What am I curious to try right now?

A lot of exciting products were released this spring, here are the things that I’m going crazy for at the moment..

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Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color ($6.50)

Milani says:
Satisfy your craving for shockingly intense, super-shiny,full lip color with Lip Intense Liquid Color. Lip Intense applies like a highshine gloss, but has the longevity and wear of a lipstick.


Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick (£16.50)

Illamasqua says:
Colour intense lipstick with a long lasting satin finish. Ideal for a more hydrated comfort finish. Can be worn under a sheer lip-gloss for more 3D Effect.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (£15)

Anastasia says:
Waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining, and carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade. Smudge-free, creamy formula glides on skin and adheres to hair. Must-have for oily skin and humid climates.


NUXE Prodigeux Le Parfum (£43)

NUXE says:
NUXE Prodigieux Le Parfum is the new fragrance born from the iconic and emblematic NUXE Huile Prodigieuse. Discover or rediscover the floral oriental fragrance of the oil in a warm and heady perfume!

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow “Starcaller”

Om vårens pastelltrend inte lockar i nagellacksväg så är det alltid fint att kasta en skir pastell på ögonlocken, det behöver inte se hysteriskt ut!

Starcaller från Australiensiska Femme Fatale Cosmetics är en ljusblå skugga med fint glitter och skimmer i rödviolett. Applicera på genomskinlig primer för en mjuk look, applicera över vit krämskugga eller penna för att få till en riktig plast-pastell! Här nedan ser ni den över skuggprimer från Too Faced.

Finns att köpa i fullstorlek för $5.85 och ministorlek (den jag har) med eller utan sil på burken för $3.20/$3.10. Shoppa på Femme Fatales hemsida!


If the spring pastels don’t feel appealing in nail polish form it’s always nice to throw a sheer pastel on the lids, it doesn’t have to look hysterical!

Starcaller from the Australian brand Femme Fatale Cosmetics is a pale blue shadow with reddish violet fine glitter and shimmer. Apply it on top of a translucent primer for a soft look, apply it over a white cream shadow or pencil and it will be a bright plastic pastel!

Below you can see it over shadow primer from Too Faced. Available in full size for $5.85 and a mini size (the one I’ve got) with or without a sifter for $3.20/$3.10. Go explore on the Femme Fatale website!


femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadow starcaller

In the lid you can see exactly how beautiful that violet red sheen is, it’s harder to photograph on the eyes!

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadow starcaller

1. No eyeshadow. 2. Starcaller all over the lid. 3. Starcaller in bright sunlight

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadow starcaller

Matching nail polish: KICKS Greek Mosaik.


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Here’s what I wore on le face today! I found my way back to Zygomatic Cream Blusher from Illamasqua once again, it’s like a softly blushed nude colour that doesn’t stand out a lot from the skin, but it creates dimension and life once applied. Topped with LUSH Skin Tint in the colour Feeling Younger on the cheekbones and under the brows the skin just glows!

Also, the nail colour is a perfect budget alternative to the trendy pale blue that Dior released this spring. Pop the bright blue against a pinky red lip for a perrrrty contrast!




  • Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – Zero Minus (mixed with the BB above)
  • KICKS Concealer Trio Cover & Correct – Neutral
  • Meow Cosmetics Flawless Feline Foundation – 1-Sleek Siamese
  • LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint (for highlighter)


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


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick – Be a Lady
  • BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss – Game Changer


  • KICKS – Greek Mosaic

Perfume of the day:

  • Thierry Mugler – Angel Taste of Fragrance(dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, patchouli, soft fruit)
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NYX Matte Lipstick “Bloody Mary”

Och för de som föredrar sina röda läppstift med kallare underton än Glamour 101 från Lime Crime som jag skrev om igår så kikar vi på Bloody Mary från NYX istället! Ett klarrött stift med tydlig rosa underton som är som skräddarsytt för alla hudtoner. Har du kall underton så går det i mjuk harmoni, har du varm underton så livar det upp hyn, typ en brightening-effekt. Win-win! Är du sugen på nytt knalligt läppstift så kommer du med andra ord garanterat vara snygg i detta.

Matte-linjen från NYX är ljuvlig, stiften har en krämig högpigmenterad formula och glider på utan att kännas torrt. Det håller länge på läpparna och känns pålitligt i största allmänhet. Luktar lite smygfunky (typ lätt plast-parfym-mint?) men det är inget jag hakar upp mig på, det försvinner snabbt väl på läpparna. De är inte helt kritmatta utan ger snarare en krämigt “glansfri” finish. Shoppa på Cherry Culture!


And for those who prefer their red lipsticks with a cooler undertone than Glamour 101 from Lime Crime that I wrote about yesterday, let’s look at Bloody Mary from NYX instead! A bright red lipstick with a definite pink undertone that’s perfect for any skintone. If you have a cool undertone it harmonizes softly, if you have a warm undertone it brightens. Win-win! If you’re interested in getting a new bright lipstick shade you’ll look good in this one, without a doubt.

The Matte line from NYX is great, the lipsticks have a creamy pigmented formula and glide on easily without feeling dry. It wears well and kinda feels trusty all over. Smells a little funky (like a slight plasticy perfume mint?) but I don’t care much about it, it goes away quickly on the lips. These lipsticks aren’t chalky matte, it’s more of a creamy “shine free” finish. You can find these at Cherry Culture!


nyx matte lipstick bloody mary

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IsaDora Sugar Nails “Peach Nectar”

Time for the first IsaDora Sugar Nails polish from the spring pastel collection (see quick swatches of them all here) that I decided to try on, Peach Nectar! A sparkly peachy nude with iridescent glitters. Sheerer than the previous structure polishes from IsaDora though, I needed three coats for full opacity, but it’s really pretty when it’s on!

isadora sugar nails peach nectar

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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.

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