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Ashes To Ashes

The loss of David Bowie is hard to put into words. Bowie showed the world that fashion and beauty has no gender, that you could be whatever you wanted to be. A timeless source of inspiration that I, like many other, hold extremely close to my heart. Safe travels starman, the stars indeed look very different today.

david bowie

My Aladdin Sane cover recreation from the 40th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust back in 2012. Link to blog post here.

david bowie

And today, 4 years later, I also sparkled for Ziggy. Lit Cosmetics Cher in size #4 was the holographic chunky glitter I used.

david bowie

Of course with Scofflaw Varnish David Bowie’s Bulge on my nails aswell. Also inspired by the Aladdin Sane cover, plus named after his ehm.. pants? in Labyrinth. Haha. 

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Deadbeat

Happy new year friends, hope you had a great one! Last night I celebrated at home with Jerry and the animals, cooking and drinking frozen strawberry daiquiris while wearing sweatpants. I wore my new years glam at work earlier in the day instead! A basic black smokey cat eye (very similar technique to what I did in this video tutorial) with a bunch of sparkly glitter on top. How much glitter did you wear last night?

The glitters I wore were both from Lit Cosmetics, I patted dark grey Gunsmoke in size #3 all over the top and bottom lids to give it a deep glimmer, then holographic silver Cher in size #4 in the center to give it that harlequin/oil slick look. Hyperdimeeensionaaaallll!

deadbeat

deadbeat

deadbeat

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Yves Rocher Botanical Color Eye Pencil - Noir Ebène
  • Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette – Deadbeat
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Gunsmoke #3, Cher #4
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
  • Pürminerals Lip Gloss – Exposed
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25 blog posts from 2015 that you might have missed

Here’s a collection of my favourite blog posts from the past year, have any of you read them all? Click the headline or the link below the picture to find the individual blog post.

Thank you for all the support and love through this hectic year, I’m sending all my love and hoping for a good 2016, take care!

 

A creamy blue eyelid using Illamasqua eyeshadow

The barrier cream that has saved my face from the last two winters

My Thierry Mugler Angel perfume collection

A purply brown cream shadow that has been well loved this year

Six neutral lippies from KIKO Cosmetics

Iris as a perfume note

Six vampy red nail polishes

A glowy makeup look with smokey jewel tones

The amazing Viseart eyeshadow palettes

A bunch of cheek products from The Balm

Swatching all my Makeup Geek eyeshadows

A serious highlighter smackdown

A fantastic mascara find, now one of my absolute favourites

The perfect wet look eyeshadow from Marc Jacobs

My skincare routine from this summer, still basically the same

Probably my best nail polish brand find of the year, drooool

Blue and silver makeup look worn with two different lip colours

Asymmetric rainbow eyes

Cheap Ebay makeup brushes, are they worth your money?

A fantastic cleansing balm, aka the makeup killer

Holographic icy turquoise nails

Smokey 60′s cat eye

Makeup look using all the shadows in my “leftover palette”

My most used bronzers

Epic glitter swatching with Lit Cosmetics

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Bloodroses

Hello and merry christmas babes! I hope you’re having a wonderful time.

I didn’t work on christmas eve this year so I celebrated in full relax mode, my christmas glam happened on the 23rd instead! I wore a classic holiday look to work, let’s take a look at it!

bloodroses

bloodroses

bloodroses

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Dr. Hauschka Natural Pastels Rouge Powder Duo – Soft Rose
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette The Lolita – 3, 6, 7
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color – Bloodroses
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Everyday 60′s

I always do big cat wings whenever I wear liner, it feels refreshing to wear something else now and then! Today that ended up being a wing-less eyeliner that just tapers off at the end of the eye. I messily dotted some brown eye pencil on the lower lashline before applying mascara aswell, it gives some extra choppiness to the lashes without turning into cartoony drawn on Twiggy spikes. Plus the pale lid with a greyish crease and pale lips.. Can you sense my 60′s vibe?

everyday 60's

everyday 60's

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Viva la Diva Dream Cheek Palette – Spring Break
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 4, 7, 9, 10
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Dark Brown
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
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Blog info:
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!