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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

Okay, here's my week's checkin.  This week I was using Tarte's Rising Star palette.

 palette 1 --rising star.JPG

I didn't take pictures of my looks,but I did experiment on the 4 days this week that I actually wore makeup.  I went with bronze, taupe, moss green and grey with blue in the crease, silver in the inner corner and the dark steel color smudged as a liner. That last one is different from what I would usually do but jellybean917 said it looked good and I should do it more. Smiley Happy. I also used the face side of the palette each day. I like it and think I'll keep it, when I was considering getting rid of it before this challenge .


Next up is my new Chanel palette. I might not use it tomorrow, however, since I need to drive my husband to work early and doubt I'll have time to put on makeup before I head out. 


And I have to admit, I have things to add to my list. I forgot I had the Stila Snow Angel palette. And I bought a new YSL quad yesterday at the outlet (and a Lancôme and a YSL lipstick). It's different from other things I have and I want to play with it right away. 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

By all means slip it your new palette into your number 2 spot Mafan!!! Smiley Wink I am glad that the challenge help you decide you wanted to keep your palette.  Proud of you for trying something different and getting out of your comfort zone!! YAY!!!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I'll probably slip it in at 3 or 4. I really need to try out that Chanel palette so that I can return it if I don't like it. It was far too expensive to just sit. And I need to move the Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons up, too, since I need to decide if the other one is something my mom would use; even if I like it she might not, and I want to know for myself, too

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I agree 100% that you can't just have Chanel lying around!! LOL Smiley Happy The lists are meant to be fluid so move things around to where you need them. Bon Bons.. I love it. I wish I had some bon bons!! LOL I think it's good that we are all getting some thing figured out! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

no pictures because i'm lazy, but today i used UD 24/7 liner in covet and dayglo from the esperanza palette Smiley Happy if i get motivated i may take a picture. but... meh Smiley Wink 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Hope your having fun with it Jaime! Smiley Wink

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

i definitely am! i am really loving it Smiley Very Happy 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Your lucky you started out with something super fun like Esperanza! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Bombshell and Mafan, I think the idea of a traveling palette box is wonderful! I would participate! But I find it very hard to let go of my things.  Which is why I haven't been able to participate in a TSB yet...haha.  Even if I can't/don't use them, I still LOVE them Smiley Happy  Does that make me a hoarder???

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Me too!  I have only a few palettes compared to others. I am very picky and very conservative in my shades. I chose each palette for a specific reason and hopefully after using them through this challenge I'll come to love them even more. It might be an obsession! precious palettes!  

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I do the same thing. I have the Vice 2 palette and I recognize the fact that I'll never use it but I just have to keep it because it's beautiful! hahaha I think we may be a closet-hoarder. Shhh don't tell anyone Smiley Wink

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Whhhhhaaattt? Why not? The Vice 2 is so pretty! Use it!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

It's great to see so many people getting involved in this.  I'm looking forward to hearing how it works for everyone.  It's terrible -- I feel a bit sick to my stomach with the count of my palettes (although some of GWP and small, including a couple I took out of a TSB).  So I'm really looking forward to either discovering treasures that I didn't know I have or getting things down to a number that I will use.  And if things are really dupes, then finding a loving new home with someone who might not have what I have.


This is so great that I'm thinking of trying to start plans for some of my other items.  I have put myself on a reasonably strict nail polish diet, so I definitely need a plan to use things I haven't used before.  And after buying several lip sets at the end of last year I need a plan to evaluate/use/trade things from those sets so that they stop sitting in boxes unopened.


Now tomorrow I need to do something with the colors in my palette that I wouldn't usually wear.  After all, if I'm really going to do a fairly neutral look all the time, I can really manage that with a subset of the palettes that I have, I think.  Taupe may not be the same in each palette, but I'm pretty sure I don't need 49 versions of it!  (No, there isn't really a taupe shadow in each one.  It's just that no matter which palette I pick, I always go neutral.  I need to see what other colors I might feel like I can actually wear.)

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I agree. I wear browns and warm greens, a very neutral, conservative look. So, the question many browns do I really need?!!! I specifically bought the Stila In The Moment palette because it has browns and plums. Plums/purples are supposed to bring out my brown eyes. I've just never been confident enough to wear them...until now.  This is a great idea to hold myself accountable. But you're right, if I'm only going to wear the browns and greens of every palette, I've defeated the purpose!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I've got In the Moment up for week 3, I think.  I almost always wear browns and purples, but mostly plummy purples.  (I have used In the Moment more than once, however, and it was one of the select palettes sitting on my counter before this challenge.) I've been being bold and branching to golds and bronzes, how daring. I tend to shy away from the greens so that's probably what I'll try next in this palette


(If I say Unzipped is one of my favorite palettes you'll see how conservative my choices usually are.)

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I loooooooove Unzipped!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I have been trying to do this lately but keep switching it up. I do not have nearly as many as the rest of you though. And all of mine are really from the last year or so.  


I have:

UD Naked 1

UD Naked 3

UD Vice 2

Too Faced A few of my favorite things

Lorac Behind the Scenes I think??  Its a purple palette


But I have about 100+ bare minerals loose shadows.  I've stopped using them as much since beginning my palette collection. Maybe I should commit to using those again for a while.  

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

LOVE A Few of My Favorite Things!!! The names are so fun! A little bummed that it's #20 on my list... I should've went by alphabetical order. LOL 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I told you!! LOL

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Several of the girls are committing to using their singles! If you wanted to group them into trios or looks you could add them to your list. Totally up to you! The idea is to get use out of all the things we have been neglecting! Smiley Happy Happy to have you parading with us! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Okay so since I got lazy and didn't want to alphabetize, I went to random dot org and had a number sequence generated that corresponds to my numbered palettes. This is the weekly order of my palettes:


1. Tarte Carried Away  1/13- 1/17 Loved playing around with this all week! So much versatility. It's a keeper for sure! 

2. Too Faced Boudoir Eyes 1/20- 1/24 Keeping around for when I want more natural and/or sultry looks. Lots of great shades with great textures and scandalous names! My faves are Lap Dance and French Tickler...Haha!

3. Stila Artful Eyes Vol. II 1/27- 1/31 Keeping because its got all the basics covered for travel. Small, thin packaging makes it easy to take along anywhere.

4. Stila Artful Eyes Vol. III (I promise the random generator did that!)

5. Lorac Pro

6. ELF 32- For the Party

7. Sonia Kashuk Jewel of an Eye

8. UD Naked 1

9. Coastal Scents Warm Palette

10. UD Naked 3

11. Lorac Little Black Palette

12. Too Faced Natural at Night

13. WnW Blue Had Me at Hello 

14. Stila Artful Eyes Vol. I

15. Stila Modernist

16. Lorac Unzipped

17. Lorac Dazzling Dozen

18. Too Faced Chocolate Bar

19. ELF 100

20. Smashbox Wondervision- Cosmic

21. Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things

22. Too Faced Pretty Rebel

23. Smashbox Wondervision- Flash

24. UD Ammo

25. WnW Comfort Zone

26. Stila The Minimalist

27. UD Dangerous

28. WnW Petal Pusher

29. NYX Gelato for Two

30. UD Deluxe Shadow Box

31. NYX Bellini Kiss

32. UD Naked 2

33. Too Faced Sweet Indulgence

34. Stila Impressionist

35. Smashbox Wondervision-Mega Palette

36. Sephora Desert Sunset

37. ELF Little Black Beauty Book

38. Smashbox Wondervision- Sparks

39. Sephora Pro Lesson- Brown Eyes

40. Tarte- The Tarte of Giving


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