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This Is Halloween! 2022 Swap Answers

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Cellar Door just posted their Halloween goodies - I love their scents, soaps and candles - which of these might you fancy? 

Sadly nothing really jumps out to me. 


If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only? 

While I prefer the idea of natural fibers I live in FL so whatever is coolest lol.   


Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers)

Because I live in the ever heating already hot state of swampland I think the only thing I could mange is a pair of socks with out bursting into flames.


Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks or Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches?

I have really enjoyed Paintbox Soapworks products, as a huge Beeswax fan Cathedral of Pumpkins sound amazing in either streusel or sorbetto. I'd also be happy with Guy Fawkes wax melts or hot process soap, September hot process soap or sorbetto, What The Moon Brings Wax Melts. For Witch Baby Soapworks Antique Honey Gold Finish Candle Snuffer looks so pretty!


Would you be interested in an adult Halloween coloring book? I recently backed on kickstarter for one by a local gothic art market near me and it's due in during the swap period.

I already own one that gets neglected, poor thing.


What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in?

I have been hesitant to try new OCYL because my BPAL obsession is severe enough but I would love to try more of BPALs collaboration scents like the Two Ritualcravt Hair Glosses and A Very Mütter Holiday. 


I am working on making bath bombs.  Would you be willing to try my creations? Sadly my bits are too sensitive for bath bombs. 

How about wax tarts?  Absolutely! I run a wax warmer 24/7.

What type of scents do you favor? I really like atmospheric scents, please see my signature links for note preferences.


What kinds of home smell good things do you like? (I.e. incense, candles, wax melts, felt scent balls, essential oils, linen spray) I like candles, wax melts and linen spray.


Would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line? I picked up a lot from this line but still find things to covet, WICKED VANILLA WOODS
Wallflowers Fragrance Refill, PUMPKIN CARVING Wallflowers Fragrance Refill, PURRFECT PUMPKIN Gentle Foaming Hand Soap and LIGHT-UP GHOST & BAT VISOR CLIP Car Fragrance Holder.

Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows? YES, looking at the sneak peek for this years Halloween squishmallows, I would LOVE any of these, the gargoyle, skeleton, plague doctor, the coffin, tombstone and the grim reaper.


And would you enjoy spooky stationary? I do, I don't always use it but I love collecting it.


I know a lot of us are witchy and have deeply held beliefs about the materials we use as part of our practice. If you're one of those individuals, are there certain herbs, crystals, etc that you do not want to receive? I I am not witchy but I'd love some food grade lavender or butterfly pea flower.


When you have a distinct preference for one holiday over another, What are some crossover items that actually work for both?

I use ravens, leaves and pumpkins for both fall and Halloween. I also use phantoms for both Halloween and Christmas, think ghost of Christmas yet to come/future.


One question (that is actually several questions) -- Local honey? Infused/flavored honey? Local infused/flavored honey with Southwest notes (jalapeno, other pepper, mesquite, acacia)?

I love local honey! I am a wimp for spice though, maybe a lavender infused honey would be more up my alley.


Does anything from JiJi Knight spark your interest? https://jijiknight.com/ 

Nothing for me.


Any spooky/weenie DVDs you're missing and would like in your collection? NMBC? the Crow? An old Hammer film? Dark Shadows? The Omen? Sleepy Hallow?...?

I can't remember the last time I used a DVD so no thank you.


Dang (or good!), another serious question -- Shampoo and/or conditioner bars and if so, for what type of hair (dry, fine, oily, curly, normal)?

I have always wanted to try these, I have fine wavy hair.


I just got the email that the Ectogasm Halloween Collection is live. Does anything interest you? https://www.ectogasm.net/collections/halloween 

No thank you, I don't really wear pins.


On a scale from Paprika Is a Heatwave to Let Me Eat a Peck of Pickled Ghost Chiles, how spicy is too spicy, and how spicy is just right?

I'm normally a mild kinda girl, mild salsa, mild tikka and mild pad thai, Forgive me, I was raised by two slices of white bread.


I make lightweight hairfalls- would you be interested in some? Either to incorporate into a costume or just for your own year-round use? If so, name your colors and preferred length, and if you have any fiber allergies you want me to take note of! 

I did some browsing of hair falls and I really liked the small braided or just brushed out texture, colors of auburn, pumpkin and ox blood would be my preference for color and in a natural fiber. My hair is chest length currently.

If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style? short and sturdy. I wore throught the palms of about 2 pairs of wool fingerless gloves last winter at work. wrist length works best but elbow would be fine too. 


Long or short? prefer short but either

Solid - one fabric - I'd prefer solid over stripes but mostly because more seams equals more tear points or places to catch them on things like boxes. 

Stripes- bands of colors sewn together- like fun black & red, black & purple etc.  I currently have some nice cashmeres.

Yes to fingerless mitts, more lightweight fabric options as its really hot where I live, I really like patchwork stuff like ashobsequies on Instagram. 


Homemade canned and baked and concocted goodies? Any aversions? If I could make you some of my fudge, what would you prefer? 

Absolutely, some peanut butter fudge would be amazing. I'd also be down for sweet baked goods. 


Are you open to trying different indie perfume houses if I find a scent that I think you'd enjoy? 

I can only handle one indie addiction so BPAL only please lol.


I love making stickers!! If I could design you some stickers, what would you love to have? It could be halloween themed or not! My art style is a bit simplistic, cartoony, and cutesy, I usually draw fairies but last year I did a swap on reddit and made someone a bunch of halloween dog stickers lol. (Sidenote: They probably won't be waterproof, but they're glossy vinyl!)

I would love some gothic Halloween sticker, bats, candlesticks and phantoms.


I've got a bunch of small round labels perfect for bpal 5ml label lid art! Name your top 5-10 scents that you'd love to have lid art made for! Just as a fun little extra in your package if desired ^_^ (Could also work for other companies with lids just like the BPAL bottles)

No Thank you, I like my bottles nekked.


I'm going to Disneyworld in late September! I'll be going to all four parks and attending both the Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Is there ANYTHING from Disney that you would like? Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)???

No thank you.


Would you like any decor from Say Target, Homewood, or William and Sonoma?

I would love anything from Target's Threshold Halloween line.


I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want? https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=50266fc02a3b75767125e0ed2&id=9bf4d797e8 



Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop?   https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com 

- if so, but you don't see fabric you like maybe link to some photos of fabric you like?

- we can do small box bags or pencil / cosmetic / notions type bags too.  or with a drawstring on top instead of a zipper.

- you don't HAVE to use them just for knitting/crochet, you can use them for cross stitch or even not as project bags.

No thank you, I have too many bags and pouches already.


If you are a yarnie, are you interested in a ceramic yarn bowl?  I have an extra Harry Potter (I know, I know) one from Lennymud that I bought before the whole JKR debacle and it didn't profit her in any form anyway.  I believe it's Gryffindor themed.

Not a yarnie.


If you are a yarnie, I'd love to gift some yarn from my stash so give me an idea of colors / weight / material / yardage you'd like.  

Not a yarnie.


Are you interested in trying some of our "thunder butter"?  It's like tiger balm or icy hot, but with herbs, beeswax, cayenne or ghost pepper, menthol, wintergreen. 

cbd version or no? 

Yes, if there is a no pepper option. 


I need to inventory our canned goods but do you like things like peach jam, cardamom plum jam, peach butter, plum butter, pickles, applesauce with nothing added, applesauce with red hots, dried apples or pears, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam, candied jalapenos?  

Umm hells to the yeah to peach jam, peach butter, plum butter, plain applesauce, and dill pickles would all be amazing.


Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary?

I would love some lavender. 


How about alcoholic things like rose petal liqueur, lavender vanilla bean liqueur, various flavors of mead (chocolate orange, strawberry mango, whatever my son is making)?

Lavender vanilla bean and strawberry mango, omggg.


Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread?  How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze?  

Pumpkin bread is welcomed.


 I make specialty simple syrups. You can use them in teas or cocktails (and desserts).  How do you feel about a Hibiscus simple syrup? I use 2 ounce bottles for these so its just a fun amount. 



 Would you like to receive a 2D collage art piece? What overall vibe would you be into? (spooky, autumnal, whimsical, eerie, lovely, occult, bizarre, smutty etc.?)

Sure!, my aesthetic is spooky gothic victorian.


Do you like rocks/gemstone jewelry? Prefer polished/smooth rocks or raw/rough? Any favorite stones, rocks, colors that you'd like?

No, thank you.


Any interest in the August releases that got announced today? https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-tag/august-2022/

I would love to try Butternut Squash, Patchouli, and Green Fig, Columns of the Temple of Neptune at Paestum, Forge of Vulcan, Lavender Buttercream and ESPECIALLY Ceres!


Luvmilks seasonal goodies are out! What scents and formats appeal to you, my little pumpkin? 

 It says she is on vacay until Oct 1st so might be too tight timewise.

Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid?   (Can also get Starwars and various Disney ones.)

No thank you, I prefer non-licensed décor personally. 

August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20.  Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin? https://august.la/ 



I've recently taken up embroidery, would you like a small (I embroider on 4" hoops) embroidered piece? What sort of design would you like? 

Something vampy.


Do you wear nail polish, and if so, would you like some? What colors or finishes?

I do! I would love some BPAL polishes or Death Valley Polishes and even Halo Taco. I love muted, moody colors, cremes, metallic. My dislikes are neon and glitter polishes. I already own Laura, The Intangibles, Shadow Moon, Technical Boy and Mister Wednesday from BPAL.


I'm going to the farmer's market tomorrow, and there are lots of great vendors. Would you be interested in soap or chapstick or bath/body products? 

Bar Soap is always welcome, I am good on chapstick and liquid lotion though.


Would you be interested in a tumbler like these? If so, what theme would you like it to be? Glitter or no glitter? What color do you want the liquid to be or would you prefer the blood drip look? 

 No thank you, I'm more of a Starbucks cup girl. 


How do you feel about ribbons?  Is there anything in particular you are looking for if you'd want some?  What about ribbon remnants?  Colors/textures?

 I would, I love anything that looks like it may have come off a vampire. Oxblood red, black, crème, lavender and burnt orange are my favorite colors.


Would you be interested in any skincare items?  Anything you would not want?

 I would, I could always use nose pore strips, eye patches and sheet masks. I really enjoy k-beauty skincare.


New question: Is anyone else interested in the latest Sphere & Sundry release? https://sphereandsundry.com/offerings/bpals-of-exalted-venus-ii/

Or other S&S offerings?

 My skin chemistry butchers any floral that's not lavender so sadly that rules out alot of the S&S and BPAL collaboration oils, but if you find one without I would be happy to try an imp.


Do you have any interest in trying my infused moonshine whiskey? I've been thinking of experimenting with autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and maybe a chocolate chai. 

 I would, maybe like a pumpkin spice mix or a traditional chai?


Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?)

Yes, I like atmospheric autumnal scents but you can also see my notes in signature for specifics.


How about lotion bars?

 I have never had one but id love to try it.


Bird and Blend tea just did their Autumn drop! Anything look good to you? https://www.birdandblendtea.us  (Also, if you're not a pumpkin person, I invite you to check out the rest of their offerings, which are always exceptional!)    



Arcana Craves halloween drop! Anything catching your eye? https://arcanacraves.com/

 No thank you, I only collect BPAL.


I feel like with some of the witchy/seasonal stuff it might be helpful to know everyone's signs.  If you're interested in that kind of thing, what's your sign? 

I'm a libra. ⚖️


Would you like anything from The Pickety Witch? (I'm going to the Vegas Oddities and Curiosities Expo next weekend, and she's vending there, so it may not matter if an item is in stock or not on the website!) https://www.thepicketywitch.com/

Nothing strikes my fancy, sorry.


So these nail polishes keep showing up on my instagram and they are kinda vampy--do you wear polish and do any of these float your boat?  NOTE I have never worn Holo Taco stuff so cannot vouch for quality just the vibes are super witchy


Burnt Bridges looks gorgeous. 


Oooh I am reviewing my switch witch help answers from 2017 and was reminded of Lush--there used to be a big Lushie/BPALista crossover at one point.  Is that still the case?  If so dearest pumpkin are you a Lushie?  Is there anything from Lush you are coveting?  Their halloweenie stuff is out here: https://www.lushusa.com/halloween/?cgid=halloween&pmid=604&start=0&sz=28

Omg yes! SHOWER SLIME Sparkly Pumpkin, SHOWER JELLY Tarantula, LIP SCRUB Vampire Kisses, FRESH FACE MASK Mr Pumpkin Face, SOAP Ghost In The Dark, SHEET MASK Pumpkin, EYE PADS Pumpkin all look amazing. Sadly I can't do the bath bombs or bubble bars though. 

I have another new question! Favorite bands/artists? Perhaps you'd be interested in a DIY patch to sew onto your jacket/pants/bag or maybe pins or a sticker or anything DIY-ish?

I suppose this question isn't quite halloween related lol. Just wanted to ask though because deathrock, horrorpunk, psychobilly, some metal and goth bands etc kinda give off spooky vibes sometimes. I was listening to Catholic Spit while answering these questions so it was on my mind.

I don't really wear patches or pins but stickers are welcome! Bands that I like are Deftones, Crosses, The Cure, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Mareux and Lorn. 


Because clothing sizing is so notoriously random &&& my idea of cute may be entirely different from your cute... sock dreams?  yea or nay?  Anything in particular catch your eyes?

So much appeals to me! The Pointelle Scrunch Top Knee Socks are to die for but I would pretty much like any knee or thigh highs or ankle length, in sold colors or stripes are good. I don't wear crew length or designs really. 


New Q:  I have been buying soap from https://rockytopsoap.com for at least a decade as they are unscented and less likely to affect which perfume I pull out.... I realize they are not colored and swirly and as pretty but they tend to be super hydrating and luxurious.  Do you have any interest in these?

I would be interested in trying a shampoo bar.

Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween 2022 limited collection! I am popping in here to see if anything would strike the fancy of my pumpkin? 


No thank you, I am a bpal only kinda girl.

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