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About lorizav

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    Hollywood, FL
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    Reading, cooking, my pets! Of course BPAL/BPTP/TAL, swapping, all things Autumn and Halloween.
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  1. lorizav

    This is Halloween! Answers

    I 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? https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection?_kx=wJHWHTN2OASY0k5c5ZR301X0_-q-0iaglCjL2XDqO-E%3D.SE8AhX The Haunted Woods or Holland Hard Cider soaps look nice. If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only? No thanks, I'm in FL. The only thing I could probably make use of is socks. Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers) Maybe socks? Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks or Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches? From PBSW- sorbettos in either What the Moon Brings or September. 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. No thanks. What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in? I have dabbled, pretty unsuccessfully. I do like Mr. Hex for LUSH dupes and incense. 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? My own question, but if you make them I would love to try yours too. What kinds of home smell good things do you like? (I.e. incense, candles, wax melts, felt scent balls, essential oils, linen spray). Incense and wax melts. My question for the fellow pumpkins would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line? 🤔 Yes, sure. I'd like hand soap or body wash in any of the following: Spiced Apricot Cider, Marshmallow Fireside, Sweater Weather, Wicked Vanilla Woods. I also think the pocket bac holders in Pumpkin Milkshake and Glow in the dark black cat are adorable. Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows? No thanks. Of the recent releases YES!!!! these - Vanilla cream, pistachio and macadamia and Butternut squash, patchouli and green fig. And would you enjoy spooky stationary? Sure, although I am way behind on my letter writing. Sorry penpals! 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'm not witchy. When you have a distinct preference for one holiday over another, What are some cross over items that actually work for both? I love fall and Halloween equally. Pumpkins are a cross over item for me. 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 to honey with chilis or jalepenos Does anything from JiJi Knight spark your interest? https://jijiknight.com/ No thank you. 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 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)? YES! I love LUSH's shampoo bars but have been really interested in trying a conditioner bar from them or another brand. My hair is a little dry so I like extra conditioning. Very interested in whether a conditioner bar would work. I just got the email that the Ectogasm Halloween Collection is live. Does anything interest you? https://www.ectogasm.net/collections/halloween No thanks, I don't 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 can handle ALL the heat, bring it on! 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, thank you. 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? Sorry, I live in FL and can't really use them. Homemade canned and baked and concocted goodies? Any aversions? YES!!!! Anything, I'm game. If I could make you some of my fudge, what would you prefer? I would love either plain chocolate or penuche or peanut butter/Chocolate Are you open to trying different indie perfume houses if I find a scent that I think you'd enjoy? Sure, although don't go out and buy it, I have too much perfume and don't need any more really. But if you need to destash, that's different. 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 Halloween Dog stickers would be awesome, or Halloween Cats or just Halloween 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) This would be fantastic! My top 5 would be The Schoolhouse, Raspberry Sufganiyot, Antique Lace, Samhain, Cthulhu. 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, but have fun! Would you like any decor from Say Target, Homewood, or William and Sonoma? Not really, I have very little space for decor (small house) 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. None, thanks. Gotta use up what I have!!! Would you like a project bag. I have a few already so I am good, thanks - 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. 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. 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? OMG YES All day everyday! 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? Ummmm drool.. yes please. Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary? No thanks 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)? Rose petal or vanilla bean sound delicious Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread? How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze? Either pumpkin or zucchini. 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. Sure, I would try it. Format for tea? e.g. teabag vs loose Either Do you like spooky themed tights? If so, what are your measurements? No, thanks Pls post your book wishlist! 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.?) All but smutty. Do you like rocks/gemstone jewelry? Prefer polished/smooth rocks or raw/rough? Any favorite stones, rocks, colors that you'd like? No thanks Luvmilks seasonal goodies are out! What scents and formats appeal to you, my little pumpkin? None seem to appeal to me Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid? (Can also get Starwars and various Disney ones.). Sure, Nightmare before Christmas one. 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/ Psychocandy or Heartbreaker 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? No thanks 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? No, but always interested in jarred fruit, jams jellies etc. 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 thanks 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? Don't really need any thanks Would you be interested in any skincare items? Anything you would not want? The dermatologist just restricted me to Cerave (BORING!!!), so if you have any of that hanging around, sure. 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? No thanks 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. Sounds a little too strong for me Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?) Yes, I use a lot of wax melts. Anything seasonal that is very strongly scented. I hate when I put an entire package of melts in the warmer and I can't smell anything! How about lotion bars? No thanks, I have some. 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!) Nothing in particular Arcana Craves halloween drop! Anything catching your eye? https://arcanacraves.com/ Arcana doesn't work on me. I have tried several and they just don't agree with my chemistry. 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? Leo 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 style but I don't wear pins or earrings. 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 🙂 https://www.holotaco.com/collections/dark-rainbow-collection I really wish I had fingernails 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? No thanks 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 This is my second addiction (LUSH and BPAL). I have already purchased some items but would love Monster Mash FUN, Ghost in the dark soap, Monsters and Aliens FUN, Light the night bath bomb, shampoo bars, conditioner bars, silky underwear powder. 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? I like sock dreams but have 2 large drawers of socks already 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 prefer scented products. 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? 😁 https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection/products/new-halloween-2022-limited-collection I don't really have any experience with them and I got overwhelmed when I looked so I guess not.
  2. lorizav

    Summer Sprite swap answers

    This is Halloween Swap Answers I 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? https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection?_kx=wJHWHTN2OASY0k5c5ZR301X0_-q-0iaglCjL2XDqO-E%3D.SE8AhX Haunted woods or Holland Hard Cider look good. If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only? Can't really use knit goods in FL. Socks would be ok, I guess. Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers) Not really, it is hotter than hell here! Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks or Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches? For PBSW, I was looking at scrubs in September or What the Moon brings. 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. No thanks, I wish I had the time and eyesight to color but I don't. What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in? I have dabbled and have not had much luck really. I do like Mr. Hex for LUSH dupes. PREVIOUS ENTRY 🦇 13 Nights of Halloween 🦇 NEXT ENTRYThis is Halloween: My Answers to In-Thread Questions
  3. lorizav

    Summer Sprite swap answers

    More answers When would I like to receive my package? Well, whenever you want of course, but if I had a choice it would be nice to receive it around my birthday, Aug 6. CBD bath products? Sure why not Kitchen colors? Kind of beige with brown wood Knitted stuff? No thanks, I wouldn't have much occassion to wear it. Sweets? My Etsy wishlist has tons of examples of things I'd love!
  4. lorizav

    Summer Sprite swap answers

    6/8/22 Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it? No thanks 6/12/22 what do you think of plushies? I have one or 2 but don't really have room for more. Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? Foods along my taste preferences or skin care items. Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I am so black thumbed.  How many books is too many books? I do have too many only because my vision is poor and I am having trouble reading now. 6/13/22 I’m knitting up washcloths right now. Would you like some? Yes! I would prefer white so I can bleach them. any spices you need/want? I’m fleshing out a Penzey's order!! Always up for trying something unique your feelings on chocolate? Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, White chocolate? with or without nuts? How about truffly goodness? I love dark chocolate with or without nuts and fruit. Hard to ship to FL though. 6/17/22 Do you want anything for your vehicle? Like bumper stickers or magnets? No thanks, it is falling apart and might get traded in. any interest in Japanese fashion-ish items? (kanzashi hair pins, and other things made form old kimono fabric, fans, tenugui, etc?) Not that I can think of.
  5. lorizav

    Summer Sprite swap answers

    Post-Update: Forum Issues Read more...× lorizav's Blog BPAL Madness! Post-Update: Forum Issues Photo lorizav's Blog 5/30/22 Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course! ] Nothing in particular strikes me. Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#) From the tea shop-FRUIT INFUSION - CARCADET FRAISE PISTACHE, FRUIT INFUSION - PASSION FRAMBOISE 5/31/22 I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Not really, thanks. is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests? Oh little bits and bobs, interesting small sticks, dried moss. I love forests! do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? Only my wedding rings. I have bad metal allergies. If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Not really, thank you. Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? Don't do rpg, sorry. What's your favorite creature? Dogs, cats, goats, squirrels. I love all animals with all my heart. Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? No, thank you. I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? That hot pepper mix they sell on the side of the road in Bacardi bottles. Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Not really into whiskey but I love hot peppers so maybe that one? Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? Ummm YEAH!!!! Arm warmers? No thanks, I'm in Florida PBSW Summer Release- Red Cow scrub or perfume oil look interesting. I love cola. Po Anything you want from the UK? biscuits, LUSH Seeds, y/n? no thanks, I'm inept Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? maybe shampoo bars or solid conditioner Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size? no thanks Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I don't use them. Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Either one. 6/4/22 It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following? The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen) maybe a simple syrup and suggestions on how to use? I don't drink. Working Class Coffee Any dark roast Philly Nuts Any sweet or spicy nuts are welcome 222 Creations no thanks  Carol's Epiphany no thanks 6/5/22 I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure  If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? A bee or a tulip or daffodil.  What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I like someone who is in contact with me through emails or ecards but you don't need to reveal til the end. 6/6/22 Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?) not really my thing I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? I think it is beautiful but don't have the skills to do anything with it. - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin??? Interesting snacks My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like? https://www.garbageforgood.com/ I like the style but have little space for artwork
  6. lorizav

    Summer Swap Sprite 2022 Master Question List

    Thanks for keeping track of all of these!!
  7. lorizav

    13 Nights of Halloween 2021 Master Question List

    Sorry, I totally posted in the wrong place 😋
  8. lorizav

    To a Wreath of Snow

    This. Is. So. Lovely. My favorite of the Winter scents. Now the reviews will have me looking for Hag Grey hair gloss.
  9. lorizav

    Im Tiefen Winter

    Holy smoke!!! I amped the heck out of the smoke note on this as well. To the point that I did not smell anything else. Pity since it sounds lovely on some of you
  10. lorizav

    Split-Level Suburban Tract Home

    Oh dear, Ugh. I'm not getting grass or drywall. Kind of moldy vomit in a basement. But I knew this one was going to be unique, and odd, and luckily I only got a decant to have "the experience"
  11. lorizav


    One of my very favorite TALs. Great for relaxation and sleep. Sweet lavender that is not it's usual astringent self but soft and sweet in a cushion of vanilla marshmallows. I bought 3 bottles!
  12. lorizav

    Dead Leaves, Blackberries, and Pine Needles Hair Gloss

    I hesitated ordering a decant of this because of the blackberry and for me it is indeed too much blackberry. I would have loved dead leaves and pine needles alone. A bit too sweet for me. Will pass it on
  13. lorizav

    Clean Yer Home

    I too, have been adding this to my homemade cleaner and to my floor wash and am afraid I am going to run out of this quickly. I wish more was available, I would stock up for sure. Clean and herbal and great for doing a physical and spiritual cleansing of your space.
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    Do you still have Stinky for sale?  If so, I would like it.  Thanks



  15. lorizav

    The Hare

    This was my favorite Weenie but it does have a spring vibe. I love the lab's dandelion note so much!