Throwback: Summer! Bright lipstick! Freckles!

I just stumbled upon this look from last summer and got all excited for NEXT summer when I’ll be able to wear lipsticks like this again! Bright lips against naked or nearly naked skin is totally lush. Feels so-so with my tired blue-white February skin though, so I’ll let the classic red lips and powdered up winter face rule a little longer..

Here I’m wearing Flamingo Pose from the Milani Color Statement line, the perrrrfect pinky/coral red colour.


milani flamingo pose

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My current quick base routine

I’m totally into this base routine right now! It’s done quickly and it looks natural, flawless and dewy at the same time.

1. Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
Applied with hands or a brush, the brush gives a little more coverage.

2. GloMinerals Pressed Base – Natural-Fair
Dusted very softly on top with a fluffy face brush.

3. Illamasqua Powder Blusher Lover
Applied on cheeks and temple, a wonderful pale orange blush with a hint of pink in it.

4. Any face mist (or water in a spray bottle)
Spray on top to get rid of the powdery feeling, the GloMinerals Pressed Base comes to life with some moisture on top.


quick base

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5 peachy pink nail polishes for early spring

Every year I decide that it’s spring here in Gothenburg around mid-February. With spring feelings comes spring colours, but I don’t really feel like busting out all the brightest summery neon corals just yet. Here are five peachy pink nail polishes that I like during the transition from winter to spring!

5 peachy pink nail polishes for early spring

1. CND – Guava (a medium fruity guava pink)

2. NARS Sharplines Duo (a light peachy apricot. Comes in a set of two polishes, I hope it’s still available!)

3. Deborah Lippmann – Tip Toe through the Tulips (pale apricot)

4. Orly – Prelude to a Kiss (pale warm pink)

5. Lumene – At the Crack of Dawn (light peachy pink)

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Selma update

Nu var det länge sedan jag uppdaterade er om Selma! Lilla fröken Devon Rex flyttade in i vår familj i höstas och har sedan dess varit Peggys bästa kompis. De tvättar varandras öron, biter varandra över huvudet så de skriker, ropar och söker efter varandra i lägenheten, springer runt så tapeterna flyger och somnar sen i en hög i sängen. Hon är en riktig axel-apa som ska följa med överallt och kan skrika så det räcker för fyra katter. Världens bästa knäppo!

I haven’t updated you on Selma in a long time! Little miss Devon Rex moved in with us this fall and since then she’s been Peggys best friend. They wash each others ears, bite the other one straight across the head until they scream, search and yell after each other in the apartment, run around until the wallpaper rips down and then fall asleep in a pile in bed. She’s a little shoulder monkey who follows us everywhere and she yells enough for four cats. Worlds best wacko!



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Bloody Mary

Today I wore one of the fantastic NYX Matte Lipsticks, love this formula! They’re super smooth and longwearing, not drying at all. Bloody Mary is a pinky red.

bloody mary


  • KICKS Concealer Trio Cover & Correct Neutral
  • GloMinerals Pressed Base Foundation – Natural-Fair
  • Illamasqua Cream Blusher – Zygomatic, Devour


  • Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Palette – Chinchilla, Coffee Bean
  • ARTDECO Clear Lash & Brow Gel


  • Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Palette – Coffee Bean, London Fog
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Perfume of the day:

  • Van Cleef & Arpels – Lys Carmin (sweet and spicy lily)
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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!