Hair on POINT

If hair can have a best friend mine has Roger. Probably old news for those of you who have read my blog for a while. This time he cut quite a bit off to get a fresh start, gave me slightly deeper brown roots and dyed the rest a bright orange copper. All using Davines.

I <3 Cybtekk!

copper hair

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Welcome back old favourite: Malin+Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub!

Jag ÄLSKAR känslan av att prova en gammal favorit och bli kär på nytt! Peppermint Body Scrub från Malin+Goetz är kanske inte den skrubbigaste av skrubbar, men garanterat den mintigaste. Flufsa runt de milda skrubbkornen i det mjuka löddret och känn hur kroppen blir som på iiiiis när du sköljer med varmt vatten. Världens skönaste efter en lång dag eller på trötta muskler. Finns att shoppa på t.ex. och NK.

I LOVE the feeling when trying an old favourite out an falling in love all over again! Peppermint Body Scrub from Malin+Goetz might not be the scrubbiest of scrubs, but easily the mintiest. Swoosh around the mild scrubbies in a fluffy lather and feel how your skin turns to ice when you wash it off with warm water. The best thing ever after a long day or on sore muscles.

malin+goetz peppermint body scrub

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IsaDora “Vintage Gold”

I’m in love with a gold nail polish! Golds often look horrible on my hands (sad but true..) so I’m INSANELY happy to have found a shade that looks great against my skin. Vintage Gold from the IsaDora holiday collection called Mesmerizing is a dirty beige toned gold with a rough metallic shimmer. Two quick drying coats left me with perfect nails, totally backup worthy.

isadora vintage gold

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BareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow “Soft Linen”

Nyhet från BareMinerals! Krämskugga under namnet 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow (phew), ska ha fem funktioner tack vare fräsiga ingredienser: long wear colour, prime, brighten, smooth, protect. Jag vill sammanfatta såhär:

Krämskugga med SPF 15, grym idé eftersom huden runt ögonen är så känslig. Formulan är riktigt silkig, inte klibbig som en primer brukar vara utan känns mer “cream to powder”, detta förstås pga silikoner. Det är gissningsvis det som också som blurrar fina linjer runt ögonen. Känns inte torr och stramande på huden utan smidig och mjuk, låser sig ändå på plats och rör sig inte ur fläcken på bra länge. Det finns troligen bättre hardcore-primers om du är ute efter något som ska bumpa upp färgen i puderskuggor, hade önskat lite mer klibb ur denna för att bli riktigt såld på primeraspekten, så ser den hellre som en hållbar krämskugga. Alla nyanser i linjen har ett lätt skimmer vilket ger en uppljusande tredimensionell effekt på ögat.

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News from BareMinerals! A cream shadow called 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow (phew) which is supposed to have 5 functions thanks to fancy ingredients: long wear colour, prime, brighten, smooth, protect. I would put it like this:

Cream shadow with SPF 15, great idea as the eyelids are so sensitive. The formula is very silky, not sticky as a primer usually is, more of a “cream to powder” effect which probably is thanks to silicone. That’s probably what blurs fine lines around the eyes aswell. Doesn’t feel tight and dry on the skin, rather soft and supple, but still locks in place and doesn’t budge. There are probably better hardcore primers out there if you want to bump the colours in powder eyeshadows, I would have wanted a bit more stickiness out of this to get sold when it comes to the prime effect so I see it as a long wearing cream eyeshadow instead. All shades in the line have a light shimmer which gives the eyes a brightening 3D effect.

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bareminerals 5 in 1 bb advanced performance cream eyeshadow soft linen

The cream eyeshadow comes in a cute frosted tube with a flat wand. Very easy to dab out and blend with a finger or brush.

bareminerals 5 in 1 bb advanced performance eyeshadow soft linen swatch

When applied it looks very light, but with some blending it turns darker. So strange! Soft Linen is the lightest shade in the range, I would actually have wanted a shade even lighter than this for an ultra brightening effect on pale skin, even though this works just fine.

bareminerals 5 in 1 bb advanced performance eyeshadow soft linen swatch

Before and after applying it on my lid. Soft Linen really neutralizes and creates a soft and even canvas. The slight shimmer looks very flattering!

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Sweet Nectar

Another great combo! Orange lips and nails with apricot cheeks creates a soft monochrome effect. I’ve been doing this kind of look for so many years now, matching oranges is goooorgeous and keeps from looking silly.

sweet nectar


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


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • IsaDora Smokey Eye Liner – Dark Brown
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven


  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick – Sweet Nectar


  • OPI – A Roll In The Hague
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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!