Perfect Purple

Milani Liquid Eye Pencil in Perfect Purple has been one of my closest makeup companions lately. A sparkly medium-deep purple that’s gorgeous smudged around the eye with some pitch black mascara. These purple shades are entirely universal and will work on each and every one of you out there. J’adore!

Available at Cherry Culture.

perfect purple

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Pumpkin and Poppy Cream Blush “Red Menace”

I was really excited to try the cream blushes from Pumpkin and Poppy and Red Menace is the exact kind of shade that I’m crazy about right now, a cool toned red that gives a fresh Snow White glow to the cheeks. It’s super pigmented and smooth so it glides beautifully onto the skin, plus it wears a long time on me. The name is inspired by Clementines red hair colour in the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind!

This cream blush is lip safe (not eye safe though) so I patted it on my lips and topped with a sheer lip gloss, I really like matching my cheeks and lips in simple looks like this!

Bought at the Pumpkin and Poppy web shop. This brand is 100% vegan and cruelty free.


pumpkin and poppy cream blush red menace

The sleek little compact comes with a mirror.

pumpkin and poppy cream blush red menace

I love the little illustrations that Kristy draw for each collection!

pumpkin and poppy cream blush red menace

Patted on my cheeks with fingers over a base of mineral foundation. It doesn’t cake up on top of a powder which some cream blushes do. I also like how it matches the lips where I’ve applied the cream blush a lot heavier and put a gloss on top.

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NYX Black Label Lipstick “Brick”

A new lipstick love of mine is NYX Black Label Lipstick in Brick, a bright brick shade without brown tones. A wonderful fall shade that feels really fresh, it’s like a fall version of the summer corals. It feels nice and soft so if you don’t like matte formulas this will be comfortable for you.

Bought at Cherry Culture!


nyx black label lipstick brick

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Video tutorial: 5 minute neutral crease look

Here’s a video tutorial of the eye makeup style that I’ve worn in my recent makeup looks, a soft angled crease and some shimmer on the lid. Yay!



On my nails:
Color Club – Sparkle and Soar

Products used:
Milani Shadow Eyez 12HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencil – Sand Dunes
NYX Blush – Taupe
Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit (as eyeshadows)
Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara


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A England “Sleeping Palace”

Todays nails is a brownish-purplish-greyish autumnal dream with a soft holographic gleam. Sleeping Palace from A England is incredibly beautiful to look at.. once you’ve mastered the freaky formula! It’s thick and doesn’t smooth out by itself at all (not sticky/stringy/goopy at all, it’s just like painting nails with water based wall paint!) so using too much or too little polish on the brush creates quite a mess. Oh well, it’s not patchy looking once on the nail though, so it looks a lot better than it feels. Maybe it would be better after a few drops of thinner..

Bought through Nailmail but here’s a list of stockists aswell.

By the way, Swedish readers! I’ve been writing most of my posts in English lately just because it’s a lot more comfortable to skip all the translating business, is it a bad thing? Let me know if you think it’s a problem, if you don’t care, or if you even think that it’s better this way!


a england sleeping palace

a england sleeping palace

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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!