Just in time for the best holiday season around, we’ve got new Dreaming Tree Soaps available for your bathing pleasure at The Rhinestone Housewife. These lovely beauties will be available while supplies last so don’t wait, pick them up while you can! We’ve also added a couple new classic soaps to our line up. You guys asked for more Dreaming Tree and we listened!
Black Water Park-A lovers park, completely out of place on the edge of haunted woods, now touched by the hand of darkness. Dark, deep woods, a heart of amber, clove and everlasting night.
Fruit Fool Soap-An american take on an english desert. Stewed, tart green apples and fresh main blueberries. Simple and yummy.
Haunted Soap-The last nights of summer, tuberose growing wild across a fresh dug grave, hot summer rain on stone, ancient incense. Something here just won’t rest.
Monster Mash Soap-Drac’s own secret recipe! A fun and fruity punch blend of cranberry, raspberry & citrus vanilla, magical herbs and autumn spices.
Poisoned Apple Soap-What is that Wicked Queen up to? Tart green crabby appples, ensorceled in soft creamy spiced caramel. Don’t be fooled all this sweetness and tart hides a poisonous secret.
Pumpkin King Soap-Sweet pumpkin swirled with deep, dark spices throughout define this mouth watering yet mysterious body bar. This fall classic is back better than ever! With lots of moisturizing cocoa butter and enzyme-rich pumpkin puree, this soap will nurture and rejuvenate your skin like no other! But get him soon – he only comes out but once a year!
Pumpkin Pasties Soap-Made with REAL organic pumpkin! Another treat straight from Hogsmeade! What are Pumpkin Pasties? Delicious little pumpkin hand pies; stuffed to the brim with pumpkin brown sugar, maple caramel, and a buttery golden crust, topped with toasted pecans.
Smokey Mountain Apple Chai Soap-An apple festival tucked away in the mountains gathered around autumn fires with a creamy spicy cup of chai in your hands. Rich in avocado it will not only smell amazing but revive your skin!
The Drapery Falls Soap-The banquet is sumptuously set: autumn figs, baked sweets, honeyed fruits platters set on plates of fresh fallen leaves, the goblets are filled by servants with what appears to be mulled wine.
We also added the following to the shop:
Hobbiton Banana Bread-Warm toasty oats, a smidge of vanilla, tender spices and fresh banana puree. YUM!
Nevermore Soap-Suitably dark, potentially maddening blend of absinthe, exotic spices, and ancient rich sandalwood to leave you wishing for ‘morrow nevermore.
Misty Mountain Soap-Imagine standing atop one of the lofty peaks of the Misty Mountain cold. Cool mint wind blowing and kicking up leaves, surrounded by woods and crushed herbs under foot. That’s what this herbal fresh bar brings to the shower! And when I say fresh I mean screaming, naturally fresh. This essential oil blend combined with purifying clays and nourishing skin oils banish maliferous odors and unsightly blemishes back to the shadows.
Wolf Moon Soap-Dark, earthy patchouli and sandalwood, buried in warm spices and a touch of apple. Feel free to howl at the moon!
Mary Jane Shampoo Bar-An earthy but clean scented shampoo bar, decadently enriched with hemp oil for clean healthy hair and scalp with shinny manageable hair! Eco-friendly too!
Oh, I know you guys have been waiting for this! The Arcana Hallowe’en collection is always highly anticipated so without further ado, here it is!
Isolde: White chocolate, pale almond milk, delicate vanilla, cream, and a touch of sheer musk.
In bottle: Delicate cream.
Wet on skin: The almond milk is the first note to appear with vanilla very lightly following behind.
Dry on skin: The creams really come to life here and the white chocolate lends a nice hands in blending the soft vanilla and musk.
Verdict: This is a soft, feminine and comforting scent.
Tristan: Sandalwood, caramel, animalic musk, sweet tree roots, and a hint of Cornish violets.
In bottle: Sandalwood and musk.
Wet on skin: Mmmmm, sexy musk and woods are right up front and knocking at the door.
Dry on skin: The caramel is rich a sexy and super gorgeous with the woods and very faintest hint of violet. The musk keeps this from being too sweet or cloying.
Verdict: Gorgeous, rich and sexy. Even with the violets, this would be equally amazing on a boy or girl.
Unearthly Lovely: Dusty honey, bee pollen, and vanilla bean.
In bottle: Soft vanilla.
Wet on skin: Very light and ethereal honey at first with the vanilla bean just peeking in the door.
Dry on skin: This is all honey, but not dirty honey…it’s soft and slightly dusty with a nice, rich vanilla chaser.
Verdict: This would be great for people who typically can’t wear a more swarthy honey. It’s very soft and pretty and would be completely office or work appropriate.
Marble Flowers: Opulent tuberose petals, neroli, sheer bergamot, white amber, pearl musk, and white cognac absolute.
In bottle: Bergamot and neroli.
Wet on skin: Bergamot and tuberose are the stars here at first…it’s bright and bracing and fresh.
Dry on skin: As this dries down the white amber and pearl musk soften up the bergamot and floral. The white cognac absolute is the perfect, grounding note here….it’s just the right compliment for the brighter notes.
Verdict: A beautiful, rich floral and should appeal to those that might not typically enjoy florals. I believe this will age beautifully.
Nereids: Shimmering water, sweet apples, Tiare, rain, pink jasmine, green musk, and wildflowers.
In bottle: Aquatic apples.
Wet on skin: The apples and tiara are both floating around in the sparkly water….like if you went to a party and they were bobbing for apples and someone had the brilliant idea of adding flowers to the water.
Dry on skin: The rain and green musk descend on this blend and saturate the apples and florals. The jasmine is just pink and sweet enough and the wildflowers are a nice addition.
Verdict: The lovely, fresh and alluring aquatic floral. I want to wear this while dancing in an impromptu rainstorm.
The Sullen Courts of Sleep: A tenebrous blend of amber resin, coconut milk, skin musk, and French cognac.
In bottle: Soft coconut.
Wet on skin: Ugh, the French cognac is gorgeous and creamy….lush. The coconut milk and skin musk are succulent and rich.
Dry on skin: As this dies down the amber resin is the perfect compliment to the lush and creamy coconut and cognac. It’s warm, rich and very, very heavenly and not in a foodie way.
Verdict: This is the surprise hit of the collection for me. It’s so lovely and everyone should buy it!
Sabbath Eve: Crisp, dead leaves, evening woodsmoke, dark amber, and smoking church incense.
In bottle: Dead leaves and incense.
Wet on skin: Smokey goodness and incense. The dark amber just starts to appear on the front edge of this drying down.
Dry on skin: The incense really amps up as this dries down with the woodsmoke swirling around. The amber and leaves add a nice earthy vibe.
Verdict: Do you love resinous, smokey and churchy blends? Then this one is for you! This would be equally magnificent on a boy or a girl.
The Kraken: There’s a Kraken in the Celtic Sea? Of course! There’s a Kraken in every sea. Gorgeous smoked vanilla, black vanilla, saltwater, China musk, and black musk.
In bottle: Saltwater and musks.
Wet on skin: The smoked vanilla is first to this party on the high seas with the black vanilla close behind. The saltwater is just whirlpooling around behind the other notes….waiting to suck you down into the briny depths.
Dry on skin: The black vanillas and the musks are the real stars here and the saltwater the is perfect complimentary note for this blend.
Verdict: RELEASE THE KRAKEN! (you knew that was coming, right?) This is the aquatic for those that typically can’t wear aquatics.
Apples Crave Terror: Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles), ice-cold apples, and an extra shot of smoky frankincense.
In bottle: Earthy apples.
Wet on skin: Smoky, chilly apples are here and they are proud!
Dry on skin: As it’s dried down, the Terror slinks out of the shadows and becomes the star with the crisp apples a bright supporting player.
Verdict: Do you like apples? Do you like Holy Terror? Then you’ll love this!
Peaches Crave Terror: Yellow and white peaches with Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles).
In bottle: Peachy resins.
Wet on skin: There is a lovely peach medley happening here at first. The Terror is still lurking about in the background waiting to descend and devour the juicy goodness.
Dry on skin: The resins and beeswax have really taken the stage and they are rich and dark and so very nice with the white and yellow peaches.
Verdict: Do you love peaches and Holy Terror? Don’t wait, this will go fast!
Pumpkins Crave Terror: Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles) with glowing pumpkin and a small dash of pie spices.
In bottle: Rich dark pumpkin spices.
Wet on skin: Oooh, the pumpkin pie spices are lovely and rich and not at all craft storish and the Terror…..oh the Terror!
Dry on skin: The pumpkin pie spices are sooooo good with Holy Terror. It’s like a terrifying match made in Hallowe’en Town.
Verdict: Well, you need this.
Strawberries Crave Terror: Deep red strawberries and Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles).
In bottle: Dark strawberries.
Wet on skin: The strawberries and smokey and dark and really nice.
Dry on skin: As this dries down it’s a dark strawberry and the Terror is deep and juicy and utterly lush.
Verdict: Do you like strawberries and Terror? Try a Terrifyingly gorgeous strawberry!
Apples Crave Apples: A special request from the ladies of Reddit IMAM! Notes of golden apple, green apple, Winesap, Fuji, fresh apple, baked apple, spiced apple, apple cider, and a hint of apple.
Verdict: Apples, apples and more apples with a dash of apple cider. An apple extravaganza if you will.
Apples Crave Cake (exclusive to The Rhinestone Housewife): Fresh, crisp red apples blended with our Yellow Cake layering note.
Verdict: Apples and the most perfect Yellow Cake layering note. I want to eat my arm every time I wear this.
Apples Crave Red Musk: Candy-red apples and lascivious red musk.
In bottle: Crispy, fresh apples.
Wet on skin: This is all red apple right up front and it’s fresh a delicious! The red musk is slinky and and really alluring.
Dry on skin: Oh man….this is getting good! It’s the most bright real, fresh apple scent that I have ever come across. The red musk is the best party crasher ever. She’s vibrant, salacious and so tasty.
Verdict: Well, I knew I was going to love this because this was one of my suggestions to Julia for Apples Crave. I bought a ton of this so that no one has to go without it in their lives!
Apples Crave The Tropics: Lots of green apple and sweet coconut flesh with sexy tuberose, Tahitian Tiare petals, and a drop of lime.
In bottle: Soft green apple and lime.
Wet on skin: The lime is soft and almost sugared smelling and it’s really petty with the green apple. The Tahitian petals are soft and the perfect compliment to the greens of the lime and apple.
Dry on skin: The Tahitian Tiare and tuberose are here and they are amazing! The Tiare petals and sugared lime are the perfect duo and they are playing VERY nicely with the green apple and soft coconut.
Verdict: A sweet, sexy and very wearable scent. It’s sophisticated and very work appropriate.
First up are: (The light was changing at this point so the lighting is inconsistent in these first couple…sorry!)
These are swatched over a primer and photographed with no flash in natural light. I just realized that I forgot He Was No Frog so I’ll be adding that swatch!
The Devil Told You That-A soft white highlight shade with a gold sheen.
Jersey Devil (free sample-the Cryptolozoology Collection)-A light golden brown with a strong red duochrome.
Let Down Your Hair-A soft, sheer nude-pink with lots of shimmer.
The Thirteenth Gift-A coral pink with a gold shift.
Next up are:
Golden Slipper-A champagne gold with a slight shimmer.
Goodbye Hans-A bright orange with gold shimmer.
Gingerbread Haus-A matte tan with a complex indigo-purple-red shift.
Barely A Bite-An apple red with a poisonous green shift.
Death At His Feet-A dark chocolate brown with a satin finish.
The Better To Eat You With-An antique silver with deep brown undertones.
The Summer Garden-A midtoned rosy purple.
Nightingale-A mid-toned aubergine with subtle shimmer.
Bluebeard-A velvety navy blue.
Three Ravens-A satiny black with strong blue undertones.
Hello hotties! As summer winds down and fall starts creeping around the edges of the morning and evenings, we hope you all had an amazing summer.
We’ve had a bit of a shake up here at the Rhinestone Ranch House….our lovely little girl Minnie was diagnosed with canine lymphoma. UGH, it was such shitty news to get especially considering the fact that she’s feeling just fine! I happened to feel a lump and had the vet aspirate it to see what it was and BOOM…..lymphoma. After a consultation with a well respected oncologist we decided to start chemotherapy treatments. Minnie is just shy of her 10th birthday, September 24th!
The lovely Julia at Arcana did such a lovely thing; she whipped up a special perfume oil just to celebrate this little lady’s big birthday!
Princess Minnie: In honor of Princess Minnie’s upcoming 10th birthday. Pink birthday cake with vanilla frosting, cassis berries, sugar cookies, pink musk, and pearl musk.
This perfume oil will be available at The Rhinestone Housewife on Friday. There will only be 33 bottles available and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. These will be featured at $25 for a 5ml bottle. 100% of the purchase price will go directly towards Minnie’s medical treatment. Thank you so much, Julia and everyone else for your well wishes….it means so much to us.
Should you like to donate directly to her Minnie’s veterinary costs, you can learn more at her Go Fund Me page.
Hey kids! Well, cooler weather is finally here and it’s time for boots and sweaters. I love this time of year because it’s almost pumpkin carving time! It’s also the time of year that The Rhinestone Housewife gets exciting new autumn collections in. The Arcana Hallowe’en collection is always hotly anticipated and this year is no different. We don’t know yet what Julia has in store for us but we know it’ll be amazing.
We have re-stocked all of our Arcana Classic scents and added some new ones to the site. Here are the new Arcana perfume oils that are now available:
Alhambra – Recline in the shadow of the Alhambra with this Moorish blend of pomegranate juice, fresh Spanish rosemary, aged patchouli and golden beeswax. The Court of the Lions beckons.
Death In the Afternoon – The scent of decadence and delightful risks. We drew on an old recipe for an infamous cocktail to create this pastiche of absinthe, champagne, sugar, blood orange, tangerine, aniseed and lemongrass.
Red Giant – A radiant, stellar blend of brightest sweet orange, toasted pumpkin, warm cinnamon, lemongrass, yuzu, pink grapefruit, white grapefruit, and sparkling bergamot.
Leaves Falling Like Rain – In honor of our beloved Pacific Northwest and the best time of the year. A comforting base of brown sugar, caramel, gingersnaps and cappuccino is sparked off with hints of vintage patchouli, hyssop, mullein and white pepper.
We also have a sale going right now. Coupon code PRINCESSMINNIE will get you 15% off $25 or more. Our beloved Boxer girl, Minnie was diagnosed with Lymphoma and we are hosting a sale for her chemo treatments. Please enjoy this coupon until 9/10/15.
Also, we will be debuting a special fundraising perfume for Minnie from Arcana so stay tuned for a special announcement!