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Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Therapy

Att hitta handkrämer som återfuktar väl men ändå inte lämnar klistriga hinnor på händerna är inte alltid lätt, och det blir ännu svårare om man som jag dessutom bryr sig mycket om hur krämen doftar. Gardeners Hand Therapy från Crabtree & Evelyn hör helt klart till toppskiktet i min mening. Eller hela Crabtree-linjen för den delen, de har många mumsiga handkrämer! Men just Gardeners Hand Therapy är unset tjockare och tar någon minut längre än resten att absorberas, men det återvinns i den superåterfettande effekten som tack vare sheasmöret biter på riktigt trötta händer. Jag upplever inte heller att krämerna från detta märke i längden torkar ut händerna, jag kan alltså smörja maniskt varje dag i två veckor och sedan låta bli en dag utan att händerna skrumpnar ihop och gråter efter handkräm.

Den doftar mjukt och behagligt örtigt av grön klöver (hur nu det luktar), lavendel, kryddsalvia, rosmarin och timjan. Nu är jag inte den som vill stämpla dofter strikt efter kön eftersom det är en fråga om personlig smak, men denna kräm är helt klart unisex. Både jag och sambon gillar, och min mamma likaså!

Crabtree & Evelyn hittar du på Åhléns, eller så shoppar du över nätet på t.ex. Feelunique.

 

Finding hand creams that moisturize well without leaving a greasy film isn’t that easy, and it gets even harder if you, like me, care a lot about how the cream smells. Gardeners Hand Therapy from Crabtree & Evelyn is top quality in my opinion. The whole Crabtree line is great for that sake, they have many yummy hand creams! But the Gardeners Hand Therapy is a tad thicker and even though it takes a little longer to sink in you get rewarded with the greatest moisture bomb instead thanks to the shea butter which is a blessing for really tired skin. I also don’t find the Crabtree hand creams drying in the lon run, I can use them multiple times daily and then skip using them a day without my hands crying for hand cream.

It has a soft and comfortable scent of fresh green clover (however that smells), lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme. I’m not very into putting genders on scents because they are a question of personal taste, but this one is a classic unisex. Both me and my boyfriend like it, aswell as my mother!

I buy Crabtree & Evelyn from Feelunique.

 

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L.A. Girl 3D “Brilliant Blue”

Here’s a nail polish that I worn long ago but never posted pictures of, Brilliant Blue from the L.A. Girl 3D line! It’s a deep blue jelly with galaxy-like sparkle, the prismatic glitters (which aren’t showing up very well in pictures) gives it a deep rainbow gleam! A fantastic polish. Bought from Cherry Culture.

la girl 3d brilliant blue

la girl 3d brilliant blue

 

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Gunsmoke

Here’s my new years makeup, a messy sparkly smokey eye with natural skin and lips! I had some kind of Velvet Goldmine glam rock vibe going, I feel like it’s easier to “get away” with heavy glitter if it’s worn messy. The glitter that I used is quite rough, it’s dark grey Gunsmoke from Lit Cosmetics in cut #3, their glitters are graded on how fine the particles are and #2 is the standard cut, so the #3 has a lovely glam rock feel!

Happy new year friends, I hope you have a wonderful evening!

 

gunsmoke

gunsmoke

gunsmoke

gunsmoke

 

Face:

  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Idun Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • ARTDECO Clear Lash & Brow Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • Inglot Eyeshadow – 391, 378, 344
  • Madd Style Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Sub Zero
  • Make Up Store Twinkle Eyeshadow – Atlantis (as a glitter glue)
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Gunsmoke #3
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss – Gold Fling

 

Lit Cosmetics glitters: Ella #2, Rich & Famous #2, Gunsmoke #3, Twisted Sistah #2, Kiss #3, Barbie Shops #3, Vitamin C #3, Champagne Wishes #2, Pink Flamingo #2, Nightlife #3, Peacock #3, Soul Sister #3
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The smallest difference can change a look completely

This year I’ve been all about tweaking a simple look into looking completely different each time, I’ve played a lot with structures (shiny/glossy/matte etc), removing one component of the makeup and amping another one up, enhancing my warm or cool undertones with certain colour schemes, using the same product but with different application methods.. You know the drill!

What have been your beauty interest this year?

 

 

 

 

 

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Ella

Såhar blev min julmakeup! Jag bar snarare plommon-rosa-rött än klarrött i år på naglar och läppar pga en blommig kimono i den färgskalan. Känns högtidligt men ändå oväntat! På ögonen körde jag än en gång The Truth-paletten från BareMinerals, pimpad med lite guldskimmer samt nude-guldigt glitter i inre ögonvrån. Har även en grej för lätt mineralfoundationbas med Lyster Cream Bronzer över för tillfället, det blir naturligt och glowigt utan att se solbränt ut.

This is my christmas eve makeup! I wore more of a plummy-pinky-red than a classic red on nails and lips this year because of a floral kimono in that colour scheme. Feels festive and still a bit unusual! On my eyes I once again wore The Truth palette from BareMinerals with some gold shimmer and a golden nude glitter on my inner corners. I’ve also got a thing for light mineral foundation bases with Lyster Cream Bronzer on top right now, it looks really natural and glowy without looking tanned.

ella

ella

Face:

  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Idun Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • ARTDECO Clear Lash & Brow Gel

Eyes:

  • BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 – The Truth (all shades)
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Ella #2 (applied with Clearly Liquid Glitter Base)
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit (as a liner)
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • KICKS Lip Lacquer – French Boudoir

Lit Cosmetics glitters: Ella #2, Rich & Famous #2, Gunsmoke #3, Twisted Sistah #2, Kiss #3, Barbie Shops #3, Vitamin C #3, Champagne Wishes #2, Pink Flamingo #2, Nightlife #3, Peacock #3, Soul Sister #3

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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!