My panic kit: The products that I always have on hand

I always make sure to have easy access to certain products. This panic kit is the reason that I can get my face done in no time, I won’t have to dig through my drawers to find what I need, but still have a few alternatives to choose from. Let’s go through it!

Do you want a review or some kind of show-and-tell related to any of these products? Just leave a comment!

panic kit

This drawer is always on my makeup table filled with my basics. I make sure to not overfill it, it has to be easy to find what I need. New and “must use” products are kept in another container.

1. Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
2. Becca Ultimate Crème Eyeliner – Renaissance, Neo Classic, Romanesque
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick – Brigitte
4. Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara
5. PürMinerals Château Cheeks Powder Blush – Tease
6. Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Lover
7. KICKS Baked Blusher – Fashionista
8. KIKO Mosaic Highlighter
9. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
10. NARS Blush – Orgasm
11. LUSH Lip Scrub – Bubblegum
12. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
13. Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
14. Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
15. Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
16. Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
17. Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
18. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
19. Becca Lip Priming Perfector

panic kit

I store pencil-y things in a pen holder, also with a few tools and small brushes. I could go into favourite tools in another blog post if you want.

20. Illamasqua Masquara – Raven
21. Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel
22. Anastasia Brow Wiz – Ash Blonde
23. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick – Copper, Burnished Bronze, Moonlight
24. By Terry Ombre Blackstar – Misty Rock
25. Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex

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Pahlish “Olea Europaea”

I can’t believe I haven’t shown you this in a blog post before! Olea Europaea by Pahlish is one of my favourite holographic nail polishes ever. A dirty olive green with bright sparkly rainbows, the effect is really contrasting! It needs two easily applied coats, wears well for being a holographic polish.

My bottle is from Edgy Polish who ship internationally.

pahlish olea europaea

In soft daylight. The holo rainbows are visible but not very sparkly.

pahlish olea europaea

In bright sunligt. Here the rainbows come to life and turn into magic!

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From my portfolio

For hairdresser Roger Persson @ Cybtekk Hair Studio, nominated hairdresser of the year 2014.

The lipstick is Face Stockholm Shine which is a gorgeous metallic warm grey, with cool pink Illamasqua Cleam Cream in Flex (discontinued) patted on top. Perfect sci-fi combo.


Hair: Roger Persson
Salon: Cybtekk Hair Studio
Photo: Oskar Allerby
Makeup: Viola Holmgren
Model: Sidsel Løyche

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Eylure Lash Extend & Definition No. 20

When I was in London last fall I was really happy to find some Eylure lashes! They have a really thin lash band and are comfortable to wear, so even I who barely wear false lashes can stand them. Plus the styles are unusually nice in my opinion, most are dramatic but not completely nuts. I find most false lashes too thick, too long, too shiny and just.. too perfect. I want my makeup to feel “hyperrealistic”, perfect lashes would just look strange. These two are totally up my alley though!

Lash Extend lashes are single lashes, not three lashes shaped like little broomsticks like “single lashes” often are but actual single lashes. These are perfect for adding an extra something without going all in with the fakies. You get both short, medium and long ones in a pack which makes it easy to create a fanned out look. Mine are in black, they come in brown too.

Definition No. 120 is a full strip lash with tiny thickening lashes and some long wispy ones that create a spiky look. I got such a 70′s vibe from these, I really should stick ‘em on an do some kind of 70′s photo model look, right?

Swedes, Eylure lashes are now available at KICKS. Otherwise available at

eylure lash extend & definition no. 20


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I Love… Lemons & Limes Bubble Bath & Shower Crème

I love sniffing through all of the sorrowless products by I Love…, crazy fruity and sweet which I like as a perk-me-up now and then. This is Lemons & Lime, a sweet and sour citrus shower gel. I remember some kind of tangy candy from my childhood, it was like a Banana Skid but sour and tasted of lime? This shower gel brought me back!

The shower gels are 2 for 100 SEK at Åhléns right now!

i love... lemons & limes

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains. Beauty blogger and MUA from Gothenburg, Sweden.

My name is Viola Holmgren and I've been representing Swedish beauty bloggerism (yes. we're a cult) since 2008. I focus on cruelty free beauty and I love the feeling of finding cool products that have gone under the radar.

Makeup doesn't have rules. The only person who decides what's right or wrong and if you're wearing it or not is you, and that's where my job as a blogger comes in handy. Use my experience as a guide or an inspiration towards finding your own way.

And just to clarify, all reviews and opinions are my own, there is no evil baby demon on my left shoulder who is bribing, forcing or possessing me to write. Reviews are best written in honesty!