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My most worn lip combo at the moment

Jag fastnar ofta i mönster när det kommer till makeup, jag hittar en favoritteknik, produkt, färg, finish, whatever och bara PLÖJER detta under en period tills jag hittar något annat att fastna i. Precis så har det varit under den gångna veckan med denna läppkombo, jag har varit mer eller mindre utan ögonmakeup, applicerat en glowig bas, fluffat upp brynen ordentligt och burit denna glossiga rosaröda läpp till. Det bästa är att den går att variera från ljusaste ljusröd till nästan vinrött beroende på vilka proportioner produkterna appliceras i. Låt oss bryta ner kombon i steg!

I often get stuck in patterns when it comes to makeup, I find a favourite technique, product, colour, finish or whatever and stick to that RELIGIOUSLY for a period of time until I find something else to obsess over. That is the story of this weeks lip combo, I’ve been more or less without eye makeup, applied a glowy base, fluffed my brows up and wore it with this glossy pinky red lip. The best thing is that it can be varied from the lightest red to almost a wine red depending on which proportions the products are applied in. Let’s break the combo down into steps!

isadora twist up gloss stick wine red, charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose

IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick in Wine Red (I’m more than half way through it, how often does that happen??), Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Savage Rose.

isadora twist-up gloss stick wine red, charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose.

Wine Red looks dark in the tube but goes on like a sheer red toned berry, super glossy! Savage Rose is cool toned as well but leans more towards classic red. It is flat matte and smudge proof when applied alone.


How I apply it:

bare lips

Step 1: Bare lips. Winter is coming (brace yourselves) which means that my lips are drier than ever. With most lipsticks I prep my lips with a balm beforehand, but it is actually not necessary with the IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Sticks, they feel fantastic on the lips!

isadora twist-up gloss stick wine red

Step 2: IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick in Wine Red. For a super easy everyday lip I stop here, this is the peerrrrrfect sheer pinky red for my skintone, it brightens and brings out colour without looking like lipstick.

charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose

Step 3: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Savage Rose. When I want to define and darken a little extra I go in with a lip pencil afterwards, it glides on easily without tugging as the gloss stick is so balmy. I’m not a lip pencil person so I’m happy when I can skip that stiff matte lip pencil feeling.

isadora twist-up gloss stick wine red, charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose

Wine Red alone on the left, Right: Wine Red combined with Savage Rose on the right.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL – 60′s Kitten

You loved the makeup look I posted a while ago, so of course it was the perfect look for a video tutorial! It’s such an easy makeup look even though it looks very intricate. Enjoy!

60's kitten makeup tutorial

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara review

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara är en omtalad liten sak, mycket tack vare det cheeky namnet. Mascaran har en timglasformad borste som ska ge fylliga separerade fransar i svartaste svart. Ju fler lager du bygger på desto flashigare ska fransarna bli. Too Faced är exklusivt för Sephora på svenska marknaden nu för tiden, så det är dit ni får pallra er om ni vill shoppa! Vi hoppas på Sephora-webshop inom en snar framtid för er som inte bor i Sthlm/Gbg/Malmö. Mascaran ligger på 230 kr.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a rumoured little thing, much thanks to the cheeky name. This mascara has a hourglass shaped wand which is supposed to give separated plump lashes in the blackest shade of black. The more coats you apply the flashier your lashes are said to be. Check your local Sephora to shop for this gem! The mascara is $23 in the US for reference.

too faced better than sex mascara

The wand is hourglass shaped which helps deposit a lot of product, but makes it harder to apply without smudging. The top part of the tube has a silly amount of weight to it, I don’t really understand why. The wand is heavy and the tube is lightweight! Feels weird.

no mascara

No mascara

too faced better than sex mascara 1 coat

1 coat of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

too faced better than sex mascara 2 coats

2 coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

A makeup tutorial where you can see the mascara in action:

So what does it do?

Length: 5/5

This mascara gives me a solid extra millimeter or two.

Volume: 5/5
Dayum, those are some fat lashes! They easily get a bit clumpy, but I like that look. For someone who wants “cleaner” looking lashes this might be a bit much.

Definition: 4/5
This mascara manages to give thick lashes aswell as, uhh you know, more than three! Look at the bottom lashes for example, they ARE thick and a bit clumped but they definitely stand out! In other words – pick another mascara if you want it to look dainty.

Precision: 2.5/5
This is the biggest drawback for this mascara. The shape of the wand, more specifically the outer blob, makes it hard to apply without smudging, especially on my lower lashes. If the wand was shaped like a christmas tree it would have been pure magic.

Effectivity: 5/5
This mascara catches on in a second, you barely have to work with the brush to get intense lashes. You can build up a couple of coats in less than a minute!

Colour: 5/5
Black as the Babadooks soul.

Water resistance: 5/5
This mascara is waterproof. It has that gummy waxy feeling on the lashes that waterproof formulas tend to have, and it doesn’t break down unless you use an oil based remover.

Longevity: 5/5
This mascara holds the curl and stays in place all day. It doesn’t flake off or soot in the lower lashline at all! The only thing I get sometimes is “sun rays” on my top lid where the lashes touch my browbone on days when I don’t have a lot of eye makeup, but that always happen to me with waterproof mascaras. They break down with oil so any concealer, foundation or such will make the lashes leave a little print on the lid. It’s easily removed with a finger though, and doesn’t affect the look/wear time of the mascara. It doesn’t happen if I wear an eye primer and/or matte eyeshadows, so it’s just a matter of priming correctly.


Conclusion: 36.5/40

Fat lashes, no excuse. This is a mascara for heavy lash days, it’s great with smokey eyes! Or just with ehh, anything, if you’re like me. I’m totally into the ragged heavy lash look as I’ve mentioned a million times so as soon as I got a little better at handling that irritating brush I just started reaching for it all. the. time. For really natutal lash days I choose something else, but this no mercy product seriously makes me happy. I will most definitely get a new one when I run out!

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Video Tutorial: Hazy Smokey Eyes

Time for a video tutorial! Today showing you how I do my soft and hazy smokey eyes. I’m using the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette for this look, it’s so gooood! I will post a review soon.

hazy smokey eyes


  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara


  • Cailyn Cosmetics Eyebrow Duo – Brunette
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)


  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette – Bon Bon, Coconut Crème, Frosting, Hot Fudge, Butter Pecan
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


  • Make Up Store Artist Plexi-Gloss – 100P


  • Cirque Colors – Book of Shadows
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How to: Idiot proof 1960′s inspired hairstyle

Jag snackar sällan hår här (för att jag 1. hatar att slösa tid på det och 2. suger på det) men här är en halvuppsättning som verkligen vem som helst skulle klara av att göra. Om jag däremot klarar av att förklara den med mitt ickeexisterande hårlingo är en annan fråga? Hur som helst så är frisyren inte särskilt polerad men har lite 60′s-vibe vilket jag gillar.

Gör såhär:

1. Kamma allt hår bakåt förutom två luggpluttar som du lämnar i en sidbena.
2. Spraya och tupera skiten ur kronan (heter det så på svenska? Svålen? Fontanellområdet?) och lämna nackhåret slätt.
3. Kamma ut håret på toppen så du får en fluffig puff i nacken med slätt hår över.
4. Dra två messy slingor från ovanför öronen bakåt och nåla fast dem i kors under puffen. Använd korsade hårnålar eller något snyggare om du vill vara fancy. Klar!
Nu kan du, om du VERKLIGEN vill vara överkurs-fancy, dra fram platt/locktången och svepa luggen i en mjuk lock bakåt, eller locka lite i det släta nackhåret. I did not.

messy 60's half updo


I rarely share hair stuff (because I 1. hate spending time on it and 2. suck at it) but here’s a hairstyle that seriously anyone would be able to do. Whether I can explain it to you with my shitty hair lingo is another question though. However, the hairstyle doesn’t look polished but it has a slight 60′s feel which I like.

How to:

1. Comb your hair straight back, leaving your bangs in a side parting.
2. Hairspray and backcomb the shit out of the roots at the crown until you look like Robert Smith, leaving the neck hair smooth.
3. Smooth the top part of your hair down with your brush so you’re left with a fluffy poof in the back with smooth hair on top.
4. Pull out two messy pieces above your ears and cross them at the back under the poof. Secure them with criss crossed bobby pins or with something nicer if you’re being fancy. Done!
Now you can, if you REALLY want to get fancy, pull out your straightener/curler and swish your bangs backwards in a soft curl, or curl the smooth neck hair a little. I did not.

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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!