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KIKO Cosmetics had a black friday deal, let’s leave it at that.

When you get a 20% off coupon at KIKO Cosmetics which already is an affordable high quality brand you just GO FOR IT. So of course I did, and here’s what I bought! While I opened the package I swatched and snapped a few pictures of the products, let me know which ones you find most interesting!

All products are from kikocosmetics.com.

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kiko nail lacquer

KIKO Nail Lacquer in Grass Green (391), Cerulean Blue (295), Lilac (330), Rouge Noir (226)

kiko water eyeshadow

KIKO Water Eyeshadow in Olive Green (209), Midnight Blue (215), Graphite (230)

kiko water eyeshadow swatch

KIKO Water Eyeshadow in Olive Green (209), Midnight Blue (215), Graphite (230)

kiko shade fusion trio blush

KIKO Shade Fusion Trio Blush in Pink (06)

kiko shade fusion trio blush swatch

KIKO Shade Fusion Trio Blush in Pink (06)

kiko moon shadow water infused eyeshadow

KIKO Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow in Mysterious Chocolate (02), Glistening Turquoise (04)

kiko long lasting stick eyeshadow

KIKO Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Light Taupe (25)

kiko moon shadow water infused eyeshadow, long lasting stick eyeshadow swatches

KIKO Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow in Mysterious Chocolate (02), Glistening Turquoise (04). Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Light Taupe (25)

kiko eyebrow fibers coloured mascara

KIKO Eyebrow Fibers Coloured Mascara in Auburn (04)

kiko super colour eyeliner

KIKO Super Colour Eyeliner in Crocodile Green (112)

kiko double glam eyeliner

KIKO Double Glam Eyeliner in Violet – Emerald (116)

kiko creamy colour comfort lip liner

KIKO Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner in Tangerine (306)

kiko swatches

KIKO Eyebrow Fibers Coloured Mascara in Auburn (04). Super Colour Eyeliner in Crocodile Green (112). Double Glam Eyeliner in Violet – Emerald (116). Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner in Tangerine (306).

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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette “The Lolita”

Många gillade makeupen igår, så jag tänkte att jag djupdyker lite extra i paletten! Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette i färgsättningen The Lolita var ett riktigt slösköp och holy shit vad den är fantastisk, no ragrets!

Paletten innehåller sju skuggor varav tre är matta, tre skimriga och en glittrig. Alla i mjukaste sammetsformula och färger perfekta för en lätt och ljus neutral makeup. Extra tumme upp för den duokroma beigerosa nyansen som ger en annorlunda touch! Den enda skuggan som kräver lite extra kärlek är glittret i mitten, onekligen dösnygg men den är helt olik allt annat jag provat, lite som ett pressat glitter(??) och kräver en extra klibbig bas eller ett mixing medium för att inte rasa runt i ansiktet. Standardegenskap hos glitter you know.

Den är alltså lite knäpp och lite basic på samma gång och kommer därifrån ur “ännu en neutral palett”-fällan. Med hög kvalitet och fantastiskt urval av färger så har den verkligen det där lilla extra. Behöver du lite self-love eller en fin julklapp åt någon så bege dig till Sephora och shoppa!

 

Many of you liked my makeup yesterday, so I thought I should dive deeper into the palette!  Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette in the colour The Lolita was a real splurge but holy shit it’s fantastic, no ragrets!

The palette contains 7 shadows out of which 3 are matte, 3 shimmery and one glitter. All with the softest velvety formula and colours perfect for creating a soft and light neutral makeup. An extra thumb up for the duochrome pinky beige shade which gives an unusual touch! The only shadow that needs a little extra love is the glitter, it’s incredibly pretty but it’s unlike anything I’ve ever tried before, it’s like a pressed glitter(??) and needs a sticky base or mixing medium to not fall down all over the face. Standard glitter business you know.

So this palette is a bit playful and a bit basic at the same time which pushes it away from the “just another neutral palette” trap. With high quality and a great selection of shades it really has that little extra. Do you need some self-love or a nice holiday gift for someone then visit Sephora and do some damage!

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the lolita

Three mattes for a super basic eye, three shimmers for some luminous dimension and a glitter to pop on top. It’s so well thought out!

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the lolita swatch

Swatched in the order of the palette. The last rosy copper shade is probably my favourite of them all.

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The Lolita

After a rough day at work the other day I just went in for the kill, it was splurging time. After seeing this tutorial by Karima McKimmie I just couldn’t get my mind off that Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette. So I got it. The Lolita is the prettiest, most delicate thing ever!

On the majority of my lids I’m wearing the 6th shade. 7 on the outer third with 3 at the deepest part close to the lashes. The inner corners got a glowy pink pop with shade 5. Theeeeee perfect everyday palette.

the lolita

the lolita

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette in The Lolita

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Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush “I Will Always Love You”

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush should win prices for their packaging, I have probably never seen anything this cute before. The heart shaped compacts are colour coordinated to match the blush and on the surface of the blush you have the prettiest little bunny pattern imprinted. Died and went to makeup heaven. Kthxbye.

Even better – in this beautiful little line I also found a colour bestie!! The fact that I love apricot blushes is old news by now, but this little darling in the colour I Will Always Love You is more shimmery and muted than the other ones. IT’S NOT IDENTICAL, OK? No but seriously, that glow is just enough to double as blush and highlighter, perfect for lazy days. I have worn it loads lately and haven’t had any problem with it fading or turning splotchy during the day.

too faced love flush long lasting blush i will always love you

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Love You. Isn’t that the most beautiful pan ever? That pattern was SO HARD to dig my brush into, I’m telling you..

too faced love flush long lasting blush i will always love you

And the outer packaging is like a little Polly Pocket.

too faced love flush long lasting blush i will always love you swatch

Swatched heavily on bare skin. The picture is taken with flash as I was impatient to wear it and had to take these pictures early in the morning before going to work. Ehh, yeah. It looks a tad too sparkly because of that, but you can clearly see the golden sheen!

too faced love flush long-lasting blush i will always love you, illamasqua powder blusher lover

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Love You next to my biggest blush crush (SO MANY RHYMES!!!!) in life, Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Lover. You can see how the Too Faced one is dustier and more shimmery.

bare cheeks

Bare cheeks (apart from foundation and powder that is).too faced love flush long lasting blush i will always love you swatch

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Love You. It gives a beautiful glow and warmth to the cheeks.

too faced love flush long lasting blush i will always love you swatch

Makeup look using Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Love You. Link to blog post about the makeup look here.

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The story of Chanel N°5 and N°5 Eau Première

What does sparkle smell like? The sparkle of champagne glasses, diamonds and glistening snow. If it isn’t Chanel N°5 I don’t know what.

In 1921 Coco Chanel had an idea of creating a fresh, clean perfume with lasting power that would embody the modern woman. Freshness was usually created with crisp citrus fruits, beautifully scented but would not give the punch that she so desired. Perfumer Ernest Beaux then experimented with aldehydes, a synthetic component that has an incredibly strong, crisp scent that best resembles glitter. A smack in the face with soapy, sparkly glitter. There it was! The note that among 80 others would give N°5 its groundbreaking character. That year on March 5th history was made, Chanel N°5 was released. The mothership of perfumes.

The perfume has kept making history through the decades having multiple celebrities fronting and appreciating this little masterpiece. Most known is probably the quote by Marilyn Monroe, saying that the only thing she wore to bed was a few drops of Chanel N°5. Could it get fancier?

However, to many modern noses this beauty is quite a heavy hitter. You either love it or loathe it. In 2007 Chanel reformulated N°5 and named the new version N°5 Eau Première, a soft and airy version of the old classic. Like a friend of mine so beautifully wrote the other day, it’s N°5 painted in aquarelle. The aldehydes have softened and the animalic base has evaporated leaving a veil of creamy ylang ylang and jasmine on the skin, sparkling like diamond encrusted carbonated water. A delightful reincarnation once again fitted for the modern woman.

chanel no5 eau premiere

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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!