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About mymymai

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 01/24/1981


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    Cupcake Heaven
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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, The Lady on the Gray.


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  1. mymymai

    Peach Vulva

    Peach Vulva is amazing and worthy of a bottle! Peach and apricot flesh is fuzzy yet deeply succulent as if the notes were taken from close to the stone. The lightly spiced resin and rice milk come in later, round and warm, settling into a golden deep peachy musk after several hours.
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    The floral sweetness with just a whisper of resin once dried is pleasant and well-balanced, making it something that can be worn in an office setting without fear of choking anyone on screechy florals. It's definitely my pick for #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs
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    Queen Alice

    Updated Review: While Queen Alice is nice for a sangria-thick wine scent, I missed the carnation in my aged imp, which is what added the interest for me. On top of that, my skin practically ate up the entire scent within two hours. However, Seraphim smelled exactly like the soap with which my mother use to wash my mouth out. As such, I'm much rather smell Queen Alice. #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs
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    2020 SW Answers

    9/25/20 I happen to live near this amazing place. Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there? The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff. https://www.gcv.org/shop/ The goat's milk soap bar looks interesting as do the pioneer cooking books. 9/23/20 https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? All the teas! Tudor Rose sounds exceptionally nice. I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys. I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies. Any interest? Yes, sweet, savory, and cat nips most welcome. 9/22/20 Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? E in Disco Spider or Red Mock Garter. The woolies would also be nice for cold PNW winters. Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preference? I'm open to whatever my Witch desires to do. Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? Yes, I adore tea. I love it all, but I just can't have anything with kiwi or raisins. Otherwise, any tea you send will be most happily used. Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo No thank you. Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along! Yes! I love intuitive decks, ones with interesting or beautiful art like Tarot of the Moon Garden or the Ethereal Visions Tarot Deck but I'm also drawn to minimalistic ones along the lines of the Wild Moon Oracle deck or the Anima Mundi deck. I went ahead and added a few decks to my Etsy wishlist along my preference lines. Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore. Sure! I'm into darkwave, synthpop, goth, industrial, post-punk, horror punk, deathrock, dark wave, dark cabaret, new wave, synthwave, K-rap, J-rock (post 2008) and would love to explore more bands along those lines. Mind you, I am also open to bands along the lines of The Hu, Aurora, Eivør, A Tribe Called Red, Alestorm, Glory Hammer, T.O.P., Loreena McKennit, Tori Amos, Garbage, Metric, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Boy Harsher, and O.Children. Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! I do. It's linked in my signature. You can get goodies from there if you like, but if there's another alternative selling the same item that supports local, women or POC-owned businesses, I would prefer that. Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts? Not in my perfumes or on my body. I like the spices just fine, just not with the pumpkin. To eat, sure, pumpkin spice away. Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? Adore!!!! 9/21/20 I'm a knitter. I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more. Would you like some? Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done. Would you like one? What colors would you like? Thin or thick? With or without fringe? Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca? I would love washcloth or a scarf in black and jewel tones. Thin Ursula. Thick or thin works and I don't mind fringe. However, I can't do angora as I'm allergic to rabbits. Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire? Ooh, villain enamel pins, yes! And anything from Haunted Mansion because that's my dream home right there. 9/20/20 How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it. I have them in 99 vial boxes from some science supply company for my imps. I organize them by the order I test them, and once I finish reviewing on my blog, I then organize by collection. For my bottles, I use those 9x12/medium or so boxes that look like books by Ashalnd (from Michaels). I store those bottles by collection type (LE, GC, Event Exclusive, Lunacies, Retail Exclusives). I don't organize by name within those boxes, though. 9/19/20 Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? Eee, Liliths! I'm getting my must haves, but I'm really interested in trying (even testers or sniffies) Etienne, #2 pencil, A Little Piece of Eternity, Booboo Eyes, Faster Pussycat?, Life the Sculptor, Our Little Crypt Ghoul, Thunk, and You Are Not Alone.  How would you feel about recipes? I would adore them. I love trying out different family and individual recipes. Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge, Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house. I'm sure there's beave hot sauce, so that and spices. Fudge would be interesting and I'm totally down for beef jerky, beaver nuggets, roasted or candied nuts, and especially jalapeno brittle! 9/18/20 Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? Danger, danger Will Robinson levels. I have been known to eat a dried ghost pepper right before a lecture and continue to teach with only minor impact. As far as CellarDoor, I'd be interested in any of the wood soaps along with Dapper Dan, Rosemary Mint, Sanderson Spice, Satsuma Guava (yum!), and Zombie Repellant. 9/17/20 Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in? What, and what store? Yes! I don't know what stores would carry my fandom items specially, but I'm very open to anything from abroad. Even those Japanese turn things that are similar to gumball machines (gashapon) or the special promotional items that come on Ito-en or other drinks from Japanese deli stores similar to 7-11. Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? Yes, especially the moonshine ones. 09/16/20 Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.) The enamel pins are cute. How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) Her catnip!!! I also adore her shawls. (I know, technically not on her Esty). I would also be interested in a bat project bag or even a galaxy one. Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? Yes, I love any of his stickers, Black Omen, Crescent, the death moth and the circular "ember " one. Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? I am totally a sock and tight person. Foot Traffic knee highs tend to fit my thick calves best. I do have a list under my name. If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? Those peanut butter chocolates, their mints, and any of those Dia planters. How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. Anything except coffee, sure. do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? /yes! Think anything spooky, campy horror like Elvira or Vampira, anything Burton, or any evil Disney characters. Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? No thank you. I prefer Volupsa in the tins because my Maine Coon doesn't understand that solid bodies through glass means chaos. https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections 9/15/20 I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? Yes! Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? Yes! Anything Dia de los Muertos, Beetlejuice or Petshop of Horrors adjacent would be adored! Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) I think their witch dusting powder, Hex, or their Sweet Violet or Lemon Drop candy perfumes would be great. I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? Any of their chais, Earl Greys, or oolongs would be appreciated! What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) Artisan and single origin chocolates? Are you trying to woo me? Yes!!! Any bar 70% or up is most welcome. These types of chocolates I savor like my scents and teas. 9/14/20 Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk I'd be open to any of their perfumes. Do you have an Etsy wishlist? Oh yes. The link should be in my signature. Note that my Etsy WL has some big ticket items. Please don't be intimidates. Those are my dream pucahses, but I still like looking at them for pie-in-the-sky inspiration. I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/ Oh, any of their soaps, although the tumeric one specifically is calling my name. Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1 or other ones? Any of the witchy ones, and I'm really open to the critters, Kelpie, Kitsune, Gargoyle, Gremlin, Sylph, Indie Mood, Indie Mood Guilia, the squirrel critters, cardinal. 9/13/20 Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? I love Art Nouveau / Arts and Crafts Movement but I'm also fond of graphic designs, woodblock prints, and paper cut art. As far as artists, I adore Mucha, Manet, The Jed Henry (woodblock artist), missmonstermel, and artwork along the lines of Black Veil Studio's. Who is your fashion icon(s)? Threnody in Velvet, Dita von Teese, but I'm also fond of Yohji Yamamoto and Esther Perbandt. Ooh, and Nadja from What We Do In Shadows. I love Videnoir Couture and her decadent vampire high fantasy fashions. What is your favorite mythological creature? Hmm, Kelpies and anything relating to Cthulhu mythos (Cthulhu, The Hounds, etc.) is there anything you want from Lush? The new Halloween items would be fantastic. Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? Please, that would be phenomenal! (4:24am, King City, CA) How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? Sounds delicious. I might not eat too much of it, but my husband loves fudge. Berry, peanut butter, and praline anything sound great. How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? Yes, please! 9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! I like the bird skull and the cuddle fish. What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? No thanks. Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? I like Polarize nail polish, but it's sold out. I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s right now. Pics available upon request! Sure, that would be really neat. Jewel tones (purple, cobalt, turquoise, black, and gold or silver would be lovely). After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy! 1) https://www.catcoven.com/ I like the Midgard slouchy XL, the bat with stars pin, the Nighttime reading book plate, the catnip pillow. 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com Ooh, I love the onyx kitties, and the flourite window portals, smoky quartz palm stone, flourite vial necklace, spellbound suncatcher are interesting. 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop I like their bloomskull leggings (xl), the Great Retro Wave shirt in xl, I ADORE the Arakis Surf shirt (huge Dune fan), a quiet spot tea block, Cartyatid tea block, neighbors tea block. 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com I like the pins, but most are sold out. 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ I like the Poppy King. 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com Really interesting premise. I'd take a look at any of their publications. 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com No thanks. One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies. I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it. So, which of these things might you like? Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. Cowls in blacks and jewel tones would be nice. I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? I added a bunch of items to my Etsy wishlist. I would love to try her face creams or some of her vintage perfumes. 9/11/2020 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Tea (Harrod's Twinnings, or small indie shops would be phenomenal). I'm also down for anything Scottish heather or their nummy biscuit cookies. Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? Hello Kitty, vintage My Little Pony, Beetlejuice, Elvira, Labyrinth, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, The Addams Family, My Neighbor Totoro (anything Miyazaki, honestly), Dune! Question: How do you feel about tea? Preferences? Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? What about tea tools or cups? I adore teas. You really can't go wrong aside from ones that are super, super sweet or include raisins or kiwi as ingredients (allergies). From David's Tea, I would love the Salted Caramel Oolong, Maple Syrup Oolong, and Honey Lemon Drop. From Steepologie, I would love any of their chai or Earl Grey teas, and their Milk Oolong. From Bird & Blend, I would love to try AffogaTEA, Earl Grey Cream, and Coconut Milk Oolong. As far as tea tools or cups, I would adore another matcha cup and could always use loose leaf filter bags. How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? Atmo sprays would be nice. I tend to like woods and resins. Think Japanese temple smells. Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? My 3 kitties would love a treat. Twilighteyes grows some world class catnip that we have to hide because our kitties would binge it all if not. They would go batty for more. 9/9/20 would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? I've never cross-stitched before. I'd be open to an easy beginner's kit. 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) I like the Cthulhu face mask. If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? I'd like natural wool that I can use as a felting base. I need more. what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Tokidoki blind Unicorno figure, especially the new Halloween one! If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? If we are talking Daisho, those cool face masks, fake lashes, and some fake nails. I haven't visited a regular dollar store in a bit, but probably craft supplies. 9/5/20 what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups? I even make things with berries I grow in my garden. I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested? Yes, absolutely! All of that sounds delicious! Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round? For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself?? Books. I've been on a book diet due to finances and I really would like some more. Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? I would be happy with either of those options. Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? Curries! 9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty I like the Death by Candy shadows, Fizzy Drink, along the Yule Cat lippie. I would be open to her face items, too. 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks The summon Cthulhu mask is cute! one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? Oh yeah! I really link prints in #3, 14, and 17. 9/1/20 are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. Anything from this store. It all looks amazing and right up my alley. 8/30/20 Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me! All the snacks, please! And stationary. Anything JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, washi paper, fine matcha, ume tea, ume anything, kimono fabric scraps, lacquered items, crafts like bowls from Japan would be a long shot but highly favored, too. What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries. Putting on a nice of oolong or fine green or matcha tea in a fancy tea cup and reading or listening to a book. Decadent is spritzing some cedar or lavender spray on my pillow and then really meditating after doing said activities earlier. 8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? I'd love to try anything from their facial line or their scrubs. I'm pretty open with scrub scents. Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? A Violent Fit of Trembling, Snow Angel Atmosphere spray
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    The citrus notes are still bright, juicy, and vibrant while the Lab's berried snow notes add a fantastic balance just atop the mild florals in the background. My mouth is literally watering. Night Gaunt is an uplifting citrus glory of a scent and gets my vote for the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    No. 93 Engine

    No. 93 Engine is a dear love of mine (one of my first bottles from the Lab, too). The balsam of peru along with the mastic are just gleaming, glorious tones that few scents could compete with, wet or dry. #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs
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    The patchouli takes over much of the scent once dried, so I'm missing the orange blossom and spicy carnation I was picking up wet. I’m having trouble, in fact, picking up anything other than that. Granted, it’s a really intense, deep, non soil-laden patchouli that I absolutely adore, so Masquerade gets my vote for the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    The Red Queen

    The Red Queen is maraschino cherries (but a bit darker) and just a hint of round, deep wood with a touch of currant once it dries on my skin. It's appealing, for sure, so it gets my vote in #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    Strangler Fig

    Light wood, strawberries, chocolate, damp soil, and a touch of green on my skin . Strangler Fig is unusual and complex, but still very much a verdant celebration, which makes it a winner for me in the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    The Scales of Deprivation

    Ugh, absolutely fantastic - the vetiver is stronger against the labdanum and resins, adding a deeply sensual impression of redolent incense to fading citrus tones and a gentlemanly fougere (once dry). I would follow someone awkwardly to get the name of this scent if I smelled anyone walking by with it. It gets my vote for the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    The dark honey here is well blended with the deep musks and bright citrus. Honey notes and I usually have problems, and while Qandisa toes that line, the other notes are just too lovely to pass up in the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    The Coiled Serpent

    The Coiled Serpent is deeply earthy, chewy, almost tobacco-like in its darkness and I'm here for it. As a deeply woody, warm patchouli blend, The Coiled Serpent wins for my nose in #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    Oblivion is round, darkly alluring, resinous, spicy, and just freaking amazing. I absolutely want to slather myself in it. Oblivion gets the win for me in the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    Viola is a gorgeous floral in all stages with spiced citrus tones. Before aging, there was some powderiness to it after dry-down, but aging does wonders for the scent as the floral tones, now softened, yield a subdued feminine scent that is reminiscent of solitary tea time in a fragrant garden. Viola takes the win for me in the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.
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    It's earthy from the patchouli, but almost subtly candy-like from the rose and sandalwood. It's really a gorgeous scent. I'd much rather take this over RPD for the #tournamentofunderdogs #underdogs.