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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Unknown Pleasures collection for fall 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, or OCC, released a fall collection called Unknown Pleasures (see the entire collection + promo pictures here) from which I have three products to show you! Two lip tars which are highly pigmented liquid lipsticks and one nail polish.

Some sites where you can get these:
Love Makeup which is British but ships without a problem to us Swedes.
Beautylish which is American.
OCC’s own website which is American, ships overseas but can cost extra because of customs.

obsessive compulsive cosmetics occ unknown pleasures collection, lip tar in manhunter and technopagan, nail polish in technopagan

OCC Lip Tar in Manhunter and Technopagan, Nail Lacquer in Technopagan. Every Lip Tar comes with a really good synthetic mini brush!

occ lip tar manhunterOCC Lip Tar “Manhunter”
Metallic red-orange with golden shimmer.

A beautiful colour and it applies evenly, but it LOOKS. AND. FEELS. SO. CRUSTY. Is there something wrong with my tube? I haven’t seen other people write much about this problem. The glitters are drowning in the red base and they feel gritty on the lips. Maybe it’s better with a coat of lipgloss? Hm.


occ lip tar technopaganOCC Lip Tar “Technopagan”
Metallic blackened purple with blue pearl.

NOW we’re talking! Seriously. This is a smooth metallic blue toned purple, looks totally trippy! If only Manhunter had the same smooth feeling. My only con is that I would want to wear it with a lip liner underneath because on the edges where it’s applied thinner it turns into a warmer purple, that problem would be solved with a matching lip pencil underneath.

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BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick “Risk It All”

Som jag nämnt innan har jag på sistone gått igång på juvelrosa nyanser i makeupen, gulliga godisrosa läppstift och rouge går fetbort, jag vill ha vamp-rosa!

Risk It All från BareMinerals läppstiftslinje Marvelous Moxie är precis den där klara mörkrosa nyansen med en droppe rött i som jag älskar, jag använde den massor förra vintern och senaste månaden har jag börjat plocka fram den igen. Formulan är rik och krämig, blank utan att vara smetig samt läppstiftet doftar vanilj och smakar mint. Otroligt bra formula som känns sköna på läpparna och sitter kvar länge! Shoppa på Åhléns/NK eller kanske brittiska Beautybay för att spara några tior.


As I’ve mentione before I’ve been all over dark pink jewel tones in my makeup, cute candy pink blushes and lipsticks are uninteresting, I want vampy pinks!

Risk It All from the BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick line is that exact dark pink shade with a drop of red that I adore, I used it lots last winter and now I’ve started picking it up again. The formula is rich and creamy, shiny without being smudgy and the lipstick smells of vanilla/tastes of mint. Really good formula that feels nice on the lips and wears well! Available at British Beautybay.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lipstick risk it all

The sleek packaging, I love how you open it by sliding the little button down.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lipstick risk it all swatch

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Risk It All applied straight from the bullet onto bare lips.

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Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick “Black Tie”

Black Tie från Lipstick Queen har varit min musa på sistone, men vi har haft ett stormigt förhållande som vi som tur är lyckades rida ut, om än med några blåögon och skrubbade knän. Ska vi ta det från början?

Under sena våren bet jag i det sura (men ack så ljuva) äpplet och beställde ett av Lipstick Queens Velvet Rope-läppstift, en lyxig linje i tunga guldhylsor som skriker old Hollywood. Det dyker upp efter en lite väl lång väntetid, och vad har hänt? Jo stiftet är mosat i toppen. Precis som om hylsan var stängd med stiftet uppskruvat för långt. Jag kontaktar HqHair och önskar pengarna tillbaka varpå de erbjuder en ersättning på 10% (vilket blir 3,5 pund, tack som fan liksom). Jag säger hell no eftersom ersättningen är helt orimlig då jag inte beställt en trasig lyxprodukt, men ger till slut upp hela grejen då de omöjligt kan tänka sig att ersätta mig till fullo. Börjar använda stiftet och tänker att jag får fota det när jag använt det så långt att mos-skadan inte syns längre, och i samma veva beordra er att inte beställa från HqHair såvida ni inte är sugna på kass customer service.

Så! Där fick ni en bitter liten historia. Köp från brittiska Feelunique, Cow Parfymeri (online samt butik i Stockholm) eller i Cow’s hörna på NK (Göteborg eller Stockholm) istället.

Läppstiftet i sig är en dröm. En satinmatt silkig formula som känns tunn och skön på läpparna, glider på utan minsta bråk och har en skönt kylande effekt tack vare pepparmyntsolja. Håller riktigt bra på läpparna och känns inte uttorkande. Black Tie är en djupare klassisk röd som lutar en aning åt det kalla hållet. Den är ljus nog för att inte upplevas som svärtad, men den är absolut en no-bullshit dramatisk röd. Den är SÅ snygg, och känns sjukt nog helt rätt även till superslöa outfits och vardagsmakeuper. Nu vill jag ha klarröda Brat Pack och riktigt vampmörka Entourage också, eller hela linjen för den delen.. Ge mig!


Black Tie from Lipstick Queen has been my muse lately, but we had a stormy relationship that we luckily got back on track even though we ended up with some scraped knees. Shall we take it from the beginning?

During late spring I finally eneded up ordering one of the Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope lipsticks, a luxury line of heavy gold tubes screaming of old Hollywood. It ends up after a long wait and what has happened? The lipstick is smushed at the top. As if the tube was closed with the lipstick not twisted down properly. I contach HqHair and ask for my money back and they offer me 10% (which is 3.5 pounds, well thanks a LOT). I said hell no because it’s an unacceptable sum of money as I didn’t order a broken luxury product, but I end up giving up after a while because they really won’t refund the full price. I start using the lipstick thinking that I’ll have to photograph it when I’ve used it past the smush, and at the same time tell you not to order from HqHair unless you’re into bad customer service.

So, there’s a bitter story for ya! Buy it from Feelunique (if you’re in Europe) or straight from the Lipstick Queen website (US) instead.

The lipstick itself is a dream. A satin matte silky formula that feels thin and soft on the lips, glides on without a problem and it has a nice cooling effect thanks to the peppermint oil. Wears very well and doesn’t feel drying on the lips. Black Tie is a deeper classic red that leans a bit cool toned. It’s light enough to not feel blackened, but it’s definitely a no-bullshit drama red. SO nice, and it’s surprisingly perfect with super slacky outfits and quick everyday makeup looks. Now I want bright red Brat Pack and the really dark and vampy Entourage aswell, or the entire line for that sake.. Gimme!

lipstick queen velvet rope lipstick black tie

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Black Tie. LOOK at that packaging! SWOON!

lipstick queen velvet rope lipstick black tie swatch

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Black Tie applied straight from the tube onto bare lips.

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What was that look, by the way?

The look posted with my IsaDora Flashing Volume Mascara review, what was that? Well here’s the product list for you!



  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • IDUN Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Tweak


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • IsaDora Flashing Volume Mascara


  •  Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick – Glissade
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Rosy Moments

Yesterdays look was all about pink and coppery gold! Love this BareMinerals eyeshadow duo, it’s great for super quick looks.

rosy moments


  • IsaDora Wake Up Make Up Foundation – Fair
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Manasi Makeup Silke Ultrafine Finishing Powder
  • PürMinerals Château Cheeks Powder Blush – Kinky
  • LUSH Charisma Skin Tint (as a bronzer)
  • LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint (as a highlighter)


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 – The Top Shelf
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet – Rosy Moments (20)
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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!