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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'm thinking you need to invest in 9 more palettes to make it an even one palette per week/year long challenge!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Jaimelove- you little enabler you!!! Don't think there aren't 9 palettes just waiting in my loves, because THERE ARE!!!! (probably more than 9) I really want Boudoir Eyes from Too Faced!! I had to talk myself out of it last night because I bought 3 palettes this week alone! Issues girl. I've got issues.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

maybe you'll find some in traveling boxes Smiley Happy technically, you have 43 weeks to get 9 more palettes Smiley Wink 

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

That's true Jaimelove! And it's guilt free if I don't spend any cash on it! LOL!  You're brilliant!Smiley Happy

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I love Boudoir Eyes, it's very velvet and pretty.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Ugh!!! Nikki!!!! I love it too!!!! I want it but as you can see from the post above I can't possibly say that I need it! I am hoping maybe I will get it for a doesn't count if I it's a gift- right?!?!?!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I also have probably a years worth of palettes and face kits, and yet I still always succumb to temptation. The eyeshadow is always creamier on the otherside.  I could count mine up and make you feel less bad Smiley Tongue


And it doesn't count if it's your gift. Or on sale. Or your birthday. Or there's a good promo.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

"And it doesn't count if it's your gift. Or on sale. Or your birthday. Or there's a good promo."  


Or you had a rough day, or you finally mastered/accomplished something you've been working towards, or a holiday, federal or not.

(Last year my mom gave us New's Year's gifts, possibly MLK Day gifts, and St. Patrick's Day gifts, along with the normal holidays.  She enables more than she realizes!)

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Welcome shortstuff07! Getting on the wagon you inspired? If we do an exception for having a bad day I'm in big trouble. I am twice as likely to want a new palette when I am having a bad day!! Your mom is AWESOME!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Yes, I need it!  I get that way a lot, a quick endorphin boost is something make up really does for me.  


And yes, yes she is.  Smiley Happy  <3

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

We're here to help!!Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

You are a skilled enabler Nikki! I thank you! Smiley Wink I'm the same way. I have trouble resisting.... I WANT what I WANT and I WANT it RIGHT NOW!!!! Smiley Happy  Count those palettes up! I would love to know how many you have lurking around!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I just am sharing the delusions I use to convince myself. Foile a Deux ;P


1-BE Bare Platinum (keeping all but one)
2-Stila Vol I Eye Palette (keeper)
3-BE Pure Pleasures (didn't get to all shades, but loved the ones I did use)
4-TF Naked Eyes (keeper)
5-UD Fun
6-BE Diamonds
7-Too Faced Sweet Dreams
8-Sephora Smoky Eye kit
9-Benefit I glam therefore I am
10-BE Renegade Chic
11-BE Eye Lining
12-BE Meet the Plums
13-Stila Smoky Eye
14-Lorac Color me Couture
15-TF Natural Face
16-Sephora Smoky Eyes
17-Laura Mercier Secrets to Radiance
18-Too Faced Beautiful Dreamer
19-BE Sexy
20-BE Meet the Stones
21-UD Anarchy
22-BE Animal Instincts
23-Tarte Gold Palette
24-BE Sweet Decadence
25-Estee Lauder GWP Palette
26-BE Natural Muse
27-BE Rocker Eye
28-Smashbox Chic Copper
29-Nars At First Sight
30-Pop Smoky Rose
31-Naked 2
32-Nars Forever Yours
33-UD 15 Anniversary
34-Tarte Clutch
35-UD Glinda
36-BE Heroes
37-BE Get Started Fair
38-BE Glimmers
39-UD Naked
40-Lorac Platinum Palette
41-BE Carnivale
42-Buxom Flirt Alert
43-BE Bare Pearl
44-TF Secret to No Makeup
45-UD Feminine
46-BE Smoky Eye
47-BE Crown Jewels
48-Lancome GWP Palette
49-Lorac Red Carpet
50-TF Boudoir Eyes
51-Buxom Hot Ticket
52-BE Ruby
53-Lorac private affair
54-UD Wallpaper
55, 56, 57-3 Revlon Cream Eyeshadow Palettes
58-Smashbox Flash
59-Cargo Holiday Nights
60-Lorac Candy Eyes
61-BE Crystals
62-BE Foiled Eyes
63-Too Faced Chocolate Bar
64-Smashbox Sparks
65-BE Get Cheeky
66-Clinique GWP
67-Benefit Sunday Funday
68--BE Tathitian
69-BE Crash Course
70-Smashbox Beauty in Bloom
71-BE Pure Platinum
72-Naked 3
73-Benefit Glamorous Nudes
74-Benefit Sexiest Nudes
75-BE Black Ice
76-BE Bare Gold
77-The Balm Holiday in Balm Beach
78-UD Sustainable
79-Benefit Girls Night In
80-Benefit Scene Queen
81-TF Summer Eyes
82-BE Crystalized
83-Benefit Easiest Nudes
84-Too Faced Sweet Candy
85-Smashbox Ultimate Eyes
86-Sephora Silver Palette
87-TF Matte Collection
88-Mac Palette
89-Buxom Swing
90-TF Natural Eye
91-TF Natural at Night
92-Clinique Party Favors
93-TF Romantic Eye
94-Smashbox Hot Date
95-Estee Lauder GWP
96-Smashbox Rose Gold
97-Smashbox Wish Palette
98-Smashbox Full Exposure
99-Nars Narcissist Palette
100-Lorac Little Black Palette
101-Lorac Oh La Lace

102-The Complete Fullmetal Collection
103-The Complete Death Note Collection 
104-The Complete Tributes Collection
105-The Complete Legends Collection
106-The Complete Seven Kingdoms Collection
107-The Complete Hobbit Collection

108-Superneutrals Complete Set
109-Win or Die Complete Set
110-Strange Aeons Complete Set
111-Witchcraft and Wizardry Complete Set
112-This Isn't A Democracy Complete Set
113-Timey Wimey Complete Set
114-Fellowship Complete Set

115-Dior Trianon Pastel Frontages 5 Colour Palette








Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Wooow! Such an amazing collection, Nikki!

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I believe this is in order..


Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

LOL This is so us.

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

Idk, that dog has more self control then I do. Smiley Very Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

No, this is simply the before pic! The after picture he gets naked and rolls around in the cupcakes. That's why we only post Stain's before shot. Smiley Happy

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

I love this dog pic with all of my heart! Smiley Very Happy that is exactly how I felt when I met all my palettes for the first time!

Re: Take the Challenge: Palette Parade

YES!!!!!!  We are using Stains the dog!!!!!!!!   I love you guys, you are too fun!!!!

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