Nail polish heaven!

A few weeks ago I sat by my computer all tense over the Lilypad Lacquer restock at Larowe, I managed to snatch exactly what I wanted before they ran out! I got the classic True Blood shade aswell as it’s sister shade Immortal Soul, plus two other goodies. The Contrary Polish on the right is something that I’ve added to my cart and removed again a zillion times so it was about time that I got it, I’ve been afraid that it’s too green but it really isn’t!


Lilypad Lacquer A Balt Out Of The Blue, Rebel At Heart, True Blood, Immortal Soul, Contrary Polish Greenhouse

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Sugar Rush

Todays look! I didn’t get better pictures than this because I had to rush to work, but here’s what I wore! Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sugar Rush applied all over the lids and blended out softly with a bronzer to ground the look a little. Bright purples makes blue-grey-green eyes seem über green!

sugar rush

Nails are described in this blog post.


  • IsaDora Wake Up Make Up Foundation – Fair
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Manasi Makeup Silke Ultrafine Finishing Powder
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint (as a highlighter)


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Sugar Rush
  • Viva la Diva Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet – Shades of Dawn (21)
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Peacock nails

Todays manicure actually consists of two polishes, when did that happen last time? I can’t even remember..

Thumbs and ring fingers got Zoya Payton which is a sparkly deep red toned plum and the rest got Celestial Cosmetics Aurora which is a black that shifts between green and the same kind of plum colour as Payton. They are so pretty together!

peacock nails

peacock nails

peacock nails

peacock nails

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Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu Blending Brush #776

En mörk eller färgstark ögonmakeup är svår att få jämn och snygg utan en bra blending-borste att sudda ut kanterna med. Jag väljer t.ex. helt klart att applicera själva skuggan med ett finger och sen sudda ut med en bra borste än tvärtom, att applicera med en bra borste men sudda ut med fingrar. Så viktigt är det!

Jag har växlat mellan massor av borstar genom åren för att hitta det perfekta syntetiska alternativet och antingen har de varit för sladdriga, för styva, för stora, för små, för långa hår, för korta hår.. ja, ni fattar ju. Denna tycker jag är toppen däremot, #776 från Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu-serie. Den är åt det mindre hållet men inte pytte, och den lite tillplattade formen gör den toppen till att både sudda ut delikata appliceringar i globlinjen liksom större kanter som ska suddas molnfluffiga. Allt beror på vilket håll du tippar borsten. Och så är den änglamjuk!


A dark or bright eye makeup is hard to get even and nice without a good blending brush to blend the edges with. I would easily pick applying my eyeshadows with my fingers and blending with a good blending brush instead of applying them with a good brush and blending with my fingers. It’s that important!

I’ve used a bunch of different brushes through the years to find the perfect synthetic alternative and they have either been to sloppy, too stiff, too big, too small, too long hairs, too short hairs.. This one I really like though, #776 from the Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu line. It’s on the smaller side but not tiny, and the slightly flattened shape makes it great for blending both delicate creasework aswell as blending bigger edges to look like fluffy clouds. It all depends on which way you tilt the brush. And it’s sooooft!

bdellium tools pink bambu blending brush 776

I always want a super clean blending brush or two at hand when I do makeup, if it gets full of eyeshadow it doesn’t blend well anymore. So I got three!

Håren är styva och fluffiga, borsten håller inte på och “vispar runt” utan har stuns nog för att kunna jobba effektivt med yttersta topparna. Och så slipper vi ju förstås djurpälsen, håret behöver djuren själva! Förlita er inte på snack om “naturligt cruelty free-hår” i penslar, för inte tror ni väl att företagen kammar vilda ekorrar och sen kan sälja borstarna till humana priser? Nej, håll er till syntet om ni är ute efter djurvänliga borstar. Hela Pink Bambu och Green Bambu-serierna från Bdellium Tools är syntetiska! Denna pensel finns att shoppa på Iherb för ynka $7.65.

The hairs are stiff and fluffy, the brush doesn’t “flop around”, it has enough bounce to do an effective job with the outer tips. And of course we are skipping the animal fur, the animals need their fur for themselves! Don’t rely on talk about “natural cruelty free hair” in brushes, because you don’t believe that the companies brush wild squirrels and then sell the brushes for humane prices, do you? Nah, keep with synthetic brushes if you want animal friendly ones. The entire Pink Bambu and Green Bambu sets from Bdellium Tools are synthetic! This brush is available at Iherb for a wallet friendly $7.65.

bdellium tools pink bambu blending brush #776

I love the pink handles and bristles, aren’t they cute?

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Recension, Skönhet

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows – Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

Three more eyeshadows from Femme Fatale Cosmetics! They’re all available in three different sizes at the Femme Fatale webshop.

Check out the purple shadows (and deeper description of the brand) in this blog post.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Bone Dust, Royal Tarts and Cosmic Owl.

Bone Dust

“Pale taupe with coppery pink shimmer and sparks”
A pale purple corpse nude which sadly goes on bone dry (yes I said it) and uneven. It has a beautiful reddish fine glitter but it doesn’t adhere to the chalky base very well (and the camera won’t show it either), atleast not when applied wet. I would have skipped this one if I knew.

Royal Tarts

“Washed out mauve-rose base which can lean grey, and orange shimmer”
A dusty pink with a copper/gold sheen, super pretty! Applies quite evenly, has some slight tendencies of getting darker with blending. Would look gorgeous on so many people.

Cosmic Owl

“Smooth bronze-brown with golden tones – almost leans olive or orange in some lights”
The description for this one is spot on. It applies like butter and glows like crazy! It’s one of those shades that darken quite a bit with blending so if you pat this on your lid and blend it out in the crease you basically get a two-toned makeup look with a single shadow.

femme fatale eyeshadows in bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows in bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

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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!