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Solstice Scents Winter Collection at The Rhinestone Housewife

We know you have been waiting for this, the Solstice Scents winter update is available at The Rhinestone Housewife!  Available while supplies last.

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Winter EDP’s

DARK GINGER SPICECAKE
Gingerbread, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Amber, Benzoin

FLINTLOCK
Saddle Leather, Virginia Cedar, Tobacco, Black Pepper, Woods, Bayberry & Evergreens

MONARCH
Rich Red Musk, Fir, Juniper, Cedar, Frankincense, Labdanum, Moss

OUTPOST
Sugar Crystals, Spruce, Fir, Patchouli, Soft Woods, Bayberry, Mistletoe, Amber

SNOWMINT MALLOW
Peppermint, Vanilla Cake, Sugar Cookies, Flaked Coconut & Marshmallow Creme

SNOWSHOE PASS
White Amber, White Musk, Vanilla Accord, Peppermint Cream, Cold Winds

Winter Perfume Oils

BUTTERED RUM MALLOW
Rum, Marshmallow, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Clove, Butter, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Brown Sugar & All Spice

DARK GINGER SPICECAKE
Gingerbread, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Amber, Benzoin

FLINTLOCK
Saddle Leather, Virginia Cedar, Tobacco, Black Pepper, Woods, Bayberry & Evergreens

 LEMON GINGER CREAMS
Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies Filled With Vanilla-Lemon Cream

NIGHT STAR
Patchouli, Nutmeg, Frankincense, Myrrh, Woods and Lemon

OUTPOST
Sugar Crystals, Spruce, Fir, Patchouli, Soft Woods, Bayberry, Mistletoe, Amber

SNOWMINT MALLOW
Peppermint, Vanilla Cake, Flaked Coconut, Sugar Cookies & Marshmallow Creme

SNOWSHOE PASS
White Amber, White Musk, Vanilla Accord, Peppermint Cream, Cold Winds

SUGARVALE
Candied Pecans, Butterscotch, Buttered Rum, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Hot Pralines & Milk Chocolate Cocoa

WINSLOW’S
Rows of Christmas Trees, Clove Studded Oranges, Bayberry Tapers, Handcrafted Wreaths & Mistletoe

Solstice Scents Fall LE Perfume Oils Available at The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!

We are happy that the new Solstice Scents fall collection of perfume oils is available at The Rhinestone Housewife. Available while supplies last!

Astral Temple – Amber, Ginger, Orange, Clove, Patchouli, Vetiver, Frankincense.

Astral Temple Perfume Oil
Astral Temple Perfume Oil

Blackburn Farmstead – Blackberry Jam, Boysenberry Preserves, Vanilla Bean, Creamy Vanilla & a Touch of Vanilla Musk Reformulated from the original version in 2016.

Blackburn Farmstead Perfume Oil
Blackburn Farmstead Perfume Oil

Foxcroft – Decaying Leaves, Rich Black Soil, Dry Leaves, Fall Air, Woods, Chimney Smoke.

Foxcroft Perfume Oil
Foxcroft Perfume Oil

Gehenna – Red Musk, Dragon’s Blood Resin, Amber, Burning Wood, Somalian Myrrh, Egyptian Musk, Oud

Gehenna Perfume Oil
Gehenna Perfume Oil

Halloween Night – Sweet Candy Corn, Chocolate Candy Wrappers, Melty Gooey Marshmallows, Sticky Caramels & Black Jelly Beans.

Halloween Night Perfume Oil
Halloween Night Perfume Oil

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Sweet Pumpkin, Coffee, Cinnamon, Gingerbread Whipped Cream & A Drop of Nutmeg. This caffeinated concoction starts with fresh roasted pumpkin spice coffee ground and brewed as an espresso. Monin Gingerbread syrup, frothy steamed milk and fresh made gingerbread whipped cream dusted with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg complete it.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Perfume Oil
Pumpkin Spice Latte Perfume Oil

Runestone – Natural Earthy Forest Blend With Aged Patchouli, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Cedar, Violet Leaf, Dirt, Leaves, Cypress, Spruce.

Runestone Perfume Oil
Runestone Perfume Oil

Scrying Smoke – Natural and Meditative Melting Frankincense Resin, Frankincense Smoke, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedar, Petigrain, Vetiver, Labdanum & much more.

Scrying Smoke Perfume Oil
Scrying Smoke Perfume Oil

Witch’s Cottage – Warm Baked Goods, Dried Herbs, Sweet Annie, Soft Woods & Fragrant Hearth Smoke.

Witch's Cottage Perfume Oil
Witch’s Cottage Perfume Oil

Dreaming Tree Soapworks Once Upon A Dream LE Collection at The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!  If we learned one thing, it’s that you love the Dreaming Tree Soapworks products as much as we do!  So due to popular demand we have expanded the products we offer at The Rhinestone Housewife.

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Once Upon A Dream Limited Edition Soy Melts – The perfect alternative for home scenting and mood making without an open flame

Break off one or two blocks (depending on your scent strength preference), place into melter of your choice (yes our melts are compatible with Scentsy melters), and enjoy!

Clean up is a breeze, remove melting dish and wash in warm soapy water or pour spent wax into a heat safe disposable container, wipe down melting dish with a paper towel and then you’re ready for some more. Some scents are only available in melts and not candles, please view the scent list below you may find some surprises!

Aegis of the Owl: In honor of both the bold and wise Athena a blend that calls to her and her patrons. Athena, also referred to as Athene,is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is often portrayed as companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. Imbued with all the goddesses favorite things fruits, flowers, and sacred trees Aegis of the Owl is a sylvan unisex blend with notes of grapefruit, citruses, geranium, spruce and cypress on a soft suede bed. Use this scent to help inspire a little wisdom and heroism of your own.

Bombadil: “Come along, tell me now, who’s this jolly fellow? 
Bright blue his jacket is and his boots are yellow,
With lemon cake and blueberry jam-oh,
Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!”

A MOST delicious lemon butter cake that has a great balance of sweet and tart, only to be complimented with an incredibly jammy blueberry jam and the tiniest touch of spice. Unlike a lot of gourmand scents Bombadil is cheery, light, delightful—and dare I say addictive.

Mint Mysticism: The ultimate cooler! A blend of fresh mints, basil and an earthy twist.  It’s creamy, minty herbal fresh, a new religion; Mint Mysticism!

Midnight Margarita: a blend of citrus and the star; puckery West Indian lime. Juicy and fresh skin refreshment.

Practical Magic: A very practical blend for a fresh clean start or to shake some bad juju. Herbal lavender, clary sage and a few extra secret herbs from near the garden gate accompany this bright fresh blend.

Renaissance Faire: The Renaissance Faire scent is an amalgamation of my favorite scent memories of the faire. Heady- but bright jasmine and roses from the herbalists hut behind the big cauldron, softly smoky sweet incense swirling everywhere, and that super refreshing black mint tea, that no matter how you try you just can’t seem to make the same way at home. Everything good about the faire without being the typical food scent.

Verbena: Sally is really putting that herbal magic to work here. This soap is bright and fresh as her small shop! Sweet citruses blended with white sage, lemon verbena, and sunny garden herbs. Loved by both men and women for it’s tart, zippy cheer!

Once Upon A Dream Silken Reverie Lotion – Over a full year in development these amazingly luxurious lotions will win you and your skin over. Made fresh from scratch these are creamy,rich, and nourishing- never greasy leaving your skin comfortable and silky soft. You have never experienced lotion like this!

Aegis of the Owl, Bombadil, Dark and Stormy, Midnight Margarita, Practical Magic, Renaissance Faire and Verbena.

One Upon A Dream Limited Edition Scrub – Banish dry, scaly, skin with some shower time enchantment!

Aegis of the Owl, Bombadil, Dark and Stormy, Mint Mysticism, Midnight Margarita, Practical Magic, Renaissance Faire and Verbena.

Once Upon A Dream Limited Edition Aromatic Elixirs – Catch these beeeutiful delights before the dream fades!

Aegis of the Owl: In honor of both the bold and wise Athena a blend that calls to her and her patrons. Athena, also referred to as Athene,is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is often portrayed as companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. Imbued with all the goddesses favorite things fruits, flowers, and sacred trees Aegis of the Owl is a sylvan unisex blend with notes of grapefruit, citruses, geranium, spruce and cypress on a soft suede bed. Use this scent to help inspire a little wisdom and heroism of your own.

Bombadil: “Come along, tell me now, who’s this jolly fellow?
Bright blue his jacket is and his boots are yellow,
With lemon cake and blueberry jam-oh,
Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!”

A MOST delicious lemon butter cake that has a great balance of sweet and tart, only to be complimented with an incredibly jammy blueberry jam and the tiniest touch of spice. Unlike a lot of gourmand scents Bombadil is cheery, light, delightful—and dare I say addictive.

Dark and Stormy: Take yourself to the heart of a summer storm with the fresh scents of ozone, rain, heather and hyacinth grounded in deep moss and earth.

Renaissance Faire: The Renaissance Faire scent is an amalgamation of my favorite scent memories of the faire. Heady- but bright jasmine and roses from the herbalists hut behind the big cauldron, softly smoky sweet incense swirling everywhere, and that super refreshing black mint tea, that no matter how you try you just can’t seem to make the same way at home. Everything good about the faire without being the typical food scent.

Solstice Scents EDP’s at The Rhinestone Housewife

Oooh, are we excited to post this update!  Finally, the time is here and we have stocked The Rhinestone Housewife full of cult favorite, Solstice Scents!  We are so pleased to welcome this indie perfume house to the family.   The EDP’s are available to ship internationally where not prohibited!

Select fragrances offered in Eau de Parfum sprays. Each fragrance is presented in undenatured organic cane sugar alcohol. 60ml

Black Forest – Agarwood, Nagarmotha EO, Tobacco Absolute, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Absolute, Maraschino Cherries, Black Cherries, Hay Absolute, Sandalwood EO, Whipped Cream & a drop of Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil

Black Forest EDP
Black Forest EDP

Conjure – A Magical Blend of Vanilla, Amber, Cedar, Spices & Cauldron Smoke

Conjure EDP
Conjure EDP

Conjure Dark – Amber, Frankincense, Sweet Incense Smoke, Dried Rose Petals, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Woods, Oud, Vanilla

Conjure Dark EDP
Conjure Dark EDP

Edge Of The Night – Black Vanilla, Soft Spices, Red Musk, Chypre Base

Edge Of The Night EDP
Edge Of The Night EDP

Estate Carnation – Estate Vanilla, Sweet Opium Smoke, Carnation, Rose, Olibanum, Orris Root

Estate Carnation EDP
Estate Carnation EDP

Estate Rosewood – Estate Vanilla, Tea Rose, Oak Casks, Tobacco, Bourbon, Woods, Rosewood, Hinoki Wood

Estate Rosewood EDP
Estate Rosewood EDP

Estate Vanilla – Raw Vanilla Pods, Vanilla Infused Sugar, Cream & Vanilla Extract. Our Rich House Vanilla

Estate Vanilla EDP
Estate Vanilla EDP

Foxcroft Fairgrounds – Cotton Candy, Cream Soda, Vanilla Taffy, Gridling’s Funnel Cakes, Powdered Sugar, Crisp Fall Air, Woodsmoke & a Tendril of Incense

Foxcroft Fiargrounds EDP
Foxcroft Fairgrounds EDP

Hidden Lodge – Dry Wood Blend, Oud, Woodsmoke, Spices, Castoreum (Botanical Interpretation)

Hidden Lodge EDP
Hidden Lodge EDP

Inquisitor – A Dark Resinous Blend of Leather, Labdanum, Beeswax, Frankincense, Benzoin, Palo Santo, Vetiver & Fire

Inquisitor EDP
Inquisitor EDP

Library – Leather Bound Books, A Carved Rosewood Mantle, Dying Fireplace Embers, Wood Wainscoting, Cedar Shelving and Aged Paper

Library EDP
Library EDP

Manor – Woody-Vanilla Musk, Vanilla & Agarwood

Manor EDP
Manor EDP

Manor Fire – Manor, Smoke, Charred Wood, Melted Beeswax, Wood Resin, Dry Wood, Burning Leaves, Worn Leather

Manor Fire EDP
Manor Fire EDP

Night Watcher – Forest Floor, Tree Tops, Bark, Mountain Air, Fir Balsam, Juniper, Moss, Oud, Dried Herbs, Cedar Tips

Night Watcher EDP
Night Watcher EDP

Rose Mallow Cream – Moroccan Rose absolute, Bulgarian Rose absolute, Marshmallow Fluff, Strawberry Nectar, White Chocolate, Vanilla, White Musk

Rose Mallow Cream EDP
Rose Mallow Cream EDP

Smoky Mountain Mallow – Wood Smoke, Fossilized Amber Resin, Lapsang Souchong CO2, Guaiacwood, Labdanum, Nutmeg EO, Marshmallow

Smoky Mountain Mallow EDP
Smoky Mountain Mallow EDP

Snowshoe Pass – White Amber, White Musk, Vanilla Accord, Peppermint Cream, Cold Winds

Snowshoe Pass EDP
Snowshoe Pass EDP

Thornwood Thicket – Sugared Blackberries, Amber, Oud, Guaiacwood, Oakmoss

Thornwood Thicket EDP
Thornwood Thicket EDP

Vanilla Pipe Tobacco – Chewy Unlit Vanilla Pipe Tobacco Blend & Light Fragrant Pipe Smoke

Vanilla Pipe Tobacco EDP
Vanilla Pipe Tobacco EDP

White Fox – Vanilla Musk, White Fur, Wood Blend, Frozen Dirt, Snow

White Fox EDP
White Fox EDP

Wolf Spirit – Desert Sage, Pinyon Pine & Resin, Conifers, Cedar, Palo Santo, Soft Incense, Vetiver, Frankincense, Fur, Juniper

Wolf Spirit EDP
Wolf Spirit EDP

Arcana Stars + Flowers Reviews

Hotties!  Here they are, reviews of the Stars + Flowers collection.

Arcana Stars + Flowers
Arcana Stars + Flowers

Adhara: The maidens. Vanilla cream, tangerine, clementine, Nagami peel, black coconut, and a touch of sweet violet.

In bottle: Bright citrus!

Wet on skin: The vanilla cream blended with the tangerine and clementine are so pretty together.  The sweet violet is soft and cheeky in the background.

Dry on skin: The vanilla is definitely foody and creamy and with the citrus notes it’s quite creamsickle-y but the dark coconut and violet are the perfect balance to the bright gourmands.

Verdict: Bright, effervescent and bubbly.  If you love citrus and vanilla, you’ll love this!

Bellatrix: The lady warrior. Sweet, jammy fir absolute with 3 honeys, honeysuckle, tiny strawberries, and blood orange.

In bottle: Fresh honeysuckle.

Wet on skin: Fresh pine needles and honeysuckle…it’s kind of a genius combination.

Dry on skin:  The honeysuckle really warms up and as the fir mellows.  The strawberries are fresh and very precious with a generous drizzle of honey.

Verdict:  The honey is pretty soft in this blend and it’s all honeysuckle on me.
Betelgeuse: Orion’s hand. Atlas cedarwood and blood cedar with smoldering oudh, osmanthus, brown musk, bacon, and vetiver.

In bottle: Smoke and all smoke!

Wet on skin: This a a serious oil.  Heavy, smokey and musky.

Dry on skin: I can’t really distinguish the notes in this, but it’s all incense, smoke, wood and musk with a healthy dose of vetiver.

Verdict: Don’t worry, you won’t smell like bacon!  But if you’re into the heavy, smokey and incense blends then you most certainly need this.

Electra: The lost Pleiad. Pink carnation petal ice cream, Mexican bakery vanilla, eggnog, sweet cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In bottle: Frothy pink.

Wet on skin: Mmm, carnation and eggnog are swirled together, tasty and creamy   Plop a scoop of cinnamon ice cream on top and it’s spicy, sweet and lush.

Dry on skin: The spiciness of the carnation really ramps up and it’s a great balance with the sweet notes.

Verdict: This is so pretty.  Carnation is one of my favorite flowers and if you’re a carnation lover then you should pick this up.

Miaplacidus: Gentle waters. Sea air, spring water, cucumber, juniper, hyacinth, lavender, China musk, and 1 drop of hyssop.

In bottle: Fresh aquatic.

Wet on skin: The juniper is right up front, with a splash of very soft cucumber water.  The hyacinth and hyssop petals are gently swirling around with a fresh spritz of spring air.

Dry on skin: Bright hyacinth and salty sea are lovely with light cucumber and exotic musk.   Lavender and juniper are perfect to balance this out.

Verdict: A fresh, aquatic blend with an sophisticated twist of heady florals.

Mira: The amazing. Tiare blossoms dipped in milk chocolate with coconut, sugared rum, French cocoa absolute, marshmallows, and white chocolate.

In bottle: Sugary chocolate accord – dark in color.

Wet on skin: Rich milk chocolate and coconut drizzled in rum marshmallows.

Dry on skin: The white chocolate and marshmallows are rich and luscious.  The tiare blooms and scent swirls around with the sugared rum and cocoas.

Verdict: A rich gourmand dream with an unexpected white floral that is perfection.

Sirius: The brilliant. Bright white grapefruit, golden amber, linden flowers, tart red currant, cassis, and pomegranate.

In bottle: Bright citrus.

Wet on skin: Oh man, this is ALL bright citrus – right up in your face, bracing and proud.

Dry on skin:  The citrus and cassis are stuck in a swirly embrace of juicy, bright cloudiness, with a flash of linden flower and a healthy dose of pomegranate.

Verdict: A lively and energetic blend, this would be perfect for those hot summer days.

Arcana Stars + Flowers Collection At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!  I just love it when a new collection just suddenly pops up with a quickness and that’s exactly what happened with this Arcana collection.  Available for pre-sale at The Rhinestone Housewife while supplies last!

Flowers + Stars

“What a desolate place would be a world without flowers. It would be a
face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars
of the earth? And are not our stars the flowers of heaven?” -Clara Balfour

Adhara: The maidens. Vanilla cream, tangerine, clementine, Nagami peel,
black coconut, and a touch of sweet violet.

Bellatrix: The lady warrior. Sweet, jammy fir absolute with 3 honeys,
honeysuckle, tiny strawberries, and blood orange.

Betelgeuse: Orion’s hand. Atlas cedarwood and blood cedar with smoldering
oudh, osmanthus, brown musk, bacon, and vetiver.

Electra: The lost Pleiad. Pink carnation petal ice cream, Mexican bakery
vanilla, eggnog, sweet cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Miaplacidus: Gentle waters. Sea air, spring water, cucumber, juniper,
hyacinth, lavender, China musk, and 1 drop of hyssop.

Mira: The amazing. Tiare blossoms dipped in milk chocolate with coconut,
sugared rum, French cocoa absolute, marshmallows, and white chocolate.

Sirius: The brilliant. Bright white grapefruit, golden amber, linden
flowers, tart red currant, cassis, and pomegranate.

Stay tuned for reviews!

Two Timing Tart Scent Shots at The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!

We’ve got a couple delicious new Two Timing Tart scent shots available at The Rhinestone Housewife and trust me, you don’t want to miss out of these!   The scent shot two ounce size is perfect for larger wax burners and are super easy to split for smaller burners.   Don’t miss out of these lovely new scents available for a limited time only!

Coconut Orchid – An intoxicating blend of heady orchid and creamy coconut with a sparkling blast of iridescent and pink glitter.

Coconut Orchid
Coconut Orchid

 

Grapefruit Chiffon –  Like the most delicious dessert you’ve ever smelled, this is the perfect blend of refreshing grapefruit and rich, sugary chiffon with a dash of iridescent glitter.

Grapefruit Chiffon
Grapefruit Chiffon

 

Tangerine Lavender – A blissful combination of sultry tangerine and soothing lavender with a glitz of pruple and iridescent glitter.

Tangerine Lavender
Tangerine Lavender

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!

Arcana The Prynne Collection Reviews – Valentine ’16

Hotties!  You are going to love this new Arcana collection.  Available in limited release at The Rhinestone Housewife, Valentine’s Day has never been more bawdy, sexy or fun!   This is a soft release  with a limited number of bottles, but don’t worry!  More will be made available by pre-sale.  Don’t worry, they will be worth the wait.

The Prynne Collection

It hath evermore been the notorious badge of prostituted Strumpets and the lewdest Harlots, to ramble abroad to Plays, to Playhouses; whither no honest, chaste or sober Girls or Women, but only branded Whores and infamous Adulteresses, did usually resort in ancient times.  –William Prynne, Militant Puritan

That girl, she holds her head up so high! –Bikini Kill
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Bawd:  Bright red cherry, brassy tobacco, Anjou pear, and white amber.

In bottle – Cherry cough drop!

Wet on skin – The cherry is upfront followed closely by the succulent pear and they are delicious!

Dry on skin – The cherry has settled nicely into the background and the tobacco has arrived, mingling with the pear it’s gorgeous!   The white amber is the perfect, soft finisher.

Verdict – I don’t think it’s going to be a huge to anyone that I love this.  Cherry and I have had a long and successful relationship together.   I never thought to combine cherry and pear but this is amazing.    The cherry won’t be too ‘cherry’ for those that might not love it.  It’s rich and surprisingly subtle with the complimenting notes.  If this were a woman, it would be a sassy, smart and foul mouthed redhead.  Sound familiar?

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Demimondaine:  Sugary milk, Venezuelan coffee CO2 extract, espresso, and rich gateau.

In bottle – Mmmm….espresso.

Wet on skin – Oh sweet glorious espresso, swirling with the warm coffee CO2 extract.

Dry on skin – On the dry down, this blend oozes with the sugary milk and finishes gloriously with the gatues (rich cake).

Verdict – Another hit for me.  Coffee is my kryptonite, I live in Seattle after all.  This is so much more that just a straight up coffee blend.  It’s warm, rich, thick and oh so, so satisfying.  Do you love great coffee?  Then you will LOVE this.  This would be a tall, glorious chocolate eyed beauty.

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Harlot:  Three bittersweet chocolates, French cocoa absolute, and caramelized vanilla bean.

In bottle – Rich chocolaty goodness.

Wet on skin – The bittersweet chocolates are the first note, right up in your face with the caramelized vanilla bean giving it a great big hug.

Dry on skin – This has settled into a rich cocoa-y vanilla cloud of yum.

Verdict – A beautiful chocolate perfume that’s not foodie or too precious in any way.  It’s grown up, rich and very adult.  And sexy.  So very sexy.   This woman would love expensive shoes, dark chocolate and would be fluent in four languages.

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Jezebel:  Tiare, gardenia, jasmine, tuberose, and stephanotis are suffused with white musk, pearl musk, and citron.

In bottle – Soft white florals.

Wet on skin – This all floral right up front with a soft musk chaser.

Dry on skin – The gardenia is soft and succulent with the tuberose wafting delicately around it.   The jasmine is quite soft and subtle here and it’s all blooming beautifully with the musks and just a whiff of citron.

Verdict – Do you love soft and feminine florals with a pearly white musk?  Then you will absolutely love this.  It’s pretty without being precious or girly.   This woman would be accomplished at setting the perfect table and would also stay up for days at a time writing erotic poetry.

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Odalisque:  Thick vanilla syrup, golden musk, black musk, kyphi, and spikenard.

In bottle – Soft rooty musk.

Wet on skin – The kyphi is boldly dancing with the black musk spikenard.

Dry on skin –  This blend really blooms with dry down as the syrup and golden musk warm up and soften this blend.

Verdict – The scent reminds me of a dark and mysterious woman.  She’s beautiful and an enigma and possibly quite dangerous.  But you’re still fascinated by her.

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Qedesha:  Neroli petals dripping with honey, bee nectar, warm musk, and pearl musk.

In bottle – Soft neroli musk.

Wet on skin – The neroli is all up in your face, and you can’t help but love it.  The musks are just starting to peek out at dry down.

Dry on skin – Honey, neroli, and musks are all rolling around in lovely, lovely be nectar.

Verdict – It’s warm. It’s rich.  It’s golden.  Do you love honey?  Then you’ll love this glorious scent.  This woman would be lush and have a dirty sense of humor with a devilish grin.

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Strumpet:  Plush, rich vanilla, tart cassis, brown sugar, and green cognac absolute.

In bottle – Tart cassis.

Wet on skin – The brown sugar is so sexy and warm and it’s followed closely by the plush vanilla.

Dry on skin – The green cognac absolute is giving this an almost fruity vibe, but not cloying.  It’s almost magical with the plush vanilla and dark sugar.

Verdict – So very succulent, and sweet but rich and deep at the same time.   This woman would enjoy her liquor and laugh in a husky fashion.

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Tart:  Sweet lemon cakes, fluffy coconut frosting, and a dash of bergamot.

In bottle – Tart frosting!

Wet on skin – Yum………sweet lemon and coconutty  frosting.

Dry on skin –  The bergamot really blossoms on dry down and it’s the perfect compliment to confectionary goodness of the sweet lemon and coconut.

Verdict – This is lovely and would be so, so delightful on a sultry summer night.   If you like lemon, coconut and a bright burst of bergamot then you’ll love this.  This lady would be bubbly and blond and have an infectious bright laugh with a wild party streak.

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Trollop:  Vintage patchouli, resinous amber, boozy apple rum, and vodka.

In bottle – It smells like apple jack!

Wet on skin – The amber and patchouli are ready to party!  Pretty soon, the apple booze shows up.

Dry on skin – The apple rum is amazing and it’s luxurious and so yummy.   It’s absolutely perfect with the patchouli and amber and the light shot of vodka is a perfect, grounding note.

Verdict – Oh, this is good and so right up my alley.   If you’re into patchouli and apple then grab this while you can!    This lady would know how to throw a party, with expensive booze, beatnik music and a LOT of cool friends.

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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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