Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HAMMS 2017

The 5th annual HAMMS Event marketplace is this Saturday, April 29th at the historic City House in St. Paul. 10AM - 5PM.

HAMMS - Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed.

30+ Minnesota makers as well as food and cocktails from Red River Kitchen.

The HAMMS Event takes place on the last day of Fashion Week MN so be sure to check out our MN fashion and accessory makers.

Pick up the perfect gift for Graduation, and Mom and Dad's Day.

We're dog-friendly so bring your pooch along!

Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door - up to $5k of ticket sales are awarded to one lucky MN maker!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

She Was Warned

5"x5" sticker now. Tattoo soon!
she was warned...nevertheless,she persisted.
When I was 12 my grandmother gave me a refrigerator magnet that stated, "A closed mouth gathers no foot".
I've always been "shushed" or told to "be still", and I have persisted my entire life.

My grandmother loved me. Even if I didn't keep my mouth shut.

Thanks to Brett Hurlbut for the design work. I'll love you always.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Controlled Chaos

Controlled Chaos Curl Creme
Controlled Chaos was created by a hairstylist with curly hair and developed with feedback from hundreds of her beloved curly clients. As if providing the best frizz-fighting, sun-blocking, curl-smoothing product wasn’t enough, the socially-conscious Controlled Chaos Curl Crème is made with organic U.S.-sourced ingredients and packaged in BPA-free bottles. Plus, one percent of all sales benefit the environment through 1% for the Planet.

No more product layering! Controlled Chaos Curl Crème is the ultimate all-in-one curl product. No need for a detangler, primer, mousse, gel, oil, heat protector, SPF, or shine spray... Curl Crème does it all.

ELIMINATES FRIZZ Locking in moisture and blocking out humidity, the Curl Crème soothes curls with organic chamomile, aloe and lavender extracts
ENHANCES CURLS Revolutionary “product memory” allows the hair to be worn up, moved around...even stretched... and it will return to the curl pattern it dried in with no crispy, flaky or greasy feeling
STRENGTHENS AS IT STYLES pH-balanced formula equalizes porosity, provides color protection and repairs damaged hair over time
ADDS INCREDIBLE SHINE All types of curly hair, even color-treated, damaged and porous textures will look shinier and healthier
PROVIDES UV AND HEAT PROTECTION You won’t need to apply additional primers or protectants
HIGHLY CONCENTRATED You’ll need less product over time, with continued use

THREE STEPS TO THE BEST. CURLS. EVER.

1. APPLY Starting with clean, soaking wet hair, apply to areas most likely to frizz. Begin at the ends and work upward toward the scalp, applying very little at the root.

2. STYLE Rake and scrunch large sections to encourage curl formation. If desired, twist face-framing curls around your finger (about one-inch sections, depending on hair density).

3. DRY Air dry or use a diffuser attachment to blow-dry, finishing with cool air. DO NOT touch the hair until it’s 100% dry! Once dry, if your curls look wet or crispy, just scrunch and shake out.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lowertown Pop Sweepstakes

Win tickets and prizes from some Lowertown Pop MN makers!
Enter here.

Please join us on April 15th at Union Depot from 10-4.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Vie Collection GLYCO 10

Vie Collection GLYCO 10 RESURFACING ACID CONCENTRATE
Vie Collection reasserts its medi-exclusive expertise with GLYCO 10 RESURFACING ACID CONCENTRATE, the at-home resurfacing peel for a “new skin” effect. Formulated with an ideal concentration of 10% glycolic acid, this peel gently but effectively stimulates cellular renewal for a controlled, progressive resurfacing action without discomfort. Complementary ingredient pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, an acid naturally occurring in the body but lost with age, intensely moisturizes the skin, helping to retain optimal hydration for maintained softness and suppleness. GLYCO 10 is fragrance free and has a serum-like gel consistency which is readily absorbed by the skin for easy application before a regular skin care cream. It may be used alone for instant smoothing effects and progressive resurfacing, or as a preparatory solution before professional peel treatments. Day after day, skin texture is refined, pores are tightened and the complexion appears fresher, smoother and brighter.

Directions for use:
Apply one or two drops to perfectly cleansed face and neck before usual care cream. Apply morning or evening, 1-3x a week. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water. 
Sunburn alert: This product contains an AHA that may increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for one week afterwards. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Tested under dermatological control. Not suitable for sensitive skin.

Key ingredients:

• Glycolic Acid - the smallest, most powerful AHA molecule, able to easily penetrate the skin for effective stimulation of cellular activity. Triggers desquamation of the cells of the upper layer of the epidermis and stimulates collagen and elastin production for accelerated skin cell renewal.
• Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid - a moisturizer naturally found in the body but lost with age. Helps retain moisture in the heart of the skin for ultimate softness and suppleness.

Impressive results:

From the First Application

OPTIMUM TOLERANCE
The product does not provoke discomfort: 95%*
Skin does not feel tight: 91%*

IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVENESS
The complexion is fresher: 87%*
Skin is smoother: 81%*

In One Month

EXFOLIATES
Skin is cleansed: 73%**

BRIGHTENS
The complexion is brighter: 83%**

SMOOTHES-REFINES-EVENS
Skin is smoothed: 96%*
Skin texture is refined, pores are tightened: 82%**

REGENERATES
The appearance and quality of the skin are improved: 77%**

*Satisfaction test conducted on 22 women, 30 minutes after the first application. ** Satisfaction test conducted on 22 women after 2 to 3 applications per week for 28 days. For professional use only.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wrinkle Dimension

Vie Collection Wrinkle Dimension
New from Vie Collection: Wrinkle Dimension.

Vie Collection affirms its anti-aging expertise by drawing inspiration from hyaluronic acid injections with WRINKLE DIMENSION Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate.
This semi-fluid, half-lotion serum brings together a trio of hyaluronic acid, the benchmark molecule approved by dermatologists and used in optimum concentrations to effectively act on crepey and wrinkled skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to maintain optimum levels of hydration within the skin by trapping water in deep layers, in the same way as a sponge, strengthening skin cohesion and increasing firmness. Over time, hyaluronic acid contained in the body decreases by half, making WRINKLE DIMENSION an appropriate year-round solution to provide maturing and wrinkled skin with a perfect supply of hyaluronic acid for an instantly rejuvenating effect.

Directions for use: apply several drops before face cream, morning and evening.

Key ingredients:

•Hyaluronic Acid Trio:
Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - deep wrinkles are filled and hollow areas are volumized thanks to the strategic shape and controlled release of ingredient.
Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - small molecules of hyaluronic acid penetrate skin layers, swell on contact with water and accumulate to fill fine lines, smoothing surface wrinkles.
High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - plays a vital role in regulating skin hydration thanks to its strong water-retaining power. Skin is moisturized and transepidermal water loss is stopped.

Vie Collection at a glance:
As a cosmeceutical expert in the spa industry, Vie Collection is a high performance, high-end skin care line focused on bridging the gap between traditional cosmetics and esthetic medicine. They are one of few spa brands with their own laboratory which allows them to always be on the cutting-edge of scientific progress in cosmetics. They offer in-spa solutions for the spa-savvy client that seeks medical results but prefers the use of topical products. Vie Collection has targeted, non-invasive and clinically proven alternatives and complements to the top five cosmetic medicine procedures available today. With the partnership of a prestigious French esthetic doctor, Vie Collection brings expertise, authenticity and real results in the form of expert formulations and treatments, from the finest ingredients.