Monday, August 15, 2016

The Pretty Intellectual

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized. Julie and Kat
Thanks to our Stormsister, Sara, for the lipstick love.

"One of my favorite beauty brands has added two more shades to its line up of gluten-free, cruelty-free, natural lipsticks...." Read more here.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Makers of Minnesota

Thanks to Stephanie Hansen from MyTalk 107.1's Makers of Minnesota podcast for the interview!

Episode 5 - The Story of StormSister Spatique.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Purse Strings

Purse Strings - Women and The Maker Movement
Thanks to Maria Reitan of PurseStrings and STYLED RETAIL for interviewing me for her podcast about Women and The Maker Movement. There is also some great additional info about Pokemon GO in the retail industry.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Home Hair Color

home hair color tips by StormSister Spatique
Though I don't advocate home hair color, I know some folks just can't help themselves.

So, if you're going to do it, consider these tips first.

Thanks to SheKnows and Bethany Ramos for including my two-cents!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Kat and Julie


Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized - Julie
Our two newest Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick shades are launching this Sunday at the Midwest Makeup Show - Kat and Julie.

Julie is a neutral nude shade.

Kat is a wild fuchsia.Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized - Kat

5 Ways States Are Luring Small Biz

Becky Sturm
What does business have to do with beauty?
When you get featured on CNBC about small business in Minnesota and your beauty biz gets a shout-out. That's what.

Thanks to Elaine Pofeldt for the opportunity.

"Support for Main Street businesses. Becky Sturm has moved around the United States, but when she decided to open StormSister Spatique in 2005, a business that sells beauty products, like her own vegan lipstick brand, she had no doubt that her home state of Minnesota was the ideal location......" more here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

INtelligent Nutrients Matte Texture Paste

INtelligent Nutrients Matte Texture Paste
Style it sky-high. Or slicked. Or shaped. Or separated. Or …

Pompadour in the morning, defined and separated after work, sleek by night—INtelligent Nutrients' new modern styler lets you rework your style on a whim.

Your new best styling friend for both night and day hair.

Coconut oil helps to soften the hair and promote scalp health.
Larch Tree Resin provides flake-free hold without irritation.
Aloe Juice enhances strength while combating frizz without a greasy residue.
A little goes a long way for effortless styling – quick or creative.

(99% NATURAL ORIGIN OF TOTAL. 66% OF TOTAL INGREDIENTS ARE FROM ORGANIC FARMING):

Aqua (Water), Beeswax/Cera Alba,1 Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Galactoarabinan, Agave Americana Leaf Extract,1 Glycerin,2 Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,1 Aroma,3 Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,1 Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil,1,4 Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil,1,4 Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil,1,4 Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil,1,4 Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil,1,4 Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder,1 Cocos Nucifera(Coconut)Oil,1 Pullulan,Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Heptyl Undecylenate, Sorbitol,2,5 Sorbitan Oleate, Trehalose, Alcohol Denat.,2,5 Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citral,6 Limonene,6 Linalool,6 Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
1 CERTIFIED ORGANIC
2 MADE WITH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
3 ACTIVE AROMA/FLAVOR OILS: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL,1 VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT NATURAL FLAVOR,1 SWEET RASPBERRY NATURAL FLAVOR,1 CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL,1 CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN) PEEL OIL,1 LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL,1 POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL,1 HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS (AMBRETTE) CO2 EXTRACT,1 CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL,1 SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) OIL,1 VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT OIL,1 CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL,1 DIPTERYX ODORATA (TONKA) BEAN OIL1 4 ANTIOXIDANT INTELLIMUNE® SUPER SEED OIL COMPLEX 5 DENATURED WITH ORGANIC CITRUS AURANTIUM BURGAMIA (BURGAMOT) FRUIT OIL 6 NATURALLY OCCURRING COMPONENT OF ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND