Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winners of the Free Giveaway Contest!

Okay- I am a little late on the announcement :/ but the winners of the giveaway are:

1st Prize: Heather Jane Design
2nd Prize: Eco Chic Handknits
3rd Prize: Lunarbelle

Thank you to everyone who participated! If you won and did not leave an email address or a shop linke where I can contact you, please send me a message to angelakay016@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FREE GIVEAWAY CONTEST! (over $45 in free gifts to be won)

October is probably my favorite month of the year, so what better time to do a massive Lily Poppet giveaway contest? Find all of our perfume oils at www.lilypoppet.etsy.com

The Prizes
First Prize: Two Lily Poppet perfume oils of your choice, keep one and give one to a friend! ($25 value)
Second Prize: One Lily Poppet perfume oil of your choice ($12.50 value)
Third Prize: Three Poppettes (1ml samples) of your choice ($8.25 value)

The Rules
The rules are simple. You must be 18 years of age to enter and all entries must be in by October 24th at midnight. The winners will be drawn on random.org and announced October 25th and prizes will be mailed October 26th. That easy!

How to Enter
You can earn up to 15 entries for this contest, here's how:
Get 1 Entry: Post a comment with your favorite Lily Poppet perfume oil (please provide link)
Get 2 Entries: Follow me on Twitter, I will follow you back! www.twitter.com/LilyPoppet
Get 3 Entries: Tweet about this contest and link back.
Get 4 Entries: Make any purchase, no matter how big or small, from Lily Poppet on Etsy
Get 5 Entries: Blog about this contest on your own lovely blog! (please provide link)

*****So where can I find Lily Poppet?*****
Right here!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Adding tons of new scents over the next few weeks- check them out!

I have been so busy since I've moved into my new abode conceptualizing and creating new perfume oils... I am planning to release around 20 new scents by this time next month. Here are a few you will have to look forward to. Let me know your thoughts!

Creamy Hazelnut Coffee
A steaming hot cup of coffee swirled with frothy hazelnut cream. Comfort in a bottle!

Raspberries and Dark Chocolate
What more can we say about this one? Tart raspberries drizzed with dark chocolate. One dessert temptation you woun't have to feel guilty about!

This perfume oil embodies youth and sweetness. A soft blend of peony, lily of the valley, and musk combine to make this beautiful scent.

Lemon Sweet TeaSweet
Southern iced tea with a big wedge of lemon, plain and simple. Refreshing!

Named of the Greek goddess of the Earth, more commonly known as mother earth. Grass, trees, dirt, and fresh air mingle to create an invigorating perfume worthy of a goddess.

Coming Up Daisies
White daisies as far as the eye can see in a lush green meadow. One of my personal favorites!

Named for the Greek goddess of daylight and sunshine. Frolic through a mountainside meadow with lush sweetgrass, verbena, and sunny yellow dandelion. Wonderfully stimulating!

A tribute to the Greek goddess of love and beauty who is said to be born of the sea. Her perfume smells of ocean mist, sea salt, andwater lilies.

Siren Song
Named for the Sirens of Greek folklore. These seductresses lured wayward sailors to their death by their flawless beauty and song.This scent is a veritable love potion reminiscent of the power of the Sirens- wanton, womanly, and full of seduction. Jasmine and Lily of the Valley tantalize as they sweep over a veil of creamy cocounut.

Green, green, and more green. This perfume oil inspired by the emerald isle was created by blending together the fresh scents of aloeand four leaf clovers (what else?!).

Named for the Greek goddess of wisdom. This blend of peppermint, lemon, and vanilla will get you going and even will aid inconcentration throughout the day. An absolute must have for any collection.

Named for the Greek goddess of the hunt and the moon. This perfume oil evokes images of a moonlit forest on a clear night. Green apples add a tart twist and herbaceous basil rounds out this scintillating blend.

Named for the Greek god of wine, parties, and general debauchery. The scent of intoxicating red wine mingling with carnal desire is sure to bring out your inner hedon.

In Greek mythology, the Naids were water nymphs that presided over fresh springs, streams, and brooks. This oil captures the naiadspirit in the combination of blood orange, water lilies, and a cool bubbling brook.

Named for the Greek goddess of marriage and childbirth. Hera was the wife of Zeus and though the institutions she represented are kindly, her jealousy and wrath were formidable. This oil captures that essence by combining soft rose and white florals with robust clove and sandalwood.

Named for the Greek goddess of the sea, this perfume oil conjures up the feeling of a deserted beach on a windy day with the the stinging ocean spray whipping through the salty air.

Named for the Greek god of war and bloodshed. This blend is a raging swirl of blood red rose, smoky patchouli, and deep musk. Who knew being so bad could smell so good?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Letting you guys choose the next perfume oil scent!

How long has it been since I have written! Goodness- I feel like it's been forever. I have been in the process of a move, which is infinitely more complicated when you move not only all your personal things, but try to move and organize all your business things as well. It's a much better situation though, I have gone from a 750 square foot apartment to a 3000 square foot house... and believe it or not I am saving around $600 in rent per month! The only issue is that we have a seriously mental squirrel living here- he actually comes and licks the glass on our front door. If I can ever get it on video it will definitely be posted here and on youtube.

Anyways back to the Lily Poppet stuff... I have just made a new perfume oil and I have been wearing it everyday for the last week and I love it! It is called Rose Queen and you can find it here. It is a blend of white rose, red rose, and baby pink rose. I know that the rose thing isn't for everyone but this is definitely not a grandma rose. I love how the red rose fragrance is actually kinda biting and edgy which balances out the white rose's creaminess.

In addition to Rose Queen, I am gearing up to make a TON more awesome perfume oils with my newly acquired space. In fact, I am going to let the people decide what my next perfume oil scent should be. I created a survey that you can take here to vote for the next Lily Poppet perfume oil. It's really easy, takes less than two minutes and you get to choose from combinations like this:

Lemon, Lime, Cilantro
Satsuma, Verbena, Bamboo
Daisies and Grass
Iced Tea and Lemon
Dark Chocolate and Raspberries

The winner will be our next perfume oil that you can find at Lily Poppet!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spotlight on Etsy items that cost $16... just because it's my lucky number!

I LOVE the number 16. It's just so pretty, so divisible, so loopy. I was born on March 16, which has a lot to do with it. One time when I played Mega Millions and picked 16 as the Mega Ball, I won $8. So technically I won the lottery :-p Anyways, this is my special blog spotlight on my love affair with handmade items and the loveliest number in the world- 16!

This item caught my eyes first off. The colors in it are absolutely amazing! I love peacock accessories!

You astrological-minded readers know that since I was born on March 16 that I am a Pisces- well what Pisces could resist this scarf? It's beautiful and reminds me of calm waters. Plus it's a steal at $16- it was hand painted! Plus I am a bit biased because I just released a perfume oil called Lagoon....

Now if there is one thing that I love besides making soap and perfumes, it is makeup! I am an avid collector- especially of MAC MSFs! I also love Urban Decay and the up and coming Illamasqua brands. This bag is pretty big and looks very sturdy- judging by the size I could fit my whole MAC lipstick collection in there- and let me assure you, I have more than 16!

Couldn't you just see Marilyn Monroe wearing these? These earrings are beautiful and right up my alley. I love the color pink and I love to be noticed- these would definitely give their wearer a ton of attention. I love that they are mounted on gold as well- it just adds to that old Hollywood glam feel.

How posh is this? I adore the pattern and love it even more since it really is eco-friendly. Not like those stinky plasticky eye masks you can get out of the bargain bin at Wally World- this is the real deal! This would be perfect for a jetsetter or a partier- I'm not judging! :)

Okay so what if I am 25 years old and I was home on a Friday night watching Twilight? I can't get enough! This set sounds amazing and just makes me even more anxious for New Moon to come out so we can see the whole Bella's birthday scene!

I hearted this seller and this item long ago so I think it's only fate that made it come up in my lucky 16 search! I am so intrigued by this cream. I actually know quite a lot about skin care and I can say that judging by the ingredients, this cream will pack a great moisturizing punch. My skin drinks up ylang ylang so I am sure this would be love at first application for me!

These cards are absolutely haunting, so yes, they are right up my alley! I think it's so cool that the seller took these photographs and was able to make them look so stunning as cards- a definite visual treat!

Panties!!!!! I mean come on, everyone needs underwear (in my opinion) so why not wear super cute ones! I love the little doggy pink ones. These would also make a great gift for your girlfriends!

If you have an Etsy shop, it's gotta look good to be successful. I love Camille's work, especially this piece which is ironically on sale for- you guessed it- $16!

I love this. I have been on a bird kick lately and the girl in the painting even looks like me, well except I have a lower half. I think that everyone could find something in this artist's shop that appeals to him. I know I have found many!

So that wraps up my tribute to my favorite number, 16! I had a busy day today, but I was able to list my Blue Raspberry Soap on Etsy.

Don't forget to check out my pal Sherryl's blog for her shop Skylar's Candy Clips, she will be featuring my shop on her blog tomorrow and I am doing a HUGE giveaway for it!

Until next time,

Lily Poppet

The website is finally live- 10% off SALE!

After many days of hard work I have finally been able to launch the Lily Poppet website: www.lilypoppet.com! I am using this site to sell my perfume oils, but my soaps will still be available on my etsy site of course.

To celebrate the grand opening of LilyPoppet.com please use the code GRANDOPENING to receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My brain's all right.

So good news... my brain didn't show abnormalities on the MRI today. I guess the bad news is that I still don't know what is causing chronic pain and migraines on only the right side of my head :-s However, in honor of my healthy brain tonight I want to show some cool Brain-themed items from Etsy... I guess it could fit into Halloween too!

I love the deconstructed look of this pendant... and who doesn't love the concept of phrenology? Did you know that back in the day before we knew that the shape of your head didn't determine your personality there were phrenology parties for the upper class. Put that in your pocket :)

I'm sure at first glance these would look like little hearts, but if you take a closer look and are able to appreciate the detail you will see that these are little brains! A really unique idea for cufflinks!

This is a really cool idea- lunch bags with illustrations. My three teenage brothers... and probably my four year old nephew would love these!

Still on the zombie train, these plates are like nothing I have seen before. Added bonus: there are matching cups!

Gotta give my fellow soapers some love! This not only looks super realistic, the smell of cotton candy makes it even more irresistible. Plus, goat's milk makes such a dreamy, creamy lather :)

The craftsmanship on this sculpture is awesome... I love that she included the brain stem as well. Be sure to read the story behind this stunning work too!

This shop has some really interesting hats, including this one. In the winter it looks like it will keep your brain anything but exposed to the elements!

This seller had it right when she called the brain "everyone's favorite internal organ." How cute is this necklace!?!

This shirt is great, but I have to admit that looking at it gives me test anxiety. Remember filling in all those blanks in Anatomy class?

This bracelet doesn't look like brains, it's even cuter. Plus a whopping 100 percent of the proceeds go to help children with brain tumors... I can't think of a better cause!

That's all for the celebration of healthy brains right now! I was able to list a new perfume oil tonight though, it is called Southern blooms and was crafted from the all the best southern blooms- light honeysuckle, heady jasmine, creamy gardenia, sweet magnolia, and delicate rose. You can find it at my shop here.

Until next time,


Lily Poppet

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Treasury

Since I never have the good fortune of creating a treasury on Etsy, I am going to attempt to do a blog treasury dedicated to one of my favorite tales of all time: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll. My copy is older than dirt... literally- it's dated in the 1920s! I can't wait for Tim Burton's take on it in 2010! Until then here are some of my favorite Etsy finds on the subject.

This is a beautifully crafted domino necklace... I can't believe it's only $3.50. You can tell a lot went into making this one!

One of my favorite scenes from the book! Also, I love the extra detail with the skeleton key (so cool) and the came. Utterly feminine!

Halloween is coming up and seriously who wouldn't want to be Alice!

Now this is cool. As the seller notes, cigarette cases are not just for cigarettes. In fact a friend uses them for a wallet and I have used them to store blotting sheets before. This one is gorgeous- and affordable too!

I love me a good little t-shirt, but it seems like all the ones I like everyone else has as well... that's what you get when you shop retail. However, I doubt anyone could match your style wearing this one... and a plus- it's on sale!

A crown! How cool is this. You can tell that a lot of time and effort went into making this- it's beautiful. I am sure it would be awesome with a Halloween costume.. or just to let people know who is boss :-p

I love this. I am a sucker for charm bracelets and this one is beautiful. I love the little touches of red, but I think my favorite part is the little Drink Me bottle!

This has already made it's way to my Christmas list. This seller's bags are incredible and absolutely unique. One of my favorite Etsy finds for sure!

It was about time I show the caterpillar some love... and I love this ring! Such a unique character in an awesome book. Can you believe it is only $3.75!

My absolute favorite Alice art on Etsy. This is probably one of my favorite artists... she is super talented and this piece shows it!

That's a wrap for now but please feel free to comment and post your favorite Alice items! And if you are so inclined, drop by my shop here!

Lily Poppet

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Finally released my perfume oils!

This has been a verrry busy week for me! First of all, finished up my last Summer II course at grad school, and also I was able to launch my line of perfume oils on etsy! I may be a bit biased but they are absolutely yummy. Right now I have some foody scents and fresh scents. In fact, they are going to be featured on Skylars Candy Clips' Blog on August 30. In a thread on the boards I was lucky enough to get seven pages of scents that people would love to try! It's clear that citrus will be the next in line. I also heard some really interesting suggestions like Fig Sandalwood and Pipe Tobacco. I can't wait to experiment and make more... it really is my passion. If I had to pick one thing that would set my scents apart from others I have seen, it is that you will probably never see me release a one note scent. What I really enjoy in making interesting blends of multiple notes, the art of blending the oils really lies in being able to construct a unique multi-level scent from scratch... well in my humble opinion anyways. The 5ml bottles of oil are $10 and the 1ml sample vials are $1.50.

Right now I am wearing the Red Berries scent... it is lovely. I put it on at 9 this morning and can still smell it on my wrists at 7pm- that's staying power! It really does smell just like fresh strawberries and raspberries. In fact, when I went to pick up my glasses this morning the lady behind the counter asked what I was wearing; she was so surprised when I told her I made it! I actually had a sample of it in my purse so I gave one to her :)

Another thing I am excited about with the perfume oils is that I have started my Savannah collection of oils. Savannah, GA is my favorite place in the world and I am in the process of trying to move there.... just waiting for a job to come through! The first scent in the Savannah Collection is River Street. I have been dreaming up making it since my last visit about a month ago. Pralines take center stage of course, but I also threw in icing and caramel apple. It smells so good... very rich and yummy! I am planning on doing another scent in the Savannah Collection for Halloween. I'm going to make it a spooky one... perhaps centering on a graveyard. That's all I have to say for now ;)

Here is a link to my shop where you can see all of the oils: www.lilypoppet.etsy.com

And here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Double Mocha Whip Bars... Mmmmm

My first blog post- hope it's just the first of many!

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Angela and I am the owner of a little etsy shop called Lilly Poppet. You can find it here: http://www.lilypoppet.etsy.com/ I wanted to create a place to write about what I do, and also to support all of the other wonderful crafters out there.

Onto the mocha bars! Recently I was sitting in a coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon, studying for my final exams for grad school (almost done- yay!). I am one of those people who can eat soup and drink hot tea and coffee in the the dead of the Georgia summer heat, so I was sipping on one of the most delicious and decadent treats the shop offered. I began thinking that perhaps I could recreate this sensation of yumminess in a soap. After a lot of testing, I finally came up with the richest creamiest bar I have made to date! I used goat's milk for this one of course, then added in layers of chocolate and espresso. I topped it with a layer of creamy whipped vanilla. Before putting it up in the shop, I decided to take it to class and see what some of my classmates thought about it. Thankfully, they thought it was just as wonderful as I did. In fact, my friend Heather kept turning around and grabbing the bag saying she needed a sniff. Others caught on and soon everyone was sniffing it all the while making reference to certain addictive drugs... that's how yummy it smells. Even my professor came around to see what the commotion was and she fell in love with the bar too. It feels kinda cool to have the professor's stamp of approval- she has her Ph.D.- albeit in psychology.

And you know what the ironic thing is? You can get this soap for less than what the drink would cost you at said coffee shop. How cool is that? Want one? Get it here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29280737
Thanks for supporting the handmade community and have a great Friday!