Livsstil, Skönhet

Bad luck Viola buys a new camera

So, do you remember me buying a new studio setup with lighting and a background? The same day, no joke, my camera started fucking up.

bad luck viola gets fucked over by technology

I just denied the fact that my lense had given up focusing at a certain focal length and used it at the settings it still worked, and of course after a few weeks I had to do a kamikaze camera buy as it started doing weird double exposures by itself, and just.. yeah, R.I.P. New camera it is. Goodbye Canon 70D, hello Nikon D5500. I switched teams!!

Enjoy the tired makeup, say hi to the new camera!

So, just wanted to let you know why I’ve been slow lately. The camera has been a champ for five years but it really gave up on me, I just tried to hold on a bit too long. I’m back on track now and we’ll see if we can detect any quality differences! Take care babes.

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Recension, Skönhet

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Sexer”

Let’s look at another Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick! Sexer is the one that catched my eye right away when I first saw the display, and it still shares first place with Underage Red.

Sexer is a bright magenta pink with ultra fine blue shimmer, almost a metallic glow. It is super matte and wears all day, maybe even the next day as it stains the lips a lot. Great for long work days or when you want to go out not caring about what your lips will do as hours pass by. Pinks don’t get much better than this, do they?!

kat von d studded kiss lipstick sexer

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Sexer

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Lovecraft”

I have mentioned it before but I’ll say it again: Well named products is a f*ing open goal for makeup companies. I have written about the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow line before and how all the names just make me crazy, same thing applies to her whole damn line. She is the product naming queen.

The Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick line is a complete hit and miss, some shades are flawless retro style matte (available in both shimmery and non-shimmery shades) that wear super well, while some are rubbery and chalky, 100% impossible to wear. Sparkly inky blue Poe is a great example of that horrible formula aswell as a great example of a well named product that I just HAD to have. Bad combo. The ashy cool toned pink called Lovecraft hits home though, the formula is flawless and the name completely lured me in. GOOD combo! It’s not even a shade that I tend to wear, it’s a bit too purple tinged for my taste, but who cares?

kat von d studded kiss lipstick lovecraft

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft

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Musik, Skönhet


I’ve had a major Björk moment this spring and summer. I don’t know what it is, she has been a huge inspiration of mine for so so so many years, but this year she has been extra important. I have mentioned before being incredibly inspired by Vulnicura, her latest album, and did a makeup look based on the song Family back in July.

The song Hyperballad has been running through my mind a lot lately. It’s about a couple living on a big cliff, she wakes up early every morning throwing things off the cliff while imagining how her body would sound like slamming against those rocks. I go through all this before you wake up so I can feel happier to be safe up here with you. This song just grabs a hold of me with its brittleness, I have probably heard it a million times now, but it still gives me the most pleasant chills. Exactly the kick that my (currently very low level of) inspiration needed.

I felt the urgent need to smudge a unforgiving poisonous shade of blue on top of the most organic makeup look I could ever create. The mix of synthetic and organic, mechanical and chaotic, her curious way of exploring those elements is so damn pure. It gets me every time.



  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – 1.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Benecos Lipstick – Pink Honey (as blush)
  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up (as freckles)
  • IsaDora Glossy Eyeliner – Swedish Blue


  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Benecos Lipstick – Pink Honey


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Area 51

Area 51 from the the Alien Abduction collection by Meow Cosmetics is fantastic. Just as fantastic as my friend Sofia who gave it to me after I had spotted it in her (massive, nearly erotic) makeup stash and ooh-ed and aah-ed. <3 Thank you sweetheart, I will give it a good home!

It is the perfect sparkly blackened forest green with a drop of teal, which you by now probably understand is my favourite shade for colourful smokey eyes. It’s all I’m wearing on my lids in this look, I just applied a shimmery teal pencil on my waterline and highlighted the inner corner with Mary-Lou then packed on some mascara. So simple!

area 51


  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush – I Will Always Love You


  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Area 51
  • NYX Slide On Eye Liner – Tropical Green
  • The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara


  • BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Dream Big
  • Babor Ultra Shine Lipgloss – Absolute Nude (20)
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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!