Just wanted to share some details on the newest Z-Palettes! You've probably seen or own Z-Palettes in some of the fun prints that are available, but this new limited edition Crocodile Collection actually has a texture to it. Zena and the Z-Palette team sent me these to try, and of course I love any excuse to rearrange my palettes (it's like a puzzle for makeup addicts!) In case you're not familiar with Z-Palettes, they are empty palettes that you can fill with de-potted products. Your products magnetize into these palettes, and in many cases, it becomes a major space saver when you think about all of the individually packaged products that you're able to combine into a palette. If you want more ideas on what to do with your Z-Palette, check out the video I did earlier this year- What's In My Z-Palettes?
The Crocodile Collection comes in two colors- Oak and Burgundy. It feels very durable and there's a little bit of shine to the finish. The other basic elements of the palette are consistent with other Z-Palettes-- there's a large clear window in the top of the palette and they have a strong magnetic closure. They can easily be wiped out with a damp paper towel when they get dirty.
There are also two sizes available in this new design- Large ($22) and 4U ($18.50). Here you're seeing the Oak in the large size, and the Burgundy in the 4U size. There's much more information on the Z-palette website as far as examples of how much the various sizes of Z-palettes can hold, but just as an example, my large palette is holding 8 MAC blushes (let me know if you'd like more details on those!), and my 4U size just has some random products from Benefit and Too Faced that I've depotted from larger palettes. I have another 4U that holds 15 MAC eyeshadows- it's a great size.
Z-Palettes also come with little packets of round and square metal stickers. Certain products (MAC, for example), need these stuck on the bottom so they'll adhere to the Z-palette. You'll find that not all products need one of these, but I always save my extras.
As a Z-Palette fan, I'm really enjoying this fun new style! I think they look really classy, without changing any of the other elements that we know and love Z-Palettes for. I wanted to get a post up about these now, because it's actually a really good last-minute gift idea! You could just give a palette, or put in a few pans of something- like Makeup Geek eyeshadows, Coastal Scents Hot Pots, you name it! Maybe even offer to help a friend with de-potting... I think it's actually really fun once you get started, and becomes a MAJOR space saver. If you need help with de-potting, this video by MakeupGeek helped me a lot! :)
- Tyler, my dad, my brother and I took part in our yearly tradition of going to a Rams football game together! We stayed the night in St. Louis and had a great time. Plus the Rams won!
- Engaged in a little line dancing & toasted ravioli eating afterward :)
- The snow is starting to melt. Melting snow and slush is not cute!
- I'm tired!