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IsaDora Colors in Action collection for summer 2015

Next week IsaDora will release their summer collection Colors in Action, a bunch of happy brights for lips and nails. I have 5 of the new nail polishes and the new lipstick shade here to show you!

The nail polishes have an excellent formula, all of them are opaque in two coats and no application problem whatsoever, even with the lighest ones. The lippie is smooth and soft as usual. Which colour do you like the most?

isadora colors in action nail polishes

IsaDora Wonder Nail in Aquamarina, Pink Pulse, Peach club, Limonade & Sunny Lime

isadora perfect moisture lipstick pink kiss

IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick in Pink Kiss

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A peek at Illamasqua Gel Sculpt in Silhouette

Jag är inte redo för en recension ännu, men jag känner att jag bara måste nämna detta med en gång. Idag släppte Illamasqua en produkt vid namn Gel Sculpt, ett stick att skulptera ansiktet med. Wow tänker ni, kanske inte jättecoolt. Jo! Jättecoolt är det!

Färgen Silhouette (enda skulpteringsfärgen tillgänglig, men det släpptes två färgglada stickrouge i samma veva) är mörk, liksom brunsvart, men fullständigt transparent. Det gör den otroligt mångsidig, jag som är för ljus för att t.ex. NYX Taupe ska göra sitt bästa i skulpteringsväg har inga som helst problem med denna nyans, alla hudtoner ner till strax innan stickets faktiska färg får samma effekt. HUR GENIALISKT! Äntligen en skulpteringsprodukt som tilltalar mig. Alls. Finns att shoppa på


I’m not ready to review it yet, but I just felt the need to share this immediately. Today Illamasqua released a product called Gel Sculpt, a face sculpting stick. Not the coolest thing ever you might think, YES the coolest thing I say

The colour Silhouette (only sculpting shade available, two bright stick blushes were released though) is dark, like a blackened brown, but completely transparent. That makes it incredibly versatile, I who am too light for for example NYX Taupe to work perfectly for sculpting have no problem at all with this shade, and all skin tones down to right before the shade of the actual stick gets the same effect. HOW SMART! Finally a contouring product that makes any sense at all to me. Available at

illamasqua gel sculpt


På första bilden har jag målat ett streck under kindbenet och en dutt i tinningen som jag suddat ut med Illamasqua Highlighter Brush. I bild två svepte jag ett (nästan fjantigt) tjockt streck strax över min naturliga ögonglob och suddade ut med samma borste. Kolla skillnaden mot bild ett, och inte ser det konstgjort ut heller! Sticket känns kylande på huden, tänk Make Up Store Cooling Eye Stick om ni provat den, blöt och supertunn men inte ett dugg flottig. När den suddas ut blir den mer åt det pudriga hållet.

In the first picture I’ve applied a line under my cheekbone and a dab on the temple which I blended out with Illamasqua Highlighter Brush. In the second picture I applied a (nearly crazy) thick line right above the crease of my eye and blended with the same brush. Look at the difference from picture one, and it doesn’t look fake! The stick feels very cooling on the skin, think of Make Up Store Cooling Eye Stick if you’ve tried it before, wet and super thin without feeling greasy. When it’s blended out it turns more powdery.

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My panic kit: The products that I always have on hand

I always make sure to have easy access to certain products. This panic kit is the reason that I can get my face done in no time, I won’t have to dig through my drawers to find what I need, but still have a few alternatives to choose from. Let’s go through it!

Do you want a review or some kind of show-and-tell related to any of these products? Just leave a comment!

panic kit

This drawer is always on my makeup table filled with my basics. I make sure to not overfill it, it has to be easy to find what I need. New and “must use” products are kept in another container.

1. Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
2. Becca Ultimate Crème Eyeliner – Renaissance, Neo Classic, Romanesque
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick – Brigitte
4. Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara
5. PürMinerals Château Cheeks Powder Blush – Tease
6. Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Lover
7. KICKS Baked Blusher – Fashionista
8. KIKO Mosaic Highlighter
9. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
10. NARS Blush – Orgasm
11. LUSH Lip Scrub – Bubblegum
12. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
13. Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
14. Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
15. Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
16. Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
17. Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
18. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
19. Becca Lip Priming Perfector

panic kit

I store pencil-y things in a pen holder, also with a few tools and small brushes. I could go into favourite tools in another blog post if you want.

20. Illamasqua Masquara – Raven
21. Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel
22. Anastasia Brow Wiz – Ash Blonde
23. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick – Copper, Burnished Bronze, Moonlight
24. By Terry Ombre Blackstar – Misty Rock
25. Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex

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Pahlish “Olea Europaea”

I can’t believe I haven’t shown you this in a blog post before! Olea Europaea by Pahlish is one of my favourite holographic nail polishes ever. A dirty olive green with bright sparkly rainbows, the effect is really contrasting! It needs two easily applied coats, wears well for being a holographic polish.

My bottle is from Edgy Polish who ship internationally.

pahlish olea europaea

In soft daylight. The holo rainbows are visible but not very sparkly.

pahlish olea europaea

In bright sunligt. Here the rainbows come to life and turn into magic!

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From my portfolio

For hairdresser Roger Persson @ Cybtekk Hair Studio, nominated hairdresser of the year 2014.

The lipstick is Face Stockholm Shine which is a gorgeous metallic warm grey, with cool pink Illamasqua Cleam Cream in Flex (discontinued) patted on top. Perfect sci-fi combo.


Hair: Roger Persson
Salon: Cybtekk Hair Studio
Photo: Oskar Allerby
Makeup: Viola Holmgren
Model: Sidsel Løyche

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for critical thinking. Beauty blogger 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!