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Opening new palette...is it wrong?

Is it wrong that opening a new palette brings me such sheer joy?  Especially considering I already have dozens and dozens of palettes?  Sometimes I worry about myself! Smiley Wink

 

I bought the Stila Artist Essentials Set from Nordstrom Rack a couple weeks ago and just opened it this morning.

 

I've read some negative reviews about it but I felt it was a lot of decent product for $35.  And when I first flipped it open this morning it was such a fun little thrill.

 

I guess this is how an addict feels, eh?

 

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I feel this way with all my loves, new running threads, nail polishes, YARN, reg clothes, and now make up. Sometimes I will have new clothes in my closet that I haven't even taken the tags off but I like to look at them.  The longer I wait, the more "special" the moment I wear it first has to be...I'm a bit ridiculous. 

Enjoy the new palette, it looks beautiful and fun! 

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Yes to the makeup and all clothes. Especiallly now I have some really nice shorts that I scored last fall that were on clearance that I've been dying to wear!!!  Oh the anticipation for when I finally do.... So yes I feel you! PS I already have the same model of those shorts in a different colour Smiley Happy

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Mostly yarn for me, lol. Even if I know what shade it is, I'm still in amazed. 

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I just got this thrill when I opened my brand-spankin'-new IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette, so if it's wrong.... well, I feel that way constantly!

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It's a nice palette, right? Please let us know how you like it! 

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Will do!!!

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I had a not great experience my first time using Naturally Pretty.  The colors would not blend.  One color was super powdery, and my right eyelid creased under NARS primer.  Nothing creases over NARS primer!  Hopefully, the second time goes a little better.  Have fun.

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Oh that's not good. I haven't used my palette in a little while; but I do remember that one of the colors was a bit powdering. I didn't have issues blending them though. 

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I really just think I had bad luck that day, which is why I am going to give it another chance or two before throwing it in a TSB.  It was a really windy day, which may account for the creasing (as my eyes were watering a little).  

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I'm so sorry you had that experience with this palette! My eyeshadows blended seamlessly without much effort... At least, the ones I tried out today did. They are wearing well so far. I've had it on for about four hours.

 

I'll check before taking it off in the evening whether or not it creased!

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I just ordered this from The Other Place, so I hope you'll post a picture to the what are you wearing thread so I can copy your face learn some tips.

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Any time I open something new/get a package. 

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I'm am so with you there. 

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Tracking the packages is like following a sports game. It gets close and you get excited, it gets delayed a day or hasn't been updated in 48 hours and you're freakin' out! 

 

I luff the mail man. 

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I know that feel, I'm the kind of person who got disappointed when they decided to not show the memory bits move during computer defragmentation >.<  I love know what routes the boxes will generally take, if they will arrive earlier, and what the general route/time in from a location.  Part of the fun!

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I just found this thread and love this comment!  It's when it says out for delivery that I really get excited!  

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I love opening new products but I hate using them for the first time. I like to keep it pretty for a while Smiley Very Happy

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Oh palette, If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

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I feel the exact same way.  I buy so many palettes, and I have a lot I have not even used yet.  It will feel awesome when I get to it.  This palette is pretty, and I do love Stila.  What are the shades on the convertible color and the liquid lipstick?  Is the eyeliner black or brown?

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BUT IT FEELS SO RIGHT Smiley Wink

My palette opening ritual is loving and intense. I'm sure many of you do something quite similar. First, I giddily examine the packaging and try to take it off without damaging it. Next, I flip it open and stare longingly at the colors for a little as new look ideas start flowing. I'm NOT the type who needs to keep them untouched, though I am finicky with their cleanliness once touched. I start swatching and testing right away, seeing which primers and bases make it shine best. Often I'll do an eye look with clean brushes at this time since I can't wait.

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There looks like a lot of stuff in there for $35. I think people would be crazy not to be SUPER excited to open that!

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It looks amazing!  I almost bought it a couple of weeks ago too, and didn't, and of course now regretting it!  It is a lot of product for $35.00, and I also experience that joyful, giddy feeling when I carefully cut open the seal on the packaging of a new palette to reveal what's insideSmiley Tongue

 

 

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If you get a sweet deal there no need for regrets! Just think about how much you would've spent buying it all individually! (This is what I tell myself .. All the time.)

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I just got the Lorac Pro palette yesterday in the mail, and I feel just like you! I unboxed it, then just held it and marveled at how sleek it was.  So pretty - and I hadn't even opened it up yet!  When I did, I was in love. I don't know why it took me so long to pick this palette up, but it is gorgeous.

 

I'm like Andy though. I just want to look at it in all its newness for a few days before I use it!

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