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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

You are very welcome MissKatie723! Smiley Very Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

@Malday & Shortstuff: Gorgeous does not begin to describe! Thanks for sharing! xoxo


Shortstuff, I miss my spellbinding!! I wish I hadn't gone in alphabetical order! I will have to get my fix vicariously through you until this weekend! Bring on the cheat days LOL Smiley Very Happy


PS- Now I NEED revolution lipstick in shame! Shortstuff is that what you are wearing in your pic as well?

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I'm going with Vice 2 this week.  I used the only neutrals in there today…haha.  I'll be more adventurous tomorrow. 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I can't decide…Vice 2 or Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things next????  hmmmmmm  (So I confess, I could never make a firm list because I have trouble committing)

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I just want to say I am super proud of all you girls who stuck with it this week. I can't lie- I sort of wanted to quit around day 3- so I know this can be harder than it sounds (some weeks more than others)! I knew you could do it!!!cat congrats.jpg

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Off topic- I really hate being on a computer without Chrome because I can't directly reply to anyone using explorer Smiley Tongue

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Katie, I am so proud of you!!!! That is great news! A few of my Favorite things should be a breeze! You can do it! great job.jpg

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

MicheleRan, I am so sorry to hear that you were sick! I hope you are feeling 100% soon! get well.jpg

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Well I haven't been using my palette since I did my makeup on Monday because I've had the worst cold, complete with runny/watery eyes so I skipped makeup all week. I'm FINALLY feeling slightly human today, so I'm going to be ready for next week!


I don't have very many palettes (um... only 4) so I'll be repeating mine anyway. Smiley Happy



Looks like everyone else is doing great! I love to see what you all come up with.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

So far, so good.  Been taking photos and staying on track with palette/singles use.  I'll post an update Saturday night or Sunday with photos.  Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Day two wearing shadow... success Smiley Very Happy

I don't think so for tomorrow though 0.0 I have to be at a class for work at 7 and it's a two hour bus ride e.e....

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

It's totally up to you guys! Smiley Happy Just do whatever is easiest for ya'll!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Jaimelove, you can count a duo if you want, and trios certainly count! Count any eye shadow that you want to give more love !!! xoxo Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

hey, so i totally realized- i have two other palettes! i have an estee lauder palette and the popbeauty trio that came in my ipsy bag last month Smiley Happy so with the two that i have coming that takes me up to seven! (two of them are only trios, though, so they may not count) plus if my "employer" stops slacking on paying me, i plan on purchasing an 8th Smiley Happy 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

@mafan perhaps link each new thread to this one so the lists do not get lost? I feel like posting a Week 1, Week 2, etc.. thread might also remind people to keep participating. I have my list physically written down and keep it on my vanity because I think this is a great project considering how little use I normally get out of my palettes. Great way to get me to revisit them!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

That sounds like a great plan NurseCupcake! Thank you for your service. Being a nurse is not an easy job by any means!!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I have to look at mine a little differently. I've been thinking of a way to do this. I'm a travel nurse so I'm in a new state in a new job every 3 months and most of my makeup and palettes are at home in SC. I don't want to drag all of my palettes around the country with me. Usually I pack a medium sized bag with random stuff and then trade them out for other items in between each assignment. Maybe I could bring 4 and use 1 a week and recycle them for the 3 months and then for the next assignment put those ones up and take out 4 more to bring out with me….


Hmm.I gotta do some thinking about how I'm going to make this one work….

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I think I might as well join in with this! I don't have a ton, but it'll be fun!


Week 1: Comfort Zone - Wet 'n Wild

Week 2: Holiday 2013 (1) - Wet 'n Wild

Week 3: Holiday 2013 (2) - Wet 'n Wild

Week 4: Holiday 2013 (3) - Wet 'n Wild

Week 5: Sephora + Pantone Metallics - Sephora

Week 6: Tarte of Giving - Tarte

Week 7: Naked Basics - Urban Decay

Week 8: Naked 1 - Urban Decay

Week 9: Naked 2 - Urban Decay

Week 10: Hopefully I'll get the Naked 3 by then! - Urban Decay

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

When you are ready just post your list and edit it weekly! Smiley Happy You have plenty of time because this is going to take me almost a year & this is only week one!!! LOL

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

exactly! There's no point in them sitting on the shelf. While they look pretty, the point is to use them! I need to do a hardcore inventory and clean out of all of my makeup so I can focus on the palettes that I truly love and enjoy!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

NurseCupcake, if those palettes were baseball cards or comic books no one would think twice about. I bought 3 new palettes the week before I started the challenge! That's why we are all here! We all LOVE palettes! (Let's face it- palettes are AWESOME)!!! The point is to start using them! LOL