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This is Halloween 2022 Q&A

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


I definitely want that Basic Witch candle! Haunted Woods, Holland Hard Cider, and October Road candles look great too. Also any soap ends in those scents.


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

Yes soft wools are fine!


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

I would love a cowl. I love big drapey stuff.


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

From PBSW, September all products lol. 

From Witch Baby Soap, AUTUMN EDITION CAFEOMANCY BODY BUTTER, Medusa Face Soap (I finally used mine up!), and PSYCHIC HAND SANITIZER


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

I like PBSW perfumes but I really haven't explored too much beyond BPAL. If you find a scent you think I'd like though I'd totally be up for it. I don't really use imps/samples though. 

 I am working on making bath bombs.  Would you be willing to try my creations?  How about wax tarts?  What type of scents do you favor?

No to bath bombs yes to wax tarts! See my questionnaire for scent 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. I've never tried felt scent balls before but they sound interesting. For sprays please make sure any oils involved are dog friendly!

My question for the fellow pumpkins would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line? 🤔

The hand sanitizers, spooky cider lane candle, and pumpkin milkshake pocketback holder.


Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows?

No thanks


And would you enjoy spooky stationary?

Yes I love stationery!


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? 

not applicable 


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

Pumpkins! Black cats, falling leaves. 


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

Yes I love honey! I also like infused/flavored honey when it's floral/fruity.


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

Omg I love JiJi Knight! I'd love any of her art but the witches and the moon phone one are deff favorites.


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?...?

No thanks


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

Yes! I currently use a shampoo bar and love it. I'd love to try a conditioner bar as well. I have oily hair that sheds like crazy and is fairly fine.


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

Witchy Washi Tape in Black and Gold

Autumn Leaf Collar Pin Set Silver and Red

Caffeine Fiend Coffee Mug Pin

Red Rose Ouija Planchette Pin


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?

Mmmm Paprika~ I don't have the best spice tolerance. I order mild at Indian restaurants but I can handle a medium splice japanese curry which is lessspicyy than Indian curry.


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!

No thanks!


Hello all, I have a question.

I make things from old sweaters.

If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style would you like?


Long or short?

Solid - one fabric

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

Sure thing! I'd love a short pair of striped ones. Black and another color like red, purple, or blue would be great.


Homemade canned and baked and concocted goodies? Any aversions? 

If I could make you some of my fudge, what would you prefer?

Omg yes! Nothing too spicy. For the fudge, I'd love some of the pistachio.


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



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!)

Omg yes! I love foxes and anything fall themed would be great.


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)

So cool!

Fearful Pleasure

Tamamo no Mae



Lambs Wool


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)???

I've actually never been to any of the Disney parks so I'm not familiar with the merch. I'd love to go to the Food and Wine Festival though. One of my friends went to years ago and it looked great.


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

No thanks


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

I would LOVE Pomegranate Peach Martini and Peach, Lemon Peel, Sugared Blackberry.


But, I am going to Dragon Con this weekend. Is there anything you would like? Lab wise or just general geekery

If you happen to see any Yae Miko from Genshin I won't say no lol


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.

Oh wow I love them! They'd be perfect for my embroidery. I really like the Shiny bats, What the Cats Told The Moon, and Mystic ones.


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.

No thanks


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.  

No yarn here, just floss!


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?

Oh wow I'd love some! No cbd though please.


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?  

Omg yes to everything except the pickles and the spicey stuff.


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

I'd love some mint, rose petals, sage, and rosemary! 


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)?

All of the yes. I absolutely love mead. 


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

Yes please! Blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze sounds heavenly.


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. 

Omg I would love that! I actually have some hibiscus rose bitters that it would go perfectly with.


Format for tea? e.g. teabag vs loose

Both are fine!


Do you like spooky themed tights? If so, what are your measurements?

I do but finding tights in my size is hard. I included measurements in myquestionnairee 


Pls post your book wishlist!

I don't really have one, sorry! Most of my fictional reading these days is fanfic


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.?)

I would love that! Spooky or autumnal would be great.


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

I don't have a ton of gemstone jewelry but I'd always love some! Carnelian is a particular favorite but I also like Lapis Lazuli,Turquoise (this I actually have a bunch of jewelry of that I inherited from my Mimi who bought it all out west from Native Americans), Agate, and Onyx.


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

Omg yes I do have a few!

A Summer Night
Columns of the Temple of Neptune at Paestum
Moon When The Cherries Turn Black
The Soap Bubbles


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

None of the scents are really my thing, sorry


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

No thanks. 


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? 

HONEYDEW MELON MINT TEA sounds delicious!


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

I haven't worn nail polish in years but I've been thinking about starting up again. I like darker and jewel tone colors.


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? 

Omg yes I love farmer's markets


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? 

Oh man that Ghost one is AMAZING. For colors I'd like a lavender or blue.


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?

Yes actually! I need ribbons for my finished embroidery pieces. Darker and jewel tone colors would be awesome.


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

No thanks, I have quite a lot of good stuff that I always forget to use already lol.


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?

I'm definitely interested in Lepos


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. 

Those both sound amazing!


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

Yes Please! Favorite scents are the same as perfumes but I also like more foody leaning scents in candles. 


How about lotion bars?

I've never used one but I'd love to give one a try!


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!)    

No thanks


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

Not from the Halloween drop but Vanilla Craves Mermaid Shoals, Vanilla Craves Forest Rituals, and Apples Crave Flora sound AMAZING.


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 Virgo Sun and Libra Moon/Rising/Venus!


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/

I love the Halloween Witch Hat Enamel Pin and the Vampire Bat Necklace.


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 🙂


Violet Nightmares and Dead Petals are totally up my alley.


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?

Within Temptation, Wagakki Band, Aimer, GARNiDELIA, Lisa


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

Oh man I used to love Lush. I haven't shopped there in ages though since I lost my nice tub access. The Ghost in the Dark Soap and Vampire Kisses Lip Scrub look good though.


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?

Unfortunately nothing there except the ankle socks will fit me. I'm a size G on Snag Tights though and I really like this pair: https://snagtights.us/collections/snag-halloween-tights/products/80-denier-tights-wicca?variant=40258235433029


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?

The Facial Soap for Oily Skin anRooibosis Tea Shampoo look great!


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? 😁


Moon Musk, all 3 31 Bats, and Vampiress Wine – Orange Blossom Wine sound right up my alley!


Here's a question... there's sooooooo many on here about tea but for my fellow coffee gals... do you prefer whole bean or ground??  if there's a choice how do you like your coffee ground??

I can grind my own beans but coarse ground for cold brew is also good! 


Look at Cat Coven's site and tell me what you see that appeals - she is one of my favorite Halloweeny artists, and makes awesome things. I like supporting her work.


First of all, WOW that kickstarter. I definitely backed it. Second, I really like the Halloween is a Lifestyle T-Shirt (I'd be a 3x) and the Metamorphosis (Stone) - Mini Zipper Bag.


Are you interested in any art supplies? If so, what kinds and colours?

Yes! I could do with some more embroidery hoops, I mostly use 5" but I'd like to get some 3" too. DMC thread (I'm currently working on replacing my cheap starter thread with it), and embroidery patterns or kits.

What are your fave smells for incense, and do you have a preference for format (cones, stick, loose without needing charcoal, loose that needs charcoal)?

No incense please.

Anything catch your eye from this super cool queer creepy-cute style UK artist? https://www.abprallen.co.uk/

I like the pride moth pin but most of it is too pastel for my tastes.


Pls say more about your book preferences if you haven't already! Esp. regarding fiction.

I'm really not a big fiction reader outside of fanfic. I love non fiction books on history and mythology though.

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