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


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Alright!  I'm in!  My rules will be a bit different.  I am going to use a different palette each day until I get though them all and decide from there what I wish to do next.    This list includes not just eyeshadow palettes but maybe a couple face palettes as well.  I have palettes coming in the mail that I will want to bump ahead on the list and I will so I am deciding as long as I don't repeat I will just choose randomly from the list til they're all used up.


Day 1:  KVD star studded eyeshadow book

DAY2:  KVDspellbinding eyeshadow book

DAY3:  UD vice 3 palette

DAY4:  Too faced everything nice palette 

DAY5:  Too Faced joy to the girls 

DAY6:  hello kitty 40th anniversary pop up party palette

DAY7:  UD Alice in wonderland palette

DAY8:  UD vice 2 palette

DAY9:  UD feminine palette

DAY10: UD naked on the go palette

DAY11: KVD innerstellar 

DAY12: KVD chrysalis

DAY13: KVD monarch

DAY14: UD naked

DAY15: UD naked2

DAY16: UD naked3

DAY17: Too Faced the return of sexy

DAY18: Too Faced bonjour soleil

DAY19: Too Faced chocolate bar 

DAY20: Too Faced semi sweet chicolate bar

DAY21: Too Faced pretty rebel

DAY22: UD electric 

DAY23: Smashbox full exposure

DAY24: Tarte Amazonian escape 

DAY25: Tarte be mattenificant

DAY26: Tarte tartlette

DAY27: jill Stuart first wink

DAY28: Jill Stuart calm glance

DAY29: YSL couture palette 9

DAY30: shiseido maquillage rs721

DAY31: shiseido maquillage pk 363

DAY32: MajolicaMajorica br355

DAY33: too faced cat eyes  

DAY34: too faced bonjour summer

DAY35: too faced natural eyes

DAY36: too faced boudoir eyes

DAY37: Tarte coral crush

DAY38: Tarte rainforest after dark

DAY39: UD pulp fiction

DAY40: KVD Esperanza 

DAY41: Tarte golden days and sultry nights

DAY42: KVD Beethoven 

DAY43: Stila garden of glamour

DAY44: sephora in the tropics moon shadow

DAY45: Divergent erudite eye palette

DAY46: Divergent dauntless eye palette

DAY47: Divergent abnegation eye palette

DAY48: Marc Jacobs the siren

DAY49: Sephora +Pantone elemental energy

DAY50: Sephora colour my world 

DAY51: Sephora +Pantone radiant orchid

DAY52: Sephora +Pantone precious metals 

DaY53: Sephora +Pantone shades of nature





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I broke down!!!! I've been in Texas for almost 3 weeks now and the only two palettes that I brought besides the drugstore Z-palette I made was some Avon one from a long time ago and my Naked Basics. I decided that I was going to try to spend the next 3 months using down the Avon palette and see if I could use it up in between playing with all those random drugstore quads and trios I depotted. Well A few days ago I broke down and made an order. I was so close to becoming Rouge and I just couldn't stand it anymore. I got 3 new palettes....


I just can't seem to stop the addiction! Next up? Tarte Be MATTEnificent and NARSissist. I'm on a no buy for March patiently awaiting Chic week. I'm gonna go nuts!


Lorac Pro to Go ( I have Lorac Pro, and found this one in the sale section so I had to grab it).







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Aw, this time frame was around when the palette hoarding collecting started. 

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Calamity Jane & Killahbabe, these wings are for you ! Xoxo it is improving slightly! image.jpg

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Those wings are better than Kotex's.


You look fabulous darling! 

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Lol really Nix??? Haha those are some pretty good wings then!

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naked this week.. and well you all know what happened on that one day. snow got the best of me 

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You always amaze me, calamityjane! Absolutely stunning! What brow product do you use? Also, do you remember what colors you used to achieve these looks? I need you to come over and do my makeup! Smiley Wink Heart

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Brow wiz and dipbrow.  You can see in the bottom left how i didn't get them filled in well with the wiz. 

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I've been looking at dipbrow! But, when I was at Sephora the other day, the colors didn't look like they would be right for my coloring. The SA told me to wait until later this year because more colors are being released. So, I guess that I just have to wait... Smiley Sad

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I'm waiting too....

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What shades did you use?? I think I want to do something like this tonight

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HHmmm let's see, top left was half baked. bottom left was virgin and Buck. bottom right was sidecar, and the brown shimmer from the anarchy case.  can't remember top right. I sorta mused them all around. 

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I just realized these were four different looks, I thought the difference in shades was because of the lighting haha. These are all lovely though, I really love a well executed neutral eye.

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calamity, are those your real lasehes? if so, what mascara do you use? they look so perfect.

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Well daily it changes,  I always curl and prime them but I change mascara s all the time. Monday it's was bombies full and soft...Tuesday's was maybellin e falsies, i think the other were Armani eyes to kill. Snow week messed me all up.  Smiley Happy 

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How do you &%#@*^% do it? You sure you're not cribbing these from a magazine? Smiley Happy


Love it... your eyes are stunning!

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 that would be easier! 

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I love the gold one CJ! 


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Gracias dahhling,...