Sunday, October 17, 2010

Small Nivea Haul

If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I am a blush-a-holic. I will never have too many, and I keep buying them... and I love all of them. However, some get used more than others, of course, and one blush which I really love is Nivea's Stay Real Blush by Chantal Thomass. I had the one in Secret Rose, and I loved it, but it got stolen. So I went and tried to buy another one, but since that shade was sold out, I got the other one instead, which is Fever Pink (a few days later, I came across Secret Rose in another store! So now I have it again). I also picked up one other item.
Here you can see the two products. The blush is Stay Real Blush by Chantal Thomass, in Fever Pink (which is a more pink shade than Secret Rose, which is... more rosy :). It is really pretty, has a satin tone to it, like the Secret Rose. I still like Secret Rose a bit better, though.

The other product is Loose Powder in Pure Diamond, which is basically a highlighter, to be used on your cheekbones, your eyes, or anywhere else where you want a brightening efect. It supposedly has pure diamond powder in it... It is quite glittery, but not overly so, and I would therefore only use it for special and very "glamourous" occasions. I do imagine that it would make a good e/s, especially when used wet (think Fix + or something like that).

Some swatches for you. I swatched the Diamond Powder twice... just felt like it ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Chocolate Cake with Love...

Remember when I told you about my aunt's birthday and that I needed some great idea for a cake which I was going to bake and give her (wow long sentence!)? Well, Hebridean Sprite gave me the great idea of making a fall inspired cake! I loved it and had already planned everything about it, but then it turned out that my aunt had her own special wishes, so I couldn't do the fall cake for this occasion. I do plan on doing that one, though, so you will probably be seeing it soon!

The cake I baked was a really rich chocolate cake, filled with dark chocolate ganache. It was so yummy! I decorated it with chocolate hearts which I bought when I was in Germany (I know that is kind of taking the easy way out, but I've just been so super busy lately!).
She really loved the cake :)

Here you can see it. I also flooded the dish with ganache, in case someone would like more with their slice. She served it with ice cream and whipped cream. It tasted so good!

Miss Diorista

Friday, October 15, 2010

MAC - Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Show

This eyeliner came out with the Fabulous Felines collection by MAC, the Leopard Luxe, to be precise. It is a liquid, gold eyeliner. And believe me. When I say gold, I mean gold. This is not yellow with glitter. It is gold.

Here you can see the brush or applicator tip. It is very nice and can be used for fine work.

And some swatches. The upper two stripes are heavily swatched, the lowest one is a bit thinner. The consistency of the liner is great,very workable. It stays on all night, yet comes off very easily with eye makeup remover.

I love this. Period.

Miss Diorista

MAC - Venomous Villains!

It's finally here! The Venomous Villains Collection by MAC has landed in Iceland - and it is selling out quicker than quick, so if any Icelandic ladies are reading, I would recommend hurrying over to MAC's!
As a collector, I try to buy at least one item from every collection MAC releases - but this time I just couldn't stop myself and got three ;) So you guys wanna see? I know it's late for a VV haul, but still, I want to show you, I have been waiting for this collection for so long!

The bag... there is something so exciting about a bag full of MAC products... makes you feel all warm inside, lol!

The packaging. I really love the villain drawings on there!

The inside of the packaging - I couldn't resist taking a picture, I'm a collector... all the way, inside and out!

And, the products themselves! To the left is Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth and Light (the lighter shade). The artist in the shop put this on my face while I was there, and she completely sold it to me - it feels so cool on your skin, like liquid... like magic!
The lipglass is Hot House, a deep beautiful raspberry colour with shimmer. So pretty. Love it!
However, the blush was the only product which I knew from the start that I just had to buy! It is the Bite of an Apple... and what a beautiful, beautiful colour. I have quite a few blushes, yet I have nothing like this. I actually got the last one they had, couldn't have been any happier!
A closer look of the Bite of an Apple blush - it is the most beautiful matte, coral pink. Very pigmented, I think I will have to use a light hand with this one!

And of course, some swatches for you! They kind of explain themselves, but just for reference: The blush is to the left (it is coming out a bit orange, in real life it is way more pink), in the middle is the Magically Cool Liquid Powder (yes, it is that shimmery. I plan on using it as a highlight, I think) and finally, you see the Hot House lipglass.
Did you get anything from this gorgeous collection? I'm really loving my stuff, can't get enough of it and I'm so glad that I got there before everything had sold out!
Miss Diorista
P.S. I got the LinkWithin now - a big thank-you to Hebridean Sprite for the help! I just put it up, though, and it is giving me a bit of an attitude. Please excuse that, I hope that it will fix once it has settled a bit better. If it won't, I will contact LinkWithin and figure it out :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Give back - and 50th post!

The Icelandic Pink Ribbon 2010. Image from

This is the 50th post on my blog! So I felt like it had to be something special... and what would be better than giving back?

Obviously, it is October and October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
You can support the cause in many ways, one of which is buying a pink ribbon. Above, you see the Icelandic version of the pink ribbon (there are two for the year 2010, this is the more luxurious one). It is designed by Ragnheiður I. Margeirsdóttir, you can check out her webpage here.
Various companies also offer products which you can buy, and then they give a certain amount of money to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Clinique is one of those companies, here you can see their famous Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, that is, the "pink" version of it:

Esteé Lauder is also taking part, and here is one of the things they offer in a "pink" version. Image from

You know the pink ribbon, right? Well, what about this shoe?! Don't you love it? Image from

Please let today's good deed be donating a tiny bit to some good cause. Doesn't have to be the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, just take your pick and give a little bit. Everything counts.



Tag: Autumn in... Reykjavík, Iceland (and an update!)

I love fall, and I always enjoy looking at pictures of fall... so I though I'd start a tag called Autumn in... (the city's name here). I'm going first, but please make me really happy by doing this tag ;) I also just uploaded my first YouTube video! It is the same tag, just a video version of it. My username there is MissDiorista, but you can also find the video here. Please comment on it, also wouldn't hurt to subscribe to me there :)
I might upload some more videos on YouTube, but my blog will always be my main place to be!But enough of that, let's dive into autumn!
First up is this beyond cute cat! She´s really living autumn to its fullest potential, hiding inside this bush kind of thing :)
I took this picture because of all the leaves. I love leaves!
This picture is taken near the university. Those students you see there looked at me like I had just landed from some foreign planet, filming videos and taking pictures like a maniac :)
I love this picture, but I can't figure out how to turn it the right way... so tilt your head, or your computer, ok? ;) It is down town, the pond to the left is Tjörnin (means "The Pond"), and the church is Hallgrímskirkja, one of the most famous churches in Iceland.

Finally, this big red building is the National Library, or Þjóðarbókhlaðan. I love this building :)

That is it for the pictures, but please go and check out my video on YouTube!

Also, tell me, did you like this tag? Are you going to do it? Tell me in the comments if you do, so that I can read/watch it!


Miss Diorista.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

OPI - Russian Navy

I bought this polish a few weeks ago, in summer actually, but never got around wearing it until now. So since it's a rather dark shade, I thought it would be perfect for fall, right? Enjoy my mini-review :)

Here you can see the polish. Yes, it is that dark, almost looks black (though you can see the blue tone to it, right?). It is actually the darkest shade I own, so it was quite a shock for me when I first put it on, especially after all the pink polishes I wore in summer! However, once I had got used to it a bit, I came to really enjoy it. It looks sophisticated, not quite black, but close. It is blue, very dark blue, with a hint of purple shimmer to it (this is the plain Russian Navy, not the Suede one, which has more glitter, and not the matte one). The only disappoint I had was that I would have wanted the purple shimmer to show up a bit more... However, this does not change the fact that I really like this polish.

The formula was very good as with other OPIs I've tried, didn't take too long to dry and was neither too thick nor too thin. Completely opaque with two coats, but since this is a really dark polish, you might actually like one coat better, which gives you a more blue tone to things. However, I was up for some darkness ;)

The polish didn't start chipping until after about four days, but of course, being a dark colour, it was rather tough to get off, and even left a slightly blue shade on my nails afterwards. However, I do love the colour so much that this will not stop me from wearing it this winter!

Miss Diorista

OPI - Summer Flutter Minis!

How delightful to be enjoying the peek of summer... what? Whoa. Hold on! It´s not summer? What? It´s autumn?! No! That can't be! I don't believe you ;)

Yep. I seem to be doing a series of "late" posts... it's not on purpose, though. I promise :)

So the other day, I got my first OPI minis! They came four together, and yes, they are summer colours. But who cares? They're fun and pretty!

First of all, don´t you just love the supercute green packaging? You might have noticed that I love the colour green (my blog design is a little hint for you!) so this packaging is right up my alley!

And here you have the four little cuties! They are, from the left:

Flower-to-Flower, a bright pink with a hint of shimmer.
Flit a bit, a bright orange, cream.
Wing-it! a rather bright reddish pink, with ToNs of glitter and shimmer!
Catch Me in Your Net, a blue teal colour (who'm I kidding, teal is blue!) with the same ton of glitter and shimmer. This one might be my favourite of the fabulous four...

I have yet to try these out, wearing another one at the moment, but I do expect them to be of the same great quality as the other OPIs I have. I'll let you know!

So, how are you feeling in your grandmother´s trousers these days? Liking those colours? I most certainly am :) July, I'm on my way!

Miss Diorista

P.S. I asked you guys a few days ago, but nobody answered, so I'm asking again, since techonology and computers mixed with MissDiorista is just bound to fail... How do I get that "You might also like..." under my posts? I would be so grateful if you could help me out, I've looked for it everywhere (literally, even under my bed... it wasn't there...) and I can't find it!

Bobbi Brown - Denim and Rose Palette

I'm kind of late with this, aren't I? Well, I do have an excuse. I just got it about a week ago (it does have its benefits living here, because LE makeup doesn't sell out really quickly!) and I wanted to give it a bit of a try before reviewing it. So sorry for how late this is coming, but please enjoy!

This is what the palette looks like on the inside. You have one blush, four eyeshadows, two lipsticks and two lipglosses. It has a mirror of nice quality.

Here you can see the palette when it is closed. It is a really neat design, the denim is real and the zipper is pretty nice, too. Also, this is small enough to be taken on a trip, or to throw in your purse. Bonus: It won't open when it's not supposed to open, because of the zipper!
Now on to swatches and product reviews!
First up is the dark eyeshadow, which looks blue in the pan, but comes out black with blue glitter. Hum. Kind of disappointing. However, I do like it for some reason. Really pigmented, though slightly patchy sometimes.
Next to the dark one is the pink, granite, glittery one. It is really beautiful, though there is quite a bit of fallouts to it. Can be layered over other colours for some 'bling'!
Yep, that strange swatch there is the grey one. It gave me a really hard time when I was swatching, and is really, really patchy. However, it is a true grey and is good for some basic shading. Not very pigmented, as you can probably see.
I tried to swatch the lightest e/s, and it is there. It just doesn't show up on my very fair skin... so just know that it is a very light colour. I can use it for highlights, though, and for matting out my eyelids when not using any e/s.
Finally, you should be able to see the blush below the e/s swatches. Sorry how faint the swatch is, no matter how much I piled on there, it wouldn't show up any better than this! But that put aside, the blush is my favourite from this palette. It is a matte blush, but still gives me such a beautiful... glow. Really. And I'm not even a real fan of matte blushes! I would definetely buy this one if it was to be released as a single.

On those two pictures, you see the lip products. They are all very nice, stay on for a decent amount of time, and are rather pigmented.
First, you should see the icy gloss on the bottom. It can be worn alone, though I prefer it over lipstick.
Above that is the lighter lipstick, which feels more like tinted lipbalm to me. Not a very pigmented lippie, but the colour is pretty and a bit shimmery.
See that pink lipgloss? I love it. Just have to say it. I love it. It is a perfect pink, not too bright, but still adds a bit of pop to things!
The top swatch is my favourite lip product from the palette, though. It is a lipstick (the darker one from the palette) and it is just so beautiful. Really the perfect fall colour.
O, and yes. The glosses are slightly sticky. Nothing which bothers me, though.

Another picture, to kind of show you the colours a bit better.
So, what do I think overall? Well, if you like the colours, then this is a pretty good travel palette. Despite being patchy and having fallouts, the eyeshadows are rather good, and you can do beautiful day and night looks with them. The blush is gorgeous, and the lip products have something for everyone, I think. So if you can still find this one anywhere, I would recommend that you go get it!
Miss Diorista.

September Hits!

Yes, I know that it's the tenth of October... but I still really want to do my September favourites, so I decided to just forget the calendar for a few minutes! Please turn all forgetful with me, will ya?

First of all, you see Sprinsheen blush by MAC. Do I love this. I wore nothing else the first two weeks after I got this. I absolutely love this. Did I tell you how much I love this blush?

The little pink pot is a concealer, the Erase Paste by Benefit. I'm in the lightest shade, nr. 1. This is a really creamy concealer, stays on all day and covers really well. Yes, it does crease a little bit, but I can live with that :)

And the powder you see is also by Benefit, the Hello Flawless! It is a powder which is supposed to cover like a foundation. I really love this. It covers up pretty decently, and feels good. I'm in the shade "Gee, I'm swell, SHELL". Only downfall is that I am going through this pretty quickly... on the other hand, I have been using it almost every day for about two months now, so maybe that's why I'm seeing pan already!

Here, you see the... long things. Yeah. Good explanation of my behalf, wasn't it? Okay then, Miss Diorista. Let´s see your long things!
First up is my favourite mascara so far, the Voluminous by L'Oréal. This is just beyond words, makes my lashes long and lush, doesn't clump and is very black. I don't like it when mascaras say "black", but come out looking all gray. This one says black, and is black.
The brush is an e/s blender by The Body Shop. Sure, it's a good blender, but the reason it's here, is that it is a great brush for creating subtle shadows for an everyday look. If you just want that extra depth/emphasize on your eyes, without it looking like you have any eyeshadow on, then this is your brush. Love it, have been using it constantly.
Yes, I've been on an eye-lining rush lately... the first one is by Clinique, a Cream Shaper for Eyes in 103, called Egyptian. It is a beautiful kind of khaki green colour. Really dark though, and looks black once on. Just not quite as harsh, which I why I love it. Also really creamy, so to prevent smudging, I would set it with some dark e/s.
The white eyeliner is by Sisley, it is a Kohl eyeliner, in Snow. Has some subtle shimmer to it, and is just a dream. Creamy enough to be used on your waterline, yet doesn't smudge. However, it is also creamy enough to be used under your brow as a highlight... so this is a wonderproduct, I'm telling you! Creamy when it has to be and non-creamy when it is supposed to be exactly that! Lol!
The last long thing I've got to show you is a Velvet Eyeliner from GOSH, in 01 Blue Moon. It is a beautiful blue colour. Not a bright blue, just... the perfect blue. I love it! Adds some bling to your eyes without being too overpowering!

Here are some swatches for you guys. On top is the Springsheen blush, then the eyeliners. First is Egyptian, then Sisley Snow, finally the GOSH one.
So, what have you been loving for the month of September? Please tell me, I'd love to know!
And leave any requests for product reviews in the comments ;)
Miss Diorista

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A MAN truck cake!

You might be picking up on the fact that I really like to bake... and decorate cakes. So usually, when someone I know has a birthday coming up, I start planning what to bake :)
So long story short, my uncle had a birthday some days ago. He drives a truck (the truck usually carries fish) and one of his main hobbies is cars in general. His favourite truck "brand" is MAN. What did I bake? Yeah. You guessed it. A MAN truck.

The cake itself was the same recipe as the basketweave cake I posted some days ago, and the icing is buttercream icing. The truck is made of three layers, the "house" where the driver would sit is made of two layers. The wheels are a special kind of round candy you can buy here in Iceland (called "kókosbollur", which kind of means "cocosbuns"). I decorated it with candy. Notice the fish, lol!

Here is a picture of the truck in making. After each layer, I slapped on a generous amount of buttercream! A side view of the truck. To help keep the truck up (because "kókosbollur" are very fragile and can't hold up a lot of weight), I put two cans of beans under the whole thing. Be sure to do that before you decorate, though, 'cause this lil' cake is kind of heavy!

Finally, I finished things off with some lights in the back :)
My uncle really loved the cake, I was really happy that he did!

But can I ask you guys for a bit of help? See, my aunt's birthday is coming up in about a week. I've already promised to bake her a cake, but when it comes to what it should be, my head is just completely empty! So what do you say? What fun cake would you like to see here on my blog? 'Cause I'll post it here, of course, once I've baked it ;)

Please post all of your great ideas in the comments below!

Miss Diorista

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Haul from Germany (part 8) - Benefit

At last. The final part of the haul from Germany. Can you believe it? Part eight. The final part... I don´t believe it.
So this last part is probably the one that I am most excited about. This is all about Benefit products, which you can't buy here in Iceland, so I kind of might have gone slightly crazy at the Benefit counter... but I don't mind! Let's get started!

I got three boxed powders, and frankly, I love all of them.
First, you see Hoola bronzer to the left. A really nice, matte bronzer which still gives a sunkissed look. Perfect for contouring.
In the middle is one of their latest boxed powders, a blush called Sugarbomb. As you can see, it has four colours. This blush really gives a lot of sheen, but less colour, so if you're looking for some pretty flush with glow, this will be your thing.
I also got the duo 10. One side is a highlighter, the other one is a bronzer. Both are very shimmery. I love this for some quick contouring, just make sure to blend well so that you don't look too streaky!
For the Hoola I use a contouring brush, but for the other two, I find that the brushes that came with them, actually work best.

Below the powders, you see, from the left:
That Gal face primer. This is a pinkish primer, with a bit of shimmer. I don't like this under my makeup, as I can't really see any difference when wearing it. However, I do like it over my makeup, as a slight highlight, or as a base for a powder highlighter.
Next up is a gorgeous powder highlighter, Miss Popularity. It is one of the most sparkling highlighters I've ever seen, not for every day use, but for some extravaganza, I love this.
Ooh la lift was kind of a disappointment for me. It is supposed to brighten up your under eye area (not conceal, just brighten). However, I can hardly see any difference. It is milky pink, yes, slightly shimmery, but I won't repurchase. I sometimes use it on my cheekbones, though, for just a hint of glow.
Finally (on this picture), you see High Beam, another highlighter (yes, I am really into highlighters!). It is a liquid one, and I love it. Period.

First up is Hello Flawless! powder "foundation". I really, really love this, have been using it almost every day. I am in the colour "Gee, I'm swell, SHELL". Comes with a brush and a sponge.
Next to that one, is the Stay don't stray! e/s and concealer primer. It gives me some coverage, actually, and does reduce under eye creasing. See some further review here.
The little pink pot is probably a new love of mine, a concealer called Erase Paste. I'm in the lightest shade (they have three). This covers really well, doesn't crease a whole lot, and lasts well.
Finally, I got myself a concealing and brightening kit, the Confessions of a Concealaholic. How fun is that name! And the packaging is just supercute - looks like a book! It comes with Boi-ing concealer in shades 1 and 2, Erase Paste in shade 2, That Gal face primer, Eye Bright and Lemon-Aid. You also get two double-ended brushes, and each end is marked, so that you don't get things mixed up. I will probably do a full review of this kit, so I'm not going to ramble on about it here :)
Whew. That's it. The haul is over!
I really hope that you liked this part, and the whole haul, of course!
As usually, leave any requests for reviews in the comment, and please do comment, I love reading your comments!
Miss Diorista.

The Body Shop - Fall Haul!

Remember back in summer, when I posted some pictures of the gorgeous fall collection that TBS has this fall? Well, probably not :) But anyways, I finally had the time to drop by and I picked up a few items... let's have a look, shall we?

So, here you can see all the products that I got. Of course, I mainly went there to get the blush :) I got mine in the Berry shade, but the other one is a bronzy one (called Chestnut). It was quite nice looking as well, but first of all, I thought it had too much of a metallic look to it, and also, it was maybe a bit too bronzy for my fair skin? Well, I don't know why, but somehow, I just wanted the blush. I'm just addicted to blushes! I really love this blush. Just screams "fall"!

Then, I got one of the three e/s that came out with the collection. This one is in Velvet Green (the others are Peach and Midnight Blue). It is dark green, with loads of green and gold shimmer/glitter to it. Very pretty, but a bit fall-out-y. I actually got this one for the purpose of using it to set the green kajal that I bought.

I also got a green kajal, the shade is called Evergreen. I haven't really tried it out yet, but it sure looks pretty :)

The last thing I got was the blush brush. It is very soft, but not the greatest one for swirling your blush on. Good for precise application, though.

And now the swatches!

First, you see the eyeliner. To the left, it is swatched alone. Then, it is swatched with the green e/s on top. Do you see how the colour just comes alive? Wow. So pretty. Perfect for a "fall" night out! To the right is the e/s on its own.
Then, below those swatches, you can see the blush shades. There are four on top. Starting from the left: A brownish colour, a very pretty pink colour, a cranberry colour (my faveourite) and a highlight colour. Below those, they are all blended together.

A side look at the blush brush. It is rather slim for a blush brush, don't you think? I actually find that it works a bit better as a brush for setting makeup with pressed powder. Does a wonderful job in that area.

And finally, I have here two pics of the beautiful blush. The one above is with flash, the one below is without it. Just decided to post both, so that you could get a better idea of the blush.

So, what do you think? Have you bought anything from the Smoke and Fire Collection, or will you be buying something? And don't you just love the lovely pattern on the blush?
If you have any requests for product reviews, I'd be happy to post those for you, so please leave them in the comments :)
Miss Diorista

Haul from Germany (part 7) - Dior

Finally, we are getting close to the end of this enormous haul! This part is not the last one, but the next one will be. Normally, I would have saved Dior until last, but since the last brand isn't sold in Iceland, I am very excited about it... so I'm saving it! Please enjoy this part of the haul!

First, you see here the following, starting from the left:

Diorskin Airflash Foundation. This is HG status. So amazing. Mine is in the lightest shade (they have four altogether). You can spray it directly on your face, but I prefer using a brush or simply my fingers. Beautiful foundation.

Next up is Diorskin Nude Glow. This was released in summer, and I unfortunetely think that is was LE. It can be used either under foundation to add some healthy glow, or over foundation as a slight highlight. Has very peachy (almost apricot) undertones.

Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Powder Makeup in Beige Praline. Has SPF 10. I have to say that I really like this. It kind of has three products in one - an overall powder "foundation", a sculpter (which, depending on shades, can be used as a blush/bronzer. Here, it is a dark blush colour), and a highlighter.

The eyeshadow duo is 2 Couleurs, in Pop Look. It has a true, matte brown, and a shimmery peachy, pink shade, with a hint of gold to it. You can layer the two, or wear them seperately.

Finally, you see three nail polish bottles. Those came in a set of three. The first one is a base coat, then there comes a "ridge filler", which is basically just a very pale pink (kind of flesh pink) nail polish, and of course, you finish things off with a top coat. Let me just say, that this top coat is so amazing! It dries superquickly (by the time you finish your last nail, you can already touch the first one comfortably!) and gives a lot of gloss and shine.

Now, when I found this "little" guy, I just knew that I had to get it. It is a Travel Studio, and is basically supposed to be a travel kit. It has three eyeshadow duos (that makes six e/s altogether), a face powder, one lipstick, two lipglosses, a mini mascara, a black eyeliner, a brown lipliner, one double-ended e/s brush, one double-ended applicator and one brush, which is almost like a flat kabuki brush... Now, first of all, I have to say, that this palette is strangely put together. Two of the e/s duos are almost exactly the same (the top two, I know they don't look the same on this pic, though!), and what has a brown lipliner got to do with a pink lipstick? I don't quite get it. Also, the e/s are definetely not of the same quality as usual Dior eyeshadows. Those are a bit dry, as opposed to the buttery texture you usually get from Dior e/s. However, everything else is pretty nice, and you can create both day and night looks with those shadows.

Finally, I got this gorgeous "Addicted to Dior" lipgloss duo. It comes in two colours, and I got the "Addicted to Pink" one. It has a shimmery bronzy shade, as well as a pink shade. I decided to loan the pictures from elsewhere instead of taking some myself, because the stones in the writing always flashed my camera. Hope you don't mind :)

Image from Shopstyle
Image from FashionFuss

So that completes the Dior part of my haul, and I promise that I will post the last part, part number 8, as soon as I possibly can!
Miss Diorista
P.S. If you have any requests for product reviews, I would be happy to do those. Just tell me in the comments! And don't forget to follow Miss Diorista on twitter, head over there!

Miss Diorista is now on Twitter!

Hi all!

This is just a short post to tell you that I am now on Twitter! So please, if you are there too, follow! I would love to follow you, too. I also added a "Twitter"-box to the right, here on my blog, just to make things a little bit easier :)
I will mainly be posting beauty related stuff on Twitter (or that is my plan!), but I might tweet about something else, too! I also intend to use Twitter as a harsh tool (lol!) to get me to my computer and blog. If I tweet about buying some products, it will probably push me to haul them on my blog a bit more quickly!

You might also notice that I have added a "cloud" of labels to the right. I kind of like the cloud... I like how the most-written-about labels are bigger than the others. However, please tell me in the comments whether or not you like this. The blog should be as easy to follow and read as possible!

And finally, I also added a gadget which allows you (and me) to keep track of the five most popular posts over the course of the last 30 days. I thought this was kind of fun.

Please tell me in the comments what you think about all this!

Miss Diorista

P.S. I have a question for you - I really want to include that "You might also like..." under every post. How do I add that one to my blog? I've searched and searched but I can't find it! Please help me out here! Thanks!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Upcoming MAC Collections!

Have you realized how many collections are coming out these days over at MAC's? Wow. My wallet is in pain... But that's the way it's supposed to be, right? :)

First of all, A Tartan Tale is just to die for. I can't wait for the collection to launch! I love Scotland and everything Scottish, so I'll probably go slightly crazy... just slightly. Don't worry! (Who am I kidding - worry here! Worry now!)

Also, I'm still waiting for Venomous Villains to arrrive to my MAC store. It still isn't there! I want that what-was-it's-name-again-Apple blush so bad! It is destined to be mine :)

On to the holiday collections, oh my!

MAC and Marcel Wanders Team are teaming up for a collection in November, it looks amazing. I want that Sheer Mystery Powder!

Also, Peacocky Collection, Stylishly Yours and Cham-pale... I'm really anticipating the pics for those!

Head over to Temptalia for further details. Also, Hebridean Sprite has some pretty good swatches from the Tartan Tale collection (thanks for those, by the way. I love the Starry Sky one!)

Ok. It is clear now. I'm going straight to my bank and getting a loan. See you in a few :)

Miss Diorista

Saturday, October 2, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010!

Hi all of you!

I'm so excited to tell you about an event called NaNoWriMo! Ever heard of it before? If not, please do me (and yourself!) a favour, by clicking here and discovering all of it wonders!
However, if you want to get some brief details from me, then NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It was founded by Chris Baty in 1999, and basically, it is this:

Write a novel, 50.000 words long, in 30 days.

Sounds simple, huh? Well... yes, it is. In theory! The official NaNoWriMo month is in November, so go ahead and head over to the site. Sign up and get ready! You have the whole of October to start plotting and planning for your novel - or maybe you already have a story in your head, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to get out? Well, now is its chance to get out!

You might also have noticed that I have put the NaNoWriMo logo here on my blog (to the right). If you click it, it will take you right to the wonderful world of NaNoWriMo.

Maybe this whole idea sounds like insanity to you? Well, it is. It is a bit crazy to write 50.000 words in 30 days (for most people, at least). However, it is a whole lot of fun, too! Just go ahead and try - maybe you've been writing for years, but still, give it a try. Writing a novel at the same time as thousands of others, getting their support, supporting them, adopting someone else's plot, taking a dare of putting a ninja into your romantic novel - is superfun! Or maybe you've always wanted to write - then this is your opportunity! Maybe you've never even thought about writing - but still, try! If you don´t like it, you can just quit. It is not for everyone, but those who find it fun... get addicted to writing (including me!). So try. You will only sacrifice a few hours, but you might gain a whole new world :)

Miss Diorista.
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