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The Twilight manicure!

Nyss fick jag en bunt stämpelplattor från Born Pretty Store, jag har inte stämplat naglarna på superlänge så det känns kul att prova igen! Direkt när jag kikade på plattan BP-L 006 (där det egentligen var chevron- och hundtandsmönstren som lockade) så kände jag bara MAJ GADD jag behöver göra en Twilight-manikyr med stjärnmönstret!!

Twilight som i bästa LUSH-badbomben alltså. Långt innan jag jobbade på LUSH var den min favorit och samma faktum kvarstår ännu! En rosalila bomb gjuten till en stjärnhimmel, döljer en kärna av blått med silverskimmer och blir i slutändan en blålila natthimmel i badet. Doftar mjukt och varmt av lavendel, tonka, benzoin och ylang ylang, perfekt att varva ner med på kvällen. Vilka är era favoriter?


I recently got a bunch of stamping plates from Born Pretty Store, I haven’t done nail stamping in a really long time so it feels fun to try it out again! Right when I laid my eyes on the plate called BP-L 006 (where the chevron and houndstooth prints were my first thought) I just felt MY GOD I have to do a Twilight manicure with the star pattern!!

Twilight as in the best LUSH bath bomb ever that is. Long before I started working at LUSH it was my favourite and it still hasn’t changed! A pinky purple bath bomb moulded with moon and stars on top, hides a core of blue and silver shimmer and in the bath it turns into a purply blue night sky. Smells soft and warm of lavender, tonka, benzoin and ylang yland, perfect for winding down in the evening. Which are your favourites?

the twilight manicure

Lacken jag använde till manikyren är IsaDora Bardot Pink som grund och stjärnorna är stämplade med IsaDora Pink Cadillac. Jag swipear av plattan med ett gammalt plastkort och stämplar med en Konad-stämpel. Är ärligt talat skitdålig på detta så är ni nyfikna på instruktioner finns massor på YouTube. Sök bara “nail stamping tutorial” and you shall find.

The polishes I used for this manicure are IsaDora Bardot Pink as a base and the stars are stamped with IsaDora Pink Cadillac. I swipe the plate off with an old plastic card and then use a Konad stamper. I’m honestly shit at this so if you want instructions there are loads on YouTube. Just search for “nail stamping tutorial” and you’ll find lots.

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Heart On

I have a heart on for Heart On.

heart on


  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen – Almo
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • KICKS Baked Blusher – Fashionista


  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven


  • ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – Heart On


  • Idun Minerals – Jaspis
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Zoya “Miley”

Zoya Miley is a pale cool toned purple nail polish, very sheer and so dusty that it nearly looks grey. With three coats it gives this delicate porcelain like effect, SO worth the many coats! Thank the lawd that it doesn’t dry slowly.

It covers stained nails surprisingly well too, mine are a bit yellow as usual (from all the nail polishes, tee hee..) and it doesn’t show through at all. The perfect neutral colour when plain beige feels too boring!

My bottle is from Pure Cosmetic here in Gothenburg.

zoya miley

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Beauty backups

Jag har två anledningar till att köpa backuper på skönhetsprodukter. 1: Den är limiterad eller (på väg att bli) bortplockad ur sortimentet och jag kan inte tänka tanken på att vara utan den på ett bra tag. 2: Det är en basprodukt jag går igenom snabbare än sojamjölken i kylen och det vore hell on earth att ta slut på den och inte ha en ny på direkten.

Så här är de produkter jag har väntandes på att mina första ska ta slut. För att ha såpass störda mängder smink, hudvård och nagelprodukter är jag förvånad att det inte är tio gånger så mycket, men av någon anledning har jag inte särskilt starkt behov av att backa upp grejer. Betyder det att jag visar mina favoritmärken/produkter för mycket tilltro eller att jag är fullständigt normal? Haha.


I have two reasons for buying backups of beauty products. 1: It’s limited edition or (soon) discontinued and I can’t stand the thought of being without it anytime soon. 2: It’s a basic product that I go through faster than the soy milk in the fridge and would be hell on earth to finish one without having another one available right away.

So these are the products that I have lying arount waiting for the first ones to run out. For having such a stupid amount of makeup, skincare and nail polishes I’m surprised that I don’t have ten times as much, but for some reason I’m not too crazy about backing stuff up. Does that mean I have too much trust in my favourite brands and products or that I’m completely sane? Haha.


Lumene Gloss & Care Nail Polish – Twilight

Discontinued metallic red nail polish. Kicks ANY metallic reds arse, I’ve never found a nicer one. Worn on my nails in this video.

Celestial Cosmetics – Men of Mayhem

Holographic deep raspberry pink nail polish. Part of a semi-old collection which means that it’s probably on its way out. Worn in this blog post.

Cult Nails Wicked Fast Speed Dry Top Coat

The only thicker top coat that wears well on my nails without peeling off. Not the easiest to come by.

CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat

A thin, quick drying rock hard top coat that I use for nearly all manicures. Wears so so so well.

LUSH Lip Scrub

A super effective sugar scrub for lips, used before all my lip swatches and very often before applying my lip makeup. Mint Julips is my favourite taste.

Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy

Discontinued pale gold metallic eyeshadow. This colour is MY LIFE, I’m crying actual blood over this being discontinued, I’ve already gone through a full jar.. Worn as an inner eye corner highlight in this makeup look (among many others).

Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation

The nicest foundation that I’ve found to this date. Period. Reviewed here.

Evologie Stay Clear Cream

The moisturizer I use when my skin is less dry, it’s too lightweight for my winter skin. Kind yet effective enough for my sensitive skin. Reviewed here.

Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

My favourite no fuss mascara. Doesn’t need patience, a steady hand or any kind of extra work. Just looks fluffy, thick and gorgeous on the lashes.  Worn in this look (and most looks since last summer)

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CND Vinylux Garden Muse collection

Jag blir så glad när jag ser en vårkollektion som levererar annat än mjölkiga pasteller. I mars släppte CND kollektionen Garden Muse, sex ljuva fjärilsnyanser av blått, turkost, rosa och periwinkle. Finns att shoppa på Nails Body Beauty.

Vinylux-formulan är snabbtorkande och har lång hållbarhet, med det tillhörande Vinylux Weekly Top Coat-överlacket (vilket jag älskar och använder till alla manikyrer oavsett märke) låser lacket in och blir stenhårt. Formulan är fantastisk för den som jobbar mycket med händerna och lätt sliter ner nagellack.


I’m so happy to see a spring collection that delivers something else than milky pastels. In March CND released their Garden Muse collection for spring 2015, six butterfly-esque shades of blue, turquoise, pink and periwinkle.

The Vinylux formula is quick drying and long wearing, with the special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat (which I love and use for all manicures, no matter what brand) it seals in and turns rock hard. A wonderful formula if you work a lot with your hands and tend to wear down polishes easily.

cnd vinylux garden muse collection

Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia, Butterfly Queen, Lost Labyrinth, Reflecting Pool, Wisteria Haze.


Alla lack i kollektionen förutom Butterfly Queen och Lost Labyrinth var alldeles perfekta efter två lättapplicerade lager lack, dessa två behövde lite mer jobb pga krångligare formula och tre lager istället.

Mina favoriter (trots att alla är fantastiskt fina) blev i slutändan Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia och Wisteria Haze. Vilka gillar ni?


All polishes in this collection except for Butterfly Queen and Lost Labyrinth were perfect in two easily applied coats, those two needed a bit more precision during application because of a trickier formula and needed three coats.

My favourites (even though all of them are truly gorgeous) ended up being Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia and Wisteria Haze. Which are yours?

cnd vinylux garden muse collection

The shades in this collection look just gorgeous together.

cnd vinylux garden muse crushed rose

Two coats of Crushed Rose. This colour is fantastic, it’s like a plummy dusty rose shade that looks really luxurious on the nails.

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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!