Intervju, Skönhet

Interviewed by e.l.f. Cosmetics

För den som vill läsa en liten intervju med mig så kika in på e.l.f. Cosmetics blogg, det snackas bland annat beauty obsessions, mitt tillvägagångssätt för perfekt hy, vad jag skulle ta med mig till en öde ö, öl i solen och Netflix. Klicketiklick!

I was recently interviewed by e.l.f. Cosmetics, go to their Swedish blog (run it through Google Translate to read) to hear our talk about beauty obsessions, my way of creating the perfect base, what I would bring to a desert island, beer in the sun and Netflix. Clickety click!



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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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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)


Go to 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!

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15 signs that your perfume bottle is fake

Hysteriska mängder fakeparfym säljs på internet och skumma marknader, speciellt designermärken som Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent och liknande. Fakeparfymer kan innehålla i stort sett allt du kan tänka dig (och inte tänka dig.. *ulk*) så du bör vara försiktig med att köpa parfymer från allt annat än officella återförsäljare.

Här är en bra video som hanterar ämnet, ForrealMe2 ger oss några riktigt bra exempel och tankar när det kommer till att avgöra om en parfym är äkta eller inte. Denna video fokuserar på märket Chanel, men samma tankesätt går att applicera på alla kvalitetsmärken. Längre ner kan ni läsa min checklista med 15 tecken på att din parfym kan vara fake.


As we all know, huge amounts of fake perfumes are sold over the internet and in shady markets, especially designer brands like Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and such. Fakes can contain almost anything you can imagine (or not imagine.. *hurl*) so you should be very cautious when you buy perfumes from anything but an official retailer.

Here’s a good video about authenticity, ForrealMe2 gives us some great examples and heads up when it comes to deciding if a perfume is fake or not. In this video Chanel is in focus, but the same thinking is appliable on all quality brands. Further down you can read my checklist on 15 signs that your perfume bottle can be a fake.



15 tecken att hålla utkik efter:

- Parfymen säljs alldeles för billigt
- Plastfilmen på kartongen är för lös eller ihopklistrad på ett fult vis.
- Otydlig eller ful text på flaska/kartong
- Dålig papperskvalité på kartongen
- Kartong som är sned eller har ojämna kanter
- Flaskkork som sitter dåligt eller ser konstig ut
- Fel färg på flaska/kartong/text
- Saker som flyter omkring i parfymvätskan
- Några som helst grammatiska fel/stavfel på flaska/kartong
- Illa placerade eller maffiga streckkoder
- Flaskor med glas som är ojämnt eller har konstig struktur
- Flasktillbehör som är fel eller saknas
- Felaktiga batchnummer på flaska/kartong (checkas på märkets officiella hemsida)
- Sprayhuvud/plastslang som är klumpig eller fungerar dåligt
- Parfymen håller dåligt på huden och/eller luktar platt och konstigt


15 signs to look out for:

- The perfume is sold far too cheap
- Plastic wrapping on the box that’s too loose or sealed in an ugly way
- Unclear or messy lettering on bottle/box
- Box has bad quality paper
- Box that’s not well aligned or has uneven edges
- Strange looking or ill fitting bottle cap
- Wrong coloured liquid/box/lettering
- Stuff floating around in the perfume liquid
- Any spelling or grammar errors on box/bottle
- Big barcodes in ugly places
- Bottles with uneven or strangely structured glass
- Bottle accessoires that are wrong/missing
- Fake batch numbers on carton/bottle (check it on the brands official website)
- Spray nozzle/plastic tube that’s bulky or doesn’t work well
- The perfume wears off quickly and/or smells flat/strange

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Quick tip: The best concealer brush you’ll ever find

En sminkpensels ursprungssyfte är inte alltid dess bästa användningsområde, det kan vara värt att tänka utanför ramarna när du söker en ny pensel! Du kommer till exempel aldrig hitta en pensel som är bättre på punktapplicering av concealer (finnar, brustna blodkärl, missfärgningar, födelsemärken, städande av läppkonturer och liknande pyttearbete) än en syntetisk eyeliner- eller läpppensel! De har en form och stuns som ger resultat jag personligen inte uppnår med en regelrätt platt concealerborste.

Sometimes the main purpose of a brush isn’t the perfect way of using it, it’s worth thinking outside the box when you’re searching for a new brush! For example you will never find a brush that does a better job at pinpoint concealing (pimples, broken capillaries, discoloration, birth marks, cleaning lip lines and similar picky work) than a synthetic eyeliner or lip brush! They have a shape and bounce that gives results I can never get with a regular flat concealer brush.

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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!