My current quick base routine

I’m totally into this base routine right now! It’s done quickly and it looks natural, flawless and dewy at the same time.

1. Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
Applied with hands or a brush, the brush gives a little more coverage.

2. GloMinerals Pressed Base – Natural-Fair
Dusted very softly on top with a fluffy face brush.

3. Illamasqua Powder Blusher Lover
Applied on cheeks and temple, a wonderful pale orange blush with a hint of pink in it.

4. Any face mist (or water in a spray bottle)
Spray on top to get rid of the powdery feeling, the GloMinerals Pressed Base comes to life with some moisture on top.


quick base

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Video tutorial: 5 minute neutral crease look

Here’s a video tutorial of the eye makeup style that I’ve worn in my recent makeup looks, a soft angled crease and some shimmer on the lid. Yay!



On my nails:
Color Club – Sparkle and Soar

Products used:
Milani Shadow Eyez 12HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencil – Sand Dunes
NYX Blush – Taupe
Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit (as eyeshadows)
Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


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Three ways to wear a dark lipstick

Det mörka läppstiftet är lika lockande i år som tidigare höstar, men det kan vara lite läskigt att ge sig på. Hur bär jag det? Kommer det bara ligga och samla damm i en låda någonstans? Det kommer det inte! Du kan bära dina mörka läppstift på många olika vis, så här visar jag tre grundläggande looker du lätt kan skapa. Läppstiftet jag använder är Milani Color Statement Lipstick i färgen Uptown Mauve.


The dark lipstick is as tempting this fall as any other fall, but it could be quite intimidating at first glance. How do I wear it? Will it just collect dust in a drawer somewhere? It won’t! You can wear the dark lipstick in so many ways, here I’m showing you three basic looks you can create. The lipstick I’m using is Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Uptown Mauve.



1. My naked lips, just for reference.

2. The wine stain. Pat your lipstick on with a finger, really massage it into the lips and you will get a light flush of colour. Perfect for your daytime Snow White face! Pair with a matching blush and wispy lashes, it’s a great look. Top it with a lip balm or clear gloss if you want it less matte.

3. Full on. Apply it straight from the bullet and don’t be shy! Keep it in place even more by wearing it with a matching lip pencil, I usually don’t because I’m lazy. Wearable for both daytime and night time depending on how you match it. Perfect for a pinup look.

4. Glossy, sultry. The perfect evening lip! Top the lipstick with a gloss in a sheer or matching colour, or vamp it up even more with a dark gloss. Vamp level 2000: Wear a dark lip liner smudged into the lip underneath, it will create even more depth.

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Can you believe it? Video tutorial + recent favourites

On my nails:
IsaDora “Wine Crush”

Products mentioned:
Peggy (@Peggytheiggy on Instagram)
Sleek MakeUP Skin Revive Foundation “Oatmeal”
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer “Fair”
Silk Naturals Vegan Perfection Powder
NARS Blush “Boys Don’t Cry”
DuWop DoubleGlow7 “Champagne”
Make Up Store Eye Pencil “Chocolate Cheesecake”
IsaDora WigWham Heavy Lashes Mascara “Black Magic”
Sephora Eyebrow Editor Complete Brow Kit
Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss “Smooth Talker”
Yves Rocher Neroli EdP
IsaDora Sugar Crush collection for fall 2013

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Video: How I paint my nails

I did this video showing you how I paint my nails a few months ago and I just realized that I never posted it on here. Duh!


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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!