Review: NYX Diamond Sparkle Lipstick in Orange Sparkle

    Purchased: $4.50 @ Cherry Culture

    Packaging: Nice, solid and it looks quite fancy compared to other NYX glosses.  It snaps into place when you twist it, which is nice.   I don't like the weird doe foot very much though.  It's too wide and the angle makes it awkward putting the gloss on.

    Pigmentation: SO rich for a lipgloss!  It's a definite bright red-orange with a light purple sparkle.  The sparkle is very fine and there is no "grittiness."

    Lasting Power: Not amazing but not terrible considering it's a gloss: about 2-3 hours but I have a tendency to lick my lips so it might be longer on some.

    Scent: A really strong, artificial vanilla scent.  It's not a bad scent, much more pleasant than the awful "lollipop" scent they put into their NYX Mega Shine lipglosses.  However, I'd prefer it if there was no scent at all.

    Formula:  Despite the rich color, this does not stain your lips and the glossy sheen is very pretty.  Overall, the formula is really nice and I don't have any complaints.

    Texture: Perfectly liquid-y without dripping.  The small purple/silver glitter flecks are not gritty (huge plus!) and you can't feel them.

    The funny thing is that the color is SO pigmented that I end up dabbing the color off a little/not wearing it at all because the color is so bright ^_^  But this is me thinking the color is too much for my face rather than a fault of NYX's product.  The sparkle and finish is really pretty and for people looking for a bright, highly pigmented gloss should try this!  I would like to try this in a more understated color now (Rose Sparkle!); I got Orange Sparkle this time around because I thought it would be "orange tinted" which I like in lip glosses.

    Overall, since the formula and packaging is quite good and the price very reasonable a la NYX - I would totally recommend people who want bright lip glosses to try this.  For those looking for a more subtle look, this might not be for you though ^_^

    More swatches: Lip Gloss Kitty, Makeup Geek

What theee~ (How to fix the blogroller.com redirect)

    I must admit I have sorely neglecting my little blog for the past several weeks ;_;  but I do dearly love blogging and miss my blog friends.....so imagine my shock when I popped into my blog and it kept redirecting to blogroller.com!   I pretty much spent all of today battling a trojan on my work PC so seeing my precious baby in what looked like the clutches of another evil piece of malware almost gave me a heart attack.  After a quick (and frantic) google search I read that one of the "gadgets" (the stuff in the sidebar) might be "hijacking" my site and that the solution was to delete them one by one to figure out which one was hijacked.  Well...I ended up deleting ALL of them and to my dismay IOE was still redirecting.   I thus nervously ventured into the HTML....

    Turns out that the fix is MUCH easier than I thought:
    1.) This is not a malicious hijacker, just a snippet of code gone haywire. It was a legit "easy to use service to manage your links and buddy lists on your weblog" but unfortuntely shut down a few weeks ago.  What this means is that a buttload of blogs that had this code embedded in their Blogger started automatically redirecting to a blogrolling.  But fear not - tis a simple solution!

    2.) All you have to do is remove a single line of code from your HTML (search blogroller).  It's the first snippet of code under the <head> tag for the curious and precise. Ta-da! No more redirect!  If you have any questions about feel free to ask :}

    3.) As for the people going on about site-hijacking gadgets....they are not correct :\

    Of course I've also spent the last half an hour re-adding my gadgets instead of working on my neglected reviews -____- ....so yeah....now all I have to post is this semi-coherent ramble just to let the 2 readers I have left know that I am alive :}

    FB me Danielle!

    As a finishing touch for this random post - I was at Fairfax Corner a couple weekends back and saw this!  I was like -- oooo I'm so popular!  Then I remembered I'm not even on Facebook -_______-  aha but still, I got a kick out of seeing my name up there ^_^

    I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!

    P.S. East Coasters - hurricane, earthquake...take care peeps!

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