Livsstil, Skönhet

This or that? Answering your questions

I asked on Instagram for “this or that” questions, then bunched them all up in a blog post. The bold alternatives are my answers!

Beauty related questions:

Pink blush or peach blush?
Short nails or long nails?
Nail polish or lipstick?
Pink lipstick or red lipstick?
Foundation or BB Cream?
No makeup or no animal friends?
Corpse paint for a week or Nicki Minaj Starhships look for a week?
Dark and vampy lips or bright and colourful lips?

Personal/random questions:

Movies or books?
or chocolate?
Tattoos or piercings?
Umeå or Gothenburg?
Dress/skirt or jeans/trousers?
Fall/winter or spring/summer?
Scarlet Johansson or Natalie Portman?
Black and white tattoos or coloured tattoos?
Get bitten by a snake or hit by a bull?
Living in the city or living in the countryside?
Travelling alone or travelling with partner/friends?
Coffee with Tom Waits or coffee with David Bowie?
Working for money or working for pleasure with less salary?

Viola, Killer Colours


Diffused Light

Okay, I went there. I tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder and Blush and of course, now I’m just another lost soul. It makes my skin look cartoonishly perfect,I mean that SHEEEEN! Sigh.

Lost myself in that brown Becca gel liner aswell, perfect colour, consistency, wear time.. I’m on an insane product finding roll right now! Time for a “recent favourites” video on YouTube, amirite, yes, no, yes?

diffused light

diffused light


  • IsaDora Wake Up Make Up Foundation – Fair
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Viva la Diva Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyelier – Renaissance
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • IsaDora Flashing Volume Mascara


  • MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme – Perpetual Flame
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Femme Fatale Cosmetics “Maddening Whispers”

Here’s a lovely polish that I’ve worn for nearly a week now. So nice!

Maddening Whispers from Femme Fatale Cosmetics is a deep, dusty blue toned purple with green duochrome and a soft holographic rainbow. Any questions on why this is lovely? No, nope, no. Didn’t think so.

Available at the Femme Fatale webshop if you’re in Australia, otherwise there’s a list of stockists at the bottom of the page!

femme fatale cosmetics maddening whispers

In the shade

femme fatale cosmetics maddening whispers

In direct light

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My go-to eye look right now

Do you get stuck in makeup routines? Just snatching the same stuff and putting it on the same way every morning. I often do with eye makeup, here’s what I’ve reached for lately!

KIKO Soft Touch Blush – Natural Pink (102) smoked out all over the lids with the EcoTools Airbrush Concealer brush, and lashlines slightly defined with the shadow that I use for my brows. So quick and easy, I actually love this blush more as an eyeshadow than as a blush! The pinky brown shade compliments blue and green eyes beautifully.

go-to eye look

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Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucrée

Ni som hängt med ett tag kan inte ha undgått min Angel-kärlek, eller hur? Eller alltså, ärligt talat handlar det väl om en besatthet. 1992 släppte Thierry Mugler parfymen Angel, en patchoulismutsig komposition av mörk choklad, gräddig karamell och röda bär, bolmar fullkomligt oförskämt och fyller ett rum med doft på tre sekunder. Det är bara att hålla käften och gilla läget! Den typiska doften att antingen hata eller älska. Ni vet var ni har mig i frågan förstår jag.

Årligen släpps nyversioner, så kallade flankers, på denna nittiotalsklassiker. Fruktigare, mörkare, sötare, spritkantad, friskare, klarare.. vi börjar ha sett det mesta snart. Så när Angel Eau Sucrée dök upp, en Eau de Toilette-version bombad med karamelliserad maräng, kör i vind tänkte jag!

Vad händer väl på huden? Inte mycket av Angel-DNA’t återfinns i denna flaska om jag ska vara helt ärlig. En vrålande våg av sockervaddsliknande karamelliserat vitt socker sköljer över huden med understöd av snäll patchouli, toppad med en frisk syra av röda vinbär och något i stil med rabarber. Vad skapar denna konstellation? Jo något fasligt likt alla trendiga “fruitchoulis” som kommit senaste tio åren. Flowerbomb, La Vie est Belle, Jimmy Choo, ni fattar. Ska jag vara lite elak så spelar den fasligt nära Aquolina Pink Sugar Sparks, samma glittrande översockrade gallskrik som får tänderna att vibrera. WHATEVER, sambon tycker att jag luktar fantastiskt och jag har en liten love-hate-grej för Flowerbomb så Angel Eau Sucrée stannar. Trots att den är ute och cyklar. TAPPA INTE SMUTSPATCHEN, MUGLER!


Those of you who have been with me for a while can’t have missed my love for Angel, right? Or, it’s rather an obsession. In 1992 Thierry Mugler released a perfume called Angel. Dark chocolate, creamy caramel and red berries hugged by a huge dirty patchouli, it takes over a room in seconds with its rude mega sillage. You’re just supposed to shut up and like it! It’s a typical love/hate scent, and you know where you have me in that question.

Every year new versions, so called flankers, of this 90′s classic are released. Fruitier, darker, sweeter, boozed up, fresher, brighter.. I think we’ve seen everything soon. So when Angel Eau Sucrée appeared, an Eau de Toilette version packed with caramelized meringue, I thought let’s go!

What is it like on the skin? Not much of the Angel DNA is found in this bottle to be honest. A roaring wave of caramelized white sugar similar to spun sugar washes over the skin, supported by a soft patchouli and topped with fresh acidic red currant and something similar to rhubarb. How does this constellation feel? Freakishly similar to all the trendy “fruiutchoulis” that popped up over the last 10 years. Flowerbomb, La Vie est Belle, Jimmy Choo, you get it. To be a bit mean it is horribly close to Aquolina Pink Sugar Sparks, it has the same sparkling over sweetened screech that makes your teeth vibrate. WHATEVER, the bf thinks that I smell lovely and I have kind of a love/hate thing going on with Flowerbomb so Angel Eau Sucrée stays. Even though it’s barking up the wrong tree x10. DON’T LOSE THE DIRTY PATCH, MUGLER!

thierry mugler angel eau sucrée

The bottle is just as gorgeous as previous Angels! This one is a frosted icy purple with clear glitters that look like sugar.

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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!