NYX “Soft Teal” + LA Girls “Splatter”

I have four polishes from the LA Girls Splatter collection standing here, they are matte or metallic glitters in one colour paired with matte white, so they give a wonderful speckled finish. I just had to try the black and white one called Splatter immediately when they arrived, soon I’ll write a full swatch post with all the shades that I have! Bought at Cherry Culture.

Here I’m wearing two coats of Soft Teal from the NYX Salon line with a coat of LA Girls Splatter on top. I love this non-sparkly glitter look!


nyx soft teal la girl splatter

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Private Nude

Private Nude from DuWop is a fantastic nude lipstick for us who can’t wear anything lighter than our own lip colour (damn you if pale lips suits you, I’m jealous!), it’s about the same colour as my natural lips but with a plain rosy nude undertone which defines yet tones them down. It’s also very comfortable on the lips and non drying, it doesn’t even cling to dry spots on the lips! Yay yay yay!

I googled it quickly and found it on sale at Cult Beauty right now. Go buy!


private nude

private nude


  • GloMinerals GloProtective Liquid Foundation Satin II – Natural-fair
  • Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer – Porcelain (the concealer)
  • Make Up Store Aqua Cooling Powder
  • The Body Shop Shimmer Waves – Coral


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • DuWop Lipstick – Private Nude

Perfume of the day:

  • Prada – Candy (powdery caramel and benzoin)
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Scented candles from Witch City Wicks, found my tuberose dream!

The amount of candles that can be found in my apartment around this time of the year is.. well.. huge. I like to mix coloured block candles with small tealights in holders and on top of it all one or two scented candles.

My newest find is Witch City Wicks, a brand from Salem Massachusetts that makes scented soy candles with lovely scent combinations. I ordered Tuberose and another one a few weeks ago and now I just long for the evenings when I get to light my divine tuberose candle.

Tuberose can be a complicated scent, it can turn very candy like and sweet which in combination with its thick nature makes it very cloying and heavy. Headache warning! This tuberose is truly floral, deep and buttery just like it should be. Plus these candles really SMELL, am I the only one having problems with that? Buying a scented candle that doesn’t smell at all when burned. My boyfriend has said a million times that it smells so good in here, and every time the Tuberose candle from Witch City Wicks has been burning. Top rating!

Available at the Witch City Wicks Etsy page.


witch city wicks tuberose

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Darling Diva “Little Red Corvette”

Hello universe! I’m back from the bottom of a pile of moving cartons, we finally moved into our new pretty apartment (peeks of it at KillerColours on Instagram) and I’m finally having time to sit down and write again. I’ve missed you!

Here’s an incredibly beautiful bright red glitter polish that I wore right before the move, Little Red Corvette from Darling Diva is one of the prettiest nail polishes I have in my collection. It’s everything that I hoped for after seeing the pretty pictures Sminkan posted. It’s the sparkliest, most saturated, hottest burlesque dream that I could ever imagine wearing, pictures can never give this one justice. Me-ow! Bought at Llarowe.


darling diva little red corvette

darling diva little red corvette

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NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Lipstick swatches

Något som fick mig att sitta på nålar var NARS nya limiterade vinterkollektion inspirerad av Guy Bourdin, den är sjukt snygg i helhet och läppstiften är enligt mig höjdpunkten!

Dessa läppstift är av den nya formulan Cinematic, ett fjäderlätt, högpigmenterat stift med lätt glans, berikat med Monoï-olja och Vitamin E. Det känns knappt på läpparna för att det är så tunt, väldigt likt ett läppbalsam på läpparna, och finishen är alldeles ljuvligt snygg. Det är svårt att känna att man överapplicerat ett läppstift när det har en tunn formula så jag kommer med glädje vilja bära gloss över dessa, något jag inte gärna gör med tjockare stift. Kort sagt – vartenda öre är välspenderat.

Utöver mina tre nyanser här finns även en rosig nude och en klarröd som jag inte kan garantera att jag kan hålla mig ifrån.. Finns att köpa på NARS hemsida tills vidare, vet ej hur länge kollektionen finns ute.


The new limited winter collection from NARS inspired by Guy Bourdin got me all wound up, it looks lovely as a whole, and in my opinion the lipsticks are the absolute centerpiece!

These lipsticks are of the new Cinematic formula, a feather light, highly pigmented lipstick with a soft sheen, enriched with Monoï butter and Vitamin E. I can barely feel them on the lips because they are so thin, they feel very similar to a lip balm, and the finish looks just perfect. It’s hard to over apply a lipstick when it has a thin formula, so I will definitely layer these with glosses which I rarely do with thicker lipsticks. So in short – worth the money to say the least.

Apart from my three shades there’s also a rosy nude and a bright red which I’m not so sure I’ll be able to stay away from.. The collection is available at the NARS EU site (or your local NARS site/retailer) right now, I’m not sure for how long it will be out.


nars guy bourdin cinematic lipsticks

NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Lipsticks in Full Frontal, Goodbye Emmanuelle and Short Cirquit.

nars guy bourdin cinematic lipstick full frontal

Full Frontal. A purple toned fuchsia, a classy take on purple! Will look fantastic against winter pale skin.

nars guy bourdin cinematic lipstick goodbye emmanuelle

Goodbye Emmanuelle. A medium-light bright pink. A shade that usually looks chalky on me, but the thin formula leaves it looking vibrand and soft.

nars guy bourdin cinematic lipstick short cirquit

Short Cirquit. Kaboom! The perfect balance between bright red and orange.


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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.

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