YouTube Tip: 1920′s flapper look by Goldiestarling

I won’t get enough of pretty 1920′s makeup tutorials. Any aspect of the makeup could be picked up and paired with something modern and turned into something new and original. Like those lips for example, pair the dark rosebud pucker (toned down if you will) with a soft shimmery lashy eye, or the eye makeup with a natural base and glossy light lips. Aaah! Vintage makeup is an everlasting source of inspiration. Plus – Goldiestarling is fantastic as usual!

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Chanel “Péridot”

How many times can one person blog about one nail polish? Who knows! I’m wearing Chanel Péridot once again and I’m loving just as much as before. Can’t stop taking pictures of it! Two easily applied coats, and it ends up nearly streak free (which is impressive for a metallic polish) and beautifully chromed between turquoise, green and gold.

A lot softer and more cool toned than its freaky sister Swagga Like Us from Deborah Lippmann, both are incredibly beautiful and worth having if you like this kind of finish.


chanel péridot

deborah lippmann swagga like us chanel péridot

Deborah Lippmann Swagga Like Us vs. Chanel Péridot. Blog post about the Lippmann polish here!

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Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Therapy

Att hitta handkrämer som återfuktar väl men ändå inte lämnar klistriga hinnor på händerna är inte alltid lätt, och det blir ännu svårare om man som jag dessutom bryr sig mycket om hur krämen doftar. Gardeners Hand Therapy från Crabtree & Evelyn hör helt klart till toppskiktet i min mening. Eller hela Crabtree-linjen för den delen, de har många mumsiga handkrämer! Men just Gardeners Hand Therapy är unset tjockare och tar någon minut längre än resten att absorberas, men det återvinns i den superåterfettande effekten som tack vare sheasmöret biter på riktigt trötta händer. Jag upplever inte heller att krämerna från detta märke i längden torkar ut händerna, jag kan alltså smörja maniskt varje dag i två veckor och sedan låta bli en dag utan att händerna skrumpnar ihop och gråter efter handkräm.

Den doftar mjukt och behagligt örtigt av grön klöver (hur nu det luktar), lavendel, kryddsalvia, rosmarin och timjan. Nu är jag inte den som vill stämpla dofter strikt efter kön eftersom det är en fråga om personlig smak, men denna kräm är helt klart unisex. Både jag och sambon gillar, och min mamma likaså!

Crabtree & Evelyn hittar du på Åhléns, eller så shoppar du över nätet på t.ex. Feelunique.


Finding hand creams that moisturize well without leaving a greasy film isn’t that easy, and it gets even harder if you, like me, care a lot about how the cream smells. Gardeners Hand Therapy from Crabtree & Evelyn is top quality in my opinion. The whole Crabtree line is great for that sake, they have many yummy hand creams! But the Gardeners Hand Therapy is a tad thicker and even though it takes a little longer to sink in you get rewarded with the greatest moisture bomb instead thanks to the shea butter which is a blessing for really tired skin. I also don’t find the Crabtree hand creams drying in the lon run, I can use them multiple times daily and then skip using them a day without my hands crying for hand cream.

It has a soft and comfortable scent of fresh green clover (however that smells), lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme. I’m not very into putting genders on scents because they are a question of personal taste, but this one is a classic unisex. Both me and my boyfriend like it, aswell as my mother!

I buy Crabtree & Evelyn from Feelunique.


crabtree & evelyn gardeners hand therapy

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L.A. Girl 3D “Brilliant Blue”

Here’s a nail polish that I worn long ago but never posted pictures of, Brilliant Blue from the L.A. Girl 3D line! It’s a deep blue jelly with galaxy-like sparkle, the prismatic glitters (which aren’t showing up very well in pictures) gives it a deep rainbow gleam! A fantastic polish. Bought from Cherry Culture.

la girl 3d brilliant blue

la girl 3d brilliant blue


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Here’s my new years makeup, a messy sparkly smokey eye with natural skin and lips! I had some kind of Velvet Goldmine glam rock vibe going, I feel like it’s easier to “get away” with heavy glitter if it’s worn messy. The glitter that I used is quite rough, it’s dark grey Gunsmoke from Lit Cosmetics in cut #3, their glitters are graded on how fine the particles are and #2 is the standard cut, so the #3 has a lovely glam rock feel!

Happy new year friends, I hope you have a wonderful evening!








  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Idun Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • ARTDECO Clear Lash & Brow Gel


  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • Inglot Eyeshadow – 391, 378, 344
  • Madd Style Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Sub Zero
  • Make Up Store Twinkle Eyeshadow – Atlantis (as a glitter glue)
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Gunsmoke #3
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss – Gold Fling


Lit Cosmetics glitters: Ella #2, Rich & Famous #2, Gunsmoke #3, Twisted Sistah #2, Kiss #3, Barbie Shops #3, Vitamin C #3, Champagne Wishes #2, Pink Flamingo #2, Nightlife #3, Peacock #3, Soul Sister #3
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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!