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Swatching 4 random beauties!

Today I went through and picked out some loose eyeshadows from my drawers, all shades that I should use more often! Maybe showing them to you might get me some extra motivation? I know that Teacher’s Pet and Undead are still available, Brad and Salvador Dali might be gone though.. Link to the companies websites in the list below!

eyeshadow nomz

Brad, Teacher’s Pet, Salvador Dali, Undead

MaddStyle Cosmetics – Brad

A silky smooth pale blue shade with soft shimmer. Gooorgeous all over the lid with a black liner for a pretty 60′s/70′s look or as a highlighter in dark blue smokey looks.

Silk Naturals – Teacher’s Pet

“Medium taupe pearl with hints of golden bronze glimmer”
A wonderful neutral shade with both warm and cool tones that harmonizes with most skintones. Super shimmery and lovely, great all over the lid for a quick effect.

Tick:Tock Cosmetics – Salvador Dali

An ultra sparkly dusty purple. Tick:Tock really does make some amazing sparkly shadows!

Glamour Doll Eyes – Undead

A black with red undertones/sheen, however, some have said that it as a maroonish color to it”
Drrrrama! A super silky black with strong cool toned red shimmer. Yum.

eyeshadow swatches

Brad, Teacher’s Pet, Salvador Dali, Undead

eyeshadow swatches

Brad, Teacher’s Pet, Salvador Dali, Undead

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Comme des Garçons Wonderoud EdP

Ett nytillskott i doftfamiljen! Denna är till min manlige hälft lika mycket som för mig själv. Nya Wonderoud från Comme des Garçons är en varm, kådig trädoft. Mjuk som sammet, utan några som helst vassa kanter. Inte helt olik systerdoften Wonderwood som släpptes 2010.

Oud är en väldoftande kåda/olja som blir till när Agarträdet angrips av svamp, används ofta i arabiskt parfymeri. Den är mer värd än guld och det gör den till en av världens mest dyrbara oljor! Den trendade i nichparfymvärlden några år sedan och äntligen hoppade CdG på oudtåget, väldans sent för ett så innovativt märke må jag säga. Ouden är i detta fall förvånansvärt icke-freaky (ja, när det kommer till CdG är icke-freaky förvånande) och uppstraightad, tack snälla för det säger jag då jag upplever den mer lättburen, en otämjd oud kan lukta plåster eller hästbajs. Haha.

Kort sagt alltså, Wonderoud är en fantastisk doft för gemene trädoftälskare! Sitter på huden hela dagen och omfamnar dig som en varm filt. Köpt på NK (finns i manlig depå) här i Göteborg.

Top notes: Texan Cedarwood, Agarwood (Oud)
Heart notes: Patchouly, Sandalwood
Base notes: Vetiver, Lignum Vitae


A new addition to the scent family! This one is for my manly half as much as myself. The new Wonderoud from Comme des Garçons is a warm, resinous wood scent. Soft as velvet, not a single harsh edge. The scent is not too different from it’s sister scent Wonderwood that was released in 2010.

Oud is a fragrant resin/oil that’s produced when the Agar tree gets infected with a certain mould, often used in arabic perfumery. It’s worth more than gold and it makes it one of the most precious oils in the world! It trended in niche perfumery a couple of years ago and finally CdG got on the oud train, very late for such an innovative brand I must say. The oud is surprisingly non-freaky (yes, when it comes to CdG non-freaky is surprising) and straightened up which in my opinion just makes it more wearable. Untamed oud scents can smell like band aids or horse spillings. Haha.

With that said, Wonderoud is lovely scent for any wood lover! Stays on the skin all day and hugs you like a warm blanket. Bought at NK (found at the mens perfume department) here in Gothenburg.

comme des garcons wonderoud

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Idag återskapade jag en gammal makeup! Eller ja, jag plockade fram samma skuggpalett och gjorde en makeup med samma skuggor och komposition, typ. Denna version är gjord såsom jag nu för tiden föredrar att placera mina skuggor och matcha med övrig makeup. Lite mer relaxad, fluffig och “blown out” än originalet! Se gamla looken i slutet av inlägget.

Today I recreated an old makeup look! Or, well, I picked up the same eyeshadow palette and did a makeup with the same shadows and composition, basically. This version is more of what I like nowdays, how I like to place my shadows and match with the rest of the makeup. A bit more relaxed, fluffy and “blown out” than the original! See the old one at the bottom of the post.


I only got face pictures with my phone this time, oops!




  • IsaDora Wake Up Make Up Foundation – Fair
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Manasi Makeup Silke Ultrafine Finishing Powder
  • PürMinerals Château Cheeks Powder Blush – Kinky


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette – Curaçao
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet – Sunset (18)

And here’s the old look! Same same but different.

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YouTube Tip: 60′s/mod/Twiggy eyes

I looooove a good 1960′s look, here’s a lovely version of the classic Twiggy eye!

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Lilypad Lacquer “A Balt Out Of The Blue”

Något som alltid får mina händer att kännas som a million dollars är rika, kungliga nyanser av blått. Jag blir aldrig besviken på dem! A Balt Out Of The Blue från Lilypad Lacquer är allt man kan önska! Fantastisk nyans med ett lätt holografiskt skimmer i som ger lacket lite dimension. Perfekt lackegenskaper och två lager räcker gott och väl. Köpt på Llarowe senast de hade Lilypad-påfyllning i shopen.

Something that always makes my hands feel like a million dollars is rich, royal shades of blue. I’m never disappointed in them! A Balt Out Of The Blue from Lilypad Lacquer is everything you could wish for! A fantastic shade with a slight holographic shimmer that gives the polish some dimension. Perfect formula and two coats were more than enough. Bought at Llarowe last time they restocked Lilypad.

lilypad lacquer a balt out of the blue

lilypad lacquer a balt out of the blue

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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!