News & Updates

24 November 2016

 

Well, hello, my sweets! Here we are at this magical time of year and yet, here in the USA, we are in some very stirring waters right now seeing a rather bleak future with our new president-elect. I don’t want to talk much about this, but I do want to say that those who love and embrace diversity and kindness, know that we are the majority. Don’t forget that. Stay strong. Persevere for and with kindness. Speak out against hate. Love will win. And despite these dark times, I hope I can bring you some light.

This holiday season I have some new goodies for you! First of all, the perfume collection is a little bit smaller than usual with only 8, but all new, scents, however, I am testing the waters and offering dainty demi-sized bottles that are about 2/3 the size of my full sized bottles!

In the bath goodies section there are new bath truffles, size new Glisten, new shower creams, four new Flutters, and and and and bubble bath! Yes! For real! Super bubbly and super scented, you are going to love this stuff! Because of time constraints in getting this update out in time, I do not have bath butters right now, but they will come this winter. I just need a little more time!

Autumn & Halloween and Autumn Simplicities will be here just a few more weeks.

For the holiday weekend, I have a special coupon for you. Type in coupon code mercybuckets2016 and you will get 15% off of your order now through Monday the 28th. I cannot apply the coupon retroactively, so make sure you put it in at the time of order placement. Also, I anticipate high order volumes, so please allow a 7-14 day order turn around time. I hope it isn’t quite that long, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Free holiday gift wrap if you need it! Just leave me a message in the comments box of the shopping cart. Please give yourself plenty of time if you are ordering for a holiday gift. If you aren’t sure it will arrive in time, best email me first so I can confirm.

Loads of love, hugs, courage, and peace to you. I appreciate your business and support more than you know.

Snowflake kisses,
Astrid xxoo

 

01 November 2016

A good Toussaint Todos Santos to all! I've updated with a small collection of pillows for you!

Making softness,
Astrid xox

 

23 October 2016

 

Welcome to Blooddrop’s Autumn Simplicity update for this year! I’m offering a collection of a few seasonal favorites that are revisiting plus some entirely new perfumes that I hope you will enjoy as well.

A handful of musks were listed on the Rares pages.

Keep an eye on Blooddrop on Facebook and Instagram (astridblooddrop) for occasional updates and the ultra rare limited release!

The next update will be the Winter & Holiday update, but until then I hope you all have a delightful Halloween and blessed Samhain!

Love to our dearly departed,

Astrid xxoo

 

03 October 2016

Hello everyone!

Last night, I sneakily put up the Autumn & Halloween bath update! I have to admit, this update has been a real task to complete for a variety of reasons, but mostly because projects kept getting jinxed, supplies had to be reordered, other projects got put on the back burner, then other projects were delayed, so on and so forth. Finally I said, I have to go with what I’ve got! So, there are fewer items than I would have liked, but I do think you will really like what I did get completed! I have some bubble bars that are still curing and if they ever decide to finish curing, I will get them on the site. But let me tell you about what I *do* have for you!

This update brings you a new set of five bath and shower oils! They are simply gorgeous. And I’ve made quite a bit. If there is a scent you are simply nuts about and wish you also had a bottle of it in perfume, drop me a line. I can do that for most of them. They may end up in the boutique eventually.

Also, a brand new wash to wash with Blooddrop: Shower Cream! This is a very moisturizing body wash. Perfect for as the season changes, the heat comes on, and your skin gets dry and itchy. At this time, I do not intend to make this a regular item. Please enjoy it while it is here.

It was too warm for me to offer Flutter and I wanted to make sure I had something creamy for you, so instead I’ve made a deliciously smelling, super moisturizing butter balm, sister to Blue Moon, called Pumpkin Moon Butter Balm and beefed up with pumpkin seed oil and a few other nourishing extracts. This goes a long way and should last you through Autumn!

De retour is Glisten, which I used to offer many years ago. This is a special seasonal treat for scenting your hair. Only offered in small sizes and reasonably priced, these would make great little stocking stuffers for the holidays if you want to stock up ahead of time!

And finally, I’ve been wanting to sew so badly and then I came across a project idea that I just *had* to make! If you check out the Home & Linens section of the boutique, you will see I have some of the coolest pillows you have ever seen. I don’t want to sound smug, but these pillows are just crazy awesomesauce! I mean really!

The next update will bring Autumn Simplicities and/or some Duos. I’m still working on those and a little behind because of the mishaps with the bath update. I’m hoping to have those up in about two weeks.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with this update! I hope you are just as excited over the new items! I’m sorry to not have bubbles and soap bars for you, but I hope I can get some for the Winter & Holiday update. I hate to disappoint, but I’ve been having a lot of bad luck lately! It’s been surreal!

Making spooky,
Astrid xxoo

 

 

 28 August 2016

I can’t believe we are already at this time of the year again! I mean, wasn’t it just May? How are we at the end of August already? Yet, here we are at the first of Blooddrop’s Autumn & Halloween updates for 2016! This year it is all about newness with the unveiling of three different collections.

The first collection is my general Autumn & Halloween offerings with not a single revisit this year. (It is possible that you might see some favorites return in a few weeks, we’ll see.)

The second collection is a ridiculously fun series of Halloween-inspired musks. These perfumes are all about whimsy and imagination. They are all vegan and cruelty-free. Most of my perfumes are vegan (honey being the exception), but I wanted to specify it here because in traditional perfumery, musks came from animals.

(While I’m on the subject of Blooddrop ingredients, please note that any “nut” ingredients come from accords and are actually nut-free.)

The third collection is my Gentlemen of Horror perfumes. I have had this collection tucked in the back of my head for a few years now. I’m not a fan of contemporary horror at all, but I love glamorous Hollywood horror with actors such as Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, and Peter Cushing to name a few. These actors really created a stylish world of fear and creepiness that movies no longer have for the most part. I wanted to pay tribute to some of these actors and this year I chose my top three: Lugosi, Karloff, and Price. Next year I would like to do a few more as well as include some of the women actresses of early horror.

I am so excited to release this update! It has been a long work in progress. But you also know that I have much, much more to come in the new few weeks and months, so stick around and Blooddrop will take care of all your Autumn and Halloween needs!

Spooky smooches,
Astrid xxoo

 

 

23 July 2016

I found an odd little stash of perfumes from Summer of 2011, so I've listed them on the Rare & Very Limited page!

xoxo

13 July 2016

Here I am on an eve of a holiday again! This time I am on the eve of France's national holiday, La Fête Nationale, or as we know it Bastille Day. I've been meaning to do perfumes for this holiday for a long time now, but I'd never see the day coming and then I'd be like, "Merde! I missed it again!" This year çe n'est pas le cas! You will find three perfumes in this collection and you'll notice that if you get all three perfumes and line them up, colorwise they should look a little flag-ish.

There is another part to this update and that is the arrival of the Summer Simplicities! It's a big group of 24 scents this summer with the return of some favorites and the arrival of new ones, including many that were requested by you on Facebook! I hope you love them. You will see a theme to some of them. My favorite them that I had running through my head was, "stuff you buy as a tourist in a beachy town."

And now I have to turn my attention to Autumn because there's only 110 days until Halloween! Yeah!!!

Follow me on Intagram @astridblooddrop and on Facebook on the Blooddrop page and Blooddrop group page!

Don't forget to wear sunscreen,
Astrid xxoo

 

19 June 2016

On the eve of the summer solstice, I'm presenting you my collection of limited edition perfumes for the season! They are all bright, bold, and warming blends for this radiant time of the year and I hope you will enjoy them!

The Summer Simplicities will come in a few weeks along with hopefully and handful of summery bath goodies, too, if time allows!

The Spring Simplicities and Early Summer Duos will hang around for a while longer as will also the Free Shipping Over $75 offer!

Happy summer my dears! Enjoy the sun!
Astrid xxoo

 

06 June 2016

A new section has been added, Rare & Very Limited, for, well uh, rare and very limited perfumes.

xoA

 

17 May 2016

Oh hello! How's about an Early Summer Simplicities Duos collection? I had originally planned to wait until the end of the month to release this collection, but I wanted as many of you to be able to take advantage of the test run of free US shipping on orders of $75 and above. The Musks and Whinnies will come down at the end of the month.

Enjoy and come follow Blooddrop on Facebook and Instagram (@astridblooddrop) for in between update musings!

Cheers and hugs,
Astrid xxoo

10 May 2016

I think you are going to like this news! I am testing a new feature here in the boutique: free shipping on all US orders $75 and over! For right now, this will be from today until the 10th of June. If this turns out to be successful, I will extend the feature! There are no codes involved, just check out as usual and the shopping cart will take care of the rest!

xo,
Astrid

 

26 April 2016

Happy Blooddrop Spring update! This update brings a big bouquet of Spring Simplicity perfumes and a fresh and bright collection of new bath goodies!

This Spring Simplicity collection is focused on blossoms and blooms in a collection of 18 perfumes. This collection will be here until mid-June or until supply is exhausted.

The Spring bath collection offers up a new trio of bath oils, new Locks hair serum, four new sugar bars, three new Silken, and three new bath salt soaks that are in the cutest damn jars that I could find. (Use these jars for trinkets once you've used all the soak up!)

The Whinnies and Musks will stick around a few more weeks, but the Musks are starting to run very low, so do shop while they are still available.

From here on out, I'll be working on the Summer collection, but I do hope you enjoy this update!

Oh, and before I forget, thank you to all my customers. You, ladies, are the best!!

xxoo,
Astrid

 

29 March 2016

Good morning! I finished my taxes last week, which put a me a little bit behind on filling those Whinnies orders and I apologize. I will be caught up on those within the next few days. In the meantime, I'm thinking towards my next update and making some Springy bath goodies, but my shelves are still fairly full. So, I think it's time for a spring cleaning sale! I've marked down alomost everything on the Bath page with significant discounts between 25-35% off, everything on the Jewelry page is 50% off, linen spray on the Home page has been marked down by 40%, all the beautiful, one of a kind Carry Alls are marked down 20%, and, as you may have noticed I don't do this very often, the Valentine's Day and Simplicity Duos have been marked down 25%!

Sale prices will run until about April 15th. The Valentine and Simplicty Duos will come down on that day as well.

Help me clear the shelves, will ya?
Astrid xxoo

 

17 March 2016

 

I thought this spring would be a good season for Blooddrop’s marshmallow ponies to make a return! This Whinnies collection offers up 15 new blends that will satisfy a wide range of tastes from ultra sweet to fruity, floral, and even resinous. This joyful herd will stick around through early May or as supplies remain. I hope you enjoy this fluffy, perky update!

The Whinnies 2016 Collection, as inspired by a certain seasonal bird-shaped marshmallow, but taken in a very Blooddrop-esque, equi-centric direction!

I'm not quite sure what the next update will be. Possibly some bath goodies or some Spring Simplicities or maybe a little bit of both. Stay tuned!

Happy (a few days early) Spring,
Astrid xxoo

 

28 February 2016

 Eventhough this is two days early (oh hello Leap Day!), welcome to the March Musk collection! I've made you a selection of 15 new musks that I am very excited about!

Part of the reason I am releasing this collection two days  ahead of time is because the Winter & Holiday collection and the Cure tribute collection are leaving at the end of the day tomorrow. This will allow some of you to combine ship from all three collections if you would like to save on shipping. The Simplicity Duos will be here for a little while longer.

And on that note, it is 50 degrees here in Michigan today, so I'm off to ride my horse! See you soon!!

Tally ho,
Astrid xxoo

 

10 February 2016:

Hello ladies! Well, two updates in one week? That's not like me! But I have new things for you! Specifically three one of a kind Carry Alls that I have been working on during my evenings. I've been missing sewing so much and am making an effort to get at my sewing table with more frequency these days. I love what has been the result! Definitely feeling Victorian-y and feminine lately (who me? ughm certainly not in my personal wardrobe!) and that is coming out in my sewing. I hope you love them and will give them a shoulder to rest on!

With lace and stitches,
Astrid xoxo

07 February 2016:

For one last time, I am bringing back the perfumes I created for and inspired by The Cure's genius work, Disintegration. They will be here until the strange day of the 29th of February and not a day later or as supply remains. Now go light a bunch of candles, turn all the other lights off, and listed to this album loud.

Yours in black eyeliner,
Astrid xox

25 January 2016

Hello everyone! I hope the beginnings of 2016 have been good to you! It has been a little rocky for us, but I have hope that it will not be the theme for the entire year. I hope those of you who were in the way of Snowzilla are all safe and sound. I imagine the plowing out of your driveways, sidewalks, and roads are quite a daunting task!! Don't hurt your backs!!!

This update has been a little bit of a challenge for me in that I was really struggling to put together a group of Simplicities that excited me. It just wasn't happening! And finally it came to me, "Hey! I'm my own boss! I make the decisions. I can do something new if I want to!" And I did. In my struggles, there were some favorites that I kept turning to, but I wanted to do something different, yet also stay within the perameters of the concept of a Simplicity and I was also thinking about Valentine's day, too. The idea of pairing Simplicities together came to me. Duos! Usually I wouldn't just take two notes and put them side by side becuase I think you need to at least have three to have a conversation, but I liked this experiment and it was very "Valentine-y" pairing two together like a couple. So this Winter I present to you Simplicity Duos! There is a collection of 21 different pairs and I hope you like them! I'm not sure if I will do this again for the Spring collection, but maybe!

I also am offering a petite collection of Valentine-inspired perfumes. They are not all happy-go-lucky, but they are thoughtful, evocative, and lovely perfumes.

The Winter & Holiday perfumes will be here until Valentine's Day. The two collecitions I am listing today will be here until early March or as supplies remain.

2016 will be an exciting year for Blooddrop as I have some cahooting going on with some other artists that I am super happy about. Stay tuned!

xoxox,
Astrid