Livsstil, Skönhet

What’s in my travel makeup bag?

Last weekend Jerry and I went to Copenhagen for a few days, here’s everything I packed makeup and skincare wise! All products are listed below.

travel makeup bag

Here’s everything I packed, do you pack more or less than this for a weekend?


  • Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash. A creamy cleanser that doesn’t irritate or dry my skin out.
  • Pixi Glow Tonic. Glycolic acid (AHA) toner that exfoliates the skin and makes it look and feel fresher.
  • Sunday Riley Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil. A face oil with black cumin and brightening citruses, can’t live without.


  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer “Fair Neutral”. A thin and soft concealer with great coverage, works perfectly fine dabbed all over so I skipped bringing a foundation.
  • Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso”. Glowy peach blush, basically blush and highlighter in one.
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad “Smoke”. A slim eyeshadow quad that I can do both brows and some simple eye looks with.
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel. Favourite brow gel for keeping them in place all day.
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof “Black”. In case I would care to do a smokey eye. I didn’t.
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara. Current favourite.
  • H&M Lip Saviour Balm “Sepia Tint”. A really soft and hydrating rosy lip balm.


  • Beauty Blender Pro. A makeup sponge, just picked the closest one I had on hand. I prefer the pink as it’s a bit softer in texture.
  • Ecotools The Lovely Looks Five Piece Brush Set. Minus the mini flat foundation brush. A tiny but still totally useable set.
  • Zoeva Vegan 235 Contour Shader. A stiff angled brush that is great for smudging lashlines, a must have recently.
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. Great for both applying and blending.

It all fits perfectly in this cute faux leather makeup bag from KICKS. Available at the KICKS webshop, link here!

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Livsstil, Skönhet

One-step guide: How to win my heart

Can you believe that he went out and bought the makeup table I saw (and almost cried over) at a second hand after christmas, then hid it until my birthday? This man is f-ing insane and I’m the happiest makeup hoarder on the planet. Aaaahhhhh

makeup table

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Recension, Skönhet

My current lippie must-haves

As you might have read we recently bought an apartment (YAY US!) and therefore a lot of packing and cleaning is going on. I let myself keep one lipstick holder (buy it cheap on eBay) out, the rest of my lippies are ready for moving. A lot to pick from for a normal human being, a very limited range for the lipstick creep! Haha.

I thought this little holder represented my current must-haves very well, as only the best stuff ended up in there. Let’s go through it!

The first three swatch rows are all lipsticks, on the last row you also have three glosses and a pencil. Let me know if you want a closer look at any special ones.

ebay lipstick holder

These cheapo eBay lipstick holders give you a great overview and easy access, I love having them out and circulating the shades I wear the most.

Row 1:

Lipstick Queen Black Tie, Kevyn Aucoin Bloodroses, NARS Vip Red, IDUN Jordgubb, IsaDora Raving Red, ColourPop Frenchie, Kat von D Lolita.

Row 2:

Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose, NYX Stone, KIKO Desert Rose (403), IsaDora Bohemian, KIKO Classic Rose (918), Laura Mercier Audrey, IsaDora Nude Rose.

Row 3:

NARS Sex Machine, NARS Dolce Vita, NARS Brigitte, NARS Michiyo, Kat von D Sexer, Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground, NARS Afghan Red.

Row 4:

NARS Russian Doll, NARS Bette, TheBalm Snap!, NYX Angel Food Cake, Soap & Glory Plumsup, KICKS Bare.

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My panic kit: The products that I always have on hand

I always make sure to have easy access to certain products. This panic kit is the reason that I can get my face done in no time, I won’t have to dig through my drawers to find what I need, but still have a few alternatives to choose from. Let’s go through it!

Do you want a review or some kind of show-and-tell related to any of these products? Just leave a comment!

panic kit

This drawer is always on my makeup table filled with my basics. I make sure to not overfill it, it has to be easy to find what I need. New and “must use” products are kept in another container.

1. Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
2. Becca Ultimate Crème Eyeliner – Renaissance, Neo Classic, Romanesque
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick – Brigitte
4. Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara
5. PürMinerals Château Cheeks Powder Blush – Tease
6. Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Lover
7. KICKS Baked Blusher – Fashionista
8. KIKO Mosaic Highlighter
9. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
10. NARS Blush – Orgasm
11. LUSH Lip Scrub – Bubblegum
12. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
13. Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
14. Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
15. Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
16. Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
17. Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
18. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
19. Becca Lip Priming Perfector

panic kit

I store pencil-y things in a pen holder, also with a few tools and small brushes. I could go into favourite tools in another blog post if you want.

20. Illamasqua Masquara – Raven
21. Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel
22. Anastasia Brow Wiz – Ash Blonde
23. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick – Copper, Burnished Bronze, Moonlight
24. By Terry Ombre Blackstar – Misty Rock
25. Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex

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Lipstick organizers

A few weeks ago I bought two lipstick organizers off Ebay to be able to store my “stuff that I use all the time” or “should use a lot more often” lippies in a place where I can see them instead of.. well.. all over my apartment. A cheap way to keep stuff tidy!

Want your own? Just search for lipstick organizer on Ebay and you’ll find loads to choose from.


lipstick organizers

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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!