One Week One Palette | Weeks 43 & 44 featuring Urban Decay Heavy Metals

Welcome back to another installment of One Week One Palette. This is a series where I focus on one palette per week and tell you my thoughts. I’ve gone a little palette crazy lately, so both of the palettes featured today are brand new purchases. ‘Tis the season for eyeshadow palettes?

Here are my thoughts on weeks 43 and 44 of the project:

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Week 43: Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette

One Week One Palette - Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly

This palette is an oldie, but I only recently picked it up for myself. I happened to be placing an Ulta order (for the second palette in this post and some other things), when I saw this in the sale section. It was only $20! I had heard a lot of good reviews about this in the past, so I decided to go for it.

One Week One Palette - Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Colors

Of course, this palette does have a fun peanut butter scent to it. It’s not overwhelming and once you apply it, the smell isn’t noticeable. One criticism I have for this palette is that there isn’t a great variety of shades, and I would like a few more light shimmery shades in here. While there are the three “highlight” shades on the left, they are not as vibrant as I would want for the lid. The mattes are extremely pigmented and beautiful. It would be very easy to create a dramatic smoky eye with the dark shades that are available here.

When I’m dedicating a full week to a palette, the majority of the time I’m creating looks for work. I found that this palette didn’t have quite enough wearable shades for my everyday routine. For special occasions, however, I can see this being an excellent choice.

Week 44: Urban Decay Heavy Metals

One Week One Palette - Urban Decay Heavy Metals

The first time I saw a picture of the Heavy Metals palette, I knew I wanted it. Metallic shimmers are my thing, and this one has them in abundance. In fact, every single shade in this palette is metallic (hence the name). I’m also completely in love with the shiny, purple packaging. Yes, it’s bulky and slightly impractical, but it’s a collector’s piece if I ever saw one.

One Week One Palette - Urban Decay Heavy Metals Colors

Let’s talk about what’s going on inside the palette: pure beauty. I love that this palette has two distinct sections: neutral everyday shades on the right and fun, party colors on the left. The metallic shimmers here are a little on the chunky side, but they are vibrant and beautiful on the eye. There is fallout, so you may want to do your eyes first when using this palette, but I don’t mind a little fallout when the end result is so impressive.

Could the layout and packaging be a little more condensed? Absolutely. But do I love this palette? Without a doubt. I’m very happy I picked this one up to add to my collection, and I know I will be pulling for it time and again.

What was your most recent makeup purchase?

One Week One Palette featuring Too Faced PB&J and Urban Decay Heavy Metals

Thinking Out Loud | Thanksgiving Prep, Decluttering, and Donating

Happy Thursday! Can you believe Thanksgiving is exactly one week from today? I can’t. The month has just flown by, and it’s only by the grace of my planner that I didn’t completely forget to prep for T-Day.

Today I’ll be joining Running with Spoons for the weekly Thinking Out Loud link up to discuss what’s on my mind:

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Thinking Out Loud about Life

1. Thanks to everyone for entering my last giveaway! The winner has been contacted and the prize is on the way to her. In case you missed out, I do have a new giveaway for an amazing limited edition Glamglow mask. Check it out here!

2. I’m full-on into Thanksgiving prep over here this week. Is it just me, or does it feel like Thanksgiving is earlier than usual this year? It really crept up on me!

3. So far I’ve made my menu and wrote out most of the shopping list. I’m planning to work from home next Wednesday in order to get started on some cooking and baking ahead of time.

4. This is only the second year we’re hosting, but last year it helped to write out a timeline in advance. I figure out what time we’d ideally like to eat and calculate everything backward from there. Last year we had a bit of a hiccup in that the turkey took much longer to cook than anticipated due to our glitchy oven. No one minded, of course, but I’m certainly happy to have our new double oven to make things easier on the big day.

5. Aside from Thanksgiving prep, I’ve also been prepping a rather big donation of decluttered items. We’re donating to the Epilepsy Foundation, and they are scheduled to come to the house tomorrow to pick up everything. There are 3 stuffed boxes full of kitchenware including mugs, plates, bowls and even a vase. We also were able to fill two boxes of books to add to the pile. I’m very happy with our decluttering efforts this year, and also happy that we’re able to pass things on for a worthy cause.

6. I have the feeling that this upcoming weekend is going to be a whirlwind of cleaning the house! It’s going to be a big job, but I think I’m ready.

Thinking Out Loud about Blogging

7. In addition to the new giveaway, this week on the blog I shared my Sephora VIB Sale haul which included a lot of sheet masks, foundations and an unexpected, beautiful palette.

8. You can also check in on how my goals went for the month of October in my Monthly Goal Review

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?