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Let’s sort through a bunch of new stuff!

I have a bunch of new stuff that I haven’t managed to write about yet, so instead of just starting at one end I just thought why not post pictures of it all and have you decide where to begin. Let me know in the comments what you’re interested in reading about!

kat von d

I went to Copenhagen the other day to take a peek at the Kat Von D Beauty line that launches in Sweden very soon. Got some goodies to try.

h&m revelation

H&M Revelation line. A beautiful line of body care and perfume that just launched. I am OBSESSING over this scent at the moment.

nails inc nailkale superfood base coat

Nails Inc NailKale Superfood Base Coat. As hipster as nail polish will ever get. When will there bee a sourdough version?

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture wold traveler palette

I got this gorgeous Anastasia Bevery Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler palette from Frida the other day, it was the nicest gift ever and I am head over heels in love with it. I’ve worn it every day since I got it! Ahhhh

sweed lashes

Sweed Lashes is a new(er?) Swedish brand with super soft human hair lashes.

nars lipstick

Two new NARS lipsticks moved in here during the last few months, one warm and one cool toned red, both rather dirty in tone and very fall appropriate.

palina star dust

Swedish makeup brand Palina create some beauuuutiful loose eyeshadows.

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Yummy colour combos from my Z palettes

It’s easy to get stuck in routines and always use the same colour combos over and over, so I gathered some of my favourite combos together to show you and hopefully get your creativity rolling! I picked shades from my Z palettes where I store single pan eyeshadows, so there will be some mixed brands (even though my favourites tend to be from the same few brands).

If you want to try a combo out and don’t have these specific eyeshadows just pick something similar that you have in your stash!

So, which combo is your favourite?

colour combos

An overview of the combos! In the pan they might not seem to match, but magic happens when you apply them on the skin!

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Phee’s Makeup Tips Peppered, NABLA Cosmetics Mimesis, Makeup Geek Mesmerized

colour combos

Phee’s Makeup Tips Peppered, Makeup Geek Mesmerized, NABLA Cosmetics Mimesis

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Phee’s Makeup Tips Polilla, NABLA Cosmetics Petra, Makeup Geek Starry Eyed

colour combos

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed, Phee’s Makeup Tips Polilla, NABLA Cosmetics Petra

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca, NABLA Cosmetics Camelot, Makeup Geek Pixie Dust

colour combos

Makeup Geek Pixie Dust, NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca, NABLA Cosmetics Camelot

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Makeup Geek Prom Night, Makeup Geek Sensuous, Makeup Geek In The Spotlight

colour combos

Makeup Geek In The Spotlight, Makeup Geek Prom Night, Makeup Geek Sensuous

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Makeup Geek Mercury, Makeup Geek Galaxy, Makeup Geek Daydreamer

colour combos

Makeup Geek Daydreamer, Makeup Geek Mercury, Makeup Geek Galaxy

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: NABLA Cosmetics Grenadine, Makeup Geek Burlesque, NABLA Cosmetics Madreperla

colour combos

NABLA Cosmetics Madreperla, NABLA Cosmetics Grenadine, Makeup Geek Burlesque

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KICKS Baked Blusher “Fashionista”

Do you like these favourite product recaps that I’ve been posting lately? I find it quite refreshing sometimes to go through things I really know and love instead of just showing new products. So that’s what we’re doing in this post aswell!

KICKS Baked Blusher in Fashionista is a well loved blush in my collection. A peachy pink with a golden sheen, very similar to NARS Orgasm but smoother in formula and with less glitter. Plus cheaper! I love how it’s like a blush and highlighter in one, a great product when you want to save some time in the morning. If you have a KICKS nearby you really should check this out.

kicks baked blusher fashionista

It’s a bit dirty, but that’s what happens with well loved products! Don’t you just love staring at that beautiful shimmer veining?

kicks baked blusher fashionista

kicks baked blusher fashionista

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Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick “Black Tie”

Jag har skrivit om det förr men känner att det är dags att påminna er.. Lipstick Queen har en linje läpstift vid namn Velvet Rope, sammetsmatta små saker i dödstunga guldhylsor som skriker old Hollywood. Formulan är tunn och bekväm att bära, känns knappt på läpparna trots att de har så mycket färg, och som bonus innehåller läppstiftet isande mint som känns alldeles ljuvligt på läpparna. De är förstås snordyra, men detta är ett av få läppstift jag tycker är VÄRT sina sura stålar.

Färgen Black Tie är en sådan där som jag ofta kastar på mig när jag vill se piggare ut än jag egentligen är. Det är en mörkare blåröd nyans som verkligen brightar upp ansiktet, jag älskar att smacka på det till en i övrigt enkel makeup då den är en riktig singellirare. Den blöder inte ens ut i läpplinjerna under dagen så jag bär den alltid utan läppenna. Jag har den ofta på jobbet och kan inte ens räkna antalet gånger jag fått skriva ner namnet på en kvittolapp åt undrande kunder. Jag upprepar mig: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick i färgen Black Tie, you’re welcome.

Finns att köpa på brittiska Feelunique, svenska Cow Parfymeri (online samt butik i Stockholm) eller i Cow’s hörna på NK (Göteborg eller Stockholm).

 

I have written about it before and now it’s time to remind you.. Lipstick Queen has a lipstick line called Velvet Rope, velvety matte little things in brick heavy golden packaging which screams old Hollywood. The formula is super thin and comfortable, you can barely feel it on the lips even though is has a lot of colour, and as a bonus it contains cooling mint which feels just glorious on the lips. They’re of course hella expensive, but this is one of few lipsticks that I really think is worth all that hard earned money.

The colour Black Tie is one of those shades that I love to throw on when I want to look more awake than I really am. It’s a darker blue toned red that really brightens the face, I love smacking it on with more neutral makeup as it’s an epic single player. It doesn’t even feather out during the day so I always wear it without a lip liner. I often wear it at work and I can’t even count how many times I’ve had to write this name down to wondering customers. I repeat myself: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in the colour Black Tie, you’re welcome.

Buy it from Feelunique (if you’re in Europe) or straight from the Lipstick Queen website.

lipstick queen vevet rope lipstick black tie

Look at that gorgeous packagiiiiiing..

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

lipstick queen velvet rope lipstick black tie swatch

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Black Tie

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IsaDora Eye Color Bar in Grey Temptation & Autumn Leaves, review & swatches

IsaDoras Eye Color Bar-skugpaletter är grymma, jag har visat ett par innan och här är två nya färgkombos inför hösten! Grey Temptation är en klassisk blågrå sotningspalett med övervägande skimriga texturer, och Autumn Leaves är en samling mediumtonade höstfärger alla i skimmer. De har precis samma mjuka välpigmenterade formula som tidigare paletter. I butik nu för 149 kr styck!

The IsaDora Eye Color Bar eyeshadow palettes are great, I’ve shown a couple of them before and here are two new ones for fall! Grey Temptation is a classic grey/blue smokey palette with mostly shimmery shades and Autumn Leaves is a collection of medium toned autumnal shades all shimmery. They have the same super smooth texture and pigmentation as the previous palettes. In stores now!

isadora eye color bar grey temptation, autumn leaves

IsaDora Eye Color Bar in Grey Temptation on the left, Autumn Leaves on the right.

isadora eye color bar grey temptation, autumn leaves

Mmmm, enjoy some nice fingerprints!

 

Vid första anblick blev jag kär i Autumn Leaves, färgerna är ljuvliga och jag älskar skimmer! När jag började swatcha dem så kallnade kärleken en del, nästan alla färger har exakt samma frostighet och med väldigt lite kontrast mellan färgerna blir allt bara rätt blahh även om skuggorna i sig är av bra kvalitet.

At first sight I really fell in love with Autumn Leaves, the colours are beautiful and I love shimmery shades! When I started swatching it my love cooled down a bit, almost all shades have the exact same frostiness and with very little contrasting colour depths it just looks a bit blahh in my opinion even though they are of good quality.

isadora eye color bar autumn leaves

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Autumn Leaves

isadora eye color bar autumn leaves swatch

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Autumn Leaves

 

Grey Temptation är å andra sidan mycket bättre än den kan verka. Texturen på skimret varierar i alla färger, i vissa är det nästan grynigt och i andra väldigt mjukt, perfekt för att skapa texturerade makeuper! Det finns även ett bra spann kontrastmässigt så lookerna kommer få mycket dimension.

Grey Temptation on the other hand is much better than it may seem. The texture of the shimmer is different in all shades, in some it’s almost chunky and in others very smooth, great for creating textured looks! There’s also a great variety of colour depths so the eye looks will be very dimensional.

isadora eye color bar grey temptation

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Grey Temptation

isadora eye color bar grey temptation swatch

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Grey Temptation

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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!