Smitten Polish “Girl Sprouts”

I’ve posted this one before but I just had to snap a picture of it again now that I was wearing it last week, Girl Sprouts from Smitten Polish is the most perfect poison green holographic thing you could ever wear on your nails. I have a thing for green nails, okay?

smitten polish girl sprouts

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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Ibland vet man bara om det, testar jag detta nu så kommer jag bli fast. När nog många petiga nördar uttryckt sin kärlek för produkten så är det bara att vänta in tillfället att fastna själv.

På väg hem från London (mer om det senare, vill ni se shoppingfynden i bildbaserat inlägg eller i en video?) fick jag en halvdag i Stockholm till övers. Trots zombieläge planerade jag in ett par butiker jag verkligen ville hinna med, däribland nyöppnade Aesop på Jakobsbergsgatan 7. En FANTASTISKT vacker och väldoftande butik inredd i almträ, ett måste om ni är i krokarna!

Med mig fick jag alltså Resurrection Aromatique Hand Cream, handkrämernas Rolls-Royce. Rik och fluffig formula som går in i händerna på under minuten, nästan så det inte går att tro. Doftar örtigt och friskt av rosmarin, mandarin och cederträ. Full innehållsförteckning i slutet av inlägget.

Krämen finns i två storlekar, aluminiumtuben på 75 ml och en pumpflaska på 500 ml. Finns att shoppa online på bl.a., Net-a-Porter och Cult Beauty.


Sometimes you just know it, if I try this now I will get hooked. When a certain amount of picky nerds have raised something to the skies you just wait for the day that it lures you in.

On my way from London (more about that later, would you like to see what I got in a picture based post or a video?) I got half a day in Stockholm. I challenged my zombie mode and made time for a few stores that I really wanted to visit, among those the new Aesop store at Jakobsbergsgatan 7. A truly GORGEOUS fragrant store that looks like it’s carved from a giant chunk of elmwood, you have to pop by if you’re around!

So, with me I got Resurrection Aromatique Hand Cream, the Rolls-Royce of hand creams. A rich and fluffy formula that absorbs into the skin within seconds, it’s nearly unbelievable. Smells herbal and fresh from rosemary, mandarin orange and cedarwood. Full inci at the bottom of the blog post.

The cream is available in two sizes, aluminum tube at 75 ml and pump bottle at 500 ml. You can shop online at for example, Net-a-Porter and Cult Beauty.

aesop resurrection aromatique hand balm

Somehow aluminum tubes makes hand creams feel extra good, don’t they?


Part of the new Aesop store at Jakobsbergsgatan 7 in Stockholm.

INCI: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, D-Limonene, Linalool

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Byredo Apocalyptic

Years of lusting finally came to an end, Apocalyptic fragranced candle from Byredo finally moved in! Deep, velvety perfection. Really potent and only needs a short burn time to fill the entire apartment with its gorgeous scent. You can check it out on their website.

Top notes: Fire iron, black raspberry
Heart notes: Papyrus, oakmoss
Base notes: Dark woods, birch woods

Byredo is a complicated brand for me, overall I’m liking most of the candles and disliking most of the perfumes. M/Mink (animalic, stone cold ink) and Bullion (smoky woody plum) are the only scents that I’ve appreciated, but those are good stuff. Have you tried any of their scents?

byredo apocalyptic

Black wax, black glass container, presented in a bright white box. Insanely elegant.

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The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette

Jag har suktat efter den i två år, nu är den min! Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette från The Balm är universums töntigaste palett fylld med produkter lika snygga som namnen är tacky. I love it. Temat är alltså rock, och med ögonskuggsnamn som Lead Zeppelin och Alice Copper så kan jag inte låta bli att guilty pleasure-skratta. Roligast är krämprodukterna för läpp och kind vid namn Lip Sync Playback i färgerna Milly och Vanilly. AV. LI. DER.

Skuggorna är uppbrutna i tre vertikala spalter med fyra skuggor i varje, Heavy Metal som är skimriga och metalliska, Classical som är matta neutrala och Alternative som är mer åt det skimrigt drömska hållet. Skapa en look baserad på vald spalt eller mixa hejvilt!

Formulan är silkeslen och välpigmenterad på nästan alla produkter, Lead Zeppelin och Adagio är lite torrare men med en primer så löses det problemet.

Finns att shoppa på brittiska Feelunique eller Pinkroom här i Göteborg.


I’ve wanted it for two years, now it’s ime! TheBalm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette is the dorkiest palette on the planet, filled with products that look as good as the names are tacky. Love it. So the theme is rock, and with eyeshadow names like Lead Zeppelin and Alice Copper I can’t help but laugh with guilty pleasure. Funniest are the lip/cheek cream products called Lip Sync Playback in the colours Milly and Vanilly. I. DIED.

The eyeshadows are broken up into three columns with four shades in each, Heavy Metal which are jewel toned shimmers and metallics, Classical which are matte neutrals and Alternative which are more shimmery and dreamy. Create a look based on your favourite column or mix them up!

The formula is silky and pigmented on almost all products, Lead Zeppelin and Adagio are a bit drier but with a primer that would be solved.

You can get it at British Feelunique amongst other webshops.

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette

The outer packaging splits at the bottom, which means that there’s a flap over the cream products. Awesome idea as powders always get stuck in creme products when put together in a palette.

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette

The content in all. 12 shadows, 1 highlighter, 1 blush and 2 lip/cheek creams.

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette

The eyeshadows are split into three columns, everyone with a certain theme. I love the mix of undertones, finishes and style even though they go well together.

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette

The highlighter, blush and lip/cheek creams at the bottom. Very useful shades, but maybe not too exciting.

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette swatches

Heavy Metal column: Metal-Ica, Iron Maid-in, Lead Zeppelin, Alice Copper

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette swatches

Classical column: Adagio, Allegro, Moderato, Presto

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette swatches

Alternative column: Blink 1982, The Stroke, Rem, Third Eye Blinded

thebalm balm jovi rockstar palette swatches

Cheek/lip products: Solid Gold, Don’t You Want Me, Milly, Vanilly.

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Going to London!

Tomorrow I’m leaving Gothenburg for a trip to London with a bunch of beauty friends, held by Daisy Beauty. You can follow me on Instagram @Killercolours for updates!

Until then: Packing makeup bags like a crazy person. Which lipsticks will I need? Well all of them, in case I miss something while I’m there. Duh.


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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!