Lipstick organizers

A few weeks ago I bought two lipstick organizers off Ebay to be able to store my “stuff that I use all the time” or “should use a lot more often” lippies in a place where I can see them instead of.. well.. all over my apartment. A cheap way to keep stuff tidy!

Want your own? Just search for lipstick organizer on Ebay and you’ll find loads to choose from.


lipstick organizers

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Smooth Talker

I have an insane crush right now, it’s on the new Marvelous Moxie glosses from BareMinerals. They’re minty and tingly, ultra-super-mega-shiny, just sticky enough to wear well and they don’t settle into lip lines which gives a perfect mirror finish. I have this neutral pink with gold shimmer called Smooth Talker that lightens my lips ever so slightly and the bright semi-transparent red called Game Changer, both are fantastic but as this one is more neutral I kind of wear it non stop right now. I want every damn shade in my stash! NOW!


smooth talker

smooth talker


  • Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer – Porcelain
  • Meow Cosmetics Flawless Feline Foundation – 1-Sleek Siamese
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush – Candy Glow


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
  • Oriflame Hyperstretch Mascara


  • BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss – Smooth Talker

Perfume of the day:

  • Frederic Malle – Portrait of a Lady (red rose, velvety incense and patchouli)
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Scofflaw Varnish “David Bowie’s Bulge”

I’m finally wearing David Bowie’s Bulge from Scofflaw Varnish! A dusty coral red polish with turquoise and red glitter inspired by the colour scheme on the Aladdin Sane album. Lovely! Two easily applied coats was needed. Bought at Llarowe.


scofflaw varnish david bowies bulge

scofflaw varnish david bowies bulge

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The summer face

I’ve been wearing so little makeup lately, I throw some mascara on plus fix my brows a little, and if I want to get complicated I apply some light coverage mineral foundation. It’s not very fun to wear thick and heavy makeup when it just melts off my face. I love enjoying the warm weather like this when it’s possible!

What are your must haves in summer?


summer face

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Beauty Breakdown: Dita Von Teese

We all know that Dita Von Teese is one of the beauty goddesses of planet earth, right? Here I’m breaking down a few of her looks to keep our inspiration going, it’s perfect now that the fall trends are closing in. Let’s go!


dita von teese

1. Flushed cheeks
A pinup look with warm toned lipstick and a flushed cheek screams of the amped up 1950′s. The eye makeup is all about contrasts, a thick, smokey eyeliner wing placed against a light matte eyelid. Soft eyelashes against dark thick brows. Lips are semi-matte with a warm undertone that matches the cheek colour. The base is matte and utterly flawless.

2. The modern va-va-vampy 1940′s bombshell
This look circles around a neutral deep red lip. The eyeliner is played down and wispy lashes with long outer corners take the spotlight instead. The lower lashline gets a soft brown smudge to intensify the eye even more. Notice how much softer the eyebrows are compared to the last look, here they match the wild spikiness of the lashes instead of the smoothness of an eyeliner wing. She seems to be wearing a soft wash of purple toned brown eyeshadow in her crease.


dita von teese

3. Defined crease
The soft, dark eyebrow and eyeliner gets tied together by a cool toned eyeshadow in the crease of the eyelid. Calm and soft shades without too much of a lash gives a serious and grown-up approach that’s easily worn with a glossier lip. In this case the lip won’t have to compete with any craziness around the eyes. Here she wears a classy cool toned lipstick, but a brighter neutral shade would look just as fabulous. This would be your classic 1950′s look.

4. A fresh early 1940′s eye
A delicate eyeliner and wispy eyelashes against a naked eyelid and natural eyebrows also create a lovely contrast that’s very different compared to the other pinup looks shown. The base is a lot sheerer than in the other looks aswell, see how her skin peeks through on the cheeks? Ultra fresh. Worn with a light dusting of a warm blush and an orange red semi-glossy lipstick.


dita von teese

5. A flirt with the 1920′s
Here’s an interesting merge, the 1950′s shapes and contrasts are worn in the colours of the 1920′s. Instead of a bright red lip she wears a deep berry red which is typical for the earlier years, and the eye is awake and flirty instead of being a sleepy 1920′s bedroom eye.

6. The pale blue eyeshadow
Another makeup trend during the 1950′s is the pale blue eyeshadow, a flirt with the upcoming colour trends of the 1960′s. The pale eyeshadow is placed softly all over the lid and paired with a clean black eyeliner and eyebrow. Of course worn with a glossy bright red lip, the colour contrast is dazzling as well as the contrast between matte and glossy.

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains.

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!