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Lumene “At the Crack of Dawn”

Jag älskar denna linje lack från Lumene, kvallan är ljuvlig på både lack och pensel och de kommer i riktigt fina nyanser. At the Crack of Dawn är ur vårens/sommarens lansering (bloggade om alla nyanser här) och trots att jag klämt på den i otestadenagellack-lådan tusen gånger har det tagit mig två månader att komma mig för det. Varför? Who knows..

Lacket glider på jämnt och snyggt med två lager och det har den perfekta looken (i min smak) för detta slags nyans, heltäckande men ändå lätt och med lite jellyfeeling. När dessa nyanser blir för krämiga och täckande så känns de mer Tippex-60tal än sval chic, Chanel släpper ofta fantastiska lack av detta slag så här har vi ett budgetalternativ! Och färgen är som ni ser mjukt persikotonad, en färg som är smickrande på i stort sett vem som helst.

 

I love this line of polishes from Lumene, the quality is tip top on both formula and brush plus they come in really nice colours. At the Crack of Dawn is from the spring/summer release (I showed all colours here) and even though I’ve been looking at it all the time in my drawer of unworn polishes it took me two months to get it on my nails. Why? Who knows..

The polish glides on even and perfect in two coats and it has the perfect look (according to my taste) for this kind of shade, opaque but still light and slightly jelly-like. When these shades get to creamy and full coverage they tend to look all 60′s Tippex-like instead of soft and chic, Chanel often release beautiful polishes like this so here’s a budget alternative! And the colour is, as you can see, soft and peachy. A shade that looks flattering on basically everyone.

 

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Lumene “At the Crack of Dawn”

Jag älskar denna linje lack från Lumene, kvallan är ljuvlig på både lack och pensel och de kommer i riktigt fina nyanser. At the Crack of Dawn är ur vårens/sommarens lansering (bloggade om alla nyanser här) och trots att jag klämt på den i otestadenagellack-lådan tusen gånger har det tagit mig två månader att komma mig för det. Varför? Who knows..

Lacket glider på jämnt och snyggt med två lager och det har den perfekta looken (i min smak) för detta slags nyans, heltäckande men ändå lätt och med lite jellyfeeling. När dessa nyanser blir för krämiga och täckande så känns de mer Tippex-60tal än sval chic, Chanel släpper ofta fantastiska lack av detta slag så här har vi ett budgetalternativ! Och färgen är som ni ser mjukt persikotonad, en färg som är smickrande på i stort sett vem som helst.

 

I love this line of polishes from Lumene, the quality is tip top on both formula and brush plus they come in really nice colours. At the Crack of Dawn is from the spring/summer release (I showed all colours here) and even though I’ve been looking at it all the time in my drawer of unworn polishes it took me two months to get it on my nails. Why? Who knows..

The polish glides on even and perfect in two coats and it has the perfect look (according to my taste) for this kind of shade, opaque but still light and slightly jelly-like. When these shades get to creamy and full coverage they tend to look all 60′s Tippex-like instead of soft and chic, Chanel often release beautiful polishes like this so here’s a budget alternative! And the colour is, as you can see, soft and peachy. A shade that looks flattering on basically everyone.

 

Viola, Killer Colours

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadow swatches

I januari lade jag en beställning hos Femme Fatale Cosmetics, jag minns att jag rådfrågade er på Facebook efter roliga mineralmärken och blev tipsad om dem, så jag körde på. De skickar från Australien och med billigaste fraktalternativet till Sverige ($10.50) skulle det ta i snitt 12 veckor att få hem produkterna, poff beställt klart. Sen bara what, 12 veckor är 3 mån?! Och visst tog det svinlång tid, tre månader senare dök paketet upp. Så öh ja, har ni ett kvartal på er att vänta på paket (såvida ni inte väljer det sex dollar dyrare fraktalternativet) kan jag gott rekommendera dem! Skuggorna är verkligen fina.

Som ni ser hade jag en crush på blekblå/lila/rosa kromade skuggor när jag lade beställningen, och crushen håller helt klart fortfarande. De allra kallaste färgerna får kanske vänta till vinternyllet, men jag ser fram emot att använda allihop! Kromeffekterna är svåra att fånga i bild tycker jag, men flera av dem kan ni se rätt tydligt i burklocken! Till exempel de två mörka lila som gnistrar i klargrönt. Drömskt! Alla nyanser jag köpte är veganska.

 

This January I placed an order at Femme Fatale Cosmetics, I remember that I asked for your opinions on interesting mineral brands and I was told to try these, so I went for it. They send from Australia and the cheapest shipping to Sweden ($10.50) would take about 12 weeks for the products to arrive, boom, the package was ordered. Then I was like what, 12 weeks are 3 months?! And it sure took a long time, three months later I received the shadows. So uh well, if you live far from Australia and are okay with waiting for your order (unless you pay six more dollars for more expensive shipping) I can recommend them.

As you can see I had a crush on pale blue/purple/pink shadows when I placed my order, and the crush is definitely still on. The coolest colours might have to wait for my winter face, but I’m really looking forward to wearing them all! I find the chrome effects hard to capture in pictures, but in many of them you can see it quite clear in the lid of the jars! For example the two dark purples that sparkles with bright green. Dreamy! Every shade that I bought is vegan.

 

Starcaller, Moonglow, The Masquerade, Faerie Fire
Phantasm, Desecration, The Nightmare, Pumpkin Shrine

 

Starcaller – Pale matte blue with a violet sparkle
Moonglow – Pale steel blue with soft gold and pink duochrome
The Masquerade – Light grey with heavy violet shimmer
Faerie Fire – Lavender pink with an intense lime green shimmer/sparkle

Phantasm – Pale matte purple with copper shimmer
Desecration – Murky prune purple with an intense green shimmer (see the lid in the picture above)
The Nightmare – Dark medium purple with an intense green shimmer/sparkle (here aswell, see lid)
Pumpkin Shrine – Bright lime green with copper orange shimmer

 

Starcaller, Moonglow, The Masquerade, Faerie Fire, Phantasm, Desecration, The Nightmare, Pumpkin Shrine

 

My favourite shades must be Starcaller, The Masquerade and Phantasm. Which are your favourites out of these? Or have you tried Femme Fatale Cosmetics before and found other shades that you like?

Viola, Killer Colours

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadow swatches

I januari lade jag en beställning hos Femme Fatale Cosmetics, jag minns att jag rådfrågade er på Facebook efter roliga mineralmärken och blev tipsad om dem, så jag körde på. De skickar från Australien och med billigaste fraktalternativet till Sverige ($10.50) skulle det ta i snitt 12 veckor att få hem produkterna, poff beställt klart. Sen bara what, 12 veckor är 3 mån?! Och visst tog det svinlång tid, tre månader senare dök paketet upp. Så öh ja, har ni ett kvartal på er att vänta på paket (såvida ni inte väljer det sex dollar dyrare fraktalternativet) kan jag gott rekommendera dem! Skuggorna är verkligen fina.

Som ni ser hade jag en crush på blekblå/lila/rosa kromade skuggor när jag lade beställningen, och crushen håller helt klart fortfarande. De allra kallaste färgerna får kanske vänta till vinternyllet, men jag ser fram emot att använda allihop! Kromeffekterna är svåra att fånga i bild tycker jag, men flera av dem kan ni se rätt tydligt i burklocken! Till exempel de två mörka lila som gnistrar i klargrönt. Drömskt! Alla nyanser jag köpte är veganska.

 

This January I placed an order at Femme Fatale Cosmetics, I remember that I asked for your opinions on interesting mineral brands and I was told to try these, so I went for it. They send from Australia and the cheapest shipping to Sweden ($10.50) would take about 12 weeks for the products to arrive, boom, the package was ordered. Then I was like what, 12 weeks are 3 months?! And it sure took a long time, three months later I received the shadows. So uh well, if you live far from Australia and are okay with waiting for your order (unless you pay six more dollars for more expensive shipping) I can recommend them.

As you can see I had a crush on pale blue/purple/pink shadows when I placed my order, and the crush is definitely still on. The coolest colours might have to wait for my winter face, but I’m really looking forward to wearing them all! I find the chrome effects hard to capture in pictures, but in many of them you can see it quite clear in the lid of the jars! For example the two dark purples that sparkles with bright green. Dreamy! Every shade that I bought is vegan.

Starcaller, Moonglow, The Masquerade, Faerie Fire
Phantasm, Desecration, The Nightmare, Pumpkin Shrine

 

  • Starcaller – Pale matte blue with a violet sparkle
  • Moonglow – Pale steel blue with soft gold and pink duochrome
  • The Masquerade – Light grey with heavy violet shimmer
  • Faerie Fire – Lavender pink with an intense lime green shimmer/sparkle
  • Phantasm – Pale matte purple with copper shimmer
  • Desecration – Murky prune purple with an intense green shimmer (see the lid in the picture above)
  • The Nightmare – Dark medium purple with an intense green shimmer/sparkle (here aswell, see lid)
  • Pumpkin Shrine – Bright lime green with copper orange shimmer

 

Starcaller, Moonglow, The Masquerade, Faerie Fire, Phantasm, Desecration, The Nightmare, Pumpkin Shrine

 

My favourite shades must be Starcaller, The Masquerade and Phantasm. Which are your favourites out of these? Or have you tried Femme Fatale Cosmetics before and found other shades that you like?

Viola, Killer Colours

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La Gacilly, France with Yves Rocher and Presskontakterna

I början på veckan åkte jag och en hög andra bloggare till La Gacilly, den lilla staden utanför Rennes i Frankrike där märket Yves Rocher började sin resa. Jag är ruskigt tacksam över att få ha varit med på detta, det var en njutning för själen och jag önskar mig tillbaka snarast möjligt. Tack Yves Rocher och Presskontakterna för en fantastisk resa!

 

At the beginning of the week I went with a bunch of other bloggers to La Gacilly, the little town outside of Rennes in France where the Yves Rocher brand started it’s journey. I’m very greatful to have been a part of this trip, it was total soul food and I want to go back as soon as possible. Than you yves Rocher and Presskontakterna for a great trip!

I packed my bags and went to the airport at.. 4AM? Hella early.

I packed my bags and went to the airport at.. 4AM? Hella early.

At Landvetter Airport here in Gothenburg you find Rituals! I was far too tired to even take a sniff, so I just fell asleep on the plane to Paris right away.

We all met up at Charles de Gaulle in Paris and took another flight to Rennes. From there we then sat on a bus for an hour to finally arrive at the Yves Rocher Eco Hotel Spa, La Grée des Landes.

We all met up at Charles de Gaulle in Paris and took another flight to Rennes. From there we then sat on a bus for an hour to finally arrive at the Yves Rocher Eco Hotel Spa, La Grée des Landes.

The air was crisp, the sounds of the city were many hours away and it was all so incredibly peaceful.

The air was crisp, the sounds of the city were many hours away and it was all so incredibly peaceful.

La Gacilly

The garden where the chefs went out to pick their herbs and vegetables for our dinners.

The rooms were peaceful, very calm and clean without feeling sterile. And of course, the view! A wavy green skyline. I could live like this forever.

The rooms were peaceful, very calm and clean without feeling sterile. And of course, the view! A wavy green skyline. I could live like this forever.

  

I made a panorama from the balcony just to show the dreamy landscape. Click the image to enlarge!

La Gacilly

Damn, the food was great! So fresh and well made. I don’t like the whole “smear three drops of undefined goo in artsy swirls over the plate and put a star cut rare berry on top” food culture, this is what food should look like.

Damn, the food was great! So fresh and well made. I don’t like the whole “smear three drops of undefined goo in artsy swirls over the plate and put a star cut rare berry on top” food culture, this is what food should look like.

 

La Gacilly

At the spa we received a treatment, I picked a massage with jojoba oil and hot Entada seeds. How cool are they?

At the spa we received a treatment, I picked a massage with jojoba oil and hot Entada seeds. How cool are they?

The sweet town center of La Gacilly.

One day we had lunch at a little place in town, that day I probably had my best cup of coffee ever. Not sure if it was because of the whole situation or the coffee itself. Probably both.

One day we had lunch at a little place in town, that day I probably had my best cup of coffee ever. Not sure if it was because of the whole situation or the coffee itself. Probably both.

In town you can see a huge photo exhibition, I love the way that they smack the huge prints up on the walls. Seeing wonderful photography at such size is quite breathtaking.

In town we found a small soap shop where I caved in for a scented candle called Baume des Selliers from Bougies la Francaise.

In town we found a small soap shop where I caved in for a scented candle called Baume des Selliers from Bougies la Francaise.

La gacilly

La Gacilly

We had a trip to the Yves Rocher botanical garden.

La gacilly

La gacilly

At the garden we sat down and listened to interesting info about the Yves Rocher plants and how they cultivate them.

At the garden we sat down and listened to interesting info about the Yves Rocher plants and how they cultivate them.

We also got a tour through the area where they dry plants before making the extracts that go into the products. Here's one of their drying rooms.

We also got a tour through the area where they dry plants before making the extracts that go into the products. Here’s one of their drying rooms. 

La gacilly

And here they store big boxes of the dried plants. They are stored for 3 years at max before being used.

And here they store big boxes of the dried plants. They are stored for 3 years at max before being used.

At last we visited the factory where the products are poured and packed. They asked us not to take any pictures there sadly. And at last a stressed out picture of me. The trip home was hideous, lots of delays and I just wanted to get home. Or why would I have needed to go home at all? I could have lived there, just skipped Sweden.. If you go to La Gacilly, don’t buy a ticket home because you will want to stay.

At last we visited the factory where the products are poured and packed. They asked us not to take any pictures there sadly. And at last a stressed out picture of me. The trip home was hideous, lots of delays and I just wanted to get home. Or why would I have needed to go home at all? I could have lived there, just skipped Sweden.. If you go to La Gacilly, don’t buy a ticket home because you will want to stay.

Viola, Killer Colours
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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!