Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spring Sale At The Rhinestone Housewife!

Are you ready for the giant spring sale at The Rhinestone Housewife? We are! We’ve marked down our cosmetics a ridiculous amount and we are also offering the ever popular free shipping bonus!

Go ahead and check out as usual and we will refund your shipping within 24 hours for domestic orders. International orders can enjoy $10 off the total of shipping that will be refunded within 24 hours of ordering. This offer is good until midnight PST 5/11/14.

We were so busy getting ready for spring here that we forgot our one year anniversary! So here it is, the super mega ultra lightning sale. We have marked down all of our cosmetics by 50%! That’s right, 50%! The prices are already marked down so feel free to shop away. Cosmetics can be found in the Cosmetics category as well as in the Exclusives category.

While you’re there be sure to check out the cult popular Arcana soaps and perfume oils. We’ve got a ton of soap on hand as well as most of the Limited Editions as well as General Catalog scents.

For Father’s Day, we have the amazingly fun Manly Man section. Here you will be able to pick up everything that you need for that special fella in your life. And feel free to pick out a little something for yourself…you deserve it.

Want to pay via Paypal? Feel free to email us at and we are more than happy to send a Paypal invoice your way.

Would you like cheaper interstional shipping? Feel free to email us and we are more than happy to check and see if there’s a cheaper option to get something to you. We are here for you!



New Hair!

I know, I know.  You guys are all like, “It’s always new hair with you!”   But I’m having fun with an pastel orange at the moment.   I started out at a level 5 bright copper red.  Something like this:




Then we bleached it twice and toned it with a level 7 orange red and 5 vol.


Six weeks later we touched up my roots and ran the bleach through the ends one more time.  This time we toned it with 2 parts yellow Rush Deep Color Direct, 1 part Manic Panic Pillarbox Red and a dollop of Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink.   We processed it for 1/2 hour with no heat.   I called this phase of the color Solar Flare.   lol


And after one washing.  I love this pastel phase… springy and fun!


Same color-two different looks from the lighting.


This is the first time that I’ve used the new Rusk veggie colors and I have to say I’m pretty impressed.   It didn’t bleed onto my pillowcases or towels at all.


Virus Insanity True Blood Collection Swatches

Hotties!   Today I bring to you a lovely collection of swatches from the Virus Insanity collection inspired by True Blood.   Can I just tell you…..I am *in love* with this collection.

These were swatched over Detrivore primer and photographed with no flash under a bright light.

First we have Alcide, Vampire Bill (well, technically it’s just BILL but come on…..I just can’t NOT say VAMPIRE BILL) and Eric.   These are all gorgeous but my favorite is Alcide.  Although I don’t mind have Eric on my face, either.   *wink, nudge*






The next set is Fangtasia, Lafayette and Sookie.    Fangtasia…..FANGTASIA!!  Yes, I screamed it.  It’s because it’s my newest obsession and my favorite shadow hands down right now.  It’s a gorgeous and wearable red and red eyeshadow can be tricky.  If it’s not done right then you just look like you have cholera. Fangtasia is a great, warm red with golden flash and red glitter.










I totally forgot to include Merlotte’s in the original swatching so here it is all by itself:





Combinations that I’m looking forward to trying are Fangtasia/Vampire Bill (weird but it might just look amazeballs!), Sookie/Eric and Lafayette/Eric.



Darling Girl Swatch Post

Hello hotties!

I was lucky enough to get my Darling GIrl package this week so I put together a swatch post for you.   The swatches aren’t from  any one collection so I’ve put them in alphabetical order just for shits and giggles.

These were all swatched over Detrivore primer and photographed inside under a bright light with no flash.

First up are Beach Blanket Bingo, Black Hole Sun, Borrowed Underpants and Bubbles.   I had a hard time with Beach Blanket Bingo as it’s a matte and didn’t want to apply evenly over the primer.   My favorite of this bunch is Black Hole Sun.




Now we’ve got Dirty Limerick, Emagherd!, Fireworks and Heatwave.   How excited am I to try Fireworks and Dirty Limerick together?   Very excited.








Now we have Paper Planes, Red Butler and Sakura Season (free GWP).   Paper Planes and Red Butler were instant favorites for me.  Red Butler is a gorgeous brow bone highlighter.





And last we have Sexxy Girlfriend!, Tank Taupe, and Cheeks Like Roses blush.   Tank Taupe was hard to work with over the primer as it’s a matte.   Cheeks Like Roses is my new instant favorite blush!



So those are the swatches!  Look for some FOTD posts coming up soon featuring these colors!