You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc?
Hmmm... I guess jeans, a nice shirt (either red or gray) and one of those loose open front long sleeve or half sleeve sweater things. Either black or gray. Yeah, the nice part of my wardrobe is seriously lacking.
You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like?
I think I'd love to be let loose in Macys. Well, actually I'd love to be in M&Co, but since that is a UK store, I guess Macy's is okay. I'd go for a lovely dress with a v neck in darker colors either green or blue. Maybe gray. I'd also get a nice pair of shoes with a half high heel, a belt, and a nice lacy undershirt.
You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable).
The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig?
What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent?
Storyville! Been wanting to try that one for awhile!
Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting?
I've actually been able to keep myself from ordering any somehow...
if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears?
Yes! I only really like to wear stud earrings. I'm too afraid of dangly things in my ears.
My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love? (Give some indication as to your "style" as well. For example, do you like bohemian-style frocks in lavender? Crossbody purses in black? Sunglasses that are round and bug-like?)
I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com.
In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos?
And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms?
Donna, Amy, and the tenth Doctor from Doctor Who. Starting to warm up to Matt Smith though. Inara and Kaylee from Firefly. Well, really anyone from Firefly. Picard from Star Trek. Jasmine from Aladdin. Rapunzel from Tangled.
My Little Pony... Cute or meh?
I like the original My Little Pony best.
Lip balm - tube or tin?
Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes?
Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles?
Yes, please! I like fantasy books the best. I just got Hunger Games and would love other books in that series.
Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no?
Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like?
I'm pretty good with flash drives. I need a new mouse for my computer though.
Would you like a pair of knitted socks?
No thanks! I really have too many pairs of socks as it is.
Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related?
I'd be afraid I'd ruin it.
Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples?
I subscribe to EcoEmi and I am trying out the PopSugar box.
do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female?
Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her?
are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc?
ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there?
Everything! I saw a death star tea strainer that looks awesome! Also, a tardis mug. Oh! And the Firefly art nouveau wall hangings. Love the girls the most!
What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding?
Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday?
What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)?
favorite and least favorite baked goods?
I am in the mood for anything pumpkin at the moment! Don't like anything with nuts.
what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)?
I don't really wear baby dolls. I think if I did I might be a xl? I like shirts a bit larger and usually wear a large in men's style.
I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general?
Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures?
Do any of Villainness' Soap Box exclusive scents interest you, especially any of the Smooches/Whippeds?
Puddin' just put a shitton of old Lunacy shirts on the BPTP Etsy! Any ones interest you?
None for me.
Witchee, do you want anything from the Haunt update coming up on 10/3? I know it might be too early to say, but if you could look at the preview on the night of 10/2 and let me know if you want anything...
I don't have a garden. Not really allowed one because of the silly condo association.
Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments?
Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)?
What's a new company to you that you most want to try a product from or what would be a new product to you that you most want to try (make-up, perfume, or bath/body)?
I've been dying to try stuffs from Sweetscents.com
If you like necklaces, what are some symbols or images that you would love to have a necklace depict? (ex. spiders, skulls, hearts...?)
Willow tree, compass rose, eagle, black and white cat...
Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf?
I used to have a friend on the forum, but I don't think she is active anymore.
If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc?
I don't use LJ too often, so something like that wouldn't be for me. Hmmm... I am considering subscribing to audible.com since I listen to TONS of audio books at work. Not sure if they have something like that. I've been getting all my audio books recently through librivox.org.
if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card?
I like tarot. I don't own a deck or anything though, and I mostly really love it for the artwork. I think the cards that speak to me the most though are the High Priestess, the Chariot, and the Star. (I absolutely love the star card from the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot set) I can't stop looking at tarot now! The Tarot Art Nouveau deck is BEAUTIFUL! (love the knight of swords!)
would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones?
Oooh! Definitely!! I have been very interested in learning more about runes.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above?
Yes to all!
Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above?
I like gummies! Hard candy is good too!
Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.)
Both! I'd love a tea pot if you have an extra you don't need anymore.
Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please?
Goodreads! I think a link to me is in my forum signature.
Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want?
I like RPG type video games the most. Playing Skyrim at the moment. Can't think of any specific games I'd like though.
Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground?
Yes! I like ground coffees. Flavored is awesome! Especially pumpkin spice.
Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place?
I go to either Starbucks or Panera Bread for my coffee. Don't really have any others close by.
Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY?
Sounds pretty good!
CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...?
As long as it's food safe... Yay!! I like bowls and mugs the most, but a proper vase for flowers would be really useful! Not allowed to have bird feeders at my current place.
Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it?
Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire?
Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting?
Phantom of the Opera (most recent version), Hunger Games, Tangled... I actually have a list!
Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products?
Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be?
Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey?
Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)?
I am a mead person. I prefer sweet most of the time, but my SO just made an amazing dry blackberry mead that I love! I like both red and white wines, but I prefer Pinots in general. (I'd say a good late harvest riesling or gwertztramiener is my favorite!)
are there any if MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in?
I have Son in Sorrow coming (sometime soon hopefully?) and Lovers and Beloveds in print. Definitely would be interested in print copies of others.
I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there?
Can't think of anything specific.
Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round?
I am hoping to go on vacation for four days either near the end of October or the beginning of November. Not too long though!
Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ?
LOVE Disney! I think Aladdin and Rapunzel are my fav's right now, but if you ask me tomorrow, I'd probably come up with different favorites. There are few Disney movies I don't like!
dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this.
Do you lust after some new socks/tights?
Ninjas or Pirates?
I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant?
I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you?
Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions?
a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"?
Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries?
c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously?
Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area?
Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to?
Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas?
Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue?
Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses?
Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!
Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?
What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike?
Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you?
If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments?
Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern?
If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images?
Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs?
I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish?
I haven't really tried many different kinds of nail polish. I'm not allowed to wear it at work, so I never really use it. I would love to find a nice dark TARDIS/jean blue nail polish though.
Stuffed things: yea or nay?
I have plenty thanks. Though I do have a soft spot in my heart for little amigrumi guys.
mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you?
Not really for me. I like making recipes from start to finish. Now if you wanted to send me some recipes and select special ingredients, that would be awesome!
I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them?
Not really my thing.
Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter?
Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail?
I do and it sounds good! Not sure about state laws though. I didn't think alcohol could actually be shipped at all...
If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that?
I love candies and such, but I'd definitely prefer smaller portions of some kind since I am on a slight diet. Somewhere along the way I learned the bad habit of stuffing my face with anything and everything.
If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)?
Hmmmmm, arm warmers or fingerless gloves would be awesome! A cowl sounds nice as well. I've never had one of those.
Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out?
The only other person in my house is my SO and I think he'd be fine not getting anything of his own. I think I can share fairly well.
Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice.
Yum!! Love recipes!
I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them?
Definitely!! Love it!
what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up?
Definitely! I LOVE teefury! I was actually devastated recently when I missed the Indiana Jones shirt. *sigh* I'll be sure to post if I choose to order one! I try not to though.
Do you have an eReader and if so which one?
I sadly don't have one. I just love having a paper book in my hand. Just the feel and smell of them make me happy. I do listen to a lot of audio books though since I am allowed to listen to music and such while working.
Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn?
I love candles! I have an oil burner, but my tart burner was lost in my move and I never replaced it.
What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants?
I am obsessed with sushi. I go to the local sushi restaurant (Lotus) every monday or tuesday for half price sushi night. YUM! Really, I just love food. I can't think of a cuisine I don't like! I also love pho, mexican, ethiopian... Yum!
I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here?
Maple syrup anything! One of my past witches sent me some maple syrup tea which is amazing!!
Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you?
Doesn't bother me at all! Sounds yummy!
I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible!
I think I'd take a turn around the cosmetics area. I've been wanting to try new eye stuffs especially. Maybe some BB cream (just learned about these!). Oh! Or some of those I Love Cucumbers/Carrots/Blueberries products. Like those!
I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places?
I have a Penzeys close by, so I am pretty good with those stuffs. As for the rest... Can't name any specific, but I like yummy things!
Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear?
I do! I don't like the incredibly fuzzy ones though since I feel too warm in them. I usually wear either a large or xl. I think I am leaning towards xl right now though!
What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc?
I like peanuts, but not really any other nuts. As for chocolate, I love all chocolate except white chocolate.
Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? I do! I actually used to roast marshmallows over a candle when I wanted s'mores. Haven't done that in so long.
Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) Yes please! I love the idea of bento boxes and have thought about buying them for so long now. Love kitchen utensils! Could definitely use some more tsp/tbsp measuring cups. The garbage disposal accidentally ate a few of them and I haven't managed to replace them yet. Spice mixes are awesome! I LOVE Penzeys. Oh, and their hot cocoa mix is pretty awesome too!
What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. The neatest? Hmmmmm... The most useful one came from lioness during the Spring Cleaning Swap. An awesome french press coffee maker that I have used pretty much every day since I received it! I just love the consideration/generosity of the peoples here on this forum. So awesome!!
would you still want the project if it was a craft fail????
Hee hee! Definitely! I'm sure it can be useful in other ways!
Do you need any winter wear, witchee?
A warm hat or headband in place of earmuffs would be nice! My ears really hurt if they get even a little cold or exposed to wind.
I've read something about a Event Exclusive called Pumpkin Hard Candy (if someone knows the details, shout it out because I am still searching). Are you interested in this scent? How desperate are you for it?
Oooh! Sounds great to me! I always go pumpkin crazy during this season!
Going back to the question about winter wear, are there any colors you would prefer not to have?
Not to have? Not really.... Well, I wouldn't wear oranges or yellows very often. That is, if it was a solid orange or solid yellow.
Do you like scary books? What's the best/scariest thing you've ever read?
I like scary books, but I can't do scary movies! They get too real for me! I used to love Goosebumps way back when and that is the scariest thing I can think of right now. Some of those stories were quite creepy!
So I was at Uwajimaya the other day and saw Earl Grey Tea Chocolate and Cinnamon Chocolate. If you were my Witchee, would you be interested in trying something like that?
Sounds yummy to me!
Are you interested in anything in the latest round of Lab auctions on eBay?
What favorite song(s) would you think would translate into a cool or unique scent?
Anyone interested in VApothecary's Halloween update?
Interested in anything from the Beaver Moon Lunacy update?
I sent you with $20 into a drugstore/Walmart (nothing too fancy/imported/expensive, just your average selection), and you are restricted only to the candy aisle. What would you blow it on?
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
That is impossible to say! I love Snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, M&M cookies, double chocolate, pumpkin cookies, peanut butter and chocolate cookies.... I LOVE COOKIES! Mmmm!
How many boxes are you hoping for?
As many as you care to send me dear witch!
How do you feel about loose leaf tea in baggies? I mean, I have a TON of loose leaf, would it be okay if I send you samples in some zip lock baggies? Or is that something that would squick you out?
I love samples as long as they're clearly labeled with the brand and everything! I'd hate to get an amazing sample and then not know exactly what it was!
How would you feel about getting a custom poster with your favorite quote on it and some cool graphics? I'm an architecture student and can print posters (provided I make them) at pretty much any size using Adobe Illustrator at a low price. Also if you would be interested in this, what quotes would you like?
Is there anything you would want from NYCC, something you'd like your witch to ask me to pick up?
The best thing I ever ate...:
Do you like liquorice? If so, hard or soft? Sweet or salt? Normally salted or so salt it pulls your face into a fishy shape? And which shapes do you like?
I can't do black licorice. The taste is just too icky for me! I like red licorice though! Definitely sweet!
Mac using witchees, what computers do you use? What peripherals/accessories do you have and what would you LIKE to have? What do you use your computer for?
I've been meaning to purchase the Adobe Creative Suite (Production one) for my Mac for a few years now. DEFINITELY don't expect you to do that for me, my witch! I have an iMac with loads of unused hard drive space!
Do you like listening to audiobooks? Would you like to receive one, and if you would, what sort of audiobook would you like--or is there a particular audiobook you've been meaning to get?
I've always wanted to get in to audiobooks, but I just never have made the leap. I'm allowed to use my iPod at work quite often and my music gets boring sometimes... I think I'd go for a book that I've read before (one of my favorite fantasies) or something educational to get my mind working.
Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? (Or, maybe you'd just like to emphasize something you may have only noted in passing?)
Hmmmmm, can't think of anything at the moment. I do like being crafty though!
Do you own a DSLR camera? Are you interested in a minky camera strap like these? What about anything from Photojojo?
I just have a small Canon digital camera. Very happy with it, but no camera strap necessary!
Is anybody else into film photography? Interested in receiving film, supplies, etc from Lomography?
Hee hee! I actually used to want to become a film editor (hence the wanting the Adobe Production Suite). I'm not sure if it is quite right for me though nowadays. Being cooped up in a room staring at a computer screen for hours sounds a bit maddening. I love doing it as a hobby though! Might come back to editing though.... Just can't decide!
Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what?
I used to play the clarinet, but I haven't used it since high school. I always wanted to learn the trumpet though. The only singing I do is in the shower!
Does anyone else like collector Barbies?
I would have when I was younger! Not really my thing anymore.
What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get?
I have been wanting to get a tarot deck/learn tarot for awhile now!! I think I would just like to have it for the art though. Well, and maybe for parties! I LOVE the work of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law!
Tell me about something you like, and why you like it.
If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy?
Would any witchees be interested inQuinn Popcorn?
Sounds tasty! I love popcorn! Oooooh, that rosemary and parmesan one sounds sooooo yummy!
Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee???
Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want?
What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff?
Does anyone want anything from... here...?
For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles?
Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace fromhere?
Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now?
Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet?
Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted?
Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)?
Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there?
I do believe I'd go for anything on that list!
if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts?
I like peanuts, sunflower seeds and pistachios, not really any others though!
Is there anything you either didn't like or had never heard of that you're now curious to try thanks to the discussion in this thread?
I plan to!
Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent?
Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try?
Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update?
I like Haunt soaps!
Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal?
Me!! Sounds interesting.
You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they?
how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc?
No on jewelry, but I'd say anything else is fair game!
Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could?
Can't think of anything specific! I have been wanting to get a subscription to Women's Health.
Describe your sense of humour.
According to my SO, I am good and giggly. I'd say I am a bit sarcastic/find strange things funny. I get it from my dad! For example, I was reading a children's story to these five year old girls. There was this one part where the little boy's sister took his class pet lizard (salamander?) of some kind and accidentally drops it down the garbage disposal. She goes to turn on the light to fish it out and..... Yeah, she turns on the garbage disposal. The book actually wrote out the whirring sound of the garbage disposal and after reading that I just burst out laughing and could not continue the story. It was just hilarious in a "I can't believe this is in a children's book" way. I also think this is hilarious.
Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?)
I love those things! I think I have all I need for the moment though! I purchased quite a few through my local grocery store!
I'm about to make an order from Sephora (nothing off of my wishlist, witch, so don't worry about that). Is there anything for you that you would like to accompany my order, if you're my witchee?
I've never bought or tried anything from Sephora. If they had a sampler of some kind that would be awesome!
What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours?
I actually don't really have a purse. Really need to get one in the future! I'd say... something with a long strap for cross body or just hanging off my shoulder. I like designs, but I think I'd lean towards greyish/darker colors. Well, not dark exactly, but not bright. I like prints, but I'd definitely prefer something a little less eye catching.
julep maven monthly boxes:
Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?
Sounds good to me! I love Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican.... there really are very few cuisines that I don't like!
Like commercial socks?
What kind of bear is best?
A honey bear! Though I would take some gummy bears as well!
Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus?
I'd love to! Sounds awesome!
Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses?
Ummm, where are these?? MUST HAVE!
I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like?
Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork?
I do! She's fantastic! I sent a print of hers to one of my last witchees!
Do you drink wine?
I do indeed! In fact, I am making some wine at the moment! I like all types of wine. It really just depends on my mood. My favorite winery is Bridlewood in the Santa Ynez, CA area.
Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?!
I can't wait to reveal myself to my witchee! I am nervous about my Witch though. I just never know if I answer questions right and if I am a good witchee! I always seem to fall behind on the questions.
Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series???
I do. Those things were awesome, but I wasn't allowed to make purchases at that time...
I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that?
This may sound silly, but I actually don't like candy corn. I think it is the waxy texture that just throws me off....
JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee?
It'sBanned Books Week! Are there any books on the list you'd be interested in checking out?
I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests?
What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?
So who else watched Babylon 5?
I've seen one episode, but I never really got in to it...
If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be?
Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable?
Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside?
what level of contact were you hoping for?
Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?
Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to?
Yes! I WANT to visit the Milwaukee Public Museum! They are opening a Cleopatra exhibit soon and I must see it!! I've also been wanting to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum!
Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try?
I LOVE the Crunchie bar from Cadbury. At least I think that is what it is.... I received it from a lovely forumite as a gift and It's fantastic! I am sure there are other types I have never thought of trying and all are definitely fair game! As long as there are no nuts (except peanuts or pistachios).
What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions?
Ummm, I just realized the other day that Netflix does not have the most recent Phantom of the Opera movie for streaming. I was so hoping to watch it the other day!
Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in?
If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it?
Is there anything you're wanting from LPMP?
say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood (or whatever the Roman camp ends up being named <bounces in anticipation>), which god claims you?
Stuff you've been meaning to do:
Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves?
Definitely! Sounds tasty!
Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood?
Besides the brushing of teeth, I don't really have any bedtime rituals. For the most part, I fall asleep fairly easily!
Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts?
Princess Bride? Yay or nay?
So much yay! I LOVE this movie/book!
What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches
For fairytale? I always loved the Twelve Dancing Princesses. The art for that story is always amazing! The book was The Golden Treasury of Fairy Tales (yeah, that book has moved with me through every aparment/living change) and I would always skip straight to that story! I will have to come back to this question. I LOVE Fairy Tales!!
how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like?
I love the idea! Just as long as it isn't scratchy!
What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel?
Sounds adorable to me!
Look down. What are you wearing, right now?
I'm afraid I wouldn't wear anything like that! My hair is one of my favorite features and I love to show it off! Sadly I have to wear it in a tight bun every day for work....
It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything?
Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store?
I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like?
what's your favorite kind of pizza?
who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want!
Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area?
If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes?
Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes?
If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes?
Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people!
What is your favorite word?
What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length?
Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives?
Yes please! I used to have a tart burner, but it got lost in the move. I still have my lovely oil burner though! I love candles of all kinds!
What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty?
I think I am definitely going to go with sweet! I have such a sweet tooth that my SO makes fun of me for all the time.
So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question)
Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan?
I really really want to go apple picking since it is the end of the season. Maybe this weekend. I love making apple pie!
What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee?
Cthulhu: yay or nay?
Yay to Cthulhu/Cthulu mythos stuffs. I have some Lovecraft stories, but I just haven't been able to get into them. They're so.... dense.
Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off?
I wish..... I wish I could go to the RenFaire. It's already closed though and I just didn't make it. I also wish I could visit Door County in Northern WI. It sounds pleasant and nice! And, something more important.... I wish I could get up the nerve to go bra shopping. I needed new bras months ago. And a new fitting.
Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs:
Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting
I caved and made a TP order for: Honey Pumpkin Stout Bath Oil, Marshmallow Pumpkin Bath Oil, and Honey Pumpkin Stout Soap. I am also doing a BPAL Weenie decant circle, so I will get to try those. So excited!
Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance!
If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences?
If you have a pet, could you please post a photo of it? I really need to see what your pet, if you have one, looks like.
I really really wish I could have a cat. I would love you forever if you would convince my SO to get allergy shots!
Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like?
No thanks! I don't wear stuffs like that too often (probably only on Halloween) and I wouldn't want a lovely gift like that sitting in my closet!
How do you feel about terrariums?
I'd be nervous I'd kill it....
What's your favorite horror movie?
If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day.
Tea? PG Tips and the Pumpkin Spice Tea from Eastern Shore Tea Company. Bath products? I use whatever soap I can find in the house and my Tresemme Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair loves it!
Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay?
I love the movie Lost in Austen! I have probably seen it around five or ten times now even though it is a longish movie. I've read Pride and Prejudice, but haven't managed to get ahold of any others! I guess that would be a yay!
I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind?
Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you?
If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc?
I do I do I do! I LOVE ComicCon! Wish I could go to the one in San Diego. I like the story and all, but I really love the artwork! One anime that I can think of that I have been thinking about getting ahold of for just the artwork is Spice and Wolf!
If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it?
if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be?
Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.?
Always! I love being creative!
What's 'your' song/your theme song?
Hard choice! I have so many! Well, my theme song for right now is Tonight, Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae. Had to look that up! I didn't actually know what the song was called or the name of the band. I'd also say Sognami by Biagio Antonacci speaks to me as well!
What would be your superpower?
Well, I think I would get the most out of telekinesis, but I really have always wanted wings and to be able to fly!
Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt?
Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts!
Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever?
Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup.
I love those! I actually have a set.
Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc?
Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get.
Are there any characters that you love or identify with?
LOVE Ardeth Bay from the Mummy, Tony Stark from Iron Man, Neil Caffrey from White Collar, Malcolm Renolds from Firefly, Richard Castle from Castle, and first season Chuck from Chuck! I identify with Willow from the early seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kaylee from Firefly.
A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty?
Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE?
I don't think I have really tried any Arcana. I am very happy with one perfume company obsession!
So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK?
Definitely! Just give me warning to clean, or meet me in a public place so I don't have to clean!
What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?:
Hmmmmm. I'm not sure. I guess I might have a few on my Etsy wishlist. I'd say... I think I need to think about this one a bit more.
How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you?
Looks cool to me! I just don't wear nail polish too often. Not allowed at my work. I do like deep burgundy, creams, purples... Colors!
Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way?
LOVE Lip balm! I use Burts Bees most often. I love the tinted ones! I can always use more since the dry season is coming. I definitely prefer twist up to all the other kinds.
Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork)
Sounds fun! I've never really used one before, but they sound nice and I do like drawing.
-For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint tube itself? (kind of like this but without the covers for the compartments and bigger http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream)
I'm afraid I don't really paint too often. I used to use acrylics and would love to try again, but I was never good with watercolor.
-How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.)
-How do you feel about Threadless tshirts?
Like! Of course there are some I like better than others. Love this one! And this!
If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up?
I guess it is a bit more than $20, but I have really been wanting to try this: http://www.olay.com/skin-care-products/olay-professional/advanced-cleansing-system?pid=075609037047 It sounds interesting and I want to see if it will help my problem skin. I've also had my eye on the Giovanni Detox Face stuffs for awhile now.
Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature?
Oh, my! That sounds HEAVENLY! Looooooove peaches, asparagus, garlic, green beens.... The only thing I don't really like are peppers. Also, pickles themselves are soooo tasty and wouldn't last more than a day in my house!
Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract?
Definitely nature/landscape/scenic photos (even city ones). As for color v. black and white, I think it all depends on the picture itself! I definitely love color, but I like how elegant black and white can be.
would you be interested in something like this?
Could be interesting. Not sure if it is really my thing though.
Amigurumi, yes or no?
Adorable!! Definitely a yes!
I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples!
If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be?
Name your 3 favorite scents for candles
Ooooh! Vanilla definitely. Annnnnd.... pumpkin spice? Oh, and maybe amber? Never had an amber candle, but it sounds awesome to me!
Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea
Love English Breakfast, Pumpkin Spice, and .... jasmine!! I love me my black teas! Oh, though I do prefer decaf. I have waaaaay too many caffeinated teas and I am trying to cut back. It isn't good for my heart.
Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear?
I pretty much live in t-shirts! I work in a place where the dress code is fairly laid back, so I pretty much only wear t-shirts and yoga pants every day. I prefer size large for the most part. I would LOVE a shirt designed by my witch! I think that sounds awesome! Let's see, I have quite a few shirts with tigers on it from the Rainforst Cafe, one with Richard on it (he is awesome!), a few solid color ones, one from Mt. Shasta, one Doctor Who shirt... Yeah, I think pretty much anything I like is fair game to be put on a t-shirt!
How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... YES PLEASE! I always am in the mood for pumpkin things when this time of year rolls around. I had a pumpkin soap from Moonalisa that was AMAZING! I love smelly candles as well! Can't do incense though.
Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin?
The Etsy shop? I think the stuffs there are adorable, but I don't think I would really wear anything like that.
If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from.
I can't think of anything specific... but I always love international things!!
Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc).
I don't really have anything special for my mac. No wireless stuffs, etc. Well, I do have Final Cut Pro which I love!
Would you like/wear a pair of these? http://www.ravelry.c...rary/yoga-socks If so, what color?
Is there anyone here who likes toe socks? You know, those socks with a place for each toe?
I'm afraid I don't like this type of sock. The toes just are so uncomfortable in general for me...
Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now?
I love DVDs! You know, I have meaning to acquire Eurotrip for the longest time now. Also Dangerous Beauty, Witchblade (the live action tv show), Sleeping Beauty... I'm sure I could come up with more, but I am drawing a blank at the moment.
Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards?
Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall?
I wish! I haven't been to a concert in awhile. I was thinking about trying to see a musical in the future, but none of my favorites are in town.
Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters?
YES! I will always love TNG the most. I think that I had one of my earliest not quite crushes on him when I was little. It was one of my Dad's favorite shows, so we used to watch it all the time (and Patrick Stewart is AWESOME!!). My SO and I are actually watching all the episodes in order right now (yay, netflix!) I absolutely loved the newest Star Trek movie!! Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto? YES PLEASE!
Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what?
Ooooooh! I would LOVE one! Ellebelle's photos are FABULOUS! I love nature photos/scenic photos the most. A bridge over a river, bright autumn colors, beautiful trees, a wooded path... Yep!
Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific?
I have need of some new measuring cups. *sigh* Somehow I lost most of them, so I have one 1/4th cup and one full cup left and both look like they are developing cracks! I LOVE cookbooks! I have been meaning to get this one for awhile now. I'd also love bread cookbooks and interesting ethnic food cookbooks. I've been wanting to learn to make thai food and healthy chinese!
New question: How do you feel about maple syrup?
Yes! Hee hee!
How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? (Like these: http://www.art-shrin...cketshrines.htm)
I don't really carry around a purse, but to have something like that that would sit on a desk? Sounds cute!
Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters?
I do like Star Wars! I think Darth Vadar from the original series will always be my favorite character. Though Han Solo is a VERY close 2nd. I LOVE Harrison Ford!
Do you like beef jerkey, I know some may be vegatarian, but where I live beef is a staple and beef jerkey abounds. If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer. (OK that borders on obscene)-
I do like beef jerkey! Every once in awhile I'll have beef jerkey cravings. I've never really thought of the different types of beef jerkey. I always liked the teriyaki and pepper ones. I think I like the ones that are a little thicker/soft.
Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work.
Sure! Definitely need to be warned if it is NSFW!
Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay)
Doctor Who is a HUGE yay! I've been meaning to get this for awhile. Along with this for my dad's christmas present! I haven't managed to see the earlier versions, but I have liked the new series. I will always LOVE David Tennant, but Matt Smith has definitely grown on me!
I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package?
Anyone love Buffy/Angel?
I do I do! I liked both! I especially LOVED the last season of Angel with Illyria and of course.... SPIKE! I love James Marsters! I like Joss Whedon in general really. LOVED Firefly, Dr. Horrible was awesome, Dollhouse was entertaining...
How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires?
Mmmm! Sounds tasty!
How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals?
Sounds interesting! I have a case for my IPod already (yay silicone). I've been meaning to get an iPhone for awhile now. I think I am going to get the iPhone 4 even if they come out with a new model soon. Otherwise I have an iMac that I love, but it doesn't need decals.
Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney?
I love Disney and fairy tale stuffs in general! Mostly in to the princess stories.
Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings?
I have my ears pierced once! Can't wear anything other than sterling silver or gold otherwise my ears get infected. I also don't change my earrings too often for the same reason. I do like earrings though, but I pretty much only stick to posts!
How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies?
Sounds tasty to me!
interested in anything from Lush?
Not sure. I don't think I have ever actually tried anything from them. Oooh! The Dream Cream body lotion sounds good! It is starting to become itchy dry skin season again. The SCHNUGGLE body butter sounds interesting as well.
Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc?
I do blog! Well, at least I used to before things got really busy. I guess I could use a new header, but I definitely like the way my blog is laid out at the moment.
Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark?
I'm afraid I don't really use bookmarks. I end up just losing them!
do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch?
Sounds interesting! I don't think I have ever heard of either of these!
How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also.
I've never used Groupon! I just looked around a bit and the Getaway deals.... The food ones look awesome as well! I definitely think this website deserves more exploration!!
do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs?
I don't think Sugar Skulls are really my thing. I do like them though! Just not.... me.
Who here adores meringue?
Lemon meringue pie? Yum!
Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less?
How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind?
What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.)
Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it?
LOVE IT! It is one of my favorite yogurt toppings!
Anything from the update ya'll are liking? BPTP UPDATE
Does anyone like kimchi?
I don't think I have ever tried it....
Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)?
Sounds interesting to me! I've never tried one of those before!
You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy?
Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update?
I like the soaps the best! Anything yummy or sweet smelling!
Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes
How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like?
Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee?
Fabulous witches and witchees, perhaps you all could note of you've received MeiLin's goodies? Or if you want?
How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in?
how interested would you be on somewhat personalized bottle cap labels? Like these that I did?
When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most?
What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!)
What do you really NOT want?
How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir?
How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion?
Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc)
Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?
Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format?
If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now?
Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!)
Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like?
Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of?
If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc?
I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.)
Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly?
Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box?
what are your favorite types of Halloween candy?
Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands.
How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel?
Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like?
Anyone here like caramels? Sea salted caramels?!?!
Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like?
This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes?
And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek?
Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share?
What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with?
are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update?
If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat?
What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays?
Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls?
If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase?
Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types?
Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc)
Are you going away for any part of this round?
Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch?
If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir?
Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"?
Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift?
Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies?
Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones?
Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents?
- Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?
- If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from?
Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to?
If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture!
If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality!
When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?
What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?
I love comics and Comic Con! I think Rogue from the XMen is definitely one of my favorites! I also love Witchblade. I've been wanting to read the Soulfire series ever since I saw some of the art at comic con. So pretty! I'm sure there are others, but I just can't think of any at the moment! My dad is a huge collector (our attic is filled with boxes of comics in plastic protectors), so I pretty much grew up with them!
Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do?
I used to play the clarinet, but I haven't played in a long time. I used to love it though. I always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but never managed to acquire one/get lessons.
Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in?
I love the idea of gardening, but ever since college I seem to kill any plant I own. A cactus, a lavender plant, a pretty flower bush, a basil plant.... yeah, I'm not sure how, but they all died in my care. I used to be so good with plants.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary?
Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you?
Tons!! Let's see.... A willow tree, birds (in general), cats, laurel, horses, red pegasus, camellia, compass rose.... That is all I can think of at the moment! Each has a different symbolic meaning for me.
Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?:
I've never really looked in to any of them, but they sound interesting!
From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try?
Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands?
I've been thinking a lot about a blue gray nail polish recently. I can't wear it to work, but I have just had the urge to paint my nails...
Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite?
Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw...
Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors?
Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics?
Sounds tasty to me! Dried fruits? Other than that I can't think of anything!
What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying?
Good question! Probably... Sin. Though now I am starting to lean towards Snake Oil. I am about 1/3rd of the way through my first bottle (of two) and I've had it for two years. I wear it practically every day though!
Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar?
I do! I am catseyes49!
Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list?
Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac?
What is your favorite animal?
Hard to choose! I love many species of birds, horses, cats... I guess those are the main three!
What are you going to be for Halloween?
I don't know yet. I wanted to do the Three Musketeers with two other friends, but one moved away... Guess I will have to think up something new!
If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be?
(If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.)
Hmmmm, I'd definitely love oil painted jewelry or wall art! I guess I would have either a willow tree, a bird, or maybe a moon!
How do you feel about nick-knacks?
What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you?
Do you like going to the movies?
What are your favorite restaurants?
Do you play any video games?
Do you like any anime?
Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for?
how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be?
How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants?
I'd love to! I am a biiiig cookie, bread, pie, scone, etc. baker!
Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above?
Muppets: yea or nay?
I feel bad admitting it, but nay. They scared me when I was little.
Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite?
Favorite Mythological Creature?:
Hard choice! I am definitely into Pegasus, unicorns, griffins, Phoenix... and I think I am forgetting a few others! I definitely love fantasy!
Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers
Afraid I just stick to the regular elastic ponytail things. I need three or four to keep my hair back in a bun for work.
Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now??
I'm afraid I don't think I'd use anything like that. Though I admit I drool over the hair stuffs in GardensofWhimsy's Etsy Shop! I am so going to end up getting something from her for my wedding. Whenever that may be!
If someone were attending Disney on Ice (Toy Story 3) with a bunch of Girl Scouts, would you want a patch/souvenir?
Hmmm, I haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet, but I am in to the princess movie side of Disney more than Toy Story... My friends and I each had a princess of our own and mine was Jasmine!
Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list?
Either! I think any kind of list could be helpful in divining what my witchee would like!
Baked Goods? Yea Nay? If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle?
Hmmm, I love baked goods, but I think I would rather make them myself. I find baking kinda... therapeutic. My SO hates having baked goods in the house though, so they almost always end up at his work to be shared.
What level of nudity are you fine with on items?
I am okay with a bit, but I prefer less nudity than more. I guess a breast here or there is fine if you are talking about goddess art and all that!
Would you like other kinds of gently used items that may have come from a garage sale?
If you were to make an order RIGHT NOW, what would you order?
I have been asking myself that question for a bit now! I haven't placed a BPAL order since December and I can't remember my last TP order!
BPAL: WILF, Womb Furie 2011
BPTP: Glowing Vulva Bath Oil, Spanked Revisited, Celeste Perfume, Kitty Perfume, Ninon Perfume
Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounces sizes?
Yep! I love cooking new and interesting things! Penzeys Spices is my friend!
Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk?
I prefer black teas and coffee, but nowadays I can only have decaf. Caffeine does bad things to my heart.
Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?)
There is no way I can list all my favorite snacks! Recently though, I have really been craving mochi and boba drinks. *sigh* I really miss my jasmine milk tea with boba! I also love peanut, m&m, almond, and raisin (I think?) trail mix even though I normally really dislike nuts.
Tim Tams? My favorite are the caramel tim tams, but I can get those myself!
Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? Hmmmm, I'm not sure. I have been wanting to read a Dickens novel or two, but haven't found the time. I don't think I am as interested in classics as much as modern fantasy/historical fiction.
Candles/melts? I have been wanting to get a woodwick candle. Something in vanilla or something sweet/comforting. I used to have a melt burner, but I think it was in one of the boxes that was lost in my cross country move.
Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random?
1 Prima Dona - Phantom of the Opera
2 Tale as Old as Time - Beauty and the Beast
3 Keep on the Sunny Side - The Whites
4 My Beloved Monsters - Eels, Shrek
5 Take Me Or Leave Me - Rent
6 Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
7 Hakuna Mata - Lion King
8 Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
9 All'improvviso amore - Josh Groban
10 Funny Honey - Chicago
11 Who are you - The Who
12 Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson
13 Breakin' Dishes - Rihanna
Wow, that is a weird mix.... Not what I was expecting!
Do you need another bpal box? Maybe not for bpals...
Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Nope. Not at the moment.
surprise! the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Only 24 hours? Wow, that is tough. Anything I would want to do would definitely last more than 24 hours.... Maybe.... You know, I think I would take a nice nap and relax during the day. At night I would want to go out to a nice dinner. Somewhere yummy. Then to some sort of dance club to learn some steps! Sounds like fun!
Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? I do, but I have discovered without my mom around that I have a black thumb. I really do kill every plant I have had! I even killed a cactus.
Favorite artists/paintings? Definitely like Alphonse Mucha. I know there are so many I love, but I really couldn't name them at the moment. I do love Da Vinci (talk about classics...) Ummm, I will have to come back to this one in my blog.
Booze? Yay or Nay? So much yay! I love mead and the sweeter stuffs! Irish cream, late harvest wines, port... etc.
Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? So much yay! I don't really own much steampunk inspired stuff, but I would love to start making steampunk jewelry in the future!
Amigurumi? (the little Japanese stuffies) I think they are adorable!
Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies - who wins? Which do you love most? I feel bad saying it, but zombies just creep me out. I am definitely a pirate person with a little ninja thrown in!
Piercings? - ears?? - elsewhere? Just one piercing in each ear! They are really sensitive though and get easily infected which is why I don't like to change earrings often.
Do you like wearing things in your hair? If so, what kind (snap clips, scrunchie, headband, etc), how big & crazy (lowkey, bigger the better), and colors. I love henna! It doesn't really show up much in my hair since it is pretty much black, though I have been arguing that it is dark brown for years. I mostly wear a ponytail every day since I work in a clean room and have to wear a hairnet every single day.
Chocolate. With stuff in it? Caramel cadbury eggs, reeses, and that chocolate with ginger bits in it are my weakness! Oh, and Toblerone! Don't really like chocolate with nuts though.
For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer? I love lip balms that double as lipstick (burt's bees). Lipstick doesn't tend to last too long on me, so I find that tinted lip balm is the way to go! Though I have been seeing some matte lipsticks that intrigue me.
What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? That's hard to say since I have so many! Let's see.... Cats (black and white), horses, tigers, and canadian geese mostly.
If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? At this point, probably Saqqara v2, though it is hard to tell since there are no scent descriptions for any of them!
DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? I have Netflix, so I am mostly good on those!
Sock Dreams? What kind? I LOVE knee high socks! Don't really like the ones with the individual toes. I normally get the stripe ones, but I think others would be awesome!
Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? I think whatever my Witch decides is best!
Do you like pirate-related things?
I like them! I am really liking Villainess' Embargo at the moment.
Copied CD's or DVD's?
I have a pretty good DVD collection and a Netflix account, so I don't think I need any DVD's at the moment. I don't really have much in the way of CD's, so mixed CDs sound awesome to me!
Caffeinated lollies? I can't do lots of caffeine. Makes my heart do bad things.
Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what?
I'm not sure. I haven't heard of these before...
I like them!
Purses? bags? What style/colors?
I've always wanted one of these types of messenger bags. I still have yet to teach myself to carry a purse.
Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors?
I like most colors! Burgundy, silver, blues, purples, darker/emerald greens mostly.
Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances. They make awesome hair stuff, natural deoderant, and home fragrance (and a ton of other stuff, those are just my favs)
I can't really do natural deodorant, but I do love home fragrances! Especially in vanilla/comfort scents!
How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles?
I am not allowed to wear nail polish at my job.... Getting nail polish on medical devices is a big no no!
Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these?
I am a total geek! I love graphic novels, but I only actually own one (first Sandman volume signed by Neil Gaiman! ) I love Dr. Who, comic books, Rogue from the X-Men, Iron Man, Cthulhu, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, and all that stuffs! I did play a Firefly RPG once, but I majorly failed at it.
Do you like poetry?
Yes! Don't read it much though.
Do you have a favorite fabric? If someone were to make you a fabric item, would you prefer it be out of any fabric? e.g. velvet, satin, silk, cotton, bamboo???
I LOVE how soft bamboo is!! I love silk too as well as pretty brocades!
What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism?
Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after?
I'd like to try Minamoto no Yorimisu Spider one, but I am not sure how it would turn out on me. Same goes for the coconut one.
If your Witch lived near you, would you be happy or creeped out to get a "coupon" for a service like cleaning help or babysitting or dogwalking or coffee out with your Witch or something like that? Would you be creeped out if a local minion personally delivered a package to your house from a far-away Witch?
Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? You know what I have really been needing that sounds kinda funny to mention now? A whisk. I have done so many recipes recently that call for whisking something, and yet I just haven't gotten a new whisk since the stupid movers lost my old one in my cross country move. Same goes for my actual measuring cups (I think I only have the 1/4th cup one now). *sigh*
Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things?
I think that sounds adorable!!
What three things are you craving right now? Well, I just got back from having sushi, so I fulfilled that craving right there. I guess.... Garlic cheesy bread, Reeses, annnnnnnd..... those Trefoil Girl Scout cookies dipped in milk!
What is a scent that you've been trying to find even a sample of for a very long time to no avail? (What bottle would you die to get your hands on - even a partial?) Jingo Kogo! Hee hee!
Is there anything in your life that you'd like advice or a "selfhelp" book for?: (ie finances, eating healthier, meal planning)
Ummmm, not that I can think of.
Violette Market Update is up. Do you covet anything from it?
I've never had much luck with scents outside of BPAL. Well, except for my few loves from Nocturne Alchemy! (Ozymandias is amazing!)
Wine?[/b] On the subject of wines.... That is one reason I really did not want to move away from CA! I used to live near all the Santa Ynez wineries and would go wine tasting every few months. Such an awesome time!! My favorite was always Bridlewood. Their port and late harvest wines are AMAZING!!
So Witchees, do you enjoy pre-1970 movies? If so, who are your favorite actors/actresses?
I LOVE Audrey Hepburn. I think Sabrina was one of my favorites! I also love James Stewart (Harvey was awesome and Rear Window kinda grew on me), Cary Grant (To Catch a Thief, , just getting to know Jean Arthur (Yay for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington!). I love the Day the Earth Stood Still (the original). I loved My Man Godfrey, Singing in the Rain, Errol Flynn, Douglas Fairbanks, Some Like it Hot, Marilyn Monroe.... Wow, I feel like I could go on forever, yet compared to my Film Studies colleagues, I am seriously lacking in my film knowledge of the 1930's to the 1970's.
DO YOU WANT A LINK TO A DIRTY/NSFW WEBCOMIC?
Hee hee! I like the one Meilin posted!! I have never been too much in to webcomics since i just forget to go back and read them... I wouldn't mind a link though!
Easter Candy - do you like it? If so, what types?
I LOVE candy! Caramel Cadbury eggs are definitely some of my favorites, though I do like the creme ones as well. Uuuuuuh, I also like the large Reeses peanut butter eggs. I like eating the chocolate off first and then eating the peanut butter part. I can't think of anything else specifically easter. Oh, though I don't like Robins eggs candy or malt ball type candies. Just aren't my thing.
What scent(s) are you petrified of getting DC'd?
I'll admit that it takes me FOREVER to finish a 5ml (still haven't managed to use more than 1/4th of a bottle in my time here at BPAL), so I am not too concerned about DC'd stuffs. I would be really unhappy though if Snake Oil were ever discontinued. Same goes for Wild Men of Jezirat al Tennyn, Bow and Crown of Conquest, TKO, Robotic Scarab, annnnnd a few others that I can't think of at the moment.
Would you be squicked if I made you something with a kiss print that was made with my actual lips? (The ones on my face!) I solemnly swear I don't have mono, Ebola, or any sort of French disease.
Not at all! Sounds like art!
What is the coolest thing you have recently bought or been given that wouldn't exceed the price cap?
Ummmmm...... I bought myself a small piece of sheet silver and made a ring from it! I have been meaning to post pictures on my craft blog... Oh, and the Samoas and shortbread Girl Scout cookies. LOVE those things!
Are you interested in trying Super Villainess (from Villainess - the birthday scent that was just released tonight!) and if so, which item do you like the most? (Soap, Whipped, Smooch, Extrait, Smack...)
Sounds interesting to me! I like Villainess' soap. I have a Whipped in bourbon vanilla, but I haven't had the chance to try it yet. I haven't tried any of their extraits before, but I think the only Extrait I would really like right now is Embargo. I have so much perfume as it is! I do like their smooch and I like using the mud every once in awhile. I have never tried a Smack before, but I have been wanting to order one for awhile now!
If I were to order you a Smack, which four notes would you like?
Definitely Vanilla Bean, Spice Trade, Incense, and Espresso! Hee hee! Or Berry Patch, Sugared Roses, Coconut Milk, and Red Woods. Hmmm, this could be interesting!
Would you enjoy receiving a knitted gift from your witch? If so what would you be interested in (scarf, hat, wrist / handwarmers, socks, etc.) and in what colors?
I'd love a knitted gift! I love handwarmers and socks. The kitty hat and spaghetti hat were AWESOME! (Also, loved the Dalek picture! Squeeee!). Ummm, I am pretty good on scarves at the moment, but everything else sounds great! I love creams, blues, purples, burgundy, gray, deep greens...... I like color!
Minion stuff mentioned:
Just some notes on B&B stuffs that are awesome, and some that just didn't work.
Tried CocoaPink's Princess Poo and Shine Sweetie: As much as I hate to admit it, this is the best shampoo and conditioner I have ever used. It makes my hair extraordinarily soft without being greasy. Also, it didn't weigh my hair down one bit! The Vanilla Bean Noel reminds me of the Vanilla Betty Crocker cake frosting. Not too bad! Overall..... This product rules! Their So Broke Sugar Scrub is the best thing for my legs to keep away ingrown hairs and all other types of bad things. At first I wasn't liking the scent (Cactus and Honey), but it has grown on me. The scrub is sufficiently scrubby and foams slightly. The only drawbacks to Cocoapink are their spotty customer service, horrible TAT, and many of their scents fall into the "OMG I got ultra sweet sugar up my nose!"
Okay, in response to the Cocoapink review above, I took Andra's suggestion to heart and tried the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner. It is wonderful and leaves my hair softer yet fluffy than Cocoapink's products. The only drawback is that they only have one scent (though I believe they also carry a lavender shampoo/conditioner?). However, this is the first shampoo and conditioner that leaves my hair so nice, that I don't feel the need to blow dry my hair all the time anymore. This product is wonderful, and I hope it is never discontinued. Also, it is incredibly cheap! Less than $4 for a 16 oz. bottle each.
So, now I am trying out the Aubrey Organic shampoo and conditioner. I started out with the Primrose and Lavender Shampoo and the GPB Conditioner since the new winter environment of Wisconsin has been making my scalp peel more than normal. So itchy too! I have used their shampoo and conditioner three times now and have to comment that when they say you need to shake the product in the bottle every time before use, they mean it. I forgot once, and the shampoo was so liquidy, that it did not do my hair any favors. These products are nice, but my bleached hair tips are extremely dry and brittle after use, which I have never really encountered before using any other product. Might be the new climate or something else. I love the smell of the shampoo. It reminds me of something, but I have no idea what. This shampoo and conditioner combo does not make my hair quite as soft as the Trader Joe's shampoo and conditioner, but it is still a nice change.
Need to try Chagrin Valley again. Their Grapeseed Shea Soap worked wonders on my skin! So soft and slightly scented. Wonderful! Tried the Neem and Tea Tree soap and found that it was way too drying for my skin. Not getting that one again. The Shea Rose Clay soap was also very pleasant.
Still need to try: Castile & Calendula Baby Soap, Chamomile & Calendula Soap, Chocolate Orange Twist Soap, Cornmeal & Honey Scrubby Soap, Honey Beer Soap (sounds incredibly interesting!), Honey Butter Soap, Orange Creamsicle Soap, Primrose Complexion Soap, and the Rhassoul Clay & Yogurt Complexion Soap.
As for Mad City Sue, I am in love with her Amber Embrace shower parfait. Excellent smell, and works great with a loofa. I also adore her soaps! Have only tried the Honey I Washed the Kids so far (pretty!!) and I have a Violet soap waiting to be used still. Very soft and pleasant on the skin. I am afraid that her sugar scrubs weren't really my kind of thing, but overall I adore Mad City Sue! Her Customer Service is excellent! Oh, I can't believe that I didn't mention her Shea Whip Body Butter from the beginning! It is the best thing for dry winter skin. As soon as you scoop some of this lotion out of the jar and put it on your skin, it melts into a moisturizing oil that sinks into the skin quickly and moisturizes really well. The texture in the jar doesn't remind me of whip or normal lotiony body butters, it is quite a bit harder at first, but it softens up quickly with a bit of body heat. So heavenly! Need to have a stash of this every winter.
Crater Lake Company
I tried their All Tressed Up and Moisture Whip Conditioner. Sadly, their products really weighed my hair down and made it greasy even though I was careful in making sure that I washed out all of the product. I like to blow dry my hair after a shower, but even after using their products for a few weeks, the blow dryer wouldn't do anything. There was not a single bit of volume to my hair. Also, it made my skin break out along the sides of my face. I would consider trying out something other than those two hair products though. Their scent list is amazing, and there are other types of shampoos/conditioners.
I am seriously loving the face stuff by Woobie Bath. I got their Fluffy Facial Cleanser, Botanical Facial Lotion, and Night Time Botanical Facial Lotion. Within the next few days I will know whether or not it is the official cure for the stubborn, horrible acne that I have suffered from for nine years now. If it does end up being my miracle cure, now I will just need to find something to repair all the scars.... Yay for hope! -Update- It definitely worked wonders!! Even when I was supposed to get my horrible "that time of the month" acne, I only had two tiny little breakouts! Of course, the minute my skin started to clear up, I stopped washing my face religiously and the breakouts were back. So, this means I have to use the stuff twice a day, or else!!
Just tried Haunt soap for the first time! I have a few bars still to try, but I decided on the Milk and Nectar first. I love the texture of the soap. Nice lather and my skin loves it! The only thing I didn't like so much about this bar in particular was the scent. It smelled like those sweet tarts candy. Not really my thing. I have the Empire soap in my shower now. It is nice as well. This one's lather is a brown color, which was slightly disconcerting at first. Was sick the first time I used it, so I have no idea how it smells. Very good! The only drawback to the Empire soap was that it stained parts of the tub brown. Be sure to wash the tub out well when using this one.
I got a few Villainess soaps for a friend, and one just happened to fall in the cart for myself.... Jai Mahal is AMAZING!! I love the soft spicyness and the soap itself is nice and cleansing/moisturizing! Jai Mahal is one of my new fav's and the boy loves it as well! I also loooove the smell of Villainess' Embargo! I also got a Villainess scented soap, but I am not sure about it. It is REALLY heavy on the leather. I'm not sure if it is one of my favorites, but I do like it in a way.
Okay, so the next soap on my list to try is from the Beer Soap Company. I ordered from their etsy store since there were more scent choices there, but I would suggest using the Soap Box Co. instead. It took forever for the package to arrive to me.... Anyways, on to the soap reviews. I got my boy the Wood Cashmere one. It is a nice, sweet, woodsy scent. Very pleasant. I have yet to use it in the shower though.
I have been using the facial serums from Dress Green on Etsy for a month now and have seen some amazing improvements in my skin. I had to stop using the Woobie bath facial cleanser because I started getting horrible cystic acne that was not effected by it. Anyways, I have been using Dress Green's Smoothing and Reparative Serum as both facial cleanser and moisturizer in one. It is amazing! Ever since moving to WI from CA, my face has been dryer than normal to the point of intense flakiness. Dress Green's facial serums got rid of the flakiness over night and I have only had two small breakouts since starting up with it. Also, it smells wonderful! I am definitely going to be a repeat customer!
I tried the Timeless Shampoo and Conditioners from Heaven and Earth Essentials but sadly together they weren't for me. The shampoo itself seemed to coat my hair with something and after using the conditioner, my hair was just weighed down and kind of greasy. Really weird. I did like their bar shampoo though! Substituting the timeless shampoo with the bar shampoo made things nice and soft!
Switch Witch Info/Past Questions
Would you like to receive ATCs (artist trading cards) or would you prefer something more usable, like bookmarks or something?
It's all good! I love artsy things that I can put up on my walls. Don't really use bookmarks though. I lose them too easily.
What witch would like a cloak?
Yes please!! I have one that I already made myself, but it is a 3 layer cloak (very heavy) for when things get really cold. I wouldn't mind a more lightweight one.
If your witch were to send you cookies, what kind of cookies would you like?
Snickerdoodles!! Chocolate chip is good too. I don't like nuts or mint though.
Since we're talking about warm winter wearables, who likes hats? Mittens? Arm warmers?
Hats are awesome! Arm warmers too! I don't think I would wear mittens though.
How does everyone feel about steampunk?
Awesome! Only learned about it recently, but I can't wait to find out more and make a costume and all.
Question: who (of course excluding Schackjj ) would like a pair of handknit socks? Size? Color preference? Cabled, ribbed (for your pleasure), stranded colorwork, etc.?
I like socks!! stripes are good, but I have no color preferences or style preferences. Oh, I do like socks that go up to my knee...
how do people feel about unusual ornaments? As in, for holidays other than Christmas?
Awesome!! I haven't gotten to decorate a tree yet. Better get started soon...
On a similar note, who likes yarn? What kinds/colors/weights/fibers? Handspun? Glitter? Funky art yarn made from shredded jeans, fake flowers, lace, sequins, and the tattered souls of your enemies? Other craft supplies you desperately want more of and can't live without?
I can't knit to save my life!! I used to do jewlery making and wouldn't mind some kind of pendants to put on a necklace and decorate...
Which witches would like hair accessories: clips, scrunchies, hairsticks, headscarves, etc?
I don't really like clips or scrunchies. I used to adore hairsticks though.
Hand beaded jewellery, yay or nay?
To make up for the fact that I probably won't be able to send my witchee homebaked goodies, will Tim Tams in any number of varieties be an acceptable replacement?
TIM TAMS!! I had an Aussie friend at camp who would receive them in the mail. She would always share. Mmmmmmmmmm! Love!
Is there any time during the holidays (or the rest of the round) when you'll be away from home for a significant period and it'd be best not to send anything by mail?
I am going to be gone from the address that I gave on the questionaire from Dec. 13th to Jan. 5th or so... Yay for heading home for Christmas! There will still be someone at my place though to pick up the mail. The only problem is that she has a hard time actually getting me my mail...
Speaking of which, how many Browncoat witches do we have?? And if you are, would you be interested in getting a Kaylee parasol? If not, would you be interested in getting a paper parasol hand painted with your favorite colors?
Oh, oh!! Pick me!! I Kaylee!! I love anything Firefly/Joss Whedon.
Oh, my. Is that heaven? That must be what heaven looks like...
What kind of candy/sweet treat would you like to receive?
I love chocolate, truffles, gummy candy, cookies, jelly bellies.... you name it!
Would you personally rather get handmade jewelry or the beads to make something yourself?
I don't really have the time to make jewelry anymore... I would probably prefer handmade at this time.
Music in other languages?
Yes please!! Italian is my fav at the moment... After all, anything Italian has to be awesome!
It's cold outside - what are your favorite drinks to keep yourself warm and cozy?
Hot Chocolate, warm sweet goodness from Starbucks, tea... I think I spend half of my life at Starbucks.
Question: do you like to cook? if so, what? Would you like things like spices, cookbooks, recipes, tips? I love baking more than cooking. I wouldn't mind some good recipe cards for sweet things to make. Cookies, cakes, pound cakes, bars.... I love making sweet things!
What Winter Holiday do celebrate? Christmas!!
Do any of you like puzzle books? I do sudoku a lot at work, but I usually do it online instead of on paper.
Are there any other forums that you frequent? Nope. Except for the BPAL forums of course!
What is the biggest problem or sad thing in your life? Of course, I mean the saddest or worst thing you can confess here. Nothing really sad. I just feel really stressed right now. I am in my last year of college and it feels like there is still so much I have to complete. I really need some destressor stuff! It is kind of hard to remember how it feels to do something other than work. I do fun things every once in awhile, but the memory of those fun times are being drowned in the monotony of work and school work. I need more breaks....
Boxes, baskets, etc.? Oh, my!! I have such a box fetish!! Hee hee! I love big boxes and small boxes and weird shaped boxes and wood boxes and colorful boxes...... It's just always a mystery what's inside! I feel happy all over again every time I find something in one of my boxes. I guess that might sound kinda silly... Baskets are pretty awesome as well, but I have found that they break pretty easily in my possession.
Are you planning on buying anything off your BPAL wishlist during the round?
Which reminds me... I have to go update my wishlist.... Noooo! The horror! Nope, I am not planning on buying anything off my wishlist. In fact, I usually purchase things off my wishlist just on a whim. And anything off the Love It list in my blog I already have, but definitely wouldn't mind more of.
What are 3 places that you'd like to visit, or re-visit?
Siena, Italy! The Palio is awesome!! I was in the porcupine contrada (neighborhood). Anything having to do with the Palio is excellent! And of course the whole horse race thing is just so suspenseful.
Raglan, Wales! The Castle is pretty. I spent a few days here at a medieval festival. Beautiful place with the greenest grass you would ever see.
And I would love to visit Venice again. I was there for two days, but that was definitely not enough time to explore and see the city fully.
Chocolate? White chocolate isn't one of my favorites, but in the right recipe, it is awesome!! I LOVE milk chocolate and dark chocolate pretty equally. Oooooh, especially chocolates filled with caramel or peanut butter... Mmmmmmmm!
On nut intolerance - does it include things like almond/coconut oil bases and essential oils in perfume oils, skincare products, scented candles and the like?
I don't have an allergy to nuts, but I don't really like them at all. Especially coconut and almonds.
If you are a fan, who were your favorite Buffy and Angel characters?
SPIKE!! He is so my favorite! In the Buffy Musical I loved his song "Rest in Peace". He was also pretty awesome when he switched over to Angel's series as a ghost...
Do you like Shakespeare? Which plays?
I like "A Midsummer's Night Dream". Not really familiar with too many of his plays.
Question for the Class: Favorite Musical?
Wow! That is way too hard to decide. I love "Rent", "Wicked", and "Phantom of the Opera" the most though.
Are there any rare (or even uber-rare) scents that you'd really like to try? I want to know everyone's BPAL holy grail!
As for my BPAL holy grails... that would have to be HOD, Jingo-Kogo, Osiris v4, Count Dracula, and Antique Lace!! The rarest scents that I love.
How do you feel about Lush? Anything you want to try?
I have never tried anything from them, but it sounds good...
Do you want to try the Will Call only Champagne scents?
I signed up for a sniffie circle with the Champagne scents, so I am sure it will only make me want them more.... darn. Oh, and I would like to second the praise for apple/apple blossom scents from BPAL. Mmmmmmmmm! Ho, ho, ho sounds so awesome!
Do you play on-line games? Which one and which server? Do you need any funds/equipment/help adventuring?
Nope, no online games at the moment. I am already on BPAL wayyyy too often!
Do you have traditional holiday movies you like to watch?
Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, Nightmare Before Christmas (hee hee!), Christmas Story,
What are your "guilty pleasures" type movies? That you really secretly like but don't like to admit to it?
Being a film major, I love all types of movies! Anyways, I hate to admit it to my fellow film majors at school that I love many of the action/adventure blockbusters. Iron Man, Indiana Jones, James Bond (especially James Bond!)... lots of things blow up and of course, excellent soundtracks!!
SCA? I am from the Kingdom of Caid *sings* Caid, the Kingdom of Caid, C-A-I-D, Caaaaaaaiiiidd! Woo hoo!
This is kind of a getting-to-know-you-type-thingie, but I always find it illuminating--what's on your computer desktop? Images? Color scheme?
That is actually a very good question, and slightly funny... On my new desktop, I have a lightsaber duel scene my friend's little brother made for me. It is a lightsaber duel between my friend and I with a black yoshi type character in the background. The desktop picture for my laptop is a scene from lfgcomic.com where Richard (the best character ever!!) says, "This isn't where I parked my horse!" when he and his companions are facing a huge army of trolls (I think they were trolls...). Hee hee!
Anyone a fan of Goddess art? I love images of women, in beautiful poses, strong women, powerful women (No- Not Hilary ROFL) I like dark, vampire types too, not *too* dark- okay for general consumption type art too.
So, I have held off on answering this one, but now I am ready! So, my witch sent me an ecard with a picture painted by Alfons Mucha. I guess I would consider this Goddess art and it is very lovely!! I always wondered where the beautiful paintings that make up a few icons here on bpal had come from. The dancer one was beautiful and probably my favorite so far. Anyways, I love posters and pretty things that can go on my walls! Decoration makes any place lovely!
How do you feel about Lush? Anything you want to try?
I have heard about LUSH so much here on bpal, but I have still never checked it out. I would love to try anything from them!
How do you feel about home made lip balm, salt or sugar scrubs, soap, bath salts, etc?
If you were to receive a hand-knitted item, what color(s) would you prefer AND are there any types of yarn that you just cannot handle (e.g. wool, llama, etc.)
I can handle all types of yarn as far as I know. I love burgundy and black together. Oh, green and black as well! Like the Wicked Witch!!
Do you speak any languages besides English? How fluent are you? Would you be interested in literature in a foreign laguage - phrase books, fiction, childrens stories?
I am passably good at Italian. I lived in Italy for only three months, so I had to learn out of necessity. I also know some arabic (I can read and speak it equally well, which is to say I can carry on a conversation about work, the weather, food, and a few other little things) and a tiny bit of spanish. Best at Italian though (and I love Italian everything!) Though arabic is such a pretty written language.
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Ta-da! My lovely wishlist! Well, at least the beginnings of one. There is so much to choose from!
These are scents I have never tried before, so I would definitely rather try imps of these than bottles first (for the most part).
This Wishlist is being Updated! Always a work in progress.
ALL YOUR ELF V4 ARE BELONG TO ME!
10 ml of Sin, Snake Oil, Bow and Crown of Conquest (does it exist?), and Loviatar would be HEAVENLY!
Wretched Rose Window
My ALL TIME Favorites!
Bow and Crown of Conquest
A Wonderful Light
The Last Unicorn
The Midnight Carnival
Sin and Salvation
Mad Tea Party
Against Idleness and Mischief
The White Rider
The Cup of Death
Cupid Complaining to Venus
Fox Fires on New Year's Eve at the Garment Nettle Tree at Oji
A Picnic in Arkham
The High Priest Not To Be Described
Milk and Honey
Doc Constantine (bottle!)
The Parliament of Monsters
King of Spades (anything!)
Vanilla (any kind)
LE (decants or testers to try unless otherwise specified)
Donna con Ventaglio
Ii No Hayata Kills the Nue at the Imperial Palace
Irrelevant and Disturbing Surreal Crawdad Dream
Le Pere Fouettard! Anything!
Quincey Morris bottle or decant for the SO
Storyville a tester would be awesome!
The Death of Autumn
any interesting SN's/testers would be fun!
Here is a list of the scents that I have fallen in love with!!
(I tend to like vanilla, skin musk and other light musks, honey, spices, snake oil, lime, carnation (I think!), cardamom, a true to life jasmine scent, amber, stargazer lily, possibly red musk, leather that plays nicely....!)
This is a list of the scents I love, but don't necessarily need. Ones in bold I can always use more of!
GC (In no particular order...)
I Died for Beauty
Bathsheba (bottle worthy!)
Spellbound (partial bottle worthy!)
Al-Azif (Need a bottle someday!!)
Bow and Crown of Conquest
La Petit Mort (NEED A BOTTLE!!)
Rogue (paired with Sin is amazing!)
Wild Men of Jezirat al Tennyn
I Married a Vampire from Planet X
The Malignant Dreams of Cthulhu in Love
Clockwork Couture: Female
Misfortune Teller v?
For my boy:
Bow and Crown of Conquest
Wild Men of Jezirat al Tennyn - This smells so good on him, it isn't even funny!!
Sacrifice (SO likes this one)
Here is a list of scents I have tried and have not agreed with me... Some of them smelled great in the bottle, but just didn't work well with my skin chemistry.
House of Night
The Knave of Hearts
Queen of Hearts (smells like soap...)
Midnight on the Midway
Hand of Glory
Snake Charmer (smells icky on me...)
Long Night Moon
Lunar Eclipse '06
I tried and liked these ones, but I would probably never order another imp/bottle of them again...
Darkness (smells like generic perfume)
Szepasszony (fades so fast...)
Chrysanthemum Moon (too headachey)
Katrina Van Tassel
La Vita Nuova