Product Reviews by firesyren

Misc Beauty Tools - Sigma - Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove

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Jul/27/2016

I bought this on a whim at the Mall of America Sigma store, attracted by the different textures present on the glove and that this fit right on the hand. I am not disappointed in this product. It gets my brushes much cleaner--visibly so-- in half the time and using considerably less cleansing liquid too. The textures pn the glove differ according to general category of brush, with larger sized …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan

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Jan/10/2015

This is a deep, dark scent for a bold woman. On me this is amber, very resinous, with incense and something kind of silky, perhaps a touch of vanilla, and smoky burning fragrant wood on a fire. It is a fragrance that seems to project heat...meaning that it resonates and simmers on my skin and, like a reviewer below, in scent reminds me of flaming hot orange embers in a fire that pulsate with …Read more

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Fragrances - Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady

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Jul/12/2014

Update 07/15: Having used two 10ml spray decants of this, last week i bought a full bottle from Barneys in Chicago. I still do not get a light or airy rose here. With my body chemistry this scent is still dark and utterly gothic, a dark color rose that is a little musty, a little berry, incense and has cobwebs on it, which is the beauty of perfumes- a really well done scent becomes unique …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Velvet Orchid EdP

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Jun/30/2014

Velvet Orchid is a fantastic perfume, really well-made. Throughout the entire wearing of VO I can smell that familiar 'black orchid' undertone--kind of musky & earthy, a tinge of cocoa....its that key note that lasts throughout Black Orchid, and its here in Velvet Orchid too. There is something grown-up sweet initially with VO, not sugary but a hot sweetness, perhaps the same …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum

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Jun/29/2014

If you are looking for an unconventional, rich and opulent warm scent, try tobacco vanille. It is a strong perfume that has both silliage and lasting power. Starting out, TV is a rich pipe tobacco and honey. As it sits on my skin, both of those remain and it becomes more honeyed; not sickly sweet honey however. The vanilla note is there, but it is not on my skin anything like the vanilla that …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Neroli Portofino

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Jun/29/2014

Neroli Portofino is a summery, breezy scent that mentally takes me to a white sand beach. As others have noted, there is some citrus in here that is a little sweet, not tart, there are aquatic notes, and it seems kind of "green" too. This scent has zero lasting power on me. It lasts no more than an hour. And, it isn't a scent that is overly unique in my opinion-I feel as if …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Plum Japonais

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Jun/29/2014

Plum Japonais is a heavy spicy scent that would be great in cooler weather. When I say heavy, I don't mean that in a bad way; by 'heavy' I mean that this has serious power, both in terms of strength and lasting power. On me, this scent starts out with thick dried fruit (not sugary, not candied sweet) that has some deep cinnamon and perhaps other spice mixed in. I imagine some …Read more

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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Shanghai Lily

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Jun/29/2014

I have this both in spray and then in a smaller decanted roll-on. Shanghai Lily starts with a very creamy lily scent, a very exotic lily that has a little musk to it. It's not a "sunshiney" lily at all, it has more darkness to it. Shanghai Lily is not lily-of-the-valley, but smells more like a stargazer lily mixed in with some incense-like spice that is slightly--just very …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Dior - Dreamskin

3.0
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Mar/21/2014

I have been using a sample pot of this from a Dior Boutique for two weeks now and can say I will not be purchasing a full size. This is a thin but not watery serum that has some glow to it, to be used over moisturizer but under makeup--basically a primer that is skincare too. It does make my foundation look nice and smooth like a primer would, and the texture of this product is very nice. Its …Read more

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Eye Shadow - essence - Quattro Eyeshadow To Die For

5.0
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Apr/26/2013

Until this product, I have only used high end shadows (Guerlain, Chanel and Nars 'all about eve' duo) because drugstore shadows have always left me disappointed in terms of quality and pigmentation. As a 39 year old in a professional field, I prefer neutral colors and satiny finishes with no glitter. Taking a chance on this quad, it has become my top eyeshadow set, better performing …Read more

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