Thursday, December 1, 2011

ETSY lovelies...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Things I love Thursday: Halloween!

♥ dogs in costumes ♥ this recipe for gingerbread skeletons ♥ false eye lashes ♥ black candles ♥ crisp mornings ♥ enchanted shea butter soap ♥ reading Poe ♥ having time enough to read {anything} ♥ watching Jack Nicholson in the shining

Monday, October 24, 2011

Holiday soap boxes

Holiday soap boxes are in the works. Look for entomolgy, anatomical, and oceanography sets for starters with more to follow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

TILT {things i love thursday}

♥ this Halloween blog post ♥ huge mugs of vanilla cappuccino ♥ shopping local ♥ farmer's markets ♥ homemade vegetable stew ♥ ordering deep discounted text books at ♥ new corsets ♥ fire engine red hair ♥eye patches

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Give-away: The Poisoned Apples

Hello Again Sweets! I thought we might have time to squueeze in 1 more fabulous Halloween give-away from one of my favorite ETSY shops! This weeks give-away is truly delicious! It features your choice of 'Poisoned Apples.' These {goulishly} delighful Caramel Apples are dipped in a rich, {to-die-for} caramel (whose recipe originates with Great Great Great Aunt Uriel.) Each is then adorned with twisted decor - from spiders and bats, to zombie flesh. All apples are hand created by the spooktacular Lesa, owner of ♥The Poisoned Apples♥.

My choice: The Poisoned Apples' {signature} Caramel Apple, dipped in black chocolate with a white fondant skull and red chocolate blood. {Hello Snow White}

You have 4 chances to enter this delicious giveaway:

1. Visit Lesa's etsy shop, browse through her wondrous collection of handmade delights & leave a comment here (on my blog) telling us if you could have your pick, which poison you would love to win.

2. Blog about this give away then come back here (to my blog) & let us know you did by leaving a comment.

3. FB &/or tweet about this give away then come back here (to my blog) & let us know you did by leaving a comment.

That's up to 5 entries per person, per give away! Winner gets choice of 1 of Lesa's current poison apple listings.

NOTE: Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday Oct 23rd, 2011. Good luck, Sweets!

YOU CAN FIND ♥The Poisoned Apples♥ HERE: ETSY shop

YOU CAN FIND ♥SteamBath Factory♥ HERE: Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Etsy Shop

Thursday, October 13, 2011

TILT {things i love thursday}

♥ making the front yard of my {new} home look like a graveyard even before we move in ♥ finding homes for not 1 but 2 of our foster cats in 1 week ♥ sour patch kids candy ♥ Pumpkin Pancakes prepared by my 9 y/o {son}♥ planting purple tulip bulbs ♥ watermelons {finally} growing in our garden plot ♥ being caught up on ALL of my ETSy orders ♥ & BIG Eyed Black Cats

Wordless Wednesday

Shakespear's Globe Theater in London {just wow}.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall Fantsy Chocolate Give-away!

Hello Again Sweets! I thought we would welcome fall and all things {Halloween} spooky with a few fabulous give-aways from some of my favorite ETSY shops!

This weeks give-away is truly delicious! It features your choice of ♥ Cake Lollipops ♥ Chocolate Lollipops ♥ Dipped Pretzels ♥ Solid Chocolates ♥ or Dipped Marshmallows- ALL dressed up for the Holidays and ALL hand created by the fabulous and ever-so-spooky {Chocolatier} herself Steffie, owner of ♥All things little & in between♥.
.My choice: {Spookalicious Marshmallow Pops}, wait..., maybe... the {Fall Fantasy Cake Pops}, yummmm!

You have 5 chances to enter this delicious giveaway:

1. Visit Steffie's etsy shop, browse through her wondrous collection of handmade delights & leave a comment here (on my blog) telling us if you could have your pick, which spooky goodie you would love to win. (Gift Certificates excluded.)

2. Like Steffie's FB page & tell her Steambath sent you over to share some love.

3. Blog &/or FB &/or tweet about this give away then come back here (to my blog) & let us know you did by leaving a comment.

That's up to 5 entries per person, per give away! Winner gets choice of 1 of Steffies current etsy listings. NOTE: Due to the nature of the beast {chocolate, chocolate, chocolate} this is a pre-order. Your item will ship after Oct 10th, we would just die if it melted!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday Sept 4th, 2011. Good luck, Sweets!

YOU CAN FIND ♥All things little & in between♥ HERE:
Facebook, Twitter, Blog, ETSY Shop

YOU CAN FIND SteamBath Factory HERE:
Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Etsy Shop

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood : Frugal Fashion

Your steampunk fashions need not cost and arm and a leg. You can get this entire look for $111.50. cents on ETSY. Mingle it with basic, solid black and/or white pieces you already have in your closet for a complete ensemble.

Little Red Riding Hood {you sure are looking good} in your fleece cosplay hoodie and scarf combo by ForwardMotionArt ...

...and your super vibrant do-it-yourself goggles are a must have for any steampunk red riding hood. They are from jadedminx of Los Angeles, California. The best part is you select your own lens colors.

No steampunk outfit would ever be complete without arm warmers from the iconic Zen And Coffee.

Made of a bottom weight twill and lined with black, this cincher skirt is PERFECT for your inner little Red Riding Hood {or inner pirate, or vampire, or...}. Made by: burntthemacaroni of Chesapeake, VA.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

{Dreaming} about a day at the beach.

My stars, It is {so} hot and I am {so} land-locked, dreaming of a sea breeze. To pass the time I search etsy for seahorses, mermaids, octopi. sailors, pirates {arggh}, beaches, oceans and escapes in general. I found some awe inspiring {dare I say titillating} pieces today.

Oh to be a 'shehorse' for just a day and drift out to sea ♥. Cool, serene, and lovely... this signed, digital print is of an original drawing in graphite on paper. Note the beautiful curves and sense of calmness artist Jeffrey Richter portrays by fusing the seahorse with the human form.

Or... perhaps... your dreams are more in mind with those of the fisherman's wife as photographed by Elisa Lazo de Valdez. Whether you draw away or are drawn ever so much closer, you have been moved {dare I say aroused} by natures mystery and beauty.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gift Certificate Referal Contest

I think it's high-time for a referal contest, Sweets! I would be {ever so} greatfull if you'd refer your lovely friends to my FaceBook Page and my blog. The prize will be a pair of, $25.00 SBF gift certificate valid for 6 months; one for you & 1 for your friend!

1) You will receive 1 entry for everyone who joins my page & leaves your name in a comment.
2) You will also receive 1 entry for everyone who follows my blog & leaves your name as a comment.
3) Your number of entries is only limited by the number of friends you can persuade to follow me.
4) This contest ends at midnight on July 4th. The winner will be drawn at random.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Things I love Thursday: Let them eat cake...

{Supposedly} When Marie Antoinette learning that the peasants had no bread she exclaimed "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" {"Let them eat cake"},reflecting the princess's obliviousness to the condition of her people as she wallowed in luxury. Here are a few of my {favorite} Marie Antoinette inspired etsy finds.

1st up, in honor of summer {pirate season}, I am maddly drawn to 'The Rianna', a Pirate Tricorn ♥ inspired by {both} Pirates & Sea Maidens: Tospy Turvey Design -Fine Millinery for Stage, Film & Play.
The infamous Louise Black has a Cameo Corset for ALL occasions, including this Young Marie Antoinette in Rocco Stripes!
The Cosmic Firefly has out done himself this time with this Octopus Girl Necklace, an Original Assemblage Jewelry Design. It carries both the summer pirate {arrgg} and 'Let them Eat Cake", themes.
This OOAK, Marie Antoinette Art Wig just screams of Cotton Candy Carnivals, the Circus & the {Pinkest} Lemonade by TiffanyDeMichele- Theatrical Wigs, Fashion Wigs and Handmade Extensions
Lastly, how about a pair of romantic, lace spats, layered with, roses and Victorian {steampunk} frills by Alina Ionescu Design all the way from Romania?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Full Moon Salt Bathing

Hello, Sweets! Did you know bathing under a Full Moon can help maximise your bath salt benefits?
When the moon is full {or new}, your body is at it's peak for mineral absorption and detoxification. Mineral absorption releases toxins from the blood to the skin and the skin then releases the toxins into the water, thus: detoxification. It is thought that a 30 minute bath {HIGH in minerals} is equal in cleansing to a 3 day fast but {MUCH} more enjoyable.
SteamBath Factory bath minerals include 3 {luxury} salts: Israeli Dead Sea Salts, Himalayan Salts and Ultra Epsom Salts. The next full moon will be Wednesday June 15th. Make sure you have your favorite flavor on hand!

♥ Israel Dead Sea salt is 100% pure, harvested from the Southern Dead Sea in Israel where King David himself bathed and where the mineral content is the highest.
Himalayan Sea salt is from the Earths Jurassic period and considered the purest {and PINKest} salt onplanet Earth.
♥ Ultra Epsom Salt is pharmaceutical grade and known for its exceptional purity and therapeutic value. It hales from a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FREE wares to be had!

Sherry of STEAM DUST STUDIO has blown her top{hat} and is giving her wares away {like a mad woman}! You may receive up tot 3 free non-custom digital Steampunk cards, ACEOs, gift tags and collage sheets. Check out her blog for details!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Custom: Tattoo Flash Soaps for High Voltage

Ah ha, they are done! Some of the artsist working at Kat Von D's tattoo gallery in West Hollywood, have designed limited edition} flash especialy for my image soap bars. They are ONLY available at HIGH VOLTAGE Tattoo, 1259 N. La Brea Avenue, W. Hollywood CA.

If you are so inclined to aquire a few bars, I expect them to be available online, on the apothecary page of Kat's WONDERLAND GALLERY .

■ black cat tat- kraken scented (olive blossom & lemongrass)
■ fuzz face tat- nightfall scented (fig and black current)
■ panda tat- rabbithole scented (jasmin & cinnamon)
■ skull w/ tophat tat- mutiny scented (island coconut & bay rum)
■ muerta couple tat- raygun scented (sweet orange, tangerine & grapefruit)
■ mouth tat- sublime scented (lemon & lime blossom)
■ High Voltage logo- belladonna scented (green tea & cucumber)
■ High Voltage logo- conservatory (wood, coffee, old books & patchouli)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirates, Mermaids & Zombies- OH MY!

Ahoy, Sweets! I have been ever-so zealously awaiting the arrival of the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. In part because I wanted to draw inspiration for a few more pirate/ocean/mermaid scents for my perfumes and in part because I can always use a 2 hour tropical get-away. Be ye fore warned: Go ye not into the theater expecting a great-grand story line that will keep you on the edge of yer seat matey. But if you want to get lost for a couple hours in whimsical costumes while brushing upon your pirate lingo and admiring a great deal of pirate (Johnny Depp) booty I say- full speed ahead ye landlubbers!

This 4th instalment had a {not-so-scary} zombie crew members, sword fights, prison breaks, perilous cliff dives, a mutiny, {super-model} mermaids, a search for the fountain of youth & even Black Beard himself. A good portion of the movie revolves around trying to catch a mermaid {sounds simple enough, right?}. Disney's newest shining star, Astrid Berges-Frisbey plays Syrena, the enchanting mermaid who just happens to be part of a coven of vampire-like-mermaids {words simply can't describe the bloody-horror}. Go watch fer yer self unless yer chicken- Yo-Ho-Ho!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giveaway: movable Clock Face ring by Friston

Hello Again Sweets! This weeks give-away is truely unique! It is a Steampunk Brass Clock Face Ring with a Moveable Spinner and Adjustable Filigree Ring Band by FRISTON.

Friston has been designing and handcrafted jacket lapel pins, rings, necklaces and earrings since 'back in the day' of NEW WAVE. He now focuses his creative energies designing STEAMPUNK jewelry using "re-purposed" vintage jewelry, trinkets, and hardware that represent the era of Steampowered Engineering and the Romance of the Victorian period.

The Victorian era relates to Hawaii's monarchy at that time, so many of his pieces incorporate the Hawaiian monarch, Victorian, and the industrial revolution of the 1890's.

There are 4 ways to enter this giveaway:

1)Follow this blog & leave a comment telling me why you love STEAMPUNK JEWELRY DESIGNS BY FRISTON.

2)Like Friston's FB page and leave a comment telling him steambath sent you.
3)Like my FB page and leave a comment.

4)Blog this contest and post a link to it.

*Please leave a seperate comment here for each entry.
*Contest ends at midnight 1 week from today, May24th.
*The lucky winner will get the exact ring in the photo!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Lip balms are back in stock at my etsy shop {SteamBath Factory},and are a must have for all naughty ladies and gents who dare the night... In their slender, black oval tubes, SBF lip balms are both dark and seductive. They will nourish your kisser with Vitamin E and restorative butters of Shea and Cocoa.
■ Green Fairy: absinthe (unsweet)
■ Honey Bee: honey
■ Mayhem: mocha java
■ Midway: strawberry marshmallow
■ Nightshade: lavender vanilla (unsweet)
■ Scandal: melon
■ Sideshow: grape
■ Wench: spiced peach
■ Yo-Ho-Ho: banana coconut

■ Dutchess: blueberry cheescake
■ Looking Glass: rootbeer float
■ Pink Flamingo: cherry lemonade

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Things I love Thursday: carnival photography

I am in {BIG} love with all things retro carnival, circus and fair, especial retro styled original carnival photos like 'The Grand Wheel' by Bucks Country Frames.

I am also {intensely} drawn to Elgar Boart's 'Vintage Swing' in Sydney, Australia.

And what's a carnival without a merry-go-round? This one was taken by bomobob and is of the world-famous, antique Tibidabo Carrousel in Barcelona Spain at Tibidabo park.

I almost forgot the 'Cotton Candy' by Eyeful. {That would have been a terrible travesty!}

I did {purposely} forget the scary clowns...though you can do your own quick ETSY search for 'scary clown' if you are feeling brave and adventurous! {I wouldn't click that last link- if I were you!}

Monday, May 9, 2011

Give-away: Steampunk, Rockabilly ear rings by Ashyley Spatula

Hello Sweets! This weeks give-away is your choice of Punk, Rockabilly and Steampunk inspired ear rings by Ashley Spatual. The winner will have a hard time choosing a favorite pair. Will it be Rainbows? absinthe? evil eyes? stars? hearts? or?

There are3 ways to enter this giveaway:
1. Visit AshleySpatula, browse through the wondrous collection of handmade steampunkery, leave a comment (here) telling us if you could have your pick, which ear rings you would love to have.

2. Like Ms Ashleys page & tell her Steambath sent you.

3. Get a friend to follow Steam Bath Factory's facebook page or AshleySpatula's facebook page
and come back to let us know you did by leaving a comment.

4. Give a Shout-Out about this Giveaway mentioning the www for both & on your blog, Face book or Twitter and come back to let us know you did by leaving a comment.

That's up to 4 entries per person, per giveaway! Winner gets choice of earrings from available stock.

Please leave a seperate comment for each entry. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday May15th. Good luck, Sweets!

Friday, May 6, 2011

What to do Friday?: Johnny Depp movies!

So what's girl to do when her husband is away for the weekend? Rent Johnny Depp movies of coarse! I have a stack, 3 movies high. I just hope that will be enough. 1st up is the sinfully delicious: Chocolat a hot and 'steamy' romance flick about a young mother (Juliette Binoche), who moves to the French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes and opens a {yep, you guessed it} La Chocolaterie. The town people find her chocolate to be quite scandalous!
Next in my cue is Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It is the perfect Victorian, Steampunk melodrama {slash, slasher flick} about an English barber (Depp) who murders his customers with a straight razor {I cover my face a lot in this one}, and with the help of his accomplice Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), processes their corpses into meat pies {so glad I am a vegetarian!}.
Sleepy Hollow is a period flick, slash horror film directed {as was Sweeny Todd and 1/2 dozen other Johnny flicks} by the genius Tim Burton. In this one Johnny Depp plays police detecive Ichabod Crane who is brough in from NY to find the murderous headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. I love a good period flick!There are so many more but we will save those for another time...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

When in Hollywood...

Ladies and Gentlemen, another shipment of SteamBath Factory soaps, lotions and literary prints are headed to WONDERLAND GALLERY. This whimsically dark, gallery noir is the newest musing of the lovely Kat Von D and is located next door to her High Voltage tattoo studio at 1257 N La Brea Ave in West Hollywood.
TEASER: I am working on a special commissioned project for HIGH VOLTAGE too, check back and watch the journey unfold!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Give-away- emerald estate ear rings

I have got another fabulous give-away for you. I am currently hooked on vintage inspired, estate sale gem jewelry. This lovely emerald pair is compliments of MommaGoddess.

1. Visit MommaGoddess., browse through her wondrous collection & leave a comment letting us know why you adore MommaGoddess.

2. Get a friend to follow SteamBathFactory on Face book (!/pages/Steam-Bath-Factory/125524784130173 ) or Twitter ( ) and leave us a comment letting us know you referred them.

3. Give a Shout-Out about this Giveaway mentioning the www for both & on your blog, Face book or Twitter and come back to let us know you did by leaving a comment.

That's up to 3 entries per person, per giveaway! Contest ends May 6th at midnight, Texas time. Winner will be randomized.

Please link to MommaGoddess here:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Things I love Thursday: Dark Circus

I am in total lust (love) with all things dark-circus starting with this stupendous, Silk Victorian Steampunk Anatomical Medical Skeleton Custom Cameo Corset by the notorious
Lousie Black

...and these to-die-for Misa Misa Striped Footless Leggings by one of my al time favorite etsy shops MeowKikiClothing

This Gothic Circus Ringleader Black and White Striped Satin Swing Dress by VoodooLounge
tops my current 'wish list.' I would wear this EVERYWHERE!