Favourite products of 2012 – the ultimate list!

Hur konstigt det än må kännas så börjar 2012 lida mot sitt slut. Så det är dags att sätta en rosett på året med att lista mina produktfavoriter, 2012 edition!

Om du vill se något i användning så klicka på “Om bloggen” under headern så sidebaren plopppar ner, använd sökfunktionen där. Förhoppningsvis har jag skrivit något om det du söker! Fyll gärna i listan själv och skicka mig en länk så jag får läsa om dina favoriter.


How strange it ever might feel, 2012 is coming to an end. So it’s time to wrap the year up with a long favourites list! So here they are, my favourites of 2012!

If you want to see the products used, click “Om bloggen” underneath the header so the sidebar pops down, then use the search function there. Hopefully I’ve written something about what you’re searching for! Also fill the list in yourself if you feel like it, and send me a link so I can read about your favourites!



Skincare, perfume & hair products

Cleanser:  Dr. Woods Tea Tree Castile Soap
Peeling: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Mask: Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Pore Shrink Deep Cleansing Mask
Eye makeup remover: Almond oil
Serum: Bioline Primaluce Exforadiance Exfoliating Illuminating Serum 15%
Day cream: Aloe vera gel + Egyptian Magic (70/30)
Night cream: Aloe vera gel + Egyptian Magic (30/70)
Eye cream: WiseWays Herbals Camellia Eye Cream
Lip balm: Bi Mat Cay Lip Balm
Sunscreen: Earth Science Almond-Aloe Vera Moisturizer SPF 15+
Shower gel: Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Gardenia
Body lotion: South of France Body Lotion Pure Gardenia
Hand cream: Kneipp Handcreme Aloe Vera
Fake tan: Åhléns Brun Utan Sol
Body scrub: Phenomé Pure Sugarcane Nourishing Deeply Sweet Scrub
Deodorant: DeoNat Aloe Mineral Deodorant Stick
Shampoo: LUSH I Love Juicy Shampoo
Conditioner: LUSH Veganese Conditioner
Hair mask: Unite Volumizing Repair
Dry Shampoo: Lernberger Stafsing Dryclean
Styling product: Oribe Creme for Style
Allround product: Aloe vera gel
Perfume day: Yves Rocher Moment de Bonheur
Perfume night: Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady


Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady, Lernberger Stafsing Dryclean



Nail products

Red: Illamasqua – Scarab
Pink: China Glaze – Sugar High
Purple: Depend – 316
Blue: Nails Inc. – Baker Street
Turquoise: Illamasqua – Nomad
Green: Illamasqua – Smash
Yellow: China Glaze – Happy Go Lucky
Orange: OPI – A Roll in the Hague
Nude: Deborah Lippmann – Naked
Black: Jade – Magia
White: Lime Crime – Milky Ways
Base coat: Nailtek Foundation II Ridge Filling Base Coat
Topcoat: Poshé Super-Fast Drying Topcoat
Strengthener: Trind Nail Repair Natural
Nail care: Scratch Nails Nail Food Oil
Cuticle care: CND Cuticle Eraser


China Glaze Sugar High, Illamasqua Nomad


Makeup Products:

Primer face: Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
Primer eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Liquid foundation: Sleek MakeUP New Skin Revive Foundation – Oatmeal
Powder foundation: Meow Cosmetics “Purrrfect” Mineral Foundation – 1-Sleek Bengal
Tinted moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – Porcelain
BB cream: Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
Concealer: Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Flexible Cover Concealer – Vanilla
Loose face powder: Silk Naturals Vegan Perfection Powder
Pressed face powder: MIYO Doll Face Compact Powder – Vanilla
Powder blush: Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Naked Rose
Cream blush: Illamasqua Cream Blusher – Zygomatic
Highlighter: Meow Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow – Prophecy
Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – Milk Chocolate
Mascara: Oriflame Hyper-Stretch Mascara
Eye pencil: Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Vow
Cream/gel/liquid/powder eyeliner: Inglot Eyeshadow – 376
Eyebrow product: Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel
Eyeshadow single: INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376
Eyeshadow palette: Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette – Au Naturel
Eyeshadow loose: Meow Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow – Prophecy
Lip pencil: Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Pencil – Perfect Nude
Lipstick: Benecos Lipstick – Pink Honey
Lipgloss: Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss – Gold Fling


Sleek MakeUP Au Naturel, Meow Cosmetics Prophecy


Makeup brushes

Foundation: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Concealer: EcoTools Smudge Brush
Powder: Real Techniques Blush Brush
Bronzer: Everyday Minerals Tapered Sculpting Face Brush
Face highlighter: Illamasqua Highlighter Brush
Blush: EcoTools Blush Brush
Eyeshadow lid: Real Techniques Base Eyeshadow Brush
Eyeshadow crease: Sigma Mrs. Bunny E40
Eyeshadow highlight: Everyday Minerals Eye Smudge Brush
Smudge/detail: Real Techniques Accent Brush
Eyeliner: Everyday Minerals Angled Brow & Liner Brush
Brows: Everyday Minerals Angled Brow & Liner Brush
Lips: Sigma L05

Viola, Killer Colours
  1. Ingrid writes

    I think the nail polish-category should have another subcategory – favorite glitter/metallic/shimmer polish:) Mine is probably boom boom pow from Deborah Lippman (just one coat over another base polish – pale pink and baby blue are my favorites here (baby blue makes it look like a robin’s egg – love!)), but I’m dreaming of Rosie Lee from Butter London. it’s impossible to come by in Oslo, argh.
    As for primer, Armani Fluid Master Primer is fantastic, and so is their blushing fabric (fluid) blush. I also like the Balm’s MaryLouManizer for highlight (applied carefully, this one easily becomes too much) and for lipgloss, I like Clarins eclat minute.
    Btw, I have been looking for a good eye cream or concealer for the dark blue circles under my eyes since forever, and I’ve found some that will do the job adequately, but I don’t wan’t to settle for adequate.. Do you have any suggestions? For an eye cream that’ll treat the problem or a concealer that’ll hide them? I have tried and hated the YSL touché eclat, and while the stick concealers from Clarins and Nars do the trick, they are so heavy that they settle into the little crease under my eyes, and slip off if anything comes near (even when I set it with loose powder). Same with theBalm’s timebalm concealer. And since I’m so fair I’m leaning towards white, it’s difficult to find the right shade too.


  2. Miriam writes

    This post must have taken forever to do. Thank you!


  3. Icequeen81 writes

    wow great collection


  4. kristina writes

    Vet någon om det finns någon BB cream som inte innehåller silikoner eller mineralolja och som inte är djurtestad? Har letat runt nu, det enda jag hittar som är liknande är denna: http://eleven.se/nuxe-multi-purpose-moisturizing-tinted-cream-12552.html. Nån som har testat den?


  5. Joanie writes

    What a great list! What’s your skintype?


  6. Joanie writes

    And do you know if I can buy Åhlens online? :)


  7. Lotta writes

    Oj vad nyfiken jag blev på Egyptian Magic! Vad är det för något? Använder själv aloe vera gel som ansiktskräm, men ibland känns det som man skulle behöva något mer, speciellt på natten! Vore jätteglad om du kunde skriva mer om Egyptian Magic! Det kanske är det jag saknar!! :)


  8. lisa writes

    Hej! jag undrar om Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm är bra att använda om man har fet hy?


  9. Mira writes

    Did you know Yves Rocher now test on animals? It seems they are expanding to China…


  10. Lucy writes

    Hey Viola could you provide what kind of Aloe Vera Gel is it, I mean who makes it, I am trying to find some on iherb , could you recommend me some?


  11. sofia writes

    Grymt sugen på testa produkter från Illamasqua, vars ifrån beställer du dom? :)


  12. dessi writes

    du är bäst!
    nu har jag lite saker att önska mig i julklapp, hehe


  13. Anna writes

    Jag undrar liksom kommentaren ovan vilken Aloe vera gel du köper. Har du testat olika? Vilka är bäst?


  14. Mamman writes

    Den där Sleek Make up-paletten såg jättefin ut…


  15. Maria writes

    I love reading your list!


  16. Omygloss writes

    Jag är väldigt intresserad av att veta mer hur du använder aloe vera + Egyptian Magic i ansiktet. Hittade inget annat inlägg där den salvan nämns på bloggen. Blandar du båda i handen först innan du applicerar båda, och kan det inte lätt bli för fett som makeup-underlag?


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  18. m writes

    hej! Vart köper du ditt smink? Vissa märken hittar jag inte från några svenska sidor . Tex Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – Porcelain !


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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for critical thinking. Beauty blogger 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!