Friday, May 25, 2012

REVIEW: Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow!

Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow!!!

So I think its pretty obvious what this is going to be... a review! I ended up getting a great deal on the Infallible shadows at my Kroger for only $3.18 each! I went ahead and picked up 4 of the shades I was most interested in to give them a good once over! I gave them a good two weeks of wearing them everyday and using different methods of applying them to give you all the best review possible! So without further adieu lets get to it!

Shade Range

I'll have to admit I was a little unimpressed with the initial shade range of these shadows. There are only 11 shades in my display and several of them are super similar! Of these 11 shades only 2 were matte and the rest very shimmery. Also there were 3 that were all very light cream based colors, 2 were similar browns, 2 were blues. The shades that I picked up were Midnight Blue (dark iridescent navy blue), Perpetual Purple (deep iridescent purple), Sultry Smoke (medium matte gray), Iced Latte (champagne). Out of all of the ones I own the Iced Latte is my absolute favorite just because it is such a wearable all over lid color for day. It's one of those colors you dont have to think about and it goes with everything!


When they say 24 hours they mean it!!! I had swatches on my hand to test the longevity of these under different circumstances. These swatches survived on my hand through the entire day and night and even survived encounters with water! The next morning the swatches were still there and only mildly faded considering how long they had been there, how much they had been rubbed, and getting wet! Now for on the eyes! I wore every shade I own at least twice, once with primer, once without, to test the wear on eyes. Without primer the shadows will begin to show signs of creasing before the end of the day. If you arent going to wear them for an entire day then you can get away with no primer but if you're wanting this to last from morning to night with no creasing a primer is necessary. The colors only have very minor fading by the end of the day and hold up very well in varying climate and weather conditions!


I tried several ways of applying this eyeshadow including with a brush, sponge applicator, and my finger. I ended up getting the most color pay off with just my finger followed by the sponge applicator. Using a brush causes you to really "dig" the brush into the product and doesnt seem to apply it as evenly regardless of technique. Also the darker shades like the Midnight Blue and Perpetual Purple end up looking muddy and lose their irridescent qualities when gone over with a brush. This also makes using various different colors in one look a little challenging. It can be done but its often more work than its worth. I think these shadows were more meant to be one solid color over the entire lid area as depicted in all of the ads. Because of the simplicity of use of these shadows and the fact that you are almost forced to use them as simply as possible these are great for quick, easy, get-out-the-door looks!

Iced Latte, Midnight Blue, Sultry Smoke, Perpetual Purple

Sultry Smoke, Iced Latte, Midnight Blue, Perpetual Purple


I love these shadows! The simplicity of use, the pigmentation, the longevity, all of these are just phenomenal! I feel like these would be perfect for travel for short trips or when you just need simple looks because you need no tools and just a primer and the one color you want to wear. I do wish that they had more shades available and more than just two matte colors. I know that the new spring/summer collection included a very pretty green and pink Infallible shadow but these are limited edition. I wish they would be put into the permanent collection because the pink seems very promising as well as the green! The only cons I have with these shadows is that they are pretty limited to just using one shadow all over because you cant really use a brush all that well with these products and some of the shadows are drastically changed when you take a brush to them! Even though I bought mine on a very good sale I feel like even at full price these are still very good shadows for someone who needs something quick and easy.

Final Tidbits
* Finger painting is best!
* Catch them on sale if you have a Kroger!
* Easy simple looks!
* Brushes may change color payoff!

Hope you found this review helpful!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Review: Suave Keratin Line

Suave Keratin!!!!

I know a lot of people have been asking about the new Suave Keratin line of shampoos, conditioners, products, and treatments. Just recently I decided to give them a go and see how they perform. I picked up the Suave Keratin Shampoo for dry damaged hair and the matching conditioner. I also picked up the Suave Keratin Serum.

I gave these products 2 full weeks to see how they worked and performed. I didn't use any other products in my hair other than the shampoo, conditioner, and serum. I typically wash my hair every other day so thats how often I used these products.

I have to say that for $3 a bottle this didn't disappoint. I've always been very leary of Suave products but this actually did help my hair! I have butchered and mistreated my hair with bleach, dye, bleach, and dye again. Needless to say...its fried! This did strengthen my hair and made it break less and the serum definetely helped to make it shinier and smooth!

My only negatives with these products is the smell. The shampoo and conditioner have a distinct chemical smell. Its not BAD persay...but it isnt really great either. The serum however does have a nice fragrance to it!

Overall for the price I do think this is a good system to help restructure your hair and help to cut down breakage from coloring or heat damage. There are definetely BETTER systems out there but they're going to cost more than $3 a bottle! I may repurchase this product again and I will recommend it to friends who are looking for a cheap system to help rebuild their hair.

I hope everyone was able to take something from this review! Leave your comments below and let me know what you thought of this system!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Philosophy Bargain Finds!

Philosophy Makeup On The Cheap!!!

I feel its acceptable for me to assume that everyone loves a good deal. I think it is also safe to assume that if we can get highend makeup for a ridiculously low price we are all on board to do so!!!

Most of you may know the brand Philosophy. It is the wonderful company that has given us such greats as Amazing Grace, Hope in a jar, and Purity cleanser. While most people know of their skincare and bath product line few realize that they also have a makeup line as well! I have often seen their cosmetics shown on tv programs such as HSN and QVC but rarely have I noticed more than lipglosses in any actual stores.

 A friend of mine on a beauty forum that I frequent brought it to my attention that she had actually found some Philosophy makeup in her local Biglots for...wait for it.... $3.00 DOLLARS!!!! I rushed out as soon as I could to check to see if mine carried these products like hers. I'll admit that I was a little skeptical about my Biglots carrying them just simply because I am so far out from the city and the nearest store that even carries Philosophy products is 45 minutes away. Low and behold I was in luck though! My Biglots had several products, all there, pretty as you please and only $3.00! I picked up one of everything in every shade they had and headed for the counter!

I was able to nab 3 Lit From Within cream blushes in the colors Look On The Bright Side, Feel Warm All Over, and Bare Your Soul, as well as The Color Of Grace (a luminizing powder), You Make Me Blush bronzer blush duo in Hugs and Kisses, and lastly The Color Of Grace blush trio in Pink Dreams. I know that there are varying products depending on your Biglots. These were just the ones that mine carried but I've seen and heard other girls say that they had luminizing liquids, bronzers, and other products at theirs that mine didn't carry.

I haven't yet gotten a chance to try these out but if they are anything like the skincare and body products I know they are going to be fantastic! I definetely recommend going and picking some up especially at this price! I'm unsure yet if Philosophy is going to be discontinuing their makeup line or these products. I haven't found anything online about it yet but I will keep searching and keep you lovelies updated. I know that Dermstore is still selling these items and retailing them at $23-$35!!! Thats an imense savings!!!! I'm also going to be going back this week to pick up a couple of things to put into an upcoming giveaway since this is such a great deal for a highend item!

I hope that all of you are able to get your hands on these amazing deals! If you do then please leave a comment down below and let me know what your Biglots had and what you were able to pick up! It will be interesting to see what different stores are carrying! I hope that you all found this mini post informative and if you would like to see swatches or reviews of any of these products just let me know.

Graceful and Philosophical love your way!