A Little Bug in a Big World

Random: Love Affairs
February 20, 2011, 3:55 pm
Filed under: Random, Uncategorized

That’s right.

I tend to have torrid love affairs in my life.  For a few years, it was bath products.  You couldn’t keep me off of the Lush website.  I ran group orders on the Lush forum for UK Lush orders (because they had stuff we couldn’t get at the US site) and for their sister company BNever. And damn it, I smelled goooooooood.  I still have some bath bombs and bubble bars from those days.  And don’t let me fool you, I’m still the first person to add Lush to the list of “To Dos” when we’re in a city with a store.  It wasn’t JUST one great bath company though.  I was a huge money maker for Primal Elements, Darkswan Indulgences, Villainess and a little start up that I can’t remember the name of now.  I’m sure there were others.  It’s taken YEARS (I know, I know) to work my way through all the soaps, shampoos, scrubs and whatever elses I could get my hands on during that time.  And damn, I still smell good!

With a little overlap, I also had (I say had, but it’s probably more like still have) a huge love of indie perfumers.  I really love to smell good, apparently.  Black Phoenix and Blooddrop are probably my most expensive love affairs.  I have enough perfume oil to bathe in, for the rest of my life, and I still might never run out.  I actually go out of my way to NOT investigate Etsy for perfume, because it would just lead to more trouble.  The thing is, I can’t physically wear commercial perfumes.  All the fakeness in them sends my allergies into a hissy fit.  They just don’t even smell good to me.  Perfume oils are different.  They’re blends, without all the bullshit.  I loooves them.

My two latest obsession are intertwined.  I can almost blame one on the other.  Shockingly, I’ve never been much of a makeup girl.  I wear it, but I had something like 4 eye shadows.  An acquaintance through an internet group changed that forever.  Sweet Libertine has turned me into an eyeshadow whore.  No shit, I’m up to 50+ colors (I have to keep track for our bonus program!).  The REASON I need 50 eye shadows?  I use them for cosplay.  This is my newest obsession – the new pit that I pour what little extra money there is into.  The sprite darter makeup trials helped me justify something like 15 colors.  I used more than 10 for the final product, which I think is a fair number.  AND, I get to add all those wonderful colors to my personal collection – for every day use!  How much fun is that!

What will be the next obsession?  Who knows.  I’m pretty happy with the skills I’m developing from cosplay.  I’m currently working on some corsets to sell through etsy.  We’ll see where it all takes me.  Maybe nowhere.  Maybe I’ll move on to something else.  Maybe, this will be the one obsession that manages to hold my attention and I can make something out of it.  Maybe.


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