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Tacky swap 2020

  Do you like skincare, cosmetics, or makeup?  Would you like a little self care bundle? I usually use  witch hazel in the morning, facial cleanse during night shower, a light moisturizer usually with salicylic acid at night (super oily skin), and sometimes I’ll use an acne sheet mask. Most make up slides off & now will come off on my mask, so I live in bright colored eye liner, love nyx & urban decay liners (love UD’s matte back “perversion” eyeliner).   Is there an author or a series that you have recently fallen in love with or really want to read? 
cherise sinclair, masters of the shadowlands or her other books. I tend to get books at the library, mainly eaudiobooks through their apps these days, but her stuff (erotica) tends not to be there.   Is my (BPAL) wishlist up to date?    I kinda gave up on it & try to focus on what I do try & like. My top picks I think are more or less current.   Chocolate and orange? 
Yes! One of my faves   Hand-written decant labels? Sure!   Walnuts or pecans? 
 Love them both  —————// 11-17   If I were to knit you something, what colors do you prefer?  (for fingerless mitts or shawlette)  black, gray, crimson, rainbow   Do you appreciate self striping or gradients?  (yeah, most of my yarn is self striping or gradient, I have very few semi-solid anymore and I ditched pretty much all of my variegated because I hate the way it knits up.) yes, very muchly love variation & dimension    Any yarn preferences?  (merino, acrylic, merino silk, merino cashmere, etc) nope Knit Headbands. Sure keep my hair out of my Dave    Christmas colors: not really, I’m partial to red though.   I use both candles & wax. Prefer wax for my burners
  Lush and bath & body: I like the lush scent honey I washed the kids.  l prefer shower gel, but soap is good too. pbsw: sorbetto is good but not my fave. I am addicted to sugar spider sugar scrub. Also like tree hut sugar scrub. enable me with your fave foodie/chocolate scented sugar scrub. Sugar scrub is my fave shower item.   I haven’t met a fruitcake I like yet. 

im a dog person, though don’t currently have a dog. Want a pug.   favorite Christmas aesthetic: I love decorated trees, Christmas lights, candy cane patterns, ugly & cable knit sweaters, poinsettias, & the grinch.




12 days swap

11-17 Journals or Sketchpads or Sketchbooks - yay or nay?
Love the thought but never end up using them. Silly Post it’s would get more use.
Face masks (like the kind that come one to a package? Sure
Anything from Sock Dreams? opaque black tights   ——
Thoughts about lovely bespoke cleansing scrubs a la Sugar Spider (https://sugarspider.shop/) or PBSW sorbets? love love love sugar spider!!!!! Pbsw sorbetto are nice too.   How about literary writing gloves? don’t even know what they are, probably not   Tokidoki, anyone? Other cute kawaii goodness? Plushies, blind boxes, etc?.  love tokidoki, have a tote bag, prefer usable things but blind boxes would be nice too, little figures I could put on my desk.   Fun cloth masks? Holiday themed or no? Favorite style? Yes & yes!! Colorful, goth, holiday, unicorn, rainbow, Plague doctor, sugar skull, Santa, elves, trees, lights, love it all   ——————- 11/10 10:30pm Would you be interested in trying out anything from Nocturne Alchemy Lab? (http://nocturnealchemy.com ) love their chocolate & raspberry & rice milk notes.  Just bought a ton of pumpkin scent samples from Ajevie  
2. Would you like a batch of home-made bath salts? (if you have allergies / skin sensitivities, rest assured, I can make them with pure epsom salts and pure essential oils- just tell me what you'd like - or what to avoid) no thank you.   
3. Anything catch your eye from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home)  Not a fan of dark choco   4. What's a thing you always tell yourself you're going to get just for you but haven't yet? Name one thing under $10 and one thing over $10 Fillable tea bags   What's your favorite type of chocolate? (milk, white, dark, with nuts, with fruit, flavored chocolate, etc.) white, milk with caramel or pb, peppermint bark, Anything sweet really   2. How do you feel about stationery? (letter sets, stickers, pens, etc.) Love it, cute papers envelopes, & stickers   3. If you had to pick a favorite flavor (sweet, spicy, sour, savory, salty) what would it be?  Wicked sweet tooth   4. What's one food/flavor that you absolutely hate or dislike strongly? Plain vinegar, (pickled things are fine but like salt & vinegar trips)   New Question -- For the purposes of this swap (not trying to start an international perfume debate), is honey a gourmand note? it falls in gourmand, it’s edible, but I amp it & am not a fan of honey perfumes.      ————————————— 11-9 8:28pm PBSW has their Yuletide Winter collection out sans candles (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/new-limited-edition/2020-yuletide-winter-limited-editions/) that are coming soon. Is there anything you'd like? Also any scents you'd like as candles when they come out? Sugar scrub, I can never have enough. Comfort & joy; sozzled; white snow   If you like incense what type to you use? Stick/cone/loose? No thank you, bugs my allergies   Do you have a favorite animal?  sloth, hedgehog,    Would you like gloves/mittens/scarf/winter hat? all of them, black or rainbow, just lost my favorite winter hat.   Do you prefer loose leaf tea or bagged? either is fine.




Swap Help

Updates 8-17-20   I tend to lurk more than post.   don't want/allergies: cat fur, pollen, base metal earrings, and incense   DRINKS   big mugs (thick clear glass are my fave and/or soup size) microwaveable* sugar skulls, Halloween, geeky   hot chocolate, especially flavored individual packets   tea: green, matcha, fruity, chai, flavored black or chamomile, rose, lavender, earl grey, not hibiscus    alcohol (anything ridiculously sweet or cordial): tequila rose, patron silver, moscato, cider, baileys   FOOD   snacks: chewy granola bars, dried fruit, nuts (cashews, pecans, walnuts), beef jerky, pringles, veggie chips, rice chips & cakes   candy: airheads, fruit snacks, pear jelly belly jelly beans, lychee candy, tea or coffee flavored candies, ginger candy,   chocolate: reeces (or any peanut butter stuffed chocolate), caramel filled, white chocolate.   cookie: soft white choco macadamia & pizzelles (waffle cookies)

SMELLIES   if you find a perfect chocolate scent (deep, sweet, cocoa absolute ) send it my way   wax tarts/candles/room sprays that smell sweet and like baked goods/foodie. Just got a wax warmer for my office   general scents: chocolate, caramel, coffee, sweet & foodie  
other perfumes I like:

nocturne alchemy: bastet's raspberry choco moon. I love a lot of other NAVA scents

possets: the girls love vanilla (one of the few that worked)

Blooddrop made a pb&J scent way back when that I loved. I'd love to try something reminiscent of that, as I doubt I'll find the exact scent again   I've given up on possets, violette market and solstice scents (choco note doesn't play nice and/or my skin tends to eat them) ...

foodie scents, not into traditional floral, wood, or spice fragrances  
BATH AND BODY   love soap, shower gel, lotion, bodywash, and sugar scrubs. Anything scented sweet and foodie.

lush: honey I washed the kids (shower gel, body spray)   good hand cream to use use at work.   BEAUTY   hair accessories: barrettes, elastics/bands/scrunchies (especially the ones that look like curly phone cord), head bands (metal/plastic)   flavored lip balms, love burts bees & wunderbudder   haircare: leave in conditioner/ heat protection, dry shampoo. I change vivid hair colors often. It’s Currently natural top roots with pink ends & pink & rainbow underneath    waterproof/colored eye liner pencil (love eyeliner), any color, especially glittery ones. My face is too oily to keep eyeshadow or anything else on. I'm fond of nyx eyeliners. I love urban decay perversion (matte black) eyeliner.

recommendations/samples for mattifying primers/foundations/products   CLOTHING 2x 18/20   not really a tshirt person, unless it's a V neck.   love camis & tank tops 2xl/18w   Love maxi  & comfortable longish dresses   Love comfy pajamas    socks that have crazy colorful patterns or pictures (especially no show socks)

Thick black cable leggings from torrid 2x
ENTERTAINMENT   I love movies and TV shows. Old favorites are Daria and the pretender. Current favorites are Lucifer and the good witch. I have amazon prime and just started subscribing to Netflix. Also have cable.    Comedy is my favorite.   Jim carrey is my favorite actor.

I am fond of old movies. (Rock Hudson, carry grant, Doris day)   Characters I love are Gambit from Xmen and Vincent from Final Fantasy 7

rainbows, unicorns, and geekery are awesome   Final Fantasy 7 (PlayStation) is my favorite game. My brother gave our copy away when we were younger *weep*   I have a fondness for vampires and tend to enjoy most movies and shows that involve them (that aren’t horror based). I love vampires in all their incarnations, even the sparkly variety. I love the different stories people come up with in their strengths, limitations, how they came to be, and how other are made or born.   CRAFTY STUFF
I love tooled leather   woodburned art/boxes   interesting stationary (matching envelopes and paper),   fabric:brocade, lace   gem/stone:mother of pearl, abalone shell, hematite, tigers eye   scrapbooking paper & embellishments   stickers, especially 3D, glittery, holographic, or gems   patterns: colorful, rainbow, tiedye, sugar skulls, paisley   crafty stuff: fabric, ribbon, lace, acrylic paint, modgepodge, glitter, sequins, confetti, rubber stamps and multi colored inkpads   felted sugar skull/skeleton animals/characters as ornaments   stained glass/ window/wall hangings   ART
art by Michael Parkes.   starry night by van gogh   art: erotic, sugar skull/ day of the dead   art with texture, mixed media, collage of smaller pictures forming a larger one, name/letter art (glue some big pretty flowers to a canvas, use some rhinestones and ribbon, make a collage from magazine cutout pictures and words )   avatars/icons   music
Music: top 40, mainly pop, oldies, holiday music, R&b, country, rock, and alternative,   Last.fm music link haven’t used in a while   favorite musicians (some): michael buble, boys II men, elvis, lone star, linkin park   music playlists/mix cds   OTHER RANDOM FACTS /LIKES
  I play Pokémon go & wizarding world   stores: itunes, amazon, etsy, torrid, lane bryant   colors black and deep red/ burgandy (not orangey reds)   earrings, stainless steel or sterling silver, preferably fishhook inserts   flowers:peonies, tulips, ranunculus & dahlias   colorful day of the dead/ sugar skull/ calavera/skeleton [art/ figurines/ decorations ... anything shaped like or decorated with]   I collect geodes and pretty slabs of rock, smooth rounded river rocks are nice too   skelanimals (carrie the pony, diego the bat, mary the moth, timmy the spider)   refrigerator magnets   I have 8 sugar skull/Halloween tattoos   ETSY WISHLIST link buxomm  https://www.etsy.com/people/buxomm?ref=hdr_user_menu-profile&tab=lists     wishlist on amazon link https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/FKBZ1VWX6YIR?ref_=wl_share





Minutia of the day

Will update every so often.
9/18   antibody test negative. Have worked the whole time & been around others who later tested positive, so surprised   Faint smoke is bothering my allergies   Doing talk therapy over video, especially as a group, is a pain.    my mom is having neck surgery on Thursday. Wasn’t going to tell us but a friend told her she should. No visitors allowed and she’s not tech savvy but we’ve uploaded some video chat apps
——  8/29 Work has been crazy busy.   covid antibody test. Brunch. & getting mani pedi with mom.




Books I want

Black Dagger Brotherhood by jr ward
N/a   Cassandra Palmer by karen chance
N/a   Anita Blake by L K Hamilton
N/a   Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon

masters of the shadowland by Cherise Sinclair
Dark Citadel
Breaking free
lean on me
make me sir
to command and collar
the dom's dungeon   wild riders by Jaci Burton
Riding on instinct
riding temptation   Immortals After Dark by kresley cole
N/a   Anthologies



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