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2022 BPALentines Swap

Tell me what kinds of coffee you like- whole bean? Grind? (If grind, what type?) Flavors? Light roast? Dark Roast? Ground please! I don't have a grinder, so I just buy pre-ground. (I use an aeropress, which recommends using a fine grind or espresso grind, but I find it works just fine with a regular grind). Medium and dark roasts preferred. I like hazelnut and irish cream and pumpkin spice and all those nice and nutty/creamy/bakery-type flavors. I'm always up for trying something unusual too.   LMK if you want anything from Mexico because I'm definitely going across for my birthday on the 29th! Ooh, have fun! I've never been to Mexico or anywhere near it, so I'm not even sure what sorts of things to consider. I do enjoy a good smokey spice though (chipotle, paprika) and I treat sauces/condiments like they're pokemon (gotta collect 'em all!), so something in that vein would be lovely.   What are your favourite colours? Are you happy with Valentine's themed colours?  Historically, purple is my most favorite color, although in recent years I've been skewing towards blue-greens and soft/muted greens pretty hard. Blush tones have made their way into my life as well. I also love copper and rose gold. As for Valentine's colors, I love me a good rich red, like a deep cherry or wine or oxblood. And my preferred pinks are the paler peachy and blush toned ones. And I'll never be mad at a cool-toned neutral, like black, grey, or navy blue.   Wishlist links:  etsy   |   amazon   |   pinterest   |   bpal   Jewelry?? Types? Sizes? Styles? Colors? Certainly! I love dangly, fishhook-type earrings and clasps (no posts please) and I'd like to get back into wearing rings (more delicate ones, in sizes 10 and 10.5). No bracelets please, and only lightweight necklaces that are long. I gravitate towards stones that are in the milky/iridescent realm, like opals and moonstone, as well as blue-green stones and purple stones. Rose quartz can be nice too. Tear drop shapes are my fav. All metals are welcome, but I especially like gold, copper, and rose gold.   Would you be interested in anything from Ravenstone? I've been eyeing a pair of earrings from them for a while, but don't get them for me! lol - I might buy something for my target, in which case I'll add the earrings into my cart when I do so. I'd be open to their candles or incense or bath/body products though!   Do you have any interest in journals, planners, habit trackers, etc.? A blank/non-structured (or lightly structured) journal would be cool, and possibly a habit tracker too. Oh, and a wall calendar would be welcome!   Do you have a goodreads account or somewhere that tracks which books you've already read/own? I sure do - goodreads   What notes of coffee do you like? (answered in the other coffee question)   What kind of tea do you like? Type (loose leaf vs bag), and also flavours? I use both loose leaf and bagged. I love chai and mint and green teas. Fall/winter flavors like apple, pumpkin, chestnut, and spice too. Lighter fruits like peach and tropical fruits, as well as herbals (especially lavender) are all good too!   Would you be interested in anything from https://snagtights.com/, and if so, what is your size? Opaque or ribbed tights in darker solids, size F. Mock garters, fishnets, or leggings would be cool too.   Are you interested in secondhand oracle/tarot decks? No to oracle cards, and tarot cards...maybe. I have a decent sized collection already, so only if it's an aesthetic you really think fits my vibe.   What category of makeup (and what shades) are you most interested in? A muted greigey-pink matte blush would be amazing. Also, eye makeup in matte neutrals or lighter colored duochromes. I don't really need new lipsticks rn, but a berry/burgundy tinted balm would be nice. And nail polish is always welcome - check my "Nails" list on etsy for colors I like!   Are you interested in ritual oils (e.g. Twilight Alchemy Lab stuff)? If so, what kind of intentions/magic resonate with you right now? Yes! Anything for focus/concentration, creativity, selling/business, as well as healing would be wonderful ❤️    Are you interested in incense? What formats? I prefer the shorter stick incense and cones. And I'm not picky on scents.   Super specific, but pls note if you are a fan of Taylor Swift Not really, sorry!   Sizing for tights? I'm 5'4 and wear size 18 pants, so hopefully that should give you an answer on most size charts. If not, ask about the specific brand and I'll let you know!   Are you open to loose shadows/bullet lipsticks? Loose shadows yes. And I'm pretty set on lipsticks, but it's not like I'd be mad about getting one.   If you said yes to hats or mittens, what sort of patterns or designs do you like?  Mittens/gloves would be great. I'd wear them for warmth, so function over form when it comes to design. Thin but warm, and soft would be a plus!   Are you into citrus/ fruity scents? Citrus - absolutely, especially lime. For fruity it depends. I wear a lot of cherry and enjoy a good wine note. I like apple and orange-family-fruits, but my skin usually eats them. I also like pear, champagne grape, pineapple, and mango. I can do strawberry, peach, plum, and fig, but I'm not crazy about them. Coconut seems to work when it's a supporting player but not the star.   Which florals are a yes/no? Death notes? I love gardenia. I also like hyacinth, wisteria, lilac, jasmine, olive blossom, osmanthus, poppy, carnation, and tuberose. Violet is okay in small quantities and when balanced with sweeter notes (it can skew high-pitched otherwise). Orris and iris are death notes. Lotus is a no-go too. Rose and most other flowers are in the risky category. Generally the risky florals work best when sweetened up by other notes.   Are you into Skincare/haircare? Sheet masks/cleansers/hair masks? False lashes? Yes to skincare. I like sheet masks, toners, cleansers, scrubs. I could use a good foot lotion or a lightweight face lotion with SPF. No hair masks or falsies, please.   Does honey work with your skin chem? Buttercream? Honey is GREAT. Not sure about buttercream, but it sounds a little heavy for my skin needs. Maybe just for a foot lotion.   If you said "yes" to OCYL, which houses have you been dying to try? Which ones aren't compatible with your skin chem? No other companies for perfume, but yes for all the other things. I'm game to try anything.   Do you have a personal motto or favorite quote that you would like incorporated into either some stationery/notecards, or done up in calligraphy? Your time is now.

BoneBone24

BoneBone24

 

Shotgun Samhain 2021 Answers

what sizes do you wear for jewelry purposes - rings, etc. Rings in sizes 9.5, 10, and 10.5. For necklaces, the longer the better. I'm plus sized and chesty and hate necklaces that are tight around my neck or that fall right on my cleavage, so I prefer ones that are super long. I don't like wearing bracelets cuz my wrists are quite plump.    what's your favorite fall food based treat? Oooh, more like what's not my favorite fall food! Anything pumpkin, anything with yummy spices. I love chai tea. Pumpkin all the things. Dark chocolate. Mulled wine. Spiced/salted/roasted nuts. Dried apple slices. I suppose I'm not big on caramels or other very sugary things, but I'm generally pretty open to most treats, provided they are gluten free.   Are you more interested in a spiritual service you haven't mentioned practicing yourself, or would you prefer to receive something you do practice? Do you have a preference for if it's provided in writing/placed in the package vs over a skype/phone call? No preference when it comes to the service - whatever is your forte is probably best, though I do enjoy trying new things, so if there's something obscure you do, or something you're learning rn, I'd be up for that too! In writing/placed in the package is preferable, but if it makes more sense to do something over zoom, I'd be game.   For item no.5, what kind of thing would you most appreciate? Books or self-care/pampering items probably, but I dunno, I'm open to surprises!   Anything in particular you're interested in from the UK? Oh gosh, I'm not sure. Maybe a type of tea or treat not available in the US. Maybe something mystical tied to legends about Avalon or pagan priestesses??   Any interest in apothecary style indies, e.g. essential oils, natural skincare, flower waters? Certainly! I love trying out new products and brands. I have combination skin if that helps to know. And I like lavender/calming scents for bathtime or bedtime products, and more invigorating scents (like citrus, aquatics, mint, herbs, spices) for daily use items.   What is it that you're most wanting out of this fall season? (e.g. that could require magical assistance) I'm really trying to focus on my creative pursuits this fall. I just self published a poetry book, so any magics having to do with selling or gaining attention would be good for that. I'm also going to be participating in NaNoWriMo, with the goal of finally finishing a manuscript I've been working on for years (a fantasy novel called Seven Shards). For that I could use help on the focus, determination, and inspiration fronts. If your practice has more to do with providing guidance, then career guidance on how to best focus my energies to start building steady income from my creative projects so I can eventually quit my day job and do creative things full time. If your practice has more to do with healing, I could always use more help with recovering from a toxic relationship I was in for 15 years (got divorced in 2018/2019, have completely rebuilt my life since and have done a lot of healing already, but there's always a little more to do!).   Books. Are you a big reader? If so, do you prefer ebooks, audio, or printed? Would you enjoy an art or photography book? Do you like poetry? Big reader of fantasy, fairy tales, supernatural (vampires especially), and female POV historical fiction having to do with asia, britain, or anything that ties into mythology or legends. Books about paganism, taoism, feng shui, crystals, astrology, etc. too. Printed books are preferred, but I'll read shorter reads as ebooks too. Art books yes, photography books only if it's very stylized photography. Poetry yes, but a little picky about it. My Goodreads Bookshelf.   Is there anything typically sold at a Renn Faire that you'd be interested in? Mead, elf ears, elven/fairy tiara, good incense.   Candles. Any preferences? Taper/Pillar/Votive/Jar/Chime/etc.? Scented vs Unscented?  I could definitely use more chime candles (unscented) for magic use - any and all colors. For scented candles I prefer ones in jars or tins, any size.   Are there any types of makeup/nail polish that you would or would not like to receive?  I'm always on the lookout for a matte blush or bronzer that's light enough to use for contour on my very pale skin - so like a light mauvey-taupy-greigey, muted sort of color. I don't really need any eyeshadow or foundation color, but I'm always up for new nail polish colors. I don't wear lipstick a lot, but I am on a similar hunt to the blush/bronzer hunt, for that perfectly muted-but-not-beige taupeish-plumish-pinkish lip color that doesn't read too bright or bold against my skin.   Is there anything you definitely DON'T want (either because you don't like it or already have it)? I don't want oracle decks (I do read Tarot though and am open to a new deck - I already have the RWS, Prisma Visions, Alphose Mucha, Dragons, Game of Thrones, Celtic Faeries, and New Vision decks). I can't think of anything else I haven't already mentioned in other answers.   Are there any art/craft supplies you currently need? I'm pretty well-stocked right now.   Homemade treats...any likes and preferences?? GF of course. Brownies, cookies, anything dark chocolate. I like peanut butter, matcha, key lime pie, lemon, butterscotch, pumpkin, cinnamon, marshmallow, and mint chocolate treats. Salty things are great! For salty foods I'm not big on spicy flavors or bbq flavors (though I do like bbq sauce, just not bbq-flavored chips or whatnot). Not big on most berries, though I do love strawberry. Favorite nuts are cashews and pecans. I love sesame brittle and honey.   What are your thoughts on sweet treats? If you like them, what are your favorites? And what is one that you consider extra special? I don't have the biggest sweet tooth, but there are certainly some sweets I do love. Dark chocolate anything. Chai/cinnamon-vanilla/pumpkin spice -type things. Matcha treats. Mint chocolate. Peanut butter w/ chocolate. Ooh, chocolate covered espresso beans are a big fave!! I usually don't like things that have a taffy/toffee/nougat consistency, like the harder, sticky treats that get stuck in your teeth. Pass on those, but yes to anything soft or gooey or crispy or crumbly.   If I were to knit you an adornment would you prefer a hat, fingerless mitts, a cowl, or a shawlette (small shawl, worn like a scarf.)  If yes, are you ok with soft wool (I have mostly merino)?  What colors would you prefer? Fingerless mitts would be awesome - especially if they can be made a little more roomy than a typical set. OK with whatever material you like to use. Colors: Grey/Charcoal, Navy, Teal, Deep Green, Dark Purple, Burgundy   Do you have a wishlist for BPAL perfume / gloss / atmosphere sprays? Yes - it lives here. I'm open to more of the atmo sprays than I have listed, with similar scent preferences to my perfume preferences, but with more foodie notes being okay too.   Are you interested in a sewn or knitted tarot bag? Yes!!   Would you like to sample our home made liqueurs?  (Rosepetal and/or lavender vanilla bean and/or plum) Oh heck yes! Those all sound good.   How about jams?  (peach, huckleberry, cardamom plum, cardamom/cinnamon/clove plum, anise plum, ginger jalapeno peach) Certainly - any of those plum ones sound good! I could see using that ginger jalepeno peach one to make a yummy sauce too.   Other canned goods?  (green tomato relish, chokecherry jelly) I haven't tried either of those things before, and I love trying new things, so yeah!   Fudge?   Usually fudge is too sweet for me, but I'll make exceptions for certain flavors (like peanut butter, mint chocolate, lavender, pumpkin spice, maybe like a dark chocolate-potato chip fudge if such a thing exists?, pretty much anything I've mentioned in the other food-related questions)   Lemon blueberry zucchini bread? If it's gluten free, bring it on! Anything that actually tastes and feels like a bread or cake or biscuit or cookie while being GF would be a huge treat. I've found that GF flour blends that include quinoa and/or tapioca flour are the most convincing.

BoneBone24

BoneBone24

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