Thursday, October 8, 2015


Stormsister, Sandy.
Stormsister #3 - Sandy and I have been friends for a long time. Most of the trips I have taken to Mexico in the last 20 years (20 years!?), with a tribe of wonderful women we share, has been to her condo in Puerto Vallarta.

Sandy is a legal assistant and mommy to an adorable Bulldog named Carly.

Her lipstick shade, Sandy, is inspired by her favorite cool, shimmery, violet plum - A beautiful addition to the Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick collection.

More about Sandy when her lipstick launches on October 28th, here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ridgedale Center

StormSister Spatique at Uptown Minnesota
You can now find our Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick collection as well as our Wicked candles and Doggystyle dog grooming bars at Ridgedale Center - in the Uptown Minnesota store.

Stop by and check out this unique boutique of Minnesota goods and gifts.

Monday, October 5, 2015

5th Annual Knightsbridge Boutique

StormSister Spatique at Knightsbridge
We'll be there with all of our goodies!

Saturday, November 14, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Benilde-St.Margaret's Haben Center

Inspired by London’s luxury retail district, this highly selective mix of boutique-style merchants will grace the floor of BSM’s Haben Center. Look for royal offerings in unique clothing, accessories, jewelry, spa-pampering products, gourmet foods, household items and lots more. Hungry shoppers can take a break at the RoyalTea snack bar.

New this year!  Purchase a $10 Knightsbridge VIP wristband to be eligible for exclusive Royal Offerings from our merchants, as well as to receive a fashionable and reusable Knightsbridge shopping tote!  Purchase your limited-edition, Knightsbridge VIP wristband at the link above!

This one-day-only boutique event is free and open to the public!

15% of proceeds from the event will go to enhance the educational and scholarship programs at Benilde-St.Margaret’s.

Knightsbridge: A truly royal shopping experience that reigns supreme.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Boobs - Tits - Breasts - The Girls

Just because I don't support the pink movement, doesn't mean I don't care about my boobs or yours, cancer, etc. I do. Very much. Hello?! I own a pair myself.
I care about them so much that I want you to stop purchasing all of the pink bullshit, and support charities that seem to be on the right path.

That being said, I do feel that this year, I have seen the least amount of pink leading up to this years' Breast Cancer Awareness month. I truly believe we are making progress on the front of education about pinkwashing.

Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Action Tells Pinkwashers to Stop Giving Toxic Cosmetics to Cancer Patients

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today launched a campaign calling out the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) for including cosmetics containing harmful chemicals in kits they give to cancer patients through their Look Good, Feel Better® program.

Many of the donated products in the kits contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk. As if that’s not bad enough, some of the chemicals in Look Good, Feel Better products may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment. The health of the program’s volunteer cosmetologists is of additional concern; a recent study found that breast cancer risk for workers in this profession is five times higher than the general population.

“The Personal Care Products Council, the largest trade association for the cosmetics industry, is giving away products containing toxins to cancer patients, yet they insist product safety is their highest priority,” Karuna Jaggar, executive director at Breast Cancer Action, said. “The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest cancer charity, is distributing products with chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer to cancer patients—yet they tell us they’re ‘dedicated to eliminating cancer.’ The ACS should be pressuring the cosmetics industry to clean up their act, not helping them do their dirty work.”

Chemicals of concern include formaldehyde releasers, which continuously release small amounts of
Breast Cancer Action - Poison isn't Pretty
the known carcinogen formaldehyde; Teflon, which can be contaminated with a possible carcinogen shown to alter mammary gland development; and multiple endocrine disruptors, including methylparaben, which may interfere with the common breast cancer treatment Tamoxifen.

The Look Good, Feel Better program provides free workshops, beauty tips and complimentary makeup kits to women in cancer treatment, which many women value when facing a cancer diagnosis.

Jaggar said: “Women with breast cancer deserve to be able to trust the organizations they look to for support. It’s unconscionable to expose cancer patients to known and suspected toxins, which can increase their risk of a second cancer and which may interact with some common treatments.”

BCAction's "Poison Isn't Pretty" campaign calls on these industry giants to refuse the involvement of any corporation that uses chemicals in their products linked to increased cancer risk or which may interfere with breast cancer treatment in their Look Good, Feel Better program.

Since its launch in 2002, Breast Cancer Action’s Think Before You Pink® campaign has called for transparency and accountability in breast cancer marketing and pink ribbon promotions. BCAction coined the term pinkwashing to describe a company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer, but at the same time produces, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease.

Breast Cancer Action ( is a national education and advocacy nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. BCAction has a strict conflict of interest policy and refuses to accept corporate funding from companies or organizations that profit from or contribute to the breast cancer epidemic.

Thank you to, Caitlin Carmody, for this information.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Stormsister #2 - Miranda just opened her own beauty studio and will soon be carrying the Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized collection in her salon.

What better way to celebrate your very own salon and make-up studio than with your very own lipstick shade!

Miranda is a make-up artist, hairdresser, skincare name it, she does it all. She'll also be one of our lipstick artists at the next lipstick launch party on October 28th.

Miranda's lipstick shade is inspired by this shimmering sultry mauve. For those of you who are familiar with our lipstick shades, it is similar to Helen, though Helen is a creme lipstick - Miranda is a sheer (a bit more see-through) with a tiny bit of shimmer. It is a lovely shade and will certainly be one of my new favorites! Yours too, I imagine.

Launching here, October 28th.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wine, Women & Wishes

Sip. Savor. Shop. Grant Wishes.

Get your tickets for Wine, Women & Wishes today! Support wishes for kids in Minnesota while getting a head start on your holiday shopping (with us and some other great Makers) and enjoying a variety of food and beverages! We will also be celebrating the first year of the Make-A-Wish® Minnesota Sapphire Circle!

Thursday, November 5, 2015
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.

Warners’ Stellian
3533 West 70th St.
Edina, MN 55435

* Amalia Moreno-Damgaard - A chef that prepares gourmet cuisine with a cultural flair
* Flat Earth Brewing Company - Providing beer tastings along with our wine tasting
* Julie Van Elswyk - A wish mom and author of children’s books
* Bare Hands Art - Pottery
* Us!
* And more!

The goal is to raise $10,000. Help us make wishes come true!

Friday, September 25, 2015


As you may know, we're launching our next collection of 5 lipsticks on October 28th.

Here is a little bit of info about Amy - the first of 5 new lipstick shades:

Stormsister #1 - Amy doesn't wear lipstick. She wears lip balm. She attended my lipstick launch last year and bought a lipstick because she's wonderful and wanted to support me. (How sweet is that?!)

Since launching our lipstick collection, we've heard from many women who don't wear lipstick - Women that wear lip balm, who REALLY want a healing lip treatment with a bit of shine, in a pretty lipstick tube. Because, lip balm tubes aren't pretty.
Imagine the best lip balm you ever used. Now imagine it in pretty packaging you will love to show off - that's Amy!

Thank goodness for Amy and her new Stormsisters clear lippie. You're gonna love it! Launching October 28th.