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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 ladies! Im in love with it! Im sure i will get a lot of use with it during this week! i was gonna use my Lorac... And then i remembered i just bought this new one that i have been dying for... So i had to use it!

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It's about time I do this!  I looove eyeshadows.  They are my favorite.  I have entirely too many and yet I always want more.  This is a brilliant idea. So ... here's my list (I used a random number generator):


Bobbi Brown Classic Eye
The Balm Nude Tude
Geek Chic True Blood
Bobbi Brown Pastel Shadow Options
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Bobbi Brown Uber Nude
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Palette
Shiro Hunger Games
The Balm Singles
Naked Basics
Random Singles--Sephora, Lorac, Darla
Lancome Taupe Craze
Naked 1
Clinique Come Heather
Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadows-Browns
Lancome Ruby Affair
Too Faced Bodour Eye
UD Anarchy
Lancome Lavender Grace
Naked 3
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate
Geek Chic Game of Thrones
Dior Stylish Move
UD Feminine
Stila Black Friday Set
Shiro Zelda
Dior Grege
Bobbi Brown Singles
UD Build My Own (Melt Palette)
Bobbi Brown Shadow Sticks
Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose
Naked 2
MAC Build My Own
UD Build My own (Rock Palette)
Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadows-Purples
Geek Chic Harry Potter
Too Faced Naked Eye
Dior Rosy Tan
Bobbi Brown Bobbi & Katie
Laura Mercier Artist's Palette 2013
Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude
Shiro Game of Thrones
Drugstore faves
Too Faced Glamour To Go
Drugstore non-faves


Note that I do have some on the list that aren't really palettes.  Some, like the Bobbi Brown Uber Nude only have 3 colors in them.  So for that week, I will use at least one of those colors every day but the colors will likely be used in combination with other things.  Also, some of them are more collections of similar type items (Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadows, for example).  Anyway, I'm so excited to get started with this!


Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Yay, welcome to the parade SirenPrincess!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Thank you!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Hooray! A new princess!! SirenPrincess we are so excited to have you join in the fun! Welcome to the parade!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Thank you!  I love this idea.  Thank you for coming up with the rules :-)

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one of us, one of us

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

One of us! One of us! * fist pumps*

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Day 5.


Here is my last look for the week! I actually did a purple outer corner, but my camera wasn't picking it up. I did notice however, that i used every single color in that palette this week!  I can't say I've ever done that before! 




Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I love the eyeliner! Very pretty!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Once again your liner is PERFECT! So jelly of your skills!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Jealous (again!) of your liner skills. Smiley Very Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Thank you ladies!!! You guys are so sweet! I wish i had the power to make everyone be able to do perfect liner! Lol

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I'm jealous of your shadow application and blending skills!  I wish I could do this (although it sure is easier with some palettes than others).  Your pictures always look great!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Thank you Mafan! I have to say this palette is great for blending colors. Honestly, this takes me no more that 7 mins! I swear!

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Ladies of the palette parade, I call your attention to an order of business: Mafan and I discussed this earlier:" At the conclusion of all or this we should do a palettes only traveling box for those of us participating in the challenge!!!!  That way we could continue the $ saving side of it and still get something new! Is anyone else interested in that idea? (assuming we all have palettes we want to get rid of at the end of all this) Likely we would have to accept that some would have one color all used up and the rest untouched (it happens) but it could still be fun. Or instead of a TSB we can arrange swaps with other thread members as we go since one persons trash is another persons treasure....up to you guys! Let me know what you think..."  We can decide the details at later date. J/w how many are interested in the idea!

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It sounds like a great idea! Although I wouldn't be able to participate Smiley Sad everyone else should still do it. 

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@glossyguru- Wish you could play too! Smiley Happy *HUGS*

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I wish I could too! But really, I wouldn't have much to offer and my parents would get get confused by a sketchy box on our front door that's been remailed 20 times

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Could be fun!

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I would totally be interested in this!

Either direct swaps or a traveling box. I'm guessing I'm going to wind up with Sephora Collection Palettes of six full-size shades (probably 2 of these) and a Kat Von D palette or two for trading.


None of mine are heavily used, I haven't hit pan anywhere but I think heavily used or one-shade-gone-everything-else-practically-untouched makes sense for this kind of trade. One to one trades would need pictures and dates of purchase (at least approximate) and traveling box should probably be dated with date of purchase on each palette. 

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