Monthly Archives: February 2016

Arcana The Prynne Collection Part 2 Reviews

Now that all The Rhinestone Housewife anniversary sales orders are packed up and ready to be dropped off at the post office, I thought I take a couple of moments to review the second part of the Arcana Prynne Collection!  These are available while supplies last!

Cocquette – A flirty blend of honeyed strawberries, pink cotton candy, Tahitian vanilla, French cognac absolute, and balsam of Peru.

In bottle:  Sweet pink candy!

Wet on skin:  It’s a bloom of pink strawberry right at first followed closely by the tropical vanilla.

Dry on skin:  The strawberry is soft and the sweet cotton candy is definitely giving this a pink vibe.   The cognac and balsam of Peru and just quietly hovering around the edges, lightly grounding the cloud of pink fluffiness.  It’s a delightful fluffy pink cloud!

Verdict:  If you like ‘pink’ or ‘sugar’ scents or anything with a sweet candy vibe, this will be right up your alley.  Personally, I’ve love to see what this is like layered with something like black coconut or patchouli.


Coquette Perfume Oil
Coquette Perfume Oil

 

Fancy Boy – So indulged! A slice of warm bread smothered in golden honey, white chocolate, almond bits, and rich vanilla.

In Bottle: Chocolate and vanilla.

Wet on Skin:  At  first it’s all white chocolate and almond, with a slight whiff of honey.

Dry on Skin:  The warm bread note has appeared and it’s added a really beautiful ‘warm’ feeling.  The vanilla is deep but rich and soft, while the chocolate and almond has settled down.  The honey ties the whole blend together.  At the very end the chocolate and honey ramp up and it’s delightful.

Verdict:  A chocolate blend that manages to be not too foody or cloying.   It’s really nice!

Fancy Boy
Fancy Boy

 

Floozy – Silky opium smoked with boozy amber, dark vanilla, and sandalwood.

In bottle:  Smokey and resinous

Wet on skin:  This blend is all silky smoked opium right from the get go!  The boozy amber and vanilla saunter in and tangle with the opium.

Dry on skin:  As it’s dried down, the sandalwood has made an appearance and it’s particularly lovely with the dark vanilla. These two notes really help to richen up the smoked opium and amber.

Verdict: If you like smokey blends or resins of any kind you might enjoy this.  The dark vanilla adds a warmth and depth that isn’t foody in any way.

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Floozy

 

Tramp – Red roses, worn leather, blood cedar, oudh, and 3 trampy musks.

In bottle:  Soft rose and light leather.

Wet on skin:   A very soft leather with a soft wood, which I expect is the blood cedar. The leather really does smell worn and not sharp at all.

Dry on skin:  The rose has amped a bit and it’s like completely couched in the swirling oudh and the musks.  The musks aren’t pungent but warm with a lot of depth and they are perfect with the earthy wood.

Verdict:  Surprise!  I liked this more than I thought I would.   If you’re into rose and leather than this might be a good choice for you.  Normally I amp leather notes to the point of it overpowering everything else but this blend doesn’t do that for me.

Tramp
Tramp



Third Anniversary Sale At The Rhinestone Housewife!

Happy birthday to us!  We are dusting off the old rhinestone and getting ready to bring you an amazing third year!

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Yesterday marked the third anniversary of The Rhinestone Housewife.  We are so thankful to all of our loyal customers.  The business grew by leaps and bounds this year and there were a few growing pains.  Thank you for hanging in there with us.  We are looking forward to adding new vendors this year as well as looking at the possibility of adding some private label skin care.

We are also currently working on changing the site cart to Paypal.  What does this mean for you?  This means  you will be able to utilize Paypal at check out – finally!   You guys have requested it and we have listened!  We will be sure to announce when that is complete and ready to go.  In the meantime, if you’d like to pay via Paypal, simply send us an email and we are happy to send over an invoice.   Be aware that during sales,  products can go quickly so waiting for a Paypal invoice can mean that items sell out before we get a chance to remove the stock from inventory on the site.

In the meantime, we’ve got a sale to announce!  Starting now until midnight on 2/29/16, you can use coupon code SPARKLETRIFECTA to receive 10% off any order 30.01-50.00, 15% off all orders from 50.01-100.00 and 20% off all orders over $100.01!   Additionally any  orders over $200 will receive free shipping, including international orders!

We are also going to be including free full sized products in random orders and once daily we will choose a random customer to receive free shipping!  Lots of random prizes and goodies so be sure to check in often!

The lovely Julia at Arcana has whipped up a new exclusive perfume oil to celebrate our big birthday and it’s aptly named, The Rhinestone Housewife – Caramelized banana trifles and blueberry cakes are deepened with dark, resinous amber and soft, creamy patchouli.

We also got four new blends to add to the The Prynne Collection.

Coquette – A flirty blend of honeyed strawberries, pink cotton candy, Tahitian vanilla, French cognac absolute, and balsam of Peru.

Fancy Boy – So indulged! A slice of warm bread smothered in golden honey, white chocolate, almond bits, and rich vanilla.

Floozy – Silky opium smoked with boozy amber, dark vanilla, and sandalwood.

Tramp – Red roses, worn leather, blood cedar, oudh, and 3 trampy musks.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make our little sparkly corner of the internet a success, without you we wouldn’t be here!  Now, go treat yo self!

Arcana Prynne Collection Part II

Surprise!  Julia at Arcana has gifted us with a couple complimentary and completely surprise scents to add to the lovely and lusty Prynne Collection.   These will be available at The Rhinestone Housewife shortly and are available for pre-sale in case you don’t want to wait.

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Prynne Collection Part II

Why is thye lord so sluttish? –Geoffrey Chaucer

Coquette: A flirty blend of honeyed strawberries, pink cotton candy, Tahitian vanilla, French cognac absolute, and balsam of Peru.

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Fancy Boy: So indulged! A slice of warm bread smothered in golden honey, white chocolate, almond bits, and rich vanilla.

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Floozy: Silky opium smoked with boozy amber, dark vanilla, and sandalwood.

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Tramp: Red roses, worn leather, blood cedar, oudh, and 3 trampy musks.

New Paintbox Soapworks Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hotties!  Just in time for the big “V” day event and just in time for the beginning of longer days, and freshly budding early spring flowers, we are so happy to present two new Paintbox Soapworks products at The Rhinestone Housewife.

Spring Bunny
Spring Bunny

The Blushing Heart Glycerin Soap – Sparkling lychee & pink grapefruit in a romantic bath of milk & pink rose petals.

Fruity & floral, sweet & tart, creamy & fresh, The Blushing Heart encapsulates the delightful contradiction that is being a woman. A scent for even the most staunch of rose-haters, it blends the timeless romanticism of rose petals & milk with bright, modern lychee fruits & a squirt of fresh pink grapefruit to add a bit of pucker. It is saucy, sweet, & undeniably female…

The Blushing Heart Glycerin Soap
The Blushing Heart Glycerin Soap

 

Bluebird in the Lilacs Glycerin Soap – A deeply nostalgic blend of old fashioned lilac blossoms, cool grass & the flutter of wings at twilight.

Bluebird in the Lilacs Glycerin Soap
Bluebird in the Lilacs Glycerin Soap

 

These are available now so enjoy them now and scrubs will be coming soon!

2015/16 Tacky Ornament Exchange

I love this swap, it’s my favorite!   This year I really scored with a heavenly wiener dog ornament.  I also received some really pretty Shiro shadows that I’ve been gradually working through, a BEAUTIFUL red matte Sleek lipstick that I’ve been wearing non-stop as well as several Future Primitive products that I haven’t tried yet.  There is a lotion, a bubbly soap and two perfume oils.  I can’t wait to try them all out!

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