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Photoshoot for Aagard Design – The final pictures

Here are the final pictures from the photoshoot I did makeup and modeled for last weekend! More info about the makeup looks in this blog post.

För den Göteborgare som vill se kläderna (och min makeup) live så är det tre modevisningar imorgon söndag (18 maj) klockan 13, 15 och 17 på Tillskärarakademin i Gamlestans fabriker!

Photo: Joakim Reimer & Dana Ozollapa, link
Design: Aagard Design, Amanda Rosenkvist Ågärd, link
Makeup: Viola Holmgren, link
Models: Isak Lundholm & Viola Holmgren

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Jade “Rosa Retro”

Nail polish perfection! Rosa Retro from Jade is a warm rosy nude, the kind of nude shade that I like on my lips! It looks incredibly calm and flattering against my skin tone, not paled out and beige, not a “fresh english rose” kind of pink. A very odd colour, I don’t find anything that’s even close to similar in my polish drawers. Two quick coats was needed.

jade rosa retro

jade rosa retro

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Two summery reds from Yves Rocher

Nail polish in Rose Cocktail (111) and Sheer Botanical Lipstick in Tangerine (61) from Yves Rocher, aren’t they just perfect? Released in June.

Rose Cocktail is a pinky coral red, perfect retro shade, and the formula is superb. In the pictures I’m wearing one single coat!

Tangerine is a sheer orange-y coral red, goes on much like a glossy lip crayon. Great for a fresh dab of colour in the summer heat.

yves rocher

yves rocher nail polish in rose cocktail

Yves Rocher Nail Polish “Rose Cocktail”

yves rocher sheer botanical lipstick in tangerine

Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick “Tangerine”

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Smitten Polish “Not Your Mama’s Easter Grass”

Okej, jag älskar allt som ser ut som snor. I färgväg då, lyckligtvis. Direkt när mitt öga landade på Not Your Mama’s Easter Grass från Smitten Polish fick jag något slags obehaglig hjärtklappning som vrålade åt mig att KÖÖÖPA, lite Exorcisten-style sådär. Det är ett grönt glitterlack med stark gul underton, nära på neon, fullt av sprakande regnbågsglitter. Poff så hade jag klickat hem det från Edgy Polish. Tre lager lack krävdes, torkade kvickt och efter lite topplack gnistrar det som inget annat.

Ok, I love everything that looks like snot. Colour-wise that is. Right when my eye landed on Not Your Mama’s Easter Grass from Smitten Polish my heart skipped a beating and growled at me to BUUUUUY, The Exorcist style you know. It’s a green glitter polish with a strong yellow undertone, bordering neon, filled with sparkling rainbow glitter. Three seconds later I had ordered it from Edgy Polish. Three coats was needed, it dried quickly and after some topcoat it sparkles like nothing else.

smitten polish not your mamas easter grass

smitten polish not your mamas easter grass

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The red lipstick guide – here you have all the names!

Here are the swatches from the red lipstick guide with full product names! 1-6 are warm toned, 7-10 are neutral toned and 11-16 are cool toned reds.

red lipstick swatches

  1. MsChic Lip Chic Lipstick – Blood Orange
  2. Make Up Store Lipstick – Cherry Pie Sparkling
  3. Make Up Store Lipstick – Scarlet Creme
  4. IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Pencil – Rio Red
  5. Revlon Matte Lipstick – Strawberry Suede
  6. Lime Crime Velvetine – Suedeberry
  7. Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick – Garconne
  8. IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick – Summer Red
  9. KICKS Lipstick – Gatsby Glamour
  10. Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick – Stoplight Red (911D)
  11. KIKO Cosmetics Velvet Mat Lipstick – Cherry Red (609)
  12. IsaDora Perfect Matt Lipstick – Femme Fatale
  13. NYX Matte Lipstick – Bloody Mary
  14. Viva la Diva Lipstick – Love Affair
  15. NYX Matte Lipstick – Merlot
  16. Yves Rocher Grand Rouge Lipstick – Bourdeaux
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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!