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About Truelove

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    evil enabler
  • Birthday 09/18/1962


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    United States

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    Interfector, Dark Chocolate and Pepper Smoked Caramel, Lovers with Rutting Cats, Velvet Panther, Fledgling Raptor Moon, Bakeneko

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    Hiking, Knitting, Quilting, Cooking, BPAL

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  1. Truelove

    Spring Treasure Hunt SW Answers

    3/10/11 Baked Goods? Yea Nay? Nay If not Baked goods and you are changing eating habits..a book of recipes perhaps that will help the new eating lifestyle? LOVE recipe books - low cal & crock pot If you were to make an order RIGHT NOW what would you order (from lab, forum, DD, TradingPost, etc) - Wulric, the Wolfman, Festival Mask (would like to TRY Spanked) What level of nudity are you fine with on items? - Any and All I know the ?airreasked about gently used books and if you like garage sales, but would you like other kinds of gently used items that may have come from a garage sale? - You Bet Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounce sizes? If so, things you'd love to try out? Anything exotic, unusual or hard to get in my area (which is quite a lot actually). I LOVE to cook and try new things and spicy things Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? Love smoky or really flavorful teas (not into subtle) Favorite snack foods (and can they be from bulk section as well?) - Love jerky (all kinds as long as it's low fat) and anything unusual, spicy or my SW's fav 3/11/11 Would you rather have HUGE list of things your witchee wants to try or just a highlight list? HUGE 3/13/11 how about mix CDs? Love them Hey, how do folks feel about little e-goodies, like links to stuff your witchee likes? (articles online, pix, fic, etc) - Sounds good Tim Tams? Yes or no? Chocolate Creme, Caramel, or Dark Chocolate? Don't know what these are so have no idea Is there any "classic" literature (Hemingway, Dickens, Elliot, Bronte, Hugo, Wilde, etc.) that you would like to add to your collection? I don't read classic literature - I read Erotica - what can I say candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? Nay Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? I don't have a music player (yes I know, I'm archaic) - so I will list my favorite 13 songs of this minute - 1 - Born this way - Lady Gaga 2 - Filthy / Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters 3 - Titanic - David Holt and the Lightning Bolts 4 - Funeral for a friend - Elton John 5 - Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - The Alan Parsons Project 6 - Refried Funky Chicken - Dixie Dregs 6 - Big Bottom - Spinal Tap 7 - Any which way - Scissor Sister 8 - Show me your teeth - Lady Gaga 9 - Glitter in the air - Pink 10 - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen 11 - Addicted to love - Robert Palmer Astrological charts and interpretation/ reports? No So how does everyone feel about receiving ebooks? no way to read them - I LOVE real paper books 3/14/11 surprise! the world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? Hike and play outside with my huband and pets, have a nice glass of chardonnay, and have carrabba's for dinner Do you have any blogs you regularly read? Mostly knitting ones Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? I love imp boxes - any kind is fun Do you enjoy gardening? If so, what kind of stuff do you grow? Vegetables, flowers? We square foot garden and grow all kinds of veggies and things Social Networking sites: None favourite artists or specific paintings? No, not really 3/15/11 Booze? Yay or Nay? what kinds? Yes, chardonnay and like to try little bottles of things Steampunk inspired items? Yay or nay? Yes Do you like amurigami dolls? No thanks - they sounds really cute, but my two kitties would take them from me Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies - who wins? Which do you love most? Ninjas for sure - because they are cool and stealthy! Do you like wearing things in your hair? If so, what kind (snap clips, scrunchie, headband, etc), how big & crazy (lowkey, bigger the better), and colors. - nope - have short hair Piercings? - ears?? - elsewhere? Ears only Chocolate. With stuff in it? Are you more a plain chocolate lover, a chocolate and normal items lover (normal items being nuts, fruit, caramel) or do you like weird stuff in your chocolate? (weird stuff being curry, chilis, balsamic vinegar, floraly things) - Love all kinds of chocolate and to try new things 3/16/11 For those who like lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, what colors do you wear (and warm? cool?) and do you prefer something sheer or more opaque? How do you feel about shimmer? Like lipstick, sheer, wear corals (but no orange) Are there any fancy/gourmet/special herbs or spices that you'd love to receive? ie: good quality vanilla or other extracts, vanilla beans, saffron, lavender, etc. LOVE different spices and vanilla What's your favorite animal? Or is there one that's particularly significant to you? Love all animals, but love cats, dogs, donkeys and bats If you were able to get a vintage or prototype bottle from the upcoming West Coast Will Call, which one would you want? You know, I didn't even look at that list because I knew it would be impossible to get any of it! DVDs, Blu-Ray, both, neither? DVD's Sock Dreams? What kind? (anklets, footies, etc.?) - Love all socks equally Since this is a price capped round, would you rather get one "big" thing or lots of "little" things or don't care? Whatever my Witch wants to do is GREAT with me Do you like pirate-related things? I sure do Soaps? Be specific: if there are BPAL soaps you want to try or are dying for more of, tell all here! Also, any other companies people like or love? Villainess, maybe? Or Lush? What flavors??? I like Lush (citrus), I've never tried any BPAL soaps, like Burt's Bees Shea butter soap What periods of art do you love most? Like, if someone was going to get you a tapestry or a box or some other item, what period would you want it to most resonate with? the pinks and golds of Rococo? the clean geometry of Art Deco? The romanticism of Art Nouveux? The strange lines of Cubism? Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveaux Would you like caffeinated lollipops? - No thank you Copied CD's or DVD's? Sure I'm going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks, is there anything I can get you? I like Eeyore 3/17/11 Would you want an invite to a site that is invite-only ex. Diaspora, Demonoid, etc. If so, what? No thanks Pillows? What size/designs/colors would most interest you? Not really purses? bags? What style/colors? I am a tote bag collector, but I'm really picky Decorative scarves for hair and/or creative accessorizing? What colors? Nope Would you like anything from Starring Fragrances? Nope 3/18/11 Do you like poetry? No What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? I usualy don't use strong frangrances in my home, but natural non-floral scents are good What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters? Comics are fine, my husband likes them more How do you feel about nail polish? What colors do you like? Sparkles? Love nail polish, get mynails done every week. Love sparkles and very different things. (no orange) Household/kitchen goods/gadgets? I love to cook, so yes Ok geek check - what sort of geeky things do you do? Do you read comics/graphic novels? Are you obsessed with something (a TV show maybe?) Do you work in a geeky field? Do you play rpgs like Dungeons and Dragons? Would you like gifts related to any of these? Gosh, I sound so un-geeky! I like Dancing witht he Stars, castle and I love to do Quicken (so yes, that does make me a geek) Do you have a favorite fabric? If someone were to make you a fabric item, would you prefer it be out of any fabric? e.g. velvet, satin, silk, cotton, bamboo??? Would this change if it were an article of clothing vs. a bag/pillow/blanket/somethingelse - No, no particular favorite fabric. I quilt, so cotton is fab Anything with the Worm Moon update that you're already lusting after? Nope 3/19/11 If your Witch lived near you, would you be happy or creeped out to get a "coupon" for a service like cleaning help or babysitting or dogwalking or coffee out with your Witch or something like that? Would you be creeped out if a local minion personally delivered a package to your house from a far-away Witch? No coupons locally please. i would love to meet someone with a phone call or email first (I'm not into surprise meetings) Let's say I have a pair of something you collect, would you like one of them and we have matching things? Sounds fun 3/21/11 What three things are you craving right now? A nap, my nail polish removed (happening later) and someone to go pick up some medication across town paper goods, anyone need? including resume paper, and formal stationery as well as casual cards. - Love paper goods of all kinds What is a scent that you've been trying to find even a sample of for a very long time to no avail? (What bottle would you die to get your hands on - even a partial?) - No desperates at this point Is there anything in your life that you'd like advice or a "selfhelp" book for?: (ie finances, eating healthier, meal planning) - Nope 3/22/11 Violette Market Update is up. Do you covet anything from it? Nope What is your favorite type of wine? Would you be interested in trying something new? In that case, is there anything you really DONT like? Ooooo how about dessert wines? - Dry crisp Chardonnays are good. No sweet wines 3/23/11 Easter Candy - do you like it? If so, what types? I have the one and only bag of Easter Candy I get to have already What scent(s) are you petrified of getting DC'd? None 3/25/11 So Witchees, do you enjoy pre-1970 movies? If so, who are your favorite actors/actresses? Can't think of any! Are you interested in trying Super Villainess (from Villainess - the birthday scent that was just released tonight!) and if so, which item do you like the most? (Soap, Whipped, Smooch, Extrait, Smack...) - Nope If I were to order you a Smack, which four notes would you like? - I don't even know what a Smack is Would you enjoy receiving a knitted gift from your witch? If so what would you be interested in (scarf, hat, wrist / handwarmers, socks, etc.) and in what colors? I would, but being a knitter myself and knowing how much time and effort goes into such a gift, I couldn't ask for anything 3/29/11 Would you be squicked if I made you something with a kiss print that was made with my actual lips? (The ones on my face!) I solemnly swear I don't have mono, Ebola, or any sort of French disease. Bubonic plague is still on the table. - Nope, wouldn't squick me out What is the coolest thing you have recently bought or been given that wouldn't exceed the price cap? I cool new silver jacket I bought on Ebay 3/30/11 Do people like Roller Derby? If so, would you want anything from that sport? Like memorabilia or anything? Love Roller Derby - we actually have a Roller Derby team here in my town - Little City Roller Girls Journals - love notebooks and paper goods Clowns - yay or nay? Nay
  2. Truelove

    Valentine's Swap Answers

    Would you prefer a poem or romance novel & what type of romance novel? I read Erotica books and really like those, but would also enjoy a poem How do you feel about burned mix cds (good time for mood music *giggle*)? I LOVE mixed CD's and also enjoy making them Do you have metal/ jewelry allergies? The part that goes through my ear needs to be silver, but other than that, no. I rarely wear gold colored things at all, but love silvers and bronze colors Baked Goods/Mixes? I love baked goods and mixes, however I'm back on my diet (low calorie), so unfortunately I'd better pass on these (unless they are low calorie, in that case I'd love them) Do you like cute stationery, stickers, note cards, stuff like that? Yes - I love all that Do you like tea? If so, do you prefer your tea loose or in tea bags? I do love teas (not generally cinnamon though) good and strong flavored and bagged or loose is great. What is your favorite Valentine candy? Sweet Tarts - but I'm really trying to avoid candy right now. How would you feel about receiving a knitted / crocheted gift? What kinds of yarny things would you enjoy (scarf, hat, mitts, cowl, socks, etc)? What are your favorite colors for wearable accessories? I knit myself, so I know how long this kind of thing takes to do, so no thank you. Would you enjoy some loose beads for your own crafts, or any other crafty bits? I already have joined the bead swap, so no thanks Would you rather get things all together or in a couple of doses? That is totally up to my swap partner - I'm great either way Kid/Parent/church lady safe or not? No need on any of the above counts Length of necklace, size of bracelet, post or dangle earrings preferred? 18" - 20" necklace, 7" max on bracelet, either post or dangle is fine Stuffed critters or other things of the cuddly variety? No thanks - my pets tend to snatch these up and make them their own Would you mind receiving an in person delivery from your Cupid? Would love that - with advance notice and plenty of warning (I'm not into surprises), but since I live in the sticks, I don't see this happening. For those who don't do jewelry/have a prohibitive amount of metal sensitivities, etc., would you prefer something like a keychain charm or other little ornamental thing? Anything like that would be great For you chocolate lovers - do you like yours plain or with nuts? If nuts are good, which kind? I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here with the I'm trying to watch my weight no candy please thing - I may break eventually Do you like hot cocoa? I do - sugar free would be great Does anyone have any strong objection to gently used items? I love recycled items - bring 'em on!
  3. Truelove


    My Witch was sweet and sent me an imp of this in my birthday package - can I just tell you how much I love this!!! It is wonderful and I love love love it. I don't know if it's the 05 or 08, but it's all good. Excuse me while I go huff my wrist again Just a beautiful vanilla mint with a hint of butter, yum. ETA: Then it amped and amped and amped until my husband could smell vanilla sugar cookies in the other end of the house - sigh...
  4. Truelove

    The Coil

    Fresh on it's minty and light then bam it turned all floral and sticky sweet. Had to wash it off - florals just don't seem to do well on me.
  5. Truelove

    Huesos De Santo

    Version 2010: Sort of nice, but then seems to meld down and have a fake plastic smell to it - I think it's the cake.
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    Started out nice, cinammon sugar cookies - amped to be sickening - kept getting sweeter and sweeter - had to wash it off. Yuck
  7. Truelove

    Plastic Pink Flamingo

    I really like this - and I'm surprised. Maybe I'm a foodie and I just don't know it. Smells like fresh cotton candy.
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    On my skin this smells like aged cold cream. That is the wierdest thing. Not good.
  9. Truelove


    Philologus - wow - is this one coloney and masculine. I like the scent, hopefully it will work on hubbie. Very clean & crisp. Just not for me. Nothing like the description.
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    I am just not a sweet floral girl. I don't know which item in this amped on me, but it wasn't pretty. Sweetie, floral, yukiness. I was SO hoping the wisteria would be wonderful. There is nothing subtle about this fragrance.
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    Tombeur - this one is quiet nice, but not spectacular. Nice smooth soft blend - I can smell the sandalwood, patchouli and snake oil, but little else which is a shame. A keeper as an imp, but not a bottle for me.
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    Out of the bottle it has almost a sweet-tart smell to it, morphs to a very floral plastic smell (that's happened before, I wonder if the benzion is amping into something odd on me). Too floral for me - but a good throw floral I'm sure for others.
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    Out of the bottle - rose, morphs to rose quite a throw - too rose for me.
  14. Truelove

    Help for my Switch Witch

    Hi - decided to try to compile a list of the questions that were asked on the SW thread in hopes of helping out my Witch - here goes Baked goods - love them and would love the recipes as well. Family prezzies - husband loves to watch me open things and see what's in them, so that's probably gift enough for him, and of course the pets love all things, but totally not necessary. Totally up to my (hopeful here) future witch. Bottles vs lots of little things - I love the little things in life and trying new things - but once again, up to my witch. Social networking - I don't do facebook, twitter or have a blog, but I'm active on Ravelry and will make a big effort to be more active here T-shirt/bottom sizes - T's - in crews I wear a large, in the girly T's it's usually a 2xl (I'm small in the rib cage, but the "girls" aren't), bottoms - large Groupons - no thank you - I live in the middle of nowhere Mix CD's - would love them - I love new music Mancandy - Honestly - my husband is my Mancandy - we've been married 20+ years and he is truly candy for my eyes, all others pale in comparison - if you ever see him, you'll know what I mean. Girly/Non-Girly - I'm Non-Girly with odd quirks of girly. Make-up to me is blush and lipstick. Dressing up means putting on mascara (I'm not kidding). I don't wear dresses or skirts, don't wear lots of jewelry, but then all of a sudden I'll see a really CUTE Hello Kitty back-pack and stop and carry it around for hours in the store (yes, I'm aware I have problems). I can pull off sexy/vamp when called upon to do so (thanks to the girls up front, small rib cage and waist), but rarely do so as it makes me very self conscious. Then again, I have my nails done & painted every week and have my toes done every 4 weeks (hey, a girls got to have standards). I change the color every week and have been know to enjoy wild colors. Hogwatrts House - Not for me, but see the appeal. TV Guilty Pleasures - I only watch 2 TV programs - Dancing with the Stars and Castle - don't get between me and the TV (or call) during those on Monday nights starting Sept 20th, someone might get hurt. Cosplay/Costumes - Nope, not into it. Knitted Things - As a knitter myself I would welcome any and all knitted items - they are priceless (but totally understand if you aren't a knitter) Halloween - I LOVE the holiday itself, decorate the whole house, the day comes we turn off the lights and read (I dont' like strangers ringing my doorbell - I know, I'm odd) Tarot - No thank you - it's a fate thing I can't handle Jane Austen - No E-books - I like hold-em-in-your-hand-turn-the-real-page kind of books, but see their appeal for others) What about [mixed or otherwise] DVDs? - These would be great DVDs: Do you prefer widescreen or formatted? - Either is fine Music: Any preference towards MP3 or CD? - CD Do you like scented tarts? - No Lip balms? - Yes, I like Burt's Bees Do you have any body mods? - No Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some - I do drink it, but can't imagine getting some in the mail What is your favorite artist or art style - I love Art Deco/Nouveau, vintage valentines, old travel stickers What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? - dry roasted almonds (no salt) combined with dried apricots - yum Ebooks - No Nail Polish: - Yes, I like China Glaze Soft/plushy things: - Some What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? - I wish I could paint For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?: - cute but electic How do you feel about mortars and pestles - I have two sets Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package? - spiders, snakes When you go to an etsy wishlist, How picky are you? - similar is fine Do you wear make up? - Not really Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? - I do like Disney movies, Eeyore (especially vintage) is my all time favorite Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? - I have a VCR & DVD Would you like custom icons as a gift? - Sure Socks? Anyone? - Yes! What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? - Wine Wine & Gin and Tonics usually will settle my stomach if I'm not feeling well, heating pad usually helps with pain and is comforting, BPAL scents can usually help me relax too Favorite Halloween/Scary movies? Nightmare before Christmas, Rocky Horror Favorite Halloween/Scary books? Not really What would the name of your custom blend be? The description? Smoke-filled dream - Sandalwood, tobacco, frankincense, sage COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? No, I don't, but would like some female hero ones to try out Warm drinks? Hot cocoa, love teas (but need caffeine free) Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? Bats and Trees Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? Nope, I'm good If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? I like right where I am Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? The Reese's Pumpkins sound really good, candy corn, sweet tarts What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? Homemade lara type bars, caramel apples, unique brownies Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? No thanks What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Poltergeist Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one - Love Ravelry, Perez Hilton, Martha Stewart Blog, etc Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? I do like the Muppets, Tiny Tim in the Muppet's Christmas Carol is adorable If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? Donkey Comfort Rereads? I really don't reread books much Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? I will be out of town some (Sept 27-30th, Oct 11-15, Oct 21-25), but there is always someone here to accept packages etc., so it won't be a problem - and I'll have my laptop with me. If you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn? I'm learning to quilt What animal would your daemon be? Ttook the test and I'm an Open Solitary Soul (which was pretty dead on in the description for the most part - some exceptions) - with suggested animals of panda, artic fox, domestic cat, wood thrush, spitz dog - I'd probably pick the artic fox What's YOUR favorite word? Queer (meaning odd) - I've always liked it, but don't get to use it much Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? Yay - I love Steampunk. I don't do costumes myself or anything, but I'm fascinated by the whole thing, the colors, the style, the vintage sepia tone, the jewelry, etc. Would you like a bag of dried Honey Crisp apples? - Oh yes please (from TwilightEyes) If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? I don't like orange or yellow or black - love blues, greens coral - , I like soft wool items (nothing scratchy) Gift Certificate: physical or email? I would prefer physical gifts, but would be thrilled with anything (email would be best if I had to choose) Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? I'm not really into fake scent things, so anything natural smelling would be great Would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? do they make Zuni Bats or donkey's? And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes? I like funky, but no thanks What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop? see above Cake or Frosting? Corner piece - cake with lots of frosting Cake truffle? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? OOoooo yum, any Are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? Sure - love natural products Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? I don't True Blood, but like Sookie Stackhouse, and really like Vampire Erotica If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have? None How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? I'm not very girly, so flowers are okay but love seeds How do you feel about marzipan? I like marzipan If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? I haven't been using/collecting BPAL long enough for this one - but definitely Velvet Panther - loved it Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? I live in rural TN - anything is international for me . I used to live in Dallas TX in a big city and love international foods, so spices and all things unique I love. Love to cook and love new recipes, try me Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? Not really, I ordered all the imps I wanted, but haven't received them quite yet. Updated 9/13 If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) I love to quilt, so fabrics, quilting notions, etc would be fun Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up? I'm embarassed to say that I have an MP3 player, I've owned it since last October and it's still in the plastic box it arrived in. But, things that would be on it would be Common Threads by Cherryholmes, Scream by Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, etc. Soundtracks you'd like? There isn't one that I can think of If you could see one concert right now, who would it be? Elton John Any countries you're interested in? Italy, Scotland, France Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? Yes, but I have to be careful what soap I use and what bath things I use because sometimes it gives me yeast infections (I know - way too TMI, but trying to be honest here) as my skin is sensitive If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? Absolutely, yes. If you knew me, you'd know that I'm the one picking up the misfit, even in the store. If there is one stuffed animal that's not quite right or whatever, that's the one that comes home with me Are you a foodie? Scent wise - I'm not sure. I haven't tried many food scents (that I know of) but like the Chocolate ones. Cooking Foodie - absolutely I am - love cooking, cookbooks, etc Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? Nope For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? Love to decorate for every holiday - campy describes my style Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? Love note pads, pens, etc What interests you from the latest lab update? I ordered quite a few imps from the Halloween update (but haven't gotten them yet). I'd like to find some that are smoky How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? Love pens, stationery, and notepaper things - cool stuff is what I like Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated veggies, pickled onions, chili jam?) Yes If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Yes, I'd be thrilled Would you like something you have to make yourself? Sure Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? I'd be thrilled with either (not everyone is crafty) Who is your favorite soap etailer? Burt's Bees, Dr. Bronner What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? I love vintage decorations of all kinds With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? I like lot's of little things, but I'm good with whatever my Witch would like What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I don't wear much make-up and I'm not very coordinated with application, but fun cool stuff is always a hoot. What level of contact do you prefer? I like high contact, lot's of e-cards, lots of emails, etc. Do you have a place where you have all the BPAL you have listed? I'm working on my Scentbase and will post it soon Updated 9/14 Do you like maple sugar candy? Sure as long as it's not fakey What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? How can that be bad! If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? I already have one Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? Minced dried garlic, granulated garlic, Italian spices Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft (though I have a soft spot in my heart for Apple) Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? Blowing Rock, NC - the food, the shopping and the Cherryholmes concert Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? I would love both - I love cards and letters Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Squid or Octopus, orange flavored things for the most part Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? Sure - I've never done that Chocolate or other types of candy? Love chocolate and I've always wanted to try those salted caramels For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? I like bags, but can also do loose If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? Shawls are nice, scarves are nice, but I'm REALLY picky about hats so that might not be a good idea Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? Can't think of one Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? A Microplane grater would be GREAT Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? Definately studio - I hate live albums, no editing If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? I have a soft spot in my heart for Pugs, but I love all rescue animals Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? I like roses, Passion Flowers and Thistles Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? No Updated 9/21 - whew What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) - I don't have one yet What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) NaNoWriMo? - Carrabba's Chicken Bryan, Caesar Salad, Mom's German Chocolate Cake How do you feel about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? You bet Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? Nope Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive managas or anything related to them? Don't read them Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Yes If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? Yes OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? Nope - I love all socks How do people feel about word magnets - sure If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be? None How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. Sure What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? Hoping to order some individual items, but haven't yet If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? Would like to wrap it around my neck twice and tuck it into my jacket - med width Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? Sure How do you feel about recipes? Love them What kind of a cook/baker are you? I love America's test kitchen, so I don't mind something taking longer to cook as long as it's wonderful. Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? Cooking - little take out If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? Yes please If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? Sure How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? Sure, but in the past I haven't really used those if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens? I like all non caffinated teas Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd's that you've been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? Nope Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? I'm not familiar with them Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) Hello Kitty Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? Yes Anne Taintor, anyone? Don't know who she is Which web comics do you enjoy? No Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? I have short hair - not hair toys needed Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? Nope In the knitted/crocheted things area, would you want wrist warmers, 1/2 gloves, a neck warmer(the kind that pretty much just goes around your neck and maybe fastens instead of being long and loose like a scarf), slippers, or hats? All would be welcome How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? Love them Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? I'm not familiar with them What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...) Mountains, forest, canyons What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? No, not really Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? No familiar with them Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? I'd have to look Anyone need address/phone type books? No Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it? I like to read Erotica by Ellora's Cave, and love almost anything by Joey W. Hill Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? I love scented soaps, but my body doesn't like them (I know I've answered this before - other answers are more specific) I wondered if my witch or any witch would enjoy things like nice pens to draw with or anything similar? Sure For those who are yarnies, would you like other-than-yarn witchery? Hooks, needles? Preference of material? Do you use/would you like handmade stitch markers, etc.? I'd love some hand made stitch markers - other than that, I'm set Does anyone do altered books? Would you be interested in old books to alter? Any type or title in particular? No thanks Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Something to store or burn it in? What scents? What form? No thanks Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? Nope If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? I sound like a broken record How many bottles of BPAL do you have? - 53 bottles, 97 samples Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles ect? Would like Belly Dancing things Anyone else into Emily Autumn? Don't know who that is What's on your walls? Please show us up to three paintings/posters/whatever. If you love a painting so much that you would steal (to watch it with your greedy eyes) one, please share. - I'll get back to this one do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind? No thank you What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some? Yummy - sure Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? LOVE Garlic - bring it on Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? do I really need to answer this? Updated 10/1 Do you have a deviantart print wish list or favorites list? No - I've never heard of this Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? I'm awful, I've never heard of them What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? I wear 7.5 to 8 shoe - but have lots Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? Never was into paper dolls (much to my Mom's chagrin), but I do like coloring books Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? Not into heels, but I have a tote bag fetish What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? Chris Cornell's Scream album - all songs Are you coveting any of the NYCC atmospheric sprays? Nope If you could get any one thing hand-painted from your witch, what would it be and what would be on it? Imp holder painted with bats Would you (assuming' you're a yarnie) be interested in a naturally-dyed yarn that's designed to very gradually fade with washing? Sure If you have played before, what are some of the most memorable things you've gotten? What really made you go WOW? If you haven't played, same thing, but not limited to SW. I haven't played before, this is my first time. And everything I've gotten so far has make me go wow Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, i.e. moonstone, bloodstone, quartz etc. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? I collect all kinds of things, but so far stones isn't one of them What's your favorite Halloween Music? I don't think I have any favorite Halloween Music yet Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? They have a bat crochet ornament that is way too cute Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass? Yes, I think that would be lots of fun Okay, who wants NAlloween and some Vampire Apothecary goodness? I'm lame - my witch is going to disown me Venomous Villains? See above Last Unicorn? I just got the book to read, but I know lots of people have been anxiously awaiting this one - would love to see the notes in each one before saying which I'd like to try Who is your fav Disney Villain/villainess? How about hero/heroine? (doesn't have to be specifically Disney though) - The Evil Queen of Snow White Stands out If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients? The beautiful soft scent of pines, the wind blowing through the trees, the leaves rustling & the feel of sun on my face Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like? I've never tried a roller bottle, that might be fun & who couldn't use more wand tops Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivalent of a security blankie? Dark chocolate and pepper smoked caramel & Interfector What are you going to be for Halloween? I normally don't dress up for Halloween Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD? I just like simple things & I can see that I'm going to have to get more creative with my answers! Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it? Sigh - sorry dear witch. I'll have to get online this weekend and try to find all these other folks and see if there is anything I'd like to try Updated 10/4 how are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc? I'm good - thanks Now, I have a question for you. About notes. Which are your favourite ones? Do you have a kind of "note top ten?" I think we've talked about this before - I know the smokey scents work good, tobacco (if it's not too sweet), some vanilla's, Anything that works particularly well on you? Do you have a perfume category (foody, floral, aquatic, musky) that you favour? And are there any notes you have never tried, but think would work well on you? Interfector works perfect on me, Dark Chocolate with Pepper Smoked Caramel, I thought I might be a foodie, but cake scents seem to have a fake plastic smell on my skin. I'd like to try some ginger scents to see if those would work on me. Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general? Sure, I like Dia De Los Muertos things So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent? Love pomegranates as a fruit & flavoring, don't know as a scent yet. Snuggies? No thank you - can you imagine what they would look like with the pet hair from 5 pets all over them? They sound warm though Updated 10/7 Would you like to receive international magazines, even if you don't speak the language it's written in, just to ogle the pictures or for the novelty of it? If yes, what kind of magazines, or what magazines in particular? If there is one my Witch likes fine, but I like English better Besides, I have Cook's Illustrated coming from my Witch and I'm very happy! would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush? Didn't see anything Oh, witchee-poo... if there was one bottle you could have from the NYCC exclusives, what would it be? None for me If someone were to make you one of the items in this post which would it be? I like #2 If you were my witchee, would you mind a gift certificate where you'd have to do it old school style and mail it in with your order form? I think my Wtich already knows about the GC thing Did you forget anything fun/interesting or find something new and exciting? I trying very hard to update my Etsy favorites - who-boy you could get lost in there forever! Updated 10/26 I came home with some Dungeon Crawl and some Bedbugs yesterday. If you were my witchee, would you want some of either/both? Those sound too hard to acquire and there's so much I haven't tried, so no thank you Would you want your witch to reveal herself? How? Absolutely - and the sooner the better, but I'll be patient (NOT) - reveal in any form is good for me Today I got one of the Starbucks Halloween Bearista Bears - it's dressed like a werewolf! Is this something witchees might like? Not into Starbucks, but if there's a bat ... Are you interested in Halloween costumes for your pet(s)? No thanks, I don't require any of my pets to do tricks of any kind or wear costumes (but love looking at other people's pets who love them) Do you prefer scented or unscented lotions/moisturizers? Unscented please (or all natural and not highly scented). What are you most interested in from the Yule update? I have already joined a decant group and have purchased the following imps from the Yules: HERR DROSSELMEYER 2010 HARLEQUIN AND COLUMBINE THE RAT KING 2010 EBENEZER SCROOGE CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE COUNTING HOUSE THE SECOND OF THE THREE SPIRITS BOB CRATCHIT’S HEARTH ALTAR TO COLD, RIGID, DREADFUL DEATHS AUTUMN AND WINTER NOCHE BUENA 2010 WOODS IN WINTER YULE 2010 If you were my witchee, would you want to receive Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, or wouldn't that be your cup of classics? No Thanks Would you like some homemade snack mix? That would be wonderful! Knitterly Witchees, would you like a yarn bowl? I already have 3 yarn bowls and don't need any more So....let's say that you're my witchee, and you have an affinity for widgets. Let's also pretend that I sent you one of these widgets, but in a form that has a very special personal significance to me. Would you find that to be touching (in a "Yay, now I'll always use this and think of my witch!" way) or tacky (in a "My witch is making this all about her!" way)? This sounds wonderful and my Witch has really wonderful taste, so anything she sends is great Have you had a chance to try Halloweenies? If so, which ones are you really really in love with this year? I really liked A Howl in the Darkness, but haven't tried all of them yet. The ones I have tried I updated on my Scentbase list. Pocket shrines! Would you like one, made for a particular obsession of yours? No thank you
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    Snake Oil

    This is the one I was most disappointed in on my skin. It's just too overwhelmingly sweet. I know lot's of people love this so I was anxious to try it. I seem to like a couple of the scents that have snake oil in them, but on it's own it doesn't seem to work for me