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Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick in Honey Bunny

The Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick is a gel-like eyeshadow stick that glides on with a cooling sensation and dries down to a smudge proof long wearing eyeshadow. This is in the colour Honey Bunny, a sparkly champagne shade with an almost transparent base, it’s like the eyeshadow version of a clear nail polish with glitter if you’re with me? It has that fancy sparkle that only expensive products seem to have (I hate to admit it, cheaper glitter/shimmer DOES have a flatter look) so this little pearl will totally steal the show without being a crazy in your face colour. Great for fancy everyday wear!

The simple fact that this little gem is 100% glam yet 100% effortless makes it worth its weight in gold. Just glide it over the lid and pop some mascara on (if even that) and you’re done!

marc jacobs twinkle pop eyeshadow stick honey bunny


  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer


  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep


  • Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick – Honey Bunny


  • Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss – 100P

marc jacobs twinkle pop eyeshadow stick honey bunny

marc jacobs twinkle pop eyeshadow stick honey bunny swatch

It may not show fully in pictures, but the sheen of this eyeshadow is like triple anything else I own. Aaagghghghlglhl I love it so much!

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A peek at the IsaDora fall 2015 collection – Rock & Romance

IsaDora are ON FIRE this fall! With Xenia Deli as their new face they are delivering three looks in total. Dark Romance with smokey ashy greens and dark bourdeaux, Rocker Edge with smokey bluish greys and shades of wine, and at last Bohemian with soft beige/browns and rose pink. These three looks are wrapped up under the name Rock & Romance.

In all it’s an incredible collection with both neutral and bold offerings (and the perfect inbetweeners, just LOOK at that green eyeshadow quad!), definitely the best that they’ve released in a long time. In stores this week.

isadora rock & romance

These are all the new products launching, there are a few repromotions like a brown smokey eye palette and two eye pencils in grey and brown that aren’t featured here.

isadora rock & romance perfect moisture lipstick dark romance, bohemian rose, cool cashmere

Perfect Moisture Lipstick in Dark Romance, Bohemian Rose and Cool Cashmere

isadora rock & romance wonder nail dark romance, bohemian rose, urban green

Wonder Nail in Dark Romance, Bohemian Rose and Urban Green.

isadora rock & romance perfect matt lipstick nude pink

Perfect Matt Lipstick in Nude Pink

isadora rock & romance eye shadow quartet moon rock, urban green

Eye Shadow Quartet in Moon Rock and Urban Green

isadora rock & romance smoky eye liner dark green, perfect brow kit brown duo

Smoky Eye Liner in Dark Green, Perfect Brow Kit in Brown Duo

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Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara review

The Volume Mascara från Kevyn Aucoin är, enligt info, en prisvinnande mascara med en banbrytande formula som separerar och definierar varje frans. Den har en smal borste som inte missar en endaste frans och den adderar längd och volym. Inga klumpar, flagor eller kladd och håller länge på fransarna. Den unika borsten gör att appliceringen ska gå som en dans. Många stora ord! Håller mascaran vad den lovar? Finns att köpa på Beautybay för dryga 250 kronor.

The Volume Mascara from Kevyn Aucoin is, according to info, an award winning mascara with a groundbreaking formula that separates and defines each lash. It has a skinny brush that doesn’t miss a lash and it adds length and volume. It does not clump or flake, it’s smudge resistant and long wearing. The unique styled brush makes application effortless. Many claims! Does it hold up? Available at for example Beautybay for £19.

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

The wand is super skinny, and so is the sleek metal tube. It feels like a fancy fountain pen! So luxurious.

No mascara

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

1 coat of Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

2 coats of Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

So what does it do?

Length: 5/5

My lashes aren’t magical when it comes to length, but this mascara definitely makes the best of what I’ve got! It does add that extra little millimeter that few mascaras manage to pack on.

Volume: 4/5
The first coat gives more length than volume, with the second coat the lashes turn thick and lovely. It’s hard to build up to that messy spikey effect on the bottom lashes though, so for that extra fat cartoony effect you might want another mascara.

Definition: 4.5/5
The fibers on the brush makes it very easy to catch every lash and comb through it without packing on far too much product. It does dry quite quickly though so unless I work at a good pace it starts drying and gets harder to manipulate.

Precision: 5/5
Perfection! This mascara brush is eeeverything. It’s thin and sleek which makes it easy to work with and the bristles are very hard to apply too much product with.

Effectivity: 5/5
You barely need to work with this mascara to get a good result, it’s thick enough in formula to really catch on quickly.

Colour: 5/5
Pitch kill-you-in-your-sleep black.

Water resistance: 4/5
This is a tubing mascara, in other words the only thing that can break it down is hot water on a cotton pad pressed against the eye for about half a minute, then it slides off like tiny pair of eyelash pantyhose without leaving any black smudges! You will be able to walk in the rain or even take a swim in cooler water without a problem, it won’t budge.

Longevity: 5/5
Not a single smudge or flake! It looks just the same in the evening as it did in the morning when I applied it. It doesn’t get “sooty” in the lower lashline either, I know many people have that problem but as this one doesn’t break down from oil (eye creams, concealers, foundations, eyepencils, eyeshadows, you know the drill) it doesn’t look any different after a full day.


Conclusion: 37.5/40

Long thick defined lashes that are pitch black, wears perfectly all day and when you want to take it off it slides off the lashes gently without leaving a single black trace on the eyes. This mascara IS expensive so it should perform, and it does! It is a tad crunchy on the lashes but when you get a result this nice I feel bad even opening my mouth about those small things. All thumbs up Kevyn Aucoin!

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

Makeup look using Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara. Link to full blog post here.

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Kevyn Aucoin The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set

Ibland dyker saker upp som får hjärtat att pingla. Kevyn Aucoin släppte en blanksvart liten låda med alla produkter i den bordeauxröda nyansen Bloodroses, tillsammans med en prisbelönt mascara och vinröd totebag. The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set. Jag kikade på den gång på gång på gång och när jag kunde beställa hem den till rabatterat pris från Beautybay kunde jag inte hålla mig längre. Klicketiklick och den var min! Snart kommer en makeup där jag inkluderar så många av produkterna som möjligt, tills vidare kikar vi på innehållet!

Now and then you see stuff that makes your heart sing. Kevyn Aucoin released a shiny little black box containing all products in the bordeaux red shade Bloodroses, paired with an award winning mascara and a wine red totebag. The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set. I looked at it multiple times and when I had the opportunity to order it at a reduced price from Beautybay I couldn’t keep my hands off it anymore. Clickety click and it was mine! Soon I’ll do a makeup look with as many of the products as possible, until the. let’s take a peek at the contents!

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set

The box came stuffed with bordeaux red paper which hugged the golden products beautifully. I rarely get stunned by how luxurious things are presented, but this was so nice!

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set

And what was inside the golden packaging didn’t look any worse.. Drool!

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara. Award winning volume mascara that “will not flake, drip, smudge, clump, or melt” according to info. It has a slim brush that should make application effortless. I can imagine it being fantastic for lower lashes or reaching those tiny inner corner lashes!

kevyn aucoin the flesh tone lip pencil bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bloodroses. A bourdeaux red lip pencil containing vitamin E and jojoba seed oil that is supposed to nourish the lips and give brilliant colour and definition.

kevyn aucoin the expert lip color bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses. A deep crimson red lipstick that was made to flatter all skin tones. The finish is really smooth, feels lovely!

kevyn aucoin the lip gloss bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses. A sheer brownish red non-sticky lip gloss with sunflower seed oil. The patented applicator is shaped to mimic the finger of a makeup artist. How cool?

kevyn aucoin the eyeshadow single 109

Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Single in 109. A dusty wine red matte eyeshadow with a really smooth texture, the pigmentation seems promising.

kevyn aucoin the creamy glow duo 1 nuelle/bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo in 1 Nuelle/Bloodroses. A flushed beige/wine red cream colour duo for the cheeks, can double as a lip product aswell.

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set swatches

Swatched in the same order as they’re shown above. Lip pencil, lipstick, lip gloss, eyeshadow, creamy glow duo.

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Racked the newly opened Sephora – what did I get?

As mentioned earlier Sephora finally opened here in Gothenburg last week, I was far too anxious to be able to go there on the opening day but yesterday I popped my ear plugs in, smeared my brightest red lipstick on and did some mayhem shopping that was done in ten minutes tops. What did I get? Let’s take a look!

If there’s something you would like to see a closer review of just let me know!

make up for ever artisan brush 156 flat round blush brush, 144 precision highlighter brush

Make Up For Ever Artisan Brushes in 156 Flat Round Blush Brush and 144 Precision Highlighter Brush. Synthetic, fluffy and with a nice density. This line is super promising.

make up for ever artisan brush 144 precision highlighter brush, 156 flat round blush brush

Make Up For Ever Artisan Brushes in 144 Precision Highlighter Brush and 156 Flat Round Blush Brush

make up for ever artist plexi gloss 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P. A peachy pink with gold shimmer.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P

benefit gimme brow medium/deep

Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep. A tinted brow gel with a TIIINYYYY brush! Makes me all giggly.

marc jacobs shameless bold blush outspoken

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken. It’s the most gorgeous lavender colour with a soft sheen.

marc jacobs shameless bold blush outspoken

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken. Also the packaging is to die for.

marc jacobs shameless bold blush outspoken

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken

marc jacobs genius gel super-charge foundation 10 ivory light

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in 10 Ivory Light

sephora pomegranate & green tea eye mask

Sephora Pomegranate and Green Tea Eye Mask. Single-use sheet masks for your undereye area. Sounds amazing on tired eyes.

nars audacious lipstick michiyo, audrey

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo and Audrey. I have a few of these lipsticks already and love them to pieces, super creamy, long wearing and look gorgeous on. Michiyo is a bright blue toned pink and Audrey a muted red currant shade.

nars audacious lipstick michiyo, audrey

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo and Audrey

nars lip gloss orgasm

And a little bonus gift, a mini NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm. Classic peach shade with intense golden shimmer.

nars lip gloss orgasm

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

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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!