Monday, September 1, 2014

Equanimity

e·qua·nim·i·tyˌēkwəˈnimitē,
noun
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.

Our Wicked candles are featured in the Fall 2014 edition of Equanimity magazine, page 34 & 35.
Wicked Candles in Equanimity magazine.
Print copies can be purchased here.

100% proceeds from magazine sales benefit the JB Dondolo's "Hospital Hope" in Africa.Wicked Candles in Equanimity magazine

Friday, August 29, 2014

Get Beautiful at prAna Minneapolis!

Join us on Thursday, September 18 at prAna

We'll be there with our famous Elixery and Julie Swenson Beauty lip bar, as well as our 3waybeauty Wicked candles!

Come and get STYLED and receive 25% off your prAna purchase.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
3926 W. 50th St. Edina
612-884-6672

Where does your prAna take you?

At prAna, you’ll find apparel and accessories that are made using fewer toxins and chemicals. In all that they do, they work toward the most ambitious goals with regard to the use of energy, water and chemicals in manufacturing. As a partner of bluesign, prAna is already guided by the textile industry’s top standards – avoiding, wherever possible, processes that can cause harm to people or the environment. Additionally, their clothes are created with organic cotton, natural fibers and recycled materials. And, prAna helped pioneer Fair Trade Certified apparel and became the first major company in North America to produce and market Fair-Trade Certified styles. Today, they’re offering more certified goods than ever.

Joining us:

Tim Creagan - Senior Stylist at Style-Architects, Tim, will be on hand with his favorite picks form the a/w 2014-2015 prAna collections. He will also be back once again with his  rolling rack of “season essentials”, scarf tying tips and styling advice. Feel free to bring a few items of clothes that you might need a suggestion or two on how to better use.

Leslie Fhima- Zumba Instructor and owner of Powerbark - Leslie works with private clients and teaches Zuba, Barre, and spinning at the Firm, Lifetime Fitness and the JCC. She also is the founder of Power Bark. Power Bark is “The meal on the run for the dog on the go”

Danny Levar - If you don’t see, Minnesota based artist, Danny Levar at The Wedge Community Co-op, chances are he on on a epic hike in the middle of nowhere. This is the guy that you want to be with when you choose that “off the grid” adventure.

Katie Jasper of Prescribe Nutrition - a serendipitous collaboration between Katie Jasper and Megan Morris, two nutritionists who each had their own journey to better health. They know first hand what the diet roller coaster, chronic health problems, and the confusing world of nutrition can look like. Their  advice? Get off the roller coaster. Give your body a break. Clear out the clutter and let whole foods do their magic. Katie will be on hand to answer your nutrition.

Roshini Rajkumar is CEO and Founder at Roshini Performance Group. She is also a WCCO Radio Host on News and Views (Sundays 12-3)

Heather and Mike HaugenThe Juice Works - Heather and Mike both got into juicing to amplify their healthy eating lifestyles. Heather is not only a Pilates and Gyrotonic instructor, she is an aerialist too!  Mike is an avid skateboarded and together they founded Minnesota’s first fresh pressed juice company!

Lee Hersh - A recipe creator, photographer, blogger and yoga sculpt instructor. Her blog, Fit Foodie Finds is a blog devoted to healthy living, where she  shares her nourishing (mostly gluten free) recipes and occasional (and necessary) indulgences.

Tami Duncan, Ethan Larson and Jodi Kelly - This fashion savvy trio will not only help you find chic looks for your feet at Marmi, in Edina. But they will be able to help you figure out the perfect “look” from the ankles up too!

Ranosha Coffelt is one of the first team members to join Style-Architects, located in the North Loop.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Color Enhancing Conditioners

John Masters Organics Color Enhancing Conditioner
New from John Masters Organics - Color Enhancing Conditioners - Black, Brown, Blond, Red.

Enrich and revitalize your hair color in between salon appointments with these color enhancing conditioners. Six certified-organic oils and a patented ingredient derived from moringa seeds combine to nourish and protect hair while renewing rich, vibrant color. Hair is left with a deep, lustrous shine.

Made with 6 certified-organic ingredients.

Key ingredients
• moringa seed extract - protects against environmental pollutants; strengthens hair
• sunflower seed oil - protects and nourishes hair
• flaxseed oil - high in omega-3 fatty acids for healthy hair growth
• jojoba oil - antioxidant properties; moisturizes & hydrates hair
• borage oil - replenishes lipid content

RED • carmine & iron oxide - natural hair tint for red hair
BLOND • riboflavin - natural hair tint for blond hair
BROWN • caramel & iron oxide - natural hair tint for brown hair
BLACK • iron oxide - natural hair tint for black hair

Properties
• enhances and brightens natural and color-treated hair
• repairs and nourishes damaged, color-treated hair

Usage
• renews & prolongs color in between salon appointments
• perfect for daily use or before special events to give hair extra color and shine

Directions
• apply to wet, clean hair
• massage through hair
• leave in for 1-3 minutes (for special events, leave in for 3-5 minutes for extra color enhancement)
• rinse well
• follow with any John Masters Organics styling product as needed

Ingredients
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, aqua (water), cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, panthenol (vitamin B), sorbitol, carmine, caramel, hydrolyzed soy protein, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglycerides, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, citrus lemonum (lemon) peel oil, soy lecithin, tocopherol, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, iron oxide, linum usitatissimum (flax seed) oil*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil*, geranium maculatum (geranium) oil

* Certified Organic

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maiden Minnesota 2014

Maiden Minnesota
It's official! 

We'll see you at Maiden Minnesota on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at Loews Minneapolis Hotel - We'll have our brand new StormSister Spatique range, StormSistersas well as 3waybeauty products too! 

New times - 2-9 PM - Don't worry about parking - take the new Light Rail Green Line - You'll get dropped off less than a block away (Warehouse/Hennepin Ave. stop).
Maiden Minnesota
Maiden Minnesota is a fun, socializing and charitable shopping event featuring some of the best women-owned businesses in Minnesota.  Spend time with friends mingling and shopping for the wonderful products and services that keep us stylish and in love with Minnesota!
Project Success is the 2014 charity partner for Maiden Minnesota.

More than 35 "Maidens" will show you their fashion, jewelry, accessories, home decor, specialty food items and more.  The event will feature exclusive sales, merchandise, and a silent auction. Purchase your ticket today!

Get your tickets today and receive one of the 200 highly coveted swag bags!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Power Flowers

orchids
via America Spa Magazine by Maya Stanton

Spas incorporating fragrant and exotic blooms.

For many spas and skincare companies, aromatic flowers such as frangipani, jasmine, lotus, orchid, and ylang ylang are prized just for their delicate fragrances. It’s no secret that the subtle, yet intoxicating scent of these tropical blooms can awaken the senses and set the stage for the ultimate spa-cation. While there is no denying that aromatherapy offers its own form of stress relief, many spas and brands are digging deeper to put these flowers’ less publicized attributes to work.

Sweet Jasmine

This flowering shrub known as jasmine is plentiful. In this case, it’s due to its many varieties. It’s a good thing, though, as it takes more than eight million white jasmine blossoms to produce a mere two pounds of oil, says Anderson. Jasmine, however, suffers multiple pretenders to the throne, as many representatives from other families have jasmine in their names, perhaps in hopes that the tropical native’s bona fide attributes will rub off. “Jasmine is an incredible anti-ager,” says Anderson. “It naturally contains a high level of antioxidants, is known for its detoxifying properties, and softens and moisturizes the skin, plus it works wonders on fading hyperpigmentation and scars.” Spa-goers can also reap the antioxidant benefits by enjoying a cup of jasmine tea before or after their treatments.

Jasmine also takes center stage in Fleur’s Rose-Jasmine Shower Gel, available as a retail complement to treatment protocols with floral synergies in high-end day, resort, and destination spas, such as Spa Oceana at Loews Don Cesar Hotel (St. Pete Beach, FL) and Golden Door (San Marcos, CA). Angela Eriksen-Stanley, director of education for Fleur’s, says the company’s goal was to embody the ideal of love and feminine temptation. Plus, she says, “Jasmine has soothing, renewing, and invigorating properties that soften the skin and awaken the senses.”

Romantic Ylang Ylang

Strewn upon the beds of newly wedded couples in Indonesia, ylang ylang flowers have long conjured up romantic notions with their delicate scent. In fact, they’re even considered to be an aphrodisiac in some parts of the world. A member of the magnolia family of flowering plants, ylang ylang is a staple in perfumeries, but it also has therapeutic effects similar to those of jasmine, says Amy Galper, executive director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy. Among others, “it eases anxiety, increases confidence and grounding, soothes skin irritation, encourages the hair’s luster, and balances sebum and women’s hormones,” she says. And, because ylang ylang, like jasmine, can be steam- or hydro-distilled into a genuine essential oil, Galper recommends it for aromatherapy sessions.  “We use ylang ylang, as it is stimulating for circulation and relieves muscle spasms,” says manager Chaniele Erasmuson. “It can be an antidepressant, and it calms the nerves. Simply inhaling ylang ylang will aid in lowering blood pressure, and in a massage oil, it can help provide deeper relaxation.”

In addition to its restorative prowess, ylang ylang is known in Asia as a skin balancer that reduces inflammation and controls acne, says Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Éminence Organic Skin Care. Éminence’s wrinkle-reducing Herbal Recovery Oil combines ylang ylang with age-defying clary sage and powerhouse oils such as olive, sesame, and tea tree for a radiant complexion. “When ylang ylang is applied topically, it can also help to reduce stress and provide a feeling of well being, in turn reducing stress-related skin disorders like acne or irritations and making it a perfect ingredient for the spa setting,” says Koronczay. “Ylang ylang is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and visibly calms, heals, and balances skin,” says lead therapist Amy Meyers.

From soaks to massages, body polishes to facials, these florals offer more perks than are readily apparent at first sniff. Sure, they’ll leave spa-goers beautifully perfumed, but beneath these plants’ surface, an oasis of effective skincare ingredients awaits. Take the time to do more than just stop and smell the flowers.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

#stormsisters

#stormsisters
We are launching our first StormSister Spatique product line this fall - we are beyond thrilled!

Won't you please share this post and watch as we slowly reveal our big secret?

We'll be posting clues here, as well as on our FB and Twitter pages. You may also keep up-to-date with our Newsletter. We would be so grateful.