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  1. goddessrobyn

    SW 2020 Q&A

    9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty El Cucuy Candle Black Phillip Candle Dame Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion Mercy or Tart Lip Gloss Gensing and Chamomile Gel Mask or really any of the skin care things... they all look awesome... Tater Tot Face Cream Whipped Shea Body Butter Whipped Lavender Body Butter 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks 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? All of those are cute but I don't NEED more masks... which isn't to say I wouldn't appreciate another one... 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. was not familiar but am now quite interested in their lotion bars... 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! I want all the kit kats LOLZ I'm not terribly into anime and I feel like I never use cute stationary (although I HAVE been meaning to take up letter writing so... perhaps I should say send me some LOL)... I don't know what "other snacks" to ask for... but I'm always down for fun beauty tools and I feel like Japan has such a great bathing culture that there are fun beauty things we don't have in the US... 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. Honestly... sleeping and reading are my current favorites... I really want a silk pillowcase (supposed to be good for the hair and mine is stupid crazy long) and I always hesitate to buy myself kindle books... I don't know why LOL 8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? Shaving Soaps in Blackbird, Hex on the Beach, or Whiskers Bookkeeper's Butter The Nihilist Goat Milk Cream any of the lotions, really, or the scrubs... I received some Abnoba Sorbetto a few years ago and loved it... most of their scents look good to me, honestly. Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? Nothing is jumping out at me but I haven't thoroughly looked 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. So... I love foot masks because I stopped going to salons to get pedicures because of COVID and haven't returned because a) Texas is scary outside of my house because its very peopley and not always so masky and b) because I've really utterly stopped giving a fuck because I don't go anywhere or see anyone unless I book a gig and my gigs require close-toed shoes LOL but I bought the Ampoe Pedi Perfect on Amazon back when this all started... and it came with these amazing foot masks which I loved... but I somehow wont bring myself to buy more of them... even though they are totally NOT expensive. 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? I would definitely be interested in any of the above... just no tomatoes LOL 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?? I already covered this when I asked... but I need a good lotion. Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? I don't really HAVE hobbys... but...I'm down to receive crafty stuff or things I can't make myself... things I can't make are probably better because if you send me craft stuff I'll probably never craft it LOL Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? not specifically but am also unfamiliar with their stuff so...I'm down to try 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? not applicable as I don't knit or crochet... what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? a kindle gift card... I'm trying to read more books and watch less netflix and I LOVE my kindle If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? not a clue... depends on what I needed at the time... candles maybe, or organizational things for my house?? IDK 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'm always down for pins and patches... I don't actually cross stitch (although I really want to learn) 9/11/20 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? health care??? citizenship so I don't have to worry so much about the upcoming election?? beyond that I don't know what to ask for Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? nothing comes to mind 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 am not a tea person. I do occasionally drink it/enjoy it but I'm not really into tea like a lot of folks here are How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? LOVE!!!!! yes please!!!!! Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? 2 human boy roommates (one of whom is my Hoochie Coochie Man, the other is just a long time roommate who is now like family) a fluffy white Biscuits (please go follow her on Instagram @fluffywhitebiscuits) a Maia chat, and two snakes named Fluffy and Kai. They all like treats... except the snakes... they mostly just eat their rats and like it that way. 9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? 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! 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/ 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com 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. I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? 9/13/20 Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? Who is your fashion icon(s)? What is your favorite mythological creature? jackalope or maybe the chupacabra... is there anything you want from Lush? Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? 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!)? have never tried it but it looks amazing... anything that is caramel-esque in flavor (I know she doesn't make caramel exactly but there is one that I think is of a similar flavor profile)... or really anything but peanut butter... I'm not allergic to it I just mostly only like it in reese's/justin's PB cups How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? fine but not necessary 9/14/20 Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk Do you have an Etsy wishlist? yes...https://www.etsy.com/people/robynleepowell?ref=hdr-fav&amp;tab=items not super up to date and I bought a bunch of pins for myself recently so thats WHY there are a million pins on there not because I'm like send me 1000 pins LOL but it should give you an idea of my "style" 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/ 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? 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)? OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a dog with her own instagram... 1000x yes Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? I have a very strict no decoration policy in my house. That said... Halloween-y things that can stay up all year because my place looks like a cheerful mausoleum are most welcome Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? meh on tea in general What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home) 9/16/20 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.) How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? I love my pride socks (preferably the black ones) and sock dreams boot socks... I pretty much exclusively wear cowboy boots so socks are functional more than fun If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? I like them and think they are cute but I don't collect them Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections 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? Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? 9/18/20 Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? due to my recent surgery and recovery I have to stay on the mild side for a bit Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.? 9/19/20 Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? How would you feel about 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. as a native texan I love me some Bucees... but I can also get it myself so... super not necessary 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 don't do imps/decants so I don't have that problem 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? not allergic... don't really use traditional washclothes and scarves aren't something my texan girl self knows HOW to wear but I also don't OWN any so... 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? I'm not super into disney 9/22/20 Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? 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? no preference Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? southern sweet... lipton usually LOL Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo 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! 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. Do you have an Amazon wishlist? yes but I'm having amazon issues at the moment... long story... but my computer doesn't want to let me log in... to get it for you 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? PS: nay in general. I don't hate it but its definitely not my favorite. straight pumpkin is pretty yummy... Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? not a fan but not hostile towards it... I don't eat it... but I don't condemn those that do 9/23/20 https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? 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? I LOVE Caramel ... like way more than chocolate... I LOOOOOOVE caramel.... and I love old fashioned sugar cookies and shortbread
  2. goddessrobyn

    More SW Help...

    This was from the 'What Products are you Dying to Try' thread that is now archived and cannot be edited.... so... I've copied it here, updated it... and it can hopefully be of use to any sneaky swap faeries and switch witches UPDATED 9/24/19: General Goddessrobyn Gifting Guidelines (and some suggestions): PLEASE do not feel limited by this list... I will love whatever you send... really... I'm just thrilled to get mail! I don't really shop much except when I need something (or when I'm up late and stupid stoned and buy random shit on Amazon I don't remember until it gets delivered)...so when I say I ANYTHING I really mean it... BUT... if you need some concrete, traditional ideas or a direction to go into... here it is: I don't take baths; I'm strictly a shower gal... my usual go to is Dr. Bronner's Liquid Soap in either peppermint or lavender I also shave daily... I'm really into Public Goods shaving cream but I also love to shave with bar soap so if you have a favorite bar of soap feel free to enable me. I've found that for shaving natural soaps which use clay are EXCELLENT so bonus if your favorite brand makes a "clay" version. I do NOT really wash/condition/style my hair, ever so products to do so are lost on me. I DO braid my hair a bunch (its super long) so some decent hair elastics are always a great gift. TARTS!!!! I have several tart burners in my house and can always use more tarts... My favorite brand at the moment is The Rustic House and my fave flavors are Red Currant, White Tea + Ginger, and Signature Scent, but I'd be happy with any of their scents. Dark Candles Tarts are AWESOME as well. Faves include: Nag Champa, Nosferatu, Dracula, Coffin, Patchouli**, etc... Would love to try Corpse**, Ice Queen, Graveyard, Amber Velvet, Exorcism, Apparition, Absinthe... COFFEE!!! I make my own cold brew so I go through several POUNDS of coarse ground coffee each month. I will ALWAYS love a bag of coarse ground coffee... (I have a fancy schmancy coffee grinder too... so whole beans are amazing as well) MAKEUP I don't wear much makeup... daily look is Urban Decay Perversion liner (usually the pen version but haven't been able to replace mine for a bit so currently using the regular pencil version), some sort of eyeshadow, and black mascara... no powder, blush, foundation, etc. I LOVE MAC... especially their brushes and I'm trying to work on a good brush collection. I do really like Bare Minerals Buxom lip gloss - I like Dolly and Alice but will try anything once! Trixie and Stella are also on my must have list. I definitely could use some good lipgloss of any kind. I love false eyelashes... the more outrageous and drag queen-esque the better... I LOVE lotions, especially pure/ semi-pure shea butter lotions/ creams. My current favorite is https://mountainmanoils.com/t/womens-hand--body-lotion although the version I have is unscented and not currently available on the website I love anklets, bracelet and earrings and other funky jewelry. Some assholes kicked in my door last year and stole EVERYTHING so I literally only have 3 necklaces and about 4 bracelets to my name... *sad* (note: this was a couple years ago... but I still have barely replaced my jewelry...) I spend most of my days in cowboy boots so socks are a great gift. I really like funky socks - both thin ones made for running/ hiking in and crazy patterned knee hi and OTK socks - but my favorites are Pride Socks, World's Softest Socks in black or green and SockDreams Military Boot Socks in Black and Olive. I wear a Women's size 10-11 in shoes so... size accordingly I also LOVE cute panties that say funny things on them (but I realize that for some of you that may be totally weird to buy for a stranger... but... if it's NOT totally weird for you, lemme know and I'll send style and size info if you want to take that route) I collect dragonflies (not real ones...), skulls, bones, "wet" specimens, and framed/mounted bugs and insects (yes, real ones)... I also collect Dia de los Muertos stuff... my living room/kitchen looks like a giant alter... I love pirates, ninjas, and strange yet adorable stuffed animals (think biggerCritters, UglyDolls, giant microbes etc), "cute" zombie things, tattoo art, basically, anything out of the ordinary... OH!... I love magnets, too. my refrigerator is covered in them... If you want to see all the random particulars of things I like, I have an Etsy and an Amazon wishlist. I have a cat and 2 snakes, and a tiny little cotton ball of a dog who we have named Biscuits (on instagram as @whitefluffybiscuits)... the cat (Maia... aka Smush) does play with toys and eat kitty treats; the snakes (Fluffy and Kai) don't play with anything and only eat live rats so... probably best not to send gifts for them. IF you want to send clothing here are two things you should know: if it's not black I probably won't wear it. if it's a t shirt I will cut it up before I wear it.
  3. 9/18/19 Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? not a huge modern horror fan and with streaming services etc, I generally try to avoid getting MORE dvds etc Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? I could definitely use a hat... especially one that I could pull pigtails (as opposed to ONE pony tail) through... I have hella long hair... Texas doesn't get a ton of cold weather... but when it does, its really cold LOL Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Close to You scarf Rikke Slouch Hat Simple Yet Effective Cowl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? thrift store finds are great 9/20/19 I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? eh... not a huge makeup girl Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? no Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated? haven't had time to go look for specifics but in general I like their stuff What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) · animal rescue YES (my animal rescue of choice is Bully Ranch (https://www.bullyranch.org/) · pie YES (favorite flavors are key lime or buttermilk) · dogs YES (again, Bully Ranch...) · bears sure... but I don't have any suggestions on this front · turtles sure... maybe a donation to http://www.seaturtleinc.org/ · inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) no peanut brittle... but anything "inappropriate" is usually awesome so... I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? besides the less than 100 degree weather???? IDK Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie. those kitkats sound interesting... especially sweet potato... but... in general, I'm down for whatever but I don't specifically collect anything japanese nor am I a "japanophile" as i know some folks around here are 9/22/19 Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? living in Austin (home of Whole Foods before it was purchased by Amazon and made to become "basic") I pretty much have my bases covered... however, I'm down to try anything you want to send Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? 9/23/19 Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? I haven't looked but Liliths dont usually fit in with my "whore in a headshop" scent preferences Would you like anything from Lush? I used to work there so I'm mostly over it... 9/26/19 Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? I'm pretty sure that all my interests mostly fall into "weird and niche" I'm obsessed with skulls and insects and taxidermy... Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches? meh 9/28/19 Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/people/robynleepowell?ref=hdr-fav&tab=items amazon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2X6AFDZDJPW9Q?ref_=wl_share And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? wrists are on the large size, necklaces... as long as its not a choker I'm probably good. Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors?? I don't use knitted washcloths... I am fond of those scrubby bath towel cloth things... I believe they are Korean originally... someone sent me one in a swap a year or more ago and I'm very attached to it. Would LOVE another... the more scrubby/exfoliating the better!!!!! is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? uh... generally everything 9/29/19 There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) not familiar with them How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used? either new or used (although if not obvious please include a note to LMK they are used so that I can take extra cleansing precations) and yes... love this sort of thing Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? 9/30/19 do you have a favourite saying or quote? Danger and I were born together and I am more dangerous than danger -Paramahansa Yogananda Take it easy... but take it -Woodie Guthrie How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I like spice but as i'm aging I find it doesn't always like me... How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? love to color 10/1/19 A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues? I couldn't tell you the difference between knitted and crocheted if you held a gun to my head (I know one is needles and the other hooks but in terms of the actual textiles created... zero clue) I have no fiber issues... I live in Texas so cold things don't get much use BUT... I literally don't OWN any cold weather things and it does get REALLY cold here during the winter... just not OFTEN... so... I'd love some warm things for when it does (also I'm going to the Chicago area in November and Breckenridge in December so... 10/1/19 A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.) Any fiber issues? I don't know the difference between knitted and crocheted... well, I do but... not really LOL About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! feel like I might have answered this in thread... most don't seem interesting... Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) YES to booze... tequila is my favorite. vodka and gin will be regifted. LOL 10/2/19 Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? don't need Does anyone else do nail wraps? no What about postcards? love postcards... especially frameworty ones Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? no How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. salt is life 10/3/19 I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household? old fashioned sugar cookies or caramels Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? no Would you wear any of these? Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? 10/4/19 How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute? Elegantly modern? Totally Traditional? I don't craft except for specific purposes (film sets, swaps, etc) and style is matched to whatever I'm trying to achieve 10/6/19 So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes. Is this relevant to any witchees? i think that's probably a hard no because of the allergy How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain? I'm usually working LOL Do you dress up? not unless I'm being paid to do so... I hate to dress up Would you like something for your costume? not for halloween but I can always use "victorian" things for DIckens on the Strand in December. We are required to dress up (which I hate!!) And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? nope... I wear boot socks just about every day. 10/7/19 Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? not a tea person I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? I don't know what a hairfall is but I'm pretty sure my hair would eat it And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in? https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) almost everything!!! I've been to the one in Austin and its amazing... lots of skulls and taxidermy ❤️ 10/8/19 How do you feel about enamel pins? Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent? love them
  4. goddessrobyn

    All Hallows Chaos: Dead Leaves

    I received bottles 3 & 12. Have not tried 3 yet because 12 is my favorite number and I started there.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... a very very sexy floral for a woman who doesn't like florals... feminine for sure... but a sexy woman of 35-55... not something brash and juvenile, or innocent and youthful... and neither is this the bouquet of an old lady... no mildewy roses or lilies or whatever scent it is that old women like to wear to make themselves smell like old women. waaaaay underneath there is a spice... like someone sliced fresh, green jalapeños I'm seriously in love. This blend is near perfect, while smelling like absolutely nothing I own. I cannot stop huffing my wrists. I wish I could buy another bottle of it!!!!!!!!! I'll report on 3 later when I've had time to test it. ETA: Gods this is good!!!!!!! sooooooooooooooooo good this is what a floral perfume should be. I wish sex was this amazing.
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    Enterprising Young Ladies

    My fairy package arrived today!!! to my nose this is all oudh... i was REALLY hoping for more of the leather and vanilla but I only get the faintest whiff of leather, and only if I inhale deeply very close to my skin... and pretty much zero vanilla or cinnamon (and zero cinnamon style BURN on application, too... so the cinnamon sensitive needn't worry overly much) that said... it's lovely... sophisticated and elegant... (possibly a little too much for me LOL) but not terribly FEMININE in that overly floral way... in fact, I think it smells more like a typical MEN's scent without actually BEING masculine... which is a beautiful interpretation of an enterprising young lady. not 100% sure this will get enough wear to necessitate both of the bottles I bought... but it is lovely and I'm so glad I have it.
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    SW 2018 Q&A of Doom

    Ok... Here's the ever-changing list of questions from the SW thread, updated as much as I can keep up with it... NEW (10/15) Anything from this curiosity shop that interests you OMG yes everything!!!!!!!!!!!!! (10/14/18) Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything! I don't know what to ask for... I LOVE weird candy and snacks (nothing too out there for my Americanized palate, though...) I like Gudetama (sp? the weird depressed egg??) and really anything foreign fascinates me so... sure!! OH!! someone once sent me a strange, tiny penis warrior statue which reminds me of the fertility fest in Japan where they parade the giant cocks around... I like strange little figures and such... I'm easy... Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? Didn't really know that was an either or thing... probably haven't watched either one in a dozen years. I do like The Craft as others have said... Does anything from either of these shops interest you? The Stitchety Witch (https://www.etsy.com...estitchetywitch) cross stitch creations and patterns Black Abbey Studios ( http://www.blackabbeystudios.com)art w/ a gothic tendency Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? I don't really go into this with expectations... probably will love anything you send... that said... I guess I DO always hope for something that I wouldn't have bought for myself that is in line with my tastes... or something from a company I've not tried/heard of that I will enjoy... something new and surprising. What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? hmmmm... there are so many many things... a lot of jewelry dog clothes/costumes most of the things on my amazon WL lol On a slightly related note, does anyone have a favorite source for vintage or handmade jewelry? I shop a lot of the local artists markets here where I live. Bohemian Jewel and Finery Elaborate Adornments (both on Etsy/FB/Instagram) are two of my favorites (and full disclosure: owned by two friends of mine) NEW QUESTION! What are your DISO BPAL dreams? Always DISO Voodoo Queen... a bottle of Hellion would rock my world... I tend to buy up all the Snake Charmer I see, but I have enough I don't think it qualifies as DISO anymore... Aged Perversion (like cobalt bottle aged, preferably) Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? YES!!! I've just recently found out about such things, never tried one, and am DYING to order something... not sure what I want though so I haven't pulled the trigger. All these look cool... Brat Box (pins and patches) Loot Crate GlobeIn (homestuff) Vellabox (candles) and BarkBox or one of the similar pet ones Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)? Weenies 2018: Inside the Golden Amber of Her Eyeballs Midnight Bonfire(?) Witch Bride (?) This Wan White Humming Hive The Night is Waning Away The Great He Goat Zoe and the Goat* Pomegranate: Dorian* Pomegranate: Snake Oil* Fatherhood 2018: Puppet Kitty My Little Pop Star Lilith 2018: Don't Tell Me Heaven is Under Earth Euterpe's Ukelale The Dream is Big Enough For Everyone True Love** OLDER LEs: Apple X************************* Pumpkin Spiced Perversion******* (how the fuck did I miss this?!?) Aquarius 2016 Jiggery Pokey For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches...….if you have a BoS would you like a page for it from your witch? I'm not really that kind of witch What house were you sorted into? I do not know my House (10/12/18) Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need? hmmmmm... yes is the short answer. I love incense, sage, palo santo, etc. I adore crystals and am actively trying to learn more about them (so books on crystals are awesome, as are actual crystals I DO have the The Crystal Bible by Hall but other books welcome) my whole house is a giant alter of sorts so supplies are always good... things that are decorative are always good such as table runners, scarves, alter cloths, etc, or little dishes/bowls to put offerings/herbs/whatever in... I don't do a ton of rituals that involve "action"... more a lot of "prayin' and layin'" as my friends call it.... sort of a purposeful display of sacred objects with intention whispered over them more than something you'd see in The Craft or whatever. CANDLES!!!! I love candles... Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels? I don't really decant (10/5ish/18) Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? Sure, frameable postcards are always awesome Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things? I have never heard of them before but the lotions look amazing Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe? meh... unless you can find me some Voodoo Queen Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds? most definitely YAY! I drink tequila almost exclusively... but I'm not actively opposed to anything except gin and jack daniels. Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors? as I said in my questionnaire... Texas = hot... but with that in mind... knitted things are awesome... Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it? love love love love love Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want? no... no nanowrimo... no spare time I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com) omg! everything?? faves include: majestic ornament, radiant luster, lynx light, cosmic love, eye candy, eternal bliss, gothic affair, ... I could go on and on and on... Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer (nerdlacquer.com)? so...I JUST spent too much $ on a bunch of BPTP claw polish and don't NEED any more... that said, the Electro Flash lip stuff looks awesome and I'd totally WEAR and USE more polish (their stuff looks wonderful)... I just refuse to window shop for some as I fear it will negatively impact my pocketbook LOL
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    I'm having a really hard time with this one. Again, I tried it on at a MnS at Schackjj's place and its night and day from bottle to skin. In the bottle, its totally foody... warm cookies, probably of the chocolate chip variety as there's definitely chocolate in there The instant it touches my skin all food disappears and it turns to Pledge Furniture Polish (if pledge were orange and not lemon) Then... it becomes a light orange floral (not a strong floral as I didn't run to wash it off... and I HATE florals) It was pretty but not my thing...
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    Dorian v2

    I tried this blend at a MnS at the lovely schackjj's place and all I can say is OMNOMNOMNOMNOM. Mel and Jo made fun of me because I looked like a TB test gone horribly wrong by the end of the afternoon since to keep track of the oils and what went where I'd circle where I put them and write the name next to the circle. I did Dv2 and the released version on opposite arms to give a comparison. The difference to me was subtle but enough to have be begging Jo to buy her bottle off her throughout the whole afternoon v2 on my skin was very vanilla. In fact, it is the PERFECT vanilla-lavender scent. If you like released Dorian but sometimes wish it were sweeter and more feminine, this is the Dorian you want. When it dried, it was the ultimate smell of southern sweet tea. For the record: I get absolutely NO coconut. There is a faint lavender/tea scent... enough to make sure that you know its Dorian, but with a lovely dab of vanilla cream which fades slowly until the aforementioned sweet tea drydown. It lasted most of the day but gave off little throw. However, it is a winner and plans are currently being finalized for a little BnE at Jo's house to steal the bottle (just kidding, Jo!)
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    Lovers with Rutting Cats

    OMG!! This could be my most perfect BPAL ever... This is the perfect blend of vanilla and ginger ever created. Its sweet without being foody and spicey without being overpowering. It is very sexy and very feminine and incredibly YUMMY! I will need several bottles of this...
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    413 U.S. 15 / Miller Vs. California

    I'm so glad (and so sad at the same time) that someone else got the Snow White similarity... I absolutely love this from application (nicely green and fruity) through drydown (sexy, spicey, warm leather, cognac and fig...) but then... out comes the dreaded smell of burnt plastic that has ruined many blends for me... I decided to retest this after dinner... I've slathered it on more heavily than before in hopes that more will stay yummy... but if not, I face a terrible dilemma... do I keep the scent for my love of the bottle art and the inspiration behind the scent, even knowing that I can't ever wear it? or do I send it off to swap for someone else to love who CAN wear it? And if I take option B, do I screen applicants for knowledge of and appreciation for the case that serves as the inspiration for the scent?? Gah... I hate BPAL dilemmas!! But I definitely love this scent... just not on my skin for more than an hour or so... after that... mmmmmm burnt plastic marshmallows... ETA: yes... the "more" method failed me... about an hour after (re-)application I've got nothing but a wrist full of burnt plastic... blech! I want to think that it'll age well, but I'm not that patient... off to swap it goes!
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    Schrodinger's Cat

    Very citrusy... not really the "paradox" I was hoping for... Its a great light summer citrus scent, though. I don't know that I need a bottle of this since its not what I generally go for when reaching for perfumes, but I really like it. I just don't know if I'm ready to LOVE it.
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    In the imp and upon initial application this smelled fairly generic, floral, and soap-y. (Sightly disappointing because I had mentally confused Sundew with HONEYdew and was really looking for a nice melon-y scent.... also disappointing because generic, floral, and soapy are NOT what I want to be described as smelling like) After a few minutes, though, there is some sort of spicey kick that comes out so now we're generic, floral soap with cinnamon... Better... but still not something I'll probably ever wear again. Not that it smells bad... just not my thing. Oh... and fyi for anyone who was confused like I was...
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    Hay Moon

    Hay Moon is liquid sunshine. Amber heavy with a touch of earthy, grassy, softness and yes... there is definitely a touch of lemon there but it stays nicely hidden behind the amber and grasses... Basically, this is the scent of sunbathing at barton springs when you're supposed to be in class on a March afternoon...
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    A Bachelor's Dog

    This is exactly as the notes indicate: Tobacco and leather with just a touch of sweet musk. If you like tobacco and leather... this is the blend for you... As it dries the musk comes out more and it gets sweeter and sexier and less in your face than the initial tobacco-leather I bought this from a forumite unsniffed figuring that if I liked tobacco and leather it'd be ok on me. I was wrong... this is NOT ok... it is DIVINE I literally put it on to go to bed so I can hace sweet smelling dreams
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    Irrelevant and Disturbing Surreal Crawdad Dream

    This smells like blueberry cough syrup. VERY blueberry... quite sweet... and fairly medicinal. As it dries the medicinal goes away and pretty much leaves me with blueberries. I was REALLY hoping for more vanilla and ginger, but for some ungodly reason, the labs ginger note isn't always good to me (sad since it is my FAVORITE note) Now the blueberry has backed off a bit and we have a little more ginger and tea... I'm not sure how I ffeel about this scent. I love the story and want to keep it just for that but??? I'm hoping with age the spices (vanilla, ginger, coriander) will come out to play more.