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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

One more! I used my SP Burning Heart Palette and my Chocolate Bar today. @_@



Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

That looks so good!  If I tried that, they'd hand me a red nose and floppy shoes.

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Looks so soft and sweet!

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So last week was a little awkward, I used my Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette Tues/Weds and while I like it, it's something I have a lot of dupes for.  A little conflicted, to be honest.  

Wednesday night, the Narsissist and KVD Esperenza palettes arrived, so I finished the week out with Nars and KVD.  I really, really like the Nars palette, but I probably have dupes for it as well, and I found myself creating very similar looks with it, and sticking to only a few colors.  I think it'll be great for travel, so it's a keeper for now.  KVD is gorgeous, the shadows are a tiny bit soft/powdery, but that also varied depending on my brush.  For sure a keeper, now I just have to decide what's next!!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

On to the next!!! Smiley Happy i really wanted pretty little rebel but I just wanted fetch ( the pink one?) and the gold/ green duo tone and had dupes for everything else so I never pulled the trigger!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Fetch is comparable to Bright Eyes (TF Be Bright), similar to Noise in UD Vice minus the glitter, and pretty similar to Woodstock.  The duo tone I'll have to look for, I think I probably have a dupe.


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Day 4!! Im so proud! I've been waking up early and taking my time to actually do my makeup! Today is the only exception since my boyfriend was in a rush to take me to have lunch since we won't be able to go out on Valentines day!


but today I did a darker look with browns! I am in complete love with this palette! I have I said this before? Because wow! I've never been able to use EVERY color in a palette before, and here I am! I think tomorrow I will create my last look for the week since Friday morning I have to wake up early and the sun wont be in my favor for pictures. But hey... it will be day 5!! 



Well enough talk.. here is my look for today!



Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Ooh -- that looks great, Jenblush! I wish I had that precise of a hand…the angle is perfect! Smiley Very Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Ooooo those colors are gorgeous!!!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

bombie, i'm curious, what are you doing with the palettes that you have acquired since making your list - have you added them to the list of are you just using them on weekends?


i am on day 3 of dior grege and this one is a no brainer for me. i love this palette especially for work. very neutral but still interesting enough, very easy to wear. i have to say, this palette parade is saving me time in the morning because i no longer think about what i am going to wear on my eyes each morning!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

That one is on my list.  Glad to know you're enjoying yours :-)

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Glad you said that Gh! Lol I need to go add them to my list!! Equal love for all! Smiley Happy I am the same way. It has saved me all the time I would have spent staring at the pile trying to figure out which one I wanted to use! Mornings are much faster now! So glad you have joined us! *hugs*

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I'm forcing myself to use an ELF eyeshadow palette I bought because it was on sale.  I used it yesterday for the first time and I was very pleasantly surprised! And it stayed all day.  Hmmmmmm,  ELF might be on to something here!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Good plan.  At least this way you'll know if you like it and it was worth buying, or know never to do it again, right?

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I have a 100 pan ELF palette and love It! 

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Calamity Jane & Killahbabe, these wings are for you ! Xoxo it is improving slightly! image.jpg

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Those wings are better than Kotex's.


You look fabulous darling! 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Lol really Nix??? Haha those are some pretty good wings then!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I do this too! I pull out a new palette every week. Sometimes its SO hard (which is kinda sad). I think I'm looking more around the 20 palette mark but man... it adds up. I do like the idea of giving it away if its too hard to last an entire week! I like the weekend cheat too I was doing entire week but that would help a lot! And I wear scrubs at work so its not like I'd necessarily need or want to match to my outfit (some of my palettes are quite colorful). I think I am going to make a list too since I love lists haha. So challenge accepted!

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Excited to have you aboard Carolang!!!! I had to have a weekend cheat...I know I will be looking at some of my favorites with longing during this process!!! Some of my palettes have crazy colors as well but I am going to find a way to make it work! You are allowed to incorporate some singles (say if you need a base color and there isn't one in your palette!). Post your list here so you can edit it each week. Yay! So excited to do this!!

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When I get home from visiting my parents I will add my list here!