365 Days of Eye Shadow Challenge

As you may have already noticed, I have an obsession with eye shadows so it is no surprise that my kit is dominated by various eye shadow palettes and individual pots. So I decided to try a 365 Days of Eye Shadows Challenge. I had been thinking about doing this for awhile, but put it on hold when I realized that another blog was already doing it (Painted-ladies.com). I contacted Sheila and let  her know as a courtesy that I had been planning on doing it (maybe it’s the Southern girl in me lol) and I think she appreciated me reaching out since she thanked me for letting her know and wished me well.

The Challenge is quite simple. My goal is to wear and post an eye shadow look for 365 days! The Challenge is actually being able to keep up with it…and if I’m lucky, encourage others to join in by submitting their daily looks to be shared on here. But even if no one else joins in this will be a great challenge for myself to actually force me to use the vast amount of eye products that I own on a more regular basis…and make me be a little more creative. When you’re putting the spot light on yourself you tend to realize that you have to keep things fresh (meaning I can’t grab my go-to Naked palettes to make things easy every day lol).

If you’re interested in joining the challenge, let me know by posting below in the comments! In the meantime, follow the 365 Days of Eye Shadow Challenge board on Pinterest at pinterest.com/butterflyeyesmu !

What’s In My Train Case?

I have been asked this question a few times so I decided to put up a detailed list of what’s currently in my train case. Keep in mind that this is only the items that are in my case. I still have a number of items that can’t fit in it (which is why I am looking for a bigger case or considering converting one of my rolling luggage bags into a makeup storage case). For example, none of my lip products (with the exception of a few newer/still in their packaging products) are in it, nor is any of my brushes or other tools/products, skincare items, and removers.

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Look using Shu Uemura Orange & Pistachio palette


Here is a quick look I put together using the Shu Uemura Orange & Pistachio palette. Other products used:

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick RD 185

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil – Kiss Me Quick

Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara

Urban Decay Potion Primer – Original

Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil – Hustle (from the Ocho Loco set)

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Suede 450N