Livsstil, Skönhet

Video: Answering your questions part 2: Personal blabber (haha)

Wanna know more about my most worn pieces of clothing, my fashion no-gos, how long I’ve been with my partner or a bunch of stuff about Peggy & Selma? Obviously, so here are the answers!

On my nails:
China Glaze “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”

Viola, Killer Colours

Livsstil, Skönhet

Meeting your weird Google search words

Att folk googlar på störda saker är ju ingen nyhet, därför tänker jag sammanfatta några googlingar som fört folk till min blogg. Njut av att äntligen få SANNINGEN. Svenska googlingar på svenska, engelska på engelska.

The fact that people google weird shit is nothing new, that’s why I’m now going to round up some google search words that have led people to my blog. Enjoy the fact that you’re finally being told the TRUTH. Swedish google searches in Swedish, English in English.

 

Koka kronärtskocka – Har jag tyvärr aldrig gjort!
Kuk - Ja det var ju JÄVLA kreativt du.
Jag gillar när - Cliffhanger much?
Vad är en hipster – Fan, ingen vet!
Ja eller nej till madonna truth or dare parfym – JA.
Aldrande knäveck - Gissar att de åldras i takt med resten av kroppen.
Film som klarar bechdeltestet - Obehagligt få, sjukt nog.
Pojkvännen borta i 3 månader – Dra igång Netflix så överlever du!
Killercolours tampong – Använder inte såna, menskopp har räddat mitt liv.
Fuck fula killar – Ja, fuck ‘em!
Förändra en kille - Behöver han förändras så skit i honom.
Ta livet av sig med lustgas - Jorden anropar, kass idé.
Coola boots – Vi vill ju inte ha töntiga boots.
Extremt vuxna som ammar andra vuxna på milk - Lite mysko kanske, ja.
Filmkaraktär med vacker klänning - Angelina Jolie i Changeling.
Glass dåligt för hyn - LÖGN! Vägrar tro dig.
Skoldisco – Vill gå på!
Women kräks on my face – Du förtjänade det säkert, annars stackars.
Pink sugar luktar ägg - Då är den nog bra gammal.
Mjölkgårdar köpes - Har inga att bjuda på tyvärr.

Viola holmgren dragon – I’m a dragon?! OH SHI-
Dark magic death perfume – I recommend Patchouli Patch by L’Artisan.
Killer colours anorexia – Not that I know of.
Lipstick eye make up domina porn - Should film a tutorial!
Matt Damon syndrome – Don’t want that.
Eat the rich - Soylent blue!
Dominatrix killer – Me in a nutshell.
The killer succubus – Me again.
Viola Holmgren sexy - FINALLY!
Men are objects - Not the last time I checked.
Orgasm - Click this link and I’ll provide you with one.
Stop female death in advertising – Sounds like a good idea?
Cow milk 1 litar protein cont – Eim sarry I’m nat drenkin merlk
Bluddy marry – Sarry I dernt hev da rezipe
Stuff to look at when you’re off topic – Other peoples rants?
Creepcraap – Sorry, am I really that scary?
Odeo smas saxy video – I guess you’re in the wrong place.
Sexy colourds mamas on facebook – Probably in the wrong place aswell.
Insta7 animal sexy hot move.com – Okay just.. DON’T.

Bonus babies! xo

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Politik/samhälle

Throw your fists in the air, it’s International Women’s Day!

Visit your closest womans shelter and leave that extra bottle of shower gel you got for free at the supermarket. (illustrations: Moa Dunfalk)

Visit your closest womans shelter and leave that extra bottle of shower gel you got for free at the supermarket. Someone will be thankful. (illustrations: Moa Dunfalk)

fatta

Go to fatta.nu and support tougher laws on sexual violence in Sweden with an awesome totebag, sweatshirt or necklace.

Or buy a lovely necklace from FabulouslyFeminist on Etsy to show some vag pride?

 

No one is allowed to step on you for your gender or sexual identity. You are never too loud, you are never too much. Women before us fought for our rights which gave us what we have now, keep fighting for our and every unborn womans rights to live in a gender equal society. We are one!

Viola, Killer Colours

Julklappstips, Kultur

Menstrual Cup Uganda – Help a girl/woman to an easier everyday life

Dags att uppmärksamma ett otroligt viktigt projekt! Som många vet (och fler borde veta!) är menskoppen ungefär världens bästa uppfinning. Det är en mjuk återanvändbar kopp i silikon du använder istället för dagens miljö- och hälsovådliga tamponger och bindor. Med menskoppen lägger du ut en engångssumma på några hundralappar och sedan slipper du i upp till tio år förorena kroppen med blekt, uttorkande bomull plus att du slipper tömma plånboken varje månad pga något så tråkigt som mens. Du tömmer menskoppen mer sällan än du byter en tampong och den bidrar inte till någon som helst negativ förändring i underlivet. BÄSTA UPPFINNINGEN helt enkelt. Läs mer eller shoppa en egen på Menskoppen.se!

Nu har Maria Johansson och Malin Karlsson som praktiserar på Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) i Kampala, Uganda startat ett projekt vid namn MenstrualCupUganda (MCU) där menskoppen Ruby Cup skall delas ut i ett område där mensblödningar är otroligt stigmatiserade och ett stort handikapp i flickor och kvinnors liv, samt att de mensskydd som används ofta är hemgjorda och av skadliga, opraktiska material.

Genom detta projekt kan vi alltså stoppa in en summa pengar på ett konto och med endast 56 kronor vilket är priset på en enskild menskopp rädda en kvinnas vardag. Ge detta till någon du tycker om i julklapp! Du hittar all info om detta projekt i detta Facebookevent, klicka för att läsa mer!

 

Time to talk about a really important project! As many of you know (and more people should know!) the menstrual cup is probably the best thing ever. It’s a soft, reusable silicon cup that you use instead of pads and tampons that are bad for both environment and health. With the menstrual cup you spend money once then you won’t have to pollute your body with bleached, drying cotton for up to 10 years plus you won’t have to empty your wallet on something as boring as menstrual blood each month. You empty the menstrual cup less often than you change a tampon and it doesn’t give any bad reactions down south at all. BEST THING EVER as I said!

Now Swedish Maria Johansson and Malin Karlsson have started a project called MenstrualCupUganda (MCU) where the menstrual cup Ruby Cup will be handed out in a place where menstrual blood is very stigmatized and a big handicap in girls and womens lives, and the cloths that they use give infections and othe health issues.

Through this project we can save a womans everyday life just by donating a small amount of money, only 56 SEK (which is about $8.5 or €6.2) for one menstrual cup. Give this to someone you like as a Christmas gift! To find more info and donate money, check their Facebook event out here!

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Skönhet

Answering your questions! (part 2, q’s in English)

How did you get your eyebrows that arched?
- I have my genes to “blame”, I have quite big and dark natural eyebrows so I have much to sculpt with, you know?

Do you have any tips for growing eyebrows out?
- On some people eyebrows don’t grow back properly after being plucked, so think about that when you go at them at early age (or whenever you’re unsure about what you’re doing!). If you’re lucky and hairs are coming back you could either go cold turkey with the tweezers and just let them grow fuzzy and sparse for a while, or if you’re okay with it taking a longer time but want to keep it more “clean” just pluck so that there’s maybe three hairs width growing back at the same time, and expand the area as it’s starting to look better.

If you had to go to prom now, how would you dress and what make up would you wear?
- I would probably wear a black knee length pencil dress, dressy flats, bright orange red lips, defined brows and my hair down with my natural wave! That would feel very me. Not very traditional, but screw traditional.

A prom look I did for my cousin. Full product list here!


How do you feel about wearing lipstick and eye makeup without any base at all? Too grunge-y?

I probably wouldn’t wear it myself because it would feel like wearing nice pantyhose without a dress/skirt (lol) but it can look fantastic! Julia is my perfect example for that.

How do you get rid of blackheads?
- I use enzyme peelings/masks and clay masks regularly (depending on which one I feel suits my skin best that day) and that’s my biggest help!

How do you take care of your nails, do you buff them?
- I file them as soon as they start feeling a tiny bit ragged so that they don’t start tearing, and I apply cuticle oils as often as I remember. I push cuticles up every day and remove the cuticle fuzz with CND Cuticle Eraser about once a week. I never buff the nail surface more than once. Buffing it makes the nail thinner, not a good thing, but the first and only buffing smoothens any ridges of the surface out, those don’t “grow back”!

Rosy red matte lipstick with a moisturising and light formula suitable for pale skin?
- IsaDora Deco Rose is fantastic!

IsaDora Deco Rose Lipstick applied softly, can be applied heavier for a darker rosy look. Full product list here!


Do you know some brow product – pencil or powder, which suits reddish-brown hair?

- Eyeshadows and lip pencils are classics for red hair, but I know that both Illamasqua and Anastasia does red brow products. Update: ‘Regn’ let me know in the comment section that NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Auburn/Red also is good!

What’s your least favourite thing to do when it comes to beauty/make up?
- Brows I think.. Not because they’re boring but because they take some time. I like being able to do my makeup in just a few minutes sometimes, and I can’t really do my brows any faster than what I do anyways. They just have to be perfect if they aren’t entirely undone! Anything else would feel strange.

Why don’t you make more YouTube videos?
- I really want to, I promise! But I’ve lived in four different apartments this year and never really settled and unpacked until now, so I’ve never felt that my setup is good. And now that I feel “at it” we barely have daylight here in Sweden, but I HOPE that I’m getting back to it soon!!

How are Peggy and Selma getting together?
- Incredibly well! They love each other.

peggy and selma
Are you a cat or dog person?
- See above. ;)

Where to take your ideas for vegan cooking from?
- I like looking at other peoples food (vegan or not) and then making dishes up myself based on what I see. But if I’m following actual recipes I’ve always liked the Swedish sites Vegoteket and Veganmage.

Is it expensive to eat the way you do?
- As with any way of eating, veganim can be super cheap, super expensive or anything inbetween. I like using soy protein in different forms which is really cheap, probably the same cost as those shitty meat products that are made of 70% unknown mass. At the same time my non-dairy creams, yoghurts, milks, cheeses and such are more expensive than animal based alterntives, so I think that it flattens out.

What do you like to cook?
- A dish that includes tomatoes, garlic, (veg) cream, pasta and something pickled is probably as close to heaven as it gets.

Have you tried any Agent Provocateur perfumes and what do you think of them? Favourites?
- The only one that I fell for was the original Agent Provocateur EdP, that one is divine! So dirty sexy.

Favourite perfume for winter?
I have to say Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady. Once again. It’s the perfect scent!

frederic malle portrait of a lady
Have you found that your taste in perfume is changing as you get older?
- Not very much, actually! The only thing that has happened is that I’ve grown tired of some scents, but my favourites from when I was a kid (Britney Spears Fantasy, Naomi Campbell Cat Deluxe/Cat Deluxe At Night), well, I still actually like them! Quirky gourmands and dirty roses have kind of been with me all this time.

Who are your favourite actors?
- I watch anything with Woody Harrelson, Uma Thurman, Adrien Brody, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams and Edward Norton. And my papa Tom Waits of course.

Who do you find inspirational?
- Standard answer, my parents. I often hear their sayings (serious as well as pretty damn childish) in my head when I’m in whatever situations, and it has helped me lots!

What is your most used NARS product?
-I’ve been all over Boys Don’t Cry blush this summer/fall, love it.

nars blush boys don't cry
Have you tried No Poo for your hair, do you like it?
- I’ve tried it and it worked like shitttttt on my hair, sadly. I wanted it to work but all the oils and no SLS shampoos made my oily hair SUPER greasy even after a long wait. So no, my hair actually prefers a squeaky cleaning then a good conditioner afterwards!

What do you ask for when you go to the hairstylist?
- My hair is cut straight but with A-line layers, so it doesn’t have any layers at all in the front. Plus side bangs because I’m growing my bangs out.

If you could live somewhere else other than Sweden where would it be?
- I don’t know, I really don’t want to move! If I would I guess I would move AWAY somewhere, not to some other big city. I’ve always said that when I get tired of everything I’m going to move to Cuba to eat fruit and dance without having to think of commercialism. So yeah, why not?

How many tattoos do you have, and which one is your favourite?
- I don’t know how to count them as some of them are many little ones, but 5 I guess? My favourite is my chest, by far. It’s my favourite jewellery!

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains.

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!