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My favourite “no blush” cheek combo right now

When I want luminous neutral cheeks and not bright and blushed this is what I’m wearing. Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer swept over my cheekbones, softly across my nose and in my temples, then pink toned Illamasqua Gleam Cream in Flex on my cheeks as a highlighter.

cheek combo

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Serge Lutens De Profundis

“As long as I’m alive, so is my Death.
Every hero on a quest for glory is racing towards the proof of his mortality.”

Med de orden beskriver Serge Lutens denna doft skapad av parfymören Christopher Sheldrake. Var dras gränsen mellan parfym och doftskådespeleri egentligen?

De Profundis är en melankolisk liten skapelse, en transparent skönhet med ögon av glas och handleder som sparvben, insvept i frostnupen svart chiffong. Tvåligt krispiga lökväxter blommandes vid snökanten under tidiga mars. Jorden är kall men en viskning om att det som dött skall på nytt födas i kristallklar perfektion. Många böcker och dikter skulle kunna skrivas ur denna doftgestaltning och jag hade velat läsa var enda en, tills vidare kan vi understryka att den är essensen av Edgar Allan Poes Evening Star.

Jag älskar att klä mig i De Profundis, hon skapar mig en lugn bubbla som bara är min egen. Med förhållandevis kort hållbarhet på huden och ett högt pris blir det en dyr kärlek, men jag är tacksam för mina mörklila droppar. Du kan hitta doften i Serge Lutens webshop.

serge lutens de profundis

The perfume comes in a 75ml bell bottle with a glass stopper, no spray function.

“As long as I’m alive, so is my Death.
Every hero on a quest for glory is racing towards the proof of his mortality.”

Those are the words that Serge Lutens use to describe this scent created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake. Where do you draw the line between perfume and scent roleplaying?

De Profundis is a melancholic little creation, a transparent beauty with eyes of glass and wrists like sparrow legs, wrapped in frost bitten black chiffon. Soapy crisp bulbous plants blooming at the edge of the snow during late march. The soil is cold but there’s a faint whisper about the approaching crystal clear rebirth of what has died. Many books and poems could be written based on this scent and I would read every one of them, until then I’d say that it’s the pure essence of Edgar Allan Poes Evening Star.

I love dressing in De Profundis, she provides me with this little bubble of my own. With a semi-short wear time and high price this becomes an expensive love, but I’m thankful for my dark purple drops. You can find the scent at the Serge Lutens webshop.

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Video: March Favourites/Most Used Products

ON MY NAILS:
Cirque – Luminous Owl

Products mentioned:
O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray
NUXE Prodigieux Le Parfum
Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – 0-
KICKS Concealer Trio
Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Mineral Foundation – 1 Sleek Siamese
John Masters Organics Rose & Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist
Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
Illamasqua Gleam Cream – Flex
Elf Cosmetics Studio HD Blush – Showstopper
NYX Matte Lipstick – Bloody Mary
GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick – Shocking Coral
Oriflame Eyebrow Kit
Dance Legend Nail Polish – The Knight

march favourites most used products

 

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YouTube Tip: The history of makeup

Here’s a fantastic video series by Macshadowcombos I stumbled upon today, you get a lot of great information about the makeup and beauty culture of the 1900′s. Watch and enjoy, I sure did!

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Cirque “Sani”

Nästa Cirque Heritage-lack! Detta heter Sani, en silver-foil med holografiskt skimmer. Många silver-holos ser grötiga och trötta ut i allt annat än starkt ljus, denna har en jättefin folieblank bas som får det att blänka som klassiskt sci-fi-silver när regnbågarna inte syns. I visst ljus kan man ana både folieblänket och de holografiska regnbågarna. Det behövde två lager och torkade snabbt. Älsk älsk älsk!

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

 

Next Cirque Heritage polish! This one is Sani, the silver foil with holographic shimmer. Many silver holos look muddy and trashy in anything but bright light, this one has a wonderful foil base which makes it gleam like a bright sci-fi space silver when the rainbows aren’t showing. In certain lighting you can see both the foil and the holographic rainbow. It needed two coats and dried quickly. Love love love!

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

cirque sani

Bright sunlight

cirque sani

Bright sunlight

cirque sani

Soft daylight

cirque sani

Soft lamp light in the dark

 

 

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains.

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!