiro Game of Thrones
Drugstore faves
Too Faced Glamour To Go
Drugstore non-faves


Note that I do have some on the list that aren't really palettes.  Some, like the Bobbi Brown Uber Nude only have 3 colors in them.  So for that week, I will use at least one of those colors every day but the colors will likely be used in combination with other things.  Also, some of them are more collections of similar type items (Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadows, for example).  Anyway, I'm so excited to get started with this!


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one of us, one of us