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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

I love the gold one CJ! 


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Gracias dahhling,...

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

hahaha! We all wonder how Calamity does it! She is truly talented!! And such beautiful eyes and her brows are perrrrfect!

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Nervous, for real and worried I'm gonna look a mess because it's been so long since I've worn something this bright. If it goes well, though, the Heartbreaker palette is coming home to live with me (and bringing a Cold Chemistry along with it to keep it company on the ride home because I know I'll use and love that one.) 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Okay, Day 1 down. I just used Burning Heart and I love the look it produced. There was no natural light here today (welcome to Seattle in the winter!) but I took some pictures in my least-terrible indoor light. Sorry for the cr@ppy pictures. 





I'm feeling a little more confident about the rest of the week, I think. 









Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I love this look! Smiley Very Happy Very vibrant and beautiful, almost like a sunset! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I LOVE IT,! Thank you about the beautylish tip as I will be ordering these as soon as I get my march allowance! Lol

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Thanks! No problem - I signed up too soon and lost my coupon, I'm glad that I could save someone else doing that. 

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they are not crappy! those colors really help focus on the eyes behind the glasses. 

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The pictures really don't show how vibrant the colors are. I think I can get away with a lot bolder looks during the day because of the heavy-framed glasses. 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I want these palettes!!!


I went to Sephora this morning and finally got my Choco Bar palette, but I think I do want some SP palettes my next shadow purchases!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I highly recommend ordering from Beautylish - if you're a new customer you'll get $$ off of your first order, too. (Don't sign up until you plan to buy! You only get 24 or 48 hours to use the $$ off offer.) 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Smashley0981. On instagram for some inspiration. I am so jelly I wanna play too!!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

You will do a great job! Just rock it fearlessly like we know you can!! Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

You can do it!  I know you'll love them!  Smiley Happy

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Don't be nervous! I'm sure you'll do an AMAZING job! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Heartbreaker is GORGEOUS! I have been lusting after it for months, but I haven't been able to justify buying it because just like you I never wear bright colors and I'm worried I will just create a giant mess. But the colors are just sooo prettyyyy Heart

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You will love them!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Need some weekend inspiration?


Ever tried lavender?


how about metallic?


Have fun cheating this weekend Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Glitter and metallics: 2 of the best things in the world!!!