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IsaDora Eye Color Bar “Smoky Mauves”

IsaDora barely released their Eye Color Bar in Nude Essentials before another shade was out, this is Smoky Mauves which is cooler in tone without leaning greyish or too much pinky purple. The formula is great (swatched with fingers on bare skin below) and the variation of the shades is a bit bigger than in the last palette. Thumbs up!

isadora eye color bar smoky mauves

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Smoky Mauves

isadora eye color bar smoky mauves

Quickest swatch possible, still shows some serious potential!

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Yay, nail polish!

I’ve gone full on Marvelettes waiting for this Edgy Polish package, and today it arrived! I broke a bunch of nails yesterday so they look like shiet but who cares when there’s pretty nail polish, right?

You find the Edgy Polish webshop at, they offer worldwide shipping.

edgy polish

Pahlish “Olea Europaea”

Holographic olive green. THE perfect shade of olive, it feels both dusty and old gold-ish at the same time. Gorgeous! Good formula, not gunky or hard to apply at all.

Nail Pattern Boldness “Aquamarine”

Deep teal green with magenta glitters. Edgy Polish exclusive. Super creamy formula, and the glitters don’t drown on the nail at all which I honestly expected it to do in a polish like this.

Smitten Polish “Amas Veritas”

Rich hot pink jelly with prismatic pink/magenta glitter. Smitten never ever disappoint me and same thing applies to this shade. It’s a deeper “royal” shade of pink, it feels so fancy!

Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration Basecoat

Ridge filling and moisturizing basecoat infused with argan oil. Tried it once, feels nice, can’t say anything about the quality yet.

Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Flash Topcoat

Quick drying thick topcoat that isn’t supposed to shrink. Sounds nice, tried once aswell and it gave me super shiny and dry nails, we’ll see how the formula holds up with time!

edgy polish

Olea Europaea, Aquamarine, Amas Veritas. All topped with Digital Flash Topcoat.

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CND Vinylux Flora & Fauna collection for spring 2015

I love me some CND Vinylux polishes. With their special topcoat they wear exceptionally well plus they dry very quickly. Let’s look at the spring collection called Flora & Fauna which is in stores now!

cnd vinylux flora & fauna collection for spring 2015

Clockwise from the top left: Dandelion, Salmon Run, Blush Teddy, Creekside, Thistle Thicket, Field Fox, Wild Moss, Fragrant Freesia

cnd vinylux flora & fauna collection for spring 2015

Dandelion, Salmon Run, Blush Teddy, Creekside, Thistle Thicket, Field Fox, Wild Moss, Fragrant Freesia

As you can see it’s a very calm and nature-esque pastel colour scheme, not very candy like as pastels often go. The ones that I like the most are pale blue cream Creekside, nude-taupe-grey cream Field Fox and the best of them all: Wild Moss which is a dusty green with golden flecks. Which shades did you fall for?

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Chop chop

And gone was a lot of hair! I felt stuck in this “not short but not long” hairstyle so it was time to do something about it. I’ve wanted that classic sci-fi chick hair for such a long time, and then of course it trended and got a name – The Lob (short for long bob). Let’s ignore that fact and remember that it’s more Rebecca Hall in Transcendence or a longer version of my twin sister Milla Jovovich’s classic Resident Evil cut, ok? Haha!

As usual it’s Roger at Cybtekk who stands for the magic, both dye and cut.

chop chop

chop chop

chop chop

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Simple brow magic: Dye!

Åh, brynfärg! Bästa snabblösningen. Genom att hålla brynen välfärgade går det så mycket snabbare att fixa dem på morgnarna, bara några dutt brynprodukt behövs jämfört med när de är ofärgade och jag börjar lockas att måla tjockare och tjockare lager för att få tryck i brynen. Då är det dags att färga om.

Jag använder färg från RefectoCil i nyans 3 Naturbrun. En rik brun färg för mörkare bryn. Du måste köpa till en flaska väteperoxid (finns både som flytande för 59 kr och i krämform för 99, du väljer det du föredrar) men med det och en engångsspoolie alt. tvättad mascaraborste för applicering är du good to go! Förpackningarna räcker verkligen toklänge. Du kan hitta Refectocil på!


Oh, brow dye! Best quick fix ever. By keeping the brows well dyed it’s so easy to save time in the morning, just a few dabs of brow product is needed compared to when they are undyed and I’ll start spackling it on just to get some oomph from my brows. Then it’s time to re-dye.

I’m using dye from RefectoCil in the colour 3 Naturbrun. A rich brown colour for darker brows. You have to buy a bottle of hydrogen peroxide aswell (available in both liquid and cream format, you decide what you prefer) but with that and a spoolie or cleaned mascara brush you’re good to go! These bottles and tubes really do last forever. You can find Refectocil on, they ship within Europe!

refectocil naturbrun

RefectoCil liquid hydrogen peroxide and brow dye in 3 Naturbrun.

refectocil brow dye 3 naturbrun

Before, during and after RefectoCil brow dye in 3 Naturbrun. I don’t leave it on for more than a few minutes, I find that it really catches the thin light hairs very quickly.

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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!