Recension, Skönhet

Viva la Diva Nudie Eyeshadow Collection

Sedan Urban Decay sålde sin själ har jag sörjt att inte vilja fronta min Naked-palett, och vips fick jag ett budgetalternativ som fyllde hålet! Nudie Eyeshadow Collection från Viva la Diva kostar ynka 149 kr och trots två hårda torra skuggor (nr 6 och 11 från vänster) är jag råfrälst. Resten är silkesmjuka och applicerar jättefint, på bilderna swatchade på bar återfuktad hud, ingen primer. Jag har även burit skuggorna på ögonen utan primer en hel dag utan något större slitage. Bra kvalla för lågt pris! Hade kanske vunnit på att ha en matt mörkbrun skugga, men jag som föredrar skimmer framför matt klarar mig.

Since Urban Decay sold their soul I’ve felt sad about not wanting to show my Naked palette, and tadaa, a budget alternative filled the hole! Nudie Eyeshadow Collection from the Swedish brand Viva la Diva is apart from two dry and hard shadows (number 6 and 11 from the left) filled with silky smooth eyeshadows that apply smoothly, in these pictures they’re swatched on moisturized skin without primer. I wore them on my eyes without a primer for an entire day and there was not a lot of fading. Good quality for a low price! Might have been a bit better with a dark brown matte aswell, but I who prefer shimmers don’t care too much.


viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection

The eyeshadow layout. The palette comes with a duo brush/applicator which I didn’t keep.

viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection swatches

Swatches on moisturizer, the sheerer ones would get a boost with a primer.

viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection

Hard paper casing with a magnetic lid.

viva la diva nudie eyeshadow collection swatches

A look with a bunch of these eyeshadows. Full product list here.

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Recension, Skönhet

Cirque “Panacea”

Äntligen är den i min ägo, fina Heritage-kollektionen som Cirque var så snälla att förse mig med så jag kunde visa er innan release! Snorgröna Panacea var den givna färgen att börja med för min del.

Panacea är en gultonad grön, chartreuse kanske den bör kallas, med gnistrande skimmer och en mjuk holografisk regnbåge. Här är den lackad i två lager, ruskigt lättlackade, nästa gång ska jag prova den över ett gult lack för att förhoppningsvis få det ääännu klarare i färgen! Vårigt och glatt är det i alla fall, jag har glott på mina naglar i ett dygn nu..

Kollektionen kommer ut i butik den 10e april, kika på Cirques stockist-lista så ser en hög länder och webshopar att handla från.


Finally I have it here with me, the pretty Heritage collection from Cirque that they were kind enough to provide me with to show you before the release! Snot green Panacea was my obvious shade to start with.

Panacea is a yellow toned green, should probably call it chartreuse, with sparkling shimmer and a soft holographic rainbow. Here I’m wearing two coats, very easily applied, next time I’ll wear it on top of a yellow to hopefully make it eeeeven brighter! It’s so pretty and spring-like, I’ve been looking at my nails for 24 hours now..

The collection is available at the 10th of April, check the Cirque stockist list to see countries and webshops to buy from.


cirque panacea

Soft daylight

cirque panacea

With flash

cirque panacea

Harsh indoor (fluorescent) light

cirque panacea

Soft indoor light

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Todays makeup turned out to be some kind of classic wedding-y Victorias Secret look. Glowy bronzed skin and a soft shimmery smokey eye with a defined crease, topped with glossy neutral lips.

The eyeshadows that I used are a bunch from the Viva la Diva Nudie eyeshadow palette, all applied without a primer!





  • KICKS Concealer Trio Cover & Correct – Neutral
  • Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation – Ivory
  • Benefit One Hot Minute Bronzer


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


  • Viva la Diva Nudie Eyeshadow Palette
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • Giorgio Armani Rouge Extasy Lipstick – Daybreak (508)
  • Sheercover Lip Gloss – Sheer Peach

Perfume of the day:

  • Aquolina Pink Sugar Sparks (Sweet vanilla, patchouli, raspberry, coffee)
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Musik, Skönhet

I want your skulls

Let’s honor some amazing horror punk, shall we? The love behind the fact that I have black face paint in every orfice of my head goes out to you, Misfits friends.


Demon I am and flesh I peel
To see your skin turned inside out, ’cause
Gotta have you on my wall
Gotta have you on my wall, ’cause

I want your skulls
I need your skulls

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OPI “Skyfall”

I just cut my nails down as far as possible, a fresh start! When I have nails this short I prefer dark red polishes, and Skyfall from the OPI James Bond collection is a lovely shade. A browned cool tone red? Not at all “bricky”. Two easily applied coats, dried fast.

opi skyfall

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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!