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Nail polish, Daisy Beauty Expo, cute animals

HI everyone!! I haven’t updated you at all on here about what’s been up lately, I had a wonderful Saturday in Stockholm at the Daisy Beauty Expo and I came home with a jam packed suitcase of fun stuff to show you, I’m a bit overwhelmed about where to even start, so I’m showing you a nail polish to begin with. I posted a few pictures on Instagram (@killercolours) the other day if you want to see more of what’s coming, let me know if you’re interested in something special.

This is Peach Lilies from Ellos, a wonderful beige toned peachy pink nail polish that works wonders on my pale pink repelling hands. Perfect spring shade! Two coats and it dried quickly, a great one for only 39 SEK. available at the Ellos website.

Hugs and kisses to everyone who came to the expo, I’m blessed to have so many wonderful bloggers and brands close, I’m glad I get to know you all. XOXOXO!!!

ellos peach lilies

And here’s a few pictures of the animals, I know you love them.

peggy & selma

selma

peggy

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A big tasty Hypnotic Polish haul

Had a meltdown at Hypnotic Polish the other week (indie nail polish shop based in the Netherlands), and today the nail polishes arrived! You can clearly see what kind of polishes I’m craving, dark and mysterious or sparkly pale flakies. I’m so excited to wear them all! I really don’t know where to start. Which one is your favourite?

hypnotic polish haul

I picked a bunch of different brands this time, as I’m trying both Bow Polish, ILNP and Illyrian Polish for the first time (!?!?).

hypnotic polish haul

Swatched in the same order as above. Names listed in the following close ups.

hypnotic polish haul, bow polish dark days, ilnp looking up, ilnp private reserve

Bow Polish Dark Days, ILNP Looking Up, ILNP Private Reserve

hypnotic polish haul, ilnp caesar, ilnp madison ave, ilnp happily ever after

ILNP Caesar, ILNP Madison Ave, ILNP Happily Ever After

hypnotic polish haul, dance legend roz, dance legend shadows

Dance Legend Roz, Dance Legend Shadows

hypnotic polish haul, illyrian polish i'm the monster, illyrian polish eleven

Illyrian Polish I’m The Monster, Illyrian Polish Eleven

hypnotic polish haul, emily de molly the rapture, emily de molly ariel's realm

Emily de Molly The Rapture, Emily de Molly Ariel’s Realm

hypnotic polish haul swatch

Bow Polish Dark Days, ILNP Looking Up, ILNP Private Reserve, ILNP Caesar, ILNP Madison Ave

hypnotic polish haul swatch

ILNP Caesar, ILNP Madison Ave, ILNP Happily Ever After, Dance Legend Roz, Dance Legend Shadows

hypnotic polish haul swatch

ILNP Happily Ever After, Dance Legend Roz, Dance Legend Shadows, Illyrian Polish I’m The Monster, Illyrian Polish Eleven

hypnotic polish haul swatch

Illyrian Polish I’m The Monster, Illyrian Polish Eleven, Emily de Molly The Rapture, Emily de Molly Ariel’s Realm

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Cirque Colors “Midsummer Night”

Ok this is just mean, but I felt I had to share this with you. Cirque Colors Midsummer Night is a rich royal blue jelly nail polish with a pinky copper shimmer that is slightly multichrome, almost leaning green in certain light. And as with all perfect nail polishes: of course not made anymore. Enjoy the picture and keep an eye out for it on eBay or nail polish groups on Facebook!

cirque colors midsummer night

 

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KICKS “Lace” + IsaDora Gel Nail Lacquer Matt Top Coat

I have never been that interested in matte nails because all matte top coats turn shiny at the tips within hours. Plus they always dry slowly and turn gunky on the nails. UNTIL this fall when IsaDora launched their Gel Nail Lacquer Matt Top Coat, designed to go on top of their gel line but it works just as well on top of any other nail polish. The picture you see below is how matte the nails are after 24 hours, still totally flat! It dries quickly and it really helps the nail polish wear longer. Best matte top coat yet, hands down.

And that colour by the way, Lace from the KICKS fall collection! It’s a fleshy medium rose shade, really weird and classic at the same time. Loving it with a matte finish, it looks like an expensive hipster couch. 10/10.

kicks lace + isadora gel nail lacquer matt top coat

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Zoya Naked Manicure

Jag har ju nämnt förr hur mycket jag älskar Pure Cosmetic här i Göteborg, eller hur? Världens roligaste sortiment och så bra service att jag alltid snackar fast mig en timme eller två. När jag dök förbi igår för att köpa en ny burk av min must-have Cailyn Cleansing Balm (recension här) stoppade fina Catharina på mig massor av ytterligare beauty, är helt lyrisk!! Love you gurl! I dagarna flyttar hon butiken från Drottninggatan ut till Högsbo där hon framöver inte kommer ha öppet för jämnan (BUUU) men webshopen ligger kvar som vanligt. Länk till shopen här!

I min lilla påse fann jag ett Naked Manicure-kit från Zoya, en linje lack som ska reparera, vårda och visuellt fixa upp slitna naglar genom att till exempel släta ut textur och jämna ut missfärgningar. Mina har en stilig gul ombre av alla mörka lack jag alltjämt bär och de är torra och skivar sig som aldrig förr, så det kunde verkligen inte ha kommit mer lägligt. Högg med andra ord in omedelbart.

I linjen ingår fem Perfector-nyanser som är som färgkorrigerande nylonstrumpbyxor för naglarna, en halvtransparent vit för att förstärka tipparna, ett vitaminbombat underlack samt ett blankt och ett satinmatt topplack.

Alla lacken finns separat för 159 kronor samt i några olika kit för 495-995.

 

I have explained my love for the Gothenburg based store Pure Cosmetic before, right? A interesting range and the service is so good that I always end up blabbering on for an hour or two. When I popped in yesterday to get a new tub of my must-have Cailyn Cleansing Balm (review here) Catharina hooked me up with a bunch of extra beauty, I’m so excited (and I just can’t hide it), love you gurl!

In my little bag I found the Zoya Naked Manicure kit, a line of nail polishes that are supposed to repair, treat and visually fix tired nails by for example smoothing out texture and discolouration. Mine have a proud yellow ombre from all the dark nail polishes I wear all day long and they are drier and crackier than ever, so this couldn’t have come more in handy. In other words, I dug in immediately.

In this line you have five Perfector shades that are like colour correcting pantyhose for your nails, a semitransparent white to enhance nail tips, a vitamin packed base coat plus a shiny and a satin matte topcoat.

You can order these polishes separately for 159 SEK or in a few kits for 495-995 SEK. Pure Cosmetic ships within the nordic countries. If you live in the US the american Zoya website is fantastic. 

zoya naked manicure set

Zoya Naked Manicure set. At the bottom you have the Perfector shades. From the left: Pink (brightens tone), Buff (warms tone), Nude (softens beige nail beds), Mauve (deepens dark nail beds) and Lavender (neutralizing stained nails).

zoya naked manicure

Some examples of shade sandwiches you can make. Lavender corrects yellow tones and is meant to go under other shades, go nuts with the other ones and layer them in a way that enhances your personal nail shade! Always the most intense colour first.

zoya naked manicure

Here are the shades I decided to use. Base Coat to prep (even though I laid out Glossy Seal for this photo, OOPS), Lavender to correct my yellow tips, Nude to smooth it all out and Satin Seal Top Coat to seal it all in and take down the shiny “nail polished look”. Let’s see what we can do with it!

bare nails

Bare nails. The horror!

zoya naked manicure

After Zoya Naked Manicure. I needed three coats of Lavender on the outer half of my nails to correct the yellow stain, and even though it all added up to many coats it dried quickly and the nails feel super smooth. Don’t they look a million times fresher?! It doesn’t even feel like I have nail polish on. Now they just need some cuticle oil. All thumbs up from me!

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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!