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Let’s blog about fashion, baby

Time to turn this blog into a fashion blog, we need to dial things up a bit!

EBay is the ultimate clickbait. It’s far worse than Buzzfeed articles, no joke! Especially when you get stuck in Chinese fashion shops, they are just BURSTING with cool expressions in made up English. Well THANK YOU west for tattooing our language on your bodies in the 90′s like idiots, now we’ll wear your language however we want!! HA!

All of these are found browsing words like “fashion top cute summer shirt design funny”, enjoy the endless scrolling. Kthxbai!

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Let’s start with some minimalistic design.

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SENSE THE BIRD. SENSE IT!

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Business tip: Bur your kere.

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Thanks for reminding me of the fact that humans are awful.

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*slowly backs into apartment, locks door*

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HATTE HATTE HATTE HO!

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Treat yourself to some ChenKe 365!

..You beat me to it.

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Okay now you’re just making me uncomfortable

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Who needs purpose in life anyways? *english handwritten*

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I feel your confusion Bart

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Yeah babe! Free! Open Heart! KILL.

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THAT’S THE SPIRIT

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Me neither.

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That’s it, I give up.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Underage Red”

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the colour Underage Red has been my staple red this spring and summer. I got a little free sample of it with a Sephora purchase and used half of it up, the other half got mushed in a bag and I felt such unexpected sorrow!! Went to Sephora on the same day and bought a full sized tube.

Underage Red is called a “matte fire engine red” and that’s exactly what it is. It is super vibrant and flat matte, you can almost throw it on in the morning and wear it all day without touchups. Just prep your lips with lip balm before to get the smoothest result, it your lips are super crusty it will show, and it won’t be too comfortable. I like that about it though, it really locks into place and you don’t ever have to worry about it sneaking off.

The colour itself is unlike all reds in my collection, it’s noticeably lighter than a classic red and just SO VIBRANT! It has the slightest pink undertone which makes it very brightening, definitely great on all skintones. If red lips is your jam you can’t miss out on this one!

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. I love the studded packaging! It is a bit lightweight and I wish it had a better snap when you close it, but who can whine about something this cute?

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Bare lips for reference

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. Blog post about this makeup look here.

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Gold

Inglot Scandinavia were so sweet and sent me a little package of luvvv containing products that all were 100% my taste, I’m so excited to dig through them! Thank you so much! <3 Just look at this gold pigment for example, my brain just exploded. It doesn’t even look a tenth as amazing photographed as it does in real life, it’s like a gritty gold leaf with a drop of bronze. When rubbed into the eyelid, especially over a sticky base, it turns into a solid foil. So crazy!

The other day I wore it on top of a brown eyeshadow, just smacked it on with a finger and brushed the fallout off my cheeks (because can’t deny it, there’s quite a bit with this much shimmer). Who can resist this glam rock goodness?

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Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight (only the sculpt shade)

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 3, 8
  • Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow – 24
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight (only the highlight)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up
inglot amc pure pigment eye shadow 24

Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in 24

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Family

Vulnicura, the most recent album by the queen of Iceland (aka Björk), really stirs up my soul. I have been listening to it non stop lately, and the video for the song called Family is so clever and beautiful, it had me diving into my drawer of single shadows yesterday and I did something (??) inspired by the beautiful colour scheme. Not sure what it ended up being to be honest?

Overall this look is done with ColourPop Hustler eyeshadow, the Viseart Editorial Brights palette and an old green loose pigment with Illamasqua Sealing Gel. All that white stuff is a white foundation brushed all over with a spoolie.

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IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara review

New mascara from IsaDora! Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara is a new release that is supposed to give “intense black lashes with insane volume!”. On the catwalk we see a lot of lash focus so IsaDora decided to follow the trend and create something ballsy. Spider lash club says YAY!

This new release promises a brush with three reservoirs to store extra product that will super-dose your lashes. The formula is soft, flexible and buildable, intense black pigment, fan shaped lashes with “stretch effect” and a long lastning smudge- and clump free finish. Many claims!

This mascara releases next week (week 29) and will cost 169 SEK.

isadora insane volume lash styler mascara

IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara. The brush has a half moon shaped side with harder bristles to separate the lashes, and softer strands on the bottom to lay down product with. Inside the half moon shape you have the hollow reservoirs that hold, as you can see, a crapbunch of product! Bold move IsaDora.

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Bare lashes

isadora insane volume lash styler mascara

IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara, about 2 coats.

So what does it do?


Length: 5/5

It manages to catch the ends of the lashes and stretch them that little extra.

Volume: 5/5
No joke, with a few swipes you get enough mascara for five normal applications. It hugs the lashes and fattens them like crazy.

Definition: 4/5
With a little work you get beautiful separated lashes, but with the initial sweeps you get some clumps as the mascara reservoirs puke out product. Good and bad! Wiggle that brush around for a while and use the tip of the brush to separate things and you will get beautiful separated lashes.

Precision: 3.5/5
Better than expected! It needs some extra work to place that large blob of product where you want it, but you can easily maneuver it without smudging it around your eyes. The brush is sleek enough to easily fit into the more delicate inner corners for example.

Effectivity: 4.5/5
This is the first mascara from IsaDora that really catches on in a second. It just delivers, BOOM. But as previously mentioned, it needs a little work to look as fantastic as it can.

Colour: 3.5/5
It’s black, but not HOLY SHIT THAT’S BLACK-black.

Water resistance: 4.5/5
As water resistant as it gets without turning waterproof. I was able to rub my eyes with warm water without anything coming off, but with a second rub it started melting. So don’t worry at all going out in light rain or sweating while wearing it.

Longevity: 5/5
My lashes look exactly the same after six hours of wear. Doesn’t crumble on me like long wearing smudgeproof formulas can tend to do, it just.. wears! Doesn’t lose curl, doesn’t lose the extra length. Just spot on.

 

Conclusion: 35/40

THANK YOU ISADORA for this release! Finally a mascara that doesn’t excuse itself. It packs a serious punch and you don’t have to worry about it running straight off your face either. A precise brush that is still a bit weird and funny, it just makes sense! This one is straight up there with my all time favourite Too Faced Better Than Sex (review here).

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for critical thinking. Beauty blogger 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!