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For hairdresser Roger Persson @ Cybtekk Hair Studio, nominated hairdresser of the year 2014.

The lipstick is Face Stockholm Shine which is a gorgeous metallic warm grey, with cool pink Illamasqua Cleam Cream in Flex (discontinued) patted on top. Perfect sci-fi combo.

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Hair: Roger Persson
Salon: Cybtekk Hair Studio
Photo: Oskar Allerby
Makeup: Viola Holmgren
Model: Sidsel Løyche

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Eylure Lash Extend & Definition No. 20

When I was in London last fall I was really happy to find some Eylure lashes! They have a really thin lash band and are comfortable to wear, so even I who barely wear false lashes can stand them. Plus the styles are unusually nice in my opinion, most are dramatic but not completely nuts. I find most false lashes too thick, too long, too shiny and just.. too perfect. I want my makeup to feel “hyperrealistic”, perfect lashes would just look strange. These two are totally up my alley though!

Lash Extend lashes are single lashes, not three lashes shaped like little broomsticks like “single lashes” often are but actual single lashes. These are perfect for adding an extra something without going all in with the fakies. You get both short, medium and long ones in a pack which makes it easy to create a fanned out look. Mine are in black, they come in brown too.

Definition No. 120 is a full strip lash with tiny thickening lashes and some long wispy ones that create a spiky look. I got such a 70′s vibe from these, I really should stick ‘em on an do some kind of 70′s photo model look, right?

Swedes, Eylure lashes are now available at KICKS. Otherwise available at eylure.com.

eylure lash extend & definition no. 20

 

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I Love… Lemons & Limes Bubble Bath & Shower Crème

I love sniffing through all of the sorrowless products by I Love…, crazy fruity and sweet which I like as a perk-me-up now and then. This is Lemons & Lime, a sweet and sour citrus shower gel. I remember some kind of tangy candy from my childhood, it was like a Banana Skid but sour and tasted of lime? This shower gel brought me back!

The shower gels are 2 for 100 SEK at Åhléns right now!

i love... lemons & limes

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Apricot

How to pretend that your face doesn’t feel dry and tight day in and day out: Ultra glowy unpowdered makeup. Voilà!

apricot

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • KIKO Mosaic Highlighter

Brows:

  • Lumene Long-Wear Eyebrow Powder – Medium Brown
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • KIKO Creamy Lipgloss – Apricot (111)
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IsaDora Eyeshadow Quartets: new formula and design! Cappuchino & Pink Dream – swatch & review

IsaDora Eyeshadow Quartet har varit med sedan.. ja.. länge. Jag minns att jag under mina tidiga tonår hade en väl älskad i lila. Nu har IsaDora hottat upp formula och design plus släppt två nya färgkombinationer! Den ena är rosalila Pink Dream som ni ser i detta inlägg, den andra är Dragon Fly vilken är mer tropiskt turkosblå. Skuggorna är mindre torra nu och glider på betydligt bättre, samt de är superenkla att tona ut i kanterna. Helt klart ett steg framåt formulamässigt! De dammar kanske lite väl när man rufsar runt med borsten i dem, men det påverkar inte appliceringen.

Rekommenderat pris är 169 kr, ska finnas i butik nu!

 

IsaDora Eyeshadow Quartet has been around since.. well.. forever. I remember having a purple in my early teenage years which I loved. Now IsaDora have tweaked the formula and design plus released two new shades! One is the purply pink Pink Dream which you see in this blog post, the other one is Dragon Fly which is more of a tropical turquoise blue. The shadows are less dry now and they glide on a lot nicer, also they are really easy to blend out at the edges. A solid step forward in formula! They are a bit dusty when you fluff your brush around in them, but it doesn’t make a difference for application.

Recommended price is 169 SEK, out in stores now!

isadora eyeshadow quartet cappuchino, pink dream

Cappuchino is an oldie but goodie, three shimmery shades and one matt, all neutrals. Pink Dream is purple and pink with a pop of gold, all shimmery. At first sight I didn’t like it but after swatching I felt that it was actually quite fun! The gold shade creates a nice balance and takes it down a notch.

isadora eyeshadow quartet cappuchino pink dream swatch

Top row: Cappuchino. Bottom row: Pink Dream. Swatched on bare skin. Looks promising, eh?

isadora eyeshadow quartet pink dream swatch

All four shades from the Pink Dream palette worn on the eyes. I’m wearing a black liner with the purple shadow patted on top. I love full on shimmer looks so the fact that there are no mattes doesn’t bother me at all, but I know a lot of people want mattes with their shimmers.

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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!