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Moondust

Here’s what I wore today, a soft shimmery smokey eye, bronzed cheeks and a nude lip. I LOVE that I’ve been able to go back to this colour on my eyebrows, this INGLOT eyeshadow has the perfect ashy, almost purple undertone.

moondust

moondust

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen – Almo
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos

Brows:

  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Moondust
  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 434
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Idun Minerals Inliner – Sand
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
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Bichette

Before going to the hairdresser I snapped a picture of todays makeup, I’m wearing Bichette from ColourPop, such a perfect deep cherry red. Definitely vampy without feeling too blackened.

I have also rediscovered the Illamasqua Naked Rose blush, an old favourite of mine that I for some reason have neglected for a while. I’m not much of a blush person to be honest, especially not pinks. 9 times out of 10 I prefer just wearing a bronzer, and when I feel like wearing a blush it’s almost always a warm peach or apricot. Naked Rose is matte and neutral enough to not feel flushed, but it still creates a gorgeous balance on the face. Anyone with a light skin tone should own this!

bichette

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen – Almo
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Naked Rose

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Pencil – Bichette
  • ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – Bichette
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Swamp hair!

I had grown tired of my bright copper hair and wanted it dark brown, my hairdresser Roger at Cybtekk had different plans and I ended up with dark green hair instead. The witch bitch is summoned, and she’s here to stay!

I’m really loving this hair, don’t even feel weird about looking different than I did when I woke up this morning. The roots are dark brown and the ends got an intense sea green dye which neutralized a LOT of the warm tones, I almost can’t believe how well it worked. In some lights the hair looks blackened and sometimes it shifts between a brown and a moss green. Weird without being weird!

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CND Vinylux Garden Muse collection

Jag blir så glad när jag ser en vårkollektion som levererar annat än mjölkiga pasteller. I mars släppte CND kollektionen Garden Muse, sex ljuva fjärilsnyanser av blått, turkost, rosa och periwinkle. Finns att shoppa på Nails Body Beauty.

Vinylux-formulan är snabbtorkande och har lång hållbarhet, med det tillhörande Vinylux Weekly Top Coat-överlacket (vilket jag älskar och använder till alla manikyrer oavsett märke) låser lacket in och blir stenhårt. Formulan är fantastisk för den som jobbar mycket med händerna och lätt sliter ner nagellack.

 

I’m so happy to see a spring collection that delivers something else than milky pastels. In March CND released their Garden Muse collection for spring 2015, six butterfly-esque shades of blue, turquoise, pink and periwinkle.

The Vinylux formula is quick drying and long wearing, with the special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat (which I love and use for all manicures, no matter what brand) it seals in and turns rock hard. A wonderful formula if you work a lot with your hands and tend to wear down polishes easily.

cnd vinylux garden muse collection

Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia, Butterfly Queen, Lost Labyrinth, Reflecting Pool, Wisteria Haze.

 

Alla lack i kollektionen förutom Butterfly Queen och Lost Labyrinth var alldeles perfekta efter två lättapplicerade lager lack, dessa två behövde lite mer jobb pga krångligare formula och tre lager istället.

Mina favoriter (trots att alla är fantastiskt fina) blev i slutändan Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia och Wisteria Haze. Vilka gillar ni?

 

All polishes in this collection except for Butterfly Queen and Lost Labyrinth were perfect in two easily applied coats, those two needed a bit more precision during application because of a trickier formula and needed three coats.

My favourites (even though all of them are truly gorgeous) ended up being Crushed Rose, Beckoning Begonia and Wisteria Haze. Which are yours?

cnd vinylux garden muse collection

The shades in this collection look just gorgeous together.

cnd vinylux garden muse crushed rose

Two coats of Crushed Rose. This colour is fantastic, it’s like a plummy dusty rose shade that looks really luxurious on the nails.

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Yves Rocher Low Shampoo

Yves Rocher Low Shampoo är ett silikon- och sulfatfritt krämschampo som inte löddrar i håret, inspirerat av mild no poo-hårvård (inspirerat säger jag då jag ser att vissa ingredienser kan tänkas vara ifrågasättbara, har dålig koll då jag inte är no pooare så läs INCI i botten på inlägget och upplys mig gärna i kommentarsfältet ni som vet mer!). Kroningrediensen i produkten är hagtornsextrakt vilket ska förse håret med antioxidanter och därmed stärka och ge lyster. Ska vara mild nog för daglig användning. Kostar 49 kr/200 ml, finns i Yves Rochers webshop nu.

 

Hur använda: Massera in en rejäl klick i hårbotten och jobba runt noggrant och länge med fingertopparna. Det är masserandet som löser smutsen, inga fettlösande sulfater finns där att göra jobbet. Har du som jag torra toppar så följ upp med balsam.

Dålig grej: Det behövs en REJÄL klick, jag snackar om en handflata full, för mitt axellånga hår. Jag har tvättat tre gånger med schampot, behöver dubbel schamponering (vilket jag i och för sig alltid gör) och tuben börjar redan bli lite väl tom.

Bra grej: Den känns sanslöst härlig att använda, tänk att massera in en fluffig body lotion i hårbotten! Rent himmelrike då jag haft väldigt kliig hårbotten på sistone. Lätt att skölja ur och lämnar ingen fet hinna. Jag får SJUKT blankt och lätt hår, inte alls tungt och flottigt som no pooiga balsamtvättar brukar. Schampot framhäver även mitt självfall väldigt väl vilket få produkter gör. Kostar inte skjortan.

Bra eller dålig grej beroende på smak: Schampot doftar lätt och rent av vita blommor, sådär som saker vid namn cherry blossom eller cotton flower brukar dofta. Du måste hålla koll så du inte använder silikonbaserad hårstyling/balsam eftersom sulfatfria schampon är för milda för att tvätta bort sådant.

yves rocher low shampoo

 

Yves Rocher Low Shampoo is a silicon and sulfate free cream shampoo that doesn’t lather, inspired by mild no poo haircare (I’m saying inspired as some ingredients seem worth raising an eyebrow over, I’m not sure though as I’m not into no poo so read the INCI below and inform me in the comments below!). The crown ingredient is hawthorn extract which is supposed to add antioxidants which strengthens and gives lustre. It’s said to be mild enough for daily use. Costs 49 SEK for 200 ml (check local price at your Yves Rocher site/store).

 

How to use: Massage a good amount into the roots and work it for a while with your fingers. It’s the massage that dissolves dirt as there are no oil dissolving sulfates that does it for you. If you have dry ends like me then follow up with a conditioner.

Bad thing: A LARGE amount is needed, I need to fill my entire palm for my shoulder length hair. I have washed my hair three times with this, shampooed twice (which I always do anyways) and the tube is already a bit too empty.

Good thing: It feels incredibly nice to use, think of massaging a fluffy body lotion into your roots! Pure heaven for my scalp which has been very itchy recently. Easy to rinse out and it doesn’t leave a greasy residue. My hair gets VERY shiny and light, not heavy and greasy like noo poo-ish conditioner washes almost always do. The shampoo also brings out the natural wave in my hair which very few products manages. Doesn’t cost a lot.

Good or bad thing depending on taste: The shampoo has a light and soft white floral scent, just like things called “cherry blossom” or “cotton flower” tends to smell. You have to make sure that you don’t use silicon based hair styling/conditioners because sulfate free shampoos are to mild to wash that out.

yves rocher low shampoo

 

INCI: Aqua/Water/Eau, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Lauryl Glucoside, Behentrimonium Chloride, Crataegus Monogyna Flower Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Parfum/Fragrance, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja Oil, Potassium Sorbate

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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!