Game Changer

Here’s a smokey eye done with the Highlands eyeshadow palette from IsaDoras fall collection, and on my lips I’m wearing Game Changer from the BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss line. I adore these longwearing vinyl-esque lip tingling glosses (see a lighter shade on me here).. Two great products worth checking out!


game changer


  • IsaDora UnderCover Face Primer
  • Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer – Porcelain (only the concealer)
  • Idun Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy (as a highlighter)


  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • IsaDora Eye Shadow Palette – Highlands (1, 4 and 5 in the palette)
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal – Dark Brown
  • IsaDora WigWham Mascara – Black Magic


  • BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss – Game Changer

Perfume of the day:

  • Tom Ford – Black Orchid (chocolate, patchouli, gardenia, vanilla, incense, orchid)
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Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss “Kiss You”

The Ultra Plush Lip Gloss line from Benefit is one of my favourites, it’s super soft and not sticky at all so they’re really comfortable on the lips for everyday wear. This is one of the newest shades, Kiss You, which is a sheer lavender purple without shimmer or glitter. It looks crazy in the tube but it goes on like a cool candy pink, so lovely!

Available at Right now you can use code LFNEW to get 10% off your order.


benefit ultra plush lip gloss kiss you

Love the white art deco details on the tube, and the fact that it stands like a little statue by itself!

benefit ultra plush lip gloss kiss you

Speaking of art deco.. That outer packaging is the prettiest I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

benefit ultra plush lip gloss kiss you

Here you can see how it warms up once it’s applied on the skin. It gets a tad warmer than this on my lips because of their natural pink tone.



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NARS Blush “Boys Don’t Cry”

Tidigare i år släppte NARS en limiterad kollektion tillsammans med designern Pierre Hardy, kollektionen innehåller två rouge och detta är ett av dem, knallkoralliga Boys Don’t Cry. Mitt absoluta favouritrouge just nu.

På ytan av rouget finns en guldig overspray i grafiskt rutmönster, detta borstar man bort på första användningen och lämnas med ett matt rouge. Inte mig emot, jag är helförtjust i den matta finishen, men man ska inte låta sig luras om man är sugen på guld. Jag har ofta problem med att rouge försvinner snabbt men på mig håller detta hela dagen!

Finns fortfarande att shoppa på NARS hemsida, och så vitt jag vet även på Sephora om du har en butik nära.


Earlier this year NARS released a limited collection with the designer Pierre Hardy, the collection contains two blushes and here’s one of them, bright coral Boys Don’t Cry. My absolute favourite blush right now.

There’s a graphic square pattern sprayed on top of the blush which will disappear once you put your brush in it, so you’re left with a matte blush. I really like it this way, but if you’re hoping for gold shimmer you shouldn’t expect it. I often have problems with blush not wearing well but this one stays on my cheeks all day! 

Still available at the NARS website.



nars blush boys dont cry

nars blush boys dont cry

nars blush boys dont cry

Here’s what it looks like on my cheeks, this intense colour works just as well on my skintone as it would on someone much darker.

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KICKS Sugar Lacquer swatches

The structure polish trend has now reached Swedish KICKS, here are three of the shades available! They cost 79 SEK for 10 ml.


KICKS Sugar Lacquer in Sugar Cane, Royal Velvet and Moondust.

No Topcoat

Top coat on the right half of the swatches



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Yves Rocher Secrets d’Essences Neroli EdP

Jag har, liksom resten av planeten, fallit som en fura för Yves Rochers senaste doft Neroli. En syrlig, varm blomsterdoft av hudnära karaktär. Parfymören bakom doften är Veronique Nyberg. Eftersom vi renoverar lägenhet som tokar här hemma känns det lite sunkigt att bära något för tungt och ännu sunkigare att inte lukta fint alls, så just därför har en skir doft som denna varit mycket välkommen på sistone.

Jag brukar i regel tycka att “rena” dofter är skräp pga nutidens “shit vad pinsamt tänk om jag börjar lukta kropp och inte sköljmedel”-skräck, då är en doftnot som neroli en klockren medelväg. Rent, ljust och tunt som silkespapper men ändå med en parallell till något.. verkligt. Solvarm hud? Något i den stilen. Fritt från torktumlarfeelings. Precis detta levererar Yves Rocher Neroli, en riktig budgetpärla!

Finns i 15, 30 och 50 ml för priser mellan lite drygt 100 och 400 kr.


I, just like the rest of mankind, fell deeply in love with Neroli, the latest scent from Yves Rocher. A citrusy warm floral scent with a close-to-skin character. The perfumer behind the scent is Veronique Nyberg. Because we’re renovating an apartment like crazy right now it feels a bit gross to wear something too heavy and even sadder to wear nothing at all, so a sheer beauty like this is super welcome right now.

I mostly find “clean” scents a bit crappy because of the current “omg how embarassing, what if I start to smell like a body and not like detergent” panic, that’s when a note like neroli is the perfect balance. Clean, light and thin as wrapping tissue but still with a connection to something.. real. Sun warmed skin? Something like that. Free from laundry room feelings. This is exactly what Yves Rocher Neroli delivers, a perfect budget find!

Check your local Yves Rocher website for price info.


yves rocher secret d'essences neroli

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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!