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Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks

omg I love the mermaid and pirate ones.


one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? 

Omg I love them, especially the kimono print ones. I have two kimono print masks right now and they're like my favorite (I have a lot of masks)


are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ?  Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something

I was not familiar with them but omg sooooooap. I'd love any of the soaps that fit my scent preferences and to lotion bars look really cool!


Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me!

The salty lemon kit kats are my favorite! I got a bag last year from a friend and I'm obsessed. Also I'll say it again. Daiso. Send me an entire Daiso store's worth of stuff. I love it all. Also love anything Tamamo from Fate. 


What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries.

I love taking baths but unfortunately when I moved I downgraded from my parents jacuzzi to a normal shower/tub combo and I'm fat so not much room for water OTL Still take them but gotta be careful I don't overflow the tub. 


Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)?

Hahahahaha oh man yes. I've been having to hold myself back from ordering everything lol. I'd love the Hex on a Beach lotion and scrub to go with my soap bar. Also the G.O.A.T. lotion, scrub, and candle. Oh and the Putney Road scrub! 


Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)?

Deff interested in Snow Angel Atmo and The Froth of the Serpents of Pleasure BO


Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty 

Um that metallic gold Osiris lip gloss is EVERYTHING. I love a good bold statement lip color. Also Ice Apparition. Ooooh and the Spider web whipped soap and the vampire tonic toner.


what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups?  I even make things with berries I grow in my garden.  I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla.


Omg that sounds amazing! Pickles aren't my jam but everything else sounds wonderful.


Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round?  For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just can't bring yourself to buy for yourself?? 

As of right now I can't think of anything.


Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? 

I'd love resin making supplies as they can add up quickly and I'm always running out lol, also I've been interested in soap making but don't have anything for it yet


Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? 

more like what DON'T I want lol. I definitely would love some vanilla. Also peppercorns, my pepper mill is almost out, shallots, orange peel, lemon peel, and any of the dressing bases.


would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders?

I would love something cross stitched!


Art and artists - anyone dig any of this?  https://www.studiodesade.com/  (They also do masks, see here.)  

I'm not particularly interested in this


If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn?  And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors?

I do not do any fiber work


what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy?

fun colored pens for journaling! Oooo or stamps


If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with?

Cards, stickers, and some snacks


Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality!

I'm not particularly interested in anything 


What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific?

no again 


Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you?

I always love more bar soap and scrubs! the lotion bar looks nice too. As long as the scent matches my preferences I'd love it.


I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s  right now. Pics available upon request! 

That sounds awesome! I love fluid art.


Is there anything you'd like from the UK? 

Jelly Babies. Omg please send me all the jelly babies. Then I can taunt my dad on social media since I don't live with him anymore so he can't steal them from me.


Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from?

I collect all the Tamamo from Fate merch. 


How do you feel about tea?  Preferences?  Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest?  What about tea tools or cups?  

I love tea but I'm kind of starting over since my mom kept all the tea stuff haha. So I need a loose leaf infuser. I'd also love a personal sized teapot with a strainer for when I want more than one cup at a time. I mostly drink black or herbal tea, I'm not big on white, rooibos, or green tea. One of my favorite places for tea is https://www.teabox.com/ They are based in india but they ship via DHL and I've ordered for my mom (she can't figure out the website for some reason) since the pandemic started and they're still pretty fast. Oh and I only have one tea cup/saucer.


How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?  

As long as they're pet friendly! I only burn cone incense and I love candles but prefer ones in jars/containers. I LOVE Sihaya Co candles.


Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?  

Yes! My roommate has the fluffiest, cutest, most best little ball of chocolate fluff Pom named Lando. He can't have treats because he has a sensitive stomach but he loves his plush toys. I'm also in the process of looking to adopt a dog so I will need to get him/her all the stuff but I'm still looking for the right one. They will be around pom size though so they can use the doggy door. 


After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy!

1) https://www.catcoven.com/

2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com

3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop

4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/

5) https://www.faunwood.com

6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/

7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com

8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com

Oooooh 1, 2, 3, and 6 are all right up my alley!


One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies.  I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it.   So, which of these things might you like?  Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size.

Oh I'd love arm warmers! Any dark colors are great. 


I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in?

Oh I'd never heard of them but everything looks very interesting!


Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? 

Hmmmm, I mostly enjoy anime/manga style art. Most of the artists I follow are fanartists.


Who is your fashion icon(s)? 

Another tough one! I don't really follow many specific people but I always love seeing what's up on the Tokyo Fashion twitter.


What is your favorite mythological creature? 

Kitsune!!!! Also mermaids.

is there anything you want from Lush?

I haven't really shopped from LUSH much recently but I am starting to run low on my Veganese conditioner


Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation?

I would LOVE a detailed read of my chart. I know the basics but that's about it.


How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop?  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)?

Um I LOVE it. I've had it before and it's to die for good. My dad still raves about the matcha fudge. Also wow, pumpkin pie fudge? PLEASE


How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats??

While I don't follow any special diets I will eat anything yummy haha. I made some vegan baked goods a few years back for switch with and they were delicious.


Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk

omg yes, I've wanted stuff from them forever.

The Orangery Handmade Soap

Sparklebox Handmade Soap

Elijah's Comfort Handmade Soap

Sparklebox Bubbling Bathing Grains

Pumpkin Chai Whipped Soap

Do you have an Etsy wishlist?

Yes! It's linked in my signature under wishlist


I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/

You're all killing me with all these new soap shops! Ok here goes a list lol (I'd like these as bar soaps and if scent available body wash, scrub, or butter)

Lemongrass & Patchouli

4/20 Citrus Hemp

Grapefruit & Himalayan Pink Salt

Rosemary & Lavender

South African Lavender

Rosewater Kefir & Lavender

Cedarwood & Sea Clay

Botanical Bath Soak


Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1

or other ones?

I don't really use perfumes other than BPAL. 


Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays?  Is there anything in particular you would like to that end?

Honestly I've just moved so not sure what we're doing decoration wise. Probably nothing this year.

Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) 

Oooooh I'd love the Fall Bubbling Scrub in Olde Cider Haus or Persephone's Descent

The Fall Butterbomb in Leaf Pile

The Enchanted Forest Handmade Soap


I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? 

earl grey bravo
earl grey lavender

ceylon sonata

tangerine tuxedo

darjeeling spring tip

pumpkin spice


summer rose



lemon soleil



Blood Orange


Lavender Lemon

bella luna blue

Blood Orange Iced Tea

earl grey iced tea


What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home)

Oh no you're tempting me with fancy chocolate!? Literally every single item sounds absolutely divine and I would love it all.


Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom  (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.)

nothing really catches my eye


How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ?  (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...)

I don't knoit or crochet but I could see the bags working really well for carrying my journaling stuff. I love the Big Black Kitteh project bag for knitting or crochet


Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt?

Omg that art is GORGEOUS. I love Dusk Mother, Black Omen, and The Fox & The Crow

Are you a sock person?  If so what are your favourite kinds to wear?  Do you have a sockdreams wishlist?

Yes! My socks are always disappearing and wearing out so every fall I have to buy all new socks lol. I only wear ankle and crew socks. Though I am VERY interested in the thigh highs from this company: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThundaThighsShop?fbclid=IwAR3q-WK31oGZJHMX68mREt6QCd4ztItXYmeCrlz07lZ8LsMQZ9qFcTRoa5o a friend with similar sized legs to me bought a pair and loves them.


If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like?

I've honestly never been to a Trader Joe's so I have no idea what exclusive items they have.


How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol.

I'd love local coffees! Ground or kcup. For spicy things I describe my heat tolerance as being able to handle medium level JAPANESE spice. Which is milder than Indian medium spice. However my roommate has white girl spice tolerance (we're working on it) so anything spicy would have to be something I could eat by myself like a snack or dessert, or be something I could add to just my food after cooking lol


do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? 

I hate them. Ugly little abominations that are an insult to figures everywhere lol


Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy?

https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST): A Walk in the Woods 6oz, Brinewater Tides 6oz


https://briarwickcandles.com/collections: Sorcery- Autumn Limited Edition, Cider and Stories- Autumn Limited Edition, Harvest- Autumn Limited Edition


Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in?  What, and what store?

Literally everything LOL. Considering my fandom is Fate/Nasuverse and is hence Japanese lol. But seriously any and all merch of Tamamo. There's also an art print of her on my etsy wishlist that I really want. Another thing I am desperately iso for is the Tamamo Gift plush. I know of a guy who has like three and I'm SO jealous. 


Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ?

My question! And the answer is yes. I want all of it lol


Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?  

I answered this before on another question but my spice tolerance is right around a japanese medium hot. So a bit more than Indian Mild? My roommate however has no spice tolerance and I cook all our meals so I have to keep that in mind. I'm working on increasing her tolerance though since two years ago I had no spice tolerance either.

Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.? 

Oh no not another soap shop to lust after!





















Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles?

I am VERY interested in Booboo Eyes, Cannibal Lady Macbeth, Solved Mysteries, and Walking My Daughter to Class. I don't do decants personally (I get to sniff everything anyway since I decant) but any amount in bottle would be great.


How would you feel about recipes?  

I love recipes! I've just started cooking on my own and while I'm mostly just doing Hello Fresh and easy pasta/frozen stuff in between right now I can't wait until I can grocery shop on my own and put together my own menu so I'd love recipes whether books or handwritten.


Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge,  Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house. 

Um fudge and nuts sound great.


How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess?  If you've got a system, please share it. 

I don't personally keep decants. Any I receive get tossed in my cup of frimping (it's a large plastic cup from the kalahari from my days of mass alcohol consumption at cons lol). GC Imps however are stored alphabetically in ammo boxes and I have a corresponding spreadsheet. 


I'm a knitter.  I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more.  Would you like some?  Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done.  Would you like one?  What colors would you like?  Thin or thick?  With or without fringe?  Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca? 

No washcloths please, I have a ton of knitted ones already that I alternate through. A scarf would be very appreciated though. Thick without fringe. No fiber allergies. Colors, maybe somethin g to match my new awesome sunset wig that wear out when it's cold. (reds, oranges, purple)


Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire? 

I've actually never been to any of the Disneys so I have no idea what sort of exclusive merch there is nor am I an overly huge Disney fan


Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size?

Oh I like the red opaque mock garters and the sparkle skulls! I would be a size G


Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preference?

No preference here! 


Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind?

I think I've answered this fairly thoroughly already in previous questions!


Witchee, do you want anything?  Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo

No thank you


Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along!

YES YES YES!!! I like stuff that's either more anime-esque art style (not very fond of the harsh angles and lines in a lot of western art), watercolor stuff, or really abstract stuff. Oh and anything with foxes regardless of art style.

Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore.

No thanks, my laptop makes scary noises when I put cds in it and I'm convinced it's going to destroy discs. 


Do you have an Amazon wishlist?  If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link!

Yes! Link is in my signature under wishlist which links to a doc with all my wishlists


Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay?  Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa?  What are your thoughts?

I like pumpkin spice flavored things and candles but not anything I'd put on my skin.


Candy corn – love it or loathe it?  Or just don’t care much one way or another?

I'm pretty indifferent to it.


https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea  <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie?

Ooooh I'll list ones I like out.

Fancy a Cuppa

Twice to Tea

London Smoke + Fog



I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys.  I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies.  Any interest?

SHORTBREAD YES PLEASE!!!!!!!! Savory and sweet, I love all shortbread. It was also my Mimi's favorite cookie so eating them always makes me think of her.


I happen to live near this amazing place.  Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there?  The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff.  https://www.gcv.org/shop/

Nothing really catches my eye


Would you be interested in anything from KBShimmer's new Fall nail polish collection or their Falloween collection?

I'm not interested in any nailpolish right now


Witchee, darlin', anything appeal from this goth-metal-Satanic Tea company, Pitch Black North? https://www.pitchblacknorth.com/category/all-tea


WITCHEE, WOULD YOU LIKE ANY OF THESE?  Don't just say "yes" -- please be specific about which ones you want the most!  

Brown Sugar Plum Butter - sounds interesting!

Pflaumenmus (also Plum Butter) - sounds interesting!

Cardamom Plum Jam - sounds interesting!

Star Anise Plum Jam - no thanks

Ginger Peach Butter - no thanks

Vanilla Peach Jam - yes

Sweet Green Tomato Relish - no thanks

Dill Green Tomato Relish - no thanks

Huckleberry Jam - sounds interesting!

Apple Butter - omg yes

Candied Jalapenos (delicious with cream cheese on burgers or crackers) - no thanks

Lavender Vanilla Bean liqueur - BIG YES

Rose Petal liqueur - BIG YES


the other day I found the pattern I made for a small crocheted skull. I have made some before and included some herbs and oils and such, things that both smell good and are said to carry protective virtues, in the stuffing, and hooked them up to hang in a vehicle or such. Would any of y'all like one of those?

Oh that sounds really awesome!


is anyone a Daredevil fan??  I'm going to be working with Christopher Brewster who is Daredevil in the suit (i.e. the stunt performer but not the FACE of the actor... but when the suit is on... its Brewster).  I worked with him on something else... and he was super cool... excited to get to work with him again... but if that's anyone's fandom... I wanna know LOL

Not particularly. I mean I liked the movie but that's the extent of it.


Darling witchee, would you like a candle or other goodies from Last Craft? https://lastcraftdesigns.com/

Oh I LOVE their face masks (pink witch and blank and white cat) I also like the Pop Culture Altar Candle: "Our Lady of Garbage” 

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