Arcana Lady Justice Reviews

You know you want them….well here they are.   The Arcana Lady Justice collection reviewed for your olafactory pleasure!  Photos courtesy of Hpy from Arcana.

De Minimis Non Curat Lex:  The law does not concern itself with trifles.  AKA Circus by the Sea. A cool blend of saltwater, ocean air, rain-soaked blackberries, neroli, coconut, and a hint of green cognac absolute.

In bottle:  Fancy orange flower water.

Wet on skin:  Yum, saltwater, and fresh invigorating ocean air!  It smells of fresh spring rain.

Dry on skin:  The fresh aquatics amp up as this dries down.   The neroli makes quite an entrance here and dances around with the coconut.  The blackberries and green cognac softly waft around in the background.

Verdict:  A lovely aquatic with some soft elements that really ground this blend.   It’s quite lovely….I imagine a very classy lady wearing this.

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Gideon:  Inspired by a spunky orange tabby kitten named after Gideon v. Wainwright. Apricot, golden amber, and a saucerful of cream.

In bottle:  Spunky amber.

Wet on skin:  Sweet golden cream…..warm and comforting.  The amber is so very soft and decadent.

Dry on skin:  The apricot really ripens here and and absolutely delicious.   The golden amber and apricot is absolutely succulent.

Verdict:   Oh sweet baby Jesus….this is amazing.   Sexy and succulent and so lovely.   The surprise hit of the collection for me.  It stay close but it’s so warm and comforting…..like a hug from a great friend who also happens to have awesome boobs.

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Miranda:  Inspired by a soft grey kitten named after Miranda v. Arizona. Pink tuberose petals, Monoi de Tahiti, pearl musk, strawberries, and sugary watermelon.

In bottle:  Forals and soft musk.

Wet on skin:  The pink tuberose and sweet watermelon and right up front, knocking on the door.   The Monoi de Tahiti really blooms at this point and is playing ever so nicely with the musk and fruits.

Dry on skin:  As it dried down, this blend really richens up and deepens into a lovely  yet grounded soft white floral.   Something in this blend is giving almost a bit of a peppery vibe and I like it.   Keep in mind that there is no pink pepper listed in the notes but I’m picking up that vibe.

Verdict:  Julia insists that she’s not huge on florals but dayuuuuuum girl, you been knocking it out of the flower festooned park lately!  This is drop dead freaking gorgeous.  Grown up and sultry this would be perfect when you really want to heat things up.

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Peppermint Candyflip:  A psychedelic blast of cold peppermint dries down to a trippy candy center of blue frosting, sugar cookies, pink musk, blueberry candy, bakery vanilla, bergamot syrup, and lemondrops.

In bottle:  Minty vanilla.

Wet on skin:   A lovely bright sugary mint, in fact it smells like those mints you get at the hostess stand of a restaurant.  I love those!  The peppermint intensifies for just a bit before the bergamot and sweets come out.

Dry on skin:  The blue frosting and sugar cookie reminds me of cotton candy here.  It’s sticky sugary sweet.   It’s still getting the peppermint and the sweetness is now being softened by the pink musk and  lemondrops.  The mint hangs around for a while but it’s not a super bracing peppermint but it’s minty none the less.

Verdict:  Well, I KNEW I was going to love this one right from the description.  It’s a great minty candy that sweet and refreshing and downright pretty.

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Arcana Lady Justice Collection

Helllllllloooooo hotties!      The Rhinestone Housewife is happy to present a really lovely little mini collection from Arcana, the Lady Justice collection.    Here is the inspiration for this collection in Julia’s words:

“LADY JUSTICE

When I was little, my ever-restless dad bailed out of his career in Political Science to announce he would become a lawyer. It couldn’t last and didn’t: he quit law school in his final year. But what I remember from this period is begging for (and getting!) kittens. Miranda was a soft grey kitten named after Miranda v. Arizona, and Gideon was an orange tabby named after Gideon v. Wainwright. These 2 legal cases relate to the rights of the accused, rights my dad held very dearly. As he said, we’re all a heartbeat away from needing them.

Then, this summer, an Ecuadoran friend was arrested in our tiny, 99% white town over a conversation about marijuana. In the ensuing comedy of errors, the police seized a bottle of pure, triple-distilled peppermint oil and labeled it, “Suspected LSD: Sent to Lab for analysis.” (Peppermint Candyflip HAD to happen!)

The Lady Justice Collection is a benefit for our innocent friend. 100% of the profits are being donated to his cause.”

These are presented in 5ml amber bottles and are available while quantities last!  Photos courtesy of Hpy from Arcana:

De Minimis Non Curat Lex:  The law does not concern itself with trifles.
AKA Circus by the Sea. A cool blend of saltwater, ocean air, rain-soaked
blackberries, neroli, coconut, and a hint of green cognac absolute.

DeMinimis1

Gideon:  Inspired by a spunky orange tabby kitten named after Gideon v.
Wainwright. Apricot, golden amber, and a saucerful of cream.

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Miranda:  Inspired by a soft grey kitten named after Miranda v. Arizona.
Pink tuberose petals, Monoi de Tahiti, pearl musk, strawberries, and
sugary watermelon.

Miranda3

Peppermint Candyflip:  A psychedelic blast of cold peppermint dries down
to a trippy candy center of blue frosting, sugar cookies, pink musk,
blueberry candy, bakery vanilla, bergamot syrup, and lemondrops.

Candyflip1

New Nocturne Alchemy Velvet Butters Available!

You guys begged and pleaded so Seth and I delivered.   Nocturne Alchemy Velvet Butters are amazing…..very emollient and now available in a couple of lovely summer scents at The Rhinestone Housewife.  These limited edition scents are only available until they’re gone so pick it up while you can!

From the Nocturne Alchemy site:  Ancient Egyptians believed in taking care of their skin, so we created a butter to honor the Ancients and for the supple care of our skin. Each Velvet Butter is perfumed with Nocturne Alchemy Perfume Oil in a blue 4oz jar. These are limited for summer and once sold out will be no more.

Summer Peach: A natural peach oil direct from peach skin and peach pit, created just for this summer in a soft sublime scent of freshly picked peaches right off the tree.

Summer Peach Velvet Butter

Summer Peach Velvet Butter

Sleepy Summer Lavender: Imported French Lavender essential oil 40/42 steam distilled – permeates a very soft and beautiful scent on the skin.

Sleepy Summer Lavender Velvet Butter

Sleepy Summer Lavender Velvet Butter

Each perfumed Velvet Butter is lightly scented and created not only to quench the skin and provide Vitamin E and natural nutrients, but also to invoke an Ancient time and purposeful time for the self to reflect or simply wrap yourself up in a beautiful, complimenting scent.

A drop of perfume on top of the butter (once butter is softly absorbed into the skin), and inhale (recommended in Bastet’s Garden Egyptian Peach Blossom and Lavender Santalum). Perfect for dry skin and wonderful through the summer months.

Velvet Butter Ingredients: Cacao Seeed Butter, 2x Shea Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea)Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), De-Ionized Aque, Veg. Stearic Acid, Veg. Caprylic Tryglyceride, Veg. Glycerol Stearate, Allantoin of Comfrey, Disodium EDTA and NA Perfume.

 

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