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Video: March Favourites/Most Used Products

Cirque – Luminous Owl

Products mentioned:
O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray
NUXE Prodigieux Le Parfum
Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – 0-
KICKS Concealer Trio
Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Mineral Foundation – 1 Sleek Siamese
John Masters Organics Rose & Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist
Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
Illamasqua Gleam Cream – Flex
Elf Cosmetics Studio HD Blush – Showstopper
NYX Matte Lipstick – Bloody Mary
GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick – Shocking Coral
Oriflame Eyebrow Kit
Dance Legend Nail Polish – The Knight

march favourites most used products


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Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet “Come into Flower”

Svartvinbärssaftfärgade läppar fungerar året runt, så är det bara. De är för mig lika självklara till höstens mörka murriga färgskalor som i kontrast till vårens mjuka pasteller. Om matta dova läppstift känns för maffiga så är dessa uppvridbara läppkritor vid namn Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet från Lumene fantastiska, de går på som läppbalsam och lämnar ändå nämnvärd mängd färg på läpparna. Come into Flower har den där mjuka bäriga färgen som jag gillar.

Blackcurrant coloured lips work all year round, that’s just the way it is. In my opinion they’re just as perfect for the dark cozy hues of fall aswell as a contrast to the pale spring pastels. If matte, compact lipsticks feel too heavy these twist-up gloss pencils from Lumene called Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet are perfect, they go on like a balm and leave a nice amount of colour. Come into Flower has that soft berry shade that I like.

lumene raspberry mirace lip sorbet come into flower

This lippie looks a lot darker in the tube than on the lips, so don’t be scared!

lumene raspberry miracle lip sorbet come into flower

Left: Bare lips. Right: Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet in Come into Flower.

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Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss “Divine”

För ett tag sedan nämnde jag “köpa saker på grund av dess namn”-syndromet, här är ännu en produkt som jag förra våren stuvade i varukorgen av precis den anledningen. Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss i färgen Divine är ett flamingorosa gloss utan glitter och med jellyaktig finish. Ett läppglans vid namn Divine (som vår störda drag queen) som är flamingorosa (som hennes största och minst lika störda film Pink Flamingos), en slump? Vägrar jag tro!

Bortsett från det faktumet, glosset känns på läpparna med sin mjuka och ändå hållbara formula. Glosset slätar ut linjer i läpparna på ett fantastiskt vis, de ser ut som lack efteråt! Doftar lätt fruktigt, lite nog för att knappt vara värt att nämna. Penseln drar kanske med sig lite för mycket produkt upp ur hylsan vilket nog blir mitt enda minus.

Finns att shoppa på Illamasquas webshop.


A while ago I talked about the “buy things because of its name” phenomenon, here’s another product that I got last spring for that reason. Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Divine is a flamingo pink jelly-like gloss without shimmer. A lipgloss called Divine (the freaky drag queen) which is flamingo pink (her biggest, freaiest movie Pink Flamingos), coincidence? I think not!

Apart from that fact, the gloss wears incredibly well with its smooth and yet longwearing formula. This gloss smooths out lines in the lips beautifully, it leaves them looking lacquered! Smells faintly fruity, barely worth mentioning. The brush applicator gets loaded with a tad too much product when taken out of the tube which might be my only minus.

Available at the Illamasqua webshop.


illamasqua sheer lipgloss divine

illamasqua sheer lipgloss divine

Left: Bare lips. Right: Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Divine.

illamasqua sheer lipgloss divine

A look with Divine on bare lips. Link to full blog post here.

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Viva la Diva Nudie Eyeshadow Collection

Sedan Urban Decay sålde sin själ har jag sörjt att inte vilja fronta min Naked-palett, och vips fick jag ett budgetalternativ som fyllde hålet! Nudie Eyeshadow Collection från Viva la Diva kostar ynka 149 kr och trots två hårda torra skuggor (nr 6 och 11 från vänster) är jag råfrälst. Resten är silkesmjuka och applicerar jättefint, på bilderna swatchade på bar återfuktad hud, ingen primer. Jag har även burit skuggorna på ögonen utan primer en hel dag utan något större slitage. Bra kvalla för lågt pris! Hade kanske vunnit på att ha en matt mörkbrun skugga, men jag som föredrar skimmer framför matt klarar mig.

Since Urban Decay sold their soul I’ve felt sad about not wanting to show my Naked palette, and tadaa, a budget alternative filled the hole! Nudie Eyeshadow Collection from the Swedish brand Viva la Diva is apart from two dry and hard shadows (number 6 and 11 from the left) filled with silky smooth eyeshadows that apply smoothly, in these pictures they’re swatched on moisturized skin without primer. I wore them on my eyes without a primer for an entire day and there was not a lot of fading. Good quality for a low price! Might have been a bit better with a dark brown matte aswell, but I who prefer shimmers don’t care too much.


viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection

The eyeshadow layout. The palette comes with a duo brush/applicator which I didn’t keep.

viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection swatches

Swatches on moisturizer, the sheerer ones would get a boost with a primer.

viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection

Hard paper casing with a magnetic lid.

viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection swatches

A look with a bunch of these eyeshadows. Full product list here.

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What am I curious to try right now?

A lot of exciting products were released this spring, here are the things that I’m going crazy for at the moment..

new products


Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color ($6.50)

Milani says:
Satisfy your craving for shockingly intense, super-shiny,full lip color with Lip Intense Liquid Color. Lip Intense applies like a highshine gloss, but has the longevity and wear of a lipstick.


Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick (£16.50)

Illamasqua says:
Colour intense lipstick with a long lasting satin finish. Ideal for a more hydrated comfort finish. Can be worn under a sheer lip-gloss for more 3D Effect.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (£15)

Anastasia says:
Waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining, and carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade. Smudge-free, creamy formula glides on skin and adheres to hair. Must-have for oily skin and humid climates.


NUXE Prodigeux Le Parfum (£43)

NUXE says:
NUXE Prodigieux Le Parfum is the new fragrance born from the iconic and emblematic NUXE Huile Prodigieuse. Discover or rediscover the floral oriental fragrance of the oil in a warm and heady perfume!

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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.

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