Hottie’s Hot Pick Of The Week-Domestic Goddess Wax Tart

Hello hotties!   Sorry it’s been so long since my last Hot Pick but my muggle job has been keeping me quite busy these days.

Domestic Goddess Exclusive Wax Tart

Domestic Goddess Exclusive Wax Tart

Today I have for you my most favorite of home fragrances, The Rhinestone Housewife’s  exclusive Domestic Goddess  home fragrance wax tart.   Wax tarts are an amazing invention and so much safer than burning candles and I’ve been a happy convert for a couple of years now.   Domestic Goddess is described as:

Who says cleaning can’t be fun? The scent of a broken Pledge sprayer and the frozen raspberry margarita to take away the pain.

Each tart is approximately 2.5 ounces, and is in a plastic clamshell. Each tart can be broken into 6 tartlettes, each of which has a minimum throw of 12 hours.

Wondering what the heck these wax tart things are?  Check out Hottie’s blog post here.   Wanting to peruse the other exclusive Rhinestone Housewife home fragrances?  Then click here and you can also some other general catalog and limited edition scents here!

FOTD with Groovy and Forever

Hello hotties!  It’s been so long since I’ve brought you a FOTD post that I thought you were due one.  Also, I have new hair!   We bleached it out twice to a golden apricot color and then toned it with 7OR and 5 vol.  I love it!

Face-Brazen Triple Threat primer on face, custom mix of UD Naked 1.0/Benefit Hello Flawless in Petal.   Finished with custom powder.   Concealer in Alabaster by Dinair.

Cheeks-Aromaleigh blush in Corset.

Lips-Brazen Sparkly Lady lip gloss Rhinestone Housewife exclusive.

Eyes-TFSI under Tick Tock primer in Milky Way.  Morgana Groovy applied to outer corner with Brazen Forever applied to entire lid up to brow bone.  Brazen Scorching applied just under brow.   One coat of black mascara and Brazen brow powder in Jane applied to brows.

P1150916

P1150910

P1150893

P1150894

White Star Velvet Butter & Rhinestone Mummy White Star Perfume Oil

Hello hotties!

We’ve got two new exclusive product available at The Rhinestone Housewife, White Star Velvet Butter and Rhinestone Mummy White Star perfume oil.

White Star Velvet Butter-**EXCLUSIVE**White Star Velvet Body Butter-Empyreal White Chocolate Cocoa with hints of White Raspberry and rich Mallow Root Absolute.

Ingredients-Cacao Seed Butter, 2x Shea Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), De-ionized Aqua, Veg. Stearic Acid, Veg. Caprylic Tryglyceride, Veg. Glycerol Stearate, Allantoin of Comfrey, Disodium EDTA

Exclusive White Star Velvet Butter

Exclusive White Star Velvet Butter

 

Rhinestone Mummy White Star Perfume Oil-A gorgeous blend of mummified royalty; Deep Cherry, Rich Santalum Sandalwood, a kiss of Licorice and black peppercorn, a tiny drop of anise, a sensual treasure of Amber Musk and Kobalt with a rich mummified wrapping of sultry Nepalese Amber and to this we’ve added the luscious White Star blend of  Empyreal White Chocolate Cocoa with hints of White Raspberry and rich Mallow Root Absolute.

Presented in an amber 5ml glass bottle while supplies last.

Rhinestone Mummy White Star Perfume Oil

Rhinestone Mummy White Star Perfume Oil

 

These items will be available at The Rhinestone Housewife for a limited time while supplies last.

 

Arcana Valentine’s Day Collection 2014

Just as we finish up one amazing collection we get another one from Arcana-The Beast Collection and the New Orleans Trio!   This stunning Valentine’s Day collection should be arriving in the next couple of days and I will get them up at The Rhinestone Housewife as soon as possible!

5web

The Beast Collection

Lascivious scents for libertines in 5 ml amber glass bottles. $16 each

Afterglow:  It exists between ecstasy and quietude. The soft euphoria of white amber, vanilla bean, vanilla milk, Malbec grapes, Arcana’s own Lust blend, cognac absolute, and a drop of cool peppermint.

 Coitus Captivus:  An ensnarement of smoky, boozy sugarcane syrup with tiny hints of peach, red apple, pumpkin, and a warm grip of treacle.

Limerence: Blind hope buoyed by fixation and obsession. White tea, cotton candy, marshmallow, kush, blush musk, hibiscus blossoms, and a slash of dragonsblood.

Little Man in the Boat:  Serving no procreative purpose, the clitoris exists only for pleasure. Definitive proof that we were designed for bliss? Of course! Peach nectar and delicate musk dripping with Tupelo honey, Clover honey, and one dainty tuberose petal.

 NymphomaniaLusty Victorian ladies who foolishly admitted to liking sex wound up with this diagnosis. Eating too much chocolate, reading too many books, and wearing enticing perfumes were all among the causative factors. (Which explains a lot, no?) An indulgent blend of smoked frankincense, golden amber, warmly spiced vodka, thick myrrh, ruby guava, black tea, tobacco leaf, and pink pepper.

Papillon D’Amour The butterflies of love. Warm skin musk and noir musk over apricot, dry ginger, a pinch of cinnamon, a nibble of mint, a bite of mace, and a tiny scratch of blackseed.

 Tumescence Dragonsblood resin engorged with smoked labdanum, incense, blood amber, crimson musk, peru balsam, tree sap, and black pepper.

 

3 Loas from Haitian Vodou presented in 5 ml amber glass bottles, $16 each

Erzulie’s Soft Kiss Sweet, vain, flirtatious Erzulie Freda is the luxe Loa of beauty, sensuality, love, and pleasure. Ripe pink strawberries smeared with honey and bee pollen.

Maman Brigitte:  The bawdy, fun-loving queen of death, Maman Brigitte guards the cemetery, protects prostitutes, gets down on the dance floor, and curses like a Somali sailor. Black amber, cherry-infused red musk, animalic musk, cocoa absolute, white amber, clove bud, tobacco, and the smallest sprig of graveyard mint.

 Simbi d’l’Eau:  A Loa with the unpredictability and immense power of the oceans, he is pleased by offerings of water and green ribbons. A fresh, aquatic mix of tart raspberry, rainwater, green musk, clematis, osmanthus, tiare blossoms, and ambergris.

In the mean time, you can check out all the other Arcana goodies available at The Rhinestone Housewife!

Hottie’s Hot Pick Of The Week Brazen Smartmouth

Hello hotties!  It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am addicted to lip balm.  I’m happy to report that in my lifetime of looking, I have found the most perfect of lip balms ever, Brazen Smartmouth and it’s available at The Rhinestone Housewife.  This little beauty bombshell comes in all sorts of flavors such as Chai Tea, Pina Colada, Rum & Cola, Minty Mojito, Chocolate Cupcake and Vanilla Cupcake.

With beneficial ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter and aloe butter your lips will never know what hit them.  I keep these every where (and I *do* mean every where), in my desk drawer, in my purse, on my night stand next to my bed…..well you get the idea.  Is has the right amount of slip without being too greasy and it’s not too sweet and doesn’t have too much fragrance.  In other words, perfect.  Just like Leeloo in The Fifth Element.

Brazen Smartmouth

Brazen Smartmouth

Minty Mojito Smartmouth

Minty Mojito Smartmouth

 

Full ingredients:  Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Aloe Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Comfrey Extract.

Brazen Cosmetics also has a ton of other makeup products available at The Rhinestone Housewife.  If you haven’t checked out the eye shadow colors yet, well you’re missing out!

Arcana The Sighing Bridge Review

Hotties!  At last, our final review in the Arcana Queens Of Snow And Air collection presented by The Rhinestone Housewife, The Sighing Bridge.

The Sighing Bridge:  Dark, sweet pipe tobacco with 3 precious ambers.

Arcana-The Sighing Bridge

Arcana-The Sighing Bridge

In bottle-Sweet tobacco!

Wet on skin-Very sweet tobacco right at first, like sniffing tobacco in it’s tin…the old fashioned kind.

Dry on skin-As it settles and dries down the tobacco washes and blends with the ambers and it’s gorgeous.   Smooth, rich and very creamy.   Like very rich mahogany.  :-)

Verdict-This is a really nice tobacco scent, not cloying or sharp at all…..tobaccos lovers unite!

And this concludes our reviews for Arcana‘s limited edition collection The Queens of Snow and Air available for a short time at The Rhinestone Housewife.

 

Arcana The Old Forest Review

Next to last in our reviews of the Arcana collection, Queens Of Snow And Air we have The Old Forest at The Rhinestone Housewife.

The Old Forest:  Smoky resins with Bourbon vanilla bean, wild honey, dragonsblood, dark musk, kush, a hint of fir needle, and a drop of antique vetiver.

Arcana-The Old Forest

Arcana-The Old Forest

In bottle-Soft pine and honey.

Wet on skin-The kush and fir needle are right at the front door, knocking three times like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory.  Once those settle down  the resins and vanilla come out to play with just a hint of dragonsblood.

Dry on skin-This dries down to a pretty sophisticated blend.   The vetiver is a very posh vetiver, smooth a rich smelling and combined with the vanilla and honey it’s absolutely decadent.   The addition of the dragonsblood is genius and really elevates this blend to Omega 13 level.

Verdict-Although I enjoy the smell of dragonsblood, it’s not something I’ve ever been able to wear.  I’m happy to report that this smells lovely on me.   Two thumbs up!

These are available for a limited time only at The Rhinestone Housewife so get them while you can!

Arcana Snowflake Palace Review

And next in our installment of reviews of Arcana’s Queens Of Snow and Air collection is Snowflake Palace.

Snowflake Palace:  At last. White tea leaves, white amber, silvery soft musk, and a swirl of wood smoke.

Arcana-Snowflake Palace

Arcana-Snowflake Palace

In bottle-Chilled melons.

Wet on skin-Strong tea right at first quickly followed by silvery musk.   After just a little bit I can pick up just a whiff of the wood smoke.

Dry on skin-As it dries down and settles, the tea becomes softer and the smoke amps just a bit.   At this point the amber comes out and it’s definitely a white or chilled amber, not the warm and fuzzy kind.   The wood smoke has receded into the back ground.

Verdict-A gorgeous scent, fitting of a palace made out of snowflakes.  It’s got a chilled vibe but not at all cold feeling with the hint of wood smoke.    Perfect for a fancy night out or just cuddling up at home with a cup of tea and a cat or two on your lap.  This blend really made me think of the movie Frozen and Elsa.

You can find this amazing oil as well as the rest of the collection in the Arcana brand section of The Rhinestone Housewife as well as in the Perfume Oil-Limited Edition section of the site.

Hottie’s Hot Pick Of The Week-Filthy Viking Soap

Hello hotties!

For my hot pick of the week this week I have picked a cult favorite, the hardest soap to keep in stock at The Rhinestone Housewife, Filthy Viking soap by Arcana.

When I first opened the shop, I got one lonely bar of Filthy Viking soap, that’s all there was.  I decided instead of listing it I’d just keep it for myself as I hadn’t tried it before.

Oh.

Em.

Gee.

Filthy Viking soap is described as:   Between the sea voyages and the pillaging, it must have been difficult for Odin’s henchmen to stay fresh.

Too bad they didn’t have this fiercely cleansing bar with scrubbing pumice, deodorizing coffee, and the scents of the Viking world: bracing Norwegian juniper and frigid Icelandic mint.

Handmade using traditional cold-process techniques in Portland, Oregon, Arcana Soaps are some of the most interesting, wonderfully textured and delightful soaps we’ve ever found.

This soap is a gorgeous fresh green with fine pieces of scrubby pumice.  It’s everything you could hope for in a viking fantasy….err….soap.

P1130857

 

This soap is a best seller at The Rhinestone Housewife and it’s impossible (and I mean impossible) to keep in stock!   Boys love it.  Girls love it.  Dogs love it.  Ok, I made that last one up but you get what I mean.  And before you ask, yes…..we DO currently have some in stock but not much.  So if you want it…..get thy Filthy Viking soap now before it sells out again!  We also have a bevy of other amazingly gorgeous soap crafted by Julia of Arcana Soaps and we’ve got something for everyone….check them  out!

Arcana Small Cottage In A Clearing

Arcana’s Queens Of Snow And Air collection has been a huge hit at The Rhinestone Housewife!  Today we are reviewing Small Cottage In A Clearing.

Small Cottage in a Clearing:  The cozy scent of milky coffee with white sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and a faint undercurrent of dangerous black musk.

In bottle:  Cinnamon coffee!

Wet on skin:  Milky cinnamon coffee at first.   As it settles down the spice come out to play, and the cinnamon is gorgeous….not craft storish at all.  It’s a deep, rich spicy and I think the milk helps to soften and richen it up.

Dry on skin:  This is so comforting and pretty.  It’s like being wrapped in a warm blanket of fuzzy coffee and warm inviting spices.   Just at the very edges you catch a whiff of the black musk.

Verdict:  Warm, rich, comforting and lovely.  The perfect cold weather scent to keep you feeling hot!

Arcana Small Cottage In A Clearing

Arcana Small Cottage In A Clearing

Hottie’s Hot Pick Of The Week-Shaving Soap

Hello hotties!    Our hot product pick of the week this time around is shaving soap.    Oh, what’s that you say…you’ve never tried shaving soap?  Well, let me explain what you’ve been missing!   Shaving soaps are generally made with all sorts of good things like goat’s milk (our vegan versions omit this ingredient), Kaolin clay and honey.   Kaolin clay is great for purifying the skin and adding a great ‘slip’ to the bar, thus making the razor glide smoothly over the skin for a smoother and more comfortable shave.

Additionally, shaving soaps will come in all sorts of colors and fragrances like Pink Cupcake, Sweet Blueberry, Lavender Honey,  and everything from Banana Pancakes to Strawberry Taffy, Winter Grapefruit, Pear and Mandarin Plum.

To use these soaps you simply work up a good lather and go at it with a razor!    I find that you can make these last a lot longer if you slice off small chunks at a time to use as the more it sits in the watery shower, the faster it will melt away.  Once you’ve switched to shaving soap, I can guarantee that you will never go back to regular soap or shaving cream again!

Savor Shaving Soap

Savor Shaving Soap

Dr. K Soap Company Lime Shaving Soap

Dr. K Soap Company Lime Shaving Soap

Rachel Rene Sweet Blueberry Shaving Soap

Rachel Rene Sweet Blueberry Shaving Soap

All sorts of great shaving soaps can be found at The Rhinestone Housewife!

Arcana Sigrid The Wise Review

Today we have a new review of the Arcana Queens Of Snow And Air collection  at The Rhinestone Housewife and this time it’s Sigrid The Wise.

Sigrid the Wise:  The beautiful, merciful queen of snow. Labdanum absolute, smoky frankincense, myrrh, and glorious, golden vanilla.

In bottle:  Dark, sultry frankincense.

Wet on skin:  Smoky and resinous right off the bat.   The frankincense is right up front and smoky….just like a camp fire.  The smoke softens a bit and the vanilla shows up.

Dry on skin:  As this has dried down, I’m picking up a hint of Labdanum blanketed in the golden vanilla (a deep, rich vanilla) and swirled with the frankincense and myrrh.

Verdict:  This is the perfect blend for someone who wants something deep, rich and resinous.  It’s gloriously thick and would be amazing on a boy as well.  This is a serious, no nonsense blend….prepare to be impressed.  It’s like a vanilla marshmallow on fire next to a camp fire in church!

Queens Of Snow And Air-Sigrid The Wise

Queens Of Snow And Air-Sigrid The Wise

Arcana’s Seven Apples Grow In Ice Review

Arcana is a highly regarded and respected indie perfume oil company out of Oregon.  Having just released a new collection, Queens Of Snow And Air, we are bringing reviews to you as we can.  Today we are reviewing Seven Apples Grow In Ice.

Seven Apples Grow In Ice-Honeyed winesaps and green apples with pearl musk, skin musk, white pepper, and a tiny hint of frozen grapefruit.

Seven Apples Grow In Ice

Seven Apples Grow In Ice

In bottle:  Apple and a dash of white pepper.

Wet on skin: The apple and pearl musk are right up front with just a touch of the frozen grapefruit.   As is settles down the skin musk makes an appearance and the apples mellows a bit.

Dry on skin:  The pearl musk is front and center as this blend dries down with the crisp apple just hovering around the edges.  The cold citrus and  skin musk are the perfect compliments for this blend and the white pepper is a stroke of pure genius.

Verdict:  It’s no secret that I love a great apple blend and this is one of the best.  Not cloying for fruit spray smelling, it’s a gorgeous and grown up blend.  Spicy, rich and luxurious smelling….you need it!

This is a limited edition collection so be sure to get it while you can!

New Savor Soaps Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!    We’re so happy to let you know that we’ve got some delicious new soaps available at The Rhinestone Housewife.   Savor has a cult following and for good reason.  These aren’t just bars of soap, they are useful, usable and disposable works of art.   From foodie to pop culture to shaving soaps, Savor can satisfy all the soapies out there.    Here’s what we are presenting to you:

Shaving Soaps

Winter Grapefruit-Wow, is this scent an eye-opening, refreshing, get out of bed scent!  Crisp, mouthwatering white grapefruit is mixed with a fresh spray of pine, a squeeze of tart lemon, and tart little currants. *contains wheat*

Pear-This might need a newly invented vocab.  Is lush-delish a word?  Luciouslicious?  A not too sweet fresh pear fragrance.  It is so crisp and juicy!

Mandarin Plum-A fat, juicy, ripe summer plum-punched up with a spark of mandarin orage!  The earthy, delicate plum fragrance and the citrus of the orange combine to make a wonderfully sunny, fresh scent.

Savor Shaving Soap

Savor Shaving Soap

 

Snowflake Soaps

Stunningly detailed snowflake soaps, in a variety of winter scents.   Please, please, please don’t miss out on these, they are the most decadent and gorgeous soaps I have ever seen!

Cinnamon Snowflakes: Sweet, sugary, with a hint of cinnamon (not for sensitive skin). Pink.

Satsuma: Bright citrus, mandarin oranges. Yellow.

Angelico: Warm and inviting cocoa and hazelnut blend. Brown.

Winter Grapefruit:  Wow, is this scent an eye-opening, refreshing, get out of bed scent!  Crisp, mouthwatering white grapefruit is mixed with a fresh spray of pine, a squeeze of tart lemon, and tart little currants. *contains wheat*

Each snowflake crafted from shea butter soap

Savor Snowflake Soaps

Savor Snowflake Soaps

Dread Pirate Roberts Soap

Dread Pirate Roberts is a big chunky bar scented with a warm blend of amber, freshly washed linen, a wisp of musk and a velvety finish. Great for both men and women.

The coloring is inspired not only by the Man in Black’s outfit but also by his mysterious blue eyes — “eyes like the sea after a storm.” The bar contains a delightful blue shimmer, giving this bar a complexity and richness that match the scent.

Dread Pirate Roberts Soap

Dread Pirate Roberts Soap

Creme Brulee Soap

Creme Brulee is a slighty custardy, caramelly, gentle and creamy scent, with a velvety richness you find in a decadent dessert.  This is one of Savor’s top-sellers! Everyone who has tried it remarks on the delicious and unusual scent.

Ingredients:  There’s no added coloring to the bar — just rich, golden sugar for the topping. The sugar is organic and vegan.

Creme Brulee Soap

Creme Brulee Soap

Ginger Icing Soap

Nutmeg. A sprinkle of cinnamon. Ginger, but of course. Sweet sugar. Allspice. A hidden dash of clove.
The spicy cinnamon in this scent might not be suitable for all skin types, especially for sensitive skin.
Size: 4 ounces/113 grams
vegan

Ginger Icing Soap

Ginger Icing Soap

Hottie’s Hot Product Pick Of The Week!

Hello hotties!    Starting with the new year, I’ve pledged to bring you a hot product of the week review post.  I will be highlighting products that I use daily and love personally.   These are my holy grail products that I would be bereft if I had to live without.

For my first spotlight product, I’m choose Beauty Sleep by Brazen Cosmetics.  Beauty Sleep is described as an overnight mineral treatment and I can tell you that I love this product.

I was introduced to overnight mineral treatments a couple of  years ago.  I was VERY skeptical as not only do I have sensitive skin, but I also tend to have dry skin.  How could a *powder* work for that?   Honestly, I have no idea…maybe it’s magic.   All I know is that I can use this treatment once or twice weekly and my skin always looked refreshed and renewed.

This product comes with a little tiny powder puff for application but I prefer to use a nice fluffy kabuki brush.  I recommend tighly closing eyes and mouth when you’re applying….it’s powdery and I recommend you try not to inhale it.

There are some folks that have more oily skin that prefer to use this product on bare skin underneath their mineral foundation.  It’s reported to help control oil and extend the life of their mineral makeup.  However you choose to use this product, just USE IT or at least give it a try…..you won’t be disappointed.  Just look how radiant my skin is after using this magical product:

P1150102

P1140559 P1140561

This product and many other amazingly effective skin care and makeup items can be found at The Rhinestone Housewife!