I’m so excited to wear beautiful bright lipsticks again, it’s definitely the best thing about fall! Getting back to fancier makeup habits you know. Here’s a scarlet red beauty from Make Up Store called.. well.. Scarlet! Matte, thick and ultra creamy, like a vintage dream. I paired it with my favourite eye makeup right now, a quick smudge of a this shimmery plum coloured pencil. I love what it does with my eye colour.




  • Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer – Porcelain (the concealer)
  • Idun Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Lover


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow – Stealth
  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Awesome Performance
  • Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


  • Make Up Store Lipstick – Scarlet

Perfume of the day:

  • Serge Lutens – Tubereuse Criminelle (Tuberose, styrax, cloves, jasmine)
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Glitter Gal “White Sparkle”

I know that I’ve shown you this beauty before, but I’m wearing it again and I just can’t stop looking at my nails! White Sparkle from Glitter Gal is a sheer off white shade with a red/yellow chrome and holo glitter. I’m wearing two coats in these pictures, three would be better if you want it more opaque.


glitter gal white sparkle

glitter gal white sparkle

glitter gal white sparkle

glitter gal white sparkle


Also, Peggy snuck in and told me to say hi!




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Blood nails

After seeing this manicure at The Nailasaurus I just couldn’t keep from trying it out myself! I decided to make a deeper version with a nude base and two tones of red to make it look more coagulated.

Polishes used, in this order:
Zoya Skye (base)
China Glaze Ravishing Dahling (dark blood)
LAKA 61 (light blood)


blood nails

Splatter nail tutorial at The PolishAholic!

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Three ways to wear a dark lipstick

Det mörka läppstiftet är lika lockande i år som tidigare höstar, men det kan vara lite läskigt att ge sig på. Hur bär jag det? Kommer det bara ligga och samla damm i en låda någonstans? Det kommer det inte! Du kan bära dina mörka läppstift på många olika vis, så här visar jag tre grundläggande looker du lätt kan skapa. Läppstiftet jag använder är Milani Color Statement Lipstick i färgen Uptown Mauve.


The dark lipstick is as tempting this fall as any other fall, but it could be quite intimidating at first glance. How do I wear it? Will it just collect dust in a drawer somewhere? It won’t! You can wear the dark lipstick in so many ways, here I’m showing you three basic looks you can create. The lipstick I’m using is Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Uptown Mauve.



1. My naked lips, just for reference.

2. The wine stain. Pat your lipstick on with a finger, really massage it into the lips and you will get a light flush of colour. Perfect for your daytime Snow White face! Pair with a matching blush and wispy lashes, it’s a great look. Top it with a lip balm or clear gloss if you want it less matte.

3. Full on. Apply it straight from the bullet and don’t be shy! Keep it in place even more by wearing it with a matching lip pencil, I usually don’t because I’m lazy. Wearable for both daytime and night time depending on how you match it. Perfect for a pinup look.

4. Glossy, sultry. The perfect evening lip! Top the lipstick with a gloss in a sheer or matching colour, or vamp it up even more with a dark gloss. Vamp level 2000: Wear a dark lip liner smudged into the lip underneath, it will create even more depth.

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IsaDora “Chelsea Red”

The other day I wore a classic red manicure, it’s so damn classy, I love red nails! I paired it with this makeup and, as you can see, a bright blue shirt. Electric!


isadora chelsea red

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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!