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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, The Lady on the Gray.

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  1. mymymai

    13 Nights of Halloween 2021

    Cross-stitched Halloween ornament? Absolutely! I would love bats, corvids, spiders, ghosts, Beetlejuice-inspired, gothic snark, and cats. Are there any collage artists in the mix? I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! I've never figured out how to collage. Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? I've gotten decants, but that London Fog sure sounds pretty. Which Harry Potter house are you? I'm also mad at J.K, but I'm often sorted wither into Slytherin or Ravenclaw. Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt --Love Faun. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry --That Mari Lwyd is amazing! Also, I adore enamel pins, so I love all of those. I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Ooh, cool! Probably brown, vibrant purple, lavender, and black. Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? I have so much yarn to go through right now. Unless it's oil slick or raven feather colors, probably not. I am allergic to rabbit/angora. Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes to stickers, patches, and pins (not the round button types, though). The spookier the better. I do love Vampira, Elvira, and ghoulish themed patches. Do you spend time in the outdoors? I would like to, but I need an outdoorsy buddy to tear me away from my books. Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, I do. I'm getting to experiment quite a lot with the autoimmune cooking, too. Even though I can't be super adventurous right now, I'm always up for recipes and ethnic spices that one might not find in Safeway, Publix, or QFC. The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Fairytale sorbetto/lotion looks great, as does Hex on a Beach. The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? Um, I love all of them! The unicorn, the raven, poison tea, witch kitty, bat, and teacup all caught my eye if I had to narrow them down. Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs. Whipped soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs, or bath bombs in Beetlegeuse, Haunted Mansion, and Hocus Pocus all sound great. 8/14/21 Does anyone here like vintage Halloween?  I like vintage Krampus, cats, and bats. It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc. Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you? Beetlejuice 100%, but I also love Hocus Pocus, and Haunted Mansion. Anything Beetlejuice will be super well used or adored. Even footie socks. How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. No thank you. If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Loose leaf, please. Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I'm open to any way. What are your fandoms, if any? Labyrinth, Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Sandman, Beetlejuice, Elvira, Dune, The Addams Family, vintage My Little Pony, Alien/Aliens, Helluva Boss. Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have: Crow Tarot, Art Nouveau, Spacious Tarot, Tarot of a Moon Garden, and Icarus (major arcana). I would love The Last Unicorn tarot, Neon Moon, Ethereal Visions, Anmia Mundi decks. I would adore a silk tarot bag. One of my decks is currently held together with a hair tie. Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors / kinds? Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) Oh, yes. Whole or as a pendant, especially black moonstone, moonstone, rose quartz, black opal, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, malachite, citrine, rubellite, labradorite, druzy, hematite, or anything you feel has a particularly strong energetic draw. My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? I think the large raven bag would be nice. Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in? I'd love a batty or skull-based shawl, or gothy-flavored gloves. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? black, grey, purple, blue, blurples, blackened reds, jewel tones. No navy, orange, yellow, brown, cream. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? I'm open. * What type of yarn would you prefer? No angora or rabbit-based, but everything else is good. Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? Yes, as long as they are AIP compliant. 8/16/21 How do you feel about oracle decks? I'm very open to one. Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? Yes, I've tried working with Expedite before. No limitations as I'm just starting the work. Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) OMG YES. Bird & Blend tea, LUSH, Whittard tea, and Lush exclusives. Oh, and are you into astrology? Yes, although I haven't gone super deep with it. What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 8.5-9. Usually a 9 for my wide feet in more narrow brands or Demonia. Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Graphic novels are more my jam. I have a few on my Amazon WL. Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I don't know much about them, but I'd be open to one. I'd like to try the newest collaboration with BPAL. What's your favorite flower(s)? Pretty much everything purple, blue, black, and super fragrant (or white for a moonlight garden, also fragrant.) I also love the smell of japonica pieris. What's you favorite woodland creature? Unicorns! Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? I'm okay with splitting up or shipped together. Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I like domed with adjustable ear ties or behind the head ties. I prefer 2-3 layer masks. And in spooky fabrics or prints. I have a literal stockpile of skincare products. Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.? Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? I'm combination hormonal. Sure! Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy No, sadly. I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com) Any thing interesting from either site? Hexennacht: Date Nights at Annapurna, or Tabac 8/16/21 Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? No thank you. Only dandelion roots or roasted chicory for me. I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? Yes! I'd be thrilled with anything I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Honey!!! And fine oils like olive or avocado. I'm also down for lotions or soaps. Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Don't have a preference. If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? Oh yes. My Goodreads should give you plenty of fodder (same with my Amazon WL). Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? No thank you. 8/18/21 Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Anything with food color, corn syrup, added msg, artificial sweeteners, most sugars (maple and honey are fine), anything with gluten, sulfates, or nitrates. No blush for makeup. Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? I have a good number of prints on my Etsy WL. Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. Sure. I have a husband who loves gummies, ginger and maple candies, and beer. I have kitties who love Twi's catnip. I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! Any decants from my wish list would be phenomenal! If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Death and Delirium (Sandman), The Goblin King (Labyrinth), The Man in Black / Westley (Princess Bride) but Inigo is awesome too. V for Vendetta. Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice from Beetlejuice. The Unicorn (Last Unicorn), Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland). 8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it??  Yep, it's in my sw help signature link. if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? No, I'm not active atm. 8/20/19 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. If it has any sort of pepper in it, I wouldn't be able to have it, unfortunately. Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? I would love a Tshirt or atmo spray. 8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? As long as it's mostly black, purple, etc. with no orange. ALL THE SUGAR SKULLS AND BATS. Agree with Twi. Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? Cats: No grains or pea protein. Mostly limited ingredients. They do well with Orijin treats or Raw Rewards. How do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox). Sure! I love morpho butterflies, but would adore a luna moth, or a death head moth. I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? Cat is tempting, but I would probably go for bat. 8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? I'm pretty open. Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? Yes, would love the more gothy colors (and I adore Notoriously Morbid anyway). 8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? Yes! I would love ume tea, actually, ume anything, any cultural arts and craft items like kokeshi dolls, oni masks, wood/ceramic items, fun regional socks, regional chapsticks...honestly, you could get me anything from Japan and I'd be over the moon. there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? No thank you. Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 Spider silk butter, scrub, or perfume would be amazing. 8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? No, I have enough right now. Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? I could use more 81 vial scientific storage boxes. Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? I do. I love socks, especially gothy, regional (like regional Hello Kitty or other matsuri releases), galaxy, graphic, and pretty floral and nature-themed socks. I wear ankle, crew, and knee high. I love bamboo fiber ones. I have a sock dreams with list here. Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! Teas, absolutely. My husband will take whatever random candies you want to throw in. I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? No thank you. How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? They are great, but I can't have any right now. 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? My husband loves gummies and sours. I can only have gummies made with tapioca (if starch is used) and maple or honey. No cane sugar. Dried apples or fruit without nitrates or sulfates would be amazing (literally just the dried fruit). Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings I really like the pins, earrings and the skull burst print from Grave Markings. What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? I like the rib cage necklace and skull stud earrings. 8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.) its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. Yes, absolutely! Anything would be great. I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Would love oregano, lemon balm, mint, basil. I also have an herbal and other wish list at Mountain Rose. I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Heck yes! Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. Yes! I love collecting feathers. I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) Dang, I can't do pistachio. I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? I can't do alcohol on the autoimmune diet. 8/28/21 Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? (see photo here) Oh, that is adorable! Yes!!! If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? Oh man, we own lots of card games like Munchkin (up through Cthulhu, Gloom, Cards Against) and some RPG games. Would love some 2 player board games. 8/29/2021 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? I watch some of them from time to time, but I'm not a Murderino or a die-hard fan. DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? Sure, Halloween-themed ones would be fun. If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? No thank you. 8/30/21 Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. Sure! Galaxy, gothy, bats, or Beetlejuice stripe would be awesome. What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? I will totally take jams. And anything else as my husband loves that. For me, no spice, but go wild if you want to get something for Tony. In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. Small animals like cats would be fun. The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ No thank you. 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Any of the gourmet salts that don't have heat. Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? To answer my own question, I would love Delia Deetz, Vampira, Haunted House, Vincent Price, Queen of New Orleans prints, and the Costly Retreats stickers. I also would love the Delia Deetz shirt. So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? I'm so open! do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I adore Pravana and even overtone. Purples for me. what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. I love more natural-based skincare, like rose hip oil and moringa oil. I'm open for toners and serums, along with face masks.
  2. 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.
  3. mymymai

    Tushnamatay

    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
  4. mymymai

    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
  5. mymymai

    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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    Night-Gaunt

    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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    Masquerade

    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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    Qandisa

    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

    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

    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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