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mymymai

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    Teaching, reading, acrylic painting, Japanese animation, travel, perfume, bpal, MAC cosmetics, makeup, travel, concert going, H.P. Lovecraft, steampunk, goth/industrial/rivet/cyber fashion, Classics, Homer, Word Parts, Cthulhu, Munchkin, socks, evil kitties, My Little Ponies....

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    Tinagel, Eve, Snake Oil, Shirafuji Genta with a Kappa, Debauchery, Velvet Cthulhu.

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    Monkey
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  1. mymymai

    Venom - Resurrected

    ITI: Yum, sweet and exotic, like a lush jungle right after the rain, berries dripping onto upturned, fresh florals. There's a cleanliness to this scent which is strangely soothing next to the very light resins. Over the last hour, I've been trying to put my finger on the quality of the berry note. It doesn't remind me of strawberries or raspberries for that matter. Finally, it struck me: Dewberry! If you've ever smelled The Body Shop's Dewberry perfume, the berry note in venom is a slightly lighter version of it. Wet: Clean, fresh, dark berries swirl around heady jasmine and bits of lime while galbanum undulates from the base notes to support the berried floral. It's sensuous, dark, feminine, and almost deceptive in its progression. I would say that this certainly lives up to its name. Dry: Slightly soapy but resinous round black berries, both extremely alluring but equally poisonous. The resin certainly does bloom after it has had a chance to settle, making this a lovely scent for those who enjoy fruity orientals. Even after the initial dry-down, this scent has a decent throw - roughly 3.5" from my wrist 2 hours after application.
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    The Magician’s Wand

    ITI: Round, golden resins and woods delight my nose. Wet: Delightful reins surge forth, followed by a sweet polished gold tone that wraps itself around the regal wood tones, specifically elder and rowan. It reminds me Ellie's Song, but sweeter and slightly more resinous. Dry: Musky myrrh and frankincense bedeck polished woods that glow under the evening lights. There's almost a vanilla'd tone to scent as well, but my gosh, this is a gorgeous scent if you are a fan of woods and resins.
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    Monk and Actor

    ITI: Interesting. On first sniff, I'm met with a lovely, creamy wood with a very subtle and subdued floral musk and a touch of cashmere. Wet: Ah, there's the slightly more forceful cedar, flanked by almost a fuzzy musk (which must be the auburn and perhaps a touch of the clove bud). The labdanum emerges, swathed in gauzy cashmere and a touch of warmed patchouli. Faint honey weaves itself around the heavier notes, yet it isn't sickly sweet but more of a beeswax note, which is genius with these woods. Dry: This reminds me of BPAL's Scholar's Tower now that it's dry, but less resinous and more creamy and musky. It's less resinous, though. On its own, the scent is deliciously warm, musky, and woodsy with very soft beeswax patchouli, and a faint sprinkle of hazy clove and cashmere. Lovely!
  4. ITI: It’s sweet and crisp, definitely reminiscent of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s other delicious Snowball Yule scents and snow notes. There’s almost a faint bubblegum undertone, which develops into the salty umami of ume. A hint of soft floral adds to the ephemeral cool and serene nature of this scent. Wet: Hmm, there’s that bubblegum now, but that starts to melt into snow and pine while the ume unfolds underneath. There is a gentle softness surrounding the core of these notes that is absolutely lovely. Dry: I keep having to reapply it since the scent vanishes from my skin before I can get back home. Finally, after 5 hours, I’m home and there’s enough left on my skin to review. I get a very subtle snow-like creaminess and the faintest hint of soft, delicate floral musk. It’s really lovely, but I do wish this had more staying power.
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    Suspicion of Foul Play

    ITI: It smells like disinfectant and wood polish. Wet: On my skin, there’s a little bit of a pine and lemon tone to the disinfectant, like Pine Sol. Along with the wood polish note, soapy tones with a hint of bleach burst through the unified exterior of cleanliness. Dry: The chemical tone from what reads as disinfectant has resolved into just a “clean” note alongside the remnants of lemon floor polish and soap.
  6. mymymai

    Switch Witch 2017 Answers

    Oh witch of all things mighty and good, below are some hints and answers. Both ralenth and Jessica Wunder know me exceedingly well. I'm sure they'd be happy to provide guidance if it is indeed needed. As far as other hints and wishlists, behold. Amazon, Pinterest, Etsy, and Think Geek. Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Oils in Arabian Nights, Incantation, Rook and Raven. Cordwainer, Owletts End, and White Witch Handmade Soaps Are there any UK things you'd like to get? All the teas! Anything that is hard to find in the states like specific UK chocolates, candies, snacks, condiments... really, anything that you can only get where you are. Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? I'd love a shirt from My Favorite Murder. Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? Cobalt Druid: Road Opener Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? Sisterhood of the Moon ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ Yes! Raven, Park Place, West Wing, Lights Out, Hush!, Birefringence, Sirène! Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. Spooky stationary, yes. However, I'm good on stickers unless you can find Munster or Addams Family stickers. Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? Amber White, Black, Black Blood, Black Noel, Black Vanilla, Cozy Blanket, Medieval, Orb Weaver, and Spiritueuse Double Vanilla anything. - Or Haus of Gloi? Hex and Spidersilk anything Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? Absolutely! Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733?(LushHalloween collection.) And what would you like? Oh, Bewitching Bubble Bar, Lord of Misrule, Pumpkin Bath Bomb and Bar, Goth Fairy! Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? Any magic pillar candles, salt soaks, butter rich creams, sugar scrub and perfumes in Apricot and Amber, Blue Aspic, Cedarwood and Patchouli, Haunted Home, Mabon, Witches Milk, Sweet Smoke and Wood, and anything from the Green Witch collection. What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? - Coffee: whole beans or ground? - Flavor and roast preferences? - Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? - Loose leaf or tea bags? - Anything specific you don't like? - Are you in need of any gadgetry? Skip on coffee, but I adore tea. While I don't need gadgets, I'd love new flavors from David's Tea, really good oolongs, fine green tea, or anything ceremonial. How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? I'm all set. Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? Yes!!!! I love Skin Food, but I'm especially digging Choc Choc Propolis black masks. I'm up for anything in this category. What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... Lime Crime matte velvetines, Korean beauty and skin care. What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? Nostalgic, but not a super fan. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? I'm pretty picky because of allergies and sensitive skin. I do like Espionage for loose pigments. I'm more open to indie lip stuff. I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ Sure, I'd be willing to try it. Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? Yes! Spellbound, Dia de Los Foxes. Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, for what purpose would you want it to be made? Sure, clarity, dreams/visions. Do you like poetry? Yes! Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Oh yes, I love evil plushes or just strange ones along with iconic MLP repaints. Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? Not at the moment. I have a plethora of unused yarn. Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Yes - Humane Society, ACLU, Planned Parenthood. Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Any of the single notes. Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? I have lots of hobbies and crafts. I need to learn about making foam weapons and armor. I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Everything. That's an answer, right? In all seriousness, I adore Japan and cultural items such as kokeshi dolls, masks, daruma dolls, nice washi paper, sour plum tea, matcha/green tea anything, traditional snacks, etc. You name it, I'll probably like it. How do you feel about nail wraps? I love them, especially lacy, gothic-inspired or anything really geeky like Star Trek. if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? A batty shawl or one that looks like skulls in black. - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? No fiber sensitivities, although wool is itchy for me. I could use washcloths. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Oh, I'd love to be Doctor Donna (before she's overloaded and must be wiped). She gets to explore the cosmos, gains Doctor-like abilities. If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? The U.K. in the 80s. Fashion and music were iconic, the scenes were booming, and it wouldn't be too much of a shock in terms of adjustments. If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? In real life, I'd love for my best friends (on both coasts) and my mother to all attend in one spot. Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. I like the Beekeeper necklaces. Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? OMG, yes! I would love a dress or skirt or something that is my witch's specialty. Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Please! Masks, horns (unicorn, satyr, demon), feather ruffs or collars, anything along those lines would be amazing. Also, I'm down for crazy and fun fake lashes. Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ I would love any of their soap. What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Black cats, bats, spider webs, grave yards, ravens, and especially haunted castles and mansions. I'm not too fond of goofy Halloween imagery like skeletons with googly eyes and green-skinned witches. As far as the style, think haunted Victorian or elegantly Gothic. Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? Yes, but in limited quantities. I love black licorice anything, candy corn (I know), dark chocolate, and yes, I adore unusual candies. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? Dear lord, no. Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? No. Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? I'd love a fascinator or mini hat. I have some marked on Etsy, but anything dark, romantic, Alice in Wonderland or steampunk-inspired would be wonderful. What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Anything that I cannot get anywhere else would love adored. Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? Horror magazines or horror-themed boxes, sure. Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? Oh yes. How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I use Pandora. Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Actual books. I'd love classic or scary, but I'm on a huge cyberpunk kick at the moment. If you want to see what I've read, Goodreads is where you can find me under my full name. Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Spell or spooky candles only right now. No tarts as I have a huge back-log. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? Worbla, craft foam, a dremel, clear matte and gloss acrylic paints. 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? BioShock and Hearthstone. I don't have a wishlist right now since it's the school year and I purposely limit my gaming to next to nothing so I can get all those essays back in time. How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Leafy! Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? I'm like them in passing, but it's mostly pales. My husband loves regional and strange combinations. Like booze? What kinds? Sake! Absinthe! Like Wine? What kinds? Can't do them even though I loved them. Nitrates and Sulfates give me massive migraines. Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! Yes! Especially dread falls in black and purple. For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? Yes please to fan-made merch. I watch The Crow, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, Coraline, The Craft, Edward Scissorhands. 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I have 3 cats (2 younger, 1 an old lady) and they would love toys and treats. Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? I've already ordered what I wanted. *Guilty* Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) I just ordered imps, too, but I know I'm going to want Weenies. 9/15/17 Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage?If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? I'd love a sugar skull banner that can stand the outdoor PNW weather. Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I do. I'm more of a spice person than a pumpkin person. Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I cook and bake, but I love to experiment most. I could use some specialty salts, asafoetida and other Japanese and Indian spices and oils. I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? I'm not a huge fan of either. Give me the damp woods after the rain, a babbling brook, and a musty library any day. What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Something handmade would send me over the moon. Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? Sure. 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? ​Opal, garnet, amethyst, emerald, onyx, hematite. If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? ​I like necklaces and rings. I generally don't like things around my wrists and my ears are super sensitive (sterling silver, titanium, surgical steel only). My tastes range. I do like geometric as well as anything biology inspired like bones, skeletons, or anything from n_e_r_v_o_u_s (dot) com. I also prefer traditionally gothic and Baroque pieces like from Curiology or Alchemy Gothic. Any love of pirates or SCA? The clothing, yes. Is there anything you would like from Disney World? Disney Villains enamel pins, specifically anything Scar, Maleficent, Cheshire Cat, Ursula, Yzma, Shere Khan, Oogie Boogie, Lock/Stock/Barrel, Evil Queen, or Fantasia villains related. Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? Slytherin, although I've gotten Ravenclaw once or twice. How do you feel about chokers? Gothy ones, sure. Otherwise, no. 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! Anything regional like very specific spreads, ingredients, spices, and foods along with regional crafts. are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? Things to hone clarity for prophetic dreaming. Mine are close to the actual event, but sometimes too cryptic. World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? Sure! Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? ​Candles for sure, and perhaps some choice herbs. Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Everything except berry and fruit scents. 9/18/17 It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? Yes,everything except thigh highs since I have thick thighs (and calves for that matter, which means no knee highs with less than 17" stretch). The only fibers I'm not fond of are pure wool and angora since I'm allergic. Would you be open to previously-loved books? Sure! What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Sure! So what are your favorite fandoms? The Crow, Dr. Who, MLP vinage, Disney Villains, Totoro or Studio Ghibli anything, Thundercats, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Fraggles, Heathcliff, Skeletor from He-Man, Elvira, Munsters, Addams Family, BioShock...I'm sure there's more. 9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com I have a wishlist. I think it's linked in my signature. Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Don't think so. Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) I'm gothy, artistic, and nerdy, but I'm sure that came out pretty clearly in my answers. If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. Gothic Baroque in teals, blacks, and whites. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? I have one, but I could always use a more spooky version of it. Oddly enough, I like my aprons with frills and pockets. BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) No thank you. 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? I love Br\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (Skadi says "hello"). Anyway, I love Broadway. My favorite musicals are Cats, Young Frankenstein, Wicked, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I'd be interested in merch from my favorite shows or soundtracks from some of the newer musicals like Hamilton. I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? Fresh bagels! Interesting goods from locals (art, crafts, etc). I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Yes, enamel pins, and maybe a note from Liv Moore! Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? I like the beaded tribal clutch, organic black long drawstring skirt, or the Cote dIvoire Trade Bead Necklace. Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. Getaguru for soap is love, as is Mad City Sue on Etsy. Curio-logy, Deer Arrow, Nervous System, Artifice Clothing. Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! A hand-upholstered fainting chaise couch, wire raven art, Some really lovely black and white striped vases, some spooky wrought iron sculpture work for the garden, a stone Japanese pagoda, some hand-dyed or folded kanzashi....I'm sure there's more. Craft shows are a dangerous thing for me. 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? All? That can be my answer, right? Are any witchees into coloring books? Only specific ones, like villains or Japanese Woodblock prints. Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? Garlicula or the zester! If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? 4-6. If we're talking the vintage black cats and skeletons, or anything Baroque, sign me up. 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm I'd pass. I'm not a huge coffee fan. Tea, however, yes please! Do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? That I do! I prefer salts, fizzes, and bubbles, but oils make my body hurt for some reason. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have an Emiu Honor 8. My laptop is just a tablet. If you can find a Cthulhu, Kraken, or Octopus decal, I'd be happy with that. 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ I tend to like the liquid soap, but I have one close enough to get what I need. I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? Quartz? (Rose) Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? Zucchini! What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Gluten free peanut butter cookies with chunks. Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) Yes! Chronic illness means all the rubs and salves are most welcome. Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Sure! Want some honey from the bees on our property? Please! Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. Odd flavors, sure. Rose pistachio or cayenne rhubarb....something along those lines. How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. Sadly, I can't eat garlic. I know. It's cruel and unusual punishment. I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. Can't do apples either. Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. I'd be down for a spooky dice bag. 9/24/17 Do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? No, I'm trying to be careful about clutter and I like original art on my walls. Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ They really are. I like the Poppy King and The Dahlia Tree. Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Love ravens and crows. As far as mythical creatures, I like creatures from other cultures like selkies and kitsune. would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) I'll be going myself Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Yes, I would love Take a Knee. I'm going to get Flor de Maga since my husband's family is from Puerto Rico. Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? Not yet, but I'd love info about it. 9/25/17 Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? No thank you. If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? Japanese or pastoral imagery...or universe/constellations/stars. What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Spooky, sure. I could use some for my desk. Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson =^-^=...=o-o=! All. of. it. I love every single thing about her work. It's my kind of spooky. I'm in love! Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ Those necklaces are amazing! (Spring Breeze, Hammered Hoops, Choose Your Mood) Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) Yep. Shawl, bag, critter. Blacks, purples, teals, cobalt blues are all wins for me. Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? I don't, unfortunately. anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. Peanut Butter, yum! do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) Yes. If it has onion or garlic powder, though, I can't do it. what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? Oh yes! All Souls The Apparition* Cinnamon Chai Cupcake Day of Skulls In a Whispering Gallery* September Midnight Dead Leaves and Leather Dead Leaves and Violet* Pumpkin Spice Everytihng Pumpkin Spice Perversion* Nebulophobia* Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ Jacinto mitts! 09/26/17 What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Versailles, Tintagel (my favorite DC), March Hare .... I'm just going to list my regrets that I wished I had bought before they were discontinued. De Sade, Umbra, Serpent's Kiss, Kuang Shi, Magdalene, The High Priest Not To Be Described, Nero, Sri Lanka. What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Anything with rabbits or little old lady witches, raisins, or scents that are overly foody (except for those Weenies I mentioned above). is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? Close, but nothing I feel like I need. http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? All. The. Things! That bat bow hair clip, spider web collar glow in the dark necklace, skeleton hand clips, Spider Stilleto Faux Nails, and skeleton lace mask? Be still my heart! Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/If so, which products/scents/flavors? Lychee and Red Tea, Rosemary Mint soaps and Sweet Milk/Clove lip balm all call to me. How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions Best Friends would be adorable on my desk. (She may secretly be me). Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? Whipped soap, butter bombs in any of the following: Blood Orange Marshmallow, Amber Vanilla, Hex, Eudemonia, Litchi Milk Tea, Mango Sticky Rice, Lavender Sugar, Torika, and A Place in Space. Farmer's Market? Anything super local would be great - especially soaps, spreads, or candies. Smolder Cosmetics? I'd try Asteria and Jade loose pigments. Strobe Cosmetics? Mulled Wine looks nice (although not sure if the red in it would give me migraines or not). Hello Kitty? I do like Hello Kitty, especially in kimono or Hello Kitty x Tokidoki or Strawberry Shortcake. I'm also a fan of Charmmy Kitty, Little Twin Stars, and Aggretsuko. Would you like to get some favorite recipes? Yes, I'd love that! Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut? Not at the moment. 10/3/17 Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ Gingerbread Haunted House sounds interesting as does Purple Pumpkin Floss.
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    Switch Witch 2016 Answers

    Dang, it ate all my response. I'll redo it later. Weenies: The Unquiet Grave Die Nacht. Apple x The dead can hear and dead have sight The Dead Lips That Thirst to Kiss Now That They Rise and Walk in the Cold To Kindle a Flame in Our Frozen Veins This Wan White Humming Hive They Lie Thus Chambered and Cold to the Moon A Kneeling Child Watching a Ghost, Devil, and Puppet Making Mayhem in a Room The Ghost of a Woman Confronts Her Murderer on a Stormy Night The Haunted Beach Speak! Speak! Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye? The Vampire Queen bat necklace is adorable! I also like the Queen Mab and the Sugar Skull necklaces. And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet? From cyrenemyst, I do like the Gears Under Glass and Inner Works. From WunderWolfDesigns, I like both the spiderweb necklaces. I'd also love anything from Disney World that deals with Maleficent or Ursula, especially enamel pins, XL shirts, or ankle socks! The second part of the Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in? Spider Silk! I'd be interested in Burnishing Amber and Sleepy Time. ​I'm going to the NY Renaissance Faire tomorrow- anything you'd like me to look for? I'd love a pedant or necklace with some kind of fairy glow element, if they have it. 9/23/16 Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney? Not sure. Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates? Almond Roca, yum! 9/22/16 Would you like some hair falls? I can make a single (ponytail) or double (for pigtails). Short, long, types of yarns, ribbons? Extra things (buttons, beads, wire wraps? Colors/color combinations? Stuff to avoid? Sure, medium brown and purple; medium brown and cobalt and black. Double or pony would be great. I like long, would love yarn. Wire might be cool. 9/21/16 Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there? Yes, it's linked in my signature. I think I'm mymymai there. Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay? Yes, but I'm picky. I love the Dark Lip Elixirs. Would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings. Snarky or spooky greeting cards, perhaps, as far as stationary. Otherwise, I'm horrible at journal writing and rarely write letters other than cards. If you are ok with knitted things, what colors do you like? Yes! Black, Teal, Cobalt, Purple, Oxblood, Silver. If striping, what two (or more) colors together? Black and white all the way. If you want yarn, what colors do you want? No, I need to go through my current stash. --- A color palette would be lovely if you use Pinterest. Or just want to post palette photos in your blog. Teal, Black, White Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc. Yes! All the Halloween, esp. Nightmare or Baroque skull / bat designs. Frankly, anything batty would be perfect. I generally like cottons, but would take fleece (esp. Dr. Who fleece) to make blankets. Tea/Coffee: My preference is tea all the way, especially David's tea (Earl's Garden, Cream of Earl grey, Buddha's Blend) and East Indian Tea Company (Milk Oolong). Loose leaf all the way. I don't like coffee at all. Handmade: I would love some original art (crows, Cthulhu, Halloween scenes) or something sewn using Halloween fabrics like a makeup pouch or something along those lines. Fandoms: Penny Dreadful, The Last Unicorn, Beetlejuice, Dr. Who, Star Trek (Next Gen), Otto and Victoria, Sanrio, Echo Chernik. Edited: I forgot to add 1980s MLA, Thundercats, Neil Gaiman, Lenore, EA Poe, Elvira, Cthulhu (of course), RuPaul's Drag Race, Labyrinth, David Bowie. Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use? Moisturizer or masks unless they are from Lush, Eminence, those cutesy Japanese designed masks in pouches, or anything from Fresh. My skin is really sensitive if anything is left on it for any duration. Bath/shower products? ​Sure, but sulfate and paraben-free, please. BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? Sure. Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? No. Favorite animal? Cat - my future self if I become reincarnated after a self-less life. Ah, who am I kidding, if I come back, it will be as a hamster. Twilight Alchemy Lab oils? Sure! 9/20/16 Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh? I haven't, but I'd be interested. Knitted things. Specifically scarves/cowls and shawls.....grabby hands or not? Favorite colors? Are you allergic or sensitive to any textiles, ie wools, cashmere, nylon, metallic threads, mohair, alpaca? Knitted washcloths? For the kitchen or for the bath? And again, colors?? Mohair is my allergy. I'd be pleased with knitted things, especially gothy shawls in black, cobalt, or oxblood. Home color scheme: teal, black, white. Candles or wax melts/wax tarts? Only the Voluspa. I'm good on everything else. Hibiscus seeds? Sure, but I'd also welcome veggie seeds. Off-color needlepoint? Yes! I'd love a "Fort Asshole" sign to hang above our small kitty den. What interests you from the latest (pre-Halloween) BPAL update? Outlaw for sure. Like beer? What kind? Booze? Same question! My husband loves beer. Me? Not so much. I prefer sake or absinthe. Knitted items? Type? ​I'd love gothy knitted items, like a skull patterned shrug or black lace-looking gloves. Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? I can't do angora, blue I love alpaca blends. Caramel? With chocolate? Salted? Yes! I adore salted caramels and salted chocolates. Would you want a quilted pot holder? No, we have plenty of pot holders. Do you have any preferred flavor of shortbread? I don't really eat bread. Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I could use a pouch to hold sewing notions. Homemade Food? - garlic dill pickles Yes! - blackberry jam Not really - dried honey crisp apples Yes! - applesauce (with or without red hots) Sure. - elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting) Yes! - honey from our bees Yes! - rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over) Yes! - baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike? I'm trying to stay away from traditional sweet baked breads as I'm trying to go low carb / no gluten. Almond flower or coconut bakes goods would be good. Do you have any preferred flavor of shortbread? No thank you. Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK? Yes! Milk Oolong of fragrant Earl Greys. Socks from Cyberdog. Any unusual condiments that the US doesn't get. Is there anything you would like to get from Japan? Anything! I love regional arts like temari, kokeshi, Edo Kiriko, Hakone-Yosegi-Zaiku marquetry, trinkets from shrines, incense from shrines (please, I'm almost out!), Japanese candies, matcha anything, and sour plum tea. Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials? Please do. I do as well. Sock Dreams? I adore the store! I'd love the nordic stripe crew, alethea cashmere crew, amanita muscaria crew, bast striped over the knee, bioluminescent spores crew, or the deborah grey printed knee highs. Edited: Thank you for the gift card, my dear Witch. I ended up getting the Alethea Cashmere Crew! Does anyone like fleece character hats? Like these? http://wonderlandonline.storenvy.com/collections/354444-anime-video-games/products/13089516-pusheen-like-fleece-hatWhatkinda characters would you like to see? I think I'd prefer the caplets. I don't wear traditional hats or beanies all too often. Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan? I wouldn't say raging fan, but decent appreciation of. I have a few wands and some appropriate Slytherin apparel. Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?) Pumpkin spiced tea or chai is always a go. I like soap of that ilk, but not perfumes or home scents. Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween? Everyday is Halloween. We vamp it up outdoors for the holiday with grave stones, cobwebs, pumpkins lining the steps and eyeballs hanging from our trees. We have a year-round haunted house decal with an orange moon and gravestones that stays up year-round, as well as our small flock of zombie and skeleton lawn flamingos. Inside, we have a silvered decorative skull, some spooky images, stuffed ghostly or creature plushes (Cthulhu and the ilk), ravens feathers, Baroque skull dish towels, circus stripe comforter, and a few smatterings of spooky goodies indoors year-round. We usually add in our skeleton figures and a couple LED items inside, but the budget and time I have hasn't let me go as crazy as I'd like. Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive? Both would be most welcome. Pink yard flamingos I can modify to join my spooky year-round flock will earn you lots and lots of bonus points. Those flocked velvet candelabra at Michael's and silvered pumpkins and JoAnns are calling my name, but I've sworn to be good. I'd love stuff like this, this, this, this, and/or this. What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre? I'd say elegant Victorian. What's your candy preference? Super dark chocolates (75%+), caramels, candy corn in small quantities, cinnamon bears, red hots, licorice anything. Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird? I hadn't heard of it before, but interested.
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    Temple Viper

    2016 Version: ITB: The scent is murky in its resinous tones, inky from the labdanum and somewhat sharply floral from the hyssop, pulling for attention, directing away from the more subtle notes. Wet: I get less Snake Oil out of this one than the previous Snake Pit oils. It's more of a smoky minty chocolate, which I think might be from the combination of cane sugar, vanilla, and labdanum, although the floral tone still adds a touch of sharpness to the overall feel of the scent. Just under those notes is the serpentine, resinous tones of frankincense and opoponax, which reminds me of the temples hidden away in the mountains of Japan. Dry: Gentle Indonesian oils and vanilla are evident, but it doesn't have much throw and stays very close to the skin. I think I can still detect a little bit of the resin, but it's so faint that I can't narrow it down to a single note.
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    Western Diamondback

    Re-released version: ITB: Strong sugared vanilla, tonka bean, Indonesian oils, and sage. Wet: Sugared Indonesian oils, a sensuous musk, rich tonka bean, gobs of sandalwood smoke create a scent that is vaguely foody, but more sensuous and slightly dangerous. Leather exists deep below, only detectable when I inhale very deeply. It strengthens as it starts to dry down, and sage slowly emerges, but the other notes are still dominant. Dry: It's soft sugared vanilla and faint tonka bean, a hint of dusky leather well off in the distance, while sweet sandalwood and Indonesian oils perfumes the air. I didn't get any sage from the scent and the leather as a while was not as pronounced as I had hoped. However, I adore the Snake Pit, so it's still going to be used frequently. I'll be interested to see how it ages.
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    Has No Hanna

    ITI: Strongly proud, clean white floral push their way out of the imp. Sharpness and something faintly floral dwells just under the white florals. It's decent so far. Wet: For some reason, I'm detecting white jasmine and lily of the valley, perhaps some ylang ylang as well. There's a touch of powder on me, so there's possibly a light musk thrown in the mix. It certainly has lots of throw. My friend could smell it three rooms away. Dry: This scent lingers for a good period of time. 7 hours and it's still producing a good amount of throw. The white florals, jasmine, and soapiness still remain, but it is clean and I have had a touch more luck wearing it. The husband hinted that he might have to go to a week long meeting in London and asked me to keep my schedule clear.
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    Père Noël

    ITI: Orange-sickle! Oh my gosh, my mouth is actually watering. Wet: Ripe, sugary oranges, sticky candy tangerine, cream, and a hint of lavender make this a foody scent worth having. Oh my gosh. Excuse me while I try not to eat my arm. Dry: It's still a lovely scent, even though it isn't as long lived as I would like (I dislike having to reapply during the work day). What's left after 3 hours is a light orange, something that reads as a creamy musk on my skin, and a touch of gentle lavender.
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    Venustas

    ITB: Greenish fougere and powdery frankincense with a touch of bourbon vanilla as a bottom note. Wet: The fougere is certainly a strong top note, but I can't help but think that instead of pale, it should be labeled as herb, like freshly muddled basil clothed in vetiver. The bourbon vanilla is much less prevalent now, but the myrrh note sweetly supports the much more dominant fougere. Dry: Long lasting and beautiful dry down to pale vanilla sunscreen, a hint of sweet myrrh, and a touch of lavender from the fougere.
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    Paysage

    ITI: I'm doing this through a migraine, so I may need to revisit it later, but it smells like acetone and opium. I do hope that it is better on my skin. Wet: More acetone, but at least some of the mugwort, herbal and green, emerges. It seems to drag along the wild plum, which is a bit more hesitant to develop. The bourbon is a bit too strong and burns my nose. Dry: Well, it pulled a Hail Mary. It's smoky, sensuous, and appealing. The tobacco and opium are lovely, dark, and when paired with the white musk, not totally overbearing. It's alluringly sweet from the vanilla, plum, and tuberose. Alright, I'm swayed into keeping it.
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    La Cloche Fêlée

    ITI: Holy resins, Batman! I wasn't expecting such a yummy scent from the notes. To me, it smells like sandalwood, aged patchouli, opoponax, snow, and something slightly lemony. It's clean but also think and smoldering. Wet: The lemon tone is stronger on my skin, although the snow/ice note isn't far behind, buoyed up by smoldering incense. So far, so good! Dry: Once dried, the scent is almost entirely resin with a hint of smoke. Patchouli, opoponax, perhaps a touch of myrrh and something softer, like a delicate vetiver or heavier frankincense, co-mingle in Woody Oriental bliss.
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    La Befana

    ITI: It reminds me of walking into the Jelly Belly factory - lots of sweet, fruity notes with hints of candy powder. On second sniff, the buttery sweet notes emerge, swathed in sweetly innocent violet and lily. A faint duskiness lurks along the bottom, but it doesn't detract from the overall childishly fanciful tone of this scent. Wet: Powdery sweets, a hint of charcoal and ash, delicious violet, a brush of lily against Christmas candies yield a foody but pleasantly sweet scent so far. Dry: Ah, there's the cypress. Now the scent is much more green and slightly acerbic, while the violet and lily attempt to overpower the note currently amping on my skin. It's still slightly powdery sweet like Fun Dip, but the combination isn't as pleasing as it was earlier.
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