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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

Thank you so much for the nice welcome bombshell30!! Smiley Happy  You are very sweet!! Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

You're very welcome Happygen! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I don't use palettes, but I freakin' love this thread and idea -- using everything you have, evaluating, staying on a schedule... I love it Smiley Very Happy.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Nicrohr  we welcome those using singles too! You're always welcome to join!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

How would that work? Because I have a grand total of like 3 palettes so I didn't bother to join. But I love doing fun looks and love looking at this thread, so...

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

LindenAnn, just rotate the 3 you have! You could also group the singles you like to wear together and rotate those. Each palette could have its own day of the week... Etc., etc. there are know hard rules except spreading your love to all you goodies!! Smiley Happy the parade isn't about how many palettes you have. It's about giving equal love to what you have! It's all about the movement and rotation of the palettes and spreading the love! We'd love to have you!! Smiley Happy

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My computer is actin KOOKY and I couldn't get my monday picture to insert!TF.JPG The above are tuesday-friday week was a little more fun with a little more variety! (Lesson learned- a QUAD IS NOT ENOUGH!!))Huge shout out to Comfyrock for introducing me to lustre matte shadows! Fridays look is berry fizz in the corners. Thanks girly! xoxo

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

This looks great on you (but I'm glad I was smart enough to return mine unused -- too much bright color for me).  I love how pigmented your colors look; not sure what I'm doing wrong there.  But yes, the glitter is definitely a bit wild in their shadows.  So, is this a keeper?


I agree, a quad can be tough -- I don't know how you're going to manage with 3 color palettes.  Mine all mean basically the same look every day, which is why I left them out.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Looks at those lashes girl~ Jealous!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I wish they were longer! Calamity pretty much has me convinced I must have falsies!! Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Week #1 goes to theBalm Nude Tude palette!


Today is my second day playing around with the nude tude palette since joining, but I'm not very happy with it =( The colors are underwhelming (I've been using the browns / dark gray-brown shades) and I don't think my eye looks are very exciting. 


Does anyone have any advice? What color combinations do you like using? Smiley Happy


If I don't love it by the end of the week, I'll be giving it to my cousin! Works out better that way, I can focus on my palettes that make me happy rather than suffer with one that is just 'eh' to me.

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Katie723 maybe you could add a pop of color using eyeliner or one of your singles? image.jpgI was wearing turquoise liner by the end of my first week! I will say if you have to work this hard to love it on day two it is likely not a keeper! If you are able post a pic of what you are using one of our resident geniuses should be able to point you in a direction! Xoxo

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

OOOHHHH, I'm loving that last look with the turquoise liner! I may have to try that one!

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I'm doing the green next time I come to a neutral palette!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

i was lazy all last week and i don't think i put make up on once... but since i can't sleep i pulled all of my make up out to play around in it and make decisions on what to toss in to tsbs. fun fun! 



ignore the jacked up brows and the pimple next to one of them...


i used daylight and snap from a lancome gwp quad, diorshow extase mascara, meteorites in teint rose aaaand nothing else. still lazy haha. 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

WOW! I was scrolling through and noticed this picture. Your eyes are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

You do have beautiful eyes, jaimelove!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I think your brows look great Jaime! You have such pretty eyes!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I'm not part of this because I don't think i could do it. But I like stalking this thread and want to be part of it. lol

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

You're always welcome to join us Roxystar! There really aren't any hard rules. Just decide what you would like to try and we will support you! If you wanted to rotate palettes daily you could. if you just want to jump in now and again you're welcome! We'd love to have you! Smiley Wink

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

thanks bombshell! I seriously click on this thread a lot just to read and see what you ladies are using and liking. i may jump in at some point ♥ ♥

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