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About skyelyric

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    i'm an art geek and techno-hippie. love photography, calligraphy, photo restoration, anything yarn, critters, music, gardening, reading, learning new things, dance of all kinds, anything outdoors. hell, if someone tells me about it, i'll probably be interested.
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  1. skyelyric

    SW 2019 Q's

    9/18/19 Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ I'd have to be careful here. I got a bar of Festival at one point which smelled amazing, but even the after-shower soap smell was so strong it made my super-sensitive boyfriend cough. That said, all of the spring scents sounded amazing, as well as things like Lime Cooler, Rook and Raven, Orange Mallow, OM Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? Don't do horror for the most part, the closest things to horror on my movie shelf are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Sin City, and 13th Warrior Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? yes! all of it honestly, and a hat that covers ears without looking totally doofy would be awesome Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? all the ones left in the list. 馃槂 Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Rikke Slouch Hat How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? bring 'em on! thrifted, re-homed, handmade, all of this is awesome. 9/20/19 I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? possibly? tested makeup is totally fine, I just don't know much about their stuff other than that people are nuts for them. when I wear makeup, it's mostly eyeshadow pigments (which get used as liner, I don't have separate eyeliners), and lipstick. I tend to gravitate toward warmer tones or bright colors for eye makeup, and lips can be either warm or cool toned reds, or more neutral tawny shades (like warm nudes, terra cotta, etc., but I can't wear pinks or peaches) I don't wear blush, and my foundation is custom concocted from like 3 different shades, so I'm a lost cause there. Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? As long as it's not some long complicated routine. I'm a 'remove makeup if I'm wearing any, wash face in the shower, slap on some moisturizer' type person. Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? The Pooh Bear raglan was kinda cute What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) 路 animal rescue 路 pie 路 dogs 路 bears 路 turtles 路 inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents鈥攅x., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle鈥) Honestly, any...dogs and animal rescue are the things in that list closest to my own heart, but I think I know all the stories to appreciate any category. I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? I collect pins to stick on my knapsack, so ones from various places are awesome. Otherwise, dunno. I love good black tea, so that would be a London thing maybe? I know I drank a whole lot of tea when we did our England/Scotland/Ireland whirlwind a couple years ago. Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. I like pretty stationery, and black sesame stuff. 9/22/19 Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? Honestly, no idea. I wouldn't mind finding a good lip stain, but that's the only thing I know I could use. Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? gotta think on this and come back Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? I love reusable food storage stuff, haven't gotten to try the reusable waxed wraps yet 9/23/19 Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I'd really like to try Boots, Bullseye, Health Goth, Lazy Daisy, Go Hawks, Social Justice Paladin, just in imp/tester form. I will be blind buying a bottle of Saturday Morning before they go just because I adore the Lilith and Pickle blends and get a bottle of whatever that year's is every year on principle. Would you like anything from Lush? not that I know of 9/26/19 Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? As mentioned above, I love pins that I can stick on my knapsack. I also have a thing about found bits of places--a rock, a shell, a whatever from places I've been. Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches? I'm kinda of two minds on Kickstarter? I love the idea and have funded things there and on Indiegogo, but since it recently came to light that they're anti-union, it's now kind of an 'eh' thing. Still supporting people and ideas that might be awesome, but a company shitting on its workers gets a cut of that...so. yeah, here we are. 9/28/19 Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you鈥檇 like to share? I have Amazon wishlists under my name, and on etsy my wishlist is under skyelyric, more to get an idea of my tastes than anything And what鈥檚 your preferred wrist/necklace size? necklace anything from choker to long is good, bracelets I like to be fairly close to wrist size so they don't flop about too much. I do like things like twisted wire cuff bracelets a lot Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? The Elderflower Prosecco and Coconut Milk Oolongs, The Big Smoke Pu'erh, Smoky Russian or any of the plain black teas or earl grey blends. Honestly with tea, about the only thing I avoid is rooibos. Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors?? I actually make a lot of crocheted washcloths myself, so this wouldn't be a need, per se, but I do use them. Colors probably blues or browns but not really particular. is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? I like the actual German Haribo gummies, and the halloween mix gummies they have are fun. Mostly we spend time in the foods, and tea...ooo, the Downton Abbey Rose tea is on my 'when they have a tea sale' list, it's like drinking Turkish Delight. Decoration-wise, dunno, it seems like they didn't have as much going on this year. I like little fall critters, and tend to do more low-key halloween decoration, more dark atmosphere than active halloween. 9/29/19 There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) The shiny stuff is interesting, but not something I actively need. How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used? I love the idea, since I'd like to learn to read them at some point, and I do love some of the artwork (especially stuff like the crow deck or other animal/nature themed art). I have a miniature Ryder Waite deck, but I'm talking like 1" tall cards, so I've looked at them a bunch but not used them. Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? Sure and for colors as long as it's shiny, I don't do much with matte pigments. I did decide recently that I should have a bit of red eyeshadow in my arsenal. 9/30/19 do you have a favourite saying or quote? 'if you can't be a good example, be a dire warning,' 'as you slide down the banister of life, may all the splinters face in the right direction,' 'the miracle is not to walk on the water, or to fly in the sky, but to walk on the earth.' 'this, too, shall pass' How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I'm good with anything under 100k for the most part, I like hot food as long as it's flavorful. If it's something for me to cook though, I'm limited by the fact that my housemates are firmly below 50k. How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? Fun, I like to color once in a while to just chill out. 10/1/19 A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues? I think 90% of things work just as well in knit or crochet, and I can be rather militant about that, lol. And no fiber issues, but I do like soft things. (and yes, if what you can afford to work with is acrylic, I LIKE ACRYLIC JUST FINE, seriously, I will never ever yarn shame anyone, and I'm pretty militant about that, too) About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I caved and got some decants along with ones I ordered for my own witchee. The ones I'm interested in sniffing and didn't order are That 'Ere Wolf and the wilderness one, I did update my w/l accordingly. Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) Why yes, yes I am, and I'm pretty varied in my tastes. I live in a pretty booze-happy location, hell, we're going to a 'Singing on Tap' event next week (the local chorale does them quarterly at various breweries and bars here). I like beer but tend toward the malty/grainy side rather than the hoppy, so no IPAs, etc. My favorites tend to be things like Belgian and Scottish style ales, fruity wheat beers, and the occasional stout or porter--one of our local places does a coffee stout, among their other excellent offerings, which is amazing (https://www.horseanddragonbrewing.com/). I like ciders, sweet stuff (fruit wines, mead, liqueuers (sp?)) in small doses, wine on occasion (but we're super classy and drink the boxed version mostly, because it tastes perfectly fine, and cheap), and for hard licquor, I mostly hang in the Irish whiskey and Scotch realm. Most of the rest only exists in mixed drinks. 10/2/19 Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? This is definitely not a need, I just offloaded like 20 bottles for $2 at a yard sale to get rid of it. I like funky frosted or metallic colors, so if you see something really interesting, I'd probably love it. (some of my favorites are OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, BPTP October, and a few of the American Gods colors, just for reference) Does anyone else do nail wraps? never tried What about postcards? Love it Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? How do you feel about salt?锘 I don鈥檛 mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. I love to cook and mess with food, so funky salts are awesome. 10/3/19 I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household? This was my question, but I'm up for any homemade goodies. 'Nip...I'm the crazy catless lady. I grow it and deal it. Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? Love to cook, but my spice drawer overfloweth. Would you wear any of these? Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Hoods or things that cover my ears/neck are good. I do love shawls though I have a few (I just rotate). Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? contemplating What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? This probably doesn't apply to me since I mostly am finding vegan things for others.
  2. skyelyric

    No Coward Soul is Mine

    This is just incredibly beautiful. It starts off heavily lavender, but sadly my skin eats that pretty fast. What's left behind however does not disappoint, it's a gorgeous blend of soft wood and soft herby floral, neither camp is overpowering, and it hangs around in this state for quite a while. This really is a scent of gentle strength, it's not in your face, but comforting and fortifying. There's a little bit of something in the wood notes that reminds me of Lawful from the RPGs, as well.
  3. skyelyric

    Honey and White Carnation Bath Oil

    I'm really pretty delighted by this--If I smell deliberately for them, I get honey and carnation, but if I just sniff without thinking about it, you know that smell in springtime when all the neighborhood trees are in bloom and it's like sweet happy pollen and bees everywhere? This is exactly that scent to me.
  4. Green coconut, ti leaf, fir balsam, hyssop, and cypress. Oh wow, this is a morpher, but Twenty-Four Paragons is absolutely stunning. Seriously, skin test it before you consign it anywhere. In the decant and wet, the fir and cypress are at the forefront, clean and astringent but not overpowering, though it's hard to get much else underneath it. Over the course of the dry-down the evergreens fade, and I'd kind of forgotten I was wearing it until a billow of gorgeous creamy, slightly woody coconut showed up out of nowhere. On me this really bloomed when it hit the coconut state, and doesn't seem inclined to morph any further. I can't pick out individual notes, I'm guessing the woody/floral aspect is coming from the hyssop, and I'm not sure what ti leaf smells like to know what to attribute to it. Overall this is the surprise hit of the Lupers for me. Once it settles, I'd put this in the same family of scents as Intrigue, I think, with the woody coconut, but this is bright and creamy where I get a dark, slightly dusty feel from Intrigue. It reminds me a little of the coconut in Goldenrod Crab Spider, too, but without the tang of citrus from that blend. Overall impression, I cannot stop sniffing this. I liked the evergreen phase, I *adore* the coconut.
  5. skyelyric

    Thought Photography

    This is really quite lovely. When I first put it on I get the lavender, but it fades on me (and I don't know what palo santo should smell like), but I'm left with that elegant classic perfume kind of scent. Strangely it reminds me a fair bit of Seated Couple from the Lupers a couple years ago.
  6. skyelyric

    12 days swap 2017

    Are you coveting anything currently available from Haus of Gloi? Scrubs are always useful, and Snow Wolf, His Sweater, and Rosy Cheeked all sound nice, scent-wise Are you coveting anything from the Paintbox Soapworks update that just happened? Yuletide Mariner is one of my favorite scents from Paintbox Are you coveting anything from Cocoa Pink? never used anything from them How do you feel about pomanders? sure! How do you feel about savor soaps? scrubs or moisturizers in the non-foody range, like pipe smoke or the balsam and cedar, or something citrusy sounds good. Or Perfectly Posh? never heard of them, so no idea Favorite animals? all of them! dogs, foxes, dragons, frogs, little songbirds, hummingbirds, even the fuzzy wee beastie that ate all of my pea seedlings last spring (my neighbor has rabbits...like, ALL of them it seems). Weird question, but it's on my mind: Do you have a strong preference for consumables (soaps, candles, food, etc.) over other stuff? not a strong preference, but I like things I can use or things that have a purpose, and probably not a huge amount of soap-type stuff because I can only use so much. Would you be interested in one of the Colorpop pallets? Anything else from Colourpop? I have so. many. eyeshadows. probably set on the makeup front, though they look fun. Would you like any holiday music? if so, do you prefer a CD or MP3? either format is fine, and sure...holiday, non-holiday, quirky stuff you listen to because you hate holiday music, it's all good. Do you like toffee or fudge? love both Do you have feelings about fruitcake? We're talking whiskey soaked homemade fruitcake, not a brick in a festive tin. I've never had actual fruitcake, so I'd be down to try this. I am familiar with the old Claxton fruitbrick, and we make stollen every year and lebkuchen, which are sweet bread/cookie things with candied fruit (and I love both), but I've never actually had real fruitcake. Any strong nail polish and/or makeup preferences? I think I'm basically set on makeup, though I'm still hunting for a nice brick/tawny red family lip stain. Nail polish I don't wear often, but I love shimmery/metallic/etc., and kind of intrigued by mattes, but not a fan or cremes or anything with a lot of glitter. If I have to fight to get it off later, I won't generally wear it. Are you interested in anything from my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com...winklentwilight(bags, stuffies, hats, fingerless mitts, lefse cozies...) I love the knot bag style and that fox fabric is adorable. How do you feel about amigurumi (little crochet stuffies...animals, characters, ornaments, etc.)? love them, ornaments or stand-alone little things. If I were to crochet you something wearable, do you have any preferences? Do you like hats, scarves, gloves, other? And would you prefer something fun and whimsical (e.g. fox face hat or owl mittens), something delicate and pretty (e.g. lacy wraps or scalloped boot cuffs), or just something like a basic, no frills beanie or cowl? Do you have a Ravelry account and a list of favorite patterns? whimsical, pretty, basic, I love it all. Cowls, hoods, hats, handwarmers (just the tube with a thumbhole kind rather than the short finger version, I like my fingers free), or mittens, decorative scarf/shawlette type stuff that I can wear indoors as an accent rather than hidden under a heavy coat ...I'm not too picky and I LOVE wearing handmade things. on ravelry I'm firechild, I have favorites and a ginormous queue, some for me, some for other people/projects What kind of hot drinks do you like, and if tea or coffee or cocoa or cider or alcohol, give specifics? love any tea except rooibos, or anything with licorice root coffee, generally medium roast, no flavor or lightly flavored (though I can always mix in some plain) I like hot cocoa, generally not flavored though, just plain chocolate version. What kind of candles do you like, scent, etc? pine/christmas tree scents (like Yankee mistetoe for reference), clean or citrusy scents mostly, votive, tealight, little jars, wax melts, any are usable around here. Mixes or seasonings for the kitchen? I love to cook, so sure. About the only herbs I don't cook with much are rosemary, thyme, and tarragon, but anything not heavy on any of those is great. What is something new in your life that you wish you had more "things" for? other than knowledge/brainspace I wouldn't know how to answer this...patterns on ravelry? What are your top places to get a gift card from? amazon, joann fabrics are probably my most-used shops, penzey's spices Which holiday symbols/themes do you like the best (or least)? Such as Santas, snowflakes, reindeer, etc. My favorite winter visual themes are snow/ice, winter landscapes, winter plants (holly, spruce trees, etc.), animals Do you like puzzles? yes, both jigsaw type puzzles and brain teasers, especially word games.
  7. skyelyric


    Like everyone else, I get TKO on summer vacation. Daybreak starts with nearly straight up lavender, but as it dries, the coconut/vanilla softness makes an appearance. I have a smidge of TKO atmo left (never tried the actual oil), but I actually prefer Daybreak as a sleep scent. I confess I haven't worn it as a daytime scent for fear I'll just curl up in a snuggly ball somewhere and get nothing done.
  8. skyelyric


    Lizzie, I get the opposite reaction to you--when I smelled it in the bottle and wet on my skin, I was horrified at the chemistryfail, because it smelled like soured, rotting flowers, like when you leave something in the water in a vase too long. However, before it even dried down, I was surrounded in this beautiful, bright floral cloud...huffed my wrist, still not pleasant, but the throw was *completely* different. After drydown, what's left on my skin is a bright, almost fruity floral. I'll have to test this more with a more normal application than my suspicious tiny test.
  9. skyelyric

    Dead Leaves, Tomato Leaf, and Black Pepper

    Yay tomato leaf! I love that smell and I get it here, playing nicely with the sharp tang of the dead leaves (I always think of a pile of leaves after a fall rain, drenched, decaying a little, with a cold wind blowing the scent around)--basically this is my backyard right now...the end of my tomato plants with all the neighborhood leaves blown into my yard. On my skin, I don't get the black pepper, though I get some of it sniffing the bottle. Once it dried, I get a little bit of a powdery sweetness creeping in, but my skin tends to do that to a lot of notes, and it doesn't bother me. The scent in the air around me has that dry, crumbling vibe, but if I huff my wrist I still have the gorgeous tomato leaf hiding. Definitely a keeper for me.
  10. skyelyric

    Dead Leaves, Raw Leather, Bourbon Vanilla, and Clove

    While I can catch whiffs of the individual notes, on my skin this blends into a very nice overall haze of scent. The dead leaves in this blend don't have the tanginess that I expect with that note, they're gentled by the vanilla and clove into something almost reminiscent of scented tobacco to my nose. The leather is a soft, subtle one underpinning the rest of the scent. It's a littel sweet, but still unisex/masculine leaning. My overall impression is that of an older, scholarly gentleman's study with his pouch of pipe tobacco and well worn leather couches. I'm not super-enamoured of it to wear, but I would adore that vibe in an atmo. eta: my skin eats this. I'm not a slatherer by nature but if I use just my customary drop it's totally gone within half an hour, any throw or staying power requires a pretty heavy (to me) application.
  11. skyelyric

    SW '16 Q's

    9/19 Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween? Hell no. I like the changing of the seasons and the different decorations that go with that, so my decorations rotate. Most of my decorating is more weather/season specific (but I do love christmas decorating), so at the beginning of November, the Weenie decorations go back away until next fall. =) I don't go all-out on Halloween decorating, it's more general fall and then some 'Ween decorations right around the holiday itself. Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive? My outdoor stuff has to be a little bit restrained (townhouse), I put out a pumpkin and whatnot, but I can't go too nuts. I do a little indoor decorating, and I also decorate my cube at work, because hell, if I have to sit here 40 hours a week, it better have personality. What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre? I tend to go for mostly...nature themed? Bare branches, owls, moons, ravens, leaves, a little of the gothic/elegant thing, but a little more minimalist (like I have a couple of grey pumpkins with silhouettes on them, one a raven, one a spider). I don't really do kitsch (sp?) or horror and finally, What's your candy preference? fruit candies/gummies, caramel/toffee/honey candies, some chocolate (any shade of chocolate is fine, between the three of us we love it all), oh, and I do like licorice (sweet anyway, I was not a fan of salmiak when I tried it) 9/18/16 Fleece character hats? cute but not my thing, really...I tend to go more for knit hats and wacky colorful stuff. (and stuff that covers my poor ears) Some of my favorite hats with personality are a 'normal' knit hat with earflaps and little round ears on the top of the hat, a fleece hat with all sorts of multicolored strips of fleece tacked onto it to wave in the breeze, and a hat with fun fur in it that looks like I stuck my hand in a light socket. Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan? I鈥檓 not a raging collector of anything in particular, but I am quite fond of the HP world. (proud Hufflepuff fwiw) Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?) I love pumpkin/squash food/baked goods, but I鈥檓 not overly fond of things that taste like pumpkin spice 9/17/16 Is there anything you would like to get from Japan? pretty stationery, the weird red-bean-mochi hard candies? virtual touristy stuff like a pin or postcard Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials? re-use away! I love recycling sound packing materials, and would be happy if my witch did the same. 9/16/16 Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK? touristy stuff, maybe a sweet? Oh, I love Fox's Glacier Mints and Fruits. World Market used to carry them here but haven't seen them in ages. Socks/sockdreams/etc: socks are good since winter is a thing here. crew or boot length would be most useful, and I do have large calves to contend with Anyone a nail polish fan? What colors interest you? I like it but I do have quite a bit. October from the Post is one I covet (it was on Etsy recently but I can鈥檛 justify the shipping for one nail polish). I definitely prefer shimmers and metallics, matte I鈥檓 on the fence about鈥on鈥檛 wear cremes or glitters (much as I love glitter, it鈥檚 so hard to get the polish off that I hate wearing it) 9/15/16 How do you feel about knitted stuff? love Fancy? Plain? any, I wear it all What types of things do you like to wear? that's terribly open-ended...in terms of jewelry, clothes, accessories??? I'm into beer. How 'bout you? yup Styles? not a huge fan of bitter stuff, most of what I drink tends to be belgian style ales and occasional weird stuff like prickly pear or grapefruit ales And booze? I enjoy Irish whiskey and Scotch, and occasional liqueuers to mix into coffee or mixed drinks. How do you feel about caramel? I love caramel. I make it also, but I wouldn鈥檛 say no to someone else鈥檚. =) Salt or no? either With chocolate or without? without Would you be interested in home made food items? - garlic dill pickles - blackberry jam - dried honey crisp apples - applesauce (with or without red hots) - elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting) - honey from our bees - rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over) - baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike? I鈥檇 pass on applesauce since I do that myself, and probably minimal baked goods because of trying to minimize sugar, but anything else would be awesome. Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I love bags and pouches, so sure. And to go along with the previous knitting question... Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? (merino, merino cashmere, merino cashmere silk, 100% silk, 100% cashmere, merino nylon, BFL, BFL silk, etc. Or do you like acrylic?) No allergies, and my preference is just for soft things. Acrylic is totally fine, doesn鈥檛 need to be fancy. (If you鈥檙e foisting yarn off upon me, I work with everything from thread/laceweight to bulky, and everything from bamboo/silk and alpaca to acrylic.) Would you want a quilted pot holder? Sure, I love handcrafted stuff. Do you have any prefered flavour of shortbread? plain or citrus 9/14/16: What are you interested in from the recent BPAL and BPTP updates? (Lilith, Lunacy, etc.) Think I have decants of everything I鈥檓 hoping to try鈥 think there was something in the first group of Weenies mentioned with leaves, leather and clove, and that sounds amazing. Would you like hibiscus seeds? I will take any seeds. I love growing stuff. Off-color needlepoint? sure鈥r snarky-but-work-appropriate
  12. skyelyric

    13days fall 16

    Anything here: http://paintboxsoapworks.com/ look like something you'd like to try (assuming that you're not already ordering it)? I love Paintbox in general鈥 did get several samples of Weenies so I can report back what is amazing to me. Do you like stuff related to Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)? I do. My heritage is not Mexican, so I don鈥檛 want to do anything appropriative, but I鈥檝e read a fair amount on the traditions, and I鈥檝e always celebrated my family who have passed on, I still talk to them on a daily basis, etc., and I do set up a little altar for them for Dia de los Muertos. Knitted Items? sure! I love it all. Fandom/Specific Items? I don鈥檛 really fangirl over things, but my entertainment loves are Dr. Who, Inspector Morse and spinoffs, Welcome to Night Vale, World of Warcraft, old RPGs鈥pecific items I magpie over are interesting rocks, pottery, pins for my knapsack. I also have a thing for Minions and various mashup shirts (I have Minion Star Wars, Dr. Who, and Firefly shirts, and I will someday get the Seagulls have the phone box shirt). Fall/Halloween Icons? ravens, owls, falling leaves, bare branches/trees, clouds over the moon, pumpkins, gourds (all those lovely atmospheric cliches, right? ) First, talk to me about soaps- do you like them, and what kinds of scents/lather/varieties do you like? I love soap: hot process, cold process, glycerin, hair shampoo bars鈥cents pretty much follow my general scent likes鈥擨 lean kind of unisex/masculine in soap: green, herbal, woods, leather, some citrus and fruity things. I鈥檓 not a huge fan of scrubby soaps with bits of things that don鈥檛 dissolve or things like glitter in soap because they鈥檙e just scratchy to me. I鈥檓 a big fan of sugar scrubs for that particular need. Second, tell me about teas! Favorites? Anything you'd like to try? Favorite teas are generally black (flavored or plain) and herbal. I like green and white, also. I鈥檓 up for anything that isn鈥檛 rooibos or includes licorice root (the sweet aftertaste weirds me out). Some of my favorites are a rose mint white tea, Russian caravan, chai, and the cheapie herbal teas like Celestial Seasonings mandarin orange spice, lemon zinger, etc. I鈥檓 not a tea snob by any means. =) Lastly, I go to Renn Faire- is there anything from there you might like? no idea, I鈥檓 sure I鈥檇 love something, never been to a renn faire What Weenie of year's past are you seeking from the lab? I usually strike out on most Weenies because foodies don鈥檛 work on me, and I have a sensitivity to cinnamon. There are a few in my w/l from past Weenies that I never got to try鈥 wouldn鈥檛 mind tracking down a partial of 2012鈥檚 Autumn Coolness, or if that one ever comes back, the newer one鈥y favorite Weenie hands down is La Calavera Catrina. Are you a shawl wearer- and if you don't wear one now, would you? yes! love shawls, shawlettes, whatever. Tell me about LUSH- do you like them? If so, what are some of your favorite things from there? Particularly fond scents or products? Stuff you can't stand? I鈥檓 pretty much a Lush newbie鈥 know I had a little mini pot of lotion that I wasn鈥檛 super enthused with, it was cocoa butter I think and I didn鈥檛 like my hands smelling like tootsie rolls. I have a bath bomb from them that I haven鈥檛 had a chance to use yet. Japanese goodies? sure! stationery bits, treats鈥 like things like pocky because they鈥檙e not super sweet, gummy candies, and some lovely person once sent me a candy that was like a red bean mochi in candy form, and that was kind of awesome. I鈥檇 be interested in savory snacks, too. So, in this swap, you open a goodie every day. I have seen this gift direction done several different ways, but I am interested in which you are most keen to do. Would you rather: I鈥檓 happy with whatever鈥t鈥檚 kind of fun to have a specific goodie to open on special days (ex: getting a pair of halloween socks or something on the 30th to wear for Halloween), but however my scarecrow wants to organize is cool. The Witch is In/Out sign? I have that for my cube at work. Pumpkin Spice or No Pumpkin Spice? not so much with the pumpkin spice鈥 LOVE pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread鈥 don鈥檛 really want to be inundated with it in other things. Spice things that are not necessarily pumpkin are welcome, cinnamon tea, stuff like that. I鈥檓 not much on foodie scents though. Milk, white, and/or Dark Chocolate? white and dark are my preferences, but the beloved is a milk chocolate person, so anything is fair game, I鈥檓 happy to share treats Do you like Yankee Candle? Anything you want from there? honestly we don鈥檛 use a lot from them. mistletoe votives or tarts, or something more outdoorsy/clean Anything you have your eye on at BPTP? claw polishes like Le Lethe, Oneiroi, Temple of Dreams, Unseelie鈥.if they come out with a Weenie polish in a shimmer or pearl warm brown, I would be all over that鈥 think there was one last year and I didn鈥檛 snag it Bath and Body Works - yay or nay? sadly, *hell* no. I don鈥檛 know what鈥檚 in their stuff, but it breaks me out terribly. Sock Dreams? I own precisely one thing from Sock Dreams: a pair of armsocks that I got in the spring cleaning swap and they鈥檙e awesome, I love them. I鈥檓 down for fun socks from there or otherwise with the caveat that I have big calves, so knee socks are maybe not a great plan.
  13. skyelyric

    Under the Mosquito Netting

    The lemon note is very clear on first application, but it very quickly fades on my skin, and unfortunately in the early drydown the very lovely incense note is marred by a tart citrus-y funk for the overall impression of citronella candle. The funk stage doesn't last long and turns back into faintly lemony incense; it's not offensive, but not quite my thing either. Pity since the incense note itself is lovely on me.
  14. skyelyric

    The Book

    So very weird...when I applied The Book on my wrist I got a soft, sweet leather with basically no rose; applied in the crook of my elbow it's mostly rose, but unlike most rose scents, it's not going wonky on me, it's one of the more true rose scents I've tried and there's very little throw. If it morphs between delicate leather and real roses like this, I think I'll be snagging myself a bottle.
  15. skyelyric

    Hail Satin Nail Polish

    Love this. Haven't gotten a good picture of mine but it's a semi-sheer, milky pale pink. With two coats the iridescence turns into more of a bluish pearly sheen, but it's still quite pretty. It actually looks like a subtle white-tipped manicure. I do agree that it would be pretty as a sheer single coat, but definitely apply a base coat if your nails are at all ridged, or you'll get lines. I will say I'm quite impressed with the durability of the claw polish. Applied two coats last night, no base or top coat, dried so quickly I didn't ding my nails at all, and today I spent probably an hour scrubbing paint out of jeans and scraping it off with my nails, and nothing's chipped. Nail torture test passed with flying colors.