Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween 2015 Carves 7-15

Really cranking them out now, here are the latest carves!

Carve #7 Nosferatu

Nosferatu
Nosferatu

Carve #8 Bonejangles

Bonejangles
Bonejangles

Carve #9 Wicked

Wicked
Wicked

Carve #10 Wednesday

Wednesday
Wednesday

Carve #11 Groot

Groot
Groot

Carve #12 Baby Groot

Baby Groot
Baby Groot

Carve #13 Back To The Future

Back To The Future
Back To The Future

Carve #14 Doc Brown

Doc Brown
Doc Brown

Carve #15 McFly

McFly
McFly

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Three Sisters Apothecary Salt Soak At The Rhinestone Housewife

Who doesn’t love a good, hot soak after a hard day?  The Rhinestone Housewife loves a healthful soak in a nice, deep tub.  What makes that soak better?   Adding sea salt.  The benefits of soaking in sea salt have long been known and practiced.   These benefits include improving the moisture barrier of the skin and therefore reducing the effect of eczema (something I personally suffer from!).   It also improves the absorption of magnesium resulting in the relief of insomnia as well as reducing stress as also having a positive affect on many types of arthritis.  These new Three Sisters Apothecary Bath Soaks are a delight and there are available just in time for the damp cold weather waiting to creep in.

The moral of this story?

Take a sea salt soak….your body and mind with thank you!

Rose and Coconut Milk Bath Salt – Soak gently soothes and relaxes the body with a powerful blend of mineral rich ocean salts, pink Himalayan salts and Epsom salts. Pure Rose essential oil and petals combine with ultra-nourishing coconut milk to pamper and soothe delicate skin and detoxify the body while replenishing needed nutrients.

Directions: Add 2ounces of bath salt to running water in your bathtub. Allow salts to dissolve in water for maximum detoxification benefits.

Pacific Ocean Salt, Rose Extract, Rose Absolute, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, Rose Powder, Himalayan Salt, Coconut Extract, Coconut Milk, Vitamin E

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Rose & Coconut Salt Soak

Rosemary & Mint Bath Salt Soak gently relaxes and detoxifies the body with mineral rich ocean salts and Epsom salts. Ultra nourishing essential oils and natural botanicals replace needed nutrients while relieving winter aches and opening up stuffy, blocked breathing.

Directions: Add 2ounces of bath salt to running water in your bathtub. Allow salts to dissolve in water for maximum detoxification benefits.

Pacific Ocean Salt, Epsom Salt, Vitamin E, Peppermint Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Peppermint Leaf, Rosemary Stem

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Rosemary Mint Salt Soak

Lavender & Chamomile Bath Salt – Soak gently relaxes the body with mineral rich ocean salts and Epsom salts. Ultra soothing Lavender and Chamomile essential oils combine with Arica and natural botanicals to soothe tired muscles, relieve aches and detoxify the body while replacing needed nutrients. Each package has enough salt for at least 8 bath escapes.

Directions: Add 2 ounces of bath salt to running water in your bathtub. Allow salts to dissolve in water for maximum detoxification benefits.

Epsom Salt, Pacific Ocean Salt, Vitamin E, Lavender Essential Oil, Chamomile Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Chamomile Oil

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French Lavender Salt Soak

Gravenstein Apple & Clove Bath Salt Soak gently soothes and relaxes the body with mineral rich Ocean and Epsom salts. Crisp and aromatic Gravenstein Apple blends with warm cloves, Calendula and Lemon Balm to pamper and soothe delicate skin and detoxify the body while replenishing needed nutrients.

• Precious and ephemeral Gravenstein Apples grow in a riot of rich reds, yellows and greens. First planted by Russian settlers at Fort Ross in 1820, these heirloom symbols are a rich part of Sonoma County’s history. A fine balance of sweet and tart, these full-bodied apples are a local treasure.
• Dark and spicy Clove, a trusted Ayurvedic herb for over 2,000 years was first brought to Europe in the 4th century by Arabic traders. An ancient Indian and Chinese herb it is rich in minerals and vitamins.
• Lemon balm was used by Arab physicians, Greeks and Romans to soothe tension, treat surface eruptions and cleanse skin naturally.
• Epsom salts are rich in magnesium and sulfates which support a healthy circulation, regulate electrolytes and detoxify the body. These salts are extremely beneficial for skin softening and alleviating muscle soreness.

Pacific Ocean Salt, Epsom Salt, Vitamin E, Gravenstein Apple, Clove Essential Oil

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Gravenstein Apple & Clove Salt Soak

Lemongrass Bath Salt Soak – Naturally refreshing Lemongrass deodorizes and cleanses to gently pamper and soothe the skin revitalizing and awakening the body. The Skin Renewal Complex blends key actives of Chamomile and Yarrow to soothe, balance and hydrate all over.

• Lemongrass native to Southeast Asia is a beneficial herb that addresses skin issues. This highly fragrant grass, with zesty, strong and lemony undertones is naturally astringent, minimizing pores and balancing surface oil to firm skin.
• Roman Chamomile highly valued for its many beneficial properties by ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks was regarded as a sacred herb. The flower-heads of chamomile are extensively used, as it has excellent properties for alleviating skin issues.
• Sweet and spicy Yarrow has countless medicinal benefits and was first used by ancient Greeks, soothsayers and magicians over 3,000 years ago for treating skin and health issues. Rich in tannins and flavonoids it has skin soothing, balancing and moisturizing benefits.
• Epsom salts are rich in magnesium and sulfates which support a healthy circulation, regulate electrolytes and detoxify the body. These salts are extremely beneficial for skin softening and alleviating muscle soreness.
• Pacific Sun Dried Sea Salts rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium add valuable trace minerals to the bath, softening the water naturally and gently cleansing the skin.
• Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant fights free radical damage, hydrates and softens skin and has been shown to support the skin’s oil balance during bathing while reducing epidermal water loss.

Pacific Ocean Salt, Epsom Salt, Vitamin E, Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Lemongrass Bath Soak

Three Sisters Apothecary Dog Soap Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Here at The Rhinestone Housewife we love our four legged family members.  And we love them to smell as clean and fresh as we do.    In the rainy and damp Pacific Northwest that can be harder than it sounds.   When I stumbled upon Three Sisters Apothecary and they dog soaps I just knew we had to offer them in the shop.  These are presented  doubled boxed with an adorably packaged paw print cut out inner sleeve.

Curly And Corded Coat Tangerine & Bay Laurel Dog Soap – Tangle Free Softening Formula with Flea Relief

Tart Tangerine and Aromatic Bay Laurel are ideal for Eddie when blended with natural botanicals, gourmet plant oils and butters to replenish and nurture his active coat. Super rich with fluffy lather, this bar gently removes daily dirt accumulation while rinsing easily away. Eddie, a ranch dog has a coat with extreme curl that soils easily and can tangle if not groomed often causing matting. Whether the coat is kept short or long, this unique formula naturally keeps his curls tangle free. Blended to address dryness and frizz common with curly coats, it conditions and detangles naturally. Key actives support his healthy canine coat and skin while providing daily flea relief.

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Oatmeal And Sweet Orange Dog Soap – Ultra Gentle Formula for Fine Puppy Coats

Gentle Oatmeal, Sweet Orange and Coconut Milk are ideal for a small puppy like Coco-Bleu when blended with natural botanicals, gourmet plant oils and butters to nurture her delicate coat. Super rich with fluffy lather, this bar gently removes daily dirt accumulation while rinsing easily away. Coco-Bleu’s coat is new and requires an ultra-gentle and pure soap to cleanse and hydrate leaving her coat soft and lush. Blended to freshen and support this adventuresome puppy, it keeps her naturally clean and sweet smelling. Key actives support her healthy puppy coat and skin while providing daily flea relief.

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Short And Smooth Coat Citrus & Mint Dog Soap – Maximum Shine Formula with Flea & Itch Relief

Cooper prefers Citrus and Mint blended with natural botanicals, gourmet plant oils and butters to replenish and nurture his active coat. Super rich with fluffy lather, this bar gently removes daily dirt accumulation while rinsing easily away. Coats like Cooper’s can be coarse and close to the body and subject to naturally occurring body oils that can result in odor and shedding. This unique formula protects Cooper’s delicate skin beneath his short coat while promoting maximum shine. Blended to restore natural luster, it deeply moisturizes to relieve itching caused by dryness. Key actives support a fresh healthy canine coat and skin while providing flea relief.

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Lavender & Eucalyptus Dog Soap – Knot Free Moisturizing Formula with Flea Relief

Lavender and Eucalyptus are ideal for Zoe when blended with natural botanicals, gourmet plant oils and butters to replenish and nurture her active coat. Super rich with fluffy lather, this bar gently removes daily dirt accumulation while rinsing easily away. Zoe’s coat is wiry and knots easily if not frequently groomed leading to matting and hot spots. This unique formula naturally detangles both her wiry top coat as well as her soft dense undercoat. Blended to revitalize wiry hair on both the body and face, it conditions and detangles naturally. Key actives support her healthy canine coat and skin while freshening and providing daily flea relief.

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Cedar & Pink Grapefruit Dog Soap – Deep Hydration Formula with Flea & Itch Relief

Coco prefers Cedar & Pink Grapefruit with natural botanicals, gourmet plant oils and butters to replenish and nurture her active coat. Super rich with fluffy lather, this bar gently removes daily dirt accumulation while rinsing easily away. Coats like Coco’s can be especially cumbersome with a shorter undercoat and a longer top coat. Seasonal shedding means that this coat needs to be conditioned naturally to keep it tangle free and soft. This unique formula protects Coco’s coat and skin while hydrating the individual strands. Blended to restore natural luster in any season, this formula meets the needs of this active dog. Key actives support healthy her canine coat and skin while providing flea relief.

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Three Sisters Apothecary Shampoo Bars At The Rhinestone Housewife

Here at The Rhinestone Housewife we are always on the look out for new vendors and products to add to the family.    Well, I was lucky enough to stumble across Three Sisters Apothecary and instantly fell in love with the aesthetic of the products as well as the products themselves.  The soap itself is beautiful and the packaging is beyond adorable.  They offer a huge selection of products from lip shimmer to dog soap!

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One of the products that I’ve been wanting to add to the shop is an option to traditional shampoo.   I personally love shampoo bars and want to share some great options with people who might not have tried them yet.   They are super convenient for traveling and just all around a great option.  I stocked up on some smaller sized bars (not full size but bigger than sample size), let’s call them ‘petite’ size.  I thought this might be an easy way to try out many different varieties!

Mandarin Blossom and Calendula Shampoo Bar: Sleek & Smooth Complex for Straight Thick Hair – Nutrient rich with fluffy lather, the Sleek and Smooth Mandarin Blossom & Calendula Shampoo Bar imparts natural weight and shine making it ideal for straight and thick hair types. Key actives, natural botanicals, gourmet butters, oils and essential oils leave hair shiny and sleek without stripping away natural oils.

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Rosemary & Orange Shampoo Bar:  Volumizing Formula for Fine Hair – The Volumizing Rosemary and Orange Shampoo Bar, by Three Sisters Apothecary, gently clarifies adding volume and silkiness. Especially suited for thin and fine hair, the natural botanicals, gourmet butters, oils and essential oils leave hair radiant and bouncy. Super rich with loads of fluffy lather, the natural ingredients gently clean the hair and scalp without stripping away natural oils.

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Lavender & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar:  Hydration Formula for Curly/Wavy Hair – Super rich with fluffy lather, the ultra-moisturizing Lavender & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar by Three Sisters Apothecary, cleanses gently and imparts softness and shine. Ideal for Curly and Wavy hair, the key actives, gourmet butters, and oils leave hair shiny and healthy without stripping away natural oils.

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Hottie McToddy Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

A new exclusive is always  reason to celebrate here at The Rhinestone Housewife, and we are so very excited to present this new exclusive by Paintbox Soapworks – Hottie McToddy.

During the cold and flu season I fully believe that a hot toddy is the ambrosia of the gods.  It’s magical, it’s effective, it’s delicious and most of all, it’s doctor recommended.   The Rhinestone Housewife understands that you can always start the day off with a piping mug of hot toddy so we decided to come up with an acceptable alternative for you….behold, Hottie McToddy!

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Hottie McToddy Glycerin SOap

Hottie McTodday Glycerin Soap-Kentucky bourbon chased with a slug of lemon juice, local honey & warm clove.

Hottie McToddy Lotion-Kentucky bourbon, citurs, honey, spices.

Hottie McToddy Lotion
Hottie McToddy Lotion

Hottie McToddy Sorbetto-emulsifying sugar scrub: Kentucky bourbon, citrus, honey, spices.

Hottie McToddy Sorbetto
Hottie McToddy Sorbetto

 

We have hot process soap on the way but for now you get to enjoy all the Hottie McToddy goodness available while you wait.  This new exclusive will be available only at The Rhinestone Housewife.

 

New Villainess Products at The Rhinestone Housewife

Villainess is always doing something new and exciting and this update is no exception.  There are five fabulous new soaps that we’re happy to present at The Rhinestone Housewife, available only while supplies last.

Ambrosia Soap-Fluffy piles of whipped topping spiked with pineapple, coconut and pecans, and studded with marshmallow.

Villainess Ambrosia Soap
Villainess Ambrosia Soap

Fireleaf Soap-An autumnal brush pile – sere leaves, earthen decay, and a summer’s worth of shredded grass – lightly lit with smoke and flame.

Villainess Fireleaf Soap
Villainess Fireleaf Soap

Gingerleaf Soap-Smooth bourbon spiked with candied ginger layered over an autumnal brush pile; sere leaves, earthen decay, and a summer’s worth of shredded grass.

Villainess Gingerleaf Soap
Villainess Gingerleaf Soap

Honeyleaf Soap-Wildflower honey and bee stung blackberry, twisted into neroli and lavender, layered over an autumnal brush pile; sere leaves, earthen decay, and a summer’s worth of shredded grass.

Villainess Honeyleaf Soap
Villainess Honeyleaf Soap

Saltleaf Soap-Chill salt water and tea leaves, taffy, sand, and waterlogged woods layered over an autumnal brush pile; sere leaves, earthen decay, and a summer’s worth of shredded grass.

Villainess Saltleaf Soap
Villainess Saltleaf Soap

Halloween 2015 Pumpkin Carve #1 – Sleepy Kitty

This is it!  The first carve of the season!  I have no willpower so when I saw pumpkins for sale at the grocery store I picked one up.  I probably let it sit a little too long but I was able to carve it up just fine.

The crop this year:

700lbs of pumpkins
700lbs of pumpkins
This years victims.
This years victims.

Carve #1 – Sleepy Kitty.

Carve #1 - Sleepy Kitty
Carve #1 – Sleepy Kitty


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New Naiad Soap Arts Products Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

You guys asked, and we listened….you LOVE Naiad Soap Arts products so we added some festive new LE products to The Rhinestone Housewife just in time for the holidays!

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Cranberry Sugar Cookie Shea Butter Body Cream – Cranberry Sugar Cookie Body Cream is scented like fresh baked sugar cookie, with a touch of zesty tart cranberry and cinnamon!

Sweet Pumpkin Shea Butter Body Cream – Sweet Pumpkin Scent: our popular Sweet Pumpkin, with butter and brown sugar. Featuring pumpkin seed oil!

Sandalwood Vanilla Shea Butter Body Cream – Sandalwood Vanilla is a perfect blend of woody, earthy, sensual sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla and a hint of sweet amber and baby powder.

Almond Biscotti Shea Butter Body Cream – Almond Biscotti: This smells just like fresh baked biscotti with toasted almonds! You’d swear your in an Italian Bakery!

 

New mini whipped sugar scrubs are here as well!  These are the perfect size for gifting to be sure to stock up so that you’ve always got something cute and thoughtful on hand.

Whipped Soap Sugar Scrub is a convenient scrub, cleanser and moisturizer in one! Made with skin loving moisturizers and cleansers derived from natural ingredients, in a variety of unique, expertly blended fragrances! Fine sugar gently polishes and softens skin. You’ll get TONS of bubbly lather when you use it with a bath poof and it’s gentle enough for every day use.

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Sweet Pumpkin:  Sweet baked Pumpkin with golden crisp brown sugar and butter crumb topping!

Pineapple Mint: The sweetest pineapple with buttery mint! Tropical and refreshing – with real plant essential oils!

Cranberry Sugar Cookie: Sugar Cookies like Grandma used to make with sweet cranberry vanilla frosting and a hint of cinnamon!

Frosted Spruce: Sweet syrup, crystal sugar candy and crisp, snowy Blue Spruce. A clean and refreshing holiday scent reminiscent of fresh cut spruce trees!

Sweet Pumpkin Whipped soap also available in the large 10oz size!

Can’t get enough pumpkin yet?  Check out the new Spiced Pumpkin Lip Balm.  It’s got just enough spice to make it plump your lips a little bit and it smells divine while moisturizing without being sticky or gummy.

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Love a great bar of soap?   Ugh, this smells sooooo good and I can’t stop huffing it.    Naiad’s Pumpkin Spice Soap is THE soap every single pumpkin aficionado should have.

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Villainess Smack Now Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!    We’re excited to bring you more of our popular Villainess products, this time we’re presenting Smack! at The Rhinestone Housewife.   What is Smack! you ask?  Well, let me tell you.

Villainess describes Smack! as “The Villainess Smack! is a big wet kiss of luxury. A gentle blend of foaming agents, spiked liberally with skin loving vegetables oils – grapeseed, cherry kernel, cococnut – and anti-oxidant Orchid Extract, and laced with botanicals and cane sugar to simultaneously cleanse, buffer, and exfoliate. Smack! is free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, propylene glycol, FD&C dyes, and phthalates and is available in 23,751 fragrances.”  While we won’t be bringing you 23, 751 different varieties, we think you’ll find something you like in what we chose, with more to be added soon!

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Birth Rite Smack! – Layers of Incense, Buttercream Cupcake and Spicetrade, topped with a scoop of Berry Patch.

Black Citrus Smack! – Equal portions of cool Coconut Milk, sweet Vanilla Bean, deep Unearthed and bright Fresh Squeezed Citrus.

Black Out Smack! – Two scoops of Incense sweetened with Chocolate Mousse and Honey Nut.

Bonfire Days Smack! – Equal portions Bonfire, Bluegrass, Redwoods and Vanilla Bean.

Candy Cane Cupcake Smack! –  Exquisite equal portions of our chilling Mint Medley, tooth-aching Candy Floss, Buttercream Cupcake, and sublime Vanilla Bean.

Cherry Cordial Smack! – One perfect scoop of Cherries Jubilee, nestled in a gooey Vanilla Bean cream and encased in two decadent scoops of Chocolate Mousse.

Coffee Break Smack! – A scoop of too-strong Espresso, a sweet touch of Honeynut, Buttercream Cupcake, and a single dose of Spice Trade.

Crushed Smack! – Two decadent layers of Chocolate Mousse with a single grounding scoop of Red Woods, and a fresh, sweet Raspberry Plum.

DST Smack! – Cold November mornings – too early, too cold and not nearly enough caffeine. Falling leaves and Red Woods, Espresso with a warm shot of Spice Trade, and a creamy touch of Vanilla Bean.

Exhumation Smack! – Layers of visceral Raspberry Plum goo, Chocolate Mousse treats, tooth-rotting Candy Floss and the grave’s own Unearthed filth.

Exsanguination Smack! – Crimson pools of Cherries Jubilee, Raspberry Plum and Berry Patch and drips of dragon’s blood-rich Incense.

Goldflake Smack! – Two scoops of Honey Nut spliced with Spice Trade and Incense.

Grenade Smack!  – Exquisitely tart portions of Limeade and Fresh Squeezed Citrus with a sweet punch of Cherries Jubilee and Raspberry Plum.

Harvest Peach Smack! – Celebrate the transition from summer’s warmth to autumn’s chill with a scoop of Georgia Peach, one Fresh Squeezed Citrus, one Spice Trade and deep Unearthed.

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