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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Vie Collection MICELLAR WATER

Vie Collection Micellar Water
For Face, Eyes and Lips - A gentle toning water to cleanse and remove makeup.

Vie Collection has integrated four new-generation cleansing and revitalizing ingredients in MICELLAR WATER Face, Eyes and Lips. This formulation to gently cleanse, remove makeup and revitalize the skin in one single step.

Micelles trap makeup and impurities for gentle removal without rubbing or rinsing. Volumizing Hyaluronic Acid provides a three-in-one epidermal and dermal action to firm, redensify and rehydrate skin. Vie Collection’s Moisturizing Duo of Vitamins B3 and B5 enhances the skin’s barrier function and hydrates the deep layers of the epidermis to reveal a fresh and radiant complexion.

Vie Collection MICELLAR WATER is formulated without alcohol and is tested under opthamological and dermatological supervision. It is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. With its delicate fresh floral scent and unanimously proven 3-in-1 effectiveness,* Vie MICELLAR WATER combines the freshness of a water with the effectiveness of a toning lotion, leaving the skin supple, comfortable and refreshed.

*Satisfaction test conducted on 22 women, twice-daily application for 28 days.

Directions for use: Gently apply to entire face, eyes and lips with a cotton pad. Do not rinse. Tested under opthalmalogic and dermatological control.

Active Ingredients:

• Cleansing Micelles - small spheres with dual affinity that behave like a cleansing agent. Lipophilic parts attract and trap makeup and aqueous and oily secretions in the center of the micelle. Hydrophilic parts allow the micelle to be easily removed by water.

• Volumizing Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic Acid plays a key role in the structure of the epidermis, helping to maintain an optimal level of hydration by trapping water in the skin’s deeper layers. At the epidermal level, Hyaluronic Acid stimulates the synthesis of cell junction proteins, limiting transepidermal water loss and regulating hydration. At the dermal level, it causes the skin to retain water, forming a reserve. Hyaluronic Acid stimulates the synthesis of collagen I, increasing skin firmness and smoothness.

• Vitamin B3 - a water-soluble vitamin rarely stored by the body. Vitamin B3 helps stimulate the barrier function of the skin by reducing transepidermal water loss. It also stimulates collagen synthesis to improve skin texture.
• Vitamin B5 - component of Coenzyme A. Plays a key role in cell metabolism and participates in
hydration of the deep layers of the epidermis.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wave Spray - Fake the Beach

INtelligent Nutrients Wave Spray
Second-day, Lived-in, Wind-swept, Simple.

A nutrient-dense sea spray with an amazing scent.

Calling all tousled swells, twists and wraps. At last! This new Wave Spray, from INtelligent Nutrients, brings vacation hair anywhere, with an 88% certified organic beach in a bottle.
Containing 26 minerals, sea salt adds bounce, body and softness. It also reboots roots, absorbing oil and adding volume. Get next day hair on demand with an exotic essential oil aroma that’s more luxe than a lifeguard. Light texture and semi-matte finish.

Contains:

SEA SALT – A mineral treasure with 82 essential trace nutrients beneficial for hair and scalp.

QUINOA PROTEIN – Hydrolyzed protein includes 8 essential amino acids to support color, strength and shine while improving styling ease and body.

GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT – Conditions without weight.

How to use: Spray and work through damp or dry hair. Let dry naturally or diffuse depending upon desired level of wave. After dry, add texture as desired by spraying into palm and then scrunch into hair.

Essential oil blend for fragrance: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, 3 VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT NATURAL FLAVOR, 3 SWEET RASPBERRY NATURAL FLAVOR, 3 CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, 3 CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN) PEEL OIL,3 LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, 3 POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL, 3 HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS (AMBRETTE) CO2 EXTRACT,3 CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL, 3 SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) OIL,3 VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT OIL,3 CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL,3 DIPTERYXODORATA(TONKA) BEAN OIL3 6 NATURALLY OCCURRING COMPONENT OF ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Beauty Cheat Sheet

Thanks to Mpls. St. Paul magazine for featuring our Meghan lipstick shade!
Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
Behold: The nude lipstick for those of you who swear that nude lipstick washes you out....