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  1. samhainschimera

    2018 Halloween Switch Witch Questions

    There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices? Anything middle eastern or north african! smoked paprika is always always welcome! Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcuriosities/photos/ Yeah! that looks pretty neat, i love funky little things. For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch? that would be fucking awesome! What house were you sorted into? ravenclaw! 10/13/18 Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? omg only one?! grown up witch me loves practical magic for many reasons. spooky, halloween me loves hocus pocus for halloween and nostalgia. Does anything from either of these shops interest you? No thank you The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? nothing in particular What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? I can't think of anything! Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles"). goddess provisions and anything witchy or new age-y. Sihaya is nice! I make candles, so I don't need anything with candles. I wouldn't want a book one since I like to pick out my own. Coffee or Tea? Coffee moreso, but I like tea a lot too. Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye? WITCHES BREW!!! stormy night looks good too. ooooh and maple matcha. What are your DISO BPAL dreams? hellhound on my trail 10/12/18 Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries? Yeah! Ghosts mostly. Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in? My favorite is Lord of Misrule and I love the butter bear/butter balls. Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? There are a lot I want to try! ZOE AND THE GOAT, encapment of shepherds, junpier nourished, the goat and the vine, the witches ride, mostly. Samhainophobia, Lambs Wool, Pumpkin Musk and Black Oudh, The Hare, This Wan White, a certain nameless awe, a young boy and his brother. DEAD LEAVES! and vanilla incense, red carnations, maple sap, sugar cookies. LILITHS! blue blankie, don't tell me heaven, meditation buddy, roof goblins, the dream is big enough How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges? YES! I love enamel pins, and patches. 10/11/18 Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? This was my question and I am super witchy! Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?[ No thank you! 10/10/18 Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like! These!: Shawls/wraps/cowls: 1. Gradient Asymmetrical Simple Wrap (https://www.ravelry....ns/library/boom) (I'd dye the yarn myself for this one) 2. Dragon Wing Cowl (https://www.ravelry....ragon-wing-cowl) 3. Textured Cowl (https://www.ravelry....lview-road-cowl) Mitts/mittens: 4. Multi-Directional Fingerless Mitts (https://www.ravelry....ingerless-mitts) 5. Arched Gusset Mittens (https://www.ravelry....-gusset-mittens) Hats: 7. Simple Beanie (https://www.ravelry....runswick-beanie) Sillies: 10. Beans the Cat (https://www.ravelry....y/beans-the-cat 11. Little Kindness Monster (https://www.ravelry....indness-monster 12. L'il P'kin (https://www.ravelry....bitty-pumpkin-3 If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)? I can't think of anything! Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! Gudetama and Aggretsuko are my favorites! My husband used to live in Japan and also likes cute things from there. Sumikko Gurashi (omg I am butchering the spellings here) is a household favorite. Fun kit-kat flavors, kitty things, Japanese Halloween things, Pusheen, and Ghibli stuff! Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer? http://www.nerdlacquer.com/ No thank you. Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? I can't think of any! Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? Yay!!! I love gin and whisky most of all. Bitters are also most welcome. My favorite cocktails are old fashioneds and gin and tonics. Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? Yes! I lost my handwarmers in Iceland a few weeks ago. I would love handwarmers or fingerless gloves. I like grey, mustard, dark reds and purples. Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? Very meh. Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? No thank you. I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) OOOH. I LOVE moonstones and work with them regularly in my witchy practices. I don't have any labradorite pieces, but also love it. I adore jewelry and wear lots of it. I have been wanting a midi ring! They seem to have lots of pretty thing in silver and rose gold - something I've been wanting to get more of. I wear lots of rings (size 6 ring finger, or up a couple sizes for index finger) have lots of ear piercings and wear bracelets regularly. For necklaces, I prefer at least 20". I really like their moon phase stuff! I actually like pretty much everything, except for things that have a halo of stones around it or lots of bling to it. Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)? I do love socks, but I have a lot. I prefer ankle length. Bombas are my favorite brand! Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it) I keep reading this as "St. Pancreas" so YES. <3 Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?FYI - I don't have a bathtub. Gringott's sounds TDF! I love bar soaps, so they'd be most welcome. I don't need any lotions or scrubs. Hair stuff, perfume, and bar soap would be great!
  2. samhainschimera

    2018 Halloween Switch Witch Stuff!

    Links to wishlists! Up to date as of October 2018 Amazon http://amzn.com/w/2VIR5ZRSOBXHX Etsy https://www.etsy.com/people/samhainschimera/favorites Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/55922637?shelf=to-read&sort=date_added&order=d Modcloth Wishlist https://www.modcloth.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-modcloth-Site/default/Wishlist-ShowOther?WishListID=47fc225ba910c01206fe36fa59
  3. samhainschimera


    Question: Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: Chant of Widows - The Foreshadowing Adora Vivos - Woods of Ypres Bella's Lullaby - Twilight soundtrack *hangs head in shame* Laying Together Again - How Like a Winter Les Iles Noires - Rome Wolf Moon - Type O Negative End of Time - Lacuna Coil Nous Sommes L'emeraude - Alcest Keeper of the Ledger- Woods of Ypres Ring of Gold - Bathory
  4. samhainschimera

    Switch Witch!

    Updated July 6th! If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose? Midway. (Feel free not to answer, I know it's not a standard one!) Are you kinky? Indeed! Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? I do; however, I have TONS. Literally, hundreds. And hundreds. Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? Oooh, I'd love to visit South Africa, yes. I love to travel so I'd adore anything from another place. Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.) I do! I love fluffy socks for around the house or not-so-fluffy socks for going out and about. The weirder, the better! Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? Sure! I like little barretts or clips, any kind of bauble for my hair. Hair ties are always welcome. What is your favorite shade of blue? Hmm. Probably an icy blue. Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? Nope, just a plain old coffee pot. If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? Painting or Spanish. What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes but I have the 'beetus. Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I do, I have a Kindle. E books would be fab! If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send! Food is pretty much a "no" unless you make homemade beef jerky. I am not crafty in any way, so I really do appreciate homemade stuff. Um...I really can't think of anything I wouldn't like. Witchee dear, do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? Nope. They make me dizzy. Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. ) Tea drinking. I currently use loose leaf tea and paper tea bags, so an infuser or one of those tumblers with an infuser thingie in it would be nifty. Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? I do! I really like all colors, from black to pastels. Indie brands would be the bomb, I really want to try Rainbow Honey, especially Magic Cake. Name three BPAL scents you hav tried, but are dying to get more of. Agrat-Bat-Mahlat, Ashultum and Antique Lace. Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? Sometimes, and I do like pretty cards, postcards and stationary. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? OMG The Englishman sounds amaaaazing. Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground does too. Ooooh. I've never tried them so I'm not sure which products I'd like. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? I do. The previous owner of my house had a green thumb ...I do not. I have roses, poppies, calla lilies, irises, ivy, and a million trees/bushes. I need to stop being lazy and get out there in the dirt. Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. Yes. YES! Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? Nope, I haven't heard of it. Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? I do! Anything with almond is my favorite. Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? Nope, but I have heard of it. I really don't need lotion, so their shampoo and conditioner and face products sound neat. Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued? I do! I've only been in a couple of times but I adore the magic muscles wiccy bar. OMG SO GOOD. I like bath bombs and their soaps and would love to try their hair products. Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? Haven't heard of them. I do wear makeup everyday, and love shadows. Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? I can't think of any. Anything cruelty-free, no animal testing. As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? Hello Kitty! Man I'd love some candy from Japan, but neat little toys or a necklace or something would be sweeeet. Since FB and the FB Gusp group (and the BPAL Sorority which is quiet) have become gathering places...what are some of your favorite Facebook pages you like? The German Shepherd group is the one I'm most active in. Dr Who? Nope, I've never seen any of them. How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? Flavored! For bigger names, I like EOS and Burt's Bees. I've had a couple from Haunt that I loved, any yummy flavor from any retailer/etsy would be cool. Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? Yes. I have tons of shades but I like plum-y or wine colors. For summer, I may even wear a bright pink. For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? Nocturnal Alchemy is one I haven't tried. I love Arcana, Villainess, zomgsmells, Solstice Scents , Possets, Violette Market and Conjure Oils. Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into? YAY TEAS! I like everything that's not overly berry-flavored. I love strawberry but hate raspberry. What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy. I usually drink a coffee/chicory blend. Interesting ground coffee would be cool but I'm more into tea. And tea tins/boxes. Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? Anne Shirley. My favorite movie and books. If you were a Disney princess you would be?: Belle! Would you like a seashell from Florida? Sure! I've never been to Florida and I heart the sea. What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? No craft projects because I suck. UPDATED Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are. Not really. How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? My husband and I have opposite schedules and don't get to eat together. I have an old school lunchbox that I take to work, it's a Peanuts Halloween one. That's about as close to a picnic as I can get, unfortunately. If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? I'd be quieter and wanting to gtfo out of there as soon as possible, tbh. I'm not much of a crowd person. I'm super friendly and can strike up conversations with anyone and be social, I just don't enjoy it. I think I'd stand out a bit because of the way I dress and accessorize, and if I opened my mouth, my interests are somewhat different than most. I'm pretty far behind on a lot of pop culture since I listen to mostly death/doom/black metal, which is almost all European. Here's a good example: I just came back from New Orleans and people asked me what I did. I went to about a dozen cemeteries, went walking in the garden district, visited Anne Rice's former house to squeal and giddily watched thunderstorms from the porch. Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) I've never tried them, I just perused their site. OMG BANANA PUDDING. Seriously sidetracked now ...BANANA PUDDING!!!! Rose City also sounds interesting. I think I've had Elvenses in my etsy favorites for a while now as well. I'd love to try their perfumes, emulsions, pumpkin butter, bath boms or soap ...or lip balms. Eeeee! Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? I AM NOT FRIENDS WITH THE KITCHEN. I love to bake (and eat) ...but, well, I gave myself diabetes, sooooo LOL. My husband does most of the cooking, I hate it. Oh, but aprons or oven pads or kitchen towels/thingies are most welcome! Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? Adult, but I'd be willing to read some interesting YA. Kitchen decor? Still painted the same ugly olive green that it was when we bought it. I have Halloween items in my kitchen and two kitchen witches. Pierced ears - yes, pierced 4 times each. Stuffed animals? YES! I love Squishables and only have the stuffed sparrow. I love gothy stuffed animals or german shepherds. If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? I'd work with animals and probably go into research and also have facilities set up where senior doggies could live out their days in the sunshine with people instead of being passed by in their cages in animal shelters. And now I'm tearing up Bags? Yes! My favorite would probably be ones with long enough straps for me to wear it cross-body. I have a long torso and some bags hit me above my hip and look silly. I love hippie/boho bags, doctors bags, and make up bags. Comfort food? I feel like I need to change my tune from WOE IS ME I HAVE TEH BEETUS. But, yeah. Spices are comforting, right? I love garlic and sriracha! Would you like anything from an European country? Yes please! Anything! What fandoms do you belong to? Tim Burton, vampire stuff including Buffy, Anne Rice, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Twilight (ugh, yes lol) and all the Draculas, total Lost and Breaking Bad nerd. What cheers you up? My doggies and Halloween/fall. Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? I'd probably creep around a lighthouse, I love the ocean. Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? Yes! Very much so. I love traditional decks or whimsical ones, the artwork is usually pretty awesome. Question: Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? Nooooo I don't want/expect anything in particular, this is just for fun! QUESTION!: Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? Sometimes I take rocks or a piece of driftwood. Or, in New Orleans, a piece of the crumbling sidewalk in front of Anne Rice's house. haha Empire Edibles? Sigh. No. What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? The Tea Rose- Jennifer Donnelly, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? Jo March from Little Women. A little different, restless, and in my own world. Oh, yeah, by the way, peoples, do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Would you like to receive subversive crochet/cross stitch/ etc., or would this not get much love in your household? Haha not fucking likely. What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? Sweet Pea SN. I still haven't tried any of the lab's SNs. Maybe Hungry Ghost Moon or Aurelia or Epibulia. I wasn't interested enough to get in on a decant circle so none of these are musts for me. Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I haven't played a table top game in years. What style is your sense of humour? Sarcastic and sick, of course! Is there anything from Australia you would like? Ooooh! I used to live outside of Sydney, in Parramatta, and miss it terribly. NO VEGEMITE, PLZ. Anything would be awesome. Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Sure. The Victorian Trading Company or Amazon. How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? I have some pretty blank walls still, so I don't think anything would be too big. Question: what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? Ignoring sentimental reasons ...eh, my phone I guess. Cheap answer but it keeps me in daily contact with my friends back home that I miss so much. What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? Embalming Fluid, Dorian or Liz. Agrat-Bat-Mahlat or Ashlutum. And Midway or Banshee Beat. If you knit/crochet, what sizes of needles do you need? Nope. What styles of artwork do you like? Ooooh, all sorts. I adore Magritte. I like creepy stuff or New Orleans/Southern art. If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? Oooh yes! Would you like mexican vanilla or silver rings/necklaces? YES! YES YES! The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like? POTTER'S FIELD PICNIC!!!! And Voluptuary. What is your favorite color? Black. Green. Purple. What is your favorite season? Fall! If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? On the Scottish coast. Or Salem, MA. Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Dogs, hummingbirds. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Sit/play with my doggies and/or lie outside in my hammock. Going to the beach makes me feel better, always. Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? Ninjas or Pirates? PIRATES Werewolves or vampires? VAMPIRES Zombie or Cthulhu? CTHULU Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go? Erm. Small ones? And as we go? Do you welcome knitted items? If so, what would you like most? (amigurumi, washcloth, socks, shawl, shawlette, scarf, wrist warmers, hat, etc.) Do you have any favorite fibers? How about any fiber allergies? Favorite color for knitted items? YES! That would be the bumb. Shawl, shawlette and wrist warmers would be fab. I like black, always, and purple, blood red, ivory, orange, rose ... Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? Sylvia Plath's "I have fallen a long way." Several quotes about Halloween, autumn, the sea and dogs. And yes! Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? Eh. I'm surrounded in them so no. Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? Not really If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? Wouldn't bother me Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? I use tarts but I have billions of em Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? Not really a fan. Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like? Nope, no sugar. What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try? Oooh I'd love to try her things. Are there any BPALs that you loved the idea of, the imagery - whether artwork or description - but which didn't work out for you? (I'm asking because if they did, you might mention them elsewhere, but if not, the imagery might be helpful) I can't think of any. Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? Maybe a jaunt to the San Juan Islands in the next month or so, and Kauai in September. I always read on planes, so yes! I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you?Did you say food?? GREEN OLIVES! They're my favorite. I love the garlic stuffed ones especially. Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? A weed whacker (lol), some sugar-free/no carb syrups for my coffee and tea, and some BOWLS. I have, like, 3 bowls in my entire house and I'm never smart enough to go buy any. Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? Oooh, let's go see! Frankincense, Myrrh and Rose Petal beads Bath Oil and Harvest Festival - 4oz Room Spray. I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? Le beetus! Also, that sounds a bit icky. If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)? I like True Blood okay but I REALLY like Joe Manganiello. Like, REALLY. So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? I have no idea what that is but it would make me laugh! Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? I have two! Both are similar to my dog cameo avatar. They're on my lower legs and cameos of my doggies, Blitz and Roland. I had the one of Blitz done for my 30th birthday. When he died suddenly in April, as we were talking to him before the vet came in to give him his shot, I was telling him the story of his life and showed him the tattoo and told him he'll always be with me. I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well. zomg Almond Roca! I'd better stay away from all of it, sugar-free and sugary. I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? Yes! I can has jerky! I like turkey jerky and beef jerky, so long as it doesn't have sugars in it. How do you feel about home-canned goods? I love them! I'd be able to store those away and eat them on special "treat" days or impress my company with them. Do you like BPTP clothing? What size do you wear of: I DO! I'm rather ...tubby, LOL, but losing weight pretty quickly with this diet. Still, better too large than not. Baby-doll T's - Not a huge fan of these because my torso is so long. But, XXL. Regular T's XL yoga pants XXL Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? I have four, Moon of Horses, Planting Moon, Wolf Moon and Old Moon. I tend to like the more goth-y ones. Raven Moon, perhaps. Or other clothes from BPTP? Resurrection T, Ars Morendi or Belladonna yoga pants, orange, black and white socks and mostly, the Baron Samedi hoodie. What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? Some hair glosses. I haven't tried any!! Particularly Snake Oil, Fig and Sandalwood, Frankincense and Clove, White Tea and Sage, The Mona locket (which is crazy 'spensive), SNAKE OIL BATH OIL, Quicken the soul bath oil, Embalming Fluid bath oil, Snake Oil soap, Cathouse spray. Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)? Horror and Romance. Blu-Ray or Amazon works for me. -Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends? Jasmine Phoenix Pearls (one of my faves and I'm down to my last bit), Jasmine Yin Hao, Sleeping Dragon, Summer Rose and Christmas. -Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer? Bitch about the heat. -What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? Star Trek Starfleet Command Pendant, USB mushroom lamp, Pac Man ghost lamp, Dexter coasters, FLIP FLOP SOLAR PLANT! -Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? (I'm an addict, myself.) I have Audible but I don't use it enough to warrant keeping it, this month will be my last. Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves? Beetus. I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound? I loooooove chips and the pickle ones sound amazing, but, no carbs for me. If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? Summer notes listed here and you can click through to the whole list from there. http://www.hausofglo...er-single-notes Ooooh. Almond, Black Tea, Mahogany and Tonka. QUESTION! Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like? I do, I can't think of any right now. I've supported mostly musical projects. QUESTION! If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration. *goes to etsy* Ashlultum and Theodosius from the lab, The Frida purse or a doctor's bag, the cicada hair comb, mystic topaz ring or earth bender bracelet. Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists? Sure! How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? Not a fan of loose glitter, glitter nail polish is okay. Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? Nope. Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies? Sounds interesting@ Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough? No popcorn for me. Question: I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. Oooh. That'd be nice! anything interesting from the new Paintbox Soapworks update for you? I think I answered above somewhere. I just ran out of my standby lotion, Villainess' Whipped in Datura, so I'm in need of lotion! What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees? I'm not crafty, sadly. Sooo, the Blooddrop update (Aviary and Summer Simplicities). Anything you'd like from there? I have only one decent of a Blooddrop scent, but would like to try more. Off to peruse their site now. -Barn Owl! -Kea -Rose-Breasted Cockatoo -White Peahen (Indian Peafowl) DEAR FIBER AND YARN PEOPLE: I am going back to Paradise Fibers today. They have like almost every type of fiber roving and dye and stuff available. If you're a spinner and have any fiber wishes, what would you like? Dyed or natural? Do you need dye? colors? brand? Lack of crafty, once again. Tuesday July 2/13 Every package has to have something blue in it. Blue can also be used to describe more risque humor...how would you rate your general sense of humor? Are you strictly PG-13, R-rated, NC-17? I'm pretty vulgar and un-offendable Do you like puzzles? What kind? Jigsaw, word, etc? Nooooo I have zero patience. The cats would just knock them on the floor anyway. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS. Anything from Villainess that strikes your fancy, either from their update or from the GC? I love the WHIPPED! lotion. My favorite is Datura, which they don't currently have on the site, but I'd like some Ennui and try adding an oil to it. I'd be down for trying other whipped stuff as well. Smooches and Smacks are good too, I'm set for bar soap. If I wanted to include something for your fluffball, what would be good, and what should I stay away from? Aww. Blue Bell loves indestructible balls, though it takes her about 3 weeks to destroy even the hardiest ones (I but the large orange chuckit ones). Roland isn't much for toys but he likes Nylabones. Would homemade treats be something you'd like for your dog/cat? Probably not, Roland has a sensitive belly. If you get a long weekend this weekend... what are you doing with it? Staying in? Going out? Family? Friends? If you don't get a long weekend, are you OK with that, or a little sad? (If you are Canadian, apply this to last weekend). I had the 4th off and went into work on the 5th, bleh. I mostly have been cleaning, organizing and doing a bit of reading. Would you be interested in getting a kombucha starter and instructions on how to use it to easily make your own fermented, probiotic tea drink? Nah.
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    Switch Witchery!

    I will be updating this tomorrow with answers to all of the fabulous SW questions roaming about the SW thread! YAY!
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    Walk into a florist's shop, inhale deeply...

    Sweet! Thanks for the recs everyone! I have a bunch of florals but not "the one" so I will definitely be on the hunt for some of these. I have Rose Red, it smells like the rose note that I want, maybe I could layer with something. Like Spanish Red Carnation, as ivyandpeony suggested! The Reaper and the Flowers sounds promising, I'll do some hunting tonight.
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    Walk into a florist's shop, inhale deeply...

    Long time BPAL-er on the hunt for a specific floral. I have tons of the lab's florals but nothing has been anything like a particular scent that I seek - the scent of a florist's fridge! If you ever opened the refrigerator door in a floral section or (omg heaven) walked into a massive unit at a floral shop, you probably know what I'm talking about. The cool scent with a hint of carnation, rose, baby's breath, a hint of green ...and something else, orchids or lilies perhaps? I worked with Violette Market on a custom scent but it didn't come out as I'd hoped. I'm trying to find a floral that's not overpowering or heavy on on particular note with something to give it the icy note of the fridge. VM added a hint of mint but that didn't work. Some kind of ozone note maybe? If anyone has suggestions, please let me know! One day I'll find my floral!
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    Milk Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea Ganache Truffle

    Definitely my favorite of the chocolate scents this year. At first, it has the very lemony/fruit loops smell (which oddly, I like) that lasts about 10 minutes. It then fades into a very very slight chocolate scent that is heavy on the matcha powder. I freaking love matcha green tea so this is perfect. Bottle, please.
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    I have waited entirely too long for this scent. My only complaint is that is more powdery than I like, BUT, the vanilla and sandalwood are freaking amazing. I really have to slather this one on and I gladly will for the yumminess that Lyonesse turns into. It's very light and appropriate for all seasons, work, late night rendezvous, etc. I think this will be one of my favorite nighttime after shower get into bed and huff myself scents.
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    Rose Recommendations - which blend is for me?

    Seance is the only rose I've really loved. It's perfect, not powdery or cloying and not ZOMG FLORAL IN YOUR FACE. Plus the name f'in rocks.
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    Mother Shub's Pfancy Pfefferneusse

    This is the surprise hit of the Yules for me. And the only one, besides more precious Snow White, that I'll be getting bottles of. I don't get any ginger, I get creamy nutmeg, cardamom and just a hint of the nuts. I absolutely love it and after a couple of hours it morphs into this fantastic creamy nom-ness that I adore. And to think I almost did get this one. FOR SHAME!
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    Ariadne Brunnell

    My sniffer isn't very refined yet, but this was absolutely horrible on me. I'm not sure if it was one note or the combination but it went to pure ol' lady stench that was way too strong. I tested it while at work and had to go to the restroom and scrub it off. The gardenia wasn't very strong (and I like gardenia) so I think it was possibly the poppy that was overwhelming. I'll be swapping this one fo' sho'.
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    LOVE Boo. It's one of the two 'weenie bottle purchases I made and I got a decant of almost all of them. A milky, creamy, sugary goodness that I sniffed all day long. This one really lasted on me and eventually faded to a smoky vanilla. It smells like a starched cheesecloth over a bowl of creamy vanilla frosting or pudding. I think it will layer beautifully with others but on its own, it's lovely. ...I should have bought two bottles.
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    Searching for the Perfect Vanilla?

    I'd grab a limited edition of Boo or Detestable Putrescence, one of the Poe scents. They are vanilla-y and yummy!
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    This is a lovely scent but way too strong to wear on my skin. I'm in agreement with some other reviews that it smells very "candle" like. It will be perfect in my oil burner as a fall home scent. But WEARING it is ick, I smell like a Yankee Candle store.