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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


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I would make a great mermaid! Lol

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thats exactly what I thought when i saw the pics Smiley Happy So pretty,. 

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Aww thanks guys! Smiley Happy

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Update: this week is going way better than last week, I really like the TF Matte Eye Collection



It has a really nice color selection for me, everything I need. I feel like with some palettes I have to use something separate to make a full look, but I don't have to do that with this palette (yay!)



I really like the texture of the eyeshadows from TF, and I love how this palette has a matte white. I use almost all of the colors in this palette, which is uncommon because I normally only like 2 or 3.


It's a keeper!

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I look forward to seeing your looks, matte shadows look so soft and romantic Smiley Happy

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I like this palette a lot too! I haven't gotten to it yet in my rotation tho.

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I have this palette but I haven't used it much,...maybe you could post pics to give me some inspiration?  

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As requested... Inspiration has arrived!



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Glossy! Beautiful!!

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Love it! Last week being stuck in glitter city has given me a whole ne appreciation for mattes! LOL I am so glad your week is going better and that palette is GORGEOUS.... may need to go into my loves! 

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Well, yesterday's palette is in my "to be returned" pile.  I've moved on to my YSL Pure Chromatics Palette #9:


Above is the picture from Sephora but I'm not sure it really matches what I have.  I'll try to take a picture of my own later/tomorrow. I will say the description is true -- the color is subtle when used dry.  When I get the time I will play with this used wet to see how it comes out.  The lightest color hardly showed up at all, so I just have the upper left shadow on today.  I've never used a shadow wet before so we'll see what kind of mess I can get up to later in the week. Smiley Wink

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I hope you are pleasantly surprised by wet shadows! Smiley Happy

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That blows! It looks beautiful. 

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Have fun! I think you're going to enjoy it Smiley Happy These are my wet swatches, if you're interested in a sneak-peek:


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Oooo! pretty swatches!! Is that the same palette as Mafan is using??

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Yes, it's the same palette. We liked it so much at the outlet store we both bought it. And I think I'll enjoy trying it wet. And dry it still gives a nice, subtle effect. 

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Looks pretty, sorry to hear it's not pigmented.

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Oh, I think it will be nice and different.  It's just fairly sheer, which I don't mind.  I will just have to enjoy playing with this one more and I think it will just be different to use.

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