Recension, Skönhet

BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 “The Top Shelf”

BareMinerals Ready-linje har världens bästa ögonskuggor. Japp. Jag har aldrig använt en formula som går på så mjukt, är så pigmenterad och håller så länge på ögonlocken utan primer. Mitt hjärta sjunger över att ännu en palett har landat i min samling! Här kan ni snabbkika på min gamla favvo-quad The Truth.

Denna gång är det dags för en duo vid namn The Top Shelf. Skuggan till vänster heter Mixologist och är en ljus persikorosa perfekt för att bära över hela ögonlocket eller att highlighta med, finishen är skimrig åt det metalliska hållet men mildast av de två. Till höger i paletten har vi Cognac, en gyllene kopparbrun skugga blank som en spegel. Den har samma färg som mitt hår! Båda skuggorna är som sagt i fantastisk kvalitet och applicerar fånigt mjukt och jämnt.

Shoppa på brittiska Feelunique eller svenska Bangerhead.


The BareMinerals Ready line has the best eyeshadows in the world. Yep. I’ve never used a formula that applies this soft, is this pigmented and wears this long on the eyelids without a primer. My heart is singing for the new addition to my collection! Here’s a peek at my old favourite quad called The Truth.

This time it was time for a duo called The Top Shelf. The shadow on the left is called Mixologist and it’s a pale peachy pink perfect to wear all over the lid or for highlighting, the finish is shimmery leaning metallic but mildest of these two. On the right we have Cognac, a golden coppery brown shadow reflective as a mirror. It has the same colour as my hair! Both of these shadows have, as I mentioned, a fantastic quality and applies so soft and evenly that it’s nearly a joke.

You can find these at British Feelunique for example.

bareminerals ready eyeshadow 2.0 the top shelf

BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Top Shelf, comes in a sleek black rubberized packaging with a mirror. Plus a sponge applicator for some reason.

bareminerals ready eyeshadow 2.0 the top shelf - mixologist, cognac

Mixologist, Cognac. Applies like a dream even without a primer.

bareminerals ready eyeshadow 2.0 the top shelf - mixologist, cognac

Strangest swatch picture ever, but this sheered out swatch really shows the magical sheen and smooth application!

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YouTube/Product Tip: A perfect demonstration of my bronzing technique + a new exciting product from Charlotte Tilbury

I rarely see someone bronze in a way that’s similar to mine both in style and with the same kind of products, but here’s a great quick tutorial by amazing Charlotte Tilbury that shows a technique close to mine! You can also see why I prefer cream bronzers to powders, see the skin-like “wet look” glow it gives? Wowza.

With that said, and as if someone doubted the fact, I’m totally craving the new Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks. Oh my gosh! Available at for £30 each.

charlotte tilbury beach sticks

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks in Las Salinas, Ibiza, Es Vedra, Moon Beach and Formentera

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“What lipstick are you wearing in your sidebar picture?”

Most asked question ever, and here’s the answer! Everything below is my old blog post from year 2012!


Today I’m wearing the light red lipstick that you all seemed to like in this blog post! Natural eyes, strong brows and much focus on the skin. And to do another blog post reference, I used all three Pürminerals Rocks on my cheeks.



  • Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer – Porcelain
  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Flexible Cover Concealer – Vanilla
  • Meow Cosmetics “Purrrfect” Mineral Foundation – 1-Sleek Bengal
  • Too Faced Chocolate Matte Bronzing Powder – Milk Chocolate
  • Pürminerals Exotic Rocks – Hot Rocks, Glow Rocks, Lava Rocks
  • Meow Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow – Prophecy (for highlight)


  • MAC Eyeshadow – Mystery
  • Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel


  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Liner
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Vow
  • Meow Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Lotus Organic Mascara – Brown


  • Revlon Matte Lipstick – Strawberry Suede
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Recension, Skönhet

Let’s take a look at some Shiro Cosmetics products!

Efter att ha sett ett Junes Abstracts-Julia skriva detta och detta blogginlägg var det väldigt enkelt, nördiga Shiro Cosmetics skall utforskas. Här har jag en radda grejor som jag och en vän beställde tillsammans, alla Cage-produkter förutom nudeglosset är hennes så dem kan vi inte kika närmre på än såhär, men för resten är det bara att ropa så fotar+skriver jag ingående recensioner! Klicka på varje produktnamn så hittar ni produkten i shopen.

After seeing Julia at Junes Abstracts write this and this blog post it was a very easy decision, nerdy Shiro Cosmetics had to be explored. Here’s a bunch of stuff that I ordered with a friend, all the Cage products except for the nude gloss are hers so we can’t look closer at them than this, but with the rest just yell and I’ll take better pictures and write an in depth review! Click each product name to find it in the shop.

shiro cosmetics

Cages Through The Ages Lipgloss ($2.00 – $8.00):
Nic Cage Churning Butter One Crisp Thanksgiving Morn
Nic Cage Doing the Charleston in a Bustling Speakeasy
Nic Cage Posing for a Calendar with Shiny Bright Red Cars

Hysterical collection, hysterical names. Dying over these!! Super soft and moisturizing lip glosses, each one with their own scent but only the nude is strong (honey). It quickly disappears though. The dark ones will probably bleed out a bit during the day so wear a lip pencil underneath.

Eyeshadow ($1.00 – $5.00):
Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk October Afternoon

Dark brown with gold and red sparkle, pigmented but a bit dry so wear it with a sticky primer!

shiro cosmetics

Intertubes ($5.00):
Why Not Zoidberg?

Super creamy coral red lip balm, can’t detect a scent. My Futurama heart is beating so hard, I would love this even if it wasn’t a great product, but luckily it is! Sadly these are discontinued (why??) so snatch it immediately!

Tinted Balm ($5.00):
Who Swallowed a Star

Another super moisturizing lippie, this one in bright pink, smells kind of like vanilla. The fantastic Miyazaki reference is great aswell!

Eyeshadow ($1.00 – $5.00):
Girl on Fire

Ok, last nerd chill – Hunger Games! This is a fire orange eyeshadow with gold shimmer. Amazingly beautiful but a bit dry aswell so wear with a sticky primer.

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

M Picaut Hydrating Water

I lördags samlades en hög svenska skönhetsbloggare här i Göteborg för ett event på Skönhetsfabriken. Minibehandlingar, produktsnack, gröna drinkar och bubbel var ihopstyrt av fina Mette Picaut bakom hudvårdsmärket M Picaut, jag är riktigt glad över att få ha träffat och pratat med henne, så otroligt genuin och intressant människa! M Picaut är grundat här i Göteborgstrakten och har stor ekofokus (95-99% av alla ingredienser är eko) och alla produkter är fria från mineraloljor, parabener, silikoner, sulfater, onödiga artificiella utfyllnader och färgämnen.

Med mig från eventet fick jag bland annat en flaska M Picaut Hydrating Water, ett ansiktsvatten/face mist som till största del består av lugnande Aloe Vera och är berikat med Trollhassel för en sammandragande och bakteriehämmande effekt. Helt oparfymerad. Spraya över ansiktet efter rengöring för att förbereda för ansiktskräm eller som uppfräschning under en lång jobbdag, på långa flyg, efter en dag i solen eller för att ta ner pudrigheten i nylagd makeup. Förvara i kylen för extra svalka! Läs full inci under bilden.

Flaskan är riktigt gedigen i tungt glas och den grafiska formgivningen är fantastiskt snygg, jag kunde dock ha önskat ett sprayhuvud som sprayar mer som ett moln, denna är kanske lite väl hård så spraya på större avstånd än vanligt.

Kostar dryga 289 kronor, här finns en lista på återförsäljare!


Last Saturday a bunch of Swedish beauty bloggers met here in Gothenburg for an event at Skönhetsfabriken. Mini treatments, product talk, green drinks and sparkling wine was planned by lovely Mette Picaut behind the skincare brand M Picaut, I’m really glad that I got to meet and talk to her, such a genuine and interesting person! M Picaut is founded here in Gothenburg and has a big eco focus (95-99% of all the ingredients are organic) and all products are free from mineral oils, parabens, silicons, sulphates, unneeded ingredients and colourants.

Among other things I got M Picaut Hydrating Water with me after the event, a toner/face mist that mostly contains calming Aloe Vera and also Witch Hazel which tightens pores and is anti inflammatory. There’s no scent to this product at all. Spray over your face after cleansing to prepare for moisturizer or as a refresher during a long work day, on long flights, after a day in the sun or to take down powderiness in newly applied makeup. Store in the fridge for an extra cooling sensation! Full inci is under the picture.

The bottle is really nice with it’s heavy glass and the graphic work is great, I would have wished for a spray nozzle that creates more of a cloud, this one is maybe a bit too concentrated so spray from a larger distance than usual.

Costs about 289 Swedish Kronor, available throughout Europe at

m picaut hydrating water


INCI: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera Barbadensis)*, Aqua (Water), Glycerin (from Coconut oil)*, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Witch Hazel)*, Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Mild preservative)

*Certified organic ingredients


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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!