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TheBalm Instain Blush “Pinstripe”

New in! TheBalm has a line of blushers called Instain that are supposed to be extra long wearing with a “staining effect”. Sure thing, we’ll see how that works out! Stained cheeks sounds scary but I would guess it’s just a way of marketing an extended wear time.

What I adore is this COLOUR, just look at that dusty dark plum! The colour Pinstripe is unusually grey toned for a shade like this, it will be really interesting to try out. There’s a very soft golden sheen in it aswell which gives it some extra dimension. This really screams 1920′s cheeks, I’m looking forward to wearing it!

thebalm instain blush pinstripe

TheBalm Instain Blush in Pinstripe. Look at that shade, so weird and gorgeous! The packaging has a little mirror aswell so great for travelling.

thebalm instain blush pinstripe

TheBalm Instain Blush in Pinstripe. Look at that cute packaging! Like a little magazine.

thebalm instain blush pinstripe swatch

Swatched on the skin. Here you can see that soft golden sheen aswell.

peggy

And grey nosed dog sends kisses.

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NYX Butter Lipstick “Pops”

Senaste veckan har varit superhetsig för mig och det enda jag orkat kasta på läpparna är detta, NYX Butter Lipstick i färgen Pops! En supermjuk och krämig formula som känns återfuktande på läpparna och färgen är sådär plommonbeigerosa som allt ska vara just nu. Ovanligt snällrosa för att vara jag, men eftersom jag är inne i världens brun utan sol-period just nu (??) så blir mjuka rosa toner faktiskt smickrande, när jag har min ljusaste blekblå hudton känns de bara köttiga. Haha.

My last week has been wild and the only thing that I’ve bothered putting on my lips is this, NYX Butter Lipstick in the colour Pops! A super soft creamy formula that feels moisturizing on the lips and it has that plummy beige pink colour that everything has right now. A unusually kind shade of pink for being me, but as I’m in this insane self tanner period right now (??) I feel that soft pinks actually are flattering, when I’m at my palest bluish skintone they just feel meaty. Haha.

nyx butter lipstick pops

Just applied straight onto bare lips, you barely need a mirror.

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Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucrée 2015

I have posted about my Thierry Mugler Angel collection before, and of course it has expanded since we last saw it. Eau Sucrée 2014 (a silvery blue metallic bottle with sugar texture) was in my collection post, now I have the Eau Sucrée 2015 (clear blue bottle with the same sugar texture) too!

The notes in the original Angel EdP are mainly sour red berries, honey, vanilla, caramel, cocoa and patchouli. A serious smack in the face. In both Eau Sucrée versions which are EdT’s we get red fruits sorbet, caramelized meringue, vanilla and patchouli instead, so a lot sweeter and lighter than the original. The 2014 version of Eau Sucrée was more sugary and meringue-like, 2015 is more bright and fruity. Quite damn far away from the original smack in the face, but hey, I need my Angel fix. Ok?

My bottle is from Grand Parfymeri here in Gothenburg.

thierry mugler angel eau sucrée 2015

The perfume comes in the classic star shaped bottle, this time with sugar textured clear blue glass.

selma

Oh, and Selma said hi! She’s busy sleeping and sorting her paws in size order.

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Skönhet

Nic Cage churning butter one crisp thanksgiving morn

I’m repeating myself: Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01! So versatile! Today I’m wearing all the warmest shades in a messy smokey eye with the soft black as a smokey liner. Plus the lipgloss with the funniest name ever, still can’t handle it.

nic cage churning butter one crisp thanksgiving morn

nic cage churning butter one crisp thanksgiving morn

nic cage churning butter one crisp thanksgiving morn

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9
  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Dusty Smoke
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • Shiro Cosmetics Lipgloss – Nic Cage Churning Butter One Crisp Thanksgiving Morn

Nails:

  • Zoya – Arizona
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Skönhet

Modernist

Face of le day! I’m using the Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 that I showed you yesterday. On the lid a pale peachy beige, the soft black as a smokey eyeliner and a dark brown on my lower lash line. The quality of this palette is just amazing.

The lips are shiny for once, I rarely wear lipgloss but today I did! I topped a matte orange red lip tint with some sheer coral gloss, 100% cartoon lips plus no need to worry for smudges all over my face. Haha. I love the look of glossy lips and matte eyes combined!

modernist

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10+11
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 2+3, 5, 9
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint – Modernist (11)
  • Lumene Wild Rose Créme Lip Gloss – Bloom (6)
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Blog info:
Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for critical thinking. Beauty blogger 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!