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Essie “Bottle Service”

How could I have missed to upload this picture? I obviously did! However, about two weeks ago I found Essie Bottle Service in a drawer, slapped it on and fell in love. It’s the PERFECT hot pink for my skintone and liking. Rich, squishy and vibrant. I rarely fall for pinks because there are so few shades of pink that I like on my hands, but this is YUMMY. Rallelujah.

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Audrey

You know when you start with a look not knowing where it will lead? That’s that happened today, and I ended up piling on warm earthy tones on both eyes, cheeks and lips. 100% fall appropriate! Except for the mascara, it sucked.

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Face:

  • Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Too Faced Peach Leopard Bronzer
  • KIKO Soft Touch Blush – Natural Pink (102)
  • KICKS Baked Blusher – Fashionista

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • IsaDora Brow Shaping Gel – Light Brown

Eyes:

  • KIKO Soft Touch Blush – Natural Pink (102)
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Lumene Blueberry Wild Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour – Audrey

Nails:

  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics – Maddening Whispers

 

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Deborah Lippmann Fantastical – holiday 2014 collection

Dags att kika på lackkollektionen som slåss om titeln Snyggast 2014. Deborah Lippmanns julkollektion Fantastical innehåller en rad juvelskimrande lack som är allt annat än typiska för en julkollektion. Varken rött, grangrönt eller guld i sikte! Ändå tycker jag att den är spot on. Färgerna är mystiska och magiska nog för att kännas sådär vinterlyxiga, ett smart drag för att locka avtrubbade lackare som sett det mesta! Blå Xanadu har jag burit i flera dagar nu och vill bara inte ta av det. HELT magiskt.

Jag har alla lack förutom ett svart jelly med holografiskt glitter och ett kromat orange med glitterflakes i, de två lacken jag personligen inte tyckte var lika intressanta. Men du kan se allihop i videon nedan! I oktober kommer de ut i butik!

 

Time to look at the nail polish collection that fights for the Best Of 2014 title. The Deborah Lippmann holiday collection called Fantastical contains a bunch of jewel tones that feel unusual for a fall collection. No reds, kelly greens or golds in sight! Still I find it totally spot on. The colours are mystical and magical enough to feel luxurious and winter-like, a smart move to lure in polish nerds who have seen most holiday constellations already! I’ve worn blue Xanadu on my nails for days now and I don’t want to take it off. SO magical.

I have all polishes here except for a black jelly with holographic glitters and a chromed orange with glitter flakes, those two felt less interesting for me personally. But you can see them all in the video below!

deborah lippmann fantastical collection

Bottles from the left: Dream Weaver, Xanadu, Weird Science, Dear Mr. Fantasy. First four swatches are over black, next four swatches are the polishes by themselves.

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Deborah Lippmann Xanadu on my nails, 3 coats. See that amazing pinky shift? Beautiful with a single coat aswell!

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7 blog posts that got me GOING

You know when you read a blog post that makes you go OH MAH GAADDD, let’s take a look at a few that I’ve loved recently! Direct links under the pictures. And make sure to check out the rest of those blogs, they’re great.

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Some recent (and long-time!) shower favourites

Duschkrämer, skrubbar, återfuktare.. Härliga duschprodukter är nästan lite heligt i min vardagsrutin, får jag inte min långa kvällsdusch precis innan sängen så kan jag inte varva ner ordentligt. Här är fem flaskor och burkar som går heta i min dusch. Två nya, två gamla och en.. ja.. mitt emellan!

Vill ni se samma koncept i fler kategorier? Önska i kommentarsfältet, jag skriver så gärna om det!

 

Unite Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner

Schampo och balsam som gör susen på mina oljiga rötter och supertorra längder + toppar. Jag behöver alltså något som känns återfuktande men ändå lätt, och det har vi här. Denna duo är ny i min rutin men åh vad den kommer stanna! Unite är ett frisörmärke som är rätt svårt att få tag på pga hårda restriktioner, men finns t.ex. på salong F&M i Stockholm.

Akoma Skincare Liquid African Black Soap

En gamling i min hudvårdsrutin. African Black Soap från Akoma är inte bara en grym balanserande ansiktstvätt som motverkar orenheter, den stödjer även ett kvinnofokuserat kooperativ i Bolgatanga, nordöstra Ghana, där jobb, hälsa och utbildning genereras genom Fairtrade-produktionen av det ljuvliga sheasmöret. VÄRLDENS BÄSTA grej som alla bör stödja, kolla in hemsidan här. Kikar ni på African Black Soap från annat märke så var noggranna med vad ni köper, det finns många orena skräpversioner utan samma goda produktionskedjor.

NUXE Rêve de Miel Face & Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel

Mild tvålfri ansikts- och kroppstvätt, inga parabener, mineraloljor eller syntetiska färgämnen. Sen det viktigaste: den doftar BÄST. Alltså, det finns nog ingen produkt som doftar så gott i hela världen. NUXE är övernaturliga när det kommer till doft. Mitt ansikte hatar ungefär allt förutom ovanstående ansiktsrengöring så jag vågar inte använda den där, men min torra kropp tjuter av lycka.

LUSH Kroppsbalsam

Torr kropp var det ja.. Kroppbalsamen från LUSH är packade med mjukgörande smörer och oljor, helt klart några av de bästa produkterna i hela LUSHsortimentet. De smörjs in och sköljs sedan av med vatten, kvar lämnas en maffigt återfuktad bebishud. Både African Paradise (mild smörig frangipanidoft) och Ro’s Argan (intensiv ros- och vaniljdoft) är grymma, växlar mellan dem beroende på vilken jag är sugen på.

shower favourites

 

Shower gels, scrubs, moisturizers.. Luxurious shower products are pretty damn holy in my everyday routine, if I don’t get my long evening shower right before bed I can’t wind down properly. Here are five bottles and jars with high priority in my shower. Two new, two old and one.. well.. in between!

Do you want to see the same concept in other categories? Leave your wishes in the comment section, I’d love to write about it!

 

Unite Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo and conditioner that works wonders on my oily roots and super dry ends. I need something that moisturizes well but still feels light, and that’s what we have here. This duo is new in my routine but oh, it will stay! Unite is a salon brand that’s quite hard to find because of hard restrictions, find a Unite salon and you can buy the products there!

Akoma Skincare Liquid African Black Soap

An oldie in my skincare routine. African Black Soap from Akoma isn’t just an awesome balancing face wash that gets rid of impurities, it supports a women focused cooperative in Bolgatanga, noth east Ghana, where work, health and education is generated through a Fairtrade production of the amazing shea butter. BEST THING EVER that everyone should support, check the website out here. If you’re looking at African Black Soap from other brands you should make sure to buy good stuff, there are loads of unclean trash versions without the same great production lines.

NUXE Rêve de Miel Face & Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel

Mild soap free face and body wash, no parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colourants. And the most important part: The scent is THE BEST EVER. You will probably never find a product that smells better than this. NUXE are supernatural when it comes to scents. My face hates just about everything except for the face wash mentioned above so I don’t dare to use it there, but my dry body is so happy for it.

LUSH Body Conditioner

The body conditioners from LUSH are packed with softening butters and oils, definitely some of the best products in the entire LUSH range. You apply them on the skin and rinse them off with water, leaves the skin super moisturized and feeling like a baby. Both African Paradise (soft buttery frangipani scent) and Ro’s Argan (vanilla rose scent) are great, I switch between them depending on what scent I feel like that day.

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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!