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Three things I find myself buying over and over and over again

Vissa produkter känns som att de tar slut redan innan de påbörjats. Varför? För att de blir använda varje dag, och de är alldeles för bra för att bytas ut mot något annat när de väl tar slut. Så du fortsätter köpa, och köpa, och köpa.. Här är tre av mina upprepade köp.

Some products seem to end before they’re even started. Why? Well, because they get used nearly every day, and it’s far too good to be exchanged for something else once you run out. So you keep buying, and buying, and buying.. Here are three of my repeated buys.

repeated buys

Desert Essence Natural Refreshing Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash

A super effective alcohol free mouthwash with antiseptic tea tree oil. Tastes very mild, almost no mint at all and kind of sweet (while sugar free) but it KILLS any trace of garlic breath. Plus it’s vegan. You’re welcome.

Lernberger Stafsing Dryclean Dark

Dry shampoo for kings and queens! I often find that dry shampoos 1. stink, 2. don’t really absorb oils well and 3. feel like brushing corn starch through the hair. This one gives insane volume, matte texture and smells fine. Plus it’s dark which makes it look less powdery in darker hair.

Depend Nagellacksremover Supersnabb

Nail polish remover from Swedish Depend. Relatively cheap, gets rid of glitters somewhat fast and doesn’t contain acetone. Doesn’t make my fingers wanna curl up and fall off, that’s a good thing, right?

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Full face shot of the Laura Mercier lippie that I wrote about yesterday. Perfect everyday colour!



  • IsaDora Wake Up Make Up Foundation – Fair
  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • Illamasqua Velvet Blusher – Conviction


  • IsaDora Brow Shaping Gel – Dark Brown


  • IsaDora Shadow Liner Waterproof Eye Pen
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven


  •  Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour – Audrey
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IsaDora Brow Shaping Gel in Dark Brown

Jag har fått tillbaka suget för mörka bryn, så vad passar väl bättre då än nya Brow Shaping Gel från IsaDora som snabbt borstas genom brynhåren de dagar jag inte orkar plocka fram brynskuggorna, eller för att hålla dem på plats efter ifyllning. Fyra nyanser finns, en genomskinlig, en ljusbrun, en mörkbrun och en rödlätt. Här har vi då Dark Brown.

Formulan är tunn och känns mjuk på brynen, inte crunchig och flagig som bryngeléer ofta blir. Inget smet under dagen och är heller inte svår att tvätta bort. Gelén innehåller små fibrer för att fylla i håren extra, väl på brynen vete fasen om jag lägger märke till någon “utfyllnad” utöver att färgen i sig får brynen att se fylligare ut, men ja, bra resultat i vilket fall! Pytteborsten gör den dessutom tokenkel att applicera utan att måla utanför. Rekommenderat pris 109 kr, ute i butik denna vecka!


I’m back loving dark brows, so what’s better than the new Brow Shaping Gel from IsaDora that’s quickly brushed through the brows days that I don’t feel like picking my eyebrow powders up, or for keeping them in place after filling them in. Four shades are available, a clear, a light brown, a dark brown and a reddish one. Here’s Dark Brown.

The formula is thin and feels soft on the brows, not crunchy and flaky like brow gels often get. No smudging during the day and it’s not hard to wash off either. The gel contains small fibers that are supposed to fill the brows out further, I’m not sure if it makes a difference “filler wise” apart from the fact that the colour itself thickens the brows, but well, a great result anyways! The tiny brush also makes it super easy to apply without smudging outside the brow. Out in stores this week!

isadora brow shaping gel dark brown

Look at that tiiiny brush! So cute.

isadora brow shaping gel dark brown swatch

Left: Bare brows. Right: IsaDora Brow Shaping Gel in Dark Brown.

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Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour “Audrey”

Vissa saker går det bara inte att sluta jaga efter i makeupvärlden. Visst är det så? För mig är en av de sakerna det perfekta mina-läppar-fast-snäppet-mörkare-läppstiftet. Det får inte vara för beige, för brunt, för rött, för rosa, för täckande, för glossigt, för färgstarkt, för lamt.. Eh ja. Ni fattar.

Ett fynd med många pluspoäng i bagaget är Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour i färgen Audrey, en nyans beskriven som “warm-pink-rose”. Ja, någonstans där hamnar den väl? Den har en rosenröd underton som verkligen plockar fram färgen i kinderna och piggar upp, men har samtidigt nog mycket jordiga toner i sig för att kännas “läppfärgad”. Formulan är halvskir och geléig, den gliiiider på och känns otroligt skön på läpparna. YUM. Sen att själva hylsan känns plastig och skräpig är väl rätt tråkigt, men det påverkar ju åtminstone inte slutresultatet.

Shoppa på bl.a. NK, KICKS och Cow Parfymeri!


Some makeup items are impossible to stop hunting for. Isn’t that it? One of those things for me is the perfect my-lips-but-a-tad-darker-lipstick. It can’t be too beige, too brown, too red, too pink, too opaque, too glossy, too intense, too lame.. Ehh, you know what I mean.

A find with many plus points is Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in the colour Audrey, a shade called “warm-pink-rose”. Well, that’s about it? It has a rosy red undertone that really picks up the colour of my cheeks and brightens, but it still has enough earthy tones to feel “lip coloured”. The formula is semi sheer and jelly like, it gliiiides on and feels incredibly nice on the lips. YUM. The fact that the tube feels plasticy and shitty is boring though, but at least it doesn’t affect the end result.

laura mercier crème smooth lip colour audrey

The packaging is a bit thin, flimsy and cheap in my opinion. Sorta outdated. If it only matched the quality of the content..!

laura mercier creme smooth lip colour audrey swatch

Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Audrey swatched on bare lips. See that juicy jelly-like finish? Swoon.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Unknown Pleasures collection for fall 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, or OCC, released a fall collection called Unknown Pleasures (see the entire collection + promo pictures here) from which I have three products to show you! Two lip tars which are highly pigmented liquid lipsticks and one nail polish.

Some sites where you can get these:
Love Makeup which is British but ships without a problem to us Swedes.
Beautylish which is American.
OCC’s own website which is American, ships overseas but can cost extra because of customs.

obsessive compulsive cosmetics occ unknown pleasures collection, lip tar in manhunter and technopagan, nail polish in technopagan

OCC Lip Tar in Manhunter and Technopagan, Nail Lacquer in Technopagan. Every Lip Tar comes with a really good synthetic mini brush!

occ lip tar manhunterOCC Lip Tar “Manhunter”
Metallic red-orange with golden shimmer.

A beautiful colour and it applies evenly, but it LOOKS. AND. FEELS. SO. CRUSTY. Is there something wrong with my tube? I haven’t seen other people write much about this problem. The glitters are drowning in the red base and they feel gritty on the lips. Maybe it’s better with a coat of lipgloss? Hm.


occ lip tar technopaganOCC Lip Tar “Technopagan”
Metallic blackened purple with blue pearl.

NOW we’re talking! Seriously. This is a smooth metallic blue toned purple, looks totally trippy! If only Manhunter had the same smooth feeling. My only con is that I would want to wear it with a lip liner underneath because on the edges where it’s applied thinner it turns into a warmer purple, that problem would be solved with a matching lip pencil underneath.

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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.

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