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INGLOT Rise & Shine for spring 2016

I got the sweetest box sent from INGLOT the other day, can you believe that we finally have a store in Sweden? You can find it at Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm. Let’s hope for one in Gothenburg soon aswell! Until then we can order at the Swedish webshop.

This years spring collection is called Rise & Shine, it contains a bunch of pretty pastel nail polishes, a basecoat, a white eye pencil and a handful of shimmery pastel shadows. Let me know if you want to take a closer look at any iof it! xo

inglot rise & shine collection

inglot rise & shine collection

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Palina Magic CC Cream review & demo

The new Magic CC Cream from Swedish brand Palina is presented as a colour correcting and hydrating skin base with natural looking high coverage and a lightweight feeling. It’s not supposed to cling to lines or pores and should wear all day, packed with antioxidants and SPF 20, comes in 6 shades. Retails for 495 SEK (right now 395!) at palina.se.

It sounds good, and it feels just as good! This CC cream is thin and super blendable, it has a nice silicon slip to it (inci at the end of the post) and it totally spackles pores and lines into a beautiful even surface, as if it had a pore filling primer built in! The coverage is impressive and it still manages to look like real skin. The texture isn’t tacky but will stay emollient so I felt the need to set under my eyes and between my brows to keep it from creasing.

Shade-wise Stockholm is perfect for me right now, it’s a neutral shade leaning slightly warm. Later this summer I will definitely reach for New York which is slightly darker and warmer.

After about nine hours it hasn’t turned gunky or separated on the skin like many products do, instead it kind of.. disappeared? The coverage is half way gone, but the skin still looks even and perfected. So strange! I will keep experimenting to see how it feels in the long run. But in all – great launch Palina, well done!

palina magic cc cream

Palina Magic CC Cream comes in a tube with a pump. Love me some good ol’ hygiene. And those tubes look really nice as a bonus!

palina magic cc cream stockholm new york swatch

Palina Magic CC Cream in Stockholm and New York

bare skin

Bare skin

palina magic cc cream stockholm swatch

Palina Magic CC Cream in Stockholm applied with a damp beauty blender

INCI: Aqua, Isododecane, Talc, EthylhexylMethoxycinnamate, hydrogenated Teradecenyl/Methylpentadecene, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1, Dimethicone, Isocethyl Palmitate, Totanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimoniun Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, GlycerylCaprylate, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogene Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydrocetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aliminium Hydroxide, Ubiquinone/Q10, Squalane, Sodium Phytate, Oryzanol, Alcohol

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One-step guide: How to win my heart

Can you believe that he went out and bought the makeup table I saw (and almost cried over) at a second hand after christmas, then hid it until my birthday? This man is f-ing insane and I’m the happiest makeup hoarder on the planet. Aaaahhhhh

makeup table

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Dark Era

I found the perfect Galliano lipstick!! Dark Era from NYX has that perfect red wine (not purple, thank lawd) tone that applies just patchy enough to blacken in certain areas without looking all crusty. If it was smooth and opaque it would just have been a solid dark lip, not really what you would have seen on the Galliano runway. Spot on I’d say!

The eye look is super simple, it’s just the brown eyeshadow I use on my eyebrows smudged super softly along the lashlines/lids, then topped with a shimmery pinky taupe (which I will write about soon, holy crap I love the Marc Jacobs The Starlet palette!!) in the center of the top lid. I love how pale sparkly lids look against a vampy lip.

dark era

dark era

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette The Starlet – 2
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Dark Era
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Crumble To Dust

Hot sci-fi pink, no lashes, glowy skin. Simple as that.

crumble to dust

crumble to dust

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos

Eyes:

  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil – Milk
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 5

Lips:

  • IsaDora Nourishing Lip Oil 
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Blog info:
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!