Rise & Shine

I almost missed daylight today so I’m only giving you a single picture, but I did a quick look this evening using the Inglot Rise & Shine collection eyeshadows! A bunch of fluffy pastels (see them here) which I swished onto the eyelids after messily smudging a black eye pencil along the waterlines and lashlines. Simple as that!

rise & shine


  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer


  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Black
  • Inglot Eyeshadow – 161, 162, 163, 164, 165
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


  • Shiro Cosmetics Lipgloss – Nic Cage Churning Butter One Crisp Thanksgiving Morn
  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Up The Bass


  • INGLOT O2M Breathable Nail Enamel – 510
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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette “The Starlet”

En av mina mest använda paletter i år har varit Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette (phew..) i färgställningen The Lolita, i vilken det finns två ljuvligt krämiga high shine skimmerskuggor som är mina go-to’s när det behöver gå snabbt på morgonen. Vips såg jag härom veckan The Starlet, hallå, en hel palett med BARA denna fantastiska skimmerformula? I’m sold, finemang, den tar vi, tjenix, vi ses. Ni kan läsa min gamla recension av The Lolita här.

De första tre skuggorna i paletten är de mest neutrala, en smutsigt taupe-lila, en lite djupare champagne och en mörk mullvadsbrun. Dessa är en perfekt trio att bara svepa över ögonlocket med lite mascara till vardags. De resterande fyra är det lite mer krut i, en pangig koppar, en guldgrön, en smutsig ljus silver och en stålgrå. Precis lagom variation för att kännas som en färgglad palett, men ändå är i stort sett alla nyanser gångbara med varandra.

Finns för dryga 550 kronor (det gör ont och du njuter på samma gång, jag lovar!) på Sephora. TREAT YO SELF.


One of my most used palettes this year has been the  Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette (phew..) in The Lolita, in which there are two creamy high shine shimmer shades that quickly turned into my go to’s for hasty mornings. Then last week I saw The Starlet, hellooo, a palette with ONLY this fantastic shimmer formula? I’m sold, done deal, it’s mine, kthxbye, see ya. You can read my old review of The Lolita here.

The first three shades in the palette are the most neutral ones, a dirty taupe-y purple, a deeper champagne and a dark neutral brown. They are a perfect trio swept over the lids with some mascara for easy daily wear. The last four shades pack more of a punch, you have a intense copper, a golden green, a dirty pale silver and a steel grey. Just enough variation to feel like a colourful palette, but still almost all shades are compatible with each other.

Available at Sephora for $59 (it hurts and you will enjoy it at the same time, I promise!) at Sephora. TREAT YO SELF.

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the starlet

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette in The Starlet.

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the starlet

The outer packaging is like a sexy little piece of volcanic glass.

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the lolita, the starlet

Top: The Lolita. Bottom: The Starlet.

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the starlet swatch

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette in The Starlet swatched on bare skin. They are SO INTENSE.

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INGLOT Rise & Shine for spring 2016

I got the sweetest box sent from INGLOT the other day, can you believe that we finally have a store in Sweden? You can find it at Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm. Let’s hope for one in Gothenburg soon aswell! Until then we can order at the Swedish webshop.

This years spring collection is called Rise & Shine, it contains a bunch of pretty pastel nail polishes, a basecoat, a white eye pencil and a handful of shimmery pastel shadows. Let me know if you want to take a closer look at any iof it! xo

inglot rise & shine collection

inglot rise & shine collection

inglot rise & shine collection eyeshadow swatches

The entire Rise & Shine palette used on top of a smudged black liner. Blog post about the look here.

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Palina Magic CC Cream review & demo

The new Magic CC Cream from Swedish brand Palina is presented as a colour correcting and hydrating skin base with natural looking high coverage and a lightweight feeling. It’s not supposed to cling to lines or pores and should wear all day, packed with antioxidants and SPF 20, comes in 6 shades. Retails for 495 SEK (right now 395!) at

It sounds good, and it feels just as good! This CC cream is thin and super blendable, it has a nice silicon slip to it (inci at the end of the post) and it totally spackles pores and lines into a beautiful even surface, as if it had a pore filling primer built in! The coverage is impressive and it still manages to look like real skin. The texture isn’t tacky but will stay emollient so I felt the need to set under my eyes and between my brows to keep it from creasing.

Shade-wise Stockholm is perfect for me right now, it’s a neutral shade leaning slightly warm. Later this summer I will definitely reach for New York which is slightly darker and warmer.

After about nine hours it hasn’t turned gunky or separated on the skin like many products do, instead it kind of.. disappeared? The coverage is half way gone, but the skin still looks even and perfected. So strange! I will keep experimenting to see how it feels in the long run. But in all – great launch Palina, well done!

palina magic cc cream

Palina Magic CC Cream comes in a tube with a pump. Love me some good ol’ hygiene. And those tubes look really nice as a bonus!

palina magic cc cream stockholm new york swatch

Palina Magic CC Cream in Stockholm and New York

bare skin

Bare skin

palina magic cc cream stockholm swatch

Palina Magic CC Cream in Stockholm applied with a damp beauty blender

INCI: Aqua, Isododecane, Talc, EthylhexylMethoxycinnamate, hydrogenated Teradecenyl/Methylpentadecene, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1, Dimethicone, Isocethyl Palmitate, Totanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimoniun Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, GlycerylCaprylate, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogene Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydrocetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aliminium Hydroxide, Ubiquinone/Q10, Squalane, Sodium Phytate, Oryzanol, Alcohol

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One-step guide: How to win my heart

Can you believe that he went out and bought the makeup table I saw (and almost cried over) at a second hand after christmas, then hid it until my birthday? This man is f-ing insane and I’m the happiest makeup hoarder on the planet. Aaaahhhhh

makeup table

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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!