Villainess Exclusive Wine & Yoga Pants

Oh my glob, it’s finally here!   We have a new Villainess exclusive available at The Rhinestone Housewife, Wine & Yoga Pants.   This is an homage to all those little luxuries that bring us pleasure in our crazy busy lives.    Personally I love wine.  And I love yoga pants.   Why not have the best of both worlds?

Wine & Yoga Pants-Slinky creature comforts.  Skin resins, sweet patchouli and chocolate syrup, and a generous glass of cabernet with notes of current and vanilla.

Available is Soap, Whipped! and Smooch!

Wine & Yoga Pants Soap

Wine & Yoga Pants Soap

Wine & Yoga Pants Whipped!

Wine & Yoga Pants Whipped!

Wine & Yoga Pants Smooch!

Wine & Yoga Pants Smooch!

 

We will be introducing perfume oil soon so stay tuned!

New Villainess Products At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!

We’ve got some new Villainess products available at The Rhinestone Housewife.    There are some really cool new summer scents that came out and we’re happy to be able to present them to you!

Grenade Soap-Lemon-lime soda sweetened with grenadine and a single maraschino cherry.

Grenade Soap

Grenade Soap

Sidewalk Soap-Hot concrete drenched in sunshowers. Summer melons, limeades and fresh-cut grass.

Sidewalk Soap

Sidewalk Soap

Sidewalk Smooch!-Hot concrete drenched in sunshowers. Summer melons, limeades and fresh-cut grass.

Sidewalk Smooch!

Sidewalk Smooch!

Sidewalk Whipped-Hot concrete drenched in sunshowers. Summer melons, limeades and fresh-cut grass.

Sidewalk Whipped

Sidewalk Whipped

Also Jai Mahal and Blood soaps have been restocked!

Dreaming Tree Soapworks at The Rhinestone Housewife

YUS…..moar soap!

You guys LOVE soap so we’re stocking as much as we can.   The newest vendor to join The Rhinestone Housewife family is Dreaming Tree Soapworks.   I know it sounds corny but we really do think of our partners in business as family.  We get to know them, support them and build lasting respectful and honest relationships with them.    The Rhinestone Housewife knows that without our vendors, we would cease to be.  This is why we also refuse to sell unauthorized samples, undercut our vendors or try to prevent our partners from wholesaling to whomever they choose.   We believe in them and their products and don’t think we need to practice unethical business to be successful.  Now, onto the soapy goodness!

Have you heard of Dreaming Tree Soapworks?  If you haven’t then you’ve be missing out. Meghan of Dreaming Tree Soapworks has over ten years of experience making soap. Their soaps are whimsical, luxurious and just a touch magical.  Some of the benefits of their products include:

* No Parabens * No Sulfates * No Pre-made Bases * Certified Sustainable Organic Palm Oil * All Handmade * All skin love * Cruelty Free*

Are you ready for amazing soapy selections?   Keep on scrolling!

4 & 20 Blackbirds-Oh you’ll be the daintiest dish ;)  An amazingly intoxicating fruity yet sophisticated house blend wrapped up in our gorgeous hemp soap recipe! Notes of ripe succulent blackberries, summer wine, golden honey amber, tender woods with an earthy herbal twist. Destined to be a new favorite!

4 & 20 Blackbirds

4 & 20 Blackbirds

Alyce-Alice laughed, “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” A tangled and otherworldly blend of anise, vanilla, musk, and damp moss, in a bar decadently enriched with shea butter.

Alyce

Alyce

Bewitched-Sunrippened black raspberries smashed into decadent vanilla cream. Fruity and sweet but not too much of either, loved by everyone!  Enriched with heaps of organic shea butter. It will leave you bewitched in the shower!

Bewitched

Bewitched

Butterbeer-From the wizards tavern straight to your shower! If the famous Hogwarts three drink of choice was real this is what it would smell like: sweet cream soda, smooth vanilla and salted caramel. Here it is conjured into our fabulous gluten free beer soap recipe!

Maybe a first in handmade soap…Gluten Free Beer Soap!

Butterbeer

Butterbeer

Dark and Stormy-Take yourself to the heart of a summer storm with the fresh scents of ozone, rain, heather and hyacinth grounded in deep moss and earth.

Dark And Stormy

Dark And Stormy

Dark Goddess-The mysterious and enchanting scent of black amber and lavender blended with sweet resins and a splash of herbs. Smooth, feminine and mysterious to bring out the goddess in you.

Dark Goddess

Dark Goddess

Dark Goddess Shave Soap-The mysterious and enchanting scent of black amber and lavender blended with sweet resins and a splash of herbs. Smooth, feminine and mysterious to bring out the goddess in you.We’ve specially formulated this bar for nick free, seriously comfortable, sexy smooth, shaving and to be an excellent body bar as well. Natural shaving at it’s finest! Ladies give this a whirl when shaving your legs, you won’t go back to commercial foams!

Dark Goddess Shave Soap

Dark Goddess Shave Soap

Emberwood-Proably one of my favorite soaps of all time! Imagine being deep in the woods at your favorite time of year, a whisper of evergreens, a campfire off in the distance and a cool wind blowing through the trees. This is Emberwood, it’s such a magical feeling scent! Not too masculine, not too feminine, not pine-sol esq in the slightest. Give it a try!

Emberwood

Emberwood

Emperor-Crisp, clean and spicey herbal clove. Fit for Emperors and gentlemen alike. Simple but amazingly sophisticated. With certified gluten free oats to give a little bit of a scrub. Man approved for over six years!

Emperor

Emperor

Fangorn Forest-Make your next shower an adventure into woods so old the trees seem to move and whisper; the smell of deep old woods mingled something warm and mysterious surrounding you in a hemp and shea butter enriched soap.

Fangorn Forest

Fangorn Forest

Fires At Midnight-Cool,dusky breezes near a bonfire burning bright, smoky sandalwood, mourning flowers, crackling leaves, sticky sweet marshmallow smoothed out with a dollop of voluptuous vanilla. Absolutely addictive.

Fires At Midnight

Fires At Midnight

Fizzy Lifting Drink-Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, but not a drop to drink! Straight from our Invention Room, it’s a soap with sweet cranberry and ginger ale bubbles that tickle your nose when you smell it. The formula has been perfected, and we can now promise that the soap no longer causes uncontrollable flight and hovering. It’s a perfect soap for a little fun nonsense, for a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

Fizzy Lifting Drink

Fizzy Lifting Drink

Jolly Roger Shave Bar-A blend of sun scorched woods, plundered spices from the east, with a whisper of greens from far off islands.We’ve specially formulated this bar for nick free, seriously comfortable, sexy smooth, shaving and to be an excellent body bar as well. Natural shaving at it’s finest!

Jolly Roger Shave Bar

Jolly Roger Shave Bar

Ki Sea Salt Soap-A blend of tangy ripe blood orange smoothed out by vanilla and sandalwood with just a drop of earthy patchouli. Relaxing and refreshing! Sea salt soap lasts twice as long as regular soap bars in the shower because of the density and mineral content. Sea Salt Bars are NOT exfoliating but get smooth like a river rock with a fluffy lotion like lather. If you haven’t tried salt soap, you are in for a treat!

 

Ki Sea Salt Soap

Ki Sea Salt Soap

Lady Of The Lake-Mysterious watery mist, feminie musk and moonflowers surround an enchanted lake. Beautiful and incredibly feminine.

Lady Of The Lake

Lady Of The Lake

Moondance Moon Magic-Made under the full Strawberry Moon this is one magical soap indeed!  “Well, it’s a marvelous night for a Moondance, With the stars up above in your eyes, A fantabulous night to make romance” – Van Morrison “Moondance”  Just like how the colors swirl and dance in each bar of soap (and every bar is different) the soft romatic florals dance around you. Nightblooming jasmine, plumeria, a bright splash of grapefruit anchored with a soft moody mysterious sandalwood.  Go for a moondance make some magic of your own!

Moondance Moon Magic

Moondance Moon Magic

Queen Bee-Queen Bees deserve nothing but the best…so only the good stuff will do. Fine french lavender, sweet honey and beeswax make this one sweet soap!

Queen Bee

Queen Bee

Ritual-Sweet sandalwood incense, red smoldering dragon’s blood meld with glowing amber cand warm spices for an amazing bath-time ritual. This is a warm, rich, relaxing fragrance that works amazingly well for both men and women.

Ritual

Ritual

Siren Of The Sea-Siren of the Sea is a unique soap that is chock-full of sea salt and rich olive and avocado oils for a soothing, luscious lather. It’s clean, fresh scent is a blend of sea moss, lavender, sandalwood, ozone (air) and other light florals that are truly reminiscent of a soft ocean breeze. It’s an amazing spa experience at home!

Siren Of The Sea

Siren Of The Sea

Strawberry Mead Moon-Made under the full Strawberry Moon this is one magical soap indeed!  The reddest sweet strawberries, blended with rich honey, beeswax and a touch of wildflowers.  I’m a little honey, beeswax, mead happy this season so I’m having a blast incorporating it into my new mostly organic soap recipe! This soap was made with a lot of love and amazing ingredients; with real herb infused mead (organic calendula, elder, organic rosehips, organic rose petals), local honey and beeswax. This soap is sure to draw all love and sweetness to you like bees to flowers, not to mention leaving your skin soft and smooth!

Strawberry Mead Moon

Strawberry Mead Moon

The Bee Keeper-Rich honey and warm beeswax balanced with wildflowers, sweet tart lemons and melons and a hint of the tropics. This soap is such a treat with my new honey and beeswax recipe choc full of healthy organic ingredients to make your skin as happy as the bees our honey comes from!

The Bee Kepper

The Bee Kepper

Tree Moon-A quiet meditive essential oil blend of sweet orange, italian citruses, woods, and frankincense. Enriched with organic coconut milk, rhassoul clay and our organic fair trade butter blend.

Tree Moon

Tree Moon

Voluptas-Named for the Goddess of everything sensual and pleasurable; this is a blend of two of the most amazing vanillas. Made with creamy coconut milk, and loads of organic cocoa butter making Voluptas a sensuous shower treat.

Voluptas

Voluptas

Wicked Queen-It’s good to be the Queen, and being wicked is so much fun!  Soothe and pamper yourself with this sensual, mysterious soap, and no one will lose their heads.Swirls of Vanilla, Mysterious Woods, Lavender,Patchouli.   For the truly wicked woman!

Wicked Queen

Wicked Queen

Outlaw Soaps Have Landed at The Rhinestone Housewife

Hotties, we have outlaws in the house.  I repeat, there are outlaws in the building!  Outlaw Soaps, that is!  The Rhinestone Housewife is super pleased to present our newest friend and vendor, Outlaw Soaps.  The folks at Outlaw have created some really amazing products, all while cultivating an irreverent sense of humor and love of all things western.   With products from Blazing Saddles soap to Whiskey Business lip balm, there’s something for everyone.  And yes, I used my boots and a bottle of rose tequila as the background.  Enjoy!

Soaps

Bacon Bar Soap-OMFG IT’S BACON SOAP. It looks like bacon and it smells like bacon, but it tastes nothing like bacon and is quite cleansing! Who doesn’t love BACON?!! Even your dogs will be delighted to get a bath in this realistic-smelling meaty slab o’ soap (the slice marks are just imprints… it’s one solid bar)!

Bacon Bar Soap

Bacon Bar Soap

Blazing Saddles-What does an Outlaw smell like? In short, an Outlaw smells like a fucking American hero.

In long, an Outlaw smells like leather, sandalwood, gunpowder, sage, two kinds of campfire (the nighttime campfire and the daybreak campfire), and a little dirt. An Outlaw smells like the sexiest goddamn thing you can imagine, and then about 12 times sexier than that.

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Coffee Soap-After your first cup of coffee, why not step into the shower for a second? This soap smells like sweetened black coffee… absolutely delightful.

Coffee Soap

Coffee Soap

Hair Of The Dog Soap-Whiskey Soap as the absolute best version of itself: Mixed with coffee. What a fricken’ amazing way to shower your morning to a brilliant start.

Hair Of The Dog Soap

Hair Of The Dog Soap

Laundry On The Line Soap-A dusty breeze floats through your backyard… it’s the end of July and school feels like a thousand years away. The blackberries are so ripe they fell off into your hands as you pulled them from the vines, and now you’re cradling about a pound of them in the bottom of your light blue t-shirt. Your mom is outside putting up the laundry and she tells you the blackberries are going to stain your favorite shirt, but you don’t care.

Because it’s the middle of Summer.

You sit on the grass and let the air of the day swirl around you, picking up the laundry, the grass, and those delicious, delicious blackberries.

Laundry On The Line Soap

Laundry On The Line Soap

Orange Grove Soap-Have you driven past orange orchards in Southern California? There’s no smell quite like it in the world… but we’ve really tried to re-create it as best we can here in this orange grove soap.

A swirl of bright orange and leafy green is the perfect color combination for orange and grass with a whiff of ginger on the breeze. It’s everything you would expect from California oranges.

Every time you shower, you’ll have the fresh, warm California breezes on your face. It’s a hell of a way to start your day.

Orange Grove Soap

Orange Grove Soap

Pine Mountain Soap-This soap smells like Summer in Yosemite. It’s pine with just a whiff of campfire smoke. We engineered the scent to recreate your favorite summer camp memories. Wouldn’t you like to get back to the trail?

Pine Mountain Soap

Pine Mountain Soap

Unicorn Bacon Bar Soap-I SAID WHAT?!?!?!?

HECK YES, I SAID “UNICORN BACON.”

What does unicorn bacon look like? It looks like EVERYTHING MAGIC AND IMAGINARY IN THE WORLD: Rainbows! Happiness! Glitter! Personal fulfillment!

What does it smell like? It smells exactly like you’d expect: Cotton candy! Sherbet! Fruitiliciousness!

This special Unicorn Bacon is 100% soap. It has glitter on the top and is carved to look just like bacon.

People might not think they should use it but OH YES YOU TOTALLY SHOULD! It’s fantastic soap. So even though yes, it IS MAGICAL AND AMAZING, it’s also FRICKEN’ FANTASTIC SOAP, made with high quality ingredients like avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil. You’ll feel so smooth and moisturized once you’ve showered with UNICORN FRICKEN’ BACON!

Unicorn Bacon Soap

Unicorn Bacon Soap

Unicorn Poop Soap-Unicorn poop is HEWN FROM SOLID RAINBOWS and AN ASTONISHING ARRAY OF DELIGHTFUL SCENTS to bring glee to even the most soap-averse humans!

Upon sniffing the Unicorn Poop soap, 100% of testers respond with a variation of ‘Can I eat this? Are you sure I can’t eat this?’ and then ‘Can I lick it, at least?’

Unicorn Poop Soap

Unicorn Poop Soap

Lip Balm

Whiskey Business Lip Balm-Just think of the lasting impression you’ll leave on anyone who kisses you: Smooth, soft, supple lips with a whiskey kick?

HUBBA HUBBA WANNA GET ME SOME OF DAT!

I don’t even know what else to say that isn’t in the title. I mean, it really markets itself. Because it’s

WHISKEY
and
COLA
in LIP BALM

Can it get better? No, probably not.

EXCEPT THAT IT DOES, because it’s not just any lip balm, it’s THE FINEST GODDAMN LIP BALM YOU’LL EVER PUT ON YOUR SMACKERS.

Whiskey Business Lip Balm

Whiskey Business Lip Balm

 

 

Baiden Mitten Review

Exfoliation at it’s best!    Those of you that know me know that I love to exfoliate.   I exfoliate daily and am always looking for a new way to do it.  Well, here is the Baiden Mitten.

You use this product a little differently.  You don’t want to use it with soap or use it circular motions.  You wash any oils off your body, sort of sluice the water off your body and use this in an up and down motion.  There is a video if you’d like to see it in action:

Baiden mitten in action.

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I like this a lot!   I didn’t get as much exfoliation as the video but I also exfoliate pretty frequently due to my eczema.   You don’t want to use the mitten more than once weekly or so and make sure it dries out completely between uses.
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Arcana Summer Constellation Reviews!

Hello hotties!  We have a lovely new Arcana collection that is perfect for those magical sultry summer nights.   Summer Constellations will be available in the shop on July 1st but we wanted to make sure you had some reviews to check put so you can decide what’s on your hot list.   These will be available while supplies last so if you see something you can’t live without, get it while you can!

These will be available at The Rhinestone Housewife, Arcana’s Ebay shop and also at Pretty Indulgent.

Summer Constellations

Cygnus: The Swan. Of all the myths surrounding Cygnus, our favorite is that he is vain Queen Cassiopeia’s pampered pet. Soft, antique amber, rose petal syrup, rose-infused cupcakes, and fluffy white frosting.

In bottle: Rose candy.

Wet on skin:  The amber and rose are soft and delicate yet warm and snuggly.  It’s very sweet and wholly lady like.

Dry on skin:  The rose really blooms towards the end but it’s not a sharp floral at all.  The amber and frosted cupcakes really take the edge off of what can be a sharp floral.

Verdict:  It’s rose!  And foodie!  But not too rose!  And not too foodie!

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Delphinus: This matchmaking dolphin convinced beautiful sea-nymph Amphitrite to marry Poseidon. Peach sorbet, sugared coconut milk, and a tiny drop of Key lime.

In bottle:  Sugared lime!

Wet on skin:  It’s like peach sorbet with lime squeezed over the top right at first.  The lime fades a bit and the peach really shines!

Dry on skin:  The peach and coconut milk have combined to give it a bit of a vanilla vibe.   Definitely a sweet peach sorbet scent.

Verdict:  Perfect if you love peach and are looking for the perfect warm weather scent!

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Draco: The bold dragon who stood sentry over Hera’s golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides. Crisp apples, black amber resin, pineapple, black tea, and cognac absolute.

In bottle:  Apple tea.

Wet on skin:  The black amber resin is super in your face right at first. Then the apples and tea swirl around with just the briefest hint of pineapple at the edges.

Dry on skin:  Apple and pineapple black tea with a shot of cognac to richen everything up.  The resin is the perfect note to ground it.

Verdict:  This is a gorgeous apple scent.  It’s not foodie at all, and not spicy either.  It’s a lovely new way to showcase the apple note!

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Lacerta: The Lizard. Ancient Greeks identified no constellation in this spot, but Native American Chumash astronomers saw a lizard, while Chinese astronomers recognized Tengshe, the flying dragon-snake. Cassis, strawberry, watermelon, blackcurrant, opium, white musk, and a hint of luminous green scales.

In bottle: Watermelon!

Wet on skin:  It’s very freshly fruity right at first with the watermelon and strawberry right up front.  The musk and cassis are very subtle in the background at this point.  The white musk is creeping around and it’s really pretty with all the fruits.  The blackcurrant is also adding just a bit of a spicy note.

Dry on skin:  Ahh, the green scales are curling around now….and the fruits have taken a back seat to the musk and soft opium.

Verdict:  This turned out much different than I expected!   It’s less fruity and more grounded and grown up than I thought it would be.  Very soft and appropriate for work.

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Lyra: Containing the bright star Vega, Lyra represents the enchanted lyre of gifted, tragic Orpheus. Smoky oudh with cool vanilla, caramelized apricot, golden woods, rich musk, and honeyed osmanthus.

In bottle:  Cold, smoky oudh.

Wet on skin:  Woodsy but in a wearable soft way….not masculine.  The smokiness of the oudh softened right away and now I’m getting just a bit of the caramelized apricot.

Dry on skin:  The musk has shown up and it’s a sexy one but not too swarthy and it’s *perfect* with the cool vanilla.   The osmanthus is just barely there, peeking in.

Verdict:  This is lovely and warm and rich, but not cloying in any way.  Just the right amount of dark and light.

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Ophiuchus: The snake-handler holds the constellation Serpens in the night sky. Blackest vanilla, sweet cream, and patchouli wind around mandarin, tangerine, petitgrain, ginger, citron, and bright frankincense tears.

In bottle:  Citron and patchouli.

Wet on skin:  The sweet cream and petitgrain start this off warm and creamy.  Then the patchouli and citrus just barely start wafting around.

Dry on skin:  The patchouli steps up and it’s a nice, creamy patchouli and a nice balance with the black vanilla.

Verdict:  This is gorgeous and my favorite of the collection. If you like patchouli then you need this and if you’re hesitant about citrus, then this will be perfect for you because it’s not in your face citrus but soft and creamy.  Not gonna lie, keeping one of these for myself.

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Piscis Australis: The Southern Fish gulps water flowing from the urn of Aquarius. A clean, airy handful of acacia blossoms, neroli, tuberose, asphodel, and native gardenia petals are scattered over banana fruit and white amber.

In bottle: Gardenia and just a hint of banana.

Wet on skin:  Gardenia and banana and ohmygodiloveit!  I actually really enjoy the smell of gardenia but it tends to be a note that I can’t wear.   It’s very airy as the banana fades out a bit and the tuberose blossom.

Dry on skin:    The gardenia is lush and creamy and it’s so unexpected with the banana!   It’s not green or sharp in any way…..very succulent.

Verdict:  A beautiful floral without the green herbal note that you often get with florals.  It’s lovely!

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Change To Future Arcana New Collection Releases

Hello! How is everyone doing this morning? It’s beautiful here in the lovely Pacific Northwest and I hope to get out and enjoy it later today. I wanted to take a moment and give you an update on future Arcana restocks. I have gotten some feedback that people were disappointed in the speedy sell out of this latest Arcana release and you know what? I totally and completely 100% agree with you.

Dash-one of the reasons I need Carpet Afterlife in my world!

Dash!

The reception of this release took me (and Julia) completely by surprise. When I first opened The Rhinestone Housewife, I used to buy 3-5 bottles of each scent and those would hang around forever. lol  Needless to say that is no longer the case and I’m the first to admit that I was unprepared to deal with that sort of demand. I made the largest stock order I’d ever made in the history of The Rhinestone Housewife and assumed that would be plenty. Twenty to thirty bottles of each scent? No problem, I thought! Well you guys took that stock and ran away with it. I’m honored and delighted to see Arcana doing so well but it also created some irritation from customers that had difficulty getting what they wanted. And I wanted to say, that I hear you. We’ll be making some changes with the soon to be released summer collection.

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The first change that we’re going to make it limiting the decant circle order. I hate to do this, and fully support what Angi does 100%. The way I look at it is the decant circles are there so that people can test out the scents before buying a whole bottle. Well what happened is that once the initial orders were in, there were no bottles left to buy. It sort of defeats the purpose, right? So moving forward the decant circle orders will be limited to 10 bottles of each scent with no add on bottles allowed. I know this is going to be disappointing to some of you but it’s the logical choice moving forward.

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The second change we’re going to make is doubling (again) the amount of each scent that we order to stock The Rhinestone Housewife. I’m *hoping* this will be enough to to satisfy the growing demand for the lovely oils that Julia at Arcana bestows upon us. If demand for these collections continue to grow, I am happy to grow our orders with that demand.   I’ve learned a lot this past year and I hope you stick with us for the long haul because every day I learn something new and valuable.

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This last six months The Rhinestone Housewife has seen exponential growth and admittedly we’ve had some growing pains. What do you guys think? I always welcome feedback and practice an ‘open door’ policy when it comes to suggestions and customer service.   I also wanted to take a moment and thank every each and one of you for allowing me to do what I love to do.  Without out all of you we wouldn’t be her.  So, thank you.

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Pictures of cute puppies and booze because….well, cute puppies and booze!