Recension, Skönhet

Beauty backups

Jag har två anledningar till att köpa backuper på skönhetsprodukter. 1: Den är limiterad eller (på väg att bli) bortplockad ur sortimentet och jag kan inte tänka tanken på att vara utan den på ett bra tag. 2: Det är en basprodukt jag går igenom snabbare än sojamjölken i kylen och det vore hell on earth att ta slut på den och inte ha en ny på direkten.

Så här är de produkter jag har väntandes på att mina första ska ta slut. För att ha såpass störda mängder smink, hudvård och nagelprodukter är jag förvånad att det inte är tio gånger så mycket, men av någon anledning har jag inte särskilt starkt behov av att backa upp grejer. Betyder det att jag visar mina favoritmärken/produkter för mycket tilltro eller att jag är fullständigt normal? Haha.

 

I have two reasons for buying backups of beauty products. 1: It’s limited edition or (soon) discontinued and I can’t stand the thought of being without it anytime soon. 2: It’s a basic product that I go through faster than the soy milk in the fridge and would be hell on earth to finish one without having another one available right away.

So these are the products that I have lying arount waiting for the first ones to run out. For having such a stupid amount of makeup, skincare and nail polishes I’m surprised that I don’t have ten times as much, but for some reason I’m not too crazy about backing stuff up. Does that mean I have too much trust in my favourite brands and products or that I’m completely sane? Haha.

backups

Lumene Gloss & Care Nail Polish – Twilight

Discontinued metallic red nail polish. Kicks ANY metallic reds arse, I’ve never found a nicer one. Worn on my nails in this video.

Celestial Cosmetics – Men of Mayhem

Holographic deep raspberry pink nail polish. Part of a semi-old collection which means that it’s probably on its way out. Worn in this blog post.

Cult Nails Wicked Fast Speed Dry Top Coat

The only thicker top coat that wears well on my nails without peeling off. Not the easiest to come by.

CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat

A thin, quick drying rock hard top coat that I use for nearly all manicures. Wears so so so well.

LUSH Lip Scrub

A super effective sugar scrub for lips, used before all my lip swatches and very often before applying my lip makeup. Mint Julips is my favourite taste.

Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy

Discontinued pale gold metallic eyeshadow. This colour is MY LIFE, I’m crying actual blood over this being discontinued, I’ve already gone through a full jar.. Worn as an inner eye corner highlight in this makeup look (among many others).

Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation

The nicest foundation that I’ve found to this date. Period. Reviewed here.

Evologie Stay Clear Cream

The moisturizer I use when my skin is less dry, it’s too lightweight for my winter skin. Kind yet effective enough for my sensitive skin. Reviewed here.

Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

My favourite no fuss mascara. Doesn’t need patience, a steady hand or any kind of extra work. Just looks fluffy, thick and gorgeous on the lashes.  Worn in this look (and most looks since last summer)

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Recension, Skönhet

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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Skönhet

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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Skönhet

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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Recension, Skönhet

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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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!