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KICKS “Beach Sunset”

Beach Sunset is the perfect creamy peach for spring and summer. Simple as that. I love this polish from the KICKS spring collection and I will wear it loads! Three quick drying coats was needed for full opacity.

Available at KICKS (Swe) for 69 SEK.


kicks beach sunset

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Paintbox Soapworks Lavender Truffle Solid Scent Balm

Min favoritdoft på sistone är från Paintbox Soapworks på Etsy, de gör bland annat parfymer i små burkar, företaget känns lite LUSH! I övrigt kan du shoppa krämer, tvålar, skrubbar och annat kul, ofta återfinner du en doft i alla produktkategorier så hittar du en doft du gillar kan du alltid bygga ihop en hel serie.

Doften jag kört fast på är Lavender Truffle, en mjuk och enkel liten skapelse som jag bär dag ut och dag in. Smörig 50-60procentig choklad (ni vet, mörk karaktär men egentligen bara godis) pudrad med vaniljsocker och en svepning av sval lavendel. That’s it. Älskar perfektionen i denna simpla lilla komposition, den är behagligt söt men ändå lite seriös, och lämnar kvar en disig chokladkantad vaniljdoft (Kinderägg!) på hud och kläder tills, ja.. allt skuras rent! 60 kronor väl spenderade.


My favourite scent lately is from Paintbox Soapworks on Etsy, amongst other things they make perfume balms in little jars, the brand concelt feels a little like LUSH! Apart from perfumes you can buy creams, soaps, scrubs and other fun stuff, and most scents can be found throughout all of the product categories so if you find a scent you like you can get yourself the full line.

The scent that I’m loving is Lavender Truffle, a soft and simple little creation that I’m wearing day in and day out. Buttery 50-60 percent chocolate (you know, dark character but still just candy) sprinkled with vanilla sugar and a cool breeze of lavender. That’s it. I love the perfection of this simple little composition, it’s comfortably sweet but still a bit serious, and it leaves a haze of chocolate tinged vanilla (Kinder egg!) on skin and clothes until, well.. you scrub it off! $9 well spent.


paintbox soapworks lavender truffle solid scent balm

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What am I curious to try right now?

A lot of exciting products were released this spring, here are the things that I’m going crazy for at the moment..

new products


Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color ($6.50)

Milani says:
Satisfy your craving for shockingly intense, super-shiny,full lip color with Lip Intense Liquid Color. Lip Intense applies like a highshine gloss, but has the longevity and wear of a lipstick.


Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick (£16.50)

Illamasqua says:
Colour intense lipstick with a long lasting satin finish. Ideal for a more hydrated comfort finish. Can be worn under a sheer lip-gloss for more 3D Effect.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (£15)

Anastasia says:
Waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining, and carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade. Smudge-free, creamy formula glides on skin and adheres to hair. Must-have for oily skin and humid climates.


NUXE Prodigeux Le Parfum (£43)

NUXE says:
NUXE Prodigieux Le Parfum is the new fragrance born from the iconic and emblematic NUXE Huile Prodigieuse. Discover or rediscover the floral oriental fragrance of the oil in a warm and heady perfume!

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow “Starcaller”

Om vårens pastelltrend inte lockar i nagellacksväg så är det alltid fint att kasta en skir pastell på ögonlocken, det behöver inte se hysteriskt ut!

Starcaller från Australiensiska Femme Fatale Cosmetics är en ljusblå skugga med fint glitter och skimmer i rödviolett. Applicera på genomskinlig primer för en mjuk look, applicera över vit krämskugga eller penna för att få till en riktig plast-pastell! Här nedan ser ni den över skuggprimer från Too Faced.

Finns att köpa i fullstorlek för $5.85 och ministorlek (den jag har) med eller utan sil på burken för $3.20/$3.10. Shoppa på Femme Fatales hemsida!


If the spring pastels don’t feel appealing in nail polish form it’s always nice to throw a sheer pastel on the lids, it doesn’t have to look hysterical!

Starcaller from the Australian brand Femme Fatale Cosmetics is a pale blue shadow with reddish violet fine glitter and shimmer. Apply it on top of a translucent primer for a soft look, apply it over a white cream shadow or pencil and it will be a bright plastic pastel!

Below you can see it over shadow primer from Too Faced. Available in full size for $5.85 and a mini size (the one I’ve got) with or without a sifter for $3.20/$3.10. Go explore on the Femme Fatale website!


femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadow starcaller

In the lid you can see exactly how beautiful that violet red sheen is, it’s harder to photograph on the eyes!

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadow starcaller

1. No eyeshadow. 2. Starcaller all over the lid. 3. Starcaller in bright sunlight

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadow starcaller

Matching nail polish: KICKS Greek Mosaik.


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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!