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Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

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

This seems like a great idea! I don't own many palettes but they all get neglected equally haha. 


Here are mine:


1. Coastal Scents Revealed
2. Dior Jazz Club 002 Purple Jazz
3. Kat Von D Ladybird
4. Kat Von D True Love
5. Sephora Moroccan Sunrise
6. Smashbox Muse Artist Eye Palette 
7. Too Faced Natural Eye
8. Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland
9. Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
10. Urban Decay Get Baked
11. Urban Decay Naked Basics



These are quads/palettes with less than 4 shades so I probably won't be using these in the challenge:


1. Barbie <3 Stila Shoe Palette
2. Barbie <3 Stila Foxy Doll Palette
3. Stila Blanc Palette
4. Stila Indian Summer Charmed Palette
5. Stila Marrakesh quad


You can see that I don't buy palettes often considering how old a lot of these are lol.


EDIT: I think I will incorporate my quads/less than quads all into one week since there are five of them, that way I won't get stuck using the same three or four shadows for an entire week at a time!



Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Love UD's Alice in Wonderland! Can't beat the classics! Welcome Malday! We are happy to have you aboard! You are welcome to include any eye shadow you'd like to show more love! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

omg UD Get Baked... luckyyyyyy!!!


Can't wait to see your looks with that one. 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Checking in, I have a slightly different work schedule, so I'm not behind yet.

Prior to setting my palette schedule, I did pull a few that have a lot of dupes/didn't end up liking/company is no longer cruelty free/etc.  So I did narrow down my list.

I'm also going to use one neutral and one brighter palette(or Sugarpill singles, I have 1 quad and the rest as singles since the other quads sold out during the sale and I wasn't leaving empty handed) for a week.  There will be a couple exceptions, like Kat Von D Spellbinding, UD 15th Anniversary, Vice 1/2, etc.  They're big enough that they should have a week.  I also need to find a way to mix in my Sugarpill and Inglot loose shadows, I have a ton and they are beyond gorgeous, I just need to use them more!  If I run out of brighter palettes, I may divide them up into quads, but I'm not sure.  (I'd love suggestions on this!)

I work Tuesday through Saturdays, and I generally do not wear make up on Sundays or Mondays unless I'm doing something more than laundry and the grocery store.  

I think for this week, I'll start with Naked 3 and some Sugarpill, I can't decide which set yet.  

My exceptions/wild card will be if we're having a corporate visit, as they do prefer I go more neutral on those days and I'm trying to get a promotion kind of thing, basically they're opening a test market that greatly expands my position and gives me more responsibility, ability to work with the prestige department, assist in planning events, etc.  It's a big deal and I really hope it pans out.  My salon manager and district manager think they'd be crazy not to give it to me, DM told my mom she needed about 11 more of me, and the regional vp of salons sounded interested in having me try it, so we shall see.  


As far as posting goes, I may just instagram each day, and do a weekly post here?  I'll pm my instagram name if anyone wants.  

Again, I'm totally open to suggestions if anyone has them!  

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Also, until my no buy ends in February, I'm using Naked Basics every day as it has my brow filler color.  FYI.


Thank you @bombshell30 for putting this into action!  I'm glad to have someone to hold myself accountable to!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

You're very welcome dear. Looks like you have an excellent plan in place! We will be crossing our fingers for your big promotion!!!! Smiley Happy Knock 'em dead!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Calamity - I LOVE the one on the bottom left.  I just cannot get away with wearing fun stuff like that to work though Smiley Sad 




Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Maybe you could sneak in a colored eyeliner Smiley Happy 

*evil laugh*  

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Neither can I, but I save it for weekends!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I didn't want to fail to check in, but my real end of week will be Sunday. I worked at home yesterday and today and didn't put on any makeup at all. I'm going out tomorrow,however, so I will use my palette again then. 


So far I'm undecided about keeping it. I really like the face side of it. The neutrals I used were nice but not unique. But the shadows did wear really well. I used the green on Wednesday and it's very neutral, too. 


My real question is whether I can make myself use the other half of the palette. That's the part that is more unique for me. 


Further reports later this week. 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Which palette are you using? I'm feeling similarly ambivalent about a KVD Ludwig.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

That's what this is all about Mafan- figuring out if we really love it, or if we just like the idea of it! If it works for us, or if we just want it to work for us. I am excited to hear what you decide! "Why not go out on a limb? That's where all the fruit is..." (Mark Twain) Smiley Wink

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Sorry I missed the check in last night, my internet was down Smiley Sad but after a week of using my Stila + Bp palette, I still don't know how I feel about it. I didn't like it at first, but now I don't even know what to do with it



Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Hey Glossyguru!!! Smiley Happy Proud of you! You don't have to check in on Friday nights, Saturday mornings are fine! I'm sorry you still aren't sure how you feel about your palette.I'm not sure what you mean by "I'm not sure what to do with it" Do you mean get rid of it, or create more looks with it?  If it doesn't make you feel beautiful and happy I say find it a new home. If there is anything this project is making me realize it's that our make up is an extension of who we are and it should at the VERY LEAST make us feel happy & beautiful! Smiley Happy Nosense in letting it take up space if it doesn't do both. I know you can't traveling box with us but do you maybe have a friend who would be over the moon to have it? Perhaps a one-on-one trade? If you meant the latter, we can put out a RED ALERT: Does anyone out there have BP+STILA palette like this one and just love it? Our sweet Glossyguru wants some new and different ways to work it! Smiley Wink At least it's a cheat day today and you can whatever colors you want! Praise the Lord!!!! Smiley Very Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

It's just a very mixed palette for me. I got it because of the purple shade called boho, which ended up looking like a bruise on my eye. All of the other colors are duplicates of stuff I already have. I would relocate it, but it has the Kitten Face Highlighter in it, which I love so... I don't know...

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

so who are you going to cheat with today?

haha I picked laura mercier, and slathered my lids in African violet. 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

*claps hands together & bounces up and down in manner of small child* Boudoir eyes!!! Smiley Happy I can't wait!!! As soon as I get back from yoga I am getting painted up like a princess!! LOL ooooooooooo African I need that Calamity? Sounds like maybe I might need that......... Smiley Wink

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Yes Smiley Happy 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Is it too late to get in on this Smiley Very Happy I've been thinking I need to try to use my palettes more and this is just the sort of thing to get me back in to it.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

It's never too late! Just make yourself a list and start now! :-)

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

StraightRhodes, we would love for you to join us!!! We are all going to finish at different times so it doesn't matter when you start  Smiley Happy Just post your list and cross them off as you go! Feel free to check in as you need and let us know how you are doing. It's kind of a support/inspiration group! Welcome aboard! Smiley Happy 

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