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Answering your questions: Makeup, hair, perfume

What’s your favourite body lotion?
- Dream Cream from LUSH does the job, I always fall back on it because it’s amazing, simple as that. Smells herbal and moisturizes the skin deeply without making it sticky.

Current perfume favourites and/or new perfume discoveries?
- My perfume babies are Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady and the Thierry Mugler Angel line, the other perfumes differ from time to time (day to day, season to season).

thierry mugler angel

My Thierry Mugler Angel collection. Love you!

 

Favourite mineral makeup?
- I would probably say Meow Cosmetics on this one. The eyeshadows are mesmerizing, I’ve found so many great shades. The foundations are unbeatable in quality, they come in millions of shades and three different formulas to suit your taste.

How do you avoid getting brush marks when you paint your nails?
- It’s a question of practice! Don’t use too many stroaks when painting is probably my main tip. Here’s a video on how I paint my nails!

 

My cake eyeliner from Make Up Store smudges even though I wear a primer, how come?
- I would guess that it’s because you only use it with water (which makes it easy to dissolve). Try using a mixing medium instead, that will definitely seal it into place! Illamasqua Sealing Gel is a good alternative.

What’s the best palette of matte eyeshadows?
- The Sleek MakeUP Ultra Matte V1 and V2 are both great matte palettes, one with brighter colours and one with neutrals.

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Sleek MakeUP Ultra Matte V1 and V2

 

What’s your favourite organic mascara?
- Lotus Organic Mascara is wonderful, it gives me the most fantastic wispy natural lashes ever.

Do you know of any good waterproof mascaras?
- I don’t dig the waterproof ones that dry sticky like glue, I like waterRESISTANT mascaras that won’t run if you get wet but will start to smear a bit if you rub your eyes. Those are easier to get rid of and they feel less harsh on the eyes. In that case I love both the Lotus Organic Mascara mentioned above and Oriflame Hyperstretch for more dramatic lashes.

How do you make your lashes look polished and separated?
- In my opinion – it’s all about finding the right mascara for you. Most mascaras look shitty on my lashes, that’s why I don’t vary my mascaras a lot. I’ve gone through soooo many and ended up with only a few that I really dig.

oriflame hyperstretch

Oriflame Hyperstretch Mascara makes my lashes look just like I want them. Full makeup look here.

 

You used to have thinner eyebrows and now they’re thicker, how did you grow them out?
- I must be honest and say that I was just lucky to have them grow back with full force. I haven’t done anything special, just let them grow!

What hair dye do you use (the one you’ve got right now)?
- My hair is dyed by my hairdresser Roger at Cybtekk, I know that it’s a Davines permanent dye in the roots and Davines Finest Pigment in the lengths/ends.

How do you do the pinup bandana hairstyle?
- I do it in two different ways, either just a folded flat piece that I wear tied around my head with the knot on top, or the Rosie version (starts at about 4:50):

 

Do you have any tips on how to wear lip products with confidence?
- Practice wearing them at home. When you’re not used to seeing yourself in the mirror wearing lippies you’ll feel unsafe wearing them out. So just whip ‘em out and try them on! Maybe start with a soft colour close to your lips if you want to be very gentle on your soul? Or just go fullblown crazy with your favourite look right away, you’re the one who decides, no one else!

What to do when you eat or drink while wearing something on your lips?
- I try not to wear the darkest of colours, like dark wine shades or so, when I know that I will be eating lots. Drinking is easier because it only affects the inner rim of the lip (and even less if you lick the glass before drinking, great tip!) which is easy to touch up even without a mirror. When you know you’ll eat greasy food (which dissolves lip products) or stuff that might go all over your face, then stay close to your natural lip colour if you want to feel safe. Or just skip the lippies, I tend to do that. I don’t want to get bothered while eating yummy food.

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IsaDora “Ocean Crush”

För att återgå till en annan serie lack jag ännu inte är klar med så river vi av Ocean Crush från IsaDora! Sugar Crush-lacken är glitter som torkar med textur, de känns alltså gryniga på naglarna och får en finish som påminner om strösocker. Fantastiskt snyggt tycker jag! Just denna nyans är en turkosblå med guldigt skimmer, en riktig sjöjungfrufärg. Två lager krävdes och man har alltså inget överlack på om man vill behålla strukturen. Kostar 79 kr/st.

 

To get back to another nail polish line that I haven’t finished, let’s get to Ocean Crush from IsaDora! The Sugar Crush polishes are glittery and dries with texture, they feel gritty on the nails and have a finish that reminds of sugar lumps. Really pretty in my opinion! This shade is a turquoise blue with golden shimmer, a true mermaid colour. Two coats were needed and you skip the topcoat if you want to keep the textured finish.

 

isadora ocean crush

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Bella Bamba

Todays look! Soft smokey eyes with a coral gleam and glowing skin.

bella bamba

Face:

  • Beauty Without Cruelty Ultimate Natural Liquid Foundation – Sheer
  • Meow Cosmetics Flawless Feline Foundation – 1-Sleek Siamese
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Inglot Eyeshadow – 344, 378, 407
  • IsaDora Slim Brush High Performance Precision Mascara
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Lips:

  • Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss – Bella Bamba

Perfume of the day:

  • Thierry Mugler – Angel Taste of Fragrance (dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, patchouli, soft fruit)
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The Nail Junkie “Watermelon”

Nästa lack (alla flaskbilder här) från The Nail Junkie ut är Watermelon, ett lysande rött neonlack med microglitter från Neon Shimmer Jelly-kollektionen. I viss belysning är det klarrött och i annan slår det mot orange så det är lite av en kameleont. Jag önskar verkligen att jag kunde fånga på bild exakt hur hysteriskt snyggt det är, det finmalda microglittret gör att lacket ser ut som ultrasyntetiskt godis, en perfekt sommarnyans som man blir tokglad av. Samma lack hamnade på tårna också men där är jag kanske inte lika frälst, mest bara för att jag är fånig och föredrar klassiskt körsbärsrött året runt.

Jag lackade tre lager vilket gav pyhyhyhyttelite synliga nageltippar eftersom det är ett jellylack, men tycker inte att ett fjärde behövs till min nagellängd. Torkade snabbt som vinden. Köpes på The Nail Junkies Etsy-sida.

 

The next polish I’ll show you (all bottle pictures here) from The Nail Junkie is Watermelon, a bright neon red polish with micro glitter from the Neon Shimmer Jelly collection. In some lights it’s a bright red and in some it leans orange, so it’s a bit of a chameleon. I wish I could capture the actual beauty of this polish in pictures, the finely milled micro glitter makes the polish look like some ultra synthetic candy, a perfect summer shade that makes you happy. I applied the same polish on my toes as well but I’m not as crazy about it there, mostly because I’m silly and prefer classic cherry red all year around.

I applied three coats which gave sliiiightly visible nail tips because it’s a jelly polish, but I dont think that a fourth would have been necessary at all for my nail length. It dried super quickly. Bought at the The Nail Junkies Etsy page.

 

the nail junkie watermelon

the nail junkie watermelon

the nail junkie watermelon

the nail junkie watermelon

the nail junkie watermelon

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Beauty Without Cruelty Ultimate Natural Liquid Foundation “Sheer”

I detta inlägg nämnde jag en ny bekantskap i foundationdjungeln, nämligen veganska och djurtestfria Ultimate Natural Liquid Foundation från Beauty Without Cruelty. En lätt, fuktgivande foundation som ska vårda huden. Innehållsförteckning längst ner i inlägget. Kommer i en lufttät pumpflaska där botten skjuts upp för varje pump, hygieniskt och praktiskt. Köpt på iHerb!

Jag valde nyansen Sheer som är den ljusaste, och till min nuvarande “sommarfärg” (ja ingen bränna har jag, men jag är i alla fall inte genomskinlig längre) är den kanske lite för ljus. Mitt ansikte är i regel alltid mörkare än hals/bröstkorg, så på sommaren väljer jag hellre att matcha sminket till ansiktet och värma upp färgen på bröstkorgen lite istället för att göra som på vintern, matcha till bröstkorgen och ljusa upp ansiktet en aning. Om jag följer den senare principen så passar Sheer alldeles perfekt just nu!

Formulan är behagligt mjuk och lätt, man känner hur huden slurpar upp fukten och får produkten att smälta in. Med en dutt puder över höll jag mig fräsch en hel dag i värmen och igår testade jag att bära den helt utan puder och såg inte ut som en smörboll då heller. Jag har ännu inte sett några tecken på att den täpper igen porerna på mig.

Täckgraden är medium-låg vilket jag föredrar framför hög täckning, då kan man göra ett noggrannare jobb med concealern istället och låta de vackra partierna i huden synas. Jag applicerar oftast med händerna vilket jag gjorde på dessa bilder men man får lite högre täckgrad med borste.

 

In this blog post I mentioned a new friend in the foundation jungle, vegan and cruelty free Ultimate Natural Liquid Foundation from Beauty Without Cruelty. A light, moisturizing foundation that’s supposed to nourish the skin. Inci at the bottom of the blog post. Comes in a pump bottle where the bottom pushes up when you use it, sanitary and practical. Bought it at iHerb!

I chose the shade Sheer which is the lightest one, and for my current “summer skin” (I’m not tanned, I’m just not see-through anymore..) it might be a tad too light. My face is almost always darker than my neck/chest so in summer I rather choose to match my makeup to my face and warm the colour of my chest up, while I in winter prefer to match it to my neck which slightly lightens the face. If I follow the last example Sheer is perfect for me right now!

The formula is soft and light, I can feel how my skin slurps the moisture up and melts the product into the skin. With a dab of powder on top I kept fresh a whole day in the sun and yesterday I wore it without any powder and I didn’t look greasy then either. I haven’t had any problems with clogged pores.

The coverage is medium-low which I prefer instead of high coverage, it gives you the opportunity to do a more precise job with the concealer and leave the beautiful parts of the skin visible. I applied it with my hands for this post which I usually do, but you get slightly higher coverage with a brush.

 

 

beauty without cruelty ultimate natural liquid foundation sheer

Naked face, only moisturized.

beauty without cruelty ultimate natural liquid foundation sheer

Ultimate Natural Liquid Foundation in Sheer applied with hands, nothing else on my face.

 

Inci:
Aqua/water, glycerin, titanium dioxide, caprylic/capric triglyceride, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, olive squalane, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, nylon-12, sodium stearoyl lactylate, silica, magnesium aluminum silicate, hydrogenated lecithin, polyglyceryl-3 stearate, phenoxyethanol, saccharide isomerate, glyceryl caprylate, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), polyglyceryl-5 laurate,  ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, yellow iron oxide, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, persea gratissima oil (avocado oil), aluminum tristearate, aluminum hydroxide, tocopherol (vitamin E), iron oxide, talc, citric acid, sodium citrate.
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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!