Product Reviews by tijanarm

Fragrances - Hermès - Jour d'Hermes Absolu

5.0
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Jul/15/2014

I disagree with the first reviewer that this fragrance is a more concentrated version of the the Jour d'Hermes - it is not. While certainly related, two are a) not the same fragrance, but are each at the b) same concentration (EDP - and as a matter of fact, JdH has an extrait version as well, while Absolu does not - presently.)

Absolu is based on the notes of gardenia, sambac …
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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Velvet Orchid EdP

5.0
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Jul/15/2014

I did not get on the Black Orchid bandwagon when it was initially released. A couple of years later, I purchased a bottle online for relatively cheap, but even then, while I could totally admire the fragrance, it was just not a match for me. I am a perfume junkie and I purchase 1-2 bottles of fragrances per month - whether HE, niche, mainstream - whatever as long as the juice is good, I buy it …Read more

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Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Clear SPF 46

5.0
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Jul/15/2014

My review may get a bit lengthy, as I love this product and want to address some of the comments below and provide my side of the story. I am on my third bottle and this is my HG product! Ever since I started using this I no longer have to use the foundation - that is how this improved my skin (and I know it's this as I didn't change anything else in my routine). I use the Canadian …Read more

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Foundations - Yves Saint Laurent - Youth Liberator Serum Foundation SPF 20

4.0
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Oct/13/2013

Well, I will admit I bought this on a whim, after the SA tried it on me and persuaded me that this will work really well on my combo skin. I think I was just so extatic that I could find a perfect colour match in YSL that I did not allow proper testing time to determine if it will indeed work for me. I still award this 4 lippies as I know that on those with the appropriate skin type, this will be …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Smashbox - Photo Finish More Than Primer BLEMISH CONTROL

4.0
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Oct/03/2013

I consider this to be much more effective skin care / blemish control product, than primer. It contains 2% salicylic acid at low ph, which makes it really good for blemish prone skin. However, that same low ph turns skin more acidic, and actually cuts down on the wear of your foundation. So, while I really, really like this, i can't use it under foundation - literally, my foundation wear …Read more

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Lipstick - Giorgio Armani - Rouge d'Armani Beige 102

5.0
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Aug/15/2013

HG status for me. I am NC 20-25 and this is just one of the best natural/nude lippies for me. I will never be without it. If you have never tried Rouge d'Armani, I highly suggest you do. Moisturizing colour (and I have DRY llips) that stays on and on. It is my favourite lipstick and since purchasing this colour, I have purchased 3 more. My challenge now is that other lipsticks (such as …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - Ferulic Acid+Plus Retinol Brightening Solution

5.0
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Aug/13/2013

Wow! In short, very impressed and this a definite re-buy for me!!!!

I am a skincare junkie. I have tried everything from the drugstore to La Mer and I must admit this is one of the best products I have tried. My skin has been acting up lately (both dry and some hormonal chin outbreaks, but in general I have normal/combo skin).

Facts:
- this serum helped clear my skin in …
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Liquid - Giorgio Armani - Maestro Fusion Makeup

4.0
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Aug/09/2013

In the last year my skin went through some crazy (probably hormonally induced) changes and as a result, I was literally swapping foundations monthly... My staple used to be Bobbi Brown, NARS, YSL, Chanel, MAC, but they just weren't cutting it for me anymore. My skin would be ok for a while, then I would either get allergies and dry skin, or super-clogged pores, or the whole thing would just …Read more

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Liquid - Yves Saint Laurent - TEINT RESIST Long Wear Transfer Resistant Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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May/09/2012

I can totally appreciate that just like any other cosmetics product this one will not work for everyone, but if you are lucky enough to find the shade, chances are it will work very well for you, unless you are super-dry or super-oily. I for one love this foundation as it provides long-wearing medium coverage that still lets your skin "glow" through, but stays put and resists oiliness …Read more

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Lips - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain 7 Corail Aquatique

5.0
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Feb/28/2012

This product's name is a mouthful, but just the fact that I came out of a cold to do a review for it after a long hiatus and super-busy schedule speaks volumes!

I am not a gloss lover, I tend to lean towards lipsticks, but in short - this is one of my favorite lip products. It is hard to describe texture, however, I do believe it will be liked by both gloss and lipstick lovers. It …
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