I doubt anyone will recall, but I’ve mentioned on my blog that since I moved over five years ago, I misplaced what I thought was a few eyeshadow palettes, including my old, custom MAC eyeshadow palette with Club, Cranberry, Trax, and Vex. I also knew a few other palettes from Stila (my less-used ones), mark. by Avon, and some cheapies were missing, but the MAC palette was the one I wanted most.
As time went by, I lost hope of finding them, and thought that perhaps they went missing during the move. I even gave up and finally repurchased those four MAC eyeshadows last year (helps that MAC dropped the price of refill pans, so that it was cheaper to buy them now than when I did around ten years ago!).
Weeeeell. Over the weekend, I threw myself into a frenzy cleaning out the kids’ bedroom. Now, we actually use this bedroom as a guest/storage room, since we still have both kids sleeping with us (in separate cribs) in our master bedroom. We all love it this way for now!
Anyway, guests are coming soon for the winter, so I need to get that guest bedroom organized. I decided to do a top-to-bottom overhaul instead of the half-assery I usually do, and ended up donating about half of my old shoes to charity, etc. (After having two kids, most of my old shoes no longer fit my ever-so-slightly wider feet, not to mention I have more weight to lose and I think my feet are currently fatter than they used to be. My right foot has always been larger than my left, and while my left still fits into many of these pairs, the right simply cannot.) So long, my Elizabeth & James heels, comfy Converse, and leopard print flats! Sniff. I am saving some of the niftier pairs for Olive, though. Heh. She’ll have awesome/horrible vintage shoes by the time she’s twelve.
On the positive side, a few pairs fit me a little better now, since they were a tad roomy before!
Another positive: more room for handbags!
What was this post supposed to be about again? Oh right. Eyeshadow palettes!
Here we go…
So, I was digging way into the bottom of the closet, and I came upon three shoeboxes at the back. Two Aldo (mine) and one Allen Edmonds (Mr. Fivezero’s). More shoes, right?
Hahahahahahahahaha! The Allen Edmonds box contained mostly Misa nail polish (is it bad that I totally forgot that I should have had more Misas lying around?) but also literally all the eyeshadow palettes I was missing. Plus even more stuff.
(The two Aldo boxes contained more nail polish. I’ll cover those…at a later date.)
This is the MAC palette I thought I’d lost. It’s the old 4-pan compact style, which I still like better than the new ones. Grooves make it easy to remove the pans and swap them out.
This is an old e.l.f. 4-pan eyeshadow palette, back from when most of their products cost $1 each. The nail polishes were tiny and absolutely horrid, but the empty eyeshadow palettes, while not the most luxe-looking, were really solid and great value! I forget if it was actually just $1, though. I bought a couple; just found one in the shoebox.
CoverGirl made empty 4-pan palettes for a while, too! It (and the e.l.f. one above) was the same size as the MAC palettes, which was super handy. I remember MAC, e.l.f., CoverGirl, Annabelle, Bonne Bell, Jane, Milani, and Urban Decay eyeshadows all being in the same size pans.
I picked up a few CoverGirl palettes but generally skipped their actual eyeshadow pans—blech!
mark. by Avon used to make such nice eyeshadow palettes! They might still…I just haven’t bought anything from Avon in ages.
I also used to love the i-mark Custom Eyeshadows! Here’s my Snap to It Custom Palette in the Mezzo size; it’s empty because I eventually got a Mega palette and moved everything in there. I need to find that palette. Ha!
I also found a bunch of old Stila palettes, though they’re mostly the ones I barely used, so it was easy for me to forget about them. I picked up most, if not all, of these from Hong Kong-based StrawberryNet, back when they used to offer older/discontinued products at low prices. (They’ve changed their business model somewhat and I haven’t shopped with them for many years, now.)
This blush from Club Monaco is very old, because they stopped making cosmetics over ten years ago!
This was my absolute favorite blush because it was a fantastic, natural color and so dummyproof. However, it’s hard to tell because it doesn’t look all that used, does it? I mean, you can’t even see any pan!
In my defense, it’s a whopping 10 g! How does anyone finish 10g of blush?! A MAC blush is 6 g and that’s big enough already.
I also found some silly things that are probably well past their expiry date and must be thrown out.
This Revlon foundation is almost used up, so I don’t know why I even bothered to bring it in the move! The color looks darker than Buff usually does; must be the aging and oxidizing.
And, best of all, I found an OPI car antenna topper shaped like a bottle of nail polish, a small jar of One Minute Manicure in Cinnamon (I hate fake cinnamon, so no real loss), and an Essie hand lotion that can’t still be good…can it?
And that’s it for today’s Throwback Thursday!
Have a great day and thanks for reading!
When I first came to live in Canada as a college student, the Hip were one of the bands I instantly gravitated to, and “Scared” (1994), from the album Day for Night—I can’t say how many times I’ve listened to that album all the way through—has always been one of my favorites. Here’s a live performance from last August: