Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween 2014 Jack O Lantern Carves 20-27

More Jack O Lanterns!  I’m in the home stretch now, only seven more to go before tomorrow night.

Carve #20 Lotsa

Lotsa
Lotsa

Carve #21 Zuul

Zuul
Zuul

Carve #22 Vinz Clortho

Vinz Clortho
Vinz Clortho

Carve #23 Slimer

Slimer
Slimer

Carve #24 Peter Venkman

Peter Venkman
Peter Venkman

Carve #25 Ray Stanz

Ray Stanz
Ray Stanz

Carve #26 Egon Spengler

Egon Spengler
Egon Spengler

Carve #27 The Riddler

The Riddler
The Riddler
Some of the crop
Some of the crop

Halloween 2014 Jack O Lantern Carves 9-14

Ok, I’ve been busy!  I have six new carves to show you.  On to the pumpkiny goodness!

Carve #9 Cat In Box

Cat In Box
Cat In Box

Carve #10 Eric Northman

Eric Northman
Eric Northman

Carve #11 Killer Klown From Outer Space

Killer Klown From Outer Space
Killer Klown From Outer Space

Carve #12 Lady Of The Dead

Lady Of The Dead
Lady Of The Dead

Carve #13 Wolverine

Wolverine
Wolverine

Carve #14 Poison Apple

Poison Apple
Poison Apple

Baroque Cosmetics A Heart’s A Heavy Burden Swatches

I have another lovely collection from Baroque Cosmetics called A Heart’s A Heavy Burden.  This collection was inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle and the colors are just gorgeous!

These were swatched over Tick Tock’s base in Milky Way and photographed under a bright light with no flash.

First up are Child Who Swallowed A Star, Duck Hat, Good Doggy and I Never Liked Turnips.  I Never Liked Turnips is my favorite out of this bunch.

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Then we have Pepping Bug, Secret Garden, She Likes My Spark and Star Lake.  She Likes My Spark is so, so amazing!  Scroll down for an out of focus photo that really shows it’s sparkles.P1160276 P1160277
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Then we have Tackiest Thing Here, Elaking On Air, Wartime and Wizard’s Apprentice.  I really love Tackiest Thing Here…it’s got some really gorgeous subtle red flash that’s hard to see but just beautiful.P1160285 P1160286 P1160287 P1160288

Baroque Cosmetics Viva La Revolution Swatches

Hello all you lovelies!  Today I bring you swatches from a new to me company called Baroque Cosmetics.  This collection is called Viva La Revolution and I’m assuming you can guess the inspiration!

These were swatched over a taupe colored primer by TIck Tock Cosmetics and photographed under a bright light with no flash.   On to the pretties!

First up are Affair Of The Diamond, Death Of Marat, Dictateur Sanguinaire and Madame Deficit.  The stand out for me in this set is Death Of Marat.

Affair Of The Diamond, Death Of Marat, Dictateur Sanguinaire, Madame Deficit
Affair Of The Diamond, Death Of Marat, Dictateur Sanguinaire, Madame Deficit

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The next set is National Razor, Sun King, The Republic and Versailles.  National Razor is really pretty and super complex.

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National Razor, Sun King, The Republic, Versailles
National Razor, Sun King, The Republic, Versailles

Shipping and TAT were lightning fast and I found these shadows very easy to work with.  I can’t wait to try them on my face!

FOTD With Ten Three Labs Pearl and Antoinette

Hotties!

Today I bring to you a face of the day using some new shadows from Ten Three Labs.  I’ve used Antoinette, Pearl and Seondeok.  They were very easy to work with and I can’t wait to try some of the other colors.

Face-Cargo foundation in F-20 over Nyx primer.   Finished with a custom powder.

Cheeks-Geek Chic blush in Strawberry Shaortcake.

Lips-Bonne Bell liner in Boysenberry with Ten Three Labs Smudge Stick in All Vamp Everything.

Eyes-Darling Girl base and Glitter Glue under Ten Three Labs Antoinette on lids, Pearl in Crease and blended out with a bit under lower lashes as well, Seondeok on brow bone to blend out Pearl.  Just a bit of Hapshepsut under middle of lower lashes.  Seondeok on inner corner to brighten.    No liner, one coat of mascara.  Brazen’s Joan brow powder on brows.

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Ten Three Labs Swatches and Review

Hello hotties!   This week I got to try a new indie brand to me, Ten Three Labs.  I decided to try the Howl O’Ween Collection sample sizes, as well as the Bad Bitch sample size collection and a Smudge Stick in All Vamp Everything.   I was lucky enough the also receive a sample of Artificial Angels perfume oil as well as a full size of Shelley’s Big Eye and a Salve Stick in Nightlock.  On to the swatches!    These were photographed under Tick Tock’s base in Milky Way, under a bright light with no flash.

All these shadows were a joy to work with!

First we have Howl O’Ween, Mouth, That Goat Got Devil Eyes and Shelley’s Big Eye.  The stand out for me in this set is Mouth.

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Howl O’Ween, Mouth, That Goat Got Devil Eyes, Shelley’s Big Eye
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Sparkles
Sparkles
Sparkles

Next up is Antoinette, Bathory, Coretta and Cruz.   I loved Bathory….it’s gorgeous!

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Antoinette, Bathory, Coretta and Cruz

This third group is Dandridge, Hatshepsut, Hiawatha and Joyce.    Hatshepsut is gorgeous and would a great color to wear with either warm or cool colors.

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Dandridge, Hatshepsut, Hiwatha and Joyce.

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This last group is Murasaki, Pearl, Seondeok and Sotomayor.    Pearl is absolutely amazing!

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Murasaki, Pearl, Seondeok and Sotomayor.

This next photo is of All Vamp Everything, swiped ones, twice and three times.   It’s got great slip and is very moisturizing and quite natural and easy to wear with a simple face on the go.

All Vamp Everything smudge stick
All Vamp Everything smudge stick

Artificial AngelsA somewhat cloyingly sweet scent. Maybe TOO sweet…Nothing good can come of such sweetness.  Apple, black cherry, sugar cane, olive.

In bottle: Sweet with cherry.

Wet on skin:  Cherry, cherry and more cherry with a bit of apple and sweetness.

Dry on skin:  The apples comes out more with the olive which should be weird but gives it a good non-sweet note to ground it.  The sugar cane comes out at the very end and just wafts gently around in the background.

Verdict:  I love this!  It’s sweet but the olive keeps it from being too cloying or little girl smelling.

Fair Season-It’s fall! Fall’s great. And fall means fairs all around America. Funnel cakes and giant turkey legs and rides with people getting sick…You know, fun!  Cola, beer, candy corn, cotton candy, caramel, buttered popcorn, firewood, pumpkin, brown sugar, amber.

In bottle:  Sweet amber.

Wet on skin:  Cola and amber are right up front with the firewood and brown sugar hovering in the back ground.

Dry on skin:  This has dried down to a beautiful blend.  The cola and caramel are blending gorgeously with the rest of the notes.  The firewood grounds the scent and the brown sugar really warms it up.

Verdict:  I love this and am wearing it right now.

Arcara Exclusive Apples Crave Cake Available!

Well, it’s finally here!  The Rhinestone Housewife exclusive, Apples Crave Cake is now available in the shop!

Arcana Apples Crave Cake
Arcana Apples Crave Cake

Apples Crave Cake: Fresh, crisp red apples blended with our yellow cake layering note.

In Bottle:  Crisp sweet apple and cake.

Wet on skin:  At first I pick up a bright green note, like a freshly broken branch from an apple tree.   As it settles a bit the sweetness of the cake comes out with just a whiff of apple skin.

Dry on skin:  As it dries, the spiciness comes to the forefront and dances around with the richness of the yellow cake.  It’s definitely foody and gourmand but still sexy and downright delicious.

Verdict:  If you like foody or cake scents then this is for you!    Arcana’s rich Yellow Cake single note is legendary for a reason.

This exclusive perfume oil will only be available while supplies last so don’t wait if you want to try this delectable scent.

Halloween 2014 Jack O Lantern Carves #3-8

I’ve been a busy Hottie! Now I bring you carves number three through eight.  Some scary, some cute and just plain, well…….twisted.

Carve #3 Booberry

Carve #3 Booberry!
Booberry!

Carve #4  Chernabog

Chernaborg
Chernabog

Carve #5  Olaf!

Olaf!
Olaf!

Carve #6 Frankenberry

Frankenberry
Frankenberry

Carve #7  Keaton-a classic grinning jack

Keaton-a classic grinning jack
Keaton-a classic grinning jack

Carve #8 Twisty The Clown from American Horror Story-Freakshow  (fyi, this is by far my favorite pattern I’ve carved so far although Jaws is a close second)

Twisty The Clown
Twisty The Clown

Darling Girl Who Ya Gonna Call Swatches

Well, I’ve got a lovely swatch post for you today.   Up for your viewing pleasure is Darling Girl’s Halloween collection, Who Ya Gonna Call.  As usual Susan took customers suggestions for names in this collection and I’m happy to say that one of my suggestions made it into a color this year, The Flowers Are Still Standing.  These are swatched over Tick Tock’s Infinity base in Milky Way and photographed with no flash either under a bright light or in natural light.

First up is Don’t Cross The Streams, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master and Mass Hysteria.  The stand out for me is Key Master.

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And next is Spiritual Turbulence, That’s A Big Twinkie, The Flowers Are Still Standing, There Is No Dana and The Tragic Death Of Mr. Stay Puft.    That’s A Big Twinkie is my favorite.  This is a versatile color that you could wear every day.

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P1160149And the two extras are Hellofall and Jaycee-Boo Who.  These were freebies with my order.

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Carves #1-2

Hotties!  Those of you new to the blog might not know how big of a deal Halloween is around here.   I carve between 10-35 pumpkins every year and will post them all here as I do them.  It’s a month full of disposable art fun and this year I bought 850lbs of pumpkins at the farm.

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And a sneak preview of one of my costumes this year:

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Carve #1-Those of you with a keen eye will recognize this classic grinning jack from Sleepy Hollow:

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Carve #2 Would you look at this fucking clown:

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Arcana 2014 Hallowe’en Collection Live At The Rhinestone Housewife

Omg, omg, omg…it’s here and it’s marvelous!  The long awaited Arcana Hallowe’en collection has swooped into and landed at The Rhinestone Housewife.  This is a really interesting and unique Halloween assortment.   It’s propped up on a back bone of autumn and Halloween favorites like apples and pumpkins but they are presented in new ways with deliciously cute labels.  These are available while supplies last only so grab them while you can!

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The Doom & Gloom Duo

Doom:  A brutal mix of black amber, black musk, labdanum resin, incense, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa absolute, and woodsmoke snaking through old trees.

Gloom:  Black opium drifting down shadowy alleys, green musk, rain, sea water, petitgrain, and a particularly gloomy shot of grapefruit.

The Ravenous Collection

Apples Crave Cake:  A Rhinestone Housewife Exclusive! Fresh, crisp red apples blended with our yellow cake layering note.

Apples Crave Flora:  A fresh blend of Fuji apple, tropical Tiare blossm, tuberose, bergamot, orange flower, and a touch of vintage patchouli.

Apples Crave Frills:  Our Frilly Underpinnings blend with sweet, crisp pippins.

Apples Crave Orchards:  Dry apple cider with French hay absolute, a touch of heartwood, and a hint of rain.

Apples Crave Peaches:  Green apple hard candy with sugared peaches.

Apples Crave Resins:  Citron-laced cider with dragonsblood resin, warm myrrh, and smoky frankincense.

Apples Crave Tea:  Smoky black tea leaf, golden musk, cardamom, and baked winesaps.

Apples Crave Vanilla:  Wild apples and green apples with delicate vanilla, sensual musk, and white amber.

Pumpkins Crave Bacon:  Sugar pumpkin with maple, nutmeg, and smoky bacon accord.

Pumpkins Crave Cappuccino:  Super roasted coffee bean EO, vanilla milk, pumpkin, and rum with shots of blackberry and black raspberry syrup.

Pumpkins Crave Honey:  Spiced calabaza and beeswax candles smothered in acacia honey, buckwheat honey, and mead.

Pumpkins Crave Resins:  Gilded amber, black amber, 10 year old labdanum absolute, black tea, and boozy golden gourd.

Pumpkins Crave Terror:  Our Holy Terror blend with glowing pumpkin and a small dash of pie spices.

Pumpkins Crave Treats:  Rum-laced caramel, cane sugar, pumpkin custard, and delicate, vanilla-infused marshmallows.

Pumpkins Crave Viola:  Purple violets, lemongrass, Oregon lavender, coconut milk, and gently spiced pumpkin flesh.

New for this year:

Soul Eater:  Voracious beings appear in the dark tales of many cultures. From Haitian zombis and the teyollocuani of the pre-Columbian Pipil to ancient Egypt’s Ammit the Devourer and Hansel and Gretel’s hungry witch, they play upon human fears of being possessed, devoured, and destroyed. Rich tobacco, delicious caramel, fir needle, black spruce, peru balsam, and sandalwood.

A new addition to the Gorgon Collection:

Sthenno:  The eldest of the three terrible Gorgons, Sthenno was also the fiercest and most dangerous. Rich amber resin, whiskey, tobacco, coconut meat, and white musk.

We also have Medusa and our exclusive, Euryale so you can collect them all!

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